name profile/create character in tutorial, before play?
longer term I think it would make sense to force the player to name their profile and their first swarm as a part of the tutorial flow
I disagree - better to let players jump into the game right away, as fast as possible, and present character creation to them later in the tutorial; maybe even hide the character list. This will be more complex with leagues/#57 (closed) though (what league should their first autocreated character be in?), so this way might end up best. Let's wait and see.