Hello my GenuineMC Family!
It is monthly update time! Lots of things have changed and improved in the last month.
Topics that will be discussed this round of updates:
Current Staff Situation, Social Media, Server Chunk Issue, 1.13 Status, New Plugins
Current Staff Situation
As you probably noticed, we had a couple staff members step down and most of our staffing team are taking a long leave of absence. Please remember this is a volunteering position. They are not required to be here 24/7. However, it does place some stress on the server when we do not have enough staff members. Most of our staff members will return, but they are currently in the process of getting situated with school. I expect them to prioritize school over this server, so they are taking up this opportunity. In the mean time, I would like to offer a request to the server. If you see it, report it. We are a family and as a family we help each other out. Don’t expect staff to always catch things during this hectic time period. Any assistance will always be appreciated.
I am also curious why not enough players are applying for a staffing position. I understand there are a lot of active applications, but to be honest they are not what we are looking for in terms of staff as of this moment. As a sever, you are expecting quality staff members, so that is what we are looking for in these applications. Please take a couple seconds of your time to fill out this short questionnaire :https://goo.gl/forms/Jl2kJKeSuSYiOsWB3 It will help me to better understand what I could do to boost the current staffing numbers.
We currently have three active social media accounts. These sites are still in progress; however, I invite you to join them.
If you have any suggestions for profile pictures or want to make us some new headers, please feel free to do so! We may even compensate you for your work.
As a staffing team we are determining if we even want these sites, so feel free to let us know how you feel about us going social!
Server Chunk Issues
As most of you are aware, the old Spawn Town location has a lot of bad chunks. We have blocked it off and I plan on repairing them next week after a couple large school projects. In terms of bad chunks, if you happen to see a weird generation please let us know ASAP! It is always better to be safe than sorry in terms of crashing the server.
Now, this does not mean that the world is bad or that our server is dying. This is a natural part of having specific plugins like World Edit. When you manipulate the world, there are bound to be some issues. When we see it, we will work towards correct it as soon as possible.
Due to our decrease in staff activity, we have had some issues with managing chat. We are looking to install some new plugins to help manage inappropriate behavior. I can’t really say which plugins we are going to install, but I wanted to give everyone a heads up prior to instating these programs. I will make sure it does not harm natural chat, but I want to set something up so y’all don’t have to deal with the drama.
We are still in the testing process for 1.13. Nibby49 is running a test world on a private server to see how this new world generation will interact with our server. Please be patient as we work towards seeing how this will interact with the 1.12 world. We want to give you the best playing experience, and in order for us to do that we must be cautious.
Along with that, I am want to be active again on the server before we do any major update. That may mean waiting till December before we start contemplating any changes.
This is the current update for the server! Please let me know if you have any questions and or concerns about what I have shared above! You can contact me on Discord, in game, or on the website!
Along with that please remember the feedback, suggestions, and issues button on the top right of the page. Feel free to use that whenever you want to help the server improve!
Until next time!