The absolute biggest issue Becto has is transparency. Whether it be with an update, a change in the works, release date, appearance of staff inactivity etc. To be frank you've broken the communities trust time and time again. All the way back with the "big update" in season 4 that never happened and was later revealed that it was an excuse causing that season to last almost a year, but even so a lot of us stuck with the community. Even now we are trying to stick with this community and we are voicing our opinions because we care for it. Being ignored and silenced has caused things to escalate to such a degree, and although I don't like some of the people banned off the forums I think it was an extremely immature way of handling the situation from both ends but it never should of led to a ban and that's on you staff. The trust that was once in the community is broken, and we're tired of being taken advantage of. I'm honestly tired of reading comments from staff constantly being defensive. You can claim till your last breath that the staff are active in game but in vanish but that proves nothing, the player base obviously doesn't trust you and you have no actual proof that you're actually moderating in vanish. You know a quick way to stop hackers and build community trust as far as being active goes it's simple don't sit in vanish. Hardly anyone is stupid enough to use hacks with a staff member visibly online and the smart ones use /list anyways, so just by being there you're being a major deterrent. Now let's move on to staff not wanting to log on or show visibly because they don't want to be bombarded with messages and tpahere's etc. I get that as someone who's not staff I can tell you it is annoying I experience/experienced it to a higher level than some staff because of the fame I had from season 4 so I can sympathize. However this is common knowledge that this will happen to you when you receive staff and you knew it before applying, it's absolutely no secret that this is basically common sense that I know almost every current staff knew before taking on this position. If you want to complain and that's honestly a reason you don't want to log on or leave vanish then retire take a long break and reapply if or when ready, what you shouldn't do is basically retire while still holding a staff position. Now majority of our staff applications are terrible there's no getting around that and it's a common occurrence in any game. What I'm having trouble wrapping my mind around is why when we get heavily supported applicants they're denied. Let's take Pluji for example, he was denied once and increased his playtime and all around negatives pointed out in his previous application. Then he creates his second applications after 2 months with the only negative thing to be said was the color of his text which was fixed and the votes changed to +1 and then he gets denied and can't reapply for 6 months with the reasoning "We just don't think you're quite there yet." that's such a joke it's not even funny. As you would expect the community wasn't too happy about that which lead into more conflict and players being removed from the forums/community for what I'd consider a terrible reason. Like I said early though regarding those restrictions it's on both parties but the staff handled it terribly, I don't think a single person wouldn't get offended if their posts were continuously edited or removed all the while the posts containing what I would consider nothing offensive constantly were. So there's a few things I'd like to see and have answered. The first more visible activity and by that I mean not the forums not the discord, I want to see that red player name in-game, show your presence because if it wasn't obvious the community doesn't trust like they use to and that's both Bas's and the the staffs fault. The next thing I'd like to see is actual release dates, updates, etc no carrot on the stick replies about changes we'll either never see or are so far from actually being released that you just get peoples hope up, aka quit lying. Actually address the community and it's concerns you can't keep letting problems build up till they explode like we see today. More transparency or at least a non copy paste answer as to why staff aren't being accepted. With that being said I'd really like to know why Pluji was denied and hit with a 6 month reapply response. Also lastly quit being so thin skinned staff, you don't have to be defensive all the time and I don't care about your reasoning for it, most of you are adults so act like it especially as a staff member, your defensive or passive aggressive replies don't help in the slightest and only make matters worse. Oh one last thing I'd like it if we could see some transparency as to why members were removed from the forums, I've seen several people in the past banned for good reason but with all the posts in threads and then the bans it currently just looks like you don't like their opinion and silenced them for it. TLDR: I wrote a lot of text not going to lie but the base for everything I said can be said in the simple fact that the community/players trust has constantly been taken advantage of and is no longer what it use to be. Earn it back and quit falling into the same cycle that caused this mess or the only community you'll have is a bunch of staff that don't have to worry about a server as there won't be any players to punish. @Felicette I appreciate you having a civil conversation about the problems everyone's trying to address rather than be defensive and whip out a hand book of excuses. I also notice you constantly handling support tickets and discord issues and I appreciate the hard work. You've probably done more as far as contribution to staffing than a third of the current staff team combined and it's very visible to see the effort you put in.