I have never been banned before.
I’ve always liked CM’s staff structure. In almost all the incidents I have encountered so far, the staff treated everyone fairly and gave appropriate punishments. Regardless of who was complained about, staff members would always handle the incidents with an impartial disposition that seemed fair to all parties involved. It would be a pleasure for me to be a part of such a quality team.
I enjoy participating in rounds as an observer and watching players in the server roleplay. I asked myself why shouldn’t I do stuff to encourage the players to roleplay and keep them immersed ingame? I would like to encourage and enhance their roleplay by answering faxes, making small events and things like that.
What makes you a great addition to Staff? (Experienced Tabletop DM, Aliens Lore Buff, Super Organized, etc.?)
A year ago, I took on many positions on a TG based SS13 server which was also sponsored by 4 streamers. I have served as Vice-Host and Head Admin. Tasks entailed things such as teaching SS13 to more than a hundred new players, training Admins and writing server rules. I had extensive experience with enforcing rules, overseeing gameplay, rounds, ban appeals, staff reports, issuing warnings, talking to new players etc. I have seen almost every kind of SS13 player, so I can quickly get to know a player and understand how to communicate with them.
When the streamers were playing actively, I had to deal with more than a hundred active players due to staff shortage, it was a new game for everyone and no one wanted to take the responsibility. Eventually I had to step down from the staff at the end of 1.5 years due to being burnt out. I am not actively playing on that server. Here’s the server, Imgur: The magic of the Internet
I have a pretty strong grasp on both the Xeno and Marine gameplay differences, I know it’s Mentors’ job, but in cases where a Mentor isn’t available I’m more than happy to answer questions of new players if I’m allowed to do so. Moreover, since I am a CO WL holder and have a huge amount of MP playtime, I have a comprehensive understanding of ML and MP. Therefore, I can handle ML related issues easily. I think this would help with what a staff member may have to tackle in a day-to-day round of CM.
Two things; being impartial and maintaining professionalism. In a game that one can easily get frustrated like SS13, a staff member must remain calm, professional and focused on finding the solutions under any circumstance. Trying to talk to or arguing with an already angry player in an unprofessional manner is just adding fuel to the fire, and not helping anyone.
No matter how fun a server is to play on, if the staff running the server is notorious for being biased and unfair, players will eventually tend to drift away from the server. In my eyes, CM staff has always managed to preserve these two manners.
Applying to CM staff has been something I’ve been thinking about for a long time. Finally, I believe I can handle this. Also, I would especially like to thank QuickLoad, who has helped and supported me in many fields since the first day I started playing on CM.
Thanks for reading!