Ridiamo (Quacky J)'s Perseus Application [Closed]

Discussion in 'Perseus PMC Applications' started by Ridiamo, Feb 6, 2015.

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  1. Ridiamo

    Ridiamo Member

    Apologies, it wasn't intended to be, though text makes hard to tell the tone of someone's mood, I wasn't trying to be aggressive or rude, I was just trying to explain what happened and you can contact me anytime if you need to hear something from me. I'll admit that saying you didn't need to post on this thread was out of line, it's a public thread where anyone can give me feedback to improve my security play. I was not mad or frustrated at you, this forum, or the game when I wrote that. I was completely calm and though I may have seemed to be rude I did not mean it. I was just trying to get my point across and clearly I vocalized it wrong. Those weren't my intentions, sincerely.

    And I feel I usually am polite, if you ever had time or anything I'd greatly appreciate if you could point out when something seems rude. I try my best to be polite, and I don't ever get mad at the game or anything so I don't know why I would get impolite, but thanks for pointing that out, I'll work on that.

    1. I didn't Perma him because I felt he had just as much right as any other crew member did to be free, he was trying to defend the station like everyone else (I didn't fully realize nuke ops was confirmed when we first caught him with the stetchkin.)
    2. I'm almost certain I did confiscate the gun, before I even decided to release him. Though he may have gotten it back later or found another (Most crew had all access from the HoP.)
    3. I didn't brig him in a normal cell because I felt I should have been helping out with defending station from the real threat: the nuke ops.
    4. I couldn't find him and I couldn't waste my time on assistants when there were syndicate agents raiding the bridge and posing a threat to the station.

    And I know, I feel that I usually do communicate though, I was just giving an example to that round. Every time I start the round I speak into the security channel asking what the situation is and what I can do to help (though I seldom get any replies at all). I also ask for locations over general radio chat when someone asks for help and tell my fellow security officers when I go to check out a scene, or when I detain someone. I ask fellow security officers why someone was detained, and I try my best to keep updated on what's going on by speaking to my fellow security officers. The main times I can think of when I haven't replied are when A. I am braindead (doesn't happen that often as security.) or B. Telecomms is down and I cannot find other security members, or a handheld.
    I usually try my best to team up with other security officers because it's a more efficient way of doing the job. The other officers are 9/10 there to help and assist when they can. I try to back up officers in need when I'm not busy and I occasionally help officers escort prisoners.

    And that's fine. Thanks for the feedback and I hope later on I might be able to change your mind. All in all, thanks for reading the post and thank you for all your feedback and how much you've done for me and my experience in this game.
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  2. Hattrick

    Hattrick Perseus Captain Staff Member

    On the one hand, there are varying degrees of diplomacy one could employ in asking you the question Tharinoma posed towards you. On the other hand, it's perfectly reasonable for him to ask you to explain or describe a situation in more detail.

    How you respond to the posts here gives us an idea of how you might respond to OOC comments, or irksome IC characters.

    What if Tharinoma was just testing you, to see if you could respond in a completely mellow, measured way, to what sounds like criticism?

    Also, people generally are not going to contact you via steam to run their application questions, thoughts, comments, and criticisms past you. If that were likely to happen, it would be over skype. But even that's not likely. Part of the process is letting people see how the community forms its opinion.

    And I like that you spotted part of the reason for the conversation in the thread, when you said:

    I like how careful you are to point out you didn't mean to be harsh. I'm glad you understood where he was coming from.

    This is a red flag for me. It's a question of imagination, empathy, diplomacy, and communication. This statement of yours is pretty unambiguous.

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  3. PistolPete

    PistolPete ForumGuard Staff Member

    Ridiamo, I'd like to remind you that you'll be judged by your overall performance, not just one or two incidents.

    If it feels like you're being targeted in any way, it's a part of a process to understand your play style and actions better. How you respond to criticism and questions are important to us.

    The applications are public for that reason - it's the most efficient way for admins, players, and Perseus to communicate and comment on your performance - the Ridiamo I have experience with may not be the Ridiamo someone else knows.

    Just continue to play and strive to be good security.
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  4. Ridiamo

    Ridiamo Member

    That was to him saying my communication skills weren't pertaining to that round specifically. What I meant is I know that he meant all around he didn't see me communicating well, which I disagreed with.
    Yes I understand this. And I'm willing to show you all my security play and hear your feedback, all comments are fair and only help me become better, we learn from failing just as well as we learn from succeeding. I am okay with possibly being targeted or tested for my play, for this application or not. It helps me either way.
  5. Chaznoodles

    Chaznoodles Well-Known Member

    I enjoyed reading your application, as you covered a lot of good points, as well as wording it nicely. I haven't been online much, but I'll try and get on to see how you act!
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  6. Ridiamo

    Ridiamo Member

    Thanks man I appreciate it.
  7. Flavo

    Flavo Well-Known Member

    I got a ahelp the other day that only contained the following phrase:

    "Darryl Drayton is a good officer"

    I wish i had context, but from what it sounds like your doing a pretty good job. Personally i haven't had much hands on experience with you but I can tell you are very dedicated to playing and working towards progressing up (getting accepted into Perseus) I respect your dedication and have heard good things. I hope to see/hear about something that wows me/others. These things take time ultimately and i wish you the best of luck on your quest.
  8. Ridiamo

    Ridiamo Member

    Thank you for sharing that man, that means a lot. I am dedicated to this and I want to try it out. Also, I just like showing people there's good security, no I'm not perfect, I've made mistakes and I've made bad calls but we all do. I try to do my best a at all times and do a good job. Thank you for that post though, it means a lot I appreciate it.
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  9. Alright, I've seen some very good teamwork and communication from you, as well as efforts to conduct thorough investigations and ensure that prisoners are sentenced appropriately. I think that you deserve a trial.

  10. Ridiamo

    Ridiamo Member

    Thanks for the sponsor! I highly appreciate it! And thank you to everyone who replied on this thread and has shown feedback and support. I appreciate you all.
  11. WellingtonTheThird

    WellingtonTheThird Well-Known Member

    Had a run-in with Darryl Drayton the other day where I was on the wrong side of the law and I turned myself in. I had taken a space suit because the area was emagged and gravity was turned off.The HoP was hardcore after me for this and when he would approach me and attempt to apprehend I'd dodge, run, disengage. I ended up taking his egun and stunning him then running off and since took the egun so I turned myself in so it wouldn't be a constant issue. He ended up letting me go, but I had to return the items. He followed procedure, communicated well, and acted "outside the box" instead of just tossing me into a cell for ten minutes.

    I was quite impressed with his consideration of my crimes, the situation, how long I'd been custody, and the clauses of Space Law.

    I've seen him plenty before, but I'd never really had any encounters with him. My favorite part about this incident is that I was playing an entirely new character so there is no way he knew it was me or any regular.

    I'm gonna try to observe a bit more, but I'm leaning towards support from that one instance.

    EDIT: Grammatical errors corrected.
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  12. LeJack

    LeJack Active Member

    Would you prefer people approach you privately with their questions and concerns before posting on your app?
  13. Ridiamo

    Ridiamo Member

    Nah, I was in the wrong when I said that, in a later post after that I apologized because that post seemed super negative and I didn't mean for it to be. It's a public forum and anyone can give me feedback and I appreciate the feedback I got/get.
  14. Jariahtoadsage

    Jariahtoadsage LS13 Admin

    I dont know if i was just THERE for this same ahelp or if i, myself, got it as well. Often times the random "Just chatting with the admins" sort of ahelps we get are just bored dead people. the fact that you were doing enough to merit their intrest, and were being a good enough officer that OUR COMMUNITY (Yes, the one that will claim shitcurity every round, forever) felt it merited throwing a message into the void about it.

    That and personal experience in the past with Darryl Drayton, make me EXTREMELY supportive of this applicant.

    To be honest, i thought you HAD to be a perc already, based on your mannerisms in security. You're one of the few officers i bother to even try and talk to, and one of the few i will comply to when asked to do something that might be considered demeaning.

    As for a few of the (Already adressed) issues in this application, i feel like if they wern't just outright misunderstandings from the beginning, then they are easily fixable issues. (If you want a laugh about how nice people are being to you? Go check out flats first few posts on my app).

    All together, I'm already at my tipping point to full support. But id like one or two rounds dedicated to watching you before i give it to you. Good luck!
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  15. Felix Feufer

    Felix Feufer LS13 Admin

    It's been several hours and I may have forgotten the details.

    When I was playing detective, you made some very good calls against the HoS, who was being a bit.. questionable in his interpretation of space law, you disagreed with some of his statements, but when it came down to it, you followed orders.

    After the HoP was arrested twice for numerous charges and demoted, but had hidden a spare ID to re-promote himself you helped me arrest the HoP. The next round, while watching you over cameras, and overall from your conduct in security chat, you demonstrated yourself to be a professional, competent, and communicative security officer.

    For this, and other events prior, along with the messages prior to this one from other forum goers.

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  16. Ridiamo

    Ridiamo Member

    Thank you so much man. I really appreciate it!
  17. LeJack

    LeJack Active Member

    I'll be frank. IC you're a great officer. You respond quickly, you're not a hardass, and the crew likes you. Earlier today, I was thrown in perma for watching a fight go down. It was completely over the top. You were the only sec staff who took interest in the case, and actually listened to CMO and I's sides of the story. I've seen this from you multiple times.

    OOC on the other hand, I was concerned with how you responded to criticism early in this thread. However, you seem to have improved on this. Being criticized never gets easier, but I have faith you will continue to approach it from a calm, professional place.

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  18. Agent1667

    Agent1667 Well-Known Member

    Give Ridiamo a shot. +Support
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  19. Ridiamo

    Ridiamo Member

    Hey thanks man! And yeah sorry I couldn't get you out of there sooner. No one seemed to be concerned about the most random arrests ever that whole round and I was spending most of it trying to sort out all the mistakes Sec had made from just assuming things... But thanks for the support!
  20. Ridiamo

    Ridiamo Member

    Hah! And as I was typing that I got more support! Haha I love you guys! Thanks Agent!
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