March 2015 GSM Results

Hey guys! The March 2015 GSM has just concluded and there are lots of things to announce!

Highlights:

  • Screenshot Contest: _Kastle takes first prize with the “MRT Welcome Center” screenshot; over $13,000 in prizes distributed
  • New supporter perk: /skull
  • Promotions: 4 cities promoted to Senator, 1 to Governor
  • Airports: New size limit introduced, some airports are being redone or removed
  • Roads: A-class proposal system simplified; numbering system established and finalized
  • Next meeting is tentatively set for Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 7pm UTC (private) / 8:30 pm UTC (public)

The public portion of the meeting including a long discussion on the new airport rules can be found hereThe new airport rules are in effect immediately, so be sure to give the meeting a listen, or continue reading to find out more.

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Screenshot Contest Finalists Announced

Hey everyone,

The admins have finished their first round of voting, and 12 finalists have been selected for the Screenshot Contest. They are:

  • _Kastle – MRT Welcome Center
  • Aliksong – Kenthurst
  • autobus22 – Chokster City Borderline Airport
  • cal76 – Riverend
  • CortesiRaccoon – Airchester
  • Just_robinho – Marblegate Centraal
  • kiwirainbow – Mason City Waterfront
  • lalaboy – Kessler
  • MinecraftYoshi26 – Cytus
  • Omricon – Welcome to Central City
  • ortem – Calm Night
  • Ryumitch – Southern Vekta

The finalist submissions can be viewed in this Google Doc folder. The admins will now commence their final round of voting to select the top 5 winners from this list of finalists. The results will be announced at the upcoming GSM on March 7th.

Voting for the People’s Choice award is still open on this Strawpoll until Friday 11:59 pm PST.

Thanks,
Frumple


March 2015 GSM and other things

Hey folks! The March GSM will be this Saturday, March 7 at 10:30pm UTC, so if you haven’t already requested a town review, now is the time! Staff will be checking out your towns this week so be sure to get your requests in soon. As of right now we have 6 candidates for promotion to Senator, and 5 candidates for promotion to Governor. We will not be accepting requests for Premier just yet.

The form is located here. Please fill it out as soon as you’re ready!

A couple other updates:

Mumble security: We are now lifting the Mumble password embargo (hooray!), so now you can join the server at any time. Just PM a mod or admin and we can give you the current password. Please keep the following important points in mind:

  • Guests are not allowed to join Mumble at all. Sorry! Please apply for membership, and you’ll be welcome to join once you’ve been approved.
  • Members are not allowed to give the password out. Only staff members may do this, as members might not have the most current password.
  • As soon as you have connected to the server, right-click your name and choose “Self-Register”. This will allow you to connect if and when the password changes.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation while the embargo was in place the last two months.

Screenshot contest: The admins are now naming our finalists. The list will be announced here in the next couple of days. Please remember to check them out (imagesspreadsheet) and vote for your favorites. All entries will receive $20 in-game cash, with finalists, first through fifth place, and People’s Choice Award winners receiving more. We will hand out prizes following the GSM. Prizes will be as follows:

  • First prize: $5,000
  • Second prize: $3,000
  • Third prize: $2,000
  • Fourth prize: $1,000
  • Fifth prize: $500
  • Finalist: $100
  • Non-Finalist: $20

In addition, the two top screenshots (as voted by you in the poll) get an extra $500 in addition to their prize above. So if a screenshot gets a People’s Choice Award, but isn’t a finalist, the prize will be $520.

Eastern line: The Eastern-Central section has been open for a little while, but in case you haven’t seen it, it is ready to go! You can now ride one train from P29 to C20-XE22, passing through flourishing cities including Lakeview, Easest, Airchester and Sesby. It has also been marked out on Dynmap. The stations are currently operating with temporary station codes starting with EC, and the northern section should be opening within the next few weeks.

That’s all for now!

Thanks,
Chief


Screenshot Contest Voting Begins

Hello all,

Many thanks to the 30 players who submitted entries into our first ever Screenshot Contest! The admins are now conducting the first round of voting where they will each select 5 finalists. When the first round is done, a maximum of 20 finalists will be announced, and will move on to the final round of voting where the top 5 winners will be selected.

All submissions can be easily viewed in this Google Doc folder. A list of all submissions is also available in this Google Sheet doc. Final results will be posted to this document

Due to the low and unreliable number of votes on the subreddit, voting for the People’s Choice awards will done through this Strawpoll. Please visit this poll and vote your favorite submissions. You may multiple submissions in your vote. The top 2 voted submissions will win an extra $500 in-game dollars in addition to their base prize. You have until this Friday, March 6 at 11:59 PM PST to vote for the People’s Choice Award, so be sure to get your votes in soon.

The finalists should be announced within the next few days, and the final winners will be announced at the upcoming GSM on Saturday, March 7th.

Thanks,
Frumple