@dark sure thing. I'll let the other hosts know.
Sunday, 12 November 2017 03:08 lara: hello folks! WE've just had our monthly host meeting, and man oh man we discussed a lot. Faylyn chaired it, and man oh man, she was good! I am liking this man oh man phrase, so man oh man I'm so using it in this announcement! So, below I have summarised what we discussed and decided upon in the meeting. As always, you'll get a revised copy of the minutes within a few days on the board, but this should do you for now. first, michael and tora are new htpl's, and fox is a new newbie helper. congratulations folks! A new note about support tickets. Please note, this does not include donator items. At 7 days in which the player has not responded, we will bug you about it. At 14 days, the ticket will be shut by us if you do not respond. Now, lets talk about hosties. there are some big shifts coming up, so hold onto your seatbelts and if you're not wearing one, put one on because man oh man oh man oh man. 1. Roger miars has stepped down from his position as a builder. 2. The investigation into geoffrey o'brien has concluded, we can confirm that no alligations are on going, and to the best of our abilities all issues that were raised to us have been fully investigated. As a sign of respect, and in way of an apology, Geoffrey will be resigning his position as chief justice, and will not be taking any rp characters that involve leadership. Whether he roleplays something like a ship tech is not yet clear. 3. Geoffrey is to be reenstated to coder. 4. Angela, Temperence, and Aenaela are, as of this moment, on a one-month probation due to inactivity. 5. Due to the major shift in hosting positions, for this month alone, any player, regardless of newbie helper, or htpl positioning, can apply for a host position, of which shall be reviewed on decemeber 1st. Please take this chance, if you feel you have something to bring to the team! Next up, builders can now see misc reports, so yay for that! Next, monitoring of rooc. As of about an hour ago, hosts have begun to monitor what is being said on the rooc channel. The disclaimer, which you see when typing rooc on, explains this, but we will be doing this to stop people using the channel constantly, to encourage rp,but also to nip any harassment issues in the bud straight before they happen. To clarrify, we will not be jumping down your throat for using it for a few inutes, but if you and a few friends are sitting in a room, using rooc for over an hour, we will gently nudge you to get you in the right direction. Again, private comms are still private,, its just rooc we are monitoring, again, its explained in the disclaimer. Some changes have also happened to donations. I recently saw a number of posts that spoke about microdonations. i.e donations that are deliberately cheap and pray upon those who have short pacience, such as, "free skill time reset for just 2.50, go on, go ooooon, you know you want too." A lot of*good* developers refuse to do this, and due to this, the team have decided to remove most of them, and if not remove the pricing on them has gone up to discourage micro donating. A related change to donations. In a month or so, we will be switching to a new, cheaper server. The game will still run as smoothly as it does now[though whether that's a good thing or not is a different matter]. You should notice no lag[or no more than usual]. As the server will be cheaper, we have made an important decision. All donation items are no longer in pounds sterlin. Instead, the are in USD[united states dollars,] This makes them a lot cheaper, and a lot easier to calculate, for everyone else, and only decreased the amount of server funding by a little. So yay to that. Idle, i.e, htpl's who have not logged in in a long time, have been removed. You should now see ilyana returning more, and finally! *pants heavily*, newbie helpers, when you type t-chargen, the hosts now see you entering and leaving to help newbies, we're watching you! . I think, that's it. Oh wait, one last thing. The hosts have taken on board your comments, and will be working with select players to try and make orgs, i.e, the jag, sdl, and MI, at least mostly player controlled, hosts will, of course, have the highest leader ship roles, but instead of a hands on approach, we will slowly filter out to a pinkies on approach. Instead we will be instating players as the higher ups. This is after comments that players wished the hosts were not so forceful in orgs. To clarrify, we'll still be there, but it'll be a lot more player reliant. And, that's it! I hope you enjoy all, if not most, of these changes, and thanks for reading. Love ya!
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