Special Staff Meeting (October 2021)


As you all may have seen, we had a special staff meeting. This meeting had a closed agenda that had topics set beforehand. There is a lot to discuss but I tried to capture most of yesterday’s discussion as a Q & A. But first, I’ll list some of the main highlights:

  • Frumple will be returning as Owner in full capacity (effective now)
  • 2022 renewal is happening (this was already promised by Frumple)
  • However, that renewal is slated/most likely to be the last one with the renewal slated to expire end of 2022/early 2023.
    • All MRT services will be shut down (Mumble, website, wiki, Discord, etc)
    • There will be a final world download before shutdown
      • Remember: that the world download is for personal use. If you want to do more than that, you must ask Frumple for permission
    • Discord timeline is still up in terms of how/when that will be shutdown

You might have a lot of questions from seeing this so I’ll add the questions that were asked at the meeting.

  • Will world download include warp/maps?
    • Frumple will research into it..
    • Seems to be a file for warps
  • Will the wiki be allowed to download?
    • Frumple will look into it
  • Is it possible for a group of members to take over the server?
    • We looked into transferring to another admin before. The MRT is set up as a company entity and transferring it across country borders is a legal hassle that costs thousands. It is a large legal pain and headache that we don’t want to undertake.
  • What about Staff Meetings?
    • Staff meetings will continue as normal until further notice
    • Moderator nominations will close before the server does (still figuring out timeline on when to shut down Moderator Nominations)
  • What about Member Apps?
    • We will continue to accept member apps for now.
    • We will figure out closing of member apps in the future.
  • If we download our towns and use it, is that ok?
    • Yeah, you built your town so you technically “own” them.
    • But remember to think about franchises that people have built.. You don’t own those builds.
  • Are y’all still taking donations?
    • Donations are still open but not going to sway our opinion on shutting it down
  • Will Frumple publish the MRT server configs to Github?
    • Unknown, up to Frumple
    • Whatever is currently on Github is free to use
  • (to Frumple) Would you say Modgate kicked off this process?
    • Hard to really point to a single thing that pushed it over the edge.
  • Anyway to take snapshot of Dynmap will all of current functionality?
    • Lots of disk space would be needed
  • (to Frumple) Should this have been done years ago?
    • Not really, it’s a miracle that we lasted this long.
  • Will we update to 1.17?
    • Plugins are updated and look good
    • Beta testing of re-enabling command blocks need to happen too
  • What about Rank Promotions?
    • Rank Promotions will continue as normal for the time being
    • Probably will go until a month until closing and then be frozen
  • Will Frumple record videos of the server as it closes?
    • Frumple’s YT channel is basically dead
  • Will new admins be promoted?
    • Admins can still be promoted and are promoted adhoc/at need of the server.

Chief also has put together a separate FAQ to answer the questions above and a few others in more detail below.

The Agenda/Minutes from the Meeting can be found with the links below:

We will keep y’all posted with more information/details as it comes.

In the meantime, we have a chunk of time together. The ISM will be on October 31st at 7:00 PM UTC so we’ll see ya there!