Intros 4-1 Hide the Hydrophobics

Case number:845833-989212
Topic:Game: Display
Opened by:CharlieFortsCon...
Status:Closed
Type:Bug
Opened on:Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 15:57
Last modified:Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 19:52

In an attempt to improve my technique, I'm running through the intros again

In Hide the Hydrophobics, the tips point to an exposed Tyr and tell me 'These bubbles are called EXPOSEDS. EXPOSEDS may appear on unburied hydrophobes' but the yellow exposeds are not turned on as an option in the puzzle. This might cause confusion to a new player, pointing to 'bubbles' that arent there.
Cheers
CFC

(Sun, 01/30/2011 - 15:57  |  9 comments)


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Hmmm - the exposeds appear once you drag that Tyr.

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Thanks CFC.
We'll make sure the exposed yellow bubbles show up at the start!

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I revise it in french.

I think the tutorials are more simple now.

I was sent to science puzzle just after "rebuild", I think it's a bug.

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Hi Marie - I'm not sure that redirection is a bug, it now happens when you complete the last puzzle of every section, rather than just the very last DNA puzzle, but only if you've previously completed all of the intros.
CFC

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The redirection after Rebuild is not a bug.

The intent is to send the player to the main game once they have the basic tools needed to participate.

The previous form of the tutorials dumped a lot of information on a new player, and many people were quitting because they would get stuck on one of the more advanced tools. Players don't really need these tools right off the bat, so we let them start in on the main game and come back when they want more info. Perhaps some clarification that there are more tutorials available is needed.

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Hmm... I'm not so sure jflat06, regarding 'the return for info' angle. Or the 'too much information' angle. Or 'there are more tutorials when needed'.
The tutorials are sufficient in their information, pointing to the requirements, the tips finding the way forward as you follow them...
But I'm not sure new players would follow that structure
CFC

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You redirect the players in the game before they know "orange in, blue out".
It is a very basic information they have to know.

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Yes, I think there should be choice for player, continue intros or play in real (not only redirection not real puzzles).
Every "chapter" ends AFTER hydrophobic should be question: continue or play.

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Status: Open » Closed

Intros updated. Closing.

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