Moderators/Admin Guides

So you decided to apply to become a moderator for the best 7 Days To Die Servers in the world, huh? Well, you must have made it past the interview stage if you are reading this, so congratulations. We look forward to having you as part of the team. If you haven’t passed the interview stage and reading this, then you have probably been given access to this page by a traitor/spy. Either way, enjoy the read. It’s not exactly top secret, but it’s a good example of why we are the best.

On this page, I have written a little guide/to-do list of things we expect from a moderator at Salty Zombies. In essence, you guys are the first line of defence when it comes to upholding the server rules and the morale of our community. We need to keep them happy, feel like they are being looked after, and keep their 7 days to die gaming experience positive. Of course, being an Alpha game, a lot of this can be out of our control, but we can do things to ease the frustrations players might get whilst playing.

Becoming Mod Recruit

As a Mod Recruit, you will be on a 3 month probation period that all our recruits go through before becoming fully pledge Moderators. During this time, you will learn the basics of what is expected of you and all the cool ways to help out the Salty Zombies community. After that, you will be assigned specifically to a server that you must play on and help manage. We try to keep you to the server of your choosing, 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 server is asking 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.

You will be given access to some basic commands listed below, be taught how to aid players in certain situations and keep the peace. Please do not abuse these commands as we will know about it, and it will result in you having to step down as a moderator. You will also be giving access to our Ticket-system. If there is an issue you can not resolve, you can create a ticket in the moderators chat channel on Discord. This will create a brand new text channel, where you can give the details of the issue. Give as many details as possible, so it’s easier for a senior mod or admin to resolve.

Do not relay any information spoken in the moderator channel or staff meetings to the public under any circumstance. Regardless of how harmless you may feel it might be. Doing so will result in your immediate removal.

What is expected of you as an SZ Moderator:

  • Being super active and playing on the server your assigned to.
  • Greeting new members as they come into the Discord.
  • Answering any questions in Discord and in-game chat.
  • Creating tickets for the senior mod/admins.
  • Sub to Namsaknoi and Amarie Twitch channel.
  • Keeping the Admins fueled up on coffee.
  • Back Rubs for Kraag.

If at any point you feel being a moderator isn’t for you, then do not fear. You can step down at any point, and we will fully understand. A lot of play games to unwind from a day of working. If you feel that being a moderator has become more work than pressure, let us know. We can either advise you on a better way to manage your moderator role, or we can step you down with no hard feelings.

How to find players Entity ID

The commands require you to know either the player’s name or their entity ID. Names can be a tricky one to use, as some players might have “spaces” in their name or strange characters. This can, on occasion, make the command not work, so you will need to use entity ID.

If you ever get confused as to what commands go in-game chat and what goes in console (F1) just think, any command with a slash in front of it (/) is in-game chat. The rest is done in Console (F1)

Press F1 whilst in-game, and the Console will pop up. In the console type “lp”, which is short for “List Players”, should look something like this:

How to find Entity of player

Commands specific to Mod Recruits

Mod Recruits Command: /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 baptizer – You can use abbreviations of the name like /ft bap, but if someone else has a name that has “bap” in it, like “Bappy” or “Baptist”, then you might end up teleporting to them. So, the best bet is to use their full name. Finally, to go back to where you were, type in /rt, which is short for “Return.

Mod Recruits Command: /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

Mod Recruits Command: arrest and release

Jail time – If a player is physically disruptive in some form and you need them to teleport to a secure location. Go to the console [F1], type in 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.

Mod Recruits Command: mcp [entity ID] true

Sometimes in the heat of the moment, people can get very frustrated and crazy. It could be an argument between 2 players, multiple players or with a moderator. It happens. When they are in that moment, they are not even listening to what you are saying. Adults that act like children should be treated like children, and therefore you have the ability to put them in “timeout” 😀

Suppose it’s just a verbal argument, and you need them to calm down on the chatter. In that case, you can mute the player(s) by typing in console (F1 – Not game chat) “mcp [Entity I.D] true” once you feel they had enough time to calm down. They haven’t rage quit the server. You can unmute them by typing in “mcp [Entity I.D] false” To find out the player’s entity ID, check below. Example of this command: mcp 1797 true

Do not use this command outside of helping someone. For example, abusing the /FT command by teleporting to your friends or a player to give them something outside of the realm of helping them. Or teleporting to a friend who is looting a POI and doing /rt to drop off loot. Even teleporting to someone in your vehicle to picking them up and teleporting them back. Or finding the locations/coordinates of High Value POI’s and Traders and do the /FT command to get there and back. All and any abuse will result in you losing your Moderators position.

 

Don’t use it if it’s not to help someone who is requesting help from a moderator.

How To Create A Ticket In Discord.

So that things don’t get confusing or we lose track/forget about an issue. We have installed a ticket system for our 7 Days To Die Discord, so moderators can create tickets for the Admins need to address. To create a ticket type in the Moderators Channel (and only moderators channel) -new. This will create a new channel in discord. Once it creates that channel, you can add more information about it. Please include as much information as possible, e.g.:

Example of Ticket

Please Include:

  • What Server?
  • Player Affected?
  • Player Allies if any?
  • Problem?
  • Coordinates In Text Form?
  • Screenshots?

Becoming a Full Moderator

Congratulations, you have made it past the 3 months probation period. You can not stop giving Kraag back rubs. However, coffee orders are always going to be an important part of your Moderator role. As a fully pledge moderator, you have some additional powers, a couple of perks and a few extra Discord channels to keep an eye on.

Let’s talk about the perks real quick. First, you will have earned yourself a Salty Zombies T-shirt. Once you receive this shirt, we will need you to take a photo of yourself for the Meet The Team page on our website, plus a 300-word bio of yourself. You will also get perks similar to ones of our higher tier Patreons. 

You can get these perks by simply typing in /moderator when in-game. Moderators don’t get personal traders, personal discord coms or public teleports. However, you get to add Namsaknoi as a friend on Discord, enabling you to PM him. This alone is more than enough reward for being a moderator. If you are a donor already, some of these perks are in addition to your current donor level. So if you are a Tier 3 donor, you will get your Personal Trader and 4 Salty Tokens plus the 6 Salty Tokens for being a mod.

Mod Perks

  • 6 Salty Tokens
  • 6 teleports (Not stackable with Donor Perks)
  • Level Insurance
  • Bag Insurance
  • Candy Machine
  • 2x Land Mass Cutouts
  • Deco Work Bench
  • Access To Overhaul Mod Server
  • 2x Salty Coin Multiplier

Please note, 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 /moderator and give those tokens/items to another moderator or player. Also, note that moderators do not get donor plots, personal traders, Personal Discord coms nor have their own donor teleports stack with the mod perks.

Commands Specific to a Full Moderator

Full Mod Command: /spawnhorde

This command can only be used on horde nights. For example, suppose the server is being slack and not producing enough zombies on horde night. Then, you, as a moderator, can type in /Spawnhorde. This command will spawn in 20 zombies in random locations about 80 blocks from your current position and try and attack you. You can teleport to different people around the map and type in /spawnhorde so everyone can get a decent horde night.

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

Full Mod Command: /mv

This is a teleport command where you can move one player to another or to a set of coordinates. For example, Kraag could teleport Namsaknoi to Baptizer by typing in chat /mv Namsaknoi Baptizer. 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 342n 1744w

Full Mod Command: Loctrack [entity ID] [blocks] [hours]

This command is another console command and what it does is tell you who has been in your location recently. So if a player says someone stole items out of their forge or workbench, for example. You can teleport to them, stand next to the forge and type in loctrack [Entity ID (your own)] [Block Radius  (I would do 6)] [hours (24)]. So the command would like locktrack 131 6 24. This will tell you who has been in a 6 block radius around your current location in the last 24 hours.

You don’t have to use your own entity ID. You can ask the player to stand by their forge and do the loctrack command on their entire ID. But I find it easier to teleport there yourself, look around, and show some presence to the distraught victim. Maybe give them a hug and a cup of tea as well.

Live Map Access

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:

Becoming a Senior Moderator

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

As a senior moderator, you are given basic access to our Data Center, giving you the power to reboot the servers or turn them on or off as needed. You will also be slowly trained and exposed to how we operated. If you show potential, a willingness to learn, and can help the admin 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 have more perks than your previous moderator rank and you are given a custom Salty Zombies t-shirt. This t-shirt has your gamer tag on each sleeve and the Salty Zombies “Don’t Be Salty” tag line on the back.

Mod Perks

  • 12 Salty Tokens
  • 12 teleports (Not Stackable With Donor Perks)
  • Level Insurance
  • Bag Insurance
  • Candy Machine
  • 4x Land Mass Cutouts
  • Deco Work Bench
  • Access To Overhaul Mod Server
  • 3x Salty Coin Multiplier

Becoming an Admin

At Salty Zombies, being an admin is no joke. So many servers brag about how many moderators and admins they have, yet none even know how to install a modlet or edit an XML file. It’s not about quantity. It’s about quality. Every Salty Zombies admin has the ability to run, manage and maintain a successful 7 Days To Die server.

When and if you become an admin, you get a customized Salty Zombies Hoody. This hoody has your gamer name going right down the sleeves and the Salty Zombies tagline “Don’t be Salty” on the back. The admin’s perks are almost infinite. They can play like normal players or relax and build something on the server in creative menu or a mix of both.

What is not allowed is to do something to the server that would be detrimental to it and its community. E.G, give a bunch of items to players out of creative or add items to their vending machine that they got from the creative menu. Or do something stupid like fly to the top of POI’s to loot them. This stuff is fairly obvious, but you will be surprised by some of the stories we have heard from other servers.

Mod Perks

  • 20 Salty Tokens
  • 16 teleports (Not Stackable With Donor Perks)
  • Level Insurance
  • Bag Insurance
  • Candy Machine
  • Do their own land Cutouts
  • Deco Work Bench
  • Access To Overhaul Mod Server
  • A Plot in Donor city
  • 4x Salty Coin Multiplier

Things you will need to know before becoming an admin:

Server Management

  • XML editing
  • Can use Filezilla
  • Experience installing mods
  • Proficient with a file management
  • Can generate and install new maps

Bot Management

 

 

 

 

Becoming an Seinor Admin

At Salty Zombies, being an admin is no joke. So many servers brag about how many moderators and admins they have, yet none even know how to install a modlet or edit an XML file. It’s not about quantity. It’s about quality. Every Salty Zombies admin has the ability to run, manage and maintain a successful 7 Days To Die server.

When and if you become an admin, you get a customized Salty Zombies Hoody. This hoody has your gamer name going right down the sleeves and the Salty Zombies tagline “Don’t be Salty” on the back. The admin’s perks are almost infinite. They can play like normal players or relax and build something on the server in creative menu or a mix of both.

What is not allowed is to do something to the server that would be detrimental to it and its community. E.G, give a bunch of items to players out of creative or add items to their vending machine that they got from the creative menu. Or do something stupid like fly to the top of POI’s to loot them. This stuff is fairly obvious, but you will be surprised by some of the stories we have heard from other servers.

Mod Perks

  • 20 Salty Tokens
  • 16 teleports (Not Stackable With Donor Perks)
  • Level Insurance
  • Bag Insurance
  • Candy Machine
  • Do their own land Cutouts
  • Deco Work Bench
  • Access To Overhaul Mod Server
  • A Plot in Donor city
  • 4x Salty Coin Multiplier

Things you will need to know before becoming an admin:

Server Management

  • XML editing
  • Can use Filezilla
  • Experience installing mods
  • Proficient with a file management
  • Can generate and install new maps

Bot Management

 

 

 

 

Becoming an Owner

So you want to become a part-owner of the Salty Zombies Empire? Good, keep dreaming about it, and maybe one day, when you win the lottery, you might have half of what it takes to buy into ownership. Being an owner requires you to have a mad skill set that really aids the Salty Zombies empire. For example, Namsaknoi is a master at branding and marketing. He can build communities, develop websites, SEO, graphic design and comes up with extraordinary ideas.

Baptizer, the co-owner of Salty Zombies, he…he is just a down right genius.

Owner Perks

The owners are bound by no laws or restrictions on any of the Salty Zombies Servers. Nothing applies to them. They are important, god-like. They are the alpha and the omega… Well, Nam is mainly Alpha but….Bap is a Super Alpha.

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