Just a suggestion from a new player

A place to suggest new commands, feats, skills, ...
Post Reply
jaxor
Sword Bumbler
Sword Bumbler
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:01 pm

Just a suggestion from a new player

Post by jaxor » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:04 pm

You might want to outline how to make an account on the forums and then how to activate it yourself through the game. If it wasn't for a VERY friendly person who took their time to tell me this, I would have been waiting indefinitely.


:D
Thanks

Ilztas
Sword Bumbler
Sword Bumbler
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:55 pm

Re: Just a suggestion from a new player

Post by Ilztas » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:44 pm

I agree, this happened to me when I first started. I registered on the forum, then waited for an admin to contact me telling me I was good to go. Turns out all I had to do was activate in game...

EDIT: it may be easier just to edit the registration email you get, telling you to activate the account in game.

User avatar
Algon
Sword Grand Master
Sword Grand Master
Posts: 1060
Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2003 12:44 am
Location: Waterdeep

Re: Just a suggestion from a new player

Post by Algon » Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:04 pm

The "Help Forums" help file in game give you instructions on how to activate your account. Perhaps something could be put into the character creation process that points a new player to that help file?
Counting bodies like sheep...to the rhythm of the war drums. ~~~ Maynard

Vaemar
Sword Grand Master
Sword Grand Master
Posts: 665
Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:21 am

Re: Just a suggestion from a new player

Post by Vaemar » Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:08 pm

Or perhaps something into the forum? I think the problem is that you register to the forum and you remain with the account needing approval, without any idea that to get approval you have to type a command in game.

User avatar
Larethiel
Sword Grand Master
Sword Grand Master
Posts: 912
Joined: Sat Jul 22, 2006 4:10 pm
Location: Mt. Whateverest
Contact:

Re: Just a suggestion from a new player

Post by Larethiel » Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:41 pm

No matter where, it needs to be seen easily. I think it's a good idea.
Weit in der Champagne im Mittsommergrün,
dort, wo zwischen Grabkreuzen Mohnblumen blühn,
da flüstern die Gräser und wiegen sich leicht
im Wind, der sanft über das Gräberfeld streicht.

Thurgan
Sword Journeyman
Sword Journeyman
Posts: 138
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:26 pm

Re: Just a suggestion from a new player

Post by Thurgan » Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:00 pm

I am in agreement also, doesn't matter where, but it needs to be more visible. Simply a large notice on the registration screen on the webpage would suffice.

Vaemar
Sword Grand Master
Sword Grand Master
Posts: 665
Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:21 am

Re: Just a suggestion from a new player

Post by Vaemar » Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:27 am

http://www.mudconnect.com/SMF/index.php?topic=80488.0

I think there should definitely be a message on the forum that explains that:
a)you can register accounts with the name of one of your characters
b)you need to activate the account in game

As for the warning in game there is one, when you login, but apparently most miss it. I noticed it for the first time about ten days ago, for the record. So it is clear the warning should be in the forum in my humble opinion.

Post Reply