Heya there guys! I wanted to post something for everyone to think about as DN nears its Steam launch. Please feel free to post your thoughts below, but keep it respectful and kind.
This game, while having its fair share of issues, is awesome, but suffers from one big problem; lack of players. The Steam launch is great opportunity for the game to get worldwide exposure, and we can probably expect a large influx of newbies in the opening days.
While I hope that the devs have done their part to make the game as welcoming as possible to new players (hopefully they have made the UI more intuitive and perhaps introduced a more detailed tutorial), we as the community will have a large impact on how many people decide to stick around.
A few of the larger things that I would ask of the more experienced players during this time is to:
- Stay out of Recruit entirely. Many of us really have no reason to be there and seal-clubbing a bunch of newbies in Dovers is not going to give them a very good first impression of the game. That said, if you have no tier 3 ships left to unlock, then stay out of the Recruit bracket. Let the new players face other less experienced players instead of face-rolling them 100-4 in a TDM.
- Try to avoid forming large squads in Veteran. This is a topic that has been stirring up a lot of controversy lately, but it needs to be said. I will not be pointing any fingers at anyone here, but four-man squads going around curb-stomping entire teams with incredibly strong builds is going to ruin the experience of a lot of players, especially newer ones that have just gotten their first tier 3 ships. Expecting them to perform against tier 4s in stock tier 3s is just not realistic. If you have a large group, try to multi-queue in smaller squads. That way you may at least end up on opposing teams, making for a a more balanced match. To take it one step further, lets try to flood the Legendary queue as much as we can. I know a lot of you have at least one T4 ship. Lets use this opportunity and really get the Leg queue popping!
- Be open and welcoming to new players. Not that many of you aren
t already welcoming and kind, but lets leave any toxicity at the door. If someone has a question, answer it honestly and respectfully. Try to help out if you can. We dont want people to feel unwelcome just because they haven`t logged as many hours as the rest of us.
s all I have for now. Im really looking forward to seeing the community grow! As I said before feel free to post your thoughts below.