Gotthard Frey

Gotthard Frey's Staff Application

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RP Character name(s):

Gotthard Frey

Steam Name:

Somebody7850

Steam ID: (https://steamidfinder.com/):

STEAM_0:0:56082649

Age when applying:

Seventeen.

What country do you currently reside in? What is your time-zone:

United States of America - Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4)

Can you speak and type English fluently:

Yes I can both type and speak English fluently.

Current total game-time on the server (type utime_enable 1 in the console if you can't see your game time):

N/A.

IC Rank(s) and OOC Donation Rank(s) on HL-RP:

Civil Workers Union.

Do you own a working microphone? When you communicate do you type or speak:

Yes, I normally speak with my microphone though I can type as well at about ~100 WPM if needed.

When did you join the server? Have you taken any breaks since:

I first joined the Werwolf Gaming community about seven months ago and I have been playing it actively on a daily basis ever since, I have not taken any breaks or LoAs since joining.

How often do you use our Teamspeak 3 server and our forums:

I'm an occasional user of the forums and as for Teamspeak 3 I am practically always on it because of how easy it allows people to communicate out of character, basically if I am in-game I am on Teamspeak 3 as well and sometimes even when I am not.

State all your previous OOC punishments (bans, kicks etc.) and a screenshot of your list of warns. (Go in game and type !warns.) Upload it to http://imgur.com/ or as a steam community screenshot and include the link). Your game time must be visible as well in the screenshot. (Type utime_enable 1 if you can not see it on your screen):

N/A - The server hasn't released yet.

State the role of staff on the server: 

Staff members are a necessary part of any Garry's Mod server in order to enforce proper roleplay by warning and punishing those who break server rules. However staff are also there to help the players more importantly, if a player is confused on how something works then staff should be there to help them learn not just to warn them only. Without staff, the server would be chaotic and so their role is to keep the roleplay orderly and not have players acting mingy.

Give some context about setting of C24 within the Half Life universe (150 words+): 

City 24 is supposed to be a showcase city, the location is set in Geneva, Europe. The main purpose of the city is to show off the prosperity of the combine and the improvements they have brought to humanity. The city serves entirely as propaganda to the inhabitants of it and while not being by any means the primary city of the combine, it is made to look the best in order to present the image of a secure and orderly environment. Households within the city are very bare bones and there is poverty among civilians but the combine do their best to hide this. In comparison to other cities of the combine, City 24 is a relative step-up from the others though as if it wasn't it would not be able to serve its purpose of propaganda. As the reason for City 24 is propaganda it also has many combine units stationed there but the strategic importance of the city is much less than some others for example City 17.

Have you read the server rules and are you familiar with them?

No because they haven't been released yet, however once they are I will read over it multiple times no doubt.

Have you read the punishment list and are familiar with it?:

Once the punishment list is released I will read over it.

List of all previous server staff experience:

None within Werwolf.

List of all previous RP experience:

Inspektor der NSDAP (Oberbereitschaftsleiter)

Berliner Ordnungspolizei Leutnant

Coruscant Guard Master Sergeant (Not on Werwolf SWRP)

Have you added the Manager on Steam? If not, add him.

Yes.

Have you added the Vice-Manager on Steam? If not, add him.

Yes.

Have you added the Staff Manager on Steam? If not, add him.

Yes.

Do you understand that you can be demoted at anytime with a sufficient reason by a Hierarchy member?:

Yes, I understand that with sufficient reason I can be demoted at any time by a member of the Hierarchy.

Explain how you would handle these scenarios as a staff member:

1 ) You are told by a player in admin chat that another player is randomly killing people:

I would respond to the sit by teleporting to him and then bringing him to a separate area as to not actively disrupt RP. After that is done I would request any evidence they have regarding it. If they don't have any then I would try to refer them to any software like Geforce Experience or others with the instant replay function so that in the future they would be able to record in the future. However if they did then I would bring the man who is allegedly randomly killing people and explain to him the accusation, the evidence, etc. and ask him if he had any reason to kill the people that he did. Based off of his response and the video I would make the judgement regarding whether or not to warn him if it is justified.

2 ) You are asked by a player about how to join a faction:

I would respond to the player by giving him the information relevant on how to join it as well as a Discord invite link to the faction's server. It is important to help out new players in joining factions as the majority of dedicated members in a Garry's Mod server belong to a faction within the server and actively participate in their job in it.

3 ) You catch somebody not performing RP and messing around:

First of all I would approach them and tell them to knock it off and stop minging as it is a serious server. Along with the verbal warning I would present them with the link to the server rules to ensure it isn't just a case of them not having read them before. However if they choose to continue with the minge behavior and aren't roleplaying properly then I would give them a warning for FailRP.

4 ) Somebody acquires a rank but is not willing to RP with it properly:

Depending on if they are breaking the rules or not, I would probably just spectate them if I was in noclip for a bit in order to determine what. It is important to allow stuff to be acted out in character in some scenarios though if the person is doing something that isn't in violation of the server rules as to not take away from the roleplay. 

5 ) A player is prop spamming:

My first goal would be to make sure that they are not trying to construct something or testing with props. Depending on the severity of how many props they are putting in and whether or not it looks intentional I would give them a stern warning. However most likely if it is intentional prop spamming I would permanently ban them as prop spamming can easily lead to the server crashing.

6 ) Somebody does not agree with the outcome of an RP situation therefore he decides to break RP and act OOC:

I would give them a quick text warn them to not break character when in a roleplay situation because maybe they are just having a bad day or they are a new player. Depending on what they are saying I would give a FailRP warning for acting out of character in character as this is something unacceptable and fundamentally breaks the roleplay.

7 ) You bring a player into a sit and punish him however he does not agree with your decision and keeps arguing:

So regardless of the situation or warn I would explain to him what made me come to this conclusion and why I am judging the situation the way I am in case he has some information that would prove that he indeed was not guilty of violating the rules. However if he is just arguing because he is upset that he is getting punished and not trying to present anything that would change the fact that he did break the rule then I would link him the warning appeal section of the forums because his reasoning behind why he should not get warned doesn't sound logical to me.

8 ) Someone commits FailRP but claims the specific instance of Fail RP you warned him for is not explained in detail within the rules: 

Like in question 7) I would explain how I came to the conclusion that it is FailRP. FailRP is a general term and it would be very difficult to explain each and every instance of how someone could commit FailRP while in roleplay. As well I would try to explain to him to think about what he is doing before he does what he wants to in roleplay from the perspective of the character and how it would seem realistic in the server or practical from a gameplay point of view. If he doesn't change his mind after my explanation then I would give him the link to the Half Life warning appeal section of the forums and tell him that he can choose to try to get the warning appealed there.

9 ) A player evidently breaks a rule however he makes a good point in his defense by abusing loopholes within the rules:

First of all I would try to think objectively as to whether or not he is purposefully abusing loopholes in the rules or if he just thought that it would be permitted like that. I would seek advice from other staff on the server at that time on what should be done as well I would try to make suggestions to the hierarchy on how to fix the rules in order for loopholes like these to be prevented.

Answer the following questions in detail:

1 ) Explain the difference between Tier I rule-breaking and punishments and Tier II rule-breaking and punishments:

Tier I warnings are for those who have not been warned for the rule violation they committed before as long as what they are doing is unintentional and their purpose is not to break the rules. Tier 2 are warnings for those that are either intentionally breaking the rules or have broke the rule before and are getting warned again for committing the same or similar action which would fall under that rule. 

2 ) Explain the difference between IC and OOC. Also define Meta Gaming in relation with the two:

In character is any action done in character, most areas of the game outside of spawn are to be considered in character. Out of character is areas like spawn or situations like staff sits in which you aren't acting out your actual character's actions as it would not make any sense to do so. While in character you are also in roleplay meaning you should be acting seriously and not doing anything FailRP or out of character. Now meta-gaming would be taking information you are aware of out of character and using it in character, in which your character would have no way of knowing it. For example there is a dupe for a building with a keypad on it and a week ago you played with the people who made it on civilian team and they tell you the code. Yet now you come back there as a civil protection unit to breach the building and you use the code to enter it, this would be meta-gaming.

3 ) Explain the difference between Serious RP and Semi-Serious RP:

Semi-Serious roleplay allows for people to act in a silly manner and sometimes allows players to act out of character while playing on the server in what would normally be considered an in-character or roleplay situation. Serious roleplay in a server is often when you are meant to act out your actions in a realistic way and stay in character at all times and violation of the rules are more likely to get you warned.

4 ) Explain the difference between PassiveRP and CombatRP, explain your view on their importance in our gamemode:

Passive roleplay is an important, yet underrated part of most Garry's Mod servers. Passive roleplay is committing actions in character for example a member of the Civil Worker Union's scientific research branch may examine a head crab by doing "/me disects the top of the headcrab". Combat roleplay is a lot more simple in that it is primarily when you engage in combat - you are in combat RP. In relevance to the Half Life RP server, passive roleplay is very important for a number of jobs mainly certain branches of the Civil Workers Union in order to have variety in the interactions between players and to have them be realistic, whereas CombatRP is important for divisions such as the OTA and CP in which they may have to fight resistance members.

5 ) Define the term of Combat Baiting:

Combat baiting can be defined as when someone is trying to enter combat with somebody so they decide to do something which would trigger the other character to engage with them in something which could be or lead to CombatRP. An example of CombatRP would be to pull out a gun in front of a group of CP in order for you and your friends to ambush them from behind a wall.

6 ) Define Power Gaming / Power RP:

Power Gaming or Power RP is when somebody is committing an action in which they have no control over out of character. For example a civilian walks up to another civilian and does "/me punches the civilian in the face then kicks him in the groin.". The reason behind this behind Power Gaming is that the civilian cannot actually hurt the player by doing this and so from a gameplay perspective it would just not make sense for this to be allowed.

7 ) Define the term FailRP:

FailRP is anything that is well, making the roleplay fail. If somebody is doing something that is not realistic in the context of the universe they are roleplaying then this is FailRP as they are not roleplaying properly.

8 ) Define the term FearRP: 

FearRP is a term used to describe when people are under a real threat of death, mainly by gunpoint. The basic of it is that you as a character should fear for your own life and therefore comply with any orders made by the person who could very well end it. 

Explain in length and detail as to why you deserve staff more than other applicants. Explain what you will bring to the staff team and your strongest assets as a person/potential staff member (250+ words):

I have spent a good while making this application, I have put a lot of work into answering each question with a good amount of details. People in general have issues objectively judging themselves but in my personal opinion I believe I can think logically as a staff member and view situations from other perspectives which is a valuable trait for those who want to be objective in their judgements during sits. I'm not stubborn either, if somebody has presented me with information proving me wrong then I am okay with saying, "Ahh yeah that does make sense, I understand what you mean I was incorrect then." However above all this I think one of my most strongest qualities as a user of the Werwolf Gaming community is my activity as well as my loyalty to the community. I've spent a grand total of about 1,000 hours playing in this community even though I only joined at the end of last year and my love for it has not faded.

This won't change either, I plan on continuing to play to the same extent of activity as I have for the foreseeable future. I am normally on daily and often at least for two hours. In this amount of time on the server I have experienced a lot and I want to bring this experience to the table in helping new players as well as trying to keep the order of things in this new server which will present even more new experiences for a lot of veterans of the community.

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+1

Good App

The questions are answered correctly and in detail

Idk about you staff experience because you really need it for how to staff on the server. 

Also the same for the last app idk how many spots are left in staff

Good luck though 

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Current Ranks:

[NRP] Kompanie "Caesar" Leutnant

[NRP] Gaustabsamt STV. Hauptamtsleiter 

[NRP] Moderator + Deputy Discord Staff Manager

[NRPWehrmacht Generalstab Hauptmann ( Chef d. Heeresverwaltung )

[IRL] Grass Toucher

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old ranks;

who cares

cadet

 

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Know this guy from NaziRP, he is a very talented man and is very active, even though he lives across the sea from where most of the playarbase lives he is on most of the time that the Europeans play. Has written a great application and is a very good candidate for staff in general.

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+1

- Has plenty of IC experience from OrPo on WW2; have seen his leadership skills first hand 

- Detailed and predominantly correct answers

- Good knowledge of Half-Life lore as well as staff-related questions despite no staffing experience with WG

11 hours ago, Gotthard Frey said:

After that is done I would request any evidence they have regarding it. If they don't have any then I would try to refer them to any software like Geforce Experience or others with the instant replay function

This is my only gripe with the application since staff have access to logs in which they're able to see if players have been randomly killing other players. In my opinion its quite sly and 'snakey' to always be recording gameplay and waiting for people to slip up ~ bit like SJWs on twitter when someone says a joke at the wrong time to the wrong person.

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+1

I know Frey for a long time now and I think he would be perfect for the HL RP staff team, but that isn´t hte only reason why I am giving you a +1, the second reason is that your staff application is very detailed and you answered the questions correct.

Good luck!

 

Current Ranks
Civil Protection 04 - JURY
Former Ranks
Hauptmann und Polizeichef der Berliner Ordnungspolizei
Hauptscharführer des Inland-Sicherheitsdienst

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Its not for my own staff team, and I've responded to SWRP threads before, so I'll reply to this one too. 

His answers to questions are good and of quality, but when a player cannot handle the possible thought [not even confirmed] of a POSSIBLE 1 rank demotion and a fine for IC actions, how can one honestly be trusted with a position of OOC power in a servers staff team where he can receive Tiers for much harsher things and face demotions and blacklists from staff. If a player cannot handle the pure idea of possibly being demoted a single rank IC, how will he handle with this idea in an OOC sense? That will surely break him resulting in even more delusional and irrational actions.

That's my thought on this matter, and maybe the entire idea of making such a big deal out of a single rank demotion of "oh, you just want me to resign fully I get it, I get it" was all a con so he was free to run off to HL like a coward? I don't know, nor can I prove this, but this is just my thoughts in words. 

Good App, good questions, can RP correctly if he wishes, didn't really have any OOC issues on WW2, but ran from an IC position at the first sign of trouble.

Current Ranks Within Werwolf Gaming

Staff Ranks

Community Co-Founder

In Character Ranks

[WW2] Reichsleiter u. Chef der Parteikanzlei

Misc. Ranks

[WW2], [CWRP][IRP][SCP], [HL-RP] Security Staff, Diamond VIP on All Rust Servers

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Past Ranks Within Werwolf Gaming

Staff Ranks

Community

Community Management [Community Manager - Co-Founder [06/05/2021 - 14/08/2021, 14/08/2021 - ]

WW2

SMT [Staff Manager - Server Manager] [21/12/2019 - 27/12/2020, 27/12/2020 - 11/04/2021, 11/04/2021 - 06/05/2021]

Event Manager [07/09/2019 - 21/12/2019]

SMT [Head Mod - Administrator] [May - July 2019]

Event Manager [February - May 2019]

Member of WG Staff Team [05/09/2018 - 

In Character Ranks

WW2

Gauleiter von Gau Groß Berlin,

Höherer SS- und Polizeiführer [SS-Obergruppenführer],

SS-Oberführer und Oberst der Berliner Polizei, --> SS-Oberführer des Reichssicherheitshauptamt, --> SS-Oberführer und Verwaltungsinpektor,

SS-Obersturmführer des Verwaltungsamt,

SS-Obersturmführer des Sicherheitsdienst,

NSDAP Hauptdienstleiter,

Gauleiter von Gau Groß Berlin,

SS-Gruppenführer des Oberabschnitt 'Spree' und Generalleutnant der Polizei,

SS-Oberführer des Reichssicherheitshauptamt,

SS-Sturmbannfüuhrer des Sicherheitsdienst & [Temporary 7.SS Unter/Ober/Hauptsturmführer during time in SD],

Stellvertretender Direktor der Propaganda,

SS-Hauptscharführer [1.SS],

SS-Oberscharführer [7.SS].

SWRP

CG Colonel

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Past Ranks & Accomplishments Within Werwolf Gaming

Creator of the TeamSpeak 3 Server [Permissions, Roles, Channels] x3,

Overseer of TeamSpeak 3 Medal Applications & Forum Rank Requests, 

The Guy that Bothers You About TeamSpeak Tags & Channels,

Spreadsheet Guy.

 

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On 7/4/2020 at 10:51 PM, Gotthard Frey said:

3 ) You catch somebody not performing RP and messing around:

First of all I would approach them and tell them to knock it off and stop minging as it is a serious server. Along with the verbal warning I would present them with the link to the server rules to ensure it isn't just a case of them not having read them before. However if they choose to continue with the minge behavior and aren't roleplaying properly then I would give them a warning for FailRP.

For the most part, this application is fine, but again, as I said on Donny's application, verbal warnings shouldn't be a thing on HL2RP unless it's a player that literally just joined the server. You have to keep in mind this server is seriousRP, even harsher than WW2RP, and as a result, the staff team will have to be strict to keep the rules in place and to not let people get even the slightest idea breaking them is allowed. To put it simply, the staff team has to be more serious than the server itself.

On 7/4/2020 at 10:51 PM, Gotthard Frey said:

4 ) Somebody acquires a rank but is not willing to RP with it properly:

Depending on if they are breaking the rules or not, I would probably just spectate them if I was in noclip for a bit in order to determine what. It is important to allow stuff to be acted out in character in some scenarios though if the person is doing something that isn't in violation of the server rules as to not take away from the roleplay. 

While I can understand your answer here, it depends on more than if they're just breaking server rules or not. Alongside enforcing rules, staff members are meant to keep up the immersion in seriousRP, and ensure factions are running smoothly alongside the designated faction leaders. If the player in question is outright disregarding their duties or using the role in a completely irresponsible manner, then you'd step in.

On 7/4/2020 at 10:51 PM, Gotthard Frey said:

6 ) Somebody does not agree with the outcome of an RP situation therefore he decides to break RP and act OOC:

I would give them a quick text warn them to not break character when in a roleplay situation because maybe they are just having a bad day or they are a new player. Depending on what they are saying I would give a FailRP warning for acting out of character in character as this is something unacceptable and fundamentally breaks the roleplay.

Refer to above regarding verbal warnings. But despite that, it depends on how they break RP. If they just start arguing in LOOC like an idiot with the other person, then that shouldn't warrant any punishment, considering the player isn't breaking server rules in that regard, and you should simply tell them to continue with the RP, and staff can deal with it after the fact to just ensure the situation runs smoothly, and a possible void can come later if required. However, if they do something like bhop away, then yeah, warn/kick/ban them.

On 7/4/2020 at 10:51 PM, Gotthard Frey said:

6 ) Define Power Gaming / Power RP:

Power Gaming or Power RP is when somebody is committing an action in which they have no control over out of character. For example a civilian walks up to another civilian and does "/me punches the civilian in the face then kicks him in the groin.". The reason behind this behind Power Gaming is that the civilian cannot actually hurt the player by doing this and so from a gameplay perspective it would just not make sense for this to be allowed.

This isn't really what powergaming is. Something you'll have to keep in mind is this is a seriousRP server, and as a result, most of the actions will be done through actual roleplay and emotes rather than script features. You can't expect script features to be coded for most of the things people do, so as a consequence, they're given free reign to emote and roleplay as they wish, and the situation you described in your answer is actually pretty common place and allowed on seriousRP servers as it's standard fight RP. However the citizen would have to /attempt/ these actions and give the other party ample time to react in their own emote.

Powergaming more so refers to forcing actions onto others/actions your character physically cannot do and not giving them a chance to react. An example of this would be /me snaps the OTAs neck, killing them instantly. Or something along those lines.

 

Despite that however, if you're willing to take what I said into account, my opinion on this application will be a +1. Despite the points I mentioned, you do seem to have some potential.

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