The Great Jedi War is over and now I have to write a report! You've all seen the BIG NEWS. I just want to reiterate that I am grateful to Muz for trusting me to do this job, and I hope I continue to live up to a standard worthy of that trust (and the trust of whomever our next Grand Master is -- I guess that Esoteric/Tiamat thing didn't really work out, but apparently Pravus and Jac haven't executed me for treason yet. :p) Also, huge congratulations to Arcona, good luck to Wally in whatever comes next for him, and even more congratulations to everyone who's received a promotion or big shiny!
On to Shadow Academy news! IRC Basics woke up this morning after a long and terrifying Windows XP nightmare. The course has been completely rewritten thanks to the ma'an with the pla'an, Tra'an (I'm sorry). The exam is brand new, as well. So if you would rather hit yourself in the head with a brick than take this (until now!) astoundingly out-of-date course, now is your chance! It's better, I promise. As always, let me and Ood and the PROF know if you spot any errors in the course notes or the exam.
I'm also thrilled to announce that you can now delete saved exams by going to My Exams and clicking "Delete"! Most people won't get a lot of use out of this feature, but it can be useful when changes are made to an exam on our end that mess up an in-progress exam for a member. Now if that happens, you can copy your completed answers into a word document, delete the bad exam, start a new one, and paste in your answers. All the thanks to James for this!
Finally, an update on our pending courses: with the kick ass new Alchemy Guide released, Macron is working on a total rewrite of the current Alchemy course. The revised Grammar Studies course is getting some finishing touches, and then we have several other courses in the pipeline that will get some attention soon.
Even more finally, changes are in the works for the Tactics and Combat degrees including the Gaming Sage. I'll make a news post when things are finalized with more information.
Since my last report, the top five exam takers at the SA are:
|Name||# of Exams|
|PRT Kryy Vitaan||29|
|GRD Rulvak Qurroc||20|
Great work, everyone!
As always, I'd like to close this report by asking for your help. The SA is a massive wall of text that covers ever-shifting topics and is prone to typos and run-on sentences. If you spot substantive or grammatical problems, please let me, Ood, and the course PROF know so that we can fix them ASAP. As we work through the Departments during the audit, we're also going to be asking for help reading and editing -- if you have any particular expertise, let us know when we announce the next Department being audited. There are shiny things available. :P
Dark Side Adept Dacien Victae di Plagia
Headmaster of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood
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