Happy New Year! I hope you're enjoying your holidays, and I hope everyone has a great 31st of December and enters 2018 on a good note!
I'll touch on a few points for this month:
Tester Recruitment: As said time and time again, if you're somebody on the server with bright ideas and suggestions, and would like to contribute that little bit extra — you should contemplate joining our staff team. This is a way to help you get involved with what makes the server tick and opens up several opportunities for you to lend a helping hand. Tester recruitment is now open again and you can read more about that here.
Suggestions Forum: This was recently re-opened and is actively being used to generate ideas for development or other areas. Otter recently re-joined the development team as a Lead Developer and has been reviewing suggestions and posting in the section. He put up a revision today based on some of those ideas. I have also been frequenting the section for the non-development suggestions. If you have any bright ideas, please make sure you post a suggestion in this forum section so that it can be discussed by both the community and the staff team.
Level 4 Support: We have selected two new administrators to step up to the role of Level 4. They will be shown the ropes due to the learning curve in becoming a Level 4 Administrator and will be up and running in the month of January. This will extend more support to players where they need Level 4 Administrators for property-related commands, etc etc. Their names are below, but they will not be set up until later on.
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.
Admin Level 3 -> 4
Admin Level 2 -> 3
Admin Level 1 -> 2
Congratulations to the above on their promotions. Well deserved.
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.
I'd like to welcome back the following administrators to the team:
Ibarra — Level 1
Otter — Level 2
Congratulations and I look forward to seeing you around again.
The following testers will be given the opportunity to join our Tester-Admin scheme and learn the ropes of administration and perhaps become a part of our game administration team in time:
Congratulations to the above and good luck.
Happy New Year,