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[Guide] How To Make The Best Application 10 months 2 weeks ago #682446



How To Make

The Best Application
By Raeker

Index
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  • General Information
  • SSRP
  • TTT
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  • So you've been thinking of applying for one of ZARP's many Gmod servers? You've spent some time on the server, meeting other people and overall having a great time? You believe you want to help, or make some kind of difference to the comunity and its server? Well, that's great to hear! Although you are already being an absolutely amazing person by playing the game, you can also become a staff member and help out wherever you can!

    General Information
    • Introduction
    • Ranks
    • Criteria for Becoming Staff
    • General Hints & Tips
    Introduction
    We're always looking for new staff members to help improve the server's expierence for all its users.

    There is one obstacle to this however. You can't just say "Make me a staff member please" and have your powers handed out to you. I'm afraid it's a bit more complicated than that. In some other Gmod communities, you can simply buy staff. In ZARP you can buy VIP and Booster Packs (the latter being purely for SSRP), but neither will grant you with any kind of power or authority.

    Instead, you'll have to apply. For almost every staff rank there's a template that you have to follow and an application that you'll have to make. I'll go deeper into that later.

    Ranks
    The current ranking system goes as follows:

    Moderator < Administrator < Super Administrator < Head Administrator < Server Owner < Community Developer < Community Manager < Community Owner

    You can apply for all positions up until Head Administrator.

    Note that each of these ranks are server based. For example, being an Administrator on our DarkRP server does not make you an Administrator on our TTT server.

    I will not describe what each of these ranks do and what it means. If you want to know the difference between, say, a Super Administrator and a Head Administrator then go to this post.

    Criteria for Becoming Staff
    There are plenty of criteria for becoming a staff member. Firstly, you need to understand that the only way to become staff is by applying for one of our servers following the correct template. All applications will be reviewed in the weekly meetings, and all staff members with the correct rank will vote on your application.

    What I mean with the last part is that say a Moderator on TTT cannot vote on Moderator applications for SSRP. However, a SSRP Administrator can vote on Moderator applications for DarkRP. They can also vote on Administrator applications for SSRP, but Moderators on that server can not do so as they do not hold the Administrator rank on SSRP.

    Basically, if you hold the rank, you can vote on all applications for that rank. An exception to this are the Community Team ranks (which we'll go deeper into some other time) and the Server Owner ranks (Server Owners are voted on, but you cannot apply).

    However, what you're here for is an answer to the obvious question: How do I get accepted for staff?

    There are several criteria that staff members will take into account when reviewing your application. It goes as follows:
    • Activity
    • For each server we recommend two weeks of consistent activity before applying for staff. This means that you have plenty of time every single day or almost every single day on the server. This is to ensure that you're familiar with the server, the gamemode, its users, its staff members and also to check whether you're familiar with the rules, as you can be easily punished during this time.

      Note that almost all servers have a minimum activity requirement as well. For TTT you need 4 hours each week, for Deathrun 3 hours each week and for Bhop, Surf, Prop Hunt and Murder you need 2 hours each week. For SSRP there is no activity requirement, but as it is also the most confusing gamemode the recommendation is: the more, the better.

      If you do not keep up with the activity requirement (or in the case of SSRP, your minimum F1 count) after being accepted for staff you can, and eventually will be put up for demotion. Do keep that in mind.

    • Recent Punishments
    • When the staff team reviews your application, they'll also look at the amount of recent punishments you have. This includes, but isn't limited to: warnings, gags, mutes, bans, jails, freezes and kicks.

      Any punishment can, and will be, held against you. However we will not usually take them all into account. The staff team will only look at your recent punishments, and all punishments stay recent up to two weeks.

      It depends on the server how harshly they take the recent punishments into account. Some servers have a very strict (unspoken) policy and will deny users the moment they have a recent mute, whilst other servers would even accept staff with multiple recent warnings. In all cases, any recent punishment is bad; however, on most servers 2 is the absolute maximum you can have if you want to be accepted. Keep in mind that people have been accepted with more and that people have also been denied with less. It all depends on what the staff members vote and how well you're doing on the other criteria.

    • Attitude In-Game
    • Attitude is a very big one. You might not break any rules, but if you're always acting immature, screaming down your microphone (but not too excessively to warrant a mute) and just generally acting like a bit of a kid staff will feel less inclined to vote 'yes' for you. Either because they dislike your attitude or because they have serious concerns about you becoming a staff member and do not believe you're fit for the task - it doesn't really matter. They choose who becomes staff and who doesn't, so try to stay on most of their good side if you can.

      Being able to properly express yourself in English, acting mature and calmly and staying level-headed in all situations is a massive plus if you're applying for staff, as it shows that you're quite possibly capable of holding the rank and doing a good job.

      Keep in mind that there's no age minimum for staff members on our servers. You cannot be denied for being young or being a child, but you can be denied for showing immaturity and incapability.

    • Application
    • The application is the way you present yourself to the staff team. This guide is there to show you how you can present yourself in the best possible way.

    • Helping Out
    • Helping out on the server can be a massive bonus as well. On SSRP this means making a lot of F1's and trying to report as many rulebreaks as you can. For example you're walking around and you see a base blocking the road, if you make an F1 about this (although it might not bother you directly yourself) it shows to the staff team that you're dedicated and try your best to help out on the server, even though you're not staff yet.

      On TTT this means making reports and trying to help the staff member handling it. If you press F8 you can find the logs yourself. You could possibly help, or at the very least try to help, by copying the logs into the chat. You could also report rulbreaks using admin chat (@ [message]) and make ban requests on the forums when staff aren't online.

      For all other servers, but also for TTT and SSRP: try to not disturb the staff from doing their job, try to show a willingness to help even if you can't and report rulebreakers on the forums providing plenty of evidence to support your claims.

    All of these can be equally important, depending on the staff team that's voting for you. Some people get denied with one week of consistent activity, others get accepted for it. The difference? The staff team simply voted "Yes" more often than "No". Although all conditions are the same, there's nothing that stops any staff member from voting "Yes" or "No". It's often opinion based, and staff will vote who they like more rather than who they think is the better candidate.

    Do understand that we try to discourage our staff from voting in such a way, but there's nothing that stops them from doing so.

    General Hints & Tips
    Here I'll go over some things that go for all applications.

    Make it presentable. Your application will be the first thing that people will see when they discuss it in the meeting. Not just that, if they've never met you it's the only thing they can go by. So making it presentable is extremely important.

    What I mean by this is that an application shouldn't have overly many grammar and spelling mistakes and should not seem extremely messy. Using bbcode is the best way to present your application, and you'll often see people use this. Some people also make applications using pictures, but we won't go very deeply into that today.

    If you're unsure how you should properly use bbcode, then please go to this guide. It has all the necessary information you need. Don't forget that there is such a thing as using too much bbcode. Especially in the case of colour differences will you encounter problems - using too many bright colours might give some readers a headache, which isn't exactly a good first impression.

    Don't be afraid to do something original. What I mean by this is that originality isn't bad in the slightest. You'll definitely have to follow the template, but don't be afraid to divert from it when you can. I've seen people add things such as pro's and con's to convince people whether accepting them is a good thing or not, and although nobody ever asked for it it has always been appreciated by people.

    In the end, an application is supposed to show the best of yourself. It's supposed to convince us, the reader and most especially, the staff team that will vote on your application, that we should accept you as staff. This means that writing things like "To be honest, I don't care if I get it or not" and "I don't know what to write here" are not good answers, as they won't convince anyone to vote 'Yes' for you in the meeting.

    Being original means that you shouldn't be afraid to do things that other people, or at the very least very few people, like to do. Interpreting questions in a different way is never a bad thing, as long as you answer the question correctly.

    Being original does not mean that you should add unnecessary questions to the template. I have, for example, seen people add questions such as this: "What would you gain from accepting me" or "How do I think I'd benefit the server". Note that both of these questions are the exact same and, even worse, is already part of the template: "Why should I be chosen" means the exact same thing as the two questions I provided to you just now, and are entirely useless.

    Don't be afraid of what others will say. In the end, there will be people that will not support you. In the case of Lead Team applications, where there are only a limited amount of places for staff, there will be people that prefer other candidates over you. In the case of Moderator and Admin applications, there will be people that dislike you and the things you've done.

    Don't be afraid to take the criticism provided by others into account. If someone tells you what they believe you've done wrong, take it as a compliment that they took the time to share that with you and try your best to improve on it. Don't be scared of the people that don't support you as they are not always the ones that make the final vote - the staff team does.

    This does not mean that you should immediately believe that what everyone states is immediately the truth. If someone minus-supports you for reasons that you know are false or if the person that gave their feedback is a known rulebreaker themselves, feel free to entirely ignore them. Of course, if they say something that is actually valid you should still take that into account.

    Listen to the feedback of Lead Team members. They're very trusted people in this community, that know better than no one what it's like to be a staff member and what it's like to make mistakes. If they don't respond on your application, ask them over Steam or on Teamspeak. They're there to help both users as well as staff members and will always help you if they're given the chance.

    Also, if your application is denied, be sure to look at its reason and try to improve on it. Such a reason can be anything, but one of the more comon reasons is having recent punishments. Punishments stay recent up to two weeks, so reapply when you know for a fact they've expired. Don't be afraid to message any staff member to send you your recent punishments, as all staff are able to see them. Also don't be afraid to message any staff for their vote in the meeting. Although staff members can't share what others have voted, they can state their own vote and their own opinions.

    If you applied for Lead Team or for a Teamspeak/Forum position, ask any staff member that was in that meeting for their vote and their reasoning behind it.

    Click here for a good guide on how to treat criticism and feedback properly.

    Be patient. Last but not least, patience is a very important one. All applications are handled in the weekly meetings and will (or, at the very least, shouldn't be) skipped. Therefore don't spam applications. There are plenty of people that decide to post a second application after realizing that they've not received word whether they've been accepted yet or not.

    Don't bump your applications 5 times each day either. Heck, I've seen people bump their application minutes after its been posted. Feel free to bump it when nobody has been posting feedback for a while and it's pages away from the front page on the "Recent Topics" page, but if you do it too much people could get irritated. It also gives people a relatively immature impression of you, which is not good when applying for staff.

    Everybody loves to hear feedback, so you can obviously ask people in-game, on Steam or on Teamspeak to check out your application. Once again, don't say it every 5 minutes - like I said before, it could give people the impression that you're immature.

    Also don't rush things. If you've just gotten moderator, don't apply for administrator straight after. Wait a few days at least, or even better: wait a whole week. The more experience you get, the higher the chances of you getting accepted for a higher rank. Don't forget that time and experience aren't the same thing - there have been people out there that got SA shortly after getting Admin, and there have been people that were Admin for months before finally getting promoted.

    There's also the matter of trust. If the other staff don't trust you yet, the chances of you getting accepted for a higher rank are relatively small.

    Meetings are held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Depending on which server you're applying for, your application will be voted on by the staff team on one of these days and the voting result will be posted on your application. There will also be a meeting outcome posted with the results of all applications, possible new Lead Team members and possible rule changes.

    If you're unsure when the meeting is for whichever server you're applying for, you can look at this picture:
    Good luck!

    This was the first section of my guide. The other sections will go into more detail with each server. You can either scroll down or click on the links up above to quickly go to a more in-depth guide to whichever server you'd like to apply for.
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    [Guide] How To Make The Best Application 10 months 2 weeks ago #682448



    How To Make

    The Best Application
    By Raeker

    Index
    Click on the links to quickly go that part of the guide.

  • General Information
  • SSRP
  • TTT
  • Deathrun link COMING SOON
  • Prophunt link COMING SOON
  • Surf link COMING SOON
  • Bhop link COMING SOON
  • Murder link COMING SOON
  • Forums & Teamspeak link COMING SOON
  • Lead Team link COMING SOON

  • So you've been thinking of applying for one of ZARP's many Gmod servers? You've spent some time on the server, meeting other people and overall having a great time? You believe you want to help, or make some kind of difference to the comunity and its server? Well, that's great to hear! Although you are already being an absolutely amazing person by playing the game, you can also become a staff member and help out wherever you can!

    SSRP
    • Introduction
    • Moderator Template
    • AdministratorTemplate
    • General Hints & Tips
    Introduction
    So you want to apply for our DarkRP server, huh? That's great to hear! SSRP, or Semi-Serious Role Play, is always looking for new staff. There are three servers with hundreds of users each day, so obviously there are times when staff are needed to deal with the rulebreakers.

    Don't forget, though, that SSRP is a relatively complicated gamemode. There are countless of situations that you could encounter both as a user as well as a staff member. Knowing the rules is a must, and having good playtime so that you have enough experience is a must as well.

    On each server they recommend at least two weeks of consistent activity before applying. On SSRP that is almost always upheld, with very few exceptions. If you're not an ex-staff member or an amazing guy (or both, in a lot of cases) then the chances of you getting accepted with just one week is extremely small. If you have less than a week than the chances of getting accepted are practically 0.

    Similarily, they're very strict with recent punishments. If you have a punishment that is recent (all punishments stay recent up to two weeks) then you definitely don't have as good a chance to get accepted as someone without one.

    Moderator Template
    Click here for the SSRP template.

    This is the SSRP template:
    [b]RP Name:[/b]
    [b]Time Zone:[/b]
    [b]Link to Steam Profile:[/b]
    [b]SteamID:[/b]
    [b]Current Gametracker Profiles:[/b]
    Server 1 - https://www.gametracker.com/server_info/darkrp.zarpgaming.com:27015/top_players/
    Server 2 - https://www.gametracker.com/server_info/darkrp.zarpgaming.com:27025/top_players/
    Server 3 - https://www.gametracker.com/server_info/usa.zarpgaming.com:27015/top_players/
    
    [b]Estimated Server Time:[/b]
    
    [b]Languages I speak:[/b]
    
    [b]Explain "Random Death Match" and give an example scenario:[/b]
    
    [b]Explain "New Life Rule" and give an example scenario:[/b]
    
    [b]Explain how you would handle the following situation:[/b]
    [i]Player x accuses player y for RDMing him, the console log shows that player y killed player x.[/i]
    
    [b]Explain how you would handle the following situation:[/b]
    [i]Player x accuses player y for breaking NLR, the kills are pretty close together in console (a few lines apart) at a peak time.[/i]
    
    [b]Why I should be chosen (we recommend around 150 words):[/b]

    The application exists out of 12 questions, each of which need to be answered properly. I'll go in-depth into each of these questions.
    RP Name
    Your RP Name is your Roleplay name. It's what you're called in the game and what other users will know you as. For me personally, my Roleplay name is Raeker, which is also my Steam and Forums name. Other people have a different name, such as a current SSRP Head Administrator, ChummyXRay. His Steam/Forums/Teamspeak name is all ChummyXRay, but his RP Name is Trinidad.
    Time Zone
    Your time zone depends on where you live. For the most part this doesn't matter, unless you live in the US or some other none-European time zone. As that's usually night-time for a lot of staff members, the demand for US/Asian-based staff is high.

    My timezone is CEST during Summer and CET during Winter.

    If you're unsure what your timezone is you can look that up here.
    Link to Steam Profile
    This one can be a little more tricky for some people. The Steampowered app does not allow you to enter any links, so finding yours can be tricky sometimes. There are multiple ways to find your Steam Profile link:

    1. Google it

    Note that this will only work if your name is not very commonly used.

  • Log into the Steam webbrowser and find it there

  • As your browser doesn't save you being logged in, you might not want to log into your steam browser just to find your profile link. Especially not if you've got the Steam guard authenticator.

  • Find your name using the Steamcommunity player finder


  • Simply click on Community, either in a browser or on the app, and enter your name. Once again this will only work if your name isn't commonly used.

  • Find your URL/Make a custom URL at your steam profile

  • If I'm correct it takes Steam a short while to make your customURL, but if it's something that's easy to remember then you can easily find it for later use.
    If you have not made a custom url, the link will instead use your SteamID64:
    http://steamcommunity.com/id/76561198076515648/

    SteamID
    The great thing is, if you've found your link to your Steam profile then you've practically also found your SteamID. Note that we only care about your regular SteamID, not your SteamID64 or SteamID3.

    Simply go to a SteamID searcher somewhere online, I personally like to use the website steamid.io



    Simply enter your link to steam profile and you'll get a list of useful information. Please note that the CustomURL it shows is my old one - for whatever reason it never updated it on this site.

    Just copy and paste the SteamID it shows there onto your application.
    Finding your gametracker profile is easier than it looks. We use gametrackers to see what your time is on the servers. That way we can check whether you have played a lot or very little, and how long you've been playing for.

    To find your gametracker, simply open the link for each server and type in your name.





    You should then see a page similar to the last image. At the top of that page is a URL. Simply copy that url into the application and you'll have found your gametracker!

    If your gametracker does not show when you've entered in your Steam name, it means that you either haven't played on the server, played on the server with a different name (note that it tracks your steam name, not your steam profile – this means that you have different gametrackers for your different steam names. Similarily, other people with the same Steam name would also count towards “your” gametracker) or it didn't track your time.

    Gametracker only tracks your server time when you get score. As you might have noticed, I don't have very much activity on SSRP. This isn't because I haven't played – I have in fact played quite a big amount – but the only way to get score on SSRP is by killing people. I don't kill people so I don't get score.

    This is what it should look like:
    Current Gametracker Profiles:
    Server 1 - https://www.gametracker.com/player/Raeker/darkrp.zarpgaming.com:27015/
    Server 2 - https://www.gametracker.com/player/Raeker/darkrp.zarpgaming.com:27025/
    Server 3 – https://www.gametracker.com/player/Raeker/usa.zarpgaming.com:27015/
    Estimated Server Time
    I won't lie, nobody quite knows what this question really means. Most people simply show their accumulated time across all three servers, some people simply state something along the lines of “I've been playing since March” or “Since I started in March I put around 20 hours into the gamemode across all three servers.

    An example of a good answer would be this:


    This is legitimately true, by the way – back when I applied for SSRP in April I had plenty of time on the servers, but as I never killed anyone it only showed 16 minutes on my gametrackers across all three servers.
    Languages I speak
    The easiest question of them all: what languages do you speak? Add whichever language you speak, either fluently or only a little. However, if you claim that you speak a whole lot of languages people might call you out on it, and if it turns out that you only know a few words they might not appreciate you putting those languages on there. Do keep that in mind, though it really doesn't matter.
    Explain "Random Death Match" and give an example scenario:
    This one is a little more up to you. Explain RDM in your own words and don't forget to give an example scenario. Especially the latter is often forgotten.



    This, right here, is an example case. You can do it differently, as long as you explain RDM and give an example scenario. I made use of bbcode to define some of the answers a little better, and to make the application as a whole look more presentable.

    Do NOT literally copy what I posted here. If you copy anything that I show you, your application WILL be denied. Simply use it for inspiration to help yourself on your way.
    Explain "New Life Rule" and give an example scenario:
    In this one, you need to explain NLR in your own words and give an example scenario. Once again, do not forget that example scenario – it is often forgotten but it is still part of the template.



    Once again this is an example case. You can do it differently, as long as you explain NLR and give an example scenario. I made use of bbcode to define some of the answers a little better, and to make the application as a whole look more presentable.

    Do NOT literally copy what I posted here. If you copy anything that I show you, your application WILL be denied. Simply use it for inspiration to help yourself on your way.
    Explain how you would handle the following situation:
    Player x accuses player y for RDMing him, the console log shows that player y killed player x.
    Here you need to explain how you would handle this situation. Explain how YOU would handle it if you had the chance. Once again I'll give you an example, to help you on your way.



    You can explain it differently, as long as you answer the question. Note that this question hints to having had a sit experience, so if you have never experienced a sit this question might be a little hard to answer. This also means, however, that you do not know how this server handles its rulebreakers and thus hints to not having much experience playing on the server.

    Do NOT literally copy what I posted here. If you copy anything that I show you, your application WILL be denied. Simply use it for inspiration to help yourself on your way.
    Explain how you would handle the following situation:
    Player x accuses player y for breaking NLR, the kills are pretty close together in console (a few lines apart) at a peak time.
    This question is similar to the last question, although the scenario is a little different. Once again answer how YOU would handle this situation. Do not copy what I have posted for you down below.



    You can explain it in a different way, as long as you answer the question correctly. Note that this question hints to having had a sit experience, so if you have never experienced a sit this question might be a little hard to answer. This also means, however, that you do not know how this server handles its rulebreakers and thus hints to not having much experience playing on the server.

    Do NOT literally copy what I posted here. If you copy anything that I show you, your application WILL be denied. Simply use it for inspiration to help yourself on your way.
    Why I should be chosen:
    I won't even give you an example with this one? Why? Because this is a personal question, one that you have to answer yourself entirely. Everyone has their own reason for wanting to help the server. Some people find staffing fun, others simply want to help out and a few people simply want to experience what it's like. Why do you want to help out, and why should the staff team vote to pick you? Answer that question properly, and you could easily get the support of the staff team in the meeting.

    Administrator Template
    Coming Soon

    General Hints & Tips
    Be sure to make a lot of F1's. Making F1's shows to the staff team that you're trying your best to help out, as well as proving to everyone that you know the rules and have an interest in dealing with rulebreakers.

    If you're unsure how to answer some of the questions, don't be afraid to ask! Just ask anyone, either on Teamspeak or on Steam, to help you. I'm always available on Steam to help anyone with an application for any server, and there are plenty of staff members that have gone to countless of meetings and know exactly what it's like to be denied. They also know how hard it can be to answer some of these, so just ask them for feedback or help if you need it.

    You should also read this post. There are several other guides in that thread that could also help you on your way, if you ever need inspiration.

    Be active on the forums and on Teamspeak! Everyone is an amazing person at heart, but not everyone in that meeting will know you if you've only been in the game. Post on the forums when you can, state your opinions on your fellow applicants and be sure to see if there's any post where you could help other users out or where people might appreciate your input.

    Showing yourself to the rest of the staff team is extremely useful, as when they get to know you better they'll also be more inclined to vote yes for you.

    Be sure to go on Teamspeak often as well. We often talk there with eachother and have a lot of fun. Showing yourself there will make everyone know you more and they'll thus be more inclined to vote yes for you.

    And before you ask, no, ZARP does NOT have a Discord at this time. We had one in the past, but as Teamspeak is simply more useful for what we do and having both a Discord, a Teamspeak and a forums at the same time simply proved that the Discord was unneeded and unused. It died within a week and will almost definitely never return.

    Don't forget, it's not just about the application. Although the application is the first step you have to make to becoming staff, it isn't the only thing the staff team looks at in the meeting. Your application is obviously one of the most important aspects of applying - if you don't make one, you couldn't possibly ever get accepted - but they look at other things as well.

    However, your application is simply the first thing people will see. Making sure that you have a good application can definitely be a good bonus, and plenty of people have been denied for making lackluster applications.

    Good luck!
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    [Guide] How To Make The Best Application 7 months 3 days ago #779496



    How To Make

    The Best Application
    By Raeker

    Index
    Click on the links to quickly go that part of the guide.

  • General Information
  • SSRP
  • TTT
  • Deathrun link COMING SOON
  • Prophunt link COMING SOON
  • Surf link COMING SOON
  • Bhop link COMING SOON
  • Murder link COMING SOON
  • Forums & Teamspeak link COMING SOON
  • Lead Team link COMING SOON

  • So you've been thinking of applying for one of ZARP's many Gmod servers? You've spent some time on the server, meeting other people and overall having a great time? You believe you want to help, or make some kind of difference to the comunity and its server? Well, that's great to hear! Although you are already being an absolutely amazing person by playing the game, you can also become a staff member and help out wherever you can!

    TTT
    • Introduction
    • Moderator Template
    • AdministratorTemplate
    • General Hints & Tips
    Introduction
    Trouble in Terrorist Town is always looking for new staff to help the server. Staff members are always needed and so your willingness to help is greatly appreciated! RDM, Prop abuse and disrespectful users are always an issue on the servers, so any and all help is welcome.

    TTT is ZARP's second most popular gamemode. It is relatively complicated with several rules that you absolutely must now if you wish to enforce them. If you have any questions regarding some of the rules, be sure to contact any current Lead Team members to be sure you know them.

    On each server they recommend at least two weeks of consistent activity before applying. On TTT that is sometimes upheld, but not always. If you play actively for a week without breaking any rules then you have a very big chance of getting accepted. However, having two continuous weeks is always better and strongly recommended, especially if you have recent punishments.

    Moderator Template
    Click here for the TTT template.

    This is the TTT template:
    [b]Steam Name:[/b]
    [b]Link to Steam Profile:[/b]
    [b]SteamID:[/b]
    
    [b]Link to GameTracker for the server:[/b]
    [b]Server 1: [/b] http://www.gametracker.com/server_info/play.zarpgaming.com:27017/top_players/
    
    [b]Languages I speak:[/b]
    
    [b]Explain "Random Death Match" and give an example scenario:[/b]
    
    [b]Give three examples of an acceptable KOS and its scenario:[/b]
    
    [b]Give two examples of unacceptable KOS and their scenarios:[/b]
    
    [b]Why I should be chosen (we recommend around 100 words):[/b]

    The application exists out of 10 questions, each of which need to be answered properly. I'll go in-depth into each of these questions.
    Steam Name
    Your Steam Name is the current name you use on Steam. I will assume you know where and how to find it, but just as a quick reminder:

    Link to Steam Profile
    This one can be a little more tricky for some people. The Steampowered app does not allow you to enter any links, so finding yours can be tricky sometimes. There are multiple ways to find your Steam Profile link:

    1. Google it

    Note that this will only work if your name is not very commonly used.

  • Log into the Steam webbrowser and find it there

  • As your browser doesn't save you being logged in, you might not want to log into your steam browser just to find your profile link. Especially not if you've got the Steam guard authenticator.

  • Find your name using the Steamcommunity player finder


  • Simply click on Community, either in a browser or on the app, and enter your name. Once again this will only work if your name isn't commonly used.

  • Find your URL/Make a custom URL at your steam profile

  • If I'm correct it takes Steam a short while to make your customURL, but if it's something that's easy to remember then you can easily find it for later use.
    If you have not made a custom url, the link will instead use your SteamID64:
    http://steamcommunity.com/id/76561198076515648/

    SteamID
    The great thing is, if you've found your link to your Steam profile then you've practically also found your SteamID. Note that we only care about your regular SteamID, not your SteamID64 or SteamID3.

    Simply go to a SteamID searcher somewhere online, I personally like to use the website steamid.io



    Simply enter your link to steam profile and you'll get a list of useful information. Please note that the CustomURL it shows is my old one - for whatever reason it never updated it on this site.

    Just copy and paste the SteamID it shows there onto your application.
    Link to GameTracker for the server:
    Server 1: www.gametracker.com/server_info/play.zar...m:27017/top_players/
    Finding your gametracker profile is easier than it looks. We use gametrackers to see what your time is on the servers. That way we can check whether you have played a lot or very little, and how long you've been playing for.

    To find your gametracker, simply open the link for each server and type in your Steam name.



    You should then see a page similar to the last image. At the top of that page is a URL. Simply copy that url into the application and you'll have found your gametracker!

    If your gametracker does not show when you've entered in your Steam name, it means that you either haven't played on the server, played on the server with a different name (note that it tracks your steam name, not your steam profile – this means that you have different gametrackers for your different steam names. Similarily, other people with the same Steam name would also count towards “your” gametracker) or it didn't track your time.

    This is what it should look like:
    [b]Link to GameTracker for the server:[/b]
    [b]Server 1: [/b]https://www.gametracker.com/player/Raeker/play.zarpgaming.com:27017/
    Languages I speak
    The easiest question of them all: what languages do you speak? Add whichever language you speak, either fluently or only a little. However, if you claim that you speak a whole lot of languages people might call you out on it, and if it turns out that you only know a few words they might not appreciate you putting those languages on there. Do keep that in mind, though it really doesn't matter.
    Explain "Random Death Match" and give an example scenario:
    This one is a little more up to you. Explain RDM in your own words and don't forget to give an example scenario. Especially the latter is often forgotten.



    This, right here, is an example case. You can do it differently, as long as you explain RDM and give an example scenario. I made use of bbcode to define some of the answers a little better, and to make the application as a whole look more presentable.

    Do NOT literally copy what I posted here. If you copy anything that I show you, your application WILL be denied. Simply use it for inspiration to help yourself on your way.
    Give three examples of an acceptable KOS and its scenario:
    In this one, you need to give three examples of acceptable KOS in your own words and give an example scenario for each one. Once again, do not forget that example scenario – it is often forgotten but it is still part of the template.



    Once again this is an example case. You can do it differently, as long as you give three examples of acceptable KOS and their scenarios. I made use of bbcode to define some of the answers a little better, and to make the application as a whole look more presentable.

    Do NOT literally copy what I posted here. If you copy anything that I show you, your application WILL be denied. Simply use it for inspiration to help yourself on your way.
    Give two examples of unacceptable KOS and their scenarios:
    Here you need to give two examples of unacceptable KOS in your own words and give an example scenario for each one. Once again, do not forget that example scenario – it is often forgotten but it is still part of the template.



    Once again this is an example case. You can do it differently, as long as you give two examples of unacceptable KOS and their scenarios. I made use of bbcode to define some of the answers a little better, and to make the application as a whole look more presentable.

    Do NOT literally copy what I posted here. If you copy anything that I show you, your application WILL be denied. Simply use it for inspiration to help yourself on your way.
    Why I should be chosen (we recommend around 100 words):
    I won't even give you an example with this one? Why? Because this is a personal question, one that you have to answer yourself entirely. Everyone has their own reason for wanting to help the server. Some people find staffing fun, others simply want to help out and a few people simply want to experience what it's like. Why do you want to help out, and why should the staff team vote to pick you? Answer that question properly, and you could easily get the support of the staff team in the meeting.

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    General Hints & Tips
    Be sure to make a lot of reports and carefully explain the situation when you're added in a chat. Doing this shows to the staff team that you're trying your best to help out, as well as proving to everyone that you know the rules and have an interest in dealing with rulebreakers.

    If you're unsure how to answer some of the questions, don't be afraid to ask! Just ask anyone, either on Teamspeak or on Steam, to help you. I'm always available on Steam to help anyone with an application for any server, and there are plenty of staff members that have gone to countless of meetings and know exactly what it's like to be denied. They also know how hard it can be to answer some of these, so just ask them for feedback or help if you need it.

    You should also read this post. There are several other guides stickied in the TTT section that you should take a look at, such as this one.

    Be active on the forums and on Teamspeak! Everyone is an amazing person at heart, but not everyone in that meeting will know you if you've only been in the game. Post on the forums when you can, state your opinions on your fellow applicants and be sure to see if there's any post where you could help other users out or where people might appreciate your input.

    Showing yourself to the rest of the staff team is extremely useful, as when they get to know you better they'll also be more inclined to vote yes for you.

    Be sure to go on Teamspeak often as well. We often talk there with eachother and have a lot of fun. Showing yourself there will make everyone know you more and they'll thus be more inclined to vote yes for you.

    And before you ask, no, ZARP does NOT have a Discord at this time. We had one in the past, but as Teamspeak is simply more useful for what we do and having both a Discord, a Teamspeak and a forums at the same time simply proved that the Discord was unneeded and unused. It died within a week and will almost definitely never return.

    Don't forget, it's not just about the application. Although the application is the first step you have to make to becoming staff, it isn't the only thing the staff team looks at in the meeting. Your application is obviously one of the most important aspects of applying - if you don't make one, you couldn't possibly ever get accepted - but they look at other things as well.

    However, your application is simply the first thing people will see. Making sure that you have a good application can definitely be a good bonus, and plenty of people have been denied for making lackluster applications.

    Good luck!
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