I decided to try to read a videogame guide/walkthrough in German and noticed that the custom seems to be to use the informal second person plural imperative. For example not Betreten Sie sodann den Teleporter or even Betritt sodann den Teleporter but Betretet sodann den Teleporter. This seems odd to me, as though a group of people were going to follow the guide and not an individual. So
- Is there a reason for using the plural? I can understand using informal since game guides are usually written as if addressed to a friend and are rather informal in general.
- Are there other circumstances where a set of instructions or a guide would use the informal second person plural imperative? I half expected to see the impersonal imperative (Sodann den Teleporter betreten)
- Would that be inappropriate for this type of thing?