Many of you may be aware of sweeping changes within the server management team. Notably, Aaron has stepped down from Founding Director and subsequently, Storm was put in charge to rebuild OzzyGaming. Due to some expected disagreement with the new choice of leadership, it was decided that Ryan would instead be made the Director and he would lead the community.
For those of you who don't know, Ryan has been around the community for many years. He was a previous server manager and developer who left the community at the end of 2016. Ryan has since been doing Arma development for our friends at StrayaGaming as well as running his own server hosting business. Ryan has the unique ability to be able to heavily subsidize the server hosting costs for the time being due to his business connection.
Following the news of Ryan's appointment and former management stepping aside, a flood of former community members with management and development experience
Moving forward, we plan to overhaul what OzzyGaming is and how it operates in order to make it a more enjoyable community for everyone.
Our biggest ambition is to ditch the 'OzzyGaming is an Altis Life server' stigma that has been with the community since it formed. OzzyGaming will be a community, not just a game server. We believe that be giving the community more outlets than just Altis life, everyone can become more tolerant
Along with new games, we plan to release a completely new website and branding in the next week to signify the change. TeamSpeak will also be overhauled with less focus on Altis life. We have also launched a discord server, which will also be replacing the private staff slack. Discord will mainly be used as a text chat program for the community with TeamSpeak being the main voice server.
Within staff, the main agenda is to eliminate the 'us and them' attitude. Everyone is part of the community, everyone is welcome here, no matter if you just log onto TeamSpeak once a month, check the forums or play Altis life every day. Staff members are simply the loyal members of the community who are entrusted with powers to keep order and help people. There will be no more "If you don't like it, leave" attitude by the new management team.
Hopefully, the changes we are making are received positively by the general community. I am more than happy to listen and explain things to people one on one in TeamSpeak if you give me a poke. Feel free to also reply here or make some forum threads for discussion. Again, nothing is set in stone and we are just getting the ball rolling, but we are very eager to make Ozzy great again.
Zaydan (loves a title) Executive