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Alamaze related postings & comments on Facebook
#1
Something new that I'm gonna try for a bit, to see if it is of any use or makes any difference.

I posted the following posting on the PlayByMail.Net Facebook page, just a short while ago.

https://www.facebook.com/PlayByMail/post...1958456219

It's just some screen shots of the game previously provided, along with a copy and paste of text from the company's spiel about the game. Almost immediately, someone on Facebook responded with the following comment:

Too bad the bad the veterans all team up on new players and don’t give them a chance. They won’t even speak with you and in a diplomatic game that sucks.

I share it here, in an attempt to try and help grow dialogue (and interest) about the game on Facebook. The criticism voiced doesn't seem unique to game, as I've encountered similar criticisms by various people down through the years about different games. Granted, mileage may vary, and each game of Alamaze may vary somewhat from other games of Alamaze.

At any rate, I do know that there are some Alamaze players on Facebook, because sometimes they comment on various things that get posted. I do think that Facebook holds potential to generate new players for the game. I also think that having more dialogue about Alamaze on Facebook could be a very good thing.
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#2
I did not have that experience at all as a new player. Everyone was very helpful, and seriously gave me a game to get my feet wet. Of course, I won that game. Of course.
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#3
(04-30-2021, 11:12 AM)Maximus Dominus Wrote: Something new that I'm gonna try for a bit, to see if it is of any use or makes any difference.

I posted the following posting on the PlayByMail.Net Facebook page, just a short while ago.

https://www.facebook.com/PlayByMail/post...1958456219

It's just some screen shots of the game previously provided, along with a copy and paste of text from the company's spiel about the game. Almost immediately, someone on Facebook responded with the following comment:

Too bad the bad the veterans all team up on new players and don’t give them a chance. They won’t even speak with you and in a diplomatic game that sucks.

I share it here, in an attempt to try and help grow dialogue (and interest) about the game on Facebook. The criticism voiced doesn't seem unique to game, as I've encountered similar criticisms by various people down through the years about different games. Granted, mileage may vary, and each game of Alamaze may vary somewhat from other games of Alamaze.

At any rate, I do know that there are some Alamaze players on Facebook, because sometimes they comment on various things that get posted. I do think that Facebook holds potential to generate new players for the game. I also think that having more dialogue about Alamaze on Facebook could be a very good thing.

Ironically I just started helping a new player today.  Alamaze is a lot to learn and many of us have complained for years that the resources are widely scattered and not easy to find.  You really need a mentor to get going quickly.  I don't see the veterans picking on new folks and would suggest you always give them at least 10 turns to get settled unless they attack you first.  Thanks for sharing the info.  I don't follow many face book feeds but I am low tech and old fashioned compared to the younger players.
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#4
(04-30-2021, 03:59 PM)Pine Needle Wrote: I did not have that experience at all as a new player. Everyone was very helpful, and seriously gave me a game to get my feet wet. Of course, I won that game. Of course.

My Halflings wanted to crush you. Really, truly crush you. You're lucky that I had to wade through Rangers first and got stuck.

Roar.

In seriousness, my general rule is that I only attack new players (Brek) after they attack me (Brek) but even then I will normally try to give them an out (Brek) so that they have a better chance to learn the game and keep on playing (Brek). 

But then if they stick around long enough they end up better than me and I regret that decision (not Brek).
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#5
(04-30-2021, 05:52 PM)The Painted Man Wrote:
(04-30-2021, 03:59 PM)Pine Needle Wrote: I did not have that experience at all as a new player. Everyone was very helpful, and seriously gave me a game to get my feet wet. Of course, I won that game. Of course.

My Halflings wanted to crush you. Really, truly crush you. You're lucky that I had to wade through Rangers first and got stuck.

Roar.

In seriousness, my general rule is that I only attack new players (Brek) after they attack me (Brek) but even then I will normally try to give them an out (Brek) so that they have a better chance to learn the game and keep on playing (Brek). 

But then if they stick around long enough they end up better than me and I regret that decision (not Brek).

If Paint really likes you (Wookie) he just gives you fuzzy hugs like a python with fur.  I think he lets you live because he enjoys seeing you get frustrated.  Smile
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#6
I posted on FB similar to the above. Kind of sad that people would think that- again I had no experience like that.

I agree with Wookie that the resources are very scattered. I enjoyed searching and wading through the forums for tidbits of info- e.g. "what is the special ability of an Ent?" but people always answered questions if I asked.

The thing that really helped me, and not them, was teaming up with Brek and Rellgar in the team game. They really took a bullet there.
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#7
I am getting what appears to be a corrupted page instead of the orders page when I go to my bookmarked site.  Does anyone else have this problem?
It is happening on both my pc and phone and I will not be able to issue orders until I resolve it.
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#8
Power corrupts, I hear
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