The IC Thread should start soon but we're still recruiting!
As for new players, if you think you're flexible, we encourage you to design Padawan or Non-Force User characters as we have a fine number of Masters so far. That doesn't mean Masters are not allowed at all, if you think you really really crave to play a Master, then you're welcome to do so. But keep in mind that this game focuses more on Padawans and their trials as the name represents, the Jedi Academy!
The OOC thread: http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=190963.0
You can also find the Character Sheet in the first post.
And here's the last update about character creation;
We wanted to simplfy things by making all the same level characters have more or less same level of powers. For this, three stages can be considered;
Padawan - Knight - Master
(Note: These levels are pretty much the same for "non-force" users. For example a Republic trooper who is a new recruit is same as a Padawan, a veteran of some wars is same as Knigth and a captain of years long battles, as Master.)
That means if you don't specify your characters strong and weak points, all the characters of same "status" have more or less the same strenght. So basically, a Master is not way more powerful and skilled than another Master. Of course, you can state some focus for your characters skills like "he's great at acrobatics" or "she has a really strong memory" but that means your char. is just slightly better than others in that field, not that he beats others to the ground.
That being said;
If you want your character to be exceptionally good at something (for example, one-on-one lightsaber combat), you're very much welcome to state that. But there should also be a drawback and you also have to name that weakness. Maybe you've mastered 1on1 style, but you are not good against a dozen opponents or maybe you're not so good at mental Force Powers like healing or mind tricks.
So basically, all characters on same status are pretty much on same power levels. You may name focus skills which you're a little better than others, no problem. But if you name your character as "one of the best" in galaxy, he/she should also have an equal weakness.