Hey, I'm Windflower, the new Community Rep. I don't feel the need for a big introduction as I believe most of you are familiar with me.
I'm going to try and keep this short. My goals as a Community Representative is to provide the best impartial moderation I can while solving any issues members seem to have within the community. I do not expect to make "major" changes or events as it simply does not fit inside a 3 month time frame. I am aware many people dislike me already because of my uncouth behavior towards some community members. I am aware of this and I assure my personality will have nothing to do with my keeping the community alive at the very least. I aim to keep my personal opinions out of it and be as impartial as I can.
The current state of the community seems to have dwindled down since September, so hopefully we can pick it back up by the time the Christmas sale rolls around to help with the actual number of casual/public players. As for the competitive community in NA, this is something I would like to put more focus on for now by promoting competitive tournaments/leagues that can benefit the community and increase participation.
Which leads me to my next announcement for the competitive scene. Since NAPL ended the competitive community has been very quiet. A returning league with the name of Gold 5v5 Groupfighting League will be re-hosting a season 2 under the same organizer Aurum, with Risk of the 3eVolt and I assisting him in making sure the league runs smoothly since Aurum does not have the time alone to organize everything himself. Season 1 was ran very smoothly and was reciprocated well by the community. For season 2 we hope for even more teams signing up as we have quite a large prize pool and 3 servers to use thanks to Dan the Chef as well as Aurum. This is a trusted league and it is going to be a very good thing for the competitive community to spark things back up.
The idea of other events such as starting the 8th season of NWL or perhaps starting up a Regimental Groupfighting League has been brought up recently. Currently I do not believe it is the right timing for these kinds of leagues/events. There is just not enough interest right now to start one right now with everything that's going on with the Gold 5v5 League as well as another 1v1 league being run by LadyMoraine currently. Another season of NWL is definitely something that I want (and hopefully the community) wants in the future, Hopefully around February-March. I have been told Amit is not interested in hosting another season, but hopefully that is not completely true as he has been an excellent organizer and I do not see anyone willing to put in the effort he did to make Season 7 run as smooth as it did. Here is a link to the 5v5 Groupfighting Thread so you may sign up
, and I encourage everybody to sign up for this league as well as promote it to your friends.
Please use this post to discuss the current state of the community and any ideas you believe can benefit the community.