Happy Anniversary! It's astounding that the server is now twelve years old and has stood the test of time. Twelve years is an impressive number and I'm happy to see familiar faces still around the server after all these years as well as new players still sending in their applications to join in.
Anniversary Changes: If you have not already, you should read Mmartin's anniversary announcement which details some changes to the development team as well as new developers being added to our roster. There's also some exciting information about the new website.
General Changelog: This is a reminder to hit "Subscribe topic" at the bottom of the development general changelog so that you may stay updated with any minor/major updates and fixes. They are posted there when a revision hits the server, so subscribing for notifications is a good idea.
Third Party Modifications: We've received a few queries about third party modifications and more clarity around what is and is not allowed, as well as requests for certain mods to be used on the server that presently should not be used (cruise control, aim/type) which will eventually also be reviewed for potential use on the server. We're going to put out a list of modifications that are allowed so players can rest assured the mods they are using will not land them in trouble. You can expect to see that added to the rules as an update in the future.
Company System: We are now accepting applications for new companies via the Company System. You can read more about that in the Company System forum section and file an application if you would like to establish a scripted company in-game to accommodate your business role-play and facilitate any features that you need to operate as a company. Information about the system is here.
Verified Discussions: This is a reminder to check out the Verified Discussions forum and, if you're interested in contributing there, be sure to read the announcement about it. This continues to be a more productive area to generate discussions with the community.
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 daily basis. Forum PM (on these boards) is always the best way to get in touch with me and guarantee that I see your message. Please do not rely on Discord as a means of getting in touch with me directly.
Welcome back to the following tester who will be reinstating into the tester team:
Congratulations and I look forward to seeing you around the server and the forums! Please contact Bennemus 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:
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.
Thanks for reading,