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-====== New Players'​ Guide & FAQ ====== +====== 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 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]]. +
-    - 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 moderator in some forums until after their third post. +
-  - [[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. It's linked on the [[creating_a_character|Creating A Character]] article.+
  
-==== 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]]+
  
 +  * [[https://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​open-roleplaying.194/​|Open Roleplaying]] threads are a great place to start.
 +  * 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.
  
-==== Creating and Roleplaying Characters ==== 
-Start your first character using the guide: **[[creating_a_character|Creating A Character]]**. Once your character is approved you're free to start [[guide:​Roleplaying]]! 
  
-===== FAQ ===== 
-Here's some links to answers for frequently asked questions: 
  
-==== General ​Questions ==== +====Questions ​and Assistance ===== 
-  * [[faq:How can I contribute?​]] +Getting into Star Army is easiest when you ask someone ​to mentor you through itand we're happy to do that! If we haven'​t volunteered yet, just ask! You've got questionsthere are many ways to get answers or help:
-  * Does Star Army cost anything ​to participate in? Nobut we take [[http://​stararmy.com/​misc/​donate.html|donations]]. +
-  * [[guide:​irc|How ​do I join the chatroom?​]] +
-  * [[guide:leaving|What should I do if I have to leave?]]+
  
-==== Roleplaying Questions ==== +  ​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]]). 
-  ​* [[guide:creating_a_character|How Do I Create A Character?]] +  * Talk to people in the [[https://​discord.gg/​RunXe4p|Discord chat]] 
-  * [[guide:roleplaying|How do I roleplay?​]] +  * You can also contact ​[[user:Wes]], the admin: [[https://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​conversations/​add&​to=Wes|Start Conversation with Wes]] 
-  * [[:player_rights|What are my rights as a player?]] +    * if you can't log in, email [email protected] or text to 1-209-782-7276
-  * [[guide:apply_to_become_a_game_master|How do I become ​Game Master?]]+
  
-==== Setting Questions ==== 
-  * [[faq:Star Army Missions|What is it exactly that each star army does?]] 
-  * [[faq:must knows for a new saoy soldier|What are some things a new Star Army soldier should know?]] 
-  * [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay/​viewtopic.php?​f=7&​t=5252&​start=0|Why are humanoids so prevalent?​]] 
-  * [[faq:Power armor Prevalence|Why is power armor so prevalent?​]] 
-  * [[faq:​starmap updates|How can I get the starmap updated?]] 
-  * [[guide:​creating_a_starship|How do I create a starship?]] 
-  * [[faq:​Currency|Which currency is more common, KS or DA?]] 
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-==== Wiki Questions ==== 
-  * [[faq:How do I add a page?]] 
-  * [[faq:How do I move a page?]] 
-  * [[wiki:​criteria_for_deletion]] 
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-==== Other Questions ==== 
-If your question is not listed above, please ask it in the [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay/​viewforum.php?​f=7|Your Questions Answered Forum]] it will be answered and may be added to the above list. 
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-===== Other Helpful Pages ===== 
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-  * [[:​glossary_of_sarp_terminology]] 
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