a1) What is your in-game (RP) name?
My in-game name is Lonely the Smoke God. I formerly went by Osama Bin Liften.
a2) Provide a link to your Steam profile.
Link >>> https://steamcommunity.com/id/TheTf2Trader/
a3) What is your Discord Tag? (ie: SomeUser#1234)
My Discord Tag >>> Deathbloxer302#5970
a4) What timezone are you located in?
I am located within the CST (Central Standard Time) zone.
a5) How many in-game warns do you have?
Zero. My record is squeaky clean and I intend to keep it that way.
a6) Have you ever been banned? If so, explain why?
No, I have never been banned for anything.
a7) Do you have any prior staffing experience? If so, where?
I have staffing experience on a TTT server and an old DarkRP server. I don’t believe either are still running. Even though I only have minor experience, I am willing to open myself up and learn from the wonderful staff we have on Xeno. I understand staffing is not something that comes easy, so I will make sure I do my best to take in the laws of the land as I work my way through Trial Mod (should I be accepted.)
Please answer these questions with your honest opinion.
b1) Why do you want to volunteer for XenoRP?
I want to volunteer for Xeno because I am one of the normal players. I have been here for almost 4 years now and I have seen what the server is like. I am a late night player, and I have experienced the so-called “Xeno Purge”. I understand the stress on the server that late at night, and I know that most moderators and admins are typically sleeping. Instead of bothering them to get on and deal with it, I’d rather be able to go active and quell the issue before it gets out of hand. I also want to volunteer for Xeno because over these four years, I have grown extremely connected to this community; the staff, and the players alike. I want to be able to be dependable for them, and give back to the community that I have spent so much time with. I want to be able to have these close connections and grow a cohesive staff-player experience as time goes forwards.
b2) If you were to get accepted, what do you think would make you a good moderator?
I would be a good moderator because, as stated above, I am just a normal player. I get what the normal players think, what they do and why. I can relate to someone who is having a rough time and help them through their issues without stress. I also have the confidence to understand my flaws, and understand how to fix them quickly and efficiently. I am willing to put my own bias and ideals aside to find the best outcome in a situation, even if it puts me at stake. I am a great social person, and I am able to handle difficult situations with ease. I would be willing to say most of the server knows me, which is useful for connecting to people during sits and handling the issues that come up. I also have the confidence to understand that hate will come to me just for doing my job, and I will accept this. I will perform my duties with efficiency.
Please provide descriptive answers for the following questions:
c1) Define RDM/RDA and describe how players who perform those actions should be punished.
RDM - Random Deathmatch. Random Deathmatch occurs when a player kills another player for no reason, typically outside of a roleplay situation. A player who commits RDM will be warned. There is also MRDM, which stands for Mass RDMing. This is met with a two week ban.
RDA - Random Arrest (accompanied by RDT, which is Random Tasing.) Random Arrests occur when a player arrests another player for no reason, also typically outside of a roleplay situation. A player who commits RDA will be warned. Continually RDA will be a forced demotion, or 2 week ban based on severity. [I sometimes refer to this as FA, for False Arrest.]lol
c2) Explain "NLR" and provide examples of instances in which it is violated.
NLR - New Life Rule. New Life Rule encompasses anything in which the player character dies. You are not permitted to remember any information from your previous life, and must avoid the location in which you died for 2 minutes. While raiding, NLR is changed. If you are killed as the base owner while raiding, you can not return to your base until the raid is over. The same goes for anyone involved in raiding your base.
Examples: Thats Odd is killed by Slimesito. He returns to the location of his death and yells at Slime for killing him. ------- Rapidfire is raided by Ejcummings. He dies, but returns to his base and kills Ejcummings from behind. -------- there are more examples, but those serve their purpose.
c3) Define "metagame" and provide examples of its occurrence.
Metagaming - Metagaming is when your player uses information that they should not know in order to gain an advantage.
Examples: Someone is raiding, and they use a kill bind to die and look through the walls. They use this information to tell their party members where someone will peek from. ---------- Someone sees a Hitman or Raum approaching them. They notice the “Hit Accepted” tag and proceed to kill them in self defense, before the Hitman/Raum commits any hostile Attack on them.
Please explain how you would handle each of these situations:
d1) You see a higher up is abusing their powers to the highest severity, how do you react?
I would proceed to film the staff member who is abusing their power, and contact an admin who can control the situation. I would then proceed to work on damage control with the players, and access all who were affected by the staff member.
d2) During a sit, you see someone outside of the sit Mass RDMing. How do you handle the situation?
I would !jailtp, !gag, and !mute the player before recording their SteamID and ban them for 2 weeks. (One week as Trial Mod, and get it updated by a higher up.) I would then apologize and continue my sit.
d3) Only two other players are online, and they're building in the streets.
I would remind them of Props and Building: Rule Two. I would also recommend they could switch to hobo and build on the sidewalks. If they would not like to do this, I would warn them and remove the props. If they continue to build in the streets, I would kick them for disobeying a staff ruling and violating server rules.
Thank you for reading my application! I look forward to working with everyone on the staff team if I am accepted.