In Game Name: Oroperion Skype Username: Oroperion Teamspeak Username: Oroperion Mic use: Yes. Age: 19 Timezone: United States Eastern Time Zone Hours online per weekday: 3-9, depending on my work schedule Hours online per weekend: 6-18, depending on my work schedule (both days combined) Position Changes: Helper to Moderator Introduction: Hello everyone, for those of you who do not know me yet, my name is Oroperion, and I began playing Meepcraft in February of 2013. I have been staff three times now. The first on the original Meepcraft server, second on the old MeepNetworks server, and most recently, my current stint as helper. Why you should be Moderator?: Over the past month, I have come back to the staff and become a very active member of the community once again. I believe I am qualified to be a moderator for a few main reasons: my previous experience as staff, performance as a staff member, my dedication to this server, my knowledge of the server and its commands, and the improvements I’ve made upon my weaknesses. Experience: In March of 2013, approximately a month and two weeks after joining the server, I applied to become a Trial Moderator on Meepcraft. Having had a clean record, and having become an active and contributing member of a well-established community, I was quickly accepted, with very few people who gave legitimate reasons for me not being a staff member. I spent about a month as a staff member before the revolution and creation of MeepNetworks, during that time I became the second fastest person to be promoted from Trial Moderator to Moderator, as my trial period lasted only two days. Following the Meep Revolution of April 2013, I was banned, and this was my only permanent ban, with about 90% of my fellow staff members for a few days, before being unbanned. About a week later, I reapplied for staff and was quickly promoted back to my Moderator position, where I would remain until I was banned in May for owning my own server that was not even public at the time. Around October of this year, I began becoming more active again, and I applied for Helper in early November. In that time I have had several experiences that have helped me to become a better staff member, and I believe I am ready to take the next step forward. Over my total time as staff, I gathered a large amount of experience that I believe I can put towards being a Moderator on Meepcraft. Performance as a Helper: While I was unable to out-do my couple hundred modreqs in a couple day marks as I did my first time as staff due to my work schedule, I have been maintaining a steady rate of successfully completed mod requests. I have had my mistakes, as any new helper does, but I have performed my job to the best of my ability. I have successfully assisted players in over 200 different modreqs, I have monitored chat and make sure that players are following all chat rules, I have also shown an ability to investigate and take the proper and necessary actions in a few different towny theft cases. I have shown my knowledge of the server and its commands on numerous occasions, and I have also obviously helped many people along the way. I believe that with my performance as a helper and my knowledge, I can successfully work as, and excel, as a moderator. Dedication to the Server: From the very moment I joined Meepcraft, I was certain that I would enjoy my time here, and enjoy my time in the community. While there have been some rough patches and some arguments, I must say that my overall experience has been enjoyable. Very little shows as much about a person’s dedication to something as much as the time they put into it, considering time is the most valuable resource in the world. As I stated before, I spend a large portion of my time outside of work playing on Meepcraft and talking to the community. I intend to be here for a long time, and I am willing to put the effort and time it takes into being a moderator. Knowledge of the Server: Having gained ten months of experience, I have accumulated a large amount of knowledge regarding the server’s commands and how the server works. I have a vast amount of knowledge of Towny commands and how they work, as well as a solid understanding of the commands of Meepcraft’s minigames, including Skyblock, Boomo, and TnT Run. As well as my knowledge of the server and its commands, I also have a deep understanding of the rulebook. I believe that with the knowledge I have acquired over the past several months, I can make the server a more enjoyable place to be. Improvements Upon my Weaknesses: Nobody is perfect, and as many of you are very quick to agree, I am far from the exception. Though I do have my weaknesses, I have put in a true and legitimate effort to fix them. I have corrected the bonds that were broken between me and a few of the staff members before I became staff, and have also fixed ties between staff members when we’ve had disagreements while I have been staff. I’ve taught myself to control my temper, though it still flares up at times. I also have vastly improved my forum activity over the past month, though I generally hover around the ban requests, appeals, and staff recruitment areas. Weaknesses: For my weaknesses, I will first state them, and then explain what I plan to do to overcome those weaknesses as a moderator. Weaknesses- I still have the occasional temper issue, though I have worked to control myself. My modreq count is relatively low for a helper, and it should be higher, regardless of the time of day I’m online. I have been a bit quick to close cases without gathering all the evidence, or hearing both sides of the story. How I plan to address these weaknesses- I will continue to do what I have done to control my temper, and hopefully that will solve the problem by itself. If not, I will seek other measures in order to improve upon this. I have set myself a goal of completing a minimum number of modreqs per day, and for the past three days now, I have not only achieved it, but excelled past it. As for gathering evidence, I will make sure to review each case thoroughly and collect all evidence required. Conclusion: In conclusion, I believe that I can be a helpful and contributing moderator, despite my weaknesses. I am an experienced, dedicated, and knowledgeable member of the community, whose ideas and thoughts can help to make Meepcraft a more enjoyable place to play Minecraft. What happened in the past is done, and I believe I can better the future of this server.