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Any tips on how to introduce new players to the game?

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Hello!

I wanted to start playing dst with my friend, but i cant really think of an appropriate way to introduce him to the game. Any tips you can give to help me with this?

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Mike23Ua    10768

One thing I’ve noticed is that what you NEED to do if you want your friends to not quit the game in frustration is to at least explain the In’s & Out’s of the characters and their abilities.

Its OKAY to learn things at your own pace (I enjoy that most about the game) but- it would also be super helpful if your friend knew things like: dropping their Teddy bear on the ground when low on Sanity and playing as Willow will cause him to grow large and kill those pesky shadows for you.

Your friends are NEW to the game and likely haven’t watched any YouTube videos or guides right? So small things like that- would help both YOU and that friend better enjoy the game TOGETHER- Maybe tell them they can use that lighter they have for more then just being feared as a base burning griefer like instantly cooking foods without needing to build a campfire to cook them over would help too.

But as far as giving them a step by step guide on what to do, how to do it, where to get food sources how to catch animals or fish or etc- maybe let them discover all that for themselves..

But knowing the BASICS of the character they choose to play as would be helpful.

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Horsheen    169

Try to pick a character for them that suits their playstyle, give them a general goal such as "explore, and pick up grass, twigs and flint" 

Let them experience the game as they please, and just give them some small tips, or answer any questions they ask.

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sinisterrkid    1789

I recommend doing all of that on a Wilderness Mode world. In that, if he dies he will instantly be able to choose a different character and respawn at a random spot on the map.

So no need for you to keep reviving him, and no need for him to keep waiting for you as a ghost. Plus, spawning at a random spot is pretty fun!

Wilderness mode is so good for new players that I wish it either didn't have a scary name for newbies or that it was straight up recommended by the game if it was your first time playing.

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Mike23Ua    10768
1 hour ago, sinisterrkid said:

I recommend doing all of that on a Wilderness Mode world. In that, if he dies he will intantly be able to choose a different character and respawn at a random spot on the map.

So no need for you to keep reviving him, and no need for him to keep waiting for you as a ghost. Plus, spawning at a random spot is pretty fun!

Wilderness mode is so good for new players that I wish it either didn't have a scary name for newbies or that it was straight up recommended by the game if it was your first time playing.

I use wilderness mode for PvP.. killing people and respawning somewhere random after being killed, best way to play if you want to straight up PVP, me and my friends even come up with our own “Elimination” mode where- once we die as a character we can’t re-pick them and we go through the entire list till the last man standing.

Yes we get bored when most the map itself has no hostile mobs to fight. :lol:

I highly recommend Endless- personally I have bladder problems and have to go pee like every 30-45 minutes and without a pause button: PEEING IS DEADLY!!

But on Endless- you at least get to experience becoming a ghost, and/or getting revived as a ghost/being able to revive others who are a ghost.

so it teaches importance behind things like Touchstones, Telltale Heart or Wanda’s new Second Chance Clock.

Now if only I could get noobs who keep dying to freaking stop floating away from me while I’m trying to use Wanda’s revival clock on them… ffs!

(I was in a game last night where they kept trying to “haunt” tell-tale hearts to revive themselves.. yeah um, I don’t think that works.)

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Warpspeed10    188

If your friend dies, drop what you are doing and revive them right away. The least fun thing to do as a new player is float around frustrated while your experienced friend is doing "more important things".

Also, carry a compass with you both. Being able to find each other on the map is really important for new players who may not know where important landmarks are.

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Be2014    277

If you are hosting the game I suggest endless.  You are the host so you can make the base at the portal. They can revive themselves at the portal without your help.  Autumn is easy they will learn how to craft. You can explore the world get them a map. I just suggest you do not play on a public server until they have survived the whole year.  Good luck.  

 

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Cheggf    4014

Lot of good tips in this thread. I would add that picking Wes so you can give them balloons and run around with balloons in your hand is also very important. Make sure it's cool balloons like the bunnyman and hound. Don't get lame balloons like the circle one.

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Mike23Ua    10768

If your a complete jerk like me: You could tell you best friend that using a hammer on the gigantic beehive gives endless free Honey.

(technically it does… but it also does something else if you get too greedy :lol:)

Or you could tell them to stand on the bubbling spot in a swamp biome and something cool and unexpected will happen.

Hey- don’t judge me my friends know I was just goofing off with them! I call it Revenge for them telling me I can hold a grenade in my hand as long as I want to to line up the throwing arch in a shooter -_- 

But.. make sure your friend also doesn’t get annoyed with your playful antics either- it’s fun watching them die in funny noob-ish ways.. as long as they’re enjoying the experience.

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1 hour ago, Mike23Ua said:

If your a complete jerk like me: You could tell you best friend that using a hammer on the gigantic beehive gives endless free Honey.

(technically it does… but it also does something else if you get too greedy :lol:).

Ask them first if they know about the greedy cup, if they do/don't give them a hammer and say "hammer that beehive, it gives honey with no danger".

Then flee as soon as they see the consequences of their actions, remember to bring a telltale heart.

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