Mentor/Mentee Multiplayer Matches (MMMM...)
So I had this idea. Which I totally stole from other MP game communities. But it's a good idea
worth stealing. The MP community in Sins is like that grass you see pushing up out of the concrete.
It wasn't really supposed to be there, but it's kind of stubbornly persisted and waxed and waned, sometimes
sprayed with weed killer of bad balance or neglect and sometimes bouyed up with sunshine and rain of dev
patches and forum initiatives.
I remember when I first started playing Sins MP back when vanilla Sins came out. UE Carbon was organizing a
tournament. I remember playing one game. The rest of the players never connected with their opponents, apathy set in,
and the tournament fizzled. I played just a little in Entrenchment, not at all in Diplomacy, and then came back for Rebellion.
I don't think I really grasped the game all that well until Rebellion - I've easily played more in Rebellion than I ever did
in vanilla-Entrenchment combined.
I want to see how much interest there is for a MP forum mentor-mentee initiative. Mentor would be someone who knows the game well enough to teach a beginner. Mentee should be obvious. Mentor doesn't have to be a "pro" or expert. Just have a decent enough understanding to help bring a mentee up to speed in playing online. I see this as a good opportunity for new players in Rebellion or long time SP players who have dabbled in MP and want to get better and participate in it. If enough people are interested, it's a chance to increase the number of players online and get more games going. We could even organize some mentor/mentee 2v2 matches and see who's imparted their skills the best. Mentees don't have to all be total noobs either - maybe some are at an average-ish level already online but want to up their game in specific ways.
So, I'm just testing the water first to see who is interested. If you are, please post below with the following:
1. Mentor or mentee
2. Estimated skill level online (beginner, semi-competent, average, above average, skilled, pro)
3. Time zone
4. Times usually available to play
5. What you are interested in teaching/learning (eg. maybe all the basics, maybe a specific race, maybe eco slot or suicide slot specifically, etc. or just anything goes)
6. Steam name
If there's enough interest, we can use this thread to connect mentor/mentee. Sometimes as a mentor it helps to watch a replay first of the mentee playing to get an idea of where they're at. I'm expecting semi-apathy/feeble interest but like the game enough to try anyway and see what happens. Remember this is for online play which generally means fastest settings and pirates off.
above average/sometimes skilled when I'm not too sleepy
PST (GMT -8)
most weeknights 8-11 PM and weekends could be all day or not at all, depending.
Can teach anything Advent related
By default, your MP replays can be found in the AutoRecord-Multiplayer folder of your Sins Rebellion folder (which itself is inside IronClad Games folder). You can turn on Auto-Record inside your in-game options to capture them. To download and watch replays, follow these instructions:
Feel free to add any replays you'd like advice on by posting in this thread with a link to the uploaded file (if not sure how to do this, just ask or check the free file share websites people use in threads like this: http://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/430829).