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Offline BluSnow

Re: Why Be A Game Master?
« Reply #75 on: Dec 13, 2009, 03:46 pm »
Many people who want to become a GM are power hungry.
If they become GM they think that they can go on their legit and get items from GM.
If they become GM then if anyone messes with them or on their legit and they can provide punishment.
Pretty mush they want the power to control what goes on.
MOST GMs are corrupt in one way or another.

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Offline crysiscore3

Re: Why Be A Game Master?
« Reply #76 on: Dec 15, 2009, 03:04 am »
I would personally never want to be a normal GM. It's way too much work. I'd also hate to feel obligated to log on. If I want to disappear for two months without logging in, I can. But not as a GM.

I would however like to have a level 60 account that I'd only log into to jail idiots begging for zenny or spamming shaking skills around speaking areas.
Of course I'd be happier yet if someone else did it for me :)
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Offline Crayola

Re: Why Be A Game Master?
« Reply #77 on: Dec 15, 2009, 03:42 pm »
I like being a GM because I get to help out with whatever problems people have. I like to solve problems. xD

I like to help, and I don't mind helping at all; because all you gotta do is ask for help.

Offline DeliciousItaly

Re: Why Be A Game Master?
« Reply #78 on: Jan 15, 2010, 06:24 pm »
...somebody has to, and alot of people aren't professional when it comes to such activities.

More or less this.

Granted that I too would love it if someone else could do all the work for me. :3 Sadly, I've tried JOINING existing servers and well...

...no one can do it right except me.

Offline Lucian

Re: Why Be A Game Master?
« Reply #79 on: Jan 17, 2010, 05:11 pm »
Some people like the banhammer part.

Offline MinusOne

Re: Why Be A Game Master?
« Reply #80 on: Jan 18, 2010, 03:42 am »
Many people who want to become a GM are power hungry.
MOST GMs are corrupt in one way or another.

Just replace GMs with Politicians, and you'll understand how the world works.

The reality of being a GM? Well, if you don't mind lack of sleep, no social life, or the pigment of your skin, along with poor eating habits, bad bowel movements, working more than 20 hours a week with no pay, don't mind getting complaints, or getting stressed from little trivial questions, and don't mind people hazing you for being a terrible GM for making things fair... then yeah being a GM is great isn't it?  :D
« Last Edit: Jan 18, 2010, 03:47 am by MinusOne »

Offline kochiro

Re: Why Be A Game Master?
« Reply #81 on: Jan 18, 2010, 05:28 am »
That's actually correct. GM's and usually those who apply have motives other than "helping out" and "supporting" the server. Why?

Helping out
- Do you seriously need a GM account for this?Just be kind to players, guide em. Where's the need for a GM position in this?

Solving Problems
- Just a plain what's the use of a GM position in this one again.

Banhammer
- Admin can do this.

I really don't see the point of getting too much GMs and especially ones you get OL.
Better to have someone with you whom you can trust but can easily monitor as well.



Offline AthenaForever

Re: Why Be A Game Master?
« Reply #82 on: Jan 22, 2010, 10:38 pm »
Being a Game Master to me is supporting the server and helping it out, but once you get the position and after about a few days as a GM. You will be stressed out and wanting to ragequit thats how it ends for most people.

Offline Astraliche

Re: Why Be A Game Master?
« Reply #83 on: Jan 23, 2010, 02:00 am »
If I would just apply and ragequit. That is sad.

I guess seeing players move around and things happen is just my thing, and being a GM with a nice admin ( no, don't go to me asking if the server I'm in has a good admin, I'm neutral.) that is contactable and reacts just gives us kind of the role to be able to sum up all the problems reported by the players to us and we'll process it between GMs if they are available, to just "translate" the problem to a better state (example : language is barely a problem, but things like NPC and items bug, we could always @item and check if it is a bug, and talk to npc with both GM and legit to test.) and convey it to the admin, who'll take lesser than a day to fix this if we do our job well.

No one's completely black or white, it could be we were curious, purely evil, or "did it for the lulz".

trolls > GMs, whether they are good or bad.

IMO, if i just look back and see what all happened, a /heh will be all I need, from myself, and from all of us

NOH, NOH EBIL SMILE >:O

addstuffs -> usually we'll have a gag by answering people who asks "why u want to be a GM?" with "it's the lulz that makes the world go round." kinda old.

ah wtf, my lunch's taking forever >_>

Offline Lucian

Re: Why Be A Game Master?
« Reply #84 on: Jan 25, 2010, 10:06 pm »
I know I've replied here before, but I thought I'd give out my reason.

I like supporting players, it gives me something to do. I enjoy resolving problems between players, creating new friends between them. I also enjoy spending time hosting events, even though some players can be pains, it is still pretty amusing. I also just plainly enjoy Ragnarok itself, so why not contribute to a server and become part of it?

Offline xKyriex

Re: Why Be A Game Master?
« Reply #85 on: Feb 12, 2010, 01:15 am »
There are several upon several reason a person wants to be a gm. Popularity, power, importance, corruption aid to their own legits and friend legits (sometimes even guilds), and so on.

However that is not always the case. There are those GM's out there that help for the sake of helping, which is usually why a lot of staff members are stalked and hired rather than sifting through apps and hoping the person won't blow up the server or pms all of the players. xD

Offline Revenant

Re: Why Be A Game Master?
« Reply #86 on: Feb 13, 2010, 10:28 pm »
I detest the typical 'GM' position that involves running around trying to babysit people. I'd rather work behind the scenes.
For the love of god, people, stop posting topics about recruiting staff on this forum, or indeed any forum. If you really feel the need to publicize the fact you're incapable of running your own server, and as such, must rely on someone you know nothing about as a crutch, be prepared to deal with the consequences, as people who go deliberately looking for GM positions are most likely as dumb as the inept server owner in question, if not moreso.

People offering paid services may or may not be screwing you over, depending on the product. Web designers? There's quite a good few out there; many take time to do their work, and charge quite a bit as a result. Just be sure you're not getting someone elses' website, rebranded for quick cash. If you hire someone to do things such as install customs for you, give up running a server. You're wasting time and letting someone take advantage of your stupidity.

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Offline Astraliche

Re: Why Be A Game Master?
« Reply #87 on: Feb 14, 2010, 07:28 am »
I detest the typical 'GM' position that involves running around trying to babysit people. I'd rather work behind the scenes.

On specific populated servers, they have the GMs for appearing in front of players and the ones that just works somewhere else undetectable. If we didn't go and "babysit" some people, they will start saying we don't do our jobs properly. But the babysit position IMO does not have even a 0.025% of importance. I don't even think the babysitters do any actual work, just entertaining players in a different sprite.

Offline Revenant

Re: Why Be A Game Master?
« Reply #88 on: Feb 14, 2010, 08:41 am »
I detest the typical 'GM' position that involves running around trying to babysit people. I'd rather work behind the scenes.

On specific populated servers, they have the GMs for appearing in front of players and the ones that just works somewhere else undetectable. If we didn't go and "babysit" some people, they will start saying we don't do our jobs properly. But the babysit position IMO does not have even a 0.025% of importance. I don't even think the babysitters do any actual work, just entertaining players in a different sprite.

I feel the same way. That said, I do have a lot of respect for people who are capable of doing the whole Public-Relations thing as a GM. Has always looked very tiresome.
For the love of god, people, stop posting topics about recruiting staff on this forum, or indeed any forum. If you really feel the need to publicize the fact you're incapable of running your own server, and as such, must rely on someone you know nothing about as a crutch, be prepared to deal with the consequences, as people who go deliberately looking for GM positions are most likely as dumb as the inept server owner in question, if not moreso.

People offering paid services may or may not be screwing you over, depending on the product. Web designers? There's quite a good few out there; many take time to do their work, and charge quite a bit as a result. Just be sure you're not getting someone elses' website, rebranded for quick cash. If you hire someone to do things such as install customs for you, give up running a server. You're wasting time and letting someone take advantage of your stupidity.

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Offline Kiyoshiro

Re: Why Be A Game Master?
« Reply #89 on: Feb 14, 2010, 12:54 pm »
Well, if there were no GMs, who do we look up to to ask questions and all that other stuff? :x
And IMO, the server wouldn't even exist without GMs.