This is an important issue that should be discussed among the GM/GS team sooner rather than later, with some sort of change being implemented for improvements.
A major issue is when current GameSages that go inactive from either the game/forum community. This cause typically:
-Applies more pressure to the active GameSages and community
By having 9 elected GameSages (the accuracy of the current list may be off), it is clear that the GM's have intended this community to be run by 9 active players. Here is a list of the current GameSages
, based on what's shown in Yuri's Complete thread.
Since my started playing again, I myself have noticed names on this list that appear to be inactive, due to the lack of presence that I among others in the community have noticed. So, if this were the case, a community in the responsibility of 9 is then in the responsibility of 6. And this may (as it has shown in the past) or may not last for a long period of time. This is most unfair to the current GS' as they have to bear more responsibility for the community while earning the same wage as the inactive GS'; and also unfair to the community as they have less GameSages available should they want to access one for help. Granted, there are many learning resources available for players seeking game knowledge, however players looking specifically for a GameSage should know they have ones available and nearby.
Complicates the following GameSage election process
In DWO's history, there have been GameSage elections made on:
It went from being consistent to being more rare. I think it would be a win/win for both the GM's and community if GS' were replaced as needed, rather than waiting until the need is so glaring that it needs to be prioritized. This keeps the proper amount of active help available for both the GM's and the community for a smoother running community, with less inactivity on the payroll. This also means more events, more prizes, and good potential for higher customer satisfaction grades.
Whether their 'most recent sign-in' and/or 'most recent post' are tracked, etc, or if tickets/rumors start circulating about inactivity among GS', it should be addressed and maintained from there.
And what would REALLY
be epic is if we could revisit the time .... GM's played the game