((Just a heads up that I have no intention of sowing dissension, but it was brought to my attention, and I opted to make the thread so that we can all discuss it openly. Keep in mind that any opinions you have regarding this should be made with respect to any and all parties that may or may not be involved. Keep in mind that we have a lot of different agents from different nationalities that may participate in this discussion, so keep the language clear and concise to avoid confusion. If you are unclear of what someone is saying, don't be afraid to mention how *you* are understanding a situation, as it may be different from one person to another, and may help mend possible bridges.)) Information funneling: I mean information that was given to a few individuals and is being held up before given to the community. (Whatever the reason may be, it still is being funneled.) I can understand the need of the concept, especially when there's potentially dangerous information in the hands of an agent(s). What I want to prevent, is the elitism that came about from the End of Days, where information and progress was being funneled by only a select group of individuals, as it made other people feel not as involved. I know some of you feel strongly towards this, as it was mentioned in the MMORPG forums previously, and that steps were taken initially to prevent such a situation from occurring within TBW PARG. We need to ensure we are keeping the air of community and involvement to the maximum of our abilities. That said, I'm just bringing this to attention, as we currently have a mission where there was a time-sensitive piece of information that could only be given to 1 particular agent, and the community chose it's representative. It's hard for me to word this without creating a philosophical/ethical rift in mindsets between the purposed parties, but I would like to perhaps suggest improvements to allow community involvement and clarify situations reports for those that may misconstrue that information is only being handled by a select group, instead of relegated by the chosen Point of Contact of the community. Now, for my input: I agree that events were handled appropriately as far as I could see, but could have been make clearer, for those that may have been confused by the long pauses between info relegating. IRC chat is a nightmare to deal with and anyone (and I do mean anyone) will want to select a calmer media to process info. I think new info should be put into a static media, like the forums. That way everyone sees the information at the same time, and the weight of the input by the community isn't swayed between one group or another. Preventing cliques/elitism/information funneling/whatever people want to call it these days, politically correct or not. Leaving the floor open to discuss this sensitive topic. Moderator, please assist if need be.