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Post by Gelonvia » 28 Sep 2015, 00:22

Alrighty, so there is many of you who have been having so many questions about Yautja's (Predators) and are so overwhelmed with thoughts and because your minds are racing your overwhelmed with questions and don't know where to start, because of this I'm stepping in to give some help and advice and aswell point you guys towards some resources to help with your process of creating an application.



#1: Firstly, I will say this, your Application should be around 3-4 Paragraphs Long (At Minimum, at Maximum of 8 Paragraphs cause making them too long will end with them taking to long to be read by the Administrators in charge.) in just the Background alone, inside the Background you should start with your Yautja when they were young and work them up explaining the Main Events in their life all the way up their present day while they are out on the hunt.

#2: First observe Active Yautja's as they are on the hunt ingame and then describe what you have noticed and why it's good or bad in your own opinion. This will help Admins get a feeling of what you know and determine if they believe you are capable of handling the position.

#3: You need to not only be actively playing in the Community, but you need to make yourself known. Think of if you are making an application for an Employer, you want to get recognized and stand out over everyone else. There is several ways to achieve this goal. You can either get to know the staff and do common chatter, play the game and become a very good player that's recognized by the community, or you can participate in the Forums and speak with the Community, the best way is to help give Constructive Criticism. (Now, I do have to point this out, Constructive Criticism is when you Point Out what's wrong then give help by telling them how they can improve, just going and "This is shit, terrible post, bad lore." is NOT feedback, it's shitposting and something I have discussed with Apop privately before and one of the reasons I have been more active on Predator Apps to assist with helping and got responded with, "Well then, put in your opinion yourself then, we can always use more constructive feedback to help with the players." Now I do have to say it's understandable if you don't give feedback if you don't know about them, but those of us who actually DO know about Yautja have no excuses for why they can't give decent feedback.)

#4: Don't rush your Application, be thorough about making your Application and re-read over it, we don't expect you to be doing a creative writing assignment but viewing it as making a story for your new invested character does help.

#5: Don't make some Super Powerful Yautja Elite who is the savior of their clan, don't make a drug addict Yautja, don't go about making a Murderer Yautja, try to break all stereotypes, bring interest to your story but remember that they have a set bound guideline they have to follow where they NEED to be honorable however Neutral sense Clans do clash against each other, this is about Survival and Honor for the Hunt, not about being a Hero or Villain or a God Among Yautja. Even Yautja are capable of dying and are therefor Mortal Beings, realistically they are capable of making mistakes just like any other species and trust me, no matter how Robust you are you will make mistakes because OOCly as a Human being we are Imperfect and make decisions that cause those Mistakes, accept it and work with it.

#6: A good story has the protagonist consistently facing obstacles whether it's about their mortality, their limitation or their inability to accept who they are in life, if they didn't encounter problems and didn't get hurt then the story wouldn't be interesting. Among everything you need to keep your story Interesting so before ever publishing copy and paste your Application in a text document and think over your character and who you want them to be before finding that ONE thing that makes them special and work off of it.

#7: A good way to start of with creating your characters personality for the Role-Play experience is to start with words that describe your character such as, "Honorable, Strong, Stubborn, Eager" and they don't have to exactly be positive things, they can be negative things to that they are trying to work on sense they are mortal beings. Don't worry about their faults, it's what gives them personality!

#8:
Get to actually know the Yautja Lore, you will learn ALOT about them that will blow your mind, for instance wristblades alone can have 1 to 3 blades on them used to slice up their prey in combat, not only that but Elites and Elders use two wristblades on each hand, and to make things even more badass there's a fabled "Yautja Scimitar" which is a wristblade with one massive blade about 2-3 feet long like a giant sword, something used by Super Yautja's like "Celtic" from AvP and can slice a damn alien in half although terribly harms you (HIGHLY SUGGEST NOT HAVING YOUR PREDATOR WITH IT THOUGH! Only if you EARN it and then get Highermin Permission after Observation should you ever RP having one, Hell only Apophis and SAS should even have one cause they are the 2 most Robust Yautja's currently at this time.)

#9: Yautja's Young Hunters can be both Female and Male, now any Young Hunters before being sent off to hunt the Serpents AKA Aliens will normally be sent off to hunt Humans. To Yautja's Humans are the equivalent of Sport Hunting such as Deer are to Humans.

#10: Go and read the Approved Applications and what is good about them and what staff have said they liked, aswell go read the Denied Applications to see what they disliked and use the Denied ones as an example of what not to do to learn from others mistakes. Humans learn best through the mistakes they make and others make.



Follow these Rules and the only other thing you have to worry about is actually being a decent player, a HIGH ROLE PLAYER that's good at just that, and actually having a Forum Account that is Old Enough to past inspection.

[Note: The Following Links Provided are from Feweh AKA Pink and you can thank them for my knowledge of their existence.]

Yautja Lore: http://avp.wikia.com/wiki/Yautja

Yautja Equipment: http://www.jokerdesigns.com/thehunted/weapons/index.php

[The Following Link Provided is thanks to CoronelJones!]

Yautja Language: http://avp.wikia.com/wiki/Yautja_language

(10/16/15 Updated Info):
1: Yautja Names Consist of 2 words, First Name and Last Name, The first name is a Phrase in the Yautja language of your choice and last name is the name of the Clan they are born into.

Example: Vara'ule K'var-de, (Vara'ule is her name, K'var-de is the clan.)

2: Ranking Structure of Predators:

Young Bloods AKA Unbloodied:
Young bloods are the starting line for all Yautja, you have never engaged a serpent (Xenomorph) in combat and are hunting Humans to train your skills and earn your adulthood/full clan gear.


Bloodied:
This honorary title is given to those Young Hunters who gain their first Serpent kill and live to tell the tale thus becoming a full fledged member of their clan, achieving adulthood and granted access to their gear they were given to complete the hunt. A ceremony is given and thus you continue to hunt for honor and glory.

Elites:
Those hunters who achieve every skin and skull of each Serpent Caste and then goes further on completing Two or more Queen kills. (Understand each kill you must skin and bring back as a trophy. Without the trophy you didn't correctly handle the kill.) Afterwards you speak with your Clan Leader and they give the Bloodied the honorary title of Elite.


Clan Leader:
To become a Clan Leader you must storm and clear exactly 300 hives in your lifetime, something that would not only be near impossible to accomplish but also leaves your body aged finely to its prime other the milleniums. All Clan Leaders are Super Yautja's, a type of Yautja only possible through Lengthy Aging Processes and constant hardening of the body through surviving. (That's essentially exercising to them.) You will never find a Clan Leader out on the hunt, and Super Yautja's are entirely served to Upper Management of Staff until they say otherwise. So no touching of that subject.



Good Luck! Good Hunting! ^_^
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Re: Predator Application Guide/Tips

Post by bustered1 » 28 Sep 2015, 13:25

I found this to be helpful with learning more about the Yautja. I haven't whitelisted yet because I can't seem to find enough words.

http://aliens.wikia.com/wiki/Yautja

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Post by coroneljones » 28 Sep 2015, 15:45

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Post by Adjective » 28 Sep 2015, 18:23

All around good guide. Keep up the good work!

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Post by Gelonvia » 28 Sep 2015, 20:33

Coronal Jones, I am adding your link with thanks to you for the Language link.
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Post by SASoperative » 28 Sep 2015, 22:01

Can confirm that if you follow this guide you will be approved.

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Re: Predator Application Guide/Tips

Post by Lord Lag » 28 Sep 2015, 22:09

Oh, neat! I wasn't aware they had an entire alphabet set up.
Also good guide, hehe.

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Post by Mac » 29 Sep 2015, 02:54

Excellent guide for something that would seem to be common sense based on the application parameters, but clearly isn't. Hopefully this will lead to people understanding what they're doing wrong on their apps.
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Post by bustered1 » 30 Sep 2015, 16:59

This may be a silly question but where is the layout of the application without copy and pasting someone else's and erasing it?

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Post by coroneljones » 30 Sep 2015, 17:06

bustered1 wrote:This may be a silly question but where is the layout of the application without copy and pasting someone else's and erasing it?
It auto inserts itself when you create a post on the whitelist forums
I am Crornel Jrones, grorious admin of Coronial Mahreens. U ar arr nast Trorr and will be ding dong bannu. U critizize Xenos? Ding dong Bannu. U no rike grorious adminnu? Ding dong Bannu. U comrpain about Marine nerfs? Dingdong bannu. U comprain about grorrious adminnu? O yoo betta bereev dat's a bannu. It has come to my Grorrious attention dat nasty trorr has been imidatingu me on serveru, dis is a shamfrul dispray and unacceptaboo so dey ding dong bannu. End of Rine -----------------Rine ends here.'
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Post by Ogard » 05 Oct 2015, 14:10

Thank you for this guide, it helped me out with my application!
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Post by Sinu » 15 Oct 2015, 11:24

How would the naming for an Yautja work? Maybe you could put that on the guide, as that is something I've yet to figure out on something to do.

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Post by coroneljones » 15 Oct 2015, 13:13

Sinu wrote:How would the naming for an Yautja work? Maybe you could put that on the guide, as that is something I've yet to figure out on something to do.
Mixing yautja words
Atleast thats what i do
I am Crornel Jrones, grorious admin of Coronial Mahreens. U ar arr nast Trorr and will be ding dong bannu. U critizize Xenos? Ding dong Bannu. U no rike grorious adminnu? Ding dong Bannu. U comrpain about Marine nerfs? Dingdong bannu. U comprain about grorrious adminnu? O yoo betta bereev dat's a bannu. It has come to my Grorrious attention dat nasty trorr has been imidatingu me on serveru, dis is a shamfrul dispray and unacceptaboo so dey ding dong bannu. End of Rine -----------------Rine ends here.'
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Post by Mac » 15 Oct 2015, 14:08

coroneljones wrote: Mixing yautja words
Atleast thats what i do
Yeah I did the same thing by using the Yautja language page.
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Re: Predator Application Guide/Tips (10/16/15 Update)

Post by Ogard » 16 Oct 2015, 22:25

This is the guide that helped me out a lot with my application, be sure to follow it as it contains a lot of useful information for players who want to become predators.
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Post by johners12345 » 16 Oct 2015, 22:28

Mac wrote: Yeah I did the same thing by using the Yautja language page.
Same!

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Post by Gelonvia » 17 Oct 2015, 00:45

johners12345 wrote: Same!
It's in the guide now, no worries.
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Post by Seehund » 17 Oct 2015, 10:10

Props on this guide, definite kudos from me.
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Post by Logi99 » 05 Jan 2016, 18:28

Dang it. If I only knew this guide was here, I really want to make a new dang app but It hasn't got denied...
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Post by forwardslashN » 11 May 2016, 12:43

This is a pretty good guide, but I do have a few comments for any potential predator applicants to be.
Gelonvia wrote: #4: Don't rush your Application, be thorough about making your Application and re-read over it, we don't expect you to be doing a creative writing assignment but viewing it as making a story for your new invested character does help.
Probably the most important thing to take away from this guide.
Gelonvia wrote: #8:[/b] Get to actually know the Yautja Lore, you will learn ALOT about them that will blow your mind, for instance wristblades alone can have 1 to 3 blades on them used to slice up their prey in combat, not only that but Elites and Elders use two wristblades on each hand, and to make things even more badass there's a fabled "Yautja Scimitar" which is a wristblade with one massive blade about 2-3 feet long like a giant sword, something used by Super Yautja's like "Celtic" from AvP and can slice a damn alien in half although terribly harms you (HIGHLY SUGGEST NOT HAVING YOUR PREDATOR WITH IT THOUGH! Only if you EARN it and then get Highermin Permission after Observation should you ever RP having one, Hell only Apophis and SAS should even have one cause they are the 2 most Robust Yautja's currently at this time.)
Weapons are just tools for any Yautja worth his mandibles. Don't get hung on up on how many blades something has, or what weapon is better than another weapon. Yautja get their technology from their clan, and most of it is somewhat unique to the clan itself. But if your predator likes to choke their prey to death with their bare hands, that's also acceptable provided there is a reason for it. The only thing you should really keep in mind is that Yautja tech is sacred and should not fall into the hands of other species.
Gelonvia wrote: #9: Yautja's Young Hunters can be both Female and Male, now any Young Hunters before being sent off to hunt the Serpents AKA Aliens will normally be sent off to hunt Humans. To Yautja's Humans are the equivalent of Sport Hunting such as Deer are to Humans.
This isn't entirely accurate. Yautja primarily hunt xenomorphs (hard meat), and a lot of their culture is based around this, but they can also hunt humans if they feel like it. The comics have predators hunt a plethora of other beasts, both intelligent and unintelligent, but the first real Hunt should generally take place against a xenomorph. Everything else is Clan custom.
Gelonvia wrote: (10/16/15 Updated Info):
1: Yautja Names Consist of 2 words, First Name and Last Name, The first name is a Phrase in the Yautja language of your choice and last name is the name of the Clan they are born into.
This isn't entirely accurate. There is no established naming convention for Yautja that I can find, but it's generally accepted that their names begin with a moniker or sorts, such as Stronghand, and their second name is the Clan name. You should use an established Yautja word/combination of words for the actual name. It is entirely acceptable to have the Yautja's name be a phrase and their Clan name unlisted. On the topic of clan names, there is no established guideline for those either. You can either create a word, or use an established Yautja word.
Gelonvia wrote: Young Bloods AKA Unbloodied:
Young bloods are the starting line for all Yautja, you have never engaged a serpent (Xenomorph) in combat and are hunting Humans to train your skills and earn your adulthood/full clan gear.
You can hunt pretty much anything you want as a Yautja to hone skill, not just the soft meat.
Gelonvia wrote: Elites:
Those hunters who achieve every skin and skull of each Serpent Caste and then goes further on completing Two or more Queen kills. (Understand each kill you must skin and bring back as a trophy. Without the trophy you didn't correctly handle the kill.) Afterwards you speak with your Clan Leader and they give the Bloodied the honorary title of Elite.
An elite is anyone recognized by the Clan for their great abilities in the Hunt. Usually begins by taking a queen's head a trophy, but getting a skull of each xenomorph caste wouldn't hurt. It's really dependent on the specific Clan.
Gelonvia wrote: Clan Leader:
To become a Clan Leader you must storm and clear exactly 300 hives in your lifetime, something that would not only be near impossible to accomplish but also leaves your body aged finely to its prime other the milleniums. All Clan Leaders are Super Yautja's, a type of Yautja only possible through Lengthy Aging Processes and constant hardening of the body through surviving. (That's essentially exercising to them.) You will never find a Clan Leader out on the hunt, and Super Yautja's are entirely served to Upper Management of Staff until they say otherwise. So no touching of that subject.
It's actually clearing out a hive of no less than 300 xenomorphs. There is no such thing as super Yautja that I know of; clan leaders are just really, really skilled hunters recognized for their amazing achievements. Kind of like elites, only they are even more badass.
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\N wrote: It's actually clearing out a hive of no less than 300 xenomorphs. There is no such thing as super Yautja that I know of; clan leaders are just really, really skilled hunters recognized for their amazing achievements. Kind of like elites, only they are even more badass.
Yeah, I saw that too, wasn't sure if I read something wrong. But from my reading into the lore, the super predators are a newer offspring of the Yautja. Not even the same species, they're bigger, faster, stronger and hunt YAUTJA. The movie Predators was the directors take on a new generation of predators, so a Clan Leader may have skill on-par with a super predator, but those motherfuckers will eat a regular hunters face off. (ex. the crucified predator)
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LordeKilly wrote: Yeah, I saw that too, wasn't sure if I read something wrong. But from my reading into the lore, the super predators are a newer offspring of the Yautja. Not even the same species, they're bigger, faster, stronger and hunt YAUTJA. The movie Predators was the directors take on a new generation of predators, so a Clan Leader may have skill on-par with a super predator, but those motherfuckers will eat a regular hunters face off. (ex. the crucified predator)
Wait, really? Are you sure you're not talking about the Hish with the supposed kill glands of doom? I'm interested in learning more because I haven't heard anything about super predators aside what you see in Predators. I was under the impression that they are a clan of bad bloods, of which other clans like them exist.
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\N wrote: Wait, really? Are you sure you're not talking about the Hish with the supposed kill glands of doom? I'm interested in learning more because I haven't heard anything about super predators aside what you see in Predators. I was under the impression that they are a clan of bad bloods, of which other clans like them exist.
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LordeKilly wrote: Yeah, I saw that too, wasn't sure if I read something wrong. But from my reading into the lore, the super predators are a newer offspring of the Yautja. Not even the same species, they're bigger, faster, stronger and hunt YAUTJA. The movie Predators was the directors take on a new generation of predators, so a Clan Leader may have skill on-par with a super predator, but those motherfuckers will eat a regular hunters face off. (ex. the crucified predator)
They're not really new, they're just a sub-species of Yautja, who have been doing their thing for a not indifferent time.
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Did a bit of wiki digging around. They don't appear to be their own species, but a variation of your garden variety Yautja. They're not specifically bad bloods, but their elder had some weird gripes about the code of honor a thousand years ago, so they don't follow it anymore. They're also in a blood feud with another Clan. For reference, Scarface from the Concrete Jungle and his clan were even bigger than the super preds, so I doubt they're all that special.
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