Greetings Dark Jedi Brotherhood!
My February report, like the month itself, is smaller than previous month’s reports. January is historically a slow time in both the general gaming industry and within the club so I won’t waste your time will filler just to get words on the page.
This report is going to focus on a sad piece of news. Junazee, Praetor extraordinaire, is stepping down from her post after an illustrious run.
When Junazee informed me of her intention to step down at the end of March it goes without saying (but I will say it) that I knew I would have a huge hole to fill on the staff. Junazee has been in the Fist office since March of 2017, first as Magistrate followed by her elevation to Praetor in May of 2018. During Junazee’s time as Praetor she has been the Taskmaster of the Fist office. Anyone that has served as a Magistrate over the past two years knows that Junazee does a fantastic job of getting newbies up to speed on Fist policies and procedures. With a staff that rotates regularly, this is no small feat.
On top of training duties, Junazee works extremely hard to ensure that the staff is always meeting their service standards. Whether that is the 24-hour approval time on submissions, submitting monthly GMRG submissions on time or grading competitions in a timely manner, Junazee always shows a commitment to excellent service standards.
Junazee has also put up with three separate Fists in her tenure and it isn’t an accident that the gears kept turning within the office through the transitions between new Dark Councilors. Her experience and professionalism has helped elevate the entire office for three years now and replacing her is going to be a huge challenge.
Junazee, on behalf of not just myself but the other Fists you have so admirably served in your tenure, I want to thank you for all that you have done over the past three years. All of us in the gaming community have benefited from your diligent work. I wish you great success in your new role as Quaestor of House Galeres, they have chosen not only a hard worker but a great person to fill the role.
With Junazee now on her victory lap, I’m going to open up applications for Praetor. First and foremost, please review the wiki entry for this position to get started on your own application: Praetor.
In addition this list, the Praetor to the Fist performs a handful of key duties:
An ideal applicant will possess the following traits:
Applications should include:
Applications will remain open until the end of the day, site time, on March 1st, 2020. This will give me some time to review applications and allow for some overlap between the new appointee and Junazee before Junazee is officially retired at the end of March. The final selection will also be run past the Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master to ensure proper oversight.
Send your applications to me directly, ([Log in to view e-mail addresses]).
We decided to make some changes to the club Discord channel listing in an attempt to spur more detailed discussion around specific platforms. The Clan specific channels have been removed and instead there are now game specific channels for each of our supported platforms. The idea isn’t to replace Telegram as the main channel for gaming related discussion but to enhance our communication tools.
The new Discord channels provide a place for more in depth discussion to occur about a specific platform. For example, if people are looking to get into more detailed discussion about itemization in Destiny 2 the Discord channel would be a great place for that topic. To be clear, this topic can still be discussed in DB Gaming but because this level of detail may be better served by a more focused audience. Also, these channels do not have the meme ban that exists in DB Gaming.
Thank you to Warp and Kris for their work on these changes. Warp for doing the work with changing the Discord channels themselves and Kris for bringing the idea up for discussion.
As with all changes I look forward to your feedback.
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