Server Needs a Revamp

Discussion in 'Creative Server Suggestions' started by lewis5252, Jan 26, 2014.


Should we revamp the server.

Poll closed May 26, 2014.
  1. Yes

  2. No

  1. lewis5252

    lewis5252 New Member

    The server is just dieing we need more admins along with better rules.If you agree or can add to this please feel free.This is for the creative server.The reason is i only see 2 admins at a time mostly rare.Also we have a lack of players and builders.If we get more staff we can show we are a better server.That has good skill and a friendly environment.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2014
  2. A360P

    A360P Well-Known Member Creative Architect

    Survival or Creative? I'll move this to the appropriate thread when you answer then we can discuss. I also recommend suggesting reasons why we need more admins, and what rules we should add/remove/enforce more heavily etc. otherwise I doubt anyone will take this thread seriously.

    EDIT: You posted at the same time as me, it is now moved to the appropriate section of the forums.
  3. I_am_dropbear

    I_am_dropbear Active Member

    I think we just need a way of getting more publicity. I always say this but, we need to give people a reason to vote for creative
  4. A360P

    A360P Well-Known Member Creative Architect

    Again, you need to make suggestions. We are well aware we need to get people to vote, we just can't find a reasonable incentive.
  5. I_am_dropbear

    I_am_dropbear Active Member

    I have tried making suggestions, but i'm told that everything i suggest is better suited to vip's. however i reckon there should be things that no-one can get (except admins) unless they buy them with money from the voting. (eg. some blocks (maybe not, because of building), things like the compass tool (bI and up), warp creation, home creation (cheap), extra block pasting (for apprentices (vip 3's) and up) so we can pay for more than 8000 blocks (or whatever it is))
  6. Legend9468

    Legend9468 Well-Known Member VIP

    Increased amount of staff would only help in the time it takes to answer mod requests.

    We have a low amount of staff due to low player numbers, not the other way around. While I agree staff are somewhat rare at the moment, increasing this number may result in a slight increase in player numbers. The best thing though would be to improve player numbers themselves, friendliness and encouraging of new players always helps, as does offering advice to new members and their plots.

    (Also, too many staff also shows staff from other servers that we're lax in our promotion criteria. It'd seem like we're bowing to the "Can I be mod pls" people. In my opinion anyway)

    I agree with A3 about the rules part. Our rules have worked fairly well for the most part and I don't see what issue there is with them?

    As for the voting incentive. While I like the idea of playerheads, mob statues and the like in creative. You need to remember that it'd be the admins that have to place them and such. Unless someone goes out and finds the pluggin that allows the automatic deduction for the action.

    The only one that I ca think of is if we have an alternate VIP rank for voters. Building perms, but not world perms. Although a higher rank would be given the original VIP rank as well.
  7. kmpurplekat

    kmpurplekat Active Member VIP

    So, be warned. I am saying this after reading the first thread only.

    Shouldn't we get people on who are looking for the survival server because of the hub? If we made the Creative portal a little more prominent , wouldn't more people come? Right now it's kinda off to the side and a lot smaller, but if we made it closer in shouldn't we get more of the players on who are looking for survival?
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  8. A360P

    A360P Well-Known Member Creative Architect

    How about this for voting (and I don't know if you can implement this or not, just an idea):

    You get money for voting on creative, similar to how you would for survival. You spend this money on purchasing a 'Voter' rank (or something to that effect), this rank would be time limited and could have access to a few extra commands:

    • /hat
    • /nick - impersonating staff or rude names are bannable.
    • coloured text (this is not an option if we cannot disallow &k).
    This is all stuff I've suggested before to staff, but never gauged player's thoughts on the ideas. The issue with these is policing the nicknames etc. But maybe I'll try and convince someone to add them in temporarily as a trial run. I think it could work since it would mostly be the older players doing the voting, who would probably be mature enough not to abuse the perks.

    If you have any opinions on it please voice them, also give some ideas for; how long it should last, how many days of voting it should cost, other perks you would like to see for voting (just say anything and everything and we'll pick and chose).
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  9. Legend9468

    Legend9468 Well-Known Member VIP

    Alternate VIP rank does seem to be out best option.

    Time limited by points spent and able to:

    /hat, because there's a tf2 player in all of us
    /nick. If there's a way so that the nickname doesn't affect colour in chat, then we're sweet.

    Also possibly
    /dis, just an extension of the other two
    and the ability the use minecarts and paintings.

    Also taking the time to apologise to anyone whose ideas got rejected because they weren't suitable for a voting reward.
  10. lewis5252

    lewis5252 New Member

    i agree with /nick and /hat bannable if thinking staff.But so far this is going good.
    How about a rebuild of spawns and redo of server images on PMC.
  11. sioutdoors

    sioutdoors Well-Known Member VIP Creative Architect

    Vote for world edit. Said it before and that is the only thing players on creative ever want. Then if you want more than that donate
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  12. epic_poke8

    epic_poke8 Active Member VIP

    We redid spawns recently...
  13. TheTechGeek245

    TheTechGeek245 Well-Known Member VIP

    Vote for edit

    sent from meh Technology
  14. A360P

    A360P Well-Known Member Creative Architect

    I'll discuss this with z and sharq to see if we can get something implemented.

    EDIT: Have sent a message to them both, and linked them to this thread. So if you have any additional thoughts on the voting side of things get them in quickly.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2014
  15. Pieman_Is_God

    Pieman_Is_God Well-Known Member VIP Creative Architect

    are we finally implementing something i suggested 6+ months ago? ha
  16. sioutdoors

    sioutdoors Well-Known Member VIP Creative Architect

    Make it so you have to have x number of votes per week to keep a low level world edit. same with promotions you must have your build and x number of votes. If that isn't enough donate for a higher tier of world edit. also with x number of votes per week you could get other perks
  17. kmpurplekat

    kmpurplekat Active Member VIP

    What happens if you already have, say, VIP II? Would you get a few more commands or would you just keep what you have?
  18. A360P

    A360P Well-Known Member Creative Architect

    I would say there would be two voter packages, one for WE and the other gets /nick etc.
  19. Z_Millla

    Z_Millla Well-Known Member VIP Creative Architect

    Be constructive or gtfo. ;)

    The biggest thing about these types of perks is we really need to automate them or they will die out realllly fast.

    We can obviously give out credits separate from survival when people vote for creative. Then if we have completely new ranks for "voting VIP" we could use scriptblock to charge people credits for promotion. However I'm not sure how to automate demotion after a set period of time. If we then figure that part out, we could theoretically use commands as voting incentive in a bit of a roundabout way.

    As far as perks go I personally thing /nick would just be obnoxious. I forget what all /hat allows but it could be good, and limited /dis could be good, it would just have to be noticeably less access than what paid VIPs get (financial support > voting support).

    Also the idea of voting to earn WE is really what everyone wants. If none of you recall, we were about to implement this when Max had second thoughts and flat out went against it. I highly doubt he cares anymore and the new plot system lends itself much better to this idea. Again, we just need a method of auto demotion.
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  20. majestic_moose

    majestic_moose Well-Known Member VIP

    Pretty sure this can be done with variable triggers, I'll test over on survival
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