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kidkissinger

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 I run a monthly event with mostly new players. 

Trying to have a a satisfying experience for new players in under forty five minutes.

Any recommended scripts?

ryleyra

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Actually I think the new corrected "Havok in the Hamok Sector" should come in under 45 minutes. The action is pretty fast paced, and the events are mostly time triggered. If it takes more than 45 minutes it's because once the invasion begins, the players don't clue in on the purpose of the tachyon generators.

Look in the "Stock Missions updated for 2.6" thread.

I think most of the stock missions can run less than 45 minutes. The only ones I'm unsure of are the Trials of Deneb trilogy, and the two new canonical battles. (Sirius Feint and Battle of Elihu) 

I also plan to introduce a Simple Sandbox in that thread. It will consist of repeatable mini-missions that should take less than 15 minutes each. You can run three of them and then stop. But you've got to wait for me to write it. [biggrin]
kidkissinger

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Thanks, Havok looks awesome!
ryleyra

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Thanks a lot! [biggrin] Of course, it's Mike Substelny's mission, but I had a blast updating it.
Mike Substelny

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I haven't played Ryley's updated version of "Havoc in the Hamak Sector" but it was designed to be won in 45 minutes or less. Losing can take longer. [wink]

I designed "Havoc in the Hamak Sector" to be amusing for a moderately experienced crew. It should be very easy for a veteran crew but it might be too difficult for a shipload of rookies.

This thread points out a definite need within the Mission Scripting Community. All of the Challenge Missions and Canonical Battles we release at Armada are designed to last 40-50 minutes, and after three years that's a lot of missions. Unfortunately all of those mission scripts are designed to be difficult for even the most highly experienced crews.

The Mission Scripting Community really needs to release some missions for newbies that are tense and exciting but can be won in 40-60 minutes.

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