Currently we’re looking for staff members to be active on my server. We lost an admin today so I’m getting a little more needy. Looking for anyone who has past experience with servers and is just willing to help out. We need about 1-2 more builders, at least another admin, and 2 more helpers by 2018. I’ll have the apps open till probably mid December. I’m looking for a lot when people apply for admin so if you don’t have very good past experience I would recommend helper or builder if you’re choosing to apply. The one requirement for ALL staff is that you have an active Discord account to communicate with the rest of the team including me. Just a few quick updates on the server: player counts are low right now mostly because of the start of school but I’ll be working more efficiently to better advertise the player experience as a whole and fix / add new awesome features in the future. (Yes, that means EVERY server on the network is being re-done) I posted the link to apply at the bottom of this post. If you have any questions on our application approval / denial process please email me privately.
My email (Only if you have questions, spam will be blocked) is [email protected]
Website to apply:
So I’ve recently gotten into fixing up each individual server on MastersCraft to make room for more features to attract more players. Currently I’m in the process of revamping the creative server with new features, bigger plots, better worldedit, better performance, more worlds, better economy support, and so much more! I was experimenting earlier today on a private DEV server and I absolutely love what some of the newly modified plugins can do! Hoping to roll this update out in about a month or so. Please note this will reset all plots so if you want your plot saved you need to contact me privately on Discord with your plot-ID, IGN, any modifications, and a work-done date. Work-done just means you finished the plot and won’t make any other changes to it. Anyway, pvp is the next server I’ll revamp because I already did most of parkour.
MastersCraft Staff Applications are now open!
We’re specifically looking for another admin and another helper or two! A few more builders would be nice along with a few more active youtubers! Basically we’re looking for everybody right now. Something that isn’t listed on the form is the DEV rank. Basically this rank develops custom plugins for the server in Java. If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or message me on Discord! I’m @ZnAvids#2742!
I just finished cleaning up the creative server so if you had an empty plot with nothing on it then it’s probably gone now. This just goes for everybody. Don’t claim 15 plots (someone did that) and do nothing on them. Claim a plot when you’re ready to build please. K. Anyway. Also don’t spawn 300 horses without killing them all. It doesn’t stress the server out but some people’s internet can’t handle that many entities. And I certainly know that my internet will give out if like 30 people are on with that amount so just don’t do it. 🙂 That’s really all I had to say. I’ll probably be adding these things to the rules document. (Check Discord sometime tomorrow)
This is totally unrelated to any member info but I now have a dedicated DEV server for testing purposes only which is awesome. It has double the power of the regular servers and can process like a 70mil WorldEdit chunk in about 45 seconds. That’s insane. We will let members on every once in awhile for testing purposes if needed. Please note if you’re going to help out with plugin development that you need to have a working secured Google account to use with the shared documents and the authentication process on the DEV server. It’s 10:50 PM where I live as I’m writing this and my eyes are pretty tired so I’m going to bed because I have nothing to say anymore. GN!
So today I mainly was working on things in the background on my end but there are a few noticeable changes I made starting with the addition on tagging players in game! You can now @ a player (ex. @ZnAvids) to get their attention. It will play a sound and turn their name a certain color in chat if they’re online. Other than that, the direct connect limiter should be less aggressive to players now because let’s face it, it was getting annoying even for me. There are a few things that helped clean up some lag on the server to get our TPS even closer to 20! Really that’s it. I am thinking of possibly adding a minigames server in the future alongside TNTWars! I think PVP, Parkour, and Creative are great but they just get boring after a while because EVERY server has them. I have plans for that but for now, we just need to perfect / finish what we have.
So today a member finally convinced me to add the server radio to all of the other server. I did. Getting the radio on Creative wasn’t easy though. Creative is 1.12.1 and the other servers are 1.8. This also means that noteblock IDs change in new versions because I couldn’t get anything to play! Luckily the developers have been updating their plugins online (I was like 2 years outdated) so I grabbed me some download button and restarted the servers. It works now. Also did some playing around with the new punishment system and it works great! The anticheat still needs some tweaking because it sometimes kicks legit players but as of now, I’d say it catches 80% of hackers – but like 30% legit players. Still though, it’s a work in progress and I’m happy with where it’s at right now. About 40 minutes before writing this, I found some Monstercat MIDI files online. Well, the old songs on the server get boring after a while so I was like, let’s check it out. I loaded up the MIDI to Noteblock (.nbs) editor, adjusted some volume levels and tweaked the tempo of each song and sent them off into the tracks folder on the server. Before I knew it, I had “We Love, Rainbow Road, and Anime Bae” playing in the Hub – that was awesome! If I have time tomorrow I’ll see if I can find some more cool songs to add to the collection! For now, I now have something new (well, not new…you get the idea) to listen to when doing work.
Recently I changed the punishment system for the server which now allows for proper muting, kicking, and a new addition of warning. (Don’t get into trouble!) I will also be clearing un-used plots on Creative every Friday as part of a “cleanup-the-server” thing so new members can get a plot closer to the spawn. This also will reduce server lag caused by the plugins. (If you claim a plot on the server, BUILD IN IT! If you don’t and it’s empty, it might get deleted on Friday) Don’t forget to vote everyday for a $2000 bonus! The active members are really showing who they are now! /ot top
Alright! That’s about it server-wise except a few changes behind the scenes which I can’t talk about. (Also, when I cleanup Creative, I clear entities too! I found over 300 horses just on one plot which can cause lag for other players)
Basically every month I will announce three winners, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. These players will receive prizes in-game. If you want a better prize, you have to vote 10 times on each site that month for a +25% value increase! Good Luck to everyone!
Top players currently:
- ZnAvids (me)
I updated all the server rules and put them in a Google Doc format for ease of use. Please check this document for changes every once in awhile!