Thank you for your interest in having a Moderator position on Musecraft! Moderating on Musecraft is different from many other servers- It is not a privilege. It is more akin to a job. This point can not be stressed enough. Once selected for Moderator, you will no longer be allowed to “play” the game regularly. In order to drive this point home, all moderators must remove their houses/shops/buildings from the regular play area, so that their interests as a player do not conflict with their ability to help others.
Think of it like a Lifeguard position: You don’t go to the pool to swim, you go to make sure swimmers have a fun, safe time.
Responsibilities of a Moderator include:
Helping players with plots
Helping players with plugin issues (i.e. being stuck)
Regulating chat (No excessive spamming or profanity)
Jailing problem players for Admin review >:]
Assorted chores (regenerating gross land, removing abandoned plots, etc…)
However, being a Moderator can be very rewarding. Benefits include:
Access to WorldEdit and Creative Mode
Ability to build “public” events, like carnivals, arenas, race tracks, and anything else the players will enjoy
Earning the respect of the players
Occasionally building/testing with Sean <3
Offering input into how the server is run
As much land as you want (outside the regular play area) to build, test, or play around with
Roughly 1/20 applications received are selected to be moderator. However, if selected, you can expect the following to occur:
You will be given Moderator powers, signified by a red name
You will be asked to move/delete your buildings
You will be given a crash course/tested on WorldGuard commands (Setting plots is your biggest task)
You will be taught what is/isn’t acceptable behavior for players, and as a Moderator
In order to be selected for Moderator, you must meet most of these requirements:
You must have been on the server for at least couple of weeks
Knowledge about the mechanics of Minecraft
Knowledge of Bukkit plugins
A desire to help others
More than one Moderator has been demoted due to purposefully and knowingly abusing their powers. The purpose of Musecraft is to have a fun, vanilla, experience, and anyone caught disregarding that fact will be dealt with accordingly.
Now, if you haven’t been scared away yet, the address to submit your application is firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no “formal” application to fill out, just include how/why you meet the requirements stated above, as well as any other information you feel would increase your chances of being selected. Sean reviews the applications every few weeks or so, so don’t be surprised if you don’t get a response right away.