hey there, @[Redacted]
I'm glad you mention this. With PAC it was tough for me to not give it out initially to people I know can use it well and some of them have even questioned me as to why they must apply again. My answer and the answer I will stand by is that they need to reapply so it is not a biased friends getting PAC situation. As much as I feel bad for people needing to jump hoops again it is what needs to be done for fairness. PAC apps will strictly be about the PACs shown and not who posted it. As for what you said about management accepting friends apps and community comments not having much sway that is a very untrue statement. In all my past experiences of PAC I have never accepted an app riddled with -1s because 9/10 I agree with those -1s. If someone -1s an app and specifies why I will probably agree with them and want that app to fix before I consider accepting. At this moment in time only 4 people will have PAC by default. These 4 people are myself, Tex, Razzle and Sicarius. The reason these people have PAC is because they will be making all of the pointshop PACs for players to be able to use. Some examples of pointshop PACs is various animation sweps, medical trooper markings so any clone model can have the medic symbols, holstered weapons etc. The 4 people mentioned will be making all these PACs for players to use hence why I justify them "skipping" an application as they will be doing a lot more work then an app for this pointshop. I always pride myself on not being biased and not forming a boys club as I hate those situations. I do not want PAC to be a popularity contest like it is on most servers. Heck when I first got PAC on another server I literally had one photo and still got it after getting to know the people who accepted apps. That isnt what PAC is about in my personal opinion. Making friends with the higher ups to get PAC will not be a thing and if something happens that seems unfair please do message me about it. I'm always open to criticism and wanna hear what people do and don't want. I never punish people for saying how they feel when they talk to me. I know some people hold grudges on those kind of things but I always see it separate to the server and would never screw someones chances because they didn't agree with me. Anyways sorry for the long comment hopefully I answered your question on if PAC will be biased or not. If you got any other questions or things you want to discuss let me know.