I am writing this post to make a suggestion for a potential job that I would do if it existed at Funcom.
I am a homemaker in North America, with lots of free time. I no longer play on official servers, mainly on my own private server and occasionally single-player. If it were possible, I would be able to work from home live moderating official PvE servers in the North American region. I think a job like this would work best on a salary rather than an hourly wage.
I would do it if there was a Remote Official Server Live Moderation position at Funcom. Here is how I imagine it would go.
I would have a list of all the PVE servers in the North American region, and systematically go down the list. I could log into as many official servers as possible in a Mon-Fri work week. If I could be undetectable by the players that would be ideal, as I could fly around the map on each server checking for TOS violations. Upon seeing a clear violation, I can implement admin actions accordingly and upon the next server reset, my changes would take effect.
If by Friday, I had for example- 4 servers that I could not get to, then on Monday those 4 servers would be my first visit before starting all over down the list of servers, ensuring that all the PvE servers in NA are being checked.
If the requirement for this job would be that I could never play on an official server again while holding this job, then I would be completely fine with that. I would not care if my characters on officials were even deleted to ensure that I had no connections or potential bias. I do not ever see myself returning to official servers again anyway, so I have no attachment to them and therefore can be removed from any potential conflict of interest.
I think this would severely cut down on the player’s frustrations about having their reports go unresolved, as they would not have to file nearly as many reports if they knew that a live mod would be visiting their server to inspect it personally. It would also cut down on the number of Zendesk tickets hitting the report center team.
I am ready to be flamed for my suggestion now. Take care, exiles.