Main Character Name: Vallios Lossarch, Uzku, Origg
Account Name: thebeast or thebeasttoo
How long have you been on the server?: 2016-09-17 16:34:55
Activity?: As a person with GMT+1, and the nature of my work/school not being overly demanding aside from other short-term dedications, vacation and so on - I can be on daily.
Have you ever had to deal with customers/players?: I am currently employed in the Cork, Ireland branch of Zazzle - an international service e to allow one to commission or design decals, shirts, mugs; unlike Amazon instead of having things on huge warehouses, everything is tailored for the order. On topic however, I currently work as a Custom Service Representative, and my daily employment does have me dealing with people pretty much on a day-to-day basis. My work includes dealing with emails, phone-calls from other parts of the world, and generally communicating with consumers who may need support.
In terms of WoW and Server roleplay, I've moderated/ST'd for Epilogue and Prologue, this was roughly five years or so ago, however I wouldn't consider them much as experience due to the community being far more tightly knit and familiar with each other, i.e I'd more take my current job as a better source as it is my know.
Do you have any referees?: Funnily enough, anyone who'd vouch for me is currently inactive/no longer on RPH.
Write about your favorite period/subject of WoW lore (100 words or more): Dwarven Lore - and more accurate, the War of the Three Hammers is my favorite aspect of Warcraft's lore. The civil conflict and inner debate on right or wrongs fascinates me as the topic was Blizzard's way of making huge implications on early 20th Century culture, such as the discrimination against non-Bronzebeards, the violent reaction as a cause of this much reflecting the world we lived in once, the period encompasses a short time but says so much about the Dwarves as a race, it reminds us that not everything on Azeroth is picture-perfect and not everyone is the ideal hero. It demonstrates with the death of Modimus Anvilmar that even the most united can be splintered from power, it told me of how the race that supposedly had it all thirsted for more and paid the price. The once legendary Anvilmar Empire had collapsed into a three-way war. The second phase tends to strip away this sort of meaning as it just paints the Dark Irons as the big bads, with Thaurissan being portrayed as a villain who truly lost all and intends to bring down his rivals with him, leading to the subsequent birth of Ragnaros. The impact that these two supposedly minor events (to other races) had a huge impact as a result, birthing the Searing Gorge, Blackrock Mountain, and so on into the Eastern Kingdoms.
Describe your favorite character, either yours or in lore (50 words or more): Ner'zhul - the Lich King, formerly the Elder Shaman of the Shadowmoon Clan was greatly respected, and stood as a pillar of early Orcish society, a spiritual guide regarded highly of; the way Chronicle depicts his downfall and his emotional development into a more misguided, used individual made me sympathize with the character and I felt that the way he bent to change at first showed that not all Orcs are well, Thrall or Gul'dan - it demonstrated a level of humanity which actually made me more interested in Orcs as a whole. The eventual progression into the Lich King and showing that despite this broken shell of an Orc lacking that strive, power was all-emcompassing, all corrupting, even the most lowest could rise again into the biggest threat on Azeroth.
What would you do differently about the server?: I feel that RPH isn't as inclusive as it once was, with cliques and private phase RP being all the rage - understandably so, given it is a sandbox - while phases do allow for players to express themselves, I think Phase 1 needs to make a return as a source of RP, as a Moderator I would see myself overseeing both OOC and IC actions in the phase, while on the off-hand perhaps generating some kind of RPC rank using the existing phase systems to give certain players extra perks, after all, fantastic builds like the Kingdom of Stormwind would be excellent to see for everyone to look around, with some changes to avoid anything guild-exclusive being present.
On a purely Moderation side I'd pretty much try set a standard, and example of how one could go about RPH to better improve the community. I don't consider myself the peak example but I can strive my hardest. I always felt like the lack of communication with staff and players was troublesome as it didn't exactly strive one to be motivated like "hey, I'm making a change", a Moderator or some sort of community figure who can present these ideas in a controlled scenario would be a fantastic addition, and I feel I have the know-how to do it. To make a ramble less so;
- Increase communication between Staff and Players.
- Reinvigorate Phase 1 and some sort of Roleplay Coordinator rank to allow for quicker entry into roleplay without having to go through HUGE phases and give RPH a story to keep people interested, as the phases are great but they have 0 impact. You'd go to phase 100 and preform a certain action, then phase 200 and say you did this, but because it was in phase 100 they wouldn't know about it. A return to a Moderated, DM'd phase 1 would give players some sort of inspiration to do things that have impact instead of well, tavern RP.
Write about yourself (100 words or more): Personality wise I am balanced, rational if needed but a natural cynic, both sides of a story matter to me. A common thing to happen due to my nature of work is that I'm a transparent person; I don't hide what I do. I am a willing and capable worker with an active interest in the server and seeing a future in it does keep me motivated to come back. I'm not demanding, nor overly aggressive but I do enjoy a laugh or a meme when it's suitable, I can be serious if it's a situation which requires such. I'm someone who likes to know the bit of everything, a jack of all trades, master of none; but better then a master of one.