Welcome to my novel.
Welcome to my novel.
By now, most of you guys have heard about the recent changes in the Lore Department. Due to Arch’s busy life, he has chosen to step back into other departments and I’ve decided to step forward into the role thanks to Solus’s invitation. Based on the commentary in Axex’s thread, I’m seeing some mixed feelings about the choice: reservations, doubts, critiques, and compliments. The opinions are varied, but each one is valid.
I want to take this moment to assure everyone here that I have every intention to put my heart and soul into this position because HollowWorld is a part of me. If you log in and check these forums as much as I think most of you do, then I know you also have a passion for this place. For the people who have been here for years, I have SEEN the devotion you have for the server. For the people who have only recently joined us, I know that it might feel a little overwhelming to start out, but you’re here because you have found something that interests and draws you in. Regardless of who you are or how long you’ve played, if you’re reading this, then HollowWorld is a part of you too. I cannot fault anyone for feeling passionately about our little corner of the internet. We may not all agree on particular policies or certain paths, but we all want HollowWorld to blaze brightly and to be successful for years to come.
So please don’t think that I approach this position lightly. Glados in particular raised a point about my past tenures as staff and I won’t say that he’s wrong for bringing it up. I’ve done a lot of jobs for the server and have been part of many different departments. But the difference is that every time I’ve been part of staff, it’s because I have felt an obligation to be helpful. That is not the case with this recent change.
I did not accept Solus’s invitation to Lore Coordinator because I felt an obligation to do so.
I did not accept Solus’s invitation to Lore Coordinator because I wanted the title.
I did not accept Solus’s invitation to Lore Coordinator just so I could be a lore writer.
I am here because I have a passion for this server and a passion for the work this role entails. Of all the jobs and roles I’ve had on the server, writing lore has been my favorite. I enjoyed being on Lore Council more than any other role, and a reason I left was because I disliked the constraints in the Council format. But as I step into this position, I feel utter excitement and absolute joy because I have confidence in my ability.
As for my plans as Coordinator, I intend to build from existing lore and flesh out everything I can. I want to make sure that the Events team feel inspired by the old and the new content. I will be working with Lannis and Elz to make sure events integrate seamlessly with lore, and to make sure that Lore Department is ready with any questions players come up with about events. I’ll be parsing through convos in the future to get those caught up as soon as I can. The Lore Council will not be making a return, but I know my limits and I know that I am not an expert on everything. Just like Cherry, I will have a roster of Consultants to pull from on the staff team for certain confidential projects, and will at times open up player submissions for less confidential pieces.
I understand and respect that many people have reservations about Solus choosing me. I know that many people worry how Events and Lore will intermingle in the future. But I feel hopeful and confident. Don’t worry guys. I got this.
And if perchance you don’t believe me, give me enough time to get caught up and watch me prove it to you.
(ohmygod I am made of excitement)