Hello Imperial gaming community members and staff, in this post, I will be explaining the upcoming changes, ideas, and suggestions that we have been given and implementing/still discussing. So firstly I will be talking about upcoming changes to the website
Changes to the website:
The biggest changes to the website will be a fresh new look for the forums, this will involve removing the current theme and placing our own new custom theme done by a professional (aka not me). However, this is still being discussed and has no set completion date just yet.
An idea I would like to bring in if done correctly is to profile music, however, this will be restricted to people with 300+ content count on the forums and tight rules will be in place with the songs. I would like for this addition to be for our senior members only due to I would like to reward our senior members for sticking with us all this time. This, however, is still to be discussed with the staff to see their opinions on this matter.
We may be implementing a TeamSpeak integration for the website, so this means that whatever rank/ranks you have on the website will automatically be assigned to your UID in Teamspeak. This will allow the management team to assign everyone their correct ranks through the website only, this will also allow members to place a widget on there profile which shows what channel they are currently sitting in on Teamspeak however this is an option for members and they have to add it themselves to their profile through there settings, this is so if you don't want it then we won't force it on your profile, however, all staff will have to have it on for members who have questions or queries to have an easier way of contacting the staff.
Changes to Teamspeak:
This week we have been told news from TeamSpeak that Teamspeak 5 is in the works and has no current set date yet, however, we believe it is soon so when we have more news regarding TeamSpeak 5 our services from Teamspeak will be moved from TeamSpeak 3 to TeamSpeak 5 (As they skipped 4 ) however we will give ample warning before moving our services over and show everyone how to install the new version of Teamspeak and assist any member that requires help.
Changes to Server:
Recently Martibo, Moose and the Dev team have been working very hard to bring out new updates for the server which was explained in Martibos changelogs that he has done out of the kindness of his heart to explain to members the new additions. Now with this, I will be officially working on the new Quest system that will bring a new passive RP aspect to the server for when downtime is active and during Events. The way this will work is I will be picking 2-3 people to be official Quest Creators who will write Quests and send the ideas to me, now this will work differently to other servers by every 2-3 weeks the Quests will change and old ones will be deleted so there are new quests to work with and for it not to go stale. Rewards for completing quests will work by simply rewarding you with a new currency in the pointshop called "Quest Points" which will have a special tab that will allow you to buy special gear with the points and you can only buy that gear with the points as those points will not work with any other items in any other tabs. The npcs that give out the quests will be found at 2 different locations on the Star Destroyer for ease and 1 npc will be placed down each event map. The members who are the Quest makers will be compensated for there time and effort, however, compensation still is to be decided and how it will commence. This is all the information I can give to you at this time regarding Pointshop as I don't want to give out all the details as it would ruin it for when its implemented everyone will be dying to have a look.
Moose has just made it so Players can no longer destroy ships with there body, which means that a ship can still ram and kill a player however if a mingey player decides to have a gun out when boarding the dropships and then gets pushed out resulting in the ship blowing up this will no longer happen, instead they will just fall out and no damage to the ship will be taken.
Moose has also fixed the ships that we implemented on the server a while ago that are more High quality and better looking then our current ones so be on the lookout for the new ties, tie bombers and others.
Martibo, Moose and the Dev team will also be working on other things and Martibo, in general, is working on a big project however they will bring out another changelog with everything included and in more detail when it is all implemented/when it is completed.
Changes to Staff team (TEMP):
As of 3 days ago, I am on a less active leave for a bit while a personal matter came up, for those who don't know my mother was taken to hospital and almost died to a blood infection, now before you worry everything is fine, she is fine and was in ICU (Intensive Care) and is now being looked after and is on the road to recovery and you do not need to send me any messages as I am fine as well and I would rather no messages regarding this issue be sent as it is a personal matter and I would like to keep it that way however it was a stressful time for myself and I can not have stress from the server inflicting on my life just at this point in time so I will still be on nearly every day however just for 2-3 weeks I will be less active than what I am normally on the server (Hours epr day wise) however in Teamspeak I will still be very active so if you have any issues or have a question do not be afraid to ask me as that is not stressful and I will gladly help any member/staff that requires help.
Welshy is also on Less Active leave while he finishes up his studying courses and also goes away on a holiday, so he will also be still playing however his activity is dropping for a bit while he completes that and comes back from his holiday.
Be aware that more changes will be implemented and that any changes here can be changed if the community does not like it or they have better ideas for the community so please in posts below if you do not like any changes (Excluding Changes to Staff team as you can't change those) or you have a better idea for the community.
Wolf & Whitey