Reintroducing Adepts, Thelanis's Mentoring Program
(Protokon's original thread: LINK)
Q: What is Adepts?
A: Adepts is a mentoring program for players on the Thelanis server of Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO).
Q: What are some of Adepts' goals?
A: To teach the newer players all about DDO, from basic game mechanics, to endgame raiding. To provide a large community that newer players can network with, leading to better relations between established veterans and the newer players.
Q: What does this mentoring program have to offer?
A: Adepts provides a group of experienced Mentors who will are happy to answer questions regarding gameplay in DDO.
Players also receive an in-game userchannel that functions as an instance-free "Advice" channel, where players can ask questions about the game. This userchannel is open to the public, and anyone is welcome to join as long as they aren't intentionally disruptive.
Command line: "/joinchannel Adepts teachme"
Adepts has its own separate forum, at ddoadepts.guildlaunch.com. The Adepts Forum is free, and purely optional. Players may use this to post and engage in lengthy discussions on varying aspects of DDO. All you have to do is register, and apply (recruiting link) to the "guild" and one of the Admin/Mentor guys will accept you shortly.
Q: What are the requirements to participate in Adepts?
A: There are NONE. Players from all backgrounds, playstyles, and experience levels are welcome to participate in the program. All we ask is that players be respectful of each other, and be willing to teach or learn.
Q: Do I commit to anything when I join Adepts?
Nothing whatsoever. Participation in Adepts should be considered a "supplement" to your DDO gaming experience, not a "requirement". You won't be required to participate in raid workshops or other program events, or be kicked from the program if you can't. We hope that Adepts will be a tool that will be available to you whenever you need it.
Q: What does it take to be considered a Mentor?
A: There is no official definition for Mentor, but we consider mentors experienced players who have the ability to patiently and respectfully answer questions whenever they have the opportunity to do so.
If you have any questions about participating, or would like to help as a mentor, feel free to contact me or one of the other mentors.