Guide to Education on PIMD 📚

Discussion in 'Guides' started by Kefo, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. This Guide is by Kefo. (who mainly helped with writing the FAQandA section)

    0 - Table of Contents:



    0 - Table of Contents
    1 - Tl;Dr
    2 - Introduction
    3 - Scope of the knowledge on PIMD.
    4 - General knowledge
    5 - How to find players to help
    6 - Some approaches to helping new players
    7 - Helping the helpers

    1 - (T)oo (l)ong; (D)idn’t (r)read.


    • Nobody on PIMD knows everything about PIMD.
    • If you want to teach, learn some general knowledge and learn more about your interests, and refer people to other experts.
    • Try to read between the lines and see if people need more help than can be answered from their question.
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    2 - Introduction


    I would like to start this thread by discussing a concern that is held by much of the community: that helping players is becoming rarer.

    When I started playing the game, I heard about older players who knew everything, and who could answer any question with ease. This is a Fallacious! Ignorant! Stupid! MYTH!

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    They might have been more confident in what they were doing. Then, and now, you will have to specialize and develop knowledge about other players to questions to. It is brave and honest to say you don't know something, 100%.

    When I started out, I had many questions and would go to all the experienced players I knew, chasing answers, but nothing ever game. People would say they didn’t know, or it was some valuable trade secret not for the hands of man.

    It's clear now that many of these secrets never were. There was lots of misinterpretation, and hear-say, and today there is still much for us to discover.

    Nobody knows enough to help everyone out with everything, and as time progresses, the game becomes more complex, the history gets longer, and plop. Some knowledge gets lost, and needs to be dived for and saved from that dark horizon of the abyss of unrememberability!

    In this thread, I want to show the scope of what is known by our community and describe some ways to spread and improve that knowledge, meaningfully.

    First, there is some general knowledge that everyone should have, and I’ll set that out. Then I'll proceed to the strategies that can be used to find players, and finally to strategies of how to help them.

    Before you leave this thread, please write your own areas of interest in the comments so that people can find you.

    3 - Scope of THE INFORMATION


    The hyperlinks go to relevant threads.
    The purple text contain other sources or comments.


    PIMD is a complicated game. There is a lot to know that is known, and a lot that is unknown.
    In the following section, I'll try to demonstrate the scope of knowledge on PIMD, with sources.

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    Information about attaining/able stuff:

    Origins of all showcase items.
    Box Database Guide |||||| BFF combos |||||| PIMD crates
    You can also check hunt announcement threads, and order showcase items chronologically in showcase to gain a sense for their age

    Worth of showcase items.
    Really Rough item price guide ||||||| About box trading
    List of all showcase items, what kind of item they are, where they came from, what hunt, and when they're from. List of all showcase items
    (last updated: November, 2017)
    Origins of all furniture. Answered by the Box Database Guide, as well as by checking the contents of boxes
    Worth of all furniture. Check the furniture trading thread
    Stats of all furniture. Mostly irrelevant as furniture carry a hefty premium as fashion accessories, however their stats do correspond to the slot they go in.
    How to upgrade furniture. Furniture Guide
    Origins and stats of avatars. The Avatar Database Guide

    Information about Clubs:

    Their types, features, and abilities. Guide to Clubs
    How to run a club. No guide yet but one would be cool. Ask club owners and admins.
    Iconic versions of each club type. Not many threads written about clubs except ones involved in sfw.
    How some clubs changed over time.
    How clubs find the party of the day. Parties of the Day
    Key members, their alliances and relationships with other clubs. Mostly left unchronicled

    Official business:

    App policy and rules. PIMD ToS
    The history of game updates to mechanics, features, rules, etc. The PIMD Timeline
    Mods, Honor Students, and Developers. List of Mods/HS/Devs

    Social:

    How to RP. Kefo’s Guide to RP
    How to find friends. Ask your friends
    How to get along with other people. How not to argue in PIMD
    How to find out if your eGF/eBF is cheating on you. Good Luck!
    eSafety. Online Safety Rules
    VIP players, dramatic players, players with high cultural influence, pub famous people, different networks of friends.
    Use your lurking and sleuthing skills!

    PvP:

    How to organize, start, or participate in a war. Guide to Wars
    Tactics used in Club war and SFW. Join an SFW club. These are usually strategic secrets as they give clubs an edge. Perhaps try asking your club’s allies or players who have been involved.
    Ways to handle 1 vs 1. Guide to pvp and your own conflict resolution skills.
    How to choose the right avatar. Guide to the right avatar
    How to avoid enemies and victimization?
    How to find enemies and victims!
    It would be very cool to see guides on these last two

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    Game mechanics and features:

    Jobs. Guide to all the jobs of PIMD
    Parties. Guide to all PIMD parties
    Battle list. Guide to the battle list
    Chat channels. Guide to chat channels
    PvP. Guide to pvp
    Lurking. Thread remains unwritten but the tactics are deep and evolved. Would be awesome to see one on this.
    Social features: blocking, following, walling.
    Mostly covered in tutorial but also very simple and easy to pick up.
    Pets. Pet Guide
    DvP. Guide to Drop Volley Profit
    Extra Credits and how to get them. Guide to extra credit
    Hit range. How to find your hit range
    Stat weightings Needs more research and to be written about more often however this series of posts by @Benzophenone does a good job of exploring the numbers:
    Let’s talk numbers.
    RS. Relationships
    Tutors. Mostly talked about in a round about way through their uses
    Dorms. Guide to the dorm tower
    Plunder. Plunder Guide
    Account Builds. Guide for Builds

    Strategies used by players to achieve different goals:

    Looking for players. to lurk, befriend, trade with, farm, ask a favour, demand from, etc.
    Broadcasting a message.
    To make lots of friends.
    To become rich in items. trade tactics
    To become rich in PIMDbucks.
    To become rich in extra credits.
    To hunt efficiently and maximize drops.
    To place on leaderboards.
    To climb the VIP list.
    To overcome a single opponent.
    To overcome multiple opponents.
    To protect your wealth.
    To make someone’s day.
    To ruin someone’s day.
    To upgrade efficiently.
    Spending Priorities Guide ||||| Guide to the dorm tower
    To farm efficiently Guide to PvP
    To get along with other people
    To become famous
    To be dignified Guide to dignity
    To become infamous
    To disappear and be forgotten
    To help other players
    To sabotage other players

    4 - General knowledge


    The bulk of your general knowledge can be sourced from a few places.

    1: The FAQandA
    2: The PIMD dictionary
    3: The comments If there's enough engagement with this post.

    You can also read a General FAQ thread; here, and the Official Game FAQ; here.


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    Q1) How do I get a 999?
    999s can be purchased for EC in the store, or can be exchanged for various items with other players.

    Q1a) I don’t have enough bentos and I need a 999. How can I get one?
    Save and trade up for it. Save the items you earn through hunts, spinner, etc., and trade what you have for other, more valuable items until you can afford it.
    This could take a while so sit pretty.

    Q2) How do I upgrade faster?
    Make sure you have invested enough money into tutors to receive max plunder (15m per 1000 stats in both your intelligence and strength).
    Hire cheap tutors for cash on the side. You make money when they are hired from you.
    Skip tiers of dorm mates. If they are too affordable, skip to avoid the cost of exchanging them.

    Q3) What is a bento?
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    A bento is a showcase item that is commonly used as currency among players. Bentos can be obtained by combining 40 spinner chibis (10 of each type), or by trading with other players. Chibis are also considered currency, and item values are often described in terms of bentos and chibis. There are 3 kinds of bentos and 12 chibis.

    Q4) *Any question about lingo*
    Refer to the 2020 PIMD Dictionary, and show them where to find it.

    Q5) What are pets?
    Pets are obtainable from Pet Capsules and Mini Pet Capsules that both have a chance to drop from parties. Pets can offer different percentage based stat bonuses and come in a variety of styles. Pet Capsules will also drop necessary upgrading material, so be sure to keep opening them as you go! For additional information on pets, check out @-PA_KaramelApples- guide here.

    Q6) What are Extra Credits and how do I get them?
    Extra Credits, or EC are a form of in-game currency. They can be used to purchase many in-game items such as Hypnocats, Furniture and even Cash. Additionally, EC can be purchased in the Store, the Spinner, Jobs and the Offer Wall. Check out @Muschi’s guide here for additional information.

    Q7) What is a hunt? And why do I need drops?
    Hunts are in-game events that are put on by the developers of the game. All hunts have a basic theme, with matching items, avatars and furniture that can be obtained from various boxes or as a reward from Stories. With Stories, you’ll need Drops, or special items that drop from both parties and boxes. They range in duration typically being 1 to 2 weeks long.

    Q8) I keep getting hit by someone. How can I get them to stop?
    PVP is an active part of gameplay and is not against ToU. If you are being farmed, you are typically given the option to pay a Cease Fire or CF, which are terms set by the farmer. If a player is asking for Furniture, VIP items, or other items purchasable with EC or IRL currency, this is against ToU and can be reported via Support. Alternatively, you can choose to ask friends and clubmates for help or block the player and move on. Note that blocking does not stop hits or tutors from being hired from you.

    Q9) I want an avatar but I can’t afford the shards. How can I get one for myself?
    Shards are expensive, and those avatars are hard to earn for any player. If you really want one, you have to trade things you have for more valuable things to increase the value of your possessions to such a point where you might then want to trade everything for the avatar.
    If you are around at the start of a shard event, you can open shard boxes for ecs and get a lot which will help you earn the avatar.
    If you just want a new avatar to distinguish yourself, you can join a B2B POTD club, progress in the current hunt, and if you get enough drops by the end of it, you’ll have a brand new avatar.

    Q10) What is the point of this game? I do not get it.
    PIMD is like a ‘traditional college’ simulator. The core idea is that everyone is in a popularity contest. You can find friends, join clubs, and fight, eavesdrop on, prank, and dance off against other people.
    You can hire people with PIMD bucks to train your strength and intelligence allowing you to best other people. Or you can just chill; don’t worry about being strong or smart... make friends, party, and chat. It is up to you what you want to do, and who you want to be on Campus.

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    You will get these questions a lot so to save yourself from looking like this, practice your answers and make them quick and direct.
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    5 - How to find players to help


    1. Club hopping. Can be done in new clubs or large clubs. Some players with very high stats are unsure of some basic facts about the game, and while they can be more stubborn and defensive about their ignorance, it is still very important to offer help to anyone, and be open to them. It is important to point out that many players do get things wrong, and even their own mentor and their mentor’s mentor may have been ignorant, and that that’s very common.
    2. Answer questions posted in the help! forum.
    3. Keep your left eye on campus, and your right eye on pub. There’s an almost constant stream of people in both chats asking questions about the game.
    4. It is also possible to help some people who never asked for help, but they may be insulted. If you notice people saying really dumb stuff, or if they complain about how long it takes to upgrade, or any other aspect of the game, you can suggest ways for them to do their best in that regard.
    A lot of this just involves looking at chats.
    Make it known that you are helping, advertise yourself in this thread, relevant guides, pub, walls, your status, your wall, etc.

    6 - Some approaches to helping new players


    Don’t judge the people who ask you questions: unless you suspect they are an account trader.
    I’ve personally been asked what max plunder was by someone who was 80mcs and I reported their account to be investigated.
    If you find a new player who is asking basic questions and doesn’t seem to know a lot of things, point them towards the FAQ, and guides for beginners.

    • ❔Q&A❗
    This is the simplest, and easiest method. Often employed by mods who get swamped by requests for help, they ask the person for their question, answer it as best they can and move on.

    This can be done well or poorly.

    Make sure you understand the question, clarify any ambiguities, answer them, ask if they are happy with the answer, move on to the next person.
    • Analogy🍏🍊
    Trying to present PIMD as a college simulator, and explain things such as why fighting, dancing, pranking all have different affects,

    or how when your energy is lower, it is like you are tired, and you will lose more fights from exhaustion.

    or how you make money from jobs and parties.

    Explain how when you hire crew, by living with them, your own stats improve because you are familiar with them.

    Describe how being in a club with people means they’ll have your back, and how trust is built,
    it can also be used to easily explain how having an rs helps you in battle.

    Not everything will work, and it’s an ongoing but fun process to compare the game’s mechanics to the real world. It helps to make sense of the game and criticize the developers.

    • A helpful Copypasta!🍝
    You can just copy and paste this or some variation of it to people who are starting out and want to get their bearings on the whole PIMD thing.

    Your first 10 pimd tips (Fits in pm's)

    0🔞 PIMD is 17+
    1🍄⬆️ Improve the crew in your dorms. Rent new rooms and replace weak crew mates. Skip tiers when possible and focus on building EITHER strength💪 OR intelligence🧠
    2💲 Ask people to hire you until your hire value is above 1b. This will make you lots of money, fast.
    💲 Hire active people so they can upgrade.
    3🔐 Save your doctors notes (Dns)
    4💡 cs stands for combined stats.
    💪strength + intelligence🧠
    5💲 Hire tutors worth 15m for every 1,000cs (1kcs) in your base stats / 15b for every 1Mcs. You will make ~2.4x the amount of money from parties and pvp.
    6💗 Go club-shopping. Visit some clubs and find some that you like.
    7💲 Use your energy to hit other people, parties, or jobs. Try not to let it stay full.
    8⛓️ Link your account to an email address. This will let you log in to your account.
    9🤝 Trade items that you are familiar with. PIMD has a free market.
    10💡 If you need more info, there are 2 main sources.
    Experienced players👨‍🎓 Players can be misinformed so be sceptical.
    Forums📑 'Pinned' threads and the 'Guides' sub-forum are trustworthy.


    • 🐟Teach them to fish!

    This can be done well or poorly and tends to be on the fast side. If a player has a question for you, you can refer them to a guide that can help them in multiple ways to achieve their goals.

    Try your best to give them an adequate information-base so they do not come back like a stray dog for more lasagne.

    You may need to help them to learn to navigate forums or send them to someone who can.

    If they do come back, take it as a compliment that they like the lasagne you made more than the one you recommended they try. The secret is carrot.

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    • ❄️The Cold Approach
    This is best done to strangers who have NOT asked for help.

    To start, go through a player’s profile and check for weakness.

    You can check their tutor list. If they have no tutors, post on their wall, gift, or follow them to tell them that they have to get max plunder (15m worth of tutors for every 1000cs in their base stats).

    Hit them a few times and see if they have any pots. If they do not have any, tell them to get more pots to help with defence.

    If they don’t have many friends, tell them to join an RP club. They'll make many, very quickly!

    If they have too many friends, ask them how many of their "friends" they know by face, and whether their parents would be okay seeing how many strangers they’ve been fraternizing with.

    If they are any build except the one you prefer, tell them to start using their head!

    If they complain about how the game is unfair, tell them the game is a game and to get a life.

    Check on their RS and, if their avatars are the same sex, ask them if they’re homosexual.

    If their avatar is really hot, send them nice gifts and start flirting. The world is your oyster, and it’s time for some oyster to get forked.

    If their avatar is not hot; call them a witch/Voldemort.

    If their only friend is their RS, tell them to stop simping and leave that abusive relationship.

    Check their fight losses, and if they’re too low, hit them to make them look tougher. The more fight losses someone has, the tougher they’ll look to people, and the less people will mess with them.


    These can be done by anyone, but they may require a bit more time and knowledge
    • QAQ ❔❗❔❗❔❗
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    AYAYA!

    'Question, Answer, Question' is about taking the questions you’ve been asked and providing the people you’re helping with better questions because it takes experience to know how to ask the right question.

    QAQ If you find that a player’s question might not be the best for them to be asking, such as “how do you earn extra credits?”, answer briefly ‘they can be bought for real money, rewarded from the offer wall, or earnt as rare drops’ but ask a penetrating question such as ‘do you want an avatar?’. If they want an avatar, they may want to know that it is easier and cheaper to earn an avatar by completing a hunt.

    You can also give more general advice like “This game takes months and years to play. You’ll become bored if you’re too impatient for everything.”
    Try to get deeper and understand why they have the questions they do, and flip it to make helpful suggestions for how they can achieve their goals:

    When you go deeper like this, you can recognize that most players have core goals that define how they play PIMD:

    To show off their interior decorating skills
    To show people how they look
    To outsmart people
    To upgrade quickly
    To RP with Jillface
    To make friends and meet people
    To find a good club/community
    To pass level 70 at RP
    QAQ can be done on its own to just be a bit more helpful than a simple QA method, without taking too much longer, or it can be included in a longer, problem-solving method.

    • 🌟 Follow a Problem-Solving Method
    This is an example method involving only 4 simple steps.

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    Step 1. Understand their question deeply.

    If you have any uncertainty about what you’re being asked, try to rephrase the question they’ve asked you, and ask if that's what they mean. New players often lack the technical language of PIMD so it’s important to make sure you’re not being dogged by language.

    Be careful of ambiguous language. e.g. “Upgrade dorm” – Furniture or Crew?

    Questions that people pose to you are also often subsumed by a deeper goal such as general curiosity or how they want to play the game, or by a root problem such as that they are unsure of how to solve a conflict with words and are scrambling to defend themselves.

    You can ask further, deeper questions to get to the core of their problem, in a QAQ (Question, answer, question) process.

    For example, if someone comes to you asking for pvp tips, it may be because of some conflict that they’re experiencing that could be easily resolved with an apology.

    Step 2. Think of possible solutions,

    In this step, you draw on your own knowledge of potential solutions, alternative players, or guides that may help the person.
    You may have to check forums, google conflict resolution strategies, question relevant parties, or step in to help the person out.

    Sometimes when I’m lazy, I recommend that people start using forums to look for guides but it’s always helpful to, after suggesting a solution, drop a hint or suggest a way for them to help themselves, later, so they don’t have to always have to interact people in order to learn 🤮.

    It may also be helpful to talk through your problem-solving process with them. Say “I’m going to check this thread in forums to find the answer”, or “I’ll have to check with Bandersnatch Cucumber”. Let them in on the magic and this casually shows them how to find the answers.

    Step 3. Ask them to try solutions,
    Ask them to try the solution and come back to you with any questions if they are unsure of how to proceed and ask them to also tell you how it goes.

    Step 4. Check results.
    You can check the results for yourself by lurking or talking to their contacts.
    I find the best way is to ask them to get back to you if things get hairy, if you feel confident in your solution, because things should go well.

    Step 5. Repeat if needed.
    If things do go wrong, you may need to repeat the entire process.

    *really, really, really, really, really small ant*
    • Psycho-analysis
    This method is the slowest and requires the most attention. It involves critically evaluating their account, requires them to be online as you interview them, and get to the root of what they want to do, what their desires are and what holds them back. People probably don’t want this help, but some will come to you and ironically ask you to help them with their knotted chakras.

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    You have to either have their consent and patience and try to slowly and carefully unravel what’s wrong with them, or you have to be very lucky, smart, critical, logical, and fast to try and determine what ails them most deeply before they complain about your redesign of their personality.

    Ask them questions that either directly or indirectly suggest what may be wrong such as what foods they crave. They may think it is insignificant, but it may mean they have elevated levels of certain hormones and neurotransmitters, and you can quickly recommend they smile more, release the tension in their shoulders, and drink more water.

    Do they think that farming is mean, violent and ‘reflects poorly on those who do it’? Perhaps they never learned to play-fight and fear their own shadow? Teach them to have fun and get over their vaginismus.

    Do they want an avatar so people know what they look like? Remind them that they can pretend to be whatever they desire, and that they are not so interesting, otherwise talking about themselves all the time would have netted them more friends.

    Another example is that if they like country music, they may need to start wearing a mask.

    The ultimate goal of taking this approach is to show people that no questions need answering because they don’t need to want anything outside of themselves. If they are truly at peace with themselves, then they will have no desire for knowledge or material things and will be content in their own company. They will just be in a state of constant, unwavering, and intense bliss.

    7 - Helping the helpers


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    There are 2 main ways to do this right now. The research side is the least active and needs the most work. Most of the knowledge available on PIMD is already included in guides.
    • Writing
    Write about the information we have so that it can be understood and gathered by players.
    • Research
    Assist in answering the unanswered questions on PIMD and providing evidence for your answers.

    A great difficulty with both areas is that collaborative projects are often conducted on third party apps. and the terms of use have, reportedly, impeded this process.
    I think that eSafety on and off the game can be maintained with relative ease, and it should be in the hands of users to decide.

    These collaborative projects are often done through google apps, however most guides can be completed individually and don’t require collaboration. People mainly use others for proofreading.

    There has been a great effort to try and find out the drop rates for various spinner items, and this has all been done through this thread in forums.

    If you want to know what unanswered questions are out there, you can refer back to the scope of information part of this thread and check for gaps.

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  2. I miss Gonzo. You the new Gonzo, Kefo.
     
  3. Gonzo was my favourite muppet as a kid. I feel so blessed, Wyatt.

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  4. Lol, fun guide. Thanks Kefo!
    I appreciate the concern building in the community about new players not getting adequate help. There are many players out there that do wish to learn the game and to grow but they aren't quite getting all the help they need. If you see someone who needs help, just take a second to guide them, even if it's just pointing them toward the guides in forums or copy/pasting a generic helpful message on their wall or in a private message (great addition adding that, Kefo). Not everyone has time to fully mentor a new player or to volley them from the 1k range (it takes so, so long) but the guides in forums are a great place to start. I'd also suggest sending them to a beginner club that is aimed to help new players learn the basics but I haven't seen too many lately to recommend. There is, of course, the club banner thread they can check out as well.
     
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  5. So here's the thing about teaching people stuff...this game is competitive. Nobody wants to reveal all their secrets. We all have tactics that we use for different aspects of the game.

    Like, I could write a bomb ass guide to farming or tut trading. I have a lot of knowledge in those areas, BUT then I would lose my competitive edge. And although I don't play competitively like I have in the past, I still hold my secrets because I may need them to defend myself in the future.


    Sooooooo......🤷‍♀️ I ain't teaching anybody anymore
     
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  6. Absolutely! ☀️
     
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  7. Nice guide!
     
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  8. Oh, I thought I had said that I don’t think my name should be on this.
     
  9. I've already told you how I feel about this guide, but I still think you needed to specify the last two sections as jokes. The rest of the guide is meant to be taken seriously, so you not giving a clear distinction can make people want to disregard the entire thread. Encouraging others to be rude to players and ask if they're homosexual based on their avi is completely ridiculous, joke or not.

    I still disgree with many of your suggested methods such as the QAQ. Sometimes people just want a simple answer to their question rather than being asked one in return. I don't see why you can't answer their question concisely, and then ask a pointed question to see if they want further help. Personally when I ask a question and get asked one back I get frustrated. I'll leave it there to not be redundant as you've already heard my thoughts, and they don't align with yours.
     
  10. Q&A is a method listed in the quick and easy section

    And the A in QAQ refers to a direct answer being provided, and then a follow-up question as you described.

    It's not QQ.
     
  11. Fair enough. Misread. Still disgree with everything else.
     
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  12. When you asked me to help on this idea I was originally pretty excited. I like the base intent a lot.

    My main issue with this is that I don’t think jokes have a place within an informative guide. By that I don’t mean that you can’t or shouldn’t crack jokes in guides, but if you do it needs to be clear that you’re joking. I said this too when we considered working on the guide together, but I’m not fond of the idea of having humor in guides since it leaves a lot of room for players to misunderstand. I think there’s a lot of confusing and slightly offensive material in here, and overall I’m pretty sad other suggestions I made weren’t taken into consideration.

    I don’t really get the point of a lot of the sections since they’re so heavily clouded with your humor. I think if I and other regular forums users struggle to understand what you mean, many others will too. No hate to this, but I don’t feel like this represents something I contributed to.
     
  13. if you're reading this thread and you need help then feel free to hmu
     
  14. I need help understanding
     
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  15. I thought it still fair to give credit for the bit that you'd done. After I went inactive, I had a change of heart considering collaborative work on guides, and almost started fresh with the concept so I'm sorry if some of your suggestions were left out.

    I appreciate your help in the early stages but I've asked the devs to remove the accreditation, and will revise it with good criticisms.

    @Atlas and Lyssa

    I personally feel that there is a lack of cracking irony, blurring of lines, and freedom for thought in these guides especially when there is so much room for creativity and fun.

    Because my requests and proposals to help with other creative works in the forums community recently have been rejected, I had to get something out, and this is it.

    I've had Hailey also look over it and she made a suggestion about where to recommend people go to find friends. Sound advice but friends are everywhere on here, and if you are looking, I think anyone can find some.

    If everyone has a go at helping other players, that will be an improvement. I did not ever want to make it too prescriptive and direct.

    You may think that that will make people less confident because there is less clarity. I think it will make people more confident because there are less rules, there is a wide spectrum of absurd and fun strategies to choose from, and people can enjoy helping people.

    The biggest complaint I hear from people who try to help new players is that they get frustrated. Having fun and trying different approaches is the antidote.
    It also makes people feel better to not be answered robotically, but by a human who might put their opinions in sometimes.
     
  16. I didnt say anything so im not sure why you @ me
    we already had our conversation in private
     
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  17. I get that. Have long kept proper sfw and war leaders' strategies out of the public's reach and I think that's with good reason. 😂

    What about club wars tho? Can people come to you to ask how to report hits and who they should choose to target?
     
  18. Kefo stop @-ing people 👀
     
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