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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 anti-gravity fields, energy weapons, 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 bodiesIt's got anime-inspired flavor ​and is protected by huge, politically powerful military called the **Star Army**, which the site is named afterThe Star Army is known for its mass-produced cat-eared warrior women, the **Nekovalkyrja** (pronounced ​//Nay-ko-wul-ku-ree//). Due to their numbers, there are more women than men in Yamatai. +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]].
-  * In stark contrast, The {{nepleslia:​nespleslian_flag.png?25&nolink|}} **Democratic Imperium of Nepleslia** is a gritty cyberpunk nation of humans, cyborgs, and mutants that deals with high crime in its megacities. Mixing of genetic material from super-solider programs has resulted in muscular half-breeds and a population that is considerably more male than female. Nepleslia has a space navy and space marines.  +
-  * As you go through character creation, you'll be introduced to several other interesting factions you can create a 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.+
  
-You can create and play characters forged by this unique universe. Star Army is a sharedliving world that is always growingYour writing can add to the setting, and your RP may be affected by events in the setting. Because you'll roleplay with other people, expect to be surprised sometimes! Have fun and be brave. +:!: If you have trouble registeringcontact the adminSee 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.
-==== 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 one, so you will need to register for both.+===== 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.
  
-  ​[[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay/​ucp.php?mode=register|Register an account on the forums]] +  ​[[https://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/index.php?forums/​open-roleplaying.194/​|Open Roleplaying]] threads are a great place to start. 
-    - You're invited ​to introduce yourself ​in the [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay/​viewforum.php?f=159|Introductions Forum]]. +  * 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
-    - 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. +  * 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/​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 youIt'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 ==== 
-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 === +===== Questions and Assistance ===== 
-These methods allow you to get your questions ​answered by the community.+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:
  
-  ​Post on the forums ([[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay/​viewforum.php?f=2|Roleplay and Setting Discussion]]). +  ​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]]). 
-  - [[http://tinyurl.com/stararmy-chat|Connect to the Chatroom]] and ask our members for assistance ([[guide:irc|IRC Guide]]). **No login required.** +  * 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]] 
-=== Admin Help ==== +    * if you can't log in, email [email protected] ​or text to 1-209-782-7276
-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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