Meh. I tried the system for a while, but it's got a lot of glaring issues.I should probably give it another shot, but I'm not sure if it's changed any.Last time I used it, it was just throwing people into random conversation shards, regardless of server or even language group. Plus other problems I can't remember offhand.
I feel like the potential with this system is being very heavily squandered still.
One of those is not like the other.
This system is just useless. Im a mentor, 4 other people's are in the chat, from ALL regions. All languages, even russian players... That's completely stupid
The mentor system had potential, I was really excited to be a part of it and help new players, but it just ended up spam and trolls. After a while I just couldn't handle it anymore and had to opt out. I'm sure my experience isn't unique either.
I totally forgot this system existed. Is this something people actually used? In my opinion it would seem easier and better to look up information on the web rather than asking ''veterans''.
I do hope Blizzard also has people reading these channels because the vast majority of messages sent by newcomers are just them trying to talk to people around them or in their dungeons. As a mentor I try to let them know the people they are trying to talk to probably can't even hear them or how to switch channels, but many don't get it (or don't understand English to begin with). If nothing else this mentor thing has brought to light how much the game needs some sort of tutorial that teaches new players how to change chat groups.
Disappointment in the system aside, do we know if people who are currently guides will still be guides after these changes go into effect? Or will they have to go back and interact with that NPC again, or what? Not that those new requirements are super tough, pretty sure I'm good already, just think some people may ask.(Still wish this was more than teaching people how to /wave...)
Mentors really need a way to censure people in chat. As it stands all it takes is one person spamming racism sexism other hate to completely derail newcomer chat for hours.
My experience as a mentor (EU-Alliance):
Is it still only per character?
I'm still a guide, but I have to say, the chat u get put in is very dead, at times it's just me, no new players at all, I find it hard to believe there are 0 new players online, would be nice if they just take over how FFXIV does it, sure that one is not perfect, but it works much better than this poor excuse of a chat.
Absolutely sad that even though I haven't played SL besides the campaign (and I can stumble my way through an LFR kill of sire *shudder*), that I can satisfy these requirements. A far cry from when I was playing BFA killing mythic bosses and chasing after rank 4 essences (got 25). Blizzard really needs to up the requirements beyond rival and to add aotc, all 10s timed, layer 4 or 6 of Twisting corridors, renown 40 (once that comes up) and maybe max ve'nari rep. I know a lot of people will find those requirements rather tame, but they feel pretty decent enough to keep out people who can just eek by doing nothing and thinking they are capable of helping others. But simultaneously not being too high of requirements (glad, CE, all 15s or 20s, week 1 completion date of when TC opened, and some other benchmark) that they too far remove themselves from being approachable to help new players.Lastly, blizzard needs to help new players realize what chat channel they are talking in. Tell them to not needless chat in /5 and also keeping out useless unhelpful banter from all. This has the makings of a good system but it feels like blizzard is treating it like a google project. Spinning it up just to let it fail and not nurture it.
The FFXIV novice network, is a cesspool of just...don't do it. I don't think it's all regions and languages and you can earn achievements jumping into group finder helping struggling parties, but everything else...just don't. Just. Don't.
I tried the system in bfa and it was full of Spanish which I don't speak and then I opted out.
imo they blizzard should have made this a buddy system, where if you choose to be a mentor, you are assigned a new player or two each week and to remain in the program you must group up with them and do x amount of quests and/or dungeons with them with the party sync mode. And maybe for completing this, blizzard can reward the max level player with a reward some gold, maybe chance for unique toys, cosmetics, title, maybe even some unique mounts depending on how many new players you help over time.
I don't know why people complain this much about this chat. Just answer questions when newbies ask. It's also fun to see them type wave in chat instead of targeting the ogre in Exile's Reach and typing /wave :D
the what in the who now? what even is this lol. we had to play with the abominations that are the necrolord abilities of DH and Warrior for HALF A YEAR before blizzard decided to fix them, but we get revamps on this stuff that 95% of the playerbase doesn't even know it exists lol. If you start wow as a new player and you have a question, you google it, and your google search takes you to wowhead or other sites that are similarly very helpful. If you absolutely want to solve your issue using only in-game tools for some reason, you join a guild from the millions that are spaming non stop or outright randomly invite guildless characters, and you are bound to find someone willing to help you, or even other newbies to explore the game with.Can we please stop getting irrelevant stuff no one cares about like battle pets and mentor systems, and instead focus on making the entirety of the core game playable for all specs and covenants?
wave to Gor’groth