Staffer is the term used to describe any player with a rank of Moderator or above who helps to keep the community servers running smoothly. While staffers have more power than normal users, they are themselves divided into ranks. Staffers follow the Staff Code of Conduct to ensure an open and friendly relationship with the players of Cubic Worlds.
The following is a list of the current staffers for Cubic Worlds, in descending rank. (Organized by seniority within rank.)
An Op - short for Operator - is typically the top rank on a server, and appears either red or purple in chat. Ops have access to any and all of the server commands and responsibilities, most notably including the ability to refund items lost due to glitches, move builds between main worlds, promote and demote players to any rank, and to otherwise annoy pretty much everyone by regularly restarting the server for no obvious reason and failing to fix obvious bugs.
- Zolyx - the Evil Op and simultaneously loved and feared Cubic Worlds Chief of Staff. He pays the server's bills, manages updates to new Minecraft versions, and handles almost all of what he darkly calls "the paperwork", i.e. anything that needs keys mashed on a keyboard to produce words that no-one will probably read.
- SmokeAndMirrors - the Spectral Op, an exile from a forgotten universe of pure imagination. While not possessing all traits available to Zolyx, his job is primarily to build cool events and the like, and to advise on broader ideas for how the server could be improved.
Moderators, or Mods, were high-ranking users trusted to watch over the server and help orchestrate events. They appeared yellow in chat. They had most of the world-altering, event-making powers that Ops have and could spawn items, blocks, and even mobs when needed. They also had the power to promote and demote players though the Guest to Citizen range. Moderators were equipped with standard issue Marmot Industries™ banhammers.
The Mod rank was retired from Cubic Worlds on 14th September 2020 as part of a streamlining of staff. All of its members at that time were moved into the Elder rank. They were:
- Arya_Oyvind - Also known under the name Merasane, he is the one and only true forest sage.
- brickviking - The only true viking.
- JakTheMad - The server's foremost (and unconquered) champion in events of all kinds.
- koads - Koads is the server's foremost hermit, and more importantly, has a really old beard.
- masternoj - The server's own Hero of Time and host of the Official Spleef Tournaments.
- Shabbyjazz - The server's greatest woolophile and undercover detective.
- konekasi - He once placed third in Spleef Tournament III.
Elders comprise both ex-staff members who chose to step down from staffing duties and enjoy a quieter life once again, as well as those who still held the Moderator rank when it was retired. They are trusted to advise the remaining server staff in what course they feel the server should take. They
- Fubaka (former Crimson Op) - The artful paladin with a troubled past that once tormented people with his events and games.
- Biscuit_Junkie (former Moderator) - Server-renowned cake and dome addict!
- ColDimitri (former Moderator) - It'd be easier to list the things that he hasn't collected and stockpiled!
- Mystic_Murray (former Moderator) - One of Cubic World's oldest stars, dating back to the golden age of Pixellia.
- Squeedge (former Moderator) - The finest farmer of fresh food that ever there was.
- derGymnacke (former Officer) - Making him think about redstone projects can make him go crazy and screaming things like "for SCIENCE".
- runicrules (former Officer) - Likes to build walls encompassing large areas and invites only trusted people to help her.
- Qwizzy (former Officer) - A curious and quizzical fellow.
- On3Win9 - Is always willing to help and was instrumental in helping to complete the original Citadel.
- OminousFire - Cubic Worlds' first and most renowned redstone wizard.
- SunnySoulSheep was an active member of Cubic Worlds for many months, eventually being given the ownership of both Redville and Nova. She rose to the rank of Moderator in record time due to her patience, kindness and unfaltering willingness to spend her time helping others. Sadly, Sunny lost her fight against breast cancer at the end of January 2014, and will be sorely missed by everyone on the server. Several in-game memorials have been constructed across our main worlds to honor her memory.
Help from Staffers
Server staff may not always be online in Minecraft but they pay regular attention to goings-on through the community Discord server. The best way to contact them with any technical question or help request you have is by posting in the #support channel there - you can ask almost any question within reason and an Elder or an Op will try to help as soon as they're able.