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Apply for Staff - Template & Guide

Want to apply for staff on Phoenix Networks Sandbox? Great! First, look through this and make sure you fit the bill!

  1. You must be at or over the age of 13.
  2. You must have Discord, and it is recommended you have, but not mandatory, working microphone (That works well enough to understand).
  3. You must be able to come on for a decent number UK daylight hours every week (5am - 7pm).
  4. You must not be a current staff member of a different community, to apply you must be dedicated to Phoenix.
  5. You must be able to speak enough English to be easily understood by players.
  6. You must be in good standing with the staff members.
  7. If you have previously been denied, you must wait a week before posting another application
  8. You must have joined the server at least 2 days in a row
  9. Your application must be valid and truthful, Bear in mind lying about your age would be revealed in the senior staff greeting, and lying about your standing with staff members would be noticed too
  10. You must truthfully tell us about any prior bans/demotes you have been given. Bear in mind there is no reason to lie, the past is the past and you will be given a fair chance if your application is up to scratch.
    (If you do not want to use the microphone that is fine)

You still fit the bill? Brilliant! Here is a list of recommendations for applying
  • Having prior staffing experience is a great bonus as it can show us your skill
  • We strongly recommend you check and correct your grammar and spellings after you have finished your application, as it shows us a lot more about what you wanted to say without being lost and hidden
  • You will need to put a decent amount of time into your application. One word answers or one sentence answers nearly always get denied. Say for "Tell us a bit about yourself, What do you like doing, What kind of person are you?". A bad answer would look like:
“my name is dan and i like to play gmod alot i play jailbreak it is my favorite game ever. i like football and phoenix is my favorite.”

However a good answer would have correct capitalization and grammar, and would tell us a lot more about you. We want this application to tell us who you really are, which can't be done in just two sentences.
  • We recommend that you can use a mic. We know that some people don't like to, and that is fine as it is, but once you get accepted it's great talking to staff members on Discord regularly
  • It's also good if you are using your mic for it to be good quality. Even though with any mic we can hear you, you might get a bit bored of repeating things if we can't understand you. This doesn't mean you have to go out and spend money, just something to think about when using it
  • We recommend fluency in English. Although a bunch of our staff members don't have English as their first language, You would never be able to notice. As long as you know enough to hold a conversation, That's a great boost to your application. Feel free to use a translator, or get help from someone that can help you translate if you struggle to form your application, we are glad to help with any issues.
  • We recommend being able to keep a cool head in stressful situations. Breaking down under stress can ruin your day, but also negatively impact the server. No doubt there are trolls, and people out to annoy you, but we recommend you are able to get past those people
  • You should think in advance for what you will answer for each question, to show us the best you can
  • If you have previously been denied, take in what the staff members have said, and try to improve your application
  • It might seem obvious, but don't put anything racist. Rude can be funny, but racist or discriminatory will harm your chances of being accepted
  • DO NOT PUT PERSONAL INFORMATION IN YOUR APPLICATION! This includes your surname, home address, passwords, social network links. It may seem obvious, but it is sometimes done
  • Donators, Regulars and Trusted’s have a higher chance of being accepted than usual members

That was a lot of stuff to take in, but now you are ready to apply. 

  1. Register on the forums, by making an account with email or signing in with steam
  2. Copy the template below to your clipboard (Ctrl + C with it selected)
  3. Go to to make your application thread, or just press New Thread in the Apply for Staff forum
  4. Paste the template into it (Ctrl + V), and fill in your answer to each question, taking more time with the questions marked with a " ⭐ "
  5. You will be asked for your Steam ID. Find it on . It should look something like STEAM_0:1:111111111 .
  6. When you have finished your application, Title your application "Staff Application: (Your Name)" E.g. "Staff Application: Cpt.Dinosaur"
And remember, we wish you the best of luck! No need to be nervous.


In-Game Name:

Real First Name (Optional):

Steam ID:


Nationality (What country you live in):

How many days have you been playing on the server? (Approx):

Are you willing to use your microphone?:

Have you received any prior bans/demotations? If so, why?:

Do you meet the requirements listed in the template?:

⭐Do you have any prior staffing experience? What did you do there, and why go to Phoenix? Or if not, Why Phoenix to apply to?

⭐You are at your best friend's wedding just an hour before the ceremony is to start. Earlier that day, you came across definitive proof that your best friend's spouse-to-be is having an affair with the best man/maid of honor, and you catch them sneaking out of a room together looking disheveled. If you tell your friend about the affair, their day will be ruined, but you don't want them to marry a cheater. What do you do?:

⭐You are an eyewitness to a crime: A man has robbed a bank, but instead of keeping the money for himself, he donates it to a poor orphanage that can now afford to feed, clothe, and care for its children. You know who committed the crime. If you go to the authorities with the information, there's a good chance the money will be returned to the bank, leaving a lot of kids in need. What do you do?:

⭐Two trusted members of the community report a new user, that hasn’t been on for 2 hours, for prop killing. There is nothing in the logs, what would you do as a staff member?:

What is 152 x 162 (To test your initiative)?:

Tell us a joke, so we can know you better:

⭐What makes you stand out from the other people applying? What will you bring to the community as a staff member?

⭐What motivates you to be a staff member?


Thanks for applying! If you are accepted please get in contact with us ASAP so you can be given your rank. We look forward to working with you!

Denied? Sorry to hear it. Please read the comments of the staff who have replied to your application, and take them in. You can apply again in 7 days from being denied when you feel you can do better, or if you have decided not to, we look forward to keeping playing with you! It's great that you want to help out, but it's also great that you play on the server!

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