In-Game Help ChannelThe right-most tab in your PlaneShift chat window is used to access the in-game advisor system. It's a player-based help network, in which more experienced players may answer questions from newcomers. It is highly encouraged that this system be taken advantage of, from both sides.
Advisee:To ask a question, simply click on the help tab and type into the chat box. Please be clear and concise; don't just say "help", ask a complete question. If there are advisors on at the moment, you will get a response shortly. Note that the help channel is there to guide you on your way, not tell you how to play. Please don't ask where a specific thing is and expect to get more than a hint. Advisors are not often GMs - they are regular players, so please do not ask them to do things for you.
Advisor:If you've played enough to know your way around, please consider becoming an advisor from time to time. All that is needed, is to use the command /advisormode on to enable the system. You will see others' help requests in the help tab. (And will not be able to make your own, until turning off this.) If there is a question that you think you can answer, use the command /advice [player's name] [message] to respond. If this message may be long, you can just specify the name to claim the advisee and respond momentarily with a full response. Please do not claim a session if you are not going to answer it, or if you're busy with another session. (Claiming exists only to prevent stepping on others' toes.) Please answer all questions to the best of your knowledge, without giving any spoilers. For example, if someone asks where the next trainer in a skill is, tell them to check the other town but not exactly who the NPC is.
We do keep track of who answers how many questions, and those who abuse this system will be dealt with appropriately. We will know who the good advisors are, even though the system is anonymous to the public. The advisor ratings are also used to judge potential new GMs, so if you aspire to become one, becoming a good advisor is a good idea.