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Ckey/BYOND Username: Tailson

Position Being Applied For: Synthetic Deputy Lore developer

Past Experiences/Knowledge: I was admin for a while! Perhaps a little more pertinent to the application; I play AI and cyborg extensively. As a result I kinda hang on synthetic lore pretty tight.

Examples of Past Work: I've helped run a few synth events while Kyres was loredev; I played the big Hephaestus escapee station-building robot who made friends, I was one of the Bubbles (core 2 is best) during the Bubble launch event, I played a Lance operative during the Ceres Lance/SLF events. Also, a few other smatterings of assistance lent while I was admin - spawning things ahead of events and such.

Additional Comments: I wrote a short document going into some detail regarding hivebots. I like the idea of a replicating war machine. Sorry for the brevity of this application, I'm not sure how much you want me to elaborate on certain aspects, so I suppose it's best to wait for questions. 

Leave any feedback on the short hivebot thing and the drivel I've written in this post, and any questions I would be happy to answer!

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A very interesting piece of writing. It's great to see some theories about hivebots, and I love how it's written. It showcases your creativity and writing abilities.

As a person, you're friendly, hard-working, and you were an excellent admin. You stay involved in thing you invest in, so I think your activity level isn't something to worry about. You'd be a friendly, knowledgeable, fair, and dependable person to discuss whitelist issues with. Harmony is probably everyone's favorite AI, and Brunton showcases your creativity with synthetic characters. Working with you in the Ceres' Lance event was great, and I know you have a lot of knowledge and passion for synthetics in our setting (And in general).

I'll ask some general questions to kick off this app.

1) What is your favorite and least favorite part of synthlore right now? Why?

2) What aspects of synthlore would you like to expand on, personally?

3) What are your thoughts on the Golden Deep? 

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56 minutes ago, Doxxmedearly said:

A very interesting piece of writing. It's great to see some theories about hivebots, and I love how it's written. It showcases your creativity and writing abilities.

As a person, you're friendly, hard-working, and you were an excellent admin. You stay involved in thing you invest in, so I think your activity level isn't something to worry about. You'd be a friendly, knowledgeable, fair, and dependable person to discuss whitelist issues with. Harmony is probably everyone's favorite AI, and Brunton showcases your creativity with synthetic characters. Working with you in the Ceres' Lance event was great, and I know you have a lot of knowledge and passion for synthetics in our setting (And in general).

Oh my goodness Doxx that is incredibly high praise.

Onto the questions!

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1) What is your favorite and least favorite part of synthlore right now? Why?

My favourite is the Martian borg project. Thousands of people signing up voluntarily during the big Martian project, then the resulting mega scrapyards that dominate entire districts of the red planet. That Wall-E feel with the scrap mountains and canyons. Just the visual aspect of that must be astounding. We often mutter about free synthetic societies, how many shanty towns filled with scrapped cyborgs and IPCs do you think are out there?

My least favourite is a more difficult question to answer. I'm actually not too happy with the AI for every situation thing. When I say that, I mean a lot of people take it as read that getting an AI for a facility/business/home is a fairly trivial matter. I can't see it written down anywhere in lore, so I suppose this doesn't count, but I also don't see it written down that it should be prohibitively expensive for anyone but a large, profitable company to get one brought in. I feel it downplays the potential power (and potential power NEEDS) of a stationary AI.

I really struggled with the last part of that question. I'm very happy with synthetic lore from where I am, rather than applying to fix anything I'm here to expand on new ideas and fine-tune.

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2) What aspects of synthlore would you like to expand on, personally?

I actually really like the idea of the hivebots as an enigmatic enemy, if my little essay wasn't hint enough at that. At the moment (recent buffs notwithstanding) they're like a random event not too different from carp. The potential for a hive intelligence becoming an actual problem is great, and I'd love to play with that idea some more. Who built them? Why do they do what they do? Questions questions.

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3) What are your thoughts on the Golden Deep? 

Only ever actually interacted with one glinty member of this faction IC, so it took a bit of prodding for me to look into it and realise that, yes, it's a full faction! With a history!

I actually like Golden Deep. I think they're interesting and they fold into the Purpose lore quite well. They're your classic greedy space merchants and they're proud of showing that off. Getting turfed out by business rivals and feeling like a pariah when you move away from the collective is also really interesting (probably my favourite bit). I'd love to see this faction get a little more love - I feel like there's a lot of potential to bring it into the limelight.

Also, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-COG4YTn6M

 

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Applicants with Skrell icons are automatically declined on the basis of skrell man bad.

Thank you for applying! Having experience in running events, whether assisting or heading is certainly a plus.

The essay was well written. I could even see it being a welcome addition to the library's database. I think it's a great idea to give hivebots a more concrete place in the lore, although I'd only be afraid that they could end up too close to the now deleted Sunderers. That's only my thought in passing however!

Nonetheless, do you have any preferred management styles? I'd like to have an open space with my Deputies where they can take on projects but at the same time, they aren't expected to. I also hope to utilize the team as a means of brainstorming and refining ideas. What do you expect from me as a Lore Developer? What do you expect as a Deputy?

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Hi Niennab!

On 29/10/2019 at 02:00, niennab said:

The essay was well written. I could even see it being a welcome addition to the library's database. I think it's a great idea to give hivebots a more concrete place in the lore, although I'd only be afraid that they could end up too close to the now deleted Sunderers. That's only my thought in passing however!

I have to say, I miiiiight have started playing/gotten properly involved after they were removed, I don't know what they used to be like!

On 29/10/2019 at 02:00, niennab said:

Nonetheless, do you have any preferred management styles? I'd like to have an open space with my Deputies where they can take on projects but at the same time, they aren't expected to. I also hope to utilize the team as a means of brainstorming and refining ideas. What do you expect from me as a Lore Developer? What do you expect as a Deputy?

I think maybe I'm a collaborator. I'm happy to bounce ideas around and get to work on projects with someone else. Any project that I start will probably see a lot of feedback because that's how I work, generally. As you outlined it, I'm really happy with what you have so far. It's a good way to work.

On that note, what sort of things would you be looking for from a deputy? You say you don't expect deputies to take on projects (though obviously it would be nice), what would be your ideal deputy be?

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20 hours ago, Tailson said:

I have to say, I miiiiight have started playing/gotten properly involved after they were removed, I don't know what they used to be like!

I believe I started sometime during or after their removal as well. I only know about them because when someone mentioned them in my app, I had to ask around for clarification of them. They were 'deleted' because they were seen as bloat and their conflict was largely resolved.

20 hours ago, Tailson said:

On that note, what sort of things would you be looking for from a deputy? You say you don't expect deputies to take on projects (though obviously it would be nice), what would be your ideal deputy be?

I am looking for someone who I can bounce of for feedback, assist in white-lists (in say, opinions and questions) and, if they have an interest in the topic, take on projects of their own.

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21 minutes ago, niennab said:

I believe I started sometime during or after their removal as well. I only know about them because when someone mentioned them in my app, I had to ask around for clarification of them. They were 'deleted' because they were seen as bloat and their conflict was largely resolved.

I had to ask, too. Yeah, they sound neat, kinda wish I was around to see them to be honest.

3 hours ago, niennab said:

I am looking for someone who I can bounce of for feedback, assist in white-lists (in say, opinions and questions) and, if they have an interest in the topic, take on projects of their own.

Sounds like we're on the same page. :)

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Hello,

As an update, so I'm not leaving you in the dark, I will be making my decision around Sunday morning at the latest (NA time).

I wanted to choose earlier but given that I am currently travelling, I feel it'd be better that I make my decision once I'm back on my PC and availble. That way the team can start strong!

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