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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]].
-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://​stararmy.com/​roleplay/​ucp.php?​mode=register|Register an account on the forums]] +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]].
-    - 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 a 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.+
  
-==== Creating and Roleplaying Characters ==== +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]].
-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]] by joining ​a [[:list_of_active_plots|plot]] group or by creating a roleplay thread.+
  
-==== 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]]**No login required.** +When you're ready, start making characters using the guides found on the **[[creating_a_character|Creating A Character]]** wiki pageOnce 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 (+1-209-782-7276). +
-  - You can Tweet questions to [[https://​twitter.com/​StarArmy|@StarArmy on Twitter]]+
  
-===== FAQ ===== +  * [[https://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​open-roleplaying.194/​|Open Roleplaying]] threads are a great place to start. 
-Here's some links to answers ​for frequently asked questions:+  * 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.
  
-==== General Questions ==== 
-  * [[faq:How can I contribute?​]] 
-  * Does Star Army cost anything to participate in? No, but 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 ==== 
-  * [[guide:​creating_a_character|How Do I Create A Character?​]] 
-  * [[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 ==== +====Questions ​and Assistance ===== 
-  * [[faq:must knows for a new saoy soldier|What are some things a new Star Army soldier should know?]] +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:
-  * [[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?]]+
  
-==== Wiki 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]]). 
-  ​* [[faq:How do I add a page?]] +  * Talk to people in the [[https://​discord.gg/​RunXe4p|Discord chat]] 
-  * [[faq:How do I move a page?]] +  * You can also contact ​[[user:Wes]], the admin: [[https://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​conversations/​add&​to=Wes|Start a Conversation with Wes]] 
-  * [[wiki:criteria_for_deletion]]+    * if you can't log in, email [email protected] or text to 1-209-782-7276
  
-==== 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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