I just found CodeCombat today and really liked how things are setup in the Beginner levels. Clear explanations, gradual introduction of new concepts and plenty of space to practice new things before getting bombarded with new stuff.
I blazed through those in one sitting, and poked around for the next step, excited for more. The forums seem to suggest I should try one of the “random harder levels” or “user generated levels” as my next step, and that’s when my problems started.
All of a sudden, I went from “here, practice this.moveXY()” a bunch of times to “here’s a whole lotta code you’ve never seen before, good luck”
Are there more explanatory levels that can take a complete noob like me through all that other stuff? Should I keep looking for them? Or is it meant for people who know a bit more of what they’re doing? Am I supposed to just keep trying stuff until I stop dying every five seconds?
Also, is there a complete listing of levels somewhere? From the way the Levels page is organized, it’s suggesting that it’s displaying only a sampling of available content. If not and this is it, totally cool! Just would be nice to know.
Love the idea and the execution, this is so fun!