~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I've noticed a lot of new players on EMC are lost and confused, even after reading the guide. I figure that they often wish that they had a bit more help. And I realized we have no newbie adoption program. It would be a lot more helpful for newbies when they first join to have someone help them and show them how to get around on the EMC forums and in game. So I made this.The point of this thread is to assign older, knowledgeable users to a certain newbie or newbies and help them understand how EMC works, how to post in the forums, how to make money in game, and most of all how to have fun on EMC. (That also includes steering them to the EMC Guide once in awhile.) I noticed that some newbies around are put out because no one is recognizing them and buying from their shops and when they make posts on the forums they get laughed at for not doing something right. I hope this will help smooth things over for them and steer them the right way.I've split this into two sections.; one that is for newbies and one for those looking to adopt a newbie. If you are a newbie, you only need to read the newbie section. If your an adopter, you only need to read the adopter section. Please be sure to read all of your section though, its all important.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Hello newbies, welcome to Empire Minecraft, or EMC as people often call it. I do hope you enjoy Empire Minecraft as much as I do. I made this thread to help you. It is here to show you around and to help explain everything you need to know about Empire Minecraft. Just remember, we make this site. Be friendly and people will be friendly back to you. EMC is a very friendly place. But it will only be that way so long as each of us are friendly to each other.First of all, newbies should be reading the most important guide. This guide helps explain the basics of what a newbie should know about EMC.The Official Empire GuideIf you have read all of that guide and you don't understand something thats fine, it can be explained. So you would like to get adopted by an older player who can help you around the site, show you around in game, and help explain anything confusing? Then keep reading. If you feel you understand it on your own, then feel free to go out and explore the Empire on your own.If you want to be adopted then please copy and paste this form and fill it out correctly. If you don't know what to put in a field just leave it blank. So just post this form on this thread, and I will assign an adopter to you. That adopter will send you a PM (Personal Message). Please do not ask for a certain adopter, I have a certain way of running the thread and we can not give out adopters on request. Also, I can get very busy sometimes, so please be patient as it may take a little while to get an adopter to you.Just remember, if you don't need a lot of help or you may not be coming back to Empire Minecraft, you are free to just post your question here without signing up to be adopted.And newbies, if you are adopted by someone and you feel that they are not treating you right or explaining things properly, then feel free to PM me about it. If you are not contacted by your adopter within a week of being assigned, please let me know so we can give you a new adopter.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Adopting a Newbie:Adopting a newbie is not something to be taken lightly. Remember that if you adopt a newbie and ignore them half the time they will think that everyone on EMC is just like you. This is where how often and how long you get on EMC comes in. If you do not often get on EMC, your newbie will have no one to help them. If your rude or mean they will probably quit EMC, which is not what we want. We want them to feel welcome. These are the rules you must follow.If you want to adopt a newbie you will need to fill certain requirements. You will need to be able to get on EMC often enough and for long enough a time to be able to help a newbie when you get one, and you must have been a user on EMC for at least 50 days. This ensures that you know enough about EMC that you will be able to help your newbie effectively. After you sign up you'll go onto the list below. Each newbie that comes will make the list one name shorter and your name will slowly go to the top. When that happens you will be assigned the next newbie that is in your timezone. I assign adopters to newbies by matching time zones. That way you are more likely to be online when your newbie is online. Do not expect to get a newbie tomorrow. If you have a trip planned in the next couple months, let me know.Remember:~Always be polite. Even if they are a bit frustrating, and newbies sometimes are, its probably because they don't understand.~If they have a question, answer it. If you don't know the answer, then you can ask here.~If you are ever bothered by someone else, or another user is being rude to you through the program, then please PM an actual mod who can deal with it. (That doesn't mean I want the actual mods to have their hands full with annoyances from this thread.) We are here to help out newbies and make them feel welcome.Explain These to Your Newbie:-Rules of EMC (Show them how they can view the rules if they need to see them again.)-Forums (Teach them what is appropriate to post in the forums and what's not.)-Auctions (Refer them here if you cannot explain it.)-Creating a Shop (Refer them to the EMC Guide if you can't accurately explain it.)-Making Money-The Wild and NetherIf you're ok with doing this than please fill out this form and post it here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Current Adopters Waiting for a Newbie:Adopter - Timezonenfell2009 - GMTChascarrillo - GMT +1alex_jacob - CSTTehwafflez - CSTsqiggleyjeff - CSTTheTrufflehunter - PSTEthereum - ESTTheEpic5 - ESTKman122000 - CSTEklektoi - ESTpenfoldex - CSTDOTD1997 - PSTAlexHallon - GMT +1Craziboy000 - GMTErikRodhi - ESTHades4000 - ESTPenguinDJ - ESTAdopters, if you want to adopt a newbie quicker you can refer new players here.Like whenever you see someone finish the tutorial you could welcome them and then link them to this thread. Because, usually new players don't take notice of the forums till later. Also, thanks for helping!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Current Adopters Who Are Assigned to A Newbie:Adopter - Newbieyankees518 - afrank84topdawg657 - sgx2000~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Note: Sorry that this thread is so long. You do not have to read the whole thing. Only what applies to you. I'd appreciate it if it all got read by at least one person besides me, though. If you see any errors in this thread please bring my attention to it. Thanks.Also I will need helpers; people who can assign newbies to adopters alongside me. Just PM me if you want to help. Any help is much appreciated. One last thing! Mods, if this is in the wrong section please move it to the correct place.Another Note: I don't take full credit for this idea. I got the idea off of another forum that I used to go on.