Introducing the Guild Mentoring Program

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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  • Guild leader’s real name and phone number (this information will not be published and is for internal use only)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 2:20 PM PDT
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85 Tauren Warrior
AGB
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agb reporting 4 duty ^_^
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90 Night Elf Hunter
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OMG how did they know about Allied Battalions???
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90 Goblin Death Knight
AGB
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i will b strong and work harder on this than my college entrance essays O_____O
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85 Undead Rogue
AGB
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We here at AGB(A Great Burden, foreshadowing this task we will take on as server mentors) feel we are well qualified for the challenge of bringing new players under our great dragon wings as we guide them on their long and rewarding journeys through the great land of Azeroth. Expect our application shorty.
Edited by Athymiaqt on 7/11/2012 4:31 AM PDT
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90 Night Elf Druid
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We have been doing this role since our inception 1/2/2012 - we have over 200 unique accounts in our Guild and that does not count all the thieves we have had to remove along the way. We have a ton of helpful guildies that give continuously of their game playing time and for that I am most thankful and humbled.

Good luck on your quest to accomplish this on Shu'halo, the guild that performs this role is going to have their hands full.
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90 Draenei Priest
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There are parts of this program I think sound worthwhile for both the guild and new players. The current state of ninja guild invites with messages about guild tabs and a free tabard don't really help anyone choose a guild so at least this program is something to try. Changing the guild name for 4 months is a problem though. This takes away the identity of the current membership and makes targets of them for trolls while trying to do a good and neighborly thing.

It will be interesting to see what guilds if any apply for this and if Blizzard is able to clear through the troll apps.
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90 Human Priest
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When I first started playing WoW, I didn't have a good guild to help me. I was clueless and let's be honest - The WoW tips that pop up are more annoying than useful (for the first 10 levels or so that they appear).

When I rejoined WoW a few months ago, I had an amazing guild to help me figure out the new game mechanics, and point me in the right direction when I dinged 90.

This type of program definitely sounds worthwhile.
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This post is over a year old.

The program didn't really pan out. Our "mentor guilds" were incompetent.
Edited by Yubao on 9/29/2013 4:32 PM PDT
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