We had that idea up for discussion a while back. Don't remember what the conclusions of it were though. But yeah, I do not really see that much issues with allowing for example newbie helpers to create a second that they can double log in the tutorial only, and act as helpers while still playing their main character. It's not really abusable since they cannot leave the newbie area, and their main can never enter the newbie area. But if we're worried about it we could do it "by application", we, or perhaps I, simply would approve those who are already proven honest newbie helpers.Mortis wrote:I thought about the "helping in person" issue in the tutorial. I remember we used to have a Guest account in Genesis. Anyone could log in and do whatever they wanted with him. Naturally, that was abused and eventually removed. I wonder though if we couldn't allow it or a version of it back, kind of like a jr system for players. So Snowrosejr could log in, be a beginner (or whatever) in the tutorial, and be able to help folks directly.
Another question is of course if it would be helpful, and better than the system we have today?
One positive thing with it is probably that we spread the questions around a little more, so the newbie line is not as spammy. I have had several newbies asking me how to shut it off, since it spams so much sometimes, making it hard to play.
A risk if of course one of the characters end's up very idle, and if it's the helper char it will probably be more unhelpful than helpful.
It might be an interesting experiment though?