I really like the mentor system. I'm from a very small realm so newcomer chat tends to be more active than trade or general chat most of the time. Yes it's a lot of explaining /wave but I answer other questions pretty regularly about flight, when they can start shadowlands, and how to get to various places. Also a ton of returning players end up in the chat and have questions about professions, and accessing old content, also the returning players often just want to chat about the old days and how much things have changed and what they are liking so far.One of the changes to the system I'd like to see is some sort of way for mentors to be able to go to exiles reach to help newbies. Often they need help with killclaw and some of them get REALLY upset we can't group or assist them in killing that bear even when we explain it's skippable or to change chat channels to ask the other newbies on their shard for help. I imagine there should be a party sync type button but we the mentord pop up in exiles reach near killclaw as a generic human or night elf/ orc or tauren depending on class and we're level locked at like 8 or 9 in white gear but that we can assist the newbies on like a 5-10 minute timer, that way more nefarious mentors couldn't stick around causing trouble for very long and you'd have to wait a cool down period of like an hour before you could go again but the newbies can get extra assistance.As far as the requirements the new ones seem fine. The sort of questions that pop up in the chat are never anything that would require aotc or keystone master to answer so making the requirements harder would just make the number of mentors shrink.
ive used this since implementation and other than a few trolls found zero issues. All it is is a chat service, what issues are you possibly having other than trolls? They ask a question, I do my best to answer, if i cant i recommend wowhead or the bliz site, or someone else does answer it.I'm at a complete loss as to what 'glaring issues' people are having.
That Castle Nathria achievement should be AOTC, not LFR. AOTC is comparable to the Rival achievement.
Trade chat and posting questions on a forum is more helpful than this system.
My experience with this system was having a guy ask a question in broken English, asking him to clarify his question so i could help, and getting called a $%^&*! in all caps. Left it on the spot. The only other people i saw chatting were Russians.
Never have I ever had issues with tons of messages in non-English languages, spam/boost posts, or even rampant douchbaggery. Y'all... if you see that crap (the latter two), report it! Condemn it! Help uplift the newbie community by showing that you are there to help. And you know what I like to do? I ask in chat if anyone needs help with anything. It's a great way to fill downtime and also makes me feel valuable as a member of the WoW community.
on NA there's people spamming or reposting their boost sales, and they get reported and nothing gets doneabsolutely 0 care put into this
They should also make mentors complete Exile's Reach at least once. 90% of the questions in that channel are from people asking how to do quests on that island, and then many people who've been playing for years have no idea what they're even talking about.And instead of relying on the mentor system, Blizzard should really add a popup box or something to explain the parts that newcomers constantly get stuck with, like waving to Gor'groth on Exile's Reach or moving the cannon in Tiragarde Sound.
Agree it needs to be server or def have it specific region locked.
I've been a mentor for a while. I see people using the chat every day, asking for help. It's not been a hassle at all.
I have no problem with this system on french realms. There are a lot of new players and everyone is from the same language. Some days there is less activity but that's fine an I never saw any booster.
Im looking foward to teach young padavan all I know in PvP, so when I get 50 years he can carry old man to 2400 :-P