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Looking for a mentor

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 12:24 am Click here to edit this post
Hi! I'm new to this game. Seems really fun but I can also tell it has a sharp learning curve. Not only am I looking for a mentor, but also an ally for when I do become self sufficient thanks to the assistance of my mentor. My country name is Sharona and I am on KB so you can message me there. Thank you!


Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 03:35 am Click here to edit this post
What are your goals? Tell me what you are interested in achieving and I will start providing some basic tasks here and see how you do. First, I will clarify your goals and provide you the tools to meet them.


Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 07:34 am Click here to edit this post
Well my first goal is to get %100 hiring. I'm pretty sure if a corporation isn't at 100% hiring, it's not at its full potential. I was able to figure out that education priorities directly effect the workers my country produces, so I changed the numbers around and I'm waiting to see how that goes. After my corporations are running profitably and stable, I would like to be able to conquer another country. I'm not an extremely military minded person, but I do see the benefits in having an army and conquering another country.


Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 08:07 am Click here to edit this post
Those are decent short-term goals but they constitute more of a means to an end. A web search of the simcountry forums on the topic of education priorities will help you find info relating to the first and a look on this very Beginners Forum will find several guides that show you how to conquer a computer country.

This is not the stuff requiring a mentor. An apprentice or protégé is one who sets sights on a higher achievement and attracts a mentor by showing a necessary commitment towards putting forth the needed effort. The mentor will then challenge the apprentice with a series of steps that will work towards the apprentice achieving his or her aims.

It is only interesting to me if you:

1. Set significantly high goals for yourself.

2. Show that you will do some of the "work". Meaning viewing some docs, reading useful forum info, and doing some of your own testing.

It may be a bit early for you to seek a mentor. You are likely still at the stage where you want to learn on your own for a bit and find out how you want to play. Do you like spending the time needed to truly learn how and then optimize a country to be a powerful tool in your empire? Do you prefer to mostly skip the econ side of the game, doing the minimum, and prepare for a more militaristic approach? A bit of both? A lot of both?


Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 08:38 am Click here to edit this post
That's true. I am sure if I did some more digging I could find guides on just about anything really. I do see your point. I'm not entirely sure how I enjoy playing yet, but if I had to say it I would say I'm an economy then military guy. As in I would boost the economy to purchase and produce the things I need and then set out on military conquests. Then rinse and repeat with the countries I conquer.


Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 06:27 pm Click here to edit this post
Go for military. It's fun :)

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