Hola folks. Since the initial announcement, Wellington and I have been quite quiet regarding our personal goal to rewrite the rules among other things. This is simply due to the necessity of addressing other issues regarding the administration team, which range from dealing with outstanding complaints, to simply shuffling the team around and managing this months promotions (congratulations to Mulder, Coolpres and Juicy). All very tedious tasks that have indeed hindered our progress, but nevertheless, we are ready to continue with developing the resources promised. There is no real order for the release of these resources and updates, though I suspect the rule rewrite and Code of Conduct will take priority, as the FAQ will be constantly updated (as realistically 'constant' as it can be) as questions are presented and clarifications made. For the sake of simplicity, I will briefly explain the three tasks in topic title order. Rule RewriteThe full rewrite and update of our rules is probably the most time consuming and admittedly important change we plan to immediately make. They are unclear. They are vague. In some cases, they are badly written. This is the result of two primary factors: The development of the current set of rules was primarily managed by an individual who did not share the same sort of ideals and beliefs we would like to promote, and apply to how we deal with cases. A lack of competence from the administrator in question -- who is no longer with us -- and an attempt to push the server in a direction we weren't particularly comfortable with, through the use of the rules in question, has led to a multitude of issues which have resulted in the necessity of this rather urgent action of a complete overhaul. Dilutions and addendum's in the creation of these rules, similarly to the first point, managed to skew things to the point wherein we've been put in a position that prevents us from interpreting or simply enforcing the rules in a way we believe correct, because the rules currently are far too ingrained into the server and community in their current state for us to easily change our stance on things without creating further confusion and inconsistency. Nevertheless, we would like this to be a community effort. Whilst Wellington and I will be taking the lead in personally writing this new set of rules, taking into consideration input from Senior Administration and the administration team at large, we encourage you, as the community who will be effected by these rules, to put forth any suggestions regarding things you believe need a ruling and to be properly enforced. Do note that not all of these suggestions will be considered, and it ultimately falls down to the judgement of Wellington and I as to whether they make it into the new set of rules. Code of ConductThis is exactly what I say it is: a public copy of the 'unwritten' (mostly) administrative Code of Conduct, policies, and general etiquette. A lot of the time, we run into Player vs Administrator scenarios that usually result in the player yelling something along the lines of, "FUCK YOU FUCKER TELL ME EXACTLY WHERE IT SAYS YOU CAN/CAN'T DO THAT!" This should hopefully enlighten people in regards to what administrators can do in responses to your pleas for help, and should make the overall process of things a lot more clear and a lot less secretive for everybody in general. FAQWith the recent debate regarding the need for clarity on the topic of 'excessive force', it did occur to me that a lot of our rulings, especially in regards to the tricky topic of 'grief', are quite unclear. The FAQ will serve as a resource to clear a few things up; individuals will ask questions regarding certain scenarios, or our ruling towards certain issues our cases, and we will try to come to a general consensus and present an answer. Each question and response will be added to the FAQ, which should hopefully provide some clarity when it comes to these things, but should also reduce 'inconsistency' when it comes to some administrators believing one thing, and some players and administrators believing another, etc. I'm hoping this will server as a helpful tool to clear a lot of things up and keep our decisions on these things noted permanently. When the thread pops up, we encourage you to ask away. Though churning out these things in a relatively short space of time is an ambitious task, we hope it will benefit the community and administration quality as a whole in the foreseeable future. I encourage you to inform us of your grievances towards our currents rules so we can avoid making similar mistakes this time around, as well as present suggestions for things that would benefit the overall environment in prohibiting. You may post all of this below! As always, thanks for your time!