We are an independent (indie) organization. There is no corporate tie-worker nor there is any large company that owns and run this.
We operate mainly thanks to various volunteers donating their time to help us improve our services from being an admin and catching spammers and abusive users, testers and to those who helps us out via financial contribution.
Our goal is to provide a game environment that allows volunteers and players to improve the game and to guide the direction of the game to what they want. The game that you see now (or years from now) is what the our players want (at the very least the direction).
Due to this reason, we are always on the lookout for volunteers to assist us in all areas such as coding/programming, graphics, admin/moderators, guides, editors, story-writers and so on.
About Stephen the Creator (OP)
OP = Operator or me. Its kinda lame in which according to that term I am just someone who operates the computer. Truth is the term OP is a short form for SysOp or System Operator... those users who had experience with BBS should know what it means. Just like in the olden times, this website is run by me (a person). No corporate and company bullshit.
The office ? Me with one PC in a tiny room in my house. There`s no group of programmers... no board of directors... no skimpily dress receptionist (although I sure wish I had a couple of those... hahaha)... you get the idea.
I do have help... although sometimes its probably more like a distraction which is:
As you can observe from the picture... my kid is attempting to help me clean up the place.
The most important thing of all, this is a non-profit site. We do not have seed capital nor do we have VP (Venture Cap) or banks to give us buckets of money to pay for our bills. I`ll be happy knowing that there is sufficient financial donations just to pay to maintain and keep this site running.
And the best thing is, our site is free from ads. The truth is, you can probably earn a ton from bombarding users with a zillion viagra, porno, and casino ads. I am terribly annoyed with those ads, hence you dont see them here at all, hence this long story in order to convince you to help us financially.
Yep as you can see from the above picture, my kid is so poor that he has too eat his pillow instead. Just kidding...
I understand that everyone has bills to pay, so do I. Therefore I hope that you will help keep this site alive by donating.
Remember if you do upgade your account... you are paying to keep the site running...