I have proven myself consistent in maintaining mapgen lobbies and responsibilities across many years of being a FAF icon and have over the time proactively taken additional responsibilities in order to keep the FAF interesting with mapgen lobbies. I will continue to host precisely the same mapgen lobbies for my next mandate.
Over the last year I have worked with nobody to create a thriving mapgen community and continue to work with nobody to drive mapgen down people's throats. This is intended to give people some spice in their lives so they keep playing games as it gives people new maps that incentivize playing while also eliminating the inevitability of lame ass games.
Essentially, you will need a to accept that mapgen games are the best then begin either hosting them or playing them. Once you've accepted this you will become a better player and enjoy faf more. In addition, when you begin playing mapgen you will become of a new class of player. You can look down on those who do not play mapgen as the plebs that they are.
This in turn allows will provoke these plebs to begin playing mapgen so they too can join the elite club. Slowly FAF will become a utopia of mapgen savants.
I'm planning on hedging the FAFLive channel as a way to garner interest in mapgen from the rest of the community. With about 100 reliable viewers at any general point in time and (hopefully) aiming for 250-300 during this year's mapgen tourney, we should be entering the realm where sponsors may be interested in helping support mapgen events. Ideally this results in both more mapgen tournaments and more exposure for mapgen through coordinated media campaigns and connections to real world firms.
Since there has been a lot of interest in revisiting the concept of polling for maps, I will completely ignore the idea and replace every map with mapgen. In order to minimize work on my end, we will never have any new ladder map rotations, mapgen will be forever.
I also plan on working with nobody to create a better matchmaking algorithm that will forcibly queue players up for mapgen games if they are not in one.
I also want to fish around and find someone to help me create a way to force more mapgen down people's throats.
I will be trying to fish for additional individuals to help out in utilizing tournaments as a way to promote the 2v2 mapgen games. Mainly, hosting events that are based around mapgen such as doing an invite for the top 8 or 12 players and having them choose teammates through a Captain system.
And to reiterate, I will be working on these new projects on top of the work I do in the link above. Nothing is getting dropped.
I commit to:
Communicating with as many FAF players to let them know that there will only be mapgen games going forward Organizing a schedule of the FAF mapgen nights Organizing tournament directors who will run mapgen tournaments for players Gathering feedback from the FAF project community to completely ignore it and only create more mapgen modes. Presenting and represent this information in the best interest of making mapgen the only game mode.
I do not take the Councillor Pledge because it is folly and the current writing of it calls for several current Councillors to resign or be replaced. Read: "I understand that if I am unable to perform these duties, I will resign or be replaced" & "I will spend at least 4 hours per week working on These Responsibilities" in combination with "avoid bringing FAF into disrepute"
I will instead pledge:
I will work to accomplish my own interests and pushing mapgen. When interests of the various user bases collide or the user base clashes with contributors, I will work to create a compromise that best serves none involved. I will maximize my own interests. I will maintain the same level of work ethic that I have maintained through all my years on FAF, very little. I will act as the voice for no players across all levels of FAF while also acting as a brick wall. I will pledge to work on both making a new Councillor Pledge and holding current Councillors responsible for their failure to uphold mapgen games as the dominate game mode. They should be expected to justify why they do not play mapgen games.
And that last pledge point will be my first action as Player Councillor.