Post:Teaching 2.0 - 7/5/2008 - 1:01:04

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Teaching 2.0 · on 7/5/2008 1:01:04 AM 213

Teaching 2.0 is now live in Prime and Platinum. Barring any major problems, it should be in TF by next weekend.

Here's a brief summary of the changes:

TEACH HELP should give you an idea where to start. Starting a class is basically still the same, but once the class is started it may be open or closed. Anyone may join an open class without an invitation, unless your demeanor settings are cold or reserved towards them. Only those who are individually invited may join a closed class. There is no limit to the number of students a teach may have.

LISTEN HELP should clue you in on new options. The biggest difference is that you now have the option to observe the teacher and learn to be a better teacher yourself. In other words, any class may now be turned into a class on teaching.

STOP TEACH and STOP LISTEN should still work as before.

ASSESS TEACH has been updated to support the new features and provide additional information.

A few other things not quite so obvious form the help messages...

(1) You no longer need to have more ranks than your student in the subject being taught, although it certainly benefits both sides if you do.

(2) A few areas in the game give bonuses to learning rates from teaching. This may surprise folks, but this actually isn't new. However, the number of areas has been drastically expanded. I'm not going to give exact details, but here's a hint to get folks started. You might find the performance arts easier to teach in areas where you might expect to find performers. You may find many skills -- especially lore skills - easier to teach in areas suited for teaching -- academies, schools, and universities, for example.

(3) Your demeanor settings will determine whether your classes start out as open or closed. You can toggle them open or closed anytime you like, or continue to do individual invites just like before. You can also prohibit certain individuals from joining an open class by using your demeanor settings.

A big thanks goes to those who helped test this in Platinum and the Test instance. Some of your feedback resulted in new features. Note that we'll be monitoring the system over the next week or two, and the experience rates may see some tweaking after we get some better feedback from a larger player base.

- GM Dartenian

This message was originally posted in Lore \ Teaching Skill, by DR-DARTENIAN on the forums.