pichutarius wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:37 am
dee- wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:08 am
Its the level designer's job to guide the new player not to rush or stall the level.
The old demo did it, first playthrough each objective took me around an hour, im genuinely learning basics, like how to control both lanes of belts. Most importantly i enjoy it.
(Of course thats just my opinion, ppl have different taste.)
The new Introduction took me 7 hours. Because I was in no hurry and played safe. Also I enjoyed it
I always assume the game's worst and dirty trick and try to prepare for the unknown (how any biters will there be? Are my defenses up to it? They never are, because I don't know how many biters will arrive. Do I lose something when I over-defend? No, I just pack the excess turrents into my inventory if I move on; no, it only makes my life easier, now and also in the future; no, as I cannot take something from this closed scenario into any other game. Are there undefended openings (to the east in the mission)? etc.)
And I respect your view. It seems to me we just come from different kind of schools.
Also, a tutorial kicking your a$$ is not strictly bad as it teaches you something: prepare for the unprepared, biters come in hordes larger than you'd expect, automate turrent refilling as you can't be there when the $hit hits the fan or you have trouble on multiple borders and always err to the side to over-do stuff in Factorio, don't be cheap.
The next time you play the tutorial you definitely will play with a different mindset and will beat it easyhanded. And this attitude will carry over to the game (mindset see above), so it is not only a tutorial to teach you the mechanics but also a tutorial that teaches you to keep yourself prepared and mistrust peace as biter attacks come at unexpected times, locations and strengths.
(If you play bad
- if you play good
, you will prepare and make sure there just are
no biter attacks (Is this cheating again?
). This would be Step 2, which however is not possible in the scenario, so it teaches you the basic Step 1-stuff: prepare for biter attacks!)