Your CKEY (Including any alts you have): Impish_Delights, No Alts
Your Discord Name (Including any alts you have): Vicki#8951, No Alts
How often are you online to help? (Timezone): Typically after work, or late nights (8PM-2AM CST). I may also be available rarely in the morning (9AM-1PM CST)
What changes, if any, would you bring?: Having an additional mod online during low-pop or “late night” shifts, and trying to help with coverage during weird hours.
How old are you?: 22 :V
Why do you want to be a moderator?: I wanna be able to lend a hand and help out the Bee community (more than with being a mentor), and it’s been the main server I’ve been playing on since I got back into SS13
How long have you been playing SS13?: Longer than I wanna think about. At least since 2012-2013, on the good old days of Liberty Station and other LRP clusterfucks.
How long have you been playing BeeStation?: At least a year, consistently. I take breaks every now and then but I’ve been on a streak for awhile now.
On a scale of 1-10, how skilled are you in SS13?: A solid 6 or 7, I like to think I know a decent bit about every department, even if my skill isn’t super indepth (except combat, I’m just shit at that outright).
On a scale of 1-10, how skilled are you as an administrator? (this can include past games): A solid 5, most of my stuff has been hosting rather than administrating for servers, and it’s only been for small friend groups most of the time.
Have you ever been an admin or moderator on another server? This is not limited to SS13: A few small discord servers, along with “moderating” for game servers I occasionally host. This usually amounts to clean-up when something goes wrong rather than actually dolling out punishments though. I am also currently a mentor on Bee!
Do you have any alternate accounts on SS13? If so, could you provide their CKEY?: I do not
Your strengths: Relatively level-headed when it comes to situations, even when insults or other stuff are being thrown my way.
Your weaknesses: I have a bit of trouble outright confronting people without someone else giving me a little nudge first, and I do tend to second-guess most of my decisions.
Is there anything that gets you really mad, real fast?: Not particularly, I’ll get upset rather quickly over people spewing vile content (hate-speech, death threats, etc), but it’s not really a rage thing.
What do you think is the most important trait for a staff member to have?: Being open to listening to all sides of a discussion, and avoiding jumping to conclusions based off of the first things you hear. Taking a moment just to ask rather than assuming malice right off rip is what I prefer doing most of the time.
What makes a staff team good?: Being there for each other if you need to reach out for a second opinion, and working to split up the load to ensure it’s not all getting piled on a single person. Knowing that you’ve got a team working alongside you seems like it can take a lot of pressure off and make it more satisfying.
What is a staff team’s purpose?: Ensuring that the server’s rules aren’t broken, and taking care of it when they are. They should be guiding players towards making the round enjoyable for everyone, and taking care of bad actors that want to ruin it.
What kind of player are you?: I try to lend a hand wherever I can in the station, working in the background so people can continue doing what they want (ensure engine is running, mending chewed wires, good set-up of chems in the fridge, etc). If I’m not doing that, then I’m usually on a personal project and doing “totally licensed and approved” renovations of maintenance, and trying to make the station cozier.
How do you think you will change once you become a staff member?: I’ll probably open up a bit more to the community, try to integrate my characters and actively seek out RPing rather than doing my own little projects that I then “open up” to the station.
The clown slips the HoS and steals his gun, spacing it right after. What do you do?:
Assuming that this is the HoS ahelping about it, I would check if the clown is an Antag at all; if they weren’t, I would look back at chat logs to see if there was provoking at all or if it was a clear-cut, slips, steals, and spaces. I’d also ahelp the clown to ask him to explain themselves, if they’re a new player explain that while the clown is able to pull pranks on the crew, this steps over the line into self-antagging as it’s a unique item that is also a possible antag objective. If it was a case of the clown being non-antag/griefing, I would apply a note and a possible short ban for self-antagging/asking them to re-read the rules.
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 an admin is cleaning up the after-effects, how do you conduct the ahelp with him?:
I would ask why exactly they released plasma and sabotaged atmos as a non-antag, in addition to looking up their ckey to see if it is a brand new account (to try and see if they might be an evader, or have a history of other similar shenanigans). If they are a blatant griefer or a suspected evader, I would suggest a perma-ban is applied for those reasons; if they have a history with the server and this is only a first or second offense, I would apply a note and a few day long server ban at the least. If they’re a legitimately new player, I would ask them to look over the rules again and explain that we’re a roleplaying server before applying a day long ban.
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’d investigate to see what exactly they were making and send a message to ask about what happened. If they were a non-antag making explosives for no IC reason, I would remind them that it is against the rules to make weapons “just in-case” and apply a hidden note to watch for possible power-gaming. If they just accidentally mixed something and it resulted in an explosion, I would leave it as an IC issue and let them know if they ever need help, that there are mentors who would be happy to answer any questions they have.