The Old Guard
- Oct 24, 2017
ResetEra November 2017 Newsletter
We are delighted to present ResetEra’s first monthly newsletter! For your convenience this newsletter will collate major developments that have been happening around ResetEra each month. As this is a new venture and we are a new forum, you can expect to see changes in the format as we make adjustments according to your feedback. We want this feature, like all our features, to serve the community as best as possible.
One Month Anniversary
What a difference a month makes! Yes, it was exactly one month ago today that ResetEra first opened its doors to an anxious community, and in that time you've all made this forum feel like home. We couldn't be prouder to share this anniversary with you all, and we're excited for many more to come.
Mod Team Update
We've been making post-launch adjustments to our staff, including the introduction of new moderators who you might have spotted doing their jobs out in the wild already. We are very proud to welcome them to our team. If you missed it, please checkherefor all the details. You will also be able to view ourfull staff roster hereat any time; it will be kept up to date in case of any future changes.
We are currently planning our community-driven GOTY voting process for 2017. If you believe you have talents that might be useful for this effort, and are interested in lending a hand, please PM me, SweetNicole with the title: “GOTY Volunteer”. Voting will likely begin around Christmas.
The 20k Post Limit
As many of you may already know, it is currently our policy that when a thread reaches 20,000 posts it ought to be locked and a new thread made to replace it. On other forums this represents a technical limitation, but here on ResetEra we do it to avoid OP stagnation and encourage fresh blood. However, we have now decided to make an exception for OTs in Hangouts that already refresh on a weekly or monthly basis.
In short, from now on threads in Hangouts are no longer bound by thread length limits, as long as the community chooses to make a new thread a minimum of once a month.
To be clear, this is an option we are offering to threads that already refresh weekly or monthly. If that does not describe your community, you can ignore this.
Our verification program has now been fully implemented! If you see a poster with “Verafied” in their profile you'll know that the staff has confirmed their identity. For more information, including how to become verified yourself, please seethis postfor more.
Game Industry Q&A
Plans are being made for our Game Industry Q&A. Please readthis post for more details. We hope to be able to announce the final name of the program and our first guests soon.
New Game Releases
The month of November has seen the release of quite a few major titles, and we'd like to take an opportunity to highlight the interest they have generated within the community. You can find their impressive OTs here:
- Call of Duty: WWII
- Horizon Zero Dawn : The Frozen Wilds
- Sonic Forces
- L.A. Noire Remastered
- Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
- Star Wars Battlefront II
November also saw the release of new hardware into the gaming world: the Xbox One X. We’d like to congratulate the team at Xbox for a successful console launch! Already an energized community has sprung up around the Xbox One X, and you can join them here.
In case you missed them, we had the following Video Game Community Spotlights this past month:
- Fighting Games |OT|
- Cities: Skylines |OT|
- Hearthstone |OT|
- Out of the Park Baseball 18 |OT|
- Tales of |OT|
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’re going to be heading to the PlayStation Experience 2017 (PSX), there is a thread with planning details, including a meetup for ResetEra members which in the words of the organizers “includes normal gamers, developers, and even bigger names sometimes joining us”.You can check out the thread for additional details.
Thread Of The Month
Each month we intend to highlight a “thread of the month” from the website. In the future we plan to accept submissions for suggestions, but this month we have decided to highlight the Defend Net Neutrality thread. It is impossible to overstate the importance of this issue. This site, and the very internet itself, will never be the same without Net Neutrality. Please read the thread and consider taking action.
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 fomat? Please sound off in the replies to this thread.
This concludes the November Newsletter. Thanks for being the best community on the internet. Let's have a great December!