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  1. You can talk about it, it's fine. The ban in question relates more to my roleplay as a Diona rather than my roleplay in general. I've since gotten a better understanding of Diona biology and their ties to the in game mechanics. That is how I improved. However, before and after the incident, I would never do it with a non-Diona character. I just learned that it is still not okay for a diona to do that. It is unlikely to happen again, since I learned from the incident.
  2. BYOND key: Dead Lantern Character names: How long have you been playing on Aurora?: Late 2016 is my first join, but I became active late 2017 Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?: I want to play various command positions. Why did you come to Aurora?: To roleplay Have you read the Aurora wiki on the head roles and qualifications you plan on playing?: Yes Have you received any administrative actions? And how serious were they? I have. I think I have been server banned only once, and that was a month ago or so. It was due to powergaming, and it was serious enough to garner a 3 day ban. Please provide well articulated answers to the following questions in a paragraph each. Give a definition of what you think roleplay is, and should be about: Roleplay is playing a character that is separate to your own real person. People roleplay to have fun experiencing situations that you won't find in large abundance in a normal life. Like all video hames, it is for fun. What do you think the OOC purpose of a Head of Staff is, ingame?: For mechanic-heavy roles such as CE, CMO, etc, they are to have a sort of 'mentor' in game. They teach their craft to people who are not as experienced. As well as this, a Head of Staff in game represents the department itself. The CE is expected to handle AI malfunctions, as a sort of engineering representative. A CMO would perform do all the things medical doctors, surgeons, chemists, etc. They are a microcosm of the department in game. With the RP command roles, it is simply to RP. The only difference is that whitelisted roles usually have much more influence over the round with their RP. A HoP protesting evil sec will go a lot farther than a mere bartender. What do you think the OOC responsibilities of Whitelisted players are to other players, and how would you strive to uphold them?: Whitelisted players should show how one is supposed to play the game: Maintain atmosphere, and provide roleplay opportunities to other characters via their own. They should be the ones creating interesting drama and conversations, and certainly not the one to act power-gamey or break immersion in the world and in the character. Could you give us the gist of what is currently happening in Tau ceti and how it affected your character and their career? Tau Ceti is currently a migration haven for all the outcasts in the universe. The Zo'ra brood, running from a dying planet, inhabits Tau Ceti. Aut'akh heretics, running from certain doom, inhabits Tau Ceti. Dominian prisoners, Sol Refugees, Eridani dregs, etc etc. Biesel is a conglomeration of various cultures, rather than just one culture. I'll choose my new character, Yaros Taj'Akrhan, for the character part of this question. Tau Ceti, for many alien nations, represents a link to humanity and valuable allies. As a result, the PRA would want to bolster PRA opinion rating in Tau Ceti and various other Human/Skrell places to possibly gain friends in high places. A war veteran would be a perfect mouth of the PRA, and thus, Yaros was sent to Tau Ceti to be a consular officer. Their entire career is modeled /because/ of Tau Ceti, and how important it is for Aliens to make their impression on Humanity and other races. What roles do you plan on playing after the application is accepted? Immediately, Consular Officer. Besides that, probably all of them besides RD/CE. Characters you intend to use for command or have created for command. Include the job they will be taking.: Yaros Taj'Akrhan, Consular Officer How would you rate your own roleplaying?: Average Do you understand your whitelist is not permanent, and may be stripped following continuous administrative action? Understood Have you familiarize yourself with the wiki pages for the command roles? Yes
  3. Seeing old medical layout makes my heart flutter
  4. No matter what server someone goes on, you will learn to learn Space Station 13. I think learning mechanics is much easier on VG station or Goon rather than Aurora. But no matter where the player starts, they will brute force their way into understanding the game or quit.
  5. More Shin'Kali. How is this different from Smog's earlier suggestion?
  6. Interesting character and backstory. I would like for you to explain how this certain Nymph feels about his situation. What does he think on the unending lonlieness, and the death of the only man that could satisfy a nymph's endless curiosty. What is it like to have your knowledge be limited? What does he think on humanity--Its blood, and their thoughts? What of the ambient radiation? Does he lust for more radiation, or is he sated? And, more pressingly, what of the other nymphs? A cyclopes is a single entity made up of a large choir. You can't just talk about one singer. I am not asking you to write a whole backstory on each Nymph, but a mere rundown would be good enough. You just should show that you understand that the Diona is made up of multiple voices, not one large one. You should at least acknowledge their thoughts, or at least summarize them. Expand on those two things and it will be good.
  7. On that same line of questioning: What do you think is lacking in peacetime lore, in the facets of Tajara culture that are unexplored? And what facets of Tajara culture would you like to explore? Examples could be Religion, Industry, Economy, Familial structures, etc. Basically what would you want to expand into with your intent of ending the war?
  8. Interesting. It clearly has a lot of effort put into it, and this whitelist application hits the same beats that other whitelist apps hit. I find that he actually failed as an interesting choice, and that he chooses to live out the rest of his life being a corporate scientist. This is a good note, because as a very accomplished Skrell, being a mere corporate scientist is not really something to strive for. It is a milestone, for sure, but a stepping stone, or something to fall on to, or for the lazy. Or, at least, to be a very good low ranking corporate scientist. I want to know more about how Jarg thinks about his failure. Does he think he is lesser than the idols he wants to become--lesser than the Skrell should be. Maybe this would tamper with his relations with humans, or maybe he may think of himself as too incompetent and fearing to mess up again to engage in studies with humans. These aren't questions for you to answer, though you certainly can; they are just things for you to think about when you go on to play the character more. I like this application, it shows enough finesse in Skrellian lore to be accepted, and it has my blessing.
  9. What's great is that he can play a variety of characters, who may have differing goals, psyches, matters of planning, etc, and play them to their fullest. A very well rounded roleplayer who can expand on one central idea that a character is focused on and help it blossom into a fully fledged character. Absolutely worth a trial just to see how he works under pressure. However, I've seen him be interim HoS, and when he's not traitor, he does it well. I want to see him trial!
  10. He does not want to make a forum account.
  11. BYOND Key: ketiw2 Total Ban Length: permanent Banning staff member's Key: Alb Reason of Ban: Jumping into disposals with and lying to staff. Reason for Appeal: "It's been year ago and at that time i was month in SS13 and about 3 weeks on aurora." Note: This is a proxy unban request. I am making this unban for someone else, you can reach said person at Guardian#0709 on discord. Henceforth all replies with quotation marks will be from him, not me.
  12. Good answers, and I accept your opinion on IPCs.
  13. "Those who built this place knew what they wrought." Yes, I did take inspiration from the Halo Franchise, how did you know?! Anyway, only unifying characteristic is that they still think the empty vastness of space is their true home, and they long to be close to it. Other than that, I imagined the nymphs had various differences. The nymph focused on in the story loves the blue blood, even admires it. It was the blood that gave him knowledge after all, and it thinks that the Vox contain some noble knowledge, even if they do unnonble things. The other nymphs have a range of opinions from admiration to loathing. Another unifying characteristic of the nymphs is that they all hunger for mass. After being in space so long with nothing to consume... the ecstasy of consumption may overtake them a little. I could go in depth on every single Nymph's story, but I'd prefer not to do that right now, as that takes a lot of time and it would be better to find my footing in this character ICly rather than deciding all of its traits now.
  14. I see this same problem with IPC applications over and over again. It's a very easy problem to stumble into. Your character doesn't have a personality. Of course, it's easier to say "well it's a robot so it won't have a completely overt personality". And that's true. But IPCs are much more complicated than your simple borg. They think--even if it is bound to programming, they think and adapt. What does Walter think about being worth less than the other robots? Being favored less, being used less... Being tossed into the trash like he is just a bunch of parts. Does he doubt humanity's empathy? Doubt his own skill? What does he think about being activated just to be resold again and again? What does it think about being worthless? You say that you don't want Walter to have emotions, and that's fine. But he must have an opinion on the situation it finds itself in. And you don't really articulate how it thinks about the situation. It is a real neat concept, there are a lot of doors open. I'd just like to see one of those doors opened.
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