Tim Bob's Commander Application

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Tim Bob's Commander Application

Post by adrenalinetooth » 15 Apr 2018, 15:54

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Player name you use the most: Tim Bob, Eric Parson

Make a list of links to all of your applications and (job)ban appeals, including whitelist and staff apps, within the last year. Also, provide "Ban reason; Verdict" beside each (job)ban link: Do you understand that any player - even donors or staff members - can have their whitelist status revoked should they break our Server Rules or Roleplay Guidelines?

Yes. Having your name on the whitelist is a privilege, and whitelisted players are expected to follow rules and guidelines to a tee, with little forgiveness for mistakes compared to the average player.

Do you understand how the Battlefield Execution functions?

Yes. Battlefield executions are to not be dealt out lightly. Battlefield executions should only be warranted if the individual is causing great harm to the mission and needs to be immediately removed. In any other normal situation where the individual isn't causing great immediate harm, it is up to the military police to handle an execution if necessary.

Do you understand you are not above Marine law, or allowed to enforce it yourself?
Yes. I may report crimes, but I am certainly not allowed to enforce the law.

What do you think is the job of a Commander?
The commander is the man who brings together the whole marine corps. He is responsible for considering the thoughts and responsibilities for every single individual under his control.
A commander should strive to have good and constant communication with his subordinates, and to make sure his men are communicating and coordinating with each other as well.
A good commander delegates instead of micro managing. He is responsible to make sure that orders are divided in a sensible way, and to account for each of his members.
A commander needs to pay utmost attention to communications. A bad commander makes orders without fully understanding the situation of the battlefield. It is up to him to get the staff officers giving accurate information so he doesn't send marines into a stupid maneuver.

When marines see a commander, they should all be having sighs of relief because they can trust the CO to make the mission run smoothly, and to get out there and pull strings to make it work if it isn't.

If a member of your staff is disobeying orders, how would you handle it?

I would give them the benefit of the doubt first. Perhaps the chat box was scrolling by too fast for them to read the order, or perhaps they were AFK for a quick second. I would give them an ample warning, and to make sure that they understood and received the order before jumping to the conclusion of them disobeying. If they indeed continued to disobey orders, I would have them brigged for insubordination and give them a clear expectation of what I expected them to do, and what they did instead that made me call for an arrest on them.
Why should you be whitelisted?
I have extensive knowledge and many hours clocked in to all marine roles and xeno roles. I have played countless hours as SL, SO, and in the recent months, XO. I have played, tried and learned from all of my many experiences in leadership roles. I have learned what works and what doesn't from experience, and from observing COs. When I make a mistake, I don't simply shrug it off. I stop and ask myself what I could have done to prevent it, and what I can do better next time.

I love playing leadership roles. I played SL until I mastered it, did the same thing with SO, and now I am in the process of it with XO. When I make a mistake, I ask my subordinates what I could have done better, and look to see what other commanders do when presented with the same situation.
I also love the roleplaying aspect of being a leader. I am sure there is many a marine that can testify to the strict but based attitude of Tim Bob. I would love to see how far I could go with roleplaying as a CO and I imagine it would be great fun for all.
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Re: Tim Bob's Commander Application

Post by RobBrown4PM » 15 Apr 2018, 23:06

Love your briefings, but wish you would verbally expand on them more.

You're also decent at running ops. Seen no problems as of yet

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Re: Tim Bob's Commander Application

Post by ValGarilovich » 15 Apr 2018, 23:17

Consistently uses his status as an SO to order marines to do dumb orders before breifing to get them Arrested.

I couldn't imagine how unenjoyable rounds would be with him as a CO.

Big -1 from me
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Re: Tim Bob's Commander Application

Post by JacksonDee » 16 Apr 2018, 00:37

I've played many rounds with you as my XO or SO, and it's always been enjoyable! Your stern demeanor has led to some pretty funny interactions, especially with Delta squad.

+1 From me, I look forward to it.

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Re: Tim Bob's Commander Application

Post by ghostdex » 16 Apr 2018, 01:10

ValGarilovich wrote:
15 Apr 2018, 23:17
Consistently uses his status as an SO to order marines to do dumb orders before breifing to get them Arrested.

I couldn't imagine how unenjoyable rounds would be with him as a CO.

Big -1 from me
To expand upon this; Every round I see you as a SO you've done this and I've seen many marines arrested because they refused to do something stupid that was an order at roundstart, while it's technically valid, I heavily dislike it.

-1 from me.
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Re: Tim Bob's Commander Application

Post by Mvp777 » 16 Apr 2018, 01:15

Appears to understand what being a commander is, talked to him personally and i've liked his response to my querys. +1
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Re: Tim Bob's Commander Application

Post by DukeOz » 16 Apr 2018, 02:14

I think your style of XO is far too stiff (not bashing of adherence to laws) and may end up being too restrictive on other players inhibiting enjoyment of the round. -1
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Re: Tim Bob's Commander Application

Post by x31stOverlord » 16 Apr 2018, 04:17

The few times I've seen you as an SO, youve run to grab a sec hud then stand and shout at marines in req line to "face forward" or call for their arrest on in sub charges.

I believe one "me" I saw you do at one point was "Tim Bob removes his glasses to glare but reveals he has no eyes" like... what?

We have enough issues with some questionable battlefield executions as it stands without inviting someone who literally goes out of their way to create problems.

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Re: Tim Bob's Commander Application

Post by TheMusician321 » 16 Apr 2018, 04:26

ghostdex wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 01:10
To expand upon this; Every round I see you as a SO you've done this and I've seen many marines arrested because they refused to do something stupid that was an order at roundstart, while it's technically valid, I heavily dislike it.

-1 from me.
This. This is pretty much what I have seen coming from you as an SO, I really don't think you're fit for this role if you continue doing this kind of bullshit, I would hate to see you as a CO as I can only imagine how unfun rounds would be, this is a firm -1 from me.
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Re: Tim Bob's Commander Application

Post by adrenalinetooth » 16 Apr 2018, 05:22

Thank you all for the feedback so far.

I would like to say that this is going how I expected it to go. When I created Tim Bob, I wanted to make a highly competent but hated leader. Tim Bob was highly inspired by Second Lieutenant Sobel from Band of Brothers. I wanted to make a character that was 'That asshole officer', but competent (which Sobel was not). I fully understand that this whitelist is a voting system so it would make sense to have a likeable character in order to get it. Due to this, I withheld from making a CO application for a long time, but then I realized that, why not try and apply at least? There is literally no drawbacks if it fails, and I would have a slim chance at being approved. I don't blame you all for voting -1, Tim Bob is an intentional asshole character. Only me and a few others would find any fun in making Delta squad run laps around the east wing of the station because PFC Danny thought it would be funny to breakdance in the REQ line. I know I'm not perfect, but I always try to improve. I'm not a cruel person, but Tim Bob is. I feel an evil guilty playing him sometimes, and other times I've had the best roleplaying experiences with the character that I've ever had in Colonial Marines.
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Re: Tim Bob's Commander Application

Post by ghostdex » 16 Apr 2018, 11:51

adrenalinetooth wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 05:22
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My -1 isn’t about your character being an asshole but the way you go about it. The having a marine arrested for not breakdancing in the req line at round start is what really got to me
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Re: Tim Bob's Commander Application

Post by adrenalinetooth » 16 Apr 2018, 14:42

ghostdex wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 11:51
The having a marine arrested for not breakdancing in the req line at round start is what really got to me
I've never made anyone breakdance before, that's retarded and exactly the opposite of what Tim Bob would do. I tell people to shut up, don't loiter around, and act professional. The worst I've done is made a marine write an apology to the commander for being 'a useless sack of shit' because he was so fat he couldn't fit in his armor and couldn't even do a single pushup. I try to make it fun, but ultimately there are the people that tell Tim Bob to 'fuck off' or make their characters spin in their seats a million miles a minute when I ask them to settle down beforehand, and of course I will report them for insubordination/disrespect because they are trying to defy or make a fool out of a staff officer.
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Re: Tim Bob's Commander Application

Post by zoboomafoo » 16 Apr 2018, 23:33

I'm neutral on this for now.

While I have seen your character frequently, and admire the RP you put in to being an asshole, I think valid hunting people by ordering them to do something small or trivial and having them arrested for not doing it is pretty bad. It's soft grief, plain and simple. I have not, however, actually witnessed people being arrested for this, nor been arrested myself because Pycroft is a good little duckling. I DO think having a marine arrested for insulting you is OK, just ask the mp's to go easy on the sentence.

I will keep an eye out for this behavior and change to +1 or -1 based on what I observe. Don't soft grief please.
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Re: Tim Bob's Commander Application

Post by IMVader » 17 Apr 2018, 02:07

The times I've seen Tim Bob in command he has been rather memey, bordering LRP, besides overly strict and disrespectful himself. I haven't seen that high competence of him, however, and after I read your explanation on RP I'll try to observe you better to properly cast a judgment, but I'd lean on -1 because I haven't seen his actions to really provide much fun for the other players.

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Re: Tim Bob's Commander Application

Post by Lumdor » 20 Apr 2018, 22:54

Never seen your character in-game, but by the way you play your character, it is heavily disliked.

-1 from me. We don't need more COs who all the marines hate as soon as they walk out of cryo.
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