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[ACCEPTED] Nauticall - CCIA Application

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Byond key: Nauticall
Character names:
Leslie Asoya, Alessia Marino, Seoyeon Park (+ several other one-offs)
Age: 21
Timezone: UTC+8 / Beijing Time
What times are you most available?: 8PM - 12AM EST (reliably on weekends, unreliable on weekdays), 4AM - 12PM EST every day


How long have you played SS13?: Since about late 2019 now, so going on 4 years.
How long have you played on Aurora?: Since June 2023.
How active on the forums, discord and/or server are you?: I'm active on Discord on almost a daily basis. Forums much less so, but on the server proper I play about 1-3 rounds every other day.
Have you ever been banned, and if so, how long and why?: I've not been banned.
Have you ever volunteered as moderation staff for any other servers, SS13 or otherwise?: I have; I've modded for a handful of non-SS13 games, even becoming head admin for one at one point, as well as CM-SS13 in the past. I'm also currently a whitelist maintainer on CM-SS13.
Do you have any other experience that you believe would be relevant to a position in the CCIA?: I have a lot of experience from both my moderation and also a little bit of non-professional management in handling complaints, running investigations, and making interviews. It's something I'm intimately familiar with and have developed experience in arbitrating with customers as well. I additionally took a year of business management in college and know the basics of handling human resources.


Why do you want to join the CCIA?: I'd like to join because the role of CCIA in handling disputes is fascinating to me. Aurora is the only server I know of that has such a system for resolving disputes in an IC manner without OOC intervention getting involved, and I think I can very much contribute to such a unique system.

What do you think are the most important qualities for a CCIA Agent to possess?: I think the important ones are the ability to see the big picture, neutrality, communication, and also recognizing that this is a game and we're here to have fun. These would allow investigations to be carried out truthfully but also in a way that doesn't kill other peoples' enjoyment of the game.

  • Big picture: It's important, in my opinion, to recognize both sides and the overarching goal of whatever job someone is doing, such as handling an IR. Getting tunnel vision by only focusing on what a single side did, for example, can be detrimental, and it also helps tremendously to remember and reflect on why you, and anyone involved, is performing a job. Is it because someone is actually concerned, or because of revenge, for example?
  • Neutrality: As said above, it's important to take all sides into account when doing an investigation, even if it seems very cut-and-dry otherwise. Personal biases should also not factor into an investigation that one is handling for obvious reasons, and it should be noted that every witness can have a different recollection of what happened during an incident.
  • Communication: Talking to people is one of the core aspects of being CCIA, and without good communication skills will be effectively left in the dust. Knowing what to say, when to say it, and who to say it to can make the difference between an hour-long session fo small talk and a fifteen-minute efficient interview. OOC, communicating with other CCIA members is also vital as it allows for arbitration and getting external perspectives. Asking other people for their opinions is a skill I've found to be vital in my decision-making over the years, and it's because communication makes it possible.
  • It's just a game: I've admittedly been guilty of not recognizing this myself a handful of times, but I've come to recognize that in the grand scheme of things we're all here just to have fun. This isn't our actual job and we shouldn't be held to absolutely rigid standards that must never be broken like a real company. No customers are getting screwed over because of peoples' actions here; this is just another tool to help move the train along and promote the roleplay idea that we play as members of a real company. In the end, though, we shouldn't dogpile on someone to the point where they lose enjoyment altogether, even if it seems like the right thing to do.

What do you think the purpose of a CCIA Agent is in an ongoing round?: I think this would be to represent the in-game bureaucracy that is SCC's central command. Playing the role of the higher-ups gives the sense that this is a believable setting, and that the Conglomerate does take incidents seriously and attempts to investigate. It lets characters know that even if only for the sake of minimizing losses, their employer does oversee affairs and look out for their staff. It's a stark contrast to, say, there being no central command at all.

What do you think the purpose of a CCIA Agent is outside of the server?: I think their role outside the server is to handle investigations and overall make sure people are still having fun. IRs, to me, happen primarily because someone ICly is behaving or treating someone so poorly that it affects the believability or sensibility of the setting and also might hamper someone's enjoyment of the game. As a result, CCIA should help keep that immersion going by representing the SCC saying, "no, this is where we draw the line", and handling a situation that crosses it. 

How do you handle stress?: When stressed by something (for example, schoolwork), I put whatever is stressing me down (for an indefinite duration of time, admittedly) and turn my attention to working on some kind of chore or task, typically on the computer but also in real life, to help "cool down" my mind. I like to think of it as my form of meditation since I think about myself and the things I do while I focus on idle tasks. These can be games, or they can be game development, like spriting/mapping for SS13 or some other game entirely.

How well do you work autonomously?: If I'm not in a leadership position I'll usually need someone giving orders to tell me to do something; however, once the executive order is given I like to think I can work very autonomously in how I do things, laying out the workflow and, if necessary, communicating with people and setting up jobs for me to do.

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