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Server Moderator Application


Basic Information

Byond Account: sdtwbaj

Character Name(s): Harriet Ablian, Marcus Halloway.

AI Name(s): ARES

Preferred means of contact: Discord

Age: 17

Timezone: CST, or GMT-6

When are you on Aurora?: It varies, usually I'm on around 6pm my time, though it could be as late as 11pm.


How long have you played SS13?: A year and a half.

How long have you played on Aurora: A year.

How much do you know about SS13 (Baystation build) game mechanics?: I'm comfortable with combat, some engineering, and medical. I could stand to brush up on the SM engine, as well as parts of mining. Other mechanics like food prep, science, etc. I'm fairly comfortable with.

Do you have any experience moderating for an SS13 server?: No.

Have you ever been banned, and if so, how long and why?: 3 days, for shooting a wall at the end of the round.


Why do you play SS13?: It's just such a strange, niche game, that somehow appealed to me on a pretty deep level. The detailed mechanics, the pixel graphics, the absolute depth SS13 has, drew me in.

Why do you play on Aurora?: HRP seemed like good for me, because I'm not terrifically robust. LRP and MRP was really almost too chaotic for me.

What do moderators do?: Help players learn the game, as well as learn the rules. Also making the game enticing with events, special treats, etc.

What does it mean to be a moderator for our server?: For Aurora specifically, I think it means you're a dedicated roleplayer, and want to step up to the plate to do your part for the server, when it needs it.

Why do you want to be a moderator?: This one's always the one that throws me, really. I suppose it's because I want to do my part for Aurora, and I think I can bring my perspective and my ability to the table, for the better. I also like the idea of trying to orchestrate events, it just has a certain appeal to me.

What qualities do you possess that would make you a good moderator?: I don't take the game particularly seriously, which is something that can be in conflict with some moderators and admins in the current team. That isn't to say that I disregard rules, or standards, but it also isn't to say that I'll be cracking heads over minor things -- it's a game, we're all here to have fun, and I want to help people be able to have fun. That, and I try to approach situations from a talk-first perspective. Sometimes there are just trolls who want to troll, yes, but most of the time it's someone who's confused, or just straight up new. Listening is the big factor I want to bring with myself.

How well do you handle stress, anger, or insults?: Like I said, I don't take the game too seriously, and that mostly extends across the internet. If I have to quantify it, I'd say I handle things like that very well, simply because it isn't worth losing it over. As for stress more specifically, sometimes I even find it makes the experience better, apparently I have fun when I'm stressed.

Anything Else You Want to Add:

This is the part where I'm supposed to shine, right? Well, let's see here...

- I main Security and sometimes QM which means when I'm not harmbatonning greytides chasing down antags, or lugging the engineering department's 20 crate order through the elevator, I'm roleplaying a lot. So definitely a good one there, lots of time dedicated to roleplaying.

- In the same vein of roleplaying, I come to serious RP from HL2RP. Even though that gets some laffs around here, there's something to be said for the almost destructively boring day-to-day workings, so it forces one to get creative with having fun. Some of that is an analogue to SS13's greytide (bluesuits), or some of it is sitting in a run down restaurant eating stale bread and talking shit about the Combine. Always fun.

- Events are also a big thing, as I said. It appealed to me in HL2RP, where I got into positions specifically to be able to do events, and it appeals to me here. There's something about creating a story for the players to take and run that is rather satisfying.

- My OOC demeanor is typically rather open and lax, as many people can tell on Discord and in the OOC channel, and that could be seen as a detriment to a moderating sdtwbaj. While I'd be lying if I said it'd be gone away with entirely, when it comes to me stepping up my game, it'll certainly graduate to a more tame form.

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  • 1 month later...

While we do thank you for apply, I'm still going to have to deny this application on a few points.

1) The main presiding issue here is quite honestly your maturity. While we don't expect people to be serious at all times, as that would be an unfair expectation, we simply haven't seen enough to give us an indication on this.

2)A red flag to me was you applying for multiple positions at the same time, it made us feel you were doing so to find "a" position in staff.

Don't take this as something to discourage you from applying in the future. In fact if you are able to address these issues in the future, I do encourage you to apply.

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