Ohanko Actaeon (Reckless Instinct) Pred Application By: Mizolo

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Ohanko Actaeon (Reckless Instinct) Pred Application By: Mizolo

Post by mizolo » 04 Jan 2018, 18:48

Oh god ... here I go ... I'm seriously legit scarred to death to post this, and I'm sweating bullets.
Alright ... here I go.



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Marine Name (so we know who you are; if you play alien mostly, state that here):
Anekcahap (Various nicknames) Volkov

Name of the character you want whitelisted (The name your predator will use. This must match your in-game predator name):
Ohanko Actaeon (Mix of the Native American name for Reckless, and the Greek god name for Hunter)
(Reckless Hunter)

Are you familiar with the Predator Code Of Honor?
Yes, I have read it more carefully than I have the last 2 times I’ve applied.

Character background (An ADEQUATE description and story of your predators background):


Childhood:
► Show Spoiler
Training with the Sijitar clan:
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Ohanko’s First Hunt, and what should have been his last a thousand times over:
► Show Spoiler



How do you intend to play your predator (as in, describe HOW you will act/play your predator)?
What I want my predator to act/play like is more of a story of him trying to control his instinctual behaviors when in combat. A major part of his instinct includes recklessness and his ambition to become better that drives it. He tries very hard to control his instincts and trying to think things through, but despite his best efforts he sometimes slips up. That’s what made his name. He also is meant to be kind of a … reminiscence, of what my real-life desires used to be.

Why should we whitelist you?
Judging by my past, yes, I have some very … well … not good things on my record. However ever since the drama post, the new medicine that I’ve been taking has helped me DRASTICALLY. I believe I can bring a unique role-play concept with my predator that maybe not many others can.
I think I should be whitelisted because I believe I bring a unique character to the table who is willing to learn from other people to become better. I also believe I bring a character that hasn’t found a ‘balance in the force’ figuratively speaking. This means that he can be ‘instinctive’ with rushing and attacking, this might get him some kills with groups of 4- marines, but might not be the best on a 1v1 with a Xeno. He can also use training or ‘being cautious’ which will pay off when 2 or MAYBE 3 Xenos, but with humans, they can just pick me off from a distance.

Have you been banned from CM in the last month for any reason (we will check, and lies may result in immediate denial)?
I have not been banned for the past month, but I do have a kind of intimidating and scary note list, but don't let that fool you because I have improved since the drama incident.
I have also received warnings for incidents recently like running off as researcher planetside to gas CLF with some experimental grenades and other such, and I do regret that as well.

Are you currently banned from any other servers and if so, why?
No, I am not, I do occasionally get warnings from time to time for things I just simply overlooked.

Do you understand that any player - donor or otherwise - can have their whitelist status revoked should they break our rules or disobey the Predator Code of Honor?
Yes, I understand there are no bad-bloods on this server, and there never will be. I also read up on extended rules on the wikis for more clarification.


I’m just going to say this out loud right now. I was scared as fuck to make this post, and still am, as I’m not 100% sure the community has completely accepted me back, as I have … well … a note history, as well as a history of being salty and the drama post. Ever since the drama post and the meds that have made me super chill, I’ve been delaying this and trying to improve my reputation from that point on. I hope I can be accepted back, and possibly even be a predator.
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Re: Ohanko Actaeon (Reckless Instinct) Pred Application By: Mizolo

Post by McRamon » 04 Jan 2018, 19:57

Ive met your character in game, cant say anything bad about your rp but neither can say anything very good, but, well... at least i remember your name!
At first i was pretty neutral and was not going to post anything, but then i saw what you said about still getting warnings and i think if this is your third application, you should stop getting any. I mean, warning as a non-whitelisted role can be serious rule violation if you are playing hrp whitelisted role.
In conclusion, -1
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Re: Ohanko Actaeon (Reckless Instinct) Pred Application By: Mizolo

Post by mizolo » 04 Jan 2018, 22:07

McRamon wrote:
04 Jan 2018, 19:57
Ive met your character in game, cant say anything bad about your rp but neither can say anything very good, but, well... at least i remember your name!
At first i was pretty neutral and was not going to post anything, but then i saw what you said about still getting warnings and i think if this is your third application, you should stop getting any. I mean, warning as a non-whitelisted role can be serious rule violation if you are playing hrp whitelisted role.
In conclusion, -1
I understand, I was allowed planet-side, I just was dumb enough to forget the rule of not leaving the FOB.
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Re: Ohanko Actaeon (Reckless Instinct) Pred Application By: Mizolo

Post by mizolo » 09 Jan 2018, 16:11

Well, at least no-one else has anything BAD to say about my application for a month, this is a ... 'good' ... sign.
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Re: Ohanko Actaeon (Reckless Instinct) Pred Application By: Mizolo

Post by oprayx73 » 09 Jan 2018, 16:47

I've seen Anekcahap before ingame often ( I always think of ancap when i see that name!? ) and they've never stood out as a bad player.
The story itself is VERY lengthy, and i will admit i'm quite jealous, i wish my predator app was as long. I appreciate a predator app with a real conflict, and in this
it's a proper internal one which can lead itself into some good RP. Overall, i'm surprised this hasn't gotten more +1's. I'll tack on a +1 myself.
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Re: Ohanko Actaeon (Reckless Instinct) Pred Application By: Mizolo

Post by mizolo » 09 Jan 2018, 17:00

oprayx73 wrote:
09 Jan 2018, 16:47
I've seen Anekcahap before ingame often ( I always think of ancap when i see that name!? ) and they've never stood out as a bad player.
The story itself is VERY lengthy, and i will admit i'm quite jealous, i wish my predator app was as long. I appreciate a predator app with a real conflict, and in this
it's a proper internal one which can lead itself into some good RP. Overall, i'm surprised this hasn't gotten more +1's. I'll tack on a +1 myself.
Thank you, thank you from the bottom of the depths of my heart. I worked many months on this application, giving hours and hours into it.

I ran it through grammar checks, writing software, anything I could find to make it better.

Since my SINGLE warning (I think it was the 23rd of December?) I have not had a warning since. I just hope that warning doesn't destroy this chance that I have.
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Re: Ohanko Actaeon (Reckless Instinct) Pred Application By: Mizolo

Post by Shyguychizzy » 09 Jan 2018, 18:48

mizolo wrote:
04 Jan 2018, 18:48
Oh god ... here I go ... I'm seriously legit scarred to death to post this, and I'm sweating bullets.
Alright ... here I go.
Seems a bit iffy in beginning before starting of the application and skimming through. Quite highly, as someone just merely reading a bit unease or a bit uncertainty indeed Predator Application is something to be highly concerned or nervous but it overlaps your application eh....gives not such a good image overall before beginning overlooking the app itself. Just from perspective as a reader that is, sorta dissuades and eh looks a bit improper in short.

Do not fret, this isn't the main review yet just what I picked up skimming. At a later note, I shall fully review this at it's full, however I shall let others give their comments before i shall post. I if I recall your character from the past. Uncertain if it is you or another referred of Anti-Predator commute or rather power gamer who does highly equip themselves and does try hunting preds before and after knowledge of em. You can confirm or deny of this, I won't argue which is which. Unless I am mistaken of course then do ignore this little comment, many names that are like that or have done so. Your name does sound highly familiar, mainly marine bean like others. For time being, I am going with neutral until further review of it.
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Re: Ohanko Actaeon (Reckless Instinct) Pred Application By: Mizolo

Post by mizolo » 10 Jan 2018, 12:34

Shyguychizzy wrote:
09 Jan 2018, 18:48
Seems a bit iffy in beginning before starting of the application and skimming through. Quite highly, as someone just merely reading a bit unease or a bit uncertainty indeed Predator Application is something to be highly concerned or nervous but it overlaps your application eh....gives not such a good image overall before beginning overlooking the app itself. Just from perspective as a reader that is, sorta dissuades and eh looks a bit improper in short.

Do not fret, this isn't the main review yet just what I picked up skimming. At a later note, I shall fully review this at it's full, however I shall let others give their comments before i shall post. I if I recall your character from the past. Uncertain if it is you or another referred of Anti-Predator commute or rather power gamer who does highly equip themselves and does try hunting preds before and after knowledge of em. You can confirm or deny of this, I won't argue which is which. Unless I am mistaken of course then do ignore this little comment, many names that are like that or have done so. Your name does sound highly familiar, mainly marine bean like others. For time being, I am going with neutral until further review of it.
To address your first paragraph, yes, I am very scared, and yes it is a little improper, but that's why I put it before the application as to ... I don't know ... help people forget? I don't know.

To address your second paragraph, I most CERTAINLY do NOT meta-hunt preds or meta-seek duels with them. Actually, if admins can retrieve a prison station log, I actually mocked a predator's laugh/growl type thing, trying to make him piss off (WHICH YOU DO NOT DO IF YOU KNEW ABOUT THE CODE OF HONOR OR ANY SHIT LIKE THAT). This was after he slashed some of my barricades as I was engineer.

To be honest, I would never meta-hunt them in the first place because I've lost every duel I've ever had with a predator with my first attempt being B18 and having an honest mistake of thinking the pred accidentally DC'ed in the middle of battle for some reason and let him get up.
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Re: Ohanko Actaeon (Reckless Instinct) Pred Application By: Mizolo

Post by Steelpoint » 10 Jan 2018, 14:05

When I examine a predator application I am looking for three things. In game and forum activity, a good player history, and a demonstration of a good standard of Roleplay alongside a good application that demonstrates your understanding of Predator lore. Telling a good story is a benefit, but I feel the main crux of a backstory in a application is far more to demonstrate to me that you understand Predator lore, in terms of how a Predator acts, feels and uses their equipment according to their station, etc, etc.

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Activity wise, your forum account has been active for a year which is a boon, and I vaguely recall your Marine characters name in game so that's also a boon. I feel confident you've played the game sufficiently long enough to (hopefully) understand its mechanics, which is very important as a Predator as above anyone else you need a robust understanding of how CM works, both in a in game sense, and a OOC rule/playstyle sense.

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No recent bans in the past month is a good sign. Past bans notwithstanding but I don't think it's fair for someone's past sins to haunt them for years outside of extraordinary circumstances. Mentioning your past bans past a month is a good thing.

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Now your actual Application is when things start to tear at the seams.

Your application seems to lack a sense of professionalism nor does it seem to have been written to a high standard. You constantly refer to unnecessary tidbits such as you being on medication, your extremely nervous over this application, and other minor things that have no business being in this application. We all appreciate how nerve wracking it is to write a Predator application and to essentially put your work up to the world to be picked apart and reviewed, but that is a given and we don't need to be reminded of the obvious.

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Your story is a very long read, which is not necessarily a bad thing. When I read a story I tend to emphasize the knowledge on Predators being displayed far more so than anything else. I'll pick it apart by section.
► Show Spoiler
So the TL;DR of your app story. The overall lore presented within the story is generally solid and adheres to known lore (Three hours to heal wounds + Four hours to make a garrote is one of the main things that struck me as not being accurate). The conversations that the Predators have tend to be far too long, and way too Human like. The actual fights against the Serpent's is within expectations of what I'd expect from a unblooded in that he struggles against even a single Xenomorph, however don't forget that a Predator has trained for a very, very, very, long time to face a Xenomorph, and I'm concerned that your Predator may seem too 'novice' even for a unblooded.

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Intended playstyle is decent enough, though as a Predator player you should NOT "slip up" since doing so will, at best, piss off a bunch of Humans/Xenos unneededly or at worst get you in trouble with the admins, maybe even suspended. Only slip up if the result won't harm or endanger anyone. Intentionally disadvantaging yourself under the guise of lack of experience is something interesting to try but not something I'd recommend you overdo, if only for the sake for other Preds who would have to recover your corpse afterwards.

Reason to Whitelist is bog standard, we don't need to know about your medication, some parts of your whitelist part seem they'd be better off in your 'intended playstyle'.

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So overall what do I think?

You demonstrate an understanding of Predator lore, though I do hope you try and be more conservative when talking as a Predator and to avoid speaking as a Human would (easier said than done). You've played the game long enough to understand how it works. You've not been banned in the past month and you at least admit that recent warning were all on you for inappropriate behaviour.

Your application is a bit of a mess and your story could've been trimmed down.

I am concerned about your warnings due to negative/low RP behaviour, a Predator is a high RP role first and foremost and your in game actions are something you have to be fully aware of at all times, every life you take can have a major effect on the round and every action you take has to be weighed against the Honour Code at all times.

For the moment I'm going with a very, very, tentative +1, bordering on neutral. My opinion might change if more information comes to light.

I think you'll need to show you can hold yourself to a higher in game RP standard before you are accepted.

(I'll admit I'm very...forgiving when reviewing applications.)
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Re: Ohanko Actaeon (Reckless Instinct) Pred Application By: Mizolo

Post by mizolo » 10 Jan 2018, 15:53

Advice taken to heart Steelpoint, here is what I find and take acceptance for.

I do understand that my medication and nervousness is not needed in the app, as it looks like an excuse to slip up in the app and get away with it (WHICH WILL NEVER BE THE CASE IN GAME, AND IF I TRY TO, WARN ME HARSHLY, MY WORDS NOT ADMINS'). I do understand I mentioned it a little too much, and I am sorry.

I do understand I might/should have trimmed up my story, perhaps cutting out dialogue and more dialogue words would have been perfect. I probably should not have included the trainer saying "would give even and elder a run for their lives", as that is a little, if not VERY dis-respectful to elders.

In terms of 'human training', I wasn't 100% sure what to expect from a predator's POV, because I know the training is VERY brutal and VERY hard, but I'm not sure how the very, very fine details work. It's never shown anywhere in the wikis or the movies. As per the pen thing, I wasn't sure how to 'mark a defeat' in a hand-to-hand combat training situation, so I went with that, perhaps I should have used a series of ... hand-motions? Anyway, that was another thing I 'made up' for not knowing very fine details. I DO understand that it was too 'humaney training' for the most part, and I regret that.

As for terms of 'human-like actions and words/conversation' I am also trying to improve, well ... "how" a predator would speak, as you said easier said than done, I am also watching current predators in-game to see how they talk, act, and otherwise express their feelings. I am sorry for not getting to the point, I guess I was trying to make my app better by dragging it out, and I'm sorry for that as well.

As for returning to the human compound, he was looking for a trophy to bring back, or at least SOMETHING to show as physical evidence for what he did during his first hunt. I am sorry for not specifying that.

For the 'feelings' for the human that saved him, I tried to draw attention that point by when he thought "Why do I care about this human so much?" Trying to draw attention to the fact that he, for some reason, he feels something, and that he was NOT OK WITH THAT FEELING of 'caring'. I guess I wasn't direct enough of the discomfort of the feeling, I am sorry again for not specifying.

For the subject of 'slipping up', I don't intend to use it hardly at all, like, maybe once every 1-3 MONTHS, and yes I will have to watch out for those situations at all times with the honor code, that's why I've been going into Gmod DarkRP and other SS13 HighRP servers. I am sorry this created confusion, I, once again, should have specified more.


Thank you for your feedback again Steelpoint, I feel this is very helpful if I am denied and I apply again another day.
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Re: Ohanko Actaeon (Reckless Instinct) Pred Application By: Mizolo

Post by Kneez » 11 Jan 2018, 00:53

I’ll review this in the nect couple of days when I have time to read your background which looks really long. I’ve seen your character around but haven’t really interacted with them. I only know your name from your salt depositing threads and mchat salt, so I’m not going into this with a positive image in mind, but I’ll see what you have to say in a bit.
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Re: Ohanko Actaeon (Reckless Instinct) Pred Application By: Mizolo

Post by mizolo » 11 Jan 2018, 18:20

Kneez wrote:
11 Jan 2018, 00:53
I’ll review this in the nect couple of days when I have time to read your background which looks really long. I’ve seen your character around but haven’t really interacted with them. I only know your name from your salt depositing threads and mchat salt, so I’m not going into this with a positive image in mind, but I’ll see what you have to say in a bit.
Ah, Yeah, I HAVE been known for that, but I am happy to say I have not salted in forums ONCE since ... Late November I believe.
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Re: Ohanko Actaeon (Reckless Instinct) Pred Application By: Mizolo

Post by Feweh » 11 Jan 2018, 19:04

Considering the drama surrounding you.

Ie; you've made leaving posts, never left and then we had to tell you to take a break or risk a perma-ban... ya no.

Predator requires maturity, you are not mature enough for this position.

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