LET YOUR SUCCESS BE YOUR NOISE Saturday - January 23, 2016 We are now three days shy of two months since taking over the Moon. I think I should have done an update a bit sooner because so much has taken place since the last one. We have quite a bit going on publicly, but also a tremendous amount of activity behind the scenes that keeps us fully engaged. Managing anything can come with its challenges, but I find that my only real challenge is time. I'm having so much fun, and want more time to employ as much creativity as possible in keeping our community active and contributing to what we can do even better to make our Monrian experiences more satisfying. I have to say that the Monrian community makes my job easy because of how supportive they are. There's not a day that goes by where I am not asked by someone what they can do to help, or inspire me with more creative ideas that I keep a record of for future implementation if it fits with our goals. This tells me that we're doing something right, and if that's the case, then we're going to keep on doing what we're doing. Community initiatives are part of my responsibility toward building the type of environment we'd like to achieve, so what is in place now is going to continue to look different as we evolve. We look at possibilities and also see where we could be more supportive of the community's efforts. This is a work in progress and won't happen overnight. We want the members of the community to be successful too, which is why we implemented the Community Initiatives Program (CIP). Every team that falls under the umbrella of this program will benefit from our support, because in doing so, the benefit extends to the entire community. Following is what has been accomplished in the past 20 days: Community Advisers Program we added a new CA member - @KrazySmitty we now have a sufficient number of Community Advisers to support the US time zones however, we will consider adding new CAs for other time zones we launched our Monria New Player Starter Kit Program on January 10th each CA has their own sub-section in our private area to track progress on kits delivered these kits are provided for Monrian-born participants only we are still in discussion to determine if a crafting wave is a good idea at this time the CIP program guidelines keep finding themselves at the edge of my desk - they will get done the guidelines will represent what the community can expect from CIP program team members Monria Mentors Program 5 of the current Community Advisers are also official Monrian Mentors we added @Okamisama and @KrazySmitty as our newest Monrian Mentors we now have a sufficient number of Monrian Mentors to support the US time zone however, we will consider adding new Monrian Mentors for other time zones we have begun discussions with regard to a plan of action and this program is soon to launch official Monrian Mentors and their Disciples will benefit from the Community Initiatives Program we will have events and activities to support beginner experiences the Monrian Mentors have their own sub-section in the private area to track progress with Disciples Monria Space Travel Program the Monria Free Space Travel Program launched on January 8th - check to see if you are eligible if you are, then go to the Monria Space Travel Program Sign-Up List and follow instructions Xander Zan Catman, General, The Knights of Entropia (TKoE) is doing an excellent job of managing the program, and the TKoE crew is superb - (although they may not let me pilot the Yamato on future repair skilling trips because I got them blown up - story and video will be posted soon) Xander and his Colonels are working out a Monria Fee Travel Schedule which will be posted soon we also have a new program that will be initiated in the near future that will benefit new players Monria Shop Owners Program I am adding Shop Owners to the CIP program initiatives because we definitely want to support them I will also create a private section in the forum where Shop Owners can discuss needs/wants/ideas 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 therefore, it is key for us to support the Shop Owners in becoming successful businesses I will contact the current active Shop Owners with the details if there are Monria Shop Owners who have not come forth since the management change, please do each Shop Owner has their own dedicated sub-forum with moderator permissions Monria Shop Owners are also eligible for our Monria Free Space Travel Program Monria Wiki @Angel Of Shadows continues to be our lead contributor as a result of her consistent dedication, I felt she deserved something special however, @Crazyshadow is a close second with his mining and resource contributions there are now multiple Monria Wiki pages that cover hunting, mining, crafting, weapons and more the link to the Monria Wiki is at the top left of the forum I currently have a Monria Wiki Event running until Feb 14th - who wants to win an apartment? there is still much more to be added to the Monria Wiki, and if you'd like to contribute, let us know Monria Mapping the Monria Mapping is still a work in progress however, @Crazyshadow has now published his mining maps in the Monria Wiki at the forum we still need to sort out creature maps, and any other maps that would be beneficial if you have an idea of a Monria Map that would be of help, let us know Monria Participants Board I think we are getting progressively closer to initiating and launching this program I would like more programs in place, because members will be elected by the Monrian community I will give an update when we're ready to move forward on this Other Monria News part of our efforts in building our community-centric environment is recognizing dedicated Monrians during the course of my Monrian activities, I have needed assistance with some of my projects I am not a Wiki expert (not even close), and I am not a graphics person (barely novice) one individual who came to my rescue multiple times, has now become my graphics guru @Eric Shade Avenged is officially my graphics partner, and as a result, got something special too however, the door isn't closed, but there are stringent requirements if you want to contribute you must be able to scale (repel and climb) mountainsides as witnessed in this event graphic and -- be prepared to traverse any number of obstacles to achieve the desired result As you can see, we've been quite busy, and there's no slowing down, because there's a lot more work to be done, and a lot more fun to be had. We won't be happy until we're hanging from The Hub rafters singing kumbaya with a sh**t load of fireworks blowin' up in our faces. Let's make it happen.