I'm starting to get really tired of some of the threads that reoccur. Some of my personal unfavorites include:
- Is the Community Active?
- I'm quitting the game, this is why...
- Stardock is responsible...
- Everyone kicks me from online games
- Everyone cheats
- My sound doesn't work
- The unclean beast is overpowered
One solution to reduce the frequencies of these posts is to develop a FAQ that addresses all of the questions. This way at least the players who are willing to read the thread will have their questions answers. Those that don't, probably don't deserve an answer anyway.
Now, I could write the FAQ, but I'm working on bugfixing. I'm sure that people would rather me spend time doing that than working on this, so I'm going to put in some starting materials for a FAQ. I'd like the rest of the community to chip in and help to write parts. Rough outlines, whole sections, proofreading, whatever. If you have a minute and like to have people listen to you, this is the place to do it. Once we get a sufficiently developed document, a new thread should be created to be stickied in the main forum. We should probably also get SD to remove some of the out of date stickies while we are at it. If anyone wants to take charge of this and put in a lot of effort, they are welcome to it.
Initial Rough draft of a FAQ
What is the online population like?
To check current game status: http://www.demigodthegame.com/opengames.asp
To check population statistics: http://dgstats.insidesupcom.de/
Why are the numbers for people online with Demigods so high?
The numbers include people logged into Demigods directly through Demigods as well as those running Impulse with Demigods on their accounts.
Terminology, Acronyms, and Abbreviations
BoF: Blood of the Fallen, favor item
BoS: Blade of Serpent, Assassin favor item
Ent: Shamblers, Queen of Thorns Minion
QoT: Queen of Thorns, Demigod
UB: Unclean Beast, Demigod
Vamps: Night Stalkers, Lord Erebus Minion
Multiplay Demigod Rankings
Tier 1: The Best
Tier 2: The Average
Tier 3: The Bad
Queen of Thorns
Short descriptions of Each of the demigods.
Unclean Beast. A melee master. High damage, good speed, great skills the Unclean Beast is a monster. Stack HP. Oooze, Ooze/Spit hybrid, and Spit builds are
very popular. Only get the first level of his stun skill at level 5.
Builds that do not work in high level games
Shambler focused Queen of Thorns
Dodge and Critical hit Demon Assassin
Why does the game desync so frequently?
Why does Demigods use Peer to Peer instead of server based play?
Why does my game lag?
What is Sim Speed?
Include link to Sim Speed Faq
Demigod Strategy and Mechanics
Include link to stickied thread about mechanics
Where is a good play to find an active community?
Lagwars Ventrilo channel, link to clan pacov
How do GPG, SD, and Atari interact with Demigods?
SD: Publisher in NA
Atari: Publisher in areas not NA
Offline are separate from online.
Online games are only gotten in games with human players on both sides.
How do I deal with Spit?
Run away earlier, teleport back to base, Sedna Heal, Orb of invulnerabilty (get the real name),
What demigods have stuns?
What demigods have slows?
What demigods have good spike damage?
What demigods have good pressure damage?