In Game Name: MeGustaYou Skype Username: megustayou12 Teamspeak Username: MeGustaYou Mic use: Always Age: 12 Timezone: Central (Arkansas) Hours online per weekday: 4 ½ hours Hours online per weekend: Saturday is around 12 hours, and Sunday is around 6. Position Changes: Helper to Mod Introduction: Hi, I’m Emily (with extra emphasis on the M, as said by most people on TeamSpeak), or, MeGustaYou, in game. I turned 12 around 15 days ago. My hobbies include playing MeepCraft, playing the oboe sometimes, and that’s basically it. Every chance I get, I’m in this computer chair, playing Meep. I live in a kind of large town in Arkansas (omg what’s Arkansas) and I have around 3 best friends, but other than that, MeepCraft is my life, and it’s what I look forward to after every school day. Why: I have the right amount of determination. Ever since I have became helper, I’ve had the oddest feeling in my stomach. I have realized that it is a fire. It is a constantly burning fire. It doesn’t spread and take over my every action, it just stays there. It reminds me to get up, look beyond the hills, beyond the mountains, beyond the earth, and do my best, and use the tools I have responsibly to improve the community. And I have learned to not let the fire burn out, even through the toughest storm. This is determination. The moderate kind. Not determination where you push people down to get to the top for fame or fortune, nor the kind where you just do the bare minimum to get by. I want to push forward in my own pace and make sure I am proficient in all the things that I can possibly do. I want to be the best I can be as a person, and staff, all the time. MeepCraft has also taught me a variety of life lessons. The grass is greener on the other side Since I’m so young, I have even doubted myself several times about how I’m going to cope with responsibilities, how I’m going to be able to speak with people, etc…. but I have practiced these things and have become almost a completely different person, kind of. I have learnt to not compare myself to others because I might as well set my own self up to fail. No man is an island I have learnt that everybody needs help, and to reach out when you do need help. Improvement is constantly necessary; no matter how perfect something is, and I have realized that. Keep your chin up I have learnt that, even when you are sad, if you keep your chin up, be confident, and smile, you will turn out fine; even in the deepest flood. Will is no skill I have learnt that if I want something, then I should do it; or at least try my best to do it. What’s done is done I have learnt that I am unable to put back the clock, no matter how many mistakes are made. Mistakes are only failure when nothing is learnt from it, and, I have learned from my mistakes. And, I have learnt, many, many more. This knowledge means so much to me and I’m so happy and lucky to be here. A normal 12 year old girl is probably watching TV all day, but I get to come home and have fun on a Minecraft server that I love. In just 9 weeks, I feel as if I have learnt a lot of the things that I will need to be successful later in life, and that hits me pretty hard, in a good way. It sounds ridiculous, you know, a game teaching me so many things about life, but it’s true. All of the knowledge I have received here will be put to use; and that, I am very sure of. While I have been helper, I have learned and became really efficient at Hawkeye. I have improved at moderating chat, and I have also learned about modreqs, of course, and I have learnt about what being staff truly is about: Making the community a better place, a role model to the community whilst enforcing the rules. And that’s what I love to do, every second I’m online, and always will. Even through the heaviest of rain. Weaknesses: One of my biggest weaknesses is forum activity, but I will definitely work on that. It’s not that I neglect the forums, I do read a lot, I just don’t post. Which, I will try my best on fixing. Another weakness is that sometimes I feel like I don’t know what to say in certain situations. For example, if somebody compliments me or gives me something, I am just unsure what to say. I try to fix things like this by using Google to see how to reply to some questions; or anything of that sort. I sometimes second guess punishment length. I try my best to fix this by keeping a list of what some staff members ban and what they based the length off of, and I determine the severity of the situation, and determine the length of most of my bans off of that list. Conclusion: I feel as if I have successfully shown my abilities as a helper and I feel that I am ready for moderator. I have learnt a lot here; not just about Minecraft and rules, but plenty of life lessons that I will never forget for the rest of my life. I have became quicker at modreqs, and learnt a lot about hawkeye. I have bonded with other staff and the community, and I am prepared for the responsibilities and situations that moderators face.