UPDATE: There was an issue with the magic, Marin is fixing that. I've had some real life crap come up and I've had to devote a lot of time to these things, but I try to do as many perms as I can when I can. After I get perms done, I'm taking a day off and taking like a dozen sleeping pills lol. I've gotten such little sleep this past week.
Second Origin is going to take a tiny bit of coding on my part on the website. But I've already got the mana set, but Marin and I keep tweaking things to try and make them balanced, so we'll see what the end result is.
Everyone, your donations this month helped propell us further. I can't thank everyone enough for your dedication and devotion. I know we kind of go against the EULA, but we're working our butts off to bring you the best experience we can. That takes time and money, which none of the staff have the money to help with. I wish I could just pay for everything and not have to have donations to keep all this up. Thank you all again.
If everyone donated even a dollar or two once a month, I could probably have a super server built and set up in no time and then I could drop off a large amount of monthly cost for us.
I look every day for jobs in my fields of expertise, but everything I apply for I miss by something... I don't know what. However, I'm trying. I've been accused of making this pay to win, or that I'm just in it for the money, or whatever reason people come up with. That's not me. I spend countless hours helping people in real life without asking for pay, fixing electronics, computers, etc. So... I'm not in it for the money. I'm in it to bring the best Fairy Tail server to everyone.
I just feel really bad having to take donations. That's just me though.
I've had a really rough week...
Well. Time to spill some beans.
I recoded SimpleClans (all credits go to phaed and poison for the original plugin). Its now SimpleGuilds, and all commands start with /guild. Nicknames also work now as well.
I'm redoing permissions. From scratch. This means everyone gets a free rebirth. Things are definitely changing with perms. In order to make everything the way we want, you may lose some commands, and you may gain some. Such is life. You can politely ask why we took away certain commands, because if you blatantly attack or yell at us or to anyone in general about a command... I'm going to instruct my staff to just temp ban you for a few hours. Not dealing with the crap. This is my server, my rules. Its not a democracy if you don't approach us nicely and calmly.
Chest Shops plugin is back, so be prepared to use that for your stall in the mall. No I will not put up admin shops for people to make money. Thats not what its for.
Economy wise... GuildMasters want more income? My advice: create a town using towny. Tax your players a certain amount every day (real life day, not minecraft day). If you had set a plot or dorm or whatever to 600 jewel a month (real life), then simply put a 20 jewel tax on each plot. Or whatever you feel you have to do to make the daily tax rate for the town. Hell, I would recommend 100 jewel a day. Take the extra and pay members for guild missions. You could sell multiple plots to a single person, that way you could increase the reward for higher up missions... I mean if you THINK about it, you can easily start making money from the same people you pay for missions. (personally, I'm tired of seeing the crap of "stack of diamonds 500 jewel". I BOUGHT diamonds at 3200 a stack last server simply to introduce money to the economy. You can do much better)
Build contests are going nice, pvp tournaments are starting to take off, bosses are being used and made.
We're working on updating the magic. Hence the perm revamp. When its done, you'll know because you'll log in as a Guest. Yes, you have to redo the tutorial. I'm going to be adding in certain requirements for you to even pass the tutorial. Too many are ignoring the rules and signs and ask us questions that are answered in the tutorial.
Money wise, the support from you all is incredible. I've used the current money to start building us an actual physical server I don't have to rent. This server will take time to buy all the parts, because I want us to run on the best. Its much cheaper for me to rent a nice backbone of internet, than to keep renting the same machine for a year. I can get a huge pipe of internet for around 700 a year. Currently the server is costing well over 1200 a year. Not to mention the extra firewall and security I had to get after the group ddos'd us and threatened to hack us and anyone who connects to us.
Let me just remind everyone of who staff is.
Makenshi & Madoushi (same person), Bayskater: Owners.
218Keegster, ThatCoffeeGuy: Head Admins
ThatCoffeeGuy: Head Developer as well.
Deadlycobra777, MarimoMoro, Finluztraz, Rydale, AthalusTheSecond: Admins
Deadlycobra777 & Finluztraz are also Head Builders.
Sketch__: Head Mod
These people are who you should be respectful to at all times. Disrespect is not tolerated. Talking back is not tolerated.
Lastly, and this one I plan on cracking down as soon as I figure out a fool proof method, is cussing. As I've stated before: DONT CUSS HERE! FOR ANY REASON! DON'T USE HATEFUL, RACIST, SEXIST, OR ANY FORM OF DEROGATORY LANGUAGE! I'm going to start banning people for a freaking month if they talk about rape or anything sexual in nature towards another individual. This is a server where children come and play. Argue with me about this, and I'll make sure you don't come back. Ever.
Anyway, everything is moving along faster now. We hit a stagnant period for awhile, but with Keeg, Sketch, Fin, Rydale, and Moro back, and Marin busting his butt to push the update... We're back in the game people.
Alan a.k.a. Makenshi & Madoushi.