At my first time I got online I tried to find the classic map (because I knew the board game). I looked at the left. The tab 'my games' was empty. So I cliced the 'join a game' because I wanted to join a game. A list of funny maps showed up. I did not know what to do so I scrolled down till I found a map with the world (it was the classic map) and I joined. After a while the game started. I got in and I wasn't sure who was supposed to play (it happened to be freestyle). I saw the players, and some green and red squears that I didn't know what are these. Anyway I saw the begin turn and I took my turn. I finished the turn and of coarse again I did know who was supposed to play next to me. In addition there was a strange clock that I had no idea what was counting before, during and after my turn. I logged out. The next day the same... I had no idea when I was supposed to take my turn, who was supposed to play etc. After that I missed some turns and I kicked out.
I had the patient to join an other game. I was lucky it was senquential this one. But there were some strange questionmarks. I wasn't sure what were those... maybe there were empty places free to capture? it was hard to say.
Do not expect the newcomers to go through all tubs, read the rules, understand the settings and everything, join a game from the 'game finder' by chosing the map and settings that want to play etc.
The newcomers want to play a speed simple game and see if this is a game that worth to play. Make it easy to start a simple map (classic map) with simple settings (sequential, chaned, no fog, no trench, flat rate, no round limit, up to 4-5 people). Making a tutorial might be a good Idea to.
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on Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:31 am, edited 1 time in total.