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Posted: Sep 21 2016, 01:33 PM
The Newbie Guide
◒ intro to our roleplay
The topics you'll want to read first and foremost, if you haven't already, are our Rules and Site Rating as well as our Overarching Plot. Regarding the plot, it is worth noting that there are many sub-plots to be found on the site aside from the main overarching plot. For a decent overview of the subplots, read the Affiliations topic. Next, I recommend reading the Setting Notes. It isn't a long topic, but it is useful for getting a better feel for Terrene. After this reading, I recommend taking a look at some of the in-character topics around the site. This will help you learn how we typically run things, and its a lot more interesting that just reading through informational pages!
◒ creating a character
By this time you might be hankering to start creating a character, so here are the Restrictions that you'll have to keep in mind, and here is the Application. Oh, and before you ask, this topic has all the info on the Pokemon and items your character will start with, as well as instructions for your first IC topic. As far as your character's history goes, you may want to read up on what the Suffering Universe is like. You'll likely also want to know about the Skills that we track in each character's profile. I highly recommend reading through the rest of this topic and the linked topics before joining, however!
◒ final reading assignments
Speaking of topics, you'll want to read up on our Types of IC Topics.
You'll also want to at least skim through the Pokemon topics before joining (note that there are two pages of topics in that forum), and you'll definitely want to read them more thoroughly after joining, perhaps while waiting for your first character to be approved. These topics deal with anything from how to earn experience and level up to how we deal with Dragons, Psychics, Ghosts, and so forth. Don't be freaked out by the amount of information there, those topics aren't going anywhere and will always be available for you to reference.
And that just about covers the basics. There are a few more topics describing the World of Terrene you'll want to browse through, but other than that, we're done here. Remember, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!
You might be interested to know that you can earn Participation Points for helping out around the site. Check out that topic for more information. Additionally, one of our Players is running a project that tracks characters and Pokemon, so please consider letting her know when your character is approved, obtains a new Pokemon, and so forth. Thank you!