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Zordell
cleric

Joined: Aug 08, 2003
Posts: 216
Posted: 02-11-2006 09:36   
If we will be getting lots of newbies I thought it might be more helpful to have people who volunteer to show them around, kind of "newbie helpers". The tour is cool but it is a little impersonal. If newbies come on while people are about, these newbie helpers, then it might be better to have them take the newbies about and show them the ropes rather than just a player volunteering.
Added to that idea, perhaps these specific helpers can recieve training on how to help newbies- what they are allowed to show and not show, mud etiquette, that sort of thing. I know people like to help newbies but with the right training we can help them even more.


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Havoc
pioneer

Joined: Feb 16, 2003
Posts: 327
From: portland, oregon, usa
Posted: 02-11-2006 21:05   
Yep. Good idea! Maybe a roster for the mentors?

I'm hoping to put a feature into the client so that "mentors" can minimize the app and it will notify them when a newbie show up.


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Karya
Arch-Witch



Joined: May 28, 2005
Posts: 156
Posted: 02-11-2006 23:00   
Excellent idea, Zordell. I'm sure we can arrange something to help. Lexley wrote a good article about helping newbies which might help too:

http://www.muddledtimes.co.uk/article.fod?IssueId=28&ArticleId=1548


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Silly
pilgrim

Joined: May 18, 2003
Posts: 27
From: UK
Posted: 03-11-2006 00:26   
If i'm around and I see a name I don't recognise, or someone struggling around. I normally ask if they're new, and offer assistance.

If i'm around, I'll help


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Heiach
Wizard



Joined: Oct 31, 2001
Posts: 515
From: I can't remember!
Posted: 03-11-2006 22:20   
If I had my computer, I'd be donning a newbie-helping hat, you know I would .

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