I've been working hard behind the scenes to make this a fun place to be. The Christmas holiday was a very restful and productive time for me. On the outside, it looks like I was doing little other than playing video games, but gaming relaxes my brain. I had the week off work and it was fantastic, particularly since I hadn't had any time off in more than a year. I'm only part time (technically), but part time and only employee at this branch does take its toll. It's been a rough year.
That being said, here are some things to look forward in the next month. I hope you're as pumped for this as I am.
Achievement Badges Did I mention that I'm an avid gamer? One of the things that really gets me into a game is that tangible reward that says 'hey, you accomplished a thing'. That pretty little icon in my Steam library that says I did a thing. It occurred to me that I could apply the same concept to this. So I sat my butt down and wrote down a list of potential achievements that people could earn just by doing stuff in and out of the group. There's a lot. These are nearly ready to roll out.
Note: Once these roll out, they'll be applied retroactively to every group member.
Raffle! I was also thinking it would be fun to have a raffle. The grand prize would be one of the other Empress slots. There will be other cool group related prizes as well.
Story time! Last but not least, I'm going to start rolling out some story events and a few more group quests. I'm hoping they'll be fun for everyone on top of the quests that already exist, so stay tuned for those!