Do we need an Academy also (similar to BD "Adopt a newb center")

And what I hope from my heart is that it can be done.

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I do agree with what Wepwawet is saying here. It’s not so much about “who” in this case, but the “how” aspect. How do you get this up and running and do people want this? I’ve had people come out of the blue and tell me I’ve stolen their ideas because I ran a GoT themed event on BD and demand recognition (even though the event really had nothing to do with GoT other than just that, the theme). Point being, the recognition shouldn’t be the main worry here. This is about the community and giving it something good.

Getting the ball rolling is the goal here. And all of you (Wep, Metre, Best) think it’s a good idea to have one. Regardless of who thought up the idea, the important aspect is the follow through. Rage came up with a specific idea (his own clan) that will focus on helping new players. You (Best) made the leap to something similar to BDA. Wep and Metre made the leap to create the topic to get it rolling. No need to fight over recognition here. The important thing should be how to create it and how it should be run.

While I have a lot of experience in helping run organizations and events on the BD side, sadly, I lack the necessary knowledge of SM’s intricacies to be able to run things on that side. So, instead of butting heads with one another, I highly suggest you all huddle up and ping some good ideas off one another on how exactly to run something like this.

Some good places to start the discussion:

  • Clan size limitations. How do you get around this problem? Or ignore clans and simply mentor players on individual basis? I have some ideas, but want you guys to think a bit on it too :slight_smile:
  • Who should be a mentor? What should the requirements for being a mentor be? What’s important in mentoring? For BDA, simply knowing how to play BD isn’t enough. We make sure mentors also know how to teach. And if they can’t, we extend our knowledge to help teach them how to become a better mentor as well.
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Ah … I had a mentor when I started playing. And it´s much easy than it seems.

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There have this ideea and see it thru.
Be a mentor and teach.
Cheers

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Individual mentors, yes, easy to do ^^ (why for quite a while, I mentored people individually). Setting up an organization to do it however is a bit more difficult as you must have standards and methods.

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100% correct !
I said nothing else !

I think the Clan thing, which was the idea from @Rage is brilliant idea !

  • this Clan should be seeable in the Clan ranking
    (so that all NEW players can see it and has easy access to it)
    thats why I suggested to pin it,
    to not distract the top clans and their fight for medals, it should be of course in the lowest line !

  • about the 24 members, allow this clan 100 members
    and just put it out of the competition from clans, members can fight for the single ranking, but the clan not for clan ranking, would be not needed anyways, because it is pinned AND with all new players would be anyways not possibe to be in top 7 (with 24 members)

:wink:

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Best to assume that isn’t an option as of now. While it’s always fine to request and see if dev’s are willing to help out on a community driven organization, it’s best not to assume they will simply do it. Always look for a way to do with current set up (and have your alternate easier ways stated as well).

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That is exactly what i was saying.
A format that can work on the curent setup.
For example:
The mentor takes under his wing 5 new players, like lvl 5-20, 3 average players lvl 20-30, and 2 players above 30. And he walk them thru. The new get the ropes and the basics, the average get pointers a d strategy guidence, the more experienced get the little suble things, like pattern recognicion, combos, moves of inside and outside range, and prediction of combat.
This way you work with all, and improve all.
Makeing a clan that does that doesnt work because:
Timezones, imposibility of private chat, the fact that after 5 -8 lines you get sent to workshop, chaotic nature of chat, off topics etc.
The way i see it, i you recruit your pupils and work with them.
Like individual tutoring, teaching each what they want to teach, if one likes heats you work with that, close range-long range, you work with him, with his pattern.And with each individual, but also as a group.
You make field trips, to the game, and after the theory, you practice.

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It is a suggestion - not more not less !

:wink:

And when I think back, like when I was a new player here, I would have LOVED if I see there in lowest line of the clan ranking a clan called (an other suggestion) …

  • “SuperMechs Guide Clan (for all newbs)”

That would be really a great HELP for ALL NEW players !!!

But yes, that would be some work for the devs !

At least WE can ask for, if the admins and devs like this suggestion …

@Sarah247 @Mohadib @Taloki

:slight_smile:

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there also needs to be an official co-leader so that when the leader is offline the co-leader can take over (might actually need 2 co-leaders because of how many players there will be. i have high hopes that the devs can take our ideas and make them come to life) btw i am completely fine with it being similar to “Adopt a newb center”

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Ok i think theere is enough suport from the comunity to actualy make this happen.
We can close this one and start working on the ideea, of how it should function.
I find it very helpfull if we walk in the steps of BDA, and use it as a general guideline of how SMAANC(SuperMechs Adopt A Newb Center), i like it better then the Academy, since SuperMechs is a lot simpler then BD, we shouln’t use the term Academy, since we aren’t exactly rocket scientiests(we push buttons, but we do have hidden thinngs and things that need time and knowledge to master).
So I took the liberty to actualy modifying the BDA format a bit (@Elcent sorry for actualy stealing this):
"
Want to learn the game? Need some experience? Tired of getting owned?

If that describes you, you’re at the right place!
At the Super Mechs Adopt A Newb Center we will try to help you as much as we can. We will assign you a mentor who will teach you the basics of the game, give some tips and tricks and answer any questions that pop in your mind.

All you need to do is sign up to this forum and then copy and paste the application form in this thread and fill it in!

Name:
Language preferred:
Timezone:
Discord (optional but highly recommended):
Skype (in case you don’t have Discord):
Experience/Years played:
Extra info (optional):

Feel free to join our Discord server: we need to make one.
In our discord server you can; Ask questions to mentors or other players, get recruited into an alliance or just hang out and talk with others.

Apply to be a mentor
Want to help out the newbies? Or return the favour, which a mentor once did to you?
Do you love BattleDawn, speak the English language fluently, and know every little detail about the game?
Then apply to become a mentor!

(In-Depth knowledge of the game is necessary)

Fill the following form out and send it to @Sarah247 or @Elcent to be reviewed and possibly accepted:

Note: You MUST PM the form either on forums or on Skype. Posts in this or any other thread will be ignored.

Mentor application form:
In game name (IGN)/ Name:
Age:
Experience/Year you joined SM:
Timezone (in GMT please):
Language(s) you could mentor in:
Contact details including Skype & Discord username:
Why you want to be a mentor:
Why we should accept you as a mentor:
How much time are you willing to invest in the mentor system:
Any extra Info you would like us to consider:

Discord is now required for all mentors. Interviews will also be conducted on discord."

The only problem that we might face is lack of a dedicated person to run this, altho I think that @Sarah247, can handle the interviews without any problem, the real problem would be @Elcent fitting this tittle under his name " General Head Of BDA and SMAANC ".

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Also i would like to nominate possible Mentors : @Wepwawet, @MrOneTwo, @Mordulec, @ImmortalHunter, @ToxicDoll, @Fluxeon flushy, @Joeyjojojunior, @GeNal, @TinCan, @Marija

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Im not sure I’d be great mentor because I don’t really understand this era yet. So I shouldnt be one… more like I need one hehe.

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I am willing to help mentor. I did so in the past quite a bit anyway. Seems like a good idea from metre and rage to encourage new players and further the deisireablity of SM for the new player. I fight veterans that could have used this knowledge.

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I will mentor you. Hit me up in 2020 when you decide to play a match.

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Alright Boss I will :smiley:

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If you want I can help you, I remember there was a time when you did that for me.I would be more then honnored to help you get back into shape, you are one of the best in this game, I think you are a bit rusty, i think i can put you in the same clas with Powl, what you say?

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Thanks the offer guys but right now im just messing around a bit in SM. But when I decide to come back Im sure I’ll ask you guys to give me some tips and help.

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I need a mentor! Urgent!

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You are one…
You are NewbyOneKantNewby.

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