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Warcraft II => Server.War2.ru => Topic started by: ~ToRa~ on March 17, 2017, 11:16:14 AM

Title: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: ~ToRa~ on March 17, 2017, 11:16:14 AM
Hey guys,

As most of you are aware we have been getting more traffic on the server. We would surmise about 1/3 of these players are new players who don't really know how to play. We are looking for volunteers to commit to 1 hour per week hosting TvB BNE games for new players. 
Any volunteers would host the a TvB game with the title including All Players Welcome. Volunteers would host whatever BNE style game and allow any and all players to enter with no requests for new players to watch. Volunteers would be expected to teach new players how to build properly, they will not use profanities and offensive language when trying to teach a new player. 

In other words we are trying to get some volunteers to commit one or two hours a week to just hosting games with an emphasis of parding new players. Anyone who is interested please post bellow.

Side note Its unreasonable to think that we can grow this server without allowing new players to play. While videos on youtube and twich help new players to learn to play none will never gain any traction without in game experience. If you enjoy playing war2 and want to see the game around for many years to come, please commit to hosting New Player games for 1 hour a week.

Volunteer list:
~Tora~ - Monday and Tuesday- 9am-11am
Mousey- Sunday 2100-2200
EviL~Easy aka easycompany- Friday - 8pm-9pm
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: easycompany on March 17, 2017, 11:33:38 AM
i do gow ef (since its still the most pop) and anyone who joins mine is welcomed to play ,if its to terribly unbalanced we just av at end.
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: ~ToRa~ on March 17, 2017, 11:34:23 AM
What day and time can u commit to?
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: easycompany on March 17, 2017, 11:41:43 AM
friday 8pm-9pm est (even though if im in a playing mood ill do more)
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: ~ToRa~ on March 17, 2017, 12:10:54 PM
Ok whats ur name on the server? Ill add you to the list
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: easycompany on March 17, 2017, 12:33:43 PM
evil~easy
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: ~ToRa~ on March 17, 2017, 01:22:49 PM
evil~easy
Ok you will host under this alias. Thats fine
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: the_magician on March 17, 2017, 05:06:50 PM
tbh if it was just easier to host and nobody had to bypass their firewall or w/e this game would be a lot more popular..

the fact that i cannot host my own games and play with other noobs and perhaps vs computers makes this game unplayable

i login, i see maybe 4 games hosted, one is CHOP - to which is very hard to learn, other is GOW - which is full of pros who played this game for 10+ years and the other is a bot match GOWBNECOMPS - to which nobody joins

then i logoff, it's that simple
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: XuRnT on March 17, 2017, 06:55:06 PM
I usually host up games for anyone either Saturdays or Sundays no specific times though. You can add me to the list of hosts to watch for I guess.
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: Lethal~Machete on March 17, 2017, 08:43:48 PM
Great Idea Tora! but why don't we make a clan tournament where each clan has to recruit 2 to 4 noobs, teach them how to play GOW for like a month or so then have them battle against each other. Whichever clan wins gets a $ reward.
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: easycompany on March 17, 2017, 09:05:58 PM
well put in my hour..i just heavy d'ed against one sorta new person ..his poor orcs was rendered useless.

but seems evils and sols dont get along? its cool and all but we need more evils im lonesome  :'(
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: ~ToRa~ on March 18, 2017, 02:01:28 AM
I usually host up games for anyone either Saturdays or Sundays no specific times though. You can add me to the list of hosts to watch for I guess.
Can you commit to an actual day and time? It only has to be one hour per week.
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: easycompany on March 18, 2017, 03:35:12 AM
ill take any noobs in as long as they like beer and the 10 commandments ill beef thier orcs up with my human ways but they gotta listen..
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: mousEtopher on March 18, 2017, 06:18:44 PM
oh shit I missed my slot already, sorry. middle of the day prolly not good, maybe like 10-11pm or else in the morning some day like 6-8, somewhere in there. I'll think about it and figure out what's the best day
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: ~ToRa~ on March 18, 2017, 06:53:44 PM
oh shit I missed my slot already, sorry. middle of the day prolly not good, maybe like 10-11pm or else in the morning some day like 6-8, somewhere in there. I'll think about it and figure out what's the best day


Just give a specific day and time.
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: Hesh on March 18, 2017, 09:11:14 PM
Weekends, anytime(mostly all day), any map, any mode. Hosting under alias A.J
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: easycompany on March 18, 2017, 11:59:52 PM
nice, thought you was shotgun
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: loverbeer on March 19, 2017, 04:08:53 AM
Maybe some programmer should change the ports in the files from war2 : instead 6112-6119 make it on a port range which are usually open.
That could help a lot for all !!!
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: Incos on March 19, 2017, 08:53:32 AM
Big props to SHx, they seem to be taking in both newer players and advanced players. Glad to see a clan do this, keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: ibrockinsteve on March 19, 2017, 06:24:21 PM
I can be a new player if you guys arent salty.
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: mousEtopher on March 19, 2017, 10:25:05 PM
Now hosting: gow all welcome! 2230-2300

GET IT WHILE IT'S HOT PEOPLE!!!!
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: ~ToRa~ on March 20, 2017, 08:48:10 AM
I actually need to take off from hosting this morning gotta study.
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: Lambchops on March 20, 2017, 09:57:00 AM
.... with an emphasis of parding new players. Anyone who is interested please post bellow.

Side note Its unreasonable to think that we can grow this server without allowing new players to play.........

This is an excellent idea, well done  :)

Sadly I'm not in a position to be able to commit to any set times right now, but I will definately try to host some games like this when I find the time to do some gaming.

Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: Lambchops on March 20, 2017, 12:55:58 PM
Maybe some programmer should change the ports in the files from war2 : instead 6112-6119 make it on a port range which are usually open.
That could help a lot for all !!!


This is an interesting idea, and one that you can already try now, if you want.

So as not to hijack this very important thread, for anyone who is interested I have posted a discussion HERE (http://forum.war2.ru/index.php/topic,2703.msg51188.html#msg51188)

Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: mousEtopher on March 22, 2017, 08:17:49 PM
War2 Newb Power Hour is now LIVE -- 8:15 - 9:15 PM EST!
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: ~ToRa~ on March 23, 2017, 08:43:29 AM
Do another hour ill log on in a few :D
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: Szwagier on March 23, 2017, 11:04:37 AM
War2 Newb Power Hour is now LIVE -- 8:15 - 9:15 PM EST!
Do not forget to invite braviet .. maybe something he will learn ..  :P
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: ~ToRa~ on March 23, 2017, 11:07:55 AM
War2 Newb Power Hour is now LIVE -- 8:15 - 9:15 PM EST!
Do not forget to invite braviet .. maybe something he will learn ..  :P
Swag I say you and a few top players host some tvb games for tier 3 players. That way they can learn something for you guys.
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: Szwagier on March 23, 2017, 11:14:12 AM
War2 Newb Power Hour is now LIVE -- 8:15 - 9:15 PM EST!
Do not forget to invite braviet .. maybe something he will learn ..  :P
Swag I say you and a few top players host some tvb games for tier 3 players. That way they can learn something for you guys.
its impossible since i cant host
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: ~ToRa~ on March 23, 2017, 11:23:22 AM

If we fixed it for you would you do it
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: Szwagier on March 23, 2017, 11:28:40 AM
how u want fixed it for me  ??? ??? since i got "new" modem i cant host .. 2 years
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: ~ToRa~ on March 23, 2017, 11:44:16 AM
how u want fixed it for me  ??? ??? since i got "new" modem i cant host .. 2 years

Whats the exact make and model of your modem and router
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: mousEtopher on March 23, 2017, 11:50:04 AM
could use VPN, only $22 one time + free port forwarding, I'm sure Tora will fund you
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: ~ToRa~ on March 23, 2017, 11:52:02 AM
could use VPN, only $22 one time + free port forwarding, I'm sure Tora will fund you

If Swag agrees to host 1-2 hours a week of tvb games for the lower tier players of course.
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: ibrockinsteve on March 24, 2017, 12:42:11 PM
There's a lot that could be done. A Beginner's guide video to warcraft2 with th placement, discussing resource starting conditions, nate formation, build order, tech tree, towering and anti towering, scouting, water, hotkeys, rushing and ani rush, and mouse settings. I bought a mouse specifically for war2 so i wouldnt use the touchpad on my laptop and it's still a bit rough.

then a tips and tricks video bugs, cat wars, juggernaught wars, etc(part 2 essentally)

then have a video for the important maps, gow, chop, etc.

Then use social media (Are you a wowt fan? checkout war2) and encourage people that already play to welcome newbs.
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: ~ToRa~ on March 24, 2017, 12:50:00 PM
Most of what you laid out it currently on youtube. You can watch all the videos you want but without in game practice with experienced players you will never get better.
Title: Re: Teaching and Hosting for New Players: Volunteers wanted
Post by: mousEtopher on March 27, 2017, 04:10:19 AM
2 stand-alone vids with nice editing & production value that include all the info he says are a great idea