I realize this post is long overdue, but I thought it would be a good time to introduce myself while also sharing these major announcements.
As you are aware, a few months ago woot decided to quit IMRP. Despite a lot of effort, he was unable to find someone capable of taking over that has an in-depth knowledge of IMRP, so he asked me to take over instead. While I may not be very familiar with IMRP itself, I have plenty of experience when it comes to development, programming, and server management. Please bear with me while I get up to speed with everything that needs to be taken care of daily.
We've been busy catching up on years of unresolved bugs and feature requests and have been able to resolve some of them. We won't be addressing them all, since we're also busy testing and finishing V8 of the game mode, which will bring hundreds of new features and bug fixes to the entire game mode. You will hear more about this in the upcoming months.
As of right now, every existing ban on the server has been wiped. We hope that this second chance is not taken advantage of, but anyone who does misbehave during the period of their original ban will find themselves receiving harsher punishments and less lenience than usual.
Support and Communication
One of the reasons woot was unable to stay motivated was because of the bombardment of daily forum PMs and Discord DMs for in-game support. After taking over I noticed the same thing, every time I woke up there were already 15-20 people who sent me messages.
This is unsustainable for me and also the other server management members. It causes us to be burned out and lose interest in working on the things that matter. Please use the many support systems (forums, Discord, tickets, /ask) we have in place instead.
First and foremost, I'd like to thank woot for trusting me to take over his server after 13 years. Secondly, I'd like to thank the entire server management team for being patient while I dedicate some of my time and efforts toward the future of IMRP. Finally, I'd like to thank every player for still sticking around while all of us are doing our best to provide you with a stable server and a nice community to spend your free time with.
Hope to see you in-game!