World of Warcraft updates the requirements for mentor status on the 9.0.5 test server

    
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If you want to be a guide to new players in World of Warcraft, it behooves you to first know what you’re doing. The game’s mentor system was introduced with the pre-patch to Shadowlands, but with the upcoming patch 9.0.5 on the test server it’s going to be a little bit harder to be a mentor. Not much harder, mind you; you’ll just need to prove that you’ve been both actively playing and that you have a decent idea of how the game works.

Players will need to be level 60 and have at least 3,000 quests completed. In addition, any prospective mentor must have any two from the following achievement list: beat every Castle Nathria boss, have three different classes at maximum level, have reached a minimum of 1800 rating in rated PvP, finish a covenant campaign, or complete every Torghast wing at Layer 8. So there are a lot of ways to make that mentor status if you want it, but you’ll need to do more to ensure that you deserve it.

Source: Wowhead
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Eric Diaz

Did they seriously just rip this off from FFXIV? Even the idea of a mentor system in WoW is a huge joke. Too many asshats and trolls play it to make that work.

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Silver Sukuma

They stole the entire Main Story Quest structure from it, and it’s one of WoW’s biggest competitors, so naturally they’ll take other things as it’s convenient.

Though, to be fair to Blizzard, XIV stole a whole lot from WoW in its 2.0 transition, too.

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angrakhan

I would imagine that if they made the requirements the following:

  1. Actually be helpful
  2. Don’t be a turd

My guess is that would drop the list of qualified players to a small handful especially when it comes to the WoW community.

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Bannex

Likewise, if they made that a requirement for the human race in general you’d have the same sized list.

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Grewsome

The mentoring system is a cool idea, but the implementation could be a lot better. Having the Newcomer Chat be the default chat method is really silly; a vast majority of talk in said channel (and I mean like 95%+) is just mistells from new players who don’t know any better, thinking they are talking to their party.

As for this being more work or harder than before, eh, I’d have to disagree. The previous version required doing endgame group content to be able to tick enough boxes to be a Mentor, while this version can be done entirely with trivial solo content (level three classes to 60, covenant campaign). That opens the door for a lot more people who don’t participate in max level PvE/PvP content.

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jimthomasUS

A despicable program.

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Giggilybits

They should remove this from PVP immediately. Its being severely abused allowing level 60s to join the 50-59 bracket of PVP especially the Horde side. I’m at a loss for words on how frustrated I am over this.

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Grewsome

The mentor system doesn’t have anything to do with PvP or level scaling. It just flags you as a veteran user in chat, allows you to use the Newcomer Chat, and puts a veteran icon above your model that newbies can see.

You’re probably seeing people using party sync, not mentoring.

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Giggilybits

Ah ok.

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L B

Has anyone actually used the Mentor system? I have not even heard of any players actively trying to use it. I can see it be abused by basically letting you be a mentor to another skilled player trying to help you get a mentorship.