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  Hello I am new
Posted by: Cabbage_e - 05-22-2020, 02:02 PM - Forum: General - No Replies

where the feck is a non-dead discord link?

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Exclamation Judd Thaw's liberal ban appeal
Posted by: Judd_Thaw - 05-03-2020, 11:55 PM - Forum: Ban Appeals - Replies (1)

Ckey: MarcusKlein

Character name: Judd Thaw

Round ID & Date/Time: 5/4/2020

Banning admin: Mctash

Ban type: Server ban

Ban length: one week

Ban reason: Broke out of jail, took guns from the armory, went around tasing multiple people, and had a last stand which resulted in multiple people being injured

Right, let me start of by saying that I am sorry that my actions resulted in rulebreaks. Under the definitions of the rules, I was certainly whiteshirting and breaking rules by going into the armory and taking energy guns and taser carbines, and driving around and shooting taser shots at people.

But, and theres a big but:

The reasons above aren't entirely accurate. I did fire taser shots at people yes, not many of them actually hit anyone, and the multiple people being injured was a case of friendly fire during the last stand when the militia came to end my life and stop my reign of chaos. Once again, I understand my actions were extremely chaotic and in normal pop would have disrupted a lot of ERP *cough* I mean RP on the server, however the server population was only 12 at the time, and when I got out of jail I saw an opportunity to make things interesting and excitd for other players on the server.

I drove around, I had all access and taser guns sure. I fired them at people and instigated fights, and after awhile when I realised it was probably getting boring trying to chase me when i constantly drove around in a car, I beckoned them all to have a last stand and end me when I went near the escape shuttle entrance and guess what they did? they all got guns, formed a milita and hunted my ass down like the sociociding dog I was and ended my characters life once for all.

Now objectively you can look at that as whiteshirting, self-antagging, whatever. But I once heard from a very smart server owner and in her own words she said "Anything is fine as long it's fun for all the players involved", where did I hear this you ask? From Cassy Jenelle, the server owner. In the context of the situation it was in reference to murdering people.

During this, lets call it an event, during this event I believe most if not all the people involved who chased me down and geared up against me had fun and found it interesting, and I politely ask those people to come into this thread and say they had fun because despite this rule breakage, I personally believe that not just world server but EVERY RP server should prioritise fun for the majority/all of the players rather than prioritise the rules to the letter. They dealt with me the way they should have, but I don't think I deserved a ban for the following reasons:

1. I only used taser shots. I occasionally fired a singular .38 round at people but it was never enough to warrant death or lethal/permanent damage.

2. I did this in mind and for the purpose of trying to make everything fun for the players. I could have fired lethal shots from the energy guns to kill people, but I only fired taser shots for the sole purpose that I wanted them to have fun, and I believed killing people off wasn't going to allow anyone to have fun and it would just make them salty instead. Whereas i was completely fine with them killing me for the chaos I caused

3. Same reason as above except, lets be honest, we're having a drought in players, theres not a lot of action on the server thats making people hyped or invested/interested in the things currently happening. I feel like my actions such as the chaos at the presidential inaugaration and the breakout provided a lot of enjoyment and excitement for the players that hunted me down and stopped my terroristic acts.

So in conclusion, whilst I know I technically broke rules I don't think I deserve a ban on the principle that I did all these actions to cause fun and excitement for the players that where on the server, and bear in mind that I actually succeeded in this. An admin may have been called but I know the people that wanted them called purposely chased me down with guns with the milita they formed, and killed me. I'll find it hard to believe that they didnt have fun doing that, because majority of the people I spoke to involved in stopping me had a lot of fun doing so.

so IMO, fun should be the priority, not the rules. If someone does something that goes against the rules, but no ones gameplay got fucked up and they had fun? Shouldn't warrant a ban. Not at all.

Thank you for reading.


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  Herma - Faction Coordinator Application
Posted by: hermaplusplus - 04-19-2020, 11:04 PM - Forum: Staff Applications - Replies (2)

World Server Staff Application


Basic Information
Byond Account: Herma
Character Name(s): Maya Herzwyn, Aspen Shoshone, Eos
Discord username + tag: herma#0001 <@188796089380503555>
Age: 18
Timezone: GMT (GMT+0:00) / BST (GMT+1:00)
Usual Activity Times?: Most days 20:00 - 02:00. Earliest 23:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.

Experience
How long have you played SS13?: Over a year, mostly in the past months
How long have you played on World Server: A few months
Do you have any experience moderating for an SS13 server?: No, but I have experimented with administrative tools in my own time.
Have you ever been banned, and if so, how long and why?: No

Personal Questions
Why do you play SS13?: It is an interesting and niche game.
What makes World Server appealing??: It's unique premise of not being on a space station is an interesting concept that is executed very well, alongside innovative mechanics such as persistence and player-owned lots.
Why do you want to be on staff? I want to improve player experience, not only for present players, but players new to the server or even SS13 in general. Additionally, I want to aid in making the factions more prevalent in the server.

Staff Team Specific Questions
Which Staff Team are you applying for? IC
Which position are you applying for? Faction Coordinator
What does this staff team do? The IC staff team primarily operates within the roleplay, enhancing it through various means, including events, interesting scenarios, and peculiar characters.
Why would you be a good fit? I strongly feel that the faction aspect of the server does not play a strong a part in some events as it should, and I believe that I can help in doing it. I would be more than happy to help in recruiting more members for the various factions.

Anything Else You Want to Add: I've had experience in moderating and administrating Discord servers, though I'm not applying for an OOC/moderator position in the server because I believe I still have things to learn in regards to specific game mechanics. My activity times on most days may shift to earlier times depending on how current events IRL unfold.

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  OmenVI - Ban Appeal
Posted by: OmenVI - 04-16-2020, 02:23 AM - Forum: Ban Appeals - No Replies

Ckey: OmenVI
Discord: Octonut
Ban Applied By: CassyJenelle(?)

I forgot the explicit reasons why I was perma banned, but I remember it was primarily because of my LRP behavior. It's been awhile since the ban was applied, and in that time I've gotten the opportunity to think about my actions leading up to it. I apologize for how I handled some of my characters. I just find it difficult to find a space where the character keeps me entertained and it doesn't make other people uncomfortable. I've asked for ways to improve my characters before, and I'm still wondering how to do that now. So if you decide to gimme another chance I'll really try to do better.

Also I'm not racist. I just thought the meme was funny. Sad

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  Dapo's Staff App
Posted by: dapocalypse - 03-29-2020, 12:32 AM - Forum: Staff Applications - No Replies

World Server Staff Application





Basic Information

Byond Account: dapocalypse

Character Name(s): Ned Johnson[ded], Clementine Johnson, Sofia Bradshaw, Chris Brunner, GunCorp Unit 001

Discord username + tag: (Specify your discord username and tag [Example#0001]. dapocalypse#7528

Age: 16

Timezone: PST

Usual Activity Times?: 12pm-10pm



Experience

How long have you played SS13?: 2 years

How long have you played on World Server: Couple months

Do you have any experience moderating for an SS13 server?: No

Have you ever been banned, and if so, how long and why?: No



Personal Questions

Why do you play SS13?: I enjoy the depth and the ability to interact with others.

What makes World Server appealing??: The permanence of actions and the consequences they have, enables building upon previous rounds.

Why do you want to be on staff? There is a notable lack of staff at times I am on, I noticed others were applying and I thought I would pitch in. I have free time due to current circumstances so I have to do min things.



Staff Team Specific Questions

Which Staff Team are you applying for? Moderation

Which position are you applying for? TMod

What does this staff team do? Enforce the rules of the server, prevent greytiders from ruining the experience. Help facilitate an enjoyable experience.

Why would you be a good fit?
I am on when there is a lack of staff, I am able to use discretion on incidents and respond appropriately. I can exercise proper and fair judgement towards transgressions and determine which, if any, punishment if necessary to prevent transgression in the future.


Anything Else You Want to Add: I may have less time if school comes back but I would still be able to dedicate time.

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  Zega_Valentinus - Trial Moderator Application
Posted by: Zega_Valentinus - 03-27-2020, 06:46 AM - Forum: Staff Applications - Replies (1)

World Server Staff Application


Basic Information
Byond Account: Zega_Valentinus
Character Name(s): Nora Rhodes, Melanie Vieweg, Erika Vieweg, Annika Carpenter, Mark Rhodes, Celeste Dryfus
Discord username + tag: Kaiserin Zeggie#2499.
Age: 18
Timezone: Pacific Standard Time
Usual Activity Times?: 10am-10pm Weekends, 4pm-10pm Weekdays

Experience
How long have you played SS13?: 3 Years
How long have you played on World Server: 10-11 months
Do you have any experience moderating for an SS13 server?: Nope, but I do moderate discord servers often.
Have you ever been banned, and if so, how long and why?: Not in any server.

Personal Questions
Why do you play SS13?: It's honestly one of the best games I've played so far.
What makes World Server appealing??: When I got into SS13, I grew into it quickly. I became a regular on paradise, and made some friends. What I realized, though, was that it was the same stuff all over again. You never made an impact on the server, despite it supposed to be a roleplay. Everything that happens doesn't carry onto the next round and what you did as a character and player had no impact other than the round they were in. World is different to me, obviously. It has a story, and thrilling rounds. People remember you, and what you do actually can make a difference in the large scope of things.
Why do you want to be on staff? I've noticed quite often that there's a lot of rounds where staff members seem to be struggling, and there's been plenty of rounds where someone just joins, goes 'NO ADMINS ON REEE' and goes on a killing spree. With lots around, I feel like the need for active mods are much more crucial than it's ever been. So, count me in. I know I'll be relatively nervous, but I'll try to give a helping hand.

Staff Team Specific Questions
Which Staff Team are you applying for? OOC/Administrative
Which position are you applying for? Trial Moderator
What does this staff team do? Moderators try to make sure the game is a fun and enjoyable environment for everyone. There's just some people, or some game bugs, that will go out and try to ruin everyone's fun and it's up to the moderators to make sure the servers are clean and no one is breaking the rules.
Why would you be a good fit? I've had a lot of experience moderating for discord servers, and I try to be as professional I can be when I'm on the job. I try not to see the rules as black and white, but I know people will take advantage of others or loopholes and I'm always ready to land a just punishment on someone no matter if they're a regular or friend to myself.

Anything Else You Want to Add: pls be my fren

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  The Flagbearer - Trial Moderator Application
Posted by: Flagbearer - 03-27-2020, 06:05 AM - Forum: Staff Applications - Replies (1)

World Server Staff Application


Basic Information
Byond Account: The Flagbearer
Character Name(s): Bear Flagg, Sayoko Sakakihara, Ataahua Te Awa
Discord username + tag: V(Flag) #2482
Age: 21
Timezone: -5:00 EST
Usual Activity Times?: 12pm - 3am || Monday, Wednesday // 12pm-4pm, 12am-3am || Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Experience
How long have you played SS13?: 13 years
How long have you played on World Server: 8 months
Do you have any experience moderating for an SS13 server?: Several years of moderator and admin experience. Colonial Marines Alpha, Old Sandbox servers, SS13 Modifications, and other servers that have been lost to time.
Have you ever been banned, and if so, how long and why?: Not on World.

Personal Questions
Why do you play SS13?: I've spent more time playing SS13 than I have going through puberty. SS13 is a part of me now. I've learned so much from playing this game, both intellectually and emotionally. Every SS13 experience is different and it is constant source of joy for me.
What makes World Server appealing??: I enjoy the community moreso than any other server I've played on. I also enjoy the persistent experience and the ability to build (and break) bonds across rounds. It's great to be able to have an impact on the gameplay experience.
Why do you want to be on staff?: I've learned that the server could use an extra hand with moderating the server and I'm available at odd hours that can't be covered by some mods or mins.

Staff Team Specific Questions
Which Staff Team are you applying for?: OOC/Administrative
Which position are you applying for?: Trial Moderator
What does this staff team do?: Moderators ensure the rules are being followed by players and that a welcoming environment is maintained. As the name suggests, they moderate - making sure that any problems are dealt with professionally and that all parties involved are adequately tended to.
Why would you be a good fit?: I have several years of experience and I'm very familiar with the admin tools of SS13. I've also grown accustomed to which verbs to use and how to use them since I host my own copy of the server when developing. On the more social side, I'm never too quick to anger - and when I do end up tilted, I don't act out on my anger in ridiculous ways by throwing tantrums or hurling abuse. That helps no one.

Anything Else You Want to Add: Available hours subject to change due to Coronavirus. I will notify a higher up if a large shift in my schedule occurs.

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  TheAmazingMan97's Loremaster Application
Posted by: Luke - 03-21-2020, 09:57 AM - Forum: Staff Applications - No Replies

World Server Staff Application


Basic Information
Byond Account: TheAmazingMan97
Character Name(s): NUCLEAR, Tim Goldberg, Luke Blumanstein
Discord username + tag: Luke#7996
Age: 22 as of writing. 
Timezone: American EST.
Usual Activity Times?: Depends on my schedule, I try to be on when I can and usually for 3 hours or so.

Experience
How long have you played SS13?: Since it first came out in 2007.
How long have you played on World Server: Since Early February or Late January of this year. 
Do you have any experience moderating for an SS13 server?: Yes, I have been in almost all staff positions imaginable on SS13 ranging from a Moderator all way up to a host. During my time as staff I was average for a staff member handling jobbans and bans as well as general help requests. 
Have you ever been banned, and if so, how long and why?: I have been banned at least a few times since SS13 came out. Most of these originated back from when SS13 lacked roleplay servers (2010 to 2014, goon-era) and were more like casual servers where griefing and other such things were more commonplace (but not allowed at the same time)... Basically what I did in order to deserve those bans was create action (e.g. releasing a virus, beating someone who started fighting me at first to death) .. These bans ranged in variations. Anybody worth their salt who has been playing since 2007 has been banned at least one to three times and I was much younger then as I was in my adolescent era. 

Personal Questions
Why do you play SS13?: Well, there is many reasons. Space Station Thirteen has always been a good game since it was first released. I would come back home from elementary school and hop on and run around and just have fun. Back then, it was more of a deathmatch type game and I would spend rounds hunting traitors or fighting off syndicate invaders. I enjoy the fact that each round is just different and not the same old stuff like many other games is what I guess I'm trying to say.
What makes World Server appealing??: World Server is pretty different in the fact that it has a city setting compared to other settings (e.g. Mars, a Waterworld, WWII, space station, space ship, etc etc) which is something that hasn't been done before. The roleplay feels fresh and not forced, everyone has been friendly and helpful (even the laziest of players have a heart that's willing to help anybody who needs it on World Server) when they did not even have to be. It's just refreshing.
Why do you want to be on staff? I desire a loremaster position because I enjoy writing as I have written a bunch of short stories and participated in forum roleplays (e.g. NationStates which is a place where you make a nation and participate in forum roleplay ranging from diplomatic events such as a wedding or a gathering of allies all way up to science fiction based warfare.)... I would like to give the players good lore and something that will make them sit down and enjoy reading it. 

Staff Team Specific Questions
Which Staff Team are you applying for? Loremaster/Wiki Editor
Which position are you applying for? Loremaster
What does this staff team do? Write various lore for the server ranging from human history all way up to what the corporations in SS13 are all about. 
Why would you be a good fit? I have a lot of experience in Science Fiction. I know of many topics such as hostile AI takeover, alien first contact and so on. I am a fan of Star Trek while having played Stellaris (also many star wars games, mass effect) and have a great deal of fresh ideas in the Science Fiction department that could be implemented into the Lore. I also listen to my boss (or supervisor) and behave well in my duties in addition to listening to what the people have to say and what they want in general. 
Anything Else You Want to Add:  

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  Dapo's Guide to Playing Mental Illness
Posted by: dapocalypse - 03-21-2020, 12:15 AM - Forum: General - Replies (1)

Dapo's Guide to Mental Illness
So, I've been reading the DSM-5 recently, and I thought it would be useful to create a guide to playing, and treating mental illness for some more interesting RP. Throughout many posts I will be covering the mental illness, how to play them, how to diagnose them, and how to treat them. Today we will be learning about Intellectual Disability, or Mental Retardation as it was known as prior to the Rosa's Law.
How to Play
Intellectual Disability can be defined with three criteria, deficits in reasoning, problem solving, planning, abstract thinking, judgement, academics, and learning from experience; deficits in the ability to meet developmental and socio-cultural standards for personal independence and social responsibility; and all deficits being present during development. Intellectual Disability can be defined into four types, from Mild, Moderate, Severe, and Profound. Persons with Mild Intellectual Disability may struggle in one to two age related skills concerning abstract and problem solving skills, a relative social immaturity, and may need some support from peers to complete complex living tasks; persons with Moderate Intellectual Disability may lag behind peers of the same age for abstract and complex tasks, a marked difference between them and peers, and extended periods of teaching are needed for the individual to complete basic life tasks; persons with Severe Intellectual Disability may have little understanding of written language concepts of time quantity and money, may be limited in terms of vocabulary and grammar, and require support for all aspects of daily living; persons with Profound Intellectual Disability may not have conceptual skills involving abstract and symbolic processes, the individual has little understanding of communication in speech or gesture, and the individual is dependent for all life tasks.
Every 6 out of 1000 people have Intellectual Disability, and males are more likely than girls to have it.
Stay tuned for more info on how to diagnose and treat the illness, as well as more posts on how to play more mental illnesses.

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  IMPORTANT: Character Death and Persistance
Posted by: Death - 03-20-2020, 02:04 AM - Forum: Propaganda & Updates - Replies (4)

Heyo, all. 

As you all know, World Server is constantly exploring some fairly new territory with the level of persistence. We are committed to trying to make an environment where players shape the path the of the server, and decisions/actions have weight. 

It is during this that one area we have yet to truly nail down a hard and fast ruling for how the community handles it is character death. No doubt you are all familiar with the rule of thumb it is the player's choice exclusively. While this has worked for almost all mob or incompetence caused deaths, it has become apparent that some more set rules are necessary when it comes to player based death. 

The obvious two extremes we've had to grapple with are as such:

  1. Force intentional player caused deaths to be canon. The obvious downside being that in this case, players can lose some favorite characters on another's whim.
  2. Allow players to have total control over character death. The downside to this is that those that caused their death often are quickly caught, and have permanent prison sentences, while the killed rarely has any lasting effect.
Both myself and the other administrators are at a loss for an all pleasing way to handle this situation, as there is no easy middleground. 


Because this is such an affecting decision, we are turning to the players to hear what your suggestions are for how to handle this. Be it supporting on of the extremes or a creative solution we hadn't thought of. Please leave your ideas and discussion below so we can all come to a decision as a community.

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