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How to help the really new player

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I have a BRAND NEW roleplayer on my forum and I really want to help her get comfortable with roleplay. Luckily she is starting with a pretty chill group as my members have been Incredibly patient with her. 

 

As a brand new player, what should I make sure she knows? I don’t want her to just know my game. I’d love her to be able to branch out when she’s comfortable doing so. 

 

So far she knows the concept of play bys. She is still learning the difference between her account and her character account. She’s never been on a forum before at all so she’s new to that as well. 


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I am a new member/community admin on my SW forum, and in order to aid new members I implemented quite a few thing. I have a guide for EVERYTHING. That includes what some of the basic RP abbreviations mean like IC and OOC, how role play forums work, how to post, how to edit posts, where to post, what factions we have, etc.  I find it actually really helps and brings in a lot players. I also have an automatic PM that's short, much shorter than the guide, but it links to the guide.

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The Shroud of Rhiaden is an original high fantasy role play forum set in the middle ages. It has an easily digestible Lore & Plot Overview page to help new members learn about the setting and jump in.

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I agree, guides for everything seem to be the way to go. If I run a site and I personally see a person somewhat struggling, I'd also try to take on a sort of 'mentor' role and personally PM the player just to check in and ask if they have any questions, and let them know that I'm totally happy to help if they need anything. Sometimes people feel more likely to open up and put forth the effort into learning something new if they feel like they have a friend, or someone to rely on when they need it.

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From my experiences,  I try to have myself (or other admins) be the first ones to RP with them, so you can guide them through the process, and answer any questions/concerns. Communicating through Discord or a messenger during those first few steps I think is important.


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