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Caecilius's Mentor App (here goes nothing)
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Usual character name: Ivan Ivanovsky (n.b. there are two people who use this name, I'm the bald one), Ivan Ivanovitch Ivanovsky, Antigone Pallas
BYOND username: whyiscaeciliustaken
Discord username (if you are on our discord):  SunTzuSaidThat#3754
Recommended by (if applicable): N/A
Goon servers you play: 2, 1 very rarely.

Reason for application + game experience (300 word minimum): 
When I started playing in April, I knew next to nothing (obviously), and didn't even know mentorhelp existed (nobody had ever actually told me). I had to figure out pretty much everything from the very basics up to and including doctoring, chemistry and construction, toxins and genetics etc. I've come a long way since then, and now I've played every job and learned them all to a decent standard. I can hellburn the engine up to the hundreds of terrawatts, taught a couple of people including Dirty Dan how to do the same and I can build mechcomp machines such as teleporter networks. I've found a around 4-5 secret chems (admittedly mostly easy ones), can make TTVs that go boom rather respectably, and have pretty much every aspect of medical down, sorta including pathology (I can DO it, just not very quickly or efficiently). I've also taught plenty of people things ranging from the VERY basics for brand new players to hellburning and toxins for people coming over from /tg/. Now that I've improved myself significantly, I enjoy showing people how to do things. It might be a little frustrating if it takes them a while, but the moment when it clicks for them and you see them able to do it not just at that moment, but also with far more confidence the next round. It's not just that, but also remembering the frustration with which I had to learn, say, genetics from the wiki and my own initiative and knowing that I can help someone else avoid having to go through that experience (especially with pathology; to be perfectly honest, the wiki guide to it is very confusing and poorly laid out, with important information being fragmented between the two separate guides so you never know where to look) also brings satisfaction. While there are a couple of things I'm still getting the hang of (While I can work the telescience computer just fine I haven't spend much time in adventure zones, and I will admit anything beyond the very basics of packet nerdery eludes me), I'd like to help newbies earn their stripes and being able to answer their questions remotely instead of having to be in the same round at the same time, and also being able to safely answer things like "Why is there a big red R above my head?" without spoiling the round for everyone else.

Feedback is also appreciated if you say no.


Previous bans (while this will not affect your application lying about it will):
none
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#2
At one point I managed to get a friend of mine to try out ss13. He played a few rounds with me and a few without. Later he mentioned to me how a certain Ivan Ivanovsky showed him around and helped him a lot! I've only had positive experiences with you and your application looks solid too.

+1 from me
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#3
I've had some good positive experiences with Ivan in the past. They seem fairly helpful and nice to new players. I'd give them a purple coat of paint.
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#4
It's just a little ask, but if you're looking at my application and abstaining, I'd appreciate it if you told me why/gave me feedback. Even something like "I don't know you well enough" is helpful, as I'd like to know how to improve myself regardless of whether or not this application is successful. Thanks.
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#5
I've seen Ivan Ivanovsky in-game a lot, and while it can be a bit confusing because of the doppelganger, I think I have the right person when I say I'm going to abstain from this for now. I think Caec is generally a good player, but there've been some moments that've given me pause in OOC or deadchat where they were a little bit shitty towards someone for being ignorant. These incidents are few and far between, but I haven't personally seen enough of the opposite for me to give this a +1.
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#6
(10-19-2019, 07:36 PM)AleksAdamska Wrote: I've seen Ivan Ivanovsky in-game a lot, and while it can be a bit confusing because of the doppelganger, I think I have the right person when I say I'm going to abstain from this for now. I think Caec is generally a good player, but there've been some moments that've given me pause in OOC or deadchat where they were a little bit shitty towards someone for being ignorant. These incidents are few and far between, but I haven't personally seen enough of the opposite for me to give this a +1.

I will admit that I remember one such incident. One thing that stretches my patience is pretending to know what you're doing out of pride when you really don't. It helps nobody, least yourself, and makes you look foolish (I should know, I did it for a short while myself and was fooled into thinking that a canbomb was herbicide.) In this particular incident I discovered while dead that the entirety of the rest of medbay had tried to do this. Had they asked me any time in the past forty minutes I would have showed them, but instead they ended up looking foolish and left several players stuck in dead chat for the rest of the round. I was somewhat salty in dead chat I admins, but that was months ago. I reckon I would have reacted differently had it happened say last week..
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#7
yes i would say
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#8
I'm afraid I have to abstain from this one.. I don't recall any interactions between Ivan Ivanovsky and myself, though the good words put in by fellow mentors is very encouraging.
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#9
I've seen Ivan helping out new players with the basics & showing them the more interesting stuff on a number of occasions, and they seem like a decent & reasonable player whenever I've interacted with them myself, so I'd give them a +1 for what it's worth
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