Some empires expand, some empires decline, but only few stand the test of time.
It’s about time I opened a post with a quote of my own and here it is. Allow me to slightly modify the quote though: “Some sites expand, some sites decline, but only few stand the test of time”.
Before you start to worry, Aocbox will stay alive, up and running but at one point a site gets too big to run by yourself. We reached this point with Aocbox and so I’m officially looking for fellow staff members to contribute and work on the site.
Recorded Game Scavenger
Task: You look for good recorded games and report them to the staff. Technically every member can do this, but I’d like to stress the importance of this task and I shall also probably give out fun badges to people who help us finding exquisite records.
Requirements: A good eye for recorded games. Take a look at some games at Aocbox for reference.
Test: Send me some recs, at least one of them has to be box-worthy.
Recorded Game Poster
Task: You write up little articles to go with recorded games as seen in the “Recorded Games” section. You also find new recorded games to add.
Requirements: A good eye for recorded games, but also a writing style that pleases the eye. Any use of taunts is strictly prohibited and the use of smilies kept on a minimum
Test: Send me some recs, at least one of them has to be box-worthy. After that I would like to see you to come up with a little battle story.
Task: You write up large articles about certain aspects of the games. Conceptual writing or ideas and definitely no step-by-step guides for build orders.
Requirements: A keen understanding of the game mechanics and writing style that pleases the eye. Recorded games to back up articles keep everything fresh too.
Test: Imagine you’re writing another civweek. Pick one of the civs that aren’t talked about and write up a chapter about one of their unique units. So for example you could write up a little chapter about Mangudai, Berserks, Samurai, etc…
Task: You add new content to Aocbox, small fun articles, new maps, settings to play with or new training scenarios.
Requirements: A open mind and a refreshing view on the game. A good eye for thrilling content in other words. For the training scenarios: know he map editor inside-out.
Test: Impress me!
Task: You help maintaining Conquista. You write a weekly report on aoczone about the happenings, you filter out the best recorded games and help members who have problems with uploading their games. Opening up “Conquista gathering rooms” in GR and Voobly are also part of the task to help players find each other.
Requirements: An eye for good recorded games and a good reputation in the AoC community.
Task: All of the above but you will also have direct access to the Conquista server and database. You’ll enter new members and correct possible flaws in the database and analyzer. Other things like adding new badges or functionalities are an option in the future. You’ll have pretty much the same responsibilities and access like me (except some core issues).
Requirements: All of the above and a working knowledge of PHP, MySQL and WordPress.
You can apply in the comment box or by mailing me at cysion[(a)]gmail[(.)]com