Well I just got asked about being part of the mentoring programme and I'm writing to you to provide some feedback that it was a total and utter waste of my time last round so I'm not doing it this round.
I sent a nice friendly note along the lines of:
Welcome to Rail Nation, it's a good game and I hope you enjoy it.
If you have any questions about the game, please ask and I'll do my best to help.
I DID NOT GET ONE SINGLE REPLY IN THE PAST COUPLE OF ROUNDS
Some people just deleted me as mentor right away.
I can't see the point of doing it again in its present format anyways.
One Lottery ticket is not enough of a reward anyways and to be honest it's several rounds since I saw one of those - from a player who asked LOADS of questions!!!
Some thoughts on how to get people to engage more and open dialog with their mentors:
- Make it so the people who sign up for mentors have to at least engage with them. Bribe them or whatever, but it's not right that mentors don't even get a reply to a friendly greeting.
- Increase the rewards according to the number of questions asked and answered. Figure out a way that the both sides have to mark the other's mail as worthy of a reward (or not - so it doesn't get abused by stupid time wasting messages (on either side)).
Food for thought, I don't plan to be a mentor again until something changes. I may as well send them a regular mail in my role as Mayor/President...