Hello and welcome to Fairy Tail, below is a simple guide to what you should do and how you should do it. Now remember this is a small guide and is only here to help thus don’t take it to heart if you can’t seem to get one done quickly, Also i suggest that instead of clicking the links that you right click and open a new tab so you don't have to backpedal to this page a billion times.
- Step 1:
- 1. If you have not already you should make a introduction in the introduction subforum, this shows players that you are here and ready to RP! This is simply a courtesy thing we like to do. Here is how to do it: you Click the link listed here
> http://www.fairytail-rp.com/f8-introductions-farewells <.
Click the button labeled “New Topic,” please open example 1 to see where it is located.
- ”Example 1”:
- Example 2:
- Step 2:
- 2. READ THE RULES! Right now I’m just gonna direct you to the COC or Code of Conduct, this is a basic overview of what you should do and not do on the site. Heads up! The Code of Conduct is not the entirety of the rules. The rest of the rules are located in the same section and giving them a read as well can be very helpful.
> http://www.fairytail-rp.com/t5790-code-of-conduct <
- Step 3:
- 3. Now here I suggest you roll a Lineage. This is basically the bloodline your family has. It comes with some cool nifty powers. SO! Clicky this link
> http://www.fairytail-rp.com/f111-sacred-shrine <
It will take you to a zone with three selections,
A. Sacred Altar. > http://www.fairytail-rp.com/f255-sacred-altar < This zone is for when a char dies for any reason. They can be brought back to life using the Sacred Altar. Details on the altar will be further in
B. Ancient One > http://www.fairytail-rp.com/f114-the-ancient-one < Find you your lineage here, this is the one we want for now.
C. Sacred Library > http://www.fairytail-rp.com/f112-sacred-library < This is where you will find the description of your lineage.
The one you want is the “Ancient One” so open the link and lets get you your Lineage
- Step 4:
- 4. Rolling Your Lineage. alright this part is pretty simple but seems complicated, now you’ll have to enter one more thread, it is the one marked “The Ancient One,” now open click the button “Add Reply.” See Example for location.
Name: (Your Username)
Lineage: (Leave empty)
Roll Attempt: 1 (Depending if you wish to remove your lineage you may roll again)
Once that's done you will need to scroll down a bit to find a section called Dice Rolls it looks like this.
- Dice Zone:
- Lineage Dice:
- Overall post:
- Step 5:
- 5. Finding your Lineage: Sadly this ones a bit of work, Now i suggest you write the name of the lineage down(as stated before). Now go the the link above, once you have done that you should see 5 sub threads. They are
Zero: The Sacred. This is a zone for custom lineages, these can only be gotten via a item from the VIP shop. We will go over this later. > http://www.fairytail-rp.com/t4002-zero-the-sacred <
I. The Fallen, > http://www.fairytail-rp.com/t4003-volume-i-the-fallen <
II. The Beast, > http://www.fairytail-rp.com/t4004-volume-ii-the-beast <
III. The Light, > http://www.fairytail-rp.com/t4005-volume-iii-the-light <
IV. The Being, > http://www.fairytail-rp.com/t4006-volume-iv-the-being <
Now, easiest way to find yours is press Control - F, and type in the name of your Lineage. It will zip down to where it is if its in the thread, if not back up and try another one.
- Step 6:
- 6. Creating you character! Now that you have a lineage its time to move to the fun part: building your character. First off open the following link and click the "new topic," button located in the same place as before. Once your done put your characters name as the title along with WIP in some form of brackets. Should look something like the following.
Anyways, once you have done that take the following template and Copy/Paste it.
- The Template:
[b]Name:[/b] (Name your character)
[b]Gender:[/b] (Male or Female)
[b]Age:[/b] (How old is your character)
[b]Birthday:[/b] (When was he/she born, mm/dd (Month and day only. No year))
[b]Sexuality:[/b] (Gay, bi, or straight)
[b]Special Characteristics:[/b] (Anything special such as scars,tattoos, etc)
[b]Personality:[/b] (What is their personality like, [u]at least 500 words[/u], two paragraphs; first explaining your character in detail outside of battle. The second explaining your character in battle, how they do as and under a leader.)
[b]Likes:[/b](What does your character like and why? ) 3 minimum, bullet point them individually, with at least one sentence to describe them.
[b]Dislikes:[/b] (What does your character dislike and why?) 3 minimum, bullet point them individually, with at least one sentence to describe them.
[b]Motivations:[/b] (What motivates your character in life?) 3 minimum, bullet point them individually, with at least one sentence to describe them.
[b]Fears:[/b] (What does your character fear in life? Can be phobia or anything else. ) 3 minimum, bullet point them individually, with at least one sentence to describe them.
[b]Height:[/b] (How tall is your character)
[b]Weight:[/b] (How much does your character weigh)
[b]Hair:[/b] (What color is the hair and how is it designed)
[b]Eyes:[/b] (What color are the eyes)
[b]Skin Tone:[/b] (How is the skin tone, light, dark, etc)
[b]Appearance:[/b] (What is your characters general appearance. Physical and clothing is needed)
[b]Guild:[/b] (Name of the guild your character is in. Make sure to check out all the possible Guilds before you join one. If you're joining the Rune Knights, make sure you specify the branch too. See this for more info: http://www.fairytail-rp.com/t14795-guild-info-availability-read-before-applying )
[b]Tattoo:[/b] (The guild or council tattoo. Where is it located and what color is it)
[b]Rank:[/b] (What rank is your character.)
Once your done start filling out the template, instructions are pretty clear but if you have any question please don't be afraid to go bug them staffy peoples. MAKE SURE YOU PERSONALTY IS 500 WORDS OR MORE!!! Once your done remove the WIP part from your title and hit send. Please note that you do not have to finish it out in one go, if you need to go or have to take a break simply hit send to post it, just make sure you leave the WIP part in your Title.
Once you have done this you will need to post it in the Approval Thread for Characters, take the finished app and copy the URL, then click the following link.
> http://www.fairytail-rp.com/t13953-character-approval-thread <
Hit the add reply button which is located in the same position as last time, and paste your link and hit send. Your character is now well on their way to being a thing. Sit back and have a nice cold drink. The Staff should only take a day or less to get you char approved, follow any instructions you are given most of the time its will be something minor with a char app the most common issues is the PERSONALITY NOT BEING 500 WORDS OR MORE!!!!! Which i have now mentioned two times, so don't forget.
- Step 7:
- 7! Creating your magic! You have your char, your lineage and now its time to set up your magic. Now i told you to read the rules a while back, now I'ma do it again, READ THE RULES!!!!... AGAIN!!!
> http://www.fairytail-rp.com/t23490-hp-magic-and-damage-rules < Now once you have done that go to the WIP section for magic here's the link to that
> http://www.fairytail-rp.com/f286-w-i-p-magics <. Click new topic like with your character and copy past this template into it.
- Magic Template:
[b]Primary Magic:[/b] (What type of magic does your character use. The magic you start off with)
[b]Secondary Magic:[/b] (Must be filled in later. Magic you bought at the store goes here)
[b]Caster or Holder:[/b] (What type of magic is it)
[b]Description:[/b] (Describe your magic in detail: First being a description of what the magic he/she is using, and then a second paragraph of how he/she uses it.)
[b]Strengths:[/b] (What are the strengths of your magic? List all strengths possible, if the magic is strong in stunning, burning, large area damage, single targeting, etc, list it. You must have at least three strengths. Remember to separate each individually and bullet point them!)
[b]Weaknesses:[/b] (What are the weaknesses of your magic? List all weaknesses possible, if the magic requires channeling -time- to use, able to hit self or allies, drains life if used, etc, list it. You must have at least one more weakness than strengths. Remember to separate them individually and bullet point them.)
[b]Lineage:[/b] This is an additional bit of lore or abilities your roll for in the [url=http://www.fairytail-rp.com/f114-the-ancient-one]The ancient one[/url] forum, when you roll and find out what you have, copy and paste the lineage here!
[b]Unique Abilities:[/b] (List the abilities it provides, make sure to separate each ability! Abilities are like passive traits, or a hidden power that can be activated for a very limited amount of time. These abilities are Unique to your characters specific use of the magic! As a starting D rank character, you are able to have 3 unique abilities, refer to the [url=http://www.fairytail-rp.com/t8369-magic-rules]magic rules[/url] for abilities higher than D rank.)
Note: BE SPECIFIC AND ADD DETAILS
[b]Name:[/b] ( Name of the Spell )
[b]Rank:[/b] (What rank is your spell? H, S, A, B, C, or D)
[b]Type: [/b]( Fire, Water, etc. Offensive, Defensive, Supportive.)
[b] Duration:[/b](How long does the spell last?)
[b]Cooldown:[/b]( How long does it take for the spell to be usable again? Usually one post extra than your duration.)
[b]Description:[/b] ( How the spell is cast, what it looks like, what it does, extra info. Make sure to get into detail. You are required to list a given Speed, Range, Area of Effect, and any applicable measurements (such as the size of a created barrier). All of these are as appropriate. Some spells wont have a speed, some wont have an AoE. But include all that apply. Please make sure that all of these measurements are easily identifiable)
[b]Strengths:[/b] ( List all the positive aspects of the spell Like above, list all of the strengths of the spell. You must have at least three strengths. Remember to separate each individually and bullet point them. These strengths much represent your spell, and not the over-all strength of the magic.)
[b]Weaknesses:[/b] ( List all the negative aspects of the spell and all the weaknesses like above as well. You must have at least one more weakness than strengths. Remember to separate them individually and bullet point them. These weaknesses must represent your spell, and not the over-all weakness of the magic)
[b]List of Spell Fusions:[/b](Locked until B rank)(List your Spell Fusions here, name them, category them, have them make sense, and most importantly make them shiny!)
[b]Name[/b] Name of the Spell )
[b]Rank:[/b] (What rank is your spell? H, S, A, B, C, or D)
[b]Type: [/b]( Fire, Water, etc. Offensive, Defensive, Supportive.)
[b]Fused Spells[/b](What Spells Went into the Fusion and their Ranks?)
This is where my help ends, magics are highly dependent on the users wishes. Refer to the rules often and listen to the mods when they give you grades. Do not be afraid to fight for what you want though. Make sure your detailed when describing things and be creative. So I wish you all good luck, with this part.
- Step 8:
- 8. Jobs and Socials. There are a few ways to get exp to rank up your char and make them grow as a character. Jobs and events are the main ways, jobs are fun to do and challenge your character. First go to the Job section in the thread.
> http://www.fairytail-rp.com/f87-jobs < Then click the Job rank the fits your rank. You can only go on jobs one rank higher than yourself, meaning if you are D rank you can only go on C ranks and below. But in most cases you need another person to do a higher ranked job. This is because the members have to equal the job rank, I.E. D + D = C. Anyways once you have decided on a job, copy the link and move to the Signup thread link is here
> http://www.fairytail-rp.com/t18652-sign-up-for-jobs < The copy the template at the top and fill out the info. Once you get approved go the the sub thread the the job specifies and create a new topic. Once you have done that go back to the job details and copy/paste them into the first post of the thread in a spoiler. This will help the staff Grade the job when you finish. Follow the instructions for the job and when your done go to the End a Job thread. Remember job descriptions are just guidelines! They should define your end objective and requirements but you are still allowed to make the journey there as exciting or unique as you want.
> http://www.fairytail-rp.com/t18653-ending-a-job-cancel-finish < and again follow the instructions. After your approved you have finished the job and get the rewards described.
Guide work and writing done by Kakuma BlackFlower. Reviewed and edited by Kirahunter)