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The Arelith Crew (active)

Post by Dunshine » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:29 pm

Noticed some questions were raised about who is who and who does what recently. Hope this sticky thread will resolve that. I've used the forum messaging groups as links, since they are nicely dynamic and therefor will always show the current active people in the groups. Just click on them to see the names.

Active Admins (decisionmaking, responsible for creative content and server direction, managing projects, hiring/firing other staff):
http://forum.arelith.com/memberlist.php?mode=group&g=17

Lead DM (aside from regular DM-ing, also resolving any conflicts that may involve other DMs):
DM Wraith

Active DMs (responsible for all kinds of ingame happenings, this includes enforcing rules, running events, answering questions, resolving player conflicts, handling player issues):
http://forum.arelith.com/memberlist.php?mode=group&g=8

Code Contributors (aka devs, all the people who help out making great things for Arelith, be it by coding new systems or enhancements, creating new areas, new items, or just ideas):
http://forum.arelith.com/memberlist.php?mode=group&g=10

Forum Moderators (responsible for keeping the forum discussions civilised):
http://forum.arelith.com/memberlist.php?mode=group&g=12


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Re: The Arelith Crew (active)

Post by Dunshine » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:20 pm

Updated the above a bit for clarity, any issues you have with DM decisions should be taken to the Lead DM first.

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Re: The Arelith Crew (active)

Post by DM Noxt » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:04 pm

I've retired. Concerns about DMs should be taken to the admin team until a new lead DM is chosen.

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Re: The Arelith Crew (active)

Post by Mithreas » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:18 pm

Hi all - while Irongron is away on holiday, I've volunteered to help out covering the lead DM role. So if you have any questions or concerns about anything DM related, let me know.

To pre-empt the obvious question, though, we won't be scheduling a DM recruitment round until Irongron is back, so I won't be able to answer that question yet :-)
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Re: The Arelith Crew (active)

Post by Irongron » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:37 pm

Mithreas wrote:Hi all - while Irongron is away on holiday, I've volunteered to help out covering the lead DM role. So if you have any questions or concerns about anything DM related, let me know.

To pre-empt the obvious question, though, we won't be scheduling a DM recruitment round until Irongron is back, so I won't be able to answer that question yet :-)
I'm very grateful to Mithreas for stepping in while I was away, and while the new Head DM was selected.

DM Innis will now be taking up that role.

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Re: The Arelith Crew (active)

Post by DM Innis » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:32 pm

Hello everyone,
I will be stepping down from the position of Head DM, and have handed the reins off to DM Spyre.

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Re: The Arelith Crew (active)

Post by Dunshine » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:18 pm

Hey everyone,

The time has come for me to step back from my current role as Community Manager of Arelith. I've lost the motivation and time to keep doing it the way it should be done and that's not what Arelith deserves for this position in the team. Lucky for us all here, a "new" community manager has already been found in the person of LittleWeasel, who will take over my tasks, like handling cdkey/account issues/questions, major awards, other database related queries and also the server side of things. For those of you unaware, she was one of the persons that handled these things already when the server was owned by Mithreas, so you're in good hands.
I advice all of you who haven't gotten a response back from me in forum PMs to resend the message (s) to the Active Admins group, where she's now member of, so she can pick up where I left off.

It's been a total blast and honor being part of this community for all these years, firstly as a player, then a contributor/dev and finally an admin, and I have no intention of leaving it. I'll probably start my Arelith experience all over again, by just going in to play every now and then. See you all ingame! ;-)

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Re: The Arelith Crew (active)

Post by LittleWeasel » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:11 am

Thank you - Dunshine - for having done what you did so amazingly. From what I have heard, I have a huge pair of shoes to (re)fill and know that you cannot be replaced! Hope you get to find lots and lots of play time now.

Either way, thanks for leaving the light on :) I'm glad to be back.

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Re: The Arelith Crew (active)

Post by Irongron » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:27 pm

So with Little Weasel departing (after doing an excellent job just when we needed it), there are some changes afoot in the Arelith Team...

Spyre, is stepping back from the role of Head DM to take a position as Admin. He will be doing the Community Manager role, in addition to other admin duties.

Morderon is also becoming an admin. our 'Technical Lead' and will be in charge of the actual machines and ensuring Arelith actually...works.

While DM Atropos is being promoted to head DM.

Congratulations and thanks to all.

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Re: The Arelith Crew (active)

Post by Irongron » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:57 pm

DM Grumpycat has been promoted to one of our admins, and will take over Spyre's role as the Community Manager.

Please be mindful that she, like all of us, has a real life, and cannot be available 24/7 for player requests, in the respect Spyre really was alway an exception, and with his departure will no longer be the case.

To those that need reminding (some people have been asking again), Admins work as the next step above DMs and Head DM in the case of appeals or referrals, and also make the final decision on 5% requests (A second announcement on the subject of 5%s will be made shortly).

Grumpycat has a wealth of experience as a DM, and has always offfered mature insight on the forums. Treat her as you would wish to be treated.

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Re: The Arelith Crew (active)

Post by DM Atropos » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:18 pm

Because I forgot to note it:
DM Chatsworth has returned from RL shenanigans to once again join the team!
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Re: The Arelith Crew (active)

Post by Irongron » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:27 pm

DM Atropos has left the team, and I very much want to thank her for all her efforts over the last years.

The new Head DM is Titania.

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Re: The Arelith Crew (active)

Post by Irongron » Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:04 pm

Did someone say continuity?

After a 16 year absence DM Darkhavien has returned to the team.

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Re: The Arelith Crew (active)

Post by Irongron » Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:45 pm

Spyre is formally rejoining admin staff, with the title 'General Admin'.

In many respects he never stopped performing the role; going out of his way to address technical and creative issues, and follow up on the many emails we receive from players.

No other admin is departing, and thus brings the admin count to 3, plus myself.

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Re: The Arelith Crew (active)

Post by MalKalz » Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:11 am

Kalopsia has taken on the mantle of Art Director. This is a position alongside Anatida. Both will continue to be our custom content experts and we look forward to the new additions that they bring. Anatida will show them the ropes!

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Re: The Arelith Crew (active)

Post by MalKalz » Tue Jan 04, 2022 4:16 am

I've updated the original notice from Dunshine about the active crew.

We are excited to be able to announce that Hoodoo has accepted a position within the Arelith Administration as a General Admin. Over the time that Hoodoo has been a member of the team he has been a strong asset in both development and supporting the playerbase. He has created some amazing projects and has created multiple web tools for players and the staff to utilize. He has been doing this all already and never officially had the position, but we are glad to welcome him. Hopefully he doesn't get scared off.

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Re: The Arelith Crew (active)

Post by Irongron » Tue Feb 01, 2022 12:00 am

Aniel has joined the top tier of Arelith staff, as our latest admin.

In addition to all other admin level decisions and responsibilities she will be in charge of all class related changes and additions, which will now require her personal approval in order to proceed.

A great developer, with a strong history on Arelith, I wish her all the best in her new role.

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Re: The Arelith Crew (active)

Post by Irongron » Fri Aug 12, 2022 3:40 pm

After doing so much fantastic work for us, not least of which spearheading the addition of HAKs, Anatida is stepping down as Art Director on Arelith, and will be replaced by DM Starfish.

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Re: The Arelith Crew (active)

Post by Irongron » Sat Aug 13, 2022 7:44 pm

As the saying goes - They ALWAYS come back.

Liareth is rejoining Arelith as one of our Server Admins.

Really pleased to have her back with us.

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Re: The Arelith Crew (active)

Post by MalKalz » Sun Jan 08, 2023 7:20 pm

Following my departure:

It is my pleasure to welcome Kalopsia to the role of General Admin on Arelith. They will handle some of my responsibilities that I had and will do extremely well.

Be nice to them!

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Re: The Arelith Crew (active)

Post by MalKalz » Sat Apr 22, 2023 11:58 pm

From MalKalz (formerly Spyre)

I missed you. And I’m back in my old role of assisting the admin team. Life is looking more positive and the missus told me to get back at. So, you’re stuck with me - though named MalKalz now.

I guess the above didn’t age well for my departure! But come on, this is home. ;)

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Re: The Arelith Crew (active)

Post by MalKalz » Sat Aug 05, 2023 2:55 am

An update to the roster has occurred. Likely our largest at the administrative level at one time. We are very excited to welcome the newest members to the roster:

Titania => Formerly Head DM, Titania will be joining the administrative staff in the role of Community Manager and backfilling the position that Grumpycat held. She will hold similar responsibilities (though we will be working to redefine the workload as when I was Community Manager I branched out way out of scope and never rectified the responsibilities). Titania has been our longest serving DM members and did a phenomenal job as Head DM for these past years.

Anatida => Anatida, once our Hak content lead, will be joining the administrative staff as a General Admin. She has been a strong contributing member to the server and is heavily responsible for the initial set up and packaging of our Haks. Arelith would not have such beautiful expansions if it was not for their hard work and dedication to the server.

Whitewingeddove => Whitewingeddove has been a long term member of the team over the years, off and on in various roles and has been important in key decisions, contributing in multiple facets on the code side as well as serving on the DM team. They will be also joining the administrative staff in the role of General Admin.

They will be joining myself, Hoodoo and Kalopsia as final authority on staffing, appeals, and taking on other various administrative responsibilities. Please give them a warm welcome and also patience as they transition into their new roles.

With Titania taking on an administrative role, a new Head DM will be selected in due time.

Thank you!

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Re: The Arelith Crew (active)

Post by MalKalz » Sat Aug 05, 2023 7:54 pm

Head DM Announcement

With Titania stepping into an administrative role, the Head DM position requires filling. We are pleased to announce that DM Wraith will be stepping into the position of Head DM. They will be responsible for overseeing DM hiring, cases and any escalations or concerns related to the DM team. Wraith will be working closely with the administrative team in his new role. Please pass any congratulations or condolences to him (whichever you see fitting), and do expect him to be extra punny.

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Re: The Arelith Crew (active)

Post by MalKalz » Thu Dec 21, 2023 3:47 am

Backlands

It is my pleasure to announce that Backlands has taken on the role of technical administrator with the Arelith team. He joins this role to work alongside Hoodoo and Mord (should Mord be once more free to work on the server -- real life first!) on the back-end support of Arelith. He will be responsible for web development related work, database work and anything host related. As well, he will be supporting in doing the NWN patches and updates for the server.

Backlands has been instrumental in providing support and care for the server. He has shown a passion to aid where he can and has helped us out in a lot of situations (internally and community-facing). We wish him all the luck in this position. Please do give him a congratulations if you cross his path.

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Re: The Arelith Crew (active)

Post by MalKalz » Mon Apr 22, 2024 9:13 pm

Changes to the Arelith Crew

Fresh Blood:

Accepting the position of General Admin, Twohand will be joining the batch of latest Administrators. They have been a critical asset of world design, both in creature and area design. As well as expanding their skillsets into code contributions, animation work and hak content contributions. They have been pivotal in picking up more and more work and it greatly shows how much they care about Arelith.

Departures:

Morderon (aka Mord) is being set as inactive. He is one of the most patient and compassionate people that has ever graced this team. He gave up so much time showing myself the ropes and many others. Arelith has benefited a lot from his contributions and will sorely miss him like we already do. However, he has infinite passes on returning should he ever grace us again. Truly one of a kind and will definite be missed.

Myself. But its happened before but this one will be different? Spyre to many, MalKalz to the new folk will be signing off on May 1st. It has been a pleasure working with you all but its now time to kick the bucket and go cold turkey. I had planned a hiatus to allow myself to focus on my career - muting servers and removing mobile apps but I got sucked back in. Long story short, I am not in the best mental health because of my career and need to rebrand myself and find a new path. To do so I need to walk away from all distractions and really give it my best. But, thank you to everyone. Feel free to send me a message on Discord whenever. And, do be well!

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