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    Forces/Promotions Applications


    Paragon

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    Welcome to the information about applications and the template that you'll need to use.

     

    The Point of Applications

    • World of Warcraft goes beyond the classes and races that the character screen provides. Many have no official support from Blizzard, but are observed in the setting itself. In the players hands, this is untapped creative potential. We can have varying characters which produce different outcomes in roleplay, as well as both good, neutral and evil races that shape the storyline
    • The point of the application system is to ensure that these races and classes are not grossly misused. There are much higher tier classes than the generic ones provided at the beginning, and these classes can become very powerful. We promote responsibility, and to do so we ask you to recognise how important fallibility is.
    • 'Progression' is required for some classes, and is a perception of the community as to how much your character has developed from day one. The more you spend time on that character roleplaying, the more prevalence they have in Paragon: the more 'stage presence' they have. Progression is not fully reflective of what your character is capable of. Progression also refers to the in-character progress one makes towards a certain goal. 
    • The application you submit reflects your understanding. If there are errors, they will be pointed out. Warcraft's source material needs to be read and understood by the writer. We do not give you many chances to adjust or correct your application. Tweaking your application is fine, but fully overhauling the history following feedback is not acceptable.
    • You are approved based on your understanding and responsible roleplaying with other people, not your ability to take criticism.
    • You can only have one character/promotion application up at the same time (Misc. and Interior applications are separate from this limit). 

     

    • The following 'wait' timers are to be respected:
      • Approval: 3 days from approval date until you can post a new application.
      • Denial: 1 days from denial date until you can post a new application.
    • Application thread titles need to contain your character's full name and what you are applying for. Meme, unclear, and/or vague titles can and will be denied. This is for archival purposes.

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    Categories of Applications

    • Classes and Races:
      • The application system that Paragon uses for classes and races has 3 categories. These four ways are the following: Free, Restricted and Forbidden.
      • 'Free' does not require you to venture any further into the application system. Just see if the race or class you want to play is on the list at the bottom and you are free to make them and start roleplaying immediately. In these cases it's hard for you to mess up as you have very limited morals to abide by: they are all very physical or arcane based classes. However we also listen out for complaints regarding your character. If things sound illogical for that class or race, then we will investigate by inquiring with you and those involved. If we find that these complaints are true, we will consider revoking you. In most cases we will give a stern warning and one more chance. When you are revoked, you may not play as a similar race or class for up to a month. During that time we hope you brush up on your understanding of that race or class.
      • Those that are Restricted are mostly titles and ranks, but have the odd Race or Class. These require you to demonstrate that you are knowledgeable enough to be able to portray a complex and often difficult character. We cannot accept an application based on 'retroactive progression' - you cannot apply for something you promise to train for in the future. 
      • Just like you can not make an application based on retroactive progression, we will not be accepting applications where you claim the character was something all along (such as only now revealing you were a Dreadlord all this time)
      • We do allow applications to be applied for in Contact Moderation as hidden applications, however these are for races, classes, and ranks considered to just be a checkup to ensure you're prepared instead of a full application.
      • The final category is a list of forbidden races and classes. It is obvious we do not want people playing as a Titan, or a Titanic Watcher, or an Old God or even a Naaru. Needless to say, these are increasingly integral parts to the storyline and few in number. If you're considering playing a Titan, then you really need to think about what makes a good character. Even if we were to allow them, they do not engage in mortal affairs and so would be an exercise in pointlessness.
    • Ranks:
      • The application system that Paragon uses for ranks has 4 categories. These four ways are the following: Free, Restricted, Progression and Forbidden.
      • 'Free' does not require you to venture any further into the application system. Just see if the rank you want to play is on the list at the bottom and you are free to make them and start roleplaying immediately. This however, doesn't mean a Moderator may pull your ear for playing it wrongly or inappropriatedly, and the way you play it will incur in Character Revokal if the Team deems your method of playing it to be harmful to the rules.
      • Progressed Ranks require you to have reached this rank through roleplay on the server. In other words they need to be ‘Progressed’ into. These cannot be applied for as fresh characters unlike the Restricted application ranks. 
      • The final category are forbidden ranks. These are ranks that are typically held by lore characters or have too much power to be held by a single player character. These cannot be applied for and applications for these will be instantly denied.
    • Titles:
      • Titles are perhaps one of the more special ideas you can achieve through an application. Titles are not directly tied to any sort of actual power (through combat or influence) and are usually heavily tied to a location/group/faction. Usually these titles are honorary and nothing more than that.
      • There are certain organizations that are listed in Ranks that are once again listed in the Titles section. However the titles that are provided by these organizations are not denoting any real power level, are usually obtained in an honorary manner and are without any prior rank requirement.
    • Forces:
      • This application does not require you to have an active Character Application that has been approved already unless your approved character holds rank with a Forces limit in one of the organizations listed in our Lore Clarification & Additions 
      • If changes that have incurred in the original character application the ranking characters' cases, please append it in an additional post highlight the changes. This is only applicable for personality and understanding.
    • Promotions:
      • This application should only be made if you have an active Character Application that has been approved already.
      • Moderators will vote on a Promotion Application using a different format similar to that used in the Forces Application. You will need two staff approvals for moderate ranks and forces and three for high ranks and large forces.

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    Character/Forces/Promotion Application Template:

    Before you start filling in this application, please ensure you have read the entirety of the Character & Promotion Application Format Template thread again to ensure you're not missing out on any crucial changes to the system.


    Finally, make sure that people have a gist of what your roleplaying is like. We tend to use this to decide whether or not you can cope with one of the restricted races or classes. We'd like to reinforce that taking a few more minutes to read the Template may avoid misunderstandings in the future.

     

    Character Application Template:

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    What is the name of your character? : In-game name; Used by Moderators to track your character.
    What is the full name of your character? : Any legitimate titles of status or merit should be included here.

    Affiliation: What faction does your character belong to? If none, explain why in your history.

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    What is your character's current rank? : The rank your character holds in any sort of faction or organization. May be left blank in case he does not hold any rank in any organization.

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    Class? : Be specific if applying for a restricted race by adding (Applying) to it.
    Race? : Be specific if applying for a restricted race by adding (Applying) to it.

    Gender? : Male or Female.

    Age? : Please do the research to know whether your character is young/old enough for what you’re applying. You don’t have to be specific and can round it up/down.

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    Description: Describe to us, in roughly 2-3 paragraphs (4-5 sentences per), what your character's appearance and personality is like. This is to ensure that it matches in with what your applied race/class is, and therefore is appropriate.

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    Character's History: Try and avoid cliché storylines such as being a child prodigy or a sole survivor. If you're a normal folk you can connect much better to him and make everything more fun. Provide your character's history with at least 3-4 paragraphs marking the most significant points in your character's life that leads up to where they are now. Any other information between the important points must be put into spoiler, and is regarded as optional lore upon your character. You may link previous Applications here if you are applying for a Promotion.

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    Class/Race Description: Provide proof of a proper understanding of the class or race you are applying for, and anything related to it, and use your own words please.

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    How many "NPCs" would your character lead and how? : If your character does not lead any NPCs beyond five, you can skip this question, although if it's more than just average grunts it's a good idea to list what unique NPCs they lead. If they do have followers or an army then this is where you give us an overview of how many NPCs your character would lead and justify their upkeep or how they're called upon.

     

    Please repeat the Forces questions below as many times as necessary if applicable. If you are copying from a previous application, please highlight changes.

     

    Class? : What classification are these NPCs? Knights? Wizards? Healers? Workers?
    Number? : How many of them do you have?
    Upkeep? : What sort of upkeep do they require? How do you plan on providing them it?

    Total Number of NPCs? : What is the total sum of NPCs that you command.

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    What sources have you used for your application? : This is to both help staff evaluate your character and to show that you have done your research on the race/class that you're applying for with information you have used that comes from a viable source. If the information you used to apply for this character comes from another person, please ask them to provide sources to you for where they themselves gain their information.

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    By submitting this application you agree to follow Paragon's rules when playing your character. This means playing your character appropriately and responsibly. Breaking Paragon's rules when playing the character can lead to intervention of the Moderator team. 

     



    Forces Application Template:

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    Before you start filling in this application, please ensure you have read the entirety of the Character Application Format Template thread, and the Promotion & Forces thread again to ensure you're not missing out on any crucial changes to the system.

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    What is the in game name of your character? : This must be the exact name your character uses in game, so that they can be properly tracked by the staff.
    What is the full name of your character? : Title, name, surname, anything distinguishing titles that they use.

    What is your character's current rank? : What rank are you presently? This is to ensure, in case your character is a ranking member of a faction, that you are not exceeding the limits established in our Lore Clarifications for Warcraft factions. If not a military/faction character, this is irrelevant.
     

    Previous Applications? : Please link the previous applications, up to the original Character Application, for this character.

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    Please repeat the Forces questions below as many times as necessary if applicable. If you are copying from a previous application, please highlight changes.

     

    Class? : What classification are these NPCs? Knights? Wizards? Healers? Workers?
    Number? : How many of them do you have?
    Upkeep? : What sort of upkeep do they require? How do you plan on providing them it?

    Total Number of NPCs? : What is the total sum of NPCs that you command.

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    Justification of NPCs? : You are required to fill this out so we know exactly why and how the NPCs you're requesting are justified. 

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    By submitting this application you agree to follow Paragon's rules when using the NPCs for IC activites. This means using these forces appropriately and responsibly. Breaking Paragon's rules when employing these NPC forces can lead to intervention of the Moderation Team.
     



    Promotion Application Template:

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    What is the name of your character? : In-game name; Used by Moderators to track your character.
    What is the full name of your character? : Any legitimate titles of status or merit should be included here.

    Affiliation: What faction does your character belong to? If none, explain why in your history.

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    What is your character's current rank? : The rank your character holds in any sort of faction or organization. May be left blank in case he does not hold any rank in any organization.
    What is your character's desired rank? : What rank is your character attempting to achieve. May be left blank in case it's not a promotion application.

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    Class? : Be specific if applying for a restricted race by adding (Applying) to it.
    Race? : Be specific if applying for a restricted race by adding (Applying) to it.

    Gender? : Male or Female.

    Age? : Please do the research to know whether your character is young/old enough for what you’re applying. You don’t have to be specific and can round it up/down.

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    Description: Describe to us, in roughly 2-3 paragraphs (4-5 sentences per), what your character's appearance and personality is like. This is to ensure that it matches in with what your applied race/class is, and therefore is appropriate.

     

    In case of Promotion Applications, this is to ensure you character has developed throughout his time ICly ever since he first emerged in the records, so to speak.

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    Character's History: Try and avoid cliché storylines such as being a child prodigy or a sole survivor. If you're a normal folk you can connect much better to him and make everything more fun. Provide your character's history with at least 3-4 paragraphs marking the most significant points in your character's life that leads up to where they are now. Any other information between the important points must be put into spoiler, and is regarded as optional lore upon your character. You may link previous Applications here if you are applying for a Promotion.

     

    Justification of Promotion? : What has your character done to achieve this promotion? Please be explicit. You may leave this field blank in case you are not applying for a Promotion.

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    Class/Race Description: Provide proof of a proper understanding of the class or race you are applying for, and anything related to it, and use your own words please.

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    How many "NPCs" would your character lead and how? : If your character does not lead any NPCs beyond five, you can skip this question, although if it's more than just average grunts it's a good idea to list what unique NPCs they lead. If they do have followers or an army then this is where you give us an overview of how many NPCs your character would lead and justify their upkeep or how they're called upon.

     

    Please repeat the Forces questions below as many times as necessary if applicable. If you are copying from a previous application, please highlight changes.

     

    Class? : What classification are these NPCs? Knights? Wizards? Healers? Workers?
    Number? : How many of them do you have?
    Upkeep? : What sort of upkeep do they require? How do you plan on providing them it?

    Total Number of NPCs? : What is the total sum of NPCs that you command.

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    What sources have you used for your application? : This is to both help staff evaluate your character and to show that you have done your research on the race/class that you're applying for with information you have used that comes from a viable source. If the information you used to apply for this character comes from another person, please ask them to provide sources to you for where they themselves gain their information.

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    By submitting this application you agree to follow Paragon's rules when playing your character. This means playing your character appropriately and responsibly. Breaking Paragon's rules when playing the character can lead to intervention of the Moderator team. 

     


    Both the Moderation team and Players are able to provide feedback,

    and the moderation team can either support or vote against the application.
    You can ask for the Admin to respond after seven days if the application is still pending.

     

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