So what you're telling me is that you should get staff with 15 hours (Less then most other staff when they applied) because you were staff on the previous versions of hyplex?
Now I can agree that you're a nice fella and that you want to help and that you are more than competent enough to be a staff member and everything it's just that I don't believe that you can just rejoin the server play for a few hours then apply for staff, you have to get back into the flow of things first, get to know people and such.
I mean hey, I have been staff on every version of Hyplex / Aero excluding 3.0 and was even a head mod at one stage yet I still had to wait until I became familiar with everyone + played 30 hours before applying.
I'm going to +1 since you will probably make a better staff member than 75% of the current team but I just wanted to vent my opinion on this matter.
Good Luck Jason.