I seel to have a VERY different experience to most people here. I love the mentor system, and on Horde-EU it works great. There's no spamming, people respect each other, and there's always someone to answer newbie questions. It's usually people who really have no experience with MMOs. I think a good 1/3 of interactions are people failing to type /wave during the Exile's Reach scenario :DYou have the occasional *redacted* who uses the newcomer chat to insult people and rage, but it's really rare. One thing that I do have a problem with is that sometimes (but it's still rare) you have boost sellers sending their *love* over there. PS: to people who say it's easier to look on the web than ask questions, a lot of people don't have the reflex, don't realize how much information there is out there. Most of them have no idea what wowhead is yet.Edit : didn't realize I was using strong language haha
I can't think of anything in the game that is not on a website or a youtube video ?
The system is working quite well on Alliance-EU. Initially it was a bit dead, and of course we do get a lot of "wave" in there, but it's been getting better. I rarely see questions in other languages now, and I've legitimately been able to help a lot of people with questions and required action.I think Blizzard should keep improving the system, and also use it to improve the newcomer experiencer. For instance, it's clear that emotes need better introduction. Chats in general need better introduction as well, as a lot of newcomers seem to accidentally use the chat when they're supposed to use /i or /p or even /s.Furthermore, some game breaking bugs need to be ironed out, as it wasn't even long ago a new player had encountered the bug where they get stuck on the ship before Exile's Reach. They get the murloc quest but they're still on the ship. I've reported that bug a couple of times, so it feels like something that should've been fixed long ago as it usually forces new players to create new characters - quite detrimental to their first gameplay experience.Other than that, great stuff. I hope they keep iterating and testing new features. Most importantly, keep it reward-free as to not attract a certain type of player. Players who choose to be a guide now seem to just genuinely want to help newcomers, which is great.
unfortunately, the vast vast majority of the playerbase, especially new players, do not use 3rd party websites for guidance, relying mostly on streamers and youtubers, both this newcomers chat, and the introduction of the exile's reach scenario, are steps in the right direction, it's important the developers acknowledge the fact that the game lacks meaningful tutorialsin my opinion blizzard should further develop this system, to something akin to the refer-a-friend, with tiers and goals, I understand that people should help others without expecting something in return, but the best way to incentivise players to do something is to tie a cosmetic reward to it
for requirements liek rival you'd think thered be bonuses to being a guide
I really enjoy newcomers chat, it's fun
90% of messages from new players are either accidental "wasd" type-walking or accidental messages intended for instance chat, and the occasional inoperable macro. Those players are often not even aware of chat, so they have no idea they're sending messages to the wrong channel. The problem lies deeper than players having issues in the game which veteran players can help with - I can't teach you how to use a chat by using the chat.There are instances of people asking legitimate questing in Newcomer Chat but those are so rare it's almost a waste to be there.
Did they remove the never been suspended for any reason rule?Because I meet all other requirements as I once was suspended from the forums for 2 months just before Shadowlands launch, over something I did not know was an exploit( flagging hate filled posts from multiple characters) other than that I have had 13 clean years.
I must be in the minority here... but I've actually enjoyed my time as a mentor/guide. I've actually had the opportunity to meet up with a newbie and help them quest via party sync. Yes, there's a lot of confusion with new players using the chat channel mistakenly... but it's mostly harmless and doesn't bother me in the slightest. If someone is struggling, I message them personally and see if I can help them. That being said, I do see where there is plenty of room for improvement--but otherwise, I am glad the system is there as I'm happy to help new players.
idk so far the best thing i have seen in this system is a question about a transmogger item (the deployable something)prety much everything else is /wave
I'd try it if they changed the icon for newbies to something more generic.
I have yet to notice that thing people are mentioning with russian/portugese talks and such, I mean it's not as obvious of an issue as with the DIY LFG where you'll find yourself in MM+ or Raid with people from other countries (but they usually know what to do, so communication isn't an issue most of the time).One thing I'll add though is that I've noticed the rank of newbie being given to anyone who makes a new account, like people trying to sell Raid/MM+ runs.Does that 'newbie' flag happen to any new WoW Account on a given Battle.net Account, or do these shady run-selling people make their accounts on separate BNet accounts?Either way, IMHO, when launching WoW for the first time on a new account, the game should ask the player if he knows the game or not.