A Guide to Getting Started at The Mortal Instruments Roleplaying Wiki
Welcome to The Mortal Instruments Roleplaying Wiki! Being new here and all, it is sure that you have a lot of questions in mind, and there is a clear possibility that your questions will be answered one by one as you read this guide carefully. Yet if this doesn't, do not hesitate to contact one of the administration team in order for them to help you around here. Behold below the guide that provides you information on the important sections and processes of this roleplaying wiki - that includes the process of joining, getting you character created, role playing and participating in this wiki.
Don't have an account yet? To join the wiki, you will certainly need a wikia account. How to have one? Just go to the top right of the page, on My Account, then click Register. Fill out the form presented to you. On choosing your username, please keep in mind that it doesn't have to be your real name, nor does it need any of your personal information. Try to come up with something interesting, or let's say, cool, like some name you would use in a different service, such as you e-mail, for example. Once you are registered, move on to the next step. Note: ALWAYS remember your username and your password to prevent further problems in your account and your wiki activities.
Although there might be "anons", or anonymous people who don't have an account yet their edits are kept in track by their IP addresses, joining this wiki requires you to have your own account. In this way, it'll be easier to keep track of all your edits and characters.
Like a lot of sites and organizations, surely this wiki has rules and regulations to maintain the orderliness of this roleplaying site. Not all the rules here are the same with writing sites, informative sites, or any other sites that do have policies. It is for the best that you keep in your interest to read the rules and regulations implemented in the wiki. A list can be found in the wiki. It is, of course, not expected of you to immediately remember everything it says, but we at least hope that you will observe caution and think before you act. Common sense will help you remember the policies well.
Of course, we are not so merciless. We have a warning system, in case users break the rules. You will be first given a verbal warning before handing out an official warning. Don't freak out or panic if ever you receive one. We all learn from our mistakes, right? And we all make mistakes. You may have a rocky start, but sooner than you would expect, you might just be one of the wiki's most responsible and helpful active user.
Next step is having your own character! (Of course characters are needed. It is the life of roleplay!) The Creation system in this wiki is the process in which your character is thoroughly scrutinized and approved for creation. All characters have gone through and should go through this process in order to maintain the fairness and uniformity across the wiki. In this way, abilities and powers are uniform, characters and weapons aren't overpowered (shortcut is OP), story lines are fair and realistic even in the fictional world the wiki is in, and there won't be any crossovers or whatsoever with the characters (e.g., one character is a Shadowhunter who has stated in his history that he was a child of Zeus).Sure enough, most of the users in here are familiar with Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunter Chronicles, from the Infernal Devices to the Dark Artifices. Yet there are a few basic points to remember when creating your character:
After submitting your character application, please keep an eye on it, for checkers (or the members of the administration team) will check it periodically throughout the day and leave notes or questions if something in your claim is unclear, or rules are broken or something needs change. Please, please, please. Please be patient while waiting for your character to be approved for creation. Checkers are also busy in their everyday lives, so they won't always check on the applications as much as they want to. It may take a few hours to days, yet again, please be patient and considerate.
The Creation forum can be found here, just click this link.
After having your character approved, the next step is to create their own profile page. Just type the name of your approved character in the box below and click Create A New Character. If ever you have accidentally spelled the name of your character, don't worry. The page can be renamed. Also, keep in mind that you don't need to put up fancy coding and the like for your character page. It's actually better to just copy and paste whatever's in your character application on the new page for you to start off and explore the wiki and the world of html.
For fancy coding stuff and word bubbles, keep on reading.
Creating a word bubble or a fancy character page isn't all that hard. We promise. As of now, we have 2 working character pages, and 1 working word bubble, all of which can be used to match your character.
The second character template is a bit more complicated and is recommended for users who are more intune and familiar with coding and using wiki templates. That character page template can be found here. Again, please feel free to contact the one you made it if you have questions.
We have one working word bubble here on Mortal Instruments Role Play Wiki. What is a word bubble? A word bubble gives quick information on your character when you role play. On a forum, a word bubble will only be used once, and again, it's to quickly give basic information on your character. In comments it is used all the time.
This is an example of a word bubble.
After your character is accepted, and you have created a character page, your next step is to create a word bubble. To create the template, simply type Template:(insert the name of the template here). If you have any questions, feel free to ask anyone on the Administration Team or anyone who has been here a while and is willing to help you.
In searching the Internet for appropriate models for your newly made character, there are some points you should remember. Make sure that you get a model that isn't a popular or well-known figure, and that no other users are using the same image/model as yours. But don't worry if you get mistaken in choosing a model - it isn't something you can get banned for. Only unless if you are stubborn and rude in changing that image. Also make sure that you name your images simply and can be easily remembered. Before uploading it, check if it's format is a .jpg/.jpeg, a .png, or a .gif. The on the top right of the page, in the Add Content button/Contribute, choose the down arrow and click Add a Photo. Then choose your recently saved image for uploading. Just be sure to remember your image's names for adding it in your character's page or word bubble.
If you want to make sure about the image/s you're going to use, do check theses pages:
Some Important Rules:
Other Pages to Start a Roleplay:
These are some things to REMEMBER while on chat:
NOTE: Chat box is always on the right side of each page. Just click Join Chat (or Start a Chat).