Welcome! We recommend starting here.
Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:15 am
We strongly suggest all newcomers carefully read over the information contained within this topic and other important game information: your chances of acceptance are partially determined by your capability to follow direction! If you're lost and confused, the Quick and Dirty Guide is where you should start -- it even has a joining checklist for you. If there are any points you're not clear on, check our FAQ on joining! If that doesn't help, we encourage you to ask! :) 'Souls community is friendly and helpful, and you'll find yourself with some direction before long!
Prospective members should be aware that 'Souls is, at heart, a writing game -- we appreciate good writing! :) New members should be able to write at at least an American high school level. New members should also be aware that 'Souls does require a fair amount of reading from members, too! Reading is an important part of roleplaying, and 'Souls has a fair amount of information necessary for an enjoyable roleplaying experience here.
Again, we strongly encourage you to read carefully and ask questions if you have them! :) Welcome!
Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:16 am
Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:16 am
You can fill out a character profile or provide three samples. You needn't do both.
Fill your character profile. The required profile fields are Gender, Age, Birthdate, Luperci, Appearance, Biography, and Personality. A minimum of two paragraphs (~200 words)* is expected for the biography, personality, and appearance sections.
Provide three writing samples. You may link to past roleplay, write new examples, etc. Roleplay samples should be two paragraphs (~200 words)*, past tense, and in the third person perspective.
* 200 word requirement: while 'Souls does not enforce a word count minimum in posts, we require 200 words per section/per example in joining applications.
Active members may simply refer to a current character; former members may refer to a former character.
Prospective members can opt to join a pack OOCly as a part of their joining application. Some packs may not accept OOC joiners -- check with specific packs' website or leadership if you're not sure. Members joining a pack OOCly must be accepted into the pack by pack leadership separately, though they may begin RPing as a Loner as soon as they are accepted into the game.
If you are joining as an adoptable character that is currently listed as an NPC of a pack, please select OOC joining and be sure to specify that you are adopting the character.
Canines who do not join a pack as a part of their game joining application will be accepted as Loners; Loners can still join a pack later and are encouraged to do so, as realistically, survival as a Loner is much more difficult.
In order to join a pack ICly, you must first join the game via the above game application, of course. Check the pack information to make sure the leadership does not require a form or other information. This information is generally located on the pack's website -- if you cannot find it, PM the pack's leader and ask.
To join a pack In Character, create a new thread in your chosen pack's forum. Use our joining post marker, or include the word "joining" or letter "j" in the topic title or subtitle. See our joining etiquette guide if you need some tips and pointers regarding manners.
Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:17 am