Your CKEY (Including any alts you have): LodedDiper
Your Discord Name (Including any alts you have): Disco User #4914 (Used to be Discord User, but then an update came where I couldnt include discord in my name anymore, so now it’s that)
How often are you online to help? (Timezone): I am online almost daily, and guaranteed on bee multiple times a week, excluding a handful of breaks every couple months. My timezone is UTC+1 (european hours), so I will be online when most other mods aren’t.
What changes, if any, would you bring?: Well, you have probably seen the thread yourself, but ideally this server would have more restrictions to new players. It ranges from not letting low hour newbies fill up plasma cigs to the admittedly rather extreme option of a whitelist, but you get the idea. Other than that, I’d change the oddly limited way antag tokens work right now and make it so they are given out more frequently, like towards antags who had the servers crash on them or got griefed. I am aware my suggestions are controversial, but really they’re just ideas thrown into the room.
How old are you?: 19 years.
Why do you want to be a moderator?: Multiple reasons really. This server is understaffed and you can feel it. Rounds without mods are noticeably worse in quality, and I hope I can negate that, especially since the hours I join are a bit earlier than most mods. And besides that, I have been urged to become a mod here! The most recent time being just yesterday. So I asked myself, why not give it a shot? Can’t hurt to try.
How long have you been playing SS13?: I started playing in late 2021, (discovered this game through Sseth) and never really stopped since aside from a few small hiatuses. I’m about to break the 1000 hour mark too.
How long have you been playing BeeStation?: Exactly the same length! Only ever played on bee, never took more than a glimpse to other servers. But don’t think this a sign of closemindedness: I watch streamers and youtube videos about other servers sometimes too.
On a scale of 1-10, how skilled are you in SS13?: I would say an 8 or so. I know how most things work in the game, am reasonably robust and even know a few small details others dont. But ask me how atmos piping works or obscure xenobio slime crossbreeds, and I will struggle to come up with an answer.
On a scale of 1-10, how skilled are you as an administrator? (this can include past games): 7. I’m decent at it, not outstandingly great, just decent. I haven’t generally been an admin long enough though to really make a good judgement of myself.
Have you ever been an admin or moderator on another server? This is not limited to SS13: Besides a few tiny subreddits not of note, the peak of my mod career was when I was an admin in a small, local minecraft server. But I’ll admit, this isn’t much to speak of.
Do you have any alternate accounts on SS13? If so, could you provide their CKEY?: I don’t.
Your strengths: I would consider myself an observant person. A lot of times I can just tell when someone is trying to grief or tide before it even happens. I learn quickly, and can adjust to whatever situation is thrown at me well. And finally I’m just a down to earth guy and prefer a pragmatic approach over an idealistic one.
Your weaknesses: Sometimes I become a little too frustrated with whatever is going on in the game and get pissy for a while, perhaps even start an argument. I do remind myself it’s just a game at the end, of course, but keep it in mind.
Is there anything that gets you really mad, real fast?: Chimp behaviour. People who have no respect towards rules, kindness or just general decency. Immaturity and childishness when dealing with conflicts also gets on my nerves.
What do you think is the most important trait for a staff member to have?: I think fairness is the most important trait for a staff member. Rules can be be tough and restrictive, but if mods make it so they are fairly applied, to every player including other staff members, I can live with that.
What makes a staff team good?: The ability to react quickly to things like tickets or adminhelp pings. General coordination and having some sort of structure and order within the team. Being professional is just generally nice too.
What is a staff team’s purpose?: To keep the peace in a server and encourage people to roleplay. To punish those that don’t roleplay, and to remove those who don’t care about punishments entirely.
What kind of player are you?: I’m a roleplayer, but in a bit of an unorthodox way. You see, my character as HOS is a different than my character as clown, even if they have the same name and all. But there is some consistency to it. I come up with a fun gimmick and try it out for a few rounds, or I play command to challenge myself. At the end, my main goal as a player is trying to make the server fun for me and everyone else.
How do you think you will change once you become a staff member?: I will stop being a sec main and play antag less, which I will miss! But other than that, I will probably be more understanding of how and why admins act the way they do. However, I’m bad at predicting the future, so who knows?
The clown slips the HoS and steals his gun, spacing it right after. What do you do?: I would check the clown’s antag status and if he has steal objectives related to the HOS gun. If no, bwoink and ask him why he did it, maybe it was part of an escalating conflict between him and HOS. Remind him that there are antags that might have an objective to steal it. Depending on his history, ticket conduct and the context of how it happened, the punishment can vary greatly from just a note to maybe a week long server ban, (if its more than 3 days long I ask other staff) but it would most likely be middling somewhere in the range of a day ban to read the rules and a three day long clown/mime ban. If possible, I would teleport the gun back to the locker too.
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?: Immediate ajail and bwoink asking him to explain himself. Depending on his response and current hours, he MIGHT avoid a perma here, (i’d notify other staff of the ban I applied) but I find it unlikely. This seems to be very clear and intentional grief. I’d also keep an eye out for any new players that join, since it’s common for griefers to evade and join the same round again.
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 check if he was making meth, as chemists tend to do that without asking their superior. If yes, conduct a bwoink and ask why. If no, I check notes to see if he has been doing this repeatedly throughout rounds, but otherwise I’d consider this an IC issue. Add a stealthnote just in case.