I do agree with what Wepwawet is saying here. It's not so much about "who" in this case, but the "how" aspect. How do you get this up and running and do people want this? I've had people come out of the blue and tell me I've stolen their ideas because I ran a GoT themed event on BD and demand recognition (even though the event really had nothing to do with GoT other than just that, the theme). Point being, the recognition shouldn't be the main worry here. This is about the community and giving it something good.
Getting the ball rolling is the goal here. And all of you (Wep, Metre, Best) think it's a good idea to have one. Regardless of who thought up the idea, the important aspect is the follow through. Rage came up with a specific idea (his own clan) that will focus on helping new players. You (Best) made the leap to something similar to BDA. Wep and Metre made the leap to create the topic to get it rolling. No need to fight over recognition here. The important thing should be how to create it and how it should be run.
While I have a lot of experience in helping run organizations and events on the BD side, sadly, I lack the necessary knowledge of SM's intricacies to be able to run things on that side. So, instead of butting heads with one another, I highly suggest you all huddle up and ping some good ideas off one another on how exactly to run something like this.
Some good places to start the discussion:
- Clan size limitations. How do you get around this problem? Or ignore clans and simply mentor players on individual basis? I have some ideas, but want you guys to think a bit on it too
- Who should be a mentor? What should the requirements for being a mentor be? What's important in mentoring? For BDA, simply knowing how to play BD isn't enough. We make sure mentors also know how to teach. And if they can't, we extend our knowledge to help teach them how to become a better mentor as well.