Re: Official Application for the 2012 Dagorhir Administrator
1. Why do you want to be the Dagorhir Administrator?
As a member of the Ball State University Dagorhir community for a little less than 2 years, and as an active member of UGL, I have always wanted to help foster the growth of Dagorhir. Mostly, I love this game, and I would love to make a difference.
2. Dagorhir is complex and time consuming to run. Have you ever run anything like this before, such as Humans VS Zombies or Assassins?
Although I have not run anything UGL related, other than a few Dagorhir practices, I have learned much from prior experiences. I founded a chess club in high school, and was also a band section leader for 2 years. I also have been in many leadership groups, such as Opening Committee, National Honor Society, and peer mentoring.
3.Do you have any other commitments? What are they, and how do you expect to balance them with your role as Dagorhir Administrator?
I have commitments to the Concert Choir and Statesmen. However, neither of these have many out of class practices. If a conflict arises, I will inform the Dagorhir community well in advance, and make sure that the community items still make it to practice. Also, I will have moderators to help with organization and leadership.
4. How much experience do you have playing Dagorhir?
I have played for nearly 2 years. I began playing in the later part of my senior year of High School.
5. What non BSU Dagorhir events have you attended?(At least two non BSU events or one Ragnarok required)
I will have attended WAR for 2 years as of November 5th, and attended small events from my hometown.
6. What are your plans for the BSU Chapter of Dagorhir, and how do you intend to recruit new players to Dagorhir?
I want to end some of the tensions between Dagorhir and the rest of the UGL community, and to foster the growth of the player base. I believe that acquiring some practice space off campus, as well as getting involved with other campus organizations, will help bring in new recruits. Also, I would make it a point to inform the wider UGL community when practices are being held, as well as inviting them to community build days.
7. Provide us with an example of an event-- flavor text is nice, but keep it short.
Four teams would take a corner of the Quad (or a large field on campus such as this) and have a team “castle” as well as a flag. The battle would begin with each team laying siege to each other’s castle, as well as attempting to protect their own from attack. The first team to capture all other flags and hold them for 10 minutes is declared victorious.
8. What is your favorite part of Dagorhir, what kind effect do you think this will have on your performance as Administrator?
My favorite part of Dagorhir is the camaraderie that is created within a chapter. Many of my favorite practices were filled with non- related topics of conversation. As such, I think I would be more prone to holding impromptu practices as well as the ones already scheduled. Also, I feel that I would be more likely to try to get the group together outside of Dagorhir to attend other campus and UGL events.
9. How do you intend to enforce rules?
Rules are a very important aspect of the game to me. When people break the rules, it makes the game much less fun for everyone else. Regarding Dagorhir rules, education is the best tool. Each player is held accountable to their own actions, and personal honor and respect are major parts of Dagorhir. I would make it a major point to educate new players, as well as refreshing it in the minds of the veterans.
As Dagorhir is similar to a full contact sport, there are bound to be situations where someone gets a little “hot headed”. There is a difference, however, between healthy frustration and spiteful anger. There is a no tolerance policy regarding dangerously aggressive behavior, and I plan to uphold that. People found on the wrong side of this fine line will be asked to leave the field.
10. What do you intend to do to further good relations with other groups in the UGL, and other campus organizations?
I plan to make Dagorhir as inviting as possible. I love to fight with new players, for they often bring something new to the table. As such, UGL members and others alike would be well informed, as well as graciously welcomed to, all events. My staff and I would also make ourselves available to help UGL and other organizations when needed. We will also make ourselves available to help new players in creating weapons and garb.
On a more personal level, I absolutely hate the friction between Dagorhir and HvZ. I will work hard to end the bad blood between HvZ and Dagorhir. I have played both, I love both, and I plan to keep it that way.
11. Are you currently or in danger of being on Academic probation?
12. Advertising is a critical part of a main event. What new ideas for advertising can you bring to the table?
I would love to see Dagorhir advertised around Muncie, as well as around campus. So I would work to find creative and functional ways to get the group involved all over Muncie. One of my ideas is to have a “Garb Day”, where members would dress up in their garb and go to classes and such. What’s more noticeable than a brightly colored tabard and a pair of medieval style boots?
13. Do you have any ideas on how to further good sportsmanship between the players of your game?
Like I mentioned before, I am a softie when it comes to camaraderie. As such, I would make it my utmost priority to lead by example, and to expect nothing less from my moderators. Also, I would implement ways for the chapter as a whole to bond, and be able to attend off campus events as a cohesive unit. I would create events not related directly to fighting, and have many community build days.
14. Anything else you would like us to know? Flavor text is nice, but keep it short.
Dagorhir is my favorite hobby. I absolutely love the game. Every time I think I am drifting away from the game, it finds something new to drag me back. I want to give back to the Dagorhir community in every way I can, and I believe that this would be a great way to show my appreciation to the organization.Check out my presentation from the Election Seminar!