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Denied EzBans' Staff Application

EzBans

Moderation Team
Staff member
Minecraft Username – EzBans

What is your age? – I am 18 years old.

What is your timezone? – EST

What country are you from? – United States of America

Which realm do you play on the most? – While I have played on all of the realms quite a bit, I currently play on the new Marvel Realm the most. While all of the other realms are unique in their own way, the Marvel Realm just seemed the most appealing to me. Never before had I seen a crossover between skyblock and prison in the way that MineSaga set it up and as soon as I joined, I knew I’d be hooked on that realm – especially considering that skyblock and prison are two of my favorite gamemodes in Minecraft.

How many hours a week are you able to put into Minesaga? – Due to me being on summer break from college, I can dedicate a significant amount of the day to being on the server. This means that on weekdays, I am available from around the times of 10am to 10pm. However, I typically work a part-time job on weekends so on those days, I could still be quite active, but just have my available times starting a little later in the day since I commonly work the morning shifts. This would mean I could be on around the times of 4pm to 10pm on weekends. In terms of the forums, I can be active there almost the entire day and every day as I have the ability to do that from my phone and, as a teenager, I naturally have my phone with me everywhere I go. :) Even after I return to college, I will still be able to play about 4 hours a day on weekdays and any time from 10am to midnight on weekends.

Do you have any previous experience holding staff positions? – I have been staff on four servers in the past.

Server One - The Dark Network
I was very liked and was looked up to for ideas for this server and got a very good reputation on the server. I am no longer staff on this server because the owner shut it down because he had "more important things to do" meaning school and family activities. This server had only about 15 players but it was a very intimate community. This particular server probably had the biggest impact on me because this was my first time being a staff member on any server and I learned so much from it - everything from basic staff commands to finding the best ways to deal wish various situations.

Server Two - OP Mines
The second server is still up and running and I was also very kind and helpful to the players on this server. I helped improve the server a lot but decided to step down because I started to lose interest in the type of server that they were running. This server saw roughly 150 players a day. My most proud moment as a staff member on this server was banning 8 hackers in one day that had all been overlooked by other staff members (6 of the 8 players admitted to hacking after I banned them). I felt very proud of this because I had quite a few players genuinely thanking me and being relieved that the players who were hacking were finally gone.

Server Three - Omega Realm
The third server is the biggest server that I have been staff on. This server averaged around 600 to 700 players a day but unfortunately, that number has gone down to about 400 to 500 a day. I was first a helper on this server for about 2 months then was promoted to Jr Mod. I was Jr Mod for about 3 months but stepped down due to conflicts I had in real life at the time that took up too much of my time. I would have loved to continue staffing on this server but I thought about what would be best for the server and decided that it would be better for me to give my position to someone who had more time to be online then.

Server Four - OP Anarchy
The last server is my favorite server that I have ever been staff on. I started out as a helper on that server and worked very hard and showed lots of dedication to eventually work my way up to admin. As an admin, I made a huge difference on that server. I was an admin for about a year before stepping down with the satisfaction that I did the best work I could. I would have stayed a lot longer but the server got a new owner who didn’t work well with the existing staff members, ultimately causing a lot of them to leave. This particular server had around 100 players. My biggest accomplishment as a staff member on this server was planning an entire revamp for one part of the server that myself and other admins implemented to imporve player activity on that part of the server.

Why do you want to become a staff member? – I feel that this question wouldn’t be fully answered without introducing my background in Minecraft and how it all started for me. I first started playing Minecraft about 6 years ago when I was 12, and I loved it! I had heard a lot about the game before I got it and really wanted it. My friend is the one who first showed me how to play before I got it. I just played on single player for the first few months and LOVED it, I thought it couldn’t get any better. Then I discovered multiplayer and servers and proved myself wrong – it could get better and it definitely did. Through multiplayer servers, I met so many cool friends from all around the world and still contact some of them to this day. These servers had an overwhelming amount of fun games to play compared to just playing by myself in a vanilla world. Ever since then, the majority of my time on Minecraft if not all of it has been spent in multiplayer.

Overview
I want to become a staff member because I feel that I can put forth very good ideas about how to improve and change the server for the better. Players have been looking up to me and asking me for help with things around the server ever since I started playing on MineSaga. Being a helper would encourage more players to ask me questions and give me a chance to help them with many things since I have noticed that players are often hesitant to ask questions if a staff member is not online. Additionally, I'd like to be a staff member because I am very familiar with the rules for all of the servers on MineSaga which will better help me enforce and know how to handle them. Also, I will restate that I have been on the server for a significant amount of time therefore making a lot of friends who respect and like me. I feel that I would be very useful and helpful to the community because of the fact that I am on the server so much. This means that I can dedicate my free time to helping players on the server and making their experience even more enjoyable than it already is! I feel that I have many if not all of the most important qualities of a staff member. I have been a staff on a number of server previously and have helped populate those servers. I brought good ideas to the table and was a popular, well known staff member. I am an overall friendly guy who loves Minecraft. I play on MineSaga about 80% of the time that I am on Minecraft overall. I have been playing on the server for a long time and plan to stay for as long as possible! Furthermore, I want to be staff because as opposed to many players who heavily focus on one gamemode, I am fairly active on almost all of the servers and can monitor them to make sure everything is running smoothly (even though I do spend more time on specific realms such as the Marvel Realm than others). This would give ease to the staff team because they wouldn't have to worry about watching so many servers at once. Another major reason why I want to be a staff member on MineSaga is because this server is one of the few servers that I have really gotten to know over time and to be able to finally help the server in a different way as a staff member would be a great experience for me. From the time I joined, I had always looked up to the staff members and admired them for all of the time and effort they put into the server, and I was very appreciative of it. At that point, I never even thought about the idea of becoming a staff member but over time, the idea started to grow on me and I realized how exciting it would be to "pay it forward" and help out the new players that are in the same position I once was when I first joined. As I know from joining many different servers, it can be quite intimidating getting to know people on the server, figuring out how to play all of the gamemodes, etc. and I would love to be able to make this process as fun and smooth as possible for new players. My goal in mind with this would be to make their first impression of the server a great one so that they will continually come back to play more. In addition to a smooth entry onto the server, I'd like to be able to engage new players into the community and create a more open playing environment where new players aren't afraid to meet new people. As a new player on a server, especially when I was younger, it was a bit intimidating trying to talk to people in chat who seemed to already have their specific groups of friends on the server.

Essential Qualities/Characteristics
I feel that being a staff member means having some specific qualities and characteristics that make a person efficient, welcoming, and simply well rounded overall. I think that a very important quality that every staff member should have is experience. Having experienced staff would make for quicker responses and reactions towards certain things that may occur, as well as knowing how to handle a wider variety of situations. I feel that I am very experienced with basic server commands and even some of the more complicated commands. I am friendly to staff members and all other players and enjoy interacting with them, talking to them, and helping them out whenever they need it! With my experience as a staff member on many well developed servers, I have learned that patience and tolerance are 2 of the most important qualities a staff member can have. I feel that I have both of these qualities. With patience, I can handle certain situations in a more calm and official manner. With tolerance, I can resist the urge to fight back at something like some others may not be able to do. Friendliness is always important in a staff member because the staff members are a big part of how someone views the server and whether they like it or not. I am very friendly due to the fact that I am always trying my best to help new players on the server and also welcoming new players and showing them the basics. This gives them a good first impression on the server which is always the most important therefore more players would stay on the server for a long time.

Work Ethic/Multitasking
I feel that I work extraordinarily well under pressure, and I know that this is no small claim. In a real life example, I broke my elbow just 2 days before finals week started my freshman year of college, first semester. I was taken 2 hours away to a hospital to get emergency surgery to fix it. After that along with the inital recovery time, I missed over half of the final exam week. This caused me to have to study for and take 5 final exams in a 3 day period - 1 day of studying and 2 days of test taking. As if all of this wasn't bad enough, I took all of the final exams in immense pain from the break and the surgery. In the end, my dedication and ability to work under pressure shined bright when I managed to get all A's and B's on my finals, despite the huge obstacle and time crunch I had to face. As far as multitasking, I also feel that I am good at this. Admittedly, I am much better at working under pressure than I am at multitasking, but this is something I have been working on for years and I have most definitely seen improvement. As many other experienced staff members know, things can escalate very quickly in certain situations and being able to calmly handle it while under pressure with multiple things happening at once is essential to being a successful staff member as well as just being successful in life.

Passion
The word that best describes me would probably be "passionate". I am passionate about everything I put time into. Passion in itself can also mean dedication, positive work ethic, care, excitement, etc and also of these things describe my attitude, or "passion", for Minecraft, or more specifically for the MineSaga server. For every server I have been staff on, and even servers I just played on as an average player, I have shown passion that has stood out to many of the staff members and other players. This passion reminds players that they can come to me with the confidence that I'll be able to help them with any problems or questions they might have. Additionally, my passion for the server gives other staff members peace of mind knowing that the server will be in good hands if I am online and moderating the server by myself and that I will put forward nothing but my best for the server.

Respect
I feel that I am very respected due to the fact that I never argue with people, cuss at people, or scam people. I have had many good friends on MineSaga who like me, trust me, and think that I am an excellent role model. I never break the rules, do anything mean to people, or fight with people which are a few of the reasons people have so much respect for me. With this respect comes great resonsibility as players would more likely come to me with questions/problems if they trust me and have respect for me and I feel that I am fully ready to take on this responsibility!



Additional Notes
While the Minecraft account (EzBans) I use now is fairly new on the server, I have been on the server for quite a long time. Up until just recently, I had a shared account with one of my good friends but unfortunately, that friendship isn't around anymore so I use EzBans now which was my brother's account. Additionally, while my account is fairly new to the forums, I have just browsed the forums without an account for a long time. Just thought those things would be important to point out.

I wish the best of luck to all other applicants and I encourage everyone reading this to leave a comment with their feedback! Thanks!
 
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Pengu

Well-known member
Wanted
Mage
Pilot
Pterodactyl
Paladin
-1
No actual reason on why you want to be staff
Experience isn' defined well.
 
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xFuwia

Active member
Specialist
Buckaroo
Paladin

EzBans

Moderation Team
Staff member
-1
No actual reason on why you want to be staff
Experience isn' defined well.
I appreciate the feedback! I added a bit more to the section on why I want to be staff and edited part of my experience.
 

EzBans

Moderation Team
Staff member
You forgot to finish the sentence.
:rolleyes: Thanks for catching that! Not sure what happened there. That's probably when I left to go take a snack break haha.
 

Pengu

Well-known member
Wanted
Mage
Pilot
Pterodactyl
Paladin
I appreciate the feedback! I added a bit more to the section on why I want to be staff and edited part of my experience.
Like write the server names etc.
 

RR1076

Well-known member
Marquess
Astronaut
Buckaroo
Goblin
Avenger
-1 No reason why you want to be staff you just say why you would be good stafff
 

EzBans

Moderation Team
Staff member

Pengu

Well-known member
Wanted
Mage
Pilot
Pterodactyl
Paladin

vanished

Member
Neutral

A lot of detail written down, however you could improve on areas such as:
"Why do you want to become a staff member?", you never explained that question for what it asked. You merely stated all of your qualities, whilst being useful it doesn't answer the question.
 

EzBans

Moderation Team
Staff member
Neutral

A lot of detail written down, however you could improve on areas such as:
"Why do you want to become a staff member?", you never explained that question for what it asked. You merely stated all of your qualities, whilst being useful it doesn't answer the question.
Seems like most people are saying that's the main problem I have. I'll see if I can work on that some more. Thanks for the feedback!
 

Pykaze

Member
+1

Good job editing the application and adding more details and such.
 

Beezae

Well-known member
Commander
Just joined forums today.
Also, I play Omega and don’t know who you are...? Explain.
 

EzBans

Moderation Team
Staff member
Just joined forums today.
Also, I play Omega and don’t know who you are...? Explain.
I was staff on Omega Realm roughly 4 years ago so some time has definitely passed. Not sure how long ago you started playing on that server but that could be why you don't know me.
 

ComboOscar

Well-known member
Specialist
Venom
Warlock
Buckaroo
Paladin
+1
 

Beezae

Well-known member
Commander
I was staff on Omega Realm roughly 4 years ago so some time has definitely passed. Not sure how long ago you started playing on that server but that could be why you don't know me.
Been there since the server released, never heard of you.
 
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