No doubt you have seen them in various chat channels within Aeria- more often than not, answering a question or offering gameplay advice. But what do these mysterious [GS]-tagged players do? How do they get their special tags? What powers do they have and what does it take to become one? Below lies the answers to all of those questions and more!
What is a Game Sage?
A Game Sage is a community volunteer, who has been recognized for their expertise in one or more games. They are normal players, but have the assistance of the GM Team with their community services.
"Game Sage" (often shortened to "GS") is a very befitting title as they are expected to be sage in both the answers given and the advice they have to offer. They are players just like you, who started games hosted by Aeria and realized that they wanted to be a bigger part of it all. Therefore, they chose to volunteer their time to offer their assistance and knowledge in order to help both the GameMasters and the community (that's you!).
There are many misconceptions about GameSages. GameSages are not employees of Aeria Games & Entertainment
, which means we have absolutely no control over your account(s) and your tickets, nor do we receive any "special powers" within the games we play or serve.
Please note the official [insert link later] Current GameMasters and GameSage List will remain up-to-date by the GM team.
What does a Game Sage do?
They are jacks-of-all-trades! Sages have various different duties, and every day is different from the day before. The average Game Sage may find himself/herself handling situations including, but not limited to:
- Assisting players in-game, in the forums, and in the Shoutbox with various issues
- Finding, verifying, and properly reporting issues
- Reporting situations requiring GM review/action
- Collaborating with the GS/GM team on creating or editing guides for the game and community
- Providing constructive feedback to the GM team on specific issues as requested
- Limitless other side-projects we take on to make the game a better place for you!
What are the requirements for becoming a Game Sage?
As stated in Rules and Volunteers:
The requirements to be a Community Volunteer are :
Must be over 16
Must have time to contribute to the community in their specified role
Have record of contribution on forums and in game
Have strong people skills and enthusiasm and knowledge
Have desire to expand and improve the community
Show teamwork and ability to work and foster discussions with others
Have or be willing to meet any additional requirements in their specified role
May not be on any watched or banned lists.
The requirements to be a Game Sage are:
Must meet Community Volunteer requirements.
Must have 2 months experience with the game. (may be waived)
Must have been an Aeria Games Member for 2 months.
Must have met the specified level/rank/achievement levels.
Must have met the forum post requirements for the game.
A large part of being a successful Game Sage is having the patience to answer the same questions repeatedly, the willingness/ability to find the answers to questions which you may not immediately know, and the willingness/ability to collaborate with a large group of people as a member of a team.
How do I apply to become a Game Sage?
When Game Sage applications are open, usually near the beginning of each month (or as needed), a thread will be posted in the Announcements section of the Aeria Mobile General Discussion Forum
. This thread will always be posted by a Game Master. Remember that a huge part of being a Game Sage is being able to follow instructions!
Game Sage Application Part I:
Using this format, post Part I in the official Game Sage application thread in the forum section linked above.
Game Sage Application Part II:
[b]1. What community contributions have you made that shows you would make a good Game Sage?[/b]
[b]2. What experience do you have running/hosting organizational events?[/b]
[b]3. What experience do you have helping people find solutions to their problems?[/b]
[b]4. What experience do you have with the Aeria Mobile forum community?[/b]
[b]5. What do you think a Game Sage is? What are their main responsibilities? What makes a good Game Sage?[/b]
[b]6. Why do you want to be a Game Sage for Mobile (and not another game)?[/b]
[b]7. Explain the importance of confidentiality in this position.[/b]
[b]8. RT #:[/b]
Submit Part II as a ticket at Contact Us - Game Support.
After you submit your ticket, copy your RT number, click "Edit" on your GS Application post, and paste your RT number into question number 8 for Part I.
1. Account Name:
2. (Main) IGN:
3. (Alt) IGNs:
4. Game applying for:
5. Character Levels:
7. When did you start playing Aeria Mobile?
8. How much time do you spend playing per week?:
9. What time are you usually online? (PST):
10. Have you ever been banned or had any disciplinary action taken against you? If so, please explain:
11. Are you willing to stop all level/equipment/character advancement, so that you have time for Game Sage Duties?:
12. Are you at least 16 years of age?:
13. Link to Part I of your application:
Another misconception about Game Sages is that they are "chat police" or that they are there to get people banned, which is absolutely not the truth. They are here to HELP you, and will do the best they can to help you find the answer(s) you need.
If you have any more questions about Game Sages, please don't hesitate to PM (private message) a GM or a GS from another game using their forum profile. We will be glad to answer your questions!
Should you choose to apply, we wish you the best of luck!
*Adapted from Saltyloves*