Regardless of whether a video tutorial is included or not a good manual is a must. Something along the lines of the Star Trader's manual which is nicely referenced into sections.Perhaps even breaking the video down into more easily accessible bits.
Lesleyr - we agree and are continuing to work on expanding that GDoc toward a fully fledged manual. As you can see, it has a long way to go. One of our goals was to answer questions from the alpha testers on the forum and then port that text into the GDoc. Are there specific things you're stuck on that we could answer and add to the document?
Training video was actually VERY useful - I tried playing the game without the video and was as lost as a monkey sitting in a 747 cockpit.
I did find it funny hearing fallen's pronunciation of the various factions though - I've been saying them in my head for so long that hearing it said differently is just weird
Haven't read the instruction document though - that's next on my to do list. well not "next", but one of the things I will do sometime soonish
I also liked hearing the pronunciations. I've been messing them all up. I have say that the pronunciation of caDAR only confirmed for me that they are a race of inbred frat-boys who are so fixated on their own torpedoes that they're completely ignorant of how far they are falling behind the other factions.