Suggestion: Adding a starters shield for new players

Discussion in 'Suggestion Box Archives' started by ShelLuser, May 29, 2016.

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  1. Hi gang!

    So the other day I went online using my alt GripCEO to check up on some promos and the rest of his inventory. Since he's my alt I made sure to preserve his starting items when I brought him online. While Aya's starter gear is pretty well used, GripCEO's is pristine. He still has the whole kit: armor, tools, spawn eggs...

    It's impressive; a true starters kit. All you need to begin playing (and without risk of losing it!) And that got me thinking... So here's a suggestion which will benefit no one, other than the new players:

    Add a starters shield to the new players starting gear after we went 1.9.

    I think it's safe to say that you don't want to wander into the wild without a shield, it would be completely unbalanced. Even with armor... And since new players get armor, tools and even (soulbound) torches and spawn eggs, why not a shield?

    Now, maybe you already have something like this planned (it sure wouldn't surprise me), but I still felt like sharing my opinion.

    I think our new players need this.
  2. Yup. Skeletons without a shield: not fun! :p
  3. also how about older members getting one too =D
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  4. Very easy to build with some wood and a piece of iron. An old member should have no problem making one, but I like the idea of it being in the starter kit for new players. +1
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  5. I'm also hoping that the shield gets added as a voting bonus, just like everything else has. But that's for another suggestion I guess :)
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  6. Since we're now really on 1.9 I feel like this suggestion can use a single bump ;)

    Especially because I get the strong impression that we get more new players visiting than before.
  7. +1

    It helps complete the tool kit and it is much needed for PvE
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  8. Confirmed for addition soon for new players. Sometimes this week.
    This doesn't even need fancy code for new players (since it was already nice and coded before) so with a minor bit of tinkering and poking an Aikar to push out an update, we'll be good to go :)

    As for allowing old players to get one, that's a tad trickier and I'll discuss with Aikar after he's done focusing on major bugs.
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