Just some news regarding the last GSM.
As many of you probably know the ranks will be updated as a late Epsilon update. One of the aims with the updated ranks is to simplify the system for both members and staff. Also, to make building and playing on the server easier and more free within reason. Nothing is yet final but some of the updates that are almost certain are considerably more homes to players of most ranks. It will also be easier for members to set up warps for connections free of staff but with a fee.
This will also very likely lead to finally eliminating the SMP concept since we believe it is complex and no longer needed if towns can better connect to each other.
Expect to hear more about this in the near future.
The B911 proposed by FredTheTimeLord has been approved.
With the map expansion it is obviously interesting with many new useful water connections on the map, hence all the canal proposals at this GSM. The amount of canals did lead to slight confusion but it will still be possible to propose canals at further GSMs. This also means that not all canals will have to be built at once.
-The Northern Isthmus Canal proposed by CaptainChimpy has been approved. This canal has recently been built as a more natural looking river and can be seen on dynmap and used to connect towns.
-A proposal by camelfantasy has also been approved.
Epsilon MRT Lines
We received a lot of proposals from players. Different layouts have been discussed with Just_robinho a frumple finalising proposals for next GSM.
-ZS26 has been given to SilverBubble
-Hinkley has been given to AP_red
-ZN8 has been given to FredTheTimeLord
-Phos City now belongs to Soso123 and is being be refurbished
-C88 has been given to Purrcat2010 with the condition that expansions will have to be discussed with neighbours.
-I27 has been given to camelfantasy
-Whitechappel’s new mayor is hnt who will mainly act as a caretaker for the Premier city.
-RegionalConnect has been given back to its original owner RLcrafters
The “New” Mods
All staff agree that both Narnia17 and AP_red have been a great addition to the staff team and we’re happy to continue working with them and seeing them around helping out on the server!
Last but not least..
We received a late but proud Premier speech from AlikSong:
Hope you are all enjoying the new Epsilon server. Here are some announcements for the month of February 2017.
The next General Staff Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 12th, at 7pm UTC. As of the time this post was created, topics that will be covered include:
- Continued discussion on revamping the rules and ranks
- Continued discussion on overhauling the City Rank Promotion process
- Finalize the proposal on abolishing SMPs
- Road Proposals
- Canal Proposals
City Rank Candidate Batch #11 is now open for submissions! Submit your town for consideration for the Senator, Governor, or Premier ranks using the City Rank Promotion Request Form. Please note the following important dates:
- Submissions closed: Saturday, February 11th at 11:59 PM PST
- Voting begins: Sunday, February 12th
- Voting ends: Saturday, February 25th at 11:59 PM PST
- Promotions given: Sunday, February 26th
and Coinbase have been added as new payment methods to the MRT Buycraft Portal! This means that you can now use your PayPal account or use Bitcoin to purchase supporter benefits.
Finally, over the next couple of weeks, I will be doing some post-Epsilon maintenance tasks to fix some existing bugs and render the dynmaps. More announcements about this maintenance will be made later.
Edit: Due to an issue with the Coinbase integration with our Buycraft Portal, Coinbase payments are now disabled until further notice. If you have made a supporter contribution using Coinbase in the last few days, please e-mail Frumple for assistance as soon as possible.