From the Mayors Desk:
Greetings fellow Paletonians and Happy New Year!
I'd like to take this opportunity to reflect on our amazing year that was 2016, and to look towards the bright future in 2017.
2016 was a year of amazing growth, with many new and awesome additons to our little community. we had some founders and OGs upgrade to current-generation hardware and frolic in moar grass, and we had some founders and OGs retire and move into other pursuits, and we solidified our place on gtaforums.com!
Certification and recognition of our community by the greater gtao community was a huge accomplishment and stands as a testament to the way we conduct ourselves and enjoy this amazing game together, and that is something that id like to touch on a bit more...
Gtao is a medium for people to express themselves, either in combat, automotive pursuits, fashion, and other art forms like photography and videography... and as we move into this new year of possibilities, I'd like to see our activities in game broaden again to include more than just combat.
Our three way crew alliance with the official GTAF crew and the Vans Society really highlights what is at the core of the PBMO, a cooperative way to play a game that gives people tonnes of ways to express themselves, either as an ass or as a buddy. we were founded on the idea that there is much more to gta online besides the trigger-happy tendencies that seem to be the majority of the player base, and being a part of the PBMO and wearing our TAG in-game or our PIP on the forums is how we are known and why we are a part of the official crews recognized by the largest GTA fansite and most influential GTA community on the web, gtaforums.com.
As we move into some exciting new opportunities and a closer relationship with the other certified crews on gtaf, it is important that we keep our core values in mind, and do more to showcase what sets the PBMO apart from the rest.
I hope that all of us can move into 2017 with more creativity and cooperative opportunities which is really the core of what the PBMO represents.
2016 has been an amazing year, and I tingle in my mayor-parts when I think of the possibilities that await the PBMO in the upcoming months.
I am honoured and proud to call you all my neighbours!
Here's to more cool shit!!
- the mayor