Started by AxeGunner, Jul 15, 2007, 10:03 PM
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Quote from: Mieu on Jul 16, 2007, 01:58 AMI forget where I first heard this, but I like to say that a good GM makes and enforces the rules, while making it seem like there are none.
Quote from: Slaw on Jul 16, 2007, 01:12 AMA good GM is professional, he doesn't care if he's disliked by the community or not, nor is he rude. He tries to balance good support and a friendly atmosphere while at the same time keeping a distance from the rest of the community, making sure everyone knows he isn't a player, but a staff member. A good GM shouldn't be afraid to ban/warn/jail, no matter who's done something wrong, nor should he be afraid to keep an eye on the rest of the staff (Face it people, corruption is a big problem with private RO servers). A good GM does not believe everything can be solved by holding two events a day (Boy have I seen that one too many times), nor does he completely abandon the idea of causing the players some sort of relief from the grinding every now and then, be it a simple event every month or so, or just some random drop-by chats.A good GM is mature, and he is also a good player, knowing most ingame mechanics. He is knowledgable in (as far as private servers go atleast) basic NPC/item/monster scripting, and should know enough about the used RO clients to be able to give some off-game tech support. A good GM does not have too many strong connections to the community. If he does, there's a bigger chance he'll either go corrupt, or be disliked by certain members. He should also not know the administrators too well. If he does do something wrong, it's alot easier to fire someone if you don't know him.That's a good GM to me. Professional and knowledgeable.