This is going to be our weekly news. It will go over highlights from the past week, and what to expect this week.
We released GWN last Saturday, and it was a huge success. Many of you guys managed to be on for the release, and we even got a couple of new players to stay on the server. Thank you everyone for the interest!
There is too much new stuff to put in this article, so just log in and come see for yourself the new stuff that has been added.
The server is still new, so there ought to be some issues here and there, so I will be actively trying to fix them as soon as they are reported. Please let me now of any issues or suggestions you might have.
We had a drop party yesterday. It was a lot of fun. I started by dropping a ton of good stuff like dandelions, birch boat, wooden stairs, and dirt. But you guys were disappointed by the drops. You guys clearly don't know a good drop party when you see one. The third round, I gave in and dropped some ok drops like diamonds, emeralds and a bunch of crate keys. I even accidentally dropped a bedrock, which was pretty embarrassing... but I swapped it for a bag of keys at the end.
Don't worry if you missed this drop party, I will be planning on doing another one soon. Keep your eyes peeled!
Asking for Staff
It was a calm, peaceful day on Gingy, when suddenly someone appeared in chat and immediately started asking if there were any staff positions available. I gave my usual response of, "No, but you can still apply on the website." After a bit of hesitation this guy agreed, and went to the website to check out the application.
I thought this would be the end of that, but no, instead he says in chat "Why do I have to play 8 hours in order to apply for this shitty server?". I was amazed at this. Why the heck would you want to apply for a server if you think it sucks? Wouldn't you want to contribute to a server you enjoy playing? He probably realized how dumb this was to say, so immediately backpedalled, and was like, "JK, this server is great!".
Still dumbfounded I replied, "It is so you can get to know the community, and learn how the server works.". I guess this didn't really get to him, because after that he kept on asking how he can bypass this measly 8 hour requirement. After me consistently declining for like 10 minutes, he finally gave up and finished with "OMG, this server is so dumb.", and proceeded with logging out.
A tip for you guys, if you want to apply for a staff position, do not do the above.
What to Expect Next
I will be working on getting the server on more server lists so we can try to get more people to play on the server. So, you can expect to see more voting links in /vote. The best way you can help contribute to the server is by referring you friends to the server. The best advertising is word of mouth. Eventually, I will be adding some sort of referrel system as well. So you can get rewards for inviting your friends.
It was reported that there are a few balance issues with the default configuration of McMMO. So I will be going in and tweaking some things here and there to make sure that they work with our current server setup. The market prices are also probably are going to be tweaked a bit as well, as I get more information on this kind of stuff.
Many of you are also probably wondering when the dungeons and bosses are going to be released. This will be still a while. A lot still needs to be done for the dungeons. If I could guess, I would say we are about %60 complete. The leveled mobs in the main world may also change. It seems that the mobs in GC were preferable and added more fun and variety to the mobs. You won't have to worry about there being any really OP bosses though. These will be kept in the dungeons.
The wiki also needs to be written, so I will going through and making guides for GWN. This will include things like towny, mob loot, plugin features, and commands.
Looking for Staff
I am currently in need of an additional moderator. If you are interested in this position then please apply. I am looking for those who are good with people, can handle situations when needed, and have a good level of maturity.
As some of you are aware, we used to have a creative server, and hub on Gingy. Unfortunately these were removed due to extreme issues, and lack of interest.
Right now, we are still paying for both. It makes no sense to be paying for something that is not available to everyone. So, I want to start working on the second server right away. But in order for me to do this I need to know what you guys want the second server to be.
I have heard many different opinions of what it should be. What I need to be clear that we only have the funding and server resources for one additional gamemode. More gamemodes may be possible, but I know need more donations for that to happen.
I will be making a poll and discussion to see what the majority of you guys want to see. The discussions will happen first, followed by the poll, which will be based on the discussions.
There will be three ways you can input on this subject:
Website: I have create a new thread on the website.
Discord: I have created a special text channel called "new-server-discussion".
In-Game: I have created a place where you can take and deposit writable books at spawn. If you would like remain anonymous, feel free to use this method.
The switch from Towny to Red Protect has happened. It is recommended that you reclaim your areas using the new claims as soon as possible. I have written the basics of the plugin here: http://www.gingycraft.net/wiki/m/46041447/page/Red_Protect The wiki will be updated with more detailed information soon.
I have refunded most funds that was spent on towns. Inital creation, town banks, claims, bonus claims, and outposts have all been refunded to the mayor of the town. If your town had assistants, the funds were equally split between mayors and assistants.
The following refunds were given:
We now have anti-spam protection. If the plugin thinks you are spamming you will be notified in chat. If you continue to spam, you will be kicked.
LWC is going to be removed soon, so if you have chests it is recommended that you lock them using Red Protect. You can do that by taking a sign and typing [private] on the first line. Leave the second line blank, and use the third and fourth lines to add friends to your chest.