Today we have some exciting news we'd like to share with the community. To begin with, as of today a new 'team' has been added to the staff ranks here on Minecart. Essentially, this team will be referred to as the 'Management Team', at the head of which, will be our new 'Server Manager'. This role is basically to help the admins with much of the backend work, similar to our previous Manager role, helping the Administration team with bug reports, implementing suggestion and aiding with the overall maintenance of the server to ensure it runs smoothly from day to day. Unlike our previous Manager role, this role will be team based and will focus a lot around teamwork as opposed to a group of Managers working individually.
As of now, we can announce that we do have someone who has filled this new Server Manager role and will be overseeing our Management Team, that person will be @Claudio - congratulation to him and we welcome him to the team. Please note that this isn't a decision we have taken lightly, Skelly and I have been discussing this for a while in depth and have discussed it with Caleb also. We feel this is a positive step in the right direction to ensure the server will maintained. The team comes with their own strict guidelines to ensure that the server receives the best possible attention by people are going to be active and of real help to us.
Whilst we will be looking for people who are interested in joining our Management Team, this isn't a role we are going to hand to anyone on a plate just because, for example, you've set up a localhost server before. It comes with its own application and the applicant's knowledge will be tested. We will provide more information to anyone who is interested in applying in due course.
We would also like to congratulate @IElx on getting Helper, @Meaphf who is now our first Junior Admin (Just to clarify, this is a frontend only position) and finally @Muar who has now joined our Management Team. Congrats all.
Just wanted to inform you all that there will be a brief period of downtime tomorrow evening, approximately around 8pm EST. This is due to us needing to make a couple of minor adjustments to our Proxy server which may require numerous restarts. Therefore, we'd prefer to do this while everyone is offline as opposed to annoying you all with several restarts while you're trying to play.
We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause, but this shouldn't take us long at all so please bear with us during this period of time and we'll aim to get the server back up for you guys as quickly as possible.
Today we have some exciting news that we’d like to share with the community. There are a few topics that will be covered in this post so it might be a bit long but we do appreciate it if you read it over to get a better feeling of what’s expected to come to our network sometime soon! If anyone has any suggestions comments or feedback on any of these topics that we discuss we’d love to hear it. Anyways, let’s begin with one of the biggest topics that I’m sure most of us are excited about.
Yes, that is right we will be having a summer sale! After a long wait of our last sale being the long Christmas sale we had, we decided to have a summer sale. The summer sale will be around 30% off everything in the store! The sale will be running from June 1st - August 1st.
The Future of the Server
As I’m sure many of you have questions or are just concerned in general with what the future of this server holds, however, rest assured me and Skelly to have a lot of plans to get this server back on track to what it once used to be, that isn’t to mean it’ll be back in 2014 when we used to get 1000+ players but we would still like to see it maintain a reasonable player base and have YouTubers along with proper advertising. There’s no set date for any of this to occur as there’s still a lot of work to be done but we will inform you further once we have further developed each of our projects that we’re currently working on. To give a bit of a hint as to what we have planned, we currently have KitPvP in the works and should hopefully be released sometime soon (again no set date until further notice), a full Factions reset that still needs a lot of work done as well as another secret gamemode that we will be keeping private until further notice.
Results/Feedback from the Survey
To start we’d like to thank all of you who took part in our recent Survey, we were thrilled with most of the results but were more thrilled to see all of the community input and feedback. We are keeping note of what people want and we do have plans to incorporate most of the highly upvoted ones. Once we get KitPvP released and running smoothly we will begin to work on the feedback from the server and incorporate what most of the community would like to see.
We do have plans to have a KitPvP beta, however it will not be for everyone in the community to partake in. There will be another thread going up in ‘Discussions’ sometime later once we’re prepared to offer a beta to a select few members of the community. If you would like to participate in the beta keep an eye out for the thread and follow the instructions on it!
We understand a post just went out recently but there was a bit of confusion on what was actually occurring, so this is the final decision...