I wanted to make this for everyone coming in new from the most recent steam sale, since I know when joined I would have appreciated this basic knowledge before my first few games.
First, let me just say welcome to the best community in video games. I mean that literally, at least until you can prove me wrong. Nearly every member of the community ingame is proactive in helping to enhance the experience of every other player.
That being said their work is wasted if communication fails between you and your crew. One thing you will see a lot joining this community is the phrase "Teamwork is OP" so do try to communicate well with your shipmates, and do try to bring the build required by the captain to fly. This isn't one of the usual brown and bloom shooters where you pick what you want, dress up all zazzy and run around hitting and shooting things on site. What you bring ingame should be selected to synergize with your ship, it's crew, and thier positions and equipment.
Now back to that community. This game's community works hard to enhance the state of the game by hosting several events and tournaments (Some even endorsed by Muse, for real ingame prizes) and thus Guns of Icarus Online has it's own season competitive scene. All of this, the weekly tournaments and events, ingame prizes, and personal involvement is pretty awesome, but then the people that make it happen are nothing but pleasant, and are honored to be able to help make things as much fun as we can.
So with that I'll leave you with a few links to the official website and forum!Guns of icarus's Offical WebsiteGuns of icarus's Offical Forum
See you in the skies!