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MetaphysicalPersona - Moderator Application

Post by MetaphysicalBeing » 04 Jul 2017, 09:45

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Colonial Marines Character: Aivi 'Beast' loctus & Alev 'Regal' Vaan

Age:20

Gender: Male

Timezone: UTC-5:00 Eastern Time

On average, how many hours are you available per week to moderate?
12+ hours.

Do you have any previous experience in being staff (not just SS13)?
No.

Did you play any of the previous Colonial Marine servers?
Yes, played CM servers for years dunno what they were called but I remember what it used to look like.

What are the 3 biggest servers you play on besides CM?
If you mean SS13 in general I've played on
-Paradise
-Aurora
-Goon


Provide links to any previous Colonial Marines applications that you've made:
N/A

Are you currently a staff member elsewhere (not just SS13)? If so, where?
Nope.

Have you ever been banned for more than 24 hours on Colonial Marines?
Nope.

Have you ever been banned for more than 24 hours on ANY server? If so, which server, when, and what for?
-Paradise- Exploding a max-cap toxin bomb on the HoP, it was a mistake though....
-Aurora- Arguing with the admins
-Baystation- Tripping someone and hurting them as a non antag and repeat non antag, antag behavior.

Are you familiar with the chat program Slack (its use is required)?
No, but I could learn.

Common Staff Situations:
Write a description of what you would do in each of the following situations. Do not write on the same line as the situation - use the space below it or make space as needed. Failure to do this proves your inability to follow instructions and your application will be automatically denied.

1. A player randomly shoots someone at round start and MPs have detained him.
I'll let it go if it's all in the name of RP then it's fine but if this altercation keeps occuring with the same individual then they could be grieving and from there I will take further authoritative action.

2. The ship has a breach to space and a bunch of players have died or are dying as a result.
Let it run it's course unless it was a result of a greif, if it is then I'll get a admin to fix it since I do not have the power.

3. You see a player walking around the ship naked and clearly lost.
let them do their thing, IC interactions and Rp will prove to make a better tutorial then me telling them what to do, but I'll consider a intervention if they are alone and frustrated.

4. A player is being very rude to you in Adminhelps and requesting to speak to an Admin+ staff member.
I'll just speak to him and address their needs in the best way they can while informing them being rude can work against them, then if there is a admin available I'll notify them to see their response, but mostly it's a game and people tend to salt now and then so it's easier if I just calm the bloke.

5. You notice a player with a name that doesn't fit our naming rules. The player is arguing that: They've used the name for several years, no one has told them to change it before, and that they didn't know it was a rule.
Ask them to change it or don't play, rules are rules and no one wants to see your shitty meme names. Refusing results in a being booted.


6. You see a Maintenance Tech running around in armor and carrying a rifle. The security level is green with no threat present.
I'll alert the MPs.


7. You see a Squad Medic performing surgery on the planet. He claims it was because there were no doctors in the FOB.
I'll let it go, the medic could know surgery and it is probably a time of peril so they must act quickly, but if it was a regular marine performing then I'd notify them.


8. The round is stagnating. There are 30 marines and 4 aliens. The marines won't leave the ship, and the aliens won't attack. What would you do, to "encourage" the sides to engage each other?
Do a bioscan or Ares announcement to notify the marines to attack, if they still cower then I'll ask the admin to send in the iron bears or a xeno ship.


9. The round ends, a MARINE starts shooting a hostile IRON BEAR and the IRON BEAR Adminhelps complaining he was killed after the round ended.
Don't say nothing, the round is over and they are antags.


10. A marine is running around disarming, punching and stealing gear at round start.
Tell the MPs. If the person continues to do this in the next round then I'll warn them they'll get a ban.


11. A marine has killed another marine. When you ask him why, he said it was because the other marine had punched him.
I'll warn them not to do that again or get banned, the forces used don't add up.

12. An issue arises that requires Admin+ abilities.
I'll tell the admin, if none available I'll contact them through other means, if still unavailable I'll write down all the names of the people necessary of the incident and deal with it later.

13. There are minor racist comments going on IC. 9 of the 10 people are laughing and RPing but one player gets offended and Adminhelps about it.
I'll tell them do what you would do ICly in this moment, walk away, hit them, etc.

14. A marine opens fire at round start in briefing killing multiple marines and instantly logs off.
Ban him permanently and, tell admins to revive the dead.

15. You see a player playing a xeno larva/chestburster run towards the frontlines and die.
Ask them did they suicide on purpose and ask why, also notifying them what they are doing is against the rules if they did starticide.


16. You see a xeno memeing, saying AYYLMAO, REEEEEE etc in hivemind chat.
Tell them to stop or face the consequences if it gets out of hand, memes are okay if they are not done in excessive.

17. A xeno player calls the shuttle a "dropship". A different xeno player complains to you that it's metagaming/failRP to call it a "dropship".
I'll tell them it's fine, they could of heard the word somewhere and learned it.


18. A Command staff player at briefing near round-start mentions there are aliens on the planet.
Pm them that there are no aliens to your knowledge.

19. A Marine kills another Marine on the EVAC Pod to take the last spot and claims it was RP as he was saving himself.
If it's in the name of RP then it's fine.

20. You see a fellow staff member give wrong information in an Adminhelp or incorrectly enforcing a rule.
Simply say that is wrong and take their place in informing that individual that they were formally informing.

20a. You see a fellow staff member abusing his powers in-game.
I'll say that's enough, you can get banned too making sure I get screen shots in case I have to attest.

21. You see a player talking in OOC chat about what he did with your mom last night.
But they don't know my mom... Ignore.

Any additional information you'd like to add?
I know how the human mind works.

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Re: MetaphysicalPersona - Moderator Application

Post by Karmac » 04 Jul 2017, 11:07

Asides the fact you made this account yesterday and that this is your first post, here's a quick review.

Question 7 you messed up real good, we thoroughly enforce that medics cannot perform surgery, you ask the man to close up the patient immediately and get him to a doctor.

Your actions in Questions 20 and 20a seem a tad dickish and unprofessional if anything so might wanna rethink that.

Question 17 xenos can say whatever they want, hivemind is the english translation of what xenos speak and they've got plenty of information from that hivemind, they most likely know what they're talking about.

Question 14 requesting perma of the guy is an option but it's not usually the first thing you do, and you don't get to decide if he's permanently banned or not.

Question 11 you may want to inform them that escalation rules dictate you have to have a decent reason behind starting a fight with someone, especially if it's to the death.

Question 8 mods don't have Ares reports and staff cannot force bioscans, they're an hourly/half hourly thing.

Question 5 you might want to be less forceful, and Question 3 could definitely use a better answer, usually you'll want to ask a mentor to help the player but if none are available and you aren't busy it's best to help out.

All in all I can't support you as a Moderator, re-read our server rules, RP guidelines, give it some time and increase your forum activity, and look over a few accepted apps and try again if this gets denied, you can definitely do better. -1.
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Re: MetaphysicalPersona - Moderator Application

Post by ZDashe » 04 Jul 2017, 11:22

I have seen your IC character in most recent rounds, and you were hardly even familiar with most of the more recent job roles and gadgets. I would recommend you spend at least a bit more playtime on the server to understand more about CM before trying for a Mod app. Gonna give a -1.
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Post by Finefire984 » 04 Jul 2017, 11:51

I'm not a moderator so I can't judge you on the way you enforce the rules. However, I look at how long you've played and your activity. Now, I've heard of your name before. I'm sure you've been my SL or something like that once or twice. You just made your forum account and this is your first post. I suggest you play the game a bit motley to learn the mechanics. I also suggest looking at the rules just a little bit more. Also, for what I've stated I'll need you to a +1. I don't remember names that often, but I remember yours for some reason. The trial period will help you a bit more, but I wouldn't recommend just hoping that will teach you the rules.
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Re: MetaphysicalPersona - Moderator Application

Post by Tharinoma » 04 Jul 2017, 17:10

Hello Metaphysicalpersona,
You definitely need to spend more time on the server and the forums. There are too many things considered common knowledge your answers show you don't know about. That being said, after reading your app, it seems that with a little more knowledge, experience and time you could make a good mod. I hope you'll stay around apply when you're ready.
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Re: MetaphysicalPersona - Moderator Application

Post by slc97 » 05 Jul 2017, 11:09

As was said above, you do seem to lack a basic understanding of some common sense issues. While I am able to iron these out in trial with you, the thing that bothers me is lack of initiative.

I've never harped on forum activity as I had very little when I applied. Your main issue is a lack of researching your answers. You failed to utilize the accepted applications forum to see how current staff members responded to similar situations to assist yourself in figuring out how you would respond to those same situations. You also failed to utilize my open door policy on the forums. You can always save your application somewhere and PM me questions to a get a better understanding. I will never directly answer questions from the application for an applicant, but I will always try and push you toward a better way of understanding the situation or a better way of thinking.

I'm gonna have to go with -1 on this, but would like to see you really in the future after taking some time to better understand the rules and rule enforcement.

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Re: MetaphysicalPersona - Moderator Application

Post by MetaphysicalBeing » 05 Jul 2017, 17:50

slc97 wrote:As was said above, you do seem to lack a basic understanding of some common sense issues. While I am able to iron these out in trial with you, the thing that bothers me is lack of initiative.

I've never harped on forum activity as I had very little when I applied. Your main issue is a lack of researching your answers. You failed to utilize the accepted applications forum to see how current staff members responded to similar situations to assist yourself in figuring out how you would respond to those same situations. You also failed to utilize my open door policy on the forums. You can always save your application somewhere and PM me questions to a get a better understanding. I will never directly answer questions from the application for an applicant, but I will always try and push you toward a better way of understanding the situation or a better way of thinking.

I'm gonna have to go with -1 on this, but would like to see you really in the future after taking some time to better understand the rules and rule enforcement.
Appreciate your feedback but I did look at some accepted staff applications but after some lurking I felt dirty like I was cheating and artificial while so instead of being redundant like all the other applications I gave my unique, honest and sort of unfiltered opinion, I do agree I do not know all the rules but I believe a quick search can fix that.

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Re: MetaphysicalPersona - Moderator Application

Post by MetaphysicalBeing » 05 Jul 2017, 18:16

ZDashe wrote:I have seen your IC character in most recent rounds, and you were hardly even familiar with most of the more recent job roles and gadgets. I would recommend you spend at least a bit more playtime on the server to understand more about CM before trying for a Mod app. Gonna give a -1.
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Re: MetaphysicalPersona - Moderator Application

Post by ZDashe » 05 Jul 2017, 18:29

MetaphysicalBeing wrote:I RP as a idiot.

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ADMIN: HELP: MetaphysicalPersona/(Alev 'Regal' Vaan): My sniper is ID locked help! xenos attacking
ADMIN: HELP: MetaphysicalPersona/(Alev 'Regal' Vaan): Can you put a mag harness on a sniper?
ADMIN: HELP: MetaphysicalPersona/(Alev 'Regal' Vaan): Do snipers have stocks?
ADMIN: HELP: MetaphysicalPersona/(Aivi 'Beast' Loctus): Motion sensor doesn't do shit
ADMIN: HELP: MetaphysicalPersona/(Aivi 'Beast' Loctus): How do you stop drop and roll?
ADMIN: HELP: MetaphysicalPersona/(Aivi 'Beast' Loctus): Can your chest still burts if you are dead?
ADMIN: HELP: MetaphysicalPersona/(Aivi 'Beast' Loctus): How do you reload with one hand?
ADMIN: HELP: MetaphysicalPersona/(Aivi 'Beast' Loctus): Where do we go to fix ower?
ADMIN: HELP: MetaphysicalPersona/(Aivi 'Beast' Loctus): Help, I'm dumb
Good job. You nailed it! (i'm joking btw =P).

But yea, get more experience with the game first. The wiki is a good source of info too.
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Re: MetaphysicalPersona - Moderator Application

Post by MetaphysicalBeing » 06 Jul 2017, 06:18

ZDashe wrote:

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ADMIN: HELP: MetaphysicalPersona/(Alev 'Regal' Vaan): My sniper is ID locked help! xenos attacking
ADMIN: HELP: MetaphysicalPersona/(Alev 'Regal' Vaan): Can you put a mag harness on a sniper?
ADMIN: HELP: MetaphysicalPersona/(Alev 'Regal' Vaan): Do snipers have stocks?
ADMIN: HELP: MetaphysicalPersona/(Aivi 'Beast' Loctus): Motion sensor doesn't do shit
ADMIN: HELP: MetaphysicalPersona/(Aivi 'Beast' Loctus): How do you stop drop and roll?
ADMIN: HELP: MetaphysicalPersona/(Aivi 'Beast' Loctus): Can your chest still burts if you are dead?
ADMIN: HELP: MetaphysicalPersona/(Aivi 'Beast' Loctus): How do you reload with one hand?
ADMIN: HELP: MetaphysicalPersona/(Aivi 'Beast' Loctus): Where do we go to fix ower?
ADMIN: HELP: MetaphysicalPersona/(Aivi 'Beast' Loctus): Help, I'm dumb
Good job. You nailed it! (i'm joking btw =P).

But yea, get more experience with the game first. The wiki is a good source of info too.
I forget a lot of stuff... I haven't played in months and the ship changed, classes changed, and xenos changed, but now that I know these things I don't think I'd be asking questions of these kinds again.

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Re: MetaphysicalPersona - Moderator Application

Post by Kavrick » 06 Jul 2017, 16:57

You haven't played in months and one of the first thing you do is make a mod application?
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Re: MetaphysicalPersona - Moderator Application

Post by Rain7x » 06 Jul 2017, 21:34

I agree with zdashe on this one. -1
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Post by MetaphysicalBeing » 07 Jul 2017, 10:58

Kavrick wrote:You haven't played in months and one of the first thing you do is make a mod application?
I wasn't asking how to play, just a few things I forgot, I was basically just rusty.

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Post by Kavrick » 07 Jul 2017, 11:03

MetaphysicalBeing wrote:I wasn't asking how to play, just a few things I forgot, I was basically just rusty.
That doesn't really answer the question
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Post by MetaphysicalBeing » 07 Jul 2017, 11:37

Kavrick wrote:That doesn't really answer the question
I haven't played in a month or two but I do have about a year of experience going way back to the alpha I believe, the only that caught me off guard where the changes that I missed in the pass month or so like the motion detector which I actually know how to use, and where to turn on the power in different maps, most of those A-helps things were taken out of context and really do not show may full capabilities but instead work against.

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Post by Kavrick » 07 Jul 2017, 12:22

MetaphysicalBeing wrote:I haven't played in a month or two but I do have about a year of experience going way back to the alpha I believe, the only that caught me off guard where the changes that I missed in the pass month or so like the motion detector which I actually know how to use, and where to turn on the power in different maps, most of those A-helps things were taken out of context and really do not show may full capabilities but instead work against.
Well in the past couple of months there have not only been changes to the game, but rule and law changes, you should have waited and become more familiar with the changes before making an application imo.
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Post by MetaphysicalBeing » 07 Jul 2017, 13:40

Kavrick wrote:Well in the past couple of months there have not only been changes to the game, but rule and law changes, you should have waited and become more familiar with the changes before making an application imo.
Though you are right I have never broken a rule in my time playing which spans for more than a year, and as it shows that I know enough through common sense to enforce the rules but still likewise I can learn the new rules.

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Post by Kavrick » 07 Jul 2017, 14:02

MetaphysicalBeing wrote:Though you are right I have never broken a rule in my time playing which spans for more than a year, and as it shows that I know enough through common sense to enforce the rules but still likewise I can learn the new rules.
There was nothing stopping you from learning these things before you made the app
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Post by Feweh » 07 Jul 2017, 15:18

MetaphysicalBeing wrote:I RP as a idiot.
Not sure if this is RP at this point.

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