TLDR at the end for those with no attention span. So the new user experience here is less then ideal, at least in my opinion. First you wait for days/weeks for approval, with no real set schedule at the whim of @Matt. There is really nothing we can do about this from what I understand, but it is part of the whole experience. So you finally get accepted and you log in, and you want to jump into the world and get going. So you ask in chat "hey new here, where do i go to find my one piece of this world". Most people say go east, follow the road, etc. Given the size of the world, not knowing the mods, and not really knowing the rules, it can be intimidating. People are often nice enough to answer questions, but a new user might not want to be so vocal until they are comfortable. Other times they get answers such as "it's on the forums" which is ABSOLUTELY true. There is a TON of information on the forums, but there is also a ton to learn about /res and shops, and tpa and the cool places to go that are useful, and the places NOT to go (derp). Even though you can read all about it, it's overhwelming, and when you finally get into the game, you don't want to be downscreen, you want to be in the world right? And when you start scouring the map for a place to adventure out into and claim some land, everywhere you look has a little hovel, or might be too close to something or other, or really how in the hell am I going to get out there. I was lucky that I found a good neighbor right away. But that was after stealing a boat and just going east for a couple of cycles. So this is not a complaint. This is an observation about my experience, and what I think would be something good to do about it (don't come to me with problems, come to me with solutions!) Now most of the people on WA are really nice, and I had random people help me out right off the bat with some food, some gear, etc, but that was luck of when i was on, what people were doing etc. In fact, I got some steak that i lived off of for at least a week labeled "Shop69" and I go there first all the time now. So, what I would like to do is create a starting zone for new players. I'd like to build this as a community build, but if it's just me that's fine too. I'd like it to be a motel like place, where first thing people do is fine a little 8X8 room that they can claim as their own, right off the bat. This room would have a chest, with some very basic supplies (torches/crap gear from mobs/iron tools) and instructions on the wall as to how to use lockette. Also maybe a sign that says "type /sethome" this is now your home. When you find a place to call your own, reset it there by doing the same thing. There could be a message board that says "what sort of biome you looking for ? Try these res, or hop on the road and go east there is land there...." So the person has a jumping point to say, ok, with very litte interaction i was able to look around, have some basics down, and i'm all ready to adventure into the world. There could even be a country store, that has cooked fish on the cheap, with instructions on how to use the shops. Again, I KNOW this is all in places on the forums, but who reads the instruction manual? You know people are going to ask questions, you know people are going to not know what they are doing right? Just to come into a spot on in the world where it's not so daunting, there is a little help right off the bat, and sends you off in a direction to find your own little spot in the world. And hey you already know you can go to res wood for wood, and wooly for wool, and shop69 for good stuff cheap. And you've probably asked a lot fewer questions along the way. A good user experience means more people stick around, and more people that stick around the more likely they will become supporters. So I found a nice ravine but unfortunately it's in the supporter only area. So I'm currently trying to find a new place in the new world near the member eastern border, What I would like to do is build up a simple/rustic/new frontier like starter area, that has a bit of the wooden axe charm and give people that first log in a plan to start with. I don't have a strong design eye, and want to make the place a pretty cool little destination. Hopefully eventually connected to a main road, and that sort of thing. TLDR: I'd like to build a noob starting zone, with some things to help them understand the server, and move them into a direction of finding their own build site and answer a lot of questions they may have quickly an efficiently so they hit the ground running, and have a great first time user experience. I've talked to a couple people who think this might be a good idea, but would love any feedback.