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Brakke Bres [Ow man] September 29 2009 7:13 AM EDT

I want to know how you experienced the learning curve of this game.

What is a learning curve: "The learning curve can represents at a glance the initial difficulty of learning something and, to an extent, how much there is to learn after initial familiarity."

In short I summed it up in three questions:
How long did it took you to learn this game?
Is the game still rewarding after the initial start.
What was the most difficult thing to learn?

QBJohnnywas September 29 2009 7:27 AM EDT

I'm old school. So when I started there was no Wiki. Or rather there was and it was the community. Searching the knowledge base back then was done by asking questions in the forums. Getting yourself involved in the community. These days you can play the game without ever needing to talk to another player. Oh well.

So, again back before the NUB it was easier to waste a char, a month or so to try things out, which I did. I also played in tourneys to make money back when you could transfer money from tourney chars and bought gear. I asked questions, although I didn't make use of my mentor. Then I set up a team and ran with it. Didn't do too badly either before CB2 appeared.

Anyway to answer your questions:

A month roughly before I had a proper grasp of what things were and how things worked.

I found (and still do five years later) the game was endlessly rewarding. Even now, with the Wiki in place, there are still things I'm finding out as I fight, subtle differences between items and strats that keep me interested.

Weapon upgrades and how to prioritise your cash spend were more difficult previously, when weapon X was upgraded in a similar fashion to PTH. That took me some time to work out. It's a lot easier now, but it still can be a bit of a juggling act...

{cb2}Dinh September 29 2009 8:50 AM EDT

hmmm lets see...I think i found this game off of a 'bored.com' link, and it was actually what I was looking for in an online text based game..After 'trying'to help someone thru the tutorial, I wondered how I ever got past it, and if this game wasnt what I was looking for, I would have never stayed because of the tutorial being so damn frustrating. Anywho, after that, The Hatchetman was my mentor at the beginning, and with the wonderful help of G-Dubya, been truckin along ever since...besides a little hiatus I took...thanks CB community!!! You guys are the tutorial to this game ;)

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] September 29 2009 9:31 AM EDT

I started before pretty much anything the game currently has to offer.
There was no wiki, no mentor system, no tutorial(afaik) and not even a third of the current skills(there were none), spells and items we currently have.
Apart from a couple of questions in chat I found my feet very quickly and was able to easily choose my strategy thanks to the spell description page linked from the train page.
The most difficult thing to learn which will never get easier for me is the notion of 'fighting up' as I just don't want to spend even longer on here just to gain a 100% target.
Reward for me has dropped, CB is more of a habit than anything now and I'm preferring boosting CP's for the clan than pushing myself anywhere, if I had plenty of disposable income I may have been more inclined to spend the time making an NCB run.

Guardian September 29 2009 9:35 AM EDT

1 month to learn stuff and another month to learn about gear i would need and try some strat.

hmmm i think this game is pretty cool yet.

Most difficult thing to learn maybe the clan system, i used to fight 1 cp guys, than somebody teach me there were 3, 6 points guys i should fight to improve my list.

Is not hard to try new strats coz the community rocks and give u advice



Brakke Bres [Ow man] September 29 2009 4:24 PM EDT

I too started this game with no tutorial, no mentors and no wiki. But I had help from someone I knew.

It took me ages to learn the game and still trying to master it. The rewarding part for myself is the tweaking of strategy. Not trying to get to the top but trying to create that perfect strategy that no one could beat.

I still would like some input from actual new players. So if you're a nub respond here!

BHT September 29 2009 4:37 PM EDT

How long did it took you to learn this game?
The interface, a few days
The mechanics, a few weeks

Some things I still don't quite understand fully
The wiki can help me with anything I don't understand completely, Im still hazing about stacking, some effects/skills, and a few advanced mechanics involving item and strategy usage

Is the game still rewarding after the initial start.
Yeah, not as much though, although the dead zone sucks(ed)

What was the most difficult thing to learn?
Making a good working strategy.

KrossOut September 29 2009 5:08 PM EDT

learning basics :
- (no weapon on mages and stuff like that) first hour
learning Mechanics and Starter stuff :
- ( Minion order/Strategy/Item and skill stacking) first month
- ( Rentals are good for you now bad for you later) first month
learning about the extra stuff:
- ( Evasion/+ to hit and damage/multi hits equations and stuff) I still dont quite get fully i just go along with it :P
- ( Item Bonuses, BGs, HoC and etc.) First Month
- ( Naming Bonus/ CB/ Clan Bonus/ Bonus exp and money time) I get how the number or % increases and how to increase CP but honestly... i dont see the big difference...

So in total probably like 2 months to learn the game fully but more to play it really effectively...

What does the initial start mean? but for me i still find it rewarding and fun =)

Most difficult thing to learn: for me its money/exp spending effectively and choosing the right targets

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] September 29 2009 5:42 PM EDT

It took months before I knew what I was doing, and months more before I worked hard enough to do anything with that knowledge.

The game continues to keep my interest on a day to day basis, and occasionally rewards my efforts with floods of excitement and joy

Patience, I retrained over and over and over until I'd crippled my chars.

alaskanpsyko September 29 2009 6:10 PM EDT

In short I summed it up in three questions:
How long did it took you to learn this game?
Is the game still rewarding after the initial start.
What was the most difficult thing to learn?


still learning played for almost a year.

it is once you get a good strat

learning to adapt the to diff types of teams to fight against.

to any new players reading...WIKI WIKI WIKI(and maybe a few vet players on questions that aren't answered int he wiki).

all that said its an intriguing game to play requiring thought and planning.

Zenai September 29 2009 6:29 PM EDT

How long did it took you to learn this game?

As some of the older Players I started on CB1 no Wiki, not a lot of what we have now. Had a Mentor: Slayer333 With his help I would say about a Month.


Is the game still rewarding after the initial start.

Definitely! Although Multi's make it kind somber around here it is still the most rewarding interesting in-depth strategy game I have ever played.

What was the most difficult thing to learn?

Understanding it in depth!

I am still learning things day to day. Honestly if you do not use the Item/DD Spell/EO/ED/Strat you might know the basics of it but not the specifics.

Tyriel [123456789] September 29 2009 6:37 PM EDT

I learned some basic things playing CB1 for a bit.

Started on CB2 a bit late and only came on every once in a long time, then started playing more consistently a few years ago.

I don't remember much about actually learning the game, though, other than just spending time exploring things. And reading what people said in chat. I used chat to learn a lot of the acronyms and whatnot.

CB's lost its flare for me recently, though. Not enough things being changed to really pique my interest.

FailBoat[SG] September 29 2009 7:10 PM EDT

How long did it took you to learn this game?
Even after all the time I've played, I still havn't learnt everything that there is to know. So while I know the basics, I'm not very skilled.
Is the game still rewarding after the initial start.
Gods no. I messed up my NUB and so had no financial or team to base the rest of my time here on. The only reason I stay is because I have it set as my homepage.
What was the most difficult thing to learn?
How to effectively make a team capable of killing things, well.
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