Last week was a rough week for us all, but we got the servers and client up and are seeing some GREAT numbers coming in. There is still a VERY long way to go in reestablishing the game to where it was and laying the foundation to where it is going. For the record, I am very pleased with the activity over the weekend, both in-game and on the forums.
So for this week, I need to get in gear and work on the many outstanding issues, but the top priority for the week is keep the servers and game stable. I will only list the 3 major priorities here for now:
Launch Item Mall(?)
Select forum Mod’s
My main focus is to keep the game up all week if possible, only bringing it down for a short maintenance here and there as needed.
Otherwise, we are preparing the Item Mall to be released as soon as possible, obviously, this has to happen sooner or later. We got bills to pay, mouths to feed and big-daddy Hyperion needs a new Tesla roadster! I put the (?) on it because I am not sure if it can happen this week, we would need a patch from Indy and they are off for the week. They did say they would get it done though, so yeah.
Furthermore, it is clear that I need mod’s, BADLY. The GamersFirst mod’s have been generously donating their time from other games to help out, but that can’t last forever. Generally, it is my philosophy to wait and let the leaders of the community present themselves organically through being helpful on the forums naturally. This is a different situation. Also, I did intend to keep the Mod’s from the Acclaim forums, and I still do want to do this. But I am not 100% sure they still want the job after the beating they took for so long.
I do not know exactly how I am going to accept mod applications, I do know it will be through PM’s and there will be some kind of short essay requirement. But I have not fully formed my idea yet. So later in the week I will post what to do and open my PM box for submissions. (note: submitting a mod application here on this thread is not acceptable, in fact it would ruin your chances because you obviously wouldn’t have read the whole post.)
When I make a separate post regarding the Mod selection Ill give the process for what to do. In the meantime, if you are interested in being a Mod, study up on the RULES. I do not know how many Mod’s I want for now, but people that can speak multiple-languages would be excellent.