Its that time of the year (or decade?) where we feel a change in the Staff Branches is required to keep improving and making this server a better place for its community. I do admit, some things have not been working out great in different aspects (I've had a rough year personally and I couldnt give DarkRO the time it deserved, though I am back now -Wether you like it or not :P-), we have been discussing on different changes that had to be made to make this server a better place for its community, after all, thats what we all want (I bet even trolls wantt that :P) and while I am not going to give you spoilers on whats to come, I can announce one of the first changes: Staff Changes. After all, we need the branches to work well before anything else.
~Aye! Boss. (GM Changes)
While he has been with us for an extended period of time (8 years or so?), life catches up, people grow and priorities change. Kilik has mentioned that while he has the will to continue, he no longer has the time to properly hold his S&O Leader position and as such, will be stepping down passing the torch to one of our oldies.
I'd like to thanks Kilik for all his work as both a S&O, GM and a Global Mod (Its annoying how GM = GlobalMod/Game Master/Guild Master. I always get confused) through these years. Thanks dude! <3
- Last Black Sunshine
Some of you may know him as Teo, just like others, he has been with us for a long time holding different positions in both, the Dev and the S&O branches. While he once was an S&O GM, life caught up to him once and he had to step down, but like the Kasa, he is coming back to raise from the ashes (Such a melodramatic entrance!), and spit Fire into botters! He will be replacing Kilik and heading the S&O Branch. We can expect a lot of things to change regarding the branch.
Mika has been with us for a long time aswell and she has been leading the Events branch since Mia ditched us (Yes you did ^^), while she will not be quitting, she will be moving to focus her priorities on a different branch: Newspaper and Wiki mods, two branches that have been left aside for a while now and we wish to pick up. We all love both, the Wiki and the Newspaper articles! <3
One of our newest GMs, he has been SubGM'ing the FE branch with Mika for a while now and will become its Head from now.
No changes on him, he remains as friendly as always.
As Kilik steps down from his S&O Position and his Global Mod position, Obi, who is one of our oldest moderators, will be taking over the Forums/Mod lead role.
If you've been here for a while you know I started off in the old RCS and while my current duties have driven me a bit off from being able to give much support, I still hold the Support roles as one of my dearest (In every game I play I am a Healer for my first character :P), nevertheless this is not about me but about Support.
As my incredibly clever and creative subtitle shows (not), this is regarding Support and Police. While back in the day RCS didnt have much activity and we through merging both RCS and Police into a single Branch (Support & Order) as a good idea, we have come to realize this is not working as expected in many ways. Support has not been given properly and its really important, as they're the ones who have the most interaction with the community (sort of PR people).
So, we've decided to turn Support & Order back into Police, putting them in charge of Order once again and Support will become a task of all Staff members, in different branches we have people with different knowledge and with different time availability, reason why, in order to improve the way Support is provided to players, we belive this change work in everyone's best interest.
This change wont occur overnight but rather through a period of time as we need to make sure everyone has the proper tools to provide top notch support to our players.
Finally, as I mentioned during the first post, I've been struggling a bit with university/work/personal issues/RO, nevertheless I am back again and will be working to make up for my time off, so expect more changes in the future!
P.D.: Miles is back, while I couldnt properly put him in either of the above sections due to his current role, he is back and will be working on the Storywriting branch, so I thought he still deserved a Welcome back comment :P