Our format is a bit unique as far as online roleplaying goes.
In online chat RP, posts are generally very short and immediate. Here your average post may be a few paragraphs long and take 5-10 minutes to put together. That gives you space to not just dictate your character's actions, but to describe their motivations, their impressions of other characters in the scene, even delve into their thoughts where appropriate.
Posts are typically third-person, describing what the character is doing or feeling from the point of view of an outside narrator (you). Despite being third-person, our style is much more "act out" than simple narration, with dialog and actions described in full rather than in quick summaries like "I attack the bandit."
Casual RP is much more prevalent than sessions, meaning most of the time the action is on you to create. It might just be a simple chat in a bar, or a chance meeting in the forest, or even solo play as your character works on repairing a broken machine or studying a clue they gained from a session.
Progression is fairly slow even at the start, with many hours required to raise your character's Stats and skills, so expect your starting stats to be roughly where you're at for a while. Thankfully, it's easy for starting characters to succeed in their areas of focus, but if you're expecting to "level up" quickly, we don't want you to be surprised later.
Which is to say, our games require patience, initiative, and a decent amount of typing, so please be aware of that as you dive in. We're very flexible and we want to make this a fun place for you, too, but there's only so much we can do depending on what you're expecting.
Additionally, be aware that our settings are persistent worlds. That means that the sessions and sagas which happen, even just the casual RP can have a lasting and noticeable impact on the larger world. Nothing happens in a vacuum here, so it's good to be mindful of how your RP may impact others.
Lastly, know that the community is small, making us more familiar with one another than on massive message boards. The Leads of the various departments will often poll the site to get input on big changes, and you always have a voice in the overall way things run around here. If you ever feel too familiar with the other players to point out something that's bothering you, we have a number of anonymous methods for speaking up and making your voice heard any time. This site is yours just as much as it is ours.