MenaAthena

Tips on how to be Courteous to Fellow Players

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Make a fire and endo fire pit at spawn with a chest with logs, I don't even need to explain this 

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On 2 March 2017 at 9:43 PM, Arlesienne said:

My proposition for in-game interactions and the forums: read a bit on Google, DO NOT ask Klei to port SW to DST.

Well that can flame a riot I guess

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Don't ask captain obvious questions all the time and just Google them instead.

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On 3/4/2017 at 11:10 AM, Destros09 said:

Make a fire and endo fire pit at spawn with a chest with logs, I don't even need to explain this 

Exactly!  I already do this anyway.  Except, with Rellimarual's amendment of leaving axes there and trees instead.  At my longest-running server ("Camp One-Foot-In-The-Grave"...well, that's the unofficial name of the BASE, not the server itself) I even put a sign there too:

"If arriving at night or in winter/summer, 1.  Take axe.  2.  Chop tree.  3.  Light season-appropriate firepit and not die.  :)"

Hee.  (That wouldn't help people like that one guy who'd never SEEN an endo fire before and thought it was a mod, but in general...)

Also Wigfrid does have a reason to pick berries--filler!  AND, if you're playing with others, _they_ can always eat 'em.  (shrug)

...Notorious

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During the Chinese New Year event, picking berries was highly likely to spawn gobblers and therefore provide drumsticks, though I did always leave the berries on the ground....

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On 3/2/2016 at 4:20 PM, MenaAthena said:

 

  • If you don't want Strangers, set a Password: You'd think this one would be a no brainer, but I've heard a lot of stories of people joining servers just to be kicked the moment they enter. I assume it only happens when someone doesn't know that they can make a password for they're server, but still, it's rude.

If I play as Wicker, I like to keep my server open and spawn some tentacles next to the portal.

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We once had some people with lots of time in their hands (or one person with several accounts) He/she would come in as Willow, find the base and started burning it with the stupid lighter and taking all of our resources. Not problem, we thought, thats what kicking and rollbacks are for! But no, he would start clogging up the voting system by making us vote on whether or not to ban random people (who were not a waste of space like him), so we couldn't vote on kicking him. And whenever we did finally manage to start a vote on whether or not to kick him, he would just leave for 30 seconds or so and then come back when the votings over and start burning our stuff all over again. So we basically got stuck in an infinite loop of rollbacks. I even recorded what he did and condensed/summarized what he did in a few minutes of footage.

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Posted (edited)

This thread really did come in handy for my first joined DST world in a long time. Kinda wish I told everyone else on the cramped server about it. Loads of people asking where the base was and hoarding materials at the start, but still fun, nonetheless. Guess I'll slap my own personal advice on here...

If there's a sinkhole quite near your team's base, for the love of Helix, don't mine it open! On my last server, someone did exactly that, and batalisks were harassing us every night XD

More advice, I hear you asking? Here you go!

Don't pester players for items! They might not have any to spare, or they simply aren't in the mood to go get it while you chill at the base.

A prime example was what happened on my last visited server. There was this one player who constantly pestered me for silk and another who didn't know how to get honey. They were just standing around in the base accomplishing nothing. 

In short, sometimes, you have to do things for yourself. You should enter servers knowing full well that other players aren't there to babysit you. Get out of the base and learn! Pull your own weight! Doing nothing will harm the productivity of everyone!

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On 3/18/2017 at 1:52 AM, CaptainChaotica said:

Exactly!  I already do this anyway.  Except, with Rellimarual's amendment of leaving axes there and trees instead.  At my longest-running server ("Camp One-Foot-In-The-Grave"...well, that's the unofficial name of the BASE, not the server itself) I even put a sign there too:

"If arriving at night or in winter/summer, 1.  Take axe.  2.  Chop tree.  3.  Light season-appropriate firepit and not die.  :)"

Hee.  (That wouldn't help people like that one guy who'd never SEEN an endo fire before and thought it was a mod, but in general...)

Also Wigfrid does have a reason to pick berries--filler!  AND, if you're playing with others, _they_ can always eat 'em.  (shrug)

...Notorious

 

If you do that with the pits and logs/axes-trees, also should leave some thermal stones in there - so that people could actually leave gate location if joining in summer/winter. Otherwise they will still die there (well another point would be regulars to join only autumn servers but that's another thing).

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7 minutes ago, xxVERSUSxy said:

you do that with the pits and logs/axes-trees, also should leave some thermal stones in there - so that people could actually leave gate location if joining in summer/winter. Otherwise they will still die there (well another point would be regulars to join only autumn servers but that's another thing).

Thermal stones won't help much in summer if there's no fridge, and they will somehow manage to burn down any structure you build near the spawn. I also wouldn't put it past one of them to take all the stones, which could end up costing the host a lot of precious rock. Basically, if they're joining in summer or winter and they know what they're doing, they can make it to the base if you leave them an ax. If they don't know what they're doing, you probably don't want them there in the challenging seasons. When a newcomer is clearly very new to the game, we usually just encourage them to co e back in autumn or spring.

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6 hours ago, Rellimarual said:

Thermal stones won't help much in summer if there's no fridge

Endothermic fire pits.

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28 minutes ago, Sinister_Fang said:

Endothermic fire pits.

That's an interesting idea, although costly. They don't just destroy it? I suppose it can't burn, so they'd have to go to the trouble of making a hammer. Still, that's a lot of stone, if you include the thermals and the fire pit.

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On 3/3/2016 at 1:20 AM, MenaAthena said:

 

  • Don't ask where the Base is Right After Joining: This one's simple, but it goes a long way in not annoying people. Now I know that when you first enter a server you want to know where you can come to at night to cook and spam the /dance emote, but be patient. If you aren't given directions or offered an escort, explore, gather some things, get your bearings. People will respect you more if you survive a few days before asking where the base is located. Who knows, you may even find it on your own!

 

  • Don't Enter in Winter or Summer: Pay attention to the day and season of the server you're joining. If you want to join in a difficult season for some extra challenge, go ahead. Just don't expect everyone to drop what they're doing to help you out.

 

  • Keep Busy: Look around the base. Does it still need some drying racks? A crockpot? Some farms? Do the traps need to be emptyed? Are you low on wood? Look around for things that need to be done, and if you're having trouble finding something, it never hurts to ask. No one likes a leach.

If only people could respect those 3 simple rules.. but sadly:
 

1) Enter, picks character , asks "BASE???11111!!11!"
if you tell them "we can't help you right now" they will just insult you and your family and leave

2) Enters in winter, dies after 0.3 seconds, goes around asking for base, help and why he should leave

3) Enters the game, finds an egg, wastes 99% of his time preparing food other people collect and hatching his egg, just to see his new smallbird killed by some other player and then griefing the whole server.

 

Those people will get mad once kicked and have a bad mood for the whole day. if everyone could respect those simple rules everything would be better and the community would be more clean and friendly.

 

Heck i too join in winter sometimes as woodie, i chop myself some trees, i survive a few days, once people "accept" me i will show them what i can do , if i find their base i will force them to accept me, but i sure as hell won't die day 1 without putting up a fight (?) and if i do i will just leave immediately to not disturb "old players"

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On 4/7/2017 at 5:37 PM, Thieverpedia said:

This thread really did come in handy for my first joined DST world in a long time. Kinda wish I told everyone else on the cramped server about it. Loads of people asking where the base was and hoarding materials at the start, but still fun, nonetheless. Guess I'll slap my own personal advice on here...

If there's a sinkhole quite near your team's base, for the love of Helix, don't mine it open! On my last server, someone did exactly that, and batalisks were harassing us every night XD

More advice, I hear you asking? Here you go!

Don't pester players for items! They might not have any to spare, or they simply aren't in the mood to go get it while you chill at the base.

A prime example was what happened on my last visited server. There was this one player who constantly pestered me for silk and another who didn't know how to get honey. They were just standing around in the base accomplishing nothing. 

In short, sometimes, you have to do things for yourself. You should enter servers knowing full well that other players aren't there to babysit you. Get out of the base and learn! Pull your own weight! Doing nothing will harm the productivity of everyone!

I dealt with a Wilson like this.  He would constantly pester everyone on the server for rocks, and he never went out to get his own.  To add insult to injury, he was the host.

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Oh, like with Jerkface of Jerkface and Dumbarse (Attourneys at Law!) whom I told the story of earlier in this thread (near the bottom of page 5 if anyone's curious).  HE kept pestering me for my one, lone, gear.  Which was needed for a fling-o-matic you nit!  Rocks, silk and honey are WAY less rare--it might take a bit to find them, but you _can_.  So go do it yourself!

I can happily say that, as a host, I have never EVER just sat around base and tried to make other players my minions.  If I operated like _that_, nothing would ever happen and I would be alone 100% of the time instead of around 75%!

...Notorious

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I feel like I have the opposite problem from moochers, I never ask for help (just voice mild frustration if I can't find flint because everyone on the server took them all).  One time I went in as Wilson, and I was constantly around 25% hunger because I was on a mostly seed diet and didn't ask for food (and kind of didn't want to take my chances with the frogs without a spear), and a Maxwell player was like "you gotta eat" and threw some frog legs at me.  It was a gesture I greatly appreciated, but yeah, I do my best to be self-sufficient, a lot of times fatally so.

Anyways, having joined some servers, I have some pet peeves for DST.

Please, for the love of all that is holy, actually leave some tools for players who join at the point where most of the flint in the world is taking.  I'm personally tired of having to rely completely on torches when I travel throughout the world and have no method of cooking food away from the firepit placed at spawn just because I'm completely unable to find flint for an axe.

Also don't automatically assume that random Willow is the source behind all the griefing.  Literally any character can make a torch and set fire to stuff, I usually make controlled fires to get charcoal for the crockpot.  You can rollback and keep an eye on base for the perpetrator if they grief again.

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This.  (points upwards)  This right here.  All of it. The leave flint/tools for others, the being self-sufficient when on other people's servers to the point where it becomes dangerous sometimes--I totally do that--and DEFINITELY the don't-always-blame-Willow.  Yes.

...Notorious

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