PlaneShift Game MastersThe GM team is made up of people from all over the world who have come together to make this game more enjoyable, and are responsible for helping players with their in-game issues. The GM team strives to keep the game free of bugs, exploitation, abuse, and harassment. With large numbers of people online, such problems arise now and again, and the Game Masters intervene when necessary.
As always, do not try to engage the GMs in idle chatter in the game, as they are often dealing with issues that need their full attention - only send them messages if you truly need help with a problem. They are closely monitored for their actions and at many times are very busy with player requests. When contacting a GM keep this in mind. A GM should not be constantly paged by a player asking for something - we consider this GM Harassment. If the Game Master has not answered you please assume they are busy and contact them later. Usually a few minutes should do.
Q: What can a GM do for me?
- Assist in keeping the player free from unwanted harassment.
- Assist in reporting bugs found in the game.
- Assist in providing feedback for new game functions or modifications to existing function.
- Relocate players who are stuck in the game geography.
- Assist in problems that are not covered by the FAQ or the /help channel.
- Check for frequently hit bugs, errors or misleading game functions. Reporting bugs, problems and possible enhancement is a critical part of the GM work.
- Encourage roleplay and other initiatives players may have, like creation of new guilds, roleplaying certain situations or characters, provide wedding services, etc.
- Create and run dynamic quests and events in the game.
Q: What can a GM not do for me?It is the goal of the GM team to help a player with any possible situation as long as:
- It does not involve giving "spoiler" information, such as detailed directions, quest information, or information on creatures, armor and weapons. Knowledge of these subjects is considered part of the "mystery" of the game. It is part of the game to adventure and learn the wonders of the world of Yliakum.
- It does not create an exploitable situation. An example of this would be teleporting characters due to an unverifiable bug. GMs will not teleport players to a location, except in the case where there is a definite bug involved.
- It would not constitute favoritism or compete with activities conducted by players in the game. For example, GMs will not give out items unless part of an RP quest or event. We cannot give items upon request for every player in the game, so it is unfair to do it for a few. This would also interfere with player economy and the worth of items.
Q: How can I become a Game Master?To be part of GM Team you have to be at least 21 years old. This rule is aimed to get mature people on the team, even if we know that age is not the only indicator.
There are a number of skills needed to be a GM. Not everyone can be a good GM, and your ability to be successful mainly depends on your relationship skills. Patience, communication (good knowledge of the English language and effective ways of getting your point across), teamwork, and love of roleplay are absolutely vital. Running events is especially important right now.
If you think you can help the game and community by becoming a Game Master, make yourself known to the current team - get to know what they have to deal with and what their work is like. As our current goal is the creation of more roleplay events, only individuals who can roleplay and roleplay well will be considered right now.
Be a good advisor - although Advisor Points are not public, they are kept track of, and your willingness to help and the accuracy of your answers will be a factor.
If you are deemed a good candidate for the GM team, you will be notified and have an interview with Luca Pancallo to determine final placement.
Any inappropriate behavior towards a Game Master (cursing, lying, etc.) is strictly prohibited and severely punishable. To learn how you can contact Game Masters in the game or how to report inappropriate GM behavior, please read the Reporting Abuse page.