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  1. I like both ideas, more peaceful ways for cult that encourage RP and don't immediately set off red flags for security because its a bunch of people cutting themselves in maintenance. The Cult Master would also be great and provides a nice leadership role/target. I'm not too sure mechanically what they should have, even if they were just identical to cultists it would still be good as a RP thing to have a leader for the group to co-ordinate.
  2. ADAM is one of the most believable and effective AIs I've seen roleplayed and never feel like they're either overstepping their bounds or not helping. Very good RP skills!
  3. The "solid chunks" of colour were originally just solid lines of colour broken up into chunks that tried to match the space provided.
  4. Played a round with Captain Dalton (as my trial RD), they were calm and reasonable in their interactions and were very easy to RP with - I only wish I could have joined them for coffee in the break room when they let the other command staff know. Doubleplus good! +1
  5. Very professional member of command staff, responsive over command comms and easy to RP with even in downtime when nothing much else was happening. +1
  6. Progressively larger and more ludicrous mining medals so you can pin one on then feel all smug while you sit in the bar.
  7. BYOND key: Happy_Fox Character names: Msizi Djikstra How long have you been playing on Aurora?: Two Years (joined 2018-10-03) Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?: I’d like to develop my Research Character further and I think it’s appropriate for them to become a Research Director at this stage. Why did you come to Aurora?: I enjoy more roleplay-focused games and Aurora was the right mixture of good roleplay and having a good community to interact with. 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? No 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: I believe the core concept behind roleplaying should be that its enjoyable for the people involved in it, different groups have their own rules and guidelines but in each case these rules should exist to try and create a reliable, comfortable environment for people to express their creativity and imagination through roleplaying. What do you think the OOC purpose of a Head of Staff is, ingame?: I believe the purpose of a Head of Staff, in game from an OOC standpoint, is meant to be a supportive position and to help people find their own approach to roleplaying within the rules – they have a lot of presence in their departments and shouldn’t confuse this with any supposed superiority/authority in OOC (this is what moderators are for) but should instead focus on being constructive and helpful. What do you think the OOC responsibilities of Whitelisted players are to other players, and how would you strive to uphold them?: I think Whitelisted players should try to serve as an example of responsibility within the community outside of the Server Staff. They shouldn’t be disruptive or negative OOC – nor should they let anything OOC inappropriately affect their actions IC, due to the influence a Head of Staff can have over the experience of another player. They should be a positive influence OOC and feel responsible for how they arrive at their decisions due to the trust given to them by being whitelisted for significant roles on the station. Could you give us the gist of what is currently happening in Tau ceti and how it affected your character and their career? Due to the approach of the current phoron scarcity arc and the difficulty in finding reliable sources of phoron for many factions, Msizi’s concerned that the adoption of Bluespace Drives for the Scarab fleet will result in their involvement in any political disputes related to acquiring phoron supplies to ensure the fleet remains fuelled, but is also hopeful that new sources will be found and could provide a great boon to the Scarab Fleet should they discover a lucrative source. She believes a good relationship between the Fleet and phoron providers to be an important step towards ensuring the survival of the Scarab Fleet and this has caused her to pursue a more senior position in NanoTrasen as a Head of Staff in their Research division. What roles do you plan on playing after the application is accepted? I plan on playing as a Research Director as that is the department I feel most comfortable in and have the most experience with, I’ve also previously been chosen as an interim Research Director with the character I intend to play as Research Director – so they have some past experience of the role as well. Characters you intend to use for command or have created for command. Include the job they will be taking.: Currently the only character I have for Command is my “main”, Msizi Djikstra, who I intend to play as a Research Director. Currently that is the only Command role that I intend to play until I have more experience of Command level roles. How would you rate your own roleplaying?: I would rate my roleplaying as quite good, I also roleplay outside of Aurora in traditional tabletop games as a GM and player so I’m very much used to the concept and would hope that by now I’m quite capable as a roleplayer. Do you understand your whitelist is not permanent, and may be stripped following continuous administrative action? Yes I do. Have you familiarize yourself with the wiki pages for the command roles? Yes I have.
  8. Investigators are cool. Having two of them is also cool. I like this proposal.
  9. Fantastic idea and I think it adds some wonderful depth to working with chemicals. Mechanical incentives to wear safety gear when working with dangerous chemicals also makes bootleg or rushed chemistry more hazardous (as well it should be). +1
  10. I never found RnD that bad. It's just a setup procedure. If anything a far better way of resolving this "issue" would be to start the RnD levels even higher to the point where phoron is needed to advance them. If this PR was to move RnD starting levels up I'd be in full support but not as it stands. It essentially turns Robotics into a powerhouse of being able to make anything. Mechs, rigs, guns, high tech equipment, integrated circuits etc etc and turns them into the singular "face" for the entire Research department due to the removal of a crew-facing Research lab for Scientists.
  11. I think you need to clarify which aspects of Robotics are hampered by a lack of RnD. - Which things are able to be produced with the current starting levels and which things aren't? - How many of the things that you aren't able to produce are absolutely necessary to do robotics to a basic level of functionality?
  12. I would prefer to see something like even higher starting levels for RnD - than I would to see even more capability and responsibility added to Robotics' already massive wheelhouse. Most advanced/powerful items/tools aren't possible to be produced without materials from Mining anyway. And assuming both departments are staffed and worked on it will always take mining longer to provide these resources than it does for the RnD to be completed (something which only takes 10-15 minutes). If this PR was to start Research levels at a point high enough that "robotics could function at a basic level" I would support it. Moving RnD to Robotics is a step in the wrong direction in my opinion.
  13. More of a "They can only see/hear what's going on directly around their body" so its less boring.
  14. Perhaps an "out of body experience" which allows them to observe what goes on around them but they forget what they've seen when they wake up.
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