We have really grown in the past few weeks. We have decided that one of the biggest headaches of the server is people joining who are not willing to read the guide (or even the few spawn signs), and help themselves. These are the players that join and just yell over and over in the chat. And these are usually the same players that end up causing problems.So for the last few weeks we have been kicking around many ideas to improve the selection process so we can be sure to add quality players to our community. What a lot of big servers do is an application process. One problem with this is that it takes hours (or days). Then we came up with the idea of making you join the site before the server, and having a "quiz". This sounded really boring and like a crappy experience for gamers.I am proud to announce an innovative solution to this problem, the new user tutorial. Every brand new user to the Empire will be placed inside the tutorial. It is a series of questions in a maze format. For each correct response the new user is rewarded with part of the new user rupees as well as some basic starter items. Although the questions are easy they will still require new players to at least visit the guide on the site. The catch is that you do not even get access to the chat until you complete the tutorial.Additionally new players will no longer be required to join the site to claim a residence.Dark_Liz designed the entire tutorial and built it with AusQB. They spent days working on this and it is absolutely epic. If you want to check it out type /tutorial from anywhere in Town (no you will not earn items like a new user would ).