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Official Olympus Discord server is now live! https://discord.gg/cqf5m8F. We are in no way switching completely from teamspeak to discord so this is not required but we would love to see some of you guys hop in there so we can fill it up.

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Owner Update #3

Hello Olympians!   HAPPY 2019!!!!!!!!!! I got a bit of updating to do for you all, I wanted to share my thoughts on some of the things that have come up this last month, and give you a direction as to where Olympus is going!   1. Civilian Council   Ho le fuk. This has worked out incredibly. Shout out to @Doc and @DeadPooL for taking my idea of a restructure and completely exceeding expectations. You guys are incredible. The Council has already provided 3 updates worth of content and changes in just 1 meeting, and I am really happy that we are getting multiple viewpoints on different facets of the community. The inherent problem with the Civilian Representatives system in the past was that as a Staff, we were only ever getting 2 people's input on the direction of Civilians. Most of the time, it was one person giving his ideas, and that was it. At the first meeting, we had 5 different Senior Civilian Council members debating back and forth about what changes they wanted to see. This was incredible for me to witness as the Owner, and its making Staff's lives a bit easier as well now that we know we have a good representative of you nerds.   2. Updates!    Updates have been banging lately. Huge thanks to our Development and Design Team, as they are cranking out great content for all of us to enjoy. Congrats to @Fusah on Lead Developer, and also a congrats to @TheCmdrRex, @Pledge, @Christmas Dash, @DeadPooL and @Shades on joining the Development/Design team. You guys are awesome!     3.  Staff Changes   A primary goal of mine was to work on Customer Service and establish expectations of Staff members for Olympus. For the last 2 weeks, Senior Staff have been working on re-establishing rule knowledge, procedures, and quality of work from our Administrative team. You have to remember, these guys are contributing their time for free, volunteering their efforts in order to make Olympus a great community to be a part of. A BIG thanks to all Staff for their patience during this time, and I love you all. I truly believe that in the entire time I have been a part of Olympus, we have never had more dedicated members on the team. Most of them live, breathe, and sleep this community, and we are all lucky to have them. Except @Kyle Lake. Fuck that guy.      As always the video game landscape is changing, and as a Community I want Olympus to be at the forefront of these changes. Its insane to think that we have such a strong player base in a game that is going on 5 years old, and the fact that we are still growing is UNREAL. I love you all for being here, and lets keep this going!!!!     - Pete

Peter Long

Peter Long

 

In the first month . . .

Hey Guys and Gals!   So the first month of new ownership is in the books! Let me just tell you, there has been A TON to learn. Some of the things that I am proud to say we accomplished as a community are as follows :   Administration: Increased response time to hackers More tools designed to help us mitigate server issues Revamped tracking on Staff members and their duties Development: 2 MAJOR UPDATES (POGGERS) The addition of 4 new staff members to our development team New Web Developer Increased responsibilities across the board New Life Control is in the test environment - this will be huge for all staff! Design Sick textures have come out, and even better ones are in the works Map updates have been great, new processors are actually nice! APD New Chief APD Wins Again R and R New Skins coming out! Coordinators smell bad Civilian Representative Council work has been started - watch the forums for an update Support Team Success - these guys have been crushing it and revamping the team and its tracking. Shout out to the boys!   As with everything, when there is a change there is the possibility of something going wrong. Our first month was no different, as we had our first major problem under my tenure. Fortunately, the issue was resolved by some current and former dedicated Olympians. My heartfelt thanks to all of those who spent time with me on the phone while i was driving across the country fixing the issue. They took time out of their normal day to make sure Olympus was back up and running. If you see @Kurt @Retired Developer and @Ignis, give em a kiss on the mouth.    Not too shabby of a first month, and we have only just started. My continued focus in the coming months will be on server stability, performance, and Staff training. I want to make sure that EVERY Olympian, from the "OG" to the newfags will have a great time on our servers.      Oh, did someone say Gang Wars?     Alright guys, that is a wrap! See you next month!        

Peter Long

Peter Long

 

From the Owner's Desk

Hello Olympians!   So I want to make this a monthly thing, where the community can pick the brain of the owner, and ask reasonable questions. I want to be as transparent as possible with you guys, since at the end of the day this is your community. Many people have asked what my plans are for the community, so I wanted to take a moment to detail my priorities.    Some of the things that I want to take a look at are as follows :  Revamping the Civilian Representative role (2 reps at a staff meeting is fine, but possible a Civilian Counsel, like more members to have meaningful discussions about server balances) Adding more perks to donations (more things that are not necessarily just for the civilian role. Perks for you Windows Key Warriors and APD Lifers  ) Server performance and stability Staff training and benefit restructure Balance. Balance. Balance.  Revamping our rule set, and make it easier for newer players to understand Also reducing the amount of changes that are made to the rules based on a small window of situations Basically, fuck big long rules, I want this to be a common sense type thing Working on the Olympus League - a competition setting for more games outside of Arma 3 More consistent Large-Scale events like Gang Wars (Event Team anyone?) and finally Community Outreach Many of you might have great ideas for the server and the community, but your opinions might be swallowed up by others in the community because of their rank. I don't care if you are a LT in the APD, or someone who isn't white-listed for a role. If you have a good idea, I think you should be heard. I want to focus on ways to give the "little guy" a chance to have their voice heard.    I know Ownership transitions can be scary, and many of you are worried about the future of Olympus. I want to alleviate your worries : I have been a part of Olympus since October of 2014, I won't let anything happen to our community. I am a player first, owner second. I want this to succeed just as much as you do, and I will do whatever it takes to make Olympus the best Gaming Community out there. I love all you idiots, and want this to be an adventure for all of us. 

Peter Long

Peter Long

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