August 20, GSM Results

Hello Everyone,

The results from the last GSM are here. A couple interesting announcements and news on new roads and airports!

Granting of Shared Municipality (SMP)

Staff have noticed a rising number of SMPs that are formed with the aim of making a large airport. The original purpose of SMPs was to allow people to collaborate on town projects and share perks with each player owning a district. When applying for a SMP you now have to describe why you want an SMP and what your joint plans for the area are. This is not the end of shared airports though. Joining forces on a project as big as an airport is always encouraged – speak to the Governors in your area and discuss plans and ask if you can help out!

Summer Promotions and GSMs

Staff discussed the status of summer promotions and GSMs. As a great number of staff is absent this time on vacation or just enjoying the nice weather please be patient in this period and remember that all staff are volunteers.

Roads

  • A510 is approved and will be led by AP_Red
  • A76, A78 and A88 are all approved and will be led Mikefishr. The inactive town at C88 may be altered, though should be preserved as well as possible.
  • Central City Road Extension is a small road extension in the east of Central City. This has been approved and will be constructed by MC_Protocol

Airports

To make the process quicker and GSMs shorter there has been made a slight change to how airports are approved. From now, you email your airport proposals to staff as always. Staff can then discuss it internally via email before an admin approves it.

  • Kolpino Airport is approved and will be led by MishkaMan
  • Espil Ecilidae Airport is approved and will be led by _InDev_
  • Elena Bay International Airport is approved and will be rebuilt by mine_man_
  • Utopia Airport is approved and will be led by Narnia17

Town Auctions

  • M12 – LDShadowLord is now the new owner.
  • M32 – RickyLi is already the owner.
  • XE21 / XE22 – _Kastle is now the new owner.
  • XE23 / XE24 – _Alli to acquire the north side, _Kastle the south. Local town border arrangements in the area will be left to the respective players.

More News

The MRT Mail Centre is now open again. The team of MRT Mail Staff led by thomasfyfe are working on updates and improvements to make the MRT Mail useful even when most personal messages today are sent via the /mail command. You can read more about the MRT Mail here.

The Falloway Pub Crawl is an event where the aim is to visit each pub in Falloway and collect its signature beer. It will be held on September, 3rd at 19:00 UTC. You can read more and sign up here.

That was all for now, have fun and remember it’s just a game! :)

Thx,

-BaronThamesBank


City Rank Candidates Batch #8 and Upcoming GSM

Hello Everyone,

First we’re happy to announce that the server now has 3 new Senators and 2 new Governors.

[Senator] Promotions:

  • Derpy_Melon (for the town of Spruce Neck)
  • Earack (for the town of Lanark)
  • Soleurs (for the town of Konowa)

[Governor] Promotions:

  • Narnia17 (for the Utopia)
  • Kiwirainbow (for the Mason City)

Congrats to all of you!

The 20th of August we will have our next GSM, with announcements and the public portion starting at 16:00 UTC. We’re aware that the timing isn’t convenient for a lot of you from Asia and Oceania, sorry for this – We’ll try to get the next GSM back to normal timing or later if possible.

Thx,

-BaronThamesBank


City Rank Candidate Batch #7 Results

Hello everyone,

Voting has concluded and we’re happy to announce that we now have 1 new Senator and 4 new Governors on the server:

[Senator] Promotions:

  • Diemundz (for the town of Farwater)

[Governor] Promotion:

  • MishkaMan (for the City of Kolpino)
  • Robang592 (for the City of Birdhall)
  • _Indev_ (for the City of Espil)
  • _Kastle (for the City of Covina)

Congrats to all of you above! All of you who submitted applications for your cities should have received responses as to why or why not you were promoted by now.

Thanks,

-BaronThamesBank


June 18, 2016 GSM Results

Hi all!

Frozen here with the results of the June GSM. Here are the announcements and results from the recent General Staff Meeting. As always, the recording for the public portion will be made available soon (Pay attention to this post for a update here with the link to the recording).

War Role-play and Scenes (Yes, Again.)

We have received continued complaints about war role-play in general, more specifically on the establishment of alliances and the mass updates to the Wiki of those alliances. We would like to remind you guys that War Scenes are still allowed, but please abide by server rules. As a reminder:

  • Excessive armor stands causes lag, and is not allowed.
  • Leaving war scenes, damage, and mess around for a long period of time (they can remain for a week maximum).
    • Note that “War Scenes” includes battle simulations, missiles, and police/SWAT Forces in cities.
  • Frequent edits to wiki. Do edits one-at-a-time, not as a running commentary of the war.
  • Use project chats for any type of war chatter to free up the main channel for those who are not interested in such role plays.
  • Tidy up after yourself
  • Be courteous to other players by not forcing them to take a side or be included in the “fight”.
  • Keep it civil, and remember: It’s just a game.

Remember, we announced at the last GSM that when it comes to evaluating towns for promotions, staff are in agreement that war scenes detract from the overall ambiance of the town. Therefore, when submitting your town for evaluation, it would be in your best interest to remove such scenes to have the highest chance of being approved for promotion.

General Issues with Towns and Roads

There has been some issues popping up with members and how they are building towns, so we remind you all to:

  • If you are building a B-Road, you will still need a staff email approval if it is longer than 500 blocks even though it connects to an A-Road. If it is less than 200-300 blocks and/or connects to an A-roads, you do not need our approval.
  • Respect the 300 blocks rules while establishing your town. If it is less than 300 blocks, ask the mayor of the town for permission to build close to their towns. If the town mayor or deputy mayor is inactive, then do not break this rule whatsoever.
  • Do not connect or modify an inactive town period, even if it’s to run an B-Road through it.
  • If doing an modification to an MRT rail route that requires major changes with elevation, visual, or alignment; always ask staff first. Do not go ahead and do it even if it is in your town.
  • Any warps that act like transportation must have physical connections at all costs(Roads to link buses and taxis, water to link ferries, runways to link airplanes).

Roads

A bit of change to the A-Road process. For all proposals, Staff will move towards proposing shorter A-road segments rather than entire roads. This will ensure that roads are getting completed and on-time. What this means is that you can propose a longer road for planning purposes, and the staff will then break it up in segments where you must complete the road first, contact us via email to inform us that you have completed the segment, and get approval to continue to the next. This will not require an GSM approval to proceed to the next segment. Staff also now reserves the right to instantly select a new player to take over an A-road project if sufficient progress hasn’t been made on an A-road after 3 months without any question asked.

Now, onto the New Routes that are announced:

  • A1 Completion: Cortesi, Jphgolf4321, and Narnia17 will work together to complete this essential link to the North.
  • A169 (however its routing number is pending approval) will link Lacelde to Lanark.
  • A575 is approved, as per its very lengthy and impressive proposal. It will act as an alternative route of A5 to serve some Desert Line cities more directly.

Town Auction Results

Congratulations to all who is now the new mayor of the following stations:

  • C109 – Will go to Soleurs.
  • C113 – Will go to Earack.
  • C85 Xandar-Vekta – Will go to AlikSong.
  • M31 – Will go to MishkaMan.
  • M34 – Will go to AEHub.

The following cities will require more discussion with those who bidded for it:

  • A27 Lancaster –  Ardyle, subject to requirements, is the leading bid.
  • M33 – Hacks_On_Wax_Off, subject to requirements, is the leading bid.

Both members will need to talk with an staff member before the bid can become more official.

The following cities has its auction claims deferred to the next GSM due to various reasons:

  • C33 Phos City – will not be auctioned off. It will be deferred to the next GSM.
That’s all for now. Let it go, will you?

-Frozen, MRT Admin

June 2016 GSM Preamble

Hi all, your favorite CGI-Disney-Character-Turned-Into-An-Admin here.

Some announcements for your interest:

City Rank Candidate Batch #7

If youre interested in submitting your town to the next Batch, do it now because the deadline is Friday June 17 at 7pm GMT. We will announce the results shortly after, give or take a week.

June 2016 GSM Agenda

The next General Staff Meeting will be held this coming Saturday, June 18th at 9pm GMT. **EDIT: The original time was listed 7pm, but I messed up. My bad.**

However, this will be a different GSM than normal as Frumple will not be able to make it. Therefore, a change to the agenda is that we will need to make decisions on what topics that we can discuss and decide on among the ad-mods will be done on Saturday, and those topics that we deem important enough that we need Frumple’s input will be moved to the next GSM so Frumple can give us his input. The deadline to submit your city auction request, A-Road Proposals, and any topic you feel that was necessary to be added to the agenda has passed.

The agenda topics that will be discussed are as follows:

  1.  Community Issues
    1.  Military/War Play
    2. Unrealistic Roads, Rails, Flights, and Modes of Transportation
    3. Union of Central Western Territories International Airport (Postponed to next GSM)
    4. Schematica (Postponed to next GSM)
    5. Upton
  2. Roads
    1. Uncompleted Roads
    2. A1 Acquirement
    3. A169/A696
    4. A575
  3. Town Auctions
    1. C113
    2. C33 – Phos City
    3. C85 – Xandar
    4. M31
    5. D2 – Sealane
    6. A27 – Lancaster
    7. XW24

We recognize that some cities may have been added after the Friday Agenda Cutoff. If you are indeed interested in a town that is being auctioned, you will still have up to Saturday June 18th at 6pm GMT to make an bid for the town.

Thank you, and we appreciate your patience!

-Frozen