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Hey everyone,

To address some issues with administration activity and tester team activity, we have revised the processes that we use to bring new testers and new administrators into the team to encourage a more flexible and efficient process:

We have decided to try something new when it comes to adding brand new staff members (testers) to the team, and we will be moving away from long-winded waiting times in the "reserved pool" for the most part. Applications will be accepted when recruitment to the staff team opens, and we will discuss each candidate as usual. Any candidates who pass the discussion stage and are considered "reserved" will be eligible to join the team on a monthly basis when we decide that we need new testers or have some exceptional candidates. This will move us away from the "huge batches" that we do a few times a year and mean people will get the opportunity to join the team at any time. And with that, we will be adding a batch of new testers from the reserved pool today, with this notice. You can read that below. If your name is listed below as a brand new tester or a reinstating tester, please contact Jakey to be welcomed into the team.

In a similar fashion, when we feel that we need more administrators, we will be pulling our best candidates from both the Forum Moderator and Senior Forum Moderator pools. Rather than have tester team ranks restrict great candidates from becoming an administrator, this will more of a case-by-case selection but Senior Forum Moderators will have priority so there is more opportunity to add administrators to the team if we determine that more are needed. With that, as mentioned in previous updates, we will also be announcing another Tester-Admin induction batch.

We are presently reviewing potential script and feature updates for the business system, and I am also making an attempt to address a whole plethora of issues affecting realism, immersion and day-to-day role-play. I encourage everyone to chip in if you have comments to make or even suggestions of your own, and here are the current threads:

Businesses, and realistic role-play etiquette a thread to discuss prominent issues with businesses from an in-character and role-play perspective, such as Law Enforcement interaction, business robberies, brawls, advertisement, etc etc.

Immersion & realism a thread to discuss prominent role-play issues that affect immersion and the "realism" in the server in a general sense, such as weapons/vehicles/time/location of robberies, ram robberies, realistic driving, etc.

Establishing a location and lore for San Andreas a thread to discuss an official server stance on San Andreas' location, and the history as an in-character state. Something the server has never officially implemented.

Without further ado, I will move on to announce a brand new batch of testers, our reinstating admins and testers, our new admin promotions and the next batch of Tester-to-Admin scheme inductees:

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NEW TESTERS & TESTER REINSTATEMENTS:

Congratulations to the following people who will be welcomed into our tester team for the very first time:

Airwalk
CREZ
CheezyTheNerd
Flip_
Genny
MattyLis
Tsarina


And welcome back to the following testers who will be reinstating into the tester team:

Annaah
Dynatron
Klif1
Mood
Paddy
Principessa
Sentient
Tenrakk


Congratulations again, and I look forward to seeing you around the server and the forums! Please contact Jakey to take the next step and be welcomed into the team.


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ADMIN TEAM PROMOTIONS:

Admin Level 2 -> 3

Buster

Admin Level 1 -> 2

Mute
TheGoldenDuke


Congratulations to the above on their promotions. Well deserved.


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ADMIN TEAM REINSTATEMENTS:

I'd like to welcome back the following administrators to the team:

Amerigo
Queen


Congratulations and I look forward to seeing you around again.


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TESTER-ADMIN (TA) SCHEME INDUCTION:

Congratulations to the following testers who will be given the opportunity to become administrators. You will see them around on their _Test accounts as they learn how to become administrators on the server:

Bospy
Brad
Dee
Gallardo
Inked
Killbilly
raketa


Congratulations, and good luck. I wish you all the best and look forward to seeing how you do!


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Thanks for reading,
Surreal