Hello and welcome back for the (very late!) first edition of vNews for Round 123!
This week (and indeed the period in-between round 122 and 123) has certainly seen its fair share of issues throughout the federation. Not least of these is being seen in the International Court, as some citizens of the Federation spoke out against the appointment of YAN as the International Court chairman. This was somewhat compounded after the new chairman began to enforce order in the court and hand out fines to some players, causing some citizens to appeal to the High Council to have YAN removed from court, a request that has not been granted. However, YAN has certainly gained a group of supporters during the round, and has been praised both for keeping the inner workings of the court running at a fair speed (compliments also to the International Court judges for this), and for standing up to his critics.
In related news, the High Council has been searching for a new member to take over the position previously occupied by MoonPoker. MoonPoker, who’s appointment showed a fair deal of complaints but who later went on and proved his ability in the High Council, said the decision to leave the High Council was influenced by real-life events taking up his time.
Another of the Federation’s well known issues lies in Virtua, after the shock election of President Tahmores, a new player (some suspect it is a sub account, but this hasn’t been confirmed nor denied) who joined a mere week before the end of round 122. The new president’s reign has seen its fair share of arguments, controversies and problems, such as the lack of a valid Consul of Education at the start of the round, and an attempt (overruled by the International Court and the Federals) to stop judges needing degrees, then hiring himself as a judge and attempting to have his Vice-President, AynRand, fired. However, the situation appears to have quietened down somewhat, although the new President is certainly no longer a stranger to the International Court, something that will likely remain with them throughout the following two weeks, if things do not change from their current circumstance.