Mentor Application - NodNodNod
Why do you want to become a Mentor?:
Honestly, I really enjoy helping people and teaching. It’s satisfying to see PVTs that I’ve helped in the past be still playing after a month as silver or gold medal riflemen, and knowing that I had a hand in that. While I understand (and help people regardless of not being one) that being a mentor is not essential to helping people, it does offer more tools and options to assist new players, which is always helpful.
What gameplay areas do you know and which areas are you strong and weak in?:
I’m rather competent in most of the standard in-game areas, ranging from simple tasks such as effective barricading and strategies for FOB construction, up to some of the more esoteric things, such as a (barely) passable understanding of the more advanced features of telecomms. I’m extremely familiar with Baycode as a baseline, and feel confident in giving advice and feedback on attachments, effective loadouts for different roles, and even more advanced things such as keeping track of marines in a command role and how to keep marines focused and on task. Ultimately, and I hate to say it because it’s a bit of a cop-out, I’m really a very knowledgeable generalist in most topics.
My one and only weakness that comes to mind is research, as I’ve not dealt with this arcane system much at all. That being said, I’m sure there are other things that simply aren’t coming to mind that I may not be the most proficient at, but at the end of the day, all players are always learning and improving, and I would never claim to be the end-all-be-all expert and authority on any and all things CM.
How often are to able to play CM?:
The simplest answer is ‘often’, but depending on work, there may be a week where I don’t play, and there may be a week where I play every day. Such is the life of an adult. Right now, this is usually during deadpop hours.
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Anything else you’d like to add?:
I have a tendency to engage in a small amount of ‘LRP shenanigans’ from time to time, but explicitly only when playing as a PFC. This is something I own up to, and am actively working to curtail, but in the end, if I’m playing the TDM game, I tend to treat it like the TDM game. I do wish to emphasize that I am dialing such behavior back, and have been for some time. I would like to think that people can vouch for my ability to roleplay when playing in command/officer positions, as a CL, or as a survivor - basically, anything not a PFC. Again, I do want to point out that I am working on improving this behavior when I am a PFC, as it’s important to be the change I want to see in CM if I want it to be more RP and less TDM.
I welcome any scenario questions that the peanut gallery wishes to toss at me. Thanks for taking the time to read this and considering my application.