Very new, very nervous.

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  1. Hi, I'm Cat, and my friend told me about Iwaku and it sounds pretty amazing. So, I'm finally here, but... god, I have no idea where to go. No idea where to start. No idea how to act. Honestly, I'm just extremely anxious about this, and I really don't want to mess up and look like a fool. If anybody has some advice for me, I'd be exceptionally grateful.

    Some things in particular I'm confused about...
    -What does it mean to be in the earth clan, ice clan, etc...? Does this matter?
    -Where am I welcome? I know the knee-jerk answer is "Oh, anywhere! We're a welcoming community!" But, in all honestly, I'm sure that some groups and forums and such are not looking for me to join them. So, I don't really know how to get out there and start role playing, because I'm not sure where to do that.

    No other specific queries come to mind, but I really need some assistance/advice pertaining to the general works of this site. I know there are some welcome pages and such, but I always appreciate speaking directly to an active user.

    Sorry for the vague nature of this cry for help, but any responses would be appreciated. (:
  2. It means nothing, ignore it.

    To find people to rp with, go to the search forums. There is one for groups and one for 1x1.
  3. Welcome to Iwaku,

    I like to say welcome to Iwaku. I am glad to see you joined we have everything from chat roleplay to thread and pm roleplay what ever you prefer. I am not going to lie to you I am not a admin or staff just a member being helpful. Make sure to read the rules, if you haven't already, and if you have any questions please feel free to ask. If you are new to role playing in general, welcome we have many helpful tips, and discussions. We also have many Helpful staff and memebers.

    I am Scorpio Queen, I have been on here a year now. Please feel free to pm me at any time, I do have a husband and will be moving here soon, I may not answer right away. I do have a blog that will tell you what is going on my life feel free to look at it and see where I am. I do love this site. Their is something for everyone, here on this website is literally a place to call home away from home. Need an outlet we have Blogs and a counseling section. If it is a major problem with a member inform the staff immediately. If it is a problem with the site their is a bug report in help desk. Normally happens with updates.

    The people you will meet on here are just as nice and I am proud to say some are good friends, and some are like family and I really do love all them. Now I have put some helpful links in here for you. Now go and explore our wonderful home and welcome to the family.

    Most important rule, respect the staff and here it is most important rule Have fun.

    Your friendly Neighborhood,
    Scorpio Queen
  4. Well, the clans are for ilium, I'm pretty sure. So, they're not completely pointless or to be ignored, but if you don't want to take part in the ilium roleplay, then don't worry about it.

    As for where you might or might not be welcome, it should be pretty simple so there isn't much to worry about. Check the sign-ups sections of the type of roleplay you're interested in and any roleplay which says it's closed or invite only is not taking sign ups from just anybody. If you're concerned about writing ability, if it matters at all for the roleplay in question, you should be able to see what they're looking for if you just check the topics' tags, so yeah, it should be pretty hassle free. You're a teen member, so the only places that are really off limits are the libertine rp sections. You have liberteen, instead.

    Was there anything in particular you meant by 'not being welcome' aside from what I mentioned? I feel like I might have misunderstood.
  5. Welcome, welcome. ^^

    Don't be nervous. We're really a nice community here. No need to be nervous. On the main page you will fiND the "seeking one on one partners " and also the "group sign up thread" depending on what you like. There are also forums for people advertising their role plays.

    If you're confused about anything send me a PM. I'd be happy to answer your questions.
  6. Welcome! We're here to help if you need it ^_^
  7. Hi Cat!! Welcome-welcome!!

    Glad you found your way here! I'm Seiji, resident Newbie Help CV, so let me start with a few things before I head elsewhere. Make sure you take a gander at the Terms and Rules, and mind your P's and Q's! If you need help with anything, check out the FAQ. From there, hit me or any of the other Staff or CV up with any questions you may have!

    Really, welcome to the site, and I hope you enjoy your stay here. There's lots of fun goodies to be found all over, and I hope you're able to find a niche and really have fun. If you have any questions or just want to hang out, hit me up on my Profile wall or send me a PM (Conversation, in Iwaku parlance).

    As to all that OTHER stuff...

    1) Don't worry about that Clan stuff. It was for A Thing once, now it's just a silly little thing we keep for fun. :)
    2) You are welcome ALL OVER. Do NOT feel pressured to stay away from anything, or feel any kind of intimidation! We want you to feel comfortable to post wherever you like, and to talk to whomever you like as well.

    SO JUST DO IT. /Shia

    <3 Welcome, hun.
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