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In-Game Username: Aexxy

Discord Username: aexxie

Played Characters: Aexxy Fox

Availability: I will typically be available 12-15 hours a week. In the Discord, I will be available most of the time and usually have a fast response-time. This could change from week to week depending on the schoolwork I have to complete. I will be substantially more active on weekends; depending on what I am doing I may be able to get another couple of hours in.

Days Available: Sunday - Saturday on an average week. On weekends, I will be far more active.

Age: I am 17 years old.

Outside Experience (Space Station): I do not have any experience outside of SS14's WizDen servers.

Prior Experience: I do not have any experience in moderating Space Station's servers, however, I do have experience in administration in general. I worked as one of the primary developers for Typical Games on Roblox (the studio behind Epic Minigames, Energy Assault, Silent Assassin, and The Crusher.) I have worked as an admin for AlvinBlox's server (a well-known Roblox developer/youtuber.) I am currently part of the Event Coordination team (a small, select group of around 7 people) in the official Terraria Discord. I am also involved with Ghostrunner staff, and am currently helping host an event there.

Typical Games

Terraria Discord

Previous Bans/Infractions: I do have several previous bans, some of which were unacceptable of me and I thoroughly regret the way I handled them.

Ban 1: Very shortly after I first started playing, I received a ban for nuking the AME. I had no idea what I was doing, so this was a rookie mistake.

Ban 2: Role-Banned for metagaming as captain. To my memory, this was the first time playing the role. I tried to have the HoP demoted becuase I had believed them to be self-antagging in the round prior. At the time, I was not aware of A-Help and I ignorantly tried to take care of the situation myself. I had bypassed this ban; I was immature, arrogant, and selfish at the time. I have greatly improved myself in the time passed since then, establishing several core values in the process that I did not have before. Later on, I attempted to lie my way out of trouble when I was questioned. This was, again, something I am terribly ashamed of but I accept entire responsibility. At the time I was full of myself and unwilling to admit being wrong. I now hold myself to a significantly higher standard - my primary core values being honesty and integrity - and wish nothing more to improve myself as much as I can.

Ban 3: Fooling around in MRP. I had been fooling around with the HoP and we ended up killing each other back and forth a few times.

What are you looking forward to in being an admin?: My primary interest in being an admin is to assist a fun and safe game environment for people to enjoy. This would include occasionally adding flare to rounds, orchestrating interesting in-game events, and interacting with players through roleplay.

What are you not looking forward to?: As I stated above, I want to help keep the game player-friendly and inviting. With that being said, I do not look forward to sorting out arguments between players and reviewing ban appeals. I do not enjoy being the "bad guy" for lack of a better word, however, I am entirely capable if necessary. Since dealing with player issues is part of making sure other players have a fun experience with the game, I am entirely willing to accept the responsibility despite not enjoying it.

What role do admins serve?: Admins fill several vital roles in maintaining the life of a game. The general focus of administrating in any multiplayer game is to keep the experience fun and safe for all players. This applies just the same to SS14; admins are responsible for keeping the game experience from getting stale, for keeping negative player interactions to a minimum, and to assist players with questions. Admins serve as a reliable source for information regarding not only the game's rules, but also game mechanics in general. SS14 is a very complex game, and players may lose interest if they are treated poorly by game staff. In summary, admins are tasked with keeping the general opinion of the game high.

Why do you want to become an admin?: I love roleplay games, and I see a lot of potential in SS14 as a project. I'd like to contribute in any way I can; so far this has included sprites, code, and music - however most of this never comes to fruition and are unfinished due to lack of experience. I plan on contributing far more in the future as I become more familiar with C#. I also find joy in helping people: I look forward to assisting new players with the game. As I stated above, I am enthusiastic about giving players a unique experience and wish to make rounds more unique and memorable to help improve the public image of the game.

How do you feel about the current roleplay status?: I believe the roleplay in SS14 is lacking in some ways, but is generally okay. While it is not required in LRP, I would like to see more scenarios played out through roleplay. While I haven't personally experienced an extensive amount of metagaming, powergaming, and self-antagging, when it does happen it is very frustrating. I want to help keep an eye out for these players in order to minimize these scenarios for other players.

What actions can an admin take to achieve the biggest positive impact?: Ignoring removing problematic players, one of the most impactful actions an admin can do is to help people when they need it. This means answering player questions in a friendly and understanding way. This will make the game far more appealing to newer players as well as generally raising the public opinion of the game. For an open-source and free project, postitive publicity is extremely important for success. Responding to players in a welcoming way will encourage players to ask questions; consequentially, this will improve the experience for other players as the newer players are more knowledgeable of how the game works.

Have you had any negative experiences?: I do not recall any off of the top of my head, no.

Have you had any positive experiences?: I have had plenty of positive experiences, however only one comes to mind. I remember one time, as captain, I told everyone to chill out about the owona virus and that "if anything it's a good thing" and I immediately was turned into a catgirl. I later died to spacing.

 

Scenarios

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 best course of action would likely be between ignoring the prompting or refusing. Occasionally doing something "funny" might be acceptable, especially during an "admeme" round, but in most cases (especially on roundstart) this would interfere with gameplay and would likely be a poor decision.

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.

To start in order, the clown is not in the wrong. It is not against the rules (At least in LRP) for a player to write "negative" things about security, especially a term that is commonly used as a joke. The secoff is overreacting and not following escalation rules. The secoff should recieve a verbal warning assuming they have not been given one already, as they might be newer to the role. The passenger is not in the wrong either, they caused no harm to the officer. While these players can be a pain to some people, it adds to the experience as well without actually ruining the game for anyone. Assuming the passenger just took the stun baton and did not use it on people (unless they were a syndicate), this would definitely not warrant an arrest. The detective is by far the most in the wrong. For one, lethals should not be used unless your life is actually being threatened except for some explicit scenarios. Secondly, even if the passenger was a syndicate, the detective had no basis to go off of and would have simply been lucky; it shows that they are willing to kill someone without reason. The detective should be questioned, and if the occurance has been repeated, banned.

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.

The best course of action would be to leave it be until it can be dealt with externally. This is because that is clearly false, as rules should apply to every player all the time. I would try to message the other admin outside of the player's ahelp. If the other admin complies, then the issue would easily be resolved by correcting the prior message in ahelp. If they were to disregard me, I would likely bring it up as soon as possible with a head admin if one is available in order to avoid an argument within the game, possibly taking place within the ahelp panel in a worst-case scenario. When the internal situation is dealt with, the player can be dealt with as well.

 

Closing Statement - I would like to once again apologize for my past behavior. The way I had previously acted was immature and selfish. I have improved greatly since then, and believe I could be an asset to the project in general. I greatly appreciate the opportunity given to me to contribute more to SS14, and even moreso appreciate the understanding and forgiveness of the admins initially involved with my shenanigans. If any other questions are needed, my DMs are open and I will answer them in complete honesty. Thank you!

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