A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that balances are correct.
–Frank Herbert / Dune
Welcome to Creative Crusade, Visitor. I,m Basil, your daily quest giver, game strategist and friendly NPC.
We’ll be seeing each other first thing at the beginnng of most classes and I promise to always point you in the right direction.
Work with me and you’ll soar like an eagle, errrr I mean Falcon. Ignore me and you’ll sink like a stone.
It’s your choice, Visitor. Choose wisely.
Here’s your first bit of direction:
Read all of the words,
think about what’s being said,
follow all of the instructions,
and when you reach the end of a stage (as you’ve just done), click through to the next stage–if you understand the message–unless otherwise instructed.
Great job, Visitor. You made it to Stage 2. if you check your progress bar (in the upper left corner of the browser), you’ll see that you are now accruing XP (eXperience Points for the non-gamers in the crowd) and some Gold. The Captain will fill you in on the game and your responsibilities in the video you’ll get to in a minute.
For now, keep reading
Stage 2 is where the Captain asks us Guides to put most of his videos. Here’s another bit of direction:
The Captain–that’s Coulson’s avatar in the game–seldom lectures. He delivers most of his instruction online. He expects you to pay attention and follow those instructions closely. Do that, and like I said, you’ll soar like a Falcon.
But if you don’t pay attention or don’t follow those instructions you will sink like a stone. That’s all it takes when you choose to earn an F. It is a choice, you know.
Do you understand, Visitor? It really is that simple
Now put those headphones on and watch the video link below. Yes, you may use your own headphones is you like. Please be careful not to yank the computer unit around. Cables can become unplugged or damaged if you move the computer unit too much.
Did that video make sense, Visitor?
If not, you can always watch it again if needed. Remember, it’s not a race.
The Captain would like a follow-up word with you about these “stages” we are clicking through and why they are important.
Please take this message to heart.
I hope you understand, Visitor, that clicking through to Stage 4 is your confirmation that you understand the content in this quest.
You may not access the following day’s quest until you confirmed that you understand the current daily quest, so resistance actually is futile because you need to understand to proceed.
You might as well surrender to the notion that you’re responsible for assessing your progress–for deciding whether you understood or not.