IGN: Nachzerhrer Skype Name: Nachzerhrer TeamSpeak Username: Nachzerhrer Mic Use: Yes Timezone: EST Hours Online Per Weekday: 1-2 Hours Online Per Weekend: 2-4 Position Change: VIP-Citizen Introduction: About two years ago, my brother told me about a cool game named Minecraft. I proceeded to download the demo and try it out. I was amazed and astounded by the endless opportunities that this freeplay game gave me. My favorite feature of it, is multiplayer. I ended up on a small towny server peaking at 40 players online. I soon obtained a staff position that I held for about six months until the server closed. I was devastated, and couldn’t find any other server that met my desires. Until on Halloween day, I tried out a server. It was called MeepCraft. By the time I had played five minutes, I decided that this is what I had been searching for. The thing that stands out to me the most on MeepCraft, is the community. It’s an amazing group of individuals who most the time get along, and create an awesome server experience. From what I’ve heard, this server was quite successful in the time of late 2012-13, and I am sure that we are on our way back to that point. This server obviously has an incredible future, and I’d love to play a part in that as a staff member. Now before I move into my qualifications and reasons “why” I should be a staff member, I’m going to try to address what I believe to be the biggest issue people will have with me: I’m a noob. I don’t deny it. I haven’t even been on this server for more than a month! I am new, and not yet popular among the community. However I see in shout that the server is looking for decent, and credible staff members. I fit that role. I’ll be explaining why I do in the later part of this application. Why: 1: Experience I have multiple fields of experience on a couple aspects and scenarios I’d face as a staff member. I’ll be expounding on this in four sub points. a. Towny Experience I’ve played on multiple towny servers for a total of almost two years. During this time I’ve mastered all essential commands used with towny. I am very experienced in the following fields: -/plot set perm -/t set -/n set -ect. b. Staff Experience On the previous server I was a staff member around six months. On the server I was staff on, I became familiar with logblock, /lb commands. We soon switched to hawkeye, and after a while, I became familiar with /he as well. I have been made aware that MeepCraft using hawkeye, and if I were promoted to staff, I’d have no trouble learning and remembering the commands. During my weeks on this server, I’ve believe I’ve memorized almost every illegal activity along with the punishment prescribed to it. Reading the rulebook was the first thing I did when I joined to server. I believe it is essential for new players to read and understand all the rules before playing on any server. Overall, I’ve gone through many staff situations and I believe I have the experience and knowledge to obtain a staff position on this server. c. Experience Dealing with Wrongdoers and Troublemakers As I’ve stated many times, I was a staff member for six months. During this time, I dealt with countless ban requests, appeals, and investigations. In addition I met some very, very annoying people. These people would get under the skin of all of us, and play on the border of breaking the rules. There were many situations where I would have felt immense pleasure to permanently ban someone, however I learned to withhold my emotions, and resolve the issue the way it should be. d. Patience I try my very best to keep my emotions cool during situations where I might be offended or insulted by someone. However, I do fail in this, which I’ll mention in my weaknesses. There is another kind of patience that I am very successful at; I am patient with my time. No matter how long or hard it might be to complete a modreq I will work my hardest to see it finished. 3. Attitude I’ve given all the reasons I feel I am qualified to hold the rank of helper, and now I’ll be explaining why and how those qualifications exist. I have a very strong work ethic. I work over 30 hours a week for a construction company, along with school and normal chore activities. I get an incomparable satisfaction when I see someone happy. This feeling is magnified substantially when someone is happy with my work. This is what drives me to answer questions people have, or complete modreqs. I love seeing people happy, and satisfied. There is another motivator in my work, which is the personal satisfaction of completing jobs. For example, when I’m mowing lawns, I love to see the progress I’m making, and eventually the completed work. This is what gives me patience when working through projects, I look forward to the future, and strive to work my hardest to finish difficult issues. Weaknesses: 1. Teamspeak Activity Personally, I don’t like teamspeak. I don’t like really any type of voice communication. I’ve logged into teamspeak a couple times just to try it out, and haven’t really been active mainly because I don’t have any friends on it to talk to. However, if I were to be promoted to helper, I’d log into teamspeak every time I log into the server, because I see the necessity. I’ll answer any question asked of me in teamspeak or solve any problem. Teamspeak is an essential part of being a staff member, and I will definitely use teamspeak for the time that is required of me. 2. Short Tempered This may look like a contradiction right after I’ve talked about my patience, but it’s not. The reason it isn’t is because while I am patient while working, I am also very short tempered when it comes to arguments and discussion, mostly on the forums. I am quick to speak, and slow to think. While it is good to speak your mind, I overstep my boundaries quite often and speak before learning all the circumstances of a situation. For example, not long ago there was a situation in my life where I spoke harshly and quickly to my best friend. I was not completely aware of all the facts and circumstances of the situation, and my quick and untrue words almost destroyed one of the closest relationships I’ve had in my life. Ever since then I realize the seriousness of this issue and I am striving to withhold myself. I’m not perfect, and I still fail often, however I believe this is becoming less of an issue for me. Conclusion: Ever since that memorable Halloween night when I logged onto this server, I’ve thought to myself, “This is unique, this is a server I want to try to help grow.” And I believe I am qualified to do so, as I am experienced not only as a staff member, but in general towny commands. I am patient, and I have no trouble working through long and tiresome moderator requests. I am also hard working, I push myself, and love to see people pleased with my work. But I’m not perfect, I am quick to speak, and quick to anger. But overall, I see myself as a positive addition to this staff team. If I’ve come off as arrogant, or prideful, it’s simply because I’ve been taught to write in this way. My english teacher always instructed me about how to write applications. I was told to be confident in my abilities; It’s not a good sign to be unsure about yourself when applying for any type of position, especially in real life. Or as she put it best, “Be confident, but not cocky.” Thank you for reading this application, and I hope that the decision would be based off of my capabilities and not my popularity or time spent on the server. Give me an oppurtunity, and I will prove myself.