Hi, I decided to make a new application using the updated template and also due to my last one being denied due to "Mentioning other RSPS", which I apologize for!
Edwin (Formerly William)
Where are you from?
I'm from a small town in Sweden!
How long have you been part of the Varrock Community?
I've been an active member of Varrock since Launch day, which was 22nd May 2019.
How many hours do you spend online daily?
Since I am a web-developing consultant, I tend to spend 8-15 hours a day online.
Are you active in-game, discord, and our forums?
Yes I am, I am known as Edwin or "One" on Discord, but since the server reset I have had to take the name "William" due to someone sniping my name.
Why would you like to be part of the Varrock Staff Team?
The majority of the servers I have played in my days I have somehow been involved in the staff or management team, usually this leads me to take the game more seriously but I also enjoy helping others, I believe I would be an great addition to the staff team.
What are some of the strengths you possess?
While I believe I have many strengths due to my background in startups and web-development, the one that would be the most fitting for a position like this is:
Loyalty, I am a very loyal person, I stay true to those around me and always keep a good spirit when around them.
Stress Capable, I am able to handle a lot of pressure under stress.
Friendly, while being a staff is about being professional and handle situations that require certain actions that users may not like, I'm always very friendly.
What are some of your weaknesses you posses?
While some wouldn't see it as an weakness, but for this type of application I guess it is an weakness, I got a very demanding social life, usually tend to be busy throughout the weekends as weekdays I sit at the computer 24/7, so I like to take time off for my friends, family and my potential future girlfriend on the weekends.
Please describe any experience in leadership or staff roles you currently have or had:
I have previously been moderator and support staff on several larger RSPS.
But the best experience in leadership I have from running two startups which I work as the developer but also as the community manager, I founded a social network for cryptocurrencies, this community consists of 120K users and our discord server has over 6k users.
The second startup is a tournament platform for Apex Legends, it has over 5k users and our discord consists of 2k users.
So leadership is pretty much my day to day work, aside from my development tasks.
Have you ever disagreed with a staff's (ingame moderating) action? If so, what would you have done as a Server Support in that situation?:
I have not yet seen any actions from staff members that I have disagreed with.
A friend of yours comes to you complaining that he has been banned by another staff member, and wants you to find out why. Upon further investigation, you discover that you believe the ban is unjustified. How do you handle that?
I would first take it up with the person that took the action of banning my friend to see it from that persons perspective and then depending on the response I would explain why I think its unjustified, if we both agree that it perhaps was unjustified I would ask him to remove the penalty, however if the person disagrees with me and I completely feel that it is unjustified, I would speak to higher ranked staff to try and get it solved.
However I would treat my friend just like I would treat any member, just because he is my friend I would not give him special treatment.
If there are a few users began saying "THIS CLIENT SUCKS!" and spamming it, what would you do?
I would start of my kindly asking them to stop spamming and rather talk to me about what they are experiencing to perhaps resolve it, if they continue to spam I would warn them that if they continue actions will be taken.
If they proceed to spam after the warning was given, I would mute them for a certain amount of time.
Why should we choose to promote you as opposed to someone else's application?
I believe I would be a great addition to the team but I also think that my experience and background from running multiple successful startups and communities that are not RS related could be great help to the management team.
What are some of the recognizable ways in which you helped the community?
I believe multiple people on Varrock can vouch for me that I am very helpful and supportive, I have been active and helpful in-game and on discord since launch and also been there to help and be supportive while the server has been under maintenance.
In a short paragraph, please briefly explain what you hope to bring to Varrock with this position and what you hope to achieve in the future:
I hope to bring a lot of support to the coming community through helping users, but also support to the management team either through web-development or just some feedback regarding actions that can improve Varrock as a brand due to my background. I also hope to perhaps climb the ladder in the highscores but also in the staff team.
Do you understand that if you break any rules, abuse power, fail to follow the Staff handbook, or turn out to be a horrendous Staff Member, you will be demoted and might have further actions taken against you depending on your offenses?
I fully understand and agree with this.