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Quote from Vaimes »Go go year-long game.
Quote from Killjoy »Damn it switch me to /in.
I can do it!
I prefer Fall. It's usually cool, but not freezing.
Quote from dkingsland967 »/in
I would recommend increasing Day length to 3 weeks until there are like 12-ish players. Two weeks for 17 players seems a bit short. A good rule of thumb I've seen (and used) in the past is 1.5 RL days x the number of living players for day length.
Quote from Silvercrys3467 »Yeah, the whole "people are looking for interesting setups" was the reason I pushed so hard to get the Specialty Queue reinstated. The FTQ just wasn't producing setups fast enough to meet the demand for specialty level set ups on its own. Of course now we have a problem in that there are a bunch of specialty set ups in the queue and around half of them are unfinished, but one thing at a time.
I do agree we need to at least keep the escape pods ready in case things go south, but if we want to try to ride out the ownership change I'd be willing to do what I can to make it work.