Gamemaker Staff Application Format


Hey there everyone

The goal of this post is to give applicants a CLEAR idea of what your job as a HogwartsRP GameMaker is, to shine light on a topic that most people just "kinda figure out". So here are 10 things that you will most definitely have to do as a GameMaker, to keep things moving, and to make your work more professional and significant.

1. Plan your events- There's nothing better than a properly planned and beautifully executed event. As a gamemaker, you will often feel compelled to create "spur of the moment" type of events, and that's okay! But It can't be all you do. You are expected to plan and even test your events before you put them into effect, whether you build a prop that needs to be tested, or a group of custom enemies you plan to use, it should all be thought out, and the bugs should be worked out before the event takes place.

2. Expect to announce & run an event ONCE per week.  - As a gamemaker, you will need to work together with the other gamemakers to come up with an event minimum of once per week. You will have to write a Forum Announcement for your event to gather hype in the few days before the event is executed. It is entirely optional if you want to do more events, as long as the quota of one per week is met. You can work together with other gamemakers on this event or take turns covering the weeks to make sure one event is being made weekly. Admins and SuperAdmins at times will also be making forum announcements for events, therefore you won't need to cover for that week. You can still do surprise or spontaneous events, but they will not count towards the event quota however.

3. Expect negative feedback- Not everyone is going to like what you do as a GameMaker, and they won't hesitate to show it. People will bash your events right in front of your face and they'll firmly believe that they can do a better job. The fact is, they don't understand all the factors that work against a gamemaker when an event is planned, and so I ask you to dismiss any cruel criticism, but gladly ACCEPT constructive criticism.

4. Expect positive feedback- Not all of the feedback you get will be negative, you will also get a great deal of positive responses. Be sure to embrace, and thank those who give you positive feedback because it's those people who understand what you're trying to do for the community and who truly appreciate your work.

5. Never halt an event- It's not unheard of that an event will go horribly wrong. Common problems include: Server crashes, chronic lag, mass exploiting, disobeying of event rules. If any of these things happen, it's important that you seize control and continue the event until the end, even if you have to set it up all over again. Sometimes it may happen that the server crashes persistently for unknown reasons. But it's important that you do NOT halt, for when you're executing an event, the situation is a lot bigger than yourself, and it involves a server full of eager people.

6. Maintain a steady pace (1-2 events per week)- Perhaps other staff members may disagree, but as a Gamemaker you have a job to do, and if you don't do it, you might as well not have applied in the first place. Whether you're scheduling frequent events, creating content for the server, or building for future events, you absolutely NEED to be doing something.

7. Don't be afraid to ask for help- Plenty of staff members have executed events in the past, and not all of them are GameMakers. If you have any doubts, don't be afraid to ask them for help. Such people include: Admins, Gamemakers, Super Admins, and even Moderators.  Don't be afraid to ask any of them at any time if you have any questions or doubts.

8. Refrain from abusing your vast priviledges-  As a GameMaker you will receive a variety of tools and assets that will help you create your events. It is preferable that you do not abuse these abilities in any way. This includes but is not limited to:Prop spamming, prop blocking, failRP Prop spawning, Needlessly using commands on others players, orchestrating chaos, messing with the class schedule without a valid reason, spawning dupes you will not use during events, perma-propping anything, messing with the server map unless it's for an event.

9. Be willing to involve others in what you do. (Staff and Players alike)- When you create storyline events, you may need certain people to execute lines, or to play a character. Example: Don't be afraid of using players to take on RP Leader roles during your events! Perferably, players  who are trusted and maintain a good reputation.

10. Do this because you want to- If you're applying to become Gamemaker JUST because you want to be staff to you I say: CEASE AND DESIST. If you want to be disciplinary please apply for moderator but if you're applying to become a Gamemaker, then you must do your job, otherwise you're wasting our time, you're wasting your time, and you made us pass up another possibe candidate who truly wants this job.


1. GameMakers may hand out punishments to players during major events for a maximum amount of time of 24-hours.
2. GameMakers may act as substitute mods when there 2 or LESS Moderators but only if asked to help. However they still have the same 24hr ban restriction. If the rule a player broke is severe enough (As they deserve more then a 24 hour ban), Gamemakers must leave a notice within "Staff Discussions" with the Players: Name, Steam ID & Reason why.
3. GameMakers may setup Passive RP related stuff every now and then as long as they are RP-friendly and do not disrupt normal classes.
4. Gamemakers may execute LARGE scale events with at least 2-3 other staff members present to watch over players and help the event run smoothly.
5. Gamemakers HAVE to do pre-event briefing and explain to everyone what it is they need to do. (EX: Light Side = Great Hall | Dark Forces = Graveyard)
6. Gamemakers are NOT to answer Staff Calls unless a player is stuck, asking for help,asking for help or a nor related-sit issue.
7. Gamemakers are considered staff. Moderators/Admins are to TRUST reports given by Gamemakers, they do not need evidence. However you may be called to give your side of the story on possible Ban Appeals/Staff Applications/Staff Reports/etc.

To end this post I leave any applicants my heartfelt good luck, I wish you a successful and eventful time as a HogwartsRP GameMaker, may you make a real difference in the community!
Don't disrespect me, I'm your Dad.

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“The best executive is the one who has enough sense to pick good men to do what needs to be
done, and the self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”

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(1.) What is your SteamID? - $STEAMID$
 (1a) What is your most recent ingame name? -

(1b) What is your current year level in-game? (MUST be 7th to apply.) -
 (2.) What Timezone do you live in? -
 (2a) Please put what times you are most active in CST (Chicago US), so the managers know when they can expect to see you. -
 (3.) How old are you? -
 (4.) When did you first join our server and how did you discover it? -
 (4a) How can we be sure you will stay active and loyal (with your time) to Star by Star? -
 (4b) Do you understand you can be let go at ANY time for inactivity? -
 (5.) Do you understand and agree to not only comply with, but also enforce the rules of the Server when necessary? -
 (5a) When listing the rules please explain what they mean to show that you understand them.
 List Rules below:
 (5b) Expain what the term "minge" means, when referring to a player on the server -
 (6.) Tell us about yourself and why you want to be staff on SBS? (100 words or less) -
 (7.) What do you feel you need to improve on the most? -
 (8.) How would having you on staff benefit our server and what sets you apart from the rest of the applicants? -
 (9.) Have you been staff/are currently on any other servers? If so, which ones? (List them if possible) -
 (10.) Have you ever been banned on any Garrys Mod/SBS servers? If yes, then please list when, how long, and the reason. -
 (11.) Are the Server staff or the players more important? Why? -
 (12.) How would you rate your skills overall out of 10 (EX: Patience, Communication, etc) -
 (13.) How familiar on a scale of 1 to 10 are you with Garrys Mod Sandbox tools? -
 (14.) Give us a couple of detailed examples of an event you would use and how you would proceed with them -
 (15.) Do you have any experience using ULX or building on Garry's Mod? -
 (16.) You understand and realize, that by applying for staff on the server also means, that you are sacrificing the complete freedom of being able to RP freely all the time without any interruptions, and are obligated to handle all server issues at hand no matter the situation? -

 (17.) Please make a list of all previous staff applications, a link to them, and the reason they were locked. If they were accepted, please give a short explanation of why you are no longer staff. (Disregard if this is your first application) -

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