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Accepted TomD53's Staff application

Discussion in 'Accepted' started by TomD53, Feb 24, 2021.

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is TomD53 ready for JMOD?

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  1. TomD53

    TomD53 Well-Known Member

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    Brawl Junior Moderator Application

    What is your in-game name?
    - TomD53
    Is your Minecraft account secured and migrated? - Yes

    How old are you? - 17
    What time zone are you in? - GMT
    Are you multilingual? Can you speak multiple languages? - I only speak English.

    What is your experience and knowledge of Brawl? -
    I used to play Capture the Flag on the MCPVP servers where I fell in love with the game and then followed it to Brawl. I then played the game on Brawl for a couple of years until 2017 and took a break until summer 2019. I have spent the past 8 or so months getting back into the game and have taken part in the CTF Draft Team Tournament and Season One since then. It was a video in my recommended on YouTube from CTF Match Spotlight (CMS) that made me remember the fun times I had playing competitive CTF that triggered my return, so I thought it would be fitting if I helped CMS out. After commentating a few matches I decided to write a program that would enhance the viewing experience and aid with the streaming of games. I then collaborated with @Ninsanity to build a tool that enables CMS to create highlight compilations in real-time, to generate visuals of game stats, to automate upcoming map scenes and easily collect highlight clips from games to be used in compilations. An example of this would be the CMS Season One Top 10 video, where I sent out a google form to the community for them to submit clips, ordered the clips in a way that minimised bias and then created voice-overs for the final edit (credit to b0squet!!). My work towards the CMS project has earned me the Media rank and it has been quite rewarding to get positive feedback from the community about the improved quality of the streams.




    Outside of CMS, I lead Fotiá – a CTF Team. We have focused on giving new players opportunities to improve. Since our founding just before the beginning of Season One we have progressed very fast, and all players on the team have improved massively. I am proud of our progress in Season One and I look forward to future seasons. I am very involved with the competitive community and regularly take part in community events and PPMs/PUGs. I also provide a lot of updates on behalf of CMS in the #competitive-announcements channel in the CTF discord. It is this deep involvement in the competitive community which motivates me to apply for staff.

    What is your experience with moderating servers, if any? -
    I have not yet moderated a Minecraft server, but I have moderating experience from other games. During my break between 2017-2019, I played a lot of Overwatch and was a founding member of a community called Scrim Central. This community of over 8000 members is a hub for finding competitive scrims, where team leaders will coordinate with each other. In the past there have been difficult situations with players making threats to each other and so on, which I have experience dealing with. As an admin of the server I have attended a couple of in-person LAN events where Overwatch tournaments were hosted, and I met with other staff members. Speaking of hosting tournaments, we used to host bi-weekly tournaments on that server, containing eight teams and a losers bracket, very similar to CTF Season One. I was part of the team organising these. This was very challenging as Blizzard policies meant that we weren’t allowed to host tournaments over time periods longer than a day. This meant that we had to fit the same amount of matches as the CTF Season One Playoffs into one afternoon, lasting 6-8 hours. This required a large team of moderators and referees, which had to be coordinated. You can watch a recording of one of the finals games here:



    I was also part of the team that developed the stream tool for those games, and it is here that I learnt the skills that I applied when creating the stream tool for CMS. I feel like I can apply more of the lessons I learnt there to being a staff member for Brawl.

    Why do you want to become a moderator on Brawl? -
    As you can see from the paragraphs above, I am very involved in the competitive CTF community and I have experience hosting events and moderating a community. I have had many people encourage me to apply for staff and I think I could help out a lot when it comes to organising events and making the game more friendly to new players. I am also very active in the #suggestions channel (2 of my suggestions were added to the latest update) and I feel like I would be a good voice when it comes to making improvements to the game.

    Have you ever used a hacked client before? - No
    Have you ever been punished (banned, kicked, muted, etc) legitimately on a public Minecraft server? If so, why? - No

    What do you consider your greatest strength? -
    I am good at organising things and collaborating with people. I’m not shy to approach people or reach out to someone. I am open to working with new players.

    What do you consider your greatest weakness? -
    I often take on quite a lot of different tasks or roles and find myself with a lot of work to do. This changes when I can work on a project with other people, so I think I would do well around other staff.

    Which Brawl server(s) are you most active on? - CTF

    How many Brawl staff applications have you made in the past? - None
    Do you have Discord? Of course - Tom#4831
     
  2. BM5

    BM5 Member

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    probably the easiest +1 you'll ever see
     
  3. Trenny

    Trenny Member

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    This is also one of the easiest +1's for me. Your involvement in the competitive scene is really appreciated, especially what you do with Fotia. You've made players in your team better overall and your team chemistry. On top of this you're a very nice guy who seems to know how to handle situations even when you're loaded with tasks. Since your return to capture the flag I've always been clueless why you haven't applied to be staff yet. You would make a great fit.
     
  4. redboo123

    redboo123 Well-Known Member

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    i have never commented on a staff app before but you very well deserve to be my first. you're an awesome person, you are active as ****, your input is always valuable, you & nin did a wonderful job with the cms tool and i really hope you can only make it even better. you're a visionary (had to dig so hard for this word because this was the first time i've ever had to use it but god damn you deserve it 100%), your suggestions are wonderful and you're always helpful, hardest +1 of all time. hope you get the green DEV tag next to allow more creative freedom with brawl api :smile:)), well deserved promotion in advance. flawless.
     
  5. Zernaa

    Zernaa Member

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    Hands down easy +1. Super dedicated to the community and I know as staff you’d bring tons of value to the team. Good luck!
     
  6. esoffron

    esoffron Member

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    Even though everyone is saying it, Tom’s work with CMS, suggestions for the competitive scene, and leading a team dedicated to introducing new players to competitive makes him the easiest +1 ever and a huge addition to the staff team. From planning scrims with him, I can tell that he’s a super organized guy and a great leader. He already has a massive impact in the competitive scene and I think it’s a great step forward for the community if he’s accepted as mod.
     
  7. pestoo

    pestoo Active Member

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    When I first joined Fotia back in October, I honestly didn't really know who you were besides a chemist player who was a leader on the team. Since then, you've become quite the big brother figure to me and I've learned how great of a person you are. Words can not describe just how much you mean to Fotia, and I am damn certain that everyone else on the team feels the same way. If it weren't for you, I don't think Fotia would've been able to progress as much as it has in the past six months at ALL. Besides leadership, you've showcased many other qualities such as being a very smart guy (thanks for all the physics homework help lately btw), being there for others whenever they need it for whatever reason it may be, and in general being a kind guy who is fun to talk to (except for when we're both watching over my recording of matches... jk lol).

    If you get accepted, I think the staff would be gaining a great guy on their team, and if you don't, then Brawl would be completely missing out on a lad who deserves the spot more than anyone else. Easy +1.


    RE5P3CT
     
  8. Zarpin

    Zarpin #1 6ᴏʙʙʏ ꜰᴀɴ & ʙʀᴀᴡʟ ᴠᴏᴛᴇʀ (◕︵◕)

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    How could anyone -1??

    Straight beast B)
     
  9. MoistMayonnaise

    MoistMayonnaise Retired Brawl Staff

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    An easy +1
    Mature, active, dedicated, and well suited for the role. Best of luck
     
  10. pandanielxd

    pandanielxd its panda daniel

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    Haven't spoken much with you since Scrim Central, I hope you've grown enough since then, because if your attitude is at all similar this would be a -1 for me.
    From what I could tell you are more mature now though +1.
     
  11. TomD53

    TomD53 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I would agree that my attitude there was poor at times. I also handled a situation with members of our team badly when I was staff leading me to basically lose all of my friends from overwatch, so I've certainly learnt from that
     
  12. Warrey

    Warrey Member

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    You are dedicated and seem to have the knowledge to be staff!
    Easy +1, Good luck!
     
  13. SpooKool21

    SpooKool21 9 Year McPvPer

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    Very happy to see you apply! You've contributed to Brawl a ton over the last few years through the suggestions you've made and your role in CMS. It'd be very valuable to have you on the staff team; something I think we should do more is start planning how we'll advertise new updates while we're designing these updates, rather than having it be somewhat of an afterthought. We should also start hosting events with the intent of getting some advertising material out of them, which is something I think you would be good at.

    I think the only bit of feedback I have for you is that you should be more active on the forums. A few posts a week giving feedback on suggestions or map submissions, or posting suggestions you have here, would be more than enough. You easily make up for it in other areas though, so this isn't a big deal at all.

    +1, I think you'd be a really good staff member. Best of luck!
     
  14. TomD53

    TomD53 Well-Known Member

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    I'm very grateful for the positive feedback - thanks everyone! :smile:
     
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