So, I was thinking again today about FFXI compared to FFXIV and I remembered FFXI had a mentor icon. Now I know it didn't really do much in FFXI, but it could be pretty cool in FFXIV if more could be done with it.
I thought it would be kind of neat if SE implemented a Mentor/Trainee system.
Upon entering in the world for first time players, they would be advised to stop by the Adven. Guild to sign up for a Gamespan Mentor. Someone who is experienced in FFXIV gameplay already(maybe Rank 30+ players become eligible for Mentors) to lend a life-long hand to a new player. The player will be taught almost everything with this new BEST FRIEND as well as play together/quest together.
Of course, the trainee can't pick his mentor, he MUST be chosen by his to be mentor.
As time goes on and the trainee reaches Rank 30+ he can then have his own trainee and be the Mentor. Building friends upon friends in the community and to help identify new players which need the MOST help.
I picked Rank 30+ because I think this could add A LOT more content to these ranks. Including SE adding: Mentor/trainee quests.
Obtainable items for the pair
Mentor Vs Trainee battles
Mentor/Trainee Vs Mentor/Trainee Tournements
--Winner's take Champion's Belt (Mentor)
Apprentice's Belt (Trainee)
I think this would really make new players feel wrapped up in the game right from the get go.
I think this would really help current players feel a need to get to Rank 30 and open up a new part of the game.
Of course, trainees need the option to Release his mentor from his duties if need be.
What do you guys think?
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