CHALLENGES ARE NOT STOP SIGNS Thursday | May 19, 2016 We are closing in on six months since taking over the Moon (seems much longer), and the test of time has been very revealing, as well as enlightening. We have learned what's working efficiently, and what's not, but have also been inspired by community and individual initiatives that have us refocusing our efforts. We said from the very beginning that we wanted to build the Monrian community from the ground up, and our experiences over the past (almost) six months have clearly shown us what we need to give more attention to, and the importance of reorganizing our initiatives, so over the course of time, there will be some changes. We've had some challenges, but it doesn't mean stopping our efforts on any one thing, but rather dropping back ten yards to punt, and never losing sight of the goal. The following summary of activities over the past couple of months gives an overview of some key points and basically what direction we're headed. Community Advisers Program we have not added anyone new it seems that many non-CA members of our community are also quite helpful our community has grown quite a bit, and there's a natural synergy in place that's working well Monria Mentors Program we added @StarDrifter @Arcyon and @Hovno as official Monrian Mentors you can see the full list of official Monria Mentors here this program will be getting an enormous boost as a result of plans in the making we have some very dedicated Monrian Mentors and want to engage them more with their Disciples we will be announcing --> The Mentor Games <-- in the near future, so stay tuned the Mentors know nothing about this yet, so don't ask them Monria New Arrivals Training (MNAT) MNAT is a brand new and exciting program founded by @Arcyon the program is continually being developed and refined, but have a look at the first classes here this program is also 100% supported by the Monria Team and we are excited about it two additional instructors have been added --> @Hovno and @Gatekeeper -----> over time, more instructors will be added so that we can cover various time-zones the premise of this program is to offer basic learning to our new players and guide their experiences this is a classroom style environment where current instruction and Q&A takes place in a private chat -----> there is consideration for vocal instructing but details need to be worked out -----> E8ty2nd has offered a medium to make this happen, so we'll see how this progresses part of the classroom curriculum includes field trips, including exploration of other planets and missions we (Monria Team) will be giving more focus to our new players and their Mentors we are not a full planet, but we have an exceptional community with brilliant ideas there are exciting things in store for this new program, so stay tuned for announcements Monria Free Space Travel Program to determine whether you are eligible, go to the Monria Space Travel Program Sign-Up List if you are eligible, follow the instructions and the Monria Fleet Manager will take care of it if you are not eligible, you can sign up for the Monria FEE PAID Space Travel Program we are in discussions to make the space travel program more efficient Monria Shop Owners Program the Monria Shop Owners and Monrians Selling From Apartments seem to be doing well the goal is to have a balance of supply and demand to accommodate the Monrian community's needs this will be accomplished even if we don't have a very active Monrian Auction House this is another program that will see some additional benefits in the near future Monria Wiki the Monria Wiki is not accessible right now because Ant is doing some work on it this is a forum feature that is being discussed and how we want to move forward with it when there is more news it will be posted Monria Mapping the Monria Mapping is still a work in progress @Crazyshadow published mining maps in the Monria Wiki at the forum however, since the Wiki is not available, perhaps some info can be copied to the public forum area I will give that some consideration the teleporter Map with legend by @Eric Shade Avenged is worth re-posting Monria Team Ambassadors the Monria Team Ambassadors were created to assist the Monria Management Team these individuals, in their own way, have already made contributions toward our ongoing goals I love them immensely, and just can't say enough about them as Monrian supporters the MTAs have a unique position because they get to do all sorts of cool and crazy things they are very instrumental with event planning and organization they proved their worth during our epic St Patrick's Day Event - it got wonky Update --> the MTAs are about to get busy as well, they just don't know it yet Atlas Haven Radio AHR added new DJs --> @StarDrifter, @Pillzy, @Kitty and Mater (not sure a member of the forum) you can catch all content related to AHR in their own forum sub-section here Monria has music streams, and we are considering adding more with additional programming Monria Participants Board we are back at the drawing board on this because we don't think we need it right now Other Monria News March 12th, we have two new Shop Owners as a result of this Monria Shops Auction -----> Monria Hub Shop Owner Jack Styles and Cthylla Towers Shop Owner Alissanos March 14th, we kicked off our first Monria 20 Tickets Event March 15th, gave us our first Monria VU after taking over the Moon --> we became Stablilized March 19th, we celebrated our first epic St Patrick's Day Event with some major Moon March Madness April 12th, Anhithe wrote an article about a Mystery Shopper in his new section "Let's Talk Moon" April 19th, Episode 7 of the Kipling Chronicles was published, you can read all episodes here -----> there was a Strange Transformation taking place prior to what was revealed in Episode 7 April 20th, Kendra created a Monria & Entropia-Related Links list May 7th, we hosted a 12-hour Monria Cinco de Mayo Event and party we have many new Monrian-born becoming a part of our community, say hello to them here if you're new to the forum, you can find forum-related discussions and How To's here Unless you're in the thick of it, or an active part of our community, the unknown is how busy we are, but that comes to light for those who discover what we're about and where we're going. The daily nuances that make our Monria community a family is what will take us from here to there. We are constantly evolving, getting the community involved and learning what works and doesn't work, as well as finding out how they would like to experience the Moon environment. It won't happen overnight, but we are doing our best to at least make as much of it happen as possible. We also look at challenges as opportunities to make changes for the better. We are on the same page and unified in our effort to achieve goals and realize our vision for Monria. We are headed in the right direction.