Finding a tribe
It is highly recommended that you find a tribe to join as soon as possible if you are a new player. While it is possible to create your own tribe, we would recommend waiting with that until you have more experience to do so.
To join a tribe you can wait until you receive an invitation or directly apply to a tribe in your area. To view a list of tribes, you can open the tribe window from your Tribe menu.
Most tribes will typically show whether they are allowing applications or not. They will also list the name of the leader or recruitment manager. This is the person you should mail to inquire about an invitation. Some tribes also make their tribe "open", meaning you can join without an application.
Most tribes are asking for an application text to recruit members that fit their play style. So don't be frustrated if some tribes do not accept your application. Just try another tribe. Especially in the early game there is a high fluctuation of tribes and tribe members.
There are a number of privileges that can be given to each tribe member.
You can choose a predefined role (like leader, diplomat or forum moderator) for a member, or adjust the rights manually.
The rights are:
Never give this right to a member unless you really trust them. They can disband your tribe, and once that is done there is no way to get it back. You will need to recreate it from scratch.
Leaving a tribe
If you aren't happy in your tribe, it is always possible to leave. Click "Leave tribe" to drop out of your tribe in the Tribe>Profile tab.
As a tribe founder, you cannot leave your tribe before passing on your "founder" rights. This is not necessary if you are the only tribe member.