Hello, our dear Drift Fleet friends! Red and Stick here with an update in important happenings that have been going on behind the scenes.
As we've mentioned in the past, we have been doing a lot of internal restructuring of the game as our availability and lives have changed over the last several months. Our entire team of helpers has been amazing during the whole process--slowly taking on duties one-by-one, keeping things organized, and streamlining any area of the game that we haven't been able to manage ourselves. They've even been running plots and coming up with great event ideas during the last couple of months.
We feel very comfortable in announcing that Yuff, Saffy, and Maggie are now officially considered Drift Fleet moderators, instead of just mod-helpers. Congrats, you three! You've been totally invaluable in keeping the game surviving and growing, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
As for us (Stick & Red)--health problems and growing real-life responsibilities don't seem to be getting easier any time soon, so we have dropped our characters from the game and are continuing to hand over aspects of moderation that we no longer have the time or energy to take care of. For now, we're both still considered moderators ourselves, though our roles have been greatly reduced. Stick is stepping out almost entirely, and Red is now mostly in charge of creative direction and world-plot things--though they're slowly working on handing those responsibilities over as well.
We are stepping back, but we'll still be around! While most game-related questions should be directed to our three new mods, we will still be available on plurk (or PM on any of our character journals) for chatting and whatnot. You are all incredibly special to us both, and we're both grateful and happily stunned at the community that has grown here. When we first started this game, it was essentially a glorified musebox where our RP-weary friends could come hang out and have a relaxed, easygoing time with a positive collection of players. We are so happy to know that even though our game has grown far bigger and busier than we ever could have anticipated, the game has never lost sight of its original goal.
As always, if anyone has any questions or concerns about anything, don't hesitate to let us know! The titles might be changing around a bit, but nothing will really be changing as far as rules, gameplay, or the heart of the game goes.