How to Apply
In order to play on LotC, you must be whitelisted. The whitelisting process, while seemingly daunting, is actually quite simple and we're here to help you every step of the way. You can apply on our forums. And fret not, for this page will help you with the process all the way through.
Step One || Creating Your Application
In order for one’s application to be valid, there are several criteria that an application must adhere to in order to be accepted. While they may seem like a lot, they assist us in knowing where you might need to improve and what you have a good grasp upon. More specific requirements are listed on the application page on the forums.
Your application and character must be your own work. Plagiarism is not tolerated on LotC at all and performing such on your application is an instant denial. Basing your character off of another is one thing, but there’s a difference between basing and carbon copying. Your character must be written to the best of your ability, conveying their personality, appearance, and backstory clearly. Grammar and spelling must also be carried out to the best of one’s abilities. We aren’t seeking perfection, but it helps the process go a lot smoother and makes the application easier to understand.
Step Two || Application Stages
After you have set up your application and posted it, you wait. Generally, applications take no longer than an hour to a day to be responded to, so do not feel as if your application was forgotten or ignored, the Community Team will get to it as soon as possible.
There are three responses you can receive on an application once posted; pending, denied, or accepted.
DENIED also occurs after one applies. Despite the foreboding name, a denied application is not the end of the road for your journey on LotC. This stage is initially received by very few applications, meaning that you’ll more likely be put on pending than denied. Applications that receive this status are usually seen as illegitimate attempts or if their application does not fit the criteria at all. Like stated prior, your application can also be denied if you do not make the corrections listed when your application is on Pending within the 24 hour time limit.
PENDING occurs you have put up your application, you will likely receive a message similar to the one shown in the thumbnail below. This means that, while your application wasn't particularly bad, there are several changes that might be made before you are accepted.
Once you make your changes, you may contact the Community Team Member who is handling your application, either via the forums or discord. If they do not respond right away, do not worry. The Team has lots of players to take care of and they will get to you as soon as possible. Most applications go through this stage and it is not uncommon for an application to be put on Pending multiple times if the Community Team Member deems it requiring such. It all depends on how well you follow the given directions and criteria. Like stated before, if you're unsure of something check the Wiki or ask a Community Team Member for assistance!
Step Three || Acceptance and What To Do After
ACCEPTED is the last stage for applications, occurring after an applicant has made edits requested during the Pending Stage or their applications met all the server's requirements without needing to go through the Pending Stage at all.
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