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