New puzzle progression

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UPDATE: Now that the site is now live, please continue discussion at the new feedback topic so we can make sure to keep things clean and tidy.

Hi all,

To ramp up to Eterna-medicine, we're building a puzzle progression to take players from zero to switches.  So when players finish a puzzle, the next puzzle will be a new challenge that builds on what they already know and teaches them something new.  Think Portal, if you have experience with that.   I'll be drawing from the Nova tutorials and the many wonderful player guides and tutorials.  I could really use player help and feedback.

First:  I've tried to collect the things that players should know to tackle the Eterna-medicine switches here.  If you have things to add, please comment in the document or reply here in the forums and I will add them.  The idea here is to give players the foundational tools they need to be successful switch puzzle solvers.

Second: I've been working from Eli's tutorial puzzle guide to find tutorial puzzles that players have designed.  If you have puzzles that demonstrated a particular strategy or concept well, please send them my way.  You can either reply in this thread or PM me here.

Once we put a progression together, we will need to beta-test, both with veteran and with novice players.  I'll update this thread as the project proceeds.

If you have any other thoughts or suggestions, please get in touch.  So many of you have already been a huge help by making tutorial puzzles and strategy guides.

Thanks!

-Ben
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bekeep, Learning Researcher

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Hi whbob,

Thanks for reporting - the medicine site is under construction a bit today and over the weekend as Caleb migrates some stuff over to the main site.  Sorry about that.  We'll post a news item when it's back up and running.

Best,
Ben
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There has been an issue with the nucleotied mixer not working. This is being reported by adrianwu.
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bekeep, Learning Researcher

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Thanks for reporting - we're working on it. : )
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Bekeep, you see my additional comments?
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bekeep, Learning Researcher

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Yep - I've just been swamped with stuff.  Thanks for getting back to me.  Headed to a conference tomorrow, so might be a little while before I reply.
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That's fine, just wanted to make sure you saw it! Thanks for your work.
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I'm not seeing a clear way to navigate in-site to the new tutorial puzzles when I'm logged in as myself.  LFP6 suggested they're on the main page, but I couldn't figure out how to navigate there either.  The eterna logo points to the lab page.  Turns out though that "Lab Bench" (which I assumed would be the lab page based on its name) points to the main page :D  Anyway, just pointing it out.  Also, I seem unable to get to any messages older than the four most recent.  Just getting an animated loading icon when I click "more messages"

Nice to see the site making some changes :)

edit:  also, nothing happens when I click on the green "1" button that says "nucleotide mixer" on mouseover

also, when I reload or refresh the page of one of the new puzzle progression puzzles, I'm taked back to the first one with no option to skip through or speed back along to the puzzle I left off at

Looks like player puzzles with long titles are able to push the puzzle shave preview thumbnail below the bounds of the white box they're supposed to remain in, encroaching on puzzles listed in the row below

This doesn't look quite right - not even sure if it is supposed to be there http://i.imgur.com/2hYaNM9.png
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bekeep, Learning Researcher

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Hi hoglahoo!

Yeah, not quite sure what page you came in on.  "Lab Bench" is what we're using for the main page (to kind of go with the theme of "building your lab" in the progression, and once you've built your virtual lab you can use the real lab at Stanford).  We didn't come up with a lot of good options, TBH, and it's a little confusing with b/c traditionally we've called the labs... the labs.  "Workbench" was another option, but not sure who wants to work.  "Main" and "Home" are both options.  Maybe one of those would just make more sense.

I'm passing along your technical comments to Caleb, who should also be monitoring this thread.  Thanks for the feedback.  It's very much a "fixing through implementing" approach...

Best,
Ben
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Hey everyone! Now that the site is now live, please continue discussion at the new feedback topic so we can make sure to keep things clean and tidy. Thanks!

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