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Spirit - CW: Trial Moderator Application


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  • Current in-game alias/rank:


    Lieutenant 1st Grade B-96 'Spirit' / Master Oogway
  • Previous Notable Names/Ranks/Positions


    Grand Master Yoda, Lt. General Spirit, Bt. Commander Neyo, Admiral Yularen, others.
  • Steam ID:


    STEAM_0:0:124620642
  • Steam Profile Link:

     
  • List your current playtime (in hours) on our Clone Wars RP server:


    2400+
  • What is your age? (Minimum of 14 years of age.)


    22
  • Do you have any active warnings? (Confirm with a staff member if unsure):


    None
  • 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
  • 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?


    Gateway, like a lot of people is something close to my heart. Clearly it's a lot harder to tear myself away from than I might have thought in the past. The recent times I have spent back on the server have been the best times I've had in a few years now, and I'd like to give back in whatever minor ways I can. The role of Moderator is something that I think I can use to enhance the experience of those around me. My idea of an ideal Moderator/staff member is someone who can act as a friendly face to those in need, and stop by for a chat, check in on how our players are going, and act as an effective medium between the players and the leadership of the server.
  • 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 define myself as having a passion for helping others. This translates into what I do on a daily basis in life, and reflects what I have done for the community in the past. In my eyes, helping others is very easy, and very simple. It's as easy as taking tickets quickly, or asking someone how their day has been while giving them tools. If the act of assisting players on the server is what it takes to make someone's day, then I will do it, and do it with pleasure.
  • 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?


    I believe that I can bring some experience to the moderator team, and through that experience make the teams job that little less hard by joining the ranks of the already hardworking moderators. On top of that, I'm enthusiastic. Moderating is not a chore for me, and the goal is always to make that translate into a fantastic experience for players, and even other staff that I work along side.
  • 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
  • Disclaimer - Be advised, extremely low effort answers for the following questions will result in your application to be either put on hold until a better standard is reached, or outwrite deleted. Please refer to previously accepted applications or ask a current staff member to then influence your own unique response. (Any forged responses will result in a denied application)


    Yes

 

  • A user is RDMing and insulting other users. You are the only staff available to deal with the situation. What do you do?


    The start of any effective resolution to a problem is good communication. I would use !freeze <user> before isolating the offending user in a remote location using the !bring <user> command before stripping them to ensure that our sit is not interrupted by any further potential bad behavior. I would explain to them why they are there, and use the time while I'm listening to their story to search for the relevant information in /logs [Kills, Deaths, Times, Players etc.]

    SCENARIO A: The player has some genuine issues that can be talked over and worked out.

    I would like to find out why the player is acting out like this, and would question them regarding it. If the issue is something that I or another member of the team could solve, we would take it up the chain of command or resolve the matter personally. Of course, the breaking of rules must be punished in order to maintain consistency, and the user would be given a formal warning using !warns through the aWarns system and a further warning that any further misbehavior may lead to a ban. Upon finishing the sit I would !return the player to their spawn or original location.

    SCENARIO B: The player has no intentions of playing by the rules.

    If the player shows no intention of listening to me or continues to abuse, misbehave or act out, they would be formally warned and given the further warning of a ban if the behavior continues. Upon finishing the sit I would !return the player to their spawn or original location.

 

 

 

  • A user has contested a warn you have given him and proceeds to verbally abuse you, what do you do?


    I'm always open to criticism or contention on my decisions. Staff members need to be. I would first let the player know that I am happy to sit down with them and discuss the warn. Using !bring <player> to a remote location to give us privacy, I would ask them the specifics on the issues they have with my decision.

    SCENARIO A: The player continues to be aggressive, verbally abusing myself and generally misbehaving.

    If absolutely necessary, I would gag or mute the player and outline that this is not the way to go about contesting his warn. The player would be informed that further aggression or abuse would lead to a formal warning or even a ban if severe enough. I would work through whatever concerns the player has, and if I can resolve the situation, I would refer the issue to a Senior Admin/Head Admin to have their verdict on the warn being removed or kept. If the player stops being aggressive and works with staff through the issue, move on to SCENARIO B. If not, punishments will occur.

    SCENARIO B: The player appropriately and respectfully makes their concerns with the warn known and has a discussion.

    We would go through the same resolution process as above, simply without the need to resort to punishing the player further.

 

 

 

  • A user has threatened to DDos and take down the server. What do you do?


    As a community, we take this kind of threat very seriously, even as a joke. The player would be immediately isolated and brought into a sit, where I would both explain to them what will be done to them, and inform Senior Staff of the incident. Finally, I would use the !ban command to permanently ban the user with Senior Staff+ approval. [!ban <user> 0 DDoS Threat | Appeal your ban @ www.gatewaygaming.net.au]

 

  • 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?


    As a server we all like to have our fun. But at the end of the day, there are times where we as players and staff must act appropriately within certain scenarios. To begin with, I would use !bring <user> to pull both players into a sit. I would inform them that they are role models on the server towards junior players, and have a standard and example to set for others. With this out of the way, I would ask both of the players in turn what issue they are having, and find a resolution if possible once I have all of the facts/story. Ideally, if I or another staff member can sort out whatever problem the two players are having, that would be the end of it. If the users continue to cause a scene after being returned, the appropriate instigators will be warned under the reason [!warn <user> Player Disrespect | Failure to Listen to Staff].

 

  • 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?


    We, especially as staff, are here to make the experience for new players a good one. We don't want to get rid of potential new players unless we absolutely have to. With this in mind, I would do the following. Teleporting to the cadet, I would apologize for the wait they are experiencing, and use /ooc chat to request a SGT+ for the training. If one does not respond in a timely manner, I would pick one at random. Once the Cadet starts their training, I would continue to observe using !administrate. If the Cadet cleans up their act throughout training and participates well, I would simply observe them a while longer after becoming a Shiny trooper, and settle the matter.

    If the Cadet continues to show no interest or intention to participate properly, I would explain to them the rules and expectations around behavior on the server, and inform them of the potential consequences such as warns or bans for further misbehavior.
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Spirit as much he was admin for a long time now, I'm pretty sure he is capable enough to pretty much everything, nice and charming guy though.

 

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Not much is really needed to be said in terms of your capabilities and such. You’ve been around for years and have stupid amounts of staff experience and experience as Community manager. Thing that has me worried is you recently only just escaped the staff team due to your burnout, I know you’ve been back for a bit now doing stuff and put in the application again. While it’s not a bad thing it’s something to keep in mind as, we both know due to previous experience that a staff role can make or break a person on the server with the commitment it can require at times. Are you able to uphold that without quickly feeling that same burnout you once had as it’s only been a small period of time.

Apart from that, your application as expected is great, and you’ve been very active on the server as of recent and have been putting in the work showing your commitment once again. You’ve more than earned my +1 already just purely based on our friendship and I know your capabilities quite well as you were previously my senior in the team. Just need to take the first part into consideration as I’d like to have you around for a while and not get you burned out again. It’s good to have you back and good luck on your application brother. You already know what is needed to be worked on as one going for staff and are doing so quite will. Good luck!

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4 hours ago, Serbo said:

Not much is really needed to be said in terms of your capabilities and such. You’ve been around for years and have stupid amounts of staff experience and experience as Community manager. Thing that has me worried is you recently only just escaped the staff team due to your burnout, I know you’ve been back for a bit now doing stuff and put in the application again. While it’s not a bad thing it’s something to keep in mind as, we both know due to previous experience that a staff role can make or break a person on the server with the commitment it can require at times. Are you able to uphold that without quickly feeling that same burnout you once had as it’s only been a small period of time.

Apart from that, your application as expected is great, and you’ve been very active on the server as of recent and have been putting in the work showing your commitment once again. You’ve more than earned my +1 already just purely based on our friendship and I know your capabilities quite well as you were previously my senior in the team. Just need to take the first part into consideration as I’d like to have you around for a while and not get you burned out again. It’s good to have you back and good luck on your application brother. You already know what is needed to be worked on as one going for staff and are doing so quite will. Good luck!

Valid points, but being honest, I've been out of the game for around 6 months now. I didn't do much as advisor, and at the end of the day, I see moderator as a very different role to CM. I judge myself to have the commitment and drive to take on the role of moderator without burning out. It's hard to explain, but it was a very different kind of burnout.

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Due to being BIG BOY staff in the passed you know your stuff pretty well i have had a few chats with you ingame and you have an incredible attitude towards everyone and that is exellent. 

I hope you get your position

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