Game Staff

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All versions of HoboWars have a dedicated group of players who are responsible for enforcing the rules of the game and maintaining a fair and safe game environment.

They are collectively known as the game's staff, with each staff member assigned one of four staff roles: Secretary, Vice Minister, Minister, or Governor.

Staff Roles

Secretary

Secretaries are responsible for moderating the message boards and Chat. They have the ability to move threads, lock threads, sticky threads, delete threads and posts, edit threads and posts, ban players from the message boards for a period of time, kick players from Chat for 15 minutes, ban players from Chat for a period of time, clear Chat, and set the Chat topic, among other things. They also have access to a few tools and logs to help them do their job.

They do not have any influence outside of the message boards and Chat, and should not be harassed. In the game, they are for all intents equal to normal players, since their job does not give them any kind of advantage in the game.

Vice Minister

Vice Ministers, also known as VMs, have all the powers Secretaries do; however, what differentiates them from Secretaries is their ability to jail players. Therefore, their main focus is to check various game logs for suspicious activity and administer jail time to those who have been caught breaking the rules.

Minister

Ministers have all the powers Vice ministers do; however, unlike Vice Ministers, they have the ability to control and alter other players' accounts, including their own, allowing them to reverse ill-gotten stat gains and money gains. As a result, they exist outside of the game's mechanics, meaning that they cannot play the game.

Ministers also have a responsibility to lead the staff team, providing guidance and advice to Secretaries and Vice Ministers. They also have the ability to promote players to Secretaries.

Governor

Governors are the game's elite staff, meaning that they have all the powers Ministers do, and then some. They also have the ability to promote players to Secretaries and Vice Ministers. Just like Ministers, they exist outside of the game's mechanics.

All hired game developers are by default assigned the staff position of Governor, and, since they have access to the game's code, are able to do more than what a normal Governor would be able to do.

Non-Staff Roles

In addition to staff roles, are are also a few other roles that can be assigned to players, allowing them access to certain parts of the game that they would not otherwise have access to. Players who are assigned these roles are normal players and do not have any administrative powers.

Artist

Artists are players who get paid to draw pictures for the game.

Newspaper Editor

Newspaper Editors collaborate together on a special message board to create a monthly tabloid for the players of Hobowars called HoboWeekly. The associated title of "Ace Reporter" is handed out monthly to Newspaper Editors who have written or edited an article for the previous issue. The title appears on the message boards only.

Tester

Testers are players who have the ability to test out current and unreleased game features/mechanics, troubleshoot bugs, and discuss potential problems and balance issues. Their title is ironically misspelled as "Tetser", and appears on the message boards only.

Wiki Editor

Wiki Editors are players who help contribute to the HoboWars Help Wiki. They have access to a special message board to help them communicate and collaborate with each other. The title "Wiki Editor" is handed out monthly to Wiki Editors who have contributed to the Wiki that month. The title appears on the message boards only.

HoboWars1 Staff

Current Staff

Governors:

  • Andy (1)
  • Cube! (937312)

Ministers:

  • Shadow Dreams (856657)

Vice Ministers:

  • Kat (80356)
  • pluginbaby (1064082)

Secretaries:

  • Consigliere (247384)
  • ferda the gnome. (329963)
  • Deth (484643)
  • Janey (1742080)
  • Play_With_My_Gizmo (674750)

Artists:

  • Albert (51217)


Testers:

Testers are not actual game staff, however due to their job they are held to a higher accountability then regular players.

In the past, testers have asked to remain anonymous; therefore, their names were withheld. After a couple years, most players had a sense of who the testers were, either by the fact that gang boards showed them, or they declared their status on the public boards for some reason. So the testers started to be a little more open and with the introduction of the "Tetser" nametag, some have openly confirmed their status.

Former Staff

Ex-Governors:

  • Malord (2)
  • Daniel D (682097)
  • dogmeat

Ex-Ministers:

  • DirtyMike (8108)
  • Ruiner
    • Previously HoboID 3261. Stepped down on April 1st, 2008. Initially thought of as an April Fool's joke, it ended up just the opposite.
  • Hexcon
    • Previously HoboID 4. He was demoted to a Secretary as he was accused of selling stats for money. He later resigned from his Secretary position but regained it over a year later; however, he has been destaffed for inactivity and is now deleted.
  • Demon
    • Served as a Minister at the opening of the game. He resigned because he was too busy working on his own game and has since been long deleted.
  • Stinky Steve
    • Some consider him the greatest staff member ever. Steve decided to pursue life goals, rather than continue on HoboWars. When his deletion finally came it was an emotional event for all who knew Steve.
  • Murph (22685)
    • Stepped down to Vice Minister.
  • Doctor Know (1046333)
    • Retired.
  • Madmax (957441)
    • Retired to enjoy the game as a regular player.

Ex-Vice Ministers:

  • Ari (20519)
    • Destaffed due to inactivity.
  • Bear (21471)
  • Rage
    • Resigned.
  • Kate (a.k.a. Blondie) (6606)
    • Almost as mysterious as Ruiner himself. She played a large part in HoboWars and has retained the status as a Secretary as a tribute to all she has done for HoboWars. Kate was also a Coder on Andy's other Game Critticage for over a year, but has since stepped down (and destaffed at her own request) to pursue real life matters, she is much missed on both games. She is still periodically active.
  • Shipman (342263)
    • Resigned.
  • Murph (22685)
  • Dogz (22862)

Ex-Secretaries:

  • Chedburn
    • Ex-leader of [CrAzY]. Quit Hobowars to run his own game, TornCity.
  • Rev VC (1649320)
    • Previously HoboID 159533. Secretary until a loss of a family member opened his eyes to his life and he decided to put his time towards better things. He made his official announcement in early April 2007, and was destaffed on April 8th, 2007. He was possibly one of the best Secretaries in Hobowars.
  • Alex DeLarge (2426)
    • Known mostly as "Alex", he was possibly the youngest staff member ever on HoboWars. As a mere teenager, Alex was promoted to Secretary. After a while, he lost interest and quit HoboWars. He has since returned.
  • Binary (67628)
  • Chameleon
    • A secretary a long time ago; she was destaffed/deleted for inactivity.
  • Charlney
    • Made infamous for hacking up his toes on webcam. He has since been destaffed/deleted due to inactivity.
  • Gigz
    • Resigned to become a pilot. He has since been deleted.
  • Ali G
    • He was deleted/destaffed due to inactivity.
  • Willy
    • Past friend/aquaintance of Malord. Destaffed due to inactivity.
  • Kate
    • Resigned on November 27th, 2007, for personal reasons.
  • Deny Everything
  • Pirate
  • Dean
  • Kilmister
    • Destaffed due to inactivity.
  • Janice Joplin
    • Destaffed due to inactivity.
  • Weng (1156313)
    • Went MIA around the end of December 2009, and was destaffed April 2010 due to inactivity.
  • Count de Monet (495580)
    • Stepped down, is on hiatus.
  • Bokonon (413612)
    • Demoted on April 25, 2012.
  • Tebbs (5326)
    • Stepped down, destaffed on November 10, 2012
  • Neji (14044)
  • Big Daddy Hobo (22553)
  • Hugs (423863)
  • Neouser (278313)
  • Jules (1051247)

Ex-Newspaper Editors:
Newspaper Editors helped create pages for and organize the Hobo Weekly in the past. After the newspaper was discontinued and was no longer in production, Editors no longer retained their title. Though the Editor title was used by the Testers for a number of years afterwards; the new Newspaper Editors and Testers both have different titles today.

  • Doody
    • Resigned.
  • Engineer
  • The Editor
    • Originally an account created by the game admin to be used to collect articles from the editors. Other editors have since taken over the duties and The Editor is no longer used.
  • Majorhobo
    • An Editor from issues 1 through 8. He became busy with real life and was no longer interested in writing for the paper.
  • ROH
  • Jdizzle
  • ADL
  • Sinsonido King
  • DenT
  • Shopaholic
  • PlayswitSquirrels
  • ۶Plazmik
  • Pirate™
  • Chelle
  • Scalpy

HoboWars2 Staff

Current Staff

Governors:

  • Andy (1)
  • Cube! (91016)

Ministers:

  • Shadow Dreams (74579)

Vice Ministers:

  • Stan (35924)
  • Jules (101757)

Secretaries:

  • Hockeyman (21522)
  • Woodie (24517)
  • SS (31844)
  • Faces of Deth (73933)
  • Obsidian (149250)


Former Staff

Ex-Governors:

  • Bear (248)
    • Demoted due to inactivity and account sabotage during the 8/11/11 hacking on HoboWars2 (2011).
  • Gerta (6801)
    • Long time Minister and Governor, Gerta was always the nice friendly face in the Government House. But due to crazy high Donator Pack prices off market, none on the market and a great number of active player denial to donate to the game due to Andy's neglect, she took it upon herself to create a fix. Account (78923) called "Dpacks" was it. Players sent the sum of 10 million to the account and a mail to Gerta stating so in exchange for 31 donator days to be activated on their accounts. Andy eventually caught on and Gerta was demoted and account wiped to default, minus battle record and respect (2010).


Ex-Ministers:

  • Rage
    • Known for deleting accounts towards the end of his stint as a Minister.


Ex-Vice Ministers:

  • Tez (1326)
    • Demoted due to inactivity (2013)
  • Snagal Toof Jib (2787)
    • Had enough of doing a thankless job and resigned (2009).
  • Ode (4385) + (70014)
    • The only VM across the game to have two accounts promoted to vice minister. Ode's first account was banned due to being found using an illegal script over on HW1. This banned was then carried over to his HW2 account. Second time around he was lucky enough to have his stats reinstated by Gerta and later reappointed to the position of vice minister. He was once again a very active staff member and was always working towards having HW2 updated and maintained. Although in Andy's absence he was involved in Gerta's "DPack program" and his account was wiped to default, minus respect and battle record (2010). Promoted to Secretary (2013)
  • Hero (25229)
    • Demoted due to long stints of inactivity (2010).
  • Krazy (26729)
    • Demoted due to inactivity (2012).
  • Vixen (30447)
    • Quit the game due to sickness, only months later sadly passing away (2009).
  • Hugs (126429)
    • Resigned


Ex-Secretaries:

  • IFlingPOo.(1037)
    • Possibly one of the softest demotions of time, POo was demoted by Andy for moving his "HoboArena (beta)" thread to Non Hobowar's Talk... Twice (2009).
  • Dean or Usrhlp (6853)
    • Banned by Ode, reason "Welcome to Marco Polo v2.0". Caught using healing scripts after f5 healing was outlawed (2009).
  • TRV (25318)
    • Demoted due to being involved in "DPack program" (2010).
  • Pit (79215)
    • Runner of forum games such as "Spladow" and "Easter Egg Hunt" to encourage board activity. Demoted due to stints of inactivity (2011).
  • Zoki (1206050)
    • Resigned due to limited availability (2013).
  • HawkSon (52540)
    • Demoted due to inactivity (2013).
  • Corked Brain (105881)
    • Resigned due to focusing on schooling and lack of spare time. (2013)
  • Dropbear (9248)
  • Ma§ta (25419)
  • Ode (70014)
  • Curran (105654)
  • Janey (139664)

Facebook Hobowars Staff

Current Staff

Governors:

  • Andy (1)
  • Cube! (2)


Ministers:

  • Kat. (5)


Vice Ministers:

  • ~pïxïë~ (6)
  • ‡Catrin‡ (9)
  • Gavin thƸ Bard (105)
  • Fink Ployd (447)

Secretaries:

  • •NāRc• (26)
  • Mr Mark (43)
  • Mad Max (1302)
  • Pester (40619)

Former Staff

Ex-Governors:

  • Ruiner (3)
  • DMike (4)
  • Daniel D


Ex-Ministers:

  • Mr Hat


Ex-Vice Ministers:

  • Know (4605)
  • Mysterious


Ex-Secretaries:

  • Murph (7)
  • Navin R Johnson (8)
  • One (10)
  • Smithers (55)
  • wtfidklol (Jubie) (96)
  • Bagel (391)
  • Todd (419)
  • burnEy (575)
  • Howy (582)
  • ‡SKYFIЯE‡ (701)
  • Macro Polo (1568)
  • Peachy Kay (3062)
  • Yosh (8311)

Former HoboWars Lite Staff

It is important to note that these staff members were reset along with the game somewhere around late 2007/early 2008. The original Lite version used Facebook names.

Ex-Secretaries:

  • Amanda Walpole (235)
  • TJ (286)
  • Alan Wang (2184)
  • Amanda Smith

HoboArena Staff

Current HoboArena Staff

Governors:

  • Cube! (1)
  • Andy! (28)

Ministers:

  • Shadow Dreams (35)

Vice Ministers:

  • Jules (7)
  • Kat (20)

Secretaries:

  • Invisible fInk (17)
  • Stan (34)
  • Hotair (53)
  • Rayhem S1M (935)
  • Hugs (3667)

Former HoboArena Staff

Some of the ID numbers listed below do not represent current ID numbers, as the player base has been wiped before migrating to the new version of HoboArena. Outdated ID numbers are indicated in orange.

Ex-Ministers:

  • Dave (10)

Ex-Vice Ministers:

  • Charlie Sheen™ (9)
  • Know (6)
  • Madmax (19)

Ex-Secretaries:

  • Grenade (42)
  • burnEy (3)
  • Yosh (8)
  • Doody (12)
  • PIB (16)
  • Chelle (172)