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Dungeon Defenders II game Status:
Can we please get a user manual and rule book in game?
Can we please get a user manual and rule book in game?
The game has so much to it yet so little information in the game itself.
This is my First online cooperative game.
The game fails to tell you Very basic things like how to talk to each other!
I figured this out by randomly pressing buttons.
I did not know any of the abbreviations being used in game at all.
Ones like LOL were painfully obvious to me Laugh Out Loud.
BRB WC was easy to figure out it was time for a bathroom break.
I had to have xD explained since I had no clue on that one at all.
I see WAP or WAPA listed in shop descriptions and I still have no idea what that means!
The game has the ability to re order your hero line up yet it does not tell you how or that you can even do it at all.
People come crying about being banned because they did not know what was and was not allowed in the game.
Some are just stupid if a program has Cheat, Hack or Manipulate in the title DONĒT use it!
An example situation follows . I have been VAC banned what the hell is that? How did that happen?
What is V.A.C. ? ( I know but many do not)
Others buy stuff from Pay Pal Shops and as long as it is not seriously obviously hacked they think it is ok.
With the Diablo 3 Auction house using real currency why would Pay Pal Shops be bad?
I know damn well why they are not allowed yet many new players do NOT!
Many users never come to the forums until they encounter serious problems with the game.
These are not criticisms meant to attack Trendy they are just glaring oversights that should be resolved.
My idea is simple The community can help write one.
We can submit info to Trendy and they can fine tune and correct any issues and officially issue one with the game.
I figure we keep it in simple informative terminology and grammar.
Not End license User Agreement Mumbo Jumbo.
This has been suggested before and I am sure will be again.
We have multiple languages spoken and read so translations to other languages would help a lot for sure. I only speak English so I cannot assist with that part.
Iíll gladly help if I can!
As a community we could make an already great game all the better.
One of the moderators said the game needs a manual. Asking some of the Community to make it in a PDF file for trendy to use. I dont know if its official And i dont know who is actually working on it.
some of the stuff like cheating should be obvious and not do online / ranked. VAC is a counter hacking thing Valve made to prevent cheating in online games. It comes with the steam software and just scans to see if you have anything that helps you hack in a shooter or something (Altered files, Aimbot patches, wallers, etc etc.)
Paypal shops. I dont know. It should be really clear that its not legal to sell virtual goods online for paypal money. Also selling virtual goods for irl items is hard to do as well. Most people should know as long as the developer gives the OK symbol, its good. Blizzard takes part of the fees so its not much to them. Trendy's servers are vulnerable to item hacking for all i know most item makers are VAC Scanned so not much problem.
I'm willing to assist in the development of a manual if I can.
I know what V.A.C. is and not to use programs cause not only are they crooked they will get me perma banned.
V.A.C. is just one example not my primary focus of the post. So many do not know these details though. Great descriptor of it by the way! Info like that is what i am talking about plain English and to the point.
Now days almost every game on the internet with a fairly large user base has a community made Wiki. While some of these might be lacking, Dungeon Defenders has one that is trying very hard to be as informative as possible. Keep in mind the Wiki is patrolled by admins but for the most part edited and contributed to by the DD community.
^ The above link is in regards to the OP's post in specific. Just navigate to the information you need. I think Trendy should (if they haven't already) make note of the Wiki and acknowledge it's potential use as a place to direct new users to familiarize themselves with the various information they seek.
Disregarding the ads on the Wiki, it's actually a helpful place.
Edit: A wiki is a viable place to find information. Companies like ArenaNet, makers of Guild Wars/Guild Wars 2, have an official wiki that is contributed to by the GW community. They have internal links IN the game FAQ and Search bar TO the wiki. So, this isn't unheard of.
I am aware of the Wiki and I think it is a good idea to have a link to the wiki in game.
This would be a simple solution that while not perfect could make things a lot simpler for new players.
That's my idea really helping new players.
I have put a lot of time into this game and have learned quite a bit about online games and there communities.
Yet there is so much more I would personally like to know.
One thing I would like is a direct link to or an in game section with the rules and regulations of both Trendy and Steam.
I am fine myself yet so many players feel they have been nailed without knowing what they have done wrong in the game.
I just saw yet another player today claiming they did not believe they had committed a ban able offense.
If even one of them is being honest and has not intentionally committed a violation that is one to many.
Including detailed rules that can be accessible at any time or even adding a splash screen to the game that gives acceptable guidelines can help many players.
In regards to one of my points in my post
Were can I go to find a list of abbreviations, slang, and terms used in online games?
Lack of communication is a major issue any were. Dungeon Defenders is no exception!
This would be a massive help to my self and I am sure many others and are just a few of the many things that would be useful in a players manual.