Summer is here!
The bones log has been reset, we have a new MSE
ready for June (as well as a new seasonal loner prompt), our page is flush with summer greenery, AND we have some fun updates and special thanks to share with you all!
Super Group Upgrade
First up, we want to thank all of our wonderful members for pitching in and contributing to the renewal of our Super Group status! You guys are the best and we can't thank you enough for rallying enough points together within just a few short hours to get our page back up and running in all its beautiful glory. Thank you so much everyone! Our hearts are very full at how quickly you all jumped in to help.
We have a brand new Character of the Season! A big congratulations to @SaskedieJagerin
’s Makenna for winning this season's title. Hurray!
Riverfell & Xassa
Riverfell and Xassa are now up and running, and both @Quaylak
are quickly settling into their new roles as admins. We are excited to have them on board and look forward to all the new characters and stories their packs will bring to the Domain moving forward.
Group Timezone Change
In an effort to accommodate our new team of Staff members, we will be changing the time in which turnovers take place on the last day of the month. Starting now, DotW will operate on GMT time. This will help ensure our GMT staff members are not forced to stay up super late helping out on turnover nights. But this also means the deadline (for our US members especially) will be much earlier in the day, so please keep that in mind when submitting your bones!
We have sent out invites to the last of the top 50 remaining people on our waitlist. Which means...the waitlist is now officially DONE! Those who have been invited are currently working with Staff on their applications, so we should be seeing a new wave of members within the next few weeks.
All future group openings will now be pack-specific. More details will come out the closer we get to this being implemented, but basically, we will have a certain number of slots per pack to fill, and a number of applications per slot. One pack will open and bring in their new members, then the next pack will open and bring in their members, and work down the line that way. This way, applicants are potentially able to apply more than once per opening, which in turn gives us more of an opportunity to not have to turn away great apps due to limited spots per pack. Again - more info on this as the time gets closer!
We all survived the transition to Eclipse, for the most part. Staff has been working diligently behind the scenes to ensure a lot of the group's info, assets, and coding are backed up in the event that changes roll out for Groups in the near future. We appreciate everyone's patience as we adjusted to the changes and tried to fix some things that broke after the launch.
Which leads us to...
Fond Farewell to Journal Skins
We shall all collectively mourn the loss of our beautiful journal skins, as all new monthly updates like these will no longer feature our normal seasonal skins. :c Any journals that were created before Eclipse launched (pack info pages, member list, etc.) were not affected, as it is only new journals that can no longer have skins applied. We will adapt and make the best of what we have for now and we appreciate you guys hanging in there with us while we put out fires and acclimated the last couple weeks.
As a final note…
While we know times have been tough all around, if you need an activity forgiveness for the month it would be greatly appreciated if you could send us a note before the last week of the month! We had quite a few last minute notes this month, and while we do understand, it’s a lot easier on turnover if we know ahead of time to avoid any hold-ups or accidentally missing anyone.
We hope you all have a great start to the summer! Stay safe out there.