"Love isn’t something that we invented. It’s observable. Powerful. It has to mean something. Maybe it means something more, something we can’t yet understand. Maybe it’s some evidence, some artifact of a higher dimension that we can’t consciously perceive. Love is the one thing that we’re capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space." - intersteller
As many people already know, I dropped myself from Convicted "Alpha Chat" because the chat was so pointless. I believed that it was the chat where we talk about Convicted as part of Admin and Moderation team. Yet it was far from that and people just shared their personal life issues, plans, other game scores, sport etc etc. When someone added something about Convicted, it was mostly ignored or it went so far from other chat-spam that some people really didn’t have time to read and comment. Today in other hand, I heard it's now Staff Chat after few days of my leave. It's somehow sad that most of the movements in convicted happens after someone does something harsh. But well, maybe this was a wakeup call to those who were supposed to be Staff in this server and not off-topic commentators.
As that been said, I'm really tired to move and build convicted on. Past 3 months has been everything else than smooth and fun. I have tried to ask and invent so many things to Convicted but yet they all have been shot down or being status "I'm talking with Viper" and that's about last thing I have ever heard so far. Server is unplayable most of the GMT times and we're still missing active Warden to at least try to make GMT times more interesting. I have tried to have one more ChatMod or AlphaGuard to cover early GMT and have a “Partner” for me but it has been shot down as well many times. Failure after failure I’m in state that I really don’t know what to do. Should I give up? Should I retire? Or should I just keep trying and trying to make my wishes and hope this server listens… I don’t know.
There are so many things I would like to Change or Fix in Convicted. I just miss tools, power and dedicated Staff for it. I'm sorry. The Convicted staff right now is probably the worst it has been for years. Anyway, I like to give out my list if someone ever wants to continue pushing these things out.
Heres few in “My FIX THESE” list:
Donor Mine As many you know, Donor Mine is new Clay Mine if you just have Chaos and pics. The number of resources you get in this huge mine is amazing. I mean really, it's freaking awesome and gives us money so fast that it's unbelievable. But that is not the point of that mine. To be honest same time I like it, same time I hate it. It's just too awesome, easy and breaks economy like frozen hell. It needs to be split half and some resources there should be cut out. Just make it worth it but don’t over-do it. Make new mine and give Donor-players some options to mine what they like.
Dear ****ing god. I know I probably will be hated after this comment: But our parkours are way too easy and they give out way too much XP and other OP Prizes. These parkour brings server way too much OP items and stuff. Look the other servers around us... We're suppose to be freaking prison server not parkour server. I like mini quest and decent reward idea but we have too much parkour with way too much rewards from it. Cut it. Kill TQ or make it harder. Kill Siberia or make it harder. Do not give out so much XP of these parkour or at least from one run.... Just do something... enough is enough.
Omega Oh boy… where do I even start? It used to be major city in Free. Right now it’s major joke in Free. 75% of the things in Omega are:
- Old or really old
- Should have been updated or re-created long time ago.
Omega should be area to Frees hang out and make business. Right now it’s far from it. All our low-number of Frees do is Donor or run in C-Foyer. Make the Omega major again and City what is worth for Frees! Bring it from 2012 to 2015.
Free world I know, you know, everyone knows. It’s a mythical place with tons of dead houses, mines, mob-farms, auto farms and unfinished cities and other projects. Free world is dead and unused right now. Players who were active users in Free-world are mostly gone. New players does not know what to do or they need to walk so far from prison to start build their own projects. Would it be time to restart the world and give our current players a shot and make Free-world what they think it should be?
Wardens One of the major problems in our server are Wardens. We lack number of active Wardens and it sucks. When we want to change our titles, who you gonna call? SDAngel. When we want to buy inactive plot, who you gonna call? SDAngel. When we want to fix broken things in prison, who you gonna call? SDAngel. When we wanna ask some questons to our Admins, who you gonna call? SDAngel. Any kind of service you need from warden, who you gonna call? SDAngel. Want some special events, who you gonna call? SDAngel.
Well, I think my point is clear. The thing is, our Wardens are equal but same time their duties are like wild wild west. Let me give few examples. Green star, you can earn this from Dusty cactus or dustys events. Ok. So who hosts these events? Dusty himself. So where is Dusy? Well, hes inactive and he is busy. Ok, acceptable but should someone still backup this event…? Yes…? No…? Well, I believe SDAngel is once again our answer.
Second thing, Event Wars. They told that it will be hosted by frootboy every month first Sunday. At the moment that has happened only once. Second time froot didn’t have time and he postponed it. About this month Event War? Yeah… no one really know and it’s soon Friday.
And there is so many example where Wardens should share their duties but same time make sure that it’s not only for one Warden who does all things in the server. It’s sad that we keep inactive Wardens in our list and same time block all new Warden Candidates. At long shot we just run out of active staff and our quality will be even lower that it is now.
Our buycraft As much we want to support for the server, the guys like me who has 2 accounts Donored, all the homes, name colours, titles and so on: Theres nothing to buy and support… Make something available from shop like once a month or something to keep income better and protect server’s future.
This list could continue…
But this far, these are the things we should look for first.
Convicted, We have come so far together.. I have give everything I have to this server... but it has not give me anything back for long time. I like to thank our current players and friends who still are with us. Without you, convicted would have died months ago. Future is not so bright yet, but almost everyone hopes that things turns out better. It's in our Owners, Admins and fellow staff members hand.
This is my Time out message. I just hope that my next message will not be Good bye message.
Reason you were banned: I changed my faction tag once when I was muted to "sdaboiis".
Warden/Alpha that issued your ban: SDAngle
Approximate time of ban: 6:00 PM Eastern
Why you deserve to be unbanned: I deserve to be unbanned because all I did was change my faction tag to "sdaboiis" then I was banned for 3 days, without a reason. I later talked to an alpha who said they didn't know why I was banned and asked SDAngle, who responded with "He was trying to bypass the mute". I just can't see how changing my faction tag to "sdaboiis" is considered talking, I only did changed it once to, like anyone would normally.
Any additional information: After the ban I went on TS and found SDAngle. I asked him why was I banned? He unsurprisingly was unable to come up with an answer and kicked me from the TS server. Then I came back recording so he wouldn't kick me and he had to flee to another channel to avoid telling me why I was banned. Thanks
Donor Mine We need to one of two things. We should either decrease the amount of ores in the mine because they are extrememly abundant which is terrible for the already inflated economy OR we should cut down down the prices of ores. Ex: 16k for a stack of diamonds nerfed down to 12k, 2k for iron/gold nerfed down to 1.3k (which could obviously effect the prices of gapples or opples or whatever you'd like to call them), etc.
Parkour I agree with Shan on this 100%. I mean seriously, our server is more parkour-based than prison-based, especially when Noakii was around. He created new parkours or parkour-based events practically every month. Not only that but the parkours give way too many levels and OP Prizes which yet again leads to an inflated economy. We need to do something, either wipe out over half of out current parkours OR nerf the prizes to where they are reasonable for the level of difficulty for that certain quest or event.
Omega Omega needs a major revamp, and it has needed one for years now but nothing has been done about it. Nobody uses it, it's incredibly old and outdated, and totally pointless as Shan said. Omega needs a revamp so it looks nicer, is used much more frequently, serves a purpose, and most of all so it can be important icon in the Free World.
Free World I really liked Shan's idea of possibly wiping the entire world and giving the Frees a new start and chance at the Free World. It's full of unused houeses, cities, autofarms, etc. Now I understand some players would possibly be furious with this idea because all of their hard work and effort was gone to waste. Major cities such as Epsilon or Sigma could be easily copied and pasted. Also, some other iconic buildings or special places in Free could be copied and pasted among request from a Warden's discretion.
Wardens Sigh, I agree with this one mostly. It's absolutely pathetic right now with our situation with our current Wardens. No offense to Dusty, and Piano, and Counker, (builder had a computer virus, not his fault) they are cool people, but seriously why are they still Wardens? I understand two of them were founding fathers of the prison and originally helped to establish Convicted but if all you're going to do is never read the forums, say something in Staff Chat once a month, and log onto the server once a month to only fly around or host pointless events that inject money into our already bad enough economy... why do you deserve to be an Warden? I don't know about you but that doesn't sound like admin material to me.
We need new Wardens! I cannot emphasize this enough but without proper, active admins Convicted will not last much longer. We need Wardens! The issue is, is who to promote? I really don't know but it's obviously up to Viper and maybe SDA to decide. We need a Warden promotion and soon. One Warden isn't enough especially when he has a job and can't afford being on the server 24/7.
Buycraft No offense I think it's unbelievably silly that we had to add unbans for $15. It just proves to how little of money we're making. Also those two sales also made us seems even more desperate, although they did help. Adding a monthly item or perk to buy for a limited time will totally make our sales revive and keep Convicted going strong finanically in order for us to stay up and running without issues.
Staff Meetings Fellow staff members this is increbily important for us to communicate, share ideas, compromise, and to make sure Convicted doesn't get worse. We need to have weekly meetings in TS. Not everyone will be able to make it due to timezones and real life but this is vital in order for Convicted to keep running properly. This needs to be revived, even though some people won't be able to talk. Please Viper and SDA, can we revive our TS Meetings, this will help so much in our progress as a server.
Thanks for reading this wall of text, I sincerely appreciate it. Any feedback or comments are appreciate
Staff Meetings Fellow staff members this is increbily important for us to communicate, share ideas, and to make sure Convicted doesn't get worse. We need to have weekly, if not every other week meetings in TS. Not everyone will be able to make it due to timezones and real life issues but this is vital in order for Convicted to keep running properly. This needs to be revived, even though some people won't be able to talk (like me or Cozy). Please Viper and SDA, can we revive our TS Meetings, this will help so much in our progress as a server.
Thanks for reading this wall of text, I sincerely appreciate it. Any feedback or comments are appreciated.
I totally agree, we should have staff meetings (whether you were including me or not). It can't hurt the server, but we can compromise and come up with ideas to help the server out.
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