Bakery or Restaurant Name:
First of all when you start out you need to name your bakery. Think of a good name because otherwise you need to PAY 10 gems (see MONEY) to change it. If you don't create your name you can go to MAIN MENU - MESSAGES - PROFILE and click CHANGE next to your bakery/restaurant name.
Create a Storm8 id:
Why do you need a storm8 id?
In order to play this game you should have neighbors. In order to add neighbors, you need to provide them with your id. You create this below.
The benefit of having neighbors is they can leave you more tips (See Tipping), they can send gifts and parts, and it creates more of a sense of community when playing the game. These ids allow you to remain anonymous! Giving them an id does not give them your phone number or any personal identification. It is safe!
Before you continue the game, make sure you create your storm8 id.
Make sure you click SIGN UP and you create a Storm8 id to share with players!
The next step is optional. You can also create a password in case you want to access the forums.teamlava.com - there is a lot of great information here. There is information about the latest updates to games and people here to answer your questions.
To create your password in case you want to access the forums:
Please read the section called money. The biggest tip I can give you is do NOT spend your money at this point decorating. Do not spend your gems at all yet. See below on what you should get to start your restaurant.
Tables and Counters:
Notice that little heart (in restaurant story it is a smile face) in the legend at the top of the screen? That is your customer happiness rating. It should be 100. When you start it is about 20 or so.
You can build your rating this way:
When you are starting out this is a great way to setup your chairs and stoves (photo below). You can see the stoves and counters are against the wall. There is an open walkway between the two sets of chairs/tables so the customers can walk around the get to them. This is a very efficient way to setup your first bakery/restaurant. Do NOT worry about decorating yet!
Unhappy Customers and your happiness rating
Reasons customers will be unhappy and your rating will drop: