New Promotions Councilor and Vision Going Forward

Taking over as Promotions Councilor

It has been a year since Fury took over as the Promotions Councilor. He has now decided to step down after his term has come to an end.

With the blessing of the association and the other member of the Promotions Team, I will now be taking his place as the Promotions Councillor.

Over the year this transition has been slowly taking place. In the last few months, I’ve spearheaded the official FAF Twitter account, the new FAF wiki, populating the FAF YouTube channel with content and updating the website to create a better impression of what the project is about for potential new players that are unaware of this project.

Current state of affairs

As a team, we now have a solid foundation to work with. There are various systems in place that assist us in our work. As an example, The Google form for news submissions, and role selection for current projects on the promotions discord. There won’t be any major changes to these systems that are in place.

Ongoing Projects

One of the primary projects is the translation and localization of the new FAF wiki. Some languages we’re working on are Dutch, English, French, German and Russian. A lot of work has been put into improving the website. An example of these changes would be the replacement of all the images on the landing page with more updated images and better compression. With the support of Javi for his work on the Concept for the new FAF website which can be seen here to be able to create a hub for all interested in Supreme Commander.

The team

We’re actively looking for people to join the team. You’ll be able to have a direct impact on the community. Whether that is with the creation of graphics, collecting news, or managing projects surrounding the promotions team. It is an excellent place to start contributing towards FAF.

Vision for 2022

We are creating an archive on the forum of the news we post each week. This may appear redundant as we’re archiving it in various places already, but as the topic grows each week we hope it becomes a beacon of inspiration to show how active and vibrant we are as a community.

We’ll keep the YouTube channel alive with additional content. This can be original content, modified snippets from various Twitch streams or new tutorials on making mods and maps. As an example, when the new graphics are available they will be accompanied with tutorials by Jip that shows you how to make a basic map and use these new graphics.
We’re aiming to have an initial version of the rewrite of the website ready by the winter of 2022. You can find the progress on Github

Closing thoughts

I will strive to keep pushing the Promotions of FAF. I’m open to any questions and I will answer them to the best of my ability. Thanks to Fury for bringing me onto the team and allowing me to improve upon what was available to me at the time I joined. Good luck on to where his endeavours take him IRL and to the battlefield on setons or to the swamps on map-gen. Thanks for all the work you have put in and for giving me the freedom to improve the promotions while under your guidance.

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