Those that carry the Helper flag are chosen from volunteers to assist
newcomers to Aardwolf. They do various tasks such as retrieve corpses for
people that may have died in hard-to-reach areas or to aggressive mobs, and
answer general questions. Although they can't give out solutions to puzzles
or take you to your quest target, they may give advice or directions to aid in
reaching an area. Type "who helper active" to see a list of Helpers that are
available at the moment. Even if none seem active, you may want to ask your
question on the newbie channel, since other Advisors, Newbies, or Immortals may be
around waiting to answer.
The main purposes of the Newbie Helper is to:
- assist newcomers through their assimilation into Aardwolf.
- answer questions from all players of the MUD.
- act as partial representatives of the MUD.
- and, most importantly, help newbies in becoming self-reliant, autonomous
additions to Aardwolf.
Thus, Helpers will gladly jump to answer any of your questions, and will
almost always suggest help files rather than giving a direct answer. So, if
you want to be told how to play, you'll find them suggesting you check out
MUD school (located up from recall; be sure to read all the signs as you go).
DO NOT ask a Helper for help on quests, campaigns, or in leveling; this is
simply not their purpose.
Also, DO NOT assume that just because a player has the Helper flag that they
can and will help you. All Helpers are only required to assist players who have access to the newbie channel, and though 99% of them will gladly help anyone 99% of
the time, this certainly DOES NOT have to be the case.
If you have asked a Helper for assistance in corpse retrieval or some other
matter DO NOT be suspicious of what they ask you to do in turn. A Helper will
never ask for compensation, and will do whatever they can to assist you at no
cost to you.
Applying to Helpers:
In order to become a Helper, a player must have reached level 100 on Aardwolf
and have been playing for at least 350 hours on the game. You must
demonstrate both a good overall knowledge of the game, and a willingness to
help other players, particularly new players. Please be advised that all players who wish to be Helpers will start out at the advisor level. Players wishing to apply for
an Advisor flag should post a note to helper and advisor on board Personal.
Want to check out our current list of helpers? click here!