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Survival Guide - Dust Settles: Alliance Profiles

Table of Contents:

I. Purpose
II. Basic Information
III. Setting Up the Profile
   A. Flag, Motto, Description, Accepting Status
   B. Adding and Promoting Members
   C. Alliance Friends and Foes
   D. Other Options

Purpose:

Alliance profiles are a primary way to let the other camps and alliances in the game know who you are and what your group's purpose is. This is also where multiple options, such as accepting join requests to add new members will be done. Use this profile to gather information about an alliance that you might want to join or to promote your alliance's goals to attract members.

You can view an alliance's profile by clicking one of a few different links. If you do not have a communications facility, you will need to go to the statistics page and find a player with the little green alliance icon beside their name. You can then click that icon to be taken to that alliance's profile. When viewing an individual camp's profile, you can click on the name of their alliance (if they are in one) to get to that alliance's profile. If you have a comm facility, but are not yet in an alliance, just click "Join" in the bottom bar's alliance section to bring up a list of alliances. You can then click on the name of one of the alliances to view its profile. Once you are in an alliance, you can view your own alliance's profile by clicking on the "Our Alliance" link on the bottom bar. To view information about another alliance, click the "Others" link and then select which alliance you want to view. If you are already viewing an alliance's profile, you can quickly flip to another one by clicking on the name of a listed friend or foe.

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Basic Information:

Example Alliance Profile  Main Information

Once inside an alliance's profile there are a few basic details that you will see there. First you will see the alliance's name, followed by their flag, leader, motto, creation date, and description. Each of these details can give you valuable information about the alliance. Next you will see a listing of the members of that alliance. Each member will be listed with their level of membership on the right. The Owner is the person who created the alliance or someone who was promoted by a previous owner. There can be only one owner, and they have the most power in an alliance. The second highest level is Trusted members. These members have a decent amount of power to change things in an alliance, but not the total power of an owner. Trusted members are valuable for an alliance where the owner cannot be on as often to accept new members. Standard members are just that, standard. They have as much power as is allowed in that alliance, but can make no direct changes to the alliance profile.

Below these details you will see four other tables that may or may not contain any names. The first, dark blue table will list any and all alliances set as that alliance's friend. The next, light blue table will show all alliances that have set that alliance as a friend. The third table in the list shown in dark red lists any alliances that have been set as a foe by the alliance whose profile you're viewing. Finally in pink, you will be able to see a list of all alliances who have declared that alliance a foe.

Example Alliance Friends and Foes Charts

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Setting Up the Profile:

If you are set as the owner/leader or a trusted member of an alliance, you can adjust a few things about your alliance. From setting a flag and motto to accepting new members and even setting up where join requests should be sent, you will have the ability to adjust things to yours and your current or future member's liking through the alliance profile. Depending on your member level, you will have full or only partial editing rights for the alliance. As a standard member, you cannot change anything in your alliance's profile, only if you are owner or trusted.

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Flag, Motto, Description, Accepting Status:

Example tools for setting an alliance's flag, motto, dscription and accepting status

One of the primary things that can be changed by any trusted or higher member of an alliance is the basic details about your alliance. The first set of tools, as seen above, will allow you to set a flag, motto, and description for your alliance. You will also be able to set whether or not your alliance is accepting new members. If you're full or want to create a small alliance with a few friends, you'll need to make sure that box is not checked. Otherwise leave the box checked or click it to check it so that interested players can send your alliance join requests. On the right, you can choose a flag for your alliance from the drop-down box. Click the link under the drop-down to see all of the flags before you choose one. Eventually, you'll be able to upload your own image to use as your alliance's flag. Underneath the check box for accepting status, you have a couple of text boxes where you can enter a motto and description for your alliance. The description is usually used to give more details about your purpose while the motto is usually used as a sort of mission statement. Use either, both, or neither as you please. Once you have set or changed anything in this part of the options, click "Update!" to finalize those changes and set those as the new values. If you don't click the update button, then those changes will not remain.

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Adding and Promoting Members:

Example alliance member tools

If you are a trusted or higher member of your alliance, then you can add new members who have submitted a join request and are not in an alliance to yours. You will only be able to see the first two options in the images above, the add or remove a member. You also will not be able to add a new member as trusted, only standard. To add a member, just open up the drop-down list and select the desired player from the list. If you are the owner and want to add them as a trusted member, click to check the selection box. Once you've made the selection, click "Add!". That person will become your alliance's newest member and will be set as either standard or trusted depending on the selection. If someone breaks an alliance rule or otherwise meets a qualification for being kicked out, then you can remove them using the drop-down box on the right. Select which member you want to remove and then click "Remove". If you are a trusted member, you will only be able to remove standard members. If you are the owner, you can remove anyone, except for yourself. In order to remove yourself, you will need to either remove everyone else from the alliance and then leave or promote another player to owner. As the owner of an alliance you can promote any current member of your alliance to trusted status using the second drop-down box on the left or demote them using the one on the right. Also, if you decide you don't want the responsibilities that come with being the owner of the alliance, you can promote someone else into the position of leader using the final drop-down box in this set and clicking "Leaderize!" This will demote you to trusted status.

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Alliance Friends and Foes:

Example alliance friend and foe tools

During the game, your alliance may meet other alliances that you may have especially good or especially bad relations with. In order to declare someone a specific status, you will need to use the next tool set on the profile page. You can add or remove an ally or foe if you are a trusted or higher member. To set an ally, select an alliance from the drop-down box and click "Add!" You will show up in their light blue Alliance Friend table only unless they add you as a friend as well. You will use the drop-down box that will be just below the "Add an ally" box to remove a declared ally if your friendship ends. You will add and remove foes using the next two drop down boxes in the same manner as you add and remove friends. Note: in the image above, the alliance had no declared allies or foes so the remove option is not visible.

You will only ever be able to set three friends and three foes. You will not be able to set an alliance as both a friend and a foe, nor can you swap directly between. Also, the admin alliance cannot be set as either friend or foe.

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Other Options:

Alliance leader options

As the leader of an alliance, you can set up a couple of other options as well. When someone sends a join request, you can select whether you want the request to be sent as an alliance message, a private message to you, or both. This will help give you and your alliance an extra heads up when people are attempting to join. Once you have selected what option you want, click "Optionize!" found just below the selection box. Later, you will have the ability to log any offensive attacks launched by your alliance members in the Alliance Attack log as well as defensive battles.

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