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Official GM List

Postby Rias » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:49 am

Below is the current list of CLOK GMs. GMs (Game Masters) are game staff that will be able to help you with bugs or anything else you might need from staff, and are also available to solicit for general advice and help, so feel free to send them a CHAT or TELL if you see them online, though be aware they may be busily poring over work or projects not in the main game window and may not always be available to reply.

Also know that while GM characters may occasionally interact with your character, they are not considered actual characters in the game world and should not be treated as such - they will not take place in storylines, go along on hunts, dispense story information and so forth. They have plenty of alias characters to do those things with.

The below list loosely defines some of the roles and responsibilities each staff position holds. Please note that this is by no means intended to be a comprehensive list, and CLOK is a very team-oriented project. Detailed roles and responsibilities can be viewed with the guru command in-game.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Event Staff:
-Independantly performs small-scale events and coordinates with other members of the team to plan and assist in larger scale events.
-Creates critters for use in events.
-Creates items and shops for spontaneous periodic NPC merchants.
-Consults with GameMasters for quality control purposes before releasing content.
Contributes to team discussions regarding overall design of the game, sharing feedback and ideas for new and modified systems.
-May also perform Builder duties.
Current Event Staff: Elyria, Uyoku

GameMaster:
-Holds guruship over certain areas of the game such as guilds, towns, and/or organizations.
-Builds permanent NPC shops in towns or other appropriate areas.
-Creates critters for population of hunting areas.
-Performs quality control of peer works.
-Performs bug fixes not requiring code modificaiton such as typo corrections, critter and shop modifications, and so on.
-May coordinate with the Builder and Mentor programs as either Builder Manager or Mentor Manager.
-Contributes to team discussions regarding overall design of the game, sharing feedback and ideas for new and modified systems.
-May also perform Event Staff duties.
Current GameMasters: Hayl, Lassyn, Mirazia, Vestyn

Coder:
-Has limited access to server source code and scripts.
-Plans and develops new systems with DEV approval.
-Performs bug fixes requiring code modification and optimizes existing code.
-Contributes to team discussions regarding overall design of the game, sharing feedback and ideas for new and modified systems.
-May also perform GameMaster duties.
Current Coder: Noctere

Developer:
-Has full access to all server files and logs.
-Mediates player issues.
-Drives the overall design and direction of the game.
-Provides final decision in issues such as new systems, major mechanics modifications, and major events.
-Contributes to team discussions regarding overall design of the game, sharing feedback and ideas for new and modified systems.
Current Developer: Jirato
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Postby Rias » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:44 pm

Addendum: We are still more than happy to receive suggestions and accept freelance work from anyone who wishes to contribute to CLOK. Of particular use to us are donated room descriptions, as there are still a good few bare rooms out there that need describing.
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Postby Rias » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:55 pm

Listing updated.
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Postby Rias » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:03 pm

Another update. Congrats to Landion for being promoted to a full GM!
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Postby Rias » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:14 pm

List updated. Added areas of responsibility/focus for the different GMs. Vorpal has disappeared on us, sadly.
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Postby Rias » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:34 am

A hearty, warm welcome to Noctere, our newest GM!
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Postby Rias » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:56 am

Updated, and I'm sure I forgot a few things.

Congrats to Noctere for being promoted to full GM! He's done a lot of great work and been an excellent addition to the team.

Welcome to JGM Selene!
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Postby Rias » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:56 pm

A sadface update. Rithiel and Selene have been super busy in that accursed "real world" and so they'll be considered inactive till they find the time to rejoin us.
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Postby Rias » Thu May 17, 2012 4:09 pm

Update!
- Jirato is now a fulll GM and is facepalming at all the terrible code as he tries to help us make it better.
- Icterus is active again and worldbuilding.
- Zoiya joins us as our first dedicated CE (Customer Experience) JGM!
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Postby Rias » Sun May 20, 2012 8:40 pm

Tse Gaiyan rejoice and infested head for the hills; Rithiel has returned!
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Postby Rias » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:57 pm

I forgot to mention, apparently, that Zoiya moved up to full GM and, more recently, SGM.

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Re: Official GM List

Postby Rias » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:28 pm

Rithiel is now an SGM. It's been over a year since I had my brush with almost giving up CLOK completely and preparing for that possibility by assigning Rithiel as a Dev. Through all the ups and downs since then, I've stuck with CLOK, unable to give it up, and my wife has encouraged me to continue to do so despite the occasional grumpiness it causes her when I spend too much time staring at buffers of CLOK code or talking about the latest Lost Lands drama when I should be thinking about more important things.

Rithiel has been awesome, and I appreciate her willingness to pick up the slack for me and prepare for the possibility of taking the project over had I decided to give it up. None of her guruships or duties will change with this, so please continue to pester her about stuff that she works on (or should work on!).
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Re: Official GM List

Postby Rias » Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:39 pm

Hey look, we're finally acknowledging our builders in the list!
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Re: Official GM List

Postby Rias » Sat May 03, 2014 2:18 pm

Two new builders, Vinz and Safira! Huzzah!
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Re: Official GM List

Postby Rias » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:19 am

Rithiel is no longer GMing. CLOK is a better (and often times scarier - those nightmare flies!) place for the years of work she put in, and we wish her the best in her future endeavors. Her areas of guruship won't be abandoned, but will be passed to other GMs. (They currently fall to Rias until staff can discuss and redistribute.)
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Re: Official GM List

Postby Rias » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:15 pm

What's this? Vinz is a full GM now? Huzzah!

Vinnie will continue to focus on PC interactions and events, but will also be taking up guruship of Tse Gaiyan.
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Re: Official GM List

Postby Rias » Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:35 pm

To avoid the impression that some GMs are "better" or "more honored" or "higher on the totem pole" or whatever than others, we've collectively decided to just do away with the "SGM" thing altogether. (We also realized that nobody was really sure what "SGM" implied and how it was different from "GM")

So no, Jirato and Zoiya didn't get "demoted" or anything. We just thought it would be better and more clear to simply list what the different GMs are/do by simply seeing what their specific guruships and responsibilities are. You can see this info via the guru command in-game.
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Re: Official GM List

Postby Rias » Mon May 11, 2015 11:50 am

Zoiya has returned to the team! She will be focused upon:

World Building
Builder Training
Festivals
Wandering Merchants
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Re: Official GM List

Postby Jirato » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:14 am

Emraef has joined the team for code work and optimization. Feel free to give him a warm welcome if/when you see him.
[GMCHAT Uyoku]: Octum is when the octumbunny comes around and lays pumpkins everywhere right?
[GMCHAT Rias]: Dimmes says "oh hai :) u need healz? ill get u dont worry thaum lasers pew pew pew lol"
[CHAT - GameMaster Rias would totally nuke Rooks]: Here's how elemancy works: The freeblegreeble and the zippoflasm have to be combined with the correct ration of himbleplimp, then you add the gargenheimer and adjust the froopulon for the pattern you want, apply some tarratarrtarr, yibble the wantaban, and let 'er rip!

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Re: Official GM List

Postby Jirato » Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:37 am

Zoiya has been an invaluable asset to CLOK over the years. Her numerous additions have breathed life into the Lost Lands, her merchants and events have made hundreds of characters happy, and she has seriously been a backbone in dealing with much of the administrative effort around here. Regretfully, she will no longer actively working on the project. Her areas of guruship will not be neglected and we will continue on in her absence.
[GMCHAT Uyoku]: Octum is when the octumbunny comes around and lays pumpkins everywhere right?
[GMCHAT Rias]: Dimmes says "oh hai :) u need healz? ill get u dont worry thaum lasers pew pew pew lol"
[CHAT - GameMaster Rias would totally nuke Rooks]: Here's how elemancy works: The freeblegreeble and the zippoflasm have to be combined with the correct ration of himbleplimp, then you add the gargenheimer and adjust the froopulon for the pattern you want, apply some tarratarrtarr, yibble the wantaban, and let 'er rip!

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Re: Official GM List

Postby Jirato » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:45 pm

We just had our GM meeting, and there's been a few changes regarding the GM structures:

Vinz is going to be taking an extended break while he focuses on his studies. He may be around for awhile longer to tie up some loose ends, but after that he will be placed in an inactive status until he returns.

Selene is back and has a working computer, yay!

Rias is now on board as a regular GM. In addition to being a lore consultant as was previously, he will also be doing events and is now the guru of Shadgard, Mistral Lake, and all hamlets.

Emraef has been reclassified as a consultant. He has done some great work on the test server with critter AI, but will likely not be taking as active a role in GM responsibilities as others.
[GMCHAT Uyoku]: Octum is when the octumbunny comes around and lays pumpkins everywhere right?
[GMCHAT Rias]: Dimmes says "oh hai :) u need healz? ill get u dont worry thaum lasers pew pew pew lol"
[CHAT - GameMaster Rias would totally nuke Rooks]: Here's how elemancy works: The freeblegreeble and the zippoflasm have to be combined with the correct ration of himbleplimp, then you add the gargenheimer and adjust the froopulon for the pattern you want, apply some tarratarrtarr, yibble the wantaban, and let 'er rip!

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Re: Official GM List

Postby Jirato » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:50 pm

Please welcome our newest GM, Uyoku! She'll be helping out with events! Yay!
[GMCHAT Uyoku]: Octum is when the octumbunny comes around and lays pumpkins everywhere right?
[GMCHAT Rias]: Dimmes says "oh hai :) u need healz? ill get u dont worry thaum lasers pew pew pew lol"
[CHAT - GameMaster Rias would totally nuke Rooks]: Here's how elemancy works: The freeblegreeble and the zippoflasm have to be combined with the correct ration of himbleplimp, then you add the gargenheimer and adjust the froopulon for the pattern you want, apply some tarratarrtarr, yibble the wantaban, and let 'er rip!

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Re: Official GM List

Postby Jirato » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:46 pm

The original post has been edited to include a list of some of the roles and responsibilities that go with each staff position. This should help clear up any confusion. There's been no actual change, just making some additional information public.
[GMCHAT Uyoku]: Octum is when the octumbunny comes around and lays pumpkins everywhere right?
[GMCHAT Rias]: Dimmes says "oh hai :) u need healz? ill get u dont worry thaum lasers pew pew pew lol"
[CHAT - GameMaster Rias would totally nuke Rooks]: Here's how elemancy works: The freeblegreeble and the zippoflasm have to be combined with the correct ration of himbleplimp, then you add the gargenheimer and adjust the froopulon for the pattern you want, apply some tarratarrtarr, yibble the wantaban, and let 'er rip!

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Re: Official GM List

Postby Jirato » Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:53 pm

Made a stealth edit to add Lassyn to the Event Staff list, whee!
[GMCHAT Uyoku]: Octum is when the octumbunny comes around and lays pumpkins everywhere right?
[GMCHAT Rias]: Dimmes says "oh hai :) u need healz? ill get u dont worry thaum lasers pew pew pew lol"
[CHAT - GameMaster Rias would totally nuke Rooks]: Here's how elemancy works: The freeblegreeble and the zippoflasm have to be combined with the correct ration of himbleplimp, then you add the gargenheimer and adjust the froopulon for the pattern you want, apply some tarratarrtarr, yibble the wantaban, and let 'er rip!

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Re: Official GM List

Postby Jirato » Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:57 am

It's been awhile since I've actually updated this.

Hayl and Lassyn are now GameMasters.

Vestyn has been added to the Event Staff.

It is with great regret that I've removed Selene from the active staff list, though she will always have an open door if she ever wants to rejoin the project.
[GMCHAT Uyoku]: Octum is when the octumbunny comes around and lays pumpkins everywhere right?
[GMCHAT Rias]: Dimmes says "oh hai :) u need healz? ill get u dont worry thaum lasers pew pew pew lol"
[CHAT - GameMaster Rias would totally nuke Rooks]: Here's how elemancy works: The freeblegreeble and the zippoflasm have to be combined with the correct ration of himbleplimp, then you add the gargenheimer and adjust the froopulon for the pattern you want, apply some tarratarrtarr, yibble the wantaban, and let 'er rip!

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