Now that folks have had time discuss and vote, the results are in! The significant majority of you guys, the players, are in favour of change — either in the form of a "reset" or a jump forward.
Given the discussion, +poll results and various discussions (player/player, player/staff, staff/staff…), we feel that we've come to the happiest meduim we can find! Rather than doing anything to time travel or alter the past to change the present, we're going with a Jump Forward: by hopping from 2008 and picking up in 2009 a year later, the game can experience the revitalization a time jump brings, give characters some space to work with and provides lots of fun plot opportunities, while still keeping our history intact!
We're looking at officially starting Volume Four, and thus the leap ahead, in mid-to-late September (coincidentally coinciding with when Heroes starts airing its new season… curious) to give you a chance to wrap up and/or go through with any plots you wanted to finish this Volume, as well as think about where you want your character to be in a year, and to plan with your fellow players if you like.
With no huge dramas involving people with abilities hitting people in the year's break, it's up to you how subtle or dramatic the change is, as people carry on with their not-so-normal lives in this seemingly normal world.
… That is, until September.
Feel free to offer helpful suggestions and talk about the leap forward here!