FOR MENTORS - Imperian Online Help
The mentoring system in Imperian is a system that is designed to ensure a friendly reception into Imperian by newbies. When you wish to mentor someone, you would type MENTOR <player>. You must be in the room with him at the time. PROTEGES will list any proteges you currently have. In return for taking on the responsibilities of a mentor, you will gain 15% of the first four credit purchases your protege makes. However, under NO circumstance, are you to ask the newbie if he or she intends to buy credits. The responsibilities of you as a mentor are to answer all questions about Imperian that a newbie has, to the best of your ability, and to, at the very least, help him to help himself. You may choose to give him gold, or equipment, but at the least, you must help him go ratting, help him find other things to fight, and perhaps even help him do some quests or kill some things. If your protege needs help, you are expected to help him or her. The privilege of mentorship means that your proteges come first, and you come second. If you cannot handle this, do not be a mentor. Once the newbie has either purchased credits or played for at least 25 hours, he will likely need less help, but you should still be willing to grant reasonable assistance if need be. Remember that it is to your advantage to help him out. The more interested in Imperian he becomes, the more likely he will be to buy credits, and the more credits you will get. We take the position of mentor seriously, and if you are not performing your duties as a mentor, then you risk having your ability to be a mentor taken away. Tips for Mentors: 1) When dealing with newbies, always try to be in-role. 2) Even if it is not entirely in-role, be patient with them. Remember that Imperian is probably much different from their previous mudding experience (if any). 3) Don't try to push them to buy credits. It's the sort of thing you might want to casually work into a conversation if the newbie asks about other ways to get lessons, but any hard-selling is strictly out of the question. 4) To sum it all up: Be professional. You are representing Imperian to newbies, who are the lifeblood of the world. In rare occasions a protege may go off the deep end and you may no longer wish to be a persons mentor. In this case REJECT PROTEGE <player> <reason> will allow you to part ways. Keep in mind that this should be a last option in dealing with proteges.