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  1. Hello! Considering a quick google search of your ckey revealed that you just got permabanned 2 days ago from Bee station for disconnecting during an ahelp, effectively not cooperating with their staff, I don't exactly believe you are ready to return to the aurora station. Id suggest playing on some MRP servers or LRP servers if your interested in getting back into an aurora like environment, and then coming back in a month and telling us what you've done to follow the rules. I hate saying this, but I am under the impression you only want back to find a server to break rules on before getting banned and moving on again. Ban appeal denied.
  2. Ban is lifted and you should be able to play once again
  3. Right, so just to recap things to make sure we are on the right page. 1. The biggest issue we had, and the main reason for the ticket, was the fact that you were playing your detective effectively as an officer who's given a revolver with lethal rounds right away. When there is security officers around, it is not reasonable for your character to be running around while still on a cane to fight antags, and breaks our reasonable character rule. 2. Please do not leave during an Ahelp in the future, we do not like having to draw things out on the forums, but we also cannot leave things unresolved. 3. In the future please try to be more respectful/cooperative towards admins and mods, we understand if you are having a bad day, but in the end we are players just like you who have volunteered to take on extra responsibilities towards the server to help keep things running smoothly. Being uncooperative only makes the process longer for yourself and leads to things like this. 4. You have had a fair amount of issues with you leaving rounds or going SSD as detective. This should be seen as your final warning about properly playing your detective and not leaving the round without cryoing. It will result in a job ban from detective if needed. If your willing to acknowledge why I applied the permanent ban and that you are effectively on your last chance for the time being with detective I will see that the permaban is lifted. Just stay cooperative with staff in the future and things will be fine.
  4. Updated the sprites to be more original/less like the original paramedic jacket, based off a real paramedic jacket found via a quick google search. it is still identifiable as a paramedic jacket, but looks different. https://gyazo.com/50fa4f0e408c3c1bf621f2ce8c5fa8ec https://gyazo.com/ed43e97cdc7dc41846f8b174fe71629d Maza Jacket Open.dmi Maza jacket.dmi
  5. +1, the sprites are very well done, and the lore behind the AI themselves is interesting enough to warrant a custom sprite for them
  6. BYOND Key: SimontheMiner Discord: @SampleTex#1892 Character name: Ra'mit Ma'zaira Item name: Winter Paramedic Jacket Why is your character carrying said item to work? As a Paramedic, he will always be wearing his jacket to help keep himself visible to the injured and those in need. As it provides no insulation, and working in medical requires him to enter cooler parts of the station occasionally (or even freezing parts), Ma'zaira would have purchased himself a custom coat so he can work in these cooler parts of the station without fear of getting too cold to keep his hands steady when administering medications or applying bandages and burn kits Item function(s): Functions like a winter coat, just sprited to look like a normal EMT coat with a bit of the insulating fabric seen around the neck of the jacket, as the normal winter coats feature. It will be able to open and close like other coats. Item description: A custom made first responder coat. Inside is a warm fabric and the name Ra'Mit Ma'zaira sewn in by the collar. Item appearance: Opened: https://gyazo.com/59e617c52440250f1688b3b67b2ba6e4 Closed: https://gyazo.com/fb160beb23007a54880fc587688c0530 Why is your character bringing this item to work? Because he thought a better insulating jacket that looks almost identical to the standard issue one would be a pretty handy thing to have. If he has to stop someone from bleeding to death or inject life saving chemicals into them in an area that might be too cold for him, it will give him a buffer time to ensure he can safely move the patient (which is entirely his job, stabilizing and then transportation for treatment) How did your character obtain this item: After a rad storm made him and someone else go into maintenance for shelter they passed through a refrigerated room as a shortcut, to which he commented about how cold it was. The discussion lead to him talking about the jacket he gets not being very warm and lead to him thinking about getting a custom one made. After work that shift he went down to a tailor and discussed getting one made for himself. It isn't a super interesting story, but it makes a lot of sense that someone would get something that would make working easier and more comfortable. What value does this item have to your character, and what story does it tell?: A fair amount due to his own personal history, and not his history with the jacket himself. Growing up he always wanted to be a hero, but children can't exactly participate in a nuclear war as a soldier. By the time he grew up the war was already over but the idea of being a hero and honorable Unathi was stuck to him. Eventually he learnt about the Kataphracts and how to become a hopeful, which in combination to his occupation of helping people in their time of need as a paramedic, rekindled that dream of being some sort of hero to others. To him the jacket is almost a physical manifestation of his dream of becoming a hero, showing his dedication to helping protect the injured and weak as a Kataphract hopeful. It by no means gives him a sense of invincibility, as he realizes it is just a jacket, and instead views it as more of a way of saying "This is what I am dedicating myself towards doing and I am proud to say it." Any reasonable thing he can do to allow him to focus more time and energy not heating himself back up dedicating himself to his honor code is something he would absolutely do. How will you use this to better interact with crew and/or stimulate RP? It would make sense for a unathi to invest in clothing that will help them ensure they can remain at a comfortable temperature, plus it while it gives a slightly different looking jacket, it isn't overly obvious, encouraging further conversation between others who pay attention and ask him about it. Spirits are included below as DMI files Additional comments: if anything needs to be adjusted on the sprite I would be more than happy to do so to help this process go faster, should it be approved. Maza jacket.dmi Maza Jacket Open.dmi
  7. Unfortunately I'm also going to give a -1 Especially with the perma bans being things you have had (Although not because of them) I would personally like to see you around more on the station and you know, making a few characters who might try and get to know the crew (or perhaps the right people) so they have an IC reason as to why nanotrasen would even promote them to head of staff.
  8. BYOND Key: SimontheMiner Character Names: Nikit Vasili, Taps, B.I.R.D, Tamir Hanar, Hashim Pruzzhulkanich Species you are applying to play: Unathi What color do you plan on making your first alien character: Black Have you read our lore section's page on this species?: Of course, I wouldn't apply otherwise Please provide well articulated answers to the following questions in a paragraph format. One paragraph minimum per question. Why do you wish to play this specific race: My interactions with Unathi have usually been pretty interesting. First names being reserved for family and close friends, while rather simple, has a rather significant impact when it comes to interacting with new characters. After also reading the lore about the contact war, along with the lore on the Kataphracts, I got to thinking about the potential for interesting characters that would be both fun to play and fun to interact with. The lore overall for the Unathi is interesting, and the wastelands continuing to take more of the untouched lands means more and more unathi might find themselves off Moghes and it's feudalistic government. An honor driven race finding itself working for a less than honorable company is an interesting avenue for me to explore. Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human: As stated above, they will only refer to others using the person's last name unless they are family or a close friend whos been given expressed permission. While more stylistic, they usually will say "is not" or "can not" instead of something like "isn't" or "can't." There is also the hissing when speaking Tau Ceti Basic, extending s or even making an X sound different than if a human were to say the same phrase. Being cold blooded reptiles, they can't handle the cold very well, but are slightly more tolerant of the heat (although excessive heat can cause them to feel sluggish and tired), as well as often performing things like running in quick bursts, being incredibly fast but not able to run for very long at all. Their carnivorous biology also makes them unable to get any form of nutrition from plants, using it only to make their meat based meals look nicer. Character Name: Ra'mit Ma'zaira Please provide a short backstory for this character: Ra'mit Ma'zaira is a 22 year old paramedic born in the city of Skalamar on Moghes. Growing up during the last 7 years of the contact war, Ma'zaira was made aware of the fighting against the Traditionalist Collation "brutes," aware that they used non direct combat to fight. Enough propaganda got to Ma'zaira who wanted to be a soldier while he was growing up, but being a child he was never able to actually go out and fight. He did everything he could as a child, living by the honor code. In school he gained a reputation for being a very honest and hard working student, while also being known to speak what was on his mind, regardless of what others might think. This resulted in them being a child that either got along well with others, or was disliked for their brutal honesty. Once the war was over this dream of being a hero never faded, and instead shifted over towards becoming a Kataphract, . He discovered he had a knack for thinking on his feet and an interest in medicine during his teenage years. He spent most of his free time either training to be able to fight, or studying medicine and science, with the remaining free time being spent either with friends or helping out the clan leader. Once he was old enough, he went to school to become a paramedic and continued his training. Eventually he made his intentions of becoming a Kataphract officially known and was sent out to stay in Tau Ceti for a few years to prove that he will stick to the code of honor and hopefully return home as a Saa’Izweski. What do you like about this character? The whole idea of sending a Kataphract-Hopeful to work for a company like Nanotrasen, which has surely had less honorable situations, is something I'd love to try out. Seeing if Ma'zaira can actually adhere to the code of honor for a few years while working for this company would be a great test for the prospective warrior, and working as a paramedic would only enhance his abilities to help protect the injured and weak. A good Kataphract is able to do more than just fight their way to victory, but also able to talk and work their way to it as well. How would you rate your role-playing ability? I'd give myself a solid 8.5/10. I can type decently fast, always stay in character, and can play vastly different characters from one round to the next without any drop in quality (say a quiet tajaran one round and then a very social IPC the next). I can play heads of staff and have 3 other xeno whitelists, so I'm sure that also counts for something.
  9. Ive played with Faith before, both as my CMO Taps and once while they were trying to keep Nikit alive after he was shot in the heart and it barely functioned. They know what they are doing and I love their characters. I'll give them a +1 and would love to see them in the medbay
  10. Server Moderator Application Basic Information Byond Account: Simon_the_Miner Character Name(s): Nikit Vasili, Taps, B.I.R.D, Tamir Hanar, Mason Birro, AI Name(s): N/A Discord username + tag: @SampleTex#1892 Age: 18 Timezone: GMT-6 When are you on Aurora?: Typically any time after 3 pm to midnight, most days except Sunday Experience How long have you played SS13?: Since early march of 2018, so almost a year and a half How long have you played on Aurora: Aurora has been my first server and my only consistent one, so the same time Ive been playing ss13 How much do you know about SS13 (Baystation build) game mechanics?: I can do just about any job in any department at an average or above average level at the least. Do you have any experience moderating for an SS13 server?: No I do not Have you read through the criteria thread; https://forums.aurorastation.org/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=4198 - and believe that you mark off all the criteria?: Yes, I believe I will be able meet this criteria Have you ever been banned, and if so, how long and why?: Never been banned. Personality Why do you play SS13?: I enjoy the roleplay and the community, and have made some great friends here Why do you play on Aurora?: It was my introductory server and the one I am most familiar/comfortable with. I enjoy the community as well. What do moderators do?: They assist admins and help keep the server running/help enforce rules. You also assist newer players get the hang of things and in general assist the community What does it mean to be a moderator for our server?: It means helping the community enjoy playing here, supporting new players, and helping rounds go smoothly. You are both a guide and an assistant for the server essentially. Why do you want to be a moderator?: Similar reason I got my head of staff whitelist, I want to contribute to the community and know nothing about programming. What qualities do you possess that would make you a good moderator?: A love for the community, the game, a drive to help the server, and 2+ years work experience with helping/working with people in the real world. How well do you handle stress, anger, or insults?: I do not easily stress or get angry. I will normally ignore insults or ask the person to stop politely. If I find myself stressed or angry I will ask for assistance/someone else to take over appropriately dependent on the situation. Anything Else You Want to Add: I'm never afraid to ask for help, and always willing to learn something new.
  11. I personally like the idea of cloning being present, because it makes sense that it would exist and be used to bring people back to life. HOWEVER, I don't believe cloning is something the station itself is necessarily required to have. Sure it's a way to get back into the game and there's the intimidating respawn timer. Cloning can be done "off station" and in the event the death is canon, a suggestion of say, a few day break from that character to simulate recovery from death, can cover our bases in terms of recovery. So what do we do with cloning? Well much like cloning not being necessary on the station, removing it isn't necessary either. If it's on the station we can either make it less appealing to use that the alternative, such as being more recource intensive, requiring active input during the cloning process from the doctor (say, a little mini game or something), or a slower process, just for the love of God do not add in more tramas that make the patient tear themself apart or fall asleep every 5 seconds. I think we should give incentives to use other methods of revival after they're added but still allow cloning to be a viable last resort to cheat the grim reaper in the game of life. And the solution to a more viable way to cheat death without requiring cloning/being more appropriate for a hrp server/mechanically less messy in the end? The first solution proposed by Crystal, treatment of wounds to get the patient into a state they can (barely) stay alive in, revival of the patient (maybe a new device to shove the patient into that kick starts the heart instead of a defibrillator, because a portable resurrection tool can cause some issues), then further treatment of wounds. Missing an organ and the time it will take to get a replacement? Stuff the patient into a cryo bag or cell to effectively put them into stasis and stop the timer for how long before the patient is only able to be ressurected through cloning. As for addressing the missing organ, allow robotics to print cybernetic replacements to give to medical. We can already make replacement limbs, why not organs? As for the cryo bags and cells, what would stop people from stuffing them into that and waiting for an easy time to save them instead of running against the clock like they should be doing? We can add complications, such as damaged nerves causing weakness of limbs (lack of feeling, unable to lift heavy objects, maybe the shakes which can cause you to fail when using items), limb necrosis (causing the death of the limb and forcing it to be removed), or the loss of a sense (unable to feel getting poked by things, can't taste food or smell, nearsightedness, and partial deafness). All of which could be treated with therapy, medicine, or surgery in the case of nerve damage or limb necrosis. All avoidable if the person is fast enough, but treatable if the only option is to leave them in a state of stasis for a while. It might get mechanically complex, but if done right it'd be less messy than cloning and still provide incentives to not die in the first place
  12. First off I'd like to apologize for being gone for about a week and a half, I just recently moved from Arizona to Montana (about 1100 miles), and should be back in game soon enough! Now for the main purpose of this thread, what is everyone's thoughts and opinions on my IPC CMO, Taps. Any input is good input, and if there's something wrong with the character I can't fix it if I'm not aware, so please be honest in your feedback! Is he my next Nikit Vasili character, or something else?
  13. I have had nice interactions with them ooc, and while I would like to see them a bit more ICly (but unfortunately life is preventing me from playing atm). Their responses are nice, and give me the impression they plan to do good things with their whitelist. Only comment I have is the contractor to nt employee to CE, might take them a while but I can see it being something that can be done +1
  14. I like the idea of it, a lot. Would make sense that a NT owned IPC would be used to trial something as well. Provided it just stays a mix of a normal scanner and a breath analyzer, and maybe added functions that are minor in nature (pen light, stethoscope, etc) ill give it a +1, sterbens a good character too, so I know they'd provide some nice along side it
  15. BYOND key: Simon_The_Miner Character names: Nikit Vasili, Tamir Hanar, P.H.A.X., Taps, Mason Birro are probably my better known characters to varying degrees that still get use. How long have you been playing on Aurora?: Since March 13th of 2018, Aurora was the first server I ever played on and learnt how to play SS13 on. I have taken a small break but plan on returning and playing frequently. Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?: Partially because I want to get back to the aurora after having poked around other servers, but mostly because I've been looking for new things to do and new ways to contribute to the server and community in an IC manner by playing a high quality command member. Nikit's my most well known character and as far as I am aware, the most popular one out of all my characters, and I recall many times people have pushed me to consider a head of staff whitelist specifically for Nikit to work as an RD. I used to turn it down all the time, but now I'm thinking it's a good time. Why did you come to Aurora?: My friends, IAMCRYSTALCLEAR and AIMMO got me into the game, and told me aurora was the server they typically played at the time. I got hooked to the game and the community in general, got my first whitelist about 2 weeks after I started, and now hold 3 different species whitelist due to the amount of time I've invested in a server and community I'm proud to call myself a part of. Have you read the Aurora wiki on the head roles and qualifications you plan on playing?: Of course, this isn't my first rodeo with whitelists, and not reading what's expected of a head of staff is just asking for failure. Have you received any administrative actions? And how serious were they? Almost a year ago (was June 20th of 2018), if I recall correctly it was a severe warning but has since expired. The warning was due to me attacking an AFK person under the assumption they had passed out from severe brain damage at the time. I admitted fault and told the staff member (satinsprist666) that I was more than willing to accept any punishment they deemed fit for my mistake and lack of foresight. Since then I have had no further issues, both IC (such as IAA reports) and OOC 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 many things, at least under my personal definition. To roleplay it is to participate in an story being actively constructed as a character involved in said story. While roleplaying that character is in a way a reflection of yourself, even if the character is an absolute polar opposite of its player. The reason every character we play is a reflection of ourselves in some manner is represented by how we help shape the story we are crafting on the fly and the fun we have with others. It can be much more than pretending, it is writing, interacting with others with similar interests, and its a way to have fun by pretending to be something we aren't at the moment, or can't be in the case of aliens. It lets us explore new stories and relationships between characters, craft interesting backgrounds for each character, and influence one another with the net goal of having a fun time. What I believe roleplay should be about is having fun in the end, regardless of the story we craft with one another. Sometimes the best stories we will ever read, participate in, or make ourselves are stories of a good life turned for the worse, or a bad one turned for good. We roleplay because we love watching these stories unfold in a way we have at least some shape over, bending it into a good time had by all despite how it turns out in the end. I role play because I'm practically addicted to this process, and love watching different stories unfold together, mingle, separate, and wrap up in a satisfying way regardless of if the ending is good or bad for the characters. What do you think the OOC purpose of a Head of Staff is, ingame?: The OOC purpose of a head of staff whitelist is to help organize, collaborate, and guide others. Head of staffs tend to be more experienced than other players, or at least know what they are doing to a high degree. OOCly they serve as teachers and a sort of miniature dungeon master. They come up with new things to task their department with to keep rounds interesting and fun, as well as teaching the new guys who don't know whats going on and need a helping hand. They are also expected to behave well and set an example for others, acting in what they believe to be the best interest of everyone on the station ICly and OOCly. A head of staff can make and severely enhance a game by their presence and participation on station, or break it by not being there or performing to something other than the best of their abilities. Icly heads of staff are the boss of the department they represent. They also serve as a main function of communication with other departments via their heads of staff, allowing for interdepartmental collaboration and projects. They are expected to help out their employees, set goals for the shift, and maintain a balance between hands on and hands off. Heads of staff also act as an IC role model for characters, and help keep others under control or from doing possibly dangerous or stupid things under the radar which can cause havoc (assuming the player is not an antag at the moment). In many cases the also lead the station against the antags, and their job is to help resolve the situation to the best of their abilities while still OOCly providing for an interesting round for all. What do you think the OOC responsibilities of Whitelisted players are to other players, and how would you strive to uphold them?: I believe the OOC responsibilities of any head of staff whitelisted player is to help guide the game into a fun round, while still keeping things reasonable and believable. They are also supposed to work as a source of learning for newer players, either by delegating that new lab assistant to a scientist with a reputation for being a great player and good worker, or teaching the new guys themselves. They are also expected to treat other players as equals, just because they have a head of staff whitelist that many others do not have, doesn't mean they have a free pass to act disrespectful to other players, and should serve as a good member of the community. I plan to uphold these responsibilities to the best of my ability by teaching the new players how to play the game or the role they are interested in while helping guide them to creating a good character, even after the round by offering them the ability to talk to me on discord in case they need help with anything. I also plan to act in a believable manner icly to help promote a fun story for all involved and still allowing conflict to happen ICly to help drive rounds to the point of being interesting and fun. Could you give us the gist of what is currently happening in Tau ceti and how it affected your character and their career? Nikit's not a big news guy, but he does keep up to date with what's going on through friends and occasionally checking the news on his PDA. He isn't very actively involved in politics either but back when the election for vice was president running between Fahjil and Aristalus Nikit was torn between the two and ultimately voted for Aristalus the IPC. For more recent things, the Aut'Akh took nikit a little by surprise, as his understanding of the Unathi was rocked. He was originally under the assumption that most hated prosthetic and synthetics, causing him to generally avoid the more vocal ones and speak with ones that were more relaxed on their opinions of synthetics due to his job and dreams. Now that the Aut'Akh have made an appearance and started working on station, Nikit has been more open to unathi in general, and is more likely to approach and speak with one. He never disliked the unathi, but now he has an interest in them. He did take a small break from work to catch up on how Aut'Akhs function so he is prepared to work on them when they are present on the station, and to just boost his skills as a roboticist in general. In the end it's made him more open to getting to know Unathi's, and the time spent studying resulted in his smoking habit to get worse. Nikit has no issues working with or on the Aut'akh, and never had an issue working with unathi (even becoming friends with one and talking about hardsuit modules like two mechanics would with cars), but indirectly developed a worse smoking habit because of them making an appearance on station. What roles do you plan on playing after the application is accepted? I currently plan to take on research director for the time being, and will eventually expand out into HOP and maybe HOS or CMO, depending on if I can come up with a quality character for each position. Characters you intend to use for command or have created for command. Include the job they will be taking.: Nikit Vasili, the science cat and roboticist. Taps is a likely candidate if I start playing CMO. How would you rate your own roleplaying?: I would rate it a solid 8.5/10. I still have some things to master, but I have become good at quickly responding in situation to avoid holding up what is currently going on, make few grammatical mistakes in my messages (some do slip through sometimes), and create believable and reasonable characters. There is always room to improve, and I know of several other people who are better at role playing than I am, but I am confident in my abilities as a player to provide an interesting and believable interaction between other characters, regardless of antag status or my OOC opinion of the character and player. I stay present, don't join rounds I don't believe I can see to the end, and will always try to make my absences from my computer as short as possible. I've never once had anyone tell me directly that I need to improve my roleplaying skills and am always open to input to improve whenever and where ever I can do so. I strive to mutually make the round fun and interesting for anyone I can, while still keeping the round fun for myself such as making ic mistakes on purpose like forgetting to turn off sensors on a person I'm murdering, not attacking while someone is typing, and trying to make my antag rounds engaging and fun for everyone to the best of my abilities. Do you understand your whitelist is not permanent, and may be stripped following continuous administrative action? I entirely understand that my whitelist may be stripped from me due to poor behavior or performance as a head of staff. Have you familiarize yourself with the wiki pages for the command roles? As stated above, this is not my first time going through the whitelist process, and I will always read the wiki before even considering a whitelist application. Extra notes: We really need to update our Wiki on heads of staff, the research director still mentions Genetics as a possible route for traitoring!
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