Frequently Asked Questions

Some quick FAQs, add more as you can.

When do you play?
Most of the SG either lives in Australia or somewhere around the same timezone (Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand). We do have a few people who play from the states or Europe who play in our timezone when they can. In general we play in the early to late evening at +10:00 GMT. This site is an excellent resource for working out Timezone issues.

Check "The Action" menu for more information about weekly or otherwise scheduled events.

Can I join SINSTER?
Sure! Be nice, be considerate, have a sense of humour and don't be an arse. By all means follow our Rules and Regulations, but ultimately it boils down to that. Before you join though, best assess how realistic it is for you to play in the Aussie timezones on a regular basis. The main reason a lot of us are here is that it's too difficult for us to play regularly with people in the US; that goes both ways.

Can I join the Southern Cross Syndicate?
Sure! The Southern Cross Syndicate was created for alts once SINISTER was full. Almost all of the active SINISTER members have an alt (or two!) in the SCS. Coalition chat is enabled amongst the two VGs.

Who are your recruiters?
Everyone above the lowest rank can recruit. The catch is that we're reasonably popular, so there's not always a free spot in the SG for you to recruit into. Usually a shout out on the Australia channel will bring someone who can boot if necessary. Any characters booted will be sent an email explaining that they've been booted for inactivity and that they're welcome to rejoin if they start playing again.

How many characters can I have in SINISTER?

Generally having two or three characters in SINISTER is fine, although if they are rarely active we ask that you remove them. The Southern Cross Syndicate is a coalition supergroup specifically for extra characters of members of SINISTER.

What's the policy on SG-mode?
Please play in SG mode when you can. Below 25 there's no reason not to, and with the advent of inventions no one should be short on influence. The prestige you earn goes to paying for our base and possible expansions to it in the future.

You guys all seem to know what each other is doing! Are you talking to each other outside the game?
Yep. Most activities are arranged on the forums. Yes there are several SGs/VGs referenced on that forum. That's because there's an awful lot of overlap between those groups of people.

Do you have a group on City of Heroes?
Yep. The Defenders of the Southern Cross is the Aussie SG. The Australian CoH community is a bit more splintered than the CoV one and along with the New Defenders many of the SINSTER regulars are part of Trashgallery.

and for the nasty ones:

Can I get some influence? and Can I get a promotion?
We have an open policy regarding recruitment and a fairly laidback attitude in general. That leaves us wide open for abuse if someone was so inclined. These two questions really should be warning signs for anyone with any privileges in the group. There are legitimate reasons for both these questions, and most times there's no reason not to help them out. All I'm saying is think before you act, and be aware that some people really are pond scum.

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