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Before you apply, please read this page. You can also find it in the database.

First, our rules and requirements . Please read before you start.

On this page I will put the most important things that I look for in an application, and I would highly recommend that everyone who is planning on joining the Alexander give it a read, as there are several things that make a good application.

The Basics

The most basic thing that you can do to make your application noteworthy is to simply fill in all of the boxes. Some things, such as Middle Name, can be left blank, as not everybody has them, but everything else about your character should be filled in.

The next step up is for you to think about what you are putting in the boxes! I won't accept a new applicant if it looks like they've just thrown in a sentence or two into each box. Be creative!

History & Personality

These are two really big determining factors when I am making my decision on an application, so they must be good. Short answers are a definite no-go, as these are the sections that tell me who you are, and where you come from! As such, I will impose a minimum word count on applications, to ensure that you think about what you write:

The absolute minimum I would like to see is 50 words for your personality, and 150 words for your history. This is the base minimum, and I think everyone can achieve that. If you can't write that much and want to join a text based Simm, you need to rethink your decision.

Any one considering Department head positions must have a minimum of 75 words personality over view and 300 words history over view.

Senior officers, Senior Enlisted and all Warrant Officers I would expect to see the same numbers as a Department Head.

All junior positions may apply with the bare minimum however you can do more if you so wish. If you need ideas for filling out the bio check out our bio guide.

Diversity

This isn't a must in an application, more like a bonus for me as the ship's commanding officer, but I would like to see some diversity amongst the crew. Try playing a female character, or an alien race. This doesn't mean that I am less likely to accept you if you play a male human - this has no standing on how likely I'd accept you or not - it's just something for you to think about.

Player Experience

So great! You've been a member of tons of simms, you've commanded your own, you've created your own fleet before....brilliant! Put it on your application by all means, but don't rely on it!

Just because you've told me all of these things that you've been part of before, don't think that I owe you anything for it. It's likely I don't know any of these places, so I have no idea how good you were there. As it says in yellow next to the box: This has no standing on your application.

I've applied, now what?

I aim, as the CO, to reply to all applications with a yes or a no within 48 hours of the application being received. If for some reason I can't process your application within this time, I will either notify you (if for example I just want a second opinion) or I will pass it onto my XO (if for example I'm going on an LOA)

Replied with a Yes

Congratulations, and welcome to the crew! In your acceptance email I will let you know of any details you'll need to know about the simm, and I'll fill you in on the status of the current mission, so that you can hop right in without disturbing the storyline. Just remember, from now on, play the character that you applied! Don't role play someone with a different personality than the one you wrote for me!

Best of Luck!

Well, off you go! Best of luck with your application! If you think that I'm being too harsh with my expectations, simply remember that I am doing it so that I can ensure a worth while simming experience for you and my crew.

Application guide courtesy of Captain Tim Williams - USS Highlander - Pegasus Fleet


Members are expected to follow the rules and regulations of both the sim and fleet at all times, both in character and out of character. By continuing, you affirm that you will sim in a proper and adequate manner. Members who choose to make ultra short posts, post very infrequently, or post posts with explicit content (above PG-15) will be removed immediately, and by continuing, you agree to this. In addition, in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we do not accept players under the age of 13. Any players found to be under the age of 13 will be immediately removed without question.

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