Hey, Malcolm! I realize now, perhaps "streamlining" was maybe an incorrect use of what I meant. By big changes, I can't speak for my other mods, nor what they have already planned or set into motion, but my personal focus on those is finding that balance between nobility and commoner, which is why I included question one. My own concern is that there might be individuals who don't feel noticed, or get the attention/support that they've earned in thread. And perhaps that might be the size of the city that makes it challenging to keep track of everyone's plots and everyone's threads related to them, but I think that would be a problem in any city with this type of success. I do have a great respect for the work you've already put into place here, so if it sounded like anything other, I do apologize.Malcolm wrote: When you say streamline and big changed, what do you mean? I don't find the city or lore confusing at all, and I know that in part is because I wrote it, so I am conflicted about that being changed, especially considering the success and popularity of Rynmere.
What I would like to see is some care taken. I believe Rynmere could easily be over complicated, especially with people breaking down regions into mini regions and towns and suburbs, and what have you. Venora being a key example.
I would love to see the news paper utilised as it was intended (esp all the deaths there have been lately, Teddy for example, and crimes committed) and the rumour system continued.
Thread wise I would like to see storytellers opening doors rather than closing them. ST has an awesomely intelligent playerbase who don't need anything forced on them, but enjoy being indulged by the individuals who volunteer their time here. I think the best thing you can do is read and listen, and bridge the gap between what players are allowed to write themselves and what they need you for (immortals, high ranking NPCs, Modded Events).
Rynmere doesn't need new and exciting, it doesn't need drastic change, it just needs continued support and that brilliant enthusiasm you've armed yourself with.
I'm not going to beg you, but I'm going to ask very nicely. Please respect my work, and the work of many others who poured their hearts into bringing Rynmere to life. I know I'm not staff anymore, but I will support you with anything you need for this city, I mean that.
I agree that this is an amazing player base and bridging the gap would be a great first step in any avoid future confusion. I also agree to the Gazette and rumor system. It was one of the first things I wanted to do, but there had only been a week left before the season change and so there was a focus on calendars and other things instead. But I will definitely be bringing that back up, thank you.
To everyone else, you have given amazing feedback, and it was exactly what I needed. I wanted PMs only because I feared with my finals coming up, checking back here would lead to missed information, but I think Rafael has a great suggestion to open a thread for this type of stuff. I'll see what I can do.