Celani and coders

Date: 12/29/2012 at 09:53
From: Tecton, the Terraformer
To : Everyone
Subj: Celani and coders

Ever wish you could help shape Achaea? Do you secretly desire to take on
more of a "game master" role, designing elaborate plots and scenarios to
challenge and amaze adventurers? Now's your chance, with the
applications now being open for Celani! This is your chance to leave
behind the shackles of mortaldom and take on the mantle of one of our

We're seeking applicants with a very strong roleplaying focus.
Successful candidates will be adept at thinking on their feet, and won't
shy away from diving into immersive player interaction on any scale. If
you think you have what it takes to craft and execute compelling and
consistent roleplaying events, please read on!

Alongside the RP-focussed Celani call, we're extending this opening to
applicants interested in helping tweak and improve our codebase as
volunteer coders. In particular, those with very strong combat knowledge
and a desire to assist with combat balancing and classleads.

** Note **
If you have any questions about being a Celani or God, I will be holding
a Q+A session on this specific topic at 00:00GMT this coming Thursday
(7PM (Wed) Eastern US, 4PM (Wed) Pacific, 11am (Thur) Sydney), so if
there is something that you'd like to know! If you can't make it, feel
free to drop an email with any questions you may have to

In order to apply, you must meet the following criteria:

- You must be 18 years or older IRL. Sorry, minors!
- You must have, at absolute minimum, at least 500 hours of playing

Now, here's what you must include in your application, in a plain-text,
non-formatted email to celani@achaea.com:

1. Your real name.

2. Your real age.

3. If you are primarily a student, tell us your school and your course
of study.

4. Otherwise: your real occupation and your company's name.

5. Your character(s) in Achaea and what you have accomplished through
those characters, especially any leadership positions you have held or
other noteworthy achievements.

6. Why you think we should make you a Celani (keeping in mind that
Celanihood precedes Godhood, so also why you think you should have the
chance to be a God).

7. Why you want to do this, knowing that you will have to completely cut
off ties with other (mortal) players and leave behind all that you
accomplished as a mortal player.

8. Two flawless room descriptions of 80+ words each. Achaea's writing
expectations are outlined in HELP STYLE. DO NOT SKIP THIS. The
MAJORITY of applications I've received in the past have ignored some
part of the explicitly stated writing guidelines. What this tells me is
that you lack attention to detail and the ability to follow given
instructions, and neither of these traits make good Celani candidates.

9. A brief outline for an IC event, totalling 100 - 200 words. This
should be of the scale that you see in our regular EVENTS news posts,
and should involve at least two of Achaea's player-run organisations
(i.e. Cities, Houses).

10. Any special experience outside of Achaea that you think might help
you in Celanihood, such as customer service background or writing

Strong writing skills are a must, as is the ability to work within an
often demanding and perfectionistic team environment. Other traits that
will help you: consistency, creativity, improvisational skills,
storytelling ability, maturity, attention to detail, dependability, and
above all, a love of Achaea and the world we co-create here.

Your application MUST be received by 23:59 GMT on Sunday, January 6.

Penned by My hand on the 2nd of Chronos, in the year 614 AF.