It's so nice to see Blizzard finally thinking about new players (besides that awful undismissable tutorial)
What does good standing mean? :DWould love to help new Players, but got 48h banned in cataclysm :/
So basically, we can be unpaid GM interns.
These requirements are WAY to lenient, if any of these new players ask any legitimate questions that aren't baseline, they aren't going to know the answers if they barely meet these requirements and just end up frustrating the new player, or get answers mixed up with less informed players vs. veteran players.
I hope there is more vetting involved than just account in good standing, etc etc. I can already see certain people using this as yet another way to abuse in game systems on the vulnerable, like they already have with report spamming and automated account actions. I foresee the incoming dodgy links, tricks and trolling. Sounds like a nightmare for the already overworked and under resourced GMs to have to deal with.
Assuming this is going to be full of important questions like "Where is Mankrik's wife?"
Sounds like a good idea, but I feel like this is going to have to be removed or have the requirements increased a fair bit by 9.1 due to abuse.
FFXIV already has a Mentor system and it's partly just clueless people who wanted the crown next to their names. I hope this one doesn't suffer the same.
I very much look forward to being a guide!
@#$%ing love it.Back in the day i acted as a mock-gm to help obviously newer players (TOS, i know) and i enjoyed seeing them take to my tips.
This is a thing in FFXIV and it's $%^&ing terrible. Tons of extremely uninformed players giving bad information who just want the status symbol next to their name, and that's IF they do their job. Most people get the crown icon in FFXIV and flat out ignore new players who ask them for help. The 'chat' it lets you use is basically the FFXIV version of WoW's tradechat. Questions get ignored or in the case of Balmung actively discouraged.
Wrong it means u have no penalties on your account history at all did u read the links "you can not be a guide, for you have a penalty in your account history"