The Old Guard
- Oct 24, 2017
Welcome our December 2017 newsletter! If you've looked at your calendar, you might have noticed that it's not December nor 2017 anymore which means this newsletter is tardy. Unfortunately, vacations, holidays and the associated travel, along with several illnesses prevented us from getting this newsletter out last month. We hope you still enjoy this delayed December 2017 newsletter.
We rolled out the newest update (v1.3) in December and you see the full changelog here. Work continues on v2.0, and we'll have more to announce about it the future.
Mod Team Update:
We’ve got more to announce here than we originally planned. The big item first: Methuselah recently experienced a sudden change in real life circumstances that require him to take an extended hiatus from the site altogether. We’d like to thank him for his tremendous contributions in getting the site up and running and carrying us this far. The staff and community alike owe him bigtime.
As a result, Selina is now being promoted to Administrator so that she can replace him as a Mod Team Captain alongside Rowlf. Selina is an exemplary moderator who has earned the confidence of her predecessor and the entire team. If you have any questions or comments about our moderation please continue to reach out to these two outstanding individuals.
Finally, since our last update we’ve added a few new moderators who we would like to formally introduce now. Please welcome:
Ron Paul (perfectchaos007)
We’re excited for the new perspectives each of these moderators will bring to the team. As always you can find the complete and updated staff roster here.
We mentioned a while ago that we were committed to self-funding the site through the end of 2017 and we are very pleased to have met that commitment. Things remain in motion, but to ensure that the site will be self-sufficient we expect to monetize starting this month and will provide a detailed update when plans are finalized.
We had our first Q&Era successfully completed with the Lizardcube and DotEMU, the folks behind Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap. You can read the thread in its entirety here. Thanks again to Lizardcube and DotEMU for answering the questions, and thanks to you the community for providing some excellent questions for them to answer. We're incredible happy with the level of response we've had both from the community and the gaming industry with the Q&Era.
Our next Q&Era is going to be with team behind games like SteamWorld Dig 2 and SteamWorld Heist: Image & Form Games. There's still time to submit questions! Check out the thread here for full details including how to submit a question. You have until January 6th, 2018 at 5:00 AM GMT to submit.
If you missed it, GOTY voting for Resetera's 2017 GOTY is already underway! Please check out the thread here for full details including how to properly format your list. Voting ends Sunday, January 21st, 2018 at 5:59am PST / 8:59am EST.
New Game Releases:
Although December is a slower month for video game releases, there will still a few notable releases. You can find their OTs below.
- Doom VFR
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2
- Tokyo Xanadu eX+
- Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris
- Reigns: Her Majesty
- Hello Neighbor
- Fallout 4 VR
- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PC 1.0 Release
- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Xbox Game Preview
- Resident Evil 7: Gold Edition
- Okami HD
Video Game Community Spotlights from the past month:
This section of the newsletter is set aside for Community Events. Please note that any events mentioned here are not officially sponsored, organized by, or affiliated with ResetEra, LLC or the site staff. These are community run and community operated. We cannot police these events, but we'd like to acknowledge the hard work and camaraderie of the community. If you have community events that you are going to be hosting, please contact SweetNicole if you would like to be included in a future newsletter.
Thread Of The Month:
We'd like to highlight an inspiring community effort this month to help out of one of ResetEra's own members. Doctors told me today I have around 8 weeks to live started out as a heartbreaking thread about death and the fragility of life, but it quickly transformed into a wonderful example of how remarkable this community really is.
Although our policy ordinarily is to never permit personal fundraising, the community's desire to rally in a true life or death situation was so clear and so powerful that we decided to make an extraordinary exception and get out of the way. Since then the community has organically organized an effort that has already raised 81% towards the total cost of treatment. If you want to start the New Year feeling good about humanity, this is a great thread to read.
How did you like this newsletter? Are there things you would like to see included in future ones? What sort of changes should we make to improve the format? Please sound off in the replies to this thread.
This concludes the December Newsletter. Thanks for being the best community on the internet. Here's to a great 2018!