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New Updates Coming Your Way!

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by LeaderJ, Jun 17, 2015.

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How do you feel about these proposed updates?

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  1. LeaderJ

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    Hello Ioncraft,

    My name is LeaderJ. Some of you may still remember me, but I am the lead administrator and owner of this fine server. During the past six months, I have been very inactive. I shifted my focus from Ioncraft to working on my own personal goals. And as a result, the server has suffered. I am not proud of this, and now that I have a little bit more free time this summer, I would like to begin working on Ioncraft and bring some much needed updates to the server. Hopefully, these updates will breathe some fresh life into the server.

    In short, here are the proposed updates to the server:
    • Remove smallplots world
    • Convert plots from PlotMe to PlotSquared
    • Bring back PvP Faction Survival World
    • Make Towny the No-PvP/Relaxed Survival World
    • Bring back Skyblock Survival World.
    • Introduce potential RPG Survival World
    • Update Minigames server (get rid of unplayed games, add newer games)
    • Open Admin Applications
    I plan to begin working on these updates as soon as tomorrow, and again would appreciate any and all feedback. I will be reading all comments on this thread, so please feel free to post your suggestons and/or questions as well!

    If you like Ioncraft and would like to see us continue to stay online, please consider donating today! Donations this month have been slow. Without your donations, the server goes down and hopefully that's not what anybody wants. If you'd like to securely donate, please click here to visit our secure webstore. Thank you! <3

    More updates to come!

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  2. mon2880

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    It's nice to see your back, and actually commited to reading some of MER's basically, war thread. Well then, I'm going to go live under my rock again; Reddit here I come :D.
     
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    Never heard of this LeaderJ guy before. :p
    Reporting him for being awesome and for making Ioncraft. :p

    (No, I'm glad to see you're back. :))
     
  4. daniyal

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    Its nice to see you back and becoming more active on the server...
    P.S. i shall bomb you all just before the change over to factions occurs
     
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    Haha! You have to find me first! Muah- wait, I need to actually play Towny in order to be bombed? Nope, forget that!
    ;)
     
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    Why was everything messed up in the first place? This server was fine with Towny as a Non-PvP world and factions a PvP world with, eh, factions. Maybe we could solve this problem by not giving people the permission to mess things up in the first place. Besides, 96% of the players these days are either noobs that only play for about 15 seconds, or players that joined and decided to stay because it actually looked fun. Don't pretend like I'm not being honest.
     
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    But... but...
    I don't play Towny... :p
     
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    Honestly. I want a towny, pure survial world with PVP disabled. Just so I can build a nice city with my friends on the server and say "Hey! We built this in survival!" instead of having to rebuild everything every five seconds because of people who want to raid everyone for no reason or stupid reasons.
     
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    It's harder then it looks to find very good moderators, as half of the current ones are dead and never come on. No one on the staff team abuses, and the donators on the server have no real "power" to abuse.
     
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    Yeah, well someone had to mess up the server. It didn't instantly become that way. Did they ask anyone? No, of course not. Seeing how LeaderJ was busy(?) I doubt they confirmed with him. The only people that could do crap like this are him and Mer. Hmm, that's a real hard one to figure out...
     
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    I like everything, apart from removing Smallplots, it's nice to just build something small without a massive green emptyness in the background.
     
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    No one messed with anything. It's natural for a towny/faction world to go to crap after years, usually one main group of power gets so big, no one can fight them. Thats why world resets happen, every so often. We haven't done a reset in over 8 months. People get op, and powerful. It's not anyones fault, except time.
     
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    I like most things, but keep small plots. I think Mega Plots is a bit unnecessary though. Nobody seems to fill them up, and people who want to make a big build will likely build in the free/open build world.
    RPG Survival.. meh. I don't think it will add much. It will just be survival with some snow on the ground or something. A waste of money in my opinion (if you need to pay for a new world.)
    Otherwise, love them. I also think a new set of moderators is needed. They are many which are inactive.
     
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    *cough cough* Did you say, moderator? I mean RPG survival. RPG Survival was very cool, as we had an active pvp system to go along side it.
     
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    Oh erm, maybe *cough* I actually have only been playing for about a year, so I never got to play this. If it worked before, let's try it again ;3
     
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    Actually leader was active when the world was decided before
    I still question it..
     
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    Although I believe in Towny FTW, because it is hated so much as a pure survival plugin, I agree with the revert to factions pvp and relaxed survival Towny. And mon is right about a reset, i couldn't put it any more eloquently than he.

    I am glad you are going to revamp the server, it is clearly needed as it has gone stale. Resets and modifications would really stir it up and hopefully bring some life back into it. With nothing changing it has run out of steam. I remember the good days of Ioncraft. It is change that makes it fun. For everyone to be on the same level. An initial equality. And for the on top to have something to do again!

    And I would suggest keeping small plots and removing mega plots. Not only is smallplots used more, it is a good way for people to try worldedit and want to buy it.
    --- Double Post Merged, Jun 18, 2015 ---
    PS on the bright side, according to the poll above, everyone seems to like it!
     
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    Thing is, we aren't able to sell WE anymore due to the EULA. Otherwise, our thread gets removed from MCF. But I understand that several people enjoy building small things, so I'll think about it.
     
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    I think most of these changes have been a long time coming, and will be a breath of fresh air for the server. I don't like the switch from Plotme to P^2 though, just because I'm used to Plotme. I don't think it would be much of a problem after I got used to it, however.
     
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