.18 Campaign? What is the best starting place for new players?

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.18 Campaign? What is the best starting place for new players?

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Hello all,

Brand new purchaser here. Played the game once for a few hours years ago and quit because was not really interested in the campaign/tutorials.

I am seeing the the raodmap that a new campaign is coming in .18.
.18 is out in experimental, but the release threads do nto mention a new campaign.
Do I take this to mean that it will come in a future .18.x release?
I see the 1.0 release date, but I do not see anything for these interim versions. What sort fo timeline should I expect for this new campain hitting experimental and stable?

Should I wait for this? Presumably they are working on it because they believe it will greatly improve the new user experience? Maybe their is already a mod that is just a really good new player campaign/tutorial? Please give me all the suggestions and advice for when/with what a new player should start.

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This is quite a difficult question to answer right now, currently 0.18 still contains the 0.17 "Introduction" campaign but it is at least planned to abandon it for an updated version of the pre-previous "New hope" campaign.
If you are looking for a tutorial style campaign it would be best to play it on 0.17.79 as it is somewhat bugged in 0.18.

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The new campaign has basically been scrapped because they didn't feel that it worked. A lot has to do that the campaign would be very different from the actual sandbox game:
https://factorio.com/blog/post/fff-331

I liked some aspects of old New Hope campaign though. Like seeing a large base even if it's ruined. That gave a nice sense of the scale and also demonstrated some building patterns

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Thank you so much for digging up this old thread Serenity, I never would of realised this and probably just put off Factorio forever.

It sounds like their is nothing holding me back from giving the game a go now. :)

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