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chacusha ([personal profile] chacusha) wrote in [community profile] ff_classchange2011-01-22 01:45 am

Application guide

This post contains the stamping application as well as information/tips on filling out an application. If you have any questions or need help with your app, just comment on this post.


How to Apply

Here's a detailed summary of how applying works:

0) If you don't already have one, you will need to create a Dreamwidth account. It's easy and free to sign up, and Dreamwidth is a very open, honest site. You will also need to join this community.
1) Copy and paste the above application into a new post to the community. Fill in your answers.
2) Post the entry and it will go into a moderation queue.
3) Wednesday is typically the latest day you can post an application and have it be stamped in the same week. After that point it will be held in the queue until the current batch of applications is stamped (Saturday after 3 p.m. EST).
4) Once you get stamped, the mods will give you more information about joining your team community and other communities that are part of [community profile] finalfantasyland.
5) Introduce yourself to your new team and you can begin participating in challenges right away! :D


Some tips for preventing & fixing HTML mistakes in your code:

• The application puts everything behind a cut so if you don't mess anything up, it should remain that way. But if you find that the cut didn't work, refer to this article about how to use cuts.

• Your answers should all be after the </b> tag that ends each question.

• Make sure you're in HTML mode. When you post an entry, in the top-right corner are two tabs -- Rich text and HTML. Be sure to select HTML.

• Preview your entry before you post it. You unfortunately won't be able to tell whether your cut worked, but at least you'll be able to see if you accidentally bolded all your answers or if the HTML got mangled.

Let me know if you have any questions / are confused / need help!

Annotated Final Fantasy stamping application

If you've filled out your app correctly, it should look something like this:

The Basics:

Occupation: (You can be vague with these first four answers if you like. Don't disclose anything you're not comfortable with disclosing.)
How did you find out about this community? (Specify usernames if you remember them.) (People who recommend this community get points, so if you heard about us from someone in particular, be sure to leave their name here.)

Personality Questions:

1) List and expand upon your three best traits / strengths. (These should be personality-related, not physical.)

2) List and expand upon your three worst traits / weaknesses.

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 [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] Extroverted

Cheerful [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] Gloomy

Reserved [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] Impulsive

Energetic [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] Calm

Logical/Thinking [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] Emotional/Feeling

Grudge-holding [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] Forgiving

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.

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?

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?

7) What interests/hobbies do you have? How do you like to spend your free time?

8) Describe one to three careers you would find ideal, with a little explanation of why it appeals to you.

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.

10) List one to three of your favorite Final Fantasy characters and why:

11) One to three characters you relate to (you may reuse answers from #8 if applicable) and why:

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. :))

13) One to three FF characters you dislike and why:

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):

15) Your favorite Final Fantasy summon (e.g. Ifrit, Carbuncle, Bahamut, etc.):

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.):

17) A Final Fantasy mini-game/sidequest you invested entirely too much time into:

18) Your favorite Cid: