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We're back in business baby

Petey aOwner
Petey_ @ MoCreaturesCommunity
posted Wed at 17:57

So much news, so little time.

The events of the past few days have really gotten me motivated to start improving the server even more, and during my conversations with the owners/admins on some of the other Mo' Creatures servers, I've discoved some exciting information. First things first. I found a copy of the elusive Cauldron update we've been trying to get our hands on. This fixes some of the plugin issues we've had in the recent past. Furthermore, I discovered that either the copy of Mo' Creatures we had uploaded to server was slightly corrupted, or Kratos released a patched version and didnt change the version number. Both have happened in the past, but I think the latter is a bit more likely. Point is, the ray issue is fixed!

While talking to Wolfman, the owner and founder of Creaturecraft, he told me that Zharky has become active again. Looking on the Minecraft forum page, we've found out that he had some personal issues to deal with over the past year, and is now free to work on the mod again. He has been working 3-4 hours every night for the past couple weeks working on.... the 1.8 update! He's rewritting all the code, to make the existing stuff even better, and when we're finally on 1.8, he's going to start adding more content, including the Ogre Lair. He already has models for the three Ogre Lair bosses, the Ogre Princes, and it all looks very cool. We aren't sure when the update will be released, but others are eagerly preeping for it, and I think we should as well. The plan as of right now is to keep our current map as is, and use Multiverse to add a seperate PVP enabled overworld map. With the changes 1.8 makes to how seperate worlds are handled, this shouldnt cause any significant performance changes. I know, it seems a lot like how the official server does their maps, but when someone is doing something right, why should we do it differently?

Before the update hits, we're looking to make a few other changes. We're looking at a few plugins that might be good to add. With the 213 build of Cauldron we might be able to bring MyPet back, and we're going to be adding Dynmap. We also might add a new portal plugin, either temporarily until we're on 1.8 and have Multiverse portals, or permanently. Check it out, and give us feed back: http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins/creativegates/

We are also open to any and all suggestions. The best way to make sure we take your suggestion seriously is to post it in the suggestions part of the forums. Can't find it? Then just post the thread in General or Off topic and we can relocate it for you.

Servers, Staff, and Advertising

Petey aOwner
Petey_ @ MoCreaturesCommunity
posted Tue at 14:48

So, yesterdays mess got sorted out, and I think some good ended up coming from all of it, so lets put it behind us and get on with what is important.

On the topic of other servers, I would like to remind everyone that we are not really in competition with the Official Mo' Creatures server. They do not mind us discussing our server on their site or server, and vice-versa. They have a different way of doing things than we do, and we think people should feel free to play on which ever they prefer. We use the DailyBonus plugin to give players small, daily rewards, they use voting sites. They use GreifPrevention for protecting claims, while we use WorldGuard. They are more strict with their rules against using cheats, glitchs, or hacks, while we're more strict with our rules regarding language, inappropriate topics, etc. In the end though, we are still just people who enjoy the Mo' Creatures mod and want to make it as enjoyable as possible on multiplayer. People can have different ways of achieving that same goal, and still get along. Lets try to keep this in mind.

On the topic of staff, I would like to make sure everyone is aware of some recent changes taking place. The Officer rank is seeing some major changes. We are going to start treating as less of a first step on the way to moderator, and more of a permenent position for some players, especially the younger crowd. The resposibilities of the rank are still the same, but they will be focusing more on helping new players, and enforcing the chat rules. In accordance with this, they will not be able to temporarily ban players on follow players in vanish any more. Instead, their primary tools will be the jail and mute commands. Cannot follow the chat rules? Then you won't be allowed to talk in chat for a while. Have trouble following the other rules, or muting does not phase you? You can spend some time in jail, possibly muted at the same time. Do something serious? A higher ranking staff member will handle the final decision on your punishment. The Mini-Mod rank will be considered more of a training rank now, but you will need to know World Guard before being set to said rank. We are also planning on giving Moderators a bit more power, so that they can help more with server functions, which most of the community might be completely unaware of.

We had quite a few players on last night, and ran some events for everyone. The players seemed to really enjoy them, so I hope we will be able to start running them every night again. We realize some players do not care for them, so we do like to have a certain amount of players on before we start them. In hopes of getting turn outs similar to last night, I want to start advertising the server again. I have the Planet Minecraft page working again. Feel free to check it out, vote for us, comment, etc. I am also giving permission for anyone who wants to, to do Lets Plays, Lets Builds, streams or any other videos featuring the server. Have other ideas of how to attract more players? Let us know in the comments below.

Insomnyac ModDonorF-Mod Can you post the PMC link in a publc place so people can navigate to it easier?

How we act on other servers...

Petey aOwner
Petey_ @ MoCreaturesCommunity
posted Mon at 12:56

It has come to my attention that some of us are going on to other servers, stating where we come from, and then acting in a very unbecoming fashion. While our players do not represent the community in an official capacity, our staff do. Whether you are staff or not, when you say you call our community home, people then see you as representing us. This is especially true when getting on servers similar to our own. We would prefer this to be positive representation, but that is not always the case.

Yesterday, a player from the Official Mo' Creatures Server, migrated to our own, and expressed discontent with how she was treated there. We do not know most of the facts. Just what she told us. The appropriate thing for us to do, would be to introduce her to ours, and make her feel welcome. Some players expressed other issues that had supposedly encountered on the official server, most of which were unverifiable rumors. The right thing for us to do in that situation, would have been to ignore it. Instead one of our players went on there, acted extremely rude and disrespectful towards there staff members, announcing that they were from here, and repeating the rumors that some of our players stated. As of me writing this, I am waiting for Kratos to send the logs to know exactly what was said, and I am still dealing with the fall out.

We do not always agree with how other servers do things. I know that even I have said things I did not care for about the official server, or the Creature Craft server. But it is easy for us to judge them from a far. They are not us. They can run their servers however they want. They use voting sites, when we (generally) do not want to use them. They use different plugins than we do. There cretia for hiring staff is different from ours. They know what does, and does not work for them. And you know what? They get more players than we do right now. We may not like it, but it is a fact. The players we do get from them, usually say we seem like a better community, with more respectable staff, and a fair way of doing things. Really, what it comes down to is, different people like different atmospheres, playing by different rules, etc. We have ours, other servers have theres. We also depend on having a mutual respect between our servers. We might not all like each other, but Kratos has helped us out a lot over the years. We would not have come as far as we have without his continues support. Wolfman got his start on our server, and some of the staff on both servers started out here. When we go on other servers and act in a way as described above, we threaten that level of respect, and we make players on all three servers think less of us.

Use common sense, don't be a jerk, and don't beg for things. I know two of those can be found on the rule board at spawn, and the first one should not need stating. Stick to those, and we'll all be fine. Violate those three, here or elsewhere, and you're gonna have a bad time.

catbox01 LegacyDonor People, people, people: it doesn't matter how other people run their servers, because we've been pretty much doing our o ...
saphireslayer21 Donor i am very sorry for this petey

News from the past two weeks

Petey aOwner
Petey_ @ MoCreaturesCommunity
posted Mar 16, 15

So, a lot has happened in the past couple weeks. I am going to try to wrap things up in one post but I will probably forget somethings, which I am sure people will be happy to point out to me.

Staff:

For those who have not noticed, Insomnyac and TryHardTroll have been promoted to Moderator. They haven't had perfect careers, but they learned from each mistake and improved over time. This is the main thing we look for in our Officers and Minimods. They have definitely earned their positions. On the topic of Officers, we have not opened up applications. I know players keep asking, but for right now, the best way to get Officer is to play, cooperate with staff whenever you can, and most importantly, don't beg for it. We don't like people who beg.

Donations:

As I am sure most people know, we don't depend on donations as much as we used to, but we still need them from time to time. The majority of our financial support in the past year or so has been from one person, who we think deserves special mention: catbox01. We tried to calculate how much he has actually donated, and the lowest number we've calculated is $206. I think there are some things we are forgetting to include, so he's probably contributed more than that. And we should never forget, when Kratos_Knox was ready to close down the server way back in early 2013, catbox took over as owner and got us through the rest of the year. Literally none of this would be here without him. So, we have decided to give him an addition tag in recognition of all this, [Mythic], and his name will be gold in chat on the server. We have also built a central train station in spawn, and named it in his honor. We did this because if we remember correctly, he likes trains. He also built the entire railway system on the UBP Eden server.

Spawn:

Spawn has continued to develop. As some already know, we went through our really old schematics and pasted in some stuff that was on the original map. I also built a new, larger bank, and a new exchange building. We also added some commonly requested blocks to the exchange, and you can now sell more items than you could previously. There is also a "Special Items" section, with expensive items you can buy. Kawney built a new store to combine the wool and dye shops. We used an house schematic for a store across from the exchange, called "Gear 'r' Us", containing leather armor, stone tools, mount armor, and wyvern and ogre blocks. The public enchanting and brewing have been moved to the basement of said building, and the public nether portal was moved to underneath the church. We also added a public spawner underneath the church for those looking for an easy source of XP and/or rotten flesh.

The END:

We have a new plugin for doing daily server restarts. This one actually works. We have been working on getting the script it uses to also reset the end each time the server restarts. Bad news is, no luck so far. This now seems to be working as of 3/18/15. Good news is, we accidentally figured out this plugin also restarts the server when it crashes. So there is that.

Staff Changes

Petey aOwner
Petey_ @ MoCreaturesCommunity
posted Feb 27, 15

If a new player looked at the list of the staff members sometime in the last few months, they'd probably see a lot of names they don't recognize. Truth is, a lot of staff members have disappeared overtime. We are not sure what happened to all of them. We know some have become too busy with real life (haven't we all?), while others have moved on to different games or different minecraft servers. We cannot blame them for this, but until they make their way back to us and state an intention to resume staff duties we cannot leave them on the active staff list. The list of demoted staff members are as follows:

Officers:

Captainwoodroe

Sunbird7

xlambertx

RavianGale

Swiperismycat

Minimods:

iSakridLyfe

Bengalssuck

Kyoshiyan

Moderators:

Moldy_Vort

Kalasto

Once again, these people have done nothing wrong. We just have not seen them in some time, and we need to move them from the list of active staff. I am hoping that we keep getting players at the rate we have so that we can move some other players up in their place.

saphireslayer21 Donor believe it or not I've actually seen moldy fort around 3-ish times within the past month and talked to him a bit... i do ...
Insomnyac ModDonorF-Mod ahem his name is actually now bengalsrule
pigeonpigface It's sad that some of these staff have been demoted.. But maybe some new staff will rise out of the ashes.
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