There’s been interest recently in doing a mentorship program again, so I thought I’d try to organize one to help out our newer players find help to get better. Back in the day (it was 3 years ago, how time flies) the Official Stimhack Netrunner Mentor Program helped me a lot in improving and also to build long-lasting friendships in the community, so I really think this is something worth doing.
What I’d like from you my fellow runner is if you are looking to learn or have the capacity to teach, please post in this thread.
- For mentees: For example f you want to learn basic strategy, are doing good but want to jump to the next level or are perhaps curious about a specific strategy or matchup, those and more are all fine.
- For mentors: if you are comfortable with spending time to help another player improve, that’s all I’m asking for. Topics, capacity and methods are up to however you feel like helping out. For a couple of tips on how to do learning sessions there’s another thread with a few comments: A Mentorship Program Corollary - Methods of Teaching
The plan is that after a while (let’s go with end of Sunday this week for start, but will see based on responses if we need more time) I will pair mentees and mentors based on timezone, capacity and needs. Once the pairings are done and posted it will be up to the pairs to figure out how to go on.
In my personal experience doing a session talking through lines while playing on Jinteki.net once or twice a week is helpful, but if you want to do a weekend-long workshop, play every evening or something else, it’s up to you. I’m just asking the mentors to figure out a plan with the mentee and please stick to it.
Your posts should follow this format:
Role: Are you wanting to be a mentor or a mentee?
Time zone: Will try to match people so they are roughly in the same timezone. For work and sleep schedules to match up
Able to use Voice Chat?: Yes/No
Languages: If you have a preferred language, feel free to write it here, might help matching up people with the same preference.
Area where you think you need to improve or area where you think you have some particular expertise: I know you lot are really humble, but try to write something about what you feel your strengths are as a mentor (fundamental skills, Shaper decks, making meta calls, deckbuilding, anything) and as a mentee try to have a specific idea of what you are trying to improve in (how to sniff out agendas, how to build better decks, how to handle asset decks) or even a goal you are trying to achieve (make top cut in a local event, make memes good enough to get Deck of the Week on NRDB, etc).
If you want to be both mentor and mentee, no one is stopping you, just either make two posts or be clear in your post that you want to be both.
Thank you in advance for anyone offering to help!