What's the difference between my
SmartMonsters membership and my TriadCity character(s)?
Your SmartMonsters membership gains you access to all the private,
member-only areas of our Web site. These include write access to our
bulletin boards, TriadCity, and all our future games. Your SM
membership represents you: your name, your e-mail address,
and so on. This is the real you we mean here; and, since there's
only one of you, you have just one of these accounts.
By contrast, your TriadCity characters are fictional entities which
you create as part of your participation in the "make believe" of
TriadCity. You can create as many TC characters as you like, although
you can visit TriadCity as just one of them at a time. Your TC
characters aren't useful outside the context of the TriadCity game
world: you can't access non-TC areas of the Web site using a TC
Is there any overlap between your SM membership and your TC
characters? Yes, sort of. The main thing they have in common is
one, single password. All of your TC characters share the password
used by your SmartMonsters member account. We did this for sake of
simplicity: just one password to remember. It might be helpful to
think of it this way: your SM membership is the entity which controls
all your access to our Website; your TC characters "belong" to it.
Hopefully this makes sense.
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