Last night's meeting to discuss the concept of player community-linked gates/teleporters and banners was huge! The dev team member Mesanna as well as EM's Vladimere and Dudley hosted the meeting and it was well attended by Chesapeake players. The blaze tent at the Luna Fairgrounds was literally packed to the rafters. I have included the complete chat log for all to read on another site as there is a 40k character limit here and the post is over 100k characters, even with extensive editting. The meeting lasted roughly 4 hours and the chatlog was over 500k in raw format. To summarize: This was more a suggestion and comment meeting. The discussion was driven by "it's your shard, what do you want? We'll try to make it happen." Player communities should email either of the EM's to request a town banner. The EM's will then try to arrange a time to visit the town for a tour Communities that seem cohesive and active can have a town teleporter added. The specific rules and appearance of the teleporter have not been nailed down, but the basic gist is it won't be used in an exploitive manner or merely as a facade for activities non-conducive to the community(not to say that it can't involve dark RP, just not outright griefing or harassment). Teleporters that are used in a negative manner can be removed. This is a dedicated effort by Mesanna with, of course, EM support. In-game elements such as petitioning Queen Dawn will likely be employed to enrich and add flavor. It is possible(though not yet confirmed) that communities may be called upon to devote effort to constructing or otherwise achieving a town teleporter. There are NO strict requirements for what constitutes a "town" but it should be of player interest and things such as a local tavern, stocked vendors, rune library, player-run events and activities, etc. will come across as more conducive to the player community at large. Additionally, having structures(houses) share a common housesign or display a common banner help enhance the appearance of a common effort and community spirit. The complete chat log is a good read if you want to get a better of idea of some of the things people suggested, how they were received, what kinds of concerns were raised and a general idea of the wide spectrum of players that were interested and came to this meeting. Lastly, a big thank you to Mesanna, EM Vlad and Dudley for presenting us Chesapeake players an exciting opportunity and hearing us out over the span of hours and hours. Also, a special thanks to Gareth for helping get the ball rolling on this.