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    posted a message on Convicted [Classic Prison Server] [Non-OP]
    Quote from SD_Angel

    Didn't you get alpha for kissing up and begging?
    Please, don't talk highly of your self because you are currently Alpha. You are undeserving of your rank, you constantly abuse.
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    posted a message on Convicted [Classic Prison Server] [Non-OP]
    Quote from WaffleLoverzx

    Why all these people be getting guard and not trainee o.O
    you know, when some one sais they got guard 10 / 10 times they mean trainee but most people dont say trainee. Also, if you are complaining about several new guards / trainees the bad ones will fail and be demoted while the half decent ones get Guard. Getting guard should be harder, all you need nowadays is an alpha to LOVE you, half decent knowledge of the rules, and ability to left click with a diamond sword. Most guards are pretty horrible.
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    posted a message on Convicted [Classic Prison Server] [Non-OP]
    Are the new changes Helping?

    Before I get started with this long post, let me say that every single opinion or statement I make is not MY singular opinion, it is backed up by most of the server. I've talked to several people and they all feel the same on all of this.

    Recently Hexa has been installing a great deal of new plugins and changing around a few things, some people might think this is to better the server. While some of the things he implemented might make some people happy, everything else is just completely harmful to the server. I applaud hexa writing all the code and spending several hours doing it, but if the plugin is horrible and the idea is going to hurt the server then its a waste of time. One thing I have been saying recently is that Convicted is slowly declining in popularity, this can be credited to a lack of fun new ideas or things that would make people happy. I believe that some of the changes happening are caused by this point, but the execution, at best, is horrible. If one hundred new (horrible) things are stuffed down the players throats then what do you expect to happen?

    Every time I say this i'm called "ignorant" or "stupid" but look at the numbers! We used to get a steady 100 people a day, now we get an average of 60. Making all of the current players infuriated with change that no one likes is not going to be beneficial to the growth of the server, it will literally do the opposite. Making all these people mad (including my self) will drive them away, not bring in new players. Some examples are as followed; the new command for guards, it is great, it reduces spam but brings up one more problem, it cuts the player off from ALL chat. Yes, this it to ensure "I did not see you calling" is never said but small problems should never be solved with a HUGE solution. That is another one of the problems of the server management, every small problem is solved with the easiest way, despite all of the negative reactions from the whole server. Disabling mobs in free is also another large problem, I know every single person is going to put 1 and 2 together and say that "you only want mobs enabled because you have a grinder," this is simply not true. When I speak out and make long forums posts its not for selfish reasons, I do it for the server. I want to see Convcited grow and become double what it is now, but how I can expect that while I watch some one like hexa do what he is currently doing. The staff always call me stupid and ignorant but thier whole view on the subject matter is extremely one sided, they wont let any other party talk or have any say, its there way, Period.

    I know I don't call the shots but from hearing the whole server voice their opinion, this is what I think would be best.
    • Leave the new guard plugin, but change it so that it doesn't keep the prisoner from seeing server chat.
    • Enable mobs, disabling them is a solution to grinders but it is also taking away a HUGE portion of the game away. It is not going to go well with the hundreds or even thousands of players who don't use grinders
    • Remove the item grouping plugin, its just stupid. It ruins give away's (from wardens / frees), and it can be really annoying if your mining next to some one
    • When you die, bring back the old GUI / remove what ever was changed. If you die from a sword with knock back / fire you will spawn not in the water on fire.
    The last thing I want to cover is less pertinent to changes made over the last week by hexa but something that has been going on for a long time. Everyone knows that some wardens 9.9 out of 10 times wont do what you ask and will ignore you. This is a huge problem, Im not really a person who gets color / prefix changes but if you guys would help out the donor or even veteran player when they need it, the server would over all be happier and increase in how good it is. A server with admins that don't help and ignore / abuse you is something no new player would stick with.
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    posted a message on Convicted [Classic Prison Server] [Non-OP]
    I've said this before, but I'll say it again. If you make a Guard app and in your recommendations section you put a name of a person who is a Guard or especially Trainee it means nothing. Literally nothing at all, doing this would be the same: "Recommendations: Squirrel from my backyard, random guy from another server, some seagull I saw on vacation, a hobo I gave a penny to."

    Please only put AlphaGuard's in your Recommended Section.

    ~The more you know
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    posted a message on Convicted [Classic Prison Server] [Non-OP]
    Quote from builder1028

    Convicted is being such a potato today. Could someone please look into why it continues to crash constantly? (Consistently didn't make sense after looking through a dictionary. :P ) Thanks.
    Im telling you bro, TI-MC hosting is being glitchy recently. Texas Instrument calculators can only do so much :P
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    posted a message on Convicted [Classic Prison Server] [Non-OP]
    Quote from waffles20002011

    GUARD APPLICATION:


    1) Username:waffles6462) Your age:almost 133) How long have you been playing the server? (Minimum of 3 days) probebly cuple of years
    4) Have you read the Server, Prison, and Guard Rules?
    yes i have all of them 5) Any experience with the prison genre? yes
    6) What is your time zone?
    right no its 7.217) Why are you the best choice for guard? (1-2 paragraphs)
    cause i like to protect peoplei like to think im an awsome police officer and am good and protecting8) Do you understand that nagging Wardens in-game to read your app will result in immediate decline?
    yes i am aware of that9) What is your current prison rank? Do you understand that we will require a screenshot of this when/if you retire from guard
    my rank is b
    thank you if you accept love the server so amazing
    Waffles, Im not going to say "expand question 7" or "try harder." Im going to say, Your never getting Guard on convicted. Dont reapply, you are clearly under-qualified and a lier, you have been here for nothing more then a week or two.
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    posted a message on Convicted [Classic Prison Server] [Non-OP]
    Quote from Noakii

    Just want to put my side on the table;

    I apologize if this makes you more p!ssed at me than I already have you at,
    I chose to moderate on this server to have fun and lend a helping hand;
    and usually my "fun" is considered immature. I can't really help it, and I'd
    rather not act like a fake boring robot to act mature ALL the time.

    On the note of Convicted having a better player count if we acted more mature,
    I could really care less if Convicted had a higher player count than Killion or any other
    server, even if that means making more money.
    Viper created the server for a place to have fun for the community, not to make a money machine.
    The higher player count and higher income would be nice, but I don't think it is everything.
    I'm still here just for the community, and I think Viper and the other wardens would say the same.

    I'm sorry if my fun crushes yours, I use immaturity to keep me young c:
    Convicted still has a very nice and efficient community as of now, so that means
    we're not doing everything that wrong. ;p

    You can leave Convicted if you don't like it, no one is forcing you to stay on here.
    If you like my moderating styles, then thank you. If you don't, that is fine too.

    Noakii, Like I said. Fun is completely fine, but Fun does not mean Giving OP items like that. It was fun for you and Aevil but what about the guy who lost 200k worth of Gear? So fun right? No, I wasnt even reimbursed. My point was that Convicted staff should be a little more organized, but most importantly, Stop Abusing. I dont care how much you like Ben, Dont let him do sh!t ­ like that. Your an Admin, you saw him mute me for 24 hours just b/c I told him "your input is not needed." I play on Convicted a lot, Im not going to deal with cra`p like that. Honestly, I get tempbanned for no reason, muted for a day just because Benji is immature, im tired of it. All of this has to stop now, im not going to deal with. If a Alpha thinks its "okay" to abuse b/c they dont like some one they should be demoted.

    So to sum up, allowing your staff to abuse should no longer be tolerated. That wont ruin fun, it will simply make the server better.
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    posted a message on Convicted [Classic Prison Server] [Non-OP]
    Quote from builder1028

    About Killion vs. Convicted:

    I think that it just depends on what style of prison server that you're looking for that determines which one you play on. From my experience on Killion, it is usually extemely populated (of course! :P ) and therefore the global chat has a lot more messages coming and going. Also due to it's high traffic volume, the server tends to lag more than a lower-populated server would. That's not to say that everything about Killion is bad; I think it was very original of them to have two prisons and two different ranking ladders. (No I'm not trying to advertise them, I'm just saying.) From looking at their large volume of players, you can easily see that it means that the server is successful - but with that success also arises a few different problems. Lag is one of those problems as I mentioned earlier, as well as the chat sometimes being difficult to read and see messages. From looking at Convicted, I'd say that more lag would actually be bad for the server as it is now, especially because of the DDoS attack that has been occurring over the past few days. It is of my opinion that the amount of players we have now is fine, and just because another server (like Killion) has more players doesn't necessarily always mean that they're more successful than a server with, say, 50 people online at any given time. In my opinion, what determines the success of a server is the helpfulness of the staff, the kindness of the community, and the overall average amount of income the server receives to continue onwards.

    Just so everyone knows, I am not attacking Killion. I am not advertising Killion. I am not making an off-topic post. This was merely my opinion, and I'm sorry if anyone was hurt and/or offended by it.

    @Gorea: Personally I would not have muted you for saying that, especially not for a whole day, but he probably filed that under staff disrespect, which is (although a pretty borderline rule) found under /rules. Wardens also usually don't override Alphas' bans/mutes unless requested to do so by that Alpha, so there wasn't really much be could have done.

    @pronatt: It's sad that you had to leave on my birthday. :c You will be missed though, I will make sure of it. > :D
    Builder, a few things. 1. Killion has absolutely zero lag for me, since they make more money, then buy more ram.. alot of it. I can be on Far, Fancy, smooth and get 150 - 250 FPS, but on convicted Ill be on normal, fast graphics, and normal lighting and get 40 - 70. Also, I hate killion b/c I dont like the community, its not as much as a family like Convicted. But One thing I really disagree with you on, is the staff. The whole point of my post was about the staff, while I think (most) of the staff is fine I hate the way its run. Like I said, they can do anything to me with zero repercussion. How is that fair? They also give special treatment which is not completely horrible but when they give some one a thorns 127 armor piece its a bit stupid, Especially when I didnt know and I shot aevil and lost a sharp 4 fire II, a power 4 fire I, 4 opples, a stack of arrows, eff 4 fortune III diamond pick, prot I / II diamond armor, and some more stuff. That is the problem. Fun is OK, but not when people are losing hard earned items for it... .
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    posted a message on Convicted [Classic Prison Server] [Non-OP]
    Why Killion gets more people...

    Now, before I start this article let me preface is with this, I do not like killion, but I am not stupid. Its not hard to see the differences between Convicted and Killion. Everyone knows Killion gets a lot more players, of course some of them are from its parent server which probably advertises it there. But there is one main reason, its run at least one hundred times better. The comparison of quality between killion staff management and convicted staff management is Google and some run down family business.

    Convicted is like a corrupt government, nothing is professional. I know for a fact if convicted were to become better, the staff wasnt so cruel, and the Moderators werent allowed to do as they please as long as the admins like them then Convicted would go from 5 - 100 people per day to maybe 10 - 200 or even 30 - 300+. But sadly, I cant see that happening if it keeps on going like this. An example of how stupid the way convicted runs is is this, Yesterday I was talking to noakii, no arguing, no offensive language, just Normal talking. Benjaminsaunders decided to come in to the conversation with no intention but to bash and insult me. I will quote my self with what I told benji, "You input is not needed." You can agree that is not mean, its not attacking benji, I simply said I dont need his input. But guess how he reacted to this? He muted me for a Whole 24 hours, for what? Because he doesnt like me, and this isnt the first time I have been muted just because the alpha got angry at me. Moderators (alpha's) shouldn't be babies, benji became angry at me for no reason, and abused his power in a childish way. I don't care how much you like benji, you can not say that he was mature or acting right in this situation. And the worst part is, Noakii was on and didn't care. How can an admin just let something like this pass? If that was me on the server I admin on I would have demoted Benji on the spot regardless of how much I like him.

    If Viper wants the server to grow which in turn, gives him significantly more money the sever is going to have to become alot more professional. Something like that should not pass as normal, it was abuse. I didnt spam, cuss, rage, or anything. It was only because benji dislikes me and became angry for no reason like a kid. If the staff wasnt immune and allowed to do what ever when they please (like every high end MC server) convicted would grow, players wouldnt quit everyday before playing for a few hours because they were completely ignored by an admin or abused in some way. This is not just me writing an angry post because I was muted by benji, its something that has been on my mind for quite some time. I want to say that I "love" the server but the way ive been treated really plsses me off. I can not say that "you can not do that to me" but I can say that if Convicted continues to be a corrupt system, it will not grow. That is a fact, all these servers, Killion, MCPVP, (etc) are all run like a business. They are run by extremely smart individuals, Im not saying Viper is not smart, he is smart for making Convicted what it is but it can be so much better. I know some one is going to say that the server would not be as fun as it would be if it were treated like a "business" but these servers bring in 1000's of dollars per month in donations while retaining a fun server for thousands of people.

    Like ive stated above, I dislike killion but I can not say its run bad. This is not meant to bash Convicted to the ground, this is simply my input and something I would love to see happen. Sorry if Ive offended anyone or anything on those lines. I really appreciate you reading this. Bye.
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    posted a message on Convicted [Classic Prison Server] [Non-OP]
    Ideas that'll make Donor a bit better:

    Ok, I have some serious suggestions that would make Donor block a bit better:

    REMOVE THE WITCH SPAWNERS IN DONOR MOB FARM, I just want the wardens to know that at the moment donor block does NOT have a mob farm. Its not hard to live, its impossible. What you guys don't realize is that witches don't only throw poison (which is bad by itself) they throw harming pots. So 2 of there harming pots + a few seconds of poison potions + Skeletons and all other mobs results in death in about 5 - 15 seconds in prot 2 diamond armor. Even in prot 4 you would have to use opples.

    Im just asking because me and alot of other people would love to use the farm but we cant. Feel free to replace the witch spawners with any mob that is not a witch, as long as there not poisoning / potting you its feasible to actually use it. Please dont just ignore this, seriously take this into account. If you want a better idea spawn in some prot 2 and a sharp 4 fire II and see how quickly you die.

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    Another change I would love to see in donor is more cow spawners in the cow farm. Even one more would help but two+ would be Greatly appreciated. Itll just make our lives a bit easier and provide more leather / food.

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    Now this idea isnt something that is the Most important but It would be nice, the ladders in SQ arent necessarily hard but they are time consuming and tedious. If they can be shortened or replaced with block parkour, that would be awesome. Also, the last room in SQ should be made a bit easier, having 4 difficult jumps is a bit hard to complete, I hate (and others) when we get past the first room, spend 100 minutes on the ladders, make the 4 block jump, then fail the corner jumps.

    This is just my opinion on a few small things that would make donor a bit better and more justified. Please take all of these into consideration, thanks and bye.
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