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  1. It's so awesome that you've implemented active disguises, I hope the RP aspect of disguises is utilized often because it's truly such an awesome gimmick. Thanks for making me aware of this, I'm looking forward to seeing Shadow Company in action one day.
  2. I think this is a really good way of putting it, I hope that Carnage has an easier time scheduling Shadow Company based events with the new event server system.
  3. I can see how that would be a massive issue. It's somewhat akin to regiments that use jetpacks, as EMs have to work around jetpacks and often disregard them as they're too useful of a tool. I tried to work around that by adding other roleplay aspects and gimmicks to my ideas/thoughts but without the use of cloak, Shadow Company can be seen as almost useless.
  4. Thanks for letting me know, as I said I don't have much knowledge on Shadow Company's history, only what other people have mentioned offhandedly, so that helps to hear. For clarification I'm talking about the Clone Wars server, which as far as I'm aware doesn't currently have Shadow Company.
  5. On the surface level, Shadow Company seems like an interesting regiment with a reasonable gimmick which at first mystifies why it has a very bad reputation. In my limited knowledge of the regiment it has been pretty clear that this has mostly stemmed from within-regiment management issues as no Shadow Company CO has lasted more than 2 days. I'd love to hear more thoughts on Shadow Company's reputation as I'm pretty sure there's a larger story I'm missing out on. Back to the topic of the post, I decided to jot down some random ideas that might interest a few: - Reduce Shadow Company to a maximum of 15 players and 2 sub-regiments to counter inactivity in addition to dissuading people who seek to use cloaking devices to minge by having harder tryouts. - Cloaking devices would be sub-regimental and limited to one sub-regiment. - Shadow Company could implement some sort of assault regiment, as the original purpose of Shadow Company (lore-wise) was to replace the dwindling numbers of arc troopers. The sub-regiment wouldn't utilize cloaking devices but would have a role similar to arc with a seriously toned-done version of their kit. To counter the obvious narrative of it possibly devaluing Shadow Company Beta-Arc troopers Shadow Company could simply be restricted to zero to one beta-arc member that would be allowed to utilize cloak (where the assault company is not given cloaking modules). - Shadow Company's second regiment could be primarily cloaking-based and focus on reconnaissance/intel gathering for the more heavily equipped assault regiment, I'll discuss cloaking etiquette in a later point. - Shadow Company core and other sub-regiments could be invisible to roleplay related scanners (yet not physically invisible) which would open up a lot of opportunities for the regiment to have specialized stealth events. - All Shadow Company members would be issued a silenced blaster pistol and a standard DC-15s however the assault regiment in addition to their massively toned down arc-esque kit would utilize a DC-19 Stealth Carbine that shoots silenced shots with the option of having a single-round magazine "invisible" bullet. Furthermore, the cloaking sub-regiment would have a similar kit to core's yet also utilize a vibro-dagger (a toned down version of the donator vibro-dagger). - Cloaking etiquette would define how a Shadow Company trooper uses their cloaking device, it would entail being unable to use their cloak outside of their bunks on the main server, During events, Shadow Company troopers would not be allowed to cloak without permission from a 2ND LT+ who would seek permission from the EM to allow their troopers to cloak with PTS. Cloaking on-base would entail any number of verbal warnings but maliciously cloaking would entail a (regiment-only, not moderator based) strike, of which multiple strikes may lead to being removed from the regiment regardless of rank. - Members of Shadow Company's core would receive a cloaking module upon receiving 2ND LT+. - Given permission from an EM, members of shadow company could utilize different bodygroups to blend in with mercenaries and underground organisations as their lore entails. - While cloaked, members may only use silenced weapons. Breaking this rule may lead to an aforementioned strike. That's pretty much all I can think of, there are a few other drastic ideas I've come up with but those are too out-there to be discussed. As far as I'm aware, Carnage has donated for Shadow Company to be put on the waiting list and as such I wish him the best of luck in managing the battalion. As for the post, I'm really keen to hear some brutal and honest opinions. Thanks for reading this far.
  6. Current in-game alias/rank: 2nd Lieutenant 3543 Taiga, PVT 3543 Aegis, Padawan Taiga or an EC. Previous Notable Names/Ranks/Positions I’ve been an active member of Shock Battalion. Steam ID: 76561198352883601 Steam Profile Link: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198352883601 List your current playtime (in hours) on our Clone Wars RP server: 368 What is your age? (Minimum of 14 years of age.) 17 Do you have any active warnings? (Confirm with a staff member if unsure): I have zero active warnings. TeamSpeak is an essential platform used by all staff members to communicate to each other and the community. A majority of your presence (including activity) will be determined by your availability on TeamSpeak. Do you have it installed? Yes, I often spend time muted on it waiting for people to initiate conversation or initiating it myself. What made you decide to join the staff team? What are your intentions with the staffing role and it's in-game abilities and power? I’ve spent a lot of time wishing that there was more I could do about more serious rule breakers, however as a member of shock there are limits to how I can punish someone for blatantly RDMing someone or yelling misogynistic/racist slurs. I become even more limited when there are no staff online to deal with characters such as that. I hope to join the staff team in order to have a more active role in punishing wrongdoings and helping the community through whatever means I can. I intend to use staffing power to deal with perpetrators and situations that I cannot resolve with my Shock Trooper. In a minimum of 50 words, express if and / or how you enjoy helping others? Also include how this will transfer into the staffing role if achieved. I’ve always enjoyed helping others improve their immersion by filtrating the types of people they have to deal with. I’m currently majorly responsible for keeping the peace in any situation and ensuring that justice is dealt with fairness and equality. In this I find quite a lot of enjoyment in addition to feeling a sense of achievement and solace whenever I resolve a situation. This enjoyment would transfer quite easily into a staffing role as I would continue to find enjoyment in peacefully resolving situations and ensuring justice is doled out in an unbiased manner. In a minimum of 50 words, if given a trial phase, how will you impact the community and what benefits will you bring to the staff team? If given a trail phase I fully intend to reduce the pressure on other members of staff by taking an active role in tickets that are considered less serious while also actively asking for advice and help in how to conduct myself as a trail moderator from other moderators within my battalion, in addition to listening to the wider community on points where I could improve or aspects of myself that I could adjust. I intend to impact the community by providing a professional yet friendly face that I hope people could rely on. Furthermore, I wish to benefit the staff team during my trial moderator phase by being someone they can entrust to deal with minor issues and eventually major issues for long hours. Do you understand that as a member of the Staff Team, your position may be subject to change and / or termination should you not be performing to a given standard? This standard is varied, although a minimum of 20 hours per week is strongly advised. Do you understand that your application’s comments from other staff members are encouraged to be directed as harsh constructive criticism only and should never be intended to insult or discourage? Yes A user is RDMing and insulting other users. You are the only staff available to deal with the situation. What do you do? Following a ticket made by a user about a situation such as this, my first action would be to pull the victim into a private sit with !bring and ask for their full story. After hearing their version of the events I would return them with !return, bring the perpetrator into a private sit and freeze them with !freeze to listen to their story of the events that transpired while checking logs with /logs (players, deaths, kills and timing) to see how many people they RDMed if any. Scenario 1: Both stories coincide and the situation is an accident/misunderstanding. If both stories coincide with each other and the event was purely a misunderstanding or a brief moment of minging from someone with a completely clear record, then I would issue a warning on their profile with !warns and return them with !return after a stern talk and an offer to re-educate them on the server’s rules. Scenario 2: Both stories do no coincide and the perpetrator shows no intention to roleplay. If both stories do not coincide with each other and logs show that the subject of the ticket has RDMed multiple other people then I would question them with that in mind. From there I would make a judgement on whether the person is making a clear attempt to roleplay or if they intend to cause further chaos, this can be easily determined if they continue to insult other users or show no remorse. Upon determining the amount of users they have RDMed and that they do not intend to be respectful or roleplay on the server I would issue a ban using !ban that reflects the amount of people they have killed. After doing so, I would teleport to the one that issued the report using !goto and thank them for making me aware of the situation. A user has contested a warn you have given him and proceeds to verbally abuse you, what do you do? I would fully allow a user to civilly converse with me about the nature of their warning in a situation where I am not otherwise occupied but in no way would I change my decision without prompting from senior staff. Scenario 1: The user refrains from being verbally abusive. In the situation where a user starts to verbally abuse me for the warning I issued then I would give them a very stern and clear verbal warning with the promise of a worse punishment if they continued to do so. If they still desire to contest the warning in a civil manner, then I would refer them to a senior admin. Scenario 2: The user continues to be verbally abusive. If after a verbal warning the user continues to verbally abuse me then I would proceed to mute or gag them and alert them to the fact that contesting a warn must be done in a civil manner and direct them to a senior admin. In which case should the user continue to be aggressive then I would ban them using !ban with a sentence that reflects the severity of the verbal abuse. A user has threatened to DDos and take down the server. What do you do? If a user heatedly threatens to DDos a member of the staff team or the server to my face I would immediately refer to a senior admin and issue a permanent ban using !ban with a message that prompts them to appeal at www.gatewaygaming.net.au. These threats are taken extremely seriously at Gateway Gaming and jokes or empty threats are not tolerated. A Commander and Lieutenant are arguing in front of debrief. It is getting quite heated. The context to the argument is unknown to you. What do you do? If the argument is clearly an active part of debrief’s RP then I would not interfere. However, if the argument is obviously genuine and halting debrief from beginning/continuing I would issue them both a clear verbal warning and prompt them to sort out their issues in a private environment after the event/debrief is over. In the event that both parties continue to argue or stop arguing and begin once again during debrief I would use !bring to drag them both away and into a sit. Following this I would allow them to provide their individual reason for being heated without allowing the other to interrupt them, using a mute or gag if necessary. If the situation is a server matter then I would attempt to solve it between them, but if it is of a private matter that does not affect the server I would prompt them again to sort out the issue amongst themselves at a later date. Either way, I would issue them a warning with !warns for continuously interrupting debrief and return them with !return to the event/debrief if it is still running. You see a higher-ranking staff member abuse their powers. What do you do? My first priority would be to assess the situation to make a personal judgement of whether or not the staff member’s actions are blatant abuse. From there my second priority would be to gather evidence of their actions via programs such as GeForce ShadowPlay or recording devices such as OBS. Finally, depending on the rank of the staff member who abused their role I would refer to a member of the staff management team with a clear explanation of the events that occurred in addition to the evidence that I gathered/recorded. For example, if the staff member that abused their role is a trial moderator, moderator or administrator then I would refer the evidence to a senior administrator. Furthermore, if the staff member that abused their role is a senior administrator I would refer the evidence to a head admin or server manager. From there they can make their own judgements and adjust accordingly. At no point would I confront the staff member abusing their powers nor advocate for the aforementioned staff member’s punishment following handing over the evidence of their abuse as these are not duties allotted to trial moderators. A Cadet has been complaining and wandering around because he hasn't been trained yet. He doesn't appear to have any intent to role play. What do you do? If a cadet has wandered from the training room I would bring him back to it with !bring and watch over him while attempting to contact a user that is sergeant or above to train them with /ooc. Despite the fact that he shows no intention to roleplay, if a sergeant cannot be found to train him then I would do so myself. Following their training, I would treat them as every other user in regards to breaking rules/punishments, for simply because I cannot discern an intent to roleplay that does not mean he will not develop a will to roleplay after attending the server for a time. However, if possible I may also watch over the new player using commands such as !administrate or simply offer to take them for a tour of the base/ship. A user has been given tools for training. You discover they are abusing their tools by prop-killing. What do you do? Under the assumption that I witnessed the event firsthand and/or have evidence of the event that transpired I would promptly bring the victim to a private area with !bring and ask them to explain the events that occurred in addition to asking if they have additional evidence of the event or prior similar events that regard the same perpetrator. After hearing their version of the events that transpired I would return them with !return, bring the prop-abuser into a private sit with !bring and freeze them with !freeze if necessary. I would then ask them for their version of the events that transpired while attempting to use damage logs and death positions using /logs (players, deaths, kills and timing) to determine how many people they prop-killed if any (which may be difficult as conclusive evidence on prop-kill cannot be obtained with logs). Scenario 1: Both stories coincide and the situation was an accident or misunderstanding. If both stories coincide with each other or show a clear misunderstanding between the two groups that culminates in the event being a one-time accidental prop-kill then I would issue them a stern verbal warning about being more cautious with their tools. Furthermore, I would remove their tools and prompt them to practice more with them in a singleplayer environment before attempting another training session. Finally, I would return the perpetrator with !return and thank the victim for making me aware of the situation using !goto. Scenario 2: Both stories do not coincide and the event was a single purposeful/malicious prop-kill. If both stories do not coincide and it is evident from my first-hand witness or additional video evidence that the perpetrator was purposeful in killing the victim I would question them with this in mind. If it is clear that they plan to cause further chaos or show no remorse for their actions then I would take that into mind when issuing consequences for their actions. Upon determining that the perpetrator purposefully prop-killed the victim then I would issue a warning for tool-abuse/RDM using !warn. Finally, I would return the perpetrator with !return and thank the victim for making me aware of the situation using !goto. Scenario 3: Both stories do not coincide and the event was part of multiple purposeful prop-killings. If both stories do not coincide and it is evident from my first-hand witness or additional video evidence that the perpetrator maliciously killed multiple people using their tools then I would question them with this in mind. If they show no intention to roleplay and a lack of remorse for their actions then I would also take this in mind when issuing the consequences for their actions. Upon determining that the perpetrator maliciously killed multiple people using their tools then I would issue a ban using !ban that reflects the amount of people they have killed. Finally, I would thank the victim for making me aware of the situation using !goto.
  7. This is my first SWRP roleplay experience that has lasted more than an hour, feel free to come and chat anytime. About myself? I play way too many video games and enjoy using books as an excuse to not sleep.
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