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Chronicles of Spellborn has a new tutorial

February 15, 2009

Recently The Chronicles of Spellborn had a new update of the game released. One of the major changes in the game was a new tutorial. The feedback the developers had received was that the old one was perhaps leaving a few things to be desired.

I would have to agree with that. The old tutorial made too many assumptions about players figuring out or knowing how to play already.

Does the new tutorial do a better job? I would say that it is a definite improvment in a number of ways.

On the way to Parliament shard

On the way to Parliament shard

The tutorial starts with that your character wakes up on the shard ship The Mercantile, which is on its way to Parliament shard (where the starter areas are). You were actually supposed to catch an earlier ship with the rest of the recruits, but managed to miss that transport…

The Mercantile is on its way to rendez-vous with another shard ship before heading to Parliament though. In the mean time some of the crew gets you to do some work for them, tricking you into that some pieces of hay may pose a threat.

The mighty hero has slaughtered the hay!

The mighty hero has slaughtered the hay!

The tutorial is much more thorough on commands and has some nice humor. After doing some tasks for the cre it is time to speak to the captain, who also sets you to work before the rendez-vous. When it is time for the rendez-vous, things turn a bit ugly (or vhelgaric).  A nasty monster turns up and this triggers the start more practicing of fighting skills. This segment of the tutorial is quite neat I think and does a good job with getting things a bit more exciting.

 

Captain, is that creature supposed to hover above us and scream like that?

Captain, is that creature supposed to hover above us and scream like that?

From the completing of that monster incident it is time to arrive at Hawksmouth docks. Some of the quests have been adjusted at this point in order to get the player to Hawkmouth city.

The rewards a quite good for the early levels; by the time the tutorial ended my character was a bit into level 3 and by the time he reached Hawksmouth and the waiting command Dalheart (where players originally started) he was level 4 and not too far from level 5.

Overall I think they have improved the initial experience significantly. There are perhaps still some room for more improvement, but overall I think it was a quite nice experience to start the game with.

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