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I am coming at you with a feedback / discussion /mainly here to provide and facilitate feedback thread about the...

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Now, I know what many of you reading this are thinking:
"SBS has a Minecraft server? POGGERS"
"Oh yeah, that!"

I think it's very important to talk about these things that we notice, and share our concerns and thoughts.
Namely, I've noticed announcements on all SBS Discords, presumably social media accounts, and even temporary adverts on the main servers a while back intended to increase awareness of the MC Server (https://starbystargaming.com/showthread?tid=11259)
(met with distaste by some, and complete indifference from others).
Despite all this being done though:

The MC server is still sorta like, not popping off.
So that's what I've noticed!

Here are my concerns and thoughts that I would like to share in the spirit of goodwill!

Personumuwuwy, I think that it is a good thing work is clearly being put into the server, supers/owners working behind the scene to add new stuff to it and everything (like, holy crap, that discord with the 'Minecraft suggestions' general chat--- we at HWRP can only DREAM our suggestions would be received, accepted, and implemented that rapidly) heck, I even admire the fact they over here with beautiful **PATCH NOTES**. You love to see it. 
They are living it up over there. Power to them. 

But: it's not really going anywhere. I'm not here to talk about why that is (I can think of many reasons). You can all share your thoughts on that if you'd like.
My concern is that the well-meaning effort and work being put into that Minecraft server is detracting from the acceptance and implementation of server suggestions on the MAIN servers. Well, at least HogwartsRP anyway.

Does anyone else feel the same way?
What are your concerns about the 'SBS Minecraft RP' situation as it is now?
What has been done right/wrong and should happen next!?
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I personally put a few hours into the SBS Minecraft server and did enjoy some of the MMO aspects, gathering new weapons etc.. But the skyblock aspect I did not enjoy too much as I personally find the skyblock mode boring (just personal preference), I rarely even went to my island I was just killing a bunch of stuff grinding combat XP and trying to get new armor and weapons.

Now if and when the server has some kind of survival mode aspect such as factions I'm sure a lot more people will join and the server will begin to rise in popularity, as this is what most people in the community have been asking for, however I do understand that they wish to polish and add more to the skyblock mode first before even thinking about this and I do respect the amount of work that is being put in to make that server work for the community.

And as for the Hogwarts server suggestions I have been seeing a lot of suggestions being posted and it seems a lot of them are completely ignored, neither denied or accepted, which is a shame because I have seen some good suggestions that would be great for the server if implimented.
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TBH I kinda forgot about the mc server. I got on it when it first opened and while I was disappointed that it was skyblock (my first mc experience was on another skyblock server with my best friends and it made me almost quit mc bc I thought that all of Minecraft required that much grinding) I still decided to give it a shot because I was very determined to have an island with all of my fave people from Hogwarts. I spent an obscene amount of time on it grinding to be the first island to hit ever single goal so the fact that it got reset really hurt especially given the fact that I had hyperfocused on the server so much mainly to get to a level where I could build all the stuff I wanted (about an hour before everything reset I had plans drawn out to turn the Hogwarts island into a little museum (at least in the area I had my house in) with Hagrid's hut, a statue of Guy and Zubey's skins, the SBS logo, and a library with books detailing the history of SBS and some notable long-gone community members, I was even trying to make a little book of achievements showcasing cool things other players had done (longest time as mod, most families joined, first to master prestige). Hogwarts has been such a huge part of my life and helped me figure out my identity so it only felt right to dedicate a portion of the Hogwarts island to that. After the reset, I was kind of upset but I figured it gave me a second chance to hit every goal I had again so yet again I stayed up for countless hours expanding the island and trying to get money so I could build everything even trying to come up with suggestions on things that could be improved to get more people to come to see the server and give it a shot. I couldn't understand why nobody new ever joined until I stepped back for a bit because a lack of sleep was absolutely getting to me. To get virtually anywhere on the server (and skyblock in general I guess) it's a constant grind I kept wondering why we never had a lot of money like other islands and then I realized I was one of the only people getting on regularly and I didn't enjoy PVP or going to the higher level mining areas where you had to fight, I mainly stayed on the island and farmed which really got us nowhere there was no way I could compete with the islands of like 10 active people who all enjoyed fighting. It was also kind of frustrating having a lot of stuff be broken although Zubey worked very quickly to get stuff fixed when I mentioned them and was super wonderful whenever I had an issue (seriously dude how tf can you stay up for so long fixing stuff). One of the other main things that sucks (at least in my opinion although I've seen a few others agree) is the map at first I had no idea it was similar to another server because I didn't play much Minecraft but when I joined the other one out of curiosity it was easy to see why people were saying it. While I absolutely understand what Guy and Zubey have both stated about building the map and stuff it really feels like the Minecraft server could have used a private beta before it went up it could have lead to a lot more people who were there the first day returning. Although we can't go back and fix what has already been done I feel as though there's a lot of ways they could improve. 

1. Make an announcement thread (The State of Skyblock sounds like a cool thread name just saying) asking for community feedback on where to go from this or even just popping a survey in general discussion asking what players feel would need to be done to the server
2. I know it doesn't feel that needed because there are so few people on but start asking yourselves who you feel would be good additions to a staff team or just who would be good at helping with development or management things (figuring out what the community wants from the server, have people dedicated to finding exploits, have people to run updates past first to make sure they will work properly, overall just people who see the potential the server has and want to help it get there)
3. It may not even happen but if you do decide to either expand to survival, add survival to the game modes, or just make any major changes to the server (do a beta test pleaseeeee it will help gauge what things would need to be sorted and avoid many of the problems we encountered on launch day)


As for Hogwarts' suggestions, I assume Michael is on LOA or low activity? It would be nice to at least have Michael comment on some that have a chance and be like "Hey so we are all fairly busy at the moment however this does seem to be a suggestion that the community is interested in so when the time is available I will discuss with Guy whether or not this is something we will be able to implement"

(Also just again ty Zubey (I know you helped too Guy but Zubey does do most of the development work for the server as far as I am aware) for working so hard during the first weeks to make sure everything was running as smoothly as it could)
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Just make a survival server tbh. Ain’t nobody playing Skyblock








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(03-23-2020, 01:41 PM)Duck Wrote: Just make a survival server tbh. Ain’t nobody playing Skyblock

^ +1 That or factions.
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(03-23-2020, 01:44 PM)Perseus Peverell Plouton Wrote:
(03-23-2020, 01:41 PM)Duck Wrote: Just make a survival server tbh. Ain’t nobody playing Skyblock

^ +1 That or factions.

+1 +1

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UPDATES FOR YOU GUYS 

We are around 2 days away from replacing most of our maps/worlds on Skyblock with SBS exclusive ones.
We will be opening Survival and multiple other game modes after we work on Skyblock a little more.
We know the server had SUCH a rough launch that the SBS community didn't stick beside the faithful few who play every day.
We are really thankful for them.

We are taking this opportunity to enter new territory for SBS which is Youtube ads on key channels.
Via the ads we actually expect to see the players go from 3-7 daily players to 40+.
Updates on all other servers are still being looked at and prepped for and they will not be delayed.

To anyone reading this, I hope you see the humble consideration and fast changes we made to the Minecraft server based on the community and give it another shot. 
IF SKYBLOCK is not something you're interested in we hope then that when we open other game modes you will give those a chance.

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(03-23-2020, 08:41 PM)ZubeySweet Wrote: UPDATES FOR YOU GUYS 

We are around 2 days away from replacing most of our maps/worlds on Skyblock with SBS exclusive ones.
We will be opening Survival and multiple other game modes after we work on Skyblock a little more.
We know the server had SUCH a rough launch that the SBS community didn't stick beside the faithful few who play every day.
We are really thankful for them.

We are taking this opportunity to enter new territory for SBS which is Youtube ads on key channels.
Via the ads we actually expect to see the players go from 3-7 daily players to 40+.
Updates on all other servers are still being looked at and prepped for and they will not be delayed.

To anyone reading this, I hope you see the humble consideration and fast changes we made to the Minecraft server based on the community and give it another shot. 
IF SKYBLOCK is not something you're interested in we hope then that when we open other game modes you will give those a chance.

I want to be able to jump in, raid and pvp my way through scrubs bases.
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(03-23-2020, 08:41 PM)ZubeySweet Wrote: Updates on all other servers are still being looked at and prepped for and they will not be delayed.
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I mean, cant really delay something that doesnt happen. Take a scroll through the denied suggestions, 99% are denied because of expiration. Then take a look at Accepted Suggestion, the only ones implemented for the most part are rule changes. Theres a litany of suggestions that are MONTHS upon MONTHS old that have yet to see the light of day. Like Detailed Unarrest Messages, an easier cuff spawn chat command and the list goes on and on.
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(03-23-2020, 11:54 PM)Edgar Nova Wrote:
(03-23-2020, 08:41 PM)ZubeySweet Wrote: Updates on all other servers are still being looked at and prepped for and they will not be delayed.
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I mean, cant really delay something that doesnt happen. Take a scroll through the denied suggestions, 99% are denied because of expiration. Then take a look at Accepted Suggestion, the only ones implemented for the most part are rule changes. Theres a litany of suggestions that are MONTHS upon MONTHS old that have yet to see the light of day. Like Detailed Unarrest Messages, an easier cuff spawn chat command and the list goes on and on.
I'm sorry you look at it that way. I am not sure which server you're referring to, but Halo RP gets small updates all the time, Clone Wars RP just had an update yesterday and Hogwarts had an update not too long ago and has another in the works. All our servers in their current state are the result of MANY updates across time. That's the perspective that we have and is a realistic manageable thing for us. Things get done just not all the things everyone wants. Looking at what wasn't accepted and worked on or demanding that something be done for an operation the size of SBS I don't think is reasonable for either party and will just leave you feeling the way you do. Instead it would be better to focus on the fact that these servers exist and that you have a place you at least enjoy to be. We are not a video game company with paid staff and employee project schedules. We will get done what we get done in the timeframe we can and we are not obligated to accept everyone's ideas and spend time on them. Hopefully however, we can get better as time goes on and we have more resources or we ever are able to pay someone as a fulltime staff to iron out a structure that would resolve the tensions you are having. For now, both of us as Owners as well as the players will need to understand what it is now is what it is. Two guys working hard to make servers and doing what we can with the time and mental energy we have. Nothing more, nothing less.


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