Faction Management: Make sure you're aware of what's going on with Faction Management and the changes that are being rolled out. There are new official factions, various updates and new programs that you can get involved with if interested. You can read more about those here, here,
here and here, including the changes with Government Management too. A lot of various improvements in the works. As I've noted in a couple areas, we'll be looking at tweaking the server's Penal Code again and will be rolling that out before the end of the year if all goes to plan.
SAMP 0.3.8: As you may have already read in the update by Mmartin, we're now operating on the tremendous new SA-MP client update from Kalcor that allows for server-side custom models. The plan is keep adding to the pool of available skins (both faction and public/civilian) over the next few days/weeks, as already mentioned. Please keep an eye out for those new additions and give them a go. Major props and thanks to our team working on modifications, and you can read more about their work or what's going on in the SA-MP 0.3.8 forum section found here.
Level 4 Support: We're going to be looking at bringing in some new Level 4s through December to help cover the lead workload. This includes all the property changes, requests, handling of auction properties, issuing of leases, ticket support, lead appeals and so on. We have a few good candidates that now have enough experience and we can now look at bolstering our numbers in the 4+ team as soon as possible.
Contact: My inbox is always open for queries and comments. If you want to strike up a conversation with me about something that concerns you, or want to flag my attention to a discussion that could use input or management's opinion, feel free to reach out to me and let me know. I try to respond to every message that I receive despite the amount that I get on a day-to-day basis. Forum PM is always the best way to get in touch with me and guarantee that I see your message. Please don't rely on IRC or Discord as a means of getting in touch with me.
I hope you enjoy the holiday period and any time off that you're getting from school or work. Make the most of it and have fun!
Congratulations to the following people who will be welcomed into our staff team for the very first time:
And welcome back to the following testers who will be reinstating into the tester team:
Congratulations again, and I look forward to seeing you around the server and the forums! Please contact Jakey to take the next step and be welcomed into the team. He is the point of contact for the Tester Team as your Head of Testers.
Admin Level 2 -> 3
Admin Level 1 -> 2
Congratulations to the above on their promotions. Well deserved.
I'd like to welcome back the following administrators to the team:
Paddy — Level 1
Congratulations and I look forward to seeing you around again.
Congratulations to the following TA members who have graduated the scheme and become Level 1 Administrators:
Congratulations to the above and I look forward to seeing you around.