Minecraft Name Gloonkey
Discord ANTIOCHUS XIV (Dan) (Gloonkey)#3345
Timezone GMT / BST (UK)
Describe your knowledge on the descendant races
The descendent races are the ones descended from the first beings of Horen, Krug, Urguan and Malin. Each of the races maintains their own respective racial dominion which encompasses the majority of their race. For instance, the Empire of Man for Heartlanders. Keep note that the races also have branches, for instance Snow Elves, High Elves, Wood Elves, Norlanders, Dark Elves, and so forth. Physical characteristics also exist for each races, such as the Dwarves having large beards, orcs having green or black skin, dark elves having dark skin, snow elves having paler skin and fairer hair, and generally elves having pointy ears. Each race also has a detrimental curse to them as a whole which afflicts their whole race. For instance, Elves may be infertile, orcs may be warlike and ugly, dwarves may be greedy and humans are doomed to live far shorter lifespans than the other races. However, the robed figure also gave blessings to each race. Elves would live for incredibly long lifespans. Dwarves would be strong in body and mind. Humans would one day explore the Seven Skies. And the orcs would have valour and honour where none else would.
The original four beings were born as brothers in Aegis, to the first Man and Woman. Malin was the first son, with blonde hair and sharp ears, born in the deep forests of Aegis. Krug, born in the deserts was fierce and relentless. And then was Horen, born in the fresh meadows, followed by Urguan, the last child, born in the underground caves.
The descendants were given their curse by Iblees, a great worshipper of God, cast down and betrayed into Aegis. It was he who tricked the descendants, giving them their curse, promising Horen immortality to build his great cities, Krug tempted not with offerings of gifts, but purely into combat, for his lack of desire to accept anything from Iblees but pure fighting. Urguan was promised wealth beyond his dreams, unimaginable to anyone, even him, and Malin promised bountiful children to populate the forests.
Describe your knowledge on other pieces of lore that you believe to be relevant
I have a fair knowledge of history and politics, being a fan of both subjects myself, and I also have and am learning knowledge on the NPC races and characters that exist in LOTC, primarily the ones that are posing a threat to Atlas, for instance, the September Prince, or the Vaeyl, or the Orcish Clans, as well as trying to keep up as much as possible with relevant cities, since the older maps are beginning to become useless as newer, well-populated and active cities such as Pembroke pop up. In all honesty, I wish I had the ability to create a map with all the cities on it that I could keep updated for the playerbase. It would definitely help bring the world to live and keep people from having to ask in OOC where RP is happening. I know that RP deserves to be organic rather than pre-planned, but in all fairness, if players can at least have an idea where the hubs are, they will flock to it and emigrate there, just as they would in a true to life medieval setting.
Detail what drives you to become a member of the application team
I really want to give back to LOTC for the stunning staff quality on the server who’ve always helped me and have been an absolute legend, and personally, as a player who often takes the graveyard shift of the UK hours, when most of the (American) players aren’t on, it’d fill in the gaps and my activity would also help me to look over the Wandering Souls and take care of them much better and easier, since I’ve noticed that a lot of Wandering Souls currently have to learn and do things for themselves, which is in itself, problematic for these newer players who are overwhelmed by everything they see.
Provide an alternate way to assisting new players apart from reviewing applications
My activity would definitely give a helping hand in Wandering Soul chat, as well as my presence on the New Player’s Discord, since I’m active on both platforms and can respond very quickly to any new player concerns on there, and how I could help newer players get into the swing of LOTC RP and learn PvP, because as it stands, I see an issue with a lot of newer players leaving CT, and being killed by bandits, taken hostage by orcs or having all their possessions robbed by highwaymen. Although I see a lot of city-states taking action on behalf of this to reduce banditry, I personally believe that even a little bit of training from potential AT’s like myself will greatly reduce this, and help these players to keep their wits about them and thus become successful, active and integrated LOTC players, which would benefit us all in the long run.
Survey the application process and provide any possible improvements which could be made
Personally, I think the current application system is a little too light. Even as a veteran RPer myself, I didn’t have to make a single adjustment to my application, and got in quickly. While that in itself is not detrimental, it should be noted that the application does not ask players to provide instances of RP examples, whereas other servers do (I can’t remember the name but it was a smaller American one, with a generally very good playerbase), and due to the lack of questions such as ‘Your character is held at knifepoint outside a tavern, and the thief demands all of your possessions. What do you do?’, puts us at an issue where we are letting players in who have a lack of RP skill or experience, and then when they end up being killed or robbed ingame, they either complain and cause a gigantic fuss, or they leave, neither of which are beneficial to LOTC or the community. Personally, I’d like to see these sorts of questions implemented to keep RP quality, and ensure the best possible playertype for LOTC, without lengthening the application to an extent where it effectively turns away prospective players.
Provide any additional information that you believe is needed
Just to say, I do have experience in this role from other servers, although they're pretty much all dead now, but I have experience helping new players and it's something I take great personal joy in :)
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