There was a change that went into effect with the coding and changes with the advent of the new engine that had a impact on all GM tagged characters in game. This affects GMs (as it should) - and ARKS, and even the LTCs you see in game (that it shouldn't have). ARKS are not GMs, and LTCs well they are trying to be normal characters on Rubi-ka, so the (GM) and red text that accompanys their comments in chats, has been rather disruptive to immersion of the character in RP. It has made us rather reluctant to run LTCs with this glaring red in all their chat text. But while it has been acknowledged as an issue, it does not appear to be getting resolved any time soon. So.. hopefully anyone attempting to RP with an LTC will be able to overlook that and pretend it just isnt part of the conversation information.
I had been hoping this would be resolved by now. But hopefully we will be seeing more activity from LTCs back in game in spite of it.