Account Name: Demigod523
Phone/Device: iPhone 4s
Country: United States
Languages spoken: English
1. What community contributions have you made that shows you would make a good Game Sage?
In game there are many players who know me, I would like to think that to most of them I am seen as a nice, engaging and knowledgeable person. I like to spend a lot of time helping others and it shows, I have a lot of friends in game and I try to act as a moderating factor in the community. In most of what I do I am trying to help the community and the game, I really enjoy Monster Paradise, and I want to help it succeed.
2. What experience do you have running/hosting organizational events?
I am currently the head of an after school program that takes care of kids ages 5-9, and during the summers I am a counselor in a summer camp with 180 children grades K-6. In both programs we routinely participate in large group activities. During summer camp we take field trips almost every day to various places. These trips must be set up in advance by either myself or my boss; since average capacity in each individual camp is 45 children there is often a lot of planning and foresight that goes into every trip, particularly when those trips are to local businesses.
3. What experience do you have helping people find solutions to their problems?
Working with large groups of children is great experience at finding solutions to problems, especially when you consider that younger children tend to be a very hard group to please when they are upset. Working with the children has allowed me to many opportunities to both problem solving and resolve conflict. You learn how to work with multiple people, understand all sides of the arguments, and find solutions that are acceptable to both sides, this experience is invaluable when working with large communities of people. Working with kids also entails working with their parents; sometimes parents are more difficult to deal with than their children. This has given me experience with people of many different ages during many different circumstances, both good and bad. Additionally, I have done four years of research on DNA repair in a lab at my university. Scientific research is all about examining problems and finding innovative solutions to find answers. Sometimes this involves using old techniques in new ways, or even inventing entirely new techniques to use. The work also involves interacting and working together with other researchers on those complex problems.
4. What experience do you have with the Aeria forum community (Any game, not necessarily Mobile)?
Honestly I don't have much experience with the online forum, but I do have a good presence on the in game forum for Monster Paradise. I will routinely engage with other players and offer advice or help. A large number of people in game know me and I believe I have a positive image and am seen as helpful by people in the game.
5. What do you think a Game Sage is? What are their main responsibilities? What makes a good Game Sage?
A Game Sage is someone who is knowledgeable and experienced in game. They act as moderators within the community as well as an additional connection between players and the GMs. A Game Sage is there to help players with questions regarding the processes of the game, they are there to help inform the community of important matters and to act as a voice of moderation on the forums. They make sure rules are followed and can serve as a system to relay problems in game to the GMs. A good Game Sage is someone who is present in the community and is always willing to help other players. The good Game Sage is courteous but must also be decisive and commanding when the situation calls for it. That doesn't mean that they aren't fun, and so a good Game Sage should be someone who is respected and if possible, liked, by the community.
6. Why do you want to be a Game Sage for Mobile (and not another game)?
Mobile is how I was introduced to Aeria, it was the first introduction to the company and it is where I feel the most at home. In addition to this I am never anywhere without my phone which allows me a much larger frame of time to be online and interacting with the community.
7. Explain the importance of confidentiality in this position.
As a Game Sage confidentiality is extremely important, this is for the sake of both Aeria and the players. For Aeria confidentiality is business, information such as upcoming events or game mechanics questions are vital to the success of the game, and as such anything regarding these issues must remain with only those that Aeria has chosen to inform. For players, their issues are between Aeria and the player. When acting as a go between any information is only the property of those two entities, in the same way I would not want someone disclosing my personal or private information I would not disclose information from someone else.