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Hey everyone,

Happy New Year, and welcome to 2017!

I hope you managed to relax and enjoy yourselves over the Christmas/Holiday and New Years period! Our focus for the staff team continues to be fleshing out our numbers so you have more around-the-clock administrators available to help and handle your general in-game reports, your Report Players, Refund Requests, Tickets, etc. We're still looking to increase our top-end support with our Level 3 and 4 team as they can handle more specific requests in-game.

We recently ran a Tester-to-Admin drive, and will be looking at running another around the end of January to bring even more administrators into the team through our Senior Forum Moderator team. The focus is going to shift away from allowing administrators to constantly resign and reinstate into the team, and towards giving more people who stick around the opportunity to become an administrator and help out even more in the staff team.

Please read through the other, separate announcements and notices that I've put out recently (Christmas/Holdiay Update, XMRadio Update, Business Update, Drug Update (WIP), etc) to get yourselves up to date on the current happenings of the server and I will continue to put out more frequent individual announcements. Keep an eye out for those if you're interested in knowing what's being updated or what's being worked on next. I've also been putting up brief "Awareness" notices to bring your attention to anything prominent that has changed, been announced, and so on.

2017 is a new year and will bring new updates and opportunities to the server as we move forward. These "Staff Team Update" monthly posts will primarily focus on just staff-related changes and promotions/reinstatements etc, and I'll keep the majority of the non-staff updates in separate threads or announcements for ease of reading.

Without further ado, I will move on to admin promotions and our team reinstatements:

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Admin Promotions:

Admin Level 3 -> 4 (IG Lead)

Bear

Admin Level 2 -> 3

illegitimate
otter
Unoriginal Gangster


Admin Level 1 -> 2

International
Torez


Congratulations to the above on their promotions. Well deserved, thank you for your contributions. Congratulations most of all to Bear who will be joining our Level 4 Admin team and helping out as a part of our IG Lead team.


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Admin / Tester Reinstatements:

I'd like to welcome back the following administrators to the team as of January 1st:

Mute
TheGoldenDuke


And welcome back to the following testers as of January 1st:

Allegra
Biscanin11


Congratulations and I look forward to seeing you around again.

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Tester-Admin Scheme Graduation:

Congratulations to the following testers who graduated and became full-blown administrators:

Apophis
Justus
MrTaylor
Nicola
Shaikh


They are now part of the Level 1 Admin Team and you will see them around on their regular characters!


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Thanks for reading,
Surreal