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This is not Goodbye.............

Discussion in 'UO Atlantic' started by Lady Khaleesi, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. Lady Khaleesi

    Lady Khaleesi Seasoned Veteran
    Governor [BLAK]

    Jun 27, 2013
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    Dear Fellow Governors, Developers, Event Moderators and Atlantic Community,

    I wanted to take a moment to thank you for some great times in the governor system. Nine Months: definitely reminiscent of a birthing experience. Painful at times, rewarding, though sometimes frustrating. The human element behind the pixel can be challenging. I have made some great friends through this journey that I hope to continue even as a layperson.

    I will be stepping away from the governorship next term, but will remain as a support to whomever takes the seat. My real life job is very demanding in the winter season (Florida) and I don’t feel it fair to take the seat and not have the time to put into it. What I truly loved about this scenario was my character had the opportunity to voice ideas and views. So I thought I’d take the opportunity to share an idea or two regarding the government program.

    One of the things I enjoyed most as governor was promoting activity in the town, I found Events accomplished this very well. It would show enormous support to the governors to have the ability to lock things down for an event. Would there be any way to give the governor lock down ability in the town that for say a short period of time? Say 12 hours. I know there have been many events that we have spent countless hours on to prepare, planning, setting items up with just the right amount of time before it decays and then one person can disrupt all that work in 3 minutes. It's disheartening. This ability would accomplish not only showing support of the governors, but allow their hard work to continue on promoting the government system which has strengthened the community. I am unsure if this is a possibility, though a bit savvy with the computer, the writing of programs was not something I excelled in college. I also know there is the degree of trust involved and this privilege could be abused. But would be nice to hear some thought on how it might be accomplished. I know this was not just a Vesper trouble, others shared the same experience.

    Another idea is to possibly arrange another private meeting during the month, for the King and actual governors, to discuss ideas prior to the "Community Counsel Meeting". There is so much that could be accomplished role play wise and it would also unite the governor's in an objective to have them work together toward one goal; a think tank system type. I know it is not an easy feat; overseeing nine cities and answering countless emails is daunting. I think this would help join the people of Britannia to work toward building a network/ community rather than against it.

    Again, Its been a great run and I thank you for the honor of being a part of it.

    Warmest Regards,

    #1 Lady Khaleesi, Feb 19, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2014
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  2. EM_Bennu

    EM_Bennu UO Event Moderator
    UO Event Moderator UO Event Moderator

    Aug 10, 2010
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    Governor Khaleesi,

    These past 9 months you have been a breath of fresh air and an asset to the community in ways I do not think that even you full grasp. The activity level, events and activity in Vesper has been astounding, noticed by not only myself but the King in-character as well as those above me at Broadsword. You and your group took Vesper, a town that had long been abandoned and written off by many. And using the Governor system have totally transformed the streets of Vesper into a living breathing community and force within Britannia.

    I certainly understand the work and effort that goes into being a Governor, and you have certainly been at the top tier as it were.

    As far as your ideas on lockdowns and such, I can understand the frustration. As you know the EM team can honor a few small requests, especially temporary ones, as long as they are related to the governor program, are public events and arent too common place or large. Anything permanent has to be vetted by Mesanna though. I CAN say that I know that there is a desire to expand on the Governor system, and I personally (I am not a member of the DEV team) would enjoy the governors having a bit more power within their own borders. I will forward that suggestion on.

    Even as EM, my own activity ebbs and flows due to Real Life. Know that your role as Governor will be missed and I hope that you continue to be active when you can be.

  3. QMSoar

    QMSoar Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran

    Oct 12, 2008
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    As I know this is not goodbye, in fact I think I will get to play with you more as the shackles of politics fall away, I will simply say... Thank you!

    The terms you served were a job well done indeed, and I congratulate on every success you achieved, on every player you inspired, and every legacy you leave in your wake.

    I would also like to offer my support as an active player event organizer to your proposal to create some way in which governors can lockdown items and assist with events in their towns. It is an excellent way to not only combat the rise in event greifing, but also increase a governors involvement with their citizenry. Not to mention giving me rock solid grounds to nag Governor Lew's ears off. :whip:
    Thoroughly endorsed!

    - Soar
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  4. Riyana

    Riyana Operations
    Administrator Moderator Professional Governor Wiki Moderator Campaign Patron

    Sep 14, 2012
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    Dear Governor Khaleesi,

    Although I only ever visit Atlantic in passing and seldom pay attention to shards beyond my own, your works nonetheless reached my attention on Chesapeake. Your hard work and dedication to Vesper were very obvious, and your events inspirational. You met me with kindness and friendship when I visited. I wish you the best of luck!

    Your Chesapeake counterpart,
    Governor Ivy of Vesper
  5. whiterabbit

    whiterabbit Stratics Legend
    Professional Premium Stratics Veteran Supporter Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter PITMUCK

    Dec 18, 2003
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