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Myth

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nils wrote:
Ofcourse it does. There's not really a need for any more new content - it's already there! It's just a matter of reviewing it, for which you need more AoB's.


There is a MAJOR need to overhaul existing areas. get the code updated. So no, there is indeed a need for more active wizards with coding skills.



And we kinda need AoB's to get that code aproved? :P I'm thinking the current AoB has a ton of work already and might need it lightened so they can get new stuff aproved :P


02 Sep 2016 08:38
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nils wrote:
Ofcourse it does. There's not really a need for any more new content - it's already there! It's just a matter of reviewing it, for which you need more AoB's.


There is a MAJOR need to overhaul existing areas. get the code updated. So no, there is indeed a need for more active wizards with coding skills.


I agree, but regardless of how much content/overhauling a wizard with kickass coding skills make, it falls in a 3+ year backlog of other shit that needs to be reviewed by AoB first. For all we know, the areas you refer to are already overhauled, but AoB hasn't reviewed it yet.


02 Sep 2016 08:41
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Uhm. No there's not a ton of new content waiting for AoB review. It's true that there are some thing waiting to be reviewed, but we're talking months, not years. The major things that are being developed currently and that are in various states of review is the Ravenloft domain and the School of High Magic guild. Both are obviously pretty big things and just as it takes a long time to develop it, it also takes a long time to review it. The AoB team has recently been expanded with a new member in order to handle the workload better, which is great. Finding wizards who has the skill and will to be on any admin team is hard, and the AoB team is perhaps that team that requires the most.

And it's not that we dont want more people in admin teams, but actually not many wizards want to have that sort of responsibility, and even if we can find people who want to take on the responsibility most wizards do not have the technical skill needed for the AoB team, or other very technical positions. The only way to solve this is to recruit more wizards, but it's a slow process. The uptick in players that started a few years ago is just now starting to show in the wizard ranks, since we now have a handful of wizards from the "new generation" of players, and the more players we get, the more wizards we will get in the future.

Of course, just as many new players who try the game does not stick around, many new wizards who try being a wizard does not stay either. That's just the nature of things. Genesis is a hard game with a steep learning curve, and being a wizard is too. We do our best to make things as easy as possible for new wizards, but in the end it requires a lot of time, energy and motivation from the wizard if they are going to succeed, especially if you have little or no coding experience. Learning to code on your own is no easy task. But the wizard ranks ARE growing, just like the player numbers are. And in time it should also, hopefully, lead to more wizards on admin teams. But it's a pretty long path from being a new player in Genesis to becoming a member of the AoB team, we cant just grab anyone from the street and put them on an admin team right away.:)

As for the madwand thing, well, as others have said, that basically how it works now? Anyone can create a new char, apply to become a wiz, and keep their mortals. Which basically was the madwand concept anyway?


15 Sep 2016 17:09
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First of all, Cherek - thank you for taking time to adress the matter. An expansion of the AoB-team - Great! Totally!

However..

Cherek wrote:
Finding wizards who has the skill and will to be on any admin team is hard




.. is not completely true, now is it?


16 Sep 2016 14:54
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nils wrote:
First of all, Cherek - thank you for taking time to adress the matter. An expansion of the AoB-team - Great! Totally!

However..

Cherek wrote:
Finding wizards who has the skill and will to be on any admin team is hard




.. is not completely true, now is it?


Uhm? Yeah it is. It's very hard. Basically every wizard who wants to and has the required skill/experience already are on an admin team. Unless there is a wizard who wants to be on a team that I don't know of, if so I suggest you tell them to speak up.:)

Current Admin teams (active wizards listed only):

Arch of Domain: Cherek
Team: Varian

Arch of Player: Mirandus
Team: Finwe, Nerull

Arch of Balance: Cotillion
Team: Petros, Gorboth, Ckrik

Arch of Events: Stern
Team: Jaacar, Mercade, Petros

Arch of Mudlib: Mercade
Team: Cotillion

Arch of Gamedriver: Cotillion
Team: Mercade


17 Sep 2016 09:21
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Myth

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Höööh, poor Cot has his hands full eh? xD


17 Sep 2016 17:21
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Just approve everything and let people abuse it freely. Can't really see any issue with it, it's like pro-cycling or weightlifting everyone is cheating but none admit it :)


17 Sep 2016 19:26
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