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  1. Strixii

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    1) Simple Information

    Minecraft Username:

    Strixii

    ♦ Previous Minecraft Usernames (if applicable):

    I made this account quite awhile ago but I think "Strixxi" was one of them, not sure about the rest.

    ♦ What's your timezone?:

    GMT+12

    ♦ Age:

    16

    ♦ Are you staff on any other servers?:

    Not at the moment, I had to resign from a few due to studies. But now that I have that out of the way
    I'm free.


    ♦ 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:

    Yes and yes. Strixii#7770

    ♦ Do you have the ability to record Minecraft videos?:

    Yes and I'm fully capable of recording @ 60fps 1080p at all times.

    ♦ Do you have a donator rank on any of our game modes?:

    No

    2) Elaborate

    ♦ Where are you most active on the Universe Server?:

    Mars

    How much time do you have to contribute to the role?:

    Monday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm (5hr 30min)
    Tuesday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm (5hr 30min)
    Wednesday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm (5hr 30min)
    Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm (5hr 30min)
    Friday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm (6hr 30min)
    Saturday: 2:00pm - 5:30pm, 6:30pm - 11:00pm (8hr)
    Sunday: 10:00am - 1:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm (8hr 30min)


    Have you ever been banned or punished on any server? If so, please include details (if applicable):

    My full honest answer would be yes. In the 8 years I've played this game, I'm sure I definitely have. Whether it be for hacking, my toxicity or even personal issues. I know I've done wrong in the past but after taking a full 3 year break from the game after I supposedly believed that the game was dying.

    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?:

    Message the person
    "Hi! If you felt like you were punished unjustly you can either submit an appeal at
    https://universemc.us/forums/ban-appeals.33/ or create a support ticket at
    https://universemc.us/support-tickets/open have a great day!" I
    f the spamming persists I will warn the person once more to stop and if they don't stop I will immediately bring it to a higher ranked staff member and provide them with the evidence. Also any staff that deals with their appeal will also be provided with the required evidence. Being a well-known player doesn't give the person full permission to break rules and cause chaos.

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

    Last year I felt like absolutely nothing, I wanted to start to try achieve my goals but I couldn't. I was so unmotivated and felt so worthless I just couldn't do anything to pick 7 up and get working. No matter how hard I tried or wanted to, my brain and laziness was just so much stronger than my heart. One night I was thinking "Is this the person I want to be in 10 years? Is this the best I can be?" No. No it wasn't.

    It took me time to understand that no matter what, your goals won't chase you. You have to chase IT. This
    year I am getting started. I would rather have my journey be day 1 than 1 day. Since the start of the year I have signed with an acting agency, started coaching basketball, started being more involved in the community and started taking voice and accent training courses.

    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):

    As mentioned earlier I have played this game for 8 years. Which most likely means this isn't my first staff application for a Minecraft server. I used to have many friends from all over the world that played this game. So I used to be a co-owner and head admin on quite a few servers that were run by friends on mine, some of the servers got well over 100players until my friends started getting bored as well as getting lots of school work. I have also owned a server or two in the past just all out of curiosity because I've always wondered what it was like to run a server myself as a matter of fact establishing a pretty good multicraft system and fully configured all the plugins and everything else all on my own (which I was and am quite proud of). I've been a moderator and an admin on quite a few servers in the past too for awhile until the server either died or I didn't have much time on my hands.

    Aside from all the server moderation experience. I've helped other friends and acquaintances that needed assistance starting up and configuring game servers overall (Minecraft, Rust, CS:GO, Garry's Mod etc)

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

    I play basketball for my school team and also play it casually out of school with friends etc. I can't say I'm the best at it but I'm also not the worst at it. I've been playing for about 6 years now. Aside from playing basketball I have also began to coach my junior school basketball team, as I see it's a pretty good way to meet new people but also help train their basketball skills.

    During a basketball training session discipline plays a really big part. Messing around during a training session, I would punish the person (suicides, pushups etc.) Disrespect is also a big no-no.

    I do competitive swimming for a local club. Competitive swimming is basically swimming but everything is
    based on your own time and speed. I've been doing that for about 3 years now.

    Finally I attend acting and accent training classes, pretty much where I learn to improve my communication
    and improvisation skills along with learning some extras too. I find it extremely helpful to be able to use these skills in real life situations.

    ⚠ 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?:

    I would attend to the Discord mic spammer first because it could potentially damage the other people in the channel's ears. So I would identify the mic spammer and mute or kick the person. For the hacker situation and I would pm the reporters and have them send me some video proof of the hacker via Discord. If there is was insufficient valid proof submitted then depending on the description of the report I would have a higher ranked staff member take a deeper look at the claim if nothing else happens from there.

    ⚠ 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?:

    First I would ignore the 4 players that are spamming me about the punishment then I would send the player I supposedly mistakenly punished:
    "Hi! If you felt like you were punished unjustly you can either submit an appeal at
    https://universemc.us/forums/ban-appeals.33/ or create a support ticket at
    https://universemc.us/support-tickets/open have a great day!" then I would contact a higher ranking staff
    member and have them look into the situation a bit more. If it was proven to be an unjustifiable punishment then I will personally reach out to the player that was punished with a personal and sincere apology. I would do everything in my power to make sure players feel comfortable.

    Anything else we should know?:

    In the 8 years I have played Minecraft, I've grown and become better as a fellow player and person. I've learned from my mistakes and that's why I'll always strive to be better. I don't believe in being perfect because for me I have flaws, I've made mistakes. And I have hardships that I have learned and will learn to overcome along the way. Also one more thing to take into consideration is that, I'm online during the night (different timezone) I think it'd be great to have someone on to watch the server during the night so we don't have to rely on staff losing vital sleep time.

    Thanks for taking your time to read my staff application, have a wonderful day!

    EDIT: Added a color scheme, added more detail to scenarios and provided a full schedule

    EDIT: I've been getting lots of suggestions like be more active, I really am trying to be on as much as possible, you may not see me on often especially because of timezone differences (example: 1:00AM EST is 6:00PM my local time which is NZST)
     
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  2. BigBlakk

    BigBlakk I'm Asian.
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    - Add a color scheme
    - Elaborate more on your answers.

    Goodluck!
     
  3. PenguinNerd

    PenguinNerd Sr. Staff / Weeb / Nerd
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    Hello, @Strixii Here are some Suggestions.

    Suggestions:
    - Become more Globally Active in the community (Forums, Discord, All Server Platforms, and Twitter if applicable)
    - Add a Color Scheme with 2 corresponding colors, as this will make your application more appealing to your viewers (Example: Orange and Blue)
    - Elaborate more on the scenario questions, and your schedule as it's quite unspecific

    Best of Luck.
    -Penguin
     
  4. Strixii

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    I have gone back and improved it. Thanks for the feedback!
     
  5. Strixii

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    Thanks for the feedback!
     
  6. Dorito_

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    Hey @Strixii, after looking over your application, I have come up with a few suggestions:

    ↠ Become globally active across all server and platforms such as Discord


    ↠ Play for a longer time on the server before applying for staff


    ↠ Possibly refrain from using a bright/neon color as your answering color because it can put stress on some peoples eyes making it a bit harder to read


    Thats all! Good luck on your application
    -Dorito
     
  7. Strixii

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    Thanks for the feedback Dorito!
     
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    Add slightly more detail.

    Best of luck!
     
  9. Strixii

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    I have already added a color scheme but I'll add more detail. Thanks
     
  10. SourPatchSkidz

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    Oh, sorry didn’t mean to type that I’m a little off today sorry about that.
     
  11. Strixii

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    It's fine, have a great day!
     
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    Best of luck
     
  13. IzaFour

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    I would like to see you improve your global activity on all our servers and platforms before i put you through to pending, you have 4 days to show me a change or your application will be denied.

    Have a nice day.
     
  14. Strixii

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    Thank you for your consideration, I'll make sure you don't regret your decison.
     
  15. MrWild

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    Hello @Strixii,
    Your application looks nice! Although I do have some recommendations inside the application, and out.
    > Become more Globally Active in the community
    > Add more detail to the application (especially the scenario questions)
    > Play for a longer time before applying
    > Darken the color scheme, as it is very bright

    NOTE: Your application may already apply to the links below, but I leave it for everyone.
    [Format] https://universemc.us/threads/staff-application-format.1395/
    [Writing Guide] https://universemc.us/threads/staff-application-writing-guide.864/
    [Requirements] https://universemc.us/threads/staff-application-requirements.15/

    Best Regards,
     
  16. mebigjamie

    mebigjamie Pending
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    Hello @Strixii after reviewing your application i've decided upon some things that could possibly help with your application,
    • Adding more detail to your scenario questions
    • Increase activity on all platforms, including both in game and on social platforms
    • Fix up simple grammatical errors
    Otherwise everything else seems fine!
    ~mebigjamie
     
  17. Strixii

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    Thanks for the feedback, I'll be sure to make these changes.
     
  18. Strixii

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    Thanks for the feedback, I'm trying to be as active as possible.
     
  19. UserNumberJuan

    UserNumberJuan Network Manager
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    Interview - Hello, Strixii
    Your application has been intensely reviewed and the management team and has decided to put your app to Interview stage.

    Please PM me on the forums or on discord (DiscordUserNumberJuan#6437) to schedule your interview.

    -UserNumberJuan
     

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