New Player Guide

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Albus
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New Player Guide

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I created this topic just to redirect new players with whom I play and make their lives a little easier. I will attach here, as a .zip file, useful content for new players who want to improve their game.

A good way to improve rope skills in intermediate scheme, is by playing Skinflint Rope. Download maps and scheme here viewtopic.php?f=11&t=455

I suggest new players access https://worms2d.info/Worms_Armageddon. There you will find all kinds of information and basically everything you need related to the game.

To join the intermediate league called ONL (open normal league), visit http://www.normalnonoobs.com/newcomer.

To join WA server on discord acess https://discord.gg/UBRBhk6.
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I would also like to add another tip for new players. Don't be discouraged when playing against some good intermediate players. You will probably see them doing things in the game that you didn't even know was possible. But WA is not such a difficult game if you seek to improve the essentials. Many things are unnecessary for you to know in order to win matches. For example, you don't have to be very good at rope or be very good at BnG (aiming skills) to win matches. You don't need to know a lot of theory about specific things in the game to be a winner. This helps, but it is not always important. The most important in the intermediate scheme is strategy. If you see the replays that are attached to that topic, you will see that in these CWT finals, most of the time you will not see an extremely creative and difficult move that will amaze you. Most of these crazy and hard to execute moves happens in casual or not-so-important games, where people don't want to risk too much. The main thing is strategy and tactics.

And the most important. Everyone follows the same learning path, others faster and others more slowly. But everyone is capable of reaching a high level. I will mention as an example the two best ranked players in CWT, chuvash and Dario.

Dario, in his first CWT did not pass the group stage, while chuvash in his first CWT, did not advanced to the quarterfinals. Until they reached the level of winning almost everything, they were very dedicated to the game. For example, just in the ONL league records here on the site (which started only in 2009 - before that period many already played the game a lot), Dario accumulated more than 800 games, while chuvash more than 1500. It's a long time of playing and learning things. But of course, before all these games, they had already reached their best level. However, they only reached a high level after much dedication to the game. If you look at the first season of chuvash in ONL, the biggest CWT champion of today, he was 57-47. Over the next seasons, he gradually improved his win rate.

There is also bad news. A while ago, when, for example, Dario was very active, there were excellent active players with whom they constantly trained, exchanged ideas, and improved their level of play. Today, unfortunately, you will find few good players available to play. So progress for those who play these days will be much slower. Perhaps this scenario will change.

I will use this topic to share my opinions that I think can help new players. But it is my opinion only. Feel free to disagree or add anything.
Obs: my English is not my native language and is very rusty, so I probably did many mistakes in the writing.
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Gj mate
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I forgot to mention the topic "New tricks, tips, etc" by Felo: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=414. I highly recommend beginning players to see this topic.
In worms2d website, also take a special look at "Game Logic" (https://worms2d.info/Game_logic) and "Weapons" (https://worms2d.info/Weapons), as it is essential to know how the weapons in the game work, maximum damage etc.
One last thing. If you want to host your own games without hosting buddy, one easy alternative is by downloading WormNAT2 here: https://worms2d.info/WormNAT2. In that case, you will also need to have the intermediate scheme in the "Worms Armageddon\User\Schemes" folder. You can download the scheme here: http://www.normalnonoobs.com/files
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Re: New Player Guide

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Guys, I decided to share on google drive the idea of this topic, i.e., all theory about the game that I've been collecting since I started playing again this year to help new players. Information about each weapon in the game, tactics, mistakes that I or other people made etc.

Much of the content that you will see in this folder on the google drive I collected right here from the NNN forum. But I did mention the sources.

I found the idea of google drive better, because it is easier for me to organize the content there (instead of flood this topic to add new things).

Anyone who wants can send suggestions or criticisms.

The current link is this: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
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You are doing an excellent job there!
edit: I can't find Mablak's animal jumping guide, it had some very good tips
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Dario wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:29 pm You are doing an excellent job there!
edit: I can't find Mablak's animal jumping guide, it had some very good tips
Thank you for remember that! I'll put that on drive too!
https://worms2d.info/Animal_Jumping
I think you mention that.
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I would like to add that you can all feel free to send here some content to add to the drive.
Also feel free to use this link I sent here to share with new players.
In fact, there is not much in this material that is mine. A lot is from other players, which I am just gathering in one place.
Here are some suggestions for things you guys can send here:

1) replays indicating your own mistakes or from others players that need to be avoided. These replays are located in the folder "MISTAKES TO AVOID".
2) useful tips and tricks in the game. I will mention as an example, a tip that Kayz taught me and that is in these files, which is how to shoot the bow in the worm behind.
3) Creative moves with specific weapons, for example, cows, HHG etc. But creative (not impossible) moves ok? The idea here is to open the player mind to things he can do.

So feel free to suggest adding any content that you find useful for those who want to become a better player and increase the chance of victory.

I would like that this become a place to be shared between players and a easy place where they can find all kind of useful information to improve themselves in intermediate scheme. All this content can be downloaded by anyone. Furthermore, anyone who wants to do something similar feel free to do so. And if I become inactive, you can also take that idea and continue if you want. The idea is to improve the level of players in the league.
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The google drive has a strange thing. When you download several files, it starts a process of compressing all of them, which takes a very long time. In order to avoid that, I put the entire guide in a single .zip file. Now it will be much easier. The link I sent from now on now will only have a single .zip file to download. The download is much faster, as the drive will not go through the compression process.
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New link: https://mega.nz/folder/ItgzmADa#pg4h9az7Z82-h4LI8SXVlw
I didn't like Google Drive. Mega seems to be a better site. So I deleted the google drive folder and I'm going to use only Mega from now on.
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Re: New Player Guide

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I gave the guide (https://mega.nz/folder/ItgzmADa#pg4h9az7Z82-h4LI8SXVlw) a makeover. I decided to leave only the essentials for those just starting out.

I created a text file with a kind of step by step for the players. I accept suggestions and criticisms (also in relation to writing, as my English is very rusty). Here is the guide I created:

"For many, Intermediate is the most complete scheme, as it requires a minimum of skills from all other schemes.

It's important that you don't get discouraged when playing against some good intermediate players. You will probably see them doing things in the game that you didn't even know was possible. But intermediate is not such a difficult scheme if you seek to improve the essentials. Many things are unnecessary for you to know in order to win matches. For example, you don't have to be a pro roper or a pro at aiming skills to win matches. You also don't need to know a lot of theory about specific things in the game to be a winner. This helps, but it is not always important. The most important in the intermediate scheme is strategy. In this guide you can find to download matches from the last stages of intermediate tournaments. Most of the time you will not see an extremely creative and difficult move that will amaze you. Most of these crazy and hard to execute moves happens in casual or not-so-important games, where people don't want to risk too much. The main thing is strategy and tactics.

Below, some steps on how to become a good intermediate player:

1) first of all, the most important thing is having fun. If you don't have fun with the game, you will play badly.

2) have in your mind the minimum necessary theory about the game. Below are some important things for you to know:

https://worms2d.info/Weapons - on this page you will see how each weapon in the game works. Obviously you only need to read about the weapons available in the scheme intermediate. It is essential to know how the weapons in the game work, maximum damage etc.

https://worms2d.info/Animal_Jumping - theory about the behavior of animals, for example, what makes a sheep jump etc.

https://worms2d.info/Wind - just a few things about wind behavior in the game you need to know. Take a quick read here.

https://worms2d.info/Sudden_Death - Sudden Death is a crucial moment in the intermediate scheme. Understand how it works.

3) Have some skill with rope. But you don't have to be a PRO roper. Skinflint Roping scheme is a very good way to practice it. Download the map and scheme at viewtopic.php?f=11&t=455

4) Practice JetPack as it is very important in matches. JetPack Missions from NNN forum is a good way for practice. You can find these missions at viewtopic.php?f=11&t=233

5) Watch replays of the best players. In this folder you will find some good replays to watch.

6) Find people to play with, and preferably someone better than you, so that your progress will be faster. Use this topic to call someone to play: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1700

7) When you feel more confident, venture into the intermediate leagues to test your skills. There are two leagues where you can play intermediate, and you can join them through the following links:
http://www.normalnonoobs.com/
https://www.tus-wa.com/

THE MOST IMPORTANT
If you need help or have any questions, ask for help here: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1696

Intermediate is a scheme with infinite possibilities for moves and strategies.
You can see some creative moves here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=614TdFx1BS4.
But remember, the most important thing is strategy and not difficult moves. The best tactic and strategy is what usually decides the games.
"
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I invited many noobs in the past seasons of ONL and TUS. Unfortunately few of them return to play. I believe that a different approach is needed. Instead of asking them to play league, which I did several times, I will first play a fun game, and ask if they like the scheme and if they would be interested in improving it, and if the answer is positive, then I share the guide. Maybe, when a new player in the game plays against a pro player, he may feel discouraged, as he may have the feeling that it is impossible to beat that person. WA is not a game like other popular games, where in few seconds, you will find dozens of guides and tutorials on youtube, and even coachings (like LoL etc).
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Yeah, inviting someone who barely knows how to shoot the rope into a competitive league may be too much. I mean, if someone new comes to AG they probably just want to have some fun. Right now I think it's more important to retain newcomers than promote intermediate scheme, so if you are playing with someone that seems to be really new to the game, try to play at their level, use a scheme with more weapon, pick a map that lets them get some easy kills, just do whatever you think will make the game more fun for them. I mean, we all started liking the game because it was fun and quirky, it was only after we were more or less good that we started looking for more balanced schemes and competitive games.
Maybe we should make a youtube channel showing basic things that will drastically help new players get better and more interested. I don't know, for example how to use the dyna, show that if you place it on the head you get a bigger push on the worm (new players always put it at the worm's feet).
We need to keep in mind that overwhelming new players with information and tricks will only discourage them. Keeping things simple, fresh, friendly and fun is the key I think.
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Yes, Dario. Good ideas! I will send this guide only to those who already have a reasonable level of skills in the game. Very noobs players, I will try to do as you suggested. The idea of the YouTube channel is really cool too. In the case of very noob players, I could share that channel. For slightly more advanced players, I would send my guide.
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