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Updating Server

[Gen.] tntraid a posted Jul 12, 14
Hey guys,

I'm gonna be updating the server during the next few hours, so there may be some downtime.
Hopefully we'll see you guys in 1.7.9

Regards,
Cydp3
Hey guys,

So in my last post I was really, really annoyed at Minecraft, at Mojang, at kinda everything MC-related.
But I've decided that I don't really care about any of that EULA crap. We're gonna keep the donation page there and if Mojang have a problem with it, they can send me a letter (which I will ignore and then sell on Ebay).

I know that we've already lost the vast majority of the community. Heck, I don't think anyone even reads these posts anymore. But anyway, here's what I'm planning:


1. Update the damn server.

The server is stuck in 1.7.2. I'm gonna update as much of it as I can to 1.7.9 and see how that goes.

2. Get the Youtube Channel up again (/Advertise)
The Youtube channel was, without a doubt, the best advertisement we ever had. Most of the traffic we got from the server came from that channel. And we have almost 200 subscribers on it. So hopefully we'll be able to regain some of the old community from it, as well as new people.

3. Change it up
Once I update the server and start posting videos again, I want to change the server up a bit. Add new plugins to it. Its boring as hell at the moment.
I'm not too sure what we're gonna do. But I plan on taking emphasis off Factions. I might not change it to minigames, but I will definitely take emphasis off Factions.


Now, this is where you guys come in.
I'm gonna be needing a lot of help to get the server running again. I'm gonna need people building, helping with plugins and just spreading the word that the server is back. Anyone that helps me out in the next few months will be rewarded for it. We're going to need a new rank system, so anyone who helps me out will be fast-tracked to a high rank.

Tomorrow I'm going to be deleting and regenerating the creative world with much bigger plots.
If anyone wants to build a spawn or just anything that could help the server out, let me know.
I'd be delighted for the help.
[Capt.] FrankTheT4nk I can help with Youtube as well, and I am going to try again to be active. On top of that a couple ideas I had beside Te ...
XBLPOWNAGE Hey I would love to help with the spawns I really want to see tnt back up to its old glory and I think spawns with be a ...
[Lt.] Ser3ch If we keep creative I'll make a nice donut parkour itll be great

Server Down

[Gen.] tntraid a posted Jun 22, 14
Hey guys,

The server is down at the moment.
I don't know what the issue is, I can't connect to it at all.
I'm in touch with the hosting company at the moment trying to resolve it.

UPDATE: Alright so the host is apparently having BIOS issues at the moment (I know, wtf?).
They are aware of the issue and are working on it. They do not know when it will be fixed but it should be fine within the next 24hrs.
Hey guys,

As some of you know, MC recently said that they're going to cracking down on people charging for stuff on server. Stuff like VIP ranks and items.
Two days ago, they announced what they're planning to change. Here's a little summary of it, and what it means for us:


  • You are allowed to charge players to access your server

Right, so you can charge people to get onto the server. We don't and we never will because it would mean that we'd never have any players.


  • You are allowed to accept donations

Donations in the purest sense. As in, you're not allowed reward people for donating. You can say thank you, but that's it. You're also not allowed differentiate between donating players and non-donating players. That means we're going to have to say goodbye to VIP ranks.


  • You are allowed to provide in-game advertising or sponsorship opportunities

Main problem with this is finding someone willing to sponsor / advertise on the server.


  • You are allowed to sell in-game items so long as they don’t affect gameplay

By gameplay, they mean anything PvP related or anything that effects gameplay in any way, other than being something like a hat. So that's our warfare kits gone.


  • You cannot charge real-world cash for in-game currency

Ok. Means nothing to us.


So basically, from now on, servers are not allowed sell ranks, items, in-game currency.

They can charge to allow people onto the server or not at all.

They can accept donation and simply say thanks.


This is a joke. It means that now, I have to go and delete all of our VIP packages and warfare kits. I was planning on changing them anyway, but now they all have to go. There's nothing I can actually put in a package now other than a coloured name and place a sign in the spawn thanking them for donating.

NOTE: VIPs are still retaining their ranks, for the moment at least. I think that because people donated for them before, they can still have them, but I don't know.


I'm pretty pissed off at the moment. I don't know if I'm going to bother keeping the server running or not. I was planning on really changing it up, giving it a bit of life again, but this has just killed my enthusiasm for it. I'm going to college next year. I need money. I can't go spending my own money on the server. I plan on supporting the server until the server account is empty, but after that I don't know.

I might see what other servers are going to do for donation packages and try copy them. But I really don't know what to do now...


All the information I got for this post can be found here: https://mojang.com/2014/06/lets-talk-server-monetisation/

[Lt.] Ser3ch This is a big improvement though. I like this much more than whatever they were saying on the other thread

Update

[Gen.] tntraid a posted Jun 4, 14  -  update
Hey guys,

Sorry for not making any of these posts recently. I think its about time I made one though.
So as you know, the server is essentially dead. Very few people are on it and I don't blame them either. I've put no work into it over the past few months and I've barely ever been on. And I apologise for it, but we're making a come-back :)

Now, to business:
Myself and BM are thinking of taking the server in a new direction.
Factions is dying slowly and painfully and you all know how I feel about it...
So we're thinking of starting up again as a more minigame orientated server.
We have numerous reasons for this, but mainly because:

    They're a hell of a lot of fun
    They are a hell of a lot easier to administrate / organise
    There's a hell of a lot more people playing them nowadays
    It gives us a hell of a lot more opportunities to add a unique angle to the server. There's only so much one can do with Factions

I know that this won't sit well with a lot of you guys. Most of you joined up here cause we're a survival / factions server. I do plan on adding a survival element to the server, I'm just not quite sure what as of yet. Any suggestions, please let me know.
Regarding plugins and stuff like that, I'm not quite sure at the moment. I'm looking into a lot of different options.

I plan on going through the creative world and saving off any cool builds people have done that we might be able to use on the new server. If you have anything you'd like saved or you think could be useful, let me know.
Once I do that, then I plan on resetting the creative world and regenerating it with massive plots (only accessible by Cadet+) and then hopefully you guys will be able to help us out with buildings for whatever new ideas we come up with.

And as always, any suggestions, let me know.

Regards,
Cydp3
hwsteven14 I like the idea of a mini game server, factions has just been getting boring after awhile, anyway hope to return when/if ...
[SpecOp] BlackMedicine a /warp rollercoaster..... Not finished but should work. Bring a minecart.
[Lt.] Ser3ch GLAZED DONUT PARKOUR!!!!!!!
Well that was quick!

It took Dom about 2 hours to show why I was wrong to allow him to be a mod.

Long story short.... Dom, according to himself, is too good for the server and has quit.

Boo hoo ..... my heart bleeds.

I've permabanned him and his lap dog so that's that.

Apparently he's taking half the server with him trolololollll!

BlackMedicine

C_Hero :b Log on to The forums for the first time in months and see this LOL
[Lt.] imawesomenate Oh damn. Admin abuse? Really Dom? What an idiot.
[Capt.] SMiLYtheMONSTER Just read doms comment on his wall, i just had a good laugh, a toxic person who just does not think....
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