I know in some MUDs, apprenticeship or mentor systems are sometimes used to help get new players involved and familiarized with the setting. I didn't see anything like that mentioned in the help files, but I was wondering if such a thing was allowed. And if so, if anyone was interested in helping a new player get their feet wet.
This is my third attempt at starting Geas and both previous times, I lost interest because it was difficult to get involved - I spent way too much time off on my own soloing, getting terribly lost, running into creatures far beyond my ability, so on. Also, it's hard to build up a credible character history when I know so little about the game's history and recent history.
So I was wondering if there were someone willing to take up a character as a sidekick, apprentice, understudy or such, so that I could have the ready advice of a more experienced player, as well as more involvement with someone besides NPCs. Assuming this was considered acceptable metagaming.
I understand that by having such a relationship with another character, their problems would become my character's problems, and my character would likely get swept up into whatever is going on - I see that as a good thing. Also, being the minor/lesser in the relationship, I fully expect and accept reasonable orders, 'chores' or whatnot. I'd even accept a full on slave role, so long as it was handled well and gave me time to pursue my own interests.
I have a strong preference for an elf, melee-oriented character (Ranger and Shaolin both interest me greatly), but I'm fairly open at this point so long as I can avoid playing one of the outright-evils(for a first character. Mages also greatly interest me, but I gather those are few and far between by design. Anyone up for a young nephew or the son of a close friend who needs guidance? A young guildmember who idolizes and obeys? A thrall to be shaped and made useful?