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[Accepted] ArcBot - Head of Staff Application V2

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BYOND key: ArcBot

Character names: Jack Davidson, Ka'Akaix'Reed Zo'ra(Vaurca), Booters(IPC), Rusty(IPC), Tobor(IPC), E.L.L.I.E(pAI)

How long have you been playing on Aurora?: Two months? Maybe just under three.

Why do you wish to be on the whitelist?: Honestly, I play a lot of my characters in the research department and most of my time is spent there. I would love nothing more then to be able to show my characters capability of being able to lead the research staff, and follow/enforce station directives/standard operating procedure.

Why did you come to Aurora?: Like my first app mentioned, I came from the LLJK servers so the style of roleplay was much different, rounds were very fast paced, and you almost always end up dying or the station would get rekt to shit. Even the RP LLJK server wasn't satisfying enough being nearly identical to low-rp if non at all. That's when I first joined Aurora because of it being heavy roleplay.

Have you read the BS12 wiki on the head roles you plan on playing?: Yes I have read the wiki.

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 to me is about acting and speaking as if you are the character you're portraying in your occupation. Putting full emotion and detail in the way you speak, to the way you interact with others to make it seem realisitic. Creating your character you're going to roleplay is an important step to, making a realistic backstory, and then roleplaying how you think they would act had you been in their situation.

What do you think the OOC purpose of a Head of Staff is, ingame?: I think the OOC purpose of a head of staff is to show guidance to obvious new players who want to learn a new role in your department. Letting them know if they're not following directives or doing their job in an un-safe manner. You're also tasked with making sure your department operates to its full ability, since other departments will be relying on your staff.

What do you think the OOC responsibilities of Whitelisted players are to other players, and how would you strive to uphold them?: I think the OOC responsibilities for Heads of Staff is to make sure your staff are able to complete their jobs, many needing your access or approval for a variety of things. Showing you can actually stay the entire round without going to cryogenicstorage because you're bored. If you take on the position, you should be able to wait the round out unless of course real life matters call.

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

Character name: Jack Davidson

Character age: 39

Please provide a short biography of this character (approx 2 paragraphs): Jack was born into a rather wealthy family with his father being a Research Director, and his mother being a scientist. His parents met when his father was avidly looking for scientists to work in New Gibson making advanced AI components. His father living in Mendell City, and his mother living in Phoenixport decided to move into a home together when they were in there mid thirties. They thought about where in Biesel they would like to live and settle down, ultimately deciding they wanted to try somewhere new, this is when they thought of Kasri the capital of Eos. When they did purchase a house and settled down Mrs. Davidson wanted a child, thinking about it daily and bringing it up to Jacks father. They opted it was the right time in there lives, and they were financially fit to become parents. When Jack was born and growing up, he was always interested in what his parents did, constantly begging them to take him to their work on days he was out of school. By the time Jack was 18 and out of highschool, he was already accepted to a college in his city. He attended college for four years to get his cybernetics bachelors degree, so he could work as a roboticist or an assistant to one. When he did acquire his degree at the age of 22, he began looking for work among the stations in tau ceti. He couldn't find work with his degree because all the positions for a roboticist were filled across the stations, frustrated he took the time while waiting to work as an assistant to his dad in the biodomes making no money. In it only for the experience Jack was eager to hear a new station was announcing its opening and he applied right away to become a roboticist. He was eager to hear back from them and was told they would have him work alongside another roboticist in maintaining and upgrading cyborgs.When the station finally opened up he was 23, and working, making enough money to move out of his parents and get an apartment in Mendell City. Two years into working as a roboticist, Jack met someone who was working on the research outpost as an anomalist, they shared alot of stories with him, and it intrigued him enough to attend university in Mendell City to get a PhD. While he was attending the university he did night shifts as the roboticist since his day was always packed full of studies, and homework. Making just enough money to get by, he managed to suffer through the six years to get his PhD in anomalist materials studies. Already working as a roboticist on the station for eight years, with his new PhD he was able to talk the head of personnel into a job change and moved to the research outpost to work as an anomalist. Learning many new things while working in the field, and completing many studies he loved his new found job. One year while working he came along an odd artifact that teleported him into space, outside of the station. With little time to spare, and his lungs caving in on him, he screamed out on his radio for telescience to use a GPS to find his coordinates and teleport him back immediately. By the time they got him back and to a doctor, he had a ruptured lung and required surgery. He ended up taking a year off work, and when he came back he was upset to hear a new anomalist has taken over. He thought of this as a good time to meet new people and try applying as a scientist on the NSS Exodus since he could cover more then one field in research. He started working on the Exodus and met some great friends, even joining an organization named SAMPLe. To this day Jack can be found on the Exodus in the research division.

What do you like about this character?: I like Jack is a knowledgable and helpful co-worker, always willing to help out someone new. He's much more improved then my other characters I play, since I put more time into him. He's a very curios scientist who loves to do crazy experiments and test odd theories.

What do you dislike about this character?: Honestly there isn't much I don't like about Jack, maybe the fact he doesn't actually go out and mingle with the crew, usually staying in Research talking with other scientists and staff in the department.

What do you think makes this character fit to be a head of staff?: I think his ability to operate a couple of the occupations in the research department helps him, he's straight headed, yet still fun to be around. Although he may not agree with authority sometimes, he never dis-obeys it.


Please provide well articulated answers to the following questions.

How would you rate your own roleplaying?: I would say my roleplaying has improved in the aspect of being more helpful and productive. Still could use more improvement on using /me and acting out more actions but I'm getting the hang of it.

Extra notes: Well this is version two, and I've made sure the characters I play now are nothing like Tom was, hopefully I'm more suitable to represent the server by being a head of staff. Also I'm sorry for the long biography.

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Originally when Arcbot joined this server, I would have given this a -1, but in the short time they've been here, they've actually improved substantially.


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Arc's new characters has worked out well, more than proven that he has the capacity to play a more serious role by now.

I for one love jack and booters, great stuff! and the jack character I could see in a head position already.

Although not had much interaction with reed, seems to go well with the rest of science players.

+1 here.

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+1. Good roleplayer, knows his role well and is generally very helpful. I feel like as a Head of Staff he'd be capable of helping the department out as a whole in the capacity of teaching new members or rectifying mistakes.

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All of ArcBot's characters are great to play with. Specifically Jack has a good grasp of the labs in research and has the capacity to note details when something is wrong (like that one time where a scientist almost melted the whole toxins mixing room).


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All of ArcBot's characters are great to play with. Specifically Jack has a good grasp of the labs in research and has the capacity to note details when something is wrong (like that one time where a scientist almost melted the whole toxins mixing room).



"Harry Ann get the fuck back to toxins with those bombs now!!"

Lmfao I remember that round like it happened yesterday!

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