Now! Once you've gotten an account and are all logged in, where to start?
The best place to start is here
, the Request a Base forum. You will have to make a "base" for storing all your character and account information. Your base is your own personal message board. You will have moderator controls over that entire board, so that you may edit and control your character bios and whatnot on your own. The topic name should be the name of your base, and the text should be a description of it. Soon after that, I will make your base, then you can put your character's bio, your Zoid's stats, and transaction records in there. And anything else that you want. It shouldn't take too long for an admin to come along and make your base, but in the mean time, you're more then welcome to go post in the OOC and get to know some of your fellow RPers.
Also, please don't steal tables from other RPers. The players with custom tables in their bases have worked hard on them, and it's insulting to have them stolen. If you really like someone's tables, ask if you can use them! And if the other player says no, please respect their wishes! This shouldn't be a problem.
Huzzah! You've finished setting up your account!
You start out with 60,000 G. Gallos, or G, is Zi's currency. All transactions are recorded in your base under your Transaction Records board.
There are several ways to earn money. Roleplay Rewards
: Your post count, finished roleplays, and "bench marks" in your roleplay log, are ways of earning income. There's also a battle dome that you can fight in once you've been on the site long enough, and have met the requirements. The primary source of income is the RP Ratings
. You can spend your G in the RPG shop to acquire new Zoids, weapons, upgrades, CAS systems, and even organoids.
Here's some things you should know real quick.
- You should have read the rules before joining. If not, now's a good time to do that.
- When you join, you get your starter Zoid free. You may add that one to your Zoid listings in your base. Any others must be purchased separately. You have to save money up to buy another Zoid.
- You may not alter your Zoid's stats or add things to it that you haven't bought in the shop. However, paint jobs are free, completely up to you, and you don't need permission.
- You may not join with an organoid. You have to purchase these separately in the shop, after building one and getting a price for it.
You may see a lot of trends in people's signatures. Right now, one would be listing characters, zoids, and organoids. Sometimes they will list which RPs they're currently in, or provide a link to their base. This is a helpful, convenient idea, but what your signature contains is completely up to you. You may decorate it as you see fit. Signatures should fit within a 700x250 block of space.
Once you've done all this, then you're ready to roleplay on the boards! So get going!