Ranks and Duties

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  • Ranks and Duties

    Eru Iluvatar
    Staff position. Is the administrator of the project. Eru Iluvatar is in charge of all the aspects, but delegates tasks and responsibilities to various people who take on the role as either Head Enforcer or Head Designer. He determines the direction in which the community goes and evolves.

    1. Assigns Head roles
    2. Discharges Head roles
    3. Sets the Terms of Service and Rules
    4. Determines the general strategy and future of the community
    5. Is in charge of updating, maintaining and upgrading the game servers and website
    6. Handles donations and donation drives and updates the bookkeeping
    7. Is the spokesperson of the community
    8. Handles permissions on all platforms
    Head Developer
    Staff position. Assigned by Eru Iluvatar to be in charge of development related matters such as coding, texturing, technology and implementations.
    1. Due to the Head Developer having a major impact on how the community can run, as well as having elevated access rights, the Head Developer works closely with Eru Iluvatar before making changes.
    2. Is handed exceptional amount of access for the use of debugging or analysis. Thus it is expected that this person can keep confidential information for its own.
    3. In charge of documenting the plugins, scripts or programs.
    4. Handles the bug reports made on the forums or the tracker.
    5. Assesses potential new coders if they can contribute to a repository.
    6. Uploads and manages the latest up to date code on the Github repositories.
    Head Enforcer
    Staff position. Assigned by Eru Iluvatar to be in charge of being responsible for the Enforcer related matters on the server. This person is in charge of the Enforcers, and educating them to enforce the Terms of Service and Rules onto the community by using the Tools supplied to him.

    1. Handles the Ban Appeals's outcome.
    2. Instructs his Enforcers by creating and maintaining an Enforcer Guide.
    3. Performs regular check-ups for staff inactivity and problems.
    4. Determines the punishment scale for offences.
    5. Alerts Eru Iluvatar in case of demotion/promotions Enforcers.

    Head Designer
    Staff position. Assigned by Eru Iluvatar to be in charge of Build and Projects related matters on the server. This person is in charge of realizing the landmarks and construction that takes place in the world. He does this by instructing his Designers and making sure that Projects are getting finished with the tools supplied to him.

    1. Is in charge of all construction (jobs and projects).
    2. Assesses and allocates players as final responsible Project Manager for a Project.
    3. Discharges players as Project Manager.
    4. Allows or disallows the start of a Project.
    5. Instructs the Designer by creating and maintaining a Designer Guide with methods.
    6. Performs regular check-ups for staff inactivity and problems.
    7. Alerts Eru Iluvatar in case of demotion/promotions of Designers.

    Head Guide
    Staff position. Assigned by Eru Iluvatar to be in charge of community events organisation, minigames, new player introductions and tutoring. The Head Guide is responsible for the Guides.

    1. Responsible for recruiting and training Guides.
    2. In charge of promoting and demoting Guides.
    3. Reponsible for major events such as when summer, halloween, christmas etc are held.
    4. Maintains the Guide Rank Manual.


    Enforcer
    Staff position. The Enforcer falls under the supervision and responsibility of the Head Enforcer. Their tasks are to enforce the Terms of Service and Rules, and moderate various communication channels.

    1. Welcome players and point them out in the right direction if they have questions.
    2. Enforce the Terms of Service and Rules, and deals out punishments by using the Infraction Table.
    3. Actively search for grief on the servers by using our logging tools.
    4. Process bans by collecting evidence and making a report about the ban.
    5. Moderate communication channels.
    6. Moderate Forums.
    7. Moderate in-game chat against too profane language and offensive language.

    Designer
    Staff position. The Designer falls under the supervision and responsibility of the Head Designer. Designers possess great building skills, and out-of-the-box creative thinking to come up with original designs.

    1. Create creative concepts either on Freebuild or other places for an upcoming project.
    2. Submits a request to the Head of Projects and Build if it is a Project. The Head of Projects and Build will either allow it or not, and give his motivation on that decision.
    3. Run Jobs, which are smaller tasks that can be done in a shorter timespan, and by everyone of the community.

    Foreman
    The Foreman is a rank that has both social aspects from the Guide as the creative aspects from Artist. It can be considered a more 'trusted' rank as it combines both these ranks with additional permissions. Foremen fall under the supervision and responsability of Designers, the Head Designer and the Head Enforcer. Foremen are not bound to a certain project and thus can not take the role of a fixed project leader.

    1. Host jobs using the Job Plugin and be active on voicechat. ('derp fixing', tasks given by Designers, ...)
    2. Encourage people to get involved in the community and log on the voicechat.
    3. Host or assist Plotbuilds using the Plotbuild Plugin.
    4. See Artist description.
    5. See Guide description.

    Artist
    The Artist falls under the supervision and responsibility of the Head Designer. They went through the Artist Application, and have shown their ability to build through weekly organized Themed Builds.

    1. Help out the Designer and Head Designer with building.

    Guide
    The Guide falls under the supervision and responsibility of the Head Enforcer. They are the first-line support for new players who have questions or don't know what to do.

    1. Welcoming new players.
    2. Help out new players with their questions.
    3. Explain how the community works to new people and where to find information.
    4. Organize tours and minigames in the server.
    5. Encourage people to get involved in the community and log on the voicechat.

    Adventurer
    The Adventurer is the starting rank on the server. These players can participate in Jobs, Themed Builds, take part in tours and explore the server.


    Oathbreaker
    The Oathbreaker is a rank given by Enforcers to players who have broken a rule written in the Terms of Service and Rules. The punishment is dealt through the use of an Infraction Table. An Oathbreaker will be given a location that they must walk to, and depending on the severity, wait a week as well.

    • A First Degree Oathbreaker must walk to the location assigned to him, which is remarkably closer to the spawn compared to the Second Degree Oathbreaker. As soon as they reach their destination, they must contact an Enforcer, who can immediately restore them to their rank.

    • A Second Degree Oathbraker must walk to his assigned destination, which will be further away from spawn. They also will have to wait a week before they can be reinstated into their rank by an Enforcer.