I can further answer your questions. Thank you, Moltres, for handling the bulk of them.
Moltres is correct; you do not have to be an Ace rank to set up a shop. All you have to do is start a new thread where the other shops are. C:
As for how points are transferred, Moltres is correct again. The user paying you in FP would go to the mart and ask the admins, usually Zapdos or myself, Lugia, to transfer the points from their profile to yours. As for whether or not you have to pay for a commission in points, that's entirely up to the artist you're buying from, as well as how much it would cost. Some artists don't even accept FP. It's completely up to them, but don't worry-- they're all super sweet and wonderful to work with.
As a Rookie, you may purchase Living and Undead tickets. All special tickets, (Mutator, Fakemon, Shiny, and Human) are unfortunately barred from purchase until you reach Ace rank. Also, you are only allowed 3 characters at a time until you rank up. Ranking is very easy, however, and my fellow mods and admins would be more than happy to help you there.
Ranking is very vague in our rules, and I apologize for that. You can post for your character(s) for 10 posts after joining an ACE team and then be evaluated by the admins OR, for a quicker method, you may request for a prompt here
and then write a your reply in the thread found here
. Either way is fine, but the prompt is definitely faster. There, our ranking admin Zapdos will critique your grammar, syntax, vocabulary, ect. and will let you know your results. If you don't make it, then don't worry. We have plenty of material to share and many excellent writers willing to lend a hand to help you.
If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask~!