At the Character Selection screen click on an empty slot on the left. This will be the permanent home of your character’s thumbnail. Next Click on Create New button in the bottom right corner.
**Note that in the main window you can click and hold and drag right and left, top and bottom to get different views of the character you are creating. The Play button (arrow) in the bottom left of the main screen will start and stop your characters animations.
First pick you civilization from Fyros, Matis, Tryker, or Zorai in the upper left of the main window. (please read my previous post on choosing faction and race)
Then click on the Gender box and choose male or female in the upper left of the main window.
Click on the Body box and slide the gems right and left to make changes.
Click on the Face box and slide the gems right and left or click on the arrows to make changes.
Click on the Actions box and slide the gem right to left to choose a specialization:
- Fight: Adds Increased Damage 1
- Magic: Adds Fear 1
- Forage: Adds Basic Prospection Action
- Craft: Adds 50 additional generic raw materials and Crafting plan for Gloves
The best option is to choose Craft, the second best is Fight. If you are certain that you have no interest in ever crafting, choose Fight. I highly recommend choosing Craft and at least completing the craft mission on Silan (starter island), the extra material it provides is the best bonus of all of them.
***IMPORTANT you can not change any appearance of your character after this except for hair and tattoos and it will cost a large amount of in-game money (called dappers) to do so. (Clothing, armor, weapons are not included in this warning and can and will be changed frequently.)
When satisfied with you character click finish in the lower right corner.
Currently there is only one Community/shard/server for the entire world, so just click OK button.
Choose your basic key set up that you like to use, this is changeable later on also. Click OK button.
Finally you get to choose a name for your character. No special characters, spaces, numbers. or accents are allowed. Please note that teaming up is important and people will have to type out your name to find you and save you. The longer your name is, the goofier spelling, the longer it will take for someone to type and help you. Your name says a lot about you, if you choose the name buthead do not expect people to readily help you when you ask. Think and choose CAREFULLY! If you get Invalid name, please try another, it means that name is already taken or you ignored the naming rules.
Finally you are set to play, click play