Dwyne Allaseon

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Dwyne Allaseon

Postby Dwyne on Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:19 am

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Char Name: Dwyne Allaseon
Char Class: Druid
Char Level: 100
Char Age: 1200
Your RL age: 34
Your RL gender: Male

Background Story:

Dwyne was born 1200 years ago in the lush forests of Feralas. His father was a Druid of the Circle and his mother a Huntress in the service of the Sentinels. He has fond memories of both, however his memories are all that's left because they both died in the War of the Shifting Sands, while fighting the Qiraji in Silithus. He followed in his father's footsteps and was admitted to the Circle proving to have a strong connection with the nature. After his parents' death, his adventurous spirit became his dominant trait and spent the following centuries exploring the Kaldorei lands. The War of the Shifting Sands became an object of study and fostered his desire to learn about the world outside his reach. He started to learn combat and from his mother's lessons he remembered the value of stealth tactics. He combined that knowledge with his druidic studies and became proficient in the Feral branch of his Druidism. At the same time, Dwyne combined his love of nature with his knowledge of it and specialised himself in Herbalism and Alchemy.

The Battle of Mount Hyjal was a turning point in his life, not only for the dramatic influence on elven society but mostly for what it revealed about the universe at large. Dwyne's desire for knowledge led him to travel far and wide across Azeroth seeking to understand the great forces at play in this world. He noticed that all the dramatic events of the last years began with these forces trying to destroy the balance of the world. He realized that the Kaldorei traditional order was not enough to face these new forces and he has spent the last years seeking any knowledge that could help him better understand the universe.

Why do you wish to join us?

I would label myself as a relative beginner in RP, however with knowledge of lore and basic RP rules. I am looking for a guild with a coherent established concept, that takes into account the main game storyline. I am also looking for a relatively small guild, as in a place where I can get to know most people and not a very large one where most are strangers. For this Night Elf Druid, this would be his first guild, having played mostly solo and a bit of LFG/LFR with it. My main interest is finding a solid RP guild where I can explore the lore of the game in a friendly, mature environment. I would also be interested in some PvE activities as guild groups (Dungeons/Raids), if others are also available, however that is not a requirement for me. I have read the available information on this site and the official forums and Nature's Grasp seems like a good fit. I am also looking forward to answering whatever questions you might have, so you can gauge whether I fit in with your guild concept and personality.

Why does your char wish to join us?

During his travels, Dwyne realized that his relatively peaceful existence is under threat. He understands the need to preserve the balance but also the need to establish diplomatic relations with various other factions and forces. He reluctantly gave up his self-sufficient way of living in the hope of finding like-minded individuals and groups and work/fight together for Azeroth.

Tell us something about yourself!

I am from Transylvania - the north-western province of Romania, enclosed by the Carpathians mountains in the south and east and bordering Hungary in the north and west, on the Europe map. I am 34 years old and my studies are in the fields of law and philosophy.

On the MMO scene, I played WoW on and off in the last 7-8 years casually and also dabbled in LoTRO and SWTOR. Concerning gaming I mostly enjoy RPG titles like the Elder Scrolls series/Bioware games or strategies like the HoMM/Total War/Civilization series/Paradox games. When I am not working or gaming, I do a lot of travelling, reading and photography. I also have a large music collection - mostly classic rock but also all neighbouring genres like jazz, metal, symphonic, soul.

If you have any questions please ask them
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Re: Dwyne Allaseon

Postby Eluvere on Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:41 pm

Hey and thanks for applying :D

I like it, it looks like a well thought through personality already! Just one tiny remark for future reference: in RP we do not refer to ingame mechanics like a "feral branch" because that is just the name of a Spec, not a term druids actually use ingame.;)

Just need one more officer to approve and you are good to go for the IC interview.
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Re: Dwyne Allaseon

Postby Dwyne on Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:32 pm

Hello

About the use of game mechanics in RP I thought about it and wasn't sure how well they mix - that's the kind of advanced tips a guild can offer :). I consider it an extra source of RP material (like for example /e invokes lunar guidance and uses Starfall to strike all enemies or /e uses a Healing touch to ease someone's pain). I understand an over reliance on game mechanics is not desired but I don't know how much, if at all, they should be used in RP. I just found it useful to relate with the game as they provide a general framework of skills/abilities and terms of reference.

Thanks
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Re: Dwyne Allaseon

Postby Aariam on Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:38 pm

Hi!

Glad to see you apply. ^^

Yeah, I think it all looks good, but I am of the same mind as Elu; generally we keep name dropping spell names to a minimum, and instead rewrite them to something more attractive (for example, instead of "uses Healing Touch", you might say "places her hand on the wound and lets the natural energies flow, binding it together.")

Contact either me (Aariam), Aerandýr/Aerandÿr (whatever accents he has on his name ;) ), Edradir, Eluvere, or Salirien for an interview in-game. :)
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Re: Dwyne Allaseon

Postby Aariam on Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:30 pm

Interviewed and invited! Welcome to the guild!
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