Hey folks, First of all I wanted to thank all of you for being a part of this community. For the past 6-12 months we've gone through our share of drama but now it's time to talk about next steps. Steps that face in the direction of getting NNG back to what it's good at. Gaming and having fun with friends while keeping the BS out. Before NNG had division leaders or officers, people were both asked to step up or stepped up on their own contribute to the community based on any talents they had, that could be beneficial to NNG. This was completely voluntary and people did it for fun. Because they WANTED to, not because they had to. And that was fucking awesome! The structure of NNG was flat. All parts being equal. And NNG as a whole was greater than the sum of all the parts. We had video editors volunteer to make videos and edit things for people. We had graphics guys like @@CrazyKillerCat @@Doomforge help brand NNG and make the forums look cool. We had people volunteer to moderate our servers, our forums, teamspeak, etc. to make sure the no nonsense way was enforced. We had people rise up and run divisions because people gravitated to them as natural leaders. It's time to start the next wave of defining NNG. To make this a place that is kick ass to visit in our spare time and help foster the sense of community that we all love so much when it comes to gaming. Because we all know that when it comes to playing multiplayer games; going solo sucks, playing them with people you don't know sucks a bit less, but playing them with people who you can laugh and have a great time with (hopefully while kicking ass) is what makes this whole thing WORK. This is an open invitation. What would you like to see around here? Some examples: A new division for X game. A new forum feature or utility. A new recruitment process. It can be anything! As projects are suggested and gather attention, people can put together teams/groups and be empowered to run with those ideas. I think moving in the direction of organic decision making and having a community that moves like a flock of birds rather than having one "lead bird" or "bird council" directing traffic is the best path forward at this point. Instead of viewing me or anyone else as a "leader", let's perhaps view NNG as a company that has been bought out by its own employees. Those employees are now the major stakeholders and shareholders and can work together to chart the future course. New divisions can form, and there will be the obligatory leaders of those divisions, but that should be seen as someone who will fire the troops up, keep things organized, help strategize and plan for that division. I'd like to here some comments on the above paragraph specifically. To be clear, as it stands now, the idea of a council is being back burnered (perhaps indefinitely) to see if we can move to a model where we all have say, rather than a select view. I have run the above message past the current division leaders and have their buy in to get this message out in front of you all. OK, lastly, I think all decision making going forward should keep these three things in mind: Keep the nonsense OUT. Keep the fun IN. We are a community! - Not a guild, a clan, or a competitive group. So that said, let's here some ideas. Nothing is too small or too far fetched!