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Desven's Command (CMO actually) application

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BYOND Key: Desven

Character names: Pierre Godard, surgeon; Luciano Morricone (might delete this little bastard)

How long have you been playing on Aurora?: late Jan

Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?: Mainly, to be CMO and Consul. For a longer answer, I just love medbay. I cannot seem to leave the department. And I have met great people while playing that have greatly helped me and I wish not only to help the newcomers, but expand on the experience I have acquired all this time.

Why did you come to Aurora?: A mix of seeking brainmed mechanics and roleplay. My roleplaying in SS13 had been limited before, and I have enjoyed the few times I did it, a lot. My friends would tell me about their characters (in other servers), how they wrote stories for them and all, and I got really excited for the idea. I didn't think I had it in me, Then, after a round of just snooping around, I went ahead, read the lore, and took the challenge. I have enjoyed it ever since.

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?: I have been bwoinked, especially when I was new, but otherwise I believe I am a clean bean with no warnings.

 

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 lending yourself to give life to others. I do creative writing and I am very much under the belief that the characters are alive. Before I began roleplaying myself, I would see my friends and their characters and I would often think they were merely extensions of themselves. However, after all of this experience, mainly on Aurora, I now believe that they can become their own, react on their own ways, and even have some extend of 'free will', as I believe characters on paper do. Often Pierre reacts on ways I would not expect him to, at first; I believe all of us have been surprised by how our characters develop, and take on their own. Around September I gave a course on creative writing focusing on this aspect, and I have found that my theses can apply to roleplaying in spessman too.

What do you think the OOC purpose of a Head of Staff is, ingame?: Give direction to a department (allow for the others to partake, not get in the way and do everything on your own), make sure things are running smoothly, clean and with a purpose. In medical, especially, it is required to be able to coordinate the EMTs, make sure the fridge is stocked, physicians are attending the wounded and surgeons are performing surgery. Regarding other heads, make sure to keep a strong liason with the department and command, construct a narrative with the antagonists, and involve your department if possible (regarding medical, it is always). In summary, make sure everyone has a fun, memorable round.

What do you think the OOC responsibilities of Whitelisted players are to other players, and how would you strive to uphold them?: I believe you have to be an exemplary roleplayer. Not that you cannot make mistakes, but rather, you have to gain respect from others, and guide them (if they are new to the roles). Also, there is the narrative that is built in each round, and as a head of staff, you have the responsibility of the flow of the game, and how you are going to impact others, not only those under your department. In medical, depending how a CMO acts, it can often end up in all of security dying or keeping them patched up for a little more playtime. It is one of the departments that impacts on whether a player stays in round or not, and you have to act fast.

I am aware that, as CMO, I cannot act as I have acted while being a surgeon, and while I do plan to play as surgeon when possible, I do expect to improve on my actions. Medical, when crowded, can often make mistakes of bumping with each other. In other servers where I play as CMO, like Bay (which has a more limited medbay staff roster), I try to coordinate so that everyone gets to have fun when playing. It probably sounds bad, but medmains get their playtime (besides the roleplaying and such) from treating patients. Ensuring everyone gets to treat one can be tricky when, more often than not, there are rounds with only one or two visits to the doctor, but promoting things like physical exams, or just making the medical team engage more with the others in extended or green alert, might be a good idea to keep everybody busy.

Could you give us the gist of what is currently happening in Tau ceti and how it affected your character and their career?: I arrived to the server after the events of KOTW, and, in a way, Pierre did too. He comes from Dominia, and has been adapting to what is happening. However, he can feel the change, from the logos on the walls to how the departments seem ever so much more diverse, with different contractors. He is not exactly loyal to Nanotrasen, but he is supportive, and in Medical in particular, the introduction of more Zeng-Hu staff is somewhat unsettling, as Pierre holds some disdain for the company that manufactured his prosthetic. Nevertheless, he is willing to learn to live in the 'Biesel way', more tolerant of others, especially the huge amount of shells that share his profession.

What roles do you plan on playing after the application is accepted?: CMO, but I might make a Consul in the future (still undecided and unplanned, so huge TBA)

 

Characters you intend to use for command or have created for command. Include the job they will be taking.: Pierre Godard, Chief Medical Officer.

 

How would you rate your own roleplaying?: I've stated before that I would at least give myself a 'You've tried' ribbon, however, I think I'll say here that I am fairly good- my character has had a good reception and I do get in the role, so to speak. So yes, I think I'm doing this okay.

Do you understand your whitelist is not permanent, and may be stripped following continuous administrative action?: Yes, and I like it that way. I think it helps clean up some bad apples or just people that have stopped playing.

Have you familiarize yourself with the wiki pages for the command roles?: Yes.

Extra notes: I know I have a (pending) Bug app, but Readthisnameplz encouraged me to submit this one, as they are not alike. I do not think I'll apply for any other race soon, though, as I intent to keep growing my character. And for those awesome CMOs that I have played with- sorry! I am not trying to steal your job or anything, but lately Medbay has found itself without command and I would like to step in without having to become interim or something.

 

 

 

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Added a character I've played this week in a few rounds, just so it doesn't appear like I'm trying to deceive by not mentioning him.
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I tend to share a lot of shifts with Pierre, and they're quickly becoming one of my favourite characters to interact with. Consistent, well rounded and reliable - and he actually bothers to throw in small things from off-shift as parts of discussions and as a part of his roleplay. ICly, I think Godard suits the position of CMO well - he's a bit of a tightass with compassion and temperance in equal measure. Besides that, Desven is easily competent enough as a player to play a convincing CMO. +1!

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Heyo,

I wanna make super, super clear this is not a complaint or a -1 or anything of that nature, and not at all meant to be taken in bad faith. Bear with me, please.

In a not-so-distant round of hesit + burglar, medical was called to the brig to treat myself (a warden) and a downed raider. I was in a really bad way after being lit up with lasers in a vented area, so had severe blood loss, brain damage, and burns. The raider was also having a bad day and dealing with blood loss, but the extent of their injuries was much more stable. However, whilst they were wheeled off chatting happily, I was left to die on the floor after nothing more than a scan and had to be dragged to medical by the rest of security, at which point there was some IC conflict over why I'd died whilst the raider was saved.  Mostly as we'd been after help for a while and didn't get it, but the antag did despite being less hurt.

Again, this is not at all a complaint - it was a hectic round, perhaps the extent of my injuries was missed, communication was muddled, and at the end of the day, to be blunt, shit happens. I've most certainly done worse when I played med. Nonetheless, IC bickering got quite bad and there was some OOC salt at the end (not from myself, from other officers). I would say scenarios like the above are fairly common when playing command, as you have a lot to handle - especially when playing roles like CMO where you might also be expected to do the mechanical treatment side as well as liaison with the crew, give orders, and try to move the round on at an OOC level that my leave people unhappy even when you do your best.

As such, my question is: how do you deal with stress and multitasking when things get hectic, especially when OOC expectations are thrown in? 

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51 minutes ago, Lemei said:

Heyo,

I wanna make super, super clear this is not a complaint or a -1 or anything of that nature, and not at all meant to be taken in bad faith. Bear with me, please.

In a not-so-distant round of hesit + burglar, medical was called to the brig to treat myself (a warden) and a downed raider. I was in a really bad way after being lit up with lasers in a vented area, so had severe blood loss, brain damage, and burns. The raider was also having a bad day and dealing with blood loss, but the extent of their injuries was much more stable. However, whilst they were wheeled off chatting happily, I was left to die on the floor after nothing more than a scan and had to be dragged to medical by the rest of security, at which point there was some IC conflict over why I'd died whilst the raider was saved.  Mostly as we'd been after help for a while and didn't get it, but the antag did despite being less hurt.

Again, this is not at all a complaint - it was a hectic round, perhaps the extent of my injuries was missed, communication was muddled, and at the end of the day, to be blunt, shit happens. I've most certainly done worse when I played med. Nonetheless, IC bickering got quite bad and there was some OOC salt at the end (not from myself, from other officers). I would say scenarios like the above are fairly common when playing command, as you have a lot to handle - especially when playing roles like CMO where you might also be expected to do the mechanical treatment side as well as liaison with the crew, give orders, and try to move the round on at an OOC level that my leave people unhappy even when you do your best.

As such, my question is: how do you deal with stress and multitasking when things get hectic, especially when OOC expectations are thrown in? 

Hey, I think I know the round you are referring about. There were multiple emergencies and we had no EMTs, and I was at the brig trying to rescue someone when a sec officer and I got blinded by one of the antags, who was eventually pinned down. If I remember correctly, those who remained on the medbay were all interns. Normally, if there's an emergency (and it is not too grave) I would have an intern go, but they didn't seem interested and someone has to act fast, regardless of how the sensors are reading it. When I returned to medbay I did some surgeries and tried to stay away from the salt, I overheard some officers talking about the dead warden and then my colleagues that kept saying, even on the radio, that nothing could've been done. However, failing to treat you goes against the triage; you aren't supposed to pick the patient that looks the easiest to deal with, but rather, the one that is in most need. The rest probably panicked, were too focused on the other guy, or whatever, but I have to make it clear that as a surgeon, I had no real authority over them. I simply avoided the conflict because I wasn't involved.

However, if I were CMO, it wouldn't have gone that way. I would've had to, first, let know the medical team their mistakes, and then, prevent more comments from our side. But I would've also communicated with Security to try issue and apology. There is just so much one can do to avoid OOC salt, and while I think one is to be expected if they are to die in game, the way both departments reacted was not okay, and if the comments continued on deadchat or ooc, especially insults, it would've probably gained them an administrative warning. When trying to fix relations in game you have to keep in mind this, and take the matter seriously.

Multi-tasking as a whole, while stressful, I think I can handle. There are certainly instances, both as my current role and on other servers where I've played CMO, that I've made mistakes while a hectic situation, but then you also learn how to hook up to three IVs if necessary and keep the inaprovaline in if there's been a great bloodloss. There are certainly moments where I've needed assistance and I yell for somebody to help me do CPR because you can't CPR and give meds or perform surgery. I am aware that there's a player on the other side and that some ranking players will be more important not only for the ground progression but for their departments as a whole. Somebody dying on you is always underwhelming, but that's also what makes brainmed so fun and different from, say, tgmed where you can revive ad infinitum. It is likely somebody will die in a hectic situation, and a CMO is aware of this. We will try to prevent it, but we have to understand that that's also the way the code is and there's just so much one can do in certain scenarios. Bashing medical because a miner was DOA is ridiculous, for example, but that doesn't mean we don't make mistakes like on that particular round you mention (or one vampire round after that, where some were left bleeding and eventually died from those wounds). In short: you have to make sure everyone is cordial in the aftermath, and avoid later OOC complaints as much as you can.

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While I play very little medical myself, I got to interact with and be under Pierre's scalpel on few occasions. The character was not only well-rounded and believable but also made effort to involve other members of medical team (especially interns) where possible in order to allow them to learn and just...do things which I think is very important, especially if you are in command position.

+1

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The player behind Pierre is extremely talented at making a believable, living, inclusive character that fits very well with Aurora - Pierre's grown to be one of my favourite characters to see, though sadly I rarely have chance to interact with him nowadays as I'm returning to my engineering roots. He's very much the opposite of the afk-and-stare-at-sensors people, actively seeking out and causing interactions which makes rounds infinitely better for medical players - this I can say from my time as a med player. Phenomenal roleplayer.

From an OOC/skill perspective, they've experienced and played for quite a bit in medical, and I know they can play well. While they're not perfect and can sometimes make mistakes as we all do, I mean this in the best way possible because mistakes make the round more fun and dynamic compared being a perfect powergamer. Even in the example posted previously, while yes that meant a player who was lethally hurt died because of a mistake, it caused a lot of IC conflict that made the round spicy. Their overall play is above average otherwise, from what I've seen while in my little pharmacy corner.

Would like to see them at least trialed for Command for sure. +1

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Every interaction I've had with Pierre on the server (be it my intern, pharmacist, or outside medical characters) has been met with consistent and excellent roleplay. I definitely appreciate the effort and energy put into their character! +1

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+1 From me.

About the only conflict I've ever had with Pierre, or their player, is solely in character. Well. It's more IC friction than conflict. Stop stealing my scans and patients damnit!

I have nothing else to say but good things. They know what they're doing in medical and their character is realistic and believable. They also got that dommi drip.

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Your trial will start today, 2021-03-26, and end in a week, 2021-04-02. Good luck! Remember to keep collecting feedback.

 

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I really really really like Pierre. The player who controls it knows what they are doing and performs very high quality RP. One of the best players that could apply to a command whitelist to be honest. I don't think I'll never reach their level of RP quality but it is sure an example.

I fully support him.

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As hectic as the AutoTraitor round was, I do not have any complaints aimed towards Desven or Pierre. Both the player, and the character, are pretty good and I wouldn't mind seeing them whitelisted for Command.

 

+1

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This isn’t a -1 and I am more than sure than you are capable of performing the role, but I do have concerns as to Godard’s tendencies to perform in round. Yhara rather often has to separate him and any Fisanduhian due to arguing, insulting  and bickering frequently, especially if they speak Freespeak. 

Additionally, Pierre has refused orders from Yhara to operate on people before, whether because of prosthetics or their nationality. I am not trying to argue semantics or attempt to mess with your app, but a CMO that could potentially refuse treatment probably isn’t ideal.

 

Will Pierre’s behavior change in the future to be more in line with the expectations of command if he is given permanent CMO?

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2 hours ago, Faye <3 said:

This isn’t a -1 and I am more than sure than you are capable of performing the role, but I do have concerns as to Godard’s tendencies to perform in round. Yhara rather often has to separate him and any Fisanduhian due to arguing, insulting  and bickering frequently, especially if they speak Freespeak. 

Additionally, Pierre has refused orders from Yhara to operate on people before, whether because of prosthetics or their nationality. I am not trying to argue semantics or attempt to mess with your app, but a CMO that could potentially refuse treatment probably isn’t ideal.

 

Will Pierre’s behavior change in the future to be more in line with the expectations of command if he is given permanent CMO?

Hi. I get what you mean, and I think it's part of the characters' growth. I think it's especially shocking for someone from that background to learn, at first, to become more tolerant of others; however, he has done his efforts and I am aware being in command means pushing it even further. That being said, he tries to not get into such discussions anymore, and he has peformed prosthetic surgery recently. The times Pierre suggested, before, for another doctor to do so were when there were two surgeons available, but as of late, even with another available surgeon, he has performed such operations.

I'm short, this is something I've thought about ICly and OOCly, and it is also part of the character arc I have planned.

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I've observed Pierre in Command and he's seemed competent enough, and when I joined as an Intern he gladly took me under his wing to teach me, even getting other medical staff involved ASAP. In general, I echo Schorch's opinion that Desven seems to try to include people in the action as much as possible, which I'd say is a great trait for a Command player. This is without getting into that his RP is generally good. +1

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Had several good experiences with Pierre both as my Consul and my Investigator and they have a constant high standard of roleplay.

 

I look forward to seeing them as fully whitelisted Command.

 

+1 

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