I recently convinced a few of my co-workers (6 of them) to join E&P. But now they all keep asking me questions about the game. I don’t mind answering these, but it gave me an idea.
What if devs implement a buddy system?
After the tutorial there still is a lot to discover and new players might still be a little startled In the beginning and Global Chat is a joke if you want to ask for help. So they can ask for a buddy.
Senior players get the option to be a buddy (to a self chosen number of newbies. 1 or 2, maybe 3) and help them with their process up to a certain level. They will guide them through the game and see the student grow. Maybe even recruit them for their alliance.
On the other hand, the student gains a lot. He or she learns about the game, has a mentor to have his or her back and let’s not forget about the social part.
I’ve personally experienced this in another game I played in the past. And although me and my mentor both quit that game, we still talk every now and then.
I see a lot of players here, who are more then willing to help others (I was thinking of you for example @Rook ) and this would help new players a lot.
Let me know what you guys think.