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Posted on: Jun 16 2018, 01:30 AM
Hello members of WOR! It's been a while since our last newsletter, and we've recently undergone a number of changes that we figured should be announced in one nice big newsletter for everyone. Without further ado, here we are!
Rule Updates & Changes
Team Assignments has undergone a small change. Below, you will find the new rule:
11:Team Assignments. Team assignments are conducted in two ways: you have the choice of making your own team, or joining an existing team. If you choose to make your own team, you must decide your character's team name in the application. (If you change your mind later, you're free to request it to be changed). Staff recommends joining existing teams for quicker plots. However, when joining an existing team, please make sure to contact the current member(s) of the team in case there is anything you need to know.The changes are as follows: we have completely done away with the staff sorting for a number of reasons. One, we want to encourage new players to creatively make their own team or join an existing team, rather than relying on staff to sort them into a team or create a team for them, and two, it's a little workload off the staff and streamlines everything for everyone. As well, we noticed that at times new player(s) would want to join an existing team, but wouldn't bother to contact the member(s) of that team to make sure everything lined up (or even to ask if the spot was available). As a result of a few complaints, we've made it mandatory that you contact member(s) of that team before you join. Thus, going forward, if a new member (or an existing one) makes a character for a team and you and the other members have NOT been contacted, feel free to inform a staff member and we will handle it accordingly!
Though it's been up for a while, we're finally proud to announce that we have officially transitioned fully to a Discord server in place of our cbox. While we will miss our Cbox Pro, with the addition of our WidgetBot to create an embed on-site that functions sleek and smooth like Discord, we've finally cancelled our original Cbox Pro. The patron fees for the WidgetBot in order to get the embed where we can chat and, once it's implemented, log-in directly from the WidgetBot are significantly cheaper than our Cbox Pro subscription, which is why this route was chosen. We will, however, still retain our Cbox Pro for in-character chats, and may add more IC channels to it in the future. Thus far, the usage of the Discord server has improved communication and plotting between members, which is what we wanted to see!
That's right, as many of you have noticed, we've got an entire new layout! Saska spent months slaving away in the background to design the new layout, We've gone with a more modernized and sleeker design, and it's certainly a much darker skin, even compared to our original Red Like Roses skin. That doesn't stop there, however -- look forward to our This Life Is Mine layout featuring Weiss, a Like Morning Follows Night layout for Blake, and an Armed and Ready layout for Yang! This Life Is Mine is currently in progress, and the other three will be coming in the future. We do not have any tentative release dates for them. With the new layout comes some added features: we've retained the static navigation that we had previously, allowing you to navigate around the forum and where you've gone a little easier. We switched the top login to a static section as well, as opposed to on the banner as previously, but the ultimate change was the removal of our sidebar. This gives our forum a lot more space in terms of width, and allows us to keep the information we need compacted right down into the newly-added carousel banner. We've added some wanted canons as well, which thus far has brought us in quite a few of our needed roles!
Staff Team Changes
New Staff: We should have announced this a long time ago, but we would like to give a hearty, albeit belated, welcome to our new staff members. Fireseeker has stepped up to the plate as our Application Admin in Mary's wake, with Sunkruhm and Allison jumping on the wagon as application moderators to help out. Lastly, we've brought in Fritsle as our update moderator, leaving him to update lists and keep things up to date. Finally, Aya has taken a bit broader of a role as our Community Admin, handling general questions, directing members, advertising, updating, and that sort of coordination. Finally, we would like to give Mary a belated farewell as she has taken her leave from the site. We wish her well in her future endeavours, and hope that we get to see her rainbow-shimmering yuri-shipping presence again in the future. Mary did a significant amount of work over the time she was present on World of Remnant, and she will remain an unforgettable, loyal player in our community.
Vytal Festival: The first event we have to announce is the long-awaited Vytal Festival! With another six-month time skip added to our timeline, as we've been sitting in the same few months for quite a while, we've moved on to the details of the 41st Vytal Festival. Thus far, the details are as follows: the Festival will be taking place directly on the island of Vytal, which is neutral territory for all kingdoms, and will not be hosted directly in one particular kingdom. All character(s) will be allowed to attend the Vytal Festival, including those from the Junior Academies. As the festival gets settled, we will announce the mini-event known as the Vytal Ball, which you will remember from the 40th Vytal Festival! Vytal Tournament: As we all know, tournaments are difficult to run, and we want to keep the original heart of the Vytal Festival. However, we will be adding a number of different aspects to the Vytal Tournament this time around, which are as follows:
Advertising Contest: That's right, we've put up another Advertising Contest! With new people having joined that have yet to see any of our ad contests, we figured it was high time to catch the summer rush. Some prizes have changed, as we have done away with our Cbox and moved to Discord, but they are still there in a similar fashion! Podcast: Though we apologize for the short notice, we will be having another one of our famed live podcasts from the staff team! This podcast will be hosted differently, as we will be hosting it LIVE IN DISCORD as opposed to over Twitch like previously. We will also have a Podcast Chat channel set up (similar to our Podcast Chat) where we will have a live-streaming text chat for participants. We may also bring in some other interesting things...