Josch_Sch Application [Declined - Jinny]

Josch

Loyal Servant of Altera
#1
1. What is your Minecraft username?
(New players can only use one account to begin with, so please don't list any alt accounts. You can apply for an alt account after being here for one month.)
Josch_Sch

2. How old are you?
(Please note that the minimum age to take part on the server is 14. Due to the era of the role play there are some more mature themes which may not be suitable for anyone younger. We can't be held responsible should you choose to lie about your age.)
15

3. What country are you from?
(HollowWorld is an English speaking server. People from around the world are more than welcome to join us and take part provided that they do their best to use a good standard of written English both in game and on the forums.)
Australia

4. Have you read the King's Law, Code of Conducts, Official Lore, and the Player Guides yet?
(There, you can find information about how our server is run, as well as the playable races.)
I have begun reading them, and plan on finishing them by the time my application has been review

5. In your own words, how would you define metagaming and powergaming?
(It is important to understand what these terms are and why they are bannable offenses in any roleplaying community.)
Metagaming - Using information you would not have access to in the game

Powergaming - Using a power that you wouldn't have in the game with no consideration for the story

6. Do we allow X-Raying mods or X-Ray texture packs on the server?
(This question goes for any method that can be used to unfairly find and mine ores.)
No

7. Name one of our current Mentors.
(Mentors are designed to help you get used to the server; you can see a list of our current Mentors and what they can do for you under 'Code of Conduct!' [x].)
Squidziod (Squidziod, DoolinDesperado)

8. Tell us about yourself!
(Introduce yourself! Tell us some of your hobbies, what kind of music you like, other games you play, maybe any pets you have. We're not asking for anything too personal, but we would like to get to know you a bit better to help the application and transition. This question needs to be a minimum of five sentences and not focused on Minecraft.)
I love fantasy, medieval games. I spend most of my time either playing games or watching tv shows (specifically Doctor Who Classics 1963-1989).

9. Do you have any examples of your work?
(This question is optional! Are you an artist? A builder? A writer? If you want to show off some of your work, we'd love to see it! You can upload a file at the bottom of the page to attach some pictures if you like! If you don't have anything you want to show, that is perfectly fine. Don't worry.)
No

10. Did anyone refer you? If not, how did you find our server?
(This question is also optional. If you were referred by someone, that person has a chance to get a referral reward.)
No one, I found the server while searching online for Minecraft fantasy servers

About Your Character!
This section is about the character you intend to use once you join the server.We ask that new players follow these guidelines during this portion of the application:
  • Characters begin with basic skills and gear. No advanced armor or weaponry. Skills and abilities are appropriate to a novice level. Skills should be learned through roleplay, not through backstory.
  • Characters fit the lore. If you choose to play as a Moor Elf, for example, we expect appearance and details to be fitting with base lore.
  • Characters cannot use magic in any way. The test itself should not mention magic either. HollowWorld uses a restricted magic system and it is only accessible to those who find and learn from a teacher in-game.
  • Tests should not be violent. No murder, killing, death, torture. In the past, 8 out of 10 applications featured characters fighting off bandits or slaying passersby. We don't want to see how well you can script a fight scene. We want to see how well you can tell a story, how well you can roleplay.
  • Be creative and be original. Do not use tests/characters whose home villages were burned, parents murdered, and then set off to be an orphan assassin. It has been done before. Please don't do it again.
  • Written portion of the test is required to be a 400 word minimum. If the test doesn't meet the minimum, Staff may ask you to extend the test before the application is considered.
You can remove the guidelines above when you're copy and pasting the application. The instructions above are for you to read and can be removed when applying.

Character Name:
(Be mindful of the Medieval Fantasy theme when choosing your name.)
Josch

Character Age:
(Simple enough!)
18

Character Race:
(Have a look through our Playable Races!)
Human

Appearance:
(We just want to make sure things like hair color, eye color, skin color, and clothing is all fitting for the setting/lore we have.)
Hair colour - Black
Eye colour - One brown, One grey
Skin colour - White
Clothing - Rogue Outfit

(Optional) Picture of the Skin:
(Attach a picture here if you have one. If you don't have an image, that's fine. Just make sure you describe it well in the appearance section.)


Written Test!
(This is where you tell us a story of your choosing! Be creative. It should be 400 words minimum and use the character you've created above. This is what we use to judge your ability as a roleplayer. Show us how much you've learned by reading our guides and lore. Include anything you think will impress us!)

It was late at night, nearly midnight. Josch was sitting in a tavern which wasn't particularly busy, and he had a few too many drinks. He drew his sword and began swinging it around not noticing the people around him. Quickly he was subdued by the owner of the tavern, swung over as he is a small skinny person. He yells angrily outside the tavern for nearly five minutes before heading back home in the wrong direction.

After nearly an hour of walking, he collapses from exhaustion. When he awakes he feels a pain around his ankle, Josch lifts his head to see what is causing the pain and to his surprise, a large wolf is dragging him towards a cave surrounded by other smaller wolves. In a panic he kicks the wolf in the head, the wolf releases his foot but now appeared angry and ready to attack. Josch stumbles to his feet only to collapse due to the pain in his ankle, he reaches for his sword but it was gone. I must have dropped it last night he thought. Josch reaches for a large stick and swings it at the wolf keeping it at bay. With another large stick he uses to support himself, he slowly hobbles away from the wolf while swinging the first stick everytime the wolf lunges forward.

After an hour of this, Josch crosses the path of a group of travellers and with the help of them, they manage to scare away the wolf. The group bandages up his wound and offers his protection back to his village as they were heading in that direction anyway. As they make their way to Josch village they begin to get to know each other, and by the time they arrive the group had offered Josch a position to travel with them.

Nearly a year later, as the group are making their way back to the village they are ambushed by the pack of wolves belonging to the wolf that had attacked Josch. Both the group of travellers and wolves were slaughtered and only Josch had survived, as he slowly crawled his way back to the village he left a trail of blood leading behind him. He had reached the town a day later and on the outer edge of the village he passes out, discovered by the village doctor, the doctor took care of him for a small fee and within a week he made a full recovery. But he is forever haunted by the memory of the group he had travelled with and how they were viscously killed in front of him.
 

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Jinny

Kitten
Mentor
Mephitic
Mephitic
#2
Hello. Your application is on the right track, but we try to avoid cliches like "Only survivor" type scenarios. We also don't use heterochromia iridium for first-time characters as it is a very rare disease. If you could please change these aspects we can continue with the application.
 

Jinny

Kitten
Mentor
Mephitic
Mephitic
#3
I'm going to decline your application due to inactivity.

If you'd like to be a part of HollowWorld, you may apply again in one week. (October 5th, 2018)

If you have any questions or concerns about how your application was handled, feel free to message me or another mentor.​