Tomo stepping down from CM
We have requested @Tomo to write a personal message to the community as he is stepping down from his role as a Community Manager:
"Hi everyone. This period of the year marks 1 whole year I've been in the Community Manager role. It's been a very difficult year, both personally and "professionally". I don't do much outside of FK due to my personal circumstances, and as such poured a lot of myself into my role and helping out where I can. I even put too much in many places, and I apologise to my CM colleagues if I ever overstepped any boundaries.
I believe that my appointment was somewhat controversial, and I hope to have at least partially quelled some doubts, and I hope too that on balance I achieved some good in helping this community continue to exist despite the odds for most ArmA communities, and even to thrive.
My stepping down is mostly for personal reasons, such as my own health. I won't spill all here in a public fashion, but you are welcome to come and ask me privately if you wish.
I will also not be disappearing completely. I will still maintain my Trainer positions of Platoon and Zeus, in order to continue to help my colleagues in the CM Team and community members alike. Hopefully with more energy available you will see more activity from me in these roles to try and keep things moving.
Finally, I want to thank all of my colleagues in the CM Team past and present. For those of you who were keeping track, myself and Point were the only remaining members from the CM Team at my time of appointment still around, until my stepping down. We all know how difficult a role CM can be, and I hope I can impress upon everyone else reading with this fact at just how bad it can be. Please, remember to give the CM Team some slack. We are all humans, volunteers, and have jobs and lives to lead. It can be difficult to get together and get something done outside of the few hours each Sunday we agree to meet up. Rest assured, CMs always try their best to do what they think is best for the community at large.
Goodbye all, I'll see you around "
CM roles reassignment
As @Tomo was a CM of many talents the team has decided to reassign these roles and responsibilities of his as follows: @ThePointForward has (re)taken the role of Trainer Herdsman, @Cyico and @Garfield0003 have taken the mod testing team head role and @Rabit Salvokelk has thrown his hat in the ring to be the third person in charge of calendar missions approval. To see who our staff team consists of and which Community Manager has which roles check THIS area.
Public Relations Operations
PR team (still) looking for a third
As we move further into the new year, the PR team find's itself in need of a third officer to complete all the tasks scheduled for 2021. We will be looking for someone who has enough free time to help the PR team with posting weekly, biweekly, and monthly ads on a scheduled basis to reddit, steam, and other platforms (approximately 2hrs / week). Any photoshop, video editing, or video recording experience or skills are a plus. To apply please fill out an application HERE.
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FAC Tag changes
@Garfield0003 and @LurkerOne have been working on their roles as interim FAC trainers and introduced new changes to the tag as it is. Should you have an interest in how the tag itself or evals for it would work please feel free to check the link below and/or contact the trainers themselves should anything remain unclear.
New privately hosted RUST server
@Beshman has set up a new rust server for us in FK to enjoy. The server itself is whitelist only and has some settings differentiating from the official experience. Please see the thread to get more information on the whole thing.
New Minecraft Modded Server (FTB Presents Direwolf20) is now live
@AntiMatter had conducted a poll which was to determine the next modpack for his privately hosted Minecraft server. The poll has concluded and the new server set up. Please have a look at the thread below to get whitelisted if interested.
INTREP Cover Photo Credit goes to @L00_Cyph3r taken from his main mission "Save the princess"
Hope you are all doing well and enjoying your stay here. - 🐇 Rabit