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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://​​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 community where you and other members create characters and create stories together by writing what your character would do and say. That'​s ​roleplayingStar Army is mostly writing and does not use complex game mechanics (math) like pen-and-paper tabletop ​roleplaying ​games. Our games are set in a unique, member-created science fiction universe.+
-==== Account Registration ===== 
-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 oneso you will need to register for both.+===== Account Setup ===== 
 +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]].
-  - [[http://​​roleplay/​ucp.php?​mode=register|Register an account on the forums]] +Register an account on [[https://​​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://​​roleplay-forum/index.php?forums/​introductions-new-member-resources.159/|Introductions ​New Players Forum]].
-    - You're invited to introduce yourself in the [[http://​​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 a moderator in some forums until after their third post. +
-  ​[[http://​​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 ​==== +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 a page for your character). [[https://​​wiki/​doku.php?​id=start&​do=register|Register an account for the wiki]].
-There are many ways to get help: +
-  - The [[http://​​roleplay/​posting.php?​mode=post&​f=7|Your Questions Answered forum]] allows ​you to get your questions answered by the communityYou will need a forum login. +:!: If you have trouble registering,​ contact ​the adminSee the **Questions ​and Assistance** section belowStar Army uses advanced anti-spam methods that may occasionally flag a legitimate ​user for further review based on IP addressemail, username, or other characteristics.
-  - You can [[http://​​stararmy-chat|Connect to the Chatroom]] ​and ask our members for assistance ([[guide:​irc|IRC Guide]]) +
-  - You can email the admin at [[[email protected].com]] +
-  ​You can call or text message the admin, [[user:Wes]]at (209) STAR-ARMY (+12097827276). +
-  - You can Tweet questions to [[https://​​StarArmy|@StarArmy on Twitter]]+
 +===== 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.
-==== Creating and Roleplaying ​Characters ==== +  * [[https://​​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]]**Once your character is approved you're free to start [[guide:Roleplaying]]!+  * 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. 
 +  * Find other players ​to RP with in the [[https://​​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​introductions-new-players.159/​|Introductions and New Players]] forum.
-===== FAQ ===== 
-Here's some links to answers for frequently asked questions: 
-==== General Questions ==== 
-  * [[faq:How can I contribute?​]] 
-  * Does Star Army cost anything to participate in? No, but we take [[http://​​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 ==== +====Questions ​and Assistance ===== 
-  * [[guide:​creating_a_character|How Do I Create A Character?​]] +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 questionsthere are many ways to get answers or help:
-  * [[guide:​roleplaying|How ​do I roleplay?​]] +
-  * [[:player_rights|What ​are my rights as a player?]] +
-  * [[guide:apply_to_become_a_game_master|How do I become a Game Master?]]+
-==== Setting Questions ==== +  ​Post on the forums (Ask questions in the [[https://​​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​introductions-new-players.159/​|Introduction forum]] or [[https://​​roleplay-forum/index.php?forums/​setting-discussion.2/​|Setting Discussion]]). 
-  ​* [[faq:must knows for a new saoy soldier|What are some things a new Star Army soldier should know?]] +  * Talk to people in the [[https://​​RunXe4p|Discord chat]] 
-  * [[http://​​roleplay/​viewtopic.php?f=7&​t=5252&​start=0|Why are humanoids so prevalent?]] +  * You can also contact ​[[user:Wes]], the admin: ​[[https://​​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​conversations/​add&​to=Wes|Start Conversation with Wes]] 
-  * [[faq:Power armor Prevalence|Why is power armor so prevalent?]] +    if you can't log inemail [email protected] ​or text to 1-209-782-7276
-  * [[faq:starmap updates|How can I get the starmap updated?]] +
-  * [[guide:creating_a_starship|How do I create ​starship?]] +
-  [[faq:​Currency|Which currency is more commonKS or DA?]]+
-==== Wiki Questions ==== 
-  * [[faq:How do I add a page?]] 
-  * [[faq:How do I move a page?]] 
-  * [[wiki:​criteria_for_deletion]] 
-==== Other Questions ==== 
-If your question is not listed above, please ask it in the [[http://​​roleplay/​viewforum.php?​f=7|Your Questions Answered Forum]] it will be answered and may be added to the above list. 
-===== Other Helpful Pages ===== 
-  * [[:​glossary_of_sarp_terminology]] 
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