Recruitment - Builder Positions

Started by Adhira, March 06, 2016, 04:55:52 PM

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March 06, 2016, 04:55:52 PM Last Edit: March 08, 2016, 06:29:00 PM by Nergal
We are looking for enthusiastic and creative individuals to apply for the role of Builder.  Applications will be open for one week and will close on Sunday, March 13th at 12am EST/Server.  Please submit an application via the request tool, using the category 'Builder Application'. Please take the time to answer the questions contained in the request form and submit the requested descriptions.  An enjoyment of writing and using your imagination is a must!

Below is a brief FAQ that outlines the Builder role.

What is a Builder?

The Builder role is an opportunity for players to contribute directly to the game without taking on full staff responsibilities. A builder will be able to write rooms, objects, and npcs, and work with staff to contribute to a variety of ongoing and upcoming projects. Despite the restrictions placed on this role, it will still grant access to certain databases, tools, objects, and scripts that are not available to typical mortal accounts. Though Builders are not staff members, a similar level of trust is required.  Builder avatars are separate from player avatars, and the two are never logged in at the same time.  Unlike the creation of a staff member, the storage of your current character is not required, and builders are allowed to play sponsored roles.

What is a Builder not?

Builders are not staff. They do not have access to any documentation, commands, or tools other than the ones necessary for the creation of rooms, objects, and NPCs.  Builders do not have access to plotlines, player information, or story information. Builders will not be allowed to propose their own projects, but they will choose which they want to work on from a database of available projects. The majority of the Builder's time will be spent "behind the scenes," and they will not have access to player-inhabited portions of the gameworld.

The Building Process

Projects in need of Builder support will be outlined on the Builder section of the Armageddon staff discussion board. These might be active projects such as upcoming plots or area expansions, ongoing projects such as item revamping/updating, or defunct projects that are free to be revived by an interested Builder. Builders will be free to choose which projects they want to work on. They will collaborate as needed with whichever staff member is leading that particular project and then work within the scope defined by the project leader. Different projects will have different levels of 'creative freedom.' All building projects will have specific goals and defined outcomes, though they may vary in their execution. All completed work must be approved by an Admin+ before going live to the game.


In your applications please submit the following writing samples:

1. A jewel-encrusted weapon featuring the insignia of a southern noble house.
2. An npc from Red Storm.
3. An animal from the Tablelands.
4. A dangerous place.
"It doesn't matter what country someone's from, or what they look like, or the color of their skin. It doesn't matter what they smell like, or that they spell words slightly differently, some would say more correctly." - Jemaine Clement. FOTC.

Stickied for posterity and to help explain the role of Builders.
"Unless you have a suitcase and a ticket and a passport,
The cargo that they're carrying is you"