To Odin, SteveO, AlexStone, and any other folks thinking about joining:
Thanks for your interest in the game. :)
The first step in participating would be for you to read the first post in the Game Thread, and then the most recent handful of posts. Much of the stuff in between involved players who eventually left the game, so you don't necessarily have to read it.
You should be comfortable with writing stuff that resembles the writing from the other current players: me, Chelemar, Rachubka, Arhys, Larrinia, RedEve, and Lady Kitsune. Don't worry about this too much; length and complexity of posts can vary a lot. But, naturally, if you're writing at a very different level from what's already in the thread, you won't fit in very smoothly. If there's a problem, we'll discuss it and work something out.
Next, read the character profiles of the current players, and then send me some info about a character you'd like to play. I can help with suggestions, but the more preferences you can express and the more details you can come up with, the better my suggestions will be. Keep in mind, as it said above, that you're playing either a bad-guy-mercenary or a good-guy-double-agent-pretending-to-be-a-mercenary, and you're joining a competition to become the successor of Grushenkov, the guy who runs the enforcement wing of the Bratva/Russian Mafiya and who wants to retire.
Here's those links again if you need them.
Game thread: http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=49239.0
Let me know any questions you have or any ways I can help. Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks!