OK, I am looking to eventually start a business of some kind. I have seen mining businesses and all sorts of other types and I even see people hiring people. That is ultimately what I want to do..but must I make a faction and it be a business "technically"? I know nothing of this game...I started today. The controls seem limited, but I am most likely using them in the most wrong way possible. i am just messing around at this point. Anyway, please help! Thanks.
I am VERY new at this, but I must be going now. If the reply will be sent to me then don't continue reading. Otherwise, please send me your response so that I will be able to read it when I get back on. Thanks in advance
Check this page for faction rules: http://rules.swcombine.com/factions/generalities/
Specifically, it may take a long time to get a faction up and running. You have to have the capital, credits, and other requirements before a faction can start. You will also have to have a union of players working towards your goal.
But, if you are looking to trade things and the such you can do so by operating on the forums for commerce ([Forum], [RPG Centre], [Commerce]), the Classifieds, or the Galactic Market (http://market.swc-gm.com/login.php). Again, you will have to obtain the capital to sell such items, be it stocks, ships, NPCs, etc.
First, please open new threads for your problems instead of posting in others' threads.
Second, are you able to create manually, without templates? That is advised anyway, since you have full control over where to put your skills, whereas with a template you are less likely to be happy with your placement later.
If not, are you getting any error message on the page? Does it work in Firefox?