BYOND key: Kryostro Character names:
How long have you been playing on Aurora?:
One year and a quarter, by now!
Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?:
Well! I like to play janitor and all, EMT and whatnot. Varying roles, but as I've branched off on other servers that don't have whitelists. I've decided to be risky and play things like IAA, aka NTI, or HOP. And to be frank, I very much enjoy these roles. They have real responsibility and are the gears in the machine. And I feel like I'd be able to bring at-least active role-play to NTI. Which is my planned whitelist.
Why did you come to Aurora?:
I used to play back SS13 in 2012, I was terrible. I was gonna play further in about 2016 but I forgot my CKEY and my old email got doinkered on so I abandoned all hope for a bit. Then I started playing SS13 as a whole a little in 2017 when I first started. Didn't get it, got a warn on Goon for saying the sweetest words. Then I stumbled upon Aurora, like a sort of pilgrimage. And I stuck to Aurora, had good roleplay and, yeah.
Have you read the Aurora wiki on the head roles and qualifications you plan on playing?:
Yes, I'm ready to be a desk jockey of the sorts. Got Chain of Command in my head, Corporate Regulations. Paperwork, and the NanoTrasen page bookmarked. I got this all bookmarked so I don't get trashed if I don't remember something clearly.
Have you received any administrative actions? And how serious were they?
I believe I've only had one ban? I know I only had one, which I remember was just being a bit of a meme a year ago, and cleaning whilst in the middle of a gunfight. Which of course, was poor conduct reflecting back on it. So it's a valid ban. I have other warns as well, a few of them being just for realistic character behavior when I was getting into the swing of things. And the other was for killing a vampire antagonist when they were handcuffed.
Please provide well articulated answers to the following questions in a paragraph each. Got it.
Give a definition of what you think role-play is, and should be about:
Role-play is a large scale performance, people playing characters, their effects on the environments on them with their design, whether it big or small. The second aspect of role-play, is to accomplish & fill in roles, and playing those roles correctly. Having character designs, flaws and pros to a character to make them feel realistic, to make them real. To make them fit and be approved by the standards of the time and place they have grown and lived in. You play out a story, a story of your character interacting with other characters. Which can of course lead to many encounters and occurrences due to the unique perpetual role-play flow--, however, characters are not meant to be heroes or villains or to be kings or queens. Most of the time, they can and will be staying in their respective roles and behaviors, changing as their situations progress. TL;DR, role-play is playing a piece in a large puzzle, and those pieces inevitably come together to form the greater picture.
I think role-play on Aurora and in general when it comes to HRP should always be about a always changing environment, with characters either as complex as they get or as simple as they come. Merely trying to navigate through their lives within commonsensical manners, to make cordial relationships or competing enemies. To progress as a person, to make others feel although these characters could be real themselves. Giving you a satisfying experience when you commit to a good roleplay experience after a round is a very nice feeling. It's accomplishing, too. What do you think the OOC purpose of a Head of Staff is, in game?:
Firstly, their function in their employments are to organize and oversee the operations they are appointed to. And to do this with a professional fashion, to be a good example of role-play while displaying leadership to create engrossing role-play for those around them. They are to lead the departments accordingly and help progress a round when they need to. They provide a good pace to those that are under their wing, issuing commands for either their safety or for their own gimmicks to further roleplay.
What do you think the OOC responsibilities of Whitelisted players are to other players, and how would you strive to uphold them?:
I believe those that have the whitelist have to exercise restraint with the power that they have with their whitelist. Heads of Command have exquisite positions of power, which if one Head of Command acts out of line regarding OOC rules, it could completely ruin a round or at-least make it a less then enjoyable experience for everyone involved. Hence, I think those that have whitelist is a very idolizing role to be in. People will look up at people in these positions and expect a high quality of roleplay, which should be the standard held to those within the mantle of command. People tend to join and look at the highest rankings with a good outlook and prestige, thus the people who carry a whitelist would be best suited to be those who are fully fledged in the community and or entrusted to have a critical position.
I would positively without a doubt work adamantly to ensure that my behavior ICly is expected for the position. Despite the fact I'm more widely known for playing Castrato, I've played serious characters. And with Topaz being my prime example of my skills when I'm not playing a jester character, I hope that this shows to the community that I can put my money where my mouth is. I will uphold the expectation currently held for those playing in command positions, and try to excel beyond that to show new players alike as I was shown when I first joined.
Could you give us the gist of what is currently happening in Tau Ceti and how it affected your character and their career?
Currnetly, the Tau Ceti Foreign Legion being organized and the recent scares from a year ago, from the Lii'dra hive, and the rise of dissidence within Biesel, of xenophobia and unrest in general. It worries both Alice and Jade, yet they both are worried to different degrees. Albeit, the recent times are more smoother and calm, there are nevertheless instability to the political scene of Tau Ceti. That with the security measures for those recalling from a year ago, the encroachment and onrush on Biesel by the Lii'dra. And the more ferocious struggles between ideologies. Such as ATLAS, and a new rising xenophobic political party, the Al-Wahdeh.
Alice shrugs off the issue that's are laid in clear sight, she views it as a unimportant and minuscule issue. Out of her own ignorance, she is deciding to ignore the situations. A impossible thing to do nearly a year ago when the Lii'dra attacked, which, at the time, Alice was in employment at Sol, at the NSS Apus. The news was a shock to her, the sudden and brief attack upon Biesel. She mulled over the facts whilst she worked, yet it escaped her mind after a few days of the issues passing. Whilst the media was still blown up with interviews or videos of the event. A year later, she is designated to work in Tau Ceti, under reassignment request. Wanting to get closer to the heart of NanoTrasen, and work more effectively to garner a reputation for herself at its flagship station, or atleast it's second flagship. She now lives in Mendell, and widely ignores the issues going around her, due to arrogance, believing it's simply petty politics that'll die out quickly. She believes it'll pass, and she adamantly believes that NanoTrasen will prevail.
Jade on the other hand, is concerned, being a suit, she believes it's just political turmoil and a rise of nationality. Which is irritating to her to have to deal with upon the NSS Aurora, from a business viewpoint, she cannot deny the fact that it's hurting to efficiency and personal safety to be in Biesel and working on the NSS Aurora. She is more aware of the facts then Alice is, still, a suit and arrogant in her own right. She does not deny the turbulent developments that have been coming from the past two years. She believes in the interests of NanoTrasen, and will change her opinion as the situations digress in details. Although she much more personally found the Board of Five a more suitable and comfortable way of politics, and their manner of grappling political and foreign crisis.
What roles do you plan on playing after the application is accepted?
NanoTrasen Liaison, I'll test the waters and make sure I do well. I'll observe during rounds and watch what the HoP on that shift will do to take their example. And then improve from there. I'll always strive to improve. Characters you intend to use for command or have created for command. Include the job they will be taking.:
Alice Durnstine - NanoTrasen Liaison
Jade Fairstint ( Might change the last name, I don't like it fully. ) - Head of Personnel
How would you rate your own roleplaying?:
Occasionally I slip up when it comes to what I personally think my character would behave, hence I'd say.. like, a seven out of ten?
Do you understand your whitelist is not permanent, and may be stripped following continuous administrative action?
Have you familiarize yourself with the wiki pages for the command roles?
Yes, and whilst this application state goes on I will continue to look over the wiki for anything I miss. Aswell as observing people that are playing on the roles I seek to be in, aka HoP and NTI.
This will be my first draft and application on Aurora! So please, give me comments or feedback. I'd also very much appreciate suggestions upon the two characters that I have suggested. I'm not entirely satisfied with their ideas, and I'd love for someone to give their ideas on the designs that I've presented.