You Can Play Steemmonsters Too! - The Best Beginner Tutorials Compiled
Are you interested in playing @steemmonsters, but do you think it looks complicated? Are you afraid you won't understand? There's no need for that anymore!
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Trust me, I know all about it. Before the games started, I had been panicking for weeks.
Since I have absolutely no background when it comes to these kinds of games, and coming up with strategies is not one of my strong points - to say the least, I was terrified I wouldn't succeed in getting even a basic understanding of the game.
I read a lot about @steemmonsters, but every post got me even more confused. How on earth would I ever be able to remember all the abilities of the different monsters: three sorts of attack, speed, shields, the order of play,..
My brain simply stopped working every time I tried to figure it out.
So I decided I would stay away from the game. I was interested, but also convinced I would never be able to understand how it worked. I was afraid I would fail...
Off To A Bad Start
I did have a starter pack, so I thought I could just as well give it a shot. From the moment I opened my account and started to check out the pack, I was completely lost. I tried to play a few games,, but I didn't have a clue what all those symbols meant, and once I had a (randomly chosen) line up and started the game, everything happened so fast... too fast for me to be able to follow.
It was a complete disaster! I felt like such a failure. I consider myself to be somewhat intelligent, and I couldn't understand why I wasn't able to understand a stupid game. I felt so frustrated at the time...
I reserved some time to go through them one by one, and step-by-step I got a basic understanding of the @steemmonsters game.
And you know what?
Once you get the basics, it's not all that complicated.
I'm not saying I'm an expert yet, but with the basic knowledge, you can start to try out a couple of things and see how they work out. Trial and error... that's how you learn to play.
Although I don't have a maxed deck, and still have a lot of questions, I managed to make it to the Champion 2 League last season.
(I forgot to take a screenshot - I only have one that shows I'm in the Diamond League, but it gives you an idea.)
And I can guarantee you, I had loads of fun getting there.
And all I did to achieve this was go through those tutorials, and battled. There were times I lost 15 games in a row and got a little frustrated, but sometimes I won 20 battles, one after each other. I'm unable to describe the feeling of triumph that comes with that.
Every day, I learn something new, but it all started with the basics.
You Can Do It Too!
Which brings me to the reason why I started writing this post.
During my SteemIt adventures, I run into quite a lot of people who are experiencing the same feeling I had in the beginning. They are attracted to the game but don't know where to start, and are afraid they will not understand.
Below, I will share the tutorials that helped me to get started. I recommend you go over them one by one - don't go through them all at once. Read one today, another one tomorrow and so on... Give your brain the time to process the information.
Of course, it helps if you have an account with a starter deck, so you can compare the information in the tutorials with your actual cards and try out a thing or two.
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The tutorials listed below helped me out a lot. You'll notice I've listed a written tutorial, and a video tutorial. They both cover more or less the same information. It helped me to first read the posts, and then watch the video - but I assume this is different for everyone.
1 - @davemccoy's Breakdown Tutorials
@davemccoy split up the basics in 3 different posts, which makes it all fairly easy to digest. Like I already said, it helps if you have a starter pack to compare with.
In the first part of his tutorial, Dave explains what summoners are and which role they play.
He also introduces you to the predetermined rules the fights are based on.
Steem Monster Rules - 101 (The Beginning)
In the second part, you can read about the three different ways to attack your opponent, and what the rules for every sort of attack are. He also reveals the importance of speed when choosing your line up.
Steem Monster Rules - 101 (The Battle Rules)
In the third tutorial, Dave Talks about leveling up your cards, and how this can give your monster more power and/or extra abilities.
Steem Monster Rules - 101 (Your Monster Levels Matter)
These tutorials are really very basic. Still, I had to read them a couple of times while looking at my starter deck to find out what it all meant. So don't give up if it doesn't make any sense the first time you read it, because it will... eventually.
2 - @thecryptodwarf Video Tutorials
@flauwy created some fun to watch video tutorials that cover the basics of the game. Later on, he also created animated videos in which he explains how the tournaments and the daily quests work.
You can find the entire series on the @cryptodwarf account.
The two videos below introduce you to the @steemmonster basics:
Since you already know about @steemmonsters, the first half of the video might cover topics that are no mystery anymore. In the second half is explained what splinters and sumoners are, and what the different symbols on the card represent. You are also introduced to special abilities and what it means to level up your cards.
Steem Monsters Introduction For Beginners (Animation)
The second video tutorial covers the rules of the game, and shows you how to create your first team.
Steem Monsters Battle Guide For Beginners
You can see the three different ways t attack in action, and you get more information about the extra abilities a monster can have.
These tutorials are really made with the beginner in mind. The animation makes all the information a lot easier to digest.
3 - @steemmonsters' Cheat Sheet
Once you've gone through the previous tutorials, you should be able to start playing. Don't worry if you lose a lot in the beginning, even experienced users often lose more battles than they win.
The game requires you to process a whole lot of information. The best way to do this is by playing. The more you play, the more the rules come 'natural' to you.
I must admit, I often forget what an ability stands for, or how to make sure my monsters attack both the front and the back of my opponent's team.
That's where this cheat sheet comes in.
Link To Post
Teams, stats, abilities, summoners, levels, team ordering, attack ordering,... everything you've seen in the previous tutorials has been collected on this one page.
Personally, I think this post is a little complicated if you don't have any knowledge yet, but once you've gone through the other tutorials, it's a great way to look up something you need to know.
There are plenty of @steemmonsters tutorials on SteemIt. The ones I presented above are the ones I used to get started. Thanks to these tutorials and some help from my friends, I'm having loads of fun playing @steemmonsters - a game of which I never thought I would understand how it worked.
So, if you are interested in the game, don't hold back because it looks like it is so complicated from the outside. Once you are playing, you'll pick up the rules in no time. Got questions? Ask around. Half of the community is playing, I bet your friends are too!
And maybe the most important of all:
You don't have to be a @steemmonsters master to have fun!
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