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Title: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Fawkes on May 14, 2013, 06:31:30 pm
Hey guys, you might remember me from my development application I sent in for about a year ago, however, I did not have time to do any development so I withdrew it and turned the offer down.

Anyhow, I'm here again, but not interested in a development position, but instead, very much interested in becoming a in-game game master. So first of all, I can tell you that all of the requirements have been met, and here we go with the application!


Q1. What is your main character's in-game name?
My main character is called Bayar.

Q2. What is your real name?
My real name is Ryan.

Q3. Where in the world are you located?
I got three homes actually, and from time to time I move around. My current position is Vasteras, Sweden, where I've lived since December. I also have a home in London, England, which I will move to in the end of summer. And the third home is in Adelaide, Australia, I have no idea when I will go back there.

Q4. What time zone are you located in?
Currently, GMT+1, however my timezone does not restrict me from being online when GMT+1'ers are asleep.

Q5. How old are you?
I am 27 years old, which doesn't really mean that I am mature, but thank god, I think I am.

Q6. Have you played Retail and if so, for how long?
I have most definately played retail. I started back in the Alpha version of WoW, back in 2003 and I kept playing all the way until WotLK, every expansion after WotLK was just rubbish, and not worh dedicating any time in.

Q7. What times exactly can you GM? (Be specific please : Days/Times etc)
Well, since I finished my studies 5 years ago, and work not taking up too much of my freetime, the days that I can GM are not limited. I will be available in-game a couple of times everyday, so I won't miss anything.

Q8. How much time each day do you spend on WoW, on the forums or in-game?
On the forums, not so much, if I become GM and actually have something to do on the forums, a bit more. In-game, I spend several hours, not doing anything really because I unlike leveling, even though it's a lot faster here.

Q9. Have you had previous experience as a Game Master? And if so, on what server, and function?
Experience as a Game Master is something that I have gathered under the years that have passed. I started off GM'ing on a server called World of Valhall, back in 2008, this server was one of the best I have ever played on, and I turned out to be the co-administrator where I was administrating everywhere really, even the development. The second server that I GM'd on was World of Scriptcraft, back in 2011, here I became the Head GM. There has also been some servers inbetween the ones I already listed, but they're not worth mentioning because I simply was just GM'ing on them, and they closed down pretty fast (non-serious projects).

Q10. Tell us a little about yourself.
Well, there's not much to know really, I live a simple life with my wife and my son. I'm originally from Leeds, England where I grew up and went to school. I got into Oxford, where I studied Science for about 4 years. I graduated with a Diploma in Science back in 2010. I work at a company called Dice, where I work with development. Dice is a big company, perhaps you''ve heard of it, they created Battlefield(however this is not a project that I work on). I love to travel, especially to warm countries. I am a Manchester United enthusiast, and will probably never stop supporting that club. I love dogs.

Q11. Explain why you think you would be a good GM.
I think I'd be a great asset to the team, I can provide people with the assistance that they require, and I have years of experience that will support that point. I know everything about the whole area, GM'ing, that is.

Q12. What interests you most about the GM position?
Honestly, just being lazy, sitting still somewhere, answering tickets, taking it relaxed and easy, listening to some good music and just do what I like doing, help people, make people feel better by solving their problems and making their gameplay a lot easier.

Q13. What positive additions could you (or do you already) make to the server/Community?
Currently, I don't do anything for the community, nor the server. I want this to change, because I like you people too much to not do anything for you. I can bring an great asset to the team, I love humour and will most definately bring some onto the table. I will support people in any way that I can, and I will most likely make you a Manchester United enthusiast. :-)

Q14. We require all GM's to act professional at all times, this includes proper spelling and grammar.[We will not accept you if you have a lack of proper spelling and grammar]
Proper spelling and grammar shouldn't be an issue, I have sufficient experience speaking and writing english from my earlier years in England and Australia.

Q15. If you were going to submit a suggestion for us, what would it be?
Well, when I was leveling my mage I kept blinking through the ground which made me aggrevated, having to ressurect at the spirit healer and having to put out with ressurection sickness. If you could fix that blink, that would be amazing. Another suggestion could be to disable the 'epic donation rewards' that you can acquire, mostly because I am against donation rewards in all ways other than cosmetic items such as tabards and pets/mounts.

Q16. Events can get out of control, how would you pull a situation under control if it went bad?
Warnings should be delievered to the people creating the bad situations, if they do not stop, consequences will happen. However, I am not a man that enjoys punishment. If we can all get to an agreement where bad situations will never be created again, we can all just move along.

Q17. What do you think is the most important thing a GM can do?
A GM's role is to assist people in-game, answer the tickets submitted and fix the problems that have arisen, nothing more, nothing less.

Q18. Do you know WHAT a gm does? Please explain.
I most certainly know what GM does, and I'm pretty sure that I just answered it in the question above. A GM's job is to assist people, help them with their needs and smoothen out the gameplay for the players.

Q19a. What will you do if a Player asked you for help?
I would never not agree to help people that needs assistance.

Q19b. And when you don't have time to help him?
Time can always be made and help can always be delivered.

Q20. What can you do to help the server grow?
I can be a supportive helper in-game, perhaps people will enjoy my assistance, maybe they will tell their friends that VanillaGaming has the best support system in the vanilla world. :-)

All the best to you all
Cheers, Fawkes.


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: yanpriest on May 14, 2013, 07:00:09 pm
I think we got enough Gm's but i am not sure,anyway good luck mate


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Fawkes on May 14, 2013, 07:54:28 pm
I think we got enough Gm's but i am not sure,anyway good luck mate
You sure? Because I always seem to be having a hard time getting my ticket answered. Sometimes I have to wait hours and hours.


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: yanpriest on May 14, 2013, 08:18:34 pm
I think we got enough Gm's but i am not sure,anyway good luck mate
You sure? Because I always seem to be having a hard time getting my ticket answered. Sometimes I have to wait hours and hours.
I am not sure i have told that


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Nomagio on May 14, 2013, 08:26:32 pm
+1, mature, good application. Experience from previous servers. Seems a nice guy. Might as well give him a shot at it.

Talk about there being too many GMs is nonsense. There's a few active ones, more would definitely be desirable to help out with things.


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Makhagal on May 14, 2013, 09:03:52 pm
A great GM app, here's a +1 for ya :)


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Ergamemnon on May 14, 2013, 09:14:19 pm
Because I always seem to be having a hard time getting my ticket answered. Sometimes I have to wait hours and hours.

You can't have enough GMs.


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Fawkes on May 14, 2013, 09:25:14 pm
Because I always seem to be having a hard time getting my ticket answered. Sometimes I have to wait hours and hours.

You can't have enough GMs.
You're right, I never said you couldn't!

Thanks for the nice words guys :-)


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Ridiculus on May 14, 2013, 10:52:22 pm
When you live in Australia, it must take a super long time to commute to work. Rofl.

Anyways you seem like a great guy but it seems like you'd be too busy for this.

I still would support you though.


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Meurth on May 14, 2013, 11:01:40 pm
Much rather apply for developer again, Zeard really needs help scripting that core.


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: wopwop on May 14, 2013, 11:06:54 pm
I love dogs.
You've got my +



Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Swordy on May 14, 2013, 11:10:52 pm
Google image searching your avatar leads me to Gaiaonline.

In case you come from that ****hole I can not take you seriously.

No.


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Tereck on May 14, 2013, 11:52:17 pm
+1, mature, good application. Experience from previous servers. Seems a nice guy. Might as well give him a shot at it.

Talk about there being too many GMs is nonsense. There's a few active ones, more would definitely be desirable to help out with things.


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Trees on May 15, 2013, 12:18:13 am

Q3. Where in the world are you located?
I got three homes actually
wow thats a lot of homes!
tbh i liked your application,+1 good luck


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Fawkes on May 15, 2013, 06:52:52 am
When you live in Australia, it must take a super long time to commute to work. Rofl.

Anyways you seem like a great guy but it seems like you'd be too busy for this.

I still would support you though.
Yeah you'd think so wouldn't you, truth is though that I am able to work over  the internet when I'm away, so no work time will go lost. Submiting development isn't something that necessarily demands an office :)

Google image searching your avatar leads me to Gaiaonline.

In case you come from that ****hole I can not take you seriously.

No.
I don't even know what Gaiaonline is :/


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Makhagal on May 15, 2013, 07:23:47 am
Google image searching your avatar leads me to Gaiaonline.

In case you come from that ****hole I can not take you seriously.

No.
Why so offensive?


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Thartarach on May 15, 2013, 08:39:08 am
+1 nice app, good luck, we definitely need more GMs


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Ergamemnon on May 15, 2013, 02:45:41 pm
Whereas,
 if you are that much devoted to the project, better apply as a C+ + coder.
Zeard definitetly needs some help.


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Faizi on May 15, 2013, 04:35:25 pm
Nice App +1


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: yanpriest on May 15, 2013, 05:04:33 pm
+1, mature, good application. Experience from previous servers. Seems a nice guy. Might as well give him a shot at it.

Talk about there being too many GMs is nonsense. There's a few active ones, more would definitely be desirable to help out with things.
I  didnt  told that we r full on gm's just i have told i am not sure,i am not against his gm app   :-\ :-\


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Makhagal on May 15, 2013, 06:13:45 pm
+1 nice app, good luck, we definitely need more GMs


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Fawkes on May 16, 2013, 12:16:37 pm
I understand that developers are the people that are most needed by servers, however that's not my wish with my application. I don't feel like I can bring as much to the table as a developer (simply because I cannot take the time to submit fixes everyday), as I would as a game master. If I did have the time to develop, I most definately would.

Thank you all for the nice comments. Proves that the time I put into writing this application actually came to a use :-)


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Sins on May 20, 2013, 09:27:46 am
I understand that developers are the people that are most needed by servers, however that's not my wish with my application. I don't feel like I can bring as much to the table as a developer (simply because I cannot take the time to submit fixes everyday), as I would as a game master. If I did have the time to develop, I most definately would.

Thank you all for the nice comments. Proves that the time I put into writing this application actually came to a use :-)

unless you wanna arrange paid contract, it doesnt need to be a certain number of updates per week..any help would be appreciated


but yes we need new gms also due to current ones slackin and you seem like good candinate, but preferably dev, why not both


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Fawkes on May 20, 2013, 10:40:49 am
unless you wanna arrange paid contract, it doesnt need to be a certain number of updates per week..any help would be appreciated


but yes we need new gms also due to current ones slackin and you seem like good candinate, but preferably dev, why not both

You're right, why not both? Well, I might be able to submit updates from time to time but not on a regular basis and not any big updates. Personally I feel like focusing only on the game master role, but I might be able to get something going on connecting them both. If that sounds interesting.


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Fawkes on May 29, 2013, 07:55:50 pm
bump :-)


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Meurth on May 29, 2013, 08:03:34 pm
unless you wanna arrange paid contract, it doesnt need to be a certain number of updates per week..any help would be appreciated


but yes we need new gms also due to current ones slackin and you seem like good candinate, but preferably dev, why not both

You're right, why not both? Well, I might be able to submit updates from time to time but not on a regular basis and not any big updates. Personally I feel like focusing only on the game master role, but I might be able to get something going on connecting them both. If that sounds interesting.

Yes please :)


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: IamBlondy on July 05, 2013, 06:14:56 am
So what happened to this?

Not sure if you got my support, you and Mink had a brawl in her GM app, seems like your both stinky fishes to me ))


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: WoW4Life on July 05, 2013, 01:14:26 pm
Nice app,really, you got a +1 from me :)


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Les the Cookie Pirate on July 05, 2013, 05:49:24 pm
You main ally or horde char?


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Alexanderson on July 05, 2013, 08:02:00 pm
Sorry for da late vote,but +1 from Alexo :D.


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Heinuos on July 05, 2013, 08:24:34 pm
Can't say i've really talked to you or seen you and that argument on minks GM app about all these false claims is quite off-putting, but I'd like to see you as a Dev more then a GM, I mean what's the point in knowing coding if you won't/can't use it and this server could do with an extra coder,

I'll stay neutral for now till the argument with mink has sorted itself out.


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Fawkes on July 09, 2013, 11:37:28 pm
I'm not interested in a GM nor a Developer position on this server. It's too "fishy", right Blondy? =)


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: IamBlondy on July 10, 2013, 01:10:04 am
I'm not interested in a GM nor a Developer position on this server. It's too "fishy", right Blondy? =)
Hm? I said you were fishy yes, your brawl with Mink was abit odd. I don't know wich one of you to trust and none of you should be a GM nor Dev. Good day sir.


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Ridiculus on July 10, 2013, 04:57:32 am
You're all bad. You know what GMs do today? 80% of their job is responding to tickets about quests. Who has the most knowledge about the quests here at VG? Ai. There is your GM.

Ai for GM!


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: IamBlondy on July 10, 2013, 09:49:17 am


Ai for GM!
This.


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Battlemaster on July 10, 2013, 01:07:22 pm
You're all bad. You know what GMs do today? 80% of their job is responding to tickets about quests. Who has the most knowledge about the quests here at VG? Ai. There is your GM.

Ai for GM!
kinda wrong Lerroyy did  most of the Vg quest i think :P


Title: Re: Fawkes GM Application
Post by: Ridiculus on July 10, 2013, 03:50:18 pm
You're all bad. You know what GMs do today? 80% of their job is responding to tickets about quests. Who has the most knowledge about the quests here at VG? Ai. There is your GM.

Ai for GM!
kinda wrong Lerroyy did  most of the Vg quest i think :P

Dodger is stupid.