USA Bard's Helper Application

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  1. Bard
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    Hello everyone. I'm Bard, though you should probably have figured that out by now, and this is my helper application! A lot of you may see me actively in the game either helping other people or just having a nice time with everyone else. I am a really fun guy with a friendly personality. With that being said, enjoy my helper application ^-^
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    [Skytitan] Bard

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    Country and timezone:

    USA // Pacific Standard time
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    I speak English and know up to 2nd grade level Spanish vocabulary and grammar.
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    I do have 2FA enabled.
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    Means of recording evidence, screenshotting, etc.
    With my laptop I can record up to 15 minutes of gameplay that I previously was not recording, which is extremely useful. I can also normally record gameplay, and screenshot just as normally.
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    Why I think I should be a helper:
    I am...
    Experienced:
    Since joining the server in late 2014, I really got into the groove of Skyblock and really began to enjoy the community. I always asked questions in chat, but you always gain knowledge from learning. You'll see me answering countless questions in the chat, correctly as well, because I used to be one of those kids. A game is no fun to play when you're clueless when help is right in front of you.

    Active:
    As someone who is on almost every day, I can be on for countless hours, and many can agree. Regardless of most time-zones, I'm on day and night. More often than not, there aren't any staff members online, especially the weekdays, when I often am on. When I am on discord with a few mods and I'm in-game i'll point things out for them to get on and handle that most players wouldn't be bothered to report. Having a moderator online often isn't a bad thing, but rather reassuring that any problems or conflicts may be instantaneously resolved. I think being online as much as I do would be very beneficial to the server if I became a helper.

    Mindful:
    In chat, sometimes we can get carried away and start drifting towards sensitive or unpleasant topics. I've learned to realize whenever it is happening, especially if I'm taking part in it. I always try to keep in mind that this is a kids game in the end and there are kids playing on this server, therefore the chat should be kid-friendly. I don't do this because I'm uncomfortable with the chat, but rather it could make a number of others uncomfortable as well, which isn't something anyone wants.

    Respectful:
    Though I'm very used to it by now, I know that I can be seen as a controversial person, at least from the past, and I'm always going to get criticism and that wont change. What can change is my attitude about it, which I have definitely worked on, and hopefully my improvements reflect upon my behavior. When someone is bothering me on my island, I'll simply ask them to stop what it is they're doing politely, or boot them. I've been doing my best to stay polite and make as less of a big deal out of small situations as humanly possible.

    Quick at typing:
    Though Arceus has an impressive 100+ wpm rate, my wpm rating is only 95. Though with that being said, I'm often winning the skychat, responding to players quickly when they need help, and simply easier to talk to as you generally would have to wait 30 seconds for me to respond to something. Typing fast is essential, in my opinion, because you can be quick on the eye to see multiple issues at the same time in the fast moving chat as well as handling them effectively as well.

    Mature:
    As ironic as it seems, I'm maturing as a person and a player, as many have noticed. For instance, a player who was disliked by many others (keeping name private) but I had a liking towards this certain player because of his enthusiasm to play the game, socialize, and be an active part of the chat, in which he was mercilessly rejected. Nonetheless, I pursued to do my very best to keep this player in game and feel welcome to the furthest of my abilities, as well has have others help me do so. But my point is that I've moved on from being a toxic brat in the chat to seeing right from wrong and handling things as much more professionally than most others would.

    Friendly:
    A great motivation to stay friendly in the chat is gratitude from other players. I enjoy the simple "ty" i receive from players after answering a question, or telling them how to fix a redstone build. A while ago, people seemed to have skipped over this player asking for help in getting his old account back, so I messaged him, got his discord, and helped him get a support ticket into Mojang along with Southwark's help. But I am always willing to help others to make sure that skyblock is a friendly, fun environment for all players.

    Consistent:
    Almost everyday now that I'm on, I am actively, interactively, and consistently helping all players who need it. A lot of the time, I explain what the fix is to their issue and help them rather than doing it for them. As a player, I also prefer to not spam forums with reports for a lot of minor offenses, but instead sending mods/helpers screenshots of people doing things like advertising and whatnot. I feel with my consistency and constant play time, I am ready to take the next step and become a part of the team.
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    My approximate schedule to be actively playing Skyblock:
    Monday: 1-2+ hours
    Tuesday: 1-2+ hours
    Wednesday: 1-2+ hours
    Thursday: 1-2+ hours
    Friday: 1-3+ hours
    Saturday: 1-6+ hours
    Sunday: 1-5+ hours

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    Bonus hours
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    You will often see me online at night (PST) when there are no staff members on for hours until fall asleep as I help new players out. Though being on at night is never definite, I thought it'd be good to know.
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    How long I've been playing Skyblock:

    I originally joined the server ~2014, quit a year, joined back around 2015, played actively for a year, quit again due to personal issues, and recently joined back ~2 months ago.
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    Have I ever been banned?

    Only on discord. Though I was unaware I broke a rule. What happened was I sent the infamous Navy Seal copypasta into the chat (I changed all bad words to frick, heck, etc) but was banned for "threatening to kill someone." In the end it was a big misunderstanding but I understand the logic in it. I have not been kicked, banned, or muted since joining back to the new server.

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    Experience:
    For the past month or so, Michael and Cyk have essentially taken me under their wing to help me improve as a player and a staff candidate. I've learned things like the basics of logblock, unwritten rules, how to deal with certain situations, and how to dedicate my impulsivity for the better. I believe this is a great head-start if I'm ever selected to be a part of the staff team.
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    Even more relevant experience:

    I work as a soccer referee, being in charge of varying age groups. What that has to do with experience shows that I have a responsibility to make sure the game runs as smoothly as possible and to make proper decisions in order to keep things in order. Things that being a referee and a helper/moderator are but not limited to:

    • Receiving constant criticism
    • Being told by others how to do my job
    • Keeping cool and in charge in heated situations
    • Making a proper decision based on what's going on
    • Having a keen eye for people breaking rules
    • Absolutely no biases influencing my decisions

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    Guess what? Even more relevant experience!
    Though some of you already have heard me talk about this, but I'm in an aerospace engineering class that is also nationally competitive. Not only does it require lots of brainpower, hard work, and patience, a big chunk is teamwork, which is something that is essential to being a part of staff.
    The competitive aspect to the aerospace class is a program called StellarXplorers. What that is is a competitive aerospace engineering program sponsored by Space-X, the US Air Force, and other large aeronautical companies. This is a national-level competition.

    I work on the orbital mechanics part of the scenarios. What that means is that I study what we're supposed to be tracking, scanning, locating, etc. and creating the most efficient possible orbit for what I'm supposed to be looking at. In other words, if I have to look over the state of Kansas, I need to create an orbit that is angled just perfectly and sized just right to milk the highest possible amount of coverage area and time spent watching my target.
    (it's only fun when you find a good orbit)

    Why this is relevant to my staff position:
    - Essentially required to critically plan out and think about everything you're going to do
    - Teamwork is a must if you want to be successful with this
    - You have to adapt to new situations you've never trained or practiced for
    - Correctly prioritizing things is naturally learned from being apart of Stellar
    - Creating orbits means I gotta think outside of the box, and atmosphere ;)

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    Though I've announced it already, we placed 5th overall in the nationals with us also placing 1st in academics. Due to the amount of leadership I've shown while apart of the program, our instructor has crowned me the primary team leader for next year's competition.

    Do I meet the requirements to be a helper?
    Absolutely ✔


    Means of communication outside of Skyblock: ✔ (I use discord, Instagram, and have a phone number if necessary)
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    Thank you for taking the time to read my application! I expect to see mixed opinions and/or criticism. Do not hold back on anything :)
     
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    Last edited: Jul 19, 2019
  2. OfficerWade
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    I've known you for a while, and we have had a rough past, however, I will try to judge this application as if I have just met you, and as if you're a new person. Everyone deserves a second chance.

    Overall, your application seems to be detailed, and it holds vital information that one would need in order to make an appropriate decision on your application. With that being said, there are also some suggestions that I have in order to improve your application. I am also going to be using references from Lycel thread, "The Joy of Applying | Skyblock Forums"

    » Make sure your whole application is the same size, and font.
    » Make sure to list the questions, and follow with the answer.
    » Spacing! Add more space in between your questions.
    » "The next question is what traits to pick. You should pick ones that you think you can talk about at relative length and ones that you don't think literally everyone before you have picked."
    » "Unless you've just woken up from a stasis chamber that you've spent your whole life in, you should have at least one life experience you can relate to moderation."

    Neutral, until the list above is fixed.
     
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  3. Bard
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    Also ill probably fix the font but i'm satisfied with the rest of my formatting. For now. And thank you for keeping an open mind wade. It means a lot.
     
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  4. Monster_Sparklez
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    No support
    I think this explains why

    your patience with people isn't that good as this ss shows it no staff member should act like this during a disagreement

    (edit) you shouldn't disagree with me i'm giving you constructive criticism an how you can improve. Disagreeing shows how immature you are about someone proving a good point
    You should of said sorry for what you have done and not do it again
     
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    Last edited: Jul 15, 2019
  5. Arceus
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    Neutral,

    I know your on, I haven't seen you helping.

    try next time.
     
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  6. Bard
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    I see what you mean, it was frustrating, and please change the title of the video if you were the uploader. There was no scam involved. I gave kerhana the best evidence i could and the whole thing was resolved. Though i was frusterated, I did not bring it to chat, and kept it private. Still though, ill half support your stance

    (edit: for anyone reading this, my casino dispenses 5 wool in a game and my laptop rendered 4, and we got into a big argument.)
     
  7. Monster_Sparklez
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    Please don't accuse me of that video I have nothing to do with that video it isn't mine I did not record it I never played your casino.
    A staff member should know how to defuse a situation with an angry / frustrated person
    yes the staff team can get frustrated some times but they need to know how to control their angry and not say anything rude or disrespectful to a player.
     
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  8. ItsRed
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    have not known you for long but i can see that you have had a rough past like me so i belive in second chance but for reasons listed above im only putting a neutral hope you get staff though

    Edit: Switching to +rep nice improvement
     
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    Last edited: Nov 4, 2018
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    1. I re-edited realizing you arent asviator so i adjusted the reply accordingly.
    2. I was not being vulgar TO asviator rather putting my frustration out there. It would be different if i started saying F-U, if you understand where im coming from. Regardless, im taking responsibility for not handling it right. It doesnt mean i handle everything else with frusteration though.
     
  10. ItsRed
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    if you could i would edit out the uck just to be safe there are still kids here
     
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  11. Parrot
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    No support, I have never seen you online. And other reasons have been listed. Tag me when you get to 200 message count on forums, and I’ll reconsider this.

    Best of luck.

    Signed,
    Garnet.
     
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  12. Bard
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    Im on often. Probably just timezones :p
     
  13. Nighteh
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    I support, I do see a change on how you acted and the progress you put into changing yourself.
    I think you would be a good helper! (Sorry not much to say haha)
     
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    You’re only 2 hours behind me, it shouldn’t be that much of a difference.
     
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    Also, don’t rate other people’s comments disagree on your application. It makes you look bad.
     
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  16. Kitkattt
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    support ;)))))
     
  17. plum
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    but how you made the titles unbolded and your answers bolded makes me kind of angry lol.

    good luck!
     
  18. BertBerry
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    Neutral, I don't see you much on (maybe because of timezone) but when I do, I don't see you helping much or so.
     
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  19. 52Phenomenon
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    Neutral, when I do see you on (timezones) I don't really see you helping. I'd like to see more activity on forums and discord too.

    Good luck :)
     
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  20. Darkmatter632
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    I support you. I myself have had a rough past on the server, I was just recently unbanned from a permanent ban, but I feel that I have changed and I can see that in you too. I'd be great to see you help more and I think that'd help you become a mod/helper. But when I see you on the server I never see you as disrespectful or rude. Good luck!

    Tom
     
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