Thank you Indi for taking the time to make this post..thank you Dunder for being the amazing person that you are , and all the time you put into Gamepunch,..obviously things have been all over the place with people leaving, rules changing, mods coming and going, and trying to tighten down on how the staff handles a situation.
There will never be a perfect server. There is always a’ flaw(s). I have been here since the very beginning and I love how we have grown as a community and family, but I do remember the old days as more fun, and running smoother. I know we lost some key players but we have other plays who can step up to help that. There are definitely some things that need to change , and that takes time to figure out how to do so appropriately. Everything we do as a team has a snowball effect..one action sets off another. Everyone will have their likes and dislikes about our community , it’s part of it. I think overall we do a pretty damn good job, can we improve? Of course!
Maybe a weird alternative suggestion but hell I might as well shoot my shot..there are quite a few OG players who left GP but were rather huge in the community as a whole ( such as Tech N9ne, Bonkers, etc)..all of them have a reason for leaving..(or banned)..but what if we took some who used to be gp, or outside source who care about GP but won’t be part of it that is active on the servers. Group them together and have a talk with the staff. See why they left, what they don’t like, what they think would make us better as a whole. Bring their thoughts into our gameplay. If people are leaving the community that love the game, there is a reason. May it be personal, or tired of toxicity , or dislike of how things are ran. Why not listen to their key points? Maybe it would help to see what their thoughts are.
I feel we also should express that in the forums we have suggestions anyone can post and is read on the daily! Just because your not a member of staff does not mean you don’t have experience or creative ideas. We all have our own opinions. I love this community, and I know we can do better. Indi your a good dude with lots on your plate,..but I want you to remember, the things you do , represent. Your a good leader just need to remember who you are in this community, your the biggest effect to everyone’s gameplay. (Not saying that I’m a bad way, just reminding you how important you are)
I know I haven’t been as active as I used to be but I really try. With two new puppies, the extreme busy stream Iv had with work since Covid-19, and on the side preparing to start my own business it’s hard to have the time. But anytime I’m needed I’m there. I’ll always make the effort. I used to be really crafty with computers , as my dad owns his own computer consultant company (coding, building computers , etc) it’s not hard for me to pick up but it’s been years since I’ve done anything close to that and don’t remember a lot. I’m outdated you can say lol. I’m willing to help as much as possible and make the time you need. Just reach out for whatever you need and I’ll do my best to help in whatever way possible.
I love all of you guys, and really appreciate everyone’s effort and time into this community, we got this , we will strive and become even better!