Volunteer Staff Application Information [Gamemaker]


Hey there everyone

The goal of this post is to give applicants a CLEAR idea of what your job as a Galaxy of Magic 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, and 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 privileges-  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, fail RP Prop spawning, Needlessly using commands on other 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: Celestial = Assembly | Void = Void Territory)
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 Galaxy of Magic Gamemaker, may you make a real difference in the community!


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.


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 - $STEAMID$

(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." -
(1a) What is your most recent or commonly known in-game name or alias? -

(1b) What is your current acuity level in-game? (MUST be at least Acuity 7 to apply.) -

(1c) List any alternative Steam accounts you may have -

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

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

(3.) What is your age? -

(4.) Approximately, when was the first time that you joined our Galaxy of Magic server and how did you initially discover it? -
(4a) How can we be certain that you will remain active on the server upon being accepted for a volunteer staffing position? -

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

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

(5a) Please explain each of the main server rules and what they each mean, to convey to us that you understand and comprehend them wholly.
1. No fail RP:
2. Be respectful:
3. No RDM:
4. Obey staff and RP leaders:
5. No free-spelling:
6. No metagaming:
7. Do not mic spam or chat spam:
8. Telemail is for RP purposes only:
9. No ERP:
10. No exploiting or cheating of any kind:

(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) -

(7.) In your opinion, which quality of yourself do you feel that you need to improve on the most? -

(7a) In your opinion, which skill set of yours do you feel that you need to improve on the most? -

(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? -

(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) -

(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). -

(11.) In your opinion, are the server staff or the players of more importance? Why? -

(12) How would you rate your skills overall out of 10 (E.g., patience, response time, etc.) -
(13.) On a scale from 1 to 10, how familiar are you with Garry's Mod's default tools, context menus, and utility menus? -
(14.) Provide us with at least two detailed examples of events that you would orchestrate and how you would proceed with organizing, operating, and constructing them. -
(15.) Do you have any prior experience using ULX administrative system or sandbox building on Garry's Mod? -
(16.) 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? -

(17.) Please provide a list of all 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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