Why not teach the future champion ?
I diden't advertised much as the full content of the server is not ready yet but enought to teach the basics. With my computer time reduce to irl busines and more and more begginer coming on the discord server, I know think it's time for the project to be more public (I'm afraid to use the term official, i will let someone else claim that in time)
I present the ORA academy.
the server is composed on 4 levels on learning/training to grab and understand the aspect of the game. It also gather a maximum of tips and tricks the game allows and links to some existing content (such as happy's guide).I tried to use my own experience in openra as a player (once competitive ?) and regular viewer to make the process neutral in order to let people choose their own playstyle in the end. "Students" are taking care of by some teacher that are at their disposal to answer their question or supervise games or replays as needed.
So far, the feedback i have is it has help some player and save them time to find some info by themself or by figure out what really matter in a competitive game.
My motivation is an attempt to reinforce and consolidate our competitive player base by facilitating the learning process wich sometime can drive a player away.
It is not an attempt to form a side community as i will moderate the server to be exclusively used for teaching/learning discussion. We have already enought community servers, go talk music or spam meme there !
Feel free to send any beginner on this server or visit it yourself. I still need help to continue the LVL 3 and LVL4 and any volonteer to be teacher is welcome as soon as he does not try to impose his "personal" vision to the new players and keep focus on important basic aspect.
ps : As i'm not native in this language, feel free to pm me a corrected version of this thread with a proper english.
I did a little picture document that shows how to combat and engage vs blobs with tank support and helis/arty behind them. I will post it up at some point on there
Anybody who wants to share his vision of how has to be played openra. can ask me and i'll give him a text channel to express himself the way he sees fit. the More strategies/opinions/visions/build orders/tips we can gather,the better the server will be.
So yes, I think that what you are doing is a good thing and when I find a newbie I invite him to discord.
When I start playing this Game, I didn't even know that the Game had a attackmove because the statusbar was missing at this time :`D
New Player don't have to learn the game on this hard way like me.
Openra is great as a 'lan-party' game that runs on anything, but if you want to play online there's such a huge skillgap between people who know the meta and those who don't...
I became the best player in my group of friends literally overnight thanks to this pretty cool and comprehensive programme
Thanks so much guys
So thumbs up for everyone who is contributing to ORA Academy. Keep on the good work!