After months of consideration and going back and forth on a few different ideas, the leadership of the community has decided to move forward with new requirements for holding the ADK membership status.
A big part of the changes comes from us wanting to be able to do more for ADK members, and to be able to give back to those who are members of this community through giveaways, events, etc. . . . We do also understand that this new change will not work out for some members, but at the end of the day want to let everyone know that you even without the membership title you are still welcomed here.
Over the years, ADK has been slow to adapt to the changing times within the large picture of gaming and part of that is due to not wanting to make decisions which are often tough decisions and not always looked at in the broad spectrum as a positive change. This is ultimately something that ADK has faced from the beginning of it's existence in many forms.
The requirements that will be set moving forward from here on out are:
- Being active weekly on Discord and the Forums.
- Active participation within 1 or more games within ADK
If not continually active over a 3 month period, will be moved to 'Inactive Member'
- After being an Inactive Member for a 2 month period, member will be moved to 'registered'.
Now some people might be shocked or surprised about the second bullet point there, but in all actuality one of the Ranks and Roles that was posted in the ADK member section of the forums was being active within 1 or more games that ADK participates in as it was one of the original guidelines for becoming a member. Yes we did become quite lax on those rules, but as previously mentioned that was one of the requirements. Times do unfortunately change and we haven't been the greatest at changing with those times, which is why we started the discussions we did at the end of last year to prepare everyone for these changes.
Overall the ultimate goal of this community does not change; Bringing a fun gaming environment to as many people as possible around the world. If anything it only reinforces that goal by making sure that the members of this community are active so that new members always have someone to play games with.
As we're almost 10 years in to this wonderful journey with ADK, we look forward to even more years to come. Thank you to everyone who is and has been a part of this wonderful community!