alright lets start from the top Staff 1's points: Not playing on the server, condescending + talking shit to staff, demoting(d_rules) for no reason, accepting snazzah to prove my point Wildly enough I do not need to play on the server, crazy right? No SM is required to play on their server 24/7 they just have to make sure it's functional and they are up to date with everything going on with the community/with their staff team(which I am) The server is up and it's working, correct? If you experienced me being condescending towards you and/or talking shit to you, you are probably not a good staff member. I have never had this problem with any of the above average staff members (@s4mple @paramommy @Mr. Flenagan @Pingu <fix your name @Kap @Tuff Kitten and @paramommy ) I have all been highly respectful to since they have all together gave me very minimal problems. If you fuck up once I'll give you the cute kind treatment, if it persists past the first time, I have no reason to respect me if you do not respect your own staff position, the way you act on the server or how you conduct yourself in general. I have explained to d_rules multiple times that his demote is temporary which for whatever reason he is stuck on, temporary does not mean forever d_rules. You were demoted for the situation with Ellie continuing when you were on which has been explained multiple times to you in 1 day I am not sure why we are still stuck on this? When you mature up a little bit I will give you back your Admin, as of now since the temp demote you have shown nothing but impatience and immaturity which is something I don't want to see in a staff member on my team. I have also explained multiple times why snazzah was demoted the FIRST time for his extreme immaturity, racism and overall unprofessionalism. Even after explaining why he was demoted multiple times I was still receiving hit from half or more of the staff team for a "wrongful" demote, so when I promote him after his first fuck up and he completely mistreats another person on the server to the point where they have to reach out to the higher ups that's a huge problem. Now people don't need to say that Snazzah was wrongfully demoted since this has happened a whole two times now and we can move on, I have nothing against the kid he is just not a good staff member in his current state. Staff 2's points: Not good staff, AFK, not getting anything "done", pointshop, not listening to staff opinions, not speaking towards drules or snazzah after their demotes, my friend Jay having superadmin on the server Can't say much about the first point since its opinionated, if you don't think I'm good staff you're entitled to it. I'm not sure why me being afk on the server is a problem? I usually start AFKing in the AMs to start up the server since no one wants to play on a server with 0 people on it, I leave when the server is above 28 players since the cap is 32 or when I am doing other shit and I need everything on my PC. There is also the fact that when there is no staff members on reports can't be typed out at all since there is "No admins on", when I am afk on the server the staff coming on can answer the reports way better since they aren't going off people's words and they actually have a full report to look at. What else is there to get done on the server? It is a SEMI-VANILLA server, which means very little add-ons to attract players who still want the original TTT experience but want to branch out a tiny bit. Nothing on the server changes the game drastically so casual TTT players or long time players can join and get the same experience. It's also semi vanilla because that is the most popular branch of TTT servers since the load times are very low and people who play GMod don't tend to have super good PC so why would they join servers with 1gb+ download? Pointshop has already been linked to Goob and I do not have access to any funds put into AG so it is not up to me when it will be purchased, which again I have addressed multiple times. Not listening to staff opinions isn't really a big thing? I have been running GMod servers for the past 4 years and all of them have been TTT and all of them have been in the 100's to 500's on gametracker, if anyone knows what to add to a server it's going to be me. Plus most of the staff suggestions are horrible and aim in the complete opposite direction of what position I want the server to be in. I'll list a few of my least favorite below Double Jump - You get to jump two times which makes you get into places you aren't supposed to be + if you fall you can jump mid air to completely negate all fall damage. There would be no punishment for people who get discombob'd, c4 blasted, newton launcher'd or people who just fall plus you can get into places you aren't supposed to get into in the first place. Nyan cat gun - Infinite ammo(gross), plays the extremely annoying song whenever anyone shoots it which is REAL fun, plus its a far different gun than anything in the base game or any gun I have added to the server Literally any type of explosive, but I'll just say the rocket launcher - This punishes players that group up extremely which is a strategy new players use a ton, I don't think anyone would find it fun just exploding after staying in a group in a safe place. We already have multiple options for taking out groups of people which are C4, S.L.A.M's, the base game sniper or the AWP(which is one shot) or the Radio to fake a c4. Why would you need a near instant explosion AOE weapon? Way too powerful with a very low risk and high reward. Like I said earlier I want to keep the DL time low to increase the player count, every add on that gets added to the server will put it up and with that less people will join. I'm sure you guys like the server not being dead so lets keep it that way boys. I do not have to speak to staff prior to demoting them at all I'm not sure where this is said at all? Snazzah already knew he was dead in the wrong in that situation and I have already spoke to d_rules about his. My friend Jay was the old SM of the server I made on AG before which again I have said multiple times it was brought up. Goob and I believe Pigeon both know about this and have allowed it not sure why this was a point at all. Staff 3's points: My playtime, being inactive, my point of view, community already having pointshop I already addressed play time earlier, not going to retype a paragraph. I'm not sure how am inactive? The server is in a good place right now, I check in to see if anything is breaking the server daily and there is 0 problems. My point of view is my point of view, I'm not sure if this is referring to the Ellie situation but I did not need to hear Snazzah side at all after what he did, this wasn't a mistake and there isn't an excuse for it. The community google drive does not have PS2, I don't even know where you pulled this out from but next time make sure you have 100% valid points. Staff 4's points: Only playing a couple of times, hearing nothing but bad things about me, activeness, being liked on the community The main reason I don't play on the server anymore is the constant targetting from other members and even my own staff. I get on the server and someone screams my name that I am now playing on the server, I get repeatedly bothered by everyone on the server staff or not and don't forget the constant knives in my back and AWP's to my body. I didn't have a problem playing earlier in the servers development, but for the passed 2-3 months I have not been able to actually have fun playing TTT with this constant target on my back. Any staff member that likes or dislikes me knows this to the full extent, if you guys make the game not fun for me to play, I will not play it. I also said earlier that I do not need to play on the server as SM, I just need to make sure the server is up and running. That sucks that you've heard nothing but bad from me, I have done a lot of good for AG in my years of being in it and I would like to keep that up. If you have any complaints feel free to steam message me(or add me and msg me if you don't have me added). Already addressed activeness multiple times, not going to type about this again. No one in any community is going to be loved by everyone in it, I don't mind the hatred from others but I don't actively look around on AG to be liked. If you personally don't like me then we can sort it out I'm sure. Staff 5's points: everything is outlined and neat unlike the others so I'll go down his/her/its nice list I would like to respect my staff and I would like them to respect me back, after making me look like a fool/abusing most of my respect goes out the window for you. If you have any type of problem with me you can message me about it. The ellie situation has already been addressed and so have my reasons behind everything I did. PS2 has been addressed and damage logs do not need to be updated as they still work 100% with no glitches or bugs as they are now. I was planning on rolling this out with PS2 but if you feel the need to complain about something that you do not need I'll make sure to get on that for you. At the meeting I addressed everything I needed from my staff team, I have done everything on my part. If you need anything from me I have said tons of times to contact me on steam ONLY, I do not check forum PMs or any type of app (discord,ts3, etc) enough for it to a main way to contact me. I have steam on my PC and phone, I will get back to you most of the time. The only time the communication was sour was before the meeting and the whole Ellie situation. I was asleep at the time and multiple people tried contacting me can't really do much there. I also addressed earlier I do not need to tell a staff member that they're being demoted. Staff 6's points: AFK, toxicity I have already addressed the AFK situation. If you do not like anything I say or I am "toxic" towards you then feel free to talk to me about it. Just because I am server manager doesn't mean I am completely void of all feelings lmfao Everything else: I am not sure why staff are scared to lose their ranks over this? The only way a staff member loses their rank is from breaking server rules or abusing, AG is not a communist community you are free to post and have opinions as long as its in our rules(so no racism you edgy kids). I have already addressed PS, "inactivity" and damage logs. The ban lag I have never experienced on any server I have ever ran and this current server is a carbon copy from the old AG server so I am not sure how to approach that. If I knew how to fix it I would, trust me I don't like the server lagging as much as anyone else. The ban comments are all extremely old, from the start of the server to the staff meeting where this exact issue was addressed and since this most staff members have been keeping up with it not sure why this was brought up. I don't need to hold staff meetings as that isn't a requirement, they are nice to have from time to time but what is going to be said in each that hasn't been said it others? In this coming up staff meeting I'm going to address most of the staff issues on the server and that's about it. Everything else has been covered or I already expect it from the staff members. I'm not sure how communication is in this since I get back to most of the people to message me, if you don't get through to me for whatever reason feel free to contact any other higher up to get in contact with me or they can resolve it themselves. The staff list was at a request was asked by many people in the discord, very weird how you left that out. and finally I'll address anything people have said in this thread My friend was an old SM of AG, he isn't some random that got SA because he just happens to be my friend. Higher ups also know and allow this. I do have access to FTP/NFO. There was a very short time where I didn't because everyone needs AG related emails but that is about it I actually forgot to address this in my post lmao. A lot of people think I afk on the server to fake my activeness but if I did that I would afk with my name on steam which is "DoubleCaret" so all the time would go to that name. You can see that every hour and point on my actual name is legit, I put my name to afk so people know that I am afk(shocking, right?). I have also always been top 10 players on the server as I do enjoy the gamemode, a lot of people do ruin it for me though. I addressed most of 2 but thanks for the opinion and backup, I can see why people are mad for me not adding it but it's not up to me. 3 has also been talked about, I am probably one of the most blunt SM's in AG and I don't hide behind anything. If you ever take offense to anything I said/anything I have done to anyone feel free to message me about it. I personally like pointshop but I don't have the funds for it since I am not the owner of the community, also addressed this earlier. I know all the advantages of having a ps and I already have donation perks lined up for when its out, idk why people think I don't want PS2. I am not too sure why you are posting here, if you think I have done nothing for the server why is it still alive and prospering everyday? Make sure you get words from the source and not from rumors. the payday2 thing was a joke lighten up just a tiny bit there buddy. I think I hit most of the points, feel free to comment anything further about me and I'll respond.