Talking with Ghostwheel, and I know games like this take a while to get setup to make sure people characters done right and what not. But I also know, people loose interest because of that...so Ghostwheel and I have decided to do a bit of a compromise.
Please have your character sheets turned in within the next two days, so Ghostwheel and I can go over them, get your DM Granted Stuff lists handed out to you and such. Now, while fighter types will be spending your beginning days or even weeks unarmed at the Academy, the wizardly types and clerical types are in the upper ranking classes, so having your DM Granted Stuff lists completed and handed out, will be impact your beginning role-playing more, as you will have access to your items and can be carrying around and at least be wearing these items.
I know this is right in the middle of the business week and people have work and such, and even during "weekends" people even work these days. However, if possible please try to do what you can to do as best as you can to complete your characters.
This isn't meant to scare anyone off, this is just trying to keep people here... if we're still holding everyone...then please talk to us and we'll continue to work with everyone and get characters completed as quickly as possible.