September 2015 GSM Results

Hi all,

After a long summer, we’ve finally held a GSM after a hiatus of a couple months. Recordings for the public portion of the meeting are broken up into three parts: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Here are the relevant announcements:

A reminder about WorldEdit requests

Over the summer, we’ve had a influx of new members, while a lot of the admods were away or on vacation. This has resulted in the admods that do come online becoming overwhelmed with WorldEdit requests, with some of those requests being questionable in their validity.

To help alleviate the workload on our admods, I’d would like to remind all members of the following:

  • Please familiarize yourself with how WorldEdit works before asking for one. That is, ensure that you have points set up for your WorldEdit so that you do not waste the admod’s valuable time.
  • If you can do the WorldEdit yourself by hand in 10 minutes or less, then you do not need a WorldEdit. Admods reserve the right to refuse WorldEdit requests that are deemed too trivial.
  • Don’t ask for a WorldEdit right after an admod joins. Please respect the admod’s time and wait at least 10 minutes before asking for a WorldEdit.
  • Don’t ask for too many WorldEdits. Admods also want to come here to have fun and work on their projects, so please respect that.

For now, we haven’t given any recent warnings with regards to WorldEdit requests, but if we find that players are not heeding the above reminders, then we may have no choice but to do so. We are also looking to hiring additional active moderators to help with workload, but we will only hire people who are a good fit for the moderator position, first and foremost.

Helipads are now allowed in a restricted fashion for Senators

At the June GSM, we banned airfields and heliports altogether for the Senator rank due to players abusing the privilege and building unrealistic airfields. Some players have asked about the status of heliports, so we are allowing helipads on highly limited basis for Senators. Effective immediately, Senators may:

  • Build up to a maximum of 2 functional helipads (that is, with helicopters) per city.
  • Each helipad and helicopter must be realistic, and the helipad must built properly on top of a building.
  • Decorative helipads on top of buildings (“H” pads) are not restricted by this rule.
  • Existing helipads with helicopters are grandfathered in and do not have to be removed.


The admods approved some road proposals for this meeting. A proper map of these proposals may be made in the future, but for now, they are as follows:

  • A89/A892/A942 modifications from Whitechapel and Arctic Plains SMP north to Armada (proposed by _frozen)
  • A8/A850 extension from Whitechapel west to Ilirea along the coast (proposed by _frozen)
  • A5 from Central City south to Utopia (proposed by Narnia17)
  • A35 from Appleton east to Wampanaog and Airchester (proposed by hntredtie)

For others who submitted road proposals, either an admin has contacted you providing you the reasons why your proposal was rejected. If this has not happened yet, please e-mail the admins.

Town Auctions

The following inactive towns were granted to new owners:

  • F3/I3, formerly owned by Creeperwillie, has been given to MIKE24DUDE.
  • XW12, formerly owned by echominer99, has been given to ezzocraft.

New Moderator

After much discussion, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve promoted CortesiRaccoon to Moderator. Congratulations!

City Rank Promotion Requests are now open

We’re opening another batch of promotion request for Senator, Governor, and Premier ranks. You can submit your request using the City Rank Promotion Request Form. For this batch, we will be trying a different scheme where you will be given 2 weeks to submit an application, then 1 week will be given to the admods to properly evaluate all candidates. Therefore, please take note of the following deadlines:

  • Submissions for City Rank Promotion Batch #2 will be open from now until September 30th, 11:59pm UTC.
  • Candidates will be considered during the following week, and the final promotions will be announced on October 7th.

That’s all for now. As a heads up, the next General Staff Meeting is currently tentatively scheduled for October 17th, 2015 at 7pm UTC. Until then, take care.


Thank you for everything.

Hey folks,

As some of you have noticed, over the last few months I have been online less and less. I’ve been traveling, working, trying not to scream too much, and putting things into boxes. Through all of these things it’s becoming harder for me to come on and build Vermilion (XW15-XW16) or Ashwick (V23), play all the mini games, or just hang out. And it’s about to get harder, because tomorrow morning (September 8th) I am leaving for college.

Along with leaving for college, effective tomorrow, I am resigning as administrator of the MRT.

It’s been amazing working with you guys for the past three years, and I’m excited to see where the server and community go in the future!

I’ve written up a sort of pre-FAQ of things I’m sure you want to know, so please expand the post for all the details, but here’s the essentials:

  • Tomorrow (September 8th) I’m handing off all of my administrative responsibilities. Tom_Pairs has been doing a fantastic job of running the server, and he and the other admins (CG and Thomas) will continue to do so. At that point, my rank will be adjusted to [Governor] on the server.
  • I will do my best to be at the GSM this Saturday to tie up loose ends, field questions, and all that, but because of freshman orientation events during that time, my attendance is not guaranteed. I am planning on coming online on Sunday the 13th.
  • My MRT email address will remain active until at least next Tuesday, September 15th. Beyond that, please email me at metaoctothorpe { at } icloud { dot } com. (Twitter will remain active @chiefbozx.)

Thank you so much for everything, guys – DFTBA.


City Rank Promotion Results

Hi all,

Just putting up a quick post to announce the results of the first candidate batch for Senator and Governor promotions. We received no requests for Premier promotions in this batch. Unfortunately, not too many people got promoted this time around, and we also did not end up promoting any players directly from Mayor to Governor, as was offered for this batch only. In any case, the promotions are as follows:


  • cardinalland for the city of Grayzen


  • SuperLenn for the city of San Reinoldi
  • AlikSong for the city of Kenthurst

Congratulations to all who got promoted!

Also, for this batch, e-mails were sent to all candidates informing of the result, whether they got promoted or not. The e-mail also provided general feedback from the staff, explaining how we came to our decision. If you are any of the candidates in this batch, please check your inbox for this feedback.

If you would like to be considered for promotion again, you are certainly free to submit another request for promotion using the City Rank Promotion Request Form. However, the next promotion date will likely not happen until well after the upcoming GSM on September 12th.

If you have any questions or concerns about this, feel free to e-mail the admins.


Summer Update

Hi everyone,

Long time no see. First off, I must apologize for not being around on the server over the past couple months. The reason for my absence is that I’ve been dealing with some personal issues in my life, and I am currently still in the process of resolving these issues. However, in the meantime, I’d like to give you an update on what’s going on with the server.

First off, the next General Staff Meeting will be held on September 12th at 7pm UTC (Public portion starting at 8:30pm UTC, hopefully). Unfortunately, in addition to myself, most of the admods have not been available for a GSM throughout July and August. We realize that this means some players have been missed out for any City Rank promotions for Senator, Governor, or Premier during this time, so we will be trying a new solution for this problem.

Starting from today and for two weeks until August 31st, the admods will be asked to review all City Rank candidates on their own time, and then record their votes and opinions in an internal document. The results will then be tallied, and promotions (if any) will be issued on September 1st. Also, for one time only for all Senator candidates, we will be considering promotions directly from Mayor to Governor, if the city meets the requirements. If you have already submitted a City Rank Promotion Request Form for a Senator promotion and you did NOT specify a landmark in your application, then please e-mail the staff with your landmark if you would like to be considered for a possible Governor promotion. Otherwise, if you did specify a landmark, then you do not need to do anything.

Here is the list of current candidates that will be considered for the Senator and Governor ranks (no Premier applications have been submitted so far):

Senator Candidates:

  • sesese9 for the city of West Calbar
  • TonyTajiri for the city of Astoria
  • camelfantasy for the city of Formosa
  • cardinalland for the city of Grayzen
  • knowmads7 for the city of Pearl Coast (can be considered for Governor)
  • nktrain for the city of Washingcube (can be considered for Governor)
  • godzilltrain for the city of Segville (can be considered for Governor)
  • MindBender15 for the city of Radiance Square (can be considered for Governor)
  • Detroit_Kitteh for the city of Matheson

Governor Candidates:

  • SuperLenn for the city of San Reinoldi
  • Narnia17 for the city of Utopia
  • AlikSong for the city of Kenthurst
  • jphgolf4321 for the city of Laclede
  • kiwirainbow for the city of Mason City
  • Just_robinho for the city of Marblegate
  • MinecraftYoshi26 for the city of Hummingbird Islands
  • autobus22 for the city of Wazamawazi

If you are not currently on this list, please submit a City Rank Promotion Request Form by August 24th in order to considered for this batch. This list will be updated as new applications come in.

This new system of handling City Rank promotions was suggested at the last GSM as a way to speed up the private portion of the GSM, as well as to allow the staff to focus on more important topics such as rule changes. It also better ensures that all staff will have a say in a promotion, since we’ve had some issues getting sufficient quorum for the last few GSMs. The plan is to consider these candidates in batches for periods of 2-3 weeks starting from now. This does mean that starting at the September GSM, we will be focusing the discussion on broader topics regarding the server, and will no longer consider City Rank promotions at the GSM.

That’s all for now, but I will try to be on the server for the next week or so to help answer questions and resolve issues. If you have any questions or comments about the above or anything else really, feel free to e-mail the staff or admins.


Happy third birthday, MRT!

Just a quick post to say happy birthday, MRT, and thanks to everyone who has made this community so special.

Some interesting statistics about what has happened over the last three years:

  • We opened our doors on July 13, 2012, which is 1,095 days ago
  • There are well over 500 players at or above the Member rank
  • Over 1,000 unique players have visited the server over its lifetime
  • The MRT system has 17 lines in operation, with 3 more planned to be built in the future, and 2 more are proposed. Several have extensions planned as well.
  • There have been 33 comments to my AMA thread on the subreddit (which, by the way, is still going)
  • You (collectively) have contributed $1,085.16 towards server costs, which means we are 28.49% offset (as of April). If you (individually) would like to support us, you can purchase supporter benefits for as little as $10 on our Buycraft page.

Thanks for all you guys have contributed over the last three years – this community has really become something special. I hope you guys continue to have fun into the future!



(P.S. The backup Mumble server is about to expire. If you still have a configuration profile for it, please remove it, as that address will no longer work after Saturday. The main Mumble server will continue operating as normal.)