For the past month or so, there has been discussion among staff about how to address the need for stronger, more present top leadership to propel our ever-expanding game through the end of our Alpha phase, and into Beta and beyond. With ever increasing duties and responsibilities in both my and Icarus' personal so-called real lives, we are unable to continue to fill that role with the daily vigor and devotion it so faithfully requires.‘All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.’ – Gandalf the Grey
“If you took this thing on yourself, unwilling, at others' asking, then you have pity and honour from me. And I marvel at you.." - Faramir
As such, Nimrod, our ever faithful coder and vanguard shall not only be returning to Elder Staff, but taking on the role as sole Lead Staffer to provide a firm, singular hand to ensuring we continue our work and expansion in line with a uniform vision and plan.
Elder Staff as a collective body shall continue as a Board of Directors to give feedback and advise to our Lead Staffer, Nimrod, in our areas of interest, knowledge, and oversight.
I, Frigga, will thus be stepping into a role as a Cultural and Crafting Lead within that Lead Staff framework. I will also continue in a role as Regent with an authority of veto power as part of ensuring our faithful relationship with the Tolkien estate as the proxy to our legal Game Owner, Traithe.
Let us all please thank Nimrod for his continued and long-standing involvement with and devotion to our game and community, and his willingness to take on this role to ensure our continued improvement and success.