I hope everyone has been enjoying themselves over the Summer period. For obvious reasons, it's usually one of the more hectic times of year for the server. I know hopping on the server from time-to-time through the Summer is a past-time of many here, and something everybody enjoys. It's Winter for me over in Australia, but I still try my best to hop in and enjoy the busier period nonetheless. Hope everyone is, too! The bottom part of this update is relatively quiet this month with only admin promotions and tester-admin scheme graduations.
Whilst the staff team has been mostly busy keeping the ship steady and the experience pleasant when it comes to the Summer period, there are still a few projects being worked on that you might hear more about soon. From my neck of the woods, I'd like to comment on the exploration of new role-play opportunities: for example, the privatisation of clinics and hospitals, the privatisation of ambulance services and other government contracts, like Port Authority and Sanitation, being explored again. This means that State Government are trying to push through the ability for players to try their hand at these areas themselves (when they were traditionally restricted to the Fire Department, etc) with support from State Government to make it feasible. It's all about trying to turn those traditionally "NPC" or other roles into something players can try if they feel it's what they're interested in. There's a few opportunities for players to sink their teeth into that weren't presently being acted on. If you've got any cool ideas, feel free to message Flemwad and I about that. Keep an eye out if you're interested in keeping up to date with other projects.
We're still planning on holding a tester recruitment drive after Summer, in the Autumn months. You should expect that to happen in September or October, so, as always, if you're interested in joining our server's staff team as a Tester then keep an eye out for the recruitment drive. It'll be announced and everybody will be made aware closer to the date. We are also not currently accepting reinstating Testers until that time, too.
I will personally be taking an absence for the second half of August and early September due to flying overseas. I will still be glancing through my private messages and checking in from time to time, but please keep that in mind if you don't receive a response from me until after I'm back. Gus will be available again for admin team queries (admin reports should still be sent to both him and I), and the rest of the in-game lead and lead team will be available. If you'd normally contact me, I'd recommend contacting Gus, Jakey or a Level 4 through that period.
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 Discord as a means of getting in touch with me.
Admin Level 2 —> 3
Admin Level 1 —> 2
Congratulations to the above on their promotions. Well deserved.
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.
Thanks for reading,