Does the interactive tutorial need more of an introduction, some text to explain the rules for instance.
If we compare as usual to the interactive way to go http://playgo.to/iwtg/en/ it gives a mini rules section in the intro.
" Before you begin, please remember just 3 rules below.
- Two players (black and white) take turns, placing one stone on the board at a time.
- A stone must be placed on the intersection of the vertical and horizontal lines.
- Once a stone is placed, you can’t move it, although under some conditions it may be removed.
They are just too easy, aren’t they?
Now, you understand half the rules of Go!"
Then it does a walkthrough example of capturing a stone - I suppose even this could be prefaced by showing the ideas of counting liberties - a mini explanation of capturing or something.
At the moment the interactivity of it is great but it is kind of ‘figure it out yourself’. Even the concept of eyes isn’t explained unless I’m missing it? It just says create two eyes. Again the interactive way to go also has a mini section explaining briefly eyes and un-capturable groups.
I know others are doing a more modern/updated version of the interactive way to go. Someone just mentioned this to me that there’s not much explanation in the tutorials.
That and given there was something like 13k people watching Michael Redmond and Chris Garlock recently on twitch, (where a very small fraction probably clicked the link to the OGS tutorial), it feels like if this is going to be the first intro beginners see it could have a small bit more explanation.
I’m also curious to hear opinions of new(ish) players as well, how they feel about it?