Okay, sorry I haven't been terribly active recently, but I'm currently on vacation to a tropical island with my whole extended family. There's like 22 of us and I'm the oldest of the second generation, so a lot of organizational duties have fallen to me.
1) I would like to start at a mid-ranging level, purely because I don't like roleplaying people as terrified, and I feel like no matter how witty or cynical, a character would feel fear at the earliest levels.
2) World event. As someone who has played lots of MMOs, the best ways to involve vast number of people, all working to complete someone is either a raid boss or a world event, and the latter may be too complicated right off the bat.
3) My kind of character is going to be either the completely cold and methodical, or the cackling, eccentric and near mad, mixed in with comedy either by way of being the Straight guy or the goof ball in the act.
4) Oh lord, my preferences. I like the rough stuff, and the kinky and extreme, when put into a small sentence. However, for a roleplay like this, I usually go down to rough consensual, safe to put on NC.