Introducing the Guild Mentoring Program

(Sticky)

Community Manager
Azeroth needs more heroes to rise through the ranks and your guild can help. We’re looking for a few good guilds to volunteer for the new Guild Mentoring Program. Guilds participating in the program will take part in identifying new players within selected realms, offering to invite them into the guild, and teaching them the ways of Azeroth as they level and reach the end game content.

F.A.Q.

Q. What is the Guild Mentoring Program?
A. The guild mentoring program identifies guilds on select realms to act as mentors for new and low level players (below level 85).

Q. How long does the Guild Mentoring Program run for?
A. The Guild Mentoring Program will run for a period of four months from the time that guilds are selected and notified.

Q. Is there a certain criteria for being selected as a mentoring guild?
A. Guilds must meet certain criteria to be considered for the Guild Mentoring Program:
  • Guilds must be located on one of the selected realms.
  • They must be willing to commit to the program for a four month period.
  • They must be willing to change their name for the four month Guild Mentoring participation period. (Names will be changed back at the end of the program.)
  • Guilds must be at least level 6 and have an active membership.

Q. How many guilds will be recruiting per realm?
A. Only one guild will be selected per faction on each realm.

Q. What does my guild need to do to volunteer?
A. The guild leader will need to submit an application to wowguilds@blizzard.com with the following information:
  • Current guild name and guild leader name
  • Current realm and faction of the applying guild
  • Current guild level and number of guild members
  • Guild leader’s real name and phone number (this information will not be published and is for internal use only)
  • Brief description of the Mentoring Guild

Q. How long are you accepting applications for?
A. We will be accepting applications for two weeks. We will then select a guild for the Guild Mentoring Program from those that meet the criteria and contact the guild leader.

Q. On what realms will this program be available?
A. Mentoring guilds will be chosen for the following realms:

US Realms
Aggramar
Azuremyst
Blackhand
Cenarius
Dalaran
Doomhammer
Garona
Garrosh
Ravencrest
Sen'jin
Shu'halo
Ysera

Oceanic Realms
Dath'Remar
Saurfang

Q. Do participating guilds get anything special?
A. Some of the benefits for taking part in the program include:
  • MVP status on the forums for the guild leader and recruitment officer
  • Guild member private forum access
  • Recognition for your guild as being participants in the program


http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/6646217/
Edited by Nethaera on 7/10/2012 2:09 PM PDT
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90 Tauren Shaman
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Sounds like an interesting idea, but why Saurfang?

inb4 derailment, because this is Saurfang after all...
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81 Undead Warrior
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dis gun b gud.

07/10/2012 10:00 AMPosted by Convictfish
Sounds like an interesting idea, but why Saurfang?


I think it must be because of the top-notch people that regular the realm, such as snokey, I'm sure he'd be an excellent candidate for this program.

He could teach new plays how to watch the car.
Edited by Snaje on 7/10/2012 2:30 PM PDT
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They'll watch it.
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85 Orc Death Knight
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I was reading this last night, it seems rather interesting, with rewards offered to the leaders of said guilds that participate.

It may help to further expand the player base in the realms that have been selected, as with a lot of other guilds on this server coming up with recruits from saurfang can be quite hard.

All in all looks like a good idea, good luck to those guilds that apply
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Its a good idea and I can see how Saurfang was chosen for this. However at the same time Saurfang would be one of the worst realms for this.

Also the majority of Saurfang does not read the forums.

Out of interest what would be the Guild Name changed too?

Good luck to anyone that applies.
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90 Orc Shaman
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Wouldn't want convictfish mentoring, the new players wouldn't make it past 83.

"The Mentor" Title, a possible reward?
Edited by Eruptor on 7/10/2012 10:16 PM PDT
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Wouldn't want convictfish mentoring, the new players wouldn't make it past 83.

"The Mentor" Title, a possible reward?


He could teach them the secrets to death spins.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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  • Guild member private forum access
  • Recognition for your guild as being participants in the program


  • Would you be able to elaborate on the details of this forum? Is it one large forum for everyone participating, is it realm specific, or is it guild specific? or is this still being discussed internally? And what is really the purpose of this forum if it is the former, it would make current guild websites somewhat redundant.

    I assume this recognition will be in the form of a title and/or tabard, if so will it be account-bound or guild-bound? if the latter, will it be tied to reputation with your guild (similar to how in-guild titles already work), tied to how long you have been in the guild (to avoid people selling guild invites solely for the purpose of receiving these rewards) or will it just be straight up given to everyone in the guild?

    Side note: If you are giving people titles, is it possible to make them different per realm/guild? Such as "..., Mentor of Saurfang" or "..., Mentor of Antiquus".

    Keen for this thing, even if it is just a veiled plan to bring more people to the selected realms.

    inb4 no blue reply.
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    90 Blood Elf Paladin
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    My god, so much correct use of grammar, punctuation and capitals, this is not a true Saurfang thread!
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    90 Blood Elf Paladin
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    07/12/2012 02:46 AMPosted by Mickthathick
    this is not a true Saurfang thread!


    Not very often we get a blue post on our forum, let alone make an entire thread.

    gotta get dat impression off.
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    90 Tauren Shaman
    15790
    Wouldn't want convictfish mentoring, the new players wouldn't make it past 83.

    "The Mentor" Title, a possible reward?


    He could teach them the secrets to death spins.


    I'll NEVER teach them my greatest secret.
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    07/12/2012 02:46 AMPosted by Mickthathick
    My god, so much correct use of grammar, punctuation and capitals, this is not a true Saurfang thread!


    When we want we can appear as civilized people to try fool posters such as Nethaera into thinking this is a friendly realm.
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    90 Orc Hunter
    12390
    Don't we already have guilds like Horde Rejects to soak up the unwanted masses?
    Edited by Taumen on 7/14/2012 9:09 PM PDT
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    90 Human Paladin
    9795
    Power Fap Gaming would like to apply.
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    90 Draenei Paladin
    7800
    any ally guilds applying?
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