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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://​stararmy.com/​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]].
-In a nutshellStar Army works like this:+
  
-  - You create your character. 
-  - Imagine yourself in that character'​s shoes and write what he/she would do and say (That'​s roleplaying). 
  
-==== Account ​Registration ​===== +===== Account ​Setup ===== 
-You must be **16 or older** to join Star Army. There is no cost to join or participate.+Star Army is an "​account per player"​ (APP) site, which means each member should only have one account for the forums. The same login will be used for all of your characters. ​You must be **16 or older** to join Star Army. There is no cost to join or participate. Before joining, you should probably read the [[guide:​rules]].
  
-The wiki login system is separate from the forum one, so you will need to register for both.+Register an account on [[https://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php|the forums]] by clicking "Log in or Sign up" on the upper right corner of the page. You're invited ​to then introduce yourself in the [[https://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​introductions-new-member-resources.159/​|Introductions & New Players Forum]].
  
-  - [[http://stararmy.com/​roleplay/​ucp.php?​mode=register|Register an account on the forums]] +OptionalCreate 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 a page for your character). [[https://​stararmy.com/​wiki/​doku.php?​id=start&​do=register|Register an account for the wiki]].
-    ​* You're invited ​to introduce yourself in the [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay/​viewforum.php?​f=159|Introductions Forum]]. +
-    * Forum accounts with 0 posts are regularly deleted as an anti-spam measure, so post something! +
-  - [[http://​stararmy.com/​wiki/​doku.php?​id=start&​do=register|Register an account for the wiki]] +
-    * You'll need a wiki account to create an article for your character page. +
-    * No wiki knowledge is required to post your character; We have a form that automatically adds the wiki code for you.+
  
-==== Questions and Assistance ​==== +:!: 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.
-There are many ways to get help: +
  
-  - The [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay/​posting.php?​mode=post&f=7|Your Questions Answered forum]] allows ​you to get your questions answered by the community. You will need a forum login. +===== Creating Characters ===== 
-  - You can [[http://​tinyurl.com/​stararmy-chat|Connect to the Chatroom]] and ask our members for assistance ([[guide:irc|IRC Guide]]+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.
-  - You can email the admin at [[[email protected]]] +
-  - You can call or text message the admin, [[user:​Wes]],​ at (209) STAR-ARMY (+12097827276). +
-  - You can Tweet questions to [[https://​twitter.com/​StarArmy|@StarArmy on Twitter]]+
  
-==== Creating Characters ==== +  * [[https://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​open-roleplaying.194/​|Open Roleplaying]] threads are a great place to start. 
-Start your first character using the guide: **[[creating_a_character|Creating A Character]]**+  * Got an idea for a roleplay thread? ​Start an interest check thread in the [[https://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​ooc-plot-planning.28/​|OOC and Plot Planning]] forum. 
 +  ​Find other players to RP with in the [[https://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​introductions-new-players.159/​|Introductions and New Players]] forum.
  
-=== Submitting Your Character === 
-When you're done creating your character, you'll need to: 
  
-  - Add your bio to the wiki (if you're not sure how, see the steps below) 
-    - Go the [[:​list_of_notable_characters]],​ follow the link to your faction, and then click "Edit this page" and add a link to your your character. 
-    - Save the page and then click the (red) link you just made. It'll take you to a page that says "This page hasn't been created."​ 
-    - Click "​Create This Page" and insert your character biography code you made using the [[http://​stararmy.com/​templates/​character.php|Character Template]]. 
-    - Make any final adjustments needed and then save your Wiki bio. After saving it, copy its URL. 
-  - Go to the [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay/​viewforum.php?​f=16|new biography forum]] and create a topic containing a link to the bio page you just created. 
  
-=== Review ​and Approval ​=== +===== Questions ​and Assistance ===== 
-If there are no problems, approval will usually be quick and painless. If there are issues with your biography, the game master will do his best to help you adjust ​it so that it makes sense or fits in the role-play. The most common sources of problems are overpoweredglorious histories ​and skills, story continuity issues (things ​that wouldn'​t ​make senselike joining the Star Army before it was founded), and lack of detail.+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 yetjust ask! You've got questions: there are many ways to get answers or help:
  
-**NOTEIf you update/edit your biopost a reply to its thread so the reviewers will know to look at it again!**+  ​Post on the forums (Ask questions in the [[https://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​introductions-new-players.159/​|Introduction forum]] or [[https://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​setting-discussion.2/​|Setting Discussion]]). 
 +  ​Talk to people in the [[https://​discord.gg/​RunXe4p|Discord chat]] 
 +  * You can also contact [[user:​Wes]], the admin: [[https://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​conversations/​add&​to=Wes|Start a Conversation with Wes]] 
 +    ​if you can't log in, email [email protected] or text to 1-209-782-7276
  
-A character forum moderator will post approval of your character in the forum thread you posted. The topic will then be moved to the [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay/​viewforum.php?​f=20|APPROVED forum]] (so if your character thread seems missing, check there!). The character forum moderator who approved your character will send a private message to you and to the GM of the plot you listed as your first preference. We encourage you to also send your own private message to the plot GM introducing yourself. 
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-In the unlikely event your character is approved but cannot be accepted, the GM (or if he is not available, the Faction Manager or Setting Manager) will post a notice in the approved character thread and then contact your second choice plot GM on your behalf. 
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-=== After Approval === 
-Once you're accepted into the plot, edit the [[:​list_of_active_plots|plot'​s page]] so your character is on their crew roster (or ask your GM to). 
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-If your character is in the military, you will also get an orders thread in the appropriate communications forum. It will tell your character where to go and serves as a record of his/her military service including transfers, awards, and promotions. 
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-**You are responsible for keeping your character page up-to-date.** Keep track of changes your character'​s history, skills, inventory, and finances (including pay) and edit your character article accordingly. 
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-==== Roleplaying ==== 
-You're now free to start [[guide:​Roleplaying]]! 
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-==== Other Helpful Pages ==== 
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-  * [[creating_a_character|Character Creation Guide]] 
-  * [[:​glossary_of_sarp_terminology]] 
-  * [[:​frequently_asked_questions]] 
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