Okay well.... that was a trip.
I should probably mention that the linked post is INCREDIBLY outdated.
Most of the topics like Random Anything were closed, several of the topics hadn't been posted to in ages, a lot of the role plays were dead, and it looked like the original poster just sort of advertised his own topics most of the time.
So I spent a lot of time and energy reading and researching. I managed to put together a much more up-to-date welcome post. @moderators, would it be alright if I post this?
Hello there, we've been expecting you. If you are reading this I assume you are the newest arrival here on the Aetherlight Forums.
First, allow me to say welcome! I know you must have many questions but all will be explained in due time.
The Aetherlight Forums can be a chaotic place at times which is why I have taken the liberty to put together a small list of tips and suggestions to kickstart your journey. Read them at your leisure or just skip to the end and leave a comment. Either way, here ya go.
Meanwhile, allow me to introduce you to the local guard of this fine virtual establishment.
These are the friendly neighborhood Moderators that are always available if you have any questions, comments, or tips on how to make a nice cup of tea. Heading up the team we have @Mech_Lightspark, our resident Aetherlight team member and Staff Moderator. The Community Moderating team consists of @Emily_Purplebottle, @Hans_Oddcraft, @Hanna_Brassheart, @Iliara_Mustardtop, @Jacoby_Elderfun1, and @Peregrine_Appleclock. If you need anything at all simply @ one of the above and they will be zooming to the rescue.
As you probably noticed, the Aetherlight Forums is absolutely MASSIVE. It can feel a little overwhelming but here are a few places you will probably want to visit.
Random Anything is so popular it required A FOURTH TOPIC. Originally started by @May_Otterview, Random Anything is home to anything well.... random. So get typing and l̶̨̰̂͝e̸̺̺̒͝t̴̹͍̉ ̶̡̂t̶̥̅h̴͇̬̅e̴̯̽̾ ̷̨̭̋̋m̴͔̏̊͜ǎ̴͖d̴̗̋n̶͇̓͘e̷͕̥͆̈s̴̱̐̒s̴̭̬̿ ̶̝̗̀c̴̲͉͝ỏ̷͍̼ṋ̸̏s̶͉̓̕u̴̩͊m̷͚̈e̵̳̔ ̶̹̈́̈́ẏ̷̥͖o̸̡̍ṳ̸̬̓.
sorry about that.
Don't believe him, it very much IS Talk All You Want. This is the topic where you may hold any and all conversations you want.
Here you can sign on and off the game and/or forums and see when other people are on. Don't forget to sign out! Do you really want the topic elf, Nimbus, to come steal your knees??? sign out.
Sign your name and please, for the love of Aethasia, put anything other than "was here 2021." Also include a fun portrait if you're feeling especially spry!
DISCUSS THE GAME:
These topics are designed for posting about various things in-game.
Wondering if those invisible automations or Lucas's fabulous beard are glitches? Ask here! Please refrain from making a new topic as Nimbus doesn't like spam topics. Do you enjoy having elbows??????
Do I have to explain this one? The title says it all. Quest. Help.
Again, the title is self-explanatory. Any and all in-game pictures whether it be of that fabulous Lucas beard or a giant Lucky post them here.
Need to brush up on your troubleshooter bashing or your technomite smashing? Discuss your favorite strategies here!
SOME GNARLY DISCUSSIONS:
There is a lot more than just Aetherlight around here. No matter what hobbies or fandoms you may be a part of, we have you covered or I'll give you my hat. Here are just a few.
Are you a Star Wars fan? Live long and prosper!
Discuss all things Marvel here in the..... again, just read the title.
War. Conquer. Bloodshed. The stakes are high, our heads lifted higher. To glory or to death, we face the fire.
Did you know that, according to String Theory, the entire universe vibrates on one single note? A=440Hz.
This is all you need. Just this one. Ignore everything I said. This is the only topic for you. Just Legos.
Only those of culture and dignity can enter here.
The time has come. This is what you have been storing gifs for. Now is your moment.
The Forum features an assortment of role plays from many users and their unique and colorful characters. Under the Role Play category, you can join an existing role play and step into the shoes of your Aetherlight character. Have a story to tell? Create your own! might wanna run it by Nimbus first though...
Before you get started, I would suggest reading through a few of them (I suggest the shorter ones) just to get an idea of how things work and where the story is heading. Carefully choose which role plays you want to be in and post your bio in the bio topic:
Alright, here are a few hot role plays right now!
And you are all set! I hope this helped somewhat and I wish you well in your journeys. I have been your guide, Faetrix Burnspark. Hope to see you around the forums. Peace!