GUIDES - Achaea Online Help

6.16 GUIDES

(See HELP NAMES, HELP NEWBIE QUESTS)

Guides exist solely to help newbies, having been created before time was
counted (HONOURS ROMEO, HONOURS JULIET) for that purpose alone.

The guides are Romeo and Juliet. These are not good names for regular
adventurers (see HELP NAMES for why) - but Romeo and Juliet are anything but
regular - they are VERY special adventurers indeed. Their purpose is to be
available to our newbies and to help answer their questions. So we have chosen
rather more easily recognisable names for them.  

If you have enabled ANSI (see HELP ANSI) and you enter QW (for a "Quick Who"
list), then the GUIDES will show up in a different colour (probably bright
yellow).

If you are a newbie, feel free to call on them for help whenever you need to,
either by speaking on the newbie channel or by asking them directly via tell.


How to contact the Guides
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* Use Newbie! Just type NEWBIE I'm looking at Fergil - am I in Lodi?
  (Or NEWBIE <whatever-you-want-to-ask>)

* Talk to Romeo or Juliet directly and privately via tells. For example:
  TELL ROMEO Could you direct me to Lodi please? (or TELL JULIET ... ).


Things the Guides can do for you
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* Help you select a new name proper for Achaea (see HELP NAMECHANGE).

* Give you ideas about how to play in Achaea.

* Give you hints about a few of the quests in Minia or Lodi.


Things the Guides should NOT do for you
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* Help you understand your class skills or abilities. Please ask others in
  your class, or members of your city or House for help with this.

* Solve quests for you (except for those mentioned in HELP NEWBIE QUESTS).
  Sharing information about quests is strongly discouraged (see HELP QUESTS).

* Contact immortals for you. Guides are not messengers, or liaisons with
  the Gods. Please do not ask them to contact other immortals for you.
  If you need to contact an immortal, use ISSUE ME.

  If you are not a newbie, this is especially important. Do not ask for
  help finding someone to make your wedding official. Romeo and Juliet have
  been instructed to ignore all such requests. ISSUE ME and make your
  request there.


But But! You Really NEED To KNOW Something
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You keep asking a Guide (Romeo or Juliet) a question, and that blasted
person never gives you a straight answer. Now what do you do?

That's probably because the question you are asking is ooc - out of character
(see HELP OOC). In that case, you should probably either try to find out by
private means, meaning tells or messages with others who are clearly willing to
be out of character with you, or you should avail yourself of our excellent
HELP system, for which there is help on almost everything - both figuratively
and literally! Yes, it's all there.

Failing in all that, as a last resort, you could always use the
ISSUE system to make an inquiry. That would probably be in the
form of ISSUE ME (your question here).


(See HELP NAMES, HELP NEWBIE QUESTS)