Hello, everyone. I would like to formally announce the beginning of ConspiracyCraft's Community Update, as well as introduce myself to all of you in a new light. The Community Update is going to be exactly as it sounds: focused on YOU! Each and every single one of you is going to be prioritized to the max with the rework of the staff system, so productivity is increased, as well as community interaction and involvement. How will this work? A brand new role has been introduced within the staff system, called "Manager". The job description entails just as it suggests, managing the server. Specific details on what Manager is Manager will be a higher up rank on the staff system hierarchy, and it will deal directly with promoting and demoting of staff members, reworking the staff system, revamping and introducing old and new aspects of roles, close communication and interaction with everyone, encourage to be social and voice your opinion freely without consequence, genuine passion for the interests throughout and treat all situations as they are different and fair. Who is involved? Essentially, everyone is going to be involved more than ever. However, Sami will be the Survival Manager, and I will have the honor to be the Factions Manager. Why are we doing this? I recently contacted Jamm about some concerns discussing the current state of the Conspiracy Factions server, to gain insight on the upcoming launch of Map 15 and how within the community, there needs to be some change. We both agreed and began talking. By introducing the Manager rank, along with other additions to the team and more, Jamm will have more time to work on other responsibilities, and have other members of the team focus on what they are good at doing, rather than only offering moderation roles. In doing so, an organized team catered to each individual on it specifically will allow peak performance much more often, and players such as yourself feeling heard again. Goal Being the Manager of a Conspiracy server is to continue to flourish the great interaction and love for the community as we all know, and to bring that spark back to life, just as any other member of the team has as an equal goal in mind, too. Taking this position seriously is a passion of mine. Our goal with Factions is to create the best and most unique Factions server available with frequent updates, high quality content, and professional management. As far as Survival goes, Sami will also be minimizing toxic and negative acts in chat, encourage the use of reporting bugs over abusing them, allowing others to openly share their opinions without hesitation, suggest features to vote on (such as events) for players to participate in, be a designated member of the team for issues, manage the staff team, and be able to create the best overall environment possible on Survival. With the many weights released off of other sections of roles, the rework will provide enhancements to the server such as allowing more time to be focused on a better and more optimized Anti-Cheat as much as possible and fix a lot of issues revolving around that and other areas that tarnish your experience playing the server you love. Conspiracy would be nothing without its players, and we want to cater to all of you as much as possible to create the best experience you can possibly have on our upcoming Map 15 release, full of content and consistent updates all throughout to never lose its touch of excitement, and have as much input from all of you as possible to be the best map yet. As I will now be the Factions Manager, representing all of you is my main purpose and I'd love nothing more than to hear all of your thoughts through comments, in-game, or privately. Feel free to message me on the Forums or on Discord @ Tebl#4815 if you would like to do so. I encourage all of you to voice your opinions freely without worry or hesitation of backlash or any other consequences. I strongly advise free speech without holding back so we can take your concerns and have them advised. I want to be as disclosive, honest, open, honest and true about everything going on more often, and have all of you be informed to the latest news and state of the server with complete transparency about Conspiracy. These actions will be done through continuous interaction with players through conversation and frequent updates on the forums. We also encourage all players and staff alike to use voice chat on our Discord more often, to have what feels like the most real interactions you can get behind a screen, so the bonds we have together become meaningful and not forced. Manager will not only be a leadership role introduced, nor reworked, in this update. We recognize the enthusiasm from our player-roles, such as Trusted/Reporter, and we would love to have you all feel more included and noticed as an essential part of this team, just as any other member is, and more information on these changes will be followed up with later on at some other time. However, keeping with the promise of being open, Trusted will be reworked in a sense that it has more value to being able to contribute, with a leader (or possibly more) to represent the team and then have those direct relations be passed up through the system to work on those concerns. I understand that a drastic and sudden change like this can be unsettling, but allowing big risks can create extraordinary changes, and I'd love to be a part of that alongside all of you, equally, and that is what I promise to do in an unbiased environment for both players and staff. I think we can all agree that change is something that is currently needed to create an amazing experience for everyone on Conspiracy, and I'm grateful to be with all of you to do so. Anything related to the community and staff will now be addressed by me, so please come talk to me as much as possible for all of your needs regarding those types of things, and anything related to moderation will be directed to those applicable roles, as Manager will be more managerial and in development. To wrap up this post, I would like to thank all of you for this opportunity and privilege the community has given me to have been offered to be here. I will do my best efforts to make sure you are all represented in the best manner possible. This update is all about inclusion and maintaining a proper and steady relationship with all of you, more than about being a job or task, but because the passion lives within all of us to strive and push to a better server, because there is always room for improvement. See you all out there!