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  1. 2 hours ago, Kristofer said:

    Likely not going to be another one in a long, long time. The destruction of Alderaan and our transition from Rogue One will be a decisive one. 
    Besides that, the timeframe between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back is quite the distance, half a year or more I think. 

    It's three years in-universe between ANH and TESB. You may be thinking of the in-universe time between TESB and ROTJ, which is just around a year.

    Yeah, don't think we'd be progressing to any other movies' timeline anytime soon.

  2. PLAYER SERVER PROFILE INFORMATION

    In-Game Name (Most Identifiable): SCHEFF

    SteamID32: STEAM_0:0:58980244

    Steam Profile Link: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198078226216

    Time Played (UTime): 315089146_playtime2021.png.9a0229598840a8dabfbbf5621f98a423.png
    Due to multiple UTime resets, this does not represent my overall playtime, which is likely between ten or twenty weeks more. I have been an active community member since January 2017.

     

    PLAYER HISTORY

    Have you had any warnings in the past? If so, please list them:

    I have had two warnings, but one from November 2018 was deleted by Kosmos, our Community Founder, which was 1x RDM on a mingey ST who had been set to Recruit just before I killed him. This warn was received by Wolf, then-Community Owner, without being pulled into a sit and Wolf later warned a player for simply swearing in OOC without a sit as well.
    My only withstanding warning is for impulsively disconnecting the server to avoid an in-RP punishment, a public execution I wrongly thought was a PK, on December 15th 2020.

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    Have you had any bans in the past? If so, please list them:

    I have not been banned on the Imperial RP server, but I did receive a brief ban on the Teamspeak by Tank last year (?) for exploiting the ability to give roles to anybody on the Teamspeak.

    Have you had any similar positions (Staff, PAC3, Developer) on other servers? If so, please list them:

    I was a Moderator on the Imperial Gaming Imperial RP from June 2017 to July 2018 where I reached the rank of Senior Moderator.
    I've had access to PAC3 on Imperial Gaming since September 2017, with Tier 2 access granted in December 2017 and Tier 3 access granted in August 2020; I am the only active User with Tier 3.

     

    BASIC REASONING QUESTIONS

    Why should you be given this position over others?:

    I should be given this position over others due to my longstanding and consistent commitment to this community since close to its inception. I have long-time experience in moderation on Imperial Gaming and have proven myself to hundreds of players over the years that I am a professional yet fun, and serious yet compassionate individual.
    I have intensive knowledge on how a Moderator operates and what their responsibilities are, and have great goals and ambitions I wish to achieve while in the moderation team.
    I am an individual who would, or at least try very hard to, eliminate bias from conflicts and sits and provide a sensible solution to any problem at hand. My real life friends could attest to this being a key part of my personality: a mediator.

    Why should you be trusted with this position? and do you believe others think of you with the same perspective?:

    I should be trusted with the position of Moderator due to my aforementioned long-time commitment to this community and my previous one year tenure in the moderation team. I have proven myself to be trusted with many sensitive documents, both regarding roleplay and OOC matters, as well as competent with tools. I am an honest individual, so players can expect what I say is to be the real truth and that I would not be lying or hiding information in a malicious manner for my gain/their detriment.

    I understand that over my many years of being in this server, notably this year and last year, that I have gathered disdain from a few players. This saddens me, as mentioned before, I always wish to be the mediator in conflicts. Some of this negative reputation is uncalled for and unprovoked, but some of it stems from negative interactions I have had with some players, mainly in roleplay. Unfortunately, negative actions in roleplay reflect on the OOC conceptions of players, and I am not immune to this - I have done some pretty shitty things in roleplay that would piss off these players, and vice versa. In this regard, some players would not trust me with the position of Moderator, but I am certain a large majority of players would.

    Why are you applying for this position?:

    I am (finally) applying for the position of Moderator because of my love for this community. I wish to give back to this community, which is evident by my donations to this community and several projects that benefit the community, these projects being the LFS walkers and rp_lothal's custom textures. Do not take my mention of donations as me providing a reason to why I should be a Moderator, I am simply providing supplementary evidence to my commitment to this community - I am simply gushing.
    Being a part of the moderation team, i.e. the driving force to better players' experiences in this community, is part of that wish to give back. I am already good friends with a lot of the staff team and being in the team itself would strengthen these bonds, creating a better experience for me personally.
    Being a Moderator also comes with the privilege of having tools on-hand at all times, and I know I could use these tools for purposes outside of moderation duties to benefit roleplay not just for myself but for other players.

    Before we continue, anything else you’d like to add?:

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    MODERATOR REASONING QUESTIONS

    You see a civilian killing others without an obvious roleplay reasoning behind it, what do you do?:

    I would first approach the situation in roleplay and ask the intent behind their killings. I will attempt to keep the situation in roleplay as long as I could until it was clearly not an effective method of dealing with the player, the threshold being obvious malicious OOC intent.
    If the player's answer(s) are generally acceptable, I would give them a brief reminder (not verbal warning) in PMs as a Moderator that murderous roleplay as a civilian, without proper establishment, is generally frowned upon due to the consensus among many players that being a civilian is an excuse to minge and RDM, and urge them to lessen this behaviour for the betterment of their image. I would then continue roleplay as normal.
    If the player's answer(s) are blatantly mingey or otherwise unacceptable, I would give them a verbal warning to end this behaviour immediately or be removed from their civilian role and be possibly blacklisted from being one again. If they ignore this verbal warning, I would follow through with what I said: remove them from their civilian role, check their past warnings to see if they should be blacklisted, and warm them for RDM.
    Following either situation, I would check damage logs to see who attacked first and confide with players who were killed to see how they felt about being killed by the civilian, mainly with the intent of seeing whether they thought it was unjust or unprovoked.

    Someone Mass RDMs and disconnects from the server. What do you do?:

    I would immediately grab their SteamID from logs and/or other players that could provide it to me. I would then confide with each player who was killed by them to see if their actions were blatantly unjustified and unprovoked. Depending on the players' responses and the amount of people indiscriminately killed, I would contact more senior staff for advice on how to continue, providing their SteamID in the process, and instate a ban of either several days or a week myself or have senior staff permanently ban them if they see fit.

    A user has been given tools for training. You soon discover they are using the tools to prop kill and prop block. What course of action do you take?:

    I would immediately pull the user into a sit and tell them how severe and unacceptable their actions are. I would see if they are aware of the rules regarding exploiting props in this way.
    If they are obviously unaware (partially indicated by low playtime and/or low rank), I would give them a verbal warning but strip them of their tools and delete their props as punishment.
    If they should be definitely aware of the rules, I would strip them of their tools, delete their props, warn them for RDM and exploitation of tools and contact senior staff about the possibility of blacklisting them from tools, either temporarily or permanently, depending on the severity of their exploits.

    Someone is bullying another member of the community. What do you do?:

    I would immediately pull both players from roleplay and into an controlled environment (in case of the Star Destroyer map, the top of the bridge) and I would separate them. I would ask each player separately why they themselves and the other player were acting the way they were with the goal of establishing the origin and background of their disputes. I would gauge how malicious the bully's actions are via each of their testimonies and previous actions I could have witnessed, and assure the victim that the situation will be resolved.
    If I believe it is acceptable, I would have both players confront each other under my supervision as to give a space for explanation and/or apology.
    Regardless, depending on the severity of the bully's actions, I would inform them that bullying is not tolerated and is against server rules, and warn them for bullying. If I believe it is necessary, I would monitor the situation over the coming days to ascertain whether the bully has conceded and if the victim is fine.

    A player enters the servers and begins to make racial slurs. What do you do?:

    I would immediately pull the player into a sit and state that what they are saying is blatantly unacceptable according to server rules and tell them to stop. If they continue to spout racial slurs, I would grab their SteamID, kick them, and then ban them. Depending on how often they spouted slurs, how malicious their behaviour was and how offensive the slurs were, I would either instate a ban myself or contact senior staff for advice on how to proceed, seeing if a permanent ban should be instated.

    Someone threatens to DDOS the server. What do you do?:

    I would grab their SteamID and immediately kick them from the server. I would then advise senior staff to ban the player permanently, as it is against server rules and is a federal crime.

    You see a higher ranking staff member abuse their powers. What do you do?:

    I would confide with other staff members to gather more witnesses to the high ranking staff member's abuse. With enough witnesses, an immediate group testimony could be made to management to provide evidence and urge them to deal with the problematic staff member. Whether if I am able to gather enough witnesses or not, I would still attempt to record the abuse to gather undeniable evidence against the staff member, which I would then present to management myself.

     

    TERMS OF APPLICATION

    1. Application bumps are viable after a total of 7 days following the last bump/post. If the application is bumped prior to the minimum amount of days it is liable for denial.
    2. Any member of the community is allowed to provide feedback by posting a “+1” or “-1” and can present evidence to support their vote. 
    3. Advertisement of applications in any form, including but not limited to, in or out of character chat, discord, forum chatbox and teamspeak, will lead to an immediate termination and denial of the application.
    4. Failing to answer questions will lead to the termination and denial of the application.
    5. False information will lead to the termination and denial of the application.
    6. Failing to meet the minimum requirements laid out by the template will lead to either the application being placed on a temporary hold until requirements are met, or it will be terminated and denied.
    8. Knowledge of the ULX Commands are not essential when applying but it is recommended and preferred that applicants expand their knowledge prior to applying or while the application is active.

    I, SCHEFF, agree to the terms stated above and accept that if my application is successful, I am henceforth a representative of Imperial Gaming and will act maturely and responsibly. I accept and will respect the powers that are given unto me with my position. I will only use the power given to me to enhance the experience of the members of the community. I accept that any abuse of these privileges comes with the risk of termination from the staff team. I accept that I may be demoted at any given time without prior warning or valid reason. I, the applicant, am well aware of the server rules and to the best of my ability will uphold and enforce these rules.

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  3. 6 hours ago, Tempest said:

    - Understanding when to use 'Secure Comms' (Team Chat) & [REGIMENT] (Server-Wide). Recently people have started using [REGIMENT] as a means of making rude or sassy comments about a situation so that everyone can see it but with the immunity of only their regiment being able to hear it in RP. Generally you should be using Team Chat for your regiment-wide communications, not only is it easier for people in your regiment to see but it also keeps global chat free of any uneeded messages

    This is an understandable concern, and likely stems from a question such as "Why add messages to the chatbox that aren't accessible to everyone?".
    I'd like to address this concern and answer that question: to add and, most importantly, justify roleplay. I personally find justifying roleplay just as important as creating it.

    Let's create a hypothetical situation:
    My character, Marauder Marrvin Sheff, is arrested by a member of Shock for a relatively minor, but completely valid, infraction. However, instead of serving brig time and being released as normal, he is instead deported from the Tartarus by a high ranking member of the ISB, who, in his mind, shouldn't care about such a small matter. This is a major punishment stemming from what was originally a minor charge, and as such, Sheff is barred from boarding the ship without proper authority or reason and is practically excluded from most other players and roleplay situations.
    I, as a player, would likely be pissed and could easily rant about it privately in team or OOC chat, but this does not set any precedent in roleplay for how my roleplay character feels, as out-of-character matters do not and should not translate into roleplay.
    Thus, to quickly and effectively convey my character's feelings and establish a condition in roleplay, that being my character's disdain for the ISB, a message in [MAR] or [INQT] comms would be sent. This would justify future roleplay in which my character would act in disdain to the ISB, or at least that particular high-ranking member.

    This is why members of AWRT/TI or high ranks, or hell even secret lovers (cough Ornil and Jugger) don't simply privately message each other to convey information, as it is much simpler and effective to justify their roleplay via restricted comms; it establishes certain aspects of their roleplay. It is also why the Dynamic Environment regiment exists at all. Thanks @Jman1308
    That's just my two cents. I think the way regimental comms are used now is fine and it is better to stay that way.

    #1100thpost

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    The first game I ever played was The Sims 2 on my sister's blocky, beige PC back in 2004, just after the game came out. I remember four-year-old me walking into her room and asking what she was doing on her computer and she hopped me up onto her lap and showed me the game. I remember her explaining how the game worked: that you could create and control Sims, and let me watch some gameplay of her playing a household she created in Veronaville.
    At the end, I asked if I could play and she said, "No, but you can play it tomorrow." I remember going to bed totally giddy and excited to have a go at the game which I had never known could have existed. I can't recall my time actually playing the game myself but I know it was fulfilling for little me. I've been a devoted Sims fan ever since.

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