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 If you have any questions or comments regarding my qualifications, please comment below or contact me on Discord at Soviet Reunion#7277.