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ZIGGYD

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The Avorion Survival Guide - Complete Beginner's Guide Series
« on: November 30, 2017, 03:07:52 AM »

Foreword

G'day guys, ZiggyD here & welcome to Avorion if you are new! Just be forewarned, this game will eat your time like none other, in my first week with the game I had already clocked 70 hours or so, and it just keeps going up from there!

I noticed a real lack of solid beginner guides on YouTube and in general, and there is a lot the game doesn't tell you that can make your experience deeper and more enjoyable. Having seen some of the amazing guides the X2/X3 community has made for their games I felt inspired to chip in to help people out here.

As such, welcome to the Avorion Sruvival guide! This guide will cover everything I feel a beginner needs to know to get really hooked into what they can do in Avorion, from getting started, to first ship building, advanced building tips, mining, salvaging, trading, exploring and so on. This game is quite the sandbox but I think I've found a way of having a nice natural progression while covering the different areas of the game.

If you'd like an overview of what the game has to offer before diving into the guides then check out my gameplay overview video here.

If you have any feedback or suggestions I'd love to hear them below! I'm a video maker, so these will be video guides & not written ones, but I will provide a summary of what's in each episode.


Part 1 - Getting Started & Building Your First Ship
  • Creating a Game
  • UI & Navigation Basics
  • Obtaining Iron
  • Building Your First Ship
    • Thruster Mechanics
    • Gyro Mechanics
    • Inertia Dampeners





Part 2 - Making Some Starting Credits & Finding Titanium
  • Scavenging Battlefields for drops and materials
  • Defending friendly factions from Pirate & Xsotan attacks
  • Selling Asteroids
  • Selling Materials
  • Selling Cargo from destroyed ships
  • Getting Systems & Turrets as Loot & What to Sell
  • General opportunistic money making opportunities!





Part 3 - Upgrading with Titanium - Energy Generators & Integrity Fields
  • Boosting Your Available Energy with Generators
  • Stop Your Ship from falling apart with Integrity Fields
  • Weight & Properties of Material Upgrades
  • An introduction to the concepts of iterative upgrades on your ships





Part 4 - TRADING - How to Get Rich Playing Space Trucker
  • Trading from Scratch without Imrpoved Trading Systems
  • Utilizing Improved Trading Systems & Using the Trade UI
  • Showing the Actual Process of Trading
  • How to find the most profitable Trade opportunities





Part 5 - NAONITE & Salvage - Scrapyards
  • Exploring in towards the center of the galaxy
  • Locating Naonite
  • Upgrading with shields
  • salvaging materials, weapons and systems in a scrapyard





Coming Soon
Building a Combat Frigate Ship (Your First Big Ship Upgrade)
« Last Edit: November 30, 2017, 07:36:58 AM by ZIGGYD »

ZIGGYD

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Re: The Avorion Survival Guide - Complete Beginner's Guide Series
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 03:08:12 AM »
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If there is a way to modify the BB code embed of the YouTube videos to not be so massive let me know and I'll fix it up, they are a bit bigger than necessary.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2017, 03:13:00 AM by ZIGGYD »

Meesmaalt

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Re: The Avorion Survival Guide - Complete Beginner's Guide Series
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 01:09:19 PM »
The videos are great but here is my honest opinion:

If u wanna make guides for people then make guides. Not these 45min long gameplay videos which most people wont click on that are looking for guides.

ZIGGYD

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Re: The Avorion Survival Guide - Complete Beginner's Guide Series
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 01:23:50 AM »
The videos are great but here is my honest opinion:

If u wanna make guides for people then make guides. Not these 45min long gameplay videos which most people wont click on that are looking for guides.

A fair criticism if you were looking for shorter, focused guides. I determined that given the nature of the game that a more detailed walkthrough series would be more helpful. Response so far has been excellent.

It's often a tough choice when deciding to cover a game whether you go for the short focused guides approach vs the walkthrough approach. For Avorion I thought it'd be important to a) show the process in a detailed fashion, & b) create a running thread that links the guides together so that people can see how you move from point A to B to C etc.

Things that I might consider making short, focused guides on are the side / endgame mechanics like building factories, creating AI ships etc. I'll see how the series progresses first.

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Re: The Avorion Survival Guide - Complete Beginner's Guide Series
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 10:35:14 PM »
When the next part? :D