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BYOND key: Xxxretroxgears3

Character names: Shaun Heardham Darell Lowstetter Cade Kifer

How long have you been playing on Aurora? A while i dont reamber the exact date but 4 a few mounths

Why do you wish to be on the whitelist? I wish to be on the white list because i love playing this game with people who role paly and dont greytide if they arent a antag

Why did you come to Aurora? Because i wanted a place where i can play space station with a good comunity

Have you read the BS12 wiki on the head roles you plan on playing? Yes i read all the the jobs alot ((when i first started to play)) and i still do

Please provide well articulated answers to the following questions in a paragraph

Give a definition of what you think roleplay is, and should be about: The deffintion of roleplay in my eyes is the act of someone acting out something that they arent in this game on RP servers you make someone give them a personailty and a Name and a birthday byt they arent real then you come and act out what it would be like to be this person on this space station as a certain role or job or whatever you want to call it with otehr people and create something cool or a hellhole ((most of the time the second one))

What do you think the OOC purpose of a Head of Staff is, ingame? The OOC purpose of a head of staff is to educate and reform people that are doing what they are doing correctly and teach them how to do it then when shit hits the fan and they look up your the person they see taking command and helping them

What do you think the OOC responsibilities of Whitelisted players are to other players, and how would you strive to uphold them? What i said in my last requestion to educate and reform but also to set a example and dont do stupid shit like release the singlou ((unless your a antag and you have a VERY GOOD VAILD REASON TO DO SO)) or harm baton because they pushed you

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

Character name: Shaun Heardham

Character age: 30

Please provide a short biography of this character (approx 2 paragraphs): Shaun Heardham was born on Planet Earth in the Sol system. During the time his father was in the colonial marines unit and Shaun had always wanted to be a marine. During the time he spent 15 years training untill finally he was sent on a mission to deal with the Mars invasion. Shaun spent 3 tours of war as a combat field medic a engineer and a squad leader pushing the aliens back. He then spent another 5 years becoming a Special Units Member and was sent aboard the USS Sulaco. ((you know what happened)) He wa sent aboard another ship to deal with aliens. After this he was tramatized everyone around him died perished killed off so he was brainwashed to forget what happened and they discharged him. He then got his degree in law and because of his service as a Medic and Engi he had a deploma in that already. After this he dident really settle down he bought a ship and well lived on drifting. To this day he currently works on the NSS Aurora.

What do you like about this character?

I like Shaun Heardham because he kinda acts and just "is me"

What do you dislike about this character?

The fact that i made him me it causes people to dislike me kinda causing conflict like i do in IRL so when i change he does

What do you think makes this character fit to be a head of staff? I think Shaun is fit to be a Head of Staff because in real life i'm not a medic engi or even i dont have a job yet i play sports i'm not a captain but people look up to me when shit hits the fan they see me and i try my self to fix it i dont do it perfectly and sometimes i dont even fix it but like me Shaun is not perfect like nobody so thats why he should be Head of Staff

Please provide well articulated answers to the following questions.

How would you rate your own roleplaying? 8/10

Extra notes: nothing really i just hope i get accepted and well if i do good for me

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Okay, so, I'm going to point a few things out.. I honestly haven't seen you once, so I have zero clue about your role play ability or your competence in game. I would also like to point out the fact that your grammar is not really the best, and I (personally) think that proper English is something that a head of staff needs. I'm not going to +1 or -1 until I have seen you in game for myself.

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Not to mention that the backstory makes zero sense, making them unrealistically qualified in several subjects given his age, and the fact he was a marine, and also the fact that the Sulaco is 1000% non-canon here, and his backstory gives him explicit knowledge of Aliens. As well as that, Nanotrasen would never hire someone who was so mentally traumatized they needed to be brainwashed, let alone make them a head. Beside all of those, the backstory is also not anywhere near two paragraphs.

The part that worried me that most though, is this.


dont do stupid shit like release the singlou ((unless your a antag and you have a VERY GOOD VAILD REASON TO DO SO))


You never, ever, EVER release the singularity for ANY reason. That the most ganky thing you can do in game, it is a game ender, and a round destroyer. So, this, combined with the fact his backstory gives him explicit knowledge of antags, makes me think they didn't even so much as glance at the rules.

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Break this down with me. Fifteen years of training. Three tours of duty in active war. Four years to get his diploma for law (assuming bachelor's), not to mention those for Engineering.

His current age is Thirty. This means that we'll assume a half-a-year tour for all three tours, which is one and a half years. Then a total of eight years minimum for the Engineering and Law degrees. Then the Fifteen years for training to be a marine. This means that Shawn would have had to begin his training to become a marine at the age of seven and a half (assuming my math is correct.)

Ignoring the fact that you've been proven to have been something of unreliable in terms of RP, or OOC responsibility for your characters, why do you honestly think this character is fit to be a Head of Staff? He holds degrees in law, medicine(marine training), and engineering. This means that he'd be able to fit in any of these fields aboard the station, and he's just at the line of thirty years old.

Ignoring the meta-acquired due to him fighting xenomorphs as a colonial marine (something that doesn't exist in our lore), why would somebody this traumatized have any position aboard the Aurora? More-so when he apparently is a super-smart, mega-awesome super-marine.

One of our rules is, Characters must be believable. Shawn is too unhinged, too extraordinary to even be considered as a complete member of the staff roster, or even a member of the Head of Staff roster. I'd /strongly/ suggest you look into doing another app after some time to think about these points have been taken, as well as you reading through the issues others have placed a complaint on you about.

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Right, hi. Trial Moderator for Colonial Marines here.

Let me give you all a sneak-peek as to what our rules entail.

Basically, the Colonial Marines server is a niche server with rather out of the ordinary rules to deal with extraordinary cases. Obviously, with the obligatory 'No ERP' rule. Because if you don't have it, you'll see disgusting shit as a staff member, or if you're unlucky, as a player. As you can imagine, we deal with unique cases in not-so-unique manners, because the issues themselves are frequent enough to appear not-so-unique. So! There are two sides, that of the marines, and that of the aliens/xenomorphs.

The marines start off knowing nothing about xenos. Absolutely nothing, until they witness the mechanics first-hand. And no round is ever canon. Relationships between marines might be carried over, but their experiences are mostly null when it comes to aliens. Our rules are designed to ensure people have fun and don't act in otherworldly retarded ways.

Pretty much the same works for the xenos. They don't know shit about what the marines can do until the marines use it against the alien hivemind. The hivemind learns about this as the game goes on and adapts to situations. Not unlike how the marines are supposed to pretend to be retarded and then slowly develop a strategy against the aliens, in an attempt to claim victory. Likewise for the aliens.

Gameplay is ENTIRELY reactionary. This leads to some fun situations. Muy bueno.

Also. We've made a rather huge push for medium roleplay recently, but we've always frowned upon retarded character design such as easily unhinged marines. Acting and reacting in stupid ways lead to action being taken by the staff. The staff have zero-tolerance policies on powergaming and metagaming. Marines are not expected (nor intended) to ever perform surgery in a hostile, non-sterile environment. Marines who do so are powergaming. They are breaking the rules. They are breaking immersion.

Despite all of this, Colonial Marines is still an action server at heart, and characters are not meant to be taken seriously. They're just cannon fodder, aren't they? If a marine dies, the story still goes on completely forgetting about that character. Their efforts are meaningless in the grand scheme of things as they did not survive. And the aliens are designated by number, so they're faceless.

With that in mind. Do you really think it's a good idea to have that character, with that background, as your head of staff, in a completely different setting from the Colonial Marines universe?

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