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I am a player on AoD
An Admin on AoD
A Wizard on AoD
A Friend (Mud/RL)
Requested Wizard Name:
Note: Name must be within game theme (Medieval Fantasy) .
are a player on Ages of Despair, please list all mortal
characters, past and present:
of your characters, past or present, have a Law record
If so, what was the
nature of the crime?
other MUDS have you played on?:
you ever applied for a staff position on AoD before?
If your application
was approved, what was the name of your Wizard character?
If so, why was your
Wizard character removed?
Do you currently have
a Wizard character on another MUD?
If so, are you actively
coding on another MUD?
If not, have you,
at one time, had a Wizard character on another MUD?
Please list each MUD
you are currently coding on, the address of the MUD,
the name of your Wizard character, and the name of
at least one active Administrator on the MUD.
Please list each MUD
where you have previously had a Wizard character,
the address of the MUD, the name of your Wizard character,
the name of at least one active Administrator, and
reason for leaving.
Provide a brief synopsis
of your views on game balance.
What are your views
on wizard/player interaction? Please include your
views on what should and should not be divulged to
the playerbase, and how much influence players should
have on game policy.
What do you think
makes a strong/effective wizard staff?
Please provide us
with a brief example of your creative writing ability.
Do you have any previous
coding experience, MUD or otherwise?
< 1 year
How would you describe
your coding abilities?
I am highly experienced and a truly excellent coder.
I feel that my coding abilities are above average.
I think I'm an average coder.
I've played around with code enough to teach myself.
I have no idea how to code, but am filled common sense
and want to learn.
I have no idea how to code, and would need someone to
teach me step by step.
In what MUD code bases
have you coded?
Check all that apply
In what other code
bases or languages do you have experience in?
Are you familiar with
the UNIX environment?
If you are familiar
with LPC editor, list a few commands and what they
Please provide an
example of a room object coded in LPC.
How many hours per
week are you able to dedicate to coding your first
More Than 15 I'm A Junkie =)
Describe an area idea
that you would like to code if you are granted a Wizard
Please write a short
essay describing your strengths and weaknesses in
relation to your ability to be a productive member
of the Wizard staff. Include any past accomplishments
as a coder, and why you would be an asset to our staff.
Understand that if your application
is approved, you will be e-mailed and requested to stop
by the MUD to speak with the Head of the Education Department
for an interview. If your application is approved, you
will be made an immortal Apprentice on Ages of Despair.
In return, you are expected to spend a reasonable amount
of time working on your Apprentice project. If your
coding knowledge is limited, you are expected to put
forth an effort to learn.
If you are promoted to Apprentice level,
you will need to plan an area that fits within the theme
of the MUD. The area should have a good storyline and
be well detailed. You will need to write an area.info
document and have your area idea approved before you
begin to code it. All areas on the MUD must be your
own original ideas (No areas based on books, movies,
etc. will be approved.) The coded area you create must
be detailed and of high quality.
The administration reserves the right
to demote you or remove your wizard character at their
discretion. Your wizard character will be removed if
you become inactive for more than one month, do not
meet the deadlines set by Education Department policy,
or show that you are not making progress on your area
(project) until such time that your area is approved
and added to the game and you are promoted to Creator
status. Your wizard character will be removed immediately,
without notice, for breach of any Laws governing wizards,
or if any information provided in this application is
found to be false, inaccurate, or purposefully misleading.
Wizard status and access to Ages of
Despair during your work is the sole payment for all
services provided by you. You are not entitled to the
payment of royalties or any other compensation.
You understand that all ideas and information
on Ages of Despair are trade secrets and copywritten
material owned exclusively by Ages of Despair and its
Administrators. No information stored on Ages of Despair
or any data obtained through access granted to you as
a Wizard is to be discussed with mortal players or revealed
to any third party without written permission from the
administration. Failure to abide will result in immediate
removal of your wizard character and possible legal