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North American Mentorship Program
N.A.M.P


This is a culmination of different thoughts and ideas from throughout the multiplayer community brought together into one program for the North American community to use to greet and welcome new players.

If you are new to Warband then this is the right place to learn about the game, below are a list of mentors available to help you in each of the three classes of the game (with their contact info provided). They are each veterans of the game and have hundreds of hours of gameplay under their belt at their respective classes. If you would like to be taught by any of these players then simply contact them through their info, if you cannot get ahold of them then post in this thread and ask for assistance.

The goal of this mentor conglomeration is to bring in new people, teach them how to play the game, get connected and get them involved in our community. So that they have the tools to train others and perhaps set up their own clan or join an existing one. We are here to be a positive influence on the community and to be available to teach new people how to play, this is a community effort and it will take everyone to make it an effective tool.

Be sure to check out our Official Steam Group!

Also, if you're interested in competitive tournaments for Warband check out our seasonal UNAC tournaments!

And be sure to look at our Clan Hall section if you wish to join a clan, see members in clans or see how they operate. If you have any other questions about how the NA community operates post here or throw any of the mentors a PM!

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What can I expect to learn from this program?

Infantry and a General Knowledge of:

  • Sword & Board Combat
  • Attacking & Blocking
  • Chambering
  • Weapon Damage Types
  • Weapon Speeds and Attack Directions

Cavalry and a General Knowledge of:

  • Lance Combat
  • Sword Combat
  • Couching
  • Timing
  • Different Horse Types

Archery and a General Knowledge of:

  • Aiming
  • Positioning
  • Bow types, Damage and Speed
  • Target Prioritization
  • Properly Shooting into Melee Fights

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How will my mentor and I actually train?

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How do I apply?

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Why did you make this thread?

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Infantry Mentors:


Cdjrcxx
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Currently Mentoring:

Troubadour
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Currently Mentoring: Dryykon

Oodle
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Currently Mentoring:

Arys
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Currently Mentoring: Sylvanas, Heat, Southern

Danate
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Currently Mentoring: Hans, Hroar


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Cavalry Mentors:


Cru
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Currently Mentoring: Wert

Nevino
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Currently Mentoring: Mercator, Nemesis, Hroar

Rallix
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Currently Mentoring: Rake

Heat
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Currently Mentoring: Kelthin

Mar
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Currently Mentoring:

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Archery & Crossbow Mentors:


John
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Currently Mentoring: Matthew, Rake, Mercator

Fidel Lagstro
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Currently Mentoring: HurkySword, Wert

Jeffrey9792
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Currently Mentoring:

Rhadagast
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Currently Mentoring:

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Info for Mentees!

Graduation

This portion of the program is an interactive and fun system so that you can feel a bit more like you can see your progress toward being a better player.

  • Each mentee will have their name placed on this thread under a list of graduates. They will receive 1 gold star for each mentor they learn everything they can from. Once you earn 3 stars from each of the 3 classes ( 9 in total ) you will be an official graduate of the program, which means you have a very good understanding of every class.
  • Each mentee does not have to be a brand new player, if you are a seasoned player looking for mentorship don't be discouraged to post as well.
  • Each mentee can switch mentors as anytime they wish for any reason, just send a PM to me or on steam or post here.
  • Each mentee can also have multiple mentors at the same time if they wish.


An example of a mentee progress sheet:

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Info for Mentors!


If you would like to be on the list of mentors simply steam or message me. Be aware though that being on this list has responsibilities. If someone does not come to you then it is your responsibility to seek out at least 1 player and train them, maybe even invite them to your clan or team. Through this method we can be more assured that the mentors remain active. If at anytime you do not wish to continue to be a mentor anymore, just let me know.


I highly HIGHLY recommend that we only mentor new or fairly new players. It's super easy to just ask in POM if anyone wants help training. If they say yes, then get their steam and start talking.


  • Each mentor can place as many mentees on their list as they would like. Personally, I wouldn't have more than 3 at any given time. Hopefully each mentor has at least one person on their list. If you want to add a mentee message me or post here.
  • Each mentee does not have to be a brand new player, if you are a seasoned player looking for mentorship don't be discouraged to post as well.
  • Each mentor will have a list of mentees they have helped train, each mentee they help train toward graduation will be placed by their name once the student has left their tutorage.

I am fully aware of other threads of this nature, however those threads have seemed to die down and this thread is for the entire NA community and its members.


Many more mentors will be added soon in the coming days.


App for Mentors

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    Students of N.A.M.P

    Once you earn 3 stars from each of the 3 classes ( 9 in total ) you will be a graduate of the program!

    Each star represents a new level, there are 3 levels:

    Skillful
    Formidable
    Deadly


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    Southern

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    Good luck! And Welcome!
    « Last Edit: May 25, 2015, 11:20:08 PM by John7 »
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    Re: The North American Mentorship Program (New to NA? Click here)
    « Reply #1 on: May 10, 2015, 07:26:32 PM »
    lol Nevino mentor

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    Re: The North American Mentorship Program (New to NA? Click here)
    « Reply #2 on: May 10, 2015, 07:31:05 PM »
    Good luck guys, hope you find some interest!
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    Re: The North American Mentorship Program (New to NA? Click here)
    « Reply #3 on: May 10, 2015, 08:25:28 PM »
    In-game Name: SF_Rallix
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    Re: The North American Mentorship Program (New to NA? Click here)
    « Reply #4 on: May 10, 2015, 08:38:05 PM »
    wKs program wasn't met with much success, but good luck.

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    Re: The North American Mentorship Program (New to NA? Click here)
    « Reply #5 on: May 10, 2015, 08:48:51 PM »
    wKs program wasn't met with much success, but good luck.

    Exactly, its not that they didn't try either. I just don't think they had the community support factor and then a little later some of the wks left the scene. Hopefully with every clan on board (to some extent), we can make it work.
    « Last Edit: May 10, 2015, 09:07:12 PM by John7 »
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    Re: The North American Mentorship Program (New to NA? Click here)
    « Reply #7 on: May 10, 2015, 11:47:47 PM »
    In-game Name: Rake
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    Re: The North American Mentorship Program (New to NA? Click here)
    « Reply #8 on: May 10, 2015, 11:59:46 PM »
    I'm glad this is starting up again. The wK one didn't do well, but the original one was very popular as I recall

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    Re: The North American Mentorship Program (New to NA? Click here)
    « Reply #9 on: May 11, 2015, 12:05:29 AM »
    I'm glad this is starting up again. The wK one didn't do well, but the original one was very popular as I recall

    oh, you guys should put a duel one up, so manry can learn that. The little guy would be siked! #banter

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    Re: The North American Mentorship Program (New to NA? Click here)
    « Reply #10 on: May 11, 2015, 01:43:03 AM »
    I'm glad this is starting up again. The wK one didn't do well, but the original one was very popular as I recall


    i think everyone who joined the wK one and was willing to put in any effort came out much better at whatever they wanted to get better in.
    the big problem is there is a very limited amount of players willing to pick the brain of the wK guys to get better.

    as much as i like these, i think any player who REALLY wants to get better would have already reached out to any good players and asked for mentorship and I know most people would have been glad to help.


    either way,  Good luck and good effort

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    Re: The North American Mentorship Program (New to NA? Click here)
    « Reply #11 on: May 11, 2015, 02:13:49 AM »
    Good luck! Just gotta befriend a noob and get started.

    The wK one didn't do well...

    I thought it was moderately successful, if short-lived. I won't speak for the other  mentors, but at final tally, I had like 9 calling mentees. I'll leave it to them to evaluate how helpful my advice was, but I thought they were a good group.

    The only "problem" I guess would have been that all my mentees were already in clans, not textbook new players. Maybe something to think about, as your mentors select/accept new mentees.

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    Re: The North American Mentorship Program (New to NA? Click here)
    « Reply #12 on: May 11, 2015, 02:34:29 AM »
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    Re: The North American Mentorship Program (New to NA? Click here)
    « Reply #13 on: May 11, 2015, 03:38:55 AM »
    The wK Mentorship Program failed to get many new players, despite having been created during steam sales and me sitting in POM  for many hours in spec  trying to direct people to it. All we really ended up doing is giving some already clan active players some tips to sharpen up their technique.

    The few actually new players we got didn't stick around for long, heck, I believe some of them never even opened warband again after having signed up for the program  :? , and some of them did stick around, but went to NW instead... and the reason they gave me was because NW was easier and more active, so they could pretty much attend some kind of event whenever they decided to open up warband and they would perform fairly well, whereas in native they couldn't kill anyone.

    Which brings up the question... what incentive does the current NA scene really have to offer to new players? And even if there are some incentives... does NW not offer better ones?

    Why would new players choose to enter something that already looks dead (NA native) instead of something that is newer, lively, and constantly pumping out events (NW)?

    We keep on using the excuse that NA is dead and are just waiting around for some miracle to happen that will magically bring new players in... well that's just not going to happen.

    I would suggest stop calling NA dead and start making the scene look more lively and active.

    Pickup Parties (or something similar) should be revived. They are the closest thing to line-battles that our currently small scene can offer and are easy to set up. Invite a bunch of new players you see on random servers to attend and give them a ts to enter and interact in. IMO it is also the best way to start getting newer people to start transitioning from a pub mindset to an objective one for scrims. It also doesn't put them in the stressful position that tournament matches normally would since pickup parties don't really count for anything.

    That being said, don't pressure new players into the competitive scene either, give them the time they need to get a good feel for the game and see if they really want to get serious in it. You don't want to scare the new blood away by giving them unwanted responsibilities in a game such as attending EVERY practice and EVERY scrim (which they are probably going go get sat out on even if they do show up). Let them develop their own love for warband, don't try to force it into them, trust me, that's how you make them hate it.

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    Re: The North American Mentorship Program (New to NA? Click here)
    « Reply #14 on: May 11, 2015, 04:13:29 AM »
    Good luck with this, I hope it works out. If I ever get into competitive M&B I'll be sure to come straight here. Not that I play multiplayer.  :meh:
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