Your CKEY (Including any alts you have): Kasual
Your Discord Name (Including any alts you have): Kasual (Casual Kelly#8647)
How often are you online to play/admin? (Timezone): Generally Daily, 2-10 hours depending on day, EST.
What changes, if any, would you bring?: No immediate changes without time on admin staff and exposure to issues.
How old are you?: 27
Why do you want to be an admin?: Want to help out with Sage as it needs more dedicated admins. Want to see MRP grow in players without sacrificing the premise. Instead of getting upset with the LRP waves, would rather help resolve tickets and get the right message across for what the server’s intent is.
How long have you been playing SS13?: 10 Months, with ~ 4 month break in the middle.
How long have you been playing BeeStation?: I have rarely played any other servers. Learned with the code and visual aesthetic on Bee, and haven’t found another server that feels natural. Came back from my ss13 break and found there was an MRP server added and was excited to have my preferred code/atmosphere with a higher level of roleplay.
On a scale of 1-10, how skilled are you in SS13?: 6. Have a decent enough understanding of departments other than science. Security and silicon have been my main role types, recently getting into medical, have had time put in with service and engineering.
On a scale of 1-10, how skilled are you as an admin?: 8. I have been an admin/guild leader/boss in many other games or parts of life.
Have you ever been an admin on another server? This is not limited to SS13: Never before with ss13 or byond. Started admining/leading about 13 years ago on a Garry’s Mod darkrp server. Have run several teamspeaks, big discord servers, and game groups since.
Do you have any alternate accounts on SS13? If so, could you provide their CKEY?: Only have the one.
Your strengths: Level headed and good at being calm/impartial. Generally get along with people and want to help people enjoy the game, but more than willing to be strict when they have burned through chances or are blatantly a bad fit for a community.
Your weaknesses: My game knowledge is not as encompassing as I would want. I still wouldn’t mind learning more about science and medical and have more actual play experience before admining, but feel that offering the help to staff I can provide is worth it.
Is there anything that gets you really mad, real fast?: While I wouldn’t say “really” mad or fast, people who make a serious effort to go out of their way just to spite other players without provocation. Constantly negative and toxic players irritate me, although I consider myself good to being impartial and letting things go when resolved.
What do you think is the most important trait for a staff member to have?: Patience and understanding of server rules. With a public game like ss13, and some of the personalities drawn to it, I imagine admining on bee can wear you down. Not letting negativity or bait cause you to act in bad faith or give up on making it better is 100% necessary to being a good long-term admin. Once you have a staff that is jaded/toxic then the problem really becomes impossible to fix for a community.
What makes a staff team good?: The above trait, communication, and solidarity. You need to make sure that messaging for a servers intentions and rules are clear. Everyone being on the same page makes it so you are a team and not a bunch of individuals doing as your interpretation sees fit. Staff should not be combative with each other and remember why they are staff to begin with.
What is a staff team’s purpose?: To protect and grow the community and game vision. Server rules are there so that the most amount of people can fairly enjoy the game. Rules are enforced by admins not with the intention of punishment, but to correct actions that are in opposition to most people enjoying the game, or to prevent that person from continuing such actions. Ensuring the vision for your game is solid is what brings in players to have fun.
What kind of player are you?: A role player who likes to enable other to have good stories. How I play depends on what character I am. Old Gertrude is for being helpful and nice to people, Combustion V works efficiently at a job even if he’s short with others, Kasual Greene when there is a need for security or a head to mentor and watch over the station. I like to anti-power game, meaning if someone tells a good lie or carries out a good plan I go along with it even if I know it’s not true. Playing into others people’s moment to have them tell their story excitedly in OOC is a big part of what keeps me playing.
How do you think you will change once you become a staff member?: The only thing I can think of changing is not calling people out in OOC or dead chat for being shitty, and that is already pretty rare. Other than that, I will have to focus on tickets and admin responsibilities for the most part, but that should be all, I think.
The clown slips the HoS and steals his gun, spacing it right after. What do you do?: This is an IC issue. The clown pranked the HOS, however they are now open to in-game space law punishments. I would probably check the objectives of traitors in game (If that is something you can do?) and if anyone requires the HoS’s gun. I would think of a clever way of getting back on station if it is needed such as a CENTCOM delivery of collected space debris or something along those lines.
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?: First thing is whoever responded to the ticket first. If the other admin started it, I would speak with them and see if/what they need help with. After getting information from them I would ask if they had a recommendation since they started the ticket.
If I started the ticket, I would be sure to get the self-antags side of the story. I would check logs to ensure they did in fact try to mass murder. If I got no recommendation from other-min or I started the ticket and they did in fact do what was claimed, I would most likely be severe in my punishment. Sabotaging the atmos loop is not something a new player would know to do, and further pumping it with plasma is not an accidental thing. While I do not know the average ban times this staff gives, without reference I would give a month ban for first offense. If they had a previous incident of the same manner I would opt for a permanent 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 isn’t an admin issue. Unless there was any evidence it was intentional this creates in-game work for engineering and genetics, as well as a roleplay opportunity. Isolated incidents are fine and are a design part of the game. The problem is when they are too frequent and numerous, and the result of intended actions.
Edit: Added numbers to discord username.