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Server Moderator Application

Basic Information

Byond Account: WickedCybs

Character Name(s): Liliya Radic. Lesser played but sometimes seen are Val Xiram and Seraina Rueger. There are some others, but I consider them either retired or too unimportant to me.

AI Name(s): N/A

Discord username + tag: Cyberspy#8403

Age: 22

Timezone: MST

When are you on Aurora?: Tends to be pretty variable but the afternoon for me up to the evening and sometimes into midnight. I tend to only do one or two rounds but keep the server running as an observer while I do other things since it’s not very intensive.



How long have you played SS13?:

Since maybe 2013 or a bit earlier.

How long have you played on Aurora:

Think it’s been a year now and a few months.

How much do you know about SS13 (Baystation build) game mechanics?:

I’d say I’m vey knowledgeable. I could do most things though Research is a department I'm the least versed in overall.

Do you have any experience moderating for an SS13 server?

Yes. I used to be a Baystation moderator.

Have you read through the criteria thread and believe that you mark off all the criteria?:


Have you ever been banned, and if so, how long and why?:

On the record, no. There was one incident regarding a gameplay bug that was overturned after I made a staff complaint. 



Why do you play SS13?:

It’s free and not very intensive on my laptop, which can barely run anything else. Helps that it is fun too. 

Why do you play on Aurora?:

It’s not stagnant. It feels alive and has lore that is continually developing. I have more of a reason to be invested here when it comes to roleplaying and contributing.

What do moderators do?:

Maintain the quality of the community they are part of by assisting its members and putting its guidelines to practice. Duties are always variable, but ultimately they're usually moderating. Hence the name.

What does it mean to be a moderator for our server?

Ideally, you are an active participant in Aurora’s community and actually play the game from time to time too. on a server that bills itself as HRP, being out of touch with current events both in game and out of game becomes an issue. Same for gameplay mechanics, which can be changing as Aurora is actively added to by its development team.

Initiative is also an asset, as it seems admins are not really leaned upon by the moderators here.

Why do you want to be a moderator?:

I’m real curious of what It’d be like to moderate Aurora and was encouraged to. Other than this, I do like to contribute to communities I come to enjoy being a part of as well, in various ways.

What qualities do you possess that would make you a good moderator?

Past experience on a HRP server, willingness to engage with others and the ability to communicate. I would say I am rather present on various fronts in the community. The official discords of course, and some unofficial like the relay (SCC Personal Terminal), which I help manage. 

I also try to fill in knowledge gaps mechanically and in BYOND to better understand things in general and apply it. I’m pretty well-versed with things in gameplay and have been gradually learning how parts of the code works, spriting, mapping.

How well do you handle stress, anger, or insults?:

If it becomes an issue, I handle stress by taking a break or asking for help. For the rest, I handle anger and insults with some irritation at times though I’m not one to change tact and take it out on someone in the moment. It’s overall only a small blip on my radar. These things are part and parcel with being in such a position and you work through it. This does not mean tolerating abuse, that gets acted on of course.


Anything Else You Want to Add:

I’ll be giving this an honest shot supposing I am given a trial, though if my time as a trial mod begins to detract from my enjoyment of the server, I’ll likely be rescinding. Don’t really want to burnout or become disinterested too quick here. I know how being staff can exacerbate this.

Other than that, I think I will take a bit of time to get rid of my bayisms. Moderators on Baystation have less powers and responsibility compared to their counterparts on Aurora.

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Cybs is already a moderator of a Aurora Server, and is a regular sprite contributer. They've always had interesting characters, and I believe they are open and communicative when we've spoken on the Relay or on the Lore Discord. 

I'd like to see how'd they fair in a trial. 

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Cybs is a good friend of mine and someone I know from his time as a moderator on Bay. With that experience in mind and my personal knowledge of who he is as a person and how he acts, I have no doubt that he'll do just fine as a moderator. +1 from me.

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I've had a lot of friends takw this route and a lot of friends subsequently get burned out and stop playing entirely. I know you tend to be very drama adverse and worry how you will handle the stickier situations when it comes to ooc drama and complications.


I say this because you are a player I would hate to see go. 


BUT, these are points you addressed at the end of your application. You're a phenomenal roleplayer and have a good understanding of the rules and expectations and I have nothing but positive things to say about you.


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