One of the ways in which I want to make sure to put out the best updates possible is to engage with the community as much as possible, and when I released the alliances feature as part of the 0.2 update I was hoping it would become an integral part of that. This is why those alliances created on the forum before the 0.2 update got a sneak peek at the update and got early access to the private release. Unfortunately however I did not see alliances really have a presence outside of the sim, which is why as we look to the 0.3 update I want to make some changes to encourage that. As such, I want to formalize the rules for being an officially recognized alliance which grants the following benefits:
A dedicated room/role on the discord
A dedicated subforum on the alliances forum, allowing more capabilities than the forum available to normal alliances
Alliance representative will get access to #alliance-leaders room on discord, with early previews and access to private builds
To be an officially recognized alliance, I'm creating the following requirements:
Must be a super-global alliance (operate in more than just the sim) and have an active membership of 5 people (please note one person may only count as an active member for one alliance)
Have an active presence both in the sim and in the community (forum/discord)
Have a process by which someone may become a member (ie not be a private/closed alliance)
Currently, there is one alliance who has a representative in the #alliance-leaders room (from the 0.2 release) and satisfies the above requirements is the Blue Horizon Alliance led by @Air Australia and is thus recognized as an officially recognized alliance.
The following alliances are represented in the #alliance-leaders room but do not satisfy the requirements and will thus be removed in the next few days unless they can meet the above requirements:
UnitedWings led by @Britannia
Venture Alliance led by @Namika
If you wish to have your alliance be officially recognized, contact me either on here or on Discord.