1) Reputation in the Community. We are looking to see if your character has a suitable reputation and playstyle that fits. We are looking for characters who stand out in their path. That person everyone would consider the “go-to” for whatever that AP symbolizes. Each AP has its own flavour, but in general you need to be acknowledged by the community for your leadership and/or prowess.
2) Contribution to the IC Community. We are looking for characters that actively contribute to the creation of IC community. Characters that take an active role in the game to motivate, inspire, and create are at the forefront of consideration for an AP. AP's are there to help guide the world around them. They're to use their Advanced Profession to make the story ever greater.
3) Costuming and Role-play. We are also looking for characters whose costuming is exceptional and truly fits the AP, as well as those whose RP fits the chosen AP.
4) Contribution to the OOC Community. Finally, we are looking for those who are contributing on an out of character level to the DR Community. We are looking for players that actively involve themselves in our community to make it a better place and serve not only as exemplars of role-play and costuming but also of player behavior and dedication.