Hello MapleMation! Welcome to your January update! (January 2017) Hello everyone, thought I might give a quick update on the staff interviews I promised last time. I didn't really get very many responses to the question, so I decided I would make a Strawpoll (Click Here) for people to vote on. Keep in mind just because someone may win in the strawpoll doesn't mean they will accept the request for an interview, and that's completely fine. Thank you very much Sprite of the MonthI decided it would be a cool idea to add another "of the Month" to help promote spriting as a whole and maybe try to get some activity back to the section. Next month I plan on adding "Art of the Month", just as a heads up. Now with that being said, awesome stuff to @Leliot for this great NPC, it's a shame it was a little late and not in time for Christmas, but on the bright side we get to all enjoy seeing it now! Amazing work to you and hopefully we will continue seeing things like this from you in the future. Animation of the MonthBeing posted on the forum just in time for January, I can safely say the participants of this collb started 2017 off extremely well. This collab is entertaining throughout the entire piece and most the parts display a vast amount of creativity in the way they take down their assigned bosses. Excellent work to you all, you should be quite proud of the finished product! MBRThis topic is simply to keep people up to date with MBRs and MBRQs. This will be updated with results once each one's voting is closed. Blez & Danny McLofi Derps Versus Andrew and InvaderCalculator Kaneko Versus Ncaohili Anime NPC, MBRQ by Leliot Member(s) of the MonthThis "award" of sorts is given each month to the members the staff agree have gone above and beyond throughout the course of the month. These outstanding members will receive a custom role in the Discord chat with a colour of their choice, and a set name colour on the forum for the remainder of February, 2017. This time, we have two people who the staff have recognized. This time, the first is @Danny McLofi Derps for his overall activity throughout the entire month of January, his constant stream of content he put out and the MBR he participated in. He is also always nice to everyone and is always dishing out new content. Awesome stuff! And the second member of the month is @Leliot for creating a couple of high quality sprites throughout the month, and doing an MBRQ, this kind of activity is fairly rare for the sprite section, so it's really awesome that you did so much in one month! Congratulations to you both! Question time!Now, being a month into 2017, have any of your goals from the beginning of the year changed? Have you gotten any new goals? In ClosingThe first month of 2017 is officially done! Thank you to everyone who contributed to making January a pretty awesome month, and thank you very much for reading this article. See you in February for the next Monthly Update!