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kia345
03-14-2009, 02:23 AM
1. What is your Graal account name?
kia345 is my primary, and only constantly upgraded account.

2. Do you have gold?
Of course! I'm not some free-loader like those chumps who showed up here after lifetime-Classic was enabled on the forums. I'm the real deal yo.

3. What is your past experience? (Please post only relevant experience such as creation of news, and updates on graal.net)
This is where I can hopefully shine. My experience is more than "hey I've kinda worked on some public forums". It's the "past experience" that I use for every public application I fill out: I was king of Zormite on Kingdoms. While that doesn't seem like much up front, it's actually a lot more than you'd think. I had to keep an entire kingdom (which was active at the time!) up to speed on the day-to-day events, as well as big kingdoms events. I made sure everyone knew what was what, in-game and on these very forums! And to get that spot, as well as hold it, I had to have excellent people skills. Some people would tell you Constitution or Strength or even Dexterity are important stats. But if you ask me, Charisma is all that matters.

Besides my in-game experience, I've briefly helped on the Kingdom wiki, keeping up-to-date Kingdom news on the forums, helped with the Zone, Zodiac, Kingdoms compilation site (mmorpglibrary, I'm one of the top informats), and Darklux's Kingdom Wiki. Mostly it's all been Kingdoms related, from FAQ, EM, to just a helpful person.


4. What would you like to do if given the position?
5. Why should you be given the position over the other applicants?

I'm going to answer these together: For one thing, I feel like it would be a fun experience for both myself and Graal. I've prided myself on being distinguished not for my development talent, nor for my insight, but my knowledge and personality. Check in on any long, irrelevant thread I've posted. I know how to say things. Hopefully I "know how to say things" better than most other people, as I have been complemented for both my people and speaking/writing skills. Adds a bit of "flavor" and reason to read to the News.

On top of that, I've established an almost "global" face. Granted, you can't log on any server and mention me expecting everyone to know who I am, but I've brief flights everywhere from Delteria to UN to even Era, as well as made myself, correct me if I'm wrong, an irreplaceable part of the Graal Communication Center. Not just "random player A", but "Hey, that's PoJo, he's pretty cool".


Even on servers where I've been, erm, immature, so to speak, I've made amends with a majority of those I have wronged. And while my history may have a ban or chastisement here and there, you'll notice every one of them has been reversed. No one seems to have any problem with me.

I've already mentioned my personality, but I feel it merits more focus: I have it. What would you rather, an almost monotonous overview of a server, or a theatrical thrill ride through an amazing player sculpted environment? It'll be fun, for me, the servers I write about, and for the lucky reader.

MiniOne
03-14-2009, 02:40 AM
Ewww Pojo :(

lardy227
03-14-2009, 02:42 AM
More like
"Oh sweet, it's Pojo!"

Crimson2005
03-14-2009, 02:45 AM
I like Pojo and his application, I enjoy reading his big posts, they're never really monotonous or dull. He has big vocabulary that he can utilise very well and will come in handy when writing those articles =]

kia345
03-14-2009, 02:47 AM
You guys are sweeties

MiniOne
03-14-2009, 02:52 AM
lol fine :( Go Pojo

Switch
03-14-2009, 03:15 AM
Ewww Pojo :(

lol fine :( Go Pojo

Quit hatin'.

MiniOne
03-14-2009, 03:33 AM
Quit hatin'.

Lol :( I'm not hating
GOO POJO!

Elizabeth
03-14-2009, 04:05 AM
i most definately support pojo. he's one of the best applicants. he's intelligent, witty, and has a sense of humor. he'd definately bring a unique touch to the news.

Imperialistic
03-14-2009, 05:24 AM
I'm confused.

Number 1 asks you your account name, why would we care if you upgraded your account?

Same with Number 2.. If you want to make the response to the question detailed make sure it is at least on topic

LordSquirt
03-14-2009, 12:36 PM
Of course! I'm not some free-loader like those chumps who showed up here after lifetime-Classic was enabled on the forums. I'm the real deal yo.



He's calling me a chump

Elizabeth
03-14-2009, 03:21 PM
I'm confused.

Number 1 asks you your account name, why would we care if you upgraded your account?

stefan wouldn't want to hire someone who has gold for the time being. he'd want them to be upgrading their account when their gold runs out. he's just reassuring him, unlike all of the other applicants.

Same with Number 2.. If you want to make the response to the question detailed make sure it is at least on topic

once again, he's just reassuring him. it's hardly off topic. he's implying that he's trustworthy, which he is.

kia345
03-14-2009, 03:40 PM
I'm confused.

Number 1 asks you your account name, why would we care if you upgraded your account?

Same with Number 2.. If you want to make the response to the question detailed make sure it is at least on topic

Question 1 asks for your account, which many people have more than one of. I was just reiterating that kia345 was account I kept updated, as opposed to one of my other random accounts.

Question 2 asks for your gold status, which doesn't necessarily mean "upgraded" (for example, before I typed this application, I did not have the regular "gold" that enabled playerworld access, but I still had Kingdoms-only gold). Question 2 also draws the point that people without gold can post and send applications. I, on the other hand, have always kept my account with some variation of gold, so I'm not one of those people who are here using only a Classic account. Which is actually a big factor in getting hired (do you really believe he'd hire someone who hasn't even been paying for an account?).

LordSquirt
03-14-2009, 06:43 PM
Question 2 asks for your gold status, which doesn't necessarily mean "upgraded" (for example, before I typed this application, I did not have the regular "gold" that enabled playerworld access, but I still had Kingdoms-only gold). Question 2 also draws the point that people without gold can post and send applications. I, on the other hand, have always kept my account with some variation of gold, so I'm not one of those people who are here using only a Classic account. Which is actually a big factor in getting hired (do you really believe he'd hire someone who hasn't even been paying for an account?).

No offense, but it seems like you're trying to say that since you pay for a gold subscription you're better than someone who only has a classic one. Back in the day, classic subscriptions are the only ones which you could buy. Why would someone not take advantage of this by just playing with their old subscription, so they wouldn't have to continuously purchase a new one?

We paid for the account and we paid for exactly what we bought. I don't see your logic when you say Stefan won't hire someone who doesn't always purchase a gold subscription when they run out.

Elizabeth
03-14-2009, 06:49 PM
No offense, but it seems like you're trying to say that since you pay for a gold subscription you're better than someone who only has a classic one. Back in the day, classic subscriptions are the only ones which you could buy. Why would someone not take advantage of this by just playing with their old subscription, so they wouldn't have to continuously purchase a new one?

We paid for the account and we paid for exactly what we bought. I don't see your logic when you say Stefan won't hire someone who doesn't always purchase a gold subscription when they run out.

well i'd very much say that someone who pays for gold is higher class than someone who doesn't pay at all. lets put classic and lower subscribers as silver. gold > silver. so in a sense, he basically is better than someone who never pays. he's actually putting in an effort.

Clockwork
03-14-2009, 06:57 PM
well i'd very much say that someone who pays for gold is higher class than someone who doesn't pay at all. lets put classic and lower subscribers as silver. gold > silver. so in a sense, he basically is better than someone who never pays. he's actually putting in an effort.

You see...this is when you have to consider gelats... :noob: <3

Elizabeth
03-14-2009, 07:01 PM
You see...this is when you have to consider gelats... :noob: <3

& how do you get gelats?

cyan3
03-14-2009, 07:10 PM
We paid for the account and we paid for exactly what we bought. I don't see your logic when you say Stefan won't hire someone who doesn't always purchase a gold subscription when they run out.

Stefan won't hire anyone as News Admins without an active gold subscription. Mainly because you need a gold subscription to do the job.

kia345
03-14-2009, 08:53 PM
No offense, but it seems like you're trying to say that since you pay for a gold subscription you're better than someone who only has a classic one.

That's exactly what I'm saying. Someone with Classic wouldn't have access to Playerworlds, and then couldn't write the news.

We paid for the account and we paid for exactly what we bought. I don't see your logic when you say Stefan won't hire someone who doesn't always purchase a gold subscription when they run out.

You lose your Classic subscription if you try to change your email. You can't get a Classic subscription anymore. It's painfully obvious that Stefan isn't going to cater to people with only a Classic account. If I had just as a lifetime Classic as opposed to Classic + Gold, I wouldn't have considered applying. Quit trying to justify and defend not upgrading. Yes you paid for "exactly what you bought". What you bought is access to Classic tab servers. That alone strictly limits the "news" you'd be writing. And who do you think looks better in the eyes of the manager? The guy who paid once and never shelled out money again, or the guy who paid once, and kept paying, even though he didn't really need to? If you don't see the logic in that, you must be blind. Or stupid.

Crono
03-14-2009, 10:40 PM
Nice, I support PoJo.

LordSquirt
03-14-2009, 11:05 PM
You lose your Classic subscription if you try to change your email. You can't get a Classic subscription anymore. It's painfully obvious that Stefan isn't going to cater to people with only a Classic account. If I had just as a lifetime Classic as opposed to Classic + Gold, I wouldn't have considered applying. Quit trying to justify and defend not upgrading. Yes you paid for "exactly what you bought". What you bought is access to Classic tab servers. That alone strictly limits the "news" you'd be writing. And who do you think looks better in the eyes of the manager? The guy who paid once and never shelled out money again, or the guy who paid once, and kept paying, even though he didn't really need to? If you don't see the logic in that, you must be blind. Or stupid.

Oh man, why all the hate. I'm just trying to say I don't think it matters if you are a continuous subscriber, or if you just subscribe whenever you need it. Now, you come out and attack me by calling me either blind or stupid. Also, I take none of those as a compliment.

If I ever came out the wrong way into making you thinking that I was attacking you, I apologize. However, at the end of the day I don't think that your attitude would be beneficial to the Global staff team. I said nothing against you, but you made a blunt statement which I take offense of. Good luck though!

kia345
03-15-2009, 04:06 AM
If I ever came out the wrong way into making you thinking that I was attacking you

No, you just came out as dense and oblivious to the logic of the situation.

However, at the end of the day I don't think that your attitude would be beneficial to the Global staff team. I said nothing against you, but you made a blunt statement which I take offense of. Good luck though!

When someone can't see something perched on the end of their nose as plain as day, sometimes it helps to be blunt. Are you really convinced someone with a Classic account could do anything in a Graal News position? "Pardon me! I can't log on UC servers? What? An event on Kingdoms to report on?! New guns on Zone?! Sorry, all I can do are Classic servers, but Stefan hired me anyways!" Your original point was pretty ridiculous, and deserving of any reply it may have gotten.

LordSquirt
03-15-2009, 04:18 AM
No, you just came out as dense and oblivious to the logic of the situation.



When someone can't see something perched on the end of their nose as plain as day, sometimes it helps to be blunt. Are you really convinced someone with a Classic account could do anything in a Graal News position? Your original point was pretty ridiculous, and deserving of any reply it may have gotten.

I was trying to say I don't think it matters if you were a continuous subscriber, which means that whenever you run out you pay right away, compared to someone who only pays when they just need gold.

I even apologized to you telling you if I accused you of something I was sorry for it. However, you continue to make these accusations and bash on me when I stated nothing wrong to you. This is giving an even better picture of how unprofessional you are, and shows how you could be a bad candidate for the job.

kia345
03-15-2009, 04:42 AM
This is giving an even better picture of how unprofessional you are, and shows how you could be a bad candidate for the job.

Am I unprofessional, or just impatient with you repeating the same nonsense? But you're right, for once, this isn't really making me look like the handsome fellow I really am. It's just making us both look pretentious.

Liberated
03-15-2009, 09:27 AM
Wiki staff is to check the stuff that people put in right? and some more?
I think kia345 would do a good job, i don't know him, but on the forum he always pays attention to details, which is important for such a job.

Imperialistic
03-15-2009, 03:38 PM
So I basically get this feeling now.. Stefan is pretty much like "Pay a **** load of money to keep your account upgraded to gold and playerworlds gold, and we will let you write our news"

Is this a new type of advertisement/bribe?

kia345
03-15-2009, 03:55 PM
So I basically get this feeling now.. Stefan is pretty much like "Pay a **** load of money to keep your account upgraded to gold and playerworlds gold, and we will let you write our news"

Is this a new type of advertisement/bribe?

While I agree the price is pretty steep when compared to what you're paying for (and the fact that most of it is made by people who paid to make it), it makes a lot of sense that you'd have to have a paid for account to be part of the news team. And it's not like it's "working" for them, that I'm paying to work for them (like every developer does). I'm not. I enjoy logging onto playerworlds and getting a feel of them. This would just allow me to do it publicly.

Dan
03-15-2009, 09:14 PM
This application looks really nice to me! :) I like the way you wrote it down.

Clockwork
03-16-2009, 05:36 AM
With his attitude I can picture him walking into a server, calling them idiots, and demanding news.

MiniOne
03-16-2009, 08:03 AM
With his attitude I can picture him walking into a server, calling them idiots, and demanding news.

LOL sounds like pojo.

Elizabeth
03-16-2009, 04:21 PM
With his attitude I can picture him walking into a server, calling them idiots, and demanding news.

not if pat was on!

Ravenblade1979
03-16-2009, 04:39 PM
Oddly enough I support PoJo in this. He would do good on Wiki

kia345
03-16-2009, 10:49 PM
With his attitude I can picture him walking into a server, calling them idiots, and demanding news.

Usually I only call people idiots if I'm on very good terms with them and I know that they're aware I meant that in the most constructive, albeit condensed way.


Or if they're just being stupid.

CABAL49
03-17-2009, 12:27 AM
I could sense someone was hating on my Pojo. Be nice. Pojo doesn't just call random people idiots. Only those who are foolish enough to stand in his way face the wrath of the mighty fish. Why would anyone want to be mean to someone so pretty?

Gothika
03-17-2009, 01:10 AM
When PoJo calls you an idiot, you know you've made it big time.

MiniOne
03-17-2009, 08:46 AM
Good luck pojo :D

Elizabeth
03-18-2009, 02:19 AM
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