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    Apply for NovaRO staff & more


    While our door is always unlocked, there are times when we're particularly receptive to new applications. And, as you may have deduced, one of those times is now!


    We are launching this application round with two big changes. The first, is that we have merged our applications so that they may easily be found regardless of which position you are applying for. The other change is that we have moved from using the forum message system to Google Forms. This spells an end to copy-pasting! Instead you get to enjoy the perks of premade forms. And for us, all of this comes with an additional benefit of never again being shocked and awed by applications filled out entirely in neon pink. (Yes, this has happened, and if you are the guilty party reading this, shame on you.) So, in other words, win-win across the board.

     

    Right now the applications come in five different flavors, although more may be added in the future. Depending on which role you seek to fill, there may be specific requirements that we ask you to meet. Due to this, please read the (spoiler) section pertaining to your application carefully, as not doing so may lead to your application not being considered. Lastly, due to having large-scale testing available through Nova Labs, we have abandoned the concept of Player Testers and no longer seek to fill this position. All this said, please venture forth and explore the available options:

     

    Staff Application
    While it should be self-explanatory, in reality condensing what being staff is about is probably the hardest because it is what you make of it. Our ultimate goal is to provide the players of NovaRO the best game experience possible with the means, skills and time available to us. This is why we are looking for motivated people who want to help improving the server and things around it. We've divided staff into two primary categories: Game Masters and Developers.

    Game Masters: In the most minimalist terms, Game Masters are the server's front. They host events, assist with support, and interact with players as well as answer their questions, but this position can also include performing bot checks, writing quests, Discord moderation, coming up with event and content proposals, updating the wiki, assisting with bug reports, and more.

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    Staff Application


    Kindly note that being staff is classified as volunteer work. Please do not expect monetary reimbursement from being on the team.

    Like detailed in the previous section, as a staff member, you have a lot of freedom in what you want to focus on. If you want to be a part of our team, all you essentially need to do is to fulfill the age requirement. We never ask for prior GM experience but ideally you already possess robust knowledge of the game and the server -- or at least enthusiasm for learning as much as possible about it if you have not been with us that long. It is your inner drive that matters the most, hence we hope you share the same passion for RO as we do. And, if you have skills or talents that you feel can benefit the server,  or if you don't want to be a GM but still want to contribute in other ways -- we'd be very happy if you let us know.

     

    Applicants are expected to have the following:

     

    • Enthusiasm and demonstrable eagerness to learn
    • Reasonable availability

     

    Listed below are not requirements, but applicants would benefit from the following:

     

    • Robust knowledge of RO and/or NovaRO
    • A sensible amount of extraversion

     

       

      Developers: Developers in NovaRO work in order to bring content to players, directly or indirectly. As a Developer, you can provide assistance with scripts, realize new game systems, create new exciting content, or even help to maintain our website and keep our backend up and running.

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      Developer Application


      Our developers not only work on bringing you the most up to date and original Ragnarok experience but also try to improve things around the server. Some examples of this would be the Pepper Bot, discord chat integration or the market page. This means we are not only interested in people who can implement new ingame mechanics or NPCs but also people who are interested to create and/or extend other awesome things like discord bots or maybe you want to work on an API for something, create some sort of automation or QoL you always thought was missing.

       

      Applicants are expected to have the following:

       

      • References of your past work

       

      Listed below are not requirements, but applicants would benefit from the following:

       

      • Familiarity with git and issue management software
      • Knowing what docker is and how it is used
      • Experience with Linux
      • Experience in writing NPC scripts
      • Familiarity with rAthena or Hercules
         

       

      Creative Helper Application
      Creative Helpers are the people who assist with creative work but who don't have GM accounts. Most of the time the role pertains to artists and writers, but it is not exclusive. Writers may be asked to write hat quests, spellcheck and adjust existing texts, or writing lore for content. Artists would receive tasks to do with general character art, backgrounds, as well as more specific requests depending on what is needed and what is their forte.

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      Creative Helper Application


      Last time the creative applictions largely fell through (most notably for the aspiring artists), which is something we deeply regret and would warmly like to invite you to re-apply. We have accrued more projects in general as well as more particular projects to send your way that could benefit from your input.

       

      Applicants are expected to have the following:

       

      • Ability to deliver

       

      Listed below are not requirements, but applicants would benefit from the following:

       

      • Confidence in your work
         

       

      PvE Consultant Application (New!)
      While we do listen to all of our players and will continue to do so, we seek to have access to a condensed version of our community in a handful of individuals that we have decided to call PvE Consultants. Unlike the commissioners who are able to make decisions for BG and WoE, the role of player consultants is to function only as a sounding board on PvE matters. In other words, they would be providing us with their first-hand feedback but have no active impact beyond making suggestions.

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      PvE Consultant Application


      The PvE Consultants do not form a decision-making group. As such, you should be comfortable with your suggestions not getting traction and that you are not able to make decisions. In equal measure, you should have the ability to remain respectful not only with the staff but the other members as well.

       

      Applicants are expected to have the following:

       

      • Complete familiarity with PvM content

       

      Listed below are not requirements, but applicants would benefit from the following:

       

      • Excellent communication skills

       

       

      War of Emperium Commissioner Application
      Very similar to the BG Commissioners above who are able to influence and decide what goes in and what doesn't regarding BG, WoE Commissioners have the power to do the same for WoE. Needless to say, these individuals should have a strong interest in and knowledgeable in all matters to do with WoE.

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      WoE Commissioner Application


      The WoE commissioners will be in charge of relaying player feedback to us in the form of organized ideas and suggestions. We hope that through assigning these roles, these players can provide us with more in-depth player perspectives on the impact of our updates. We will regularly review their feedback and make adjustments to skill interaction and behavior in WoE, when necessary. If approved, participants will be invited into a private channel inside of the NovaRO Draft Discord.

       

      Code of Conduct

      Below are the rules we expect WoE Commissioners to follow:

       

      1. Players that have been previously banned cannot apply as commissioners.
      2. Each guild is allowed a maximum of 2 Commissioners. They are expected to act as representatives from their guild, and push not just for their personal thoughts and feelings but their entire guilds.
      3. The first WoE Commissioner applying for each guild MUST be the Guild Leader. A secondary member will not be accepted until after the Guild Leader has been approved.
      4. As the NovaRO staff speaks primarily English, all Commissioner applicants are expected to comfortably type English at a reasonable pace.
      5. Once an application has been made, we will hold a very small interview with the applicant to make sure there's a sufficient level of understanding.
      6. Be respectful. There's no need to take arguments about suggestions to a personal level. Insults, memes and other comments that derail serious conversation will not be tolerated.
      7. Conversations had inside the Commissioner room are public information, except in cases where the Staff explicitly notes otherwise.
      8. Keep personal feelings out of this room. Don't weigh in on suggestions based on how you feel about the person suggesting them, instead, look for the merit in the suggestion itself and try to overlook any personal differences.
      9. Keep the health of the server's competitive scene in mind when forming your opinions. Please do not push for things merely because they benefit you or your guild.
      10. Commissioners who participate in whataboutism [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whataboutism ] or make claims of favoritism/bias will be instantly removed as commissioners.
      11. Commissioners who believe any guild or player broke a rule are encouraged to make a proper report.
      12. We're here trying to work on improving the scene together, and if you honestly believe that there is bias and or favoritism going on, we cannot expect you to participate fairly in discussion.
      13. Commissioners who become inactive for longer than 2 weeks or cease to meet the Commissioner requirements may be removed without warning.
      14. Commissioners who break any of the rules in the Commissioner will be permanently removed from the chat. Their guild will also lose their Commissioner spot for one month.

       

      Applicants are expected to have the following (in the period of 4 weeks prior to your application):

       

      • Be a leader or member of an active guild with over 12+ members attending WoE, or, have your guild leader's approval
      • A clean record; no prior offenses committed and/or ban history

       


      Battlegrounds Commissioner Application
      BG Commissioners are able to influence and decide what goes in and what doesn't regarding BG. Needless to say, these individuals should have a strong interest in and be knowledgeable about all matters to do with BG.

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      BG Commissioner Application


      A BG Commissioner is someone who would like to make a difference in improving Battlegrounds. The players that we would like as BG Commissioners are those that are willing to voice out their opinions and suggestions in public to further develop the BG scene. We want our applicants to be those that have immersed themselves in the community by providing support and proper feedback to help their fellow players and improve the overall scene of the PVP community. We expect those that aspire to take this mantle are up to date with or at least be aware of the current events happening in the community and the current state of Battlegrounds. Everyone is expected to be reasonable, respectful to each other, and objective in order for us to become successful in implementing the best possible Battlegrounds experience for everyone.

       

      Code of Conduct

      Below are the rules we expect BG Commissioners to follow: 

       

      1. Players that have been previously banned cannot apply as commissioners.
      2. As the NovaRO staff speaks primarily English, all Commissioner applicants are expected to comfortably type English at a reasonable pace.
      3. Once an application has been made, we will hold a very small interview with the applicant and a background check to make sure there's a sufficient level of understanding.
      4. Be respectful. There's no need to take arguments about suggestions to a personal level. Insults, memes and other comments that derail serious conversation will not be tolerated.
      5. Conversations had inside the Commissioner room are public information, except in cases where the Staff explicitly notes otherwise.
      6. Keep personal feelings out of this room. Don't weigh in on suggestions based on how you feel about the person suggesting them, instead, look for the merit in the suggestion itself and try to overlook any personal differences.
      7. Keep the health of the server's competitive scene in mind when forming your opinions. Please do not push for things merely because they benefit you, your guild or your friends.
      8. Commissioners who become inactive for longer than 2 weeks or cease to meet the Commissioner requirements may be removed without warning.
      9. Commissioners who break any of the rules in the Commissioner chat may be temporarily or permanently removed without warning.
         

      Applicants are expected to have the following:

       

      • At least 150 BG wins
      • A clean record; no prior offenses committed and/or ban history

       

      Listed below are not requirements, but applicants would benefit from the following:

       

      • Have a class title (500 BG wins with a single class)
      • Have WoE or Draft WoE experience

           

           


           

          COMMON RULES & REQUIREMENTS

          • Age: 18+.
            You have to be at least 18 years old in order for your application to be considered.
          • Applications must be filled out in English.
            While most staff members are multilingual, the server's primary language remains English. Your command of this language does not have to be perfect but we consider that your application reflects your fluency, which is of utmost importance especially for potential Game Masters. It is they who represent the server so it is important that you are able to express yourself clearly.
          • Please do not send multiple applications or ask about the application status.
            You will be notified of our final decision once we are ready to do so. Recruitment is a lenghty process and we will reply to everyone in due time.

           


           

          HOW TO APPLY

          1. Click here to proceed with the filling of the application form of your choice.
            Make sure you have read this post thoroughly, and post any questions you have in this thread before you begin filling in your answers. Also remember that lazy applications are singled out quickly and hardly in a positive way. So please spend adequate time on each question, pay attention to your punctuation, capitalize your i's, and refrain from using excessive abbreviations.
          2. Stay patient while you wait for our response.
            We are unlikely to begin processing any applications until at least some weeks in, so take your time with making sure everything is in order and that you didn't miss anything.
             

           

          :momxmas:
          We wish you all the best of luck and are looking forward to reading all of your applications.
          Did we miss a role in our applications that you think should be there? DM me and tell me about it!

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          2 hours ago, Ryousama96 said:

          Nice, is it possible to join more than 1 position?

          If you really really want to and cannot decide, you may apply for several positions. However, sending us one is the ideal. As for obtaining two of the different positions listed here I do believe is very unlikely if not completely impossible. 

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          38 minutes ago, Millefey said:

          If you really really want to and cannot decide, you may apply for several positions. However, sending us one is the ideal. As for obtaining two of the different positions listed here I do believe is very unlikely if not completely impossible. 

          Sad, imagine cant ruin pve, bg, and woe all at once.

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          3 hours ago, Ryousama96 said:

          Sad, imagine cant ruin pve, bg, and woe all at once.

          Well that isn't too hard to imagine. Nobody makes decisions alone (moreover, like I wrote, the PvE people don't make any decisions) so it may prove difficult. :th_wink:

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