Thank you! Flattered to hear the game caught your interest. As someone who started on journals first, I definitely can understand how different forum playing can seem from journals. I assure that once you start playing on it, it doesn't seem too different. Now, to answer your questions: Will there be no use for lots of icons/avatars?
No, you won't need a lot of icons/avatars. In forums you only get to use one avatar for your account. Because the site only allows users to upload one avatar, many players also include a banner in their signature so to have extra image of their character.
Avatars are generally 175 pixels by 200 pixels but they can go up to 200x by 200x. We recommend players host the avatar images on Tinypic or Photobucket and use the URL to upload it to the board so that it will stay the proper size.
Now, as to how you upload an avatar, once you create a user login and log on to the board, you will see a bolded link on the right side under the game banner called MY CONTROLS
. Once you go click that link you'll be brought to your control panel and on the left is a menu list. Scroll down till you find edit avatar settings
and that's where you can add your avatar.Edit:
I just wanted to add that if you need an avatar, the mods and many of the players are handy at making graphics and will gladly make avatars and banners for you if you ask.Where exactly can you post threads and the like?
Threads must be posted in the IC section which I've linked here: Link
. As you can see there are a variety of sections. Now, if you wanted to post a thread with your character at a shop then you would have to post your thread in the shopping subforum here: Link
. To start a new thread you then click the New Topic button ( Image link
You'll then see a page link this: Link
. Topic title is for the thread title and players use topic description for things like who's taking part, OTA, time, etc. To see the format we use, please have a look at some threads in the game to get a feel for the posting format.Do you have your own... journal or the equivalent of one in a forum board?
You have an equivalent which is your user login or your user name. To create one, you have to register on the board here: link
with your character's First
name. For Example: John Thomas is an acceptable login. johnthomas is not acceptable, nor is just john or your name. It must be the character's name and for each character you create, you must have a separate login for that character with their name.
The major difference is that you will not have a physical journal for your character to post in. We do know that some players like to write IC journal posts however so we created a section here: Link
I hope I have answered your questions and if I haven't, please comment back to let me know. If you have any further question, please don't hesitate to ask. I'd also like to suggest that you look around the board, read the essential posts and maybe a few threads to get a feel for the game and how it's played.