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Offline Kyren

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One Guide to teach them all?
« on: May 13, 2013, 08:35:15 am »
Ahoy!

We've got a Guide Overview here, we've got a Ingame Tutorial, we've got a well maintained English Wiki and some not so well maintained Wikis in other languages.

I was wondering if we couldn't put that all together to make a GoIO Handbook/Manual. One big Guide, put together with the contents of all the other ones, properly formatted, featuring pictures and videos (wherever possible) and easily accessible as a HTML version, a PDF, a Wiki Article and a Forum Thread. A universal reference for everything, accessable and editable by everyone.

This way, it could also easily be translated and modified as a single document, and perhaps also linked ingame. I'd see it more as a material or ressource collection, where we can link to for specific topics or quote from. Take it as a more structured Wikipedia.

For doing that whole thing, we could take the already existing guides and incorporate them into this framework or have players write up the single needed parts. In the end, we'd just have to bring everything in line and publish it.

Just to spin this idea a bit further, let me post a fictional table of contents:

The mighty austrian GoIO-Guide
  • Guns of Icarus Online (A general introduction of the game; like reviews on gaming-newspapers, etc. Mention of Adventure mode)
    • Developers (Introduction of Muse Games)
    • Community (Forum, Steam Groups, CA's, how to find Clans and people to play)
    • Features (Fancy advertising of all the ways to blow up ships)
  • How to get started
    • Requirements (Windows XP not supported, System Requirements, Internet Connection..)
    • Buying the Game & Creating an Account (Steam, all the other sites where you can get GoIO)
    • Making an Account
    • Starting the Game & Main Screen
    • Choosing a Role and Loadout (A quick explanation of the basics, all the details further down the guide)
    • Playing the Tutorials / Joining a Match
  • Gameplay Details
    • Roles & Loadout (Common Loadout examples, explanation of all the single tools)
      • Captain
        • Captain's Loadout
      • Engineer
        • Engineers Loadout
      • Gunner
        • Gunners Loadout
    • Ships: Basics
      • Hull Armor & Health
      • Components (What happens if they're damaged, how do they affect ship movement, what kind of components are there..)
    • Ships: Details (Common loadouts and tactics for the single ships)
      • Goldfish
      • Pyramidion
      • Squid
      • Junker
      • Galleon
      • Spire
    • Weaponry
      • Artemis Rocket Launcher
  • Lore
    • History of the GoIO World
    • Nations/Political Powers
  • Appendix
    • Credits
    • Clans & Guilds

What do you think about it? Would you think that helpful, would you want to contribute, do you have ideas for the content?
« Last Edit: May 13, 2013, 08:39:50 am by Kyren »

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Re: One Guide to teach them all?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013, 08:58:24 am »
I like the idea.... lemme know if you need anyone to write on the gunner (and other things if I have to :) )

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Re: One Guide to teach them all?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2013, 09:00:01 am »
I think this is a brilliant idea :), and I will be sure to help out.

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Re: One Guide to teach them all?
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2013, 09:02:58 am »
ask swallow about clans and guilds, he knows all about them

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Re: One Guide to teach them all?
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2013, 04:32:05 pm »
ask swallow about clans and guilds, he knows all about them

I'm sure that Swallow will readily agree that that statement is incorrect.


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Re: One Guide to teach them all?
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2013, 04:32:50 pm »
But anyways, salute for the great idea, Kyren. I'd love to contribute to this.

Offline Kyren

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Re: One Guide to teach them all?
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2013, 06:13:29 pm »
I had hoped I'd see some possible contributors here :D My thanks to all of you already! I won't be able to really get to work until the 19th when I'm back from Spain, but until then I'd say we discuss the table of contents here, and once I'm back, we assign the single areas to whoever's willing to write them up and skim the Guides we've got already for quotation or usage. In the best case, we could just take some of the guides (with their authors agreement, of course), and format them to fit within this framework.

Have a look at the Table of Contents in my starting post and suggest additions and changes! And also, if you think there's a Guide we could use for one of the sections, name it! I'll give it a try myself tomorrow at work :P

I'll be able to follow this at least tomorrow and Wednesday Morning still, then I'll hopefully get some computer access in Barcelona to at least follow here regularly! But ideally this will run without anyone constantly nagging about it anyways :)

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Re: One Guide to teach them all?
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2013, 06:21:43 pm »
I'd be more then willing to do write ups for pretty much anything.  :D  This is a wonderful idea

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Re: One Guide to teach them all?
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2013, 11:33:29 pm »
Three Guides for the Gunner-noobs shooting the flaks,
   Seven for the Pilots on their helm and throne,
Nine for Engineers to give some whacks,
   One for the Muse Dev who's mistake-prone
In the Land of Burren where the Sand attacks.
   One Guide to school them all, One Guide to find them,
   One Guide to bring them all and in Icarus bind them
In the Land of Burren where the Sand attacks.

« Last Edit: May 14, 2013, 12:09:53 am by N-Sunderland »

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Re: One Guide to teach them all?
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2013, 12:03:14 am »
Three Guides for the Gunner-noobs shooting the flaks,
   Seven for the Pilots on their helm and throne,
Nine for Engineers to give some whacks,
   One for the Muse Dev who's mistake-prone
In the Land of Burren where the Sand attacks.
   One Guide to school them all, One Guide to find them,
   One Guide to bring them all and in Icarus bind them
In the Land of Burren when the Sand attacks.
This is beautiful

Offline Lord Dick Tim

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Re: One Guide to teach them all?
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2013, 12:17:04 am »
Wow Sunderland, just wow.

I need to cherry pick through the tips and tricks guide and update the front page some, but there may be some good one off comments that would fit well in a larger guide space.

Offline Coldcurse

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Re: One Guide to teach them all?
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2013, 05:40:15 am »


Three Guides for the Gunner-noobs shooting the flaks,
   Seven for the Pilots on their helm and throne,
Nine for Engineers to give some whacks,
   One for the Muse Dev who's mistake-prone
In the Land of Burren where the Sand attacks.
   One Guide to school them all, One Guide to find them,
   One Guide to bring them all and in Icarus bind them
In the Land of Burren when the Sand attacks.
This is beautiful
starring:
n-sunderland as gandalf the grey
swallow as sam
qwerty2jam as frodo
captain phoenix as gimli
captain lockheart as legolas
skrimskraw as aragorn
zweane as sauruman
captain falco as theoden
jiski as gollem

Offline Nidh

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Re: One Guide to teach them all?
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2013, 06:30:30 am »
how about a wiki?

Offline Shinkurex

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Re: One Guide to teach them all?
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2013, 07:15:51 am »


Three Guides for the Gunner-noobs shooting the flaks,
   Seven for the Pilots on their helm and throne,
Nine for Engineers to give some whacks,
   One for the Muse Dev who's mistake-prone
In the Land of Burren where the Sand attacks.
   One Guide to school them all, One Guide to find them,
   One Guide to bring them all and in Icarus bind them
In the Land of Burren when the Sand attacks.
This is beautiful
starring:
n-sunderland as gandalf the grey
swallow as sam
qwerty2jam as frodo
captain phoenix as gimli
captain lockheart as legolas
skrimskraw as aragorn
zweane as sauruman
captain falco as theoden
jiski as gollem

I guess that makes me Orc #462 :P

Offline Kyren

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Re: One Guide to teach them all?
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2013, 12:34:38 pm »
how about a wiki?

There's a English one, + French and German. But it's difficult to keep all that stuff maintained with the Guides Section here, + the Wikis somewhere over there, and all the "necessary" translations. I'd like to have one standard manual that can always be accessed and updated easily. Imagine it like the Handbook you get with your GoIO-Disc :P

   One Guide to school them all, One Guide to find them,
   One Guide to bring them all and in Icarus bind them

This sums it up perfectly :P