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Basic Information
Byond Account: sdtwbaj
Character Name(s): Rhoda Marks, Marcus Halloway, Wren'ishii Qual-tep, Annie Depressant
AI Name(s): N/A
Discord username + tag: Ayrism#1000
Age: 18
Timezone: GMT-6
hen are you on Aurora?: Usually later in the day, maybe 5-6pm my time I'll jump on.

Experience
How long have you played SS13?: 3 years
How long have you played on Aurora: 2 years
How much do you know about SS13 (Baystation build) game mechanics?: I think I've been around long enough to be well versed in the majority of Aurora mechanics.
Do you have any experience moderating for an SS13 server?: No, though I was CCIA for a time, and I do mentor for the Star Trek 13 server.
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?: Despite how I sometimes can be on Discord, yes.
Have you ever been banned, and if so, how long and why?: As I remember, I was banned way long ago for shooting a wall at round end, for 3 days.

Personality
Why do you play SS13?: The replayability and memes are most of it. It's unpredictable, and not many games can say that.
Why do you play on Aurora?: Sometimes I like a slower paced version of that unpredictability.
What do moderators do?: They facilitate the game, more or less. Make sure the rules are being followed, make it interesting with events or other random wrenches to throw into things.
What does it mean to be a moderator for our server?: That I know the ins and outs of roleplay and the server, and can act as some kind of authority on how Aurora works. I'd like to think I fit that bill rather well.
Why do you want to be a moderator?: I think the central bit for me is more the game-making event side of things, though I'm not going to be shy about the moderation side of it, since that's of course a very large part of being an admin on a server. I also want to be the mod who never says 'hey, got a minute?'. I think in moderating I can put forward a bit of a 'common player' thing that some people on Aurora might feel like the staff team doesn't necessarily portray well that often. Most staff are still common players and have that perspective, but I want to try my hand at putting that foot forward to players when they think it may be lacking.
What qualities do you possess that would make you a good moderator?: On the moderation side, I think taking the internet not-so-seriously helps. I'm sure everyone says that, right before going into a tirade about something or other, but I mean it, and I think my discord activity shows that fairly enough. I'll go into it a bit more in the next question, but not taking the internet too seriously is going to go a long way toward that 'common player' thing, I won't have my virtual 2d farting simulator power going to my head. Besides, I'm a Captain main, and being Captain is basically like wrangling a station full of toddlers anyway, so that's a thing.
How well do you handle stress, anger, or insults?: Very well, especially in the context of ss13. Mods have to have the epitome of patience to moderate for ss13, and I think that's a quality I have. If something's under my skin, I don't think people online can really tell. On Discord I normally reciprocate it, but of course that isn't usually acceptable when you're a mod, especially ingame, so I can adjust my response accordingly.

Anything Else You Want to Add:
I was CCIA for a bit, and I think I can use that 'staff-lite' perspective. Also, @Yonnimer thought I wouldn't do this. Hah. I do genuinely want to try my hand at this, though. I know I seem a certain way on Discord, and to an extent that is just how I am online, but I can, have, and will adjust how I act based on the expectations of the situation.

 

 

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Application denied. Applicant was informed of feedback and encouraged to reapply at a later date. 

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