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=START HERE= Application Format + Breakdown

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If you are a new player looking to join
I highly recommend you keep a copy of your app. Do it in google docs, notepad, or save a draft! Keep it safe!
Discord: http://discord.gg/XMwK6m3
Application Format/Breakdown
Congratulations! You're one step closer to getting accepted. A+ to you for studying ahead. You know- I like you already. We'll get along just fineee =] - Heart
Post a new thread in this forum titled, "_____'s Application"
Table of Contents
1. Application Format
2. Application Breakdown
3. FAQ
Application Format
Copy and paste the below to your own post to apply! Please be sure to read the Application Breakdown to get an understanding of what we're looking for in applicants before submitting your post! If you are not accepted on the first try, feel free to edit your post until you are satisfied.

This might look complicated, but everything can be found fairly easily, so don't worry! You can take as long as you need, and take as many tries as you want! We're always willing to answer questions, and help either here on the forums, or on discord as well!
Just remember to write at least 5 sentence when it asks you to! In third person please!
This is needed for some of the General Character Questions & your chosen Open Response Questions; make sure to read the notes in the application itself for more clarification!
Also PLEASE save your app (google doc/notepad/draft) before posting it!
The forums do NOT automatically save your post!

There has been reported issues about posting with emojis in the titles/posts, or unsupported fancy unicodes. So be careful!

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[b]-Player Questions-[/b]
Minecraft Username: 
Discord Username: (If applicable! To help us contact you if we need to ^^)
Where did you hear about us: (If it was from a friend it helps to say which one)
Tell us a little about yourself: 

[b]-Roleplay Questions-[/b]
[ Please use your own words. ]
What is roleplaying? 
What is meta-gaming? 
What is power-gaming / god-modding? 
What is retroactive continuity? 
What is the difference between in-character (IC) and out-of-character (OOC)? 
Do you have previous experience playing on a RP server? (This won’t affect your acceptance) 

[b]-General Character Questions-[/b]
[There is a one full paragraph (at least 5 sentences) minimum for the appearance, biography, and personality. This is for each of these parts and not put together. Your first character must come from a region that isn't Toro.]
Full name: 
Starter Pixelmon: [ Any naturally level 5 Pokemon! No Legendaries/Mythicals ]
Skin: (Please include a screenshot of the front and back or the skin itself.) 

[b]-Open Response Questions-[/b]
-Write in third person!-
[size=50][Respond to at least 2 of the 3 scenarios. There is a one full paragraph (at least 5 sentences) minimum for each of the scenarios you choose, and responses must be written in third person and formatted like RP instead of a description. Like: ' Steve focuses on the girl with a gasp and asks, " How can I help? " ' other than ' Steve would answer the call to help the cat!  Feel free to make responses for the NPC in order to meet this requirement.][/size]

You find yourself standing in a bustling town. Suddenly, a small girl runs up to you, her eyes seeming to glisten with fresh tears as her bottom lip quivers. “Please!” She cries out to you, “You must help me! My poor Meowth is stuck in a tree!” She points to a nearby tree as more tears spill out of her eyes and down her cheeks. How does your character respond?

After arriving in Toro a cheerful woman walks up to you, a clipboard in her hand. “Hello and welcome to Toro! I would like to ask where you came from and why you came, as well as where you plan to go. All for for statistical reasons of course.” she asked with a bright smile as she held a pen to her clipboard. How does your character respond?

You are walking along the road when your eyes lock onto a trainer's in the distance. At that moment, you both freeze in place. You see a glimmer in the trainer's eyes as he reaches for his Pixelball. "Go, Rattata! Show this chump what we've been training for!" the trainer shouts as he swiftly releases his chosen partner in the vacant space that separates the two of you. How does your character respond? 
-> Please put your character's defining backstory moments in your backstory! Stuff like higher education, specialized skills, anything involving crime, stuff like that! You don't need to include everything, just stuff we should know.
Application Breakdown
Player Questions
Minecraft Username:
Self explanatory

You must be 16+ in order to apply as the community has more mature events and conversations that could be uncomfortable for younger members. We might make an exception for a person who seems like they'd be an exceptional fit for our community, with more leniency the closer you are to 16. You still must be at least 13 to apply.

Where did you hear about us:
Reddit, minecraftforum.net, pixelmonmod forum, minestatus.net, friend or etc. We're just asking out of curiosity but we appreciate you guys for indulging it. If a friend told you about the server, it would be helpful to specify which friend brought you!

Tell us a little about yourself:
Tell us a little bit about yourself. What kind of hobbies do you have? Why are you interested in our server? A sentence or two will do just fine.

Roleplay Questions
What is roleplaying?
Do your best to describe what "roleplaying" means to you.

What is meta-gaming?
Do your best to describe what "meta-gaming" means to. If you are unsure you can look at approved applications for examples, just make sure to use your own words and make your own examples.

What is power-gaming/godmodding?
Do your best to describe what "power-gaming" means in terms of roleplay in our server! It is also commonly known as 'godmodding' in the RP scene. If you are unsure you can look at approved applications for examples, just make sure to use your own words and make your own examples.

What is retroactive continuity?
Do your best to describe what "retroactive continuity" or "retcon" means to you.
For us, we define it as changing major parts of your backstory after the fact - especially without getting it approved by staff first. We don't expect you to list every single thing in your backstory, and we think it's fine to let it breathe a bit! Notable life-changing or life-defining things should be stated though. Like graduating college, or learning carpentry, or going to jail.

An example of recon would be:
After we've accepted your character, you then start to say in RP that they're the heir to the Kalosian throne - despite it being nowhere in your story.

So to prevent retcon, please try to list major life beats! If there is something you want to add afterwards, contact a staff member, we're happy to work with you ^^
What is the difference between in-character (IC) and out-of-character (OOC)?
Do your best to describe what IC and OOC means.

Do you have previous experience playing on a RP server?
Whether you're familiar with RPGs, Dungeons and Dragons, Minecraft RP servers or none at all, it won't affect your entry.
General Character Questions
(( Please write these in third person! ))
Full name:
Pick a name! Any name is fine, but if you pick a strange name expect to be questioned.

Pick an age you feel comfortable role-playing.

Appearance: - One paragraph minimum.
Describe your character's appearance. Things you could note is their hair / eye color, their preferred clothing style, their body type, or how tall they are. You should also note any other notable features such as scars, glasses, or even an accessory they always wear.

Personality: - One paragraph minimum.
Describe your character's personality. The question we're asking, really, is who is your character? What is he or she like around stranger? Are they different around friends? Are they competitive by nature or are they shy about battling? Perhaps they're not interested in battling at all! Are they motivated by money or by the thought of stardom? This is your chance to really flesh out your character.

Biography: - One paragraph minimum.
Talk about your character's history. Which region did they come from? What made them decide to move to the Toro Region and what kind of lifestyle did your character live prior to doing so? If they traveled around how was their social life and education? Is your character's family rich? Or poor? Did they come from a line of well known trainers or breeders? Everybody's got a history, after all! - Please no hidden backstories!

We will not allow you to create a character that has lived in Toro unless if you are familiar with it. There's a lot of things that new players would not know about that the people of Toro would (such as the mayors, towns, etc.); we wouldn't want there to be any confusion caused from you not knowing something your character should, or not having something your character should have. For example, you wouldn't be able start with a house in any of the towns, which might be weird since your character has been living there, or a job.

In one or two sentences, explain the flaws of your character. What are they bad at? Do they have something like a stutter? These flaws add to your character and prevent the creation of a Mary Sue.

In one to two sentences, describe what your character wishes to achieve in Toro. Do they seek fame? Fortune? Or do they simply want to catch 'em all? I would like to add that there is no Elite Four, for you battlers out there.

Starter Pixelmon:
This will be the Pixelmon your character starts with! It must be the base evolution.


We need to see your skin to make sure your character both fits in our world and fits the description given. You can upload your skin, or screenshots of the front and back, that will provide a link that you can copy and paste for this answer. A common image host is imgur.com if you don't know one. Alternatively, if you have changed your skin, you can find it on minecraftskinstealer.com and link to that page.

If you do not have one, play our default boy or girl. You can always change hairstyles and clothing later on as your character grows!
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Open Response Questions - One paragraph minimum
You must respond to at least 2 of the 3 scenarios provided. The open responses are your chance to show how your character reacts during a roleplayed scene. It is an accumulation of your character's history and personality and will show us that you've put some serious thought into your character creation. If your character is not the type to get involved in a Pixelmon battle, how do they react? How will they feel about suddenly being approached? If they're shy and timid, what actions do they take to escape from this scenario? Must include dialogue and actions. For this application you are allowed to create dialogue for NPC(s).

Roleplay is done in third person so we ask that you write your open response in third person as well.

What if I want to play multiple characters?
One minecraft account, one character. Having multiple characters on one account is not permitted, however we will assist you in switching your character. We wish to promote in-depth, well thought out characters. Support Minecraft and purchase a new account if you truly wish to play multiple characters.

Why wasn't I accepted?
After your application is reviewed, you will receive a reply in less than 48 hours. This will explain the exact reason and where the revision should be made.
If you still didn't find your answer, feel free to ask them here!

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