Hi all! It's been busy the past few months! We've been building the community site in our spare time and today we're officially bringing the new Tatsu Labs site live, upgrading our Discord server & implementing new changes to the community!
New Community Site
News & Special Notices
We will be moving off Medium and onto our own article system so we can display and manage articles without the limitations of a third-party platform. Articles, news & special notices can now be posted in rich-text format (and crossposted on the main website as well, with ease.)
This is a new avenue for other players to post, view and interact with people outside of Tatsu's Lounge. The trading forum will allow you to find new prospective buyers & sellers, not limited by the people within the Lounge server.
Suggestions & Bug Reports
We've moved the suggestions & bug reports to the forums in order to make discussions more conducive. Currently on the Lounge, suggestions are constantly being pushed up by newer suggestions; This does not allow proper discussion for suggestions.
With this change we can expect more popular suggestions to be upvoted and controversial ones to receive proper discussion before we decide to implement or reject them. You can upvote a suggestion to signify that you would like a particular feature to be implemented.
Weekly Team Blog
The devlog something we tried but always failed to keep up with. Some of the main reasons include:
- Inadequate platform for writing updates
- Lack of integration with our main site
We wanted to focus on development without the overhead of posting update articles (writing and sending them out takes time). With the launch of Tatsu Labs, creating and posting articles is now easier.
Weekly team blogs will resume next week and we hope this will give you a better insight into development.
The rest of the post below only apply to members of our Discord server Tatsu's Lounge.
Tatsu's Lounge Discord Server
Over the years, Tatsu's Lounge has always been seen as more of a bot support server rather than a community. We recognize that over time, a larger community has built up around our support server and with this latest update, we're looking to provide a better experience for the people who reside on Tatsu's Lounge.
New Server Rewards
40+ new server items have been added to the Tatsu's Lounge rewards store. You can purchase them for Lounge Bucks, which can be earned by talking on our Discord server or through community events.
Novelties are items that show up mini icons in your role list.
Some community requested role colors were also added to the server store. Purchase a role color and equip the role to color your name on the Lounge.
Equipping Roles Colors & Novelties
1) Open your inventory using the "t!inv" command
2) Select Server Items
3) Search for the role color or novelty you bought
4) Type "use" to equip / unequip the role or novelty
These 9 new rank-card equippable items are now available from within the server store.
Accolades can be equipped by going to the Tatsu's Lounge server page and clicking on "Edit Card"
Link here: https://tatsu.gg/server/173184118492889089
You can obtain four different role dividers to help clean up your role list at the #roles-and-rewards channel. Simply react to the corresponding emoji to receive the role divider.
New Community Guidelines
We've recently uncovered an incident of predatory behavior on the Lounge and banned the perpetrators. In light of those events we are opting to institute new rules to prevent such situations from ever happening again.
No solicitation of personally identifiable information
The internet is not a safe place, and is definitely not one where you should readily trust others with your Personally Identifiable Information. This includes names, addresses, pictures, and any other information that can be used to identify you.
The Lounge community rules have been updated to explicitly disallow any form of solicitation for selfies, information and other types of PII. We're implementing this new rule to ensure the safety of minors and at-risk people in our community.
Please notify a moderator or member of staff if anyone attempts to solicit any personal information from you.
We would also like take this time to make clear the conduct that the Staff members of Tatsu's Lounge should adhere to so you know the standards to which we uphold our community moderation team.
- Staff will treat users with respect and fairness.
- When dealing with rule breaking, staff will issue punishments appropriate to the level of offense.
- Staff will do their best not to escalate conflicts.
- Staff will use their best judgement to foster a healthy chat environment.
If you believe a staff member is acting counter to these values, please do not hesitate to contact @Esja#0001 or @Dabido#0001 privately on Discord.