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First of all, happy new year to you all! It’s finally 2021. It sure has been a hectic year and I think we can all be glad that it’s over. Following this, I’m going to be trying to get out posts every month to keep things transparent with the community and the moderation team. I know people don’t like being left in the dark! The team and I are all excited to keep you guys updated and we are also excited to take in more feedback than previously. I took it upon myself to write a little feedback form that you guys can fill out anonymously every month. (p.s the form is at the end of the post!)
Interviews are in progress and new applicants are still being accepted. In addition see below for new projects and the link to give feedback.
Almaris War-Rewrite [COMPLETED] Over the past months to even a year, the server has been sort of in a limbo of not having a definitive set of war rules and guidelines for how the community can proceed with meaningful conflict. After the project changed hands a couple times we put together a team and created a system over the past month. While some wars have been allowed to proceed they lacked consistency, staff backing and a sense of urgency for conflict to be taken seriously. We have now finished our first draft of LoTC's new War System. With wars, this post and these rules are not the final stop on our path to creating meaningful conflict on the server, as we are doing with the server rules, player feedback is incredibly important, as is transparency. So in addition to server rules, there will also be a post with a change log of any changes made to the system. In addition to hotfixes and player suggestions, we also have a set of planned updates or expansions on the war system War Post
War Rules Project Lead: Markosi, Basket
Permitted Server Mods [IN PROGRESS]
This project is simply about the permitted mods on the server. There will be clarifications about what kind of mods can be used and rules around them. I can’t touch much on it because nothing is decided until we get public feedback but we're hoping to have it finished sometime during February. Project Lead: Peachcool
Moderation Feedback [IN PROGRESS] In order to better serve the community and take more accountability in our duties as moderators, we are going to actively keep open and review feedback given to moderation. See this link to give moderation feedback.
Project Lead: Peachcool
Forum Cleanup [IN PROGRESS] In order to keep our forums clean and organized we are currently working on improving our archiving and ensuring our forums are orderly while making it easier for members of our community to access what they are looking for. Project Lead: Devvy
Active Interviewing [IN PROGRESS]
In the past our interviewing has been infrequent and usually done with large groups of applicants at a time. We are moving to more regularly bring on new mods and improve our interview process to ensure everyone gets an opportunity to interview and we are able to gain more insight in the process. Project Lead: TheIchorDruid
Coup rules [IN PROGRESS] Expansion of the Rule System to cover internal conflict such as civil wars, coup d'etat and other situations where War is not between two separate nations, but instead groups within a nation. Project Lead: MuyPollo
Moderation received 1,171 tickets during the month of January. Their quota is based on 3% of total tickets, this does not include their activity requirements involving reports, appeals and interviewing.
Markosi, Devvy, Basket Ticket Quota Exempt
crazyeights11, Gemini on Extended Hiatus
Bawggie (SpookyMachine) resigned from the team.
- @MayRndz has joined Moderation.
@Scourge has joined Moderation. @GMRO has joined Moderation. @Totalitarian has joined Moderation.
@Potatatoes has joined Moderation Trainers
@peachcool became the Moderation Secretary
@Bawg stepped down from the team.
Every month the team will be answering any questions here that are brought up in the feedback form. So, if you have anything to say please fill that out! Thank you for taking the time to read this.
A little message from the departing @Bawg:
- Dear Moderation Team,
I would like to thank you all for a good experience on the team. During my time, we filled in grey areas to push our community into the right direction. I certainly hope that this is a continuing cycle even when I have long gone.
As a moderator, you have chosen to not be the fan favorite or the best buddy. You have chosen to bring fairness to all players and do the right thing for the server. The last thing I ask of you is to be that role model for the players. Be the right person at the right time. It is your duty to be the shining example of the server.
I appreciate all the work you have done so far, but you have plenty more to finish. Take care, guys. -
LotC Moderation Team
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