This is the “Guide Guide”. I’ll curate a directory in the OP of this thread, indicating guides that contain sufficient detail to help inform players on the subject they cover. This will include only finished guides, not those that are a work in progress. I’ll try and favor guides that are more general (for example, a guide to plumbing rather than a guide to making one particular chemical factory). If you think I missed a good guide, or just finished one, post a link ITT so I can update the OP.
If you’re writing a guide, and need some particular bit of code-diving done, I’m happy to translate for you.
I’m not really any kind of authority, I just thought it’d be nice to collate a directory. I certainly found some guides I didn’t know existed.
tl;dr - Guide Directory, and Questions/Thoughts about Guides.
That’s very much the idea! People have invested the effort in writing some great information down, seemed a shame for so much of it to get buried. I was all set to start in on a coding/GitHub guide, only to discover they already exist!
Also, the link view tally lets me stealthily collate which guides people are most interested in, so I can steal the author’s internet fame by reworking guides that could use more detail and/or more cohesive formatting (looking at you, species-specific medical treatments )
I’m also going to pop up the question of what’s up with the Wiki in staff chat today, and see if we can’t work some of the valuable information in the above guides onto it, in a more accessible way.
The stumbling block is getting the information out to the masses - along those lines I’ll also explore how we can unbreak in-game books, so that they properly link to the wiki - maybe even adding a ton more, that deal with more specific areas (in effect, instead of one book on engineering, break it up into several books). Might make the Librarian less of a meme role. It’s disappointing to realize how few people actually read the wiki, let alone on-forum guides.
If anyone has thoughts on how we could make information more readily available to players - or, more importantly, motivate them to review that information, please post up!
Oh, and again - if someone has a guide they’d like to see, post up as well. The current coding guide is alright, but I was a little generous in calling it a “tutorial”. Cooking was next on my list after finishing up Botany, and completing Chaplain/Prayer, but IDK. Might do a “Coding for SS13 for smooth brains” instead. Thoughts?
Sure, I’ll put it on the list. Not a position I usually play, so I’ll grab some Clown/Mime experience, review code mechanics, and so on.
Guide will probably manifest as a more complete guide to both Clown and Mime, since they have a lot in common.
EDIT: Throwing traitor guide onto the pile as well