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26 December 2010 @ 10:35 pm
IMPORTANT MOD POST YEY  
Hi, Squarewartians! You might have noticed there have been a few changes around the place lately! Namely there are two mods and one of them has been failing horribly at posting the weekly newsletter. In order to spread the NPCing out more evenly and give Edea more to do, we've decided that she and Cid will be co-Heading the school together. So Edea's come back from all the investigations of Ultimecia's attack on Hogwarts, and it was decided that her actions were totally bamf and saved everyone, so she should help Cid run the school. She has lots of experience with children, what with running The Garden and all, so she will be a nice and gentle addition. Since Hogwarts seems to value having a male and female for most positions, it feels right that they'd have one of each as Head of the school, too.

In addition to this, it's time to say goodbye to the Board. In the end, the plot we had in mind for the game really wasn't suitable for something that had been brought in right in the middle - it really needed to be started from the beginning. As for in-character reasoning, the Board was there to figure out what was causing all the unexplainable weirdness earlier in the year, and since Ultimecia's defeat, the weirdness has been normal Hogwarts shenanigans, not worth keeping them around for, so they're off to continue working in the Ministry and keeping an eye on school things from afar. In lieu of having one overarching plot, however, we're thinking of doing more sort of mini-arc events until game end, like with the Ultimecia attack, and getting the players involved more. And speaking of game end, we've had a really great run here at Squarewarts, but all good things must come to an end (;A;!), and at this point our tentative end game date is in early April, with the endgame event lasting through until the beginning of May, after which the game will remain as a musebox for those players who stayed through until endgame.

So, keeping that in mind, the two of us would like to know - what do you want to see more of in the game? We want to make these last few months as \m/ totally awesome \m/ as possible, in particular endgame, so if there are things you would like to see, either in said months leading up to, or inthe actual end game event, drop us a note! Either here or in the Suggestions Box is great ♥

Stay excellent Squarewartians! We love you~
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Leoben Conoypatternprophet on December 27th, 2010 07:19 am (UTC)
Just wanted to say that I guess I joined in at the right time, and that I hope I'll be able to join in on some of the events at some point (It's the last term for my degree so yeah, kinda want to focus on that). I'll be interested to see it unfold though.

I'll get back to you on any suggestions.
sei_what on December 27th, 2010 07:40 am (UTC)
Hotel California anyone?
Headmaster Cid: Icky!Modhdmaster_cid on December 27th, 2010 08:06 am (UTC)
YOU CAN CHECK OUT ANY TIME YOU LIKE BUT YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE!
sei_what on December 27th, 2010 08:12 am (UTC)
Awww yeah
Grell Sutcliffe (Shizushi - "The Bloody Geisha" ): heartbrokenbloodycinematic on December 27th, 2010 07:45 am (UTC)
Why are all of my games closing ;; Ah well. Still a good while to go.
Bart Allen: this is so awkwardoverimpulsive on December 27th, 2010 08:18 am (UTC)
Oh man, I can't believe you guys are ending so soon. :< (Guess I arrived at the right time too.) That being said, I can't think of anything atm, but. We've still got a good run and I hope for the best for this place!
no_souls_here: Oh no what have Ino_souls_here on December 27th, 2010 08:42 am (UTC)
Icon says all
Bridget Guisbourne  ⎡λև⎦: ♤ I don't want to be alonejinxcharm on December 27th, 2010 09:53 am (UTC)
At first I was like
Bridget Guisbourne  ⎡λև⎦: ☂ Just talk yourself upjinxcharm on December 27th, 2010 09:54 am (UTC)
And then I was like
Bridget Guisbourne  ⎡λև⎦: ☂ I've seen you cry way too many timesjinxcharm on December 27th, 2010 09:54 am (UTC)
and now I'm just all
Headmaster Cid: Icky!Modhdmaster_cid on December 27th, 2010 10:00 am (UTC)
LMAO BAWWWWWWWWW
Bridget Guisbourne  ⎡λև⎦: ☂ Cause I've seen love diejinxcharm on December 27th, 2010 10:04 am (UTC)
ALL THE BAWWWWWWWWWW
Mulan Fa: sad; griefnotabride on December 27th, 2010 10:45 am (UTC)
HERE HAVE ALL THE SAD
♕ erza scarlet.: ► keep breathing.thetitania on December 27th, 2010 11:46 am (UTC)
A sad face!
♕ erza scarlet.: ► every insult.thetitania on December 27th, 2010 11:46 am (UTC)
THE SADDEST FACE

ETA: But yeah, I know how it goes and I think, while this is sad, it's understandable. Looking forward to this last hurrah! I bet you modladies will make it awesome.

Edited at 2010-12-27 12:55 pm (UTC)
Thomas Raith: Pensive/Thinkinglustsexmagic on December 27th, 2010 12:28 pm (UTC)
Aww. I'm really sad, now! (Thomas doesn't have sad icons, but I am!)

But, this is totally understandable and hopefully the next few months will be the most awesome, yeah.
Catty Turner: And yet I still staypathtosacrifice on December 27th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
;~~;

AT LEAST WE WILL HAVE THE MUSEBOX

I say in caps

to comfort my soul
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Headmaster Cid: Icky!Modhdmaster_cid on December 29th, 2010 05:03 am (UTC)
Right now we're tentatively going to be kicking off endgame starting early April and running through that month until the beginning of May. The comms will still be open sort of musebox style after we officially close, in case people want to keep playing stuff out, but we won't be modding and running events anymore.

This is subject to change, of course, but we feel Squarewarts has had a really good run for its 2+ years, and we'd rather see it go out on a high note than let it waste away into nothing.
Rikunoxdawn on December 29th, 2010 03:59 am (UTC)
D: so soon? But why does scrapping that particular plot spell the end of the game?
Headmaster Cid: Icky!Modhdmaster_cid on December 29th, 2010 04:59 am (UTC)
It's not that getting rid of the plot means the end of the game, it's more that we've been open over two years now, and been through a lot, and we're both very tired. We love the game and the players, but running it has taken a lot of energy, so we came to the mutual agreement that we'd like to go out with a bang rather than wither and die, if that makes sense.

The comms will still be around for you guys to play in, we just won't be modding it and running events anymore.
Michi: Riku blink-blissfantacination on December 30th, 2010 01:24 am (UTC)
Ahhh. :< I see. That is pretty sad, but I can understand where you guys are coming from.