Even though the questions are mostly pretty straight forward, they require some thought sometimes and we'd like you to write down more than just 1-2 sentences on those questions.
An application gives us first thoughts and impressions on yourself and a well-made application will show us how much you want to join the guild, what kind of person you are and gives us other background information.
Short applications show us you are careless and that you don't feel like putting a lot of effort into it - which makes us think whether or not you would put any effort into raiding at all?
All put together: Try and "sell" yourself to us, like you would do on a normal job application.
Submitted applications end up here, and we recommend to check out some previous applications before you submit yours as it will give you a better idea of what we expect from the applications. Good luck!