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ripple's moderator application 2.0

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a1) What is your in-game (RP) name? ripple

a2) Provide a link to your Steam profile. https://steamcommunity.com/id/rippleyyy/

a3) What is your Discord Tag? (ie: SomeUser#1234) ripple#0001

a4) What timezone are you located in? PST

a5) How many in-game warns do you have? 5

a6) Have you ever been banned? If so, explain why? 3. They all happened within a very short period of time, and they were all really dumb. The first was a LTAP ban, after I got jailed for 5 minutes by a mod for crossfire, so I was mad and just left. It was a really dumb ban. The other 2 was due to a time where I "mass prop minged". I spawned a floating prop that I didn't know it caused as many issues at it did, left to make it seem like a current t-mod spawned the prop, had someone make a ticket over it, came back and deleted the props. This resulted in a ban, and I hopped on an Alt a few days afterwards to talk to someone I knew from a long time ago that happened to be on the server, told a senior-mod about it and got promptly banned for ban evasion. All of my bans are really stupid and I regret them all. 

a7) Do you have any prior staffing experience? If so, where? Yes. I was staff on a few small pvp-based mincraft servers in 2019-2020, I was Head Moderator / Mod manager for a small TTT server in 2015-2016 and I was staff here twice, one for about 8 months in 2019 and once for about 4 months in 2020 - 2021. 

Please answer these questions with your honest opinion.
b1) Why do you want to volunteer for XenoRP?

I have been with the community for 3 years and have never had issues making friends within the community. I love where the staff team is going, and I would love to return to the team. Recently, some staff left so I believe having some more mods that know the rules very well would be good for the team. 

b2) If you were to get accepted, what do you think would make you a good moderator? 

I know the rules very well and I know the team really well. I left only somewhat recently, so I am familiar with a large portion of the staff team. Like I said, I have been in the community for a very long time, so I know the rules and the regulars really well. I would love to join the team right when summer hits, so I can give a boost to the current staff teams during bad hours later in the day. 

Please provide descriptive answers for the following questions:

c1) Define RDM/RDA and describe how players who perform those actions should be punished.

RDM is Random Death Match, and RDA is Random Arrest. RDM is where a player kills another player without and RP reason to do so, and RDA is when a player arrests another player without a RP reason to do so. Punishment for both would depend on the situation, and the player. If it was a new player, I would give them a verbal warning, and let them know to read through the MOTD. I would also try to help them get a good grasp on how the game works, if they need any extra help. However, depending on the player, and their background it could result in an in-game warn, or worse. If it is repeated RDM / RDA on the same person, I would probably ban them for a week for Repeated RDM/RDA. If it was en masse, I would ban for 2 weeks for Mass RDM/RDA.

c2) Explain "NLR" and provide examples of instances in which it is violated.

NLR stands for New Life Rule. The New Life Rule dictates that anyone who dies in a certain area or activity cannot return there in a certain period of time, 2 minutes for most areas of the game, and that they cannot reference any information from a previous life. However, for certain activities, there may be some specific rules. For example, for Raids / PD Raids. For those activities, if you die in that activity, you cannot return to that area until it has concluded, and the 2 minute time period has passed. 

c3) Define "metagame" and provide examples of its occurrence.

Metagaming is where you do something you wouldn't do in an RP situation, or where you break RP to gain something over someone else. For example, if I were planning to raid a base, I can't die around it to try to see inside of it. Another example is where I would be getting kidnapped or mugged, I can't use the kill command in console to get out of it. The most common (imo) would be the VC scenario. This is where multiple players are in a voice chat, and a player gets killed/gets mugged/ kidnapped, and that player tells the other players in the call where and who is doing this to them; resulting in those players going there and killing the person that attacked the other player. Metagaming often results in warns, but can also often result in NITRP (No Intent To Roleplay) or Minge bans.

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 record their actions and report it to an admin. 

d2) During a sit, you see someone outside of the sit Mass RDMing. How do you handle the situation?

I would jail the MRDMer, and likely gag them. I would then ask another online mod to deal with them. If there are no online mods, I would finish the sit then deal with the MRDM'er. 

d3) Only two other players are online, and they're building in the streets.

I would let them know that that is against the server rules, and advise them to buy a large house in Industrial, or the house with the backyard in Suburbs. Another solution would be for them to go to the Hobo class, allowing them to build on the sidewalks and parking areas. This gives a little more wiggleroom to build, and encourage to read through the MOTD. If they refuse both, I would advise them to a Sandbox server. If they continue to refuse, I would have to remove their props, and kick them if necessary. If they continue to come back and break rules, I may issue a ban. 


Quick thing I wanted to add. Right after I resigned recently, I became very mingy. I got banned a few times, and warned a good bit but I have tried to fix myself. My last warn was almost 2 months ago, and I have been making an effort. My words don't mean a whole lot without actions to back them up, so I'm going to leave this here. I do regret my warns and bans, and I do regret being a pain in the mod's sides. 

Also, Zyngas, i'm sorry for making you change a rule due to me being petty. I didn't realize it would be such a big issue. I appreciate the rule change, though. 

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Although your application is quite good and detailed there's some issues I have with your behavior, As staff and even when you resigned there was a lot of issues this included, you using a alt account on discord to harass a user of the discord, intentionally trying to loophole the rules to get people warned because "the motd didn't specify these props exactly", I've noticed you arguing with mods about rules and punishments, you've also said to a staff member when they were talking about the fence rule "kil makes rules up all the fucking time" or something along the lines of that. Overall I do not see that you're fit for staff currently. You've been very negative to players and staff and that's not something I want on the team. If you feel I've gotten something wrong you are free to dm me !Kil!#6321.

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