So Anonybrit brought up the point that there may be no good "basics for newbs" material. Now I haven't read the newbie guide or really even looked at the wiki, but on that note I am thinking of making a series of vids (maybe for the wiki if it needs such a thing?) to teach new players the ropes on how to beat the "Normal" dungeons. So that they can get a basis of strategy and especially if someone is stuck and can'only beat hobblers hold or something
Now there is a lot of challenge with doing this and a lot of obstacles to overcome as I want to do it right
1: The biggest obstacle is I don't want to be to spoilery. I don't want to post strategy calling it basics that will take them through to Gaan-Telet (where I am in the game) without going through some of the learning and discovery on their own.
2: The game is extremely varied. Sure I can give generic strats that apply to my current run, but it needs to translate across the board.
3: I am far from the most experienced player and I don't want to give bad info. This might actually work as an advantage as I am closer to being a new player than a vet I still remember the problems I had when I first started playing while vets might take some knowledge for granted or give away too advanced of a strategy. However the possibility of me giving bad info or making mistakes is high
The solution for number 2 is pretty simple: if I do a video for every normal dungeon using different starting classes for each one it will have enough variety that players will hopefully be able to work out what to do in their own circumstances.
The solution for number 3 is to challenge myself a little: I think the best thing here is to do the runs Purist, Faithless, and Miser so I avoid using anything they haven't unlocked. Plus it has the added bonus of maybe putting me in a tough spot or two so they can see how to work through difficult situations (or totally cave don't worry I'll post any fail videos in my regular let's play series)
The real problem is number 1. That, and me wanting general input before it is published leads me to this solution. I am putting the vids up as "unlisted" on youtube so they can only be found by someone who has the link, and I am putting the link here.
I want you guys input, am I being to spoilery? Am I leaving out vital info? Is there something I should do different'y or add? I will put links to videos here as I make them and if there are any suggestions I would love the input. Especially of course from Avatar as he is always an extremely huge help on me improving my personal game (and definitely the reason I got as far as I have as quickly as I have), but all of you guys input is welcome.
If you guys think the vids are good enough maybe we can put up a video tutorial section on the wiki assuming there isn't one already.
Here is a link to the "prototype" vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY9V5Xv-KJg