ryn

In-game Username: ryn
Discord username: rynkatze
Characters you play: Fang Nu-Ryn, Bong Laggins (on LRP)

On average, how many hours do you expect to admin per week: 10-20

Days you are available to admin on: All days of the week

How old are you? 19

Do you have any SS14 experience outside of Wizard’s Den servers, or any SS13 experience? I played quite a bit of Frontier when it was slightly newer, and played the CM14 playtest a few days ago. I played a little bit of SS13 when I was much younger, but not enough to consider myself an SS13 player.

Do you have prior administration experience (SS13/SS14 experience preferred, please also post a way for us to verify this)? No experience in SS13/14, however I have been a moderator for Apocalypse Rising on ROBLOX for 2+ years, both discord and in-game - I can provide proof over Discord if necessary.

Have you ever been banned from any SS14 or SS13 servers? Nope.

What are you primarily interested in doing as an admin? In-game rule enforcement, Out-ofgame rule enforcement, responding to ahelps.

What are you least interested in doing as an admin? in-game events, responding to ban appeals

Detail Questions

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

Keeping the server enjoyable for players by enforcing roleplay rules in a way that does not alter the immersion or experience of other players.

Why do you want to become an administrator for SS14?

With the recent release of the Grass Hopper server, I’ve found a lot of fun in using my knowledge gained playing this game for almost a year now to teach new players, and have decided I would like to contribute to the community in a greater way. Whilst I dont have the coding expertise required to expand the project, I believe I can use the administrative and community management experience I have to hopefully make the game a bit more enjoyable and immersive for all players by resolving situations that happen inside and outside of the game.

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

LRP - Whilst LRP is often considered an almost NRP hellhole by people I’ve discussed this with, I find that whilst self antagging and other forms of rulebreaking are unfortunately quite common its still very possible to have an immersive RP experience.

MRP - Quite good. I’ve played countless character stories and personalities and have always been engaged with positively with an intent to RP. Whilst there are sometimes incidents with rulebreaking (typically with clowns or security/space law in my experience), its extremely rare that your immersion or fun will be stopped by a rulebreaker.

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

While banning problematic players is always helpful, I believe that the largest positive impact comes from resolving situations between players in a positive way that leaves all parties satisfied without any bans or major punishments occuring.

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?

No

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

When I was brand new to the game, I ended up self antagging without really realising it was against the rules or the impact of what I was doing. An admin messaged me, explained the situation, and let me off with a warning and made me reread the rules again without a major punishment. As I was new, a long ban probably would have stopped me playing the game forever, so I am very grateful that the admin went with the educational approach as I’m still here a year later.

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”.

If I had no other priorities, I would probably do something simple with no effect on the round at play or any of the players inside it - maybe ask if they want to be spawned far far away in two pirate ships to blast each other with cannons (ghosting them after one wins, of course), or make a small arena for them to try and banana pie each other in.

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.

My initial action would be to investigate the context of the situation, as this scenario can have many causes ranging from legitimate reason to purely malicious intent. I will provide my actions based on a range of possible contexts.

The Head of Security - Most likely has a poor reason to try and coup the captain, as they are (assumedly) not an antagonist. As this is against roleplay rules for command, I would explain to them why this sets a bad example for other players & is harmful for the progression of the round in an admin message, ask them to stop the coup attempt immediately, and command roleban them for a short period of time. If the Head of Security did have a good reason to coup the captain, for example the captain making him arrest random people for his entertainment, trolling or setting an overall bad example for other players, then I would inform him of the correct way to go about the coup, and why the way he is currently doing could be harmful for the round’s progression and the overall image of command.

The Head of Personnel - Should the coup found to be unlawful and with malicious intent, they would be told to return their weapons and be made to reread the rules. Whilst their role in supporting the coup may warrant a roleban, it is very possible that they believe they have an RP reason for proceeding with it, or have misinterpreted the situation and believes all of command also agrees to the coup and have an admin’s permission to proceed, making me hesitant to provide a harsh punishment for them. Else, they would just be told to return their weapon, as the HOP most likely already has their disabler which is more than enough for a simple arrest.

The Clown - Would be messaged and told to return the captain’s saber and surrender himself to security in order to not break the immersion for other players involved. Unless the context of the situation makes me hesitant (i.e the Captain dared the clown to steal his saber, the Captain has been harassing the clown for no good reason the whole round, or it is evident that the Clown was playing a prank and is cooperative with returning the saber if asked), I would probably give the clown either a strong warning or even a short ban if they use the saber maliciously (i.e to self-antag) as well as a reread of the rules. If it was just a prank and they were cooperative, I would still give them a very light warning and make them aware that pranks of that caliber are treading the line between clowning and self-antag.

The Captain - Again, depends on the context of the situation. If the Captain has given no reason for the necessity of a coup, then no actions are needed, and I would let them roleplay the situation out. However, if the Captain is being a poor captain and causing problems that set a bad example for command staff (for example what I mentioned earlier regarding the reasons the HoS may want to initiate a coup), then a strong warning and potentially a command roleban may be in order depending on the severity of the Captain’s actions.

The Quartermaster - Unless the Quartermaster somehow has a big part in this situation, its likely no action will need to be taken, as they simply sheltered the captain when he asked.

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 a headmin is not available, in this situation I would opt for the lighter punishment and give a temporary ban. However, I would also message a headmin for clarification regarding on whether the ban should be indefinite or not, and up it to indefinite if necessary.