Mistakes you made as a beginner?

What are some of the mistakes you guys made as a beginner or throughout your journey in No Man's Land? What are some of the painful lessons or just lessons you have learned since?

I feel this is a good discussion as it helps other beginners like myself to avoid the pitfalls that others have went through. Reading guides alone doesn't account for these personal experiences. 

Are there any mistakes you guys still make even as a veteran?

Thanks

Deathwish19

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  • BenjaminT
    BenjaminT Member Posts: 639 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2022
    Investing valuable resources in non-heroes, wasting radios on anything other than 40 radio calls, unlocking heroes too soon, wasting resources on non-elite heroes (things like using reroll tokens trying to get Critical Aim on Aaron because I had him unlocked before I even had enough tokens to unlock Mercer)
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  • WellyLuga
    WellyLuga Member Posts: 3,259 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Whilst non hero survivors eventually became obsolete, long before this I invested heavily into some that had the worst traits before I knew better. Most of them had traits like vigilant, defensive stance, bullet dodge. They just happened to be the first legendary I got so assumed they were the best I could get. 

    Most of them were up to 8* and then scrapped a short while before they announced reroll tokens!
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  • ATLAS-Z
    ATLAS-Z Member Posts: 6,693 ✭✭✭✭✭
    WellyLuga said:
    Whilst non hero survivors eventually became obsolete, long before this I invested heavily into some that had the worst traits before I knew better. Most of them had traits like vigilant, defensive stance, bullet dodge. They just happened to be the first legendary I got so assumed they were the best I could get. 

    Most of them were up to 8* and then scrapped a short while before they announced reroll tokens!

    There's not an appropriate reaction for this so I just hit like LOL


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  • BigFellaSteve
    BigFellaSteve Member Posts: 86 ✭✭✭
    just upgrading traits and promoting heroes without thinking about rerolling some of the rubbish traits first

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  • Muirna
    Muirna Member Posts: 142
    Using reroll tokens on survivors when I just started playing and didn't know any better to save them to use on heroes.

    I advise against using resources on survivors or spending resources on class tokens while you have limited trade goods.

    I advise doing a lot of reading -- so many answers are already out there if you invest the time to read the discussions and debates and pins on the NML Discord server for example.
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  • Krieg
    Krieg Member Posts: 259
    A lot of the above and wasting resources in the Walker Pit. 
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  • BigBob
    BigBob Member Posts: 130 ✭✭✭
    Not joining a guild for almost three years after I started. Ugh!
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  • ZXer
    ZXer Member Posts: 269 ✭✭✭
    edited August 2022
    Krieg said:
    A lot of the above and wasting resources in the Walker Pit. 
    But the girl in that picture is not Maggie is it?

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  • MudMoccasin
    MudMoccasin Member Posts: 953 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Scrapping purchased weapons.....some of which (i.e. Abraham's Military Rifle, Rick's Silenced Pistol, Alpha Wolf Sickle, Carol's Snub Nose Revolver, Tire Iron, Sasha's Rifle with Gold Silenced, ect....) I have never seen again, either in bundle shop or Black Market, because I thought there would never be the option to upgrade or that they would be automatically scrapped due to assumption that you could only have a finite amount. HOW I REGRET DOING SO NOW!!!!!!!!!

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  • Krieg
    Krieg Member Posts: 259
    edited August 2022
    ZXer said:
    Krieg said:
    A lot of the above and wasting resources in the Walker Pit. 
    But the girl in that picture is not Maggie is it?

    That’s Lauren Cohan, who plays Maggie 😛.   Pretty sweet eh?
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  • Madmind
    Madmind Member Posts: 3
    I removed lucky :persevere:


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  • Angelspit
    Angelspit Member Posts: 131 ✭✭✭
    In Getting Burnt, I didn't realize we could exit the camp through the gate (even though the mission's description specifically mentions it). So every time I would backtrack via the bottom of the map and face a big horde of zombies with basic weapons.  :|
    I found out about the gate while watching a video on Youtube, and I was like... "Oh..."   :s
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  • SparrowMerv
    SparrowMerv Member Posts: 114 ✭✭✭
    I unlocked Jerry and Gabriel....

    I basically regret everytime i auto click that big green button right after a radio call!
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  • Killdozer187_
    Killdozer187_ Member Posts: 920 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Being a try-hard with Abe in the NML OG metaverse. If you could hit RSL 36 you was a rockstar lol
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  • LeonPlayon
    LeonPlayon Member Posts: 36 ✭✭✭
    I thought I would kill my own teammates if they were in the line of fire  :D
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  • FuriousMoldovan
    FuriousMoldovan Member Posts: 1,623 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I thought I would kill my own teammates if they were in the line of fire  :D

    Funny thing is - there was a ranged weapon several years ago that did cause a "friendly fire" 😂

    I forgot what it was but I'm sure you can find posts about it via forum search :)
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  • Stalker20
    Stalker20 Member Posts: 1,301 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wasted many grenades throwing them so the area affect didn't kill my survivors 🤣 
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  • Phalanx44
    Phalanx44 Member Posts: 350 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @FuriousMoldovan Daryl's RPG?
    Funny thing is - there was a ranged weapon several years ago that did cause a "friendly fire" 😂
  • FuriousMoldovan
    FuriousMoldovan Member Posts: 1,623 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Phalanx44 said:
    @FuriousMoldovan Daryl's RPG?
    Funny thing is - there was a ranged weapon several years ago that did cause a "friendly fire" 😂

    Yes, that was it - the RPG.

    Did some searching - they removed friendly fire over 2 years ago:


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  • DyAmond
    DyAmond Member Posts: 101 ✭✭✭
    I unlocked a lot of characters so soon
    Wasted reinforcement on blue weapons
    Wasted repeat tokens on useless traits
    Wasted gold in skip times 
  • WastelandMan
    WastelandMan Member Posts: 187 ✭✭✭
    upgrade my toons from lvl 12 to lvl 13
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  • Tigh
    Tigh Member Posts: 3
    Starting over because I unlocked 90% of the characters at level 15... not the mistake I'm wanting to mention though.  Upon starting over with hardly any survivors I keep accidentally sending my daily free ones away because I am just use to basically auto-hitting the exchange for tokens button.  Did it to my first two free survivors so I'm stuck waiting forever when I do a full wipe, haha.  The joys of youth.
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  • Tigh
    Tigh Member Posts: 3
    upgrade my toons from lvl 12 to lvl 13
    What happens from 12 to 13?
  • ATLAS-Z
    ATLAS-Z Member Posts: 6,693 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Tigh said:
    upgrade my toons from lvl 12 to lvl 13
    What happens from 12 to 13?
    A tired old joke. With too much back-explaining for you to understand it. "You had to be there?" 🤔


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