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ShadowCharlatan

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on: March 31, 2017, 06:55:45 AM
This is a repost of content provided by the DM team to assist players to make a DM Statement of Interest (SOI).

Please see below for:
  • Notes on the forum's purpose
  • A basic template to follow when making an SOI
Players can make an SOI here.
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ShadowCharlatan

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on: March 31, 2017, 06:56:02 AM
Forum Purpose

This forum is a place where players can (anonymously) submit a DM'ing Statement of Interest to the EFU DM team.

This is not a place to "apply to become a DM." The DM selection process remains the same in EFU as it has always been - namely, that we invite a player after we as a team are totally convinced that they would be better for the server as a DM than as a player.

The primary purpose of this forum is for us to be able to easily know who among our player-base is particularly excited about becoming a DM, and who would prefer to remain a player. We also would like to know something about the player's attitude, experience, talents and so on about DM'ing so we can make a more informed decision.

Of course, anyone who we ask to join our DM'ing team will always be approached and questioned before invited, in addition to anything he/she would post here.

If you are interested in making a Statement of Interest, please post in a new thread in this forum indicating such. Your post should follow this outline:

After you have posted in this forum, a DM will move it into a new forum for reference. If later on you wish to revise or update your Statement of Interest, feel free to do so by making a new thread. Of course, don't spam us mercilessly. No posts in this forum will be viewable by regular players (with the exception of this one, because it's an announcement).

One other thing - please, please do not be offended if we do not select you, or if we don't approach you. This forum is intended to provide a resource for us. If we don't ask you about DM'ing, it may be because we think you're a better player, or we may think you don't play enough, or we may think your timezone is covered... it's hard to say. Or maybe we just really don't like you. But bottom-line, don't be offended, this forum is definitely not something anyone should expect to illicit enthusiastic and immediate responses from us.

For me, and many others, DM'ing has been an incredibly rewarding (if difficult) experience. Regardless of whether we ever approach you in the future, I sincerely thank you for your interest - it means a lot to us that people are interested in helping pitch in and contribute towards this project.

EDITED ADDITIONAL NOTE

I would invite players who are interested in becoming DMs to also feel free to submit some examples of content that you'd bring to the table. It is important to make clear that an EFU DM does not need to do everything, but it is important that we have a sense of what ways you'd be able to contribute to EFU.

1) A rough outline of a potential plot you'd be interested in running
2) A few examples of some one-off DM quests you think would be enjoyable
3) Email an area that contains a placeable filled with customized and/or generic DM loot you believe would be suitable for EFU
4) Submit the rough area of a potential EFU quest, or exploration/random areas, or other interesting area. Examples of NPCs, shops, new monsters - etc.
5) Link or remind us to some prior contribution to the EFU community (assisting with documentation of something; building some kind of add-on of any kind that helps players somehow)
6) Anything else you think we'd be interested in seeing or that you think you'd be able to contribute towards the benefit of EFU.



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on: March 31, 2017, 07:02:36 AM
Template for DM Statement of Interest

Below is a basic template for filling out a DM Statement of Interest.

Name/Account:
Time-zone/playing hours:
Past characters:
Age:


What previous DM'ing experience do you have, if any?

What talents do you possess that would be relevant to the EFU DM staff?

What sort of things would you see yourself doing as a member of the EFU DM staff?

Where do you see yourself disagreeing with the EFU DM staff policies/decisions/philosophies or what are your differences with us?


Why do you want to be a member of the EFU DM staff?

How high would you describe your level of enthusiasm for the idea of DM'ing?

What else do you think we should know?



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on: January 21, 2019, 04:15:19 PM
After giving everyone some time to learn the new setting, we would like to once again begin adding new members of the community to join us in the EFU DM Team.
If you find yourself wishing to become an EFU DM, please submit a new SOI to let us know.

Note that we are incredibly conservative about adding new DMs, and usually like to know players over the course of multiple years and have seen them portray a variety of amazing concepts.

There is room for all kinds of DMs, and an EFU DM need not focus primarily on any one sphere: tech DMs, story DMs, builder DMs, and moderation DMs are all useful. That said, a willingness to at least dabble in each area is valuable.