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  Mia's application
Posted by: Mia Ragno - 3 hours ago - Forum: Volunteer Staff Applications - Replies (3)




Volunteer Staff Application Terms & Conditions


Last updated: January 20th, 2021

These Volunteer Staff Application Terms & Conditions constitute a legally binding agreement made between you, whether personally or on behalf of an entity (“you”) and Star by Star Gaming ("Company", “we”, “us”, or “our”), concerning your volunteer services on any of our services and or platforms such as and not limited to, our websites, game servers, any other media form, media channel, console or PC application, mobile website or mobile application related, linked, or otherwise connected thereto. You agree that by posting this application and or responding to application question (1.) with "Yes, I do agree to these terms and conditions.", you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by all of these terms and conditions. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ALL OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THEN YOU ARE EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED FROM APPLYING FOR A VOLUNTEER STAFF POSITION AND YOU MUST DISCONTINUE YOUR APPLICATION PROCESS IMMEDIATELY.

You accept and understand that you are not any form of an employee, contractor, or agent of Star by Star Gaming. You accept and understand that the volunteer services you provide will be a donation and under no circumstances will you expect wages, salary, or benefits from Star by Star Gaming for the services provided during your time as a Volunteer Staff member. We reserve the right to remove or let go of any volunteer staff member for any reason and at any time at our sole discretion.

Any and all actions, including and not limited to, player and or user punishment, such as issued bans or otherwise on our game servers, websites, or other platforms, as well as any statements made by you, or any behavioral misconduct, does not express the views of Star by Star Gaming and are conducted at your sole discretion. You agree that all of these are of your own and you withhold full personal responsibility. Your actions, behavior, and or statements will be taken or given at your sole discretion and you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless, including our subsidiaries, affiliates, and all of our respective officers, agents, partners, contractors, volunteers, volunteer staff, and employees, from and against any loss, damage, liability, claim, or demand due to the outcomes of your gross negligence, willful misconduct, actions, statements, and or behaviors or any other conduct on your behalf, which cause or may give rise to criminal liability while performing volunteer staff services for Star by Star Gaming.

IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR OUR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, VOLUNTEERS, VOLUNTEER STAFF, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFIT, LOST REVENUE, LOSS OF DATA, OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR VOLUNTEER SERVICES, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

These Volunteer Staff Application Terms & Conditions can and may be updated at any time without notice at our discretion, so be sure to frequently check back for any updates to these terms and conditions. An effort to inform you that they've been updated will be made, but not promised, so it's your responsibility to periodically check back. By posting this application and or responding to application question (1.) with "Yes, I do agree to these terms and conditions.", you are accepting and agreeing to these terms and conditions indefinitely regardless of any changes or amendments to these terms and conditions unless or until you are no longer a Volunteer Staff member. If at any point you no longer agree to these terms and conditions, you must immediately resign from your Volunteer Staff position and cease to continue your volunteer services immediately.


Please do not remove or delete these terms and conditions from your application, otherwise your application will be considered and declared void.





Applicants Steam ID - STEAM_0:1:117019330

(1.) Do you agree to and accept the Volunteer Staff Application Terms & Conditions?
If so, please answer with "Yes, I do agree and accept these terms and conditions." -
Yes, I do agree and accept these terms and conditions.

(1a) What is your most recent or commonly known in-game name or alias? -
Mia Ragno - Formally Dea Ragno

(1b) What is your current year level in-game? (MUST be at least 7th year to apply.) -
7th year - Master prestige

(2.) In which time zone do you reside? -
Eastern-standard 

(2a) Please provide the hours of the day that you are the most active on the Hogwarts RP server
according to CST (Chicago, US), so the managers and staff know when they can expect to see you. -
I believe my most active hours are 10am-1pm and 5pm-10pm but of course it varies

(3.) What is your age? -
Twenty-nine

(4.) Approximately, when was the first time that you joined our
Hogwarts RP server and how did you initially discover it? -
I joined in 2019 while searching for new HP themed games.

(4a) How can we be certain that you will remain active on the 
server upon being accepted for a volunteer staffing position? -
I have been fairly active, nearly online daily.
[Do not rely on my gametracker as I have changed
my steam name. I can provide those if you wish.]

(4b) Do you understand that you can be let go at any 
time for excessive inactivity at our discretion? -
Yes, of course.

(5.) Do you understand and agree to not only comply with, 
but also enforce the rules of the server when necessary? -
Yes, I agree.
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(5a) When listing the 10 basic rules, please explain what they each mean to convey to us
that you understand and comprehend them wholly. 
List Rules below:

1: No fail roleplay:
Do not do anything your in game character would not actually do. 
An example: Voldemort should not be attending classes nor entering the school.

2: Be respectful:
It's important to be kind to one another. Using hate speech (racism, homophobic and slurs along those
lines) are not permitted regardless of context and are taken very seriously.

3: No random deathmatch:
Random deathmatch or as we know it of RDM is not allowed on the server unless there is a 
valid RP reason. Students should not be killing each other under any circumstance, this includes self defence.

4: Obey staff and RP leaders: 
There is a hierarchy within jobs on the server. You must listen to your RP leader UNLESS they are 
attempting to get you to break rules [Headmaster telling students to kill each other]. What staff
says goes, if you believe they are wrong you may use the forums. [name changes, bans & staff reports]

5: No mass free spelling:
All spells must have an RP reason. Repeatedly casting damage and even non-damage spells without
a valid RP reason is not permitted. It usually is handled in RP but in certain situations staff can be called.
[Free spelling damage spells can lead to RDM]

6: No metagaming:
Do not use any information that your RP character would not know, this includes using information from
PMs and 3rd party platforms such as discord and/or team speak. [telling your friends that you're snatched and where.]

7: No mic/chat spamming:
Playing sounds, music, soundboards, or just screaming into your mic is considered mic spam. Repeatedly sending messages
in ooc and local chat is chatspam and is also not permitted. 

8: No fail OP:
You may only use owl post for RP reasons, such as buying and selling students that have been captured by the
dark forces. If you're not sure if something is a valid reason for using OP be sure to ask. 

9: No erotic role play:
Doing, saying and manipulating your character to mimic sexual themes is not allowed. The server is not
18+ and would like to keep that off the server. 

10: No map exploiting or cheating:
Abusing glitches with the map and spells such as getting someone stuck on purpose with a spell is not permitted.
Using scripts, aiming tools and other things that help you get an advantage over other platers is also not permitted. 
Avoiding the afk kick of 20mins is via macros also falls under this rule.

(6.) Tell us a little about yourself and why you would like to be accepted
 for a volunteer staffing position on SBS. (100 words or less) -
Hello I'm Mia previously known as Dea, head of the Ragno clan. I like spiders. :b 
I have notice there is a need for staff in the times that I play and would once again
like to join the team to help out. 

(7.) In your opinion, which quality of yourself do you
 feel that you need to improve on the most? -
I have been working on myself as a whole lately. Coming back I was not exactly the most friendly and approachable
person. I feel that even though I've been working on that already, there is always room from improvement.

(7a) In your opinion, which skill set of yours do you
 feel that you need to improve on the most? -
As stated before, patience is the 'skill' I feel that I need to improve on.

(8.) How would having you on our volunteer staff team benefit our server
 and what qualities set you apart from the rest of the applicants? -
I don't want to put myself above other applicants as the question suggest. Every person has their own qualities that can benefit the server.
I have been around for a few years now, have a good understanding of the rules and how things work although I don't think its possible for
everyone to know every little detail I do believe I have a good handle on it.

(9.) Have you ever previously maintained a game server staffing position, 
or currently are, on any other Garry's Mod servers? If so, which ones,
and in which staffing positions? (List them if possible)
-
I have held a moderator position on this server before.

(10.) Have you ever previously been banned on any Garry's Mod or SBS servers?
If yes, then please list approximately when, how long, and the reasoning(s). -
I have been banned on this server before. I do not recall how many times as those were long ago but my
 most recent was an RDM earlier this month.

(11.) In your opinion, are the server staff or the players of more importance? Why? -
The server staff and community are equally important. Without each other the server
would simply not be what it is. 

(12) How would you rate your skills overall out of 10 (E.g., patience, response time, etc.) -
I think a fair rating would be a 7/10. 
I plan to keep making improvements within myself.

(13.) If you find yourself in a 'staff-sit' where you're unsure of how to fairly distribute punishment
 and or handle the situation or discrepancy at hand, what do you do? -
Being in a situation like this before... asking other staff members their opinion of the matter can really help you out.
Of course you need to use your best judgment in the end but having second options are very helpful.

(14.) You both understand and realize, that by applying for a volunteer staffing position
on the server, you are sacrificing the complete freedom of being able to role-play and
 or socialize freely all the time without any interruptions, and are obligated to handle all server
 issues and or volunteer staff position tasks at hand no matter the situation and to the best of your abilities? -
I completely understand.

(15.) If applicable, please provide a list of all your previous volunteer staff applications,
 provide a link to them if possible, and list any reasons why they may have been locked.
If they were previously accepted, please provide a short explanation of why you are no longer volunteer
staff at the time of this application. (Disregard if this is your first application) -
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** If you have any questions and/or concerns please feel free to message me in game or on discord. **

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  Dmitry liga ban appeal
Posted by: DIMA - 4 hours ago - Forum: Ban Appeals - Replies (3)

(1) What is your in-game name? - Dmitry Liga

(2) What is your steam ID (including any banned alt accounts)? - STEAM_0:1:232671478

(3) What is the name of Admin/Staff who banned you? - I dont know

(4) How long were you banned for? - 2 weeks

(5) Have you been banned on any SBS server before? If so, approximately how many times? - Never

(6) Have you been banned within the last week? - No

(7) Why were you banned in this instance? (Explain in Detail) - I said the n word

(8) Do you think you deserved the ban? - No, I'm from russia and we dont have a black people here, i thought it was a joke. I understand my mistake and that it hurts so I will not reapeat the N word again

(9) Why should you be unbanned? - I realized my mistake, I connected terribly to the server and I feel that I can improve my English thanks to this server !

(10) Have you learned your lesson from this ban? - Never insult anyone, even if it was a joke 

I hope that i explained my self good and I hope to play in your server soon as I can !  SeemsGood


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(11) Provide a Screenshot of the message that appears when you try to join the server: - I have Imac so I have a bag and i cant see the screen message again... only in the moment of the ban.




For Question 3, you can also tag the Staff Member who banned you so they can receive an immediate notification. To do this, type the: "@" symbol and the name of the staff member after it. If you are not sure who the staff member is on the forums, just list their in-game name and Forum Staff/Server Staff will tag that staff member!

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  Eddie Cannoli Ragno Staff Application
Posted by: BariumCobaltNitrogen - Yesterday, 07:17 PM - Forum: Volunteer Staff Applications - Replies (1)



Volunteer Staff Application Terms & Conditions

Last updated: January 20th, 2021

These Volunteer Staff Application Terms & Conditions constitute a legally binding agreement made between you, whether personally or on behalf of an entity (“you”) and Star by Star Gaming ("Company", “we”, “us”, or “our”), concerning your volunteer services on any of our services and or platforms such as and not limited to, our websites, game servers, any other media form, media channel, console or PC application, mobile website or mobile application related, linked, or otherwise connected thereto. You agree that by posting this application and or responding to application question (1.) with "Yes, I do agree to these terms and conditions.", you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by all of these terms and conditions. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ALL OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THEN YOU ARE EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED FROM APPLYING FOR A VOLUNTEER STAFF POSITION AND YOU MUST DISCONTINUE YOUR APPLICATION PROCESS IMMEDIATELY.

You accept and understand that you are not any form of an employee, contractor, or agent of Star by Star Gaming. You accept and understand that the volunteer services you provide will be a donation and under no circumstances will you expect wages, salary, or benefits from Star by Star Gaming for the services provided during your time as a Volunteer Staff member. We reserve the right to remove or let go of any volunteer staff member for any reason and at any time at our sole discretion.

Any and all actions, including and not limited to, player and or user punishment, such as issued bans or otherwise on our game servers, websites, or other platforms, as well as any statements made by you, or any behavioral misconduct, does not express the views of Star by Star Gaming and are conducted at your sole discretion. You agree that all of these are of your own and you withhold full personal responsibility. Your actions, behavior, and or statements will be taken or given at your sole discretion and you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless, including our subsidiaries, affiliates, and all of our respective officers, agents, partners, contractors, volunteers, volunteer staff, and employees, from and against any loss, damage, liability, claim, or demand due to the outcomes of your gross negligence, willful misconduct, actions, statements, and or behaviors or any other conduct on your behalf, which cause or may give rise to criminal liability while performing volunteer staff services for Star by Star Gaming.

IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR OUR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, VOLUNTEERS, VOLUNTEER STAFF, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFIT, LOST REVENUE, LOSS OF DATA, OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR VOLUNTEER SERVICES, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

These Volunteer Staff Application Terms & Conditions can and may be updated at any time without notice at our discretion, so be sure to frequently check back for any updates to these terms and conditions. An effort to inform you that they've been updated will be made, but not promised, so it's your responsibility to periodically check back. By posting this application and or responding to application question (1.) with "Yes, I do agree to these terms and conditions.", you are accepting and agreeing to these terms and conditions indefinitely regardless of any changes or amendments to these terms and conditions unless or until you are no longer a Volunteer Staff member. If at any point you no longer agree to these terms and conditions, you must immediately resign from your Volunteer Staff position and cease to continue your volunteer services immediately.

Please do not remove or delete these terms and conditions from your application, otherwise your application will be considered and declared void.



Applicants Steam ID - STEAM_0:0:123855058

(1.) Do you agree to and accept the Volunteer Staff Application Terms & Conditions? If so, please answer with "Yes, I do agree and accept these terms and conditions." -
Yes, I do agree and accept these terms and conditions.

(1a) What is your most recent or commonly known in-game name or alias? - Eddie Cannoli Ragno

(1b) What is your current year level in-game? (MUST be at least 7th year to apply.) - Prestige 1, year 3

(2.) In which time zone do you reside? - PST

(2a) Please provide the hours of the day that you are the most active on the Hogwarts RP server according to CST (Chicago, US), so the managers and staff know when they can expect to see you. 3AM-7PM

(3.) What is your age? - 18

(4.) Approximately, when was the first time that you joined our Hogwarts RP server and how did you initially discover it? - I joined sometime in 2019 while roaming around gmod servers. I took a break and decided to come back around Sept. 6th 2021

(4a) How can we be certain that you will remain active on the server upon being accepted for a volunteer staffing position? - I have many friends and people i consider family to be on this server. This server has provided me with many enjoyable memories and I don't want to see it go. This server has helped me get through tough times and i cant complete my day without at least getting on once

(4b) Do you understand that you can be let go at any time for excessive inactivity at our discretion? - I understand completely

(5.) Do you understand and agree to not only comply with, but also enforce the rules of the server when necessary? - I understand, agree, comply, and will enforce the rules at all times

(5a) When listing the 10 basic rules, please explain what they each mean to convey to us that you understand and comprehend them wholly.
List Rules below:

1: No Fail RP: Not breaking character or interfering with other players immersion ( i.e. ignoring boundary lines or attacking an unrevealed snatcher/DF)
2: Disrespectful, hateful, or offensive behavior or speech towards others is not allowed: Disrespecting or being rude to other players. Saying slurs or being racist.
3: No Random Deathmatch (RDM): Attacking another student, teacher, auror, or unrevealed dark force without the proper RP reason
4: Obey staff and RP leaders: Listening, understanding, and following all rules/commands given by staff and RP leaders such as Dumbledore or Voldemort (i.e. Snatching a student when asked by Voldemort) (Staff's word is final)
5: No Massive Freespelling: Using damaging/non-damaging spells without proper reason (i.e. a group of students casting stupify towards another student or prefect, making the prefect unable to do their job)
6: No Metagaming: Getting help from an outside source using voice chatting apps like Discord/Skype (i.e. Asking a friend in discord to come help you when your snatched / revealing an unrevealed snatcher)
7: No Micspam/Chat spam: Playing music through your mic or typing the same message repeatedly in chat
8: Owlpost is for significant roleplay purposes only: No fail Owlpost. Owlpost should be used for things pertaining to selling/buying snatches, Asking for teachers when there isn't one, snatcher/prefect meetings, PTS
9: No erotic roleplay: No participating in anything that can be seen as sexual. (i.e. moaning in mic or saying sexual comments to other players)
10: No exploiting or cheating of any kind: The use of cheats or scripts, Exploiting the AFK system (i.e. having a macro that casts the same spell over a period of time/making it to where you move every few seconds) finding a way under the map.

(6.) Tell us a little about yourself and why you would like to be accepted for a volunteer staffing position on SBS. (100 words or less) - I am Eddie and the whole time i have been on the server i have been helped by the great staff that have been employed. I am extremely kind and I want to be able to help and enforce the rules made for the safety of everyone on the server just as the staff has helped me many times.

(7.) In your opinion, which quality of yourself do you feel that you need to improve on the most? - I tend to be too kind. I believe that there is good in all people and sometimes that has backfired on me. I also tend to procrastinate, although i have been working on it, and i sometimes just let things fester to the point where its a problem

(7a) In your opinion, which skill set of yours do you feel that you need to improve on the most? - I need to improve on being able to say no/putting my foot down on certain matters pertaining the server. I also need to improve on myself following the rules. i sometimes may bend the rules and as a staff I need to make sure that bending stops.

(8.) How would having you on our volunteer staff team benefit our server and what qualities set you apart from the rest of the applicants? - I am on almost every single day and at night, when there aren't many staff on. I have shadowed many staff and watched how they address many situations.

(9.) Have you ever previously maintained a game server staffing position, or currently are, on any other Garry's Mod servers? If so, which ones, and in which staffing positions? (List them if possible) - I sadly have not, this would be my first

(10.) Have you ever previously been banned on any Garry's Mod or SBS servers? If yes, then please list approximately when, how long, and the reasoning(s). - I have not

(11.) In your opinion, are the server staff or the players of more importance? Why? - The players are more important, without the players the staff wouldn't have a job to do. the mix of many different players is what makes this server fun and interesting.

(12) How would you rate your skills overall out of 10 (E.g., patience, response time, etc.) - Overall i would rate my skills at a 7.5. I have seen and practiced many skills that i have seen the staff do. but practicing is very much different than experience. overtime I will see to it that my skills improve significantly.

(13.) If you find yourself in a 'staff-sit' where you're unsure of how to fairly distribute punishment and or handle the situation or discrepancy at hand, what do you do? - I would call another staff in to see how they would assess the situation and to get another opinion. or depending on the situation i would ask the player what their punishment should be and if their punishment seems just to me then I deliver.

(14.) You both understand and realize, that by applying for a volunteer staffing position on the server, you are sacrificing the complete freedom of being able to role-play and or socialize freely all the time without any interruptions, and are obligated to handle all server issues and or volunteer staff position tasks at hand no matter the situation and to the best of your abilities? - I have sacrificed my time to this server once and i will gladly do it again. I understand and realize these terms.

(15.) If applicable, please provide a list of all your previous volunteer staff applications, provide a link to them if possible, and list any reasons why they may have been locked. If they were previously accepted, please provide a short explanation of why you are no longer volunteer staff at the time of this application. (Disregard if this is your first application) -


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  Mazza Max's Ban Appeal
Posted by: Mazza - Yesterday, 03:08 PM - Forum: Ban Appeals - Replies (11)

(1) What is your in-game name? - Mazza Max

(2) What is your steam ID (including any banned alt accounts)? - STEAM_0:1:97664063

(3) What is the name of Admin/Staff who banned you? - Marlene

(4) How long were you banned for? - 4 weeks

(5) Have you been banned on any SBS server before? If so, approximately how many times? - 3 I think

(6) Have you been banned within the last week? - no

(7) Why were you banned in this instance? (Explain in Detail) - I called Walden a homophobic slur (fag)

(8) Do you think you deserved the ban? - yeah well deserved 

(9) Why should you be unbanned? - I will never say another gamer word again

(10) Have you learned your lesson from this ban? - yes I'm reformed and I apologize

(11) Provide a Screenshot of the message that appears when you try to join the server: - [attachment=2150]




For Question 3, you can also tag the Staff Member who banned you so they can receive an immediate notification. To do this, type the: "@" symbol and the name of the staff member after it. If you are not sure who the staff member is on the forums, just list their in-game name and Forum Staff/Server Staff will tag that staff member!

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  Hogsmeade Sucks and What We Can Do About It
Posted by: Amelius Altera - Yesterday, 02:23 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

Everyone knows it. Hogsmeade has some serious issues. Instead of making a suggestion in the nebulous not-open-to-the-public suggestion box, I have decided to make a post listing the problems I've seen with the map and possible solutions to hot-fix it short of a massive overhaul of the map


DOORS

  • PROBLEM: Doors and small doorways make it incredibly easy to body-block other players and Hogsmeade is full of them
  • PROPOSAL: Remove every door from all buildings or force them to always be open
SORTING HAT
  • PROBLEM: Unsorted students have to walk a very long distance and go in the middle of RP to get sorted. This can be a huge problem as it's quite confusing for new players to find their way to Hogsmeade itself, much less the sorting hat.
  • PROPOSAL: Improve signage as it is in Hogwarts and move the Sorting Hat to a more sensible location away from the main RP area and closer to the boathouse
DF CAVE 
  • PROBLEM: The DF cave and path to it are hard to access for snatchers and difficult to leave for apparating DF during lockdowns. The gorge along with the current path glitches make it difficult for snatchers to successfully snatch when compared to Hogwarts map
  • PROPOSAL: Add a portal to the DF cave similar to the LF safe zone so that DF can easily apparate out during lockdowns. Also, improve the paths to the cave by changing some of the terrain to be more forgiving including widening paths between Hogsmeade and the forest
SNATCHING
  • PROBLEM: Snatchers have an undue difficulty in successfully bringing their snatches to the DF cave. The only practical way to go is down a steep slope which is bad news if your snatch is moving around trying to kill themselves or get themselves stuck
  • PROPOSAL: Change the terrain or add better pathing for snatchers. This may be coupled with the DF cave issue and may require a more severe overhaul of the map
DF BOUNDARIES
  • PROBLEM: DF can approach very close to Hogsmeade, which is not the case at Hogwarts at all
  • PROPOSAL: Move the DF boundary further away from the QP and set a new PVP zone away from Hogsmeade proper. This may also require a redesign of the terrain
GLITCHED WALKWAYS
  • PROBLEM: The walkways in front of the main entrance near the Astronomy tower are glitched and can easily trap players
  • PROPOSAL: Fix the glitch by changing the terrain or preventing players from entering the glitched areas
SIGNAGE
  • PROBLEM: The buildings are well marked but it's not entirely clear which are dorms and where classrooms are actually located to new students. 
  • PROPOSAL: This problem is well addressed in Hogwarts due to the simple layout and large visible signs. Replicating this with large signs on the street and/or mall style directories that give a layout of the area would be extremely helpful. This is also true for new players who have to get sorted. 
LAG AND CRASHES
  • PROBLEM: Hogsmeade is a laggy mess at the best of times. Client-side crashes are common on the map as well as general server crashes. We can blame this on a spell that spawns too many particles but the map is clearly the issue here if it's that close to crashing the server in its own right
  • PROPOSAL: Optimize the map further by removing deco and props. This could be part of a complete overhaul that fixes other issues that come up

These are just the suggestions I can think of at the moment and I'm sure other people have other complaints. I think the general theme of most complaints I've seen with Hogsmeade and the ones I've laid out is that it was designed with form far over function. Things look really pretty but that doesn't mean much when it becomes unplayable. I think there are some reasonable hot-fixes but I don't think it's unreasonable for a major redesign to be in order to make the game more playable and give it some more function, even if that means sacrificing beauty

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Wink A farewell to Toto...
Posted by: Erynn Sinclair - 10-24-2021, 07:39 PM - Forum: Introductions & Farewells - Replies (8)

Hey all! I've actually never made an introduction/farewell post on here despite playing on the server for almost 10 months, but now feels like a better time than ever!

Basically, you all know me as Toto Sinclair, but I'm essentially abandoning the name "Toto" and switching it out for something new! (I'm not going anywhere hehe)

The reasoning behind this? Experimentation put simply! I'm trying different things and experimenting and part of that is changing my name to fit it!

I'm not doing it to cover anything up, but simply to just try something a little different.
I didn't want any confusion when I turn up on the server with a different alias, hence making this post, hopefully you can accept this!

Of course, what name am I changing to? Well it's gonna be Erynn Sinclair! (pronounced "Eh-rin")

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Heart Halloween style mystery event.
Posted by: Larissa Adareaux-Pumpkins - 10-23-2021, 05:25 AM - Forum: Event Suggestions - No Replies

(1) What type of event is this? (Passive RP, Forum announced, etc.) - Passive RP 

Introduction:
A strange structure has appeared outside the walls of Hogwarts. It disappears as quickly as it arrives, over the past week, seemingly at random, students of Hogwarts are compelled to go to this structure, head inside, and are never be seen again! Friends of these students have a cold shroud wash over them, they do not worry or do anything at all to stop their friends from walking off into the darkness alone until they are long gone. 
The building is full of patrons, some quietly eating their meal and sipping their drinks and others gnawing loudly on raw flesh and bones. The Nomadic bar has collected dark beings from all over the world, they are not the type to all be sitting in a bar such as this with no quarrels, something very powerful must be present to keep these beings in line. 
The head waitress of the bar has a secret more dark than any of the patrons could ever imagine, she does not seem to own the bar however everything that goes on is revolved around her. She is an ancient entity in a human form, no one knows what she is but her cold aura of pure evil is enough to deter anyone from asking. 
The students who enter are greeted warmly like a guest, ushered to a table and given some well cooked food, the meat in their food is their classmate who previously went missing, and soon they will meet the same fate! 

(2) What are the details of this event and how will it be run? -

The professors of Hogwarts are glumly aware of the increased disappearances of the students, Dumbledor is convinced it's no ordinary group of snatchers. Dumbledor orders a curfew and that everyone be in groups and on the look out for strange behaviour, everyone is tense and very paranoid in Hogwarts at the moment. 


The Event:
Students are not convinced that the Headmasters curfew will do anything, who will be next? Will it be them? They must do something to stop the disappearances from continuing or there will be no one left! A group of brave students band together with the intent of finding out who or what is behind all of this. 


Event Preparation:
- Spawn in 'the Bar' (Could be anything just so long as it can comfortably fit multiple people inside and is placed outside of castle walls.)
- Gather your bar patrons and main DF characters. Give them everything they need and brief them on what you want them to do and their restrictions. 

- Gather you LF team. Ensure at least one of the main heroes is a good leader and that they stick together. Give the heroes any equipment they might need to help with their investigation.
- Tell players on professor and prefect roles to act paranoid and inform students that something is happening and not to go outside. 



Players involved:
Dark Force:
- 1 main actor as Head Waitress or Head Waiter (Player model what you thinks best.) 
- 1 Chef (anyone DF with a blade. Or give someone a meat cleaver.)
- Minimum of 3 snatchers to acquire guests. (Or any DF that can snatch.)
- Assorted patrons (the crazier the better.)
- As many as possible bar workers/patrons focused on defending the bar from curious LF.

Give these characters something unique if possible and the head waitress bonus health (like a boss fight.) 
I think wild neutrals will look great and give the feel of a bar that's truly gone crazy and picked up patrons from all corners of the globe. Just make them DF to avoid confusion. I think an Erkling prowling around and blood and bones all over the place will look great. 
I'm sure students will wander in by themselves but snatchers with unique models or names might rile up some more interest in the event by players who weren't paying attention to the chat or undertales. 
 
Light Force:
- 2 or 3 main heroes.
- 1 Headmaster Dumbledor or Professor McGonagall.
- Any and all brave enough to save their school.

I think Ginny, Neville and Luna would be perfect heroes. Give them something unique, maybe give Neville the sword of Gryffindor? 

Early into the event distract the heroes and have them called to fights with NPCs or players who are 'Wandering Patrons' looking to catch themselves their own meal. 
E.g. Undertale werewolves have appeared outside herbology or at Hagrid's Hutt!
This should hopefully avoid them solving the mystery too quickly. 


Once our heroes have solved the mystery they are not to go in and attack the bar, remind them they are just a small band of students. They tell Dumbledor or McGonagall what they have found out! 

Great Hall meeting:
The students in the Great Hall are told the situation and to hide in their dormitories until the Ministry arrives. Our heroes will pipe up and say the evil has to be stopped here and now, Hogwarts students will be the ones to stop this evil once and for all. Our heroes lead their like minded brave classmates to battle and save the school! 

Their objective is to simply kill the head waitress.

(3) What problems could arise and how could they be remedied? -  

- Problems could arise if the heroes are having trouble finding people to build up their army. 
Pick some people that are enthusiastic and that you believe could do the role well : )
On the contrary this event could become large scale and quite chaotic if too many people are involved. 

- First years and second years enthusiastic to join but unable to help. 
I see this in a few events but if you have time please give them something like a knife and or med-kit so that they can have fun too and even be very helpful. 

- Our heroes cannot solve the mystery. I'm sure they will, or maybe they are looking in the wrong place and taking too long
Maybe spawn in NPC werewolves outside and get students to spread their sightings to the heroes leading them outside and closer to their objective. 

- Unfair teams.
Do your best to judge how many LFs the heroes might gather and ensure your DF side is capable of holding them off long enough to be a challenge but not impossible.

- Our heroes split up.
If they split up they will probably solve the mystery too quickly and together the event will be more authentic. Designate one of them as the leader and the heroes and other students follow him or her. 

- Our heroes die.
If one of or all of our heroes die before the mystery is solved just bring them back together and continue.
If the heroes die during the finale of the event let them respawn and come back on their own to continue fighting. 

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