This thought occurred to me while the game-help channel was trying to help a new player last night. I would have posted it then, but my computer crashed on me.
Before I start, I while say that I love our awesome community and their willingness to help out new players when and where ever possible.
However, what I was seeing seemed like a clusterfuck of ambiguous information being thrown at the new players from five plus different players, that was leaving the newbie confused, thus being ultimately not helpful.
What I propose are designated newbie helpers. Experienced players who are very familiar with the game and willing to actually listen to newbies questions and ask follow up questions instead of just barrage them with "That's IC" over and over again. Now, obviously this doesn't mean sharing of IC info, more helping guide newbies as to how they can go about finding out IC, or even what IC means, if the case warrants it.
Tell me what you think, chummers.