Rank Promotion Criteria
Promotions on the server are based on four basic areas:
- Time spent on the server
- Building skill
- Interaction with players
- Interaction with the staff
These are both objective and subjective. Any or all of these can help or hurt your chances for rank promotions. DO NOT ask for rank. Asking for rank is the best way to ensure that you are not promoted.
That said, here are the criteria for the various player ranks. These ranks are subject to change. Major violations of the rules may result in demotion.
If you feel you have met the criteria for Skilled or Adept but have not been promoted, fill out an application.
- Must have an account on the website
- Must have built a substantial structure:
- Must not be primarily dirt or cobblestone
- Must have no outstanding complaints from the staff
- Must have at least a neutral impact on the other players
- Demonstrate advanced building techniques, planning abilities and land use
- Be both independent and self-reliant
- Have a positive impact on the community of players
- Demonstrate abilities/ideas that would merit having creative mode and Worldedit
- Be nominated by at least two staff members
- Personal approval from Akintudne
Either one of the following:
- Exceptional people-handling skills
- An extremely high level of maturity
- High reliability and composedness in stressful situations
- The willingness to deal with server-related problems.
It takes time to convince the staff of this, so it generally takes a very long time to actually become a moderator. The staff must trust you, respect you, and see you as an equal. Only then can you express the wish to become a moderator. Only then might you get an invitation from the rest of the staff.
You want to implement a major change that affects the whole server. This is generally something that will require you to gain access to more resources than an Expert would have access to. If you manage to make a detailed proposal for your change, convince an absolute majority of the staff including Akintudne that the change should be implemented, and demonstrate that you are capable of implementing the change, willing to carry through with it, able to revert it should it fail, trustworthy enough that you won't change anything else or construct back-doors in the system, able and willing to administer it afterwards, and that only you are capable of implementing the change (or that your aid would speed up the process greatly), you will be granted moderator-like privileges or the full moderator role to aid you.
You become administrator once you have been a moderator and all of the following apply:
- You show exceptional technical skills, including an understanding of (if not all, then significant parts of) Minecraft, Bukkit, Linux, SSH, BASH, PHP, Apache, SQL, Java, UNIX, how the Internet works, how shell scripting works, how programming works, how the Java infrastructure behind Minecraft works, and how computers and services in general work.
- There is a need for someone with this technical knowledge, because the server lacks competence in an area that you excel in. Or, that there is a need for someone who can maintain the current state of the server, and prevent and repair problems with it.
- You demonstrate that you can be trusted absolutely, and always have the best interests of the server in mind, in all of your actions.
- You have invested the absolute majority of the resources that the server system relies on, including hardware, and are currently in legal possession of these resources.
- There isn't a different owner already.