In Game Name: Fangdragon1998 Skype Username: Fangdragon1998 Teamspeak Username: Fangdragon1998 Mic use: Have one, though prefer not to speak often Age: 15 Timezone: CDT (Central Daylight Time, GMT -5) Hours online per weekday: Depends on homework, usually 1-2 Hours online per weekend: 4-5 per day Position Changes: (ex. Citizen to Helper, Helper to Mod): Citizen (elite) to Helper Introduction: Hello all! As most of you know, I’m Fang. I joined Meepcraft on February 14, 2013. I enjoy puzzles, talking to people, and reading. I am a freshman in high school (going into sophomore year soon), and was recently elected to the Honor Council. Out of school, I enjoy playing Minecraft, ultimate Frisbee, and soccer, which I have been playing since I was 4. I have a love of learning and experiencing new things (and meeting new people), which is one of the main reasons why I stayed here when I first joined. I am excited to say that I now feel I am ready to apply to become a helper on this wonderful server. Why you should be Helper/Mod?: There are a few things that would make me a good helper, such as -Dedication: Being active continuously on the server for over a year has shown my dedication. I started in Old Meep, and stayed through Meep Networks. I care about this server a lot, and want to be a part of one of the many groups that makes it a better place to be. -Friendliness: I try to be as friendly as I can, to everyone, at all times. I try avoiding offending people and if I do, I apologize. I am welcoming to newer members and often give new players I come across money or items to help them reach their goals and stay on the server. It is important to be friendly so that people know they can come to me for support, and I don’t seem high-and-mighty or unapproachable. -Work Ethic: I am a great worker. I have a drive to please, and so every time I do the job to the best of my capabilities and try to go above and beyond if possible. This is necessary for any job, to power through even the times when we don’t want to do what we have to, but do it anyway. But it’s much easier to have when you’re doing something you feel is contributing to something bigger and better than paperwork. -Flexibility/being able to work with others: I put these together, because to work with others, you must be willing to be flexible, both in what you are doing (such as being able to drop what you are doing to help), and being able to change your point of view (like to see a problem from all sides of the situation). I am usually able to work well with others and be flexible to their needs. - Community Involvement: I can usually be found in shout, chatting with people, answering questions, and interacting with other members of the community. It’s very important to be involved in the community so that a basic trust is already founded, and so you are able to easily put yourself in the other person’s shoes because you have the experience of being like them. Weaknesses: -Pride: When I am constantly complimented by different people, over and over, I become prideful about it. Though I try not to let myself get big-headed, I may get sensitive about the topic and overreact to someone telling me the contrary. To fix this, I try to be modest at all times, and take insults as jokes instead of malicious intent. -Argumentative or Stubborn: Most people don’t like being wrong, and I’m no exception. If I have an opinion about something, it will rarely change (except if new evidence is brought to the table), such as in moral debates. This can be detrimental if I unwisely choose to ignore an opinion if I disagree with it. Lately, I have been working on this by acknowledging and considering other ideas more deeply rather than ignoring them. -Lack of familiarity with helper commands: Because I have never been staff on other servers (or Meepcraft), I have not yet learned the commands that I will need to know to perform well. But I know that with some teaching, I will be able to learn them quickly. -Age: Though most people wouldn’t count age as a weakness (as it is maturity that matters more), as a freshman going into sophomore year, I will need more time to get adjusted to the homework load. Also, as a safety concern, I rarely use my microphone, as my parents don’t like me talking much. Conclusion: Thank you for reading this and congrats if you made it through that wall of text! I would love to hear any and all constructive criticism below, along with your vote. Thank you so much, everyone, for making my Meep experience wonderful. I hope that by applying and possibly getting accepted (and even if I don’t), help make yours as wonderful as mine has been.