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Hazrond's Diona Lore Deputy Application

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Ckey/BYOND Username: Hazrond

Position Being Applied For: Diona Lore Deputy

Past Experiences/Knowledge: I DM for several tabletop RPGs and i have a specific interest in worldbuilding and the associated lore implications that stem from it.

Additional Comments: I find the interactions between different elements of settings to be fascinating to consider. One of my favorite things to do when given an expansive setting with many individual elements (such as the Aurorastation universe) is to take different individual elements and theorize how they would interact with each other. When i am told an interesting note like "Dionae rely on light to survive instead of food" my immediate thought turns to things like "I wonder if there are Dionae that use circuits in order to weave small lights into their clothing". I love expanding on the initial premise of things i am given in interesting and sometimes out of the box ways while at the same time making sure it grows organically from the information already known about a subject.

Dionae are one of the most fascinating parts of the Aurorastation setting in my opinion, and that stems mostly from their unique biology and enigmatic history that make for an incredibly diverse set of possible stories for any one Dionae character. Dionae can come from nearly anywhere and while that makes them somewhat like humans in a way it also leads to an interesting way of creating characters because of how Dionae are formed. A cyclops could be formed from nymphs that all share a common background and were grown together or it could be the amalgamation of nymphs from several different cultures into an entirely unique being and that is merely only talking about the background of a single character. 

What i would look towards changing or properly defining would definitely be matters of biology and how they affect the gestalt when looking to improve on the current Dionae lore, most specifically the way that currently the way that the nymphs are connected is somewhat unclear and disjointed depending on which information you are reading, which can lead to confusion on how the merging process functions on a mechanical level and as an experience for the gestalt in question. This is a topic that i've actually talked with Dionae lore devs in the past about a bit and i'd love to help clarify the process.

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A few brief, probably open-ended questions.

1) What is your opinion on the current state of Diona mechanical balance?

2) How important do you think it is for Diona to be invested in affairs regarding the other factions in our setting lorewise? Why or why not?

3) Do you think there is enough roleplay material regarding Dionae that isn't related to their physiology?

4) What are your opinions on Dionae heads of staff?

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On 22/03/2020 at 11:35, ParadoxSpace said:

1) What is your opinion on the current state of Diona mechanical balance?

Mechanically? They have several potent defensive abilities but as far as actual survivability goes in this game the most effective method to survive is to not get hit in the first place. Their nerfed mobility makes them easy targets for enemies that are more mobile in combat situations. I haven't really messed around with the nymph splitting ability but the crux of it is the ability to be in multiple places at once at a reduced capacity, so i guess for information gathering it has the capability of being very useful. Overall though i feel like they are probably fine as is given how nasty a penalty that slow movement really is in SS13.

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2) How important do you think it is for Diona to be invested in affairs regarding the other factions in our setting lorewise? Why or why not?

Because the Dionae aren't really a unified group, there are a lot of ifs related to this question. The deciding factor on whether the Dionae are invested really depends on what source your nymphs came from and whether their experiences would warrant having such an interest. The fact that the Dionae are kind of scattered all over the place means the potential exists for Dionae characters to interact with most events as long as it is relevant to the either the character personally or to the cluster that they originate from. For instance the Warbling event is an example of an event where Dionae that have ties to the Jargon Federation would have been able to participate heavily, however Dionae that lacked such ties would have little reason to be involved.

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3) Do you think there is enough roleplay material regarding Dionae that isn't related to their physiology?

There is some interesting stuff but i feel like there is definitely room where things could be expanded regarding Clusters and fleshing out how they interact with the various nations of the universe as well as with each other, as well as general expansion of the Clusters themselves since the more that exist offer more options for the creation of new and interesting characters.

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4) What are your opinions on Dionae heads of staff?

In fields like Research, Engineering, and Medical that are more focused on information they make great heads of staff. I'd probably also say they'd make an okay Head of Personnel as well, but i wouldn't put them into the position of either Captain or Head of Security due to their inherent slowness because of the fact that those roles sometimes require acting swiftly in order to ensure the safety of the station.

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Hello! I have a few questions I wish to ask.

I've noticed you lack a dionae whitelist, do you feel this would affect your ability to write lore for the species?

I also wish to ask about your activity on the server. It's been a while since you've connected, do you feel this could affect anything as well?

I may ask more as I or another lore writer thinks of any.

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23 hours ago, Yonnimer said:

I've noticed you lack a dionae whitelist, do you feel this would affect your ability to write lore for the species?

I don't believe that this would negatively impact my ability to write quality lore for the species, what lead me to applying for this position was actually a combination of scouring the existing lore and conversations I had with existing lore devs about the species that i had done in preparation for my whitelist application, which got sidetracked by real life problems suddenly eating heavily into my time. Regardless I plan to revisit my Whitelist application sometime soon so that i can enjoy the dionae ingame just as much as i enjoy reading their lore out of game.

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I also wish to ask about your activity on the server. It's been a while since you've connected, do you feel this could affect anything as well?

The aforementioned IRL issues had caused me to have a very small amount of free time for several weeks, which caused my sudden departure from the server. Now with the ongoing quarantine that has been instated opening up my time i intend to be playing more often.

If there are any other questions you have feel free to ask ^_^

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