Hey guys. The last two years of Bay have been a real blast, and our exploration into a strongly structured roleplaying environment has been interesting and informative on what our live playerbase really enjoys - which is a less structured environment! We've been assessing the feedback and numerous discussions had on the topic within the community, and come to a consensus on how we want to move forward. We intend to be using the same assets, but with a friendlier and less gotcha-heavy setting for the ships with an independent focus, rather than anything military or corporate. Here's the planned changes: There will be no military presence on the ship The Torch will be indepedently owned Rank structure will be mostly job-based, rather than rank based There will be lore changes to reflect all of this There'll be internal discussions on how to best achieve the technical aspects of these changes, and we estimate that the changes should be upon us within the next couple of weeks.