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[Accepted] Cheap31's IPC application

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BYOND Key: Cheap31

Character Names: Ss'aktha'a Khokesh, Eli Caldwell, Leon Farric, Caleb Denver, Kobe Ironmonger, Johnny Benford, P.R.O.D., H-3LP-3R, Iss'zoh Azyi

Species you are applying to play: IPC (Industrial)

What color do you plan on making your first alien character (Dionaea & IPCs exempt): N/A

Have you read our lore section's page on this species?: Yes, the wiki is my day to day reading material.

Please provide well articulated answers to the following questions in a paragraph format. One paragraph minimum per question

Why do you wish to play this specific race: I want an excuse to be a robo crew member that isn't a borg. I have a couple of ideas for some delicious characters that happen to be IPCs. The difference in roleplaying within Organic and Synthetic characters always gets my goat. I thoroughly enjoy being able to play a character with a mindset that is completely alien to what a normal human would typically think, as it opens up for small scale conflict in terms of other crew's morals and fears clashing.

I also enjoy playing synthetic because when I immerse myself in the character, I'm much less likely to get salty about certain things that characters are doing because the character wouldn't get salty.

Identify what makes role-playing this species different than role-playing a Human: IPCs specifically are a synthetic 'race' which forces a human player to take on a fairly inhuman mindset (unless you're a shell frame of course). IPCs are also very different from humans because of their lack of a significant culture which kind of forces a player to create a story entirely their own that doesn't necessarily confine themselves to a single lore-set of the game.

Mechanically, IPCs don't eat, sleep, breath, irradiate, feel pain, get crushed by pressure, or get drugged, so this makes another slew of opportunities to do things that a normal human would never do. This only assists in seperating your mindset from that of an organic. If you didn't notice, the main difference in IPC and any other race is their lack of culture which puts all of their roleplay weight on this strange synthetic mindset that you need to put yourself into.

Character Name: Q.U.E.U.E (Quick Utilization Engineering and Upstart Engine)

Please provide a short backstory for this character, approximately 2 paragraphs

Created by Hephaestus Industries in the year 2452, the Q.U.E.U.E unit was originally an Engineering Cyborg. Its positronic brain was a high-range 7000 pathway model, made with high long-term memory and low emotional emulation, in consideration of the rapidly advancing engine market for industrial operations. For two years Queue began its learning on Hephaestus Orbital Factory until the factory was plundered by Vox raiders. The Vox ransacked the most expensive pieces of the factory including a few heavy machines and cyborgs, including Queue. For the next 2 years after that, Queue served aboard the Vox raiding ship under threat of destruction if it did not perform maintenance upon their ramshackle vessel.

Upon the beginning of the third year aboard the Vox raiding ship, fortune struck Queue. The vessel had sustained massive damage after trying to navigate a dark asteroid belt which subsequently perforated the hull. Most of the 'kidnapped' engineering cyborgs were destroyed or lost to the void. However, so were a grand majority of the Vox attending the ship and the damage was so severe that the rest of the organic crew suffocated in a matter of days. To the luck of Queue, it survived and was able to secure the ship for itself, along with the riches that the Vox had purloined, and a knowledge of trading that his captors unknowingly taught it.

After two more years of pawning artifacts, trading notes for credits, and eventual selling of his vessel for scraps, Queue had amassed enough wealth to purchase himself a body. Returning to his roots, Queue began life again as a free Industrial Frame IPC. However, it did not take long for the hunger of more wealth to improve himself and his station, and thusly it was employed by NanoTrasen as an Engineer. For now it slaves away, unfatigued and unhampered, as an engineer aboard the NSS Aurora, but who knows what ambitions this synthetic could find within themself?

What do you like about this character? I like that Queue is a plain out synthetic with a humble 'birth' and then stuff happened to it, but it did not come out some sort of hero. Unlike some of my other characters it doesn't have a bunch of experiences behind it which leaves its future and true character to be developed. I really like that it isn't snowflakey and will finally give me an excuse to play engineering with something other than a cyborg.

How would you rate your role-playing ability? 9/10 As I've said before and before again, I've been in the roleplaying game for a long while and it's a major part of my life. I understand it's intricacies and have gained/broken all sorts of habits. I just want to have a good time and help everyone else have a good time as well, even if it means taking a back seat to some situations. Also, in relevance to this app, I'm pretty experienced in getting into the synthetic mindset, able to separate my emotion and instinct for cold hard logic.

Notes: Aurora is the wind down of my day. So, me being able to experiment with all sorts of characters is great. The fact that you have read this far and are even considering giving me app feedback is very appreciated. Thanks for helping me have a good time.

Also, feel free to ask me any questions you may have on the app.

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Yeah, of course. I wouldn't try to squeak out meta knowledge just because 'lel snowflake knowledge'.

Also, thanks for eventually getting to my app.

EDIT: I feel like this denial wasn't clear enough. Nothing in the backstory states that he went back to a flotilla or any big vox vessel to witness anything other than grunts on a raider ship which are common knowledge.

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