Pocopotato's Admin Application

In-game Username: pocopotato

Discord username: pocopotato#8698

Characters you play: Nomu Tsech

How long have you been playing SS13 or SS14?

I’m rather new to SS14 with about 150 hours on steam. I also used to play SS13 many years ago on your normal servers (goon, tg, paradise, etc.). Unfortunately I can’t access BYOND with my current computer and don’t remember my credentials so I can’t exactly verify my time but my estimate could have been almost 1000 hours in total.

How many hours are you available per day:

On weekends and fridays around 6 hours and on weekdays it varies but around 2-3 hours. This will change though due to things like  school breaks and exam weeks. During the summer I should be available almost everyday for around 4 hours.

Days you are available on:

Any day except for usually monday, tuesday and wednesday but it varies a bit and during the summer and holidays I should be available any day.

Prior administration experience (SS13 experience recommended). Please also post a way for us to verify this:

I do not have any past SS13 admin experience but I was friends with quite a few server admins when I used to play, so I do know lots of admin mechanics. I don’t have any other experience with server management time administration but I do have some experience with the sort of HR management when it comes to answering questions and doing logs and more of the behind the scenes administration. Unfortunately I also don’t have a way to prove this because these communities are long gone.

Have you been banned from our game servers or SS13 servers before?

No, I have never.

This is the more essay-y part of the application, you should 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?

Game admins are not only the moderators and peace keepers of SS14 servers but they’re also the game builders who help shape the story of a round. Admins are tasked with keeping users safe, improving their gaming experience,  and helping out with any issues or questions users have (aHelp, forum questions, etc.). Not only in-game but also on socials like Discord and the Forum are admins needed to provide their experience and knowledge to everyone from new users learning the basics, to even contributors if an admin has development knowledge. Moderation in-game often involves answering aHelp, reviewing issues with people breaking the rules, and dealing with punishments like bans and warnings and the logging of all this information. Story building for an admin often involves spawning random events like solar flares, meteors, crates and even major events like zombies. This admin intervention allows for a more interesting game where AI/code can’t determine the best development of a round’s plot .

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

I believe the current roleplay scene for SS14 servers (mainly official ones like lizard) is very sustainable and isn’t bad by any means. That saying it does require lots of work to improve it even more. My experience is largely in LRP servers where the rules are often very loose and are often not implemented in-game perfectly. Even though I personally don’t believe using abbreviations like idk, thx and lol aren’t super damaging to the roleplay experience I do keep others in mind and I know that it’s against the rules. Many other not realistic situations like promoting without head consent, the remembering/death rules and self-antaging could be enforced more and would hopefully improve the roleplaying  experience. 

Why do you want to become an administrator for SS14?

SS14 is still a generally new game compared the time SS13 has had to develop to where it is. SS14 still has lots of development needed. Especially recently I’ve seen lots of issues with self-antaging, abuse of power and even people enforcing fake rules either on purpose or by accident. I believe I can personally play an effective role in helping the community and solving issues in-game. I can provide a neutral and unbiased opinion and can help educate others on the rules of SS14. The community has so much potential and is so promising; and I’d just love to be a part of the journey forward. I used to love playing SS13 years ago. The community was so creative and inventive and allowed the game to flourish. Since then I’ve missed it quite a lot and never was able to get back into playing it. Here comes SS14 and this is the most promising  remake of SS13 and remake of a game in general. I’m very excited to see how I can grow with the community in the future.

Sorry for any weird formatting**  errors or unseen spelling mistakes and thanks for your time reading my application.** :slight_smile:

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We’re sorry, but due to a recent ban we will not be accepting this application. Feel free to apply again in the future after a good amount of time has passed.

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