MU*' staff usually haven't got the powers of a wizard, but they can often be knowledgeable and helpful. They generally act as information sources and teachers, though on role-playing (RP) MU*'s, some may also act in the capacity of GMs.
Some possible special abilities which helpstaff may enjoy include:
- Character creation
- Allowing guests to leave specially confined areas
- Communication via staff-specific channels in various chat programs
- Special item creation (usually "statted" items used in RP) or extra point awards
- License to judge some or all role-playing scenes which may occur on the MU*
These abilities and others are typically privileges, not always granted to a particular staffer, and not always even available to be granted.
Staff members' role in furry conventions is to run errands and jobs which are required for the conventions to operate sustainably. Staff is also a term to simply describe workers at any sort of establishment, furry conventions included.
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