Your CKEY (Including any alts you have): RukoFamicom
Your Discord Name (Including any alts you have): Ruko (Ruko#7940)
How often are you online to play/admin? (Timezone): 8PM-8AM CST on my days off (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays during the deadest hours of the night). On the days I’m not off, the window is much shorter, about 5:30-8:00 AM CST
What changes, if any, would you bring?: The presence of an admin, potential relief to dead and forgotten players, whether by sending Centcom messages requesting Borg production, or manual introduction of a mid-round antagonist
How old are you?: 29
Why do you want to be an admin?: I’m not entirely set on being one right now actually - I had planned on applying after another month or so given my current experience level with the game. I know through past experience I have the capability to be an impartial voice of judgement and generally do a good job at making the game better for everyone as a whole, and the game (especially MRP) is currently starved for admins based on discord announcements
How long have you been playing SS13?: Just short of a month
How long have you been playing BeeStation?: Also just short of a month
On a scale of 1-10, how skilled are you in SS13?: As a whole? Probably 4 or 5. In the departments I’ve spent substantial time in? I’d say closer to 7 or 8. Definitely very unrobust at melee combat and still learning new things every time I play.
On a scale of 1-10, how skilled are you as an admin?: I suppose a 6 or so in the context of SS13. I’m roughly familiarized with the panels and how to access most functions via hosting a clone of the server for dangerous testing. In terms of how to conduct myself, I’d say 9 or 10.
Have you ever been an admin on another server? This is not limited to SS13: Roughly 5,000 hours combined, yes.
Sort games by hours and look at Terraria, Unturned, Ark, and Starbound - I spent most of those playtimes hosting servers for these games, however the Ark servers were private between friends so disputes were minimal. Unturned is the only experience I have with untempered PvP, since Ark was always with people who I knew would be good sports about losing.
Do you have any alternate accounts on SS13? If so, could you provide their CKEY?: I do not.
Your strengths: Impartiality, Sportsmanship
Your weaknesses: I am a troll at heart - I do so with the full intentions of making others laugh, and it hasn’t shown much since I came to SS13 due to the RP nature of the game, but I don’t doubt I’ll answer some prayers I shouldn’t at some point. (Clown prays for a 300u space lube smoke grenade? Done)
Aside from this, I’m also fairly inactive on forums/discord, mostly being a “lurker”. I do try to answer questions that someone else hasn’t beaten me to though.
Is there anything that gets you really mad, real fast?: Chain recalling of the shuttle with disregard for how the rest of the server feels about starting a new round, especially in rounds that have gone on for multiple hours.
What do you think is the most important trait for a staff member to have?: Patience
What makes a staff team good?: The ability to work together and understand that each member may have different approaches to take towards the same goal.
What is a staff team’s purpose?: To enforce the rules and ensure everyone is enjoying the game.
What kind of player are you?: Miner/Chemist - trying to provide others with the materials they need. I’ve done a lot of engineering/grenade making on the cloned server because of how terrified I am to be the cause of a station’s total destruction.
How do you think you will change once you become a staff member?: I may sit back and observe more rounds, but otherwise I don’t think I will much if at all.
The clown slips the HoS and steals his gun, spacing it right after. What do you do?: A lot of things to consider here, but I’m going to assume the HoS opens an ahelp.
If the clown is an antagonist, I would attempt to explain to HoS that it’s an IC issue without disclosing that fact. At round end, if I felt that the HoS wasn’t satisfied with my explanation before I would further explain that I made that decision due to the Antag status of the clown
If the clown is NOT an antagonist, I would give clown a chance to explain their actions and probably make an admin note detailing the situation. If they have prior notes about clowning too far, I would apply a job ban as appropriate. I’m not sure if it’s appropriate to return the gun to the HoS or not in this situation, I’d have to ask for an opinion from another admin or member of staff if possible.
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?: While I don’t see any way this isn’t intentional, I’d still give the player a chance to explain their actions and check their past notes for griefing/trolling. If they have no prior history and conduct themselves very well during the ahelp, I would job ban them from engineering roles or temp ban for a day. If they conduct themselves poorly or have any griefing notes, I would temp ban for a day to a week. If they appear to have no cares or remorse at all for ruining the round, and have any griefing notes at all, I would probably permaban and leave it to the appeals process for an overturn.
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 is definitely an IC issue in terms of resolution. If no prior notes exist for similar situations, I’d leave a short note about what happened detailing that it looked like a genuine accident. If there are prior notes, I’d recommend the wiki page on chemistry to the now dead player, and probably highlight Stabilizing Agent.