Application template & guidelines - READ BEFORE POSTING

Hello and thank you for trying to make our servers a marginally better place by becoming an admin.

Here are the requirements:

  • You must have at least 100 hrs of playtime on Wizard’s Den servers. Playtime over 150 hrs is highly recommended if you do not have significant experience on another ss13 or ss14 server.
  • You must be visible in Discord as well as ingame.
  • You must have good conduct in-game (e.g. no shittery).
  • You must not have been banned or role banned in the last 2 months.
  • You must be over 18 years of age.

Expectations of Accepted Applicants

Applicants who are accepted will go through a trial period, which typically lasts one to two months. During this period, you must be active enough in adminning that your performance can be evaluated. If your application is accepted, maintaining the activity level that you indicated on your application should be sufficient.

The activity level you indicate on your application should be something you expect to be able to maintain long term, even after your trial period, but it should not be seen as the minimum amount of time you are required to be active. It is not unusual for admins to occasionally take week long, or multi-week breaks. It is also not unusual for trial admins to take week long breaks, though doing so will typically delay the end of their trial.

Extreme levels of activity will not necessarily improve the chances of passing trial, nor will it necessarily speed up the trial process. Trial admins are discouraged from being more active during their trial period than they can sustain indefinitely, and are cautioned that it is very common for trial admins to believe they can sustain a much higher level of activity than they actually can, leading to burnout and significantly lower activity overall.

Please fill out the following template for your application:

In-game Username: [Answer]
Discord username: [Answer]
Characters you play: [Answer]

On average, how many hours do you expect to admin per week: [Answer]

Days you are available to admin on: [Answer]

How old are you? [Answer]

Do you have any SS14 experience outside of Wizard’s Den servers, or any SS13 experience? [Answer]

Do you have prior administration experience (SS13/SS14 experience preferred, please also post a way for us to verify this)? [Answer]

Have you ever been banned from any SS14 or SS13 servers? [Answer]

Admins have the ability to perform various tasks which are not available to the average player. An incomplete list of these tasks is: in-game rule enforcement, in-game events, ban appeals, and out-of-game rule enforcement through things like replay/log reviews in response to player reports. With these, and any other tasks you’re aware of in mind, answer the following two questions.

What are you primarily interested in doing as an admin? [Answer]

What are you least interested in doing as an admin? [Answer]

_ Answer the following questions in detail, so we can get a better idea of how you’d approach adminning. _

What role do you think game admins serve on our servers?

Why do you want to become an administrator for SS14?

How do you feel about the current roleplay status on the servers?

Other than banning problematic players, what admin actions do you believe have the biggest positive impact?

Have you ever had a negative experience in the game or with a game admin? If so what, if anything, would you do to prevent other players from experiencing this?

Have you ever had a good experience with the game or a game admin? If so, what was it?

The following are scenarios, respond with how you would handle each as an administrator. Respond with the assumption that you are an administrator with full access to the admin tools, and that you have all the knowledge needed to use these tools. Scenarios intentionally leave out information so that you can describe how different details would affect your response. Respond in detail, explain the reasons behind decisions you make and describe any assumptions you are making. When you need to make an assumption, it is preferred for you to describe how different assumptions would affect your actions.

It is the start of the round. There are 60 players on the server. The game mode is traitors, traitors have not been selected yet. There are three players who decided to observe the round instead of join it orbiting you. Two of them are encouraging you to “do something funny”.

This scenario takes place on LRP. The Head of Security has decided to coup the Captain. The Head of Personnel agrees with the Head of Security and has taken up arms in case it is necessary to aid in effecting the arrest of the Captain. The Captain is hiding with the Quartermaster in the cargo shuttle to avoid the Clown who has stolen the captains saber as a non-antag. There are five people named in this scenario. Please describe what actions, if any, you would take in relation to each, and why.

You are ahelping a player about an issue. The player has no prior noted issues. A few days earlier, an admin had told you that this type of situation should result in a temporary ban for a first offense, and you are confident that this situation is not substantially different from the type that admin was describing. During the ahelp, another admin pings you on Discord with a link to the ongoing ahelp and tells you to just indefinitely ban them and make them appeal. Excluding trialmins and headmins, all admins are equally “ranked”. A headmin is not currently available.