Becoming a member of the staff team
Mycena Cave recruits staff as necessary to fill needs within the team. Oftentimes, when we are looking to fill a position, we put the information and application in a stickied post in the Annoucements forum.
Some staff policies
These are a few policies our staff follow in order to keep things fair and clear:
Staff participation in site activities, such as events and raffles
Prior to becoming part of our team, many of our staff were active players. As such, we allow our staff to continue being a part of the site as players whenever their involvement will not unfairly impact our community members. Oftentimes with site activities, rather than prohibiting staff from participating, we create restrictions or amendments to account for their participation.
For example, should a staff member win one of the grand prizes in a raffle, we will provide another grand prize for a community member to win.
Staff are compensated for their services in USD and not in site assets or benefits.
Outside of compensation, there are a few staff-only features. Most of these are mainly cosmetic (e.g. non-standard pets, identification labels on the forums, etc.) or required for carrying out staff functions (distribution/management interfaces, forums for communication, etc.). As much as possible, staff compensation and features are designed to be fair and undisruptive to regular gameplay.
Staff non-standard pets
One staff-specific feature you may notice are the small non-standard creatures that some staff members own (example here). These pets are account-locked and purely cosmetic; apart from their appearance, they function the same as any standard pet (e.g. putting them through the sprout queue will result in a standard Mycenian species offspring). You will occasionally see them show up as pseudo-NPCs in official forum events.
With our growing staff team, you may at times find yourself unclear on whom to contact for assistance. Here is a handy list of which staff is best equipped to respond to your questions or concerns:
Price estimate on future customs or questions about future customs* - Echo Mycenangelo!
(*You do not need an estimate before you submit a custom form; this is mostly used optionally by people who can’t get an accurate estimate using the form check boxes and want to know how much they need to save)
If you have a question not covered by this list on what a particular staff member can assist you with, please feel free to echo Dove or Crow.