This help file is intended to answer commonly asked questions about
applying for a god or builder.
1. Why do I have to be 18 years old or older?
Medievia's policy not to hire staff members (gods) under the age of 18
is due to several things. The first is that we have legal contracts for
work completed for the game that we do not wish to impose on people
under the age of 18. Next, we find that frequently parents do not wish
for their children to be spending the amount of time on Medievia that
is required to be a staff member. We discarded the policy of contacting
parents for permission because it is too difficult for us to determine
if we are really speaking to a player's parents (unfortunately some
people get a friend to lie for them). Thirdly, all too often we witness
young players who sacrifice their schoolwork to spend time online, and
we do not wish to contribute to that by giving players time consuming
workloads. We are appreciative of all our players regardless of age,
and apologize for any disappointment incurred by this policy.
2. Why can't I lead a clan and have a level 33+ god?
Actually, you can! This policy has been lifted as long as you get
permission from your manager and Vryce to do both. A few positions
are still considered too demanding for the god in it to also be a
clanleader, but most entry level positions are fine.
3. Why is it taking so long to find out if I got hired?
Medievia is run mostly by volunteers and its managers have to balance
the time they spend with existing staff members over new ones very
carefully. We hire new people when there is a long enough lull in
the existing staff member's work that we have time to train and
establish new people. In the case of builders, we store all the
applications in a folder and wait until we have time to review all of
them at once. We then take the highest scoring applications from
that batch and discuss them with the other level 140+ gods before
hiring and training them. God applications are done in a similar
method depending on the jobs we need filled. There is no set time that
we will be hiring additional people. Sometimes it takes a week, other
times it may take several months. You are welcome to apply again if
you have new information you wish to include in your application that
you feel will improve your chances to be hired.
4. Will I be informed if my application was not accepted?
Yes! For positions that we are not hiring for right away, you will
first get a receipt from the god handling the applications to let
you know that your application was received. Later, when the god
is able to review the applications (this may even take up to a few
months, so be patient), you will receive a letter saying you are
or are not accepted. If you are not accepted, a brief reason will
be included, but do not expect the god to go over your application
with you and point out all your errors so you may fix them. If for
some reason your e-mail address has changed in the meantime, you
may not receive this letter. It is time consuming for the god in
question to have to track someone down, so they may only report
that all applications are currently up to date and checked in the
changes or an announcement. If this happens and you did not receive
a response, feel free to e-mail the god again asking about the status
of your application.
5. What happens if I get hired?
If you are hired you will be contacted by the god in charge of hiring
for the position you applied for and offered a job. We will request for
you to come up with the name of your god character and then promote it
to the level you are being hired at. You will then be trained and
allowed to perform your duties. Part of training will involve reading
help files about your job. You must have some sort of job to remain a
god on Medievia.
6. Are there help files so I will know what to do?
We have extensive builder and god help files to assist you with
training. They are available in the same manner as the mortal
help files and you will be given a list of topics relevant to
the job you are hired for.
7. Will I be able to go to zones and talk to people on my god?
If you are hired as a builder or AQ writer AQW you will most
likely start at level 32 (128 total level). For builders, level
32 is restricted to the zone that the character is assigned to,
AQ writers are able to move around more freely. Both are unable
to communicate with mortals except for with the message and mail
commands. Level 33+ characters are able to goto various zones
and communicate with mortals as long as they adhere to the god
rules (available in the god help files when you are hired). Level
32 builders are sometimes promoted to do additional jobs depending
on their attitude and behavior on their god and mortal. A level 130
promotion exists, see the information in question 17 below.
8. Do I have a time limit to finish my zone?
No, but you are required to work on it regularly. As long as progress
is being made we do not put a deadline on zone work.
9. How many zones am I required to write?
Builders are given the choice of creating additional zones once they
have completed their first one. They are encouraged to continue
building zones, but it is not required. You must have some kind of
job to keep your god character, though. All jobs and promotions are
given based on skill level, attitude, and other qualifications
regardless of how many zones you write and how long you have been a
10. Do I get donation equipment if I am hired?
Level 33+ gods are entitled to a full set of donation equipment after
they have been active and productive for 90 days. Level 32 builders
receive a full set of equipment after the completion of their rooms,
and level 32 AQ writers receive a full set after 75 AQs have been put
into the game. The donation items can be renewed with yearly
certificates, provided the god is still actively working for Medievia.
AQ writers (AQWs) and builders are able to receive additional donation
eq credit for any followup zones and autoquests that they write.
11. Can I give my donation eq to other players or additional characters I
Not to other players, but yes to your own characters. Donation credit
can be used only to obtain donation eq for your OWN characters. Any
god who is found to have used their donation credit to give gifts or
sell eq to other players can have their god and mortals removed.
12. Can I make an object or a pet for my god?
Level 33+ gods can have 1 god object (either a gift or eq for your
god) and 1 pet as long as it follows some guidelines. The guidelines
are available in the god help files if you are hired.
13. What kind of things are applications scored by?
All applications are scored and then their averages are compared in
order for us to decide who will be hired. We rarely hire someone who
scores below an 8 average, and the scoring is based on a 10 point
scale. Most people who are hired scored between 9.0 and 9.99 with an
occasional 10. Scoring is a little different for building applications
than god applications since we are looking for different skills, but
the main things we check for are:
-Followed directions on the application (shows you are good at
completing tasks correctly and that you care enough to take the time
to do things right).
-Grammar and spelling (especially important for building applications
but is important for all positions. If you do not care enough to
proofread and spellcheck the item that is a representation of you to
us, we will be doubtful you will care enough when doing your work as
a god or builder.) You don't have to have perfect grammar and
spelling to become a god or builder, but you need to prove you are
resourceful enough to proofread your own work and make it look perfect.
-Good zone proposal ideas or Medievia job skills
-Well-thought out letter content
-Mortal history file (you can get hired with poor history but you must
start out in a level 32 (total level 128) position and prove you are
capable of handling it). Some history behavior can completely
disqualify you, like incidents of cheating.
14. Do I need to know how to code in order to build or to write AQs?
No. You will be using easy online commands and a simple to learn
offline editor to create your zone or AQs with. You will be provided
with help files, training, and a personal mentor in order to use them.
15. What are procs?
Procs are special procedures. They are deviations from regular code
that cause a feature of the game to do something unique. You come up
with the ideas for procs in your zone and then we ask a coder to code
them for you. There are more examples and information on procs in
16. How do I become a coder?
We do not hire new gods directly to a coding position because it
requires trust and the knowledge that you will be productive and
responsible. Since we have no way of knowing that about someone until
we have worked around them for a while, we hire people with coding
abilities for different jobs to see how they perform. This could
be helping players, quests, autoquest writing, or other jobs we
have available that the applicant seems to fit with.
17.) Will I get promoted after I build a zone or write enough AQs?
Most level 128 gods are eligible for a promotion to level 130 once
they have completed a zone or a certain number of AQs. If you have
a very extensive history file, this may be waivered. Level 130 has
most of the same commands as level 132, but it is not a level where
the god assists players. Level 130s are still able to communicate with
their friends and goto places within the zones they are permitted to
18.) Is my history file too bad for me to become a god?
This varies greatly from person to person, and often has a lot to do
with your attitude when you deal with gods as well. If you have a
reputation of being argumentative, obstinate, or rude when talking
to gods, you are much less likely to be considered whether your
history file is very poor or not. Any incident of cheating in your
history file, no matter how old, can also disqualify you. Recent
entries in your file can also cause you to be disqualified, or for
us to request you work on keeping your history clean for a long
period and then applying again. This may need to be as much as 6
months to a year depending on its extremity. If your history file
is mostly incidents with channel abuse and the content is not deemed
too extreme, you are likely to be considered for level 128 positions.
Level 33+ entry level positions require near perfect history files.
We hope that this FAQ has answered most of your questions. Feel free to
write to a 144+ with additional queries.
See Also: APPLICATION BUILD_APP AQ_APP ROLES BUILDING_TIPS