To make your role-playing easier, come up with a history for your character. Your history will allow you to do certain things in the game, such as some of the jobs and involvement in plots and storylines.
Your character's history is very important for how they interact ICly. Not only does it give you reference for how your character should act and how they came to be in the city, but it will also be used by the admin, to get to know your character better for plots, RP situations, etc. We suggest that you first write it in a text editor, look it over a bit for content and readability, and spell check it before submitting it. Histories can be denied for being hard to read. Original thought is a must.
Here are a few basic things you should include in your history: - birthplace and date - family (including parents names etc) - education - accounts on key events in your character's past - life goals/achievements - interesting life events - does your character have any strengths? faults? weaknesses? - how did your character acquire the stats/skills he/she has?
There are a few don'ts when it comes to writing your history:
- Any job your character had in the past should be low level enough that they don't arrive at the city thinking that their previous experience entitles them to special treatment in Withmore. You must earn any job you get ICly, by playing, and there may be stat/skill requirements for specific jobs that you won't be aware of until you find out In Character (ICly). - You cannot have been a Judge in another place (if you are from somewhere with Judges-- see the timeline for more info on this) - You cannot have been born in or previously lived in Withmore or any other in-game location without GM approval. You will need to XHELP to get this approval before creating your character. For more information on the types of immigration we have to the city, check out 'help immigration'. - You cannot have any connections with existing or past characters in the city. - You cannot have any positive connections with existing corporations, syndicates, or factions. If you want to have a negative experience in your history that is fine, but no starting the game with a hand waved 'in' with any corps or factions.
Once you have compiled a history for your character, type '@history' to get the history menu. Help on the history system is provided as a menu option if you have any questions about it.
If this feels overwhelming or you don't know where to start, type 'help history-method'. Also, check out 'help timeline' and our wiki (https://www.sindome.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page) for information to help you write your history!
NOTE: Use the below help topics to help orient yourself with the world your character lives in.
SEE ALSO: help immigration help history help theme help social-class Timeline: http://www.sindome.org/timeline/ Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/UG-_Mjrbk84 *Last Updated: 05/14/21 by Mench*