http://dlang30.livejournal.com/ ([identity profile] dlang30.livejournal.com) wrote in [community profile] ff_classchange2011-11-07 01:25 pm

Application


The Basics:

Name: Dominic
Age: 19
Location: Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Retail Assistant Manager
How did you find out about this community? My Mother is a fan of Arthur of the Britains and found a Community for the show made in the mid 70s on here about a year ago. Her Username Freddiejoey

Personality Questions:

1) List and expand upon your three best traits / strengths. (These should be personality-related, not physical.)
Enthusiastic: When it comes to the things that interest me and trying new things I will always give 110%.
Sociable: I like meeting new people and trying to expand on my current current circle of friends.
Smartheaded: I like to know whats going on and think that I see most things in quite an intelligent way.

2) List and expand upon your three worst traits / weaknesses.
Over Confidence: I really sometimes do think I can take on anything without thinking things through clearly first.
The other real two in general as with a lot of people is that I can be socialbly awkward with people who like to talk and ask questions and I start feeling really down when I feel like I have nothing to contribute to something.

3) Rate yourself on the following traits by putting an 'X' in the box you think fits best. (E.g. if you are slightly more introverted than extroverted, put an 'X' in the second box.) Explain your choice as well.

Introverted [ ] [ ] [X ] [ ] [ ] Extroverted
Explain: When it comes to this sort of thing I'd say it comes down to what kind of situation i'm in. If I'm around new people and they share a common interest with me then I have no trouble at all in talking to them. However, if they are completely opposite me in what interests them then I can become very introverted and shy.

Cheerful [ ] [X ] [ ] [ ] [ ] Gloomy
Explain: While I do have issues sometimes with being happy, I'd say that most of the time im quite cheerful and try to see the best side of a situation as much as possible.

Reserved [X ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] Impulsive
Explain: I very rarely make decisions on impusle, and like to look at all possible angles before making an decision.

Energetic [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [X ] Calm
Explain: Though I understand that everyone gets excited, I always try to be calm and think things through before getting all excited over nothing.

Logical/Thinking [ ] [ ] [ X] [ ] [ ] Emotional/Feeling
Explain: Ive always been a logical thinker, though as I said earlier I can get over confident and irrational for silly reasons.

Grudge-holding [ ] [ ] [X ] [ ] [ ] Forgiving
Explain:I try to look at this and judge a person based on what they've done and try to look at it from their prospective. If I feel there's a way to forgive then certainly but othertimes I also think that what someone has done is to damaging to erase.


4) Describe how you typically work in teams. Is it generally a good experience, or do you prefer working by yourself? Do you like to lead and make decisions or do you prefer to let others make decisions so that you can do the legwork? You may find it helpful to give an example of a team you worked on recently and how that went. When it comes to teamwork I'm normally one to follow intstructions in larger teams. Though in smaller groups of 2 or 3 I do find myself wanting to take the lead and give advice. Though either way its always fun for me.

5) Spider-Man Decision: If you had to choose between saving two dozen innocent children and saving your best friend/significant other/person closest to you, which would you pick and why? I couldn't lose someone I cared for/loved no matter how badly I would feel afterwards for not saving the children first.Its selfish but true.

6) Your friend has had their feelings hurt and comes to you for consolation. What do you do? Let's say, two days later they come to you again still upset over the same issue. What would you do in that case? Talking and listening is what makes a friendship strong. The only thing you can do is listen and give advice where you see it neccessary.

7) What interests/hobbies do you have? How do you like to spend your free time? When it comes to my free time I'm obsessed with Video Games (WOW, Halo, Final Fantasy and any thing else that's just awesome to waste time doing). I love watching Anime and Movies, especially with Friends. Movie nights are the best. I also like to read alot of mostly Young Adult Fiction on the mystery or science fiction side of things. Keeping my body healthy and in shape is important to me also when I get the time, and writing my online articles is also pretty fun.

8) Describe one to three careers you would find ideal, with a little explanation of why contit appeals to you.
Sports Writer: I absolutely love sports and writing, simply go hand in hand.
Secondary School Teacher: Would love to educate and teach younger people about the important things in life and what the world has to offer.

FF Questions:

9) List one to three favorite Final Fantasy games and why you like them. Sequels/spin-offs/non-numbered/KH/Dissidia games are okay.
Final Fantasy X: Easily my favoutite. I Was 10 when it was first relased and it I don't think I will ever enjoy a game as much as I did this one. The story and characters where magical, the graphics for the time took my breathe away and the way the story shifted witht the different interactions was out of this world.
Final Fantasy XIII: This was the third title I played after VII and X and it was everything I hoped it would be. I loved the way this game was more like one big continual quest instead of broken up into many different side ones. The music was a nice touch to, especially the gameplay set on Gran-Pulse. Lightning was also so badass for me and really did a great job as only the second main protagonist female since Terra in Final Fantasy VI.

10) List one to three of your favorite Final Fantasy characters and why:
Tidus: Loved him and his interaction and adventure through the strange world he moved through after 500 years in a dream. He was always trying to support his friends and give the best advice he could even when he found out such terrible revelations throughout the game involving his past and future.
Hope: He really grew on me throught FF XIII. Hope was the one character I really saw and related to throghout the game, having lost his mother and having an already strained one with his father he was someone who could have given up so easily but didn't. When he had the chance to kill Snow he instead chose to forgive and accepted that there was more to life then jsut revenge.

11) One to three characters you relate to (you may reuse answers from #8 if applicable) and why:
While I could resuse Hope to answer this, I am going to say Vaan from XII for the simple reason that he was someone he grew up with nothing and dreamed of one day becoming something great. His motives were never selfish and he simply wanted to be able to help others in the same way he was by his best friend Penelo and her family.

12) The FF game you liked playing least:
(Note: Be sensitive to other opinions and don't bash characters/games. Being able to discuss things you don't like without alienating people is a plus. :))
I've only played VII, X, XII and XIII from the main series so far and have enjoyed them all so much. Of the spin-ofs I've played so far, I really didn't connect that well with Revenant Wings which I had expected would be alot better for how good the first game was.

13) One to three FF characters you dislike and why:
Vanille, was one rare aspect of Final Fantasy XIII that did annoy me. She was ment to be the enlightning cute character of the game but to me she was just a free-to-be you and me whinger who never shut up some of the time.

14) Favorite weapon in a Final Fantasy game (either the name if you liked the name, or a picture if you liked the look of it, or a description if it had awesome stats/abilities):Lightnings Gun Blades in the newest title were so epic in my opnion. I thought the idea was one of great originally for the series and different from the Cloud/Sephiroth swords of previous titles.

15) Your favorite Final Fantasy summon (e.g. Ifrit, Carbuncle, Bahamut, etc.): Lightnings summon Odin was so much fun to use and was one that helped so much in boss battles in the last game.

16) Your favorite spell/ability/technique that can be learned in a Final Fantasy game (e.g. Esuna, Steal, special finishes/overdrives such as Tifa's Final Heaven limit break, etc.): Cold Blood with Sazh was very satisfying to use I must admit.

17) A Final Fantasy mini-game/sidequest you invested entirely too much time into:Cocobo hunting along Gran Pulse if that counts as a mini game lol.

18) Your favorite Cid:Highwind

19) Optional: Up to one class you think does not fit you, with reasoning why.
I don't think a Monk is my cup of tea, I'm not the most peaceful of people.

[identity profile] rayiroth.livejournal.com 2011-11-07 10:47 am (UTC)(link)
I was getting this massive thief vibe from you until half way through, then the dragoon took over. You are both introspective and active, and out of all the classes I can see Dragoons as sports writers somehow.

Next choice down for me would be a black mage, but that's just getting long now.

(I am a soldier)

[identity profile] cinnabonme.livejournal.com 2011-11-07 03:41 pm (UTC)(link)
This was a very difficult decision for me because I felt so torn between Soldier and Thief. I got the feeling that you were a more physical-type person, so that ruled out the mages. I saw quite a bit of Tidus in you, but I cannot put him into a particular class either. You have his friendly and confident style, but also his strong connection and loyalty to people (eg. Yuna).

From your answers to #11 and #14 I finally got a sense of a kind-hearted and cheerful Thief who cared deeply for others. You also remind me of Zidane from FFIX.

{cinnabonme the White Mage}

[identity profile] fromherashes.livejournal.com 2011-11-07 05:16 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm going to have to go with Soldier which doesn't really help much at this point. :D

You sort of project a quieter, introspective personality, which had me thinking a bit Dragoon, but there's just something about your application that reads a bit more of the balanced Soldier. I don't see you as being particularly aloof, just quiet until you have something to say and calm.

I have to admit, it's hard for me to judge your actual FF answers to help stamp you, because most of the games you mention aren't ones that I've played (I'm old school!) so I'm basing this more on the top portion of the application.

I would have liked to have seen more from your answers, honestly-- I feel like Soldier is a good choice for you, but I can't be more specific because there really wasn't a whole lot for me to go on.

(Team Monk)

[identity profile] hilian.livejournal.com 2011-11-07 10:41 pm (UTC)(link)
My initial thought was Soldier, but after looking over your application a couple of times I think I'm going to go with a Thief vote in the end. You describe yourself as a social and enthusiastic person, who loves trying new things and can be over confident sometimes, traits I can easily associate with many thief characters like Zidane, Locke and Vaan. You also mentioned you're a follower ( especially in large groups ) but you can lead in smaller groups if necessary, and your overall answers to the "Situation" and "Rate yourself" sections fits with quite a few Thief characters to me.

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[identity profile] mako-lies.livejournal.com 2011-11-08 03:59 pm (UTC)(link)
I think the loyalty and Spider Man deciscion really did it for me... I'm going to have to go with Dragoon.

Also, yay, another FFXIII and FFXII fan~! ♥

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[identity profile] breyzyyin.livejournal.com 2011-11-08 06:20 pm (UTC)(link)
I was honestly torn between Soldier and Dragoon for you...but, I think towards the end of your application I found myself leaning more towards Dragoon. I think your overall strengths/weaknesses can work well for many of the Dragoons (and Samurai characters, since they're included in the Dragoon team!): they can be enthusiastic when it comes to things that interest them (Fang, Freya, and Cid Highwind being very good examples of this!), some of them can be sociable even if that's not necessarily what they're known for, they're intelligent, sometimes overconfident, and can occasionally be socially awkward. Many of the characters that fall into the Dragoon/Samurai category fit your traits too!

Characters like Auron, Freya, Fang, Cid Highwind, Ayame from FFXI, and even Kain are pretty in-between when it comes to being introverted/extroverted depending on the situation they're in. Dragoons like Fang can be pretty cheerful despite her circumstances...and quite a few of the Dragoons are pretty reserved and do not often act on impulse, and are often depicted as being calm (as seen with characters like Auron, Freya, Ayame, Kain, and Kimahri). They're often normally very logical thinkers, but some of the Dragoons like Freya, Kain, and Fang can become emotional depending on the situation. I also see the Dragoons as being more middle-ground when it comes to forgiveness/grudge-holding than many of the other classes are. :)

What really had me sold on Dragoon for you though were your situational answers! I think they all fit for many of the Dragoons in FF: your thoughts on teamwork ("When it comes to teamwork I'm normally one to follow intstructions in larger teams. Though in smaller groups of 2 or 3 I do find myself wanting to take the lead and give advice. Though either way its always fun for me"), your answer about saving a loved one in the Spider-Man decision, and how you would console a friend. I also think your reasoning behind why you relate to Vaan sounds very Dragoon-like, since I actually think many of the Dragoon characters would really relate to a person like that for the same reasons ("I am going to say Vaan from XII for the simple reason that he was someone he grew up with nothing and dreamed of one day becoming something great. His motives were never selfish and he simply wanted to be able to help others in the same way he was by his best friend Penelo and her family"). I'll just pretend that made sense, lolz! :)

~Yay...a fellow FFX and FFXIII fan! XD I totally hear you on Revenant Wings too. It just didn't live up to the first game! I expected so much more from a FFXII sequel. ♥

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[identity profile] breyzyyin.livejournal.com 2011-11-08 06:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I can see quite a bit of Thief and Soldier at times in your application, but overall I think I'm going to have to agree with the Dragoon votes overall. Some Dragoons can be pretty enthusiastic (Cid Highwind and Fang to name two), can be rather sociable (Cid Highwind, Freya, and Fang), and are rather intelligent and like to know what is going on. "The other real two in general as with a lot of people is that I can be socialbly awkward with people who like to talk and ask questions and I start feeling really down when I feel like I have nothing to contribute to something."...that actually reminds me quite a bit of Dragoons as many of them are often not as comfortable around people who talk a lot and ask a ton of questions, and they like to feel very productive.

Dragoons are more sociable around people that share similar interests to themselves or that they already know a bit more familiarly, but can be rather introverted when in conversations with people they aren't super-familiar with or who don't seem to share a lot of interests or traits in common with them. There are a few Dragoons who tend to be more cheerful in their mannerisms (Cid, Freya, and Fang for the most part), and many Dragoons and Samurai characters such as Auron are very reserved when it comes to their thought processes and like to plan things out well in advance before acting on anything. Dragoons and Samurai characters are often more calm-minded in most situations, and they try to be logical in their thought processes...though they can still act silly or irrational depending on emotions at certain times too. Dragoons often seem to be in a middle-ground area between forgiveness and grudge-holding as well depending on circumstances and what exactly happened.

Your situational answers definitely fit quite a bit for Dragoons to me in particular. I could easily see several Dragoon and Samurai characters reacting to the Spider-Man decision scenario in a similar way to your own response to it (as loyalty to those they care for is often extremely important to them). How you responded to the consoling a friend question ("Talking and listening is what makes a friendship strong. The only thing you can do is listen and give advice where you see it neccessary.") also struck me as being very Dragoon-like. :D

I loved reading your thoughts on FF, btw! Yay for FFX, FFXIII, Tidus, Hope, and Vaan appreciation! ♥

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[personal profile] sai_salamander 2011-11-09 09:31 am (UTC)(link)
Your responses for quite a few of the questions had me thinking both Thief and Dragoon, like many of the others, but in the end I'm going to have to for Thief. It's mostly due to your spiderman decision question, to be honest. I can see a Thief saving their family members over strangers (they're nothing if not a bit selfish!), but I have trouble seeing a Dragoon do the same thing - despite their loyalty, it seems to go against the moral code thing they've got going on.

Your enthusiasm and smarts also point me towards Thief.

[identity profile] haryan.livejournal.com 2011-11-09 09:49 am (UTC)(link)
I can see a bit of Dragoon in your Rate yourself on the following traits by putting an 'X' in the box you think fits best. section but actually the rest of your application reminds me mostly of Thief. Your positive and negative traits ( enthusiastic, sociable, smartheaded, over confident ) fits thief almost perfectly to me and dragoon normally prefer to work alone while you mentione that you usually work in a group so I'm definitely leaning a bit more towards Thief for you.

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[identity profile] the-cosmos-girl.livejournal.com 2011-11-09 08:39 pm (UTC)(link)
(Like the others) I was torn between Thief and Dragoon but looking at your rate yourself answers, I agree with the Dragoon votes. Your strengths and weaknesses can certainly apply to the more outgoing Dragoons (Fang, Cid from VII, and Freya to a certain extent) and I can definitely see some Dragoons choosing their loved ones in the spiderman question.

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[personal profile] glacialphoenix 2011-11-11 08:35 pm (UTC)(link)
I took a while to decide on yours because I can actually see a few classes working for you... and for a really long while I was torn between Soldier and Dragoon. Well. I'm going with Dragoon, anyway, now that Samurai also falls under their team - I kind of think you're more Samurai than Dragoon, a little, although I can't quite place my finger on why. In any case, calmness and cautiousness are traits I associate with both. (They're also traits I associate with Soldier, but.) Mostly... I think it's the Spiderman decision that did the trick, and something about your tone.

anders bm2

[identity profile] the-404-error.livejournal.com 2011-11-12 02:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I can see where both the Thief and Dragoon votes are coming from, but Soldier is a nice middle ground for them. They can be enthusiastic and friendly (Zack, Tidus, Luneth), but also socially awkward (Squall, Cloud, Gordon) and just overall self-confident (pretty much all of them except Gordon). They typically start out leading smaller groups, namely the party, but can follow in larger ones, particularly the Soldiers who are, well, soldiers. Overall, I see a mix of the two soldier types-- both the reserved types and the outgoing ones. There are some I can see having a similar response to the Spider-man decision, there are plenty who are a mix of logical/emotional, and they're calmer as a whole than most of the other categories. Loving sports is also something I associate more with them than the other types... perhaps because of the emphasis on physical activity? Your reason for relating to Vaan also echos the beliefs of many Soldiers in the series (Zack, Ramza, Cecil, Agrias, etc, come to mind there), despite Vaan himself being a thief. XD

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[identity profile] panda3035.livejournal.com 2011-11-12 06:30 pm (UTC)(link)
I think you would be a good Soldier. I picture you to be like Lighting as someone who would chose their family over others; since she was willing to go against her organization to help her sister, and there is this complexity of this game's character that shows more of a true person who have multifaceted(sp?) characteristics as I see you as.

Team Black Mage

[identity profile] panda3035.livejournal.com 2011-11-12 06:31 pm (UTC)(link)
oops, forgot to include me

Black Mage

[identity profile] etsplanations.livejournal.com 2011-11-12 08:02 pm (UTC)(link)
This was hard, but in the end I'm going to go with Soldier with quite a bit of Dragoon. I can see you as a cool-headed, logical asset to a group, and a sociable, sporty type that takes the lead in small teams of 2-3 people really calls a Soldier to mind for me -- Tidus for the social and sporty, Lightning for the cool-headed side :) Teaching secondary school is a sort of knowledge + communication + leadership kind of position, which loops back around to my Soldier vote XD;
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[personal profile] chacusha 2011-11-13 07:39 am (UTC)(link)
Hm... I guess maybe this seems out of the blue considering all the votes you've gotten so far but I see a White Mage.

Enthusiastic, sociable, smart-headed: I can see these being Thief traits, definitely, but I see them also being suiting for White Mage. Yuna, for example, tends to approach things with a positive, enthusiastic attitude, is intelligent, and is always open to meeting new people.

Your negative traits also seemed Yuna-ish. She tends to take on difficult things without thinking, and she sort of wants to be useful, I think? IDK.

Your dichotomies -- very White Mage, I think. What you said especially about finding it easy to talk to people who share your interests but that you become shy around people who feel like the complete opposite of you gave me a White Mage vibe too.

Question 4, 5, and 6: not particularly White Mage, but they gave me this calm vibe, an almost wise kind of feel. Not sure what to make of this one.

Overall, I could see your resemblance to Hope (another White Mage). So I think White Mage is suiting!

Stamped: Dragoon!

[identity profile] the-404-error.livejournal.com 2011-11-13 03:12 pm (UTC)(link)
You have quite the mix of votes (it's a good thing!), but in then end... Welcome to Team Dragoon!

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Your team community is [livejournal.com profile] heavenly_lances, and you'll receive invites to all the main communities, your team community, and your alliance team's community ([livejournal.com profile] gil_stealers) from one of the head mods shortly. Hope you enjoy it here!

[identity profile] arivess.livejournal.com 2011-11-15 05:18 am (UTC)(link)
Sorry for lateness; welcome to [livejournal.com profile] ff_land!

I have now sent you invites to the following communities:

[livejournal.com profile] ff_land -- main comm for news, rules, and updates
[livejournal.com profile] heavenly_lances -- Dragoon home base
[livejournal.com profile] gil_stealers -- home base for your allies, the Thieves
[livejournal.com profile] airship_lounge -- social/general discussion community
[livejournal.com profile] ultima_arena -- contest & challenge community
[livejournal.com profile] moogle_workshop -- fanwork-sharing community
[livejournal.com profile] ff_minigames -- random games & activities community


You can check your invites here (http://www.livejournal.com/manage/invites.bml). There are activities currently up already at [livejournal.com profile] ultima_arena and [livejournal.com profile] ff_minigames that you can participate in -- check them out here (http://ultima-arena.livejournal.com/tag/!open) and here (http://ff-minigames.livejournal.com/tag/!open). Feel free to introduce yourself to your teammates at [livejournal.com profile] heavenly_lances and update your info over at our member directory (http://airship-lounge.livejournal.com/25820.html). Have fun! :)