RyanDaBrocc's Application [Accepted - Jinny]

RyanDaBoi

Loyal Servant of Altera
#1
1. What is your Minecraft username? RyanDaBrocc
(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.)

2. How old are you? 14
(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.)

3. What country are you from? United States
(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.)

4. Have you read the King's Law, Code of Conducts, Official Lore, and the Player Guides yet? I have read all of the rules.
(There, you can find information about how our server is run, as well as the playable races.)

5. In your own words, how would you define metagaming and powergaming? Metagaming is when you use out of character information to do something ic such as killing someone because they stole your kid or killing a cult leader that tries to keep his identity a secret and powergame is when you use something such as hitting someone in the nose and telling them they cannot dodge due to the character being to powerful, So powergame is when a character has the strength to do things they shouldn't
(It is important to understand what these terms are and why they are bannable offenses in any roleplaying community.)

6. Do we allow X-Raying mods or X-Ray texture packs on the server? No, You do not.
(This question goes for any method that can be used to unfairly find and mine ores.)

7. Name one of our current Mentors. Seollal
(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].)

8. Tell us about yourself! I am fairly tall so I am good at playing things like foot ball and soccer (Or football depending on wear you live), I play minecraft of course and play the game "Battlefield One" quite a bit. I have 3 dogs which one I really do not like and one cat, I also do not like sharing personal information with people I don't know..
(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.)

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.)

10. Did anyone refer you? If not, how did you find our server? Icanra
(This question is also optional. If you were referred by someone, that person has a chance to get a referral reward.)

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: Thomas Minas
(Be mindful of the Medieval Fantasy theme when choosing your name.)

Character Age: 20
(Simple enough!)

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

Appearance: His complexion is good as if he has had alot of good types of food recently and his cheeks were puffed, he has a dark type of eye color, white skin color and a red and black coat
(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.)

(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! Once apon a time a man named Thomas, a traveler of the sorts adventured the lands finding friends and foes alike, Every once and a while he would go to a bar or so to spend some money his rich family had and some of the family fortune he took with him, Thomas never really stays in one place, he is always moving which is why he is sometimes called "Traveler Tom", He was exploring the mountains one day when he found a cave, He entered the cave and found bones around with hair in the cave, it was winter and he had entered the cave of a bear, He kept exploring the cave and found where the bear slept, the light shined on him And Thomas went out of the cave to get a stick, he would go back into the cave and poke the bear with the stick, running out of the cave and going into the forest, When he was in the forest he found a lake not far and he kept walking to the lake. When he got to the lake he sat down and washed his hands, When he was done he heard a roar behind him and started running as the bear was chasing him, He felt the regret of poking the bear as he ran, Eventually he was able to jump over a ridge as the bear was catching up, Thomas saw a small town and went to it, Though he soon realized that he left the money with the bear so he went to the bar and attempted to trick the bartender. "Hey, I am a little new in the town and lost my coins in a lake, Would you mind maybe lending me a few, I will be able to pay you back later yes?" The bartender squinted his eyes at thomas "Get lost ye schmuck." He says cleaning a bottle. "I got a rich family who can make ye rich if you lend me this money, I promise you will have the money by midnight." The bartender sighs. "Ye can't trick me son, People try this stuff every day, So get lost!" The bartender would turn around to put his glass away and thomas would grab the bag of money from his pocket. "Hey you lowlife give that back or i'm calling the guards!" Thomas would run away and the bartender would scream "Thief! Get him!" Thomas would get tackled by one of the guards "Wait I can expla-" He would get knocked out and he would wake up in a prison cell. Eventually he was let out for Petty theft and he went back off on his way again.

(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!)

Current Setting of the Server: Medieval Fantasy Role Play
 
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Jinny

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Mentor
Mephitic
Mephitic
#2
Hey! Your application is on the right track, however, I see a few problems:
Definitions: Your definitions are incomplete. Please complete both of them.

Word Test: Your word test has not reached the minimum word count. Please complete your word test.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to message me or another mentor.​
 

Jinny

Kitten
Mentor
Mephitic
Mephitic
#4
Powergaming looks fine, however, your metagaming definition is still very vague and incomplete.

I'd also ask you to focus on a specific event, or dialogue to showcase your roleplaying skills. Your story jumps around between events a lot. It'd also seem there are some things that wouldn't make sense. We try to avoid characters starting off with advanced abilities such as being able to outrun bears, pickpocket guards and sneak out of a city, and being mugged and being able to fend off the mugger.
 

Jinny

Kitten
Mentor
Mephitic
Mephitic
#6
Congratulations!

I'm pleased to announce your application has been approved. I hope you enjoy your stay in Altera. Before logging on make sure you read the Survival Guide. It will help you on your way to get established in our World. If you need to know any additional information, everything can be found in our King's Law. Make sure you consult either of these two before asking a question ingame.

If you're stuck unable to interact with anything or chat, try using /warp whitelist, if this doesn't work then please message a staff member with the problem.

+Please note we are in the midst of a server-wide campaign, and the world has been affected!+

The Forlorn campaign is currently ongoing, involving a widespread plague. As such, almost everyone is currently on the isle of Linlea, as volunteers, refugees, etc. I'd strongly recommend you take a brief look at the current campaign summary [here] so you aren't confused about the basics of it. If you wish to participate in this campaign, make sure to let staff know with this thread [here]. If you have any questions feel free to ask myself or another mentor, as it's a bit of a big thing to catch up on. More information may be found on the campaign right [here] in the general campaign section.

+You are probably eager to jump into the game, so there is no need to read all the links. Just use these as a reference for later.+


Survival Guide - Read this to help when you login!
The King's Law
How to Create a Character
Roleplay
The Official Lore & The Lore Book
Town Census
Plugins Command Guide
In-Game Character Cards
Donate to the Server!

Lastly, please make sure you understand the following points:

+ Do not powergame, metagame or use x-ray texturepacks on the server! Our moderation team makes sure to deal with severe reports.
+ Anyone found to be griefing our server and subsequently blaming their sibling, friend, dog or any other person other than themselves will be banned irrespective of their innocence.