Apologies for this wall of text… it’s late and they left me logged into the comms console… As a staff member of Beestation, you are held to a higher standard of behavior in game, on the forums, and on the Discord, especially in the questions area. You are answering questions that people have, and behavior/text comes across much differently than it does verbally.
I’d like to bring up this interaction that happened yesterday, that I just got around to seeing.
Note: Imhotep’s answer is also technically right, but not very useful to a player. If you are going to attempt to answer someone’s question, you need to try to answer it. One of the toxins guides on the forums would have been an easy answer. Someone asks a logical question, and the only answer for a while is “Yes, I know” which comes across as condescending because you haven’t told them anything except that you know for a well worded question.
Furthermore, slightly down the thread, you seem to express confusion at Toxins, which is one of those departments which people will ask you a decent amount of questions on, because people like big booms and it can be very confusing. If you were confused about toxins, why did you say you were knowledgeable?
If someone were to MHelp you with a question that gives you enough quality to point them at a forum guide or the wiki page, you should try to answer in a useful manner (“Help!” is not a good question, but “How do I setup Nanites” would get enough info to pass on a forum post or the wiki. Always asking for clarification is okay. “Help!” “I can’t see you or track you as a mentor, what is wrong? You’ll need to be specific in text.”). If mentors aren’t helpful, people are not going to use the MHelp system, and then what purpose do we serve?
Overall, most of your answers are correct enough to be a mentor, but you should probably clean up your discord act. For your correct answers (and many PRs), plus, but for the Discord behaviors, slightly larger minus, evening out to a
I’d change this after seeing some better Discord behavior.
Sorry if this sounds crass. It’s the technical writing side coming out. Very logical, clean, devoid of emotion that could be seen as trying to persuade. If you don’t get in, work on your discord presence, and then re-apply. I swear I’m not this monotone and crass in real life! Totally not an Asimov Lawed AI… Plus, with all the PRs and such, you have enough on your plate. You don’t have to do everything, or you will burn out. Take it from a burnout pro.