I've registered. Now what?
Take a few minutes to read the Beginner's Guide. It'll tell you pretty much everything you need to know as a new member on Valucre, and our Getting Started article presents two common approaches to roleplay taken by members of the community.
Are character sheets required, and where do I post mine?
Character sheets are optional and do not require approval. Since profiles not reviewed, character sheets are not taken as an accurate representation of abilities, status or canon. Treat the more like a player's personal scratchpad.
Many members find sheets useful for tracking changes, thread histories, and things like that. If you choose to create a sheet, you can post it in User Lore and use the Profile tag.
What are the limitations?
Although we encourage creative expression on pretty much all levels of play, some limitations and structure are required so players can interact with the setting and with other players in a manner that is both respectful and fun. Valucre is a Mild Powers setting, which is a simple way for us to keep things balanced in a setting with no concrete restrictions on things like races or magic (unless otherwise stated).
Can I travel between areas?
Yes. That's part of the fun! The continents and territories of Valucre are landmasses inside of a single planet. Characters can and do travel from place to place, and in fact making a character to do this so that you as a player can learn about the world as your character does is an exploration method many community members take.
Common methods of travel include boats, airships and submarines.
Are there any word count requirements?
There are no strict word count requirements for writing on Valucre. Some members prefer short, fast replies and others long, slow replies, but that's up to individual taste. This only becomes an issue when it enters into spam territory - rapidly posting single sentence messages to increase post and page count or only using emoticons
When trying to canonize a thread however, that comes with a minor 80 word minimum. Since canonizing threads changes the setting, we felt it best to establish a bar.
Valucre does not label our writers as "literate" or "advanced". A post that advances the plot in several well thought-out sentences is more valuable than one which wanders for paragraphs without little contribution.
How do I contact a staff member?
Check out the Staff Directory for an up-to-date list of staff.
Where can I get updates on the site and the game world?
The Announcements forum is where administration posts all critical announcements on the site. Follow the forum. The Valucre Twitter is updated with curated posts (interest checks, quests, events, etc.) to help engage our members with in-character events.
Roleplay News is a source of news for your character, like a newspaper or broadcast your character can use anywhere in the world to stay up on international events.
I'm being bullied, harassed, or otherwise experiencing problems with another member. What can I do?
Read the Code of Conduct to familiarize yourself with the rules of the site and the Reporting process. If they're simply being a pest, rude, or annoying, place them on Ignore.
How do I get a custom user title?
At the moment, the only methods to get a custom user title is to earn it as an incentive for joining the Storyteller initiative, by making a donation, or joining in one of the random raffles that administration hosts in Chat.
How can I get my own board?
Valucre no longer offers board creations for members. Instead you must coordinate with individual board leaders to either claim or to repurpose existing boards, or to get a tag added for your roleplay area.
You can find a list of boards and their board leaders in The World.
How do I change my signature?
You can go to your account settings, then Signature to edit your signature. We don't allow uploads of images to our database to keep the size manageable so you'll have to use an image hosting service to include one.
Does Valucre have a chat?
At the moment we're experimenting with an on-site chatbox, but otherwise do not offer chat services.
Any servers or services which members use off site they use at their own risk. The advertisement or posting of servers or chat services (including Discord) is not allowed in public or private on Valucre.
If anyone presents a service as being related to or affiliated with Valucre those members are being deceptive should be reported.
What if I have questions which aren't answered here?
Valucre has a well-earned reputation for being one of the friendliest roleplay sites on the net. Don't believe me? Just post a new thread in the Help Forum and see what happens.
If our community doesn't answer your question our staff will, and you can use the Contact Us page to send a message directly to administrators. And if you have questions about the locations, you can contact board leaders directly or post in the relevant AMA Thread.
Edited by supernal