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[Passed] UglyXeno's command whitelist application

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BYOND key: UglyXeno

Character names:
Ansiba Zui
Doorbell Blue
Hsksi Azki
Angel Uzoma

How long have you been playing on Aurora?: 
I think I started playing Aurora in late summer/early fall of 2018, so I've been playing for almost a year, now.

Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?: 
I noticed that a lot of head roles go unfilled in a really inconvenient way during the times that I play, and I wanted to fill one of those in, and I think command staff is a fun playstyle.

Why did you come to Aurora?:
I was looking for a new HRP server to lurk in after being away from space station in general for about a year. Some friends of mine tipped me off to Aurora, and I started playing here.

Have you read the Aurora wiki on the head roles and qualifications you plan on playing?: 
Yes, I've read the Chief Engineer and Head of Personnel pages. They're both primarily concerned with the job of organizing people, even if their individual duties are different.

Have you received any administrative actions? And how serious were they?
I think I've been talked to or warned a few times, but unless I'm misremembering I haven't been banned just yet.

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:
Roleplaying is collaboratively telling an interesting story with the other players. It's not, or shouldn't be, about winning or losing, even with a game layered over top of it. For example, a choice that is mechanically superior but nonsensical in-character (dual-wielding bucklers, buying infinite guns as the quartermaster, the captain raiding the vault for a hazard suit) is the wrong choice to make, even if you would 'win'. Additionally, it's about creating a fun experience even in chaotic or violent situations, and not shutting anyone down too hard.

What do you think the OOC purpose of a Head of Staff is, ingame?:
The OOC purpose of a head of staff is to spend their round trying to create interesting situations for their subordinates, and to coax those subordinates into behaving more like a department than a collection of individuals. They are also often their department's point of contact with a given round's gimmick, so their job is also to provide as much interaction between their staff and the gimmick as possible without straining believability. Outside of their department, they're responsible for keeping the entire crew appraised of the events of the round so that nobody feels really left out.

What do you think the OOC responsibilities of Whitelisted players are to other players, and how would you strive to uphold them?:
Command-whitelisted players have the responsibility to be a 'trustworthy' player. Basically, because of the application process there can be no baldie heads of staff, so they can ideally be trusted to react to a situation realistically, or at least in a way consistent with the setting. Additionally, command-whitelisted players have the responsibility to go out and interact with the crew and to drive roleplay in general. The head of personnel should do inspections of the departments, stress the importance of budget goals, and organize the collection of bounties, and the chief engineer should organize projects like building something on the construction level, doing some mass modification to the station, holding a cross-training event, training apprentices, and so on. Those are all things I would attempt to do as a head of staff.

Could you give us the gist of what is currently happening in Tau ceti and how it affected your character and their career?
I'll write a blurb on only one of my planned characters 'cause otherwise this bit would be enormous.
Recent events in Tau Ceti include the arrival of the Aut'akh and the transfer of off-worlder humans onto high-gravity installations, as well as the general downsizing of NT's operations in the region. This affected Leslie Ballard's career because she, as an offworlder, had her previous microgravity installation cut as a victim of the scaling back of operations, and she herself was transferred to work on Aurora, mostly against her will.

What roles do you plan on playing after the application is accepted?
I plan on playing Chief Engineer and Head of Personnel primarily, but I select roles based on what there's a lack of after roundstart, so I may end up doing others too.

Characters you intend to use for command or have created for command. Include the job they will be taking.:
Leslie Ballard, Human, 86, CE.
Ozso Uske, Unathi, 39, HOP.

How would you rate your own roleplaying?:
I would say I'm pretty OK. I sure do try to interact with a lot of people.

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, I read the chief engineer and head of personnel pages, and by the time this is posted I'll have read the rest of them.

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!!! I love Xeno! I had no idea they had a command app until now. Always cares about making the round fun, and past that always puts roleplay first.

When I first met Leslie, I was blown away that I hadn't seen her before. An awesome, well rounded character that I really enjoyed meeting. I hope to see her around more often!


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I'm in EST, but I'm usually on between 5pm and 5am for reasons.
Additionally yes I was IIRC, assuming it was the beach party one, as Hsksi Azki.
The unathi all sort of rolled up into one big deathball, though, so it's possible I might've been missed.

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