Joining the Family

Joining the Salty Zombies Team

“Expectations, Daily Responsibilities, and Guides.”

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Welcome to the 7 Days To Die Moderators guide and manual. Here you will learn everything you need to know about being a Moderator at Salty Zombies. I have listed the roles and responsibilities of each rank and the commands you will need, along with instructions on how and when to use them.

I have also written out the “Division of Labour”. This helps you know who is responsible for what and how our structure works so you know who is best suited to help you with the situation. If this sounds all a bit “official” and scary, don’t worry. It means we are organized and have developed a system to make your life as a Moderator much easier.

We don’t want you to feel like Moderatering is a chore and you start losing your passion for gaming. Trust me, I have been there. If it starts to feel that way, we are doing something wrong.

What is expected from you as an SZ mod?

85% of your job as a Salty Zombies Moderator is to have fun, be positive, bring good vibes, and ensure the community has as much fun as you are. We want you to make friends with community members, jumping in coms and dragging others to do the same.

As a Salty Zombies Moderator, you are the glue that keeps the community together. Therefore, your job is essential to the success of this gaming empire. Below I have listed a few essentials that make this happen.

Tickets and Support

One of the many things the community find impressive at Salty Zombies is how fast we fix issues and respond to tickets. It’s something we pride ourselves on to make the community feel supported and looked after. We have a ticket system in our Discord. When a player creates a ticket for their selected game, it will ping those moderators for that game. Moderators of other games will not be able to see these tickets.

If a ticket opens for 7D2D and you get pinged, please respond to it as quickly as possible. Even if they haven’t written anything yet, ask them, “What can I help you with?” And if it’s an issue that you are unsure of or cannot solve. Just let them know that someone is looking into it by tagging the person you believe could solve the issue.

Presence on the server

We don’t have a preset or minimum amount of time played on your designated server. But having a presence on the server is very important. Community members playing on the server will be happier knowing a moderator is present. You get a unique Moderator colour in-game chat. So every time you speak, they will see that a Moderator is present.

Being active in Discord coms

Similar to the one about “Being Present On The Server”. We want our moderators to chat publicly and be present in Discord voice channels. So even if no one else is in there, jump in the coms, and people will join you. If you see a channel that hasn’t had much chatting, write something like “How are we all doing today?” or “Has anyone seen the new Fast & Furious 19 movie yet?”.

People who join our Discord will usually take a quick look around. If they see an inactive Discord, they might leave. However, they will most likely stick around if they see a Discord with new chatter and many people in the voice channels.

SZ Policy

The Salty Zombies Policy is a breakdown of how we operate in certain situations. How we like to carry ourselves and the rules and guidelines, our team must follow to keep the working environment a healthy and organized one.

Second Chances

At Salty Zombies, we believe in 2nd chances. Meaning if a player comes clean, confesses and or makes our life easier in resolving the issue at hand. We can let them off with a warning. But next time is a ban. However, if they lie and continue trying to deceive us or deny involvement despite the evidence. The punishment gets more severe. If they escalate into insults to the staff, they’re gone.

Mental & Physical Health

Most of us game as a way of relaxing and escaping real-world problems. But if at any point you feel like being an SZ Moderator is taking that away from you. Please let us know, and you can step away from your position without losing it. Take the necessary time to take a break from public games or SZ responsibilities. Your post will still be there when you are ready to come back.

Keeping it professional

This is more like optional advice. But I personally would not get romanticly involved with members of the SZ community. It is the same as hooking up with a person you work with. It can get complicated and messy. It has happened a few times in the past, and it never worked out.

Under the influence

There is nothing wrong with enjoying a few of your favourite beverages or smoking a little green while chilling and gaming. However, being a Salty Zombies moderator means you represent the Salty Zombies brand and are part of its reputation.

If you cannot control yourself whilst under the influence and start getting argumentive, talking about inappropriate subjects, slurring your words or being unable to string a sentence together. You will be asked to step down as an SZ team member.

Gossiping & Venting

I understand that players can get on your nerves, and it’s nice to vent your frustrations in the Moderators channel, and that’s fine. But let’s try not to turn the SZ Staff chat into player bitching fests. Or gossiping about other players and team members. I am a firm believer in energy and karma. Life is nothing but the transfer of energy and vibrations, so let’s not attract such energy by indulging in it daily.

Never Give Out Punishments

As a Salty Zombies Moderator, when a situation arises like theft. You can get all the evidence, catch the culprit and jail them until the Admins have reviewed the severity of the case. As a Moderator you should never tell a player how long they will be in jail or that they will be banned for a week etc. That decision can only be made by an Admin or above.

Leave PVP Tickets for PVP Mods

Unless it’s a simple theft ticket, it’s always best to leave the PVP situations to either Nams or R20. PVP servers and players are a different kettle of fish and must be dealt with differently. You can’t approach a conflict between players on a PVP server like you would PVE, especially if you have never played PVP before.

Don’t Attempt To “Win” Arguments

We are only human, and we all have our bad days. But we must try not to engage with the petty disputes and trolling mechanics that some people use. The best way to win any argument is to avoid it.

As the old saying goes, “A man convinced against his will, is of the same opinion still” Even if you repeatedly beat them over the head with logic and facts, if the player is still argumentive, there will be no agreement. It will only escalate and waste time.

If you feel, after one or two reasonable replies, the person is not being open or receptive to new information, then they are just looking to argue and get a reaction… don’t give it to them. Just disengage immediately.

7D2d Mod Recruit

As a Mod Recruit, you will be on a 2 to 3 month probation period that all our recruits go through before becoming fully pledged Moderator. During this time, your mission is to become “MASTERS OF FUN”. For your probation period, we need to see you put much effort into joining coms and getting others to join coms. Be super chatting in Discord channels and maybe even get some people together and play those cool Discord games. Or come up with some cool mini-events to do in the 7 Days To Die Servers you are playing on.

Mod Recruits Commands

Rdois and the 7D2D Admins will train you in what is needed and what you can do to help the community. After that, you will be assigned to a server to play on and help manage. You will be given access to some basic commands and be taught how to aid players in certain situations and keep the peace. 

We try to keep you on your chosen server, but sometimes this is not always possible. However, this doesn’t mean you can not help out on another server. For example, if a player on another 7D2D server asks for help in Discord, but their current mods are offline or busy, you can always jump into that server to see how you can help. But primarily, you stay and play on your server.

/FT & /RT

/ft – Short for “Fly To” if a player has an issue that requires you to teleport to them. Then you can use the /ft command. For example /ft Namsaknoi – You can use abbreviations of the name like /ft Nam, but if someone else has a name that has “Nam” in it, like “Namaste” or “MyNameIsMike”, then you might end up teleporting to them. So, the best bet is to use their full name.

Also, note that if they have a space in their name like John Smith, then you will have to use quotations. For Example, /ft “John Smith”. Finally, to go back to where you were, type in /rt, which is short for “Return.

/FT Coordinates

You can also fly to a set of coordinates. If there is an issue at a location and no one is there for you to teleport to, you can teleport to those coordinates by typing in /ft [coordinates]. For example, /ft 435n 1398w

/arrest and /release

Jail time – If a player is physically disruptive in some form and you need to move them to a secure location. Go to the console [F1], type arrest [player name], and then hit enter. For example, arrest Namsaknoi. To release someone from jail, you type in [F1] console – release [players name] example release Namsaknoi. If you have any problems, let an admin know and only use the commands when you have no other choice.

/Mute & /Unmute

Sometimes players can get into heated arguments. If this continues for too long, it can generate a toxic atmosphere. Ask them to drop it or take it elsewhere. If they ignore you, tell them the next step is to both be muted. If again there is no change, you can go ahead and mute them by using the command /mute [player name], and once things have settled, you can do /unmute [player name]

If that command doesn’t work, you can use this one in the F1 consolemcp [Entity I.D] true” and “mcp [Entity I.D] false” to Unmute them. Type LP in the console to find out the player’s entity ID. Example: MCP 1797 true

/agent

Sometimes, as a Moderator, you will log in to servers you don’t play on and have to deal with situations that could take some time. It’s annoying to die in cold or hot weather, starvation, etc. So /agent gives you food, water, and clothes to keep you healthy whilst you are helping the players.

/counsil

/council will take you to a particular room in DC that only you, as a Moderator, can teleport to. In this room are storage boxes that we might use to hold items like donor items, to replace them for donors or stolen items taken by another player that we need to give back to the victim when they are online.

Please Note

Do not use any moderator commands outside of helping someone who has requested it. For example, abusing the /FT command in 7 Days To Die by teleporting to your friends or a player to give them something is not allowed. You are only permitted to use the commands if the situation to use this is directly for helping a member of the community. Abusing or show-boating your moderator abilities will result in you losing them.

7D2D Moderator

Congratulations, you have made it past the probation period. As a full Moderator, you have some additional powers, a couple of perks and a few extra Discord channels to watch. As a full pledge moderator, you get the same perks a Tier 5 $100 donor would get, plus an initiation Salty Zombies T-Shirt. To receive your perks when you are in the game, type /Mod. However, the Moderator perks are for you and you alone.

Do not give away or sell your Salty Tokens, deco workbench, candy machine etc. Nor go into another server, do /Mod and give those tokens/items to a player. We can not stack your teleport or coin multiplier if you are already a donor.

Moderator Commands

/spawnhorde

This command can only be used on horde nights. For example, suppose the server is slacking and not producing enough zombies on horde night. You can type in /Spawnhorde. This command will spawn 20 zombies 80 blocks from your current position and attack you. You can teleport to different bases and use this command so everyone can get a decent horde night.

DON’T SPAM THIS COMMAND & DO NOT USE IT OUTSIDE OF HORDE NIGHT!

/CloneInv

If a player gets robbed, you use the CSMM Player Trader to find out who it is. However, sometimes the thief might not have a base or still has all the items they stole in their inventory. If you believe this to be true, you should empty your inventory and use the command /CloneInv [Player Name]. This will duplicate the player’s inventory onto you so you can return the items.

/Get

An easy way to bring a player to you. Just type /Get [Player Name] to teleport them to you.

/fixplot

Sometimes when players claim a plot in Donor City, the protection doesn’t always get removed, or not fully anyway. To resolve this issue, you can go into the server, stand in the middle of the plot where they should put the LCB down and type in chat /fixplot. This should resolve any issues/glitches and, hopefully, fix the donor’s plot.

/Moderator

To get your Moderator perks, like your Salty Tokens, Vending machine etc., you must type in the command /Moderator. You can do this on any server, but your perks are for you and you alone.

Please do not give them away or go on other servers. Claim your Moderator perks and give them to your friends/players. If you are not going to use them, there is no need to claim them on other servers.

/mv

This is a teleport command where you can move one player to another or a set of coordinates. For example, Player1 could teleport to player2 by typing in chat /mv player1 player2. Whichever name is first is the player that’s going to be teleported. You can also move players to a particular location if you know the coordinates by typing in /mv Namsaknoi 342w 1744n

CSMM Player List
af (Add Friend)

This one is a console command, you have to press F1 to bring the console up and you will need the player’s Steam ID. An example of this command would be AF Steam_12345678910111213

Entity Remove

This one is a console command, you have to press F1 to bring the console up and you will need the player’s Steam ID. An example of this command would be AF Steam_12345678910111213

Moderator CSMM Abilities

Theft Tickets

One of the most common tickets or occurrences we get is theft tickets. These usually happen because a new or complacent player has left their base wide open. 

7D2D Senior Moderator

Becoming a senior moderator doesn’t have a time limit or probation. How and when you are promoted is based on how active and helpful you have been as a Moderator. It also depends significantly on trust, loyalty and diligence in dealing with situations. The higher up the ranks you go, the more we look at your life and leadership skills. For example, how well you deal with the community and how they see you. There are no tangible perquisites, but the best way to describe it is by having a decent head on your shoulders, both in real life and in gaming life.

As a senior moderator, you are given basic access to our Data Center, allowing you to reboot the servers or turn them on or off as needed. You will also be slowly trained and exposed to other things we operate on. If you show potential, a willingness to learn and assist the Admins with Admin responsibilities. You might be invited to learn what they do and how they do it, grooming you for the future Admin position.

When you become a senior Moderator, you have more perks than your previous moderator rank and are given a custom Salty Zombies t-shirt. This t-shirt has your gamer tag on each sleeve and the Salty Zombies “Stay Salty” tagline on the back.

Senior Mod Perks

As a full pledge moderator, you get the same perks a Tier 6 $200 donor would get, plus an initiation Salty Zombies T-Shirt. To receive your perks when you are in the game, type /Mod. However, the Moderator perks are for you and you alone.

Do not give away or sell your Salty Tokens, deco workbench, candy machine etc. Nor go into another server, do /Mod and give those tokens/items to a player. We can not stack your teleport or coin multiplier if you are already a donor.

Senior Moderator Commands

/RPD Steam_

More often than not, players’ profiles get corrupted, and they can not rejoin the server. Unfortunately, the only solution is to delete those files and reset the player’s character. They will lose their Inventory, Levels and any books they have read. This is a console command, and you will need their Steam ID. An example of this command would look like this: /RPD Steam_12345678910111213 – Then press enter. It will kick them from the server if they are online. 

Do note that our Tier 2 Donors (Feral Zombie) get Level insurance, so you will need an Admin to return their levels. Our Tier 3 Donors (Radiated Zombie) also get Bag insurance, so an Admin must replace the items they lost in their inventory.

Senior Moderator CSMM Abilities

Salty Coin Transfer

When a player wishes to transfer their Salty Coins from one server to another, you can access every player’s Salty Coin balance as a Senior Moderator. To move the coins, you search for a player’s name on CSMM on the server they have the coins on. Bring up their profile, write down the player’s balance, and then set it to zero. Now search the player’s name on the server to which they want to transfer the coins. Check that current balance and add the two together, then set their new balance on the server they want to transfer coins.

7D2D Admins

Becoming an Admin at SZ means you have probably been with us for a few years, and you have shown excellent skills in leadership, communication and work ethic. Not to mention a vast knowledge and experience with the 7 Days to Die game. Here as an Admin, we will teach you how to run 7 Days To Die Servers, from generating maps, adding POIs, editing map files and perhaps some basic modding capabilities.

Admin Commands

CM = Creative Menu

These are pretty much the 3 main 7 Days To Die Admin Commands that are used in the F1 Console:

CM in console – This will allow you to spawn anything you want. As an admin, as long as what you use is just for you and you alone and doesn’t affect the server. We don’t mind you using it. For example, you can spawn in all the Salty Tokens you want, but they and the tools/guns you create with them are for your use and your use alone. If you want to fly around and spawn in a bunch of building blocks to build something epic or practice a design.

You can do so, but it can’t be in Donor City. Build it out the way from other players. You are not allowed to spawn in materials for players or put them in your vending machine, or use them to repair the community horde base. What you spawn in from creative mode can not interfere directly or indirectly with the server or the players.

DM & SM

These 2 console commands stand for Debug Menu and Spectator Mode. In the console, you can type DM and enter or SM and enter.

Spectator mode makes you invisible to zombies and players, but players can still hear your sounds, so if you swap out your gun or eat something. They will hear it. Debug Menu allows you to get into god mode and fly around. Check here for more information on 7 Days To Die Console Commands.

Fblock p1 & P2
TProtect P1 & P2
resetchunks p1 & p2

Setting Public Horde Teleport

Setwp horde

Delwp horde

Admin CSMM Abilities

Replacing Items

As a Senior Moderator, you can give items to players via CSMM. You don’t get access to the creative menu, but you can put items into another player’s inventory. To do this, go to their player profile on CSMM and click on the “Give Item(s)” button.

7D2D Partner

R20

7D2D Partner

Rdois

Rdois, our team leader and partner of the 7 Days To Die Servers and Moderators.

The role of an SZ Partner is to manage the servers, keeping them healthy, optimized and secure. They also tend and work closely with the team that helps them moderate and run the game they are a Partner of. In this case, RDois is the 7D2D Partner.

He will work with the Admins to wipe the servers, solve issues, and help run, organize and execute events. There is not an issue or problem he can not solve 😀

CPM LIVE MAP UI LINKS

As a full moderator, you get access to live maps. These are interactive maps of the current server. They allow you to see the entire map, including player locations, what’s in their inventory, LCB locations, where zombies are on the map etc. You get access to these maps to help and aid the admin and players. We give you access with the understanding you won’t use it to your playing advantage, like to find out where the big POI’s are or trader locations. Below are the links to the live maps:

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