Your CKEY (Including any alts you have):
Your Discord Name (Including any alts you have):
How often are you online to play/admin? (Timezone):
4pm CST to 12pm CST usually, but my sleep schedule is chaos and I may be on at 2am.
What changes, if any, would you bring?:
I would one-hundred percent seek to run more events for the server. For me, they were some of the most fun I’ve had in SS13. I also feel it would encourage people to engage more in RP on Sage, and reduce the feeling of ‘sameness and burnout’ that many veteran players have with the game by providing some interesting variety.
How old are you?:
22, almost 23. This feels like I’m admitting I’m middle-aged, honestly.
Why do you want to be an admin?:
I love this game, I really do. The amount of variety, complexity, and all the emergent behaviors it generates as a result of that. I’ve had a great time playing on Beestation, and Sage especially. I think this server has a lot going for it, and I’d like to help make it better. I’m happy to help with handling tickets and all the work that needs to be done, but what draws me in particular is helping to better the RP experience of the game. I want to run events, respond to prayers, engage via centcom messages, etc. I’m hoping that I can help make Beestation a stronger community and foster the growth of its best elements.
How long have you been playing SS13?:
For about four months, and 350ish hours. If you’re willing to count Unity, where I started, then probably 500 hours.
How long have you been playing BeeStation?:
322 hours as of the time of writing.
On a scale of 1-10, how skilled are you in SS13?:
6. There are still some systems I don’t understand, and departments I just don’t play often, but I’d say I have a solid grounding in the game, and a deep knowledge of Engineering in particular.
On a scale of 1-10, how skilled are you as an admin?:
- I’ve messed about with some of the admin tools on a private server, so I have a very basic familiarity. I would absolutely love to learn more about the tools and how they can be properly used.
Have you ever been an admin on another server? This is not limited to SS13:
I ran a minecraft server for my middle school back in 2012, which had maybe 30 people in it. Yes, I know, I’m a disgusting zoomer.
Do you have any alternate accounts on SS13? If so, could you provide their CKEY?:
I am extraordinarily humble.
No, but really: I think I’m good at mediating disputes between others without getting heated or upset. I’m generally an optimist, and I’d like to think I’m relatively pleasant to talk to. I’m pretty non-offensive as a human being, and I absolutely do not try to stir up trouble.
I can get overwhelmed fairly easily by extremely difficult or chaotic situations, especially when they are unexpected or novel. I struggle with self-doubt in social interactions, although I don’t think it’s bad enough to be a huge detriment - more just a personal struggle.
Is there anything that gets you really mad, real fast?:
Hmm. Intentionally throwing slurs around, or being unreasonably angry and petulant about something minor. I do think I’m fine at managing this kind of anger, though.
What do you think is the most important trait for a staff member to have?:
A level head. I think it is incredibly important to stay cool and rational to avoid arbitrary judgements and punishments. Secondarily, I’d say compassion.
What makes a staff team good?:
Consistency is huge. When rule enforcement feels arbitrary and biased, people get angry, and confused as to what the actual standard they should hold themselves to is. When enforcement is very regular and expected, the majority of people will conform and be happy with the state of things.
I’d also say a sense of involvement and membership in the community is essential. If you have an adversarial relationship with your players, everyone involved is gonna be deeply unhappy. That’s the kind of problem that can kill entire communities.
What is a staff team’s purpose?:
At a base level, to enforce the rules of the server on the behalf of the community and ensure the smooth operation of the kind of game that people want to play. With that more or less covered, to attempt to better the experience of the players and make the game more fun.
What kind of player are you?:
I generally like to play three different roles. The first is to get involved in some kinda character RP in the station, helping someone with a plan they have, or watching/participating in some interesting occurrence. The second is to play Engineer, sometimes even outside of Engineering - building a robust medbay, making a public surgery clinic as a Roboticist, overhauling the department design. The third is to play a command role like Chief Engineer or AI, which is the most fun when your department actually engages with you. I like to keep track of their activities, help them out with personal goals, and coordinate everyone for big projects or handling disasters.
How do you think you will change once you become a staff member?:
I will probably talk smack less on Discord. Not that I did it a ton to begin with, but doing it with the fancy pink name just seems like people might actually think they’re in trouble or grudged instead of it just being banter.
I’ll also have to actually read all of SoP and commit it to memory. The sacrifices we make for what we love.
Other than that, I mostly just hope I’ll pick up the admin skills and get used to handling the various issues that crop up in a public SS13 server.
The clown slips the HoS and steals his gun, spacing it right after. What do you do?:
Check first to see if the clown is an antagonist. Next, assuming no, bwoink the clown and explain that he can’t just steal high-value/traitor objective items, and I believe proper procedure would be to then issue a note about the incident. The gun could then be replaced for the HoS from Centcom.
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?:
Well, that seems like a pretty clear instance of someone just intentionally griefing. Give them a chance to explain themselves, but that’s pretty much got to be a ban. I’m unsure what the proper duration/practice would be, but someone blatantly trying to do that much damage should probably have to appeal their 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?:
This happens all the time. If it’s an accident, no intervention is necessary, unless this is an every-round kind of thing - and then I doubt that it’s truly accidental.
Thank you for your consideration.