I'm a new member who have just registered. After realizing that the game's movements are based on real-time and because during PC creation, I spent my points on more important things then movement speed (now I realized it was a big mistake) I went looking for a speeder. But after seeing the high price of the vehicle, and with no direct way to generate revenue as a newbie, I decided to make some CP so that I may use them as in exchange for currency while I move my character to the first tutorial NPC in which will take 2 Hours. Unable to support SWC by Banner Exchange nor financially, I tried the simplest way, Banner Clicking. But after many attempts (there was the Darth Vader Sweepstakes, TFAW, Star Wars Shop, The Dutch Star Wars Database...etc) But not one of them gived me any CP. So I was wondering, is there any restrictions besides the 120 points limit? Why couldn't I make any CP? and any other CP related that I should be aware of.
P.S. On the side note, also, Is there any avatar restrictions? What can I put as an avatar? Because I don¡¦t really like the one SWC have provided.
CPs are usually rewarded to thank people who have helped the development of the game in some small way, either they created our image of a Barloz-fighter, or they pointed out a typo on the Rules Page, or something like that. You can also get about 150CPs daily, by clicking the links at http://www.swcombine.com/members/cp/index.php?mode=support which help increase our popularity on the internet :) (Clicking the ad banners that just appear on normal SWC sites doesn't give CPs I'm afraid)
There are no real avatar restrictions beyond "Common Sense", so don't go putting a Swastika or Jenna Jameson (who is ugly anyways) in your avatar, and it shouldn't really be a problem :) Most people try to use an image of their species though - as it tells people something about them, and they're more easily remembered.
If you created in a city with tutorial NPCs spread around, try to talk to them, some will give you valuable tips about the game, and one of them will actually rent you a speeder for a very low price within a new player's budget :)
"Speed" as a skill seems like a huge asset, but once you join a faction and they get you piloting your own ship, you'll realise about 90% of the game is played aboard your ship, where "Speed" doesn't matter, only the speed of the ship they've given you :)