All, a FAQ was added to the Saints Row forums last night about the Initiation Station and I thought it might answer some of your questions here. Here is the link to it:
Via V-Singular (CM):
In this thread, I'll be posting up answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the Initiation Station. I'll add more as I see them pop up.
1. When does the Initiation Station launch for everyone?
1a. November 1st, 2011.
2. What platforms is the Initiation Station available for?
2a. Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Steam.
3. I signed up for early access and haven't received my code yet.
3a. Early access codes started going out yesterday, but due to volume, it's been slower than expected. We apologize for this delay, but everyone should get their code soon.
4. Can I save my creation and come back to it in the Initiation Station?
4a. Unfortunately, no. We're not allowed to have data save within a demo, so to keep your character, you need to upload it to the website. When the full game launches, you can then download that character into your game, modify them in any Image As Designed, then re-upload it back to the website. Just to re-iterate, IF YOU QUIT THE INITIATION STATION WITHOUT UPLOADING, YOUR CHARACTER WILL NOT BE SAVED.
5. Is this all of the clothing, hair, etc. found in the full game?
5a. In total, the Initiation Station makes up around 80% of the final customization options found in the full game. We still have some more full outfits, styles, and looks to reveal, some of which are not here due to being included with the story missions as you progress through the game. Also, we have 7 total voices this time. There will not be any more voices added.
6. How do I get my character to appear on the website?
6a. First, make sure you've registered a myTHQ account using the link in the upper right corner. Once you've completed that, you'll be lead through a series of steps to link your account. PSN users must link their accounts on this website, while 360 and Steam users can do so within the Initiation Station. You can read more about it here.
7. How do I name my characters and allow everyone to see them?
7a. Log in using your myTHQ account, then click on “My Steelport”. Once you’re properly linked to your account, select “Uploads”, and your character list will be present. From here, add a character name, some specific tags (Here’s a great primer on proper tagging), and then make sure to check the “Public” box. Once you’re all good, hit “Save”, and it’ll appear in the Character Gallery.
8. How do I search for characters within the Initiation Station?
8a. We’re still working on a full search engine for the characters, but we currently have a tag search available now. If you go to any character and click on the tag of your choice, it’ll open up window containing all of the characters that have used that tag. Here’s an example (www.saintsrow.com/community/characters/t...). If you change “female” at the end to be something else, you can find just about any tagged character. This is also why you should tag your characters properly.
Thanks all, and we hope you continue to enjoy the Initiation Station!