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Reyjakai - Head of Staff Application

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BYOND key:Reyjakai

Character names:Reyjakai Friedman, Sarah Milne, Katelynn Mcmullen, Vebjorn and Alvar Skoglund, and a few others that I play from time to time.

How long have you been playing on Aurora?:Not sure, probably around a year. Maybe less.

Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?:Well, I enjoy playing the game and the various roles that are available, and heads of staff are different characters to try to RP. More responsibility and power can lead to more interesting decision to make in the game. Additionally, I think I wouldn't be too horrible at it.

Why did you come to Aurora?:I was looking for a heavy RP server, and was used to playing on heavy RP servers on different games. Enjoyed the staff and the people, so I stayed.

Have you read the BS12 wiki on the head roles you plan on playing?:Yep.

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 all about determining what the most rational thing that your character would do in any given situation, as well as making that situation inclusive and fun for other players on the server. This can be anything from the way you carry yourself, the way you handle stressful situations, or even the way that you die. Depending on your mindset, everything can be roleplayed so that everybody has fun.

What do you think the OOC purpose of a Head of Staff is, ingame?:Helping out new players, answering questions, friendly banter, spamming, "Oh god, why!" when someone does something stupid. Heads of staff are there to coordinate the flow of their department, as well as being knowledgeable about everything (or at least most things) related to their department. OOCly, you also should have a good working knowledge of how every department works, even if your character ICly does not.

What do you think the OOC responsibilities of Whitelisted players are to other players, and how would you strive to uphold them?:Similar to the post above, the purpose of a whitelisted character is to serve a role model for the other players on the server. If they see good roleplay, they'll want to participate in that. I don't think this is something unique to whitelisted players. Everybody is here to have fun.

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

Character name:Sarah Milne

Character age:41

Please provide a short biography of this character (approx 2 paragraphs):Sarah Milne grew up in a military family. She joined the Sol Military at age 18 and ended up being a field medic. There, she discovered a love for fixing people up wherever she could. After she was honorably discharged from the military due to a medical injury, she decided to enroll in a university on Earth to become a surgeon. Several years later, she signed up to work for NanoTrasen. She was distinguished as a surgeon in her medical career, and thus was assigned to work on the Odin as an ERT Surgeon. There, she saw and participated (from the backlines, generally) in dozens of operations, seeing friends and foes alike die brutally on the battlefield. She developed PTSD as well as a nasty addiction to Hyperzine due to all of the mission that she participated in, and became unable to function normally without heavy medication. At age 40, she requested to be transferred to the Aurora, and stopped performing active surgical work. She began to study Chemistry and instantly took a liking to it, and has stuck with that as her primary profession aboard the Aurora. She occasionally still takes up surgical jobs on the Aurora so that she doesn't get rusty, but has a hard time concentrating during surgery.

What do you like about this character?:She's really a gamble. If she has her medication, she's quick, effective, works hard, and does her job properly. If she doesn't have her medication, however, she shuts down if she's put into an incredibly stressful situation. Additionally, if things get too stressful, she might snap even if she has her medication. She's got a tough outer shell, but isn't too horrible of a person if she ends up taking a liking to you.

What do you dislike about this character?:She wears glasses, so she can't wear a health HUD. I had no idea how annoying this would be ICly. Also, she's very snobbish and elitist a lot of the time. She's also very racist against Tajara, as she sees them all as drug addicted felons. She tries to keep that one secret. She's very pessimistic, assuming that everybody but her is incredibly incompetent and will kill anybody that they treat unless she supervises them while doing their duty.

One thing that I'm not 100% sure whether I like or dislike about her is that if someone dies under her care, it's in her head that they only died because she wasn't good enough to save them. This can really mess with her head for a while after it happens.

What do you think makes this character fit to be a head of staff?:She's authoritative, quick to act, and tends to make good decisions when it comes to the well-being of patients and NanoTrasen property. She manages her addiction well, not allowing it to intentionally affect her work ethic.


Please provide well articulated answers to the following questions.

How would you rate your own roleplaying?:I'd say that I've definitely improved in the last 6 months since I made my original application. I've made a few mistakes here and there, but overall I understand what's expected of me as a player, as well as the responsibilities of a Head of Staff. It no longer seems like the daunting task that it originally seemed like being. I think I've gotten pretty good at roleplaying situations that I would have gone straight to guns in earlier. I used to play to win, thinking it would be cool. It's really not. Being captured or shot can be every bit as rewarding as robusting the entire nuke op team as a janitor with a cleaning grenade.

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