One huge thing that I miss about this server is the sense of the entire community enjoying the server together. Clans and towny are a huge part of what I feel has broken us apart. Any time you create artificial differences like town borders or organizational elitism, you provide the opportunity for exclusion. I'm doing something about it. As some of you know, I am building a courthouse/clocktower on an island that just so happens to not be as far off in the middle of nowhere as I thought it was. I have every intention of turning this into a town. I was going to invite a select few friends to help build, but I realized that I would just be contributing to the continued fractioning of our talented and personable members. I will soon be done my semester and I should have plenty of time to build and build and build. I intend to make a thriving city complete with a subway/elevated public transportation system, parks, a public pool, museums, public artworks, a public storehouse, a public farm, and any other buildings we can think of. I want help. I need help with this. There's no way I'll get to all of it before my next semester ends (though it should be an easier set of classes, so I hopefully won't be MIA so much.) Absolutely anyone and everyone is invited to join me. I will be adding new land every time I'm in so that I can make this into something we can all brag about in order to draw more and more people to our lovely town. I don't care if you're a Mage, 1337, 7331, staff, donor, or a reprobate with multiple bans. Come and build. I'm not charging for plots, and I don't care if you have a house anywhere else. I don't care how big you build your house. I would ask that you do it with a modicum of attention to aesthetics, but I recognize that not everyone is artistically inclined. I do expect people to help each other out in this endeavor. We're a community, and I want to rediscover that sense. I had it again briefly in Undisturbia. I want it back. I will be on sporadically for the next couple of weeks as I finish my classes. When I'm on, feel free to ask for a ride to where I'm building. When I'm not, feel free to post in here to ask me for some more land so you can build. Absolutely everything is open for building, but please be careful of building too close to other constructions. You can't possibly have any idea where people are planning to go. The next time I'm on, I'll be making my current /home public until I get around to placing a portal so everyone can come and visit regardless of if they want to build or not. Be warned, griefing anything will be dealt with swiftly. I will also not tolerate using my /home for any PvP activities. Leave your petty squabbles and clan rivalries at your other homes and come build something with me. tl;dr - Screw your towns and clans, I'm building in the wilderness. Come help me regardless of who you are. It's free! EDIT: My /home is public, so anyone who is interested is welcome to visit and find a spot to build. There is a bulletin board there that has a short blurb I would ask everyone to observe, but there aren't any real restrictions on where you build. Just try to stay far enough from my courthouse as I'm not done it yet.