During my time as a GS one of the most annoying things was having to answer the same question about 50 times a minute.
Player 1 enters the shoutbox "Is the item mall down?"
Player 2 enters the shoutbox "is the item mall down?"
Gamesage" Yes" Facepalm
So I came up with this idea which could be implemented across all the games with a shoutbox/forum. In the section above the shoutbox there is currently a window to advertise other aeria games. Remove it and put a scrolling message window in which can be edited by the GM staff.
Go from this DDTank add
Perhaps with a bit more finesse. And have the message scrolling to catch peoples attention.
This would alleviate GS's, GM's, and regulars from having to repeatedly answer the same question regarding maintenance, item mall issues, web mall issues, DC'd, servers down etc.
4759649 Creation date: 2010-11-24 19:07:01
Edit: Edited the title and added RT from original suggestion