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Post  Snicka on Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:58 pm

The application form on this page, as it was mentioned in another thread, is terribly outdated. It has not been changed since the creation of the forum. This would not be a problem if it wasnīt a quite bad one; asking too many OOC questions, like character class, level and professions, and not many IC ones.
So, letīs put our heads together and make a new, improved form.

My suggestion is the following:

Full name (+in-game name):
Profession (IC "class", in-game class if different, probably professions):
Background story (a few words about where the character comes from, tribe, age, important stages of life):
How would you fit in the Heritage? (IC reason to join):
OOC information (RP experience, how active you are, etc.):

Discuss!

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Re: New application form

Post  Zul'Ros on Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:47 pm

I guess it'll be better to make separate lines for professions and IC/OOC classes. Besides, some people might even not have an IC class at all. Also, asking for some overall personal traits (like alignment, etc.) might be a good idea. Or maybe it'll be more fun to find out when talking to the person ingame?
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Re: New application form

Post  Euphrati on Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:49 am

I think that hos, wsb and ao uses an form similar to them all.

Full name of your character:

Character race:

Character class and level:

Character age:

Brief Character History:

Overall Description: (( Physical description, distinguishing marks, if any. ))

Personality: (( Also any strenghts or flaws your character might have, if any. ))

Hobbies and small pleasures:

Why does he / she wish to join Heritage? :

Where did he / she hear about Heritage? :

Rate your character's power on a 1-10 scale, 1 being a lowly beggar, 10 being the Lich King / Illidan / etc:
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Re: New application form

Post  Jotek on Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:59 pm

generally the templates are the same because when we make these templates we tend to just copy someone elses. The way I think of an application form is that it should really just be leading you through your character's introduction in a logical sense. Sure, there have to be some OOC questions but I'd be inclined to break the template into a brief OOC section at the start to get it over with and then open into a more developed structure for the IC stuff.

Regarding that IC stuff, although it would mostly fall into "general character background" I consider the following points to be kind of required and might be suggested in some form on the application form. I say "required" because I've made character and not fully developed out these fundamental facts and had to close loopholes and mistakes in their history later on, and it was neither elegant or pretty.

Where are you from?
Any friends or family?
Where/When were you born?
What do you do?
For how long?
What skills do you have?
Why do you want to join us?

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Re: New application form

Post  Hadunka on Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:23 pm

I like the application form of AO. And to my knowledge have the rest copied it from them ... so why not HoZ as well ^^
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Re: New application form

Post  Zul'Ros on Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:05 pm

Well, you can also split some general questions and make them more IC. Like asking how loyal to the Horde the character is, what does (s)he think about head shrinking, does (s)he eat gnomes, etc. instead of just asking about overall personality.
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Re: New application form

Post  Snicka on Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:14 pm

Of course, very specific questions are good on one hand, Ros, but on the other hand, asking too many questions would scare people from actually filling in the form.

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Re: New application form

Post  Vypra on Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:18 pm

this is similar to the one we had in the theater of cruelty:

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Character Name:

Race, class ((and level)):

Character Age:

Physical description:

Personality:

Brief background story:

What are your character's motivations?:

Your character's greatest strengths/weaknesses:

What do you know about us, and why should we be interested in you?:


OOC

Age:

RP-experience:

Are you: willing to help guildies, partake in casual RP and RP events, and aware that whilst we do some pve content, this is not an endgame raiding guild?:

And last, but not least, a sense of humour and maturity are A MUST! Smile

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Re: New application form

Post  Euphrati on Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:04 pm

This looks more like an serious form.

Wich will give others some heads up that we are serious rpers, but it could also aswell scare some off.
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Re: New application form

Post  Snicka on Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:32 pm

I like the form Vypra posted. It is asking important points about the character.
I donīt think we should ask the RL age though in the OOC part; ToC had a +18 policy, but we donīt.
The last line, of course, is quite ToC-specific (although I canīt say itīs not true for us as well), so it should be re-worded or left out.

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Re: New application form

Post  Vypra on Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:09 pm

feel free to take what you want from it and leave the rest out Smile

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Re: New application form

Post  Snicka on Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:29 pm

Iīd leave the final decision to Ryleen, as sheīs the current guild leader. Smile I donīt know if itīs only me who can edit the post, but in that case I am waiting for her approval.

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Re: New application form

Post  Snicka on Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:29 pm

Due to no response over two weeks now, I decided to take the template Vypra posted, with a few modifications:

IC

Character Name:

Race, class ((and level)):

Character Age:

Physical description:

Personality:

Brief background story:

What are your character's motivations?:

Your character's greatest strengths/weaknesses:

What do you know about us, and why should we be interested in you?:


OOC

RP-experience:

Are you: willing to help guildies, partake in casual RP and RP events, and aware that whilst we do some pve content, this is not an endgame raiding guild?:


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