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Ximena's OPR Application

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General Questions

  • What is your main character's in-game name?

    • Ximena | Maleficia

  • Where in the world are you located?

    • I currently live in Manila, Philippines.

  • What time zone are you located in?

    • GMT +8

  • How long have you been playing on this server? How long have you been playing Dekaron itself?

    • I’ve been playing here at Rising since January 2016.

    • I’ve been playing Dekaron since 2008.

  • What times will you be able to get in game? (Be specific please : Days/Times etc)

    • During weekdays – 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (GMT +8)

    • Every Saturdays – 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon | 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM

    • Every Sundays – 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon | 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

  • Have you ever been banned, and if so why?

    • I’ve never been banned, but I’ve been jailed in another Dekaron private server (DK Abnormal). I was accused of teleport hacking after I’ve killed a party of 5 people repeatedly in Heiharp. At that time, I didn’t know that there was a GM char’s alt in that party and he got so mad that he jailed me for a month.

    • Needless to say, I never came back there ever since. Even their staff members are abnormal LOL.

  • How much time each day do you spend on the forums, or in game?

    • I honestly spend more time on the forums than in-game (recently).
    • Forums weekdays: 3 hours at most
      Forums weekends: 6 hours at most
      In-game weekdays: 2-3 hours
      In-game weekends: 4-6 hours

  • Can you get on Skype?

    • Yes, of course.

  • Do you have Fraps, or some other sort of video recording software?

    • I have Bandicam and Fraps.

  • Have you had previous experience for the role you are applying for?

    • I used to be a Forum Moderator in Dekaron Fussion as kimian (2011-13) and Dekaron Nemesis as Takius (2010-12).

    • I used to be an Events GM in Dekaron Nemesis as TonsOfFun (2011-14).

    • As you noticed, I did become a staff member for 2 different private servers simultaneously. I was mainly doing it to gain more experience as staff, and not because of espionage or any shit related to that. At present, I don’t play any other servers other than Rising.

    • As a GM in Nemesis, I mainly chased after in-game hackers (vacuum/skill hackers), and held EXP events for the players.

  • Explain why you think you would be a good person for this position.

    • I’m applying for an OPR/Forum Moderator position for the sole reason that I am qualified to become one.

    • As an OPR, it is very important to get every transaction done with integrity and fairness in mind. These are two values that I show even as a regular player. Those who have done transactions with me without any OPR or middleman know what I mean. Even if I never go first whenever I trade for donations, I see to it that the other party gets what he/she needs after the transaction is done.   

  • What made you consider this position?

    • I’ve experienced how it feels like to do a trade involving donations, but the other person just doesn’t trust you enough. To make things worse, there’s no middleman around to help me get the trade done.

    • I’ve considered applying for this position because I believe I’ve gained enough social capital as well as credibility in the community. I’d like to be there for when players need someone trustworthy to become a middleman.  

  • What would you bring to the community and staff team?

    • I know this sounds cliché, but I’d like to be in a better position through which I could help the Rising community.

    • If given the opportunity to become part of the staff team as an OPR, I could offer my help to GMs who are holding the events. For players, they can expect me to promptly assist them during trades.   

    • What else can I contribute? Well, my Segnale gameplay guide isn’t finished yet, and soon, I’ll be making another guide for Incar Magician players as well. <3

  • What do you expect to gain from this position?

    • I’ll make my answer short.

      • Improved social standing

      • Gain more respect from the community

      • D-shop coins so I can also host events on my own

  • Staff are required to use as excellent grammar and spelling as possible. Are you capable of this?

    • Yes, I am capable. I don’t work as a copywriter for nothing hahaha.

Open ended GM/OPR Specific Questions

  • You're throwing a hide and seek event, after 15 minutes you realize you're in a location players cannot get to, how do you react?

    • If ever I commit such an elementary mistake, all I’ve got to do is publicly apologize then restart the Hide-and-Seek event. It’s vital that as staff, I know how to own up to my mistakes so bad reputation will not ensue. Although based on my previous experience as a GM, I usually test all my hiding points using my personal chars. Once done verifying that players can get to my selected spots, I then throw a Hide-and-Seek event.

  • You're throwing a last man standing event, and a group of players are accused of cheating through collusion, what is your response?

    • My response is to never do anything out right, and instead observe and collect as much information as possible before making any decision. When conflicts like this arise, it is a must that I get to see where both sides are coming from. First, I have to ask the people accusing of cheating “proof” or pieces of evidence that support their accusation. Unless they can provide any substantial proof, I won’t proceed to punish the accused. For me, the burden of proof always lies on the accuser.

    • On this note, I’ll keep in mind to have at least 1 or 2 other staff members to observe the LMS event. This is to ensure that I have enough “eyes” to see who’s cheating and who isn’t. When all else fails, I have to trust the judgment of my fellow staff.   

  • An angry player has an issue that you unfortunately cannot help him with. When you tell him this, he becomes irate, and starts to insult you. What do you do?

    • I’ve honestly experienced this before as a staff member. What I usually do even if a player starts insulting me is to never respond with another insult. In situations like this, “putting out fire with fire” will never work. Becoming a staff member means you’re expected to be more matured, patient, and objective than regular players. I’ll be the better person and simply understand where this irate player is coming from. All I can give is reassurance that his issue will soon be resolved (most likely by Nitex) as soon as possible.

  • While going about your duties, a flock of players surround you and begin to ask a series of questions and make several demands, assuming you have no urgent responsibilities, how do you deal with this situation?

    • Before I answer anybody’s questions, I have to make it clear that I’ve got some urgent responsibilities to finish first, then I’ll get back to answering their questions. Normally, players will understand this as long as I am able to explain (in the most professional way possible) what I need to do first before I can help them.


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