USA GAMER1232012's Staff Application

Discussion in 'Staff Applications' started by GAMER1232012, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. GAMER1232012
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    Your in-game name: GAMER1232012. I'll change this to something shorter if accepted, but I wanted to be recognizable during my application period.

    What time zone are you in?: Eastern Standard Time(EST)

    What country do you live in?: United States

    What languages do you speak?: English, Cantonese and Google Translate

    Do you have 2FA enabled?: Yes

    Do you have the necessary means of capturing evidence? (i.e. recording software, screenshots, etc):
    F2 Screenshots and QuickTime screen-recording.

    Why do you think you should become a staff member?:

    I've always had a fascination with interpersonal interactions. I joined the Skyblock community in 2013/2014, and I've had an interesting go of things exploring all the different aspects of gameplay possible, including survival, shopkeeping, building, rares trading, and, more recently, casino management. As such, I've had quite a while to grasp the workings of the server and the roles played by both the staff and the player community in making Skyblock work. After interviewing a few staff members on their personal modding experiences, I was inspired to apply once again, after having suspended my old application in order to finish my college apps.


    That said, here are a few key traits which I believe qualify me as a suitable helper candidate:

    Helpfulness:
    60 to 70% of my time in game is spent hopping around from island to island answering questions and assisting new players. I keep myself aware of global chat as well, and am usually one of, if not the first, to respond to questions or complaints. Though this sounds a bit cheesy, I very much enjoy helping people, and routinely stop by at new players' islands to welcome them to the server with some basic items, tools, and a tour of the basic warps and shops. In this way, I take the initiative to assist new players with getting started, instead of waiting for them to ask questions.

    Approachable:
    I've often been described as affable and innocuous. Although I admit that my aversion to direct conflict may somewhat handicap me when dealing with difficult people, I feel that my inclination towards compromise contributes greatly to handling tense situations. My approachability also makes me a great team player, and I always value peer input.

    Objectivity:
    I pride myself on my ability to comprehend situations quickly, and to settle disputes fairly. Of course, there's the whole "it's impossible to achieve total objectivity" philosophical conundrum, but I try to remove bias as best I can when confronted with issues involving other people. My summer job teaching SAT(college admissions exam) material to high school kids my age has allowed me to practice active conflict resolution in a real-life setting as well.

    In order to avoid boring you all, I won't delve into the more obvious cliches often seen on mod apps, like maturity and personal integrity. Instead, I will say this: By posting this application, I am affirming my mental and social fitness as well as offering my assurance that I will adhere strictly to professional expectations. I believe my conduct in-game, on forums, and on Discord speaks for itself.


    How long can you be active on the server everyday?

    As a first-year college student, my schedule is pretty hectic. I also do research in a neuroscience lab with fluctuating hours, so I cannot claim to have stable activity time daily. However, I estimate that I'll be able to contribute at least 14 hours weekly.

    When on break, as I am now, I'm able to put in upwards of 8 hours daily as well.

    How long have you been playing Skyblock? I first began on Skyblock Classic around the end of 2013/beginning of 2014. I took a 1 year hiatus in the beginning of 2016, and another months-long break in 2017/2018.

    Have you ever been banned in the past? (Forums & In-game): Never.

    Do you have any previous moderation experience?:
    Yes. I’ve run multiple small servers in the past, between 2013 and 2016, mainly for friends and classmates in middle and high school. I’ve also had staff experience on a larger prison server, but the rank I held there could best be compared to a ‘Helper’ on Skyblock. I have limited experience with plugin configuration, but I’m familiar with the in game commands for most mainstream plugins.

    I've done intramural congressional and parliamentary debate in the past, and have acted as a moderator/judge in that practical capacity as well.

    Do you meet the requirements for staff? Yes

    Thank you for taking the time to read my application! If my writing seems a bit formal, it's not because I have a stick up my butt; I'm just used to writing like this :hah:

    If you have any questions or comments regarding my qualifications, please comment below or contact me on Discord at Soviet Reunion#7277.
     
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  2. Southwark
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    Support.
    Gamer, you are active and you take pride in the server from the way you act. I do not believe that you act immaturely as stated in a previous post, and I see you helping out often in the chat. I like your friendly approach to players that are new, as well as players who are regulars on the server. The fact that you are a relatively old player gives me the impression that you are well known on the server, you are experienced and have a rough knowledge on how the server works on a day to day basis.

    In terms of your application side, it all looks great and neatly presented, as well as well detailed. In fact is was very well written in a nicely professional manner that is comprehendible. It’s great.

    Best of luck with your application! :)
    You have my support.
     
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  3. archerexpert777
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    Neutral. I know you well enough. You help out other players when needed and your insight into your personal life shows you can handle the task. I see you on most of the time when I log in, however I think your activity on discord should improve as I dont often see you as much. The same goes for forums.
     
  4. Creepingdeath9
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    You are a very nice and helpful person and helped me once when Everyone else ignored my ask for help
     
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    Support. I always see you active on the server, and I always see you helping new players as well. You're a really nice dude and fairly active on the forums.
    I'd love to see you as staff! :D
     
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  6. GAMER1232012
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    Thank you for your interest in my application. I'm not usually the type to helicopter around my posts and jumping on the latest replies, but you've accused me of some rather serious things.

    I thank you and admire you for your willingness to confirm that I am indeed the right person you're accusing; not many people are responsible enough to take this step. If I do turn out to be the right person, please give me his discord and I'll go talk to him, as I'd like to get to the bottom of exactly what was said which upset him so. I have very limited interactions with him in-game, aside from answering his questions occasionally.
     
  7. NorthYYY
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    Support, you help out a lot, also you are tolerable to repeatedly visit me and pick up cobble, wont happen anymore as I had the laugh. You have the skills and patience to become a good member of the team.
     
  8. ItsRed
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    I remember the conversation vividly but its not my place to comment on it
    His discord is
    smalchats#5644
    I will remain neutral

    OKAY so this is news.
    smal says it was Username_666 ( Wyatt) and not you so i think what you think you did was small and you thought it was nothing and it truely was just that ( I don't know any of this im taking a good guess) Smal says that- actually ill just quote what he says

    smalchatsToday at 6:16 AM
    wyatt had befriended me and then one day turned on me

    he had misgendered me and was attacking me

    i had to pay 128 grass to get my own head back lmao

    because i gave it to him cuz he put it on his island and had a cute little message under it

    two days before he said he had crushed on me until he found out i was male

    and the next day he told me he was like 10% gay aka bisexual

    and then the day after that was when he attacked me
     
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  9. GAMER1232012
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    Thank you for your hard work in clarifying this matter. I will speak to him myself as well.

    On another note, it certainly makes more sense to me that Username_666 was responsible, as you may be able to see for yourself by his recent behavior in game and on forums.

    Anyway, thank you once again for clearing my name
     
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  10. RedstoneTrails
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    Support. I've gotten to know you quite well over the last month or two, and I think you'd be a perfect fit for staff. Long before you even mentioned thinking about being staff, you were still out there constantly going the extra distance to help players, spending many hours, sometimes of the period of multiple days, making sure everything was going alright and doing your best to give those players the best experience possible.

    You take a good bit of pride in the server, and are well respected by the people who know you. I've never heard anything bad said about you (aside from comments about your keyboard being loud in voice chat sometimes ;))

    I can assure you that was not gamer. The player who was making those comments was a player who had been inactive for a long time, and came back online just to insult people and cause drama.

    Reading your further replies, it looks like similar situations occurred with other players. I had only been present for that one occurrence I mentioned.

    No matter the situation, Gamer does not have a hateful bone in their body. Due to Gamer's somewhat strange username, though, Gamer often gets mistaken for other players with "Gamer" or a series of numbers in their name.
     
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  11. Archie38
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    Full support, and I’d go to say you are the best applicant for the fact that you have no grudges and as redstone said, you don’t have a hateful bone in your body
     
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    support. you are always going that extra mile to help out new and inexperienced players and for that reason I think you would be a perfect fit for mod!
     
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  13. iiF4D3 :)
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    Big fat Thick support, you're really nice and fair, also, a great friend to everyone. I bet you would get staff real easily
    (litterly noone hates you because youre a epic guy)

    why didnt this application happen years ago? we needed this
    l o l

    he iz nise fren

    He might as well become a manager lmao
     
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    You have my support, I see you all the time and you come across as really friendly.
     
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  15. GAMER1232012
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    Thank you for all your compliments and support! Just a bit of advice; the forum mods don't like it when you post three short things separately, so you should merge these comments into one post.
     
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  16. WhatsUpDoc
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    I’m totally on board with you becoming staff! You help out all the time, you’re very active, and your a nice person! Ps: i didn’t know you played on Mac xD
     
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    Big support! You have been super nice and helpful every time I’ve talked to you, and you are always helpful/polite in the public chat. :)
     
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  18. PCcoolguy100 (aka phr33z)
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    Neutral, however leaning towards support. I see you on a lot, almost every day, and we both maintain a good friendship (this is what i feel), and you also maintain it with the rest of the server.

    I do know a few things that you can improve to get you my support;

    If a player is going at someone in chat, tell them to stop, not do the same to them. Usually it worsens the situation to where everyone starts going at everyone, and it’s next to impossible to fix until someone changes topic. (Don’t escalate the topic, try to calm said person down. From time to time I don’t follow this rule as I’m generally seen as toxic, being from CS:GO HvH and anarchy servers where the only thing you see is toxicity. However this isn’t about me so I’ll continue).

    You might find the jump from player to helper a lot more difficult; I know that on Redstone’s first day (sorry), he was pretty overwhelmed when he woke up to 80-some messages and reports or whatever in his mails and stuff. One of the reasons why I don’t apply for mod myself (excluding the fact that I have 3 major bans on my record).

    Finally, improve your activity on the forums, but mainly the discord. A lot of players head to discord for quick contacts with mods/helpers, and it doesn’t have to be a lot; being active in chat or in VCs, or even just staying online, helps heaps when your a mod. Keeping discord open in the background can use quite a bit of performance if your computer is slow, but having it open on your phone or something is useful too.

    A thing that’s very commendable about you, however, is that you’re extremely humble. Often giving back gifts that you are given, and when you were upgraded to Skytitan you said you still wanted to be looked at like a Skygod. Literally nobody says that.

    Good Luck,
    PC
     
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  19. GAMER1232012
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    Thank you for all your insightful comments. Although we may not have had too many in-game interactions, I'm never one to turn away the hand of friendship.

    I have a few questions regarding your advice for improvement. Do you have a bit of time to VC tomorrow? I'm currently on my phone and unable(or unwilling) to type out all the questions I have for you.

    Anyway, thank you again for your interest in my application.
     
  20. PCcoolguy100 (aka phr33z)
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    Sure. Maybe not tomorrow but I’ll be available sometime in the next week.
     

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