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Tips and Tricks learned from teaching a 53 yr old Woman

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Tips and Tricks learned from teaching a 53 yr old Woman

lanphierdroid's Avatar

05.19.2013 , 09:29 PM | #2
Just read the first post - great!!! You broke things down very well and I admire your patience with the Lol! I hope she is enjoying this experience. I'm not nearly as nooby, but will admit that sometimes even on the New Player Help forums I've seen answers that seemed to be in other languages I'm sure the people replying have no idea that the answer that seems so clear to them can be near useless to a true noob! It's probably good for those experienced players to see/remember what it was like to be so clueless

I'm looking forward to future posts!

Thanks for taking the time to do this for your mother-in-law and the time to share the experiences!

Phorenzyk's Avatar

05.20.2013 , 12:03 AM | #3

More please.

DarthSaluki's Avatar

05.20.2013 , 11:35 AM | #4
I like the writeup on teaching the Little Old Lady.

I'm a 35 year old MMO noob.

I played a few free weekends before subscribing and was totally lost before I learned how to use the map. I didn't know the keyboard shortcuts or anything. I basically just strolled along trails hoping not to get killed.

Once I figured the green arrows and mission locators on the map everything got easy. I actually completed missions quickly and started leveling. Not dieing quickly made the game fun.

I get in ~ 10 hours a week and and now a level 45 BH and can't wait for the next free time that I can log in.

The New Player forum is great and provides lots of tips to the non-gamer like myself.

Saiyanbob's Avatar

05.20.2013 , 12:46 PM | #5
New post up entitled LOL vs Too Many Buttons: Knowing Your Abilities

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Duvack's Avatar

05.20.2013 , 12:54 PM | #6
Being a gamer for over 30+ years, it can be easy to fall prey to calling people "noob" or "rookie". I'm often astounded by the questions people ask on the chat ("Where do I find the vendor for 'such and such'??") It would help if all people took the time to learn the game before jumping into it with both feet and especially by the 2nd planet some of the things they should know already. I like your little stories. Will bookmark for future reference.

AlrikFassbauer's Avatar

05.20.2013 , 12:58 PM | #7
I always remember how I acted when I was a Newbie somewhere - because it frightens me how fast people forget their own "beginner status".

In my opinion, beginners are the best game testers ! Because they still see things that any Veteran cuts out from his/her view automatically !

Saiyanbob's Avatar

05.20.2013 , 01:01 PM | #8
Oh I totally agree. This experience was eye opening to me hence why I began the blog. I had taken so much for granted and then I remember my first few days of EQ and how I would get lost just looking for the lift to get into the wood elf city. I<3 the LOL but she makes me laugh so hard some times.
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SpoeMeister's Avatar

05.21.2013 , 02:25 AM | #9
I <3 the LOL too :-)

Great initiative!
Everything will be OK in the end. If it's not OK, it's not yet the end.

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PLynkes's Avatar

05.21.2013 , 04:09 AM | #10
I was a little confused when you out of nowhere started referring to someone called Cheeznuts, a character you had not introduced, and then just as soon stopped using this name. I guess this is the little old lady? Seems obvious but it comes over kind of odd the way you do that.

Other than that, it's a great read. Keep it up, please.