Spikedoggy’s Application [Accepted - Shaolinpunk]

Spikedoggy

Loyal Servant of Altera
1. What is your Minecraft username? Spikedoggy
(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? 15
(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 of America
(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? Yes, I have read the King’s Law, Code of Conduct, the player race lore, and the player guide.
(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? Meta gaming is simply when someone uses OOC knowledge about IC for IC uses. Power gaming is when someone gives themself a strength that they would not have irp(guards,special skills) or when they don’t give their opponent a chance to react to something (killing people without letting them react.)
(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
(This question goes for any method that can be used to unfairly find and mine ores.)

7. Name one of our current Mentors. Bartooliinii
(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 love playing super smash bros and world of warcraft. I also play water polo and love watching American football. I like listening to west coast rap and stuff like that.
(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? Nope
(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? I just looked up Minecraft rp server, found this one and decided to read into it as it looked very interesting.
(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: Tinal Duskmore
(Be mindful of the Medieval Fantasy theme when choosing your name.)

Character Age: 32
(Simple enough!)

Character Race: Moor Elf
(Have a look through our Playable Races! Here's a helpful Guide!)

Appearance:
Height: 6’0”
Skin Color: Dark Grey
Eyes: Dark Purple
Body Type: Skinny
Hair Color: Black
Clothing: Wears a black cotton shirt with black pants and tall black boots.
(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!
Tinal Duskmore had grown up in a family of 5. He had two brothers and his parents. His mother was quite ill during his Tinal’s childhood, and had been to sick to do any work during his youth. On the other hand, Tinal’s father, Taric, was hard working but could only get so much money for his family as he worked to clean up the city. Not being able to feed his family and care for his sick wife, Taric had to resort to work for a local crime group by moving illegal weapons and materials. Taric has hated this life of crime, and because so he had left the group and tried to find getting the family’s money through other means. This was a definite mistake as one dark and cold night a group of thugs came to Tinal’s house and out of no where brutally beat his father till he could no longer stand up while proclaiming the countless ways they would kill him if he ever told anyone about their crimes. Although Taric had survived and managed to go on with his life, this scared Tinal and gave him a fear of the darkness. Knowing that the darkness brought danger and hid things from him gave him great paranoia as he always felt as if someone was hunting him as they did to his father. He was constantly bullied for his fear, and was made worse by the other citizens. As he grew older, his fears became even worse as Tinal had felt that he was constantly being hunted. His insanity led him to be an outcast and a hermit who only stays in his home. His paranoia and fears only get worse as he tries to find a cure for his insanity.
(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:

The lands of Altera have long been laced with upheaval, supernatural turmoil that would threaten to shatter the realm or tear it asunder. Long, have the peoples of Altera withstood these tribulations, overcoming and persevering through the generations. Only too recently, the realm tangled with the Behemoth Qlippoth, awakened by monsoon rains and with which came the Ashen Blight plague and eldritch abominations. Though the days were dark and long, the realm did survive, through its tenacity and reverence. The memories of the trials behind them still fresh, the realm sits in a state of unease and angst . . . with eyes on the horizon.

In the skies above, the heavens fall and burn across the auburn colors of the setting sun, streaks of color in the gathering dark. The Realm of Altera awaits . . .
 
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Shao

Bring back angry react
Mentor
Howdy, thank you for applying to Hollowworld! Unfortunately there's just a couple of things for you to address before I can accept it and whitelist you.
  • Your powergaming definition is definitely most of the way there, just needs a little more, if you need help with it look [here].
  • They are called Moor Elves, i'd recommend you brush up on the lore once more [here].
  • After discussing the written test it has been settled on that the flowers would not cause the character to become a psychopath, I'd suggest a rewrite of how the character acquired such mental conditions and how said conditions effect their personality, as a general rule you must tread carefully and maturely with traits such as a characters insanity (don't go around constantly stabbing and trying to torture people) a section in the Moor lore talks about such, it is under Genetics/Ailments/Select Illnesses.
  • And as an fyi your character can't have any skills above that of a beginner upon creation.
Once these things have been addressed we can move on!
 

Shao

Bring back angry react
Mentor
Your power gaming definition is good now. Before I can accept you I'm going to need you to alter the backstory as you include themes that are specifically discouraged ie orphan with a tragic backstory swearing revenge upon figures from their past, however fear and paranoia of the dark is perfectly acceptable to keep.
 

Shao

Bring back angry react
Mentor
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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.

+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
Town Census
Plugins Command Guide
Donate to the Server!

Lastly, please make sure you understand the following points.

+Do not Powergame, Metagame or use X-Rays 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.

If you have any questions feel free to PM me or another mentor.
 
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