Steam release celebratory battle events

Advertise your levels, contests, sites etc.

Moderator: Moporators

Post Reply
User avatar
SveinR
Moporator
Posts: 5453
Joined: 21 May 2002, 08:05
Location: Oslo, Norway
Contact:

Steam release celebratory battle events

Post by SveinR » 19 May 2020, 17:01

With the forthcoming Steam release less than a week away, it is fair to assume we will probably see several new players in Elma Online as well. To welcome them and to let them enjoy the awesomeness that are battles, I am thinking it would be nice to arrange "beginner friendly" battles during some set times, where we collectively agree to host such battles (for example every weekday between 20-22 or something, from let's say June 1st to June 7th). Very often normal battles are very, very hard for beginners.

By "beginner friendly" I mean levels that a beginner can finish fairly easily, not just once during a 20 min battle but several times so they also can hoyl some styles and get the feeling of improving their time. I don't mean that the levels should be void of hard styles for pros, but that they should be easily finishable for everyone, and probably not too long.

Thoughts? I initially had the idea to host this as a cup but I think separate events are better.
Was it cast for the mass who burn and toil?
Or for the vultures who thirst for blood and oil?
Rules | FAQ

iltsu
39mins club
Posts: 205
Joined: 25 Aug 2011, 19:15
Team: EF

Re: Steam release celebratory battle events

Post by iltsu » 19 May 2020, 17:26

Good idea

User avatar
ArZeNiK
38mins club
Posts: 704
Joined: 30 Jul 2016, 09:18
Team: Ferrari

Re: Steam release celebratory battle events

Post by ArZeNiK » 19 May 2020, 17:31

yes
hi im arzenik :>
september 23th 2017 never forget
Image

User avatar
Schumi
39mins club
Posts: 842
Joined: 27 Jul 2003, 06:44
Location: Ikrény, Hungary

Re: Steam release celebratory battle events

Post by Schumi » 19 May 2020, 17:56

good idea, but i would not limit the timeframe, until we have an impression about the real number of newcomers...
Elasto Mania - 34:26.58 | #412 - 11. June 2020
Ancient Internals

User avatar
Hosp
38mins club
Posts: 1978
Joined: 30 Aug 2009, 20:55
Team: MiE
Location: Uppsala, Sweden.
Contact:

Re: Steam release celebratory battle events

Post by Hosp » 19 May 2020, 19:24

almost all my levs are very ez already
Image
ToMaT

User avatar
roope
38mins club
Posts: 1542
Joined: 14 Apr 2008, 17:58
Team: MiE
Location: smedjebacka

Re: Steam release celebratory battle events

Post by roope » 20 May 2020, 01:18

I'm cautiously excited about what the Steam release might bring. I hope there's a lot of new players that want to try EOL, and I hope that the people that do also have no problems with getting it working properly.

I think a surprisingly big part of our current player base has no idea about what's going on in the scene. They just play in EOL and make levs and don't necessarily even know of this huge thing that's happening. There's already been an increase in new players lately (Steam Elma -related or not), and some people have already been telling designers to make a bit easier levs - I hope that continues.

I think it's also a nice challenge for designers to make good but also noob-friendly levs. I'm not sure about limiting it to certain times, since we don't even know where will most of the new players come from. If most of them happen to be American for some reason, then easy battles in European evening will not help.

Overall, I think that just being chill and welcoming is enough (and that includes keeping new players in mind when making levs in the near future) - don't need any special events for that.
Team MiE - MiE Cup 1
Prestigious member of 14.6x Tutor14 club

User avatar
SveinR
Moporator
Posts: 5453
Joined: 21 May 2002, 08:05
Location: Oslo, Norway
Contact:

Re: Steam release celebratory battle events

Post by SveinR » 20 May 2020, 11:28

roope wrote:
20 May 2020, 01:18
I think it's also a nice challenge for designers to make good but also noob-friendly levs. I'm not sure about limiting it to certain times, since we don't even know where will most of the new players come from. If most of them happen to be American for some reason, then easy battles in European evening will not help.

Overall, I think that just being chill and welcoming is enough (and that includes keeping new players in mind when making levs in the near future) - don't need any special events for that.
I don't disagree, but I still think it could be nice if there was a certain timeslot where new players could always expect to find suitable battles (over a period of time).
Was it cast for the mass who burn and toil?
Or for the vultures who thirst for blood and oil?
Rules | FAQ

User avatar
Grace
38mins club
Posts: 4770
Joined: 19 Nov 2005, 10:45
Location: Deep in your Imagination, Twirling your Dreams and Weaving your thoughts.

Re: Steam release celebratory battle events

Post by Grace » 21 May 2020, 06:34

This is a good idea. I'll look into contributing some stuff.
Image Cyberscore! Image
___________________________________________________
Image
Targets: 6 Legendary, 19 WC, 24 Pro, 5 Good | 37 Australian Records | AvgTT: 40:09:92

Post Reply