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Cursus Honorum of Warzone?: 6/23/2018 17:25:44


Strategery
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I just introduced a real life friend of mine to Warzone and he is working his way through the single player levels. In what order should I introduce him to the different game-types?

This is my strategy so far. Any other ideas?

1. Single player
2. Quickmatch 1v1s
3. Real time autogames
4. Real time mulitplayer games (Rise of Rome)
5. Multiday multiplayer games
6. Tournaments
7. Real time ladder
8. 1v1 ladder
9. AWP
10. 2v2 ladder
11. 3v3 ladder
12. Seasonal ladder
13. CLOT Multi-day ladder
14. CLOT Multi-day team ladder

Edited 6/23/2018 17:25:55
Cursus Honorum of Warzone?: 6/23/2018 17:40:13


knyte 
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I think you should split up single player into multiple blocks. Maybe split this up into a tree instead of a straight line, since your friend might find some types of gameplay more interesting than others and the skills for each type can get pretty disjoint.
Cursus Honorum of Warzone?: 6/23/2018 19:20:39


DanWL 
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Don't really need to cover autogames; they're being replaced by QM (this has been confirmed in a mail I sent to Fizzer). Here's a list of autogame templates that I found out during 2015:
https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?AutoGameID=wlnet_MOTW_x_rt - map of the week, week x rt; x is a whole number
https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?AutoGameID=wlnet_MOTW_x_md - map of the week, week x md; x is a whole number
https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?AutoGameID=wlnet_S1v1RT - strat 1v1 rt
https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?AutoGameID=wlnet_S1v1MD - strat 1v1 md
https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?AutoGameID=wlnet_S2v2 - 2v2 md
There was also the Beginners Game template (4FFA on Quad Earth if I remember; only available for accounts that are under 30 days old) - can't find a general autogame link to it.

You could introduce your friend to diplomacy and strategic gameplay once the basics are covered.

+1 to the block/tree layout for introducing features.
Edit:
added current autogame links

Edited 6/23/2018 19:52:10
Cursus Honorum of Warzone?: 6/23/2018 21:06:59


[CORP] Mista Sista
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Don’t forget to show him Diplos. We can always use new people!
But do it at the same time as strat stuff, cuz we’d rather have someone who knows what they’re doing.
Cursus Honorum of Warzone?: 6/23/2018 21:07:40


[CORP] Mista Sista
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Start him with smaller games or real-time diplos, so he can learn the basics
Cursus Honorum of Warzone?: 6/23/2018 23:46:19


Viper77
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I would use only several singleplayer levels. Playing too much games against AI's create unhealthy habits. Its good for understanding how the game works, but that's all. RT games should be introduced later than MD. He needs to learn how to think about the game, and RT don't give enough time. The same goes for RT ladder.
If he wants to play strategy, he should enter AWP asap (MDL requires level 52, AWP has no such requirement). He will lose a lot, but learn a lot, too. Let him ask all players on his mistakes. The same goes for 1v1 ladder. QM was created as newbie-friendly feature, so to say, but considering developing player's quality, it is too newbie friendly. The sooner he will play hard games, the better for him.
Team games hould be last step, the better he will be in strategy, the less risk he will make his teammates angry ;) I don't know on more annoying experience on WZ than explaining to teammates repeatedly how they should make delays and why.
If he is into diplos, the best way is to join diplo clan. Open games diplos are full of crap.
Cursus Honorum of Warzone?: 6/24/2018 00:13:57

TBest 
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I just introduced a real life friend of mine to Warzone and he is working his way through the single player levels. In what order should I introduce him to the different game-types?

Play stuff that gives him a good win %. Most players find it fun to win games. But not too much, nor to little. Also, SP levels quickly get harder and more frustrating then MP games, for an unskilled player. In theory QM is the designed place for new players (uncheck that auto MD box btw ;) )

If you do SP levels first, watch out for World War 2320, as that is the first hard level. If he fails it/get frustrated bring him over to MP. If he beats it, well then he is of some talent and can do whatever I recon. To unlock stuff thru, MP wins is what counts. {If he prefers SP, then there are Community levels too ofc, as well as level design}

EDIT: Stuff like ladders etc. requires quite a high level, so gota get those open games or QM wins first. Don't tell him that the cool competitive stuff requires lv 40+ :P But show him the fun in the stuff he already has unlocked.

PS, The 'classical' SP levels (1-6) are quite good stuff. I do recommend (apart from lv 6, which is impossible difficulty) https://www.warzone.com/SinglePlayer/allbuiltIn

Edited 6/24/2018 00:19:10
Cursus Honorum of Warzone?: 6/24/2018 07:39:12


DanWL 
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^Level 6 / insane challenge isn't impossible. Even I've completed it. It's a lot easier than World War 2300 imo.

If your friend wants instant access to all settings and competitive play, you could always buy him a membership (lifetime is cheapest in the long run).
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