I will be cutting those members that have not logged in since end of March. Next month those from end June, etc. Some exceptions will apply after having some communications, but apart from that, now to start cutting the deadwood.
When the group system was initialy formed it was for like minded people to group here on site. (Exploration, fighters, lawless, lawfull groups etc) Groups then created identities that reflected their prefered playstyles. Some RP came about as a result and now we have the group systems we see here on site. It was primarily as a way for like minded people to get together and discuss those elements of the game (then in development) and even slip into some rp around those aspects. ie developing personal characters. In other words a social aspect added to this site for extra flavour.
Some stuck around and are still active, some joined because it was a fun idea to be part of a group and never contributed, others left, others just went quiet. None of that mattered it was a fun thing to do when the game was in development.
Now, the game is live, many have not returned to the fold, to the site. Some appear to have lost interest, or, the game was not what they envisaged. Some like myself are enjoying what we have, and look forward to thse foundations being built on and developed. Others feel let down. The whole group system here on site is still viable, and imo also valuable. So I hope the groups continue, albeit in smaller scale. To this end I will slowly over time cut the dead wood as I see no point in having a membership of no shows. If over time the group dies, well, it dies, if not I will still be here to continue to lead the group. I am also developing our website slowly for extra flavour, and, bacause I would have done it anyhow for myself, so I am enjoying that project.
So to that end just a heads up of a tidy up in a week or so, and to show that some of us are still active, and often a small group of BC are in the shoutbox.