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Offline Keyvias

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The Teaching Tournament! (Ended)
« on: April 23, 2015, 01:43:50 pm »
Coming up the middle of May, we're going to start getting a lot more new players in and we want to make sure they get the best members of our community showing them the ropes. Despite all the work we've done trying to make many parts of the game more newbie friendly, the best way to learn the game is from one of our local experts.

To this end we want pairs to each play a side in a novice game and help teach a gaggle of newbies. It'll be tough work, but it won't be thankless.  We aren't asking for your time free.  The winning team will get any three items from the in-game store and any team that scores over 10 points will receive a gold teacher badge.

Though you will sign up in teams of two, you can do a training game with any other non-novice player.
The event starts on the 15th of May and ends on the 29th of May.

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Instructions:
  • Sign up here, for the event your account will be made a teacher and you will be allowed to join novice games.
  • Click play and go to custom game.
  • Create a custom game (make sure it is novice.)
  • Have one other Teacher take a captaining slot on the other side.
  • Open the game to the matchmaking queue
  • Take a screenshot of the end game screen.
  • Send the screenshot to feedback@musegames.com with the subject line "Teaching Tournament"
  • Your team scores a point

To sign up simply put down the name of yourself and your teaching partner here in the thread. Between the times in question your accounts will be upgraded to do novice matches.

FAQ
Can I join up with one other person from another team and teach a game?
Yes, but both you and their team will get points

Can there be more than one teacher per side?
Yes, but it has to be even on each side and there must be at least 2 novices per ship.

Is this a special badge or the normal gold badge?
Yes, the special Ruby Teaching Medallion

Do we have to be captains?
It is strongly advised, but if you feel like you're able to teach while crewing, we will allow it.

Is there any specific time for this?
Nope, any time you and another person want to make a match for novices between the 15th and 29th of may, you can gain points from it.

Is there any end date to sign ups?
Nope, sign up before, in the middle, or a day before it ends.

(More incoming as questions are asked)

Signed up Teaching Teams:
HCWindo and DoktorBarron
robovelcro and Red-Tiger
DJ Logicalia and  Zelda
MagKel and Ace
Rowho and Dudewatjuzhapnd
Mattilald Anguisad and (To Be Decided)
Tfaltys and a DuSt NiNjA
Jayven Salazar Kuo and (To Be Decided)
OkLetsParty and (To Be Decided)
ALovelySurprise  and DoubleMDownie
Yarr Vinny Scarr and Wolf One
Sundstrom and Dmitrij K. Rozhkov
LadyLandora and Soderholm
Elendu  and Obb
Sir Tophem Hatt and Chief O'Brien and Nimmudari
Richard LeMoon (Not doing it for points, but wants to teach)
Sliced And Diced
LadyLandora and Soderholm
Ashunera and Freedomna
brobafett and LordJackal
Jacob and Inkjet
CaptnClaus
Admiral Obvious and Renaulde Northwind
D.Strought and Terrkas
Lydia Litvyak and FredTheFifth
The Teenage Wizard
MottSpott
Kamoba  and Bronthe
ShadedExalt
Hunterwolf
Salamander Igneous
« Last Edit: June 02, 2015, 01:09:55 pm by Keyvias »

Offline DJ Logicalia

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Re: The Teaching Tournament!
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2015, 05:59:43 pm »
Question

Is this badge a new badge or is the the Gold teacher badge already in the game?

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Re: The Teaching Tournament!
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2015, 12:29:00 am »
May 15th - May 29th...
hmmmm....

:D Clever move Keyvias... thats when the random sales begin in steam

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Re: The Teaching Tournament!
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2015, 03:04:22 am »
I like to play with new players (love the random of each match  :D), and I like to teach them the basics, if they're willing to listen.
I'd like to be a teacher, but I have questions, here we go:

1) lebtr?
2) Is there a specific time in which this event will occour, or it's something teachers can do whenever they're online?
3) I remember something about flamethrowers being forbidden in novice matches, am I remembering correctly or just immagine things?

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Re: The Teaching Tournament!
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2015, 03:45:12 am »
You mentioned having the teacher in the captain slot, is that a must?
I would be interested but really don't enjoy piloting so if I could step in somewhere else I would consider signing up

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Re: The Teaching Tournament!
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2015, 04:25:31 am »
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Coming up the middle of May, we're going to start getting a lot more new players in and we want to make sure they get the best members of our community showing them the ropes.

We'll need steady high player growth in order to fulfill the supply of novice matches unless there's a truly large influx of new players. I don't foresee this being sustainable under the current leveling.

Novices get kicked out of novice matches too soon due to fast leveling. Either slow down leveling or increase novice  level cap. Otherwise there won't be enough demand for novice matches created by the Teaching Tournament.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2015, 04:37:06 am by BlackenedPies »

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Re: The Teaching Tournament!
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2015, 06:03:43 am »
Question

Is this badge a new badge or is the the Gold teacher badge already in the game?

gold teacher is when you finish all the teaching achieves.

Including 9 and 10 which include luring babies with candy into your creepy sex sandbox. Where in 10 they must be a pilot.

Offline DJ Logicalia

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Re: The Teaching Tournament!
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2015, 06:07:15 am »
Question

Is this badge a new badge or is the the Gold teacher badge already in the game?

gold teacher is when you finish all the teaching achieves.


Yes, I'm aware of that. That's exactly the reason I asked if this was a new badge or not.

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Re: The Teaching Tournament!
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2015, 06:42:33 am »
should just release a platinum teacher badge.

just simple recolour add the asset... patch it in voila.

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Re: The Teaching Tournament!
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2015, 11:29:25 am »
I and DoktorBarron are interested to participate in the Teaching Tournament.

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Re: The Teaching Tournament!
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2015, 11:31:46 am »
I and DoktorBarron are interested to participate in the Teaching Tournament.

I am Doktor Barron and I approve this message.

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Re: The Teaching Tournament!
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2015, 12:52:39 pm »
Questions answered, if I missed yours or you want more info just let me know.

As far as will there be enough new players?
Oh boy, there are going to be a ton of people fresh on the boat constantly throughout that period if our estimates are correct, even if it was just level ones.
If for whatever reason, this turns to be untrue, we'll definitely compensate everyone for the time they're able to put in.

Thank you for the interest everyone and congrats to HCWindo and DoktorBarron for being the first to sign up!


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Re: The Teaching Tournament!
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2015, 03:40:31 pm »
should just release a platinum teacher badge.

just simple recolour add the asset... patch it in voila.

Quite agree.


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Re: The Teaching Tournament!
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2015, 06:21:33 pm »
Myself (robovelcro) and Red-Tiger would be very excited in doing this! We haven't played Guns of Icarus in a while, and this has encouraged us to start again!

In fact, my framerate upholding, I should be recording and uploading videos of the matches,
http://www.youtube.com/robovelcro
for seeing that.

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Re: The Teaching Tournament!
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2015, 12:13:53 pm »
2) Is there a specific time in which this event will occour, or it's something teachers can do whenever they're online?