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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]].
-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.+
  
-==== 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]].
  
-  * [[:Yamatai Star Empire|Yamatai]] is an advanced pseudo-utopia that favors androids and considers humans obsoleteIt's got a space opera anime theme. +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 pageYou'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]].
-  * In stark contrast, ​[[nepleslia:democratic_imperium_of_nepleslia|Nepleslia]] is a nation of humans, cyborgs, and mutants that deals with high crime in its megacities.+
  
-Around ​the major factions are an endless sea of strange aliensbold outlaws ​and jealous insurgencies.+Optional: Create a wiki account. **The wiki login system is separate from the forum oneso 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]].
  
-In Star Army you get to create ​and play character forged by this universe and who can steer the course of its future.+:!: 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 legitimate user for further review based on IP address, email, username, or other characteristics.
  
-==== Account Registration ​===== +===== Creating Characters ​===== 
-You must be **16 or older** to join Star ArmyThere is no cost to join or participate.+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.
  
-The wiki login system is separate from the forum one, so you will need to register ​for both.+  * [[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.
  
-  - [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay/​ucp.php?​mode=register|Register an account on the forums]] 
-    - 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. 
  
-[[faq:How do I add a page?]] - [[faq:How do I move a page?]] 
  
-==== Creating and Roleplaying Characters ==== +===== Questions and Assistance ===== 
-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. +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:
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-==== Questions and Assistance ==== +
-You've got questions: there are many ways to get help:  +
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-  - 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. +
-  - You can [[http://​tinyurl.com/​stararmy-chat|Connect to the Chatroom]] and ask our members for assistance ([[guide:​irc|IRC Guide]]) **No login required.** +
-  - 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]] +
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-Character creation ​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!+
  
 +  * 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
  
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