Merry's Admin Application

In-game Username: MerrytheManokit
Discord username: MerrytheManokit
Characters you play: Is-The-Goober

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

Days you are available to admin on: Any
How old are you? 20

Do you have any SS14 experience outside of Wizard’s Den servers, or any SS13 experience? I have experience in 2 other servers outside of wizden, those being Frontier and Cosmatic Drift, which is a HRP server.

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

Have you ever been banned from any SS14 or SS13 servers? I have not gotten a ban from a server directly, but I have gotten command rolebanned on wizden for 3 days after suiciding as RD. This ban was due to my own ignorance, as I hadn’t read the rules thinking I was going to drop the game after a week.

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? The main thing I want to do as an admin is help foster the feeling of community that hooked me to the game. No other game has such a welcoming and kind community and I want to help and protect it from people who are only around to ruin other’s days.

What are you least interested in doing as an admin? I feel like resolving an argument between two parties who both believe the other in the wrong is what I’m least interested in. In situations like this it’s very hard to get actual evidence unless it’s from a third party since they will both be determined that the other is wrong.

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?
They serve the role of creating and maintaining a positive and inviting atmosphere that people want to spend time in. They also serve the purpose of enforcing the rules that keep the atmosphere the way it is. They’re the backbone that keeps the servers playable really.

Why do you want to become an administrator for SS14?
I want to admin as this game is special to me. It’s very quickly became one of my favorite games of all time and I want to help other’s have that experience too. I also just want to foster a kind community and help weed out the people who want to ruin that.

How do you feel about the current roleplay status on the servers?
I can only really speak on Leviathan, but i feel it’s doing fine on there. It could be doing a bit better as sometimes people just do things that just feel like NRP or don’t engage with others at all, just staying silent if talked to.

Other than banning problematic players, what admin actions do you believe have the biggest positive impact?
I believe one of the other admin actions that have a really positive impact is just helping people out. With all the depth of the game. it’s understandable to be lost or confused, and I feel it’s very nice to just have someone there to help you if you need it, no matter how big or small the question.

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 have not had a bad experience I can recall, all the admins are generally very understanding.

Have you ever had a good experience with the game or a game admin? If so, what was it?
One really good experience I’ve had was an event run by Jarmer. Since the event was by nature chaotic, many people died, but he always made sure ghosts weren’t left out and was constantly adding different ghost roles so everyone could enjoy the event.

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”.
The most logical thing to do would most likely be just ignoring the prompting, or simply telling them no. If you actually let them tell you what to do, the round would be ruined before it even started, which is no fun for anyone. If the pestering continues after this I would just ignore them and not even humor the idea.

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.

  • HOS: For the HOS i believe the first course of action is to ask for their reasoning for the coup. Did the captain kill people out of nowhere and for no good reason or just self antag in general, or was the coup just for the players amusement. If the coup was for no reason i believe a warning and/or a roleban would be necessary.

  • Captain: A similar course of action should be taken for the captain. Did they do anything wrong and negatively impact the station, or did they do nothing and suddenly get attacked by security. If they did something wrong or failed their duty, a roleban would most likely suffice and a warning would be added if they did something bad but not bad enough to reach ban grounds. If they self antagged a ban is most likely the best option as captain’s are held to a higher standard than any of the crew.

  • HOP: If the captain did something like mentioned before and actually caused harm to the station, i believe the HOP is in the right. However if nothing was done a roleban and a warning seems like the best course of action once again

  • QM: The QM was simply a bystander in this and was most likely just doing what they were told by the captain. No action is needed.

  • Clown: The clown would just get a warning for stealing a valuable item as a non antag. If they self antagged with the sword a ban would be necessary

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.

Since all admins are the same rank i would ask why they believe an appeal ban is necessary and go from there. Another smart thing to do would be consulting with another admin about the case to see if they agreed with the temp ban or the appeal ban. If i was unable to get outsider opinion, i would follow the recommended response and give the player a temporary ban, and then talk to a headmin about the situation whenever one was available.

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