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06-21-2008, 12:06 AM
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Development Restructure
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As of today, the ranks of 2nd Lt and Game Champion have been merged into a new rank:

2nd Lt:Game Champion (you can call them 2nd Lts )

(The old 2nd Lts have been promoted to 1st Lt Trainees, which I describe below.)

This rank will function much like the old Game Champ position. Members will be recruited out of Development sections into this rank and will compete for the rank of Game Leader when the section is released from Development. They will be detagged after the section leaves Development, or is archived.

We have essentially removed an unneeded level of leadership. These new 2nd Lt:GCs will have more authority in their games and will report directly to 1st Lts. They won't need to depend on other Development Supports to run their games for them. The 1st Lts will be able to serve a more administrative roll in Development Games and will be able to dedicate more time to searching for new game, allowing the 2nd Lt:GCs to run their sections without being as dependent as before. However, 1st Lts still retain ultimate authority in Development sections.

Burnout rates are high among the old 2nd Lt rank because you have to constantly buy and play new games, and when it gets too much to handle anymore, many 2nd Lts would end up supporting a game and doing their job, but not playing the game. This created problems. This restructure fixes that problem. All 2nd Lts will be playing their game now because they will be recruited directly FROM the game that they support.

The new rank will also get access to The Barracks, which Game Champs previously did not. This will allow for closer communication between them and their Development Supports and allow us to create stronger bonds with them, hopefully in turn creating stronger sections.

This also means that 1st Lts will no longer be promoted from 2nd Lt. Instead, new 1st Lts will become "Trainees" and go through a trial period no longer than 2 months, during which they will be evaluated. At the end of the trial they will either be promoted to full 1st Lt or released. The main difference between 1st Lts and 1st Lt Trainees is that the Trainees will require permission before enacting section policies for the games that they support.

Hopefully this change will allow more communication between the development game and the development supports. Instead of there being a definite line between Game Champ/section and Supports, we have blended this so that the development process will hopefully be smoother and more sections will be able to depend on their own strength, not just the strength of the Development Supports, to increase their activity and size during development to be released as stronger sections into WN.


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Warrior Nation
06-21-2008, 12:13 AM
Ah very interesting. Thanks for keeping us updated FireWraith.

Love the new GC tag.


Warrior Nation
06-21-2008, 12:13 AM
Nice, a new old rank!


Warrior Nation
06-21-2008, 12:21 AM
Does make sense to give GC's more authority for their section, as they know their games better than anyone else. Also nice to see this time around that the 2nd LTs are being given a chance to prove themselves without being detagged so suddenly. Thanks for the update


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06-21-2008, 12:28 AM
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Hmm sounds good, i think alot of good things will come out of this change

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Warrior Nation
06-21-2008, 12:32 AM
Interesting change. I wonder if there will be a lack of staff available however.


Warrior Nation
06-21-2008, 12:34 AM
Well this seems to make sense. I hope cutting down the bloat improves dev's effectiveness.


Warrior Nation
06-21-2008, 12:45 AM
I like the idea, and the new tag looks awesome



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06-21-2008, 01:06 AM
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:] sweet, always wanted to be a Lt. in dev

I love the update, I will wear the tag well :]

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Warrior Nation
06-21-2008, 01:11 AM
interesting restructure f.w xd love it a lot ~ new tag is nice too ^^


Warrior Nation
06-21-2008, 01:19 AM
He has a great point to combining the rank into 1 now for 2nd LT

This will also give the sections a lot more power to do their own thing instead of reporting to a 2nd LT instead you are the 2nd LT


Warrior Nation
06-21-2008, 01:40 AM
this is going to improve communication, which is a good thing.

so i think it's better this way.



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06-21-2008, 01:57 AM
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Well as I myself have not had much experience with devs effectiveness, as I have never been in a section that is in dev, but it seems to me you are kind of cutting out the middle man, which should enable a lot better communication and also it is enabling better 2lt who will be in more contact with the section

Will be interesting to see how this works out

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06-21-2008, 02:00 AM
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An much better cycle for development I think.

Good idea FW =]


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Warrior Nation
06-21-2008, 02:09 AM
Careful you might get demoted for thinking outside the box.



Warrior Nation
06-21-2008, 02:13 AM
cool, lets see how this works out


Warrior Nation
06-21-2008, 02:30 AM
Interesting I admit, thanks for the info, I'm not really concerned in how development worked but I suppose these changes are important improvement.


Warrior Nation
06-21-2008, 02:34 AM
I hope these new ranks and procedures run smoothly! Good luck!



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Looks good. Thanks for the info.

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