BYOND Key: Thudner
Discord ID: thudner#0001
Usual IC Handle: Sachie Beach
Experience with SS13:
I have been playing for around two years now, and have accumulated around 750 hours of playtime, with the majority being on TG. On NSV, where I have been playing since April, I have ~250 hours.
Experience with administration in SS13: Apart from a vague familiarity with admin tools, none.
Your Time-Zone: CET/UTC +1
Average amount of hours active per week: 10-20 hours, possibly more
Your motivation: / Why do you want to be a staff member?
I know being an admin can be a taxing job, and there obviously is a need for more staff members. I wish to lighten the team’s load and support my favorite server this way.
Why do you think we should accept your over other applicants? Why do you think you are qualified? Why should we trust you?
I believe myself to be a conscientious person, and it’s especially important to me to do things right when you directly affect other people with your decisions. Additionally, during/since the downtime before the NSV release I have gotten more active in this community and (hopefully) become someone people somewhat trust. And, more because of my nature than anything, I tend to break rules very rarely. My all-time personal admin notes are limited to two warnings, both of which I acquired on a bad day on TG.
Qualities that are important for a staff member:
Staff members need the maturity to handle conflicts in a fair and impartial way and be able to treat players with the respect and friendliness we supposedly all deserve. Additionally, they need a sense of when it is okay to interfere with the game. A bit of humor is needed, too. Staff should not take things more seriously than they need to be taken.
#1 When is it okay to adminbus?
Sparingly, and if it doesn’t disrupt any interesting ongoing events. It has great potential to make rounds more fun, but it should be something special and not be overused, or it can get tiresome.
#2 What is the purpose of antagonists and how much freedom should they have?
Antagonists exist to both prevent the game from getting stale and provide a very different experience to some players. Antagonists should mostly be restricted to killing people only if it helps them achieve their objectives. Causing needless chaos should be discouraged, especially when it comes to murderboning.
#3 What would you do if you were accused of abusing your power / being unfair and how would you react?
I would first make sure I have all the information concerning the situation, and why I am accused of abuse of power. I would then reflect on that. Why is that person thinking this way? Should i have done that? What could I have done better? If I reached the conclusion that my actions were justified, I would explain my reasoning to the person in question. If not, I would apologize and try to undo any possible damage done. Regardless, I would later ask other admins for their opinion and try to learn from the situation.
#4 What do you think qualifies as an abuse of power?
(unnecessarily severe) Punishment for petty/unjustified reasons or showing a clear bias towards or against someone through concrete actions that don’t serve to enhance the round.
#5 What is the purpose of staff and how do you think they should act?
The purpose of staff is to keep the game and community in a state where it is fun to interact with, through occasionally making the game more interesting, and through punishing those whose actions go against the concept of a pleasant community. Staff should be firm in enforcing rules, but otherwise be friendly.