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BYOND key: Memescope McGee
Character names: EMT Lichfield Agathus, assorted menial labourer Amachye Uchechie, Quartermaster A.I.D.E. #04743, Warden Ini Ugonma.

How long have you been playing on Aurora?: Roughly half a year.
Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?: To keep Head standards high, play some fun characters and make people’s rounds more interesting.
Why did you come to Aurora?: I tried it after leaving Baystation a while back—it really turned me off SS13 for a while but I found Aurora to be fun enough to come back (despite my better judgment).
Have you read the Aurora wiki on the head roles and qualifications you plan on playing?: Yep.
Have you received any administrative actions? And how serious were they? Only one warning concerning a questionable character call; it was later appealed in a successful complaint here.

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:
While roleplay is a number of different things to a number of different people, many of which are valid interpretations, roleplay to me is primarily a method of collaborative storytelling in which each player controls one or more well-defined facets of the fiction; in SS13, for example, each player controls the actions of their character, homebrewed lore which doesn’t contradict other established lore and the interactions they make with other characters. I’m a little unusual among roleplayers in this regard in that I approach roleplay primarily as a medium for creating fiction in a fascinating new format that’s still only had its surface scratched. 

I don’t know that roleplay should be anything, however. The medium is such a fascinatingly flexible thing that it can accommodate almost anything. That said, Aurora has a number of expectations set on it which I follow to the best of my abilities while creating the greatest possible fiction, expectations which I believe are pretty good at regulating play to create good fiction for most everyone involved.

What do you think the OOC purpose of a Head of Staff is, ingame?:
A whitelisted Head serves a few OOC purposes these being the primary ones: 
•    To act as an example of good play to others: Heads should use their status to help maintain roleplay standards, mentor new players on these and act as an example of good roleplay.
•    To make rounds interesting for all players: Heads should not simply try to win and lead the station victorious; oftentimes it’s far more interesting to play along somewhat with antagonists’ plans, if only to make their defeat more satisfying. Heads should also try to better the enjoyment of players with characters ICly subordinate to them through fun interaction and coordination.
•    To fill in for empty spots and coordinate characters as required in game terms. This is a simpler one—a Head needs to make sure their department is functioning satisfactorily, whether by coordinating or filling in for missing roles (if sensible for the fiction).

What do you think the OOC responsibilities of Whitelisted players are to other players, and how would you strive to uphold them?:
Much as the above, honestly. A Whitelisted player’s primary responsibilities are to make sure you do the above, as by far the greatest impact one will have is in-game. One should also be helpful to other players out-of-game in media such as Discord and, well, be an alright person to be around, ideally, but that’s not exactly within scope of such an application.

Could you give us the gist of what is currently happening in Tau Ceti and how it affected your character and their career?
A relatively recent arrival in Tau Ceti following her purchase of an Independent Chassis, A.I.D.E. #04743 is a resident of Biesel District 14, the Scrapheap, and a congregant of a small Wiccan group amidst the Oxidized Fanes. Coming to Tau Ceti for its renownedly accepting attitude toward Synthetics, especially amidst the rise of ATLAS in Alliance territory, her experiences thus far have been largely positive, although she’s a little concerned about the fires and explosions in her district of dwelling. While she briefly considered joining the Tau Ceti Foreign legion for its famed “Citizens after a Year of Service” but assessed that elevation within NanoTrasen would be the more effective approach, in part due to the company’s level of influence over the Republic of Biesel and the Galaxy as a whole.

What roles do you plan on playing after the application is accepted?
I plan to play the Head of Personnel role primarily, as that is where my interests mostly lie as a relatively roleplay-centric role. While Medical is currently my other ‘main’ department and I’ve played Security heavily in the past on other servers, both in an Officer position and as Head, the Civilian department is most applicable with my current roster of characters. 

Characters you intend to use for command or have created for command. Include the job they will be taking:
A.I.D.E. #04743, Head of Personnel
Currently a mere Quartermaster, 04743 believes she can use her administrative talents to greater effect with a position of wider authority and chance for optimisation; she doesn’t particularly care for the power itself, more interested in its potential for acquiring more income and putting herself to more effective use as a manager. Firmly morally grounded through her Wiccan beliefs, she is a good candidate for the position with her full twenty-one years of operation being in personnel, equipment and drone operation.

How would you rate your own roleplaying?:
I’d rate it pretty highly as I focus on characterisation, personal storytelling and creating an interesting narrative for players as a whole over other priorities. I like to think my writing style is engaging and interesting, built up by my three to four years of SS13 HRP and my writing and editing in other formats.

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?

Extra notes:
I’ll likely make another character or two for Head roles after I’ve got to grips with it using already-established characters. I also attained a written in-character recommendation for Command from HoP Gara Betancor— it's an outdated form but the sentiment stands. Other than that, I think I’ve said my piece. 

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I will be processing this application. As always, you'll be required to collect feedback from the community for it during the next few days, or weeks. Once it has a good amount of it, we'll come and review it fully to determine whether you will get trialed or not.

Good luck!

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Lichfield and Amachye are some of the best characters I've seen, and stev is an excellent RPer as well as a decent sort in OOC. They understand the game concepts, they understand how not to overstep their fellow players, and I certainly get a sense that they would really do a great job facilitating the fun and story round for other people. I haven't seen A.I.D.E. but a +1 from past experiences IC and OOC.

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  • 3 weeks later...

I've been waiting to see if the application managed to get some more feedback, but that doesn't seem to be the case. I'll be granting you a trial, but you'll need to gather said feedback through the duration of it. Trial starts today 05/JUN/2019 and will end in a week, on 12/JUN/2019 inclusive.

Good luck!

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I had the chance to play with A.I.D.E. #04743 as while I was playing as a Quartermaster.

The fact that she came to cargo bay and interact with my character as to how cargobay and minning was doing was great. She is also makes great company as to how I play QM forcing everyone to fill forms to ask for materials and requisitions or asking miners to give out their yield reports, filing everything just for the idea that at some points those documents may be needed.

A.I.D.E. #04743 asked our miners to show his results of his works, having the yield reports came in handy to prove that the miner did great job. And lastly giving her the Shipment results to show the profit cargo bay did at the end of the round was great.

10/10 great roleplay, I'll give it a + and a thumbs up for a great HoP possibility.

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Can only comment about Aide as i've not had much to do with the other chars. OOC a great guy.

On to the feedback: There are mostly two types of QM i've seen when playing as River. One kind will demand the damn papers no matter what and get the rough end of the stick by most of the miners. The other type of QM does not care at all and let's the people do what they want. There are some in the middle asking for forms and giving valid IC reasons to fill them. Aide falls into the rare category of realy caring for the department and not about any individual, she'll make the forms herself if the miners need more time outside, explain why the forms are important, help new players fill them out and so on. Overall the best QM we have right now.

Now comes the clever part. I had the honor to see Aide in command as HoP and it was a joy. Not only where all IC interactions extremely fun, but she gave updates about frozen accounts, how the departments where dooing, asked for the needs of the other departments... or in simple terms: Was focused on the Job! Usualy that hinders RP but Aide managed to do it on the fly, giving me and the other players a realy enjoyable extended round.

Should be clear by now but honestly


No negative things at all. Best of luck with your trial, from what i've seen you'll pass it easily.

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Currently enjoying a good round with them as A.I.D.E #04743. They seem capable and aware of their duties as HoP and involve people around them in roleplay to a high degree. Their character seems unique and it's my understanding that they work well with the rest of the command team and the crew in general. +1 from me.
I hope someone under their command can provide insight into their leadership capabilities as a head, and how well they manage service and supply.

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So already I've played with Ini a fair amount as a Warden, and during the brief time that they were interim HoS I enjoyed what little I saw of them as I joined in late. However, I wasn't comfortable +1ing them until I'd played a full round with them as HoS.


Now that I've had the pleasure, I can confidently recommend them. They could have handled a Crossfire better, but it was incredibly chaotic and they didn't seem to crack under the pressure. I frankly can't think of almost anyone who would have handled that round perfectly. Overall I would say they added more as an HoS than they would have as a warden, so they get a big +1 from me.

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