Minecraft Username: Capurii
Discord Username (ID): Capurii#9871
Do you have access to discord and a working microphone?
Do you have screenshotting software such as Gyazo, Lightshot, Imgur?
Do you have the ability to record Minecraft videos?
Are you multilingual (Speak more than one language)?
Yes. My native language is German. But I would consider my English to be close to fluent (not the pronunciation tho lol).
How much time do you have to contribute to the role?
As I’m currently working on my master’s thesis it really depends on the day. More often than not I have a lot of spare time. I would say like a minimum of 4 hours a day but usually more.
What is encouraging you to become a Builder on DogeCraft?
I’ve already build some stuff on the server. For example: Light (underground and above), Retail, Railway, Ocean Bandit on the market (/as tp shop114) and the spawn area and paths of Kill. But with all of that I kind of always stayed within a similar palette of blocks. I’d like to get challenged to move out of my comfort zone and learn something new from the other builders. Also I’d like to contribute to public areas of the server. I always find those places to be the most magical ones and I’d like to be a part of that.
Why should we choose you over other applicants?
I’m easy to work with and get highly motivated when working on big projects. I’m always willing to learn and happy to help and contribute whenever I can. People seem to like the stuff I build and suggested me to apply for this position.
Have you ever been banned or punished on any server? If so please include details.
Tell us about a time you made a mistake within the last year? How did you deal with it? What did you learn? (Can be anything)
During my bachelor’s thesis I’ve never asked my professor for help/advise and never shared my findings with him out of fear until the last two weeks before the deadline. So during those six months I never knew if the experiments I did and the findings I had were correct at all. This just fueled my anxiety and fear even more until the point I almost lost it. Everything turned out to be fine at the end but I learned two major lessons from it: 1. Don’t be afraid of people who are trying to help you even if their response might be negative at first (which it never was, I was afraid for no reason). 2. I should have more faith in my own skills and shouldn’t put myself down that much. Now I’m working on my master’s thesis and have an excellent work relationship with my professor and feel way more relaxed working on it.
If you have any, what hobbies or activities are you involved in outside of Minecraft?
I like working in my garden and also practice light contact kickboxing.
Do you have any previous server moderation or leadership experience?
I was the co-chairman and later chairman of the student representatives of my university for quite some time.
What would help keep you motivated to advance your position within the staff team?
Probably seeing the server interact with the things we create as a team. I always like to make people happy and beautiful builds in Minecraft always make me happy. Positive work relationships within the team are a huge plus to that.
Tell us about a time you struggled with a build? How did you deal with it? What did you learn?
I kind of always struggle with builds. It's always trial and error for me. But that's the fun part! There was one time I was almost ready to give up. But then I took a break instead. I got some inspiration online and asked some people for advise. That always helps me when I struggle.
Have you ever built within a team before? What role do you see yourself usually taking when building within a team?
Not really to be honest. I kind of worked on /res tp Kill (survival) on a team for the first time. I designed the spawn area and told people who wanted to help placing blocks what to do. And I worked with RunicDMC on the Encro Museum connecting to /res tp kill. It's still work in progress but it's nice to get help and recommendations while designing something. Working with someone feels better than just telling people what to do. I like the discussions during the designing period.
What's your preferred style of building? (e.g. Rustic, Modern, Medieval etc.) Is there an area of building you specialise in?
I would say it's a more medieval maybe even witchy kind of style. The blocks I mostly use are all kinds of Spruce/Dark Oak Wood Logs and Planks, Diorite, Quarz, all types of Stone and Stone Bricks and Birch Leaves. But I start to also include Prismarine and Dark Prismarine wich feels pretty nice. I also like to work with water a lot. Terraforming is still kind of hard for me. I'm better at building wall patterns or whole buildings.
What was a time you made a mistake that someone else called you out for? how did you handle it?
There was one time at kickboxing practice where we would do some spinning hook kicks. I thought I had it down when my coach told me I was doing it wrong all along. Of course I was kind of frustrated at first because I already gained some muscle memory for that kick but I realized it was better to do it correctly than to be frustrated about something like that. I really appreciated the help I got from my coach. He was very thorough explaining the kick to me which was really awesome. I'm glad he pointed it out. Better to know that you're doing something wrong and get called out for it than to continue doing something wrong forever. But I guess in some cases it really depends on how people are approaching you for doing a mistake. He was really kind and understanding. If he would have been annoyed or even lashed out it probably would have fueled my initial frustration. So I guess always be kind. 🙂
List of Builds:
/res tp Light (Survival)
/res tp Retail (Survival)
/res tp Railway (Survival)
/res tp Kill (Survival - Spawn Area and Paths)
/res tp Kill EncroMuseum (Survival - Parts of the Tunnel and the whole E window thing)
plot 4;-16 on creative for my current work in progress (it's the cathedral)