First of all, thank you for joining EF! It's great to have you with us!

Waiting for Approval

You can't roleplay while you're waiting to see if your character has been approved yet, but there's still plenty to do! Why not try a few of these?

  • Read a few recent and ongoing threads. It'll help to give you an idea of what's been happening in Elysia lately, and maybe an idea of where you can jump in.
  • Get to know the other members. EFers are a friendly bunch and we'd love to chat with you, either in the forum shoutbox or in AIM. We can discuss thread ideas, help you settle in, or just talk up a storm!
  • Pop over to the OOC boards. There are a bunch of things you can do in the OOC section of the forums. I suggest introducing yourself first!
  • Take our New Player Survey. You'll get a minimum of ΞΆ100 for posting your comments and your answers will help EF improve.
  • Poke around the wiki. You only need to know the essential information to play on EF, but the more you learn of the setting, the easier it will be for your character to fully integrate.
  • Ask questions. Don't be shy! If something doesn't make sense, you can't find something you need to know, or you have suggestions or ideas you'd like to discuss, please don't hesitate to either contact me? directly or post on the forums. Help & Feedback is especially useful if you're stuck.

After Approval

Once your character has been approved and moved to the Journals board, you can start to roleplay! But where should you start?

  • The beauty of EF is that it's an open world so you can roleplay virtually anywhere, but that can be quite daunting for a newcomer. Since the majority of the RP takes place in the portal cities, it's a good idea to start your character there.
  • If you don't think your character should start in the cities (eg. a Nymph), you can always plot something out in the shoutbox with the other members. There's usually at least one character available for cross-country RP!
  • It's usually better to join (open) threads than to create new ones right away. However, if you do start a new thread, make sure something interesting is happening -- other players are more likely to join threads that give them something to react or respond to than if your character is just sitting or standing there doing nothing. It's also a good idea to look at other recent threads to be sure you don't accidentally create something similar: players are less likely to join a thread if they're in a similar one already.
  • If you're stuck for ideas on how to get your character started, why not try a quest? Alternatively, the ONPC account throws up random prompts as open threads, so you could join one of those if you like -- or you could officially request an appearance from them.
  • You can also talk to other members to see if they have any ideas, or post a thread in the Plotting Board.
  • EF has regular contests and challenges as a way for you to earn cash, trophies and other goodies for your characters. (It's also immense fun.) Newcomers are just as welcome, so stop by the Contests board to check them out!
  • Part of EF's appeal is that you get a huge say in how the game and the world develops. Got a great idea for a new creature, or a man-eating plant you'd like to see? Think there's more Elysia could do with their crystals than just watch TV, or a new ship design you want to introduce? Submissions is the place for you!
  • I encourage members to get to know the site a bit more before submitting articles that potentially don't fit the setting, and some areas are more strict about needing approval than others (Creatures, for instance, should be submitted as a draft, whereas minor history, festivals and NPCs? can be published right away[^I may ask for edits for some submissions in order to better fit your idea into our world. It's also a good idea to check the Wiki Standards? so that your articles conform to how the rest of the wiki is laid out.^]). However, any and all suggestions are welcome, so don't be shy!


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