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[Accepted] Screemers - Command Whitelist

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BYOND key: Screemers

Character names: Kylee Steele, Wisdom Gray, Lana Pearsall, SIR, Spark-03

How long have you been playing on Aurora?: About 9 months

Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?:

Kylee was created with a background as what she was about to become a Chief Engineer soon. But at the time I created her, I was not confident enough OOC about knowing the in-game systems of engineering to a depth good enough to assume the role. So, I played engineering a lot and learned from interactions and argumentation with other players to cover the missing knowledge in a way to make a progression toward a possible promotion.

Now that I have a good knowledge of the Aurora’s engineering aspects and the policies in general, I feel that it is the time to take that step forward in my character progression.


Why did you come to Aurora?:

Except a few rounds, I played mainly on RP servers since I began SS13. Aurora was from my experience the most balanced server in terms of sticking to the strict aspect of role-playing while giving at the same time enough leeway to keep things fun for the players.


Have you read the Aurora wiki on the head roles and qualifications you plan on playing?:

Yes, my character is over 30, she got at least 10 years experience in engineering-related field and she has a doctorate from Ceres University.


Have you received any administrative actions? And how serious were they?

To my knowledge, I do not have any notes or warnings applied to me. I have been Bwoink a few times for minor details or to give explanation on situations (mostly when I started playing on the server) but it was more about clarifying some actions than giving me administrative measures.


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:

Role-playing is about performing and reacting as the character you are playing. Meaning to give that character a life of its own with a personality, preferences, strengths and weaknesses.

Once the character is set, the following part is to create interesting interactions with others to make the “story” of the game progress or to just to have a good time with other people. You can develop relationships with some people and become good friends, or your feud with others because of your different points of view. But in the end, you need to try to make it fun for everyone.

It is also important not to mix OOC with IC when you play, it’s not because things can sometimes go in a wrong way in-game that it should be the same with the players behind. Often, these actions can be motivated by other events you are not aware of. But, if ever you really have doubts about the person intentions, that’s what the game moderators are there for.


What do you think the OOC purpose of a Head of Staff is, ingame?:

The Head of Staff, as a whitelisted character, should show the example as of how to act in the department. It does not mean to be “perfect” but there is a minimum or professionalism and a way to act with others that need to be followed.

Being a Head or Department also put you in a position where you are the better placed to help with the integration of the new players. It doesn’t necessarily mean to personally train them in everything, but you should at least make sure they have proper support so they can grow properly in your department. It is also important that they feel like a part of it and not just a burden being sent back on the bench each time something interesting happens. It’s a game after all and being involved in the different events is a big part of the fun.

The position of Head of Department comes with some authorities that help the player to steer things in a way that should involve all the department as much as possible into the action. Without forcing others to anything, the Head should at least act as an enabler for the others.

The Head is also a first line to identify some player behaviour that could become problematic (especially for new players). Being that first line can permit to warn them about these actions. As possible it will be done IC or if it’s more technical in LOOC. The head is not an admin though, so for more severe issues, they should be the one to act and take decisions.


What do you think the OOC responsibilities of Whitelisted players are to other players, and how would you strive to uphold them?:

The other players would expect the Head to have a deeper knowledge about the rules and regulations of the station as well as an excellent knowledge of the department managed by the Head. They will expect the Head to be a reference when needed and to act and take decisions when difficult situations arise. As I wrote previously, the Head are enablers for the departments and people are expecting proper answers from them.

I have been reviewing all the Corporate Regulations of the Wiki recently as some of the lore to be sure I am ready for that part. As for the decisions taking in-game, I do believe I have enough experience now to make the right calls and be able to help people in pretty much everything that does concern engineering.  


Could you give us the gist of what is currently happening in Tau ceti and how it affected your character and their career?

Kylee is from the Sol Sector and is working on the Aurora in Tau Ceti more by loyalty to the NT corporation than any other reasons. That being said, she keeps an eye out for news that could affect her work as for example the activities of the Synthetic liberation front that try to infiltrate and sabotage NT installations these days. She also keeps an eye from time to time on the PRA activities as she had to be cloned due to being a collateral damage to their activities in the past.


What roles do you plan on playing after the application is accepted?

Chief Engineer

I plan to play other characters here and there to have some variety, but Kylee has always been the character I played the most and by far.


Characters you intend to use for command or have created for command. Include the job they will be taking.:

Kylee Steele – Chief Engineer


How would you rate your own roleplaying?:

Pretty decent, I know I’m not the best role player around for sure, but I’m comfortable enough to have good interactions with people and to make the game interesting.


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?

I have.

Extra notes:

Sorry if ever some sentences sounds weird, English is a second language for me.

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I remember you back from my Spike Barnes days. If you managed to stay in my head that long you have done more than something right. One of the few people who actually know their shit when it comes to engineering. And I am not willing to say this even about every CE we have right now ^^ Give them a command position. It's about time.


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I'm going to give you a trial. Your answers are well enough and I recognize you as a player. 


Trial starting on 18/10 and finishing on 24/10. Make sure to try and get more feedback.

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Not a lot of feedback  yet, but I saw you teach new players, explaining controles and basics over LooC and you where nice to work with from a command position. Nothing negative to add from side. I think the trial is going strong and hope you gather some more feedback before it ends. I stand by my prior feedback and the+1 attached to it. Good work so far.

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23 hours ago, Cnaym said:

Not a lot of feedback  yet, but I saw you teach new players, explaining controles and basics over LooC and you where nice to work with from a command position. Nothing negative to add from side. I think the trial is going strong and hope you gather some more feedback before it ends. I stand by my prior feedback and the+1 attached to it. Good work so far.

Thanks, I am doing what I can so nobody in engineering just sit bored not knowing what to do and to keep things running, but yeah, I let my link after each round I do (about 2 each day) and there is unfortunately very little feedback.

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I've been happy with what I've seen. I thought you were already a CE in truth. Assuming your trial behavior stays consistent beyond that, +1

Oh, and English seems fine in general.

Though only if you make private local servers and test assorted engineering mechanics in your spare time of course, cough cough

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+1, competent engineer, friendly teacher. Honestly surprised this is a trial character.

I rolled engineer with a friend who asked me to help them learn the role, Kylee stole my friend, and taught me a couple things about wiring that I was doing the hard way in the past.

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Didn't see any real issues and you have positive feedback.

Trial passed. Application accepted.

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