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First Time Users and/or Beginners


Several places and features are important for first time users:

  1. The ``Welcome Screen'' which is displayed before connecting with a character to the MOO
  2. The ``Welcome Area'' where people land when they connect (unless they built a ``home''.
  3. Tools for assistance and visitor centers around the welcome area
  4. General information tools such as mailing lists, maps and so on
  5. ``Tour buses'' or equivalent that give people a guided tour to interesting places
  6. Tutorials and guidelines for using the MOO and building rooms and objects

This section is based partly on an assignment in the STAF-14 class. We gave a short introduction to our students on how to navigate in the MOO world and then asked them to visit a few MOOs and evaluate it among a few criteria, among which ``how beginners are handled''.

Daniel K. Schneider
vendredi, 16 février 1996, 13:41:58 MET