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Changes ahead for TKoC!!!

Discussion in 'SocTalk' started by Xander Zan Catman, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Xander Zan Catman

    Xander Zan Catman Member

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    Imagine for a minute, that it's 2006 and you are playing Entropia Universe. Imagine how different things were back then. A single planet, Calypso, made up our entire known universe.

    Flash forward to 2013, we have 5 planets in our growing universe. Rocktropia, Next Island, Arkadia, Cyrene and of course, our beloved Calypso. A lot has changed in the past 7 years and a lot more change is going to come. Our Universe has evolved.

    The Knights of Calypso were founded back in the early days when there was only one planet to explore. We were founded by a great knight, Thad Thaddeuss Scotsman. He gave freely of his time and experience and built a society of like-minded, honest Entropians to help those just starting out in our world.

    Like our universe, our society is beginning an evolution of it's own. We recently held a vote to see how the membership felt about changing our name. Long story made short, the vote passed and we have initiated the name change process and in another 4 days this should be completed.

    The Knights of Entropia, TKoE for short, will be the same great society it has always been. We will be there to help new players find their way not only on Calypso, but on every planet we travel too!

    Going forward we will be looking to continue our growth and evolution to keep pace with the changes being made across EU. We will be kicking off a fresh recruitment drive once the name change has been completed. Over the coming weeks, our Colonels have been asked to go over our current rules and policies and re-evaluate what parts to keep and maybe what parts need to be changed.

    We have always been known for helping the new player and it will always be an integral part of what we do. In the future, I hope to see more effort being placed on attracting and retaining more developed players.

    I am also hopeful that we are able to find a way to adjust our strict policies on PVP, PK and Pirating. These activities are an acceptable part of EU. As such, I'm hoping we can find a way to make it acceptable within our growing society. These changes will take some time to consider and will not happen overnight.

    I would like to thank all the Colonels of our soc - The Colonels are the governing body (formerly known as the counsil) Hamish BadWolf Carstairs, Angus Mac MacAlisdair, Malgomaj Malgo Spiff, Drake Quattros Tarmo, Art Ludgren, Arageo Smurf Turrak, Shell zealousquiche Bell, Ivan IronFist Draguv.

    When you see a Knight, you're looking at a friend. Good Luck out there and don't forget to say hi!

    Xander Zan Catman
    General, The Knights of Entropia
     
  2. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Sounds like a great idea to me. The Knights have always been an excellent society and I have quite a few on my friends list as a result. Looking forward to seeing you guys taking it out to the rest of the universe. Good work and good luck.
     
  3. Xander Zan Catman

    Xander Zan Catman Member

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    Thanks mate - with our members spread out on the various planets now it just made sense to alter the name. Calypso will still be where our society HQ is located in Treasure Island City.

    In the comming weeks we will be launching a new recruitment drive and plan on taking a group and visiting all the planets seeking out new players and new recruits. Random give-aways will take place on each planet!

    XZC
     
  4. Cyborg Bill

    Cyborg Bill Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Great post Xander. I have known several Knights since I started and you guys are surely a well known and respected society. Its great to see the longevity and evolution of the older societies thru EU's history. I think the name change is fitting to go with the change in the game specially now with all the planets (which btw Calypso isnt so beloved anymore since the planets have givin us escape options now but it does however hold us captive in many ways still). Being from one of the oldest socs in game I congratulate you guys on your success and wish you all very prosperous future as you move forward thru EU's life cycle however long that may be.
     
  5. Xander Zan Catman

    Xander Zan Catman Member

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    Thanks for the very kind words Bill. May the loot gods smile down upon you my friend :)

    XZC


     
  6. RexDameon

    RexDameon Active Member Pro Users

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    I think it's good that you made this post to inform the community but i still disagree with the name change. I think you will be surprised on the impact it may have. having calypso in the name didn't limit you to a planet affiliation as much it showed that the soc was a long time established society that started when there was only calypso.

    On the other hand getting rid of good "moral" rules against PK and and pirating makes me think your real goal here is not so much just to change a soc name but to really turn an old soc into a new one. Which is ok just understand that you are esentially killing The Knights of Calypso and making a new soc when you make a new name and new rules and you will loose some of that respect.

    Having known and actually met Thad i think he'd be a little sad about hearing this, but then again he may not care at all about anything entropia. I think he be sad to come back though someday and search for his old soc he started and not be able to find it.

    although on another note. If you said you where doing this out of protest agaist MA and wanting to support the other planets instead of MA owned Calypso then I may be all for it.

    These are just the opions of an 10 year old player who is sad to see so much of the great History Entropia have die off so dont take it personally it's just my opinion.
     
  7. Xander Zan Catman

    Xander Zan Catman Member

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    Rex my friend, you've been around a hell of a long time.. when it comes to EU ;) I respect your input to this situation.

    I have kept Thaddeuss informed of whats going on - although its been two years since he's really played and I don't think hes that concerned about it. He did say he was happy to know the soc was still going strong and was happy it was in my capable hands. Thad was actualy the one who first recruited me to TKoC after meeting me in PA one day... we got to talking and quickly realized we lived only 30 min from each other - we have met on a few occassions.

    Keep in mind, whatever happens with our soc is voted on by the Colonels (currently they number 9 with one to be added tomorrow) Idealy we try to keep this number at 11. I am the general yes, I put forth alot of the votes, yes, but its up to the Colonel's what changes get approved and what ones do not. When it comes right down to it, I merely implement the will of the Colonels.

    Recently for our name change, we asked the entire society to vote as it was a rather big deal :)

    I don't want to build a new soc - I want to help steer a good soc towards a path that will make it even better! I wuld like to take whats good about TKoC and expand into TKoE. Our main focus has always been helping the new players. We will always be there to help the noobs hats never going to change. But we need to cater towards more established players as well or we can not continue to grow.

    As much as I love helping new players and watching them develope their avatars, it does get to me after a while of seeing people get to a certain point in their game and then feel they have to move on to a "higher level" society. I undertand it completely, I just think we can be more then what we are right now. :)

    XZC
     
  8. stefanbond

    stefanbond Member

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    nice post, and nice intentions, hope u carry em all out :D
     

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