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-====== New Players'​ Guide ====== +====== New Players'​ Guide 🔰 ====== 
-Welcome to Star Army! This article has the basic steps and info you'll need to participate. Please read it thoroughly.+Welcome to Star Army! This article has the basic steps and info you'll need to participate.
-{{http://​​images/​people_and_armors.jpg}}+In Star Army, you and other members create characters who live in the high-tech fictional universe of Star Army and then use your imagination to write your character'​s actions and dialogue to create collaborative storiesYou can create and play characters forged by this unique universe and their actions will affect the [[:​setting|setting]] for future players.
-==== How Star Army Works ==== +For the full guide to roleplaying on Star Army, see [[guide:​roleplaying]].
-**Star Army** is a forum-based **roleplaying** game community. Roleplaying (RP) is controlling a fictional character'​s actions and dialogue. In Star Army, you and other members create new characters who live in the high-tech fictional universe of Star Army and then write your character'​s actions and dialogue ​to create collaborative stories. Unlike tabletop RPGs, Star Army is mostly writing and does not use complex game mechanics (math). We post in third-personpast tense, like a novel. Most story plots have a **Game Master** (GM) assigned whose job is to post about the setting and the actions of background characters (NPCs).+
-==== Setting Overview ==== 
-//“The Earth is the cradle of mankind, but one cannot remain in the cradle forever.” - Konstantin Tsiolkovsk//​ 
-After endless warsEarth has become merely a legend. Humanity has survives in the form of its distant colony worldsPeace is a rarity, carefully maintained in little havens while brutal politics threaten ​to split nations and desperate military forces fight war after war against alien invadersPiracy ​is becoming increasingly common. Technology seems to have reached a bloody plateau.+===== Account Setup ===== 
 +Star Army is an "​account per player"​ (APP) sitewhich means each member should only have one account for the forums. The same login will be used for all of your charactersYou must be **16 or older** ​to join Star ArmyThere is no cost to join or participate. Before joining, you should probably read the [[guide:​rules]].
-  * The {{:yamatai:​yse_flag.png?​25&​nolink|}} **Yamatai Star Empire** is a technologically-advanced transhuman empire with most of the population using biological android bodiesIt's got an anime space opera theme and is protected by a huge, politically powerful military called ​the **Star Army**, which the site is named after. +Register an account on [[​roleplay-forum/​index.php|the forums]] by clicking "Log in or Sign up" on the upper right corner ​of the pageYou're invited to then introduce yourself in the [[​roleplay-forum/​index.php?forums/​introductions-new-member-resources.159/​|Introductions ​New Players Forum]].
-  * In stark contrast, The {{nepleslia:nespleslian_flag.png?25&nolink|}} **Democratic Imperium of Nepleslia** is a gritty cyberpunk nation of humans, cyborgs, and mutants that deals with high crime in its megacities. Nepleslia has a space navy and space marines and was once part of Yamatai. +
-  * As you go through character creation, you'll be introduced to several other interesting factions you can create a character for. You can also make your own faction if you like. +
-  * Around the known factions is an endless sea of strange aliens, bold outlaws and jealous insurgencies.+
-In Star Army you get to create and play a character ​forged by this universe and who can steer the course of its future.+Optional: Create a wiki account. **The wiki login system is separate from the forum one, so you will need to register for both.** You'll need a wiki account ​to create and edit wiki articles (such as if you want to make page for your character). [[https://​​wiki/​doku.php?​id=start&​do=register|Register an account for the wiki]].
-==== Account Registration ===== +:!: If you have trouble registering,​ contact the admin. See the **Questions and Assistance** section below. ​Star Army uses advanced anti-spam methods that may occasionally flag a legitimate user for further review based on IP address, email, username, ​or other characteristics.
-You must be **16 or older** to join Star Army. There is no cost to join or participate.+
-The wiki login system ​is separate from the forum one, so you will need to register for both.+===== Creating Characters ===== 
 +When you're ready, start making characters using the guides found on the **[[creating_a_character|Creating A Character]]** ​wiki page. Once your character ​is approved ​you're free to start [[guide:​Roleplaying]] by joining a [[active_plots|plot]] group or by joining or creating a roleplay thread.
-  ​[[http://​​roleplay/​ucp.php?mode=register|Register an account on the forums]] +  ​[[https://​​roleplay-forum/index.php?forums/​open-roleplaying.194/​|Open Roleplaying]] threads are a great place to start. 
-    - You're invited ​to introduce yourself ​in the [[http://​​roleplay/​viewforum.php?f=159|Introductions Forum]]. +  * Got an idea for a roleplay thread? Start an interest check thread ​in the [[https://​​roleplay-forum/index.php?forums/​ooc-plot-planning.28/​|OOC and Plot Planning]] forum
-    - Important notes: Forum accounts ​with 0 posts are regularly deleted as an anti-spam measure, so post something! Also, newly registered users start with private messages disabled and may require posts to be approved by a moderator ​in some forums until after their third post. +  * Find other players to RP with in the [[https://​​roleplay-forum/index.php?forums/​introductions-new-players.159/|Introductions and New Players]] forum.
-  - [[http://​​wiki/doku.php?id=start&​do=register|Register an account for the wiki]] +
-    ​You'll need a wiki account to create and edit wiki articles (such as if you want to make a page for your character). +
-    ​No wiki knowledge is required to create a page for a character; We have a form that automatically adds the wiki code for youIt's linked on the [[creating_a_character|Creating A Character]] article(Related articles: [[faq:How do I add a page?]], [[faq:How do I move a page?]])+
-==== Creating and Roleplaying Characters ==== 
-Start making characters using the guides found on the **[[creating_a_character|Creating A Character]]** wiki page. Once your character is approved you're free to start [[guide:​Roleplaying]] by joining a [[:​list_of_active_plots|plot]] group or by creating a roleplay thread. 
-==== Questions and Assistance ==== 
-Getting into Star Army is easiest when you ask someone to mentor you through it, and we're happy to do that! If we haven'​t volunteered yet, just ask! You've got questions: there are many ways to get answers or help:  
-=== Community Help === +===== Questions and Assistance ===== 
-These methods allow you to get your questions ​answered by the community.+Getting into Star Army is easiest when you ask someone ​to mentor you through it, and we're happy to do that! If we haven'​t volunteered yet, just ask! You've got questions: there are many ways to get answers or help:
-  ​Post in the [[http://​​roleplay/​posting.php?mode=post&​f=7|Your Questions Answered]] forum. +  ​Post on the forums (Ask questions ​in the [[https://​​roleplay-forum/index.php?forums/​introductions-new-players.159/​|Introduction forum]] or [[​index.php?​forums/​setting-discussion.2/​|Setting Discussion]]). 
-  - [[|Connect to the Chatroom]] and ask our members for assistance ([[guide:irc|IRC Guide]]). **No login required.** +  * Talk to people in the [[https://​​RunXe4p|Discord chat]] 
- +  * You can also contact ​[[user:​Wes]],​ the admin: [[​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​conversations/​add&​to=Wes|Start a Conversation with Wes]] 
-=== Admin Help ==== +    * if you can't log in, email [email protected] ​or text to 1-209-782-7276
-Contact ​[[user:​Wes]],​ the admin, via these methods: +
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-  - Send email to [[]] +
-  - Call or text message (209) STAR-ARMY (+1-209-782-7276). +
-  - Tweet questions to [[https://​​StarArmy|@StarArmy on Twitter]]+
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