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  1. ItsJoes

    ItsJoes Member
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    Minecraft Username:
    My current IGN is ItsJoes

    • Previous Minecraft Usernames (if applicable):
    JoeJoePlayz, Jjxx, Trillionaires, Quadrillionares

    • What's your timezone?:
    I live in Eastern Canada so my Timezone would be EST

    • Age:
    I am 16 years of age

    • Are you staff on any other servers?:
    I am not

    • Do you have access to Discord and a working microphone? If you have discord, please list your full discord name and tag. Example; Example#1234:
    My Discord is: Joes#5409 and I do have a working microphone

    • Do you have the ability to record Minecraft videos?:
    I do indeed. I use GeForce to record, clip or screenshot anything important.

    • Do you have a donator rank on any of our game modes?:
    I do.
    Jupiter: Void Rank
    Mars: Apollo Rank
    Neptune: Emperor Rank


    2) Where are you most active on the Universe Server?:
    I would say I am the most active on either Jupiter or Mars as I use to be a die-hard faction player so I would be the most familiar with the players and community. However, I do enjoy moderating and playing on skyblock realms as I use to be a dedicated Skyblock admin on Universe before

    3) How much time do you have to contribute to the role?:
    I still attend high school so most of my hours will be made after school hours and on weekends. On top of school, I am also working part-time at a local restaurant. However, with the implications, I will still be devoting 2-4 hours a day towards UniverseMC. Even if that means staying up until 2 in the morning to gain those extra hours.
    *Notice* With summer right around the corner and exam season finishing, I will be able to put in around 7-8 hours a day.

    Schedule:
    Monday - Friday: 2-4 Hours
    Saturday: 7-8 Hours
    Sunday: 5-6 Hours


    4) Have you ever been banned or punished on any server? If so, please include details (if applicable):
    I have been banned many times while playing on UniverseMC. Many of my punishments were from many seasons ago when I was younger. These bans would range from testing when I was a staff member, to using illegal cannons. I'll be honest, the punishments I've received were completely fair and my own maturity was the reason for these punishments. I want to say I was a younger me and I wasn't fully developed, but I would be making pathetic excuses for my own behavior. I would like to say however, I believe I have matured over these last couple of months and I hope I can prove it.

    5) SCENARIO: Suppose it's your first week of being a Helper and you mute a well-known player. They're arguing and spamming you, constantly telling you to unmute them. What would you do?:

    Firstly, I would make sure I have a valid proof of the player abusing one of our rules. Secondly, I would pull up our rules and guidelines to make sure the punishment I handed to the player was the right punishment to hand out. Thirdly, I would ask the player nicely to hop into a discord channel/call so I could work out the argument while supplying efficient evidence to why I handed out the punishment. If the player still had an issue with the punishment, I would ask for a higher up staff member to assist me with the player.

    6) Tell us about a time you made a mistake within the last year? How did you deal with it? What did you learn?:

    In the last year, I have made many mistakes in and out of minecraft. The one mistake that truly affected me the most was when I fought with a close friend and fellow staff member resulting in a demotion, but more importantly, a broken friendship. A couple of months back, I got into a heated argument with a staff member over which punishment we should hand to a player who had broken a rule. After going back and forth, it escalated and ended up blowing out of proportion resulting in both of us getting demoted. I thought the rules said something that it didn’t mean I was in the wrong. Something I learned from the mistake was to trust your fellow staff members. You can always learn something from someone else so it doesn’t hurt to ask for one's feedback.

    Do you have any previous server moderation or leadership experience? If not, please explain how you could do as staff even without having any previous experiences. (Minimum 200+ words):

    I have a great amount of experience in server moderation. I first started working on a Minecraft server back in 2014. Throughout the years, I have had many positions ranging from helper to manager. I have also developed my moderation skills through the years and I hope to continue to develop them as I grow.

    -= LibertyMC =-
    Player Base: 40-50

    Staff Position: Moderator
    Experience: On LibertyMC, I was accepted as a Helper fairly quickly after posting my application. This was my first official server being a staff member on so I was having to learn quickly to keep up with the other staff members. Over a couple of weeks, averaged around 30-40 hours a week which in reality, sounded pretty insane. After a month or so, the owner of the server decided to promote me straight to Moderator due to my dedication and development within the server. LibertyMC taught me how to be responsible and “mature” when dealing with players and staff members while also respecting others. Sadly, LibertyMC closed down soon after I was promoted to Moderator and I haven’t talked to the owner since.

    -= Cardigan SMP =-
    Player Base: 20-30

    Staff Position: Media Manager
    Experience: Although Cadigan SMP wasn’t technically a server, I still think I should include it on this list as it was another important learning opportunity in my years of being a staff member. On Cardigan SMP, I was required to keep all the youtubers/content creators happy and comfortable on the server. On top of working with the content creator, I was always expected to keep payments and our forums up to date. This SMP taught me the basics of responsibility and time management as I was constantly under pressure to fulfill expectations from both the players of the SMP and the owner himself.

    -= SoarMC =-
    Player Base: 100-200

    Staff Position: Manager
    Experience: SoarMC was a server myself and a friend created a couple of months back. My job was focused around forums management and the occasional in game development. SoarMC quickly became a hit as our transition between season 1-2 saw an increase of over 100 players. All of our hard work had started to finally pay off which was a fantastic feeling. After successfully seasons, our server was doing fantastic. Eventually, the owner and I had decided to sell off the server as we had started to get busier with IRL issue that started to pop up. SoarMC was a great experience to further develop my skills as a staff member.

    -= UniverseMC =-
    Player Base: 200 - 300 (At the time)
    Staff Position:
    Admin
    Experience: UniverseMC... Where do I begin. I’ve been playing UniverseMC since season 2 of factions. I was introduced to UniverseMC by a friend who came across it on a “Minecraft Server List”. I started off on this server playing sky block with a handful of friends. Later, I became interested in factions and decided to grind out a couple of season payouts with a faction. My love for UniverseMC quickly grew as I decided to give into applying for staff and got accepted 2-3 applications later. After a ton of effort and commitment, I was given the opportunity to prove myself as a staff member. I was full of joy once accepted and I didn’t let my opportunity go to waste. I was on the server 7-8 hours a day and on weekends, longer. I was quickly promoted to Jr.Mod, then Moderator, and after months of hard work, I was promoted to Sr.Mod. Over time, I had grown close to RoboticSavage and Ian. I would be in skype calls daily with the both of them working on the server, website, and buycraft. They had quickly become my own brothers and I am happy to say, they made me who I am today. When I got the Skype message asking if I wanted to take on a great responsibility as admin, I had to say yes. I worked as an admin on the server for months after that but the run came to an end when I became inactive due to a family issue. Still to this day, I will be forever grateful to both UniverseMC and the staff members I was so ever lucky to work with during my time as an admin. UniverseMC truly was a big part of my life and forever will be.

    Word Count: 729
    Character Count: 4026


    8) If you have any, what hobbies or activities are you involved in outside of Minecraft?:

    -= Soccer =-

    I play competitive soccer during the summer at my local soccer club. My seasons last around 3-4 months with weeks of practice and games. Sadly, I am currently injured and I won’t be able to play this next season which will be hard for me to deal with.

    -= Hiking =-

    Hiking is a great way for me to relieve stress and observe nature’s beauty on a daily basis. I love to hike with my dog down trails and paths as I find it clears your mind and I find it great.

    -= Swimming =-

    Because of my injury, I have decided to pick up a new activity to do as I heal. I use to swim a lot when I was younger but I stopped as I didn’t find it enjoyable. I have decided to pick it back up again and I am in the midst of gaining my lifeguard certificate.

    9) SCENARIO: You're on a busy game mode as a helper, questions are flying at you rapidly, you can just about keep up. You're getting messaged by 2 different players both asking you to get them a junior moderator for a hacker, someone then messages you on discord telling you that there is someone blasting music in their channel. What do you do?:

    Firstly, I have my Minecraft and discord minimized on my computer and with my new second monitor, I can keep an eye on both the server and discord/slack. I would quickly hop into the discord channel and ask the guy to stop blasting music. While I do that, I would also open up slack and request Jr. Mod to hop onto the server and help the players in-game. Once I do that, I would look at in-game chat, answer any public questions, and quickly PM those who needed my assistance.


    10) SCENARIO: You've made an 'incorrect punishment' towards a player and there are 4 players arguing and spamming you saying that it was false. How would you handle it?:

    Firstly, I would call upon an upper staff member to assist me. I would ask the false punished player to join a discord call or channel. Here, I will send the player proof of him breaking the rule. I would explain to him/her that what he did wasn\t allowed on the server. I would also send them the rules/guidelines to review once again. If it truly was an incorrect punishment, I would dearly apologize to the player for the inconvenience and move

    11) Anything else we should know?:
    I am super hyped to be back on UniverseMC and I'm stoked to see everyone again. Thank you for taking the time to read this application and thanks in advance for all the support/feedback,

    Love, Joes <3
     
  2. Razvygames27

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    I liked you as a staff, and I wish you the best luck!!! Also, why did you resign in the first place, this is like your 4th time applying for staff
     
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  3. ItsJoes

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    Ahahah thank you Razvy. I've had to leave for many different reasons but I'll be staying for now on.
     
  4. Razvygames27

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    You literally said that every time you have re-applied but ok.
     
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  5. 9HD

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    +1 Loved you as a staff you were one of the most amazing staff at the time but you should add more detail overall. Good luck! Glad you're back
     
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  6. QuantumHawk

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    Hello @ItsJoes!

    First, thanks for considering to re-apply for Universe once again.

    You where a great staff, and I'm happy to see you re-applying again. Overall, your application is pretty well presented as well, but I do still have some tips;

    - Mainly just try to be active on all platforms and get your activity up; Discord, in-game and on the forums.

    I wish you good luck Joes!​
     
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  7. ItsJoes

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    Thank you 9HD. Means a lot to have your support. <3
     
  8. ItsJoes

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    Awesome, thank you so much Quantum. I’ll definitely take your advice so expect a lot more activity from me on the forums, on discord, and in-game. Let’s hop into a call sometime as we need to catch up. <3
     
  9. QuantumHawk

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    Yeah for sure.
     
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  10. Acceptation

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    Hey Joes, good to see that you're applying again. If I'm correct I was on the team at some point you where staff or something I don't know but I remember something.

    I do like the application and I do like you as a person, however, the only downfall I see is activity. If I'm right you just joined the servers yesterday (Neptune at least) and now you're applying, seems to be a big rush but that's not really a big deal as you've previously been staff multiple times so we already know you'll most likely be active.

    I wish you the best of luck.​
     
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  11. ItsJoes

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    Great thank you for your feedback and support Acceptation. I’ll take your advice and grind those hours on the network.
     
  12. usernamejoshua

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    Overall your a great guy, dedicated and professional. You just joined the server yesterday so i’d and a lot of others probably want to see more overall activity but otherwise your good.

    Respectfully,
    Josh/Hondruna
     
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  13. ItsJoes

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    Thank you Josh. It was great working with you in the past. I'll definitely work on the activity. <3
     
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    +111111111111111111111111111 FUCKING LEGEND.
     
  15. ItzzzAviator

    ItzzzAviator Pines 18’
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    One of the most legendary staff members of his time and it’s great seeing you coming back. just like everyone said, get on top of those grinds
     
  16. ItsJoes

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    Ahahahah xD Thank you, guys. Great seeing you both again.
     
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    +Rep, Nice guy, friendly good staff when he was staff
     
  18. pxlize

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    Hello @ItsJoes,

    I've reviewed your application, and it looks very well thought out and executed. Your previous staff experience helps a lot. It'll be great having you back!

    Good luck.
     
  19. ItsJoes

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    Thank you both for the support and feedback. It means a lot. <3
     
  20. mebigjamie

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    Hello @ItsJoes after reviewing your application I've decided upon some things that could possibly help with your application,
    • Increase activity on all platforms, including both in game and on social platforms
    Otherwise, everything else seems fine!
    ~mebigjamie
     

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