I have just pushed out an email to the entire Dark Brotherhood. I am going to use the news page and this report to reinforce this email's message. Please review the below:
Grand Master’s Address: 27 June 2015
The Dark Jedi Brotherhood has spent the past three months recovering from the high tempo competition schedule of Horizons, the Dark Crusade, and Fading Light. During this three month period the Grand Master and Dark Council have instituted a series of policy changes and announced a multitude of Dark Brotherhood system changes. These changes have come in erratic and chaotic messaging and have not been accompanied by an overarching strategy that informs the Dark Brotherhood membership of our desired state of affairs post Episode VII release. In order to provide transparency and inform the membership, I have crafted a singular document that details my vision as your Grand Master and the common goal I have tasked the Dark Council with achieving by February of 2016.
This strategy is based on a system that is familiar to many of you in the business or academic world. In short, it shows were we are now, were we want to be in the future, and what things we need to do to get there. I have framed the DB of June 2015 as one that is sleepily enjoying our rest from Horizons, but floating without direction. In order to provide that direction I have mapped our four major lines of effort along fiction, gaming, graphics, and systems. Those major lines of effort come with highlighted events or projects that are identified along a timeline and a build towards the Episode VII release and our next Great Jedi War. The desired state following the Great Jedi War is a Modernized DJB utilizing an updated website, new systems, and operating under clear and concise visions driven by membership feedback.
You can find the roadmap to February 2016 below.
This road map requires a considerable amount of coordination and communication between the Dark Council, our Clan leadership, and our membership. This communication will come in the form of multiple “Small Team” emails that 1) identify who is responsible for what task 2) provide clear intent as the Grand Master concerning my expectations on the project 3) define clear milestones for each project. The road map also contains a few areas that I want to highlight and provide guidance on in order to avoid confusion.
I want to take the time to finish this address off with my thanks and appreciation to the membership and our Dark Council. Being a part of the Dark Brotherhood is a rewarding experience, but it can be trying at times and often the decisions of the Grand Master or Dark Council can seem random or disjointed. I want to ensure that we reduce those instances as much as possible over the course of the next several months and continue to work towards creating an experience all of us are proud to be a part of.
Grand Master Pravus
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