New Player Guide Series: ONE
First of all, Welcome
We are ecstatic that you are interested in joining us! If you're reading this, you've probably already read a little bit about the ARPG itself. If you haven't, you should definitely give them a perusal. The world guide is definitely one to take a peek at, as well as the guide for tsabhua, which are the species you will be starting with.
As a quick note, in order to participate in the game you will need to authenticate your account with a deviantart account. If you would rather not be affiliated with deviantart or have to go to their website to authenticate, you may alternatively message one of the admins via Discord to let them know. The admins will then enter a "placeholder" username of sorts as an Alias of your account, depending on the situation.
You may have noticed old journals or information pages noting a joining form. Now that we have a website of our own, we do not have a form that you have to copy and paste! Instead, the registration process is automated.
If you click Register, you will be shown a form with the following items: Colony Name, Region, Email, Password.
Colony Name: This is your unique identifier (besides your deviantart username.) This is not quite the same as a username. Please do not input your username from elsewhere here - unless you want your colony to be referring to as that name! If you want an apostrophe or a space in your name, please let a staff member know so that our administrator can update it for you.
Region: You must pick a region to complete registration. This can be changed later, in the user Settings, but it's important for region-related bonuses and random events.
Once you hit Register, you'll need to confirm your email address. Some email providers can have issues receiving email from our website, so if this is the case please let us know on Discord! Gmail is a good bet for being able to receive the emails.
After confirming your email, if you try to access your Settings, you will be prompted to authenticate via Deviantart. The only information we receive is your username, and this is simply a way to confirm your identity.
Your First Colonist
To claim your starter colonist, you will need to submit a claim for it. We have drafted up an example of what you'll need to include - not much! You can safely ignore the prompts for rewards, characters, or add-ons. If you decide you would prefer not to claim your starter colonist, such as if you have a colonist promised to you by a friend or you've purchased one, you can forgoe this claim process.
Your first colonist will then look something a little like this. The stat pool that was mentioned in your claim will be visible either in the "Notes" section of the first information box that you see OR it will be in the "Description" box next to Stats in the information box further down on the page. If you can't find it in either location, let us know and we'll get to the bottom of it.
You will see a little broken heart icon in the info box. Don't mind this - once you submit your design update and it gets admin-approved with your distributed stats, your colonist will get its calculated litter slots.
If you're new and want an admin to design your first ever colonist for you, free of charge, head on over to our design service.
At this point, you're all set up! Your initial maximum population of 10 colonists will be automatically added to your account upon registration. As soon as your geno has its design approved, you may begin earning experience points for it. Once it's approved, you will also be able to see the XP (experience point) count, health points, and litter slots in the colonist's bank.