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In Game Name:
LT COL Rivers Cuomo
Time Played Imperial RP:
11w 4d 22h
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Have you had any warns (If so state them)?
Have you had any bans (If so state them)?
Have you been staff on any other servers or communities (If so state them)?
Yes, I have held multiple staffing positions internal and external of Imperial Gaming.
- Dire Wolf Servers (Server Manger) Spanning 3 Months
- Imperial Gaming (Moderator) Spanning 5 Months
Working as Server Manager within DWS involved duties such as server content management, leadership of the staff team, reviewal of staff applications and overall oversight of the day-to-day server operations. Within Imperial Gaming, I served as a moderator from November of 2018 to roughly April of 2019, solving issues within the player base through staff sits and resolving conflict that arose as necessary.
What do you believe is the purpose of Moderators on the server?
The purpose of moderators in the IG Community is to ensure that the server is a safe and welcoming environment therefore creating a platform for serious and creative roleplay to emerge. Moderators work to solve both IC and OOC issues that other players face such as RDM, Bullying, Racism and even smaller issues such as providing tools to players and helping them out when they become stuck etc. They must hold a deep knowledge of all server rules and regulations at all times to be able to quickly act when an infringement is made against community guidelines. This must be performed not only from staff claims submitted by users but also from personal initiative, resolving issues as they arise rather than ignoring them until noticed by the player base.
Along with this, members of the staff team are also in a position where they must act as a positive role model for others in the community, displaying only the upmost professionalism as they can be reflected as a direct representation of Imperial Gaming as a whole. Because of this, moderators must be free from personal bias against other community members in order to remain approachable and open to all players, providing advice / assistance wherever necessary without coming across as intimidating. This includes guiding new players who may be unsure of how the server operates.
Why are you applying to be a Trial Moderator?
Although a cliché statement, I wish to apply for the position of Trial Moderator in order to once again give back to the community like I previously did in a staff position towards the earlier half of this year / late last year. Working within the IG Staff Team was an extremely fulfilling experience which is something I'd love to come back to as I finish with Year 12 and commit myself to the community more than I physically could earlier this year. Coupled with this, I prefer to act off of my own initiative rather than sitting idly by whilst problems arise and joining the staff team would be the perfect way to do this.
Assisting other players and helping them through a moderator position is something that I've truly missed over the past 5/6 months and I believe that it's something that I am now ready to return to as the immediate pressures of a work/school/rest balance has eased up. Obviously certain aspects of staffing will have changed since I left which is why I understand that coming back into the staffing team will require me to have an open mind and be willing to learn new methods of moderating to comply with current server policy. Although challenging, the joy of solving issues for others is a fulfillment that is almost impossible to replicate in any other environment which is why I'd like to make a return into the IG staff team.
What do you believe you can bring to the staff team?
It is my personal belief, that the key to being a successful staff member is a mindset in which you were able to be critical of yourself and constantly question your own methods / punishments in order to find self improvement. This is an ideology which I held when first in the IG Staff Team and it is something that I believe I can bring to the staff team once again. Although I hold a relatively strong degree of confidence, it's always good to doubt your own methods in order to ensure that proper procedure is followed and the most effective outcome is reached in a staff sit.
I also hold a certain degree of experience when it comes to the staffing procedure of Imperial Gaming, serving as a moderator for around 5 months and learning the use of ULX and how to manage certain situations with minimal conflict and maximum resolution. Although not essential, this experience is something that will greatly enhance my staffing ability as many of the tactics and actions that I learnt previously can easily transfer over into the current direction of Imperial Gaming.
Someone Mass RDM’s and disconnects from the server. What do you do?
After realising that someone has committed Mass RDM, I would immediately use !plogs to inspect the damage that has been done by the individual and see who has been affected. Once doing so I would individually pull aside a few of the victims and gain context regarding the situation, attempting to understand why the perpetrator had killed so many people. Obviously, if there is more to the situation I would hold off instantly warning them but in this case I would both warn them for the rule infringement and hand them with a ban that is at minimum three days, with the addition of an extra day for each individual killed after the 4th person. If this reaches at least 14 people then a permanent ban will be issued. Due to these ban lengths being outside the power of a trial mod, I would forward all relevant information to a higher ranking staff member and leave them to initiate the ban. In the meantime a short-term ban would be handed out to prevent them from joining the server whilst the proper ban sentence is administered. Included in the ban would be the count of Mass RDM along with DC to avoid punishment.
Someone is bullying another member of the community. What do you do?
Bullying is something that is not tolerated under any circumstances within the Imperial Gaming community and carries serious punishment / corrective action if taking place on the server. Once again, context must be established surrounding the incident therefore each side of the situation would be talked to separately to gain a solid understanding of what has taken place. Screenshots and video recordings would be asked for, purely for evidence purposes to validate claims made by either side. Whilst interviewing each individual, their stories would be recorded to compare arguments and identify any comments that deviate from each other. If no clear solution could be determined, witnesses would be called upon from each side to once again try and validate claims made. Once the situation is fully understood, appropriate punishments would be handed out to those at fault. This could be a warn for player disrespect or even a permanent ban depending on the circumstances of the bullying that took place.
You see a higher ranking staff member abuse their powers. What do you do?
The first point of action for such a situation would be to use an OBS replay buffer / recording to capture evidence of the fellow staff member abusing their powers. Once sufficient evidence has been gathered they would then be personally confronted about how they are failing to follow the moderator guidelines and misrepresenting the community's core values and rules. This should hopefully persuade them to cease what they've been doing however the situation must still be reported to management regardless of this outcome. All evidence would be handed over to either Cecil / Zaspan where it can then be investigated and dealt with at their discretion. Even if the staff member in question happened to stop abusing their powers, the incident would still have to be passed on to higher ranking staff members as it doesn't excuse their actions.
Someone threatens to DDOS the server. what do you do?
Threatening to DDOS the server or another individual must immediately be reported to higher ranking members of staff to be punished as necessary. Once again evidence must be gathered to validate that this individual has made such threats therefore screenshots and video evidence will be gathered. During this period it must be ensured that the perpetrator is in no way provoked or intimidated otherwise it may cause them to act drastically and potentially carry out the threats they had made. Their STEAM ID would also be collected so that effective punishment can be administered and if really necessary, a temporary ban would be handed out until a higher ranking staff member can deliver the appropriate sentence.
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