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Recruitment

Recruitment

Mar 3, 2012

Most new Mercenaries will be recruited from the ranks of the Friends to M4H (F2M4H). We are not looking to expand the Mercenaries for Hire group to a large number – we are a small, very close group. That said, we will only recruit new members for the group when we internally feel there is a need to add Mercenaries. This typically will occur when current Mercs go inactive, or when new content is released. When this time comes, we will look to those whom we have seen in action and whose skills we are confident in – these are usually F2M4H who frequently join us for requests.

This is collective recruiting process. All active Mercs collaborate and discuss internally who we feel would be a good fit for the team. Please do not contact the Mercenaries asking to be a part of the group. We will reach out to candidates that we are interested in adding to the team. It will be a much better experience for everyone involved if we are persuing you to be a member of the team, rather than the other way around.

Guidelines for Potential Mercenaries

 

You must be an active member of the game and the Central community. You cannot help others effectively if you’re not involved and checking the threads.

You must be patient, and you must genuinely want to help other wizards learn. Many people that we deal with are impatient and do not wish to listen – it takes patience to work with them sometimes.

You must have either limited or open chat. Menu chat unfortunately does not allow you communicate effectively enough at cheat bosses, or enable you to explain certain strategies and the reasons behind them. This also means that you must be a minimum of 13 years of age, as we do not condone being untruthful about your age to gain access to chat early.

You must be dependable. If you schedule a run, be there, and if you need to cancel, do your best to make other arrangements. This is just part of respecting other people and their time.

You must have good gaming skills. You need to be able to handle bringing a less experienced wizard through a cheat dungeon, while not only choosing your own spells but educating them on their own spell choice and the reasons behind it.

If you are not actively part of a recruitment process, please do not be offended. Recruiting only happens a few times a year, and there are MANY players that we consider but do not ultimately add to the team. These people are usually kept in mind as possible future additions.

We don’t want to see others with the goal of becoming a mercenary – we simply want to see people enjoying the help they give to others and watching others thrive, as that is our end goal as well.

  • http://n/a charles

    hi i am looking to find contriuting work for tokens enough so i can do the quest that i picked up and could not go there if i only knew lol well i could monitor or help in any way possible cant afford membership i need to save up for wizard 1001 20 dollar playing card from dollar store next to our house thanks for your time have a nice day. charles icebreaker lvl 20 cant go to grizzleheim.lol

  • http://wizard101 angel

    i would really like to join you, i only have one problem, money. In all other aspects that i must have to join i am totally a+

    Thank you.

    • http://gmail.com Autumn Moonheart

      Autumn MoonHeart attending

  • Travis Compton

    Hey I have played wizard101 since it first opened and I love to help others in the game and i would enjoy to be part of the team you have and also a team of kingsisle. I love the game and I hope i can get a shot at this.., so thank you for your time and hope to hear from you! – Travis SoulHunter

  • Nesogra

    There is one portion of this post I feel I need to restate:
    “This is collective recruiting process. All active Mercs collaborate and discuss internally who we feel would be a good fit for the team. Please do not contact the Mercenaries asking to be a part of the group. We will reach out to candidates that we are interested in adding to the team. It will be a much better experience for everyone involved if we are pursuing you to be a member of the team, rather than the other way around.”

    We pick recruits from people we SEE helping others in runs or at events. We do not take applications to join.

    • Adrian

      If i may ask, how do you see the wizards that help others like do you just pick a random guy you saw in a dungeon helping someone? how does that work?

      • Prince of Shadows

        Most recruits begin by assisting us +/or other helper groups, or they are are active in the community in other ways such as fan site mods.

        Fighting skills and game knowledge are important, but so is the ability to keep schedules, communicate effectively, and get along with everyone. There is no exact formula, but people who are good citizens on forums and reach out to help others often attract our attention.

  • ollie

    what is the age range for the mercs?

    • John Shadow

      If I understand your question, you’re asking what is the age range of the current team? The age range is across the board. We have some mercs who are students as well as Mothers, fathers, and grandparents.

      Now if you’re asking about what age must you be in order to be a merc that would be at least 13 as that is the age that KI will allow you to have limited chat as stated above. I hope one of these answers your question.

      ~John Shadow

  • http://dsclanof101.weebly.com/ matthew

    i will like to be a merc i have full chat

    • http://mercenaries101.com Scarlet

      Please do not contact the Mercenaries asking to be a part of the group. We will reach out to candidates that we are interested in adding to the team.”
      As Neso said, we pick recruits from people we SEE helping others in runs or at events. We do not take applications to join.

      • Cody SummerShard

        Hi, my name is Cody SummerShard! I am level 81 life. I just had a question. How do we know when the runs or events are? Is it posted on the website? Thank you so much and I hope to attend a run or event! Cody SummerShard

  • ollie

    I was just wondering, Is this something you have to pay for, or not?

  • DevinGoldSword

    Hi, my name is Devin GoldSword, I am interested in joining the mercs4hire. I am a level 67 theurgist i have access to saltmeadow swamp all of it and i have krok wizard city and mb and ds but still too lazy for cl. I have text chat and I would really appreciate joining.

  • Stephen WildFlower

    I think there should be some sort of recognition though, like a fight in the arena.Not to see their strength but how they fair and act, real wizards should know better than to just kill, or defend, they should know that helping friends in teammates before yourself is important.Attacking to defend them, or defending them to keep living, a real wizard shouldn’t want to join just because the options opened, you should join cause you want to help.
    -Stephen Wild Flower

  • http://www.mercenaries101.com compguru1

    We have a long tested and refined process for those we choose as a group to send invites to. As is stated in recruitment guidelines itself though, do not ask to become a merc.

  • Julia Rainbreaker

    I want to be part of mercenaries for hire because I love wizard101. I am a level 64 Pyromancer, and have Text chat. I am on the world Zafaria, which i find extremely cool, and i would be a very helpful member, and be as active as i could.

  • jonathan

    I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN IM 14, LOVE PEOPLE ALLOT and i love to help people i’m all ways linding an hand i would LOVE TO join u guys i got open chat and im a member

  • Matthew GhostBlood

    I would love to join, I’m a part of the twizard community, Central community, and the wizard community. I have limited chat, I’m 13. I would love to help people with they’re questing and help with guides. (lvl 78 ice, questing in Avalon)

    • mercs101

      Hey guys! We choose our new members from people that we see helping out with requests on our board, either by joining a mercenary for requets or picking up requests in the Wizard City – Zafaria thread. We’d love to see you guys helping out and get to know you better!

  • sammy

    i would like to join i on constantly i’m 13, i like helping people in need and i a memebr lvl 50 myth

  • WITCHDOCTOR

    I would love to join, but am slightly confused with the process. Are we supposed to be picking up on requests on the M4H pages without being a member of this group in order to apply in?
    thx!

    • mercs101

      Witchdoctor, anyone can pick up requests in the Wizard City – Zafaria help request thread. As well, you can post assists to ask to help out with other people’s requests in the higher level worlds or more difficult instances. Good luck, we hope to see you around on the board!

  • zyrine

    I just recently return to the game after a long 2 year break and very happy to see this wonder service for players is still around. I was wondering if you guys are still hiring. But I may need to request help to refreshen myself on game.

    • mercs101

      A 2-year break means that you will have lots to catch up on – what fun!
      We do hire from time to time, but we always approach the wizards and never ask for applications.
      I suggest you have fun exploring all that is new and concentrate on enjoying the game :)

  • Valdus

    I would love to be able to help out like this one day, but right now just too many obligations in real life. However, I do quest with my kids and we’re thinking of starting a new group of wizards. They’re younger and like the DS and below worlds much better for now. We all picked our original (four accounts, balance + spirits) wizards originally based on the quiz at the beginning of the game.

    My question is: what wizards do you find most requested / useful as a merc? Obviously it would vary according to the school requesting, but overall … it seems balance is an obvious choice to boost/heal. Storm’s main job is to hit hard, so that seems like a less good support school, but maybe not? Death … not seeing that much at all.

    My goal is to add on a new wizard to each account to make good, flexible two-wizard pairings to help others. Very interested in comments…

    • Mercenaries101

      Hi Valdus,
      It sounds as though you have your hands full there!
      Most of the runs we take have a main hammer and other wizards support. Storm is an obvious hammer but all of the schools are good and with the right support can make mincemeat of any boss. My second choice for hammer is life.

      Death has a wealth of options available with feint, curse and dark pact being global boosts. Often for mob fights 3 or 4 wizards attack using the blade then attack plan. This is easy for those schools that have 4-pip aoe spells but death’s first spell (apart from Deer Knight) is 7-pip. In this scenario we suggest casting an empower instead of a blade so that there are enough pips on round 2 to attack with the others.

      The most common pairing has to be life and storm, but a myth/balance pairing works very well, too. I would think the only pairing I would not favour would be storm/fire but I bet there are people out there that think it’s the best one!

    • mercs101

      Hi Valdus,

      It sounds as though you have your hands full there!

      Most of the runs we take have a main hammer and other wizards to support. Storm is an obvious hammer but all of the schools are good and with the right support can make mincemeat of any boss. My second choice for hammer is life.

      Death has a wealth of options available with feint, curse and dark pact being global boosts. Often for mob fights 3 or 4 wizards attack using the blade then attack plan. This is easy for those schools that have 4-pip aoe spells but death’s first spell (apart from Deer Knight) is 7-pip. In this scenario we suggest casting an empower instead of a blade so that there are enough pips on round 2 to attack with the others.

      The most common pairing has to be life and storm, but a myth/balance pairing works very well, too. I would think the only pairing I would not favour would be storm/fire but I bet there are people out there that think it’s the best one!

      • ValdusWildheart

        How funny! How things change in a year … I was surprised at my comment on death as I’ve decided it is very close to (if not surpassing) balance as versatile support. Death son finally trained pact after your post and with various sharpens can pact forever nearly! Sacrifice is an amazing heal. Juju makes things like jabberwok turn into a kitten. And they all will often trigger a pet unicorn heal which is a nice bonus 😀 Add in potent and a life mastery … wow! Good stuff.

  • mercs101

    Hi Alejandro,

    Why not take a look at the mercenary threads on Central. You can post assists for runs on the threads. How about you read the OP of one of the threads and keep an eye out for a run you would like to offer your assistance on, then post with the information required (see OP one the threads for this).
    Hope to see you assisting :)

  • mercs101

    “Please do not contact the Mercenaries asking to be a part of the group. We will reach out to candidates that we are interested in adding to the team.” We do not take applications to join. Feel free to help out on our Wizard City – Zafaria thread by picking up runs or posting to assist on the higher level worlds or Difficult Instances threads.

  • Logan

    I really wanna be a merc, i got a lvl 81 Ice or 100 Fire, depending on what acc. has a sub, and i really wanna join, whens the next recruitment and stuff?

    • http://www.mercenaries101.com Katherine Light

      Hi Logan,
      We’re always recruiting. :) We choose our new members from the people we see helping out with requests on our forum over at Wizard101 Central.

  • Courtney Moonflower

    Hey. I love wizard101 it is totally amazing. I have an open chat and I love helping people. I need to get more crowns though. I have waited for many applications for different games. I am really good at the game but I am only a level 10. I can be depended on and I never cheat in any way. Thank you for taking the time to read my application. I hope I can join you :3

    Best wishes,
    Courtney

    • http://mercs101 Poppy

      Hi Courtney,

      Thank you for your interest!
      We are always on the look out for recruits. As Katherine says, we tend to choose our new members from people we see helping out with requests on our forum on Wizard101 Central.

  • John DeathHunter

    Hello, I’m an active member of wizard101 i have open chat, I have an expansive knowledge of the schools, crafting, fishing, gardening, and pvp. I’m a level 63 death and have a very efficient farming technique. I like to help everyone who asks of it from me, whether it is someone I randomly met in a dungeon Que, or one of my friends I’m there to help. I’m 18 years old and am available most of the week and pretty much 24/7 on weekends, I run a tight schedule and am planned out ahead of time so I know if I can fully commit to my agendas. I can be reached via email, Skype, or through central. I’m a very active viewer and like to comment on ways I can be helpful. I’m nice and like to talk and get to know people, and I would like to be a mercenarie because, I love to help people and help the enjoy the game to its fullest extent. My experience from helping people through dungeon Que are a little outdated and I would like to start to help people to MY fullest extent through being a mercenarie. I know you won’t regret the decision you make, and if I am not chosen I hope to continue playing and helping my fellow wizards till I can eventually become a mercenaries.

    Sincerely,
    John

    • Prince of Shadows

      Thanks, but as it says above, we generally recruit players who we see helping, not those who “apply”.

      Max level, and the willingness to read and follow rules and instructions are basic requirements.

  • Alexis

    i would like to join mercenary’s for hire i am available to do runs or help in any way i can from 4pm-10pm on weekdays and 10am-12pm on weekends, i am 16 years of age and i can be reached at yomamasofat2@outlook.com i check it at least once every two days.

    • http://www.mercenaries101.com Vanessa Mythdust

      Hey Alexis!

      As the post points out, we don’t accept “applications” for becoming a mercenary. We often hire new recruits from our F2M4H, the people who we are familiar with and have seen in action in our threads over at Wizard101 Central.

  • lukey800

    hey, i would love to be a part of mercenaries. i love helping people in my spare time and can help you any time you need. i am on every day from 2-4 hours. thanks!

    • http://www.mercenaries101.com Vanessa Mythdust

      Hey lukey800,

      We don’t accept “applications” for becoming a mercenary. Our new mercenaries usually come from the ranks of our F2M4H, who we see in action on our central threads.

  • mercs101

    Hi Lucas! It’s good to hear you are interested in helping others through some tough parts of the game.
    When we are looking for recruits we often look at people who have helped out on our Wizard City thread on Central.
    Reading the article about recruitment will also provide you with more information.

  • mercs101

    Hi Bradley! I have edited out your information as we do not publish personal information.
    Thanks for your interest in us and congratulations on setting your own group up!

  • mercs101

    It sounds like you are going to have a lot of fun questing up and getting to know the game!
    The information in our recruitment post is still valid, but if you have any questions about it let us know :)

  • RyantheWizardWannabe

    Hi mercenaries! I would love to apply for M4H. I go on daily and I currently am a level 98 fire and counting. I have all the areas in Wizard101, so it won’t be a problem for me losing memberships. I would be really happy to assist anybody who needs help. I have been on this game for 5 years now so I personally feel that I know most of the tips and tricks. I am also of age so I think I can be responsible enough to handle it. I could also support you guys in things such as contests because I do giveaways like crowns and gifts frequently on Twitter. (@w101wannabe).
    P.S: Sorry if I sound like a total kiss-up I just really want this job. 😛
    -Ryan ShadowBlood

  • RyantheWizardWannabe

    Also by the way, i’m not trying to “apply” for anything because I know I’m not supposed to… I’m just letting you know that i’m available and happy to be a mercenary if I can. Thanks!
    -Ryan Shadowblood

  • RyantheWizardWannabe

    ALSO, (last thing I promise) let me know if you need any help on Wizard101 Central cause i’d love to help, but don’t exactly know what to help on.

  • lukey800

    hi mercenaries, i would love to be apart of the team! um yea i think that’s it, lol

    • mercs101

      Hi lukey800!
      That sounds great! If you are interested in working towards joining the team, the post above has lots of information about that. There are also opportunities to assist on some runs by applying to assist on our threads on Wizard101 Central.

  • ilovew101

    I would to be a part of your team! I show all the requirements and love to help people and I am very patient and I’ve always wanted to give back to the wizard community!

  • Christian Groff

    Can someone start their own unofficial group? I know you guys get a lot of requests and maybe other players who aren’t part of the team would like to help alleviate all of that stress by taking people who ask for help through those runs. Sort of like we could be allies to you guys. 😉

    • mercs101

      Hiya Christian,

      We encourage other help groups, but they are not attached or affiliated with us. They would run in their own separate area, away from all of our requests.