How can applicants be so sure that they will get paid? Are there others we can talk to - to provide proof?
Secondly, do you have moderating scheduled, to make sure people sleep and don't just stay online because they are getting paid?
>> And more!
Put a checkmark [✓] next to the program you have experience in:
[World edit] [World painter] [World machine] [Voxel Sniper]
Examples of past or latest work:
Put a checkmark [✓] next to the program you have experience in:
[Bukkit API] [Java] [Spigot API] [MySQL] [Bungee cord] [SQLite]
Put a checkmark [✓] next to the things you have experience in:
[Customer support] [Multicraft] [configuration setup] [project development]
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So you have just created your new server and feel you are ready to open it up to the public. But are you truly ready? Have you gone over a checklist with yourself/other staff first off?
If you feel you are ready and within the week or month no players are coming into the server or just join to ask for staff and leave when they don’t get the rank - you have a problem.
In this guide, I will teach you how to start up a high quality minecraft server, how to keep players interested and how to manage and properly select a good staff team. You will also receive pointers, a beginners checklist and my email for further consultation over this guide.
Most of the time, when you feel “ready”, you actually aren’t. You don’t know what to expect, you’re experiencing major bugs, chunk errors, missing or incomplete builds, little to no staff team and no server plan. You may or may not have a voting system set up or even a website as of yet. This checklist below will help accommodate to your needs as a server owner before you decide to open to the public.
**Note** Keep your server on whitelist until it is completely finished - you don’t want griefers coming in before you fix your perms.
You’ve done all you can to create your idea of an awesome server, but is it really that good to keep players actively interested? Take the time to consider what has been done over and over and what kind of things seem to be generic in minecraft servers. For instance, if you wanted to create a Faction server, you could add an MMO or FPS setting to it. Players could roleplay while still enjoying the aspect of playing Factions.
Or you could look all all the different plugins that have been made and decide for yourself what you think will make your server stand out from all the others.
Examples for keeping players:
If you have ideas of your own, you could totally add them in, anything to keep your server going.
Deciding on who makes a better staff member is harder than it seems. You’ve got to keep in check who is there to actually HELP out the server, who is there for the rank and who might abuse their staff powers. When looking for appropriate people to work on the server, you need to create a staff plan. This plan entitles what you look for in staff and what you’d like them to follow by. When creating said plan, remember main things that you want different staff to memorize and practice.
Example of a staff plan:
Have power over staff below him or her
Work with problems regarding buycraft, complaints, server related issues
Report to Owners if necessary
Take care of the server as second representative.
File all reports given by developers/mods/helpers
When there’s a problem they cannot fix, they’d go to their Head-Admin
Work on the server as required and keep staff below him or her in line
Work on the website if needed
Keeps moderators and Helpers in check
Helps create contests
Hosts drop parties
Is a part of the community
Makes sure players are happy
Reports to Admin if needed
Watches over the Helper, makes sure he or she does their job
Helps host Drop parties
Moderates the chat as needed
Helps players out as needed
Creates a warm community - great player/staff relationship
Reports to Head-Moderator as needed
Things you want to remember to tell your staff:
Age: 20 | Mature
Language(s): English (Fluent) Russian (poorly) French (poorly) German (can understand a little)
» Have you ever been banned on a server?: Yes, twice. One was just recently, as the owner didn't believe I was one: female and two: twenty years of age. I called him out on it and it resulted in him telling me to prove it by donating $50 to the server. Well I'm sorry, but I don't just randomly donate $50 for "proof". As an adult, that's a poor way to show proof, it's just wasting money on a useless act of self pride.
The second time was for building in gamemode and someone decided to come and raid me. As a result of not getting out of gamemode quickly enough, I got banned.
» What can you bring to the server?: A positive attitude, a welcoming demeanor to new and old players, a helping hand when people need it, organization skills, good teamwork skills, a minimum of 10 hours spent on the server daily (or have a schedule set for times to moderate), excellent judgement, a great helping hand with things get out of control, daily reports with accompanying screenshots and essentially creating a warm community that bonds the staff team to the players.
» Past experiences: Some of my past experiences as a moderator have not been with minecraft. For that, I am proud to have been apart of so many great teams across many different platforms. My most recent and past experience as a moderator was with a game called "League of Angels". It's a game that plays like Wartune with superb graphics, wonderful animation and a lovely soundtrack. The player base is up to 1 million as of last year - so I was super excited to be apart of such an amazing staff team at the time. Daily, we'd log on to our set moderating schedules and be there when players needed us to call upon. We'd check the forums, answer tickets, make sure the game is running smoothly with no bugs or hackers in sight. If there was a problem, we'd resolve it. If we couldn't resolve it, we'd bring in a Gamemaster. Any mishaps would be taken with a screenshot and a written report. All of our work was logged and pay by in game cash and ranks were given out.
I've worked as a moderator for a total of 5 games. 4 are owned and published by R2Games, one is published with ASR-Games. (With ASR-Games, I was a Gamemaster. I organized and hosted events, moderated the forums, banned, muted, kicked players from games, analyzed server data, worked with paypal problems, answered tickets, recruited players for the staff team, sorted, read and stamped ban appeals, created maps, worked on animations for new weapons, worked on soundtracks for new weapons, created an entirely new HUD and enjoyed working there for an entire year)
My experience with minecraft servers are around the same. I've worked on/for 26 servers with various positions. For minecraft, I much prefered building until someone gave me an opportunity to become a moderator on their server. I took it - and I'm so glad I did. With the previous experience I had, I was able to help the server out alot on its strain of a poor staff/player relationship. I was on nearly every day to create a better atmosphere for players and staff alike, worked extra hard to maintain the server status, please players, answer tickets, answer questions in the game and the forum. Sadly, the server went down after 5 months due to the owner giving up himself. Soon after that, all the players and staff left.
» How long have you played Minecraft?: 2.2 years now. My, has it been that long already?
» What makes YOU stick out from the rest: I'm a slightly older player that strives to be a better person for whatever game I'm playing in. I'm friendly and I have a good "customer service" front around me, always eager to help others and create amazing experiences for people. I've had many, many experiences in the past in this position, I'm more than willing to step up my game and truly benefit a server on the communities behalf. What makes me stick out the most? Just being myself.
» About the user: Welp. Now that I no longer work with R2Games, I spend my time building for new, small servers that are just starting up. I also create "server goals and plans" since alot of people make servers on a whim and don't consider what plugins they might need, what to look for in potential staff member, how to prevent a server from getting griefed and so on.
I currently work for an indie game company called "BeDaGames". They make parody games such as "FazeBear Nightmare" - from Five nights at Freddy's and their recent one "MLG 3 Swag" - which was changed to "Police Brutality" I work as a simple level designer and voice actor.
When I'm not working on unity models, I'm playing with my gaming clan: DeadlyGaming, experimenting with cooking, enjoying life with family and friends or practicing with my airsoft team Thunderbird.
I, myself - like other people - am tired of seeing poorly written staff applications on here. Alot of your words are squished together in a sentence like so:
Applying for: xxxxx
Why should you be picked:xxxxxxxxx
They look super sloppy, not enough is written down and most of the time - the experience isn't there. Your grammar is off, spelling mistakes and the overall presentation isn't satisfying.
That is why I am here for you today - to teach you how to write a proper application, make it look nice on paper and different ways to convince the employer why she or he should hire you!
I've been working on and off with several different people and servers. Some of the servers (which display past projects and builds) still exist today.
The following servers I've worked on:
[Insert build links here if applying for Building staff]
Hello! I am working on a server called MC-ARMA. It is highly based off of the game Arma and a couple other military games.
If you are also good at making Worldpainter maps, you can apply!
I am not going to be able to pay you. The only thing I can repay you with is thankness and credit to the map (and a builders rank)
This is our current map. We need a couple of towns built and I can not do it alone.
I will reveal more about the server once you enter!
TO ENTER DM ME ON DISCORD
If you do NOT have discord, you can comment on here and I will respond asap.
The new graphics on the thread honestly looks amazing! I have been working on the server for little more than 2 weeks now and I must say, the staff team is honestly outstanding and the server itself is out of this world. If you aren't attending the grand opening then you better have a great reason because there is no better server to spend your time on than ExodonMC.
Well well, I applaud and thank you for making this thread. Very helpful for the people who don't know how to write a clean and professional application, most of the people's application that I have seen here quite a lot are very sloppy and made with no effort. These guidelines need to be seen by these people.