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Hello all, **MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT** , we have two NEW RANKS coming to MCME!!!
Okay before we get into descriptions, who gets the ranks and etc...
This idea was brought into the Valar discussions and passed. Once passed it was talked, debated and had an entire meeting discussion for three hours by staff. It then went back to Valar to be finalized and presented to you. It was leaked in the process and people questioned the representation they get, but we (Valar) assure you: these roles are only to represent non-staff ranks more and connect the community even tighter.
These ranks have the duty of supporting to ensure efficient operation of the MCME Community and to support Admin and Staff through a variety of tasks related to organization and communication. These ranks will be part of the Staff Team and will be based on roles non-fundamental to the project and enforcement operations on the server.
The reason for making new Roles was fairly undisputed. However the reason primarily that displaying these roles through new Ranks than perhaps Badges was due to that these Roles are the primary role to which the bestowed player will be carrying out and not their previous or other role to the server. The Valar also felt that these players should be recognized for their contributions in and out of game. The decision for having two ranks instead of just releasing one, is that the roles could easily be categorized into two but being able to put them under one banner was confusing.
The Bigger Picture:
The bigger picture in making these roles a reality is MCME has got to the point where it “can” be more than just about the fundamentals: (projects and enforcement) with the occasional events. With things new things coming along soon, MCME has to decide whether or not to take a more business structure: which comes with more work, management but also with the benefits of more potential and expansion.
A division in the community which focuses on shaping the operations in the community more efficient in the fields of communication and organization. The Assistant Rank is rank given to those within the Staff Team who's roles are to aid the Valar or are not part of the fundamentals (Project Leading and Enforcement). The candidates are chosen by the Valar and the roles within the rank are dependent on the time and necessity of the role.
Currently we will have 4 different assistant roles. They will all be shown in-game as Assistant. However, will have different perms on discord and forums.
The Operations Assistant role will be managing the Valar files, as well as the basic structure of the other rank files. This Assistant will be responsible for updating the promotions and demotions records and the MCME timeline. This Assistant will also be responsible for the upcoming MCME Calendar in forums and scheduling, organizing, recording the Staff meetings, Valar meetings, and Public meetings. This Assistant is also responsible for starting-off server-wide/community events and allocating a leader to them. This Assistant will also be working with the Media Assistant to look for new server partnerships and guest YouTubers, which would benefit the server.
Our canadite for this role: @lizzy_
The Builder Assistant is the personal assistant and aid to the Head Builder. The roles of this Assistant will vary depending on what the Head Builder needs at that time. This Assistant will not be influencing decisions on projects, promotions and etc, but purely helping in organization and communication. A few main tasks which the Assistant will be responsible for are: scheduling, planning Designer meetings, managing results and publishing to the public the project polls, updating documents like server wide status, the project supervision document with the results from the polls, updating the designer information lists: emails, who does what project and etc. This Assistant is also responsible for the organizing and updating the building rank folders: artist, foreman, and designer.
Our candidiae for this role: @superlolster
The Guide Assistant is an aid to the Head Guide, who is experienced and can fill in temporarily for the Head Guide when needed. This connects the guides to the rest of staff community even more as currently there is only one link and that is through Valar: all other guides are non-staff. This Assistant is responsible for maintaining the ever extensive Guidebook files, organizing and planning guide meetings, organizing guide files as a whole and representing the Guides in server wide events. This provides fewer distractions to the Head Guide and allows the Head Guide to focus on the rank and make new programs and ideas to benefit not only the guides but the entire community.
Our candidate for this role: @Arkengard
The Media Assistant is the center of all MCME Media. This Assistant is in charge of a properly established Media Team and will lead this team to manage and update MCME media outlets on a regular basis. This Assistant will also be in-charge of the promotion and server partner program. The Assistant will be working closely with the Head Builder to produce a season of building tutorial videos and will work to have sneak-peaks for beginning projects and to have showcases of finished areas. Also will organize regular cinematics, time-lapses, and other media types for our server.
Our candidate for this role: @TotiGonzales
Lead Builder Rank:
A division in the community which focuses on shaping the operations in the building ranks (artist, foreman, and designer) more efficient in the fields of communication and organization. The Lead Builder Rank is rank given to those within the Staff Team who's roles are to aid the Head Builder. The candidates are chosen by the Head Builder. As well as doing their average building roles, they will also take on a more senior leading role, which will manage along with the Head Builder all three ranks respectively.
We will have 3 different Lead Builder roles. They will all be shown in-game as Lead Builder. However, the corresponding role will focus on that building rank more than the others and each Lead Builder will have some different individual responsibilities.
Artisan Lead Builder
The Artisan Lead Builder is the first member of the Lead Builder Team. As part of this team, they will work together with the other two Lead Builders and have independent responsibilities.
The duties which the whole Build Leadership Team has but the Artisan Lead Builder is responsible for pushing forward are: to manage the builder ranks as a whole: especially Artist. They will respond to applications: especially artist, alert the Head Builder for people to move to watchlist, hand-out artist challenges by working with Designers and finding them. Then once the applicant is ready they will alert the Head Builder to come and do a final evaluation and either promote them or determine they are not read yet. They will also try to improve the different build rank roles: especially of Artist and resolve conflicts within the roles.
The personal duties the Artisan Lead Builder will have is being in-charge of the Realism Guide Program, and ever developing it. Also to organize, plan Artist Meetings and Artist Workshops.
Our candidate for this role: @Lindolas
Foreman Lead Builder
The Foreman Lead Builder is the second member of the Lead Builder Team. As part of this team, they will work together with the other two Lead Builders and have independent responsibilities.
The duties which the whole Build Leadership Team has but the Foreman Lead Builder is responsible for pushing forward are: to manage the builder ranks as a whole: especially Foreman. They will respond to applications: especially foreman, alert the Head Builder for people to move to the Foreman Trial Phase, give the Foreman Applicant an experienced Foreman to work with. Then once the applicant is ready they will alert the Head Builder to come and do a final evaluation and either promote them or determine they are not read yet. They will also try to improve the different build rank roles: especially of Foreman and resolve conflicts within the roles.
The personal duties the Foreman Lead Builder will have is being back-up for the Theme builds, as currently, Ivan cannot do all of them. Also to organize, plan big jobs and work closely with whoever will be in-charge of (one of the three main projects going on in the server, but more orientated for lots of jobs) the job project. Also to work with the Operations Assistant when big events are coming to make sure there are enough jobs running and to try to schedule jobs in advance on the coming MCME calendar. Also responsible for when there is a building event on another server (like builder’s refuge) to organize an official team to go there and represent MCME and work with the Media Assistant to have people to record it.
Our candidate for this role: @QuantaCube
Designer Lead Builder
The Designer Lead Builder is the third and last member of the Lead Builder Team. As part of this team, they will work together with the other two Lead Builders and have independent responsibilities. However, even though pretty much equal in say, he will be responsible for the productivity of the team and making sure they have set tasks.
The duties which the whole Build Leadership Team has but the Designer Lead Builder is responsible for pushing forward are: to manage the builder ranks as a whole: especially Designer and Building Badges. They will respond to applications: especially Designer and Building Badges, spark new discussions in staff considerations thread on applicants for these. Once the applicant is ready for the building badge they will alert the Head Builder to come and do a final evaluation and either promote them or determine they are not read yet. They will also try to improve the different build rank roles: especially of Designer and resolve conflicts within the roles.
The personal duties the Designer Lead Builder will have is, just as the Guide Assistant represents guides in server-wide events, the Designer Lead Builder represents the building portion, so they will work closely with the Operations Assistant to ensure to have big building events when there are community-wide events. Also to organize, plan Contests and Build days and alert the Operations Assistant to record them on the coming MCME calendar. To organize and plan Designer Meetings on projects and to make sure Designers in particular but all building ranks post on the forums updates in build projects.
Our candidate for this role: @Thijs1801
Not Done Just Yet:
Another change you might have noticed is a name change from Head Designer to Head Builder, as the Valar felt it represented the role better.
As like the Head Developer Rank, the in-game and technical aspect will come out soon.