For Mentors - Midkemia Online Online Help
6.8.1 For Mentors
The mentoring system in Midkemia is a system that is designed to ensure a friendly reception into Midkemia by newbies (to become a mentor you must be at least level 50 and have a total of 300 RL playing hours). When you wish to mentor someone, you would type MENTOR <adventurer>. You must be in the room with him or her at the time. PROTEGES will list any proteges you currently have, including whether they are currently online. Additionally, you will see when your proteges log into Midkemia, and they will see when you log in. You can type LOGINSON and LOGINSOFF to toggle these notices. Mentors and Proteges can PATH FIND <other person> and then PATH GO to speedwalk to that person. This ability only works up until the protege can become a mentor himself. See HELP SPEEDWALKING for more information. In return for taking on the responsibilities of a mentor, you will gain 5% of the first four credit purchases your protege makes, up to 1000 total credits of purchases by the protege. These credits will be received as bound. Under NO circumstances 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 Midkemia 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 Midkemia 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. (Sidenote: If you are too experienced to take a mentor of your own, and were unable to complete the newbie task for taking one, then taking on a protege will complete this task for you.) 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 Midkemia 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 Midkemia to newbies, who are the lifeblood of the world.