Pulse #2, Feb 2 2014 - Page 5

HOW TO: ORGANISATIONS The first iteration of the Organisation (org) system launched on the 21st of January, giving all backers the chance to create or join Star Citizen organisations on the RSI website. Here we’ll look at the Organisation system, how to use it, and some of the less known features of the system. What Are Organisations? Organisations are groups of like-minded people. Any backer (and only backers) can create or join an organisation, and they offer unique benefits to their members. Organisations: • • • • Have their web page, chat channel and later, separate forums hosted by RSI. Provide players with special communications channels in the Persistent Universe that let them talk with fellow members instantly, no matter how far away they are. Provide joint bank accounts, taxation and hangar access, allowing groups to easily pool resources. Have a chance of becoming part of Star Citizen lore by incorporating their actions into the story of the Persistent Universe. How Can I Create An Org? If you aren’t already a member of an organisation and have backed the game, you can create an organisation by visiting the “Organizations” page accessed under “Community” on the RSI website. This will take you to the organisation creation page, where you will need to enter some basic information about your org. Don’t worry too much about what you enter on this page - all of the details except the “SID” can be changed at any time after creating your organisation. The information that you will need to enter includes: 1. Name: This is your organisation’s name. It doesn’t need to be unique and can match other organisations’ names. 2. Spectrum ID (SID): This is your organisation’s unique identifier. It cannot be the same as other organisations, as it will be used to creat your org’s URL. Be careful when choosing your SID, it can’t be changed once set! 3. Archetype: Here you can choose the overall type of your organisation. This has no in-game effect, it just helps other players find your organisation and gives them a quick idea of what your org is about. 4. Commitment: This is how much time and effort you would like your members to devote to your organisation. 5. Primary Language: The language you expect people to communicate in when talking to other members of your organisation. 6. Role Play: Whether your organisation expects its members to role play their characters in the Persistent Universe or not. 7. Activities: The general activities your organisation will be devoted to. Again, this has no in-game effect; it just helps other players to understand what your organisation is at a glance. 8. Introduction: What you write here will appear on the front page of your organisation. Try to be descriptive and explain what your organisation is - it will be the first thing people see when they look up your org. Once you have filled out all of the information on the page, click “Create organisation.” Congratulations! You’ve created your first org, but there is still a lot left to do before you can call your organisation finished. Don’t forget to update your organisation’s logo, banner and background images, along with your org’s History, Manifesto, and Charter. Some things to keep in mind when uploading your images: 3