Zoe here again!
And I’ve got the second installment of your crash course on ourWorld’s newest feature, Crews!
There’s a lot to say about this new Crew phenomenon, so I’ll break it down into 3 sections for you.
1) What are Crews?
2) How do I make a Crew? That’s this section!
3) How do I join a Crew?
1) How do I make a Crew?
First, you have to be Level 25 to MAKE a Crew! If you’re not level 25 yet, you can join a Crew but you can’t make your own. So start dancing, gaming, chatting, and spinning that Prize Wheel to level up! If you’re level 25 and above, then you’re good to go to the next step. Go see Melvin inside Crews Control. He’s down there to the right.
If you click on Melvin, he’ll explain the benefits of Crews, like that you can build your own custom community, invite all your friends to join your Crew, get a Club House to hang out in, buy special items that benefit Crew members, customize Crew member ranks, and earn cool bonuses for all of your Crew members.
Melvin will also help set up your Crew. It cost 50 Gems to make your own Crew!
The first step is to name your Crew. I’m gonna name mine Amazing Crew! Pick a good name, because once you set it, that’s that! No Crew name changes!
And that’s it! Now you’re the owner of your very own Crew! But now that you have it, I’m sure you want to make it look cool. Every Crew gets its own Profile page. To attract lots of members, let’s learn how to make the Profile page for your Crew look awesome! We’ll use my brand new ‘Amazing Crew’ as an example.
Click on your Go Menu and look at the very bottom. Now you have a new tab that says My Crew. Click on this button to pop up your Crew’s page.
Your Crew page has an About section, a Members list, a Comments section, a prize Elevator, and a button for visiting your Club House.
Let’s customize the About section first. Click on the About button and you’ll see a page that’s a lot like your personal About section on your profile. Fill in some stuff about your Crew, what your Crew’s all about, or if there are any requirements to join your Crew. You can also change the color of the whole page by clicking on the little pencil icon in the upper right.
Once you have that filled out and set a color, you can get an image to represent your Crew. Click on the Upload New Image button to the right of the screen. This will replace that generic Crew logo with a custom logo of your own.
It cost 10 Gems to upload an image! Make sure you follow the image guidelines. Nothing offensive and nothing copyrighted! Because we have to make sure the image is ok, it could take up to 48 hours for your new Crew logo to show up. When you submit the image you’ll even see this little box:
Read it! Read it! Don’t get impatient and try and upload the image again. That won’t make us go any faster and it’ll just cost you another 10 Gems! We promise we’ll get to each submitted logo within 48 hours.
Once your image is approved and your page is all set, you’re ready to start getting members. Check out how mine turned out:
Now that your Crew’s all set up, I’m sure you want some members! You can invite people to join your Crew in two different ways:
1) Click on your friends in your Friends Bar and see the new Crew Invite button in their Mini Profile. Just click that button and they’ve got an invitation to join!
2) The other way to invite people is to invite them in person. If you see someone walking around that you want to invite into your Crew just click on them and you’ll see that new Crew Invite button again in their Mini Profile. Click it, and they’re invited!
Now that you’ve got some members, you probably want to check them out on your Crew Members Page and manage their different Ranks. Just click on your Go menu and click on the My Crew button to pull up the Crew page and then click on Members.
Now you can see all the Members in your Crew! There’s a button on the upper right of the screen that will let you manage all the different privileges your Crew Members have.
Once you click that you’ll see a big menu with all sorts of different Ranks and privileges. As the Founder of the Crew you can give all the different Ranks custom titles, and you can also set what privileges different Ranks have.
To change your Members Ranks just click on the little buttons above them:
Clicking on the little pencil icon will let you change their Ranks. You can give anyone, any Rank. You can even make someone else have the same privileges you have as the Founder, but be careful! Only give people you trust absolute power over your Crew! Clicking on the little red icon will let you remove someone from your Crew.
Phew!! This is a lot of stuff so far! But you’re doing great! Just a few more things to learn, I swear! This next thing’ll be your favorite!
That’s right! Now it’s time to talk about the prizes!! Click on your Go menu and click on the My Crew button to pull up the Crew page and then click on Elevator.
The Elevator is basically a prize meter. It lists everyone in your Crew and shows a bunch of little green stars next to their names to represent how many Gems they’ve purchased that month.
As the Crew Members buy Gems to deck out your Club House or themselves, they’ll be pushing your Crew Elevator up higher and higher. At the end of each and every month everyone in the Crew is awarded prizes straight to their Inventory depending on where that green meter is in the Elevator.
There are a few ways to push that Elevator higher to win more prizes.
1) You can buy Gems. Every little bit you buy helps out your Crew!
2) You can be a Resident. Every month that you’re a Resident gets you an automatic 3 Stars in your Crew.
3) You can install the ourWorld Toolbar. This method’s free, and gets you 10 Gems a week. That’s 40 Gems a month that helps out your Crew and yourself.
Woooow, that was a lot of info! But if you got through it all, you’re officially Crew material, and totally have a first rate degree in Crew creation so log-in and start your very own Crew!
Or, if you need some more Crew education, check out the other Crew Craze lessons:
1) What are Crews?
3) How do I join a Crew?
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