In-game Username: madjojosg2
Discord username: madjojosg2
Characters you play: Peter Landfort, Smokes-The-Weed

On average, how many hours do you expect to admin per week: 5-10

Days you are available to admin on: It’ll vary but I will probably be available on most days

How old are you? 21

Do you have any SS14 experience outside of Wizard’s Den servers, or any SS13 experience? I’ve played a bit on Delta V, however not much and I have tried a few rounds of SS13 a few months ago.

Do you have prior administration experience (SS13/SS14 experience preferred, please also post a way for us to verify this)? I do not have any prior administration experience.

Have you ever been banned from any SS14 or SS13 servers? Besides wizden, I have been banned from Frontier station for mass RDM. I was heavily influenced by alcohol at the time and this has been almost a year ago.

What are you primarily interested in doing as an admin? I think I would be primarily interested in upping the level of RP on both MRP and LRP. I would also be interested in making sure that no ahelp goes unanswered, as having your ahelps unanswered could lead to you making less ahelps in general out of frustration. Doing small events like fulfilling prayers or similar would also be a thing that I’d be interested in.

What are you least interested in doing as an admin? What I would be least interested in is probably watching replays or managing huge events, like for example an invasion or similar, as I do not think that I am ready to take responsibility for such huge events.

Detail Questions

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

I personally believe that admins are primarily there to ensure that everyone follows the rules and that all ahelps are investigated. However, I also think that admins play a huge role in how much fun people have while playing the game. They can fulfill prayers, do votes on maps, or run big events, all of which can make the game much more fun to play.
Admins are also there to assist new players. For example, new players, especially on the new player server, might struggle with certain mechanics of the game and can use ahelp to ask for help. I did the same when I was new to the game, and I think doing this is a very important part of being an admin.

Why do you want to become an administrator for SS14?

I would like to become an admin for several reasons.
Firstly, as mentioned before, I want to ensure that a certain level of roleplay is maintained on all servers, including LRP. I also want to make sure that everyone follows the rules and to respond to as many ahelps as I can. I want to give back to the community and the team.
I have caused a lot of trouble in my early time playing this game and have been banned multiple times. I could have easily been voucher banned at the time, but I wasn’t. This is part of the reason why I want to give back to the team and the community. I feel that I have improved significantly. I have gone hundreds of hours without bans and have received only a single remark in this time.
Recently, I have noticed that there are often not enough admins available, and that my ahelps are rarely answered. I would like to help ensure that there is always at least one admin on every server.

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

Sometimes the roleplay can be very good, even on LRP. However, when I was whitelisted a few weeks ago, I thought that I’d get a huge level of RP on Salamander. When I joined, though, I felt like it was not much different from LRP except for Space Law, SOP, and Alert procedures. In general, the level of RP seems to be declining, which might be caused by the lack of admins or slow responses to ahelps.
I know that ahelps are relayed to the Discord and that they will almost always be investigated after the round. However, this does not help the RP during the game. If theres a massively powertripping head or someone completely failing at RP, banning / warning them post-round will not undo the damage to the RP.

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

As I’ve already said above, I think that the biggest positive impact that admins have on the game, are actions like fulfilling prayers or running events. Even the small things, like just giving someone a response to their prayer, whatever that might be, or giving ghost players colors can
significantly improve the experience for all people involved. Running big events like a rimworld or similar can be very exciting for the players and they will probably remember the event for many more hours, just like I do whenever something like a rimworld happens.
The last positive impact is, as I stated before, that admins help new players. We all were new to the game once. I personally asked lots of times in ahelp whenever I was unsure about something. It doesn’t even have to be game mechanics, but it can also be things like asking if a certain thing is against the rules, when you’re unsure if it is.

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?

I’ve never really had any negative experiences with the game, except for maybe a bug or two, which is not that bad though. I have filed complaints, however I’ve had no personal problem with the admins that I filed the complaint against. In both complaints I simply felt like their actions were unwarranted, and I was correct both times. There’s not always a way to ensure that someone isn’t having any negative experiences, but one of the things could be to always remain polite, and to not always give the hardest punishment available.

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

I’ve had lots of good experiences with admins already. Some of the experiences were for example gambling my TC as chaplain with god. He asked me “Odd or Even” and I said “Even”. He threw the dice and I won, resulting in me doubling my TC. I’ve had many experiences like this, where the admins answered my prayers or messed with me a bit, like for example throwing pies at me. Things like these are always fun and can be very refreshing when the round itself is boring. It’s also always great to have your ahelps answered, as that motivates you to continue ahelping misbehavior of other people, which is a good thing for all players.

Scenario Questions

Scenario 1

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”.

I would not be allowed to do something hugely round altering, however I could do something like asking them if they want any colours. I’d also remind them that it is not always likely for admins to do things just because players ask them to. Another possibility would be to do a vote like “Do something funny”. If the majority votes yes, as far as I know I’d be allowed to do minor things. For example showing myself as a god in the chapel, or summoning a sentient Weh plushie, or other similar things. Creating ghost roles would be the thing I’d most likely do then, as that would also benefit the people that initially asked me to do something. If the round isn’t really boring though, and it is only two people asking me, theres also always a chance that I would just tell them that I can’t do that right now, or something similar to that, as I should always try to do my job of making sure that everyone follows the rules. Doing an event so early into the round could prevent me from fulfilling these dutys.

Scenario 2

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.

The people at fault in this scenario are mainly the Head of Security and the Head of Personnel, as they are in command positions and should be expected to always follow the rules. The clown has taken a saber, yes, but depending on how he obtained it and what he has done after that, I would at most give him a warning or maybe don’t even take any actions against him. It’s the clowns job to be funny and to spread joy, and if he hasn’t harmed anyone, I do not see the problem with him doing a little bit of foolery. The QM and the Captain should generally not stay off the station for the rest of the round, however in this scenario it seems reasonable to seek shelter in space. If the HoS is against them, they could expect to be arrested immediately by any security members that see them, which is a big risk depending on the severity of the situation. Captains are of course not free to do anything, but unless the captain is causing huge trouble for the entire station, it is not valid to coup them. You could follow space law and perform a mental evaluation, however anything beyond that is against the rules. I would firstly contact the captain via ahelp and ask him to explain his side of things. After that I would ahelp the HoP and ask him for the same thing. As far as my informations on this scenario go, the HoP hasn’t commited any real rule breaches yet, he has only agreed to assist in case he is needed. Depending on what I hear from both HoP and Captain, and maybe other players who have already ahelped the issue, I’d then take steps against the HoS. In any case, trying to coup the Captain is a severe rule breach, especially for someone in the position of HoS. If there are any available, I’d consult other admins first and ask them on their opinion. However if I’m alone, I’d either give them a warning and let them resolve it IC, or give them a timed ban. This of course, all depends on the severity of the situation. I’d need more information to go into any further detail on this.

Scenario 3

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.

As all admins are equally ranked, I would take his recommendation into consideration, however I have also been told that it should result in a temporary ban. The player is committing this as a first offense, and I do not think that you should permanently ban someone just because of a first offense. I would probably stick to what I was told earlier, unless it is a breach of the zero tolerance rules. For normal rules, I do not think that a permanent ban should be given for a first offense.