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(Central European Timezone; Austria)
Can you record and upload videos with good quality?
I have the ability to both record and upload videos in high quality (1080p 60fps). To achieve this I use either Shadowplay or OBS and render the raw files in Premiere.
Server(s) you would like to moderate:
Prison, Survival & KitPvP
How active can you be per week?
The only scheduled thing I have at the moment is evening school twice a week. This usually takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Other than that I have an open schedule and can spend most of my time moderating said servers.
My schedule is the following:
Monday & Wednesday: 18:30 - 22:30
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 13:00 - 23:00
Disclaimer: This times might vary in both positive and negative ways when I cook or play other games. I’m sure though that I can spend a decent amount of time on the server and have a positive impact.
Do you have any past moderating experience? If so, briefly describe it:
Probably one of my weakest points because I don’t have to show much in that department. I used to be a moderator on a server which a friend of mine owned. The server was called funcraft.mc and was a Freebuild & PVP themed server which averaged about 50 players. Other than that I don’t have much more moderating experience.
What is your knowledge of MunchyMC?
As far as I know (which is probably not much LOL) MunchyMC originated from the broken pieces that MCPvP left in the heart of most of the “OG” players. That’s where Munchy was created to offer those players a new “home” to have fun and have a good time overall.
Munchy offers a great variety of game modes including:
KitPvP: A server where people can fight each other using custom kits to farm up on tokens and killstreaks to show off to their friends. There is also a variety of events that can be hosted by players or staff members including things like King of the hill (Koth), One in the chamber (OITC), Sumo and many more. Probably the most popular sub server in the network with the highest consistent player counts.
Prison: My favorite because it offers a good twist on the usually boring grinding work which is involved in prison type servers. It offers a huge variety of ULTRAS and LEGENDARIES which increase the gameplay value by a lot. Other than that you can either spend your time mining for money or loot outside to find rare items and kill other players.
Survival: The newest addition to the Munchy Network. It offers a spin to classical SMP with the use of a few but good selected Plugins which don’t alter the classic survival experience too much. The economy is based on gold, you can auction items via /AUC and set custom homes to shorten your travel time.
Wool Wars: A minigame type mode where the main goal is to be the last man standing. You stack up using wool because the floor turns into a death zone which slowly creeps up to the top. On your way up you get to loot chests and contest your towers against the other players to be hopefully the last player to be alive.
Smash: Never played this game mode but I still try to give a short description. I’m pretty sure it’s based on Super Smash Bros which was also existent on the old MCPvP server network. You can use different items or your fist to stack up the enemy’s percentage which makes them fly further and further. The goal is to throw your enemies off the map to lose lives. When your lives reach 0 your out. Last man standing usually played with 4-6 players.
Purgatory: A super small server which is mainly used by players who received the ban hammer. There these players can farm their way up to get a free unban. Some of the tasks include mining stone, shoveling dirt or getting to a high LVL. Players who are not banned can troll these players and make their time spend to absolute hell … which is what those kinds of players deserve
Others: There are also some other game modes which can be hosted by staff. Those might be things like old school Hardcore Games or Maze Runner. These game modes are hosted spontaneous and require players to type a command in chat to join.
Do you have any Anticheat experience?
Corresponding to my missing experience as a moderator I only have little experience when it comes to using anti-cheats. I’m pretty sure that I’ll be quick to pick up the necessary skills to use that “platform” in a meaningful way.
Link videos of hackers that you have recorded and/or reported on MunchyMC:
Because I’m not a player who is based around PvPing (EU ping is no Bueno ) I don’t have much evidence to show because my “main” servers are both survival and prison. I can show you guys plenty of screenshots though which mainly come from people death spamming/spamming in chat. I reported those usually to staff via Teamspeak (linking screenshot via gyazo).
Edit: Was finally able to record some Hackers on Kit
German (tongue language)
English (2nd language, not that fluent with speaking it because I rarely practice it)
Describe your contributions to MunchyMC thus far?
I mainly contribute to Munchy by creating Forum Posts. In these posts, I mainly focus on pinpointing stuff which could be improved to create an overall better experience for the whole player base. My main posts include stuff like suggestions or mining guides for prison maps. I created the following posts:
- Prison. What’s wrong; What should be improved/removed?
- 2M Blocks mined / Thoughts / Quitting?
- Ultimate Mining Guide (Map 4)
- (Suggestion) Make “Free Claims” easier obtainable
- [Guide] KitPvP Introduction
Other than that I enjoy to help out new people who don’t know the basics or commands of the server.
In the last 2 weeks, I was able to make some progress in my contributions as a MunchyMC member.
I joined both the “Prison Dream Chat” and CatTech’s new group. I’m active in both of the groups and try to work towards creating a better server experience for the player base.
Furthermore, I got promoted to Helper which enabled me to get the first glimpse into the world of working as a staff member on this very server. I already was able to help out the staff team by reporting or recording a couple of hackers, muted some rulebreakers in chat and helped out people who needed my help as best as I could.
What is your greatest strength?
Not sure if you can call it a strength but I’m very good at pinpointing stuff. I hate to beat around the bush because that usually wastes a lot of time and resources which could be used to solve the problem sooner and more efficient.
Another character trait of mine is that I’m strictly against lying and denying. I personally believe that you will never get any advantage (a temporary at best ) by just pretending or deceiving people. In the end, it will always get discovered in some way or form which will leave both sides annoyed and angry. That of course not my goal and not the reason I write this application. I want to help out people and don’t live a lie on this server which gets discovered months later. That said I’m pretty sure I can be an honest representation of the server which will stay mature at any time.
Last but not least, I think I’m pretty good at controlling my toxicity. Whilst I had a break from Minecraft I spend most of my time playing League of Legends which showed me how to control that part of me. I realized that you literally get zero benefits by being toxic because it usually results in pissed of people who don’t want to cooperate with you anymore. The truth is that in most scenarios of life you can’t achieve your goal by just being a “one man army”. That’s why I believe that there should be a more strict way of looking at toxicity in general.
When I rethink this question I would probably have to say that my activity is one of my major strengths. I’m consistently online even though I have a full-time employment in my company. What also makes me stand out is my ability to actually be active in game rather then standing AFK at spawn. Also, I would consider myself as a person who replies fast which should be a trait that a staff member possesses, in the case some1 is calling out a hacker in-game or asking me for help on discord/teamspeak.
Comment on your ability to work within a team:
When I’m at work I spend most of my time working in a team. My work consists of being a part of an assembly team of hand manufactured sun protection products. So I’m pretty familiar with common teamwork practices like helping each other out or division of labor. I’m perfectly fine with receiving instructions by higher commands and will execute those accordingly. So I would consider myself suitable for working in a team environment even though I’m an introvert.
What is your experience and knowledge of hacks?
I don’t want to include a list of Hacks I found on the internet. I list things that come to mind when I think about hacks. Those hacks are all straight out my head and no internet research was used for that.
Autosoup: A notorious hack which is used by hackers on soup based PvP servers mainly. It allows players to automatically soup and stack soups into their hotbar rather than opening their inventory to refill those.
Inventory Tweaks: Not really a hack but can still be used as an AutoSoup replacement because it can get a very close result because it also keeps your inventory organized and will replace your empty soups with full ones.
XRay: Most notorious one for Survival based servers. Allows players to look through walls to see ores, lava, and caves.
ChestESP: Pretty much the same as XRay but is used to look through walls to find Chests, Droppers or Dispensers (Blocks where people mostly bank their goods)
AutoBridge: A hack which allows players to conveniently build bridges with no effort at all. It automatically places a block underneath you when you run over a gap.
Regen: Was more of a problem on older version Minecraft. It allows players to increase the base regen which can end up in unfair health advantages.
Reach: Increases your reach which makes it easier to hit people from further distances.
Click Aimbot: Locks your crosshair on the enemy which reduces the amount of skill needed in hand on hand combat immensely.
Auto Clicker: Also more of a problem in older Minecraft versions where there was no cooldown on attacking. It allowed players to just aim with the mouse instead of rapid clicking to attack.
Forcefield/Killaura: A hack which attacks everything automatically which is within your reach. It’s a combination of “Auto Clicker” and “Click Aimbot” with a few improvements. It can be toggled like every other hack.
Fly: A hack which allows the player to fly. Most of the time not successfully though because you receive an instant kick from anti-cheat.
That concludes my mod application. Hopefully, it left a good impression
I as always enjoy constructive criticism and will hopefully fix the mentioned problems.
Have a good day!
Edit v0: Fixing Typos, Grammar
Edit v1: Added KitPvP to the list of servers I want to moderate. I know that I’m rather new to KitPvP but it’s rather pointless to moderate Prison at the moment because the player count hit an all-time low. Of course, I will moderate prison as well but will also dedicate some moderating power to KitPvP because the majority of the player base is currently playing there.
Edit v2: Added a Hacker report. (video)
Edit v3: Another video.
Edit v4: Added some detail to the contribution question and the biggest strength question. Added 2 more videos. Changed up some wording for KitPvP explanation.
Edit v5: Added a banner + formatting
Edit v6: Moar Videos
Edit v7: Videos +2