Server leadership changes 2020

Hello! SilverWolv here. Since the inception of the WolvHaven server in 2011, I have mainly been in charge of overseeing the overall running and managing of the server.

However, all things will come to an end, and I will be moving off to doing my studies in University soon and will no longer be as active as I was last time. As such, I have entrusted several individuals with the responsibility to keep WolvHaven operational well into the future.

Who are the new head-honchos?

Since 1 August 2020, two of the staff’s existing admins have been entrusted and given the power to make overall decisions concerning the server. A new rank has been created for these two staff members – namely the PSO(OPS) and PSO(PC).

PSO stands for Principal Staff Officer, by the way.

PSO(PC) – essentially the community manager

Jotch is now officially the server’s PSO for Policy and Community. His role is essentially the community manager and will be in charge of overseeing, identifying, and addressing any issues or disputes within the community in general.

PSO(OPS) – essentially the backend operations manager

Mopsistudios, on the other hand, is now the server’s PSO for Operations. His role is to oversee and look into the server’s administrative processes; such as application processing and regulatory enforcement.

DevCom – essentially the server’s technical manager

Nixholas has been appointed as the server’s new development commissioner. He will be in charge in overseeing the server’s technical aspects such as uptime and upkeep of plugins together with his appointed team of server devs.

What happens next?

Both Jotch and Mopsistudios were identified to take over the role as both of them have great strengths in different fields. Hence, it was decided to split up the role between the two of them.

Both Jotch and Mopsistudios will now hold the ability to make final decisions for the server, and also change the way new staff members are appointed, and decide the appointment of new staff members.

WolvHaven Celebrates Pride 2020

🏳‍🌈EVENT DETAILS:

🗓 27 June 2020, 2PM UTC
📌 Grand Parade/Boulevard, Fifth Haven

🎉PRIDE PARADE

A pride parade will be organised along the boulevard in fifth haven!

🌆CONTRIBUTE A FLOAT TO THE PARADE!

– If you have build rights in fifth haven, build on an empty float directly
– otherwise make a float in lab and ask a staff member/architect to transfer it for you!

Float Size: 9m wide, 16m long, 6m tall

🥳MAKE A SKIN FOR THE PARADE

Join in the festivities and customize your skin for the event! (mibu is hinting thats he’s doing drag)

🏙DECORATE YOUR GARDELLIA TOWNS

Get your gardellia towns and cities in with the festivities! Decorate and pride-ify your gardellia towns!

💬JOIN IN THE DISCUSSION

Over in # pride-2020 in the WH Discord

May 2020 General Elections

Upon the advice of the Prime Minister, Mopsistudios, the President has dissolved the 12th Parliament prematurely and issued a writ of election for the 13th Parliament, scheduled to take place in May 2020.

General Election Information

Voting System: Party-List Proportionate Representation
Polling Station(s): City Hall (4th Haven)
Polling Dates & Information: See important dates below

Important Dates

Date (Times in UTC)Event
9 May 2020Final Parliament session of 12th Parliament
10 May 2020 4PM12th Parliament Dissolved
17 May 2020 4PMStart of Nomination Period (Registration of Party Interest)

Beginning of official Campaigning Season
23 May 2020 4PMEnd of Nomination Period

Announcement of Contesting Parties & Party Codes that will appear on ballot
28 May 2020 4PMPostal Voting Opens

Cooldown Period Begins
29 May 2020 4PMPolls Open
31 May 2020 4PMPolls Close
Release of Results Afterwards
5 June 2020 2PMState Opening of 13th Parliament

Registered Parties for election:

(In randomized order)

Party CodeParty NameResources
UWHUnited WolvHavenWiki page: http://wolvhaven.shoutwiki.com/wiki/United_WolvHaven
Manifesto: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19KiPVh7HbYL_8mP3sVgULu7Wx9RkQcQV/view
CFDCitizens for DemocracyWiki Page: http://wolvhaven.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Citizens_for_Democracy
Manifesto: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11LlGN-8mPYUoVMU01HqirBQ5Y64Qdwtg/view
NOUNational OrduhWiki page: http://wolvhaven.shoutwiki.com/wiki/National_Orduh
Manifesto: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bV-hBvAURTxoTUOOkpbICjGDoHi8CpOs/view
HGPHonest & Green PartyWiki page: http://wolvhaven.shoutwiki.com/wiki/HGP
Manifesto: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1epGXdz6GfkmfDYvVEhMF1kPOBCjML0Hp/view
PPWPeople’s Party of WolvHavenWiki page: http://wolvhaven.shoutwiki.com/wiki/People%27s_Party_of_Wolvhaven
Manifesto: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRdvyzSYEWV1qUTHeZYNQCHhNJWyky9VHLAftdudE_DbYGccMPLb45uyp-ynIiEdbm0xqN5UaLK-nak/pub
EXEElectorate Entertaining EveryoneWiki page: http://wolvhaven.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Electorate_Entertaining_Everyone
Manifesto: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nUae4O7leL_nENZZTOOumvvlV_kk6_EXcy3UOSRoZAc/edit

Watch Election Coverage

For more information, please visit the Elections WolvHaven page

WolvHaven is going 1.13

As final testing on 1.13 has shown to be going well, with minor or no major expected disruption to the server experience, we are excited to announce that we are excited that we will be upgrading to 1.13.2 soon

As of now, the tentative date for this upgrade is expected to be on 5 May 2020, from 3AM UTC

Judging from our test server upgrade, this downtime is expected to last between 4 to 6 hours, with the server hopefully ready by 9AM UTC.

A final call to report bugs from the test server

We do not want to require a backup restore should there be any extreme bugs. Should a backup restore be required, all progress made on the server after the upgrade will be lost.

Feasibility status for upgrade

Sustainable
This means that the server can operate as it is, taking into consideration several minor bugs and/or issues that only affect minute aspects of gameplay. 

The following issues can be expected after the upgrade

  • Lifts using EElevators having weird sign placements within lift cabins
  • Lifts using ElevatorsV2 having weird glass pane door glitching, and iron doors being destroyed

Citizen Rank Applications open from 13 March 2020

WolvHaveners voted in favor for the implementation of a new interim rank between the Visitor and Citizen ranks – called “Permanent Resident” (PR) in the January 2020 General Election/Referendum Exercise.

On 16 January 2020, the PR rank was introduced by executive order, mandating that new Visitors who have completed the Immigration Test be promoted to PR instead of Citizen, without any promotions from PR to Citizen until further notice.

Applications Open from 13 March 2020.

The new Citizenship application will open from 13 March 2020. Links to the application forms can now be found in the Ranks/Application Forms pages under the information section of the WolvHaven website.

Applications will be processed on a weekly basis, with results released every Saturday/Sunday.

Nominate your WolvHaveners of the year

The WolvHavener of the year award celebrates the achievements and contributions by recognizing citizens who are leading role-models for all. Their achievements serve as an inspiration and challenge us to make our own contributions towards creating a better WolvHaven.

Honoring a group of well-respected citizens who spark discussions, change, and action on issues of national interest, the award also aims to promote active citizenry through the recognition of WolvHaveners who have contributed significantly to the community.

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