Here is your usual batch of announcements for the beginning of this month:
On October 1st, the administrators had their first Administrative Staff Meeting (ASM) in almost a year. From the meeting, we have decided to make the following staff promotions:
- chiefbozx, a former admin, will be promoted to full Moderator as a “trial admin” for 3 months. We have decided not to promote him directly to Administrator since he’s been away from the server for a while and we want to make sure he’s a good fit with the server and the current staff. After 3 months on Jan 1st, 2018, if we think he’s a good fit, then he will be promoted back to Administrator.
- thomasfyfe, another former admin, has been re-promoted back to Administrator.
- AlikSong has been promoted to Administrator.
Congratulations to all three!
City Rank Candidate Batch #17 Promotions
The latest City Rank Candidate Batch has concluded. We are pleased to announce the following [Senator] promotions:
- Welsbury (dragonbloon419)
- Chalxior (SoSo123)
- Coruscant (SilverBubble)
Congratulations to all new Senators!
New Local Chat Channel
A new local chat channel is now available to [Members] and above. Use /l to send messages or join this channel. Messages sent to this channel will only be delivered to players that are within 1000 blocks of you. Do note that all local chat messages are recorded in the server logs and can be monitored by the administrators.
New Member Application Form
As previously mentioned at the August GSM, a new Member Application Form has been rolled out. In addition to this, several pages on the website have been updated to better convey information about applying for membership and purchasing supporter benefits. Please note the following changes to the membership application process:
- You must join the server first as a [Guest] before submitting a Member Application. Please take this opportunity to explore the worlds, say hello to the players, and get a feel for the community on our server. Applications that are submitted without the player joining beforehand will be automatically rejected.
- Players are allowed to submit up to 5 membership applications. After 5 failed applications, the player will be banned. There was previously some ambiguity about this policy, but this has now been concretely defined.
Minecraft 1.12.2 Update
We will be updating the main Minecraft server to 1.12.2 this Monday, October 9th at 4 am UTC (12 am EDT, 9pm Sunday PDT). This update will occur immediately after the daily server restart at this time, and no server downtime will be required. Other than the usual bugfixes from this update, several plugins will also be updated, including a fix to /warp info for the MyWarp plugin.
I will be away from the server for a few days starting Sunday, October 15th and returning Thursday, October 19th. For any inquiries, please ask any of the administrators or moderators. Please do not burn the server down in my absence.
That’s all for now.