If I'm not online, talk to my secretary, Aesthetic
Welcome to Roleplayer Guild Academy, where we veteran members of RPG attempt to help out the newer members by offering advice, guidance, and treats, depending on the mentor. For those who need help settling in, and are, for one reason or another, are unable to reach any of the comrades, we will be more than happy to guide you through your RP career until you are ready to metaphorically spread your wings and fly, and not end up an unpleasant stain on the sidewalk. This includes being your personal guide to the forum itself, advice about how to run an RP, how to flesh out your posts, and generally be a helpful person.
Originally, this was a thread called the Mentor Program, or Adopt-a-Noob, and was used for the same purpose, but I, the former creator, eventually got so many applications for mentors, that it became very messy and unpleasant to look at. As such, I have chosen to create a new thread, and reorganise things into a more orderly fashion, so that I actually know where everything is going...probably.
The process goes as such, and I may make some bad GIFs to accompany this later:
1. Find a Mentor.
2. Form contract with said Mentor
3. Eat candy
4. Learn how to RP
5. Improve on RPing
Along with earning the skills needed to become a productive member of RPG, you will also gain one of these FANTASTICALLY bad diplomas that I found on the internet and modified. At the recommendation from your mentor, you will graduate, and receive one of these in a grand (read: cheap) ceremony within this thread, and you will be added to the graduation list.
In this new thread, I’m introducing a system of ranks to help determine which mentor would be best for which student, based on the criteria of what section they wish to participate in, including Arena, Advanced, 1x1, and, perhaps the most daunting of all, Spam and Forum Games. As such, to respect these people, I will be giving them awesome titles to go along with them.
Do you like to welcome people a lot in the Introduction threads? Then this may be the rank for you. From previous experience, we need people actively trying to find those in need of help and drag them kicking and screaming into this thread. In addition to the normal duties of a mentor, a Greeter should visit the introduction threads often and make them feel welcome, as well as doing a preliminary assessment and asking if they need help.
“Cry ‘havoc’, and let slip the dogs of war!” - Mark Antony
Gladiators are RPers who like to spend their time in the Arena section of the forum, matching sinew, wit and steel with their counterparts in order to emerge victorious and claim the laurel wreath. These RPers will specialise in helping people get settled into the arena section, as well as the various other sections.
‘The superior man is the providence of the inferior. He is eyes for the blind, strength for the weak, and a shield for the defenseless. He stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others.’ -Robert Green Ingersoll
Defenders are those of spam with a sense of duty. These RPers are people with skin thickened by derogative comments, scars caused from verbal battles, and burnt and bloodied fingers from flame wars with other Spammers. Perhaps the most stout-hearted of all RPers, the warriors of spam stand ready to protect the green from the predations of trolls and their kin
Merchants and artisans are much tamer than most other RPers, though their fires may still burn just as bright, but for different purposes. These RPers are the owners of galleries and shops viewed by other RPers, who marvel at their creativity. Those willing to impart their secrets of their arts to new apprentices will help them achieve greatness by assisting them in their endeavours to create a successful shop or gallery.
Teachers are just run of the mill RPGers who specialise in the Free, Casual or Advanced sections alone, or are unwilling to share their secrets. Either that or they don’t have enough time to really give their charges the care they need. Not much else to say.
Professors are all of the above. Not much else to say really, they’re people who dabble and are proficient in everything mentioned above.
Hey, Its-a me!
So yeah, I probably won’t be able to keep up with everything that happens. Even I need sleep, surprisingly, so I’ll probably need one or two secretaries to help me keep up to date. Duties here, apart from mentoring, include informing me of any mentor/student applications, or any other such important things. When I’m not online, I grant you the power to do anything, within reason of course. Preferably, you will be female, wear glasses, hair tied into a ponytail, and a short skirt.
Now then, because I like everything to be neat and tidy, my room being a distinct exception, I wish you to fill out an application form for me, depending on what you wish to be.
Username: (If you can’t answer this, kindly get out)
Most active Sections: (Where are you most active?)
Desired Rank: (What do you want to be? Bear in mind you might not get what you want, and it will depend on your above answer)
Times when you are most active: (Please answer in Greenwich Mean Time, so that I can compare you to each other)
Maximum number of charges: (What’s the max amount of students you wish to take?)
2+2= (Same as Username. If you can’t answer this, I will track you down and remove you from the gene pool) (-_-)
Username: (If you can’t answer this, kindly look for the nearest adult to do so for you)
Time most active: (Please answer in Greenwich Mean Time, so that I can compare you to each other)
What level is your writing ability in a self-assessment?: (Advanced, Casual, Free)
What sections of the forum would you like to visit?: (Arena, casual, Advanced, Spam, etc)
Any preference for a mentor?: (If you wish for a specific mentor, put their name down here)
Most active Sections: Casual, Advanced, and occasionally 1x1
Desired Rank: Secretary. I can also fill in for a mentor.
Times when you are most active: You can find me active anywhere from 3pm to the late night hours... I believe that should be about from 11pm to, like, 7 or 8 AM in GMT.
Maximum number of charges: I'm relatively new to the site, so I can take on two students max.
2+2= 4. You should make us do algebra or even pre-calc stuff.
Most active Sections:Spam, although I'm RP'ing in casual at the moment, I'll do free depending on the RP.
Desired Rank: No preference :3.
Times when you are most active: 8:00PM-7:00AM GMT (4:00PM-3:00AM EST) Could be earlier, but I work first shift usually, it just depends on what days I work. Along with other things that might keep me off for an hour or two later in the day.
Maximum number of charges:3
Username: Walker of Darkness
Most active Sections: Free, causal, some advanced, 1x1, OTD but not spam(it's changed too much for my taste) and random activity elsewhere
Desired Rank: Where ever I seem to fit best
Times when you are most active: in general, 12pm-12am GMT(8am-8pm EST) and random other times do to insomnia and unfortunate lack of job
Maximum number of charges: I'd say about four at most
2+2= Fish, alternatively, also equals four.
Most active Sections: Casual/Advanced
Desired Rank: I think Teacher would fit best
Times when you are most active: Um....if that's roughly a six hour difference, then.... probably about 2pm-6pm
Maximum number of charges: I'll go with Two at a time, tops
2+2= NUMBER FOUURRRR!!!!Four. (Bonus points if you get the reference)
Most Active sections: I don't know........Spam, Casual, Advanced.........I don't fucking know!
Desired Rank: Defender, Professor of some things
Times when you're most active: whenever
Max charges: IDC
2+2= Fuck this, It's 4.
Most active Sections: Free, Spam(Been spending more time there lately)
Desired Rank: Defender
Times when you are most active: 7:30 PM-2:00 AM On Saturday: 2:00 PM-3:00 AM (GMT time as you requested)
Maximum number of charges: 2-4
Most active Sections: Advanced and/or Arena
Times when you are most active: I am on GMT+1 in Stuttgart Germany. However, I am currently moving to Shanghai and will be on GMT+8. That means, if you are on the East Coast of the United States I will be precisely 12 hours ahead of you. However, I have my profile linked to email which is linked to my SMS service. So if you send me a private message, I can receive it immediately and respond within a reasonable amount of time. As for a GMT time... I do believe my GMT time in China will more than likely be... 12:00 to 14:00-ish.
Maximum number of charges: No more than four.
2+2= 42. No, but really, it's four.
Username: Mercenary Lord I don't know.
Most active Sections: Casual, Advanced
Desired Rank: Either Teacher or Professor, although I don't really dabble in spam or free RPs.
Times when you are most active: GMT-5 is my time zone, but GMT, around 7 P.M. to 3 A.M. I think.
Maximum number of charges: Probably one or two.
Most active Sections: Spam, Member Lounge, Casual, some Advanced and 1 x 1
Desired Rank: Whatever you see fit. :3
Times when you are most active: [GMT - 5] From 5 am - 11 pm. :3
Maximum number of charges: 5? However many need a mentor... :o
2+2= 17. Totes Kiddinz. My guess is four. xD
Most active Sections: Free and casual, a tiny bit of spam and some 1x1
Desired Rank: Judge from above please
Times when you are most active: shit, umm 11:00 - 8:00 On and off in the mean time.
Maximum number of charges: 1-3
Most active Sections: Spam,Advanced,Introduction
Desired Rank: Greeter
Times when you are most active: 8pm-3am(GMT-0)
Maximum number of charges: 2(does a greeter really have "charges")
2+2= It could be 2 snakes, or Omega, Or a fish, perhaps its 22, damn "Finding Out Understandable Result" is hard.
Current Students: N/A
Most active Sections: Spam, Introduction Area, and Casual RP
Desired Rank: Greeter, Merchant/Artisan (I do this now -- though I don't know about the being tame part XD), possibly Defender.
Times when you are most active: Pretty much always. (I work from home, so I'm in and out all day and then in the evening/night once I've finished, too.)
Maximum number of charges: 1