Nogetsu wrote:2: The Recent Grifeing... Last Month or so I requested Potjeh to seal the Charterstone so unless he has reopened it without informing me, there have been NO new players visiting Novigard. Yet the area is constantly being changed by players.
Well... Duh. You created a n00bie town, you made people start there. If those people learn farming; know there are crops there for seeds they can harvest; available wood and what-not; then where do you think people are going to setup and / or go back to when they want stuff? Of course the area is going to constantly change and it won't just be the people who joined yesterday doing it. It'll be the people who joined a few weeks / month ago.
I think too much is being blamed on "griefers". Griefers are experience players deliberately going there to mess your shit up with no purpose other than to piss you off. I really don't think there are that many people here with nothing better to do than cut-down some worthless trees and harvest some worthless crops just to piss you off.
Nogetsu wrote:BUT with the recent Ravaging of the Farm Fields, and the Wasted Materials that had been harvested, such as Wood from the Forests, Leather and Seeds themselves.
If it's not claimed; expect it to go. We had one of our guys start de-foresting whole areas because "you get LP that way!". The only thing that changed that was when we pointed out pottery was a better gain for less mass destruction and ruined animal spawn. Note that we needed people who knew how hunting worked and were online in order to convey that information.
I can still remember the first week when I started. I looked for a spot to settle and then for fields to grow. So what do you do? Well, you go to where you know they are. Pretty much any area around Brodgar that had unclaimed farms, me and another guy harvested. We figured we needed all the farms we could get... and re-plant them? We didn't even think about it at only got 2 seeds a pop. We raided local unclaimed farms for these big items we didn't understand how to make but thought we needed (herbalist tables; looms; beehives
). We realise now how retarded that was (having a loom without the skill is a bit derpderpderp and getting wool isn't all that hard... Once you know where Sheep spawn and why to make yarn or how to get plant fibres).
Nogetsu wrote:I Write this to do two things, one is to inform those that I will still be attempting to build this Tutorial. But the second thing I am doing is asking a question or two...
Who are you that is moving/harvesting the stuff around the Tutorial Village.
Do you know what is happening there.
Do you want to stop this from being finished.
Why are you doing it...
They're n00bs dude. I'm surprised Novigrad hasn't already turned into the giant clusterfuck that Brodgar is. You should be too.
A simple rule: If it's not on claimed land; it will be harvested; taken; moved; destroyed; used by someone who just simply doesn't know any better.
Nogetsu wrote:And Finally. To the Community...
Should I stop this all together and give up...?
What are you trying to accomplish?
1. Getting n00bs to learn? Update the wiki with useful tutorials.
2. Give them seeds so they can plant their own farms? Well, expect the farms you plant to be strip harvested. Just keep your own walled in and claimed area for seed supplies. Use those to re-plant fields in the unclaimed public area whenever you notice they're gone.
3. Have a starting location that's not a complete clusterfuck? Well, time and many people will fuck anything over. If you want forests; you will need to re-plant them (just like re-planting the farms). Otherwise, start cycling through starting locations. Setup four or five n00bie towns that you open and close as you re-stock each one.
I think what you're trying to do is commendable but you don't seem to understand the n00bie mind. Your best bet is simply to write generic tutorials; point out people can boat around and look for wild crops. ANd if you want to help more than that by actually providing a "n00bie resource bank" then you are going to be in for a lot of work.
GODDAMNED SAVE BUTTON WHY THE HELL WOULD I EVER WANT TO SAVE A DRAFT YOU STUPID GODDAMNED.... /Hits submit instead.