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Player Council Application

Hello and thank you for your interest in joining the TERA Player Council! Let's get a few things out of the way before you apply:

What is this Player Council thing and what are the expectations?

The TERA Player Council is an opportunity for TERA players to pitch in and help make the community a happy, healthy, and well-organized place. Only a few players will be selected (at least initially). Player Council members will act as point of contacts and subject matter experts for the benefit of both the En Masse team and the benefit of other players. They'll help gather and organize feedback and ideas from fellow players, ensuring vital feedback and suggestions don't go unseen by En Masse. Basically, they'll be extra pairs of eyes and ears for the TERA Community Team, coordinating with EME and each other in private Player Council forums.

Player Council members are not forum moderators.

Each player is different, and we'll be looking for diversity in knowledge when selecting Player Council members. Each member can help the TERA community in their own way, depending on their expertise. A Player Council member that loves reading and creating TERA guides & tutorials could, for instance, spend all their Player Council time (that is, any spare time they feel comfortable dedicating towards acting as a council member) promoting activity in the Player Guides forum, hosting guide creation events there, and throwing spotlights on newly created tutorials.

What special forum privileges will Player Council members receive?

We don't want Player Council members to be forum police. Player Council will have the ability to edit and move forum threads for the sole purpose of keeping things well organized. They'll also help report disruptive individuals (everybody can already do this) so that the En Masse team can moderate more efficiently. They won't be able to delete threads or reprimand other forum users in any way. Some Player Council members may also act as specialists for a specific subforum (like the Trading Post or Player Guides) in order to keep those areas active and healthy.

Player Council members will also get access to a private "Council Discussion" subforum. They'll also be able to see which posts have been reported by the forum community for the En Masse moderators to look at (and which of them have been acted on).

What are the rewards for being a part of the Player Council?

As a member of the Council, you'll get to help shape the atmosphere of the TERA forums. It's an opportunity to help your fellow TERA players and keep the community a healthy and enjoyable place. There are no specific or guaranteed in-game rewards for being a Player Council member, so if you're in it solely for the loot please don't apply!

(We're are looking at ways to distinguish Player Council members with a badge or unique avatar.)

Will Player Council members get a direct line to En Masse and Bluehole?

The Community Team and Support Teams already represent a direct line to En Masse that any player can message. Through these teams and other members of the En Masse staff, player feedback will be communicated to Bluehole. That communication chain isn't changing, and there's no "red telephone" that Player Council members will be responsible for. However, the efforts of the Player Council will help ensure the flow of information between the TERA community and EME/BHS stays efficient and straightforward. With the Player Council's help (shining a spotlight on great feedback, providing context and subject matter knowledge, and passing along suggestions), player feedback can be processed more quickly.

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EDIT - I've added clarification in several places, especially the "expectations" paragraph at the beginning.

EDIT - Application date extended to 6/13/16! If you forgot to apply, you have one more chance!

EDIT - Applications are now closed. Thank you to everybody who applied for the Player Council. Applications will likely re-open in the future. Stay tuned for communication on those who have been accepted into the council.
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Comments

  • RayleenRayleen ✭✭
    I wanted to do something like this two weeks ago when the new forums were released!
  • VenpaiVenpai ✭✭✭
    *slides spacecats a $20* so about that player council position....

    lol seriously good luck to those who apply
  • Hands down counterpoint xD.
  • Hands down counterpoint xD.

    100% agree. Counterpoint has my vote for sure. He has countless ideas for this game, it's just too bad BHS or EME doesn't really listen to him. He does bring numerous valid points.

    #counterpoint2k16
  • Ray676Ray676 ✭✭✭
    BHS doesn't do anything with player suggestions anyway. So what's the point of any of this? Gather and organize feedback and ideas from other players, but do what with it? Many many many player suggestions have never been acknowledged by anyone other than another player. Example being class balancing, but that's such a broad topic. How about something recent like Feedstock supply issues and Fashion coupons not being rewarded anymore from IMS dungeon completion...
    My point is if you wanna have a player council you should take it very very seriously and go through with what all the players want. And not let this flop.
  • WuruqWuruq ✭✭✭
    edited May 2016
    Hyrianeth wrote: »
    Hands down counterpoint xD.

    100% agree. Counterpoint has my vote for sure. He has countless ideas for this game, it's just too bad BHS or EME doesn't really listen to him. He does bring numerous valid points.

    #counterpoint2k16

    Counterpoint is definitely the most helpful person on the forums so I hope he does apply. There's no one more suited to be on the player council, honestly. +1 endorsement for counterpoint.

    #counterpoint2k16
  • VenpaiVenpai ✭✭✭
    *slides spacecats $50*

    so about counterpoint being on the player council...
  • YitharYithar ✭✭✭
    Wuruq wrote: »
    Hyrianeth wrote: »
    Hands down counterpoint xD.

    100% agree. Counterpoint has my vote for sure. He has countless ideas for this game, it's just too bad BHS or EME doesn't really listen to him. He does bring numerous valid points.

    #counterpoint2k16

    Counterpoint is definitely the most helpful person on the forums so I hope he does apply. There's no one more suited to be on the player council, honestly. +1 endorsement for counterpoint.

    #counterpoint2k16

    I do agree that he's the ideal person to do it. The only reason I see he wouldn't do so is because it is a lot of work, and I'm sure he has a job already.

    Also, PinkCandyFlower was pretty much right in his/her post long ago lol.
  • senormudkipsenormudkip ✭✭✭
    I'll make tera pvp great again
  • vkobevkobe ✭✭✭✭✭
    ye senormudkip our donald trump in tera B)
  • TorchideTorchide ✭✭✭
    Delete all new classes (one way or another) #mudkip2k16
  • JenieveJenieve ✭✭✭
    I think EME has missed the point of player council .. they shouldnt have any forum perms their sole purpose should be to provide VALID game information which means they should be an assortment of long term players of pve/pvp endgame content and a couple casuals
  • SaphirKanzakiSaphirKanzaki ✭✭✭✭
    Jenieve wrote: »
    I think EME has missed the point of player council .. they shouldnt have any forum perms their sole purpose should be to provide VALID game information which means they should be an assortment of long term players of pve/pvp endgame content and a couple casuals
    In case you are not familiar with forums: There are serious issues the most of you don't see, because the forum has to be cleaned as fast as possible. This might be e.g. porn, gore or even worse.

    Besides that, you have the usual trolls. People who think that flooding the forum brings more attention. People who think that opening multiple threads with multiple accounts makes them the majority. People who spread their own "one truth" how to play. People who are bathing in their own overflowing wisdom how superior they are in intelligence and skill. You want the player council to fight them? Surely not, so give them a small tool.

    If you look at the application survey, you'll see that EME is filtering applicants. You surely won't get to be council if you have no idea about the game.
  • YamazukiYamazuki ✭✭✭✭✭
    Jenieve wrote: »
    I think EME has missed the point of player council .. they shouldnt have any forum perms their sole purpose should be to provide VALID game information which means they should be an assortment of long term players of pve/pvp endgame content and a couple casuals

    Easier for information to get attention when things are organized and people are actually discussing things, rather than fighting back and forth. There's nothing wrong with a few people being able to keep the forums organized.
  • JuudeJuude ✭✭✭
    edited May 2016
    Bad...bad....bad.
    I've seen these things rise and fall so many times over the years, it never works.
    The player council always has been, and always will be just a wall between the players and EME and in turn, BHS.

    People make good suggestions, well thought out, well written, person from player council tries to forward it to EME, player council gets ignored by EME, players see nothing they want is happening or at least being discussed or mentioned, they turn to the player council for answers, player council explains the situation, players don't believe them, players lead a crusade against the player council in order to have them all replaced, they all get replaced eventually, and the circle repeats.

    Same story, different game.
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