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Server Moderator Application

 

Basic Information

Byond Account: 0fox

Character Name(s): Eri Renning

AI Name(s): F.O.X. (Fidelity, Obedience, 'Xpedience)

Preferred means of contact: Discord or Teamspeak 3.

Age: 18

Timezone: GMT-7

When are you on Aurora?: I am available between 12:00PM-3:00PM, and 6:00PM-3:00AM



Experience

How long have you played SS13?: Approximately two years in total.

How long have you played on Aurora: < One Week

How much do you know about SS13 (Baystation build) game mechanics?: I have exclusively played Baystation 12.

Do you have any experience moderating for an SS13 server?: One year of my time playing SS13 has been spent administrating.

Have you ever been banned, and if so, how long and why?: Before my time as an administrator, I have been permanently role-banned one time for murdering as a command role. (This was probably over three years ago.)



Personality

Why do you play SS13?: I got into SS13 because it was a fascinating type of game that has yet to be matched. The dynamics of the engine are stunning, and they are what make this game what it is.

Why do you play on Aurora?: A seemingly quality RP server with a satisfactory population, and Baystation 12 code.

What do moderators do?: They operate as a team, and sometimes alone to moderate the server, protecting the rule-abiding players' experiences from the rule-breakers and issuing punishments where deemed necessary.

What does it mean to be a moderator for our server?: Not straying too far from the above statement, a moderator of Aurora would be responsible for making sure that rounds run smoothly, player experiences are enhanced through means of assistance throughout the round when needed, and handling of rule-breakers.

Why do you want to be a moderator?: Recently I have been wanting to get back into moderating/administrating a game community, because I've been missing the feeling of having a connection with players and staff members, and having the ability to make someone's time playing more enjoyable.

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

  • I have experience moderating game servers, communities, and forums, SS13 included
  • I am a competent staff member, player, and English speaker
  • I am functional in regards to being able to operate in multiple environments (web, forum, server, etc.)
  • I am good with people, and am able to hear out what players have to say, speak clearly, and help rule-breakers understand their wrongdoings

How well do you handle stress, anger, or insults?: When it comes to administrating, I have never had a problem taking punches from disgruntled players, and I do not let it impact my abilities as a staff member.



Anything Else You Want to Add:

I have experience with every aspect of SS13 server-side operations, including but not limited to:

  • server and web hosting
  • domain names and DNS records
  • forums
  • map modification and creation
  • DM (datum) programming (limited experience)

 

Also, during my unavailable hours (3:00PM-6:00PM Tue, Wed, Thu) I work as a computer technician locally, and work on diagnosing software or hardware issues, troubleshooting said issues, and ultimately repairing said issues. My wide range of abilities comes from my interest in pursuing a career in Information Systems and Business Administration.


I look forward to hearing back from you.


Regards,

0fox


P.S., I saw a comment that you were in need of a (or a couple) forum moderators, and I would like to offer my abilities on that front as well. Would you like me to submit a second application? Thanks!

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When it comes to playing on the server as a player, there's really nothing to gain from extensive time on the server that I wouldn't already know from my time in SS13. However, I was under the impression that the purpose of the trial moderator position was to build an understanding of how staff decisions and situations are handled. :) I believe I fit all the criteria for a moderator, so I thought that I would give it a shot.

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It not that you know the game, people are usually more trusting of people they know. People who play in the game a lot, are known by name, either in game or on the server. You're not really either, and you only have 2 posts total, in this thread. Although, people literately no one know join the code team all the time, and since you say you have experience with SS13 coding, you're probably more likely to get a spot there, and help Aurora better since A LOT of work is needed.

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When it comes to playing on the server as a player, there's really nothing to gain from extensive time on the server that I wouldn't already know from my time in SS13. However, I was under the impression that the purpose of the trial moderator position was to build an understanding of how staff decisions and situations are handled. :) I believe I fit all the criteria for a moderator, so I thought that I would give it a shot.

 

This is indeed quite of a concern. It's come to my attention, and please do correct me if I'm mistaken, but your previous administrative tenure was with Baystation, correct?

I'm unsure if you've picked up on this, but many of our current players, including myself when I first came here several years ago, was a strong disagreement with how Baystation staff tended to pass judgement, or operate in general. Food for thought. What can you provide that might set you apart from them?

Also, the very limited server experience is another aspect that's taken my interest. I'm almost positive you've had a very minimal immersion in the climate of things here after a week. There's cause for concern here, and I don't mean to sound like a dick in asking this, but I really can't think of a better way to word it:


After a week, do you really know how things work here?


Most players have adapted to the 'flow' here, and are well aware of the community. They know how players act. They know what players here want in a moderator. They are well aware of and have usually taken an active stand in the community in shaping policy, before they even consider applying for a staff position. This isn't something covered in the trial; it's simply something you become attuned to after spending time around it.

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It's come to my attention, and please do correct me if I'm mistaken, but your previous administrative tenure was with Baystation, correct?

 

You're mistaken, sorry! I've had no affiliation with Baystation servers.


Also, I do believe I can understand how things work here. The rules are simple and easy to understand, the mechanics of the game aren't much different from any other server or environment, and the only thing to do to connect better as a moderator is to meet players and acquaint myself with them, and have a trial period to build an understanding of how moderators and staff handle rule breaks, disgruntled players, player assistance, etc.


As far as adapting to server-specific policy in regards to handling rule-breaks, I feel that that's one of the skills that would make me a good moderator. I feel like I could adapt quickly to the community-defined norm.


As far as this application goes, I thank you for your consideration, and I'd be quite interested in being able to chat with one of you if you had any particular questions or concerns.

 

since you say you have experience with SS13 coding, you're probably more likely to get a spot there, and help Aurora better since A LOT of work is needed.

 

I'd be open to giving that a shot, too, although I'd need a bit of warming up to it again. Plus, hey, could always do both! :)

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