The last time an Editorial was written was our very first edition. Now, 20 weeks later, here is our second Editorial. Since then, we have taken a night out at A Stage Reborn, delved into Ishgardian politics, tangled at the Grindstone, explored Amdapor Keep and the Burning Wall, and danced the night away at the Gold and Glitz Prom, among many, many other things. We haven’t been able to go everywhere yet, but there’s always next cycle, right?
We’ve learned quite a bit during these 20 Editions, and we are regularly striving to improve each part of what we’re doing. Moving forward, we seek to improve both the experiences of our contributors (writers, artists, tipsters, etc) and our readers. The feedback we’ve received from all sources has contributed greatly to how we proceed in our goal to bringing Eorzea an honest and neutral news source. Keep sending feedback, even if it’s as small as pointing out that our editing team managed to miss an egregious error in the spelling of thaum[a]turgy.
Through all this learning and feedback, we have been excited to tweak our articles, distribution process, and layout. New policies have been put in place to bring readers a more clear and concise method of receiving the information they need. Our Technology Department, headed up by Dae Fenris, is working hard to create ways to improve your experience while reading our newspaper. Jereck Falarenth, the Head of Distribution, is working on expanding our distribution cycles to reach out to more people. We are also looking into establishing more accessible offices in order to facilitate visitors.
The Crystal Chronicle is celebrating its 20th Edition this cycle, and the Administration Team would like to thank everyone involved in helping to make a dream come true. This is hard work, and we know most of our employees could probably find more lucrative employment elsewhere. We know this is a labor of love on the part of all of our employees. We also want to thank our reader base in helping to keep us motivated while we work hard to keep our schedule, in spite of personal hardships that various members of our staff have had from time to time.
Anticipation is rising around Eorzea as tensions along the Gyr Abania border intensify, and we at The Crystal Chronicle will do our best to bring up-to-date coverage of events as they unfold both at home and abroad. It is near impossible to avoid bias, given that we are Eorzeans and will always have that tilt in our writing, but our goal has been and will always be to remain as neutral as possible in all matters, even with the threat of open war looming. It is also important to note that we have no plans to pause or stop distributing as things progress. We appreciate your continued support as we continue our efforts.