Howdy, just to introduce myself, I kinda took over maintaining the GV village, when the Freedom exodus happened :P, it was touch and go, but I managed to get it up and running, and have recruited quite a few members to help out, and/or just to talk to.
Things tend to move quite smoothly now. Got 3 large farms up and running with crops and animals (Red Dove still and The farm that Ark built
, along with a new one, Blue Dove
) and I use Klaatu Garden as a farm . Set up a second forestry commission, to make sure we had sufficient trees for the influx of new villagers.
Also trying to rebuild the fort at the top of the hill, albeit a lot slower that it went up the first time :P
I also have the majority of the writs for the village buildings, along with the homes of villagers that haven't been here for long time, one of the rules is that I keep hold of the new villagers for the first few weeks, and if any leave the village or the game, ask that they give me the writs so I can reallocate the houses to new villagers
I've been talking with others, and we are going to use another account as a shared Village writ holder, in the event anything stopped me logging on temporarily or permanently.
I'll be happy to answer any questions about the GV village