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Want to become staff on a server? Read here!

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avatar Alva
Level 24 : Expert Lumberjack
There are a ton of new servers out there, giving even more possible staff positions for players far and wide. But there's a problem: Most players on PMC (and minecraft in general) aren't suitable staff members. I've noticed this and decided to put it in a tutorial on how to become staff on pretty much any server, and what I look for when I chose my own staff. Let's begin!

Personanility plays a huge role in whether or not somoene becomes accepted as staff. Essentially, you have to be a likeable person. If you're going around critizising and complaining about everything, it makes you seem like some emo. No one wants that. Staff members need to be enthusiastic about the server, support the ideas, and more. Basically, you need to be a likeable person. Here are a few tips on how to be more likeable (because some of you really need this..):
  • When someone joins, don't say "Hello." say, "sup" or "hey!". Saying "Hello." is boring and makes it look as if you don't care that the person joined. 
  • Similar to above, when someone's leaving don't say "Goodbye." or "Okay." Say something like "cya" or "later!" or maybe "goodnight".
  • Don't puctuate every single sentence. It looks like you're trying too hard to be serious and frankly no one likes somone who takes everything too seriously
  • This is basically an addon to above, but don't punctuate questions with a period. 
  • If you DO get staff, don't be too strict. Enforce the rules, but if swearing is against the rules for instance, don't perma-ban someone for accidentally saying "damn", just nicely inform them of the rules

Time Online
Don't log on and expect them to give you staff right away. If a server does do this, they are too desperate and probably not a server of quality that's worth your time helping. When applying for staff, make sure you are a valuable player to the server and join frequently. This lets the owner/admins know that you aren't just power-hungry and actually want to help.

Reasons For Becoming Staff
There are different reasons players like to become staff on servers. Here are the most common ones I've seen seperated into categories:

  •    Becoming staff because you like the server and want to help out more than you are already
  •    Seing a shortage of staff or any other valued ranks in something you are skilled at, and wanting to assist

Not Acceptable:
  •  Wanting power so you can /gm1 and do whatever
  •  Tired of those stupid rules? Maybe if you get staff you won't have to follow them..
  •  "Hey, i'll become staff then give you items and we can have the most OP mega uber super faction evar

Please, just don't do any of the last 3. (They're more common than you think)

How You Act When Accepted

So, you followed this tutorial and are finally accepted as staff! But.. now what? Once you are staff on a server there are still a few guidelines you should follow to make sure you stay staff. 

Staff sometimes get power, sometimes don't. It's very common for admins to abuse their power and ruin the server just with a few commands, whether they mean to or not. As usual, here are the do's and don'ts:

  • Don't spawn in items, for ANYONE, for any reason.
  • If someone insults you or the server, don't ban them. They didn't break any rules and this will make the server seem like it's run by a bunch of immature little kids. Don't get mad and cuss them out either, simply ignore them or ask them to stop.
  • Don't give other players creative mode or anything else without the owner's permission. 
  • Don't let your anger outdo your brain. If someone hasn't broken a rule, no matter how much of a douche they are, don't ban them. As mentioned above, it'll be bad for both your reputation and the server
  • Don't change your personality when you get accepted. Some players will act mature and use propper grammar and such just until they get a rank, and then they'll compeltely change and start acting innaproppriate thinking that there's no chance in the world they'll be demoted. 

And Lastly
If you get denied as staff, don't quit the server or cuss out the owner. They aren't denying you because they don't like YOU (most of the time), they're denying you because they don't see you fit for staff. Just keep trying! You may one day work up to it, and they might even be testing how you react to being denied like that. 

Thanks for reading this, and I hope this helps at least some of the noobs of Minecraft to get become staff and help some servers out!

6 replies

07/10/2015 2:40 pm
Level 28 : Expert Architect
"some emo" can be offensive to people
07/13/2015 1:53 pm
Level 24 : Expert Princess
No racism please, thank you
07/13/2015 3:52 pm
Level 28 : Expert Architect
i wasnt being racist... thats what he said in the blog... i was saying its offensive to people
07/13/2015 9:25 pm
Level 24 : Expert Princess
Racism is offensive also
07/23/2015 4:33 pm
Level 1 : New Network
hm. wow.
07/08/2015 5:59 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Miner

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