EvoPvP, Skyblock and staff team updates [Blog #3]

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  1. WelshAlex

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    Soooooooooo it has been a busy few weeks hasn't it... Suppose we should jump in at the beginning and work forward! All staff blogs will be posted in announcements from now on btw!

    EvoPvP


    EvoPvP was Jack's first experience at owning a server, it's where I met Jack, Joe and Dwayne. Evo was a factions server that later developed into a network - originally owned by Jack, NoBoom and a manager called Macreddin - later MCFinest came on board. I won't go through the whole history of Evo, but things started to go downhill and eventually MCFinest Max was the only remaining owner. The server has been very unpopular for over a year now (it used to get 700+ players daily), and Jack had tried buying it many times. Last week, after a deal with a YouTuber fell through because of Max's inability to function as a human being, Evo was griefed by its staff and shut down. The Developer there was nice enough to give us their Skyblock gamemode, and that is why we now have Skyblock.

    Skyblock

    Skyblock has proved to be very popular so far! It was Evo's most popular gamemode for the last few months and was actually very well made, so after receiving the files we only needed to make a few tweaks and it was ready to launch. So far we're beyond happy with the playercount & response to it, it's more popular than Factions at the moment! We'll be releasing a warp tutorial and a gamemode specific set of rules soon so keep your eye out! If you have any suggestions related to Skyblock please put them below and I'll try to respond accordingly.

    Erm... issues.

    Yes yes, Skycade was griefed by some randy online. We did however have it under control and completely fixed within about 20 minutes, which is a bloody good response time if you ask me! We're still working on Aftermath so it'll be under maintenance for a bit, but we fixed Factions sharpish!

    Staff promotions & demotions

    It has been a busy few days in terms of staff changes!
    We've added plenty of new helpers in the past few weeks, I don't have the list to hand but I'm sure you'll see them in game!
    Demotions on the other hand... we had quite the cull yesterday. Here on Skycade we don't often demote staff, and we try to ensure staff are mentored and offered all the help we can give so that they know what they're doing and we also try to make sure we make it so staff are still able to enjoy themselves. Because of this we're quite lenient compared to other servers in terms of staff, we give significant leeway in decision making and we're considerate when it comes to mistakes.
    But of course, there needs to be a line. Some things cross the line, and we've unfortunately had to get rid of a few staff this week for reasons including from inactivity, abuse, public image and staff cohesion.
    The following staff are no longer on the staff team:
    Mister_Raven
    McSlushie
    MrCheekyWhiskers
    DeathlyNight99

    As always staff applications are OPEN. If you're interested in applying head to this URL: https://xxroltsxxx.typeform.com/to/yP2Ibx Thanks!

    That concludes the 3rd staff blog, hope it was as conclusive and informative as you wanted it to be!
     
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  2. Magma

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    more juice pls
     
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    Lots Of New Staff!
     
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    Shame im not one :/
     
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    Thanks for the update Alex!

    Sad to hear about the staff members, hopefully, we get some more good ones!

    Edit: It would be cool if there was an area or place to recommend things to go over on these blogs. Maybe a DM or other private message?
     
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    Interesting... Thanks for the update, Alex.
     
  7. WelshAlex

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    You can just list what you want to hear here!
     
  8. nicolas

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    i love this staff blog you realy know how to run this servere/forums!!
     
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    Finally... and I was right about that scum bag raven and gg on that demote mcslushie, u deserved it you xraying scum :)
     
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    Also may i know the exact reason to way raven was demoted please @WelshAlex
     
  11. WelshAlex

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    He leaked one of our staff meetings online and generally just wasn't working well with the team.
     
  12. Profectionz

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    Great Blog, I enjoyed it and appreciate the effort you put into it.

    For suggestions I'm not sure about this idea but on another server I used to play on, I did monthly Newsletters, these newsletters included Staff promotions/demotions, new updates that happened during the last month, updates on the rules, maybe if it's possible the quote/meme of the month, other important events that happened and worth mentioning. Another special touch that players enjoyed is that these newsletters had Gifs, so if there was new updates, they could be shown using gifs, for example Gyazo gifs, like this:

    (It usually displays and show the gifs but I think its disabled on this forums so I can't do it, I usually just drag it and drop it in here)

    https://gyazo.com/23f3f8828493dd68ad31bbc2af274007 (New Skyblock server)
    https://gyazo.com/31d426b9514522da632cfc5edcb5e27b (New command /fly)

    Not sure what could be used from this idea but maybe add more parts or sections into these blogs using some ideas I mentioned from the Newsletter or creating an actual monthly Newsletter.
     
  13. FreddyG

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    ok, i literally just found out but thanks.
     
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    Like the meme/quote of the month that happened on one of these Skycade platforms server/forums/teamspeak xD
     
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    Bro are you serious?! I literally worked well with all of them! You on the other hand, were the one that nobody liked working with. Nobody on the staff team disliked me all too much. If you're going on about that "argument" that Nooraaa and I had, people get into arguments every once and a while, it's normal. Please list the people that i didn't work well with.


    How many times do I have to say it was an honest mistake?! Everybody makes mistakes and this one was rather harmless. We literally went over bugs that were fixed. Nothing that was too deep like the things that not even I am supposed to know about (Lucky I haven't leaked it yet) It was literally the staff meeting that dwayne talked about the success of skyblock and some bugs that were fixed.

    Have a nice day, humans
     
  17. Irson

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    I mean when you hackusated literally everyone, pretty annoying
    Helpers should know what they're doing
     
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    Hello raven lol
     
  19. nicolas

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    just a totally random and out of content quistion..
    were did he leak it? xD
     
  20. Jack

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    Cracking post!
     
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