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  1. Yes, I have a few issues, It's one of the main reasons I decided to try and help out. I've heard the sentiment I have being echoed by other players when I talk to them in and around the game client and instead of sitting on my laurels I decided to try and help steer things into a better direction. Does that mean that when I'm offered to sweep the deck with a mop I walk up to the first mate and throw him overboard so I can take control of the boats wheel? No, no no of course not. I want to work together with the Aurora staff in a constructive and pleasant environment so I can learn from you and you can learn from me. Aside from that I also want to help out with the tools we use to convey the rules to players. To take the current client rules again as an example, likely written with the best of intentions but sadly they are simply not up to snuff. Does that mean I'm adversarial to the the ones that wrote it? Does that mean my opinion is lowered somehow of the people that invested their own free time to make something that they think will benefit the server? No, again of course not. In the end I simply want to do what you have already done for a much longer time here. I want to help out to make Aurora a better place to be.
  2. Great, amazing, I messed up the formatting, give me a second. edit made
  3. Server Moderator Application Basic Information Byond Account: Hesphos Character Name(s): Frank Pewter (Human), Jamal Griffin (Human), Tan Chuntao (Human) Old Whitelist Characters : Robert DeVasher (Human), Jakob Goldsniff (Human) AI Name(s): Help Bot 5000 (Robot), Scrub Bot 2000 (Android) Discord username + tag: Hesphos #2233 Age: 28 Timezone: GMT+1 When are you on Aurora?: Roughly from 10 in the morning to somewhere in the evening, pretty much the entire day when I feel like it. Sometimes deep into the night as well. This is mainly due to the outbreak of Covid-19 which effectively stopped my current job. When we don't have to think about a pandemic murdering us anymore I expect to work from roughly 9 to 5 for 4 days a week. Experience: Mobius Hl2rp Staff, Days Gone By HL2rp Co-founder, Falloutrp Staff member, Mobius ss13 Team Leader, D2K5 Admin, D20 Specmod, Lifeweb Assistant Staff. How long have you played SS13?: Since December 5th, 2010 How long have you played on Aurora: Don't remember, years. How much do you know about SS13 (Baystation build) game mechanics?: Almost everything, although I have not worked with real ss13 moderator tools for quite some time and the ones I did work with were not on Baystation 13 code. Do you have any experience moderating for an SS13 server?: Yes. Have you read through the criteria thread; https://forums.aurorastation.org/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=4198 - and believe that you mark off all the criteria?: No, Some of the game modes I've not had a chance to play yet and don't know all that much about. Have you ever been banned, and if so, how long and why?: Yes, 24 hours, being rude to staff. Personality Why do you play SS13?: To waste time and have fun. Why do you play on Aurora?: Because so far it's the most stable high RP server that in my opinion has even the slightest modicum of fun related to it. What do moderators do?: Stop blatant griefing, help new and old players with mechanical and lore questions/incidents and help organize rounds from Centrals perspective. What does it mean to be a moderator for our server?: All of the above plus working more as a team. Even though from what I have observed organization can be a bit loose on Aurora but staff usually works together to complete tickets and organize events too big for just one person to handle. Why do you want to be a moderator?: I'm not not happy with the direction staff is taking, I left the community for a while after I felt I got shafted really hard. I've let some time pass for me to cool off and pick up Aurora anew. However the recent interactions I've had I felt were not up to the standard that is asked from unbiased hrp staff and instead of barking up the tree yet again I decided, after some careful thought, that the best way to help the community is to become a more integral part of it. What qualities do you possess that would make you a good moderator?: I've been doing this for a long time in many different kind of communities. Some of which were bad fever dreams compared to Aurora. But I think my biggest quality is that I approach every ticket in the same stoic manner I do all the others. I don't behave differently when I handle an incident simply because I feel sad or happy. I treat them all with the same professional courtesy. And if there is a reason I feel I wont be able to complete a ticket I let this be known to other staff in a clear and concise manner so they can take it instead. How well do you handle stress, anger, or insults?: The 24 hour ban on record was due to me getting baited into lashing out at a moderator, I won't go into details but I feel like this isn't a thing that will happen again. Mainly due to me being more calm and collected when on the other side of the fence. Anything Else You Want to Add: Yes, I do. Very much so. I strongly feel that Aurora ''admining'' is slowly but surely in decline. To name a recent incident when I was contacted by a staff member that wanted to ask me something I felt extremely belittled. The staffer used sentences to finish a ticket, and this is verbatim, in such a way that made me feel like a child that was barely worth his time to speak a proper sentence to. ''ye, thanks for time friendo'' The same ticket being opened with, again, verbatim. ''i have questiorino for you friendo'' Aside from being belittled, English is my 2nd language as it is for many others here. Now I have a firm grasp on it but others might not. Starting a ticket like this is in my opinion an extremely bad idea. I have a couple more of these but I don't want to turn this into a novel, you get my point. Another thing I want to work on is to streamline the implementation of the server rules. They are, as it stands right now, a complete and utter mess. If you want to humor yourself go ahead and press the rules button on the ingame client. You will be greeted by a wall of text that will make any corporate EULA blush. Now don't get me wrong, going into detail isn't bad but right now its just something nobody will actually read and littered with links that by its own admission, are no longer properly maintained. I did a test with a friend of mine for fun and copy pasted the entire thing into a STEAM message window. It was just so much that it hit the character limit and one look at the scroll bar said it all, we weren't even a quarter in. Any new player entering the server and looking at this will not bother to read this, I guarantee it, in fact they might even think it's ridiculous and they won't take the server seriously, which I can hardly blame them for. I want to work on taking every snippet of the rules currently listed like a novel and shorten it to less then a single clean page that barely takes two minutes to read through. Then at the bottom there can be a link to the old rules since... Well let's be honest here, it's more of an in depth and outdated guide with dead links then a quick ruleset at this point. Please don't get me wrong though, I care for this community and I feel like this might be the only way for me to make a real difference.
  4. So Sampletex decided to remove my whitelist? It says its up to the discretion of the team to unwhitelist someone according to the whitelist rule page. So thats the banning admin then?
  5. I see, I wasn't aware of that. In the command whitelist rules it says you are eligible for the removal of your whitelist if you received too many administrative actions with a clause that says that in the end it's up to the discretion of the staff team to enforce or not. From my understanding it's not automatic and the staff team can decide if the actions leading up to the ban were heinous enough to warrant a whitelist removal. The reason I opened this staff complaint is that I personally disagree with this heavy handed approach that I was subjected to and it would seem that in the complaint against Sampletex the two staff members that were working the post (MattAtlas & shestrying) agreed to some degree by issuing a reprimand to the moderator and reducing the ban from a 3 day to a 24 hour one. Even though that was kind of moot because on the day of the reduction it already expired. I'm trying to make a case for the fact that what turns out to be one note and a 24 hour ban doesn't warrant the removal of a whitelist due to the following reasons. I've been in the clear for more then a year with no administrative penalty against me. The time and effort it took for me to get my whitelist is much longer then 24 hours. The offence is something exceedingly minor. People seem to enjoy my playstyle as is evident from my whitelist application. I'm asking for a little bit of clemency with the fallout of this minor offence as not only I find it to be a brutal reaction I've also made a concerted effort to improve my behavior in staff PM's on the server. Please, I really want to continue playing as a Head.
  6. BYOND Key: Hesphos Staff BYOND Key: MattAtlas - ShesTrying (According to the Staff Directory) Game ID: NULL Reason for complaint: Whitelist Removal MattAtlas and ShesTrying recently reviewed a staff complaint against SampleTex. In this complaint they reached the following conclusion. As this is directly linked to a whitelist removal and the Staff Complaint post has been locked I will follow protocol and open a new staff complaint as outlined here. This is the first impactful administrative action taken against me in years. I'm afraid that I cant look up my administrative history on Aurora as a user but I believe I've been in the clear for a very long time. As said, atleast a year if not more. What was originally a 3 day ban that was levied against me from Sampletex was eventually reduced to a 24 hour. This whole action is moot as the ban was put into place on June 8th and the reduction made on June 13th making it more of a ceremonial gesture at most as it would have been automatically been lifted by the system itself. So to put it all in perspective, my non trial whitelist was removed after one 3 day ban, that was reduced to 24 hours, in where the staff member was also found at fault to some degree, after years of not having any administrative action against me that resulted in a ban. Now I understand that the whitelist rules state that its under the discretion of the team to enforce but I personally find it rather steep to have a whitelist removed for a single 24 hour ban with years being in the clear. I've apologized regarding my behavior in the SampleTex staff complaint and made sure to hammer down the point that I will make every attempt to not raise any kind of fit in the staff PM's as to avoid administrative action in the future as this entire ordeal was definitively something I wanted to avoid. Evidence/logs/etc: Listed above. Additional remarks: Being able to occasionally hop on a character that is a Head of Staff is one of my main draws to play on the server, please don't remove it after such a small and single infraction as that will drastically reduce my enjoyment. As listed above I will make an exceptional effort to ensure any future staff communication will be handled in a cordial way from my side even when I'm provoked.
  7. Armhra plays a scientist in a way I wish more people would. Actually getting into the science and mechanics behind his class and translating that into interesting and fun gameplay. Not to mention I've had one of the best rounds ever when he played my personal assistant on the character Quintus Aurelian whilst I was the captain. Catering to my every whim whilst letting the single shred of power he had immediately go to his head, proclaiming he was the assistant captain to ensure I got my bahma mamma's on time. It was played in a good way however that actually left a good impression instead of a sour taste in your mouth. As a good assistant should. I highly suggest to give him a trial as I think he would be an excellent fit. +1
  8. @Simon_the_miner I will try to disseminate the 3 points you made here from my point of view. I personally wasn't aware staff asking for a moment is simply a courtesy thing when it comes to messages from moderator staff. I take information admins send me at face value because I'm not going to try and interpret someone's intention through a bunch of red letters on a white background. Only to have it bite me in the ass later for misinterpretation. If you needed my attention at a hectic time you could have just stated it wasn't optional, or that you need to speak to me immediately. Not be vague and then wind someone when they give a quick reply that you didn't like even though with all the information you gave me it seemed reasonable for me to do. If you would have clearly stated what you wanted from me I would have most likely asked for a delay after the shuttle left the station which you then you could have declined or accepted. This makes it clear what is expected of me instead of having to gauge your intention whilst I have another command officer talking to me, officers talking to me, and at the time atleast 6 people asking me questions and demanding things from me. The second point you make, your own words make out that HOS can at times be a stressful position and yes a part of the gameplay is to try and multitask your available time. With my time already stretched extremely thin you decide to just scoop up more on my plate by contacting me. Does that mean a staff member shouldn't contact people when playing HOS? No of course not that would be ridiculous. All I ask is to be simple and concise in your demands so I can immediately answer your question and then go back to what I was doing. I cant sit down and have a nice back and forth because you hide your intention behind a veil of courtesy. Finally, you call it a kick in the teeth, Atlas here calls it ''being a shit'' and I will in the future only pass along facts back to staff members to avoid these allegations. However I will ask you to do the same thing. You yourself said you could have worded yourself more gracefully and the line you take as an example that offended you was after you dropped your own standards. My ''you dont even have half the information'' line came after your own condescending remark. If I was in an admin conversation and wanted you to hurry up and told the staff member working my ticket to ''Just multitask my guy'' I would have a fresh new note from Atlas in my file saying ''Stop being a shit in tickets mark 2'' There would be no question about that. To wrap this up, as I stated. From this moment on I will give simple replies to any staff PM I get ingame to avoid being labeled an ass and only work with facts. I urge you do the same when dealing with high stress positions during a time they are completely swamped with work. @ShesTrying Hello, when I still had control over my body I was engaged physically with an Unathi crewmember, looking through their bags and pockets whilst also dealing with a Varuca that refused to being searched. Next in line at the time were atleast 7 other people. 2 of my officers weren't on site, the detective refused to help except for operating the door controls and thus we only had me and another officer to deal with the central mandate of searching everyone. People were already clamoring to get past the checkpoint when I was still up, within a minute I was winded the fight broke out. So no, technically there was not a physical fight the moment I was winded but with me out of the picture the other officer got swamped and swarmed almost immediately. I'm not sure if SimpleTex was aware what was going on at the checkpoint or if he was observing somewhere else because the situation was quite tense with multiple people refusing to be searched and others trying to get past without the consent of the door operator. Even when I was still up.
  9. No problem, thank you for your prompt response.
  10. BYOND Key: Hesphos Staff BYOND Key: SampleTex Game ID: b7y-cJR3 Reason for complaint: Condescending behavior towards players. Taking a player out of the round at a critical moment. Okay, so. I join this round as Frank Pewter, Head of Security. 1 hour after round start I ship in from the Odin. Someone steals the Captains ID, loots the vault, steals the research shuttle. Yadda yadda, doesn't really matter. Standard antag stuff. We get a message from central that we are to setup a checkpoint during the transfer and search everyone for the vault materials. Ok, thats fine I guess. I had 2 officers off station to find the grand theft shuttle guy so I had me, a detective and officer still at the checkpoint. All hands on deck. It was a busy round so soon people start flooding into arrivals. Alot of people, so me and the officer are super busy, super swamped trying to search as many people and send them through to the red dock. The officer, Officer Lord found a stack of cash on someone. A huge amount of money. Normally not a big deal but we had a fraud case earlier where someones bank account was drained. So here I thought to do the reasonable thing and I tell this person that his money is confiscated and that he must produce a bank statement, that is free to print out from any ATM on the station, to prove that this is his cash. Less then 1 minute of work. I move on to the next person in line to be searched, a Vauruca when I suddenly get an administrator PM from SampleTex. They ask me if I got a minute, I tell them No. Thinking to myself I can simply come back to him once the shuttle undocks and even answer any questions next round from the lobby. That's the moment where he winds me, when literally almost the entire station is standing at the checkpoint waiting to be searched. Forcing his question in right then at a crucial moment whilst he could have simply waited a few moments and asked me anything when the shuttle left the station. I get alot of PM's just like this, asking if I got a moment or some time. Usually they are just questions about other people. Or asking about some clarification about things and I always try to answer them as quickly as I can. I simply just couldn't right then and that's why I said no. This seemingly was seen as rude and unacceptable however. I felt that SampleTex was incredibly condescending towards me from the following line. ''Just multitask my guy! haha!'' There are 10 minutes and then another safe 2 for me to search the crew with 2 people and 1 manning the checkpoint controls. No, that is impossible for me to multitask at that point. If I spend time carefully explaining the reason for briefly holding on to the money before returning it half of the people there aren't going to make it on the transfer shuttle. I find this extremely disrespectful to just demand time from anyone when you could literally just have waited when things weren't so hectic. It wasn't like the world was ending and I was decapitating people left and right. Not to mention, demanding it in such a way. Calling me a guy and brushing off anything except for his own need to push this through. Whilst this was going on a robot dragged me into the office when I was winded. Sensing easy prey just a few moments later I heard gunshots and a fight escalating at the checkpoint. With me powerless to do anything but answer these questions. So obviously I'm pissed. It's like you are balancing on a tight rope and someone walks in and asks you what time it is and if you say you cant answer right now he cuts the rope, pins you down and demands to look at your watch whilst he could literally just have waited a few moments and then asked when I wasn't on the tight rope anymore. So here I am, pissed to having to answer this whilst I was taken out the round and my officers are getting assaulted within throwing distance. I ask for SampleTex to escalate In hopes to getting it dealt with faster but he notifies me I have no alternatives. Okay I guess, then I ask if he has any further questions and he replies with a no bans me for 3 days for my attitude. Making me miss the CCIA interview I had finally had a chance to schedule with Bryce regarding an unrelated issue. I cannot properly express in words how disappointed I'm in SampleTex for dealing with this situation and his sheer impatience. Not being able to simply wait for a few minutes to ask his questions and instead forcing himself in and taking an extremely valuable person out of the round at a crucial moment. Evidence/logs/etc: Full Admin PM log. Moment I tell the person to get an ATM printout. Full checkpoint pastebin log. https://pastebin.com/Hi56htmi Message from Central Ada telling me about her drained bank account and responding to the bridge for the Captain quarters intrusion. Additional remarks: Despite the circumstances I believe I remained cordial enough in the admin PM's. If I did cross a line then I apologize for that. However I still believe that SampleTex's actions are inexcusable and he could have easily solved the situation and gotten the required information if he simply waited for a few minutes. He could have also asked anyone else that wasn't up to their knees in work or snooped through the logs to find more information until I got freed up. I also wish to ask SampleTex to not try and agitate people on purpose with lines like ''Just multitask my guy'' and then using the results from that as ammunition to ban someone.
  11. Spaceweed on our station? I dunno about this suggestion only because of 1 fact. The vendors are already swamped with options. The list is becoming way too long. Like, we have 3 different brands of rolling tabacco I think. If this keeps up the cigarette vendors will soon be like the science circuit printer interface (which is absolutely hell) I would be ok with this as long as some items were removed from the list to make space.
  12. I'm not sure if this counts as feedback but I had a couple of people praise the stuff I did in OOC after the rounds without posting about it here strewn out over the course of the last week. Here is the last one for my final trial day. Fitting I suppose.
  13. whups, I didn't know you would reply so quickly. I did add a little sidenote to my post. Also that is Senior Captain Jakob Goldsniff of the NSS Aurora for you young man.
  14. I just finished a round with me being the Captain. A 4 hour long round with me being the captain. I find that his character Travis Black is really well played in the HOS role regarding orders from up high. If it doesn't break the law or SOP just immediately following it as per the hierarchy and what the loyalty implant demands. A notable example when I wanted to hold a small medal ceremony during a moment where the round was quieter he didn't ask questions, or ask for a reason. Just blind obedience but in a good way. Loyalty to the corporation and the command staff. Its a breath of fresh air to have a command officer so well played having to deal with a clearly sup par Captain. He only snapped at the end when he refused to call me Captain Goldsniff of the NSS Aurora every time he addressed me. This is why he gets a big fat +1 from me. One thing of note however, security can be pretty hectic but keeping track of comms is super important as a HOS. So try to focus on that going forward as that might be the only point of contension I did find.
  15. I guess allow them to still be culters, but without the ability to spawn overpowerd stuff guess.
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