"TheWhiskeyManHimself"'s Application

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In-game Username:  [TheWhiskeyManHimself]
Discord username:  [SpeckyTwat21]
Characters you play:  [Jim Whiskey, Basileus Byzantium, Gloop Glopper, Samund Silktongue, Ur-Khaan, Murchad mac Donaghal]

On average, how many hours do you expect to admin per week:  [I can usually play for a good few hours in the evening if I am not busy, even more on weekends. I am unsure on specifics however.]

Days you are available to admin on:  [Most days of the week, sometimes may have exceptions but hey, it’s life.]

How old are you?  [18]

Do you have any SS14 experience outside of Wizard’s Den servers, or any SS13 experience?  [I played frontier station for a while, about a month.]

Do you have prior administration experience (SS13/SS14 experience preferred, please also post a way for us to verify this)? [Not necessarily to do with the SS games but I have done this sort of work in a few other smaller projects, I cannot find much on it due to account hijackings.]

Have you ever been banned from any SS14 or SS13 servers?  [Not that I am aware of]

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?  [I am very interested in the events side, I really like spicing up the roleplay and watching people have a very fun time because of it.]

What are you least interested in doing as an admin?  [Now my answer here is ban appeals, however I plan on staying for a good while therefore I will grow to love it as the saying goes. I would still put in effort in doing this if it ever came to it.]

_ 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?
I personally believe that the admins are the strongest form of order used in the Wizard’s Den servers. The admins are what keeps the roleplay how it is supposed to be. If the admins went out of business, it would become basically a deathmatch. In short, I think that the admins are the solid wall that keeps the roleplay and culture of the server alive and flowing.

Why do you want to become an administrator for SS14?
I have been interested in doing this for a good while, I want to become an administrator because I have a fair few fun ideas I may be able to put into action with approval of course. I also want to become an admin due to the fact a good few of my Ahelps tend to go unanswered nowadays and so I want to be able to prevent this from happening to other people.

How do you feel about the current roleplay status on the servers?
I primarily play on Lizard. My answer to this is: Lackluster. Don’t get me wrong, it can be quite fun, but some people tend to have not much sense of character or role when it comes to this. The prime example of this would be civilians rushing to arm themselves in the event of something going wrong. There is no fear or emotion to it, they just flock like birds. I do understand this response however I just feel like it could be executed a bit better on the players end.

Other than banning problematic players, what admin actions do you believe have the biggest positive impact?
Participation in rounds. I had a really fun round a little while ago where the admins actually used Epsilon alert and got involved by sending a death squad. They then put obstacles in the way of the squad such as tarantulas and overall I think it was incredibly fun to play in and experience. 

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 would not call it a negative experience, more of an oversight on my end. A while ago I remember I had a questionable character name so to speak and that got swiftly dealt with. I’ve been sure to not do anything of that nature since.

Have you ever had a good experience with the game or a game admin? If so, what was it?
A good experience I had with an admin actually happened about 30 minutes before writing this. I asked about my playtime to see if I was eligible to create this application form and then it led to a nice conversation about how being an admin is and what to expect. The name of the admin I spoke was a “mushroomLavender”

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. 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 differences in the assumption 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”.
Now, it is always nice to have a laugh and play around a bit. Everyone loves it, we’re human in that respect. I do not think I would necessarily do anything at the time, maybe take some suggestions for one of those end-of-round jokes ive seen many admins play after the shuttle lands. If I were to ever give in, it would not be anything that would disrupt the course of the round. A small idea I came up with was making a plush a ghost role and letting someone take control with it and play around that way. Nothing disruptive, just something fun for them and whoever sees it to remember. I have fond memories like this too that I have experienced so it would be nice to give others that same feeling.

You see a clown using crayon to write on the floor in front of security. The clown writings are negative things about security, like “shitsec”. A secoff tells the clown that they’re being arrested for vandalism, stuns them, and cuffs them. Before the secoff is able to get the clown into the brig, a passenger slips the secoff, causing them to lose their baton, then uses the baton to stun another secoff that comes to help as the clown runs away. The passenger escapes through disposals. Having heard an AOS radio callout, the detective enters maintenance near disposals and shoots the passenger to crit. There are four players in this scenario, the clown, the passenger, the secoff, and the detective.
Now the detective was out of line here for not following the orders he was given. It was an Arrest On Sight and not a Kill On Sight. This would result in me having a word with the detective if they chose to not save the passenger and instead executed them or left them to die as this was an unlawful killing. I can understand nerves and shooting the passenger that way but letting them die is a fully conscious decision. The passenger in this scenario seems to have done a milder case of what is called “Self Antagonising” in which they have chosen as an innocent to become an antagonist of the round. There are rules against this, a reminder would be put in place for that, especially if the passenger had kept the baton. I have seen scenarios of attacks on security similar to this that are not necessarily attempts at a self antag and have reason behind them so I would definitely ask that to the passenger too. The secoff and the clown seem relatively alright in this situation however if their names were brang up by any of the previous 2 I would then of course have to speak to them to try to resolve the situation.

You and another admin have been adminning for around an hour. The rate of issues has been easily manageable due to having 2 admins. Neither of you have been talking in admin chat. You are using ahelp to warn a player for breaking a rule when the other admin joins the ahelp and confirms that it is against the rules, but that it’s fine in this case and they can ignore the rule for the rest of the round. You haven’t taken any other admin actions yet, such as applying a ban or writing a note.
Well, ignoring a rule is a very specific thing that I cannot seem to be able to think of anything that would apply to this. In my opinion, there are not any rules that could be given such an exception. My only idea for this could be funny names on clowns which I see very often which is fair enough. But any other rules I do not see any reason to make exceptions about. I of course do not want to start an argument with another admin in any scenario so it would be a difficult one to solve. I believe my general response would be to make it clear that rules are not really to be ignored in almost any circumstance and to steer away from breaking it for the round and in future rounds too.

Thought I’d give it a try after the conversation I had with another admin, swapped my username for something a bit more memorable and nicer too, the other was more or less a temporary.

Thank you for applying. We’ve decided to not accept this application, but you’re free to apply again in the future.

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