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Minijar - Head Of Staff Application

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BYOND key: Minijar

Character names: Anna Clifford, Houston Croft

How long have you been playing on Aurora?: About a month an a half. (Might need clarification on this since I've got awful memory)

Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?: I'd like to be on the Head Of Staff whitelist as I particularly enjoy positions of command and I take pride in the responsibility that is entrusted to you as one.

Why did you come to Aurora?: I came to Aurora after server hopping one night out of boredom, discovering it had an abundance of extra features and a much friendlier community then the one previously.

Have you read the BS12 wiki on the head roles you plan on playing?: Repeatedly and I have infact contributed to several of them.

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:

Roleplay is adapting yourself to take part in a make-believe world where you as a individual have a role to fulfil, you create a new persona for yourself to portray and you essentially create a life for that character despite it being fictional. I believe it is to allow you to have a role in a fictional life that you is impossible for you to procure in real life either due to physical limitations such as technology or mental limitations such as the actual knowledge of how to configure and maintain an atmospherics system on a space craft. In my eyes, it's a story that you write in real time and it's a world where your actions no matter how deviant, will not have a real world effect.

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

I believe the OOC purpose of a Head Of Staff is a multitude of reasons; they provide guidance (Hopefully) to new players, offering unique roleplay opportunities such as training and reprimand for in character actions. They're also here to organise what could be without them a chaotic mess of players who have no idea how to collaborate together on a plan or objective. It's difficult to answer really as I don't consider jobs typically for an OOC purpose.

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

The OOC responsibilities are numerous; whitelisted players are entrusted with a significance of authority and power that regular players are not and thus must use these privileges to the best of their ability to make the game more enjoyable and interesting for other players, whether this be through OOCly helping new players and teaching them new aspects of the game or setting a prime example for how people should act aboard a space age vessel. It's also a rolemodel I suppose for those who may oneday also try and become a head of staff.

Please pick one of your characters for this section, and provide well articulated responses to the following questions.

Character name: Anna Clifford

Character age: 38

Please provide a short biography of this character (approx 2 paragraphs):

Anna Clifford was born into a somewhat traditional family; A caring 'stay at home' mum, A father who'd do anything to protect his 'little girl'. However her parents were incredibly protective, believing her life would be significantly better if she strayed away from the hussel and bussel of space and remained where her parents could keep an eye on her. Eventually, she managed to escape her parents grip and sought to make a life of her own out in the stars. Starting of as a simple secretary, Clifford soon found herself working for Nanotrasen and began quickly working her way through the ranks.

However her progress was soon halted when tragedy struck, receiving a simple transmission that her parents had both died in home invasion.

Distraught Clifford decided to use her many vacation days that she had accumulated over the years at Nanotrasen. Taking a long break she finally returned after a three month absence. Working slowly at first she began resuming her life for the company and surely with time she began to make herself known as a capable and trustworthy employee.

What do you like about this character?:

I really admire her professionalism and ability to stay calm whilst someone may be screaming at her as a reprimand, I also enjoy how she will tend to underplay an emergency frequently assured the station crew can easily keep it under control.

What do you dislike about this character?:

I honestly dislike how open she can be sometimes and overly trusting of some people despite not knowing them. Maybe that's just passing in from me though.

What do you think makes this character fit to be a head of staff?:

Clifford has basic knowledge of most departments (Barring atmospherics because only wizards are allowed in there) and has a tendency to try and supervise people when heads are not around. She is typically mature except when being humorous which is rare for her, and she has the patience and time to dedicate to the role at the company.


Please provide well articulated answers to the following questions.

How would you rate your own roleplaying?:

Without sounding naive I'd like to believe I am a somewhat high quality roleplayer. Frequently entering intricate and delicate roleplay scenarios I'd like to think I'm a decent roleplayer, however that's from my own point of view and I don't really like to gauge myself without others opinions. I do recognise however that I may be a little brash sometimes when reacting to something and should probably rethink certain actions before actually doing them.

Extra notes:

If it counts for anything, I frequently played Head roles on Baystation and am very familiar with the advanced functioning of most departments, I also authored some of the wiki pages on Bay for the head roles and antagonists.

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