Hello my GenuineMC Family,
It is update time once more! This particular update will cover what has been completed since the previous update as well as provide some information for the following months.
Since we have last spoke, the following has been completed...
- Staff page has been updated.
- New custom commands have been added.
- Player comment forum has been created.
- A location for Spawn Town has been picked.
We still need to do the following…
- Make new images for the home page.
- Update the entire help section of the forums.
- Finish outlining voting milestones and content creator.
- Update the voting websites.
- Update the rules.
- Update the staffing application.
- Finish reviewing the social media sites.
Some of you may notice that there are a few things that were not carried over from the list made in the “Biggin Update.” Some of those tasks felt unnecessary to complete so we set them aside for now. There are also some other things that we need to complete behind the scenes, but they will not directly affect anyone. They mostly include editing the percentages of the voting chests at spawn and editing the text color of the various plugins we have on the server.
Comments about the todo list...
Voting milestones and content creator will come out later this year. I do not have a time line for when they will come out, but they will come out prior to December. We are pushing it off because we do not want to set up a new thing while most of us are busy with school. We will look towards setting these up once most of us are able to keep active for an extended period of time.
Nibby has rolled out new commands to help better link the website to the server.
/pl /plugins - Plugin List
/staff /stf /stafflist – Staff List
/genuinehelp /genhelp /serverhelp /svhelp /serverinfo /svinfo - Server Help Links
/media /socialmedia /social - Social Media Sites
/memberapplication /membership /memberapp /member - Member application
/application /app - Server Applications
The Player Comment Forum has now been created. This will be where you can provide suggestions, feedback, or complaints about the various aspects of the server. You should now see this on the top right of your screen. I will be checking for responses every couple of weeks.
Now over to 1.13…
I know most of you are excited for this huge update, but there are a lot of technical problems that are preventing us from updating.
1.We are waiting for all the plugins to update to appropriate versions.
2.We are trying to resolve our back up system, so we can prevent any more data loses in the future.
3.We are waiting to see how other servers handle this update as well as see how it will affect the world generation.
a. Most of the files and function of Minecraft will change in this update. Imagine 1.9-1.11 put all together in one update. That is what we would like to consider 1.13. We are anxious on updating because it may cause world corruption as well as a lot of technical issues with our current set up.
b. All Ocean biomes will update. We do not know what it will do to current loaded chunks and if it will harm player builds.
In all we may end up waiting for a bit before jumping into this new version. I know a few of you have heard me say that we may need to move again, but we want to consider all our opinions prior to picking that “exciting” choice. When I return from my schooling adventure I will then begin taking a closer look at what we could do to make this work for our server. In the mean time I appreciate the patiences from everyone as we look towards this impending adventure!
I also want to inform everyone that BRITISHConnah has resigned from staff. Due to personal reasons, Connah choose to step down as Admin. I appreciate the work he has done for this server and I look forward to seeing him in game. Please thank him for the work he has done for this community when you do see him online.
Now for my final messages…
I am now beginning my final semester of college. This semester will keep me pretty busy, meaning that I will not be as active as I was over the Summer. Things from the list above will be slowly completed during my time away, but nothing drastically will change. We are at a good point to just relax and enjoy the work we have done up to this point in time. We completed a lot of things over this Summer and I am proud of where we are now. There is nowhere but up from where we are now.
My activity will increase around mid-November once I have submitted my final project for teaching.
I do want to state that monthly events and voting competitions will continue for everyone to enjoy! So, don’t think we are all just going to disappear!
So as always, thank you all for the support you have given us as we work towards our goal of making Gen great once more!