I personally was not in favor of shutting down at all. I wanted to show you that we are genuinely dedicated to you, the community, by staying live and gradually introducing all of the enticing, exciting content and updates that have been promised to you. However, if there's one thing I know about Jacmob, it is that he knows how to bring in players. His downfall is his inability to properly care for the server, which causes an inability to retain the masses of players that have been part of our community over the past three years that I have been here.
With that being said, I will be opening myself up further this time around to help keep things orderly and on track. I hope to be involved in the prioritization and strategic planning of development and duties during our downtime. I refuse to present another flawed relaunch attempt. It is not only a waste of your time to play a flawed server, but it is also completely embarrassing to be a staff member and try to promote something that you're not proud of. We, like you the community, are also players of the game, and NR is something we love, wish to enjoy, and see others enjoy and gain the same love for NR that we have.
I truly hope you stick with us and continually give us feedback on how we can improve. A server is only as strong as its players' involvement, which means your feedback and assistance has the utmost importance to our growth as a server and staff team. I hope to get you involved in a preliminary beta prior to relaunch, because then we will be able to properly assess our development and identify any existing flaws. It would also give you a chance to be a part of our future and get your voice heard before the launch is finalized.
Thank you all and I hope to see you in the near future to enjoy a properly developed Near Reality.