Your CKEY (Including any alts you have): brawlerhorde
(gjalund may show up as an alt of mine, but that is my younger brother’s account that he used to play with me while I visited home)
Your Discord Name (Including any alts you have): BrawlerHorde#4908
How often are you online to play/admin? (Timezone): With the quarantine and shelter-in-place orders in effect, I’m available at practically all hours of the day from around 8-10AM through 12-2AM. (Pacific Time, UTC-08:00)
What changes, if any, would you bring?: I personally would like to see the return of MRP to Sage. We all know that RP is lacking on Sage, and I feel that higher admin presence would contribute to a positive trend in the community.
How old are you?: 20 years old
Why do you want to be an admin?: Circling back to my answer for the changes question, I really want to see a higher standard of roleplay on Sage, along with a more robust admin presence. Having zero admins online happens all too often. I also feel that I have grown and changed as both a person and a player in the past few months. I’ve had my slip-ups and bad decisions, but I’m ready to be held to a higher standard and contribute positively to the community.
How long have you been playing SS13?: Almost a year now. I created my Byond account on the 6th of May 2019. I do admit, I was a Ssethtider.
How long have you been playing BeeStation?: I started out on Fulpstation, but I came to Beestation a few days after starting to play. (May 11th, 2019)
On a scale of 1-10, how skilled are you in SS13?: I would put my skill at around a 6 or 7. I don’t want to overestimate myself, as I still have a lot to learn. Some areas I need to improve in are atmospherics, mining, and xenobiology.
On a scale of 1-10, how skilled are you as an admin?: To be perfectly honest, I have very little live experience as an admin on SS13. I’ve operated a private server for my friends, and messed around on my own testing environment, but I need experience as an admin on a live, public server.
Have you ever been an admin on another server? This is not limited to SS13: Quite a while ago, I used to moderate for the third-party multiplayer servers, known as Forged Alliance Forever, for an RTS called Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance. I’ve also moderated for small-time Minecraft servers, but half my work was done for me by anti-cheat and logging plugins.
Do you have any alternate accounts on SS13? If so, could you provide their CKEY?: As I mentioned earlier, I do not have any alts, but the CKEY gjalund may appear as mine. That account is my younger brother’s, and he uses it to play with me while I visit home.
Your strengths: Extensive experience as a leader away from keyboard in both my job and my hobbies, an ability to pick up new skills quickly when I put my mind to it, and I can function well at almost all hours of the day.
Your weaknesses: I have not frequented the forums, but I generally keep up-to-date on server happenings. Occasionally, I get to dealing with too many things at one time, and may leave people feeling slighted. Overall, I have my faults, but they can be worked on.
Is there anything that gets you really mad, real fast?: In real life, I struggle with my self-esteem, so people telling me I’m not good enough can get me riled up real fast. In game, nothing besides blatant disregard for the rules or intentional circumvention of the spirit of the rules really makes me angry anymore. It took me a while to get to this point, but I’d like to think that I’m a better person than I was months ago.
What do you think is the most important trait for a staff member to have?: Patience and an understanding of how to read a situation and apply the appropriate action.
What makes a staff team good?: Teamwork and coordination. A disheveled staff team that steps on each other’s toes is a recipe for disaster. Being able to act quickly and effectively is necessary to keep our spess running smoothly.
What is a staff team’s purpose?: A staff team’s purpose is to provide the community with an enjoyable experience while playing and make sure that rulings are enforced fairly across all cases. Admins are just as much community members as they are staff, so it shouldn’t feel like there’s a great divide or disconnect between the two.
What kind of player are you?: Lately, I’ve spent more time returning to my roots as a MD or venturing into the roles of engineering and silicons. I’d like to think that I’m roleplay-focused and try to create a story for my character aboard this floating death sentence in space.
How do you think you will change once you become a staff member?: Honestly, I think it will see me more actively interacting with the community and growing my knowledge of both the admin side and player side of the game.
The clown slips the HoS and steals his gun, spacing it right after. What do you do?: This is an IC issue, and should be dealt with by security in the appropriate manner. If the weapon was an objective for a traitor, I would respawn it in the HOS’s office or locker, depending on where the locker was currently located. I would also follow up and pay attention to security’s actions, as occasionally they can go too far in their punishment of the prankster/thief.
A non-antagonist is sabotaging the Atmospherics loop and pumping plasma into the distro, along with dragging around a canister and releasing it into the atmosphere. Assuming that another admin is cleaning up the after-effects, how do you conduct the ahelp with him?: If the other admin was currently dealing with the after-effects of this abruptly clear instance of griefing, I would conduct the ticket, sending them to a location away from any possibility of further grief to the crew and ask them what their purpose was for self-antagging. Taking their past history into account, I would apply the appropriate ban length, servers, and job restrictions.
A chemist who is working alone accidentally mixes an explosive mixture inside of his chem dispenser, instantly killing himself and destroying the machine, along with exposing Chemistry to space. Nobody else was injured aside from him as a result of his actions. What do you do?: I would make contact with the player, inquiring as to their past experience in chemistry and guide them to the appropriate knowledge base. Since this is an IC issue with seemingly no malicious intent, someone would come fix chemistry and the round could continue without further intervention.