I’m applying for Community Manager, as I would like to improve the FAF experience, increase transparency, and give more value, weight, and focus to the desires of the FAF playerbase.
I’ve been part of the FAF community for 8+ years; contributed as a mapgen developer, game developer, mapmaker, modder, and member of the matchmaker team. My contributions include creating ~70 maps, over a dozen mods, numerous mapgen improvements, the new in-lobby autobalancer, team rating display, etc. I have put a lot of time into improving the FAF experience, creating resources, connecting players and contributors, reducing toxicity, training players, and answering questions. I have developed working relationships with numerous different contributors and users from a large variety of different FAF communities, and I often seek additional feedback from a variety of players and contributors to help determine how things should be improved and what should be focused on.
As Community Manager, I would:
Act as a liaison between the playerbase, contributors and FAF officials, to better voice the desires of the playerbase and to work with relevant contributors and FAF officials to try to get popular changes that would be good for FAF implemented
Create new systems that help to connect players with relevant contributors and resources, increase transparency, and make it easier for contributors to get useful feedback and player data. For example, I would like to create a feedback/data section on the FAF Discord, which would have a conveniently structured system for polls, surveys, and more
Create a new channel on the FAF Discord specifically for community discussion of ladder/TMM map pools, the maps in them (and their gameplay), and the processes used to determine what maps are put in the pools
Create a structured suggestions system that helps connect good ideas with relevant contributors (and makes that process easier and more efficient)
Organize community events – I’d start with organizing some casual game nights, and would go from there
Create a FAF calendar, which would include things like tournament dates, patch dates, community events, etc