When I joined warzone, I was blown away by all the options you had and immediately started to host all kinds of FFA games trying out new settings and combining them. After a while I found out that mods exists, and I became almost obsessed with them. Now, I'm a mod author who plays a lot of modded games and even hosts them.
In the full year now that I've played this game I was on my own, figuring out the new settings by reading the wiki and by trial and error playing many, many games. I really enjoyed this way of discovering the game, finding new strategies over and over again. The only thing is that not everyone likes to have to dig deep into the wiki or learning by trial and error, especially with mods...
I feel like the step from normal warzone to modded is to big for most players to make. Modded games have a high boot/surrender rate, easily making half the players drop out before T5. You'll always end up with the same players in the end game, and that point is always reached way quicker than you thought.
I believe players join modded games because they are curious what they are, what they do and all of that, but quickly find out that they don't know what they're supposed to do and step out. Some others that actually want to try ask for help, so me or someone else who understands the mod tries to explain it in chat but that sometimes doesn't help much.
I've had this idea a while now, creating a manual for the most used mods (diplo mods in particular) here on the forums, so if someone asks for help you could just drop the forum thread link in the chat. The advantages from creating a good documentated one here are
- not having to explain the same things over and over again
- The use of images
- (if not to old) able to expand and change the documentation
What do you guys think? I'm willing to spend some time creating these manuals and really enjoy this game. If these manuals should be created what are the most needed mods that need a manual?
I really would like to see the modded community grow, not only mod authors but also mod enjoyers