Part 1 - Out-of-Character (OOC) Questions
What is your character's name, as it appears on the Character Selection screen? Please include any accented characters exactly as they appear.:
Are you over 18? (We may make an exception for younger players, but due to mature/adult themes presented in some of our storylines/RP activity, an OOC interview is required!):
How long have you played WoW? Would you consider yourself a more casual or hardcore player, in terms of activity?:
Started in Vanilla, although have not been steadily on. Casual player. I have been somewhat limited by job, by moves, and by my very weak graphics on this old computer, (no dungeons!), but am planning on a much better computer come this spring. Even so -- I will still gravitate towards a more relaxed play style, I think.
Can you tell us a little about your roleplaying experience? Do you have a preferred style?:
Enjoyable encounters, in the main, although I am not at all a fan of erotic RP.
Often I find some of the most fun is in spontaneous, spur of the moment encounters and scenarios - trekking across the snow and coming up with a tale to match why we are out there, for example.
When our old guild died out, I and a few of us migrated to Wyrmrest to give this a try. We stayed. :-)
Please tell us a little about your previous guild experience. Have you ever been a guild leader or officer?:
I have been a mid-level member in two active, competitive guilds in years past. Both of those fell apart over the years. A few real-life friends/family members then parked their characters in a guild I created, and I am an officer there, but it is now reduced to being a very, very tiny guild - rarely more than 2 members on at a time.
Are you new to Wyrmrest Accord (US)? If not, what other roleplay guilds have you belonged to on WrA?:
Have had my characters over here since ... ages, really. Again, tho, due to moves, work, life in general and bad computers, I haven't been actively gaming except for the past few months, leading up to the new expansion. I just stayed with our family guild.
Why would you like to join our guild and roleplay with us? What makes a guild atmosphere "good" for you?:
I would love to join my priest, "Aeldrei", and get more serious about role-playing and the Warcraft lore knowledge. I like a light, helpful atmosphere best. Definitely not into the shadier sides of role-play. Although I love being with my family, most of the time they are not actually on. I would love, love to be in a guild where there are actually live people on-line.
Is this character an alt, or a main? We strongly prefer mains. If it is an alt, how can you assure us that you'll be an active member?:
Aeldrei is one of my older alts. I think I started her either during or just after the Burning Crusades came out. I am terrible at playing caster characters, but I just can't bring myself to delete this one. I love playing alts, and having an opportunity to try something new -- as long as it doesn't let people down. My skills as a healer make me hesitate to run dungeons, but role-playing - now that would be perfect!
Our usual event schedule is as follows: weekly events every Tuesday and Thursday, and an event on both the second and third Wednesday of every month, all at 7pm Server Time. Does your schedule allow for regular attendance to these events?:
Yes. I have attended a few already..
Our community events are a team effort. Are you willing to assist before and/or during events, when available?:
I think so, depending upon what skills/knowledge is needed.
If your application is accepted, you will be contacted via in-game mail to schedule an in-character interview. To speed up this process, please list what days of the week you are most likely to be free, if any.::
I am often reachable from 9-11 am, or from 2:20 pm - 4:00. And some evenings. Not every day -- but pretty often I should be on one of those times.
Part 2 - In-Character (IC) Questions
What is your full name and title?:
At the moment, just 'Aeldrei.' I know I need to work on more.
What race do you identify as? What is your "class"? ((If either or both of these are outside of the normal game mechanics, please elaborate and provide a brief explanation!)):
Draenai, Holy Priest. I think working on a back story would be fun -- but as I can't use add-ons to any great degree on this old computer, I haven't gone far. Soon, I hope for that to change and work with a normal, gaming system.
What is your profession, and what academic subject would you like to teach? Can you tell us a little about your expertise with this subject?:
Tailoring/Enchanting. Also fond of pets and pet battles ... I don't know if that is a teachable subject, or even if I know enough about them. Still. They are cute!
Why do you wish to be a professor at Stormwind University? What can you as an individual bring to our University community to make it better?:
I have a calm presence, excellent writing skills, and generally an interest in many subjects. I feel, in many ways, as if I am still very much just a student in the things of the Warcraft world. Are there positions available for those who are applying to study? That would be perfect for me; an understudy of some kind.
Please briefly describe a recent experience involving your profession or academic subject.:
Archaeology and the far distant past is an interest, but even more so is that of the cultures and life in the different zones. Foods, house types -- even the use of different domestic animals. That is high on my list of interests.
How did you first discover Stormwind University? What interested you the most about us and led you to apply? :
Can't remember now when I first found out about the University, but I was delighted with the idea, and it seemed like a very creative and original way to use our Warcraft characters that didn't involve bashing things in.
I have now been to several meetings, each one was unique and had new things to learn.
I just submitted an application late last night, after the lovely meeting on the topic of 'Mana', held in the Jade Forest. In it, I rambled on about my rather generic abilities, and my willingness to take a stand as a supportive student aid of some kind... Oops.
This morning, I received the confirmation email from the general site manager - Gamer Launch.
Once I clicked on that and went to the SWU first page -- I saw in horror the statement about no room for students.
How had I missed that?
I am very sorry for jumping right over that rule. I seriously did not see it somehow when I was first reading up on the Guild.
My apologies, again, for goofing up on that vital prerequisite! I will continue to attend events as an interested non-member, and give my support in that manner.
While we do have a rule against the recruitment of student members into the guild, we also have a Student rank within that's only available to existing members as an RP Alt! The primary reason for this rule is that much of our roleplay exclusively involves IC faculty and staff, and we wouldn't want to exclude anybody's first and only character in the guild as a result!
After reading this application last night then reviewing it earlier today, it looks to me like there's still plenty of potential for Aeldrei to be a viable applicant to join the University faculty! You provided us several leads to draw from; mentions of areas of expertise as well as interests throughout. We've inducted members in the past who have served as "TA/Teaching Assistant" roles. Furthermore, it's completely feasible for professors to pursue further study and knowledge in other areas on the job, if that's something Aeldrei would like to do!
We certainly appreciate your enthusiasm in continuing to support our events as a non-member! If you feel more comfortable in that sort of role, you're definitely more than welcome to continue visiting us as scheduling allows. We're glad to have you! However, if you're still interested in being a part of the guild, I'd like to discuss the details whenever we're both free.
In the meantime, I'll leave this application open!