With the recent explosion of inactivity throughout the clan, and a lot of thinking going through my mind. I bring forth something most people fear, something most would not imagine happening in GSA. I bring to you…
Change that some of you may not like and will probably vote against, but if you’re not with these changes you’re against GSA’s future growth. You’re against the old glories and victories GSA adhered to. For some of you this may bring back memories of the significant and abominable wars from 2013 and before. If it be the EKAT war with which I’m more familiar with, or the old AGSA war that some of you may remember, you get the idea. With these changes may come more of that, but instead of wars where we deplore each other and use whatever means to win. Cyber War will always be a unanimous no, but in the future I plan on friendly tournaments between a community of friendly gamers coming together to mingle, to play together, and to create friendships that may end up lasting a lifetime. I know some of mine might.
Right now, GSA is only surviving, but we must do more than survive to survive. We have to make changes and adapt to our surroundings. That change is being fought off by the constant “GSA would never…” and the “That’s against tradition…”. But right here, right now, if we do not change where GSA is headed, it’ll be dead by the time the Founder’s Group and Nickman retire. This is the reason I’ve brought up change. To better explain these changes, I’ll put a checklist together for you all.
These will be ordered in which I find important.
1. Changing Recruiting Methods
I believe the policy we have is ill-advised for the members and the work ethics they bring to GSA, which is why we need to change this up. Right now our income of members are at an all-time low. We aren’t recruiting at all unless they be a pb2 player from a different clan wanting to join GSA only to go inactive later on. The policy we have isn’t working and we must change it, and here’s what I think it should be changed to. (This is where we start to part ways with GSA’s Tradition)
We start to recruit based on KDR and also the number of Kills an applicant has obtained. As an example let me put together a scenario; since we’re starting basically from the bottom once again, we start by recruiting those with a KDR of 0.8 or 0.75, without judging how many kills they have. After that they should be tested by a member that’s, hopefully, in their skill level. As time goes on and our members increase in size, we can increase the KDR limit and maybe put a number of Kills limit. Say, a KDR of 1.0 and 1,000 Kills, this is just a list and small explanation of what I want to do so I haven’t gotten into full detail.
2. No More Ranks
This has been brought up a lot and was even put to vote by Nickman himself. I believe GSA needs this now because right now we don’t even follow the order of authority anymore. Since we’re all use to each other we treat eachother as equals and only use our power for corruption. If we do away with our out-dated system of ranks, we won’t have issues with members since everyone will be equal.
NOTE: This will not include the FG, they may go through a name change to better fit their role because if this goes through they will be more of a Moderation Team or Council.
[Nickman101:] I think this one is going to actually have the most impact, and it should be interesting to see what happens. I think abolishing the rank system is a great idea, but there still needs to be some structure anyway.
3. Recruiting More/Welcoming Newcomers
As I’ve mentioned above, recruiting is at a big FAT zero! So fat that I had to type out the word instead of just using the number. This is why GSA needs to be more enthusiastic about having new members instead of just being content with the close friends we have now. Sure, this will put some of you out of your comfort zone and may cause suspicion (I’m lookin’ at you Aj! Jk man.), but we have to get new people here or GSA will just be left in the dust.
There are 99 laws on the law page; 99 laws on the page! Take 1 down, pass it around, 120 laws on the law page! *To the tune of 99 bottles of beer kthx*
Anyway, yeah to get to the point there are too maaany laws okay. We gotta reform them and maybe put a limit to the amount of rules, yeah let’s call them rules now. Let’s say we combine rules and take away un-needed rules to a limit of 10 or 15 or even 20? I think that would greatly reduce the amount of un-needed rules in GSA and make it way less confusing.
5. More Active
Inactivity up the wazoo! We have to fix this and to fix that we need to recruit more and get active on the site and the pb2 community! No more lolly-gagging in chat all the time. We have to get with the program if we want to get back in the game, boys!
6. Organizing Site
I’m sure others have went through this, but whenever I want to find a page on our site, it takes me longer than it should. We’ve been using this site for a while now, and I’m still confused by the layout and the parent pages and all that wordpress jazz. Yeah, when we have the time we can just do this whenever we want, we don’t need a vote for this.
If I’ve missed anything you guys think I or any other FG should do for the clan, just comment below and we’ll think about it! 😀