Suggestion:20120915 Newbie Radio

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20120915 Newbie Radio

A Big F'ing Dog 00:43, 16 September 2012 (BST)

Suggestion type

Suggestion scope
New players aka Newbies

Suggestion description
UD is not very newbie friendly. It's hard to find steady allies, you die continuously, can barely do anything, and figuring out what to do often involves consulting an outside wiki.

I suggest that all players, both survivor and zombie, start off with one radio in their inventory. This radio would come pre-tuned to a broadcast restricted channel, receiving regular messages from the outside military forces that provide tips on how to play Urban Dead. Although supposedly aimed at survivors, the broadcasts would also contain tips useful for zombie players. Example of messages:

All survivors are encouraged to find a dependable melee weapon to defend themselves if necessary. Axes can be acquired in fire stations located throughout the city.
Alert: Zombies often groan loudly when they encounter the living. Other zombies may hear these groans and swarm your position.
Zombies cannot easily attack buildings by themselves but are very dangerous in groups.
Generators can be installed and fueled in buildings to provide light. This will aid you in finding items but the light may attract the attention of zombies.
Zombies can be brought back to life with syringes from any of the Necrotech buildings hidden across the city.
Closing doors can stop the less intelligent zombies, but some undead are regaining memories of life and opening doors for their hordes. Only barricades can prevent those smarter zombies from entering your safehouse.
Although zombies can be brought back to life our scientists report that many people seem to prefer undeath and commit suicide from tall buildings immediately after revival.
A comprehensive guide to Malton has been assembled by our experts at If you still have Internet access and are not being devoured alive we encourage you to use this survival resource.

Existing players would be able to tune their radios to the newbie tips frequency if they want to listen. Whenever anyone switches away from the newbie tips station the game would display a special warning message:

You change your radio's frequency to XX.XX. The radio begins to hiss static. To listen to more survival tips you can switch it back to XX.XX at any time.

A large and rotating supply of tips could answer many of the recurring questions newbies have, without inundating them with too much information all at once.

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Keep Votes

  1. Keep Credit goes to Revenant for suggesting it just be a regular pre-tuned radio instead of a new item. --A Big F'ing Dog 00:45, 16 September 2012 (BST)
  2. Aye. When I fall, I'll weep for happiness 00:45, 16 September 2012 (BST)
  3. I could have sworn it was a dupe, but after 5 minutes of searching, I gave up. --•▬ ▬••▬ • •••• •▬ ▬•▬• ▬•▬ #nerftemplatedsigs 00:49, 16 September 2012 (BST)
  4. I very much like this suggestion. A good way to provide continued assistance to new characters without holding their hand too much or requiring metagaming. ᚱᛖᚢᛖᚾᚨᚾ 03:51, 16 September 2012 (BST)
  5. Great idea, though I'm not the biggest fan of allowing them to change the frequency. Even so, still worth Keeping. Aichon 05:16, 16 September 2012 (BST)
  6. Keep as I want more radio things. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 23:13, 16 September 2012 (BST)

Kill Votes

Spam/Dupe Votes

  1. Spam - Its been awhile.--SA 02:22, 16 September 2012 (BST)
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