In-game Username: LordEclipse
Discord username: Lord Eclipse #9730
Characters you play: Drew Morgan
How long have you been playing SS13 or SS14?: I've KNOWN about ss13 forever, but never played it, I've recently began playing SS14 sometime in April, I have about 144 hours as of writing this on steam, but I likely have 50 or so hours just from playing the launcher.
How many hours are you available per day: Weekdays: 3-5 hours, Weekends: As long as I want usually
Days you are available on: Weekdays after 5 pm, basically all day on weekends
Prior administration experience (SS13 experience recommended). Please also post a way for us to verify this: Nothing of note in terms of personal experience, however I am good friends with some admins for this one minecraft server I played a long time ago, so I understand the admin perspective and the irritation they deal with sometimes.
Have you been banned from our game servers or SS13 servers before? No
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?
Admins are there to ensure the game environment remains welcoming, and isn't just random chaos every round, where people can play their roles without some guy running in and gunning them down every single round. Not to say there shouldn't be chaos sometimes, but if you had the station fall apart 5 times in a row in the same way that gets exhausting and disinteresting at least from a personal perspective. You aren't there to police every single action, an Admin isn't like some jail warden, It's more being partial to what is going on, a player reports another player, respond accordingly and confirm what it is that's being reported with some modicum of levity where need be, as in: if the issue can be solved in game or not, if the issue is due to inexperience, or any other minor reason I can't think of right now. Of course for things like racism, blatant disregard for rules, and disruptive gameplay taking a more serious approach is required. You for the most part are kind of like a judge, jury and executioner, but not quite, punish troublemakers where need be (such as constant self-antaging, needless escalation, validhunting, etc.) and solving those problems that can't just be solved in game, or are repeating issues every round with the same player, retaining a level head and regarding the player experience and their consent are very important and should not be taken lightly.
How do you feel about the current roleplay status on the server?
Personally LRP is okay but when half the time people just murderbone with no dialogue or negotiation that gets tiresome and boring. I don't think MRP will solve every problem but it is definitely a step in the right direction by a wide margin. RP right now is lacking in ways that are frustrating but might sound like nitpicking: You want to order something from cargo? okay they do their job and give you what you want that's IT, no attempt at striking up a conversation or anything like that save for the few that do, most people just kind of robotically play their roles, no interaction to make the game more engaging.
Why do you want to become an administrator for SS14?
I enjoy the game, and the community. I see all the effort everyone working on SS14 puts into the game, and I want to help in any way I can, alleviate some of the frustration, irritation and pains of game adminning, I just want to help push the game in the right direction, an experience that can be enjoyable for all that so choose to enjoy it, whether that be kicking a shitter in the butt in the hopes that they learn to act right, or banning people that clearly have no interest in behaving in an appropriate manner, to running events that spice up a round on occasion.