Hello GenuineMC Family,
Today's update is short but it has information that many of you may not like to read. However, its something that everyone needs to be aware off if we are to continue as a server. This server is on the verge of dying. That is a little exaggerated, but its still the same in terms of what will happen to this community. In basic terms, I see us possibly making it out of 2019, but not through 2020. Currently, we do not have enough players joining this community and not enough players donating to keep it up and running. To help fight this, here is what we are doing on our end to hopefully make it out of this rut.
>>> Get new imagery for our website, voting websites, and social media sites. Imagery draws people in because its interesting. The cleaner and more interesting it is, the more likely people will be inclined to check out our server. We have currently hired ZiggiousZaggious to help us but if anyone else could lend a hand or know of someone who can help, it would be greatly appreciated.
>>> Update the voting shop and voting sites. We have currently updated the voting shop and have balanced some of the pricing so it’s a little bit fairer. We have also added 3 new ranks and boosted Member+ to hopefully encourage more players to vote. Eventually this month I am planning on replacing websites 4, 7, and 8 because they have been causing us a lot of issues in terms of registering votes. When that happens, I will notify y’all because we will need a large influx of players to vote so we can get our name back on top.
>>> Run more events. I have noticed that events draw in players. So, we are currently running events for each holiday and would like to eventually run events monthly to bi-monthly outside of holidays. We will be able to reach this when we have more players join the events team.
>>> Make our social media sites become more independent. Currently they post my monthly posts and vote competitions. I would like them to eventually be able to run a monthly post outside of my posts, such as "build of the month" type of post. Currently we only have a Facebook manager, we need a Twitter manager to make this really effective. AKA send me a message if you are interested in this position.
These are what we are currently doing to help boost the server. So here is what you can do to help us.
>>> VOTE. The more you vote, the more likely newer players will see us when looking for a new server to play on.
>>> SPREAD THE WORD. Be a walking billboard. If you know of friends or family who play Minecraft, invite them to join the server.
>>> GIVE US YOUR OPINION. Do you have an idea of what we could do to help boost our numbers? Do you have a suggestion for us as we work towards our four goals?
So, I hope this has inspired y’all to help. Otherwise, its has been a good five years.
Yes, the same old same old, but I will keep posting this till more of you apply. We are still currently looking for new members for each of our staffing teams. WE need more people if we want to grow as a server. If you have any questions about the application or positions, you can either message me or make a thread in the FAQ thread for staff.
Hoppers are still a rampant issue for this server. We are planning to switch over to Paper Spigot to negate their negative effects. However, please play your part. Place a dropper on your hopper to help cut off their consistent running time. IF YOU have any suggestions or ideas on how we can resolve this problem beyond banning them, I will legit marry you.
We have new voter ranks and we have buffed Member+. Our new voter ranks are Dirt, Stone, and Wood. Each one gives you some fancy gear, awesome items from the vote shop, and some cosmetic items. You will also get a rank title in game showing off your dedication to the server. Currently we don’t have any permissions for them because it will then hurt our lower ranks Iron and Gold. However, if you have a suggestion on what we could add, I would love to know.
This is the current update for March. It is a grim and simple update, but it was something that needed to be made prior to us heading into the Summer. There are a lot of other things that will occur this month, but I will make that update post later in time so we can give more focus to my first message in this post.
As always, its been a pleasure serving you as a community. I hope to hear from y’all as we work towards making us great again.