Guide to Choosing a Mentor

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    The following guide was created by @RosaRaine Buns and @Superraine raine r456 in an effort to help our Monrian Born community members choose a Mentor that will be most effective for them. The content of such may change over time as more beneficial information becomes available. Unfortunately, Rosa and Raine are no longer active in EU but we thank them very much for taking the time to pull this guide together.

    Important note -- we help to facilitate a list of potential Monria Mentors who are willing to volunteer their services, but we will not recommend or endorse any one Mentor. Our primary focus is supporting our Monrian Born to progress with their experiences, with or without a Mentor, and they will benefit from the services we provide with this program.
    Monrian Born Program | Guide to Choosing a Mentor
    First of All -- Welcome to Monria

    Mentors are other players with more experience who have chosen to guide new players and teach the ins and outs of Entropia. As the universe is a very large and in-depth environment, this assistance helps new players navigate their own experiences as they progress with developing their avatar. Most Mentors enjoy helping new players, and also enjoy building bonds and new friendships.

    However, there are a few who do not offer Mentoring for the right reasons, and the following information will help you to choose a good Mentor that will be of benefit and guide you through your experiences.

    There are huge advantages to going through a Discipleship with a good Mentor:

    • social advantages that allow you to meet other new and veteran players and make new friends
    • you gain knowledge early on that can help you avoid costly decisions
    • ----- (skills vs equipment, mobs for your level, how to craft, mine and hunt efficiently, etc.)
    • you'll get to know the surroundings more quickly
    • ----- (mobs, TP locations, missions, best sweating areas, other important locations, etc.)
    • you'll get to learn the ins and outs of the economy more quickly
    • ----- (auction house, private trading and good locations for such, fruit and stone gathering, etc.)
    • you will skill faster with a good Mentor and the knowledge you gain from them
    • most Importantly
    • a good Mentor will introduce you to the Fun Factor
    • ----- (events, team hunts, various activities, parties, and so much more) :)
    How to Choose a Mentor that Works for You
    We created a section for potential Monria Mentors to sign up and share their information with regard to their mentoring qualifications. Each potential Mentor is required to start their own thread with information that includes their time-zone to help you make your choice for a Mentor.

    We have several community members who were part of our previous official Mentors Program, and hope that they decide to continue with their great contributions as members of our Monria Volunteer Mentors Team.

    Keep the following in mind when reviewing the Monria Volunteer Mentors List information:

    • check a Mentor's length of time in the game and their level of experience
    • check a Mentor's time-zone to make sure that your times are compatible
    • you can check the in-game time by clicking on the System tab and pressing the U key
    • check a Mentor's actual time in the game and how often so that you can coordinate times
    • check for comments by other Disciples with regard to their experiences with a listed Mentor
    • you can also check a Mentor's Rating in the game, as well as Graduated Disciples
    • you can add the relevant Mentoring icons to your desktop through your Action Library
    • ----- (press the Y key to open your Action Library and click on the System tab)
    • ----- (press the G and L key to add the icons to your desktop and/or desktop and keyboard)

    If there is someone on the Mentors List that you are interested in talking to, you can facilitate this by engaging in one of the following options:

    • send them a private message at the forum by clicking on their name and then Start Conversation
    • log into Entropia Universe and click on the J key to open your Friends List
    • at the top of your Friends List, click on Player Registry
    • type in the full avatar name of the person you would like to contact at the top left in Registry window
    • when their name appears, click on their name, and then Send Friend Request at the bottom right
    • once they have accepted your Friend Request, they will appear on your Friend List
    • ----- this will make it easier for you to communicate with them inside the game
    • ----- to initiate a private message, right click on their name, highlight Avatar and select Private Chat
    • once you have connected, introduce yourself and let them know you're looking for a Mentor
    • let them know you chose them from the Mentors List at the forum and for what reasons
    • take some time to interview them further to get a feel for compatibility
    • if the two of you agree on a Mentor/Disciple relationship, either of you can initiate the process
    Just in case things aren't working out well with your chosen Mentor, you have options:
    • if your Mentor only sends you to the crafting machine to grind the daily mission, and ...
    • doesn't take the time to teach you anything, or answer your questions, or spend any time with you ...
    • you have the option of changing Mentors
    • Things to be aware of when doing so:
    • if you drop your Mentor to go with another Mentor, your Disciple experience will start at 0% again
    • if you drop your Mentor, you have to do it before you reach 10% in your Disciple experience
    • if your percentage is higher, you will be locked into your current Mentor
    You don't have to take on a Mentor to progress in the game, but it is more beneficial to have one-on-one guidance in addition to what you derive from the community for the best possible experience and outcome. A Discipleship is supposed to be a fun learning experience, so we hope you find that perfect Mentor.

    Selling Your Sweat

    Monria has a sweat buying program in place to support sweating activites and to give our Monrian Born an opportunity to extend their game play. Sweat is bought from our Monrian Born at 2 PED per 1k of sweat, up to 3k sweat per day.

    The current primary sweat buyer is Dark Moon Enigma, a member of the Monria Management Team and Community Manager. She makes an effort to log in a few times a day to see who has sweat to sell. She is -5 game time (Winter - East Coast US), so be sure to friend list her at DarkMoonEnigma and leave a message in-game if you have sweat to sell. She buys sweat from Monrian Borns only. Please do not stockpile sweat for a week's time so that we can be fair to others based on program budget.

    As a cautionary note -- there may be other Monrian Born players, and non-Monrian Born players who might try to purchase your sweat at a lesser price, especially if DME is not available, and then turn around and sell it to DME at the price that is sponsored by the Monria sweat buying program. We want to make sure that you get every benefit, so please make your choices accordingly.

    Final Comments
    If you are Monrian Born and have not received your starter kit, make sure that you contact either DME in the game to acquire one. She is the only individual who currently distributes these kits, so make sure that you make contact and add her to your Friends List.

    The following are links to additional information.
    Monrian Born Program | How it Works

    Monria Volunteer Mentors

    Monria New Arrival Tutorials (MNAT)

    Monria Space Travel Program Sign-Up
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