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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 forum-based roleplaying community. 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 stories. Unlike tabletop ​roleplaying ​games, ​Star Army is mostly just writing and does not use complex game mechanics (math). We post in third-personpast tense, like a novel. Most story plots have a **Game Master** (GM) assigned whose job is to guide the story, describe the setting, and write the actions of background characters (NPCs).+
  
  
-==== Setting Overview ​==== +===== Account Setup ===== 
-//“The Earth is the cradle ​of mankindbut one cannot remain in the cradle forever.” - Konstantin Tsiolkovsk//​+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 joiningyou should probably read the [[guide:​rules]].
  
-After endless wars, Earth has become merely a legendHumanity has survives ​in the form of its distant colony worldsPeace is a rarity, carefully maintained ​in little havens while while military forces fight off against alien invasionsNations are under siege and overextended,​ leaving huge frontiers where piracy is becoming increasingly commonTechnology is advanced but stagnant, and includes faster-than-light drives, brain-uploading, and free energy from "​aether"​ engines.+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]].
  
-  * The {{:yamatai:​yse_flag.png?​25&​nolink|}} **Yamatai Star Empire** is a technologically-advanced transhuman empire with most of the population using biological android bodies. It's got an anime space opera theme and is protected by a hugepolitically powerful military called the **Star Army**, which the site is named after. +OptionalCreate a wiki account. **The wiki login system ​is separate from the forum oneso you will need to register for both.** You'll need 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]].
-  ​In stark contrast, The {{nepleslia:​nespleslian_flag.png?​25&​nolink|}} ​**Democratic Imperium of Nepleslia** is gritty cyberpunk nation of humans, cyborgs, ​and mutants that deals with high crime in its megacities. Nepleslia has a space navy and space marines and was once part of Yamatai. +
-  * As you go through character creation, you'll be introduced ​to several other interesting factions you can create ​character ​for. You can also make your own faction if you like. +
-  * Around ​the known factions is an endless sea of strange aliens, bold outlaws and jealous insurgencies.+
  
-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 and edit wiki articles (such as if you want to make a page for your character). 
-    - No wiki knowledge is required to create a page for a 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. (Related articles: [[faq:How do I add a page?]], [[faq:How do I move a page?]]) 
  
-==== Creating and Roleplaying Characters ==== 
-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. 
  
-==== Questions and Assistance ==== +===== Questions and Assistance ​===== 
-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: +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:
  
-=== Community Help === +  * 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]]). 
-These methods allow you to get your questions answered by the community. +  * 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]] 
-  - Post on the forums ([[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay/​viewforum.php?f=2|Roleplay and Setting Discussion]]). +    * if you can't log in, email [email protected] ​or text to 1-209-782-7276
-  - [[http://tinyurl.com/stararmy-chat|Connect to the Chatroom]] and ask our members for assistance ([[guide:irc|IRC Guide]]). **No login required.** +
- +
-=== Admin Help ==== +
-Contact ​[[user:​Wes]],​ the admin, via these methods: +
- +
-  - Send email to [[stararmy@gmail.com]] +
-  - Call or text message (209) STAR-ARMY (+1-209-782-7276). +
-  - Tweet questions to [[https://​twitter.com/​StarArmy|@StarArmy on Twitter]]+
  
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