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  1. Nearly there. "Angry gamers", as you put it, make for an environment which isn't conducive to happy volunteers. The project lives and dies on the time, dedication and talent of all the volunteers involved, and as such it's incredibly important to me that we keep everyone happy. If something (ie: "angry gamers") causes anyone to become unhappy, they'll leave, and if that keeps happening then the project will slowly die. It's key to keep in mind that not all the devs are like Naomi, Piecemeal and myself - some will want to keep to themselves. And we need to give them that space to be comfortable and work in the way that they want to work.
  2. Hang on, I thought you were an economics professor?
  3. The reality is that both Cipher and myself (who tend to be the ones posting publicly) have both been extremely busy in real life lately - just take a look at my post history since Christmas. The little time we have had has been spent on other areas of the project.
  4. We aren't even the ones inviting people - current testers are free to invite whoever they wish. In the unofficial testing Discord (which is volunteer-run, not managed by us) you can request an invite from current testers. We only intervene if someone is being disruptive, which to my knowledge hasn't happened since before i27 (and quite possibly longer). This hands-off approach allows us to just focus on development, and as a software engineer I'm sure you can appreciate the benefits of multiple phases of testing with different users.
  5. And it may surprise you to learn that almost everyone that actually engaged in active testing of Page 1 was added to the closed beta group and is helping out with Page 2 currently. It's not cliquey or hand-picked at all - you have to work quite hard to get yourself excluded.
  6. Correct, this is working as intended. It's a factor in how strong the Universal Travel sets are - you need to invest in a pool power to use them.
  7. I will be keeping a very close eye on this poll.
  8. Cloudflare isn't a host You're mixing up causation and correlation. Websites that have, for lack of a better term, issues (due to extreme demand or malicious activity) will employ Cloudflare to help mitigate them, but it's not perfect and won't resolve everything, so you'll still see problems sometimes. Very rarely is Cloudflare actually the cause of any problem, but as with all technology it does very occasionally fail. If you don't like it, blame the kids and their DDoS attacks, not Cloudflare.
  9. Ok - please reply back here after maintenance on Tuesday and let me know if it's fixed or not.
  10. @Grasshopper @Ferrous_Sapien Are you still experiencing this issue? @Coyotedancer @hulkchevy Did you transfer your characters and log in before the server maintenance on December 1st? @Darkblue Can you confirm if the following is true: Silent Knights wasn't logged in between i27 being released (November 24th) and your server transfer The server transfer happened after the server maintenance on December 1st
  11. @Kanil @GruntledDave @MindOverMatter @macskull @Monos King @Apparition Please log into the game and send me a PM once you've done so! In order for us to award the Bug Hunter badge, you need to have logged in once since the last maintenance window. Edit: Now awarded: @macskull @Kanil @Apparition @MindOverMatter @Monos King Still awaiting: @GruntledDave
  12. Hello everyone! There's quite a lot to go over today, so let's dive right in. LFM: Web Designer with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript Experience We’re currently working on a new website and are on the lookout for some help to make it as awesome as it can be. We’re already hard at work on the new back-end services, so we’re primarily looking for volunteers that have experience writing modern HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript to create responsive mobile-friendly websites to help design and build the front-end of the website. Check out Cipher's post for the full details if you're interested! Architect Entertainment Holiday Contest Winners The winners for the AE Holiday Contest have been announced! The Christmas Contagion (Arc ID 34661) by @Shocktacular: “A Portal Corp. scientist found a Christmas dimension, and she brought back some amazing eggnog. Turns out it was contaminated with The Christmas Contagion! Now people everywhere are being “Jollified” as the contagion spreads! Can you stop this holiday disease and defeat whoever is behind it?” Secret Christmas S.O.S. (Arc ID 34930) by @aekolm: "It’s Christmas Eve...Eve, you know that day where everyone races to supermart for last minute gifts and the intense anxiety of dealing with the relatives and disgust of raw egg nog merge to create a new emotion even worse than it parts. But as you dwell in agony you notice an S.O.S from near by.“ Check out GM Sparky's post for the full details. New Dev Choice Arcs in Architect Entertainment We’ve recently highlighted two more Dev Choice arcs in Architect Entertainment: Adventures in Wonderland (Arc ID 28330) by @Ankylosaur: “Alice Liddell could use your help at the University library in Croatoa. Wait, was that THE White Rabbit that just ran by? [SFMA]” Release Candidate (Arc ID 31010) by @Takel: "WANTED : Superpowered Individuals to test an advanced new AI matrix for Architect Entertainment. Excitement guaranteed!“ 9108fd0f6dfde8b48f67ab07fd31ac8a.mp4 a36207a396a2273a7d29dc1610f2a935.mp4 Check out GM Sparky's post for the full details, as well as information about submitting your own arcs for consideration. Thank You to Testers! Now that Issue 27 has been live for a few weeks, we wanted to take a moment to thank the testers who helped ensure we had a stable and polished release with their time, feedback and bug reports. So, we'd like to extend a thank you to @Wavicle @AustinSmith @csr @Molubdos @America's Angel @Hopestar @Doomrider @Kanil @GruntledDave @Ratch_ @Tsuko @Keleko @MindOverMatter @Nayreia / Karonax @oedipus_tex @Keen @Lines @zenblack @Tater Todd @Myrmidon @Infinitum @Replacement @ScarySai @macskull @Monos King @Apparition @Vanden @Yuro, and an extra big thank you to @Bopper and @Galaxy Brain for helping to organise the testing efforts! You've all been sent at least one Bug Hunter badge. You can find it in your account mail in-game (the same place where Super Pack items appear). Please be aware that each Bug Hunter badge can only be claimed on one character, so choose wisely 🙂 Participation in the testing process is hugely important for ensuring a solid release, so we really do appreciate the time that everyone has put in. If you're interested in earning a Bug Hunter badge for yourself, be sure to join in with the testing of future patches! Zone PvP Showdown Events (December 13th, 20th, 27th) CR Mochi is hosting a series of Zone PvP events on Indomitable this month! The first event will be taking place tonight at 9pm Eastern in Recluse's Victory. The subsequent events will be taking place at 9pm Eastern on the 20th and 27th of December, and the zones are currently being voted on! Check out CR Mochi's thread for the full details, and to vote on the locations for the 2nd & 3rd events. Monthly Costume Contest: Retro! (December 26th) Come join us on Saturday December 26th at 4pm Eastern (9pm UTC) in Kallisti Wharf on all shards for the final costume contest of the year. This month the theme is Retro! As usual, a myriad of prizes will be up for grabs - check out GM Kaiju' post for the full details. Reminders: Winter Event & Donation Window And before we sign off for today, two quick reminders: The Winter Event will be running until server maintenance on Tuesday the 5th of January The donation window this month will be held a week early, on Saturday the 19th of December, rather than the last Saturday of the month And that's all for today. From all the GMs, developers and other volunteers at Homecoming, we'd like to wish you all a very happy Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year! - The Homecoming Team
  13. We're aware. It was considered. EM went through many iterations during testing, and we're very happy with where it ended up.
  14. Null the Gull can send you there all year, and there's a permanent entrance to it under the Ski Chalet 🙂 We actually don't want it in Fast Travel at all in the long run, this was more of a temporary fix to let you see where you can go without burning the cooldown. There's some player-made options if you just want a badge checking popmenu!
  15. We seeded exactly 10 million when the price changed, so that was the value when the shards went up. I suppose that doesn’t factor in any that players had listed already, but I can’t imagine it being that many.
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