The following is to help guide you on your journey into Farming Simulator Network (FSN). Many have walked the path before you, and have had the same questions that you have. This material is designed to help you succeed at whitelisting into FSN.
Three basic first steps:
Most importantly, read the discord channel FSN Official/ #read-here and follow the instructions.
Read the pinned posts in FSN Official/ #whitelist-waiting.
Be respectful to others and join in on the conversations.
Still, have an unanswered question? See the below which addresses Pre-Whitelist Frequently Asked Questions. These words of wisdom come from many FSN staff and players and are proven to be effective.
How long does it take to get white-listed?
Your pre-whitelist time with FSN depends on many factors. The MOST IMPORTANT is your interaction with the pre-whitelisting website, your activity/interaction in discord, and the way you present yourself.
Do these important things and your time will be shorter, don't do them and it will be longer.
But I don't have time to sit in Discord all day! How can you expect me to spend all my time here?
The whitelist waiting area is NOT meant to be a waiting room based only on a timer or number of hours and days. FSN does not expect you to sit here for hours on end, but we expect you to participate when you can. A short time spent in Discord having a meaningful conversation with other players will work far better than being online in Discord 24/7 waiting to be handed a prize. Remember that Public Relations staff can (and will) look into your earlier activity so your chances of being whitelisted do not depend on you being online at the same time as staff.
Seriously, we're not asking you to spend an hour or more of your day paying homage to FSN in a waiting room. You can still do literally everything else you do in a day. You can take 5-10 minutes a day to check in on discord and do your dailies.
What's wrong with my discord name?
Nothing, but your discord nickname in FSN Official should match your FSN username so FSN staff can look you up. Please use the format: “FSN Username (Farm Name)”.
If you are brand new and haven't yet chosen your farm name, spend some time thinking of a good one. You will be asked for it in your daily tasks on the website very soon.
How will staff notify me of an interview for whitelisting?
Whitelisting is a "must be present to win" activity. You will not receive an email. You must be active on Discord to be interviewed and considered for whitelisting. A member of the Public Relations staff member will Direct Message you when you are chosen for an interview. With that, be sure you can be Direct Messaged in Discord as well, or else it could be difficult for FSN PR staff to reach out to you.
When a PR staff member reaches out to you, please don't proceed to DM every other staff member if the person reaching out does not respond in the time frame you think they should. Please be patient they will get back to you. We are volunteers and don't sit here 24/7 and do have lives outside of FSN just as you do.
I'm on Day “X” and I'm not whitelisted yet?
Don't focus on how long you have been waiting, focus on what steps you may have missed and how to make up for it. Check back to the #read-here and look at the pinned messages in #whitelist-waiting. You may have missed an essential step.
Have you completed all the essential steps? Hint: Name (Farm Name)
Have you been logging in every day to the website and doing your tasks?
Have you managed to find your way into this discord channel?
If you answered yes to all of the above, please take a moment to log into your account. If you haven't provided us with a proper discord username, there will be a form asking for it again. We'd love to bring some of you in, but we simply can't find you to be able to do so. So help us help you! If you see the form when you log in, please fill it in with your Discord username in its entirety which is located by hovering over your profile icon in the bottom left. For example, AwesomeFarmer#1234
If I have another question, where do I ask it?
FSN discord, Whitelist-Waiting channel. Do not directly message or “@” staff. Please be polite.
Can I start a server or do Multiplayer with other people in this channel while I am waiting? I have a cool server and want people to join it!
This is not a place where you come and recruit people for your own servers. You are of course more than welcome to do multiplayer with others while waiting for FSN, or even at the same time as you do FSN, but if you have a Discord / Farming Simulator server, please don't post anything about it here or anywhere inside this Discord server. The FSN discord is for FSN and we ask for you to respect the community and all the people in it.
Staff is always watching the #whitelist-waiting channel. Do not directly message or ping/”@” them in discord.
Staff Role Colors in Discord:
Red = Developers
These staff members are responsible for the website side of FSN.
Orange = Staff Managers
These staff members are considered a senior staff level and oversee a particular team.
Pink = Public Relations Staff
These staff members are responsible for onboarding new members, FSN social media, and any FSN special events.
Dark Pink = Customer Support Staff
These staff members are responsible for handling support tickets and making sure they get to the correct department to be resolved.
Lilac = Dev Support Staff
These staff members are dedicated to assisting the Developer staff members with various tasks.
Bright Green = Operations Staff
These staff members are responsible for the everyday task in-game such as funds transfers, vehicle deliveries, etc.
Cyan = Server Stability Staff
These staff members are responsible for ensuring that FSN servers are online and available to members. They also help with investigations into server issues.
Teal = Wiki Staff
These staff members are responsible for creating and maintaining the FSN wiki.
Purple = Assets Staff
These staff members are responsible for evaluating maps and mods for FSN and making sure they are acceptable or making them acceptable for the FSN style of play.
Navy blue = Wardens/FSNBI
These staff members are responsible for the moderation of FSN discord and servers.
Member Role Colors in Discord:
Dark green = Mayors
Yellow = Farm Managers
Blue = Contractors
Aqua = Pre-Whitelisters
If you see someone else on discord asking questions, please be polite. You may help if you know the correct/proper answer. Do not answer questions you are unsure of and don't throw the rule book at them. We were all new once.
We all have different opinions, likes, dislikes, political views, and beliefs. If someone does not agree with you that's ok, we're all different people. The diversity of people is what makes FSN so unique.
If a member is stepping out of line in chat be polite and try to resolve it but don't get into a fight with them over it. Abusive behavior will not be tolerated. If the person does not stop the abusive behavior please contact a staff member. This would be a time that you could “@” the Public Relations team or Word Wardens.
Listen to the FSN Staff! They are there to help you.
Welcome to FSN! We look forward to meeting you on the servers!