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  1. ComradeCorbyn

    ComradeCorbyn - CCIAA Application

    Thanks! I've always wanted to join a part of Aurora's staff team, but I didn't know which branch up until recently. It's good to know that this will improve my chances in the future, and give me 'in-the-field experience' if you will. Now, onto the questions. I work too hard. To be frank, besides the fact that I'd rather work alone in some cases, I have trouble actually measuring how long a certain task might take - and in this case, what might somebody do in an incident report. Back to the first thing I mentioned, I enjoy being in control of situations and having the ability to assess it myself and connect the dots without a third party. One of the first things I learned for law and being an attorney proper is the fact that you connect everything the witnesses state. You likely know more than anybody else in the courtroom, second to the perpetrator themselves. Absolutely. While there are only eight current CCIAA members, I believe that's plenty to do the basic responsibilities of their job. Keyword, basic. I believe that the role of Internal Affairs should be fleshed out more then what it is now, requiring more CCIA intervention and aid. The current state of IAA is directly related to CCIAA, in my own opinion, which means that in the case of expansion for agents aboard the Aurora the CCIA should be right there able to aid in the development of the role. However, I didn't necessarily answer the question directly. Incident reports and answering faxes are the primary functions of the CCIAA, which is easy enough for the average agent on duty during a round. Said agent, in the case of fax about the round, has the responsibility to measure and judge around to determine their decision. Yes. As I stated in my application, I'm intrigued by law and politics - somehow, including the world and lore of Aurora. A CCIAA has the ability to impact this 'world' that we play in, and in that I find interest. I believe that if I get accepted, my time with the CCIAA would help develop me and prepare me for future 'legal' agendas. While I know that a role on a game won't change the fact that I won't go to Harvard Law or something like that, I find that this will also be nice to play recreationally and improve my communication skills and develop them while playing the role of a CCIAA agent. Being in the CCIAA isn't just another hopping stone for me, I want to be able to help and develop the role of Internal Affairs as well as help rounds out by providing support, such as replying to faxes and other tasks. Absolutely. As I said in the previous question, this isn't just a hopping stone for me. I'd like to stay with the CCIAA for a long time, and while I don't doubt that I'd have to leave the role someday if I get accepted, I'd still like to relish the time and valuable lessons learned from being an agent with the CCIAA. I wouldn't consider there be any major roadblocks ahead, but I do see school becoming a problem in the future - but I doubt that it would affect my work in the long-term. Other than that, I also would like to think that I'm not very lazy, but the truth is I can procrastinate often when a task becomes too difficult or other facts of the matter. While I don't believe that I'll throw my towel in the ring, it still might be a problem if I get stuck in a dead-end during an investigation or other tasks. I'd like to think that I can always reach out to other colleagues for help when this occurs. I like red tape and paperwork, so that's a real boon. Excluding that, I also enjoy investigating things often - and you get to do that few and far between usually. I like to create things, especially in terms of paperwork, and other stuff. Regardless, if I had to chose something I'd think one of my greatest strengths is the fact that I like to see things through. Losing your own patience and becoming flustered and angry is a one-way ticket to hell. You need to stay calm and keep your cool, and make sure they understand that you're not against them per se. If they're mad or angry, your first priority should be calming them down then executing what you want to do. While that decision is ultimately up to you, I think I'd make a great CCIAA. With me, I bring my skills and strengths to the office and my own ideas of how to operate the department - while not infringing on the standard procedure for an agent.
  2. CCIA Staff Application Basic Information Byond key: ComradeCorbyn Character names: Arthur, Arthur Musgrave, Albert, Cooper, Carter Price, Peter Langley, Kamar Mwangi, Daniel Kiefer, Henry Lance, Simon Price, Gregory Mueller Age: 16 Timezone: EST What times are you most available?: Usually most of the weekends, and 2 PM - 12 AM on the weekdays. Experience How long have you played SS13?: A year. How long have you played on Aurora?: Roughly five months or around that. How active on the forums, discord and/or server are you?: While I'm trying to get more involved in the forums, I'm fairly active on the discord and I'm extremely active on the server in my opinion. Have you ever been banned, and if so, how long and why?: Negative. Yet. Have you ever volunteered as moderation staff for any other servers, SS13 or otherwise?: I was a moderator and admin on SCP13, and that taught me a lot about moderating in general on SS13, especially varediting. I wouldn't consider my time on SCP13 anything special though. There, I also learned how to properly moderate and arbitrate conflicts as well as spark some interesting ones as well. Do you have any other experience that you believe would be relevant to a position in the CCIA?: I'm an avid fan of bureaucracy and paperwork. It's like a giant puzzle piece that substitutes a piece with a form, and everything clicks on the grand scheme of things. I am actually good at paperwork though, and I'm currently studying for law. Personality Why do you want to join the CCIA?: When I first heard that the CCIA existed, I first thought to myself those are some neat uniforms. Then I thought to myself that I'd like to be one of those Agents one day. I'm no stranger to Internal Affairs, especially on separate servers, and I enjoy having the duties of making the round semi-sane in my opinion. This would also be a somewhat new experience and feeling to me, and I'd like to explore the options presented to me by being CCIA. Too often than not, I feel like Internal Affairs could have more of a presence on rounds - and not in a bad way. I'd like to be one of those who can cause changes ICly as well, and leaving a splash in the aurora sized pool. What do you think are the most important qualities for a CCIA Agent to possess?: A fine moral compass. And I'm being serious about it, it's good to know right from wrong especially when you're in the wrong. You have to understand and recognize the facts and put your emotions aside as well and understand and perceive both OOC and IC in regards to lasting impacts on characters and developments. Next, you'd also need a firm understanding of Nanotrasen Corporate Regs, Directives, CCIA Notices (duh), and other information pertinent to your duties in regards to cases and decisions you'll have to make. What do you think the purpose of a CCIA Agent is in an ongoing round?: While hands-on work may be required occasionally, I think it's best to keep away from a running round unless duty calls. I've seen antagonists get shut down because their announcement had a typo in it, or they didn't have [x] or [y], and often then not they try to fax CentCom for a reason behind the problem at hands. None the less, CCIA should be responsible for maintaining the balance of around and spicing it up occasionally. As well, their purpose also includes agenda items like interviewing for incident reports, following through and replying to faxes, and other miscellaneous things. What do you think the purpose of a CCIA Agent is outside of the server?: While the duty of a moderator and CCIAA differ vastly, they share the same qualities when out of character and not moderating. They represent Aurora's staff team, and as such should be able to handle themselves and represent it to the best of their abilities. For CCIAA, they should also be active on the forums and other means of communication - most importantly incident reports and the like. How do you handle stress?: At first, going into moderation in SS13 was a giant leap for me. I didn't think I could handle the screaming ahelps about an assistant robusting somebody in maintenance with a toolbox, or the [x] going loose and destroying the station because of a new guy's rookie mistake. While CCIA is vastly different from moderation oocly, they share similar qualities when controlling stress and not freaking the fuck out in the middle of a round. I learned the 'art' of not doing just that, and I think I can keep it up. How well do you work autonomously?: I like it when I work together with people to accomplish things, but what good does that do in the grand scheme of things when they steal your ideas? None the less, as I said I enjoy being with other people - especially when learning about new stuff - however I'm able to do my due diligence alone as well. Additional Notes: I'm currently on trial for a Heads of Staff whitelist, and I hope this doesn't get in the way of that. However, I'm excited to see if this application goes well, as it would be my first staff position in Aurora.
  3. ComradeCorbyn

    The Supreme Order of Christ [slightly WiP]

    Although I am no expert in this matter, I'd say the autonomy of post-modern sci-fi with autonomous sects of Catholicism, spread out across the galaxy between sector to sector, would cause some sort of sect(s) to break off. This may be very interesting to see in game, and would develop the religious lore and at that human lore significantly in my opinion. This has a lot of potential currently, and I would love to see this developed. I would like to see bluespace discussed within beliefs possibly, and at that how the distance from Rome many chapters have to face, not being able to reach the papacy in a timely manner. Edit: Adding on to what I said, it may be interesting to see a new improptu "third" bible developed possibly by the Sons of Cain, maybe denied by the Church or something. Might be a little overkill, but it would do for some neat stuff.
  4. ComradeCorbyn

    Research/Expedition Voidsuits

    I like the yellow design of the anomaly suits at the moment. However, I like the idea of having a clear and concise voidsuit for RnD with a clear visor as proposed. However, in my own opinion, I dislike the grey and purple color scheme. That's just me though, and it's a minor quarrel I have with the design.
  5. BYOND key: ComradeCorbyn Character names: Gregory Mueller, Carter Price, Peter Bates, Arthur, Albert, Peter Langley, Kamar Mwangi, Simon Price, Lawrence Baker, Cooper How long have you been playing on Aurora?: I began playing Aurora a lot around five months or so before. Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?: I would like to have the Heads of Staff whitelist to play as an Internal Affairs agent, resolving disputes between employees of Nanotrasen and arbitrating affairs where IAA intervention is necessary. I also would like to be able to help the station out, by providing the aid of faxes or just general reports to Nanotrasen Central Command, and therefore, the Odin. While this is just limited to the Internal Affairs side of the whitelist, I also want to be able to help manage and command departments and show off the management in me. Why did you come to Aurora?: Before Aurora, I played mostly on Baystation, Colonial Marines, TG, and occasionally goon. I was into MRP and sometimes even LRP, but I enjoyed the level of roleplay that Baystation provided, and after being recommended Aurora by a friend I began playing frequently as I have. The Head Roles mainly consist, well, of Department Heads and the IAA, which I would like to pursue. Qualifications for these roles are set in high standards, as they are a role model to younger players and have the task of leading their department during rounds. several roles and absolutely enjoyed it. I adored the HRP that Aurora station required, and I developed a sense of 'community' in Aurora. While my name might not be known, I play Aurora frequently and I love what I see in the community. Have you read the Aurora wiki on the head roles and qualifications you plan on playing?: I have. The Head Roles mainly consist, well, of Department Heads and the IAA, which I would like to pursue. Qualifications for these roles are set in high standards, as they are a role model to younger players and have the task of leading their department during rounds. Have you received any administrative actions? And how serious were they?: Once, regarding drinking some holy water found on the ground. Other than that, small disciplinary actions involving minor stunts. 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, in general, is about enjoying yourself and having fun while creating fun for others. While this might not be exactly accurate, Roleplay is about adhering to general conventions set up about entering a character you might or might have not crafted shoes. Acting as them and playing as they would if they were in real life, right in front of you. This is important in deciding on what your character might do or might not, and it is important to keep in mind what you might do in your character's own shoes. For instance, this could apply in game frequently as many players have to decide on decisions in the game- not as themselves, but as their character. What do you think the OOC purpose of a Head of Staff is, ingame?: As a Head of Staff, OOCly you should be responsible for leading your department properly while making fun for others and following the rules, as well as roleplaying to act as a figure to new players. I believe, that the Heads of Staff are leaders in the Aurora community, both guiding new players and making sure the rounds uphold a level of quality, leading their departments to their best ability. They should be competent players, who more or less have a general handle of everything while maintaining a good source of roleplay. In the case of the IAA, this is to arbitrate and resolve conflicts aboard the Aurora, as well as making sure all staff complaints and reports are handled, while having the Aurora follow the "SOP" and other regulations, such as the directives, properly. 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 exemplify the qualities of good roleplay, a rule-abiding player, and a proper leader who is capable of leading their department, regardless of what may happen and stick through it and strive. As I said above, it practically copies to here as well. They should be able to teach and learn from their staff and guide new players into the server and its gameplay. This might be through a gentle hand giving tips, or just giving a Sec Cadet or Medical Intern a walkthrough of the department. Could you give us the gist of what is currently happening in Tau Ceti and how it affected your character and their career? In Tau Ceti at the moment, there was a previous attack by the Lii'dra that devastated the city of New Gibson and other minor places, as well as the Aurora, where an attack hit and punished the Nanotrasen employees hard. Getting back up from this threat, the team on the Aurora rebuilt and reconstructed. This is where my character comes in, who would be a recent transfer after presumably the leave of an Internal Affairs Agent after the attacks, feeling unsafe, or just being transferred out for bigger and greater things away from Tau Ceti. What roles do you plan on playing after the application is accepted?: Internal Affairs Agent, (perhaps) Head of Personnel, Head of Security. Characters you intend to use for command or have created for command. Include the job they will be taking.: Cooper - Internal Affairs Agent Arthur Musgrave (new) - Head of Personnel Kamar Mwangi - Head of Security How would you rate your own roleplaying?: I believe my roleplay is satisfactory, not being the absolute best while being decent and above average. I attempt and try when I play, and I enjoy the actions and comments taken by us. All in all, I put effort into my roleplay and attempt to make it the best that I can, while learning new things. I believe I have improved a lot from the time I first joined Aurora those times ago. Do you understand your whitelist is not permanent and may be stripped following continuous administrative action?: Absolutely. We should be punished for stupid things we might due that deserve the role is removed. Have you familiarize yourself with the wiki pages for the command roles?: Yep! I am familiar with most, if not all, of the Head roles. I am also familiar with Corporate Regulations and other station-based rules, like the directives. Extra notes:
  6. ComradeCorbyn

    Departmental Security

    I like what ideas have been generated thus far, and I like decentralizing security into the departments. This, in addition to other things, will increase interaction with the departments and the antagonists as well as each other. However, in my opinion, to make this work we'd need to prevent everybody in the department just grabbing their plasteel spears and R&D laser weapons to go and get some antag blood, but allow the guard to actually guard them. This doesn't mean totally eliminating non-security involvement in combat against antags, but rather prevent random people from dunking on them.
  7. ComradeCorbyn

    Captain Panic Button

    It's good to see the ideas expanded. I'm especially in favor of the ability of antagonists to hack it, sort of like a camera, and disable it silently or attach a signaler to set it off as a distraction for security. I also agree with the fact that it now prevents antagonists from pulling "could i talk to you in your office" trick a thousand times over. In hindsight, this mostly was an echo chamber of a post.
  8. ComradeCorbyn

    Departmental Security

    This has already been done in TG codebases, and I enjoy it. For starters, it allows the security officer to be assigned a place to guard and access - and in some cases, act as a liaison. But TG is far different than Aurora, and that's an understatement. I'm interested to see how this would work here, and if security posts would be added to each department as well. This would also leave, as Carver said, wiggle room for interaction with the rest of the departments. However, it would make antagonists feel the pressure of security in their department far more than before.
  9. ComradeCorbyn

    [Accepted] Wigglesworth Jones' IPC Application

    As somebody who plays with Sholl frequently and also a person with an IPC whitelist (at that, barely playing with it), I think that Sholl deserves a +1. He'd make a wonderful synthetic and he's already robotic in nature, I'm sure he'll nail playing as an IPC.
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    Tau Ceti Foreign Legion - Refactoring ERT

    What are the general prerogatives and objectives of TCFL? Are they allowed to be a quasi-police force in ensuring Nanotrasen’s compliance with Biesel Law? If they don’t believe that Nanotrasen is during a round, what can they do to ensure compliance? Another question, are the sprite shown a purely hardsuits or armor? And will we be seeing a possible rename from Tau Ceti foreign legion to Biesel foreign legion? Thanks!
  11. ComradeCorbyn

    Incident Report - 12/8/2460

    Reporting Personnel: Obi Mwangi Job Title of Reporting Personnel: Quartermaster Game ID: bXl-dj8v Personnel Involved: (Name, Job Title: Offender/Witness/Other) - Cassy Hendricks, Cargo Technician: Offender - Eosisei Guwan, Cargo Technician: Witness - William Bailey, Security Officer: Witness - Willow Harper, Visitor: Witness - Agramakova Antonov, Head of Personnel: Other Time of Incident: Real Time: (E.g 0500GMT 3/25/18) 6:00 PM Location of Incident: Supply Department, NSS Aurora II, Tau Ceti Nature of Incident: [ ] - Workplace Hazard [ ] - Accident/Injury [ ] - Destruction of Property [X] - Neglect of Duty [X] - Harassment [ ] - Assault [X] - Misconduct [ ] - Other _____ (Place an x in the box that applies. If other, replace line and specify.) Overview of the Incident: There were several things that Cassy Hendricks did wrong during the shift. Immediately, I noticed that she and another Cargo Technician had sorted most of the warehouse and delivered it. I appreciate the deeds done by her and the other techie, Eosisei, however, what struck me afterward was her complete neglect of duty and misconduct as a Cargo Technician. Originally, she refused to obey several of my direct orders and at times ditched the department as a whole. While Cassy was under distress during the shift from an earlier incident with Security, she brought her problems with her into the department. I originally noticed this as her writing a complaint report on duty - which was fine with me. However, she took her anger out on the Department and Security as a whole when she handed out warehouse equipment to her friend, Willow Harper. I told her before she handed them out to not, since it violated the Warehouse Directive, but she ignored me and continued to give them to Harper. After warning Harper that I would call security if she did not stop, she returned the items. Next, I noticed that Cassy was missing afterwards, nowhere to be found in Supply. I went to the bar to collect some bounties there, where I saw Harper and Cassy sitting together at a table. This would have been fine if she was on break, yet she wasn't. I told her over radio to 'haul ass' back to Cargo to rebegin work. After five or so minutes after that message, she finally returned where she got close to me and sneezed on me - then to just leave again. Apparently, she had a cold and still reported back to Cargo without telling me this on radio or PDA. Due to this negligence, she had caused the infection to spread between all members of Cargo and a roboticist present. Did you report it to a Head of Department or IAA? If so, who?: Agramakova Antonov, Head of Personnel Actions taken: After I had reported the misdeeds of Cassy Hendricks to the Head of Security, they referred me to the Head of Personnel who I PDA'd with the case. Mr. Antonov told us to meet in his office, which we both did. Once we had arrived, the Crew Transfer Shuttle was called and the meeting would have to be quick. Both of us told our stories, and Mr. Antonov had been given information from both sides - including myself. None the less, Mr. Antonov could not do anything about it due to the incoming CT shuttle. Additional Notes:
  12. ComradeCorbyn

    Sol Alliance - United Americas Province

    Currently, the draft's only 'thing' about prior to 2172 is the first paragraph. Everything after that is post-2172.
  13. Type (e.g. Planet, Faction, System): Province Founding/Settlement Date (if applicable): 2137 CE Region of Space: Earth, Sol Controlled by (if not a faction): Sol Alliance Other Snapshot information: N/A Long Description: Prior to the collapse in 2172, many speculated that the United States was already on the path to total anarchy and collapse. This was proven time and time again, with the impeachment of President Roger G. Fox and the implantation of Samuel's Grey Feathers as the law enforcement for the US. While historians and political scientists cried wolf, the US continued to talk down the wayward road. With global warming causing the destruction of the environment and coastal cities, the United States took drastic measures in order to save the coastlines and major cities - to no avail. One of the most affected due to the global warming present throughout the world, and subsequently the economic crisis in 2172, the North Americas received massive spikes in unemployment, inflation, and overall economic collapse.* Causing a domino effect in the North Americas, the election of 2128 was hotly contested - with a fierce advocate for anti-immigration taking the Presidency. Legislation by the controlled congress was practically an echo chamber for the President, allowing many things to fly in these desperate times. Chinese immigrants met severe racism within the United States and even Canada, whereas refugees fleeing from Europe mostly were met with welcoming. While the President was able to solve the immigration crisis with harsh laws, he was not able to find a way to resolve the economic crisis still burdening the nation. The approval ratings nosedived, and as such, the President was unwelcome in most of his country as riots and protests swept the nation. A new, young candidate took office in 2132 promising to offer a new look at these problems. ** In an attempt to resolve the crisis, the governments of the United States, Mexico, and Canada met in Washington to discuss the prospects of a 'perfect union,' an economic collaboration of all three countries in order to curtail the spreading influence of the Chinese and other world powers - such as the USSR, who was growingly exerting their sphere of influence around Europe after the collapse of the EU.*** The talks went on for over three months before concluding with the establishment of what would now be referred to as the United Americas. The Second American Dream Act expanded the rights of immigrants and opened the gates for new cultures to stream into the continent. The culture of the United Americas began to shape itself over time to what it is at currently, a mix of all cultures in a 'boiling pot,' of which providing democracy and representation, as well as many other benefits. In the act, it described a revival of critical welfare programs and other leftist economic policies to revive the economy of the United Americas. While a good attempt, it backfired without the support of the UA's primary assembly, however - the situation gradually became better over time, allowing massive contributions to the United Nations and what would later the UA be annexed into the Sol Alliance. The lessons of the past will be ingrained forever in the American mind, to remember and to pass down the teachings to children and others. Currently, the United Americas is a hub for human culture and trade - alongside China. United American culture at the present mostly revolves around freedom and the rights of the individual. Post-2172 America is very different from the America of the past, with the continent remaining a hub for trade, immigrants to Sol, and for democracy. Potential Character Concepts Characters from the United Americas are likely to: Care deeply about Humanity, Interested in the military, foreign affairs, and the common good. Greatly value individuality, personal freedoms, and democracy. Somewhat open to Xenos, however, prefer humanity. * Due to the interconnectivity and trade between the rest of the world and the Americas, especially China. ** While this is somewhat of a Trump reference, it is a repeat of history done in order for United American characters can have a traumatic event in their culture's history like other provinces in order to differentiate themselves from other Solarians. *** The USSR made this move in order to distance Moscow from the growing threat of the Chinese and NATO.
  14. ComradeCorbyn

    Captain Panic Button

    Then again, it could possibly be abused by people who spam it constantly. Or, just people miss the message because it isn't 'vibrant' enough - if you catch my drift.
  15. ComradeCorbyn

    Captain Panic Button

    In that case, why not have a panic button in every Head's office? Kind of acting like how Officer Beepsky does if he is attacked, it immediately alerts Security through their SecHuds or on Security Channel that the Head has requested immediate assistance in their office.