Posted on the original Enjin Forums by: "CrazyCat0917" on: (Fri, 14 Oct 2022 05:57:21 GMT), F0000592
In Game Name: CrazyCat0917
Discord Tag: CrazyCat#1234.
When you started playing: February 2018
Time played on the server: Ive swapped clients so often this number has become hard to calculate. Time played on my current client is 10 days.
What are some examples of your leadership and/or teamwork experiences?
For a year or so, I was an admin and then director(there was a board) for a space-themed server. The community has been through 2-3 iterations, the latest of which devolved into such a toxic mess I stepped down from my position and left due a disagreement with how it was being handled. In these positions, I was tasked with managing the team of moderators/helpers and I was very vocal with the community on the direction I wanted it to go. It earned me quite a bit of praise.
With real life, I was a band geek. I was a section leader. I was tasked with keeping up with my section, making sure they had all they needed, and leading the music. There's not much to say of it. I didn't encounter and in-section conflict, thankfully.
What do you excel at?
This is hard to answer. I build well, I have good knowledge of moderator/admin functions, I have fair knowledge of mods, and I do seem to do well with community. There is nothing I would say I excel at, but rather, I would say I've got a balanced skill set that has room for improvement across the board.
Perhaps my musical experience would count, but I don't imagine it being useful in this situation.
How familiar are you with the Lord of the Rings mod?
There are some things I could still learn
What is an example of personal growth you have done recently?
I've started getting into the habit of documenting things that need to be. For me, it is hard to keep up with tasks and items with how much I forget such things. It has greatly improved how I manage stuff.
What is your role in the community, currently?
Upon my return, I found myself collaborating with several other players in an effort to build up empty/growing factions and spark activity in the political parts of the community. So far, I've been building and interacting with others, continuing to encourage this growth. I am currently seeking leadership of my own faction, helping others recruit players, and encouraging good builds.
The last time you found yourself in a disagreement with another player, how did you approach it?
The last disagreement I found myself in, a couple of newer players kept spamming the chat with euphemisms for a certain foul word. I informed Ayla of my suspicions and she did her best to handle it. I interjected a few times out of frustration since they were spamming chat with what I would have called nonsense.
Before that, the incident with Lemon. I simply warned him that he could turn back, and when he didn't, I let Mido handle the whole situation.
Naturally, not everything is perfect on TOR; what do you think needs improvement?
I always find this question difficult, because it is hard for my to individualize one issue. There are so many small improvements to be made that they drown each other out. I will default to lore items. I've seen a few here or there that just aren't really that great. They could use some tweaks and additions.
Edit to add a specifc detail: I think how lore faction leadership is maintained could use a little tweaking and attention. So far, from what I've seen, one can claim leadership and simply meet the minimum activity requirement which basically locks leadership. This can be a major problem, especially for major factions, where the leadership is stagnant. This stagnant and inactive leadership can kill a faction. Leaders should be encouraged to ensure that they have a co-lead/second in command to maintain the faction and ensure it can provide plenty of action and opportunity for the faction in question. I understand some people may have a busy life, but that doesnt mean the faction should die because of it, especially if it has a larger follower-base
Lastly, what motivates you to continue playing and to apply to the staff team?
After a long hiatus, I've found a new interest, especially in using the build skills that I had developed while I was away. I want to continue to build and interact with the community as I had meant to when I first joined. What motivates me to apply for staff, however, are some of the louder voices of the group I mentioned above. Among our efforts to build for our factions, they've vocalized that they want to see me go further with my efforts. This is something I've considered in the past, and hearing these voices has convinced me to take the next step.