You guys in staff circle jerk each other way too much. The few players left do the same as well. It's a big jerk party, but nothing ever gets done. Nothing changes. It's an ego trip for most players on staff, and they've been in control of a game that's been drastically dying for years. Think about how incompetent most staff are to not have joined steam years ago. Think of how useless these staff members have been to legitimately do nothing different than the status quo from 15 years ago. It's pathetic really. The status quo didn't work. The game is dead for a reason.
Also, you're greatest 'hope' is a few hundred new players from steam. You hope to get literally dozens of regular players that stick around. It's a joke.
The real issue I have here is that staff even has so many members. NEW multiplayer games, developed by Indy devs, don't have so many staff members. Think about that. Raizin says there's literally just one dev on the staff team. So essentially, there's only one useful staff member out of all of you. The rest need to go. Your nepotism help ruin the game long ago, and it never had a chance to do anything different when useless staff members (every single one of you besides the 1 dev) liked to status quo too much. If not, you all lacked imagination, and it's absolutely pathetic that this transparency post was done in Oct 2016. Seriously, 2016? You couldn't try this 10 years ago? 15 years ago?
This game is fucked guys, and it was helped along its doomed path by these staff members like Beasty and the rest. They're the bottom of the barrel in a dead game. Any changes that are attempted now not only should've been done 15+ years ago, but also are a half-assed joke. This post by Beasty is called transparency. That has to be a joke.
My feeling is that these staff members work in fast food IRL. The only useful one, the 1 dev (is it you qan?), isn't running things. The real 'power' is in the SYSOP's hands, and his qualifications are being good at kissing ass. He's a yes man that has zero original ideas. Even the new idea he brings up here in the OP is useless. There hasn't been any transparency with that post, so why even write it? All it accomplished was show the rest of us how absolutely inept you all really are.
oh and Raizin: why would I apply for staff when I'm advocating for all staff to be let go aside from the devs? If there's only one actual dev in that huge mass of staff members, then even you should recognize that's a problem. All I see is a lot of useless and inept people. Let actual devs run the zone. All one of him.
edit: none of you created this game. You don't even run more than a single zone in a game you didn't make. The devs are the only ones who even touched it. Stop pretending as if 99% of you are qualified to head over any of the players. Let the players make group decisions and drain the swamp. Nobody supports staff for a reason. It never should've been ran like this from the start. At this point, I'm just pointing out the obvious failures of this game. So few players ever had any real input in how it was run, so there is practically nobody left. The good staff members left long ago for a reason: politics. A ton of inept people playing political games on a player-ran game drove a lot of good people away. Enjoy your small bit of e-cred while it lasts. It isn't like you have more than a 100 or so active players in game anyways. Go pretend transparency is a thing between yourselves. Nobody else has ever bought what you're selling.