[MUD-Dev] Newbies

Johan J Ingles-le Nobel xvf61 at dial.pipex.com
Tue Feb 22 22:54:36 New Zealand Daylight Time 2000


When complete newbies log onto my mud, players are not as helpful as I like,
for a variety of reasons. That might be that they find themselves answering
the same old questions, they're busy in a pk melee, they're unwilling to
invest hours in helping/teaching someone who might leave, or whatever - so
if I might prod your collective wisdom...

Have others experienced this phenomenon, and how did they deal with it? Do
you reward people in some way for helping newbies, and if so, how? Things
like a newbie-only channel or newbie helper imms are not really consistent
with our mud, anyone have any subtle ideas or URLs covering the subject that
do the business?

The point is this, I think a lot of muds do get non-mudders visit them, but
they're turned off by this, and together with the confusion of learning your
first steps in your first mud, I suspect that this accounts for a lot of
lost people...





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