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How old are you?
My current age is 16.
Country of residence, primary language?
I currently reside in South Korea and my primary language is surprisingly English, as I am more proficient in it after residing in Canada for an estimated period of 7/8 years.
Do you have a Skype account? If so, what is your Skype username? If not, do you have a microphone for other means of communication?
I do indeed have a Skype account and also have a decent microphone for conveyance of words. However, I would like to send my Skype id through a private message as there are certain risks I would have to take should I post my Skype id on the internet without consideration.
Have you ever been accused of abusing in any past servers?
I have no account of abusing any servers I've been a part of. The work that is needed to keep up a server itself is a great achievement and the respect I have for the various owners of today prevents me from even thinking of such obscenity.
Do you have any experience with Administering/Moderating Servers?
I indeed have experience in Administrating, Moderating and even having the privilege of being Owner in various servers of many different game modes. For instance, there is MineResort, a server I was a Moderator on. The community there was absolutely delightful, and I am very pleased to say that being a Moderator for MineResort has allowed me to help many people with many in game problems – along with some personal problems here and there. Now MineResort is a Survival Build server, one founded on the building skills of each individual as they go through both time and financial troubles while doing their best to build a structure worthy of elevating them to the next rank. As a Moderator, I had to judge buildings very thoroughly, as well as being fairly well off in building myself. This allowed me to experience the role of a judge and the individual being judged at the same time, which I consider very essential in order to understand others. MineResort went through many revivals, being in the hands of many owners, and each and every revival was a joy for me. As for the honor of being called an 'Admin,' I've been able to be entitled with such an honor in various servers. One such server I would like to bring up is Ballistic's Creative, a server I had one of the best experiences with. It wasn't too big of a server when I first joined, a few builders here and there. I remember catching the owner's attention through something I was building, which allowed me to strike up a conversation with him. After an exchange of many words, I was asked if I wanted to be a trial staff member. I was overjoyed at this proposal and gladly accepted. From then on the server went through many stages, and I was able to see it evolve slowly as we added in a great number of plugins that would provide players with fun without a chance for boredom. It even went through a phase of being a PVP server. However, due to financial reasons, it finally shut down. It was a great loss to the Minecraft community. Now, on the topic of being an Owner. I started my first server when I was in a Skype group call with a few friends and wanted to have a good time without the interference of random players. It was a very humble server at first, as I didn't know about plugins. however, within the next few years, I accumulated knowledge of the use and configuration of many useful plugins such as: World Edit, World Guard, Essentials (along with its counterparts), Protection Stones, PEX, Group Manager (Although I much prefer PEX), DisguiseCraft, Multiverse, SurvivalGames, and many others which made a unique experience for me and my buddies as we ventured out into the depths of the infinitely generating world.
Why do you want this rank?
There are a variety of reasons as to why I want this rank, and more specifically, why I want the rank on this server. The prospects of this server in my opinion are wonderful and has a great sense of originality with your own custom type of gameplay. That in itself is something worthy of praise. I want to push this server and help it go through its course as long as I possibly can. Every contribution I would make to this server will be worth it to me, no matter how much strength I have to use to 'push.' In addition to its great potential, I can already see from the various users interested in this server that the community will be a very strong and unique one, with dedicated staff and pleased community members who give anyone who needs it, a helping hand. This type of server is very hard to come by, and to me, it is a diamond in the rough. It would be an utmost pleasure to be a part of this server and if I am chosen, I will do the best I can to help in any way possible.
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
As with all humans, I have many strengths, but also have a fair share of weaknesses. One of my main strengths is communication and settling arguments. I can convey what I want to say very clearly and love a good conversation. I can get along with many people, find many similarities in terms of hobbies or interests with them, and take great pleasure in exchanging past experiences. Arguments have happened many times in my past as a staff member on servers, and they aren't very easy to handle. However, I found myself to be fairly competent in settling them, being able to keep my cool no matter how many piercing insults come my way. This allows me to make logical counter arguments and solutions that would make both parties of the argument calm down. If there was such a case where two individuals would continue the fight even after various attempts at calming them down, I would have no choice but to use a bit of force. However, I sincerely wish I don't have to go that far too often. My main weakness is resolving crashing issues for people, as I do not have much experience with coding. I have the capability of resolving such things as what mod may be causing the crash if a user tries logging into a server while a mod is present, but as for more complicated crashes involving java, I cannot do anything to help as I don't have too great of an interest in coding.
What separates you from the rest of the applicants?
I believe maturity and determination/will would be some of the points that would make me stand out from the majority. Despite English being my second language, I have forged it into a language that I consider my primary language as I have much more knowledge of the English language than I do Korean at this point. My interest in learning English has pushed me very far, with my grammar skills being above the average student (not to be overly self-confident). I also have great pride in my academic achievements, being a straight A student as well as being part of the student body (student council) of my school. My goals in terms of universities are set quite high and I am doing my best to reach them and even go past them. I am currently preparing to take multiple AP and SAT2 subject tests; the AP tests I am currently preparing for is AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, and I am also planning on doing AP Biology and AP Physics. As for SAT2, I am preparing for Chemistry, Math 2C as well as Chemistry and Biology. I aspire to be a doctor, hence the focus on science/math, and it's quite a long path to take, but I am willing to go far for my goals, and helping this server's future is added to my list. My experience with servers, staff positions and Minecraft in general would be something else I would consider as something unique from a great majority of people playing Minecraft. There are a lot of things I have experienced, but I have yet to experience a lot more. I consider this server as a great experience in my life and I desire to use my personality and assets to help. One thing I might add is that my timezone will allow the staff to cover a wider time since I will be able to watch over at time when most players and staff are asleep. This allows much more security, shortening the amount of time the server goes unwatched.
What plugins or commands do you have experience with?
I had a lot of time in my hands when I made my first server so I had plenty of time to build up knowledge of plugins/commands. As a server owner, I had experiences with World Edit, World Guard, ProtectionStones, PEX, Group Manager, Survival Games, Multiverse, Factions, Essentials, CoreInspector, and others that I have considered as potentially helpful to a server. These plugins I have used for a good year or two and I had a blast with them. I have tried many enchant plugins and found them all amusing to play around with so I think this server would be a great place. I am quite curious about Custom Potions, as it is the first time I've heard of that and it sounds very interesting.
How many hours a day can you put towards the server?:
As summer break is near, I can put in a good 2-4 hours a day.
Do you have any activities that would limit your activity? (eg: I have soccer after school):
Other than preparing for university every now and then and a KAIST camp I'm going for a week or so during summer break, I see no intrusions in my schedule.
Anything else we should know about you?
My favorite color is red, my favorite animals are dogs and cats, I solve rubik's cubes as a sort of hobby every now and then, and I like drawing ^^