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May 3, 2014Just an update on my inactivity, we just got past the first round of the tourney, winning our district. Now we have region, sub-state, and state. By the way we're playing, we have a good chance of making it to sub-state and probably state. Also, I'm heading into exams, which are at the same time as the second half of the tourney, so I'll be really inactive soon. If we make it all the way, it'll be over on May 23. Although I'd love to be regularly modding again, I really want this state championship. Whatever happens, hope to be back soon!Posted in: Administrators & Moderators
Mar 23, 2014sparkyo19 posted a message on Killion Detention Center - Largest and # 1 Prison Server [UPDATED: 1.7.4]Posted in: PC ServersQuote from LCvideogamerP64
Well, Im done with Killion. Its been a nice run, but I feel like its just not as much fun as it was earlier. I love the community and the server itself, but I just cant do this anymore. I've been pushing back work for this, and I can't keep doing it. I'd like to thank everyone for making this one of the best experiences I've ever had.
Some special people that had an influence:
Thank you for the most fun I have had on Minecraft.
Josh_Mat_2000: Gave me the first 10k to get to B, thanks buddy. Been a great friend throughout my EG experience.
SpencerWencer: One of my best friends on Killion, you've been an awesome guy. Keep it up, and good luck with Brass and Forum Moderating.
Sparkyo19: Also one of the greatest guys on Killion, you helped me with anything I needed. You were always there when I needed it most, and I could always talk to you about anything. Keep up the good work, and good luck with Brass and Forum Moderating.
Astrospeedyj: You were an awesome guy to play/talk with. Best of luck to you and your town.
OneManMiner: You were a great Chat Mod, and an even better friend. Good luck with Ithaca.
FFJustinxP: I'm not sure what happened, but I miss you so much. You were one of my first friends on the server, and Ill never forget that day in my cell.
MajorSkyBlue: We weren't the greatest friends, but you made me laugh a lot. And for that, thank you.
Treychia: A great friend all the way. Thank you.
NeonBurrito_: One of the funniest guys I know. I had a great time joking around with you.
henrypkp123: I know you're banned, but you were one of my friends that migrated from EGA to Killion. I had a great time screwing around with you.
theeggroll: You are an awesome guy. Hilarious, and just a well-rounded friend.
Goldmarine9: You were always nice to me, and you were a pretty cool guy.
VU_Dores: Great guy, you were a nice friend.
Saiavaia: I cannot express the gratitude I give to you. You helped me through everything, no matter what it was. You always lit up the server, and you are the greatest friend I could ask for.
I also want to thank the rest of the Wardens and Sr. Wardens for making Killion as great as it was.
Elsi over and out.
Sad to see you go, LC. You were one of my best friends on Killion. Stay in touch!
Mar 21, 2014Since we're in a poetry mood, I guess I'll post one. (No one's ever read this besides my English teacher :P)Posted in: Off topic, testing and misc. chat
I never really thought about it much
How things can turn so gray
How you become a magnet for death as Death knows you more
You’ve fallen and taken many with you
Dad’s aged 20 years since you hit the floor
Mom doesn’t know what to do since
Dad can’t think anymore—
Your food is coming soon, I promise
Soon after, Heaven will make its entrance
You, my dear, will then know what love it
Because love is not known til the other is gone
You and your lover—hand in hand—in the hospital beds
Only care in the world is to love just a little longer
But—you have done so much with your life
Made all around joyous and pure and bright
I know what Thomas said, but he is not right
Please, oh sweet grandma, go gentle into that good night
Mar 17, 2014I'll be pretty inactive until the end of May. Baseball season's just kicking in. I have 7 games in 5 days, and it looks like I'll have more weeks like that in the future. I'll also be completely gone next week for a long tournament. I'll still probably be able to get on during the weekend when we don't have practice, but I'll need to devote all of my free time to school work during the weeks.Posted in: Administrators & Moderators
See you when I win a championship
Mar 8, 2014Posted in: Off topic, testing and misc. chat
Please don't ever stop singing. Keep making music
Edit: Just listened to "Starry Eyed." Amazing
Mar 3, 2014sparkyo19 posted a message on Killion Detention Center - Largest and # 1 Prison Server [UPDATED: 1.7.4]Good luck to all of the applicants!Posted in: PC Servers
I already reposted yesterday
Mar 2, 2014sparkyo19 posted a message on Killion Detention Center - Largest and # 1 Prison Server [UPDATED: 1.7.4]Since I'm going to be active again soon, I figured I'd repost thisPosted in: PC Servers
In-game Name: sparkyo19
In-game Rank: Citizen
Age: 15 years old
Timezone: Central Standard Time
How long have you played on Killion?: I've played for a year and 4 months -- since October 27, 2012.
Have you ever been muted or banned?: I've not been banned, but I have been muted for 10 minutes
If so, why and for how long?: The mute was for cussing. It was back when I was in A block, and the "No Cussing" rule had just been formed. Everyone was still getting used to the new rule. Also as a note, I don't swear much, contrary to my mute reason.
Why do you believe you’re suitable for the Moderation role?: The first reason I think I am suitable for the Moderator role is because I am mature. I never make any immature comments, and I barely ever troll or cuss. Another reason I think I could be a moderator is because I always try to be very helpful. When I'm not working or doing anything, I'm always seeing if anyone needs help, and when I am working on something, I'm more than willing to stop working and help out. Also, I will never disrespect people and treat everyone equally, whether I like them or not. (But that shouldn't matter. I like everyone ) The last reason I would make a good mod is because I am trustworthy. You'll never see me being lazy and can always trust me to do something--I'll always finish tasks I am assigned.
Extra Information: Thanks for reading my application. I know it may be a bit choppy and hard to read because I am not the best writer.
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Jan 6, 2014Posted in: Art Shops
Congratulations! You’ve opened up your own little shop right here in this section, but somehow you aren’t getting as many clients as you had hoped to get when you were considering starting. Or maybe you’re having quite a few disputes with your current clients over which services you offer and what they’ll be getting in return. Or maybe you are just one of those people that is actually taking the initiative and looking for ways to improve.
That’s what this guide is for.
We’ve compiled a list of things that your shop should do so that you can attract more customers and possibly minimise disputes. We’ve split up this guide into two sections for your reading and organizational pleasure - one for what to put into your thread’s main post, and one for etiquette tips to follow while running your shop.
Without further ado, let’s begin!
Here you go; some general tips for content to have inside your shop’s main post. These tips aren’t strictly necessary, persay, but they will definitely help with streamlining operations, so feel free to pick and choose which ones you’ll want in your shop thread. It’s recommended to have all of them included, though c:
Title your shop accordingly
Your title is the first thing that people see when they glance at your topic. It’s the one (or two) lines of text that tells them what your shop is about and what you’re doing with it. Since that’s the case, it’s best to make your title as informative as possible without overdoing it.
Try to use tags in your title, since they can come in handy. Title tags are basically those few words in brackets that you see before and after a title. They allow for easy classification - for example, separating [Free] from [Paid] and [Free/Paid] or [Mixed] shops in one glance. Brackets aren’t exactly strictly necessary or anything, they’re more like tools to bring a reader’s attention to a few key words of the title.
Generally, you should try to include your price and services (images, videos, etc.) in your title, as well as a catchy shop name. If you can’t come up with a catchy name, “Username’s Art Shop” works just fine - it all depends on what you want and what you’re comfortable with.
Make it clear what you are selling in your shop
This one shouldn’t be too hard to manage with.
If you only offer a certain type or types of art - for example, intros or YouTube/Twitch banners - you’ll want to include that in a prominent place in your article (or even your title) so your clients know what you offer and know not to ask you for something like a Forums signature.
If your shop offers “everything”, you may still want to take the time to list what exactly “everything” includes so that clients don’t ask you for something you aren’t prepared to do.
Make your prices clear
This one should be another one of the obvious ones.
If you offer free services, make sure that is put somewhere prominent in your thread. If you are offering paid or mixed services, that should also be in a place very easily spotted. Tags are a great way to emphasize your price point, since, like we said, it’s usually the first part of your thread that people see.
]If you have certain specifics about price - for example, promotions, “first ___ people are free” deals, etc - make sure to put that in a prominent spot in your thread as well. Finally, you’re also going to want to place all these prices and deals in a common place.
Give your clients a template or a request form to fill out
You should consider including something along the lines of a request form for clients to fill out since it allows for a more organized approach for requesting an artwork.
Let us make something clear here though; when we say “request form” it doesn’t need to be anything complex or standardized, feel free to make it as simple or as complex as you want as long as it provides enough information for you to create an adequate piece of work. If your shop provides services for reskinning a fixed model based on a player skin, maybe an IGN is all you need. However, if your shop offers something complex, say, fully custom YouTube intros, you’re going to want much more information in your form; for example, a detailed description or a similar existing intro to get a basic idea of what the client wants. Make sure not to overdo the template; four or five fields maximum should be enough for just about any request.
And, as always, provide a field for your client’s preferred method of contact so you have a place to poke them when their requested work is done. This can be something like a Forums PM, email, or skype and it helps keep your thread clear of clutter. It should be up to them to find a communications medium that is convenient for them.
Include samples or prior works!
This should come as a no-brainer, but I still find that many shops don’t include these in their original post.
Most people tend to skip over shops (even free ones) that don’t have prior works listed, so don’t let that happen to you!
Have a queue list somewhere in the post
This is a pretty vital addition that honestly should be included in every shop, since it saves you the hassle of having to deal with clients bugging you about when you’re going to start on their artwork or when it’s going to be done. It’s also very helpful with load management, which is a great if you don’t want to have to be doing twenty requests at the same time. I would suggest a maximum of about five or six slots that people can sign up on, since anything more would just be overworking yourself.
Your list doesn’t need to be anything complicated - just a list of slot numbers with names next to them should suffice. However, be sure to remember to update the list with every new or completed request, otherwise it becomes fairly pointless and you’d be better off without it.
Leave your contact information as well
It’s pretty important for clients to have a way to contact you, instead of it only being a one-way deal. This way, they can ask you questions about pricing or the services you offer, or offer feedback or changes on your creations for them. It’s best to include a few options for contact information; 2-5 should be more than enough. Options such as Forums PMs, Email, Skype, and Steam should be your go-to contact spots, but other options should work too. This point doesn’t need to be too fleshed out or anything; a small list of your different accounts will suffice.
Make sure you have a clear refunds and alterations policy
Oh boy does this one come into play a lot.
Having a clearly written refunds and alterations policy can save you a lot of hassle down the road when dealing with people who were not satisfied with the quality of their artwork and want either the artwork changed or everything refunded. Be sure to cover which details or aspects you will be willing to change and, if applicable, the prices associated with them.
This sort of policy generally isn’t required, but it’s a very good idea to have one in your main post.
Let the client know exactly what they will be getting in return
You don’t need to get too specific here. Make sure the client knows what project files they’re getting before they apply for a slot. If it’s an image project (like a banner or signature), be sure to specify whether they only receive a final image (.png, .jpg, .gif, etc) or also the file used for image editing (.psd, .ai, .xcf, etc). If you’re offering video services (like an channel intro or trailer), specify whether they receive a final video (.mp4, .mov, etc), or also the project file (.aep, .c4d, etc).
Again, this will help you to avoid disputes by telling people of their options ahead of time.
Make your thread pretty!
This one’s the really fun part. Your shop’s main post forms the client’s first impression, so you’d better make it look good. The layout and eye candy of the main post can make it a bit more organized (because everyone loves sections, right?) and also nods a bit to your art style while making your shop seem more professional and credible.
Don’t be afraid to show off your ability in any of the formatting or images you use - it’ll only encourage more clients if things look nicer. Headers and titles (like the ones found in this guide) should be very easy to make - just make sure they’re consistent and you should be fine.
As for the rest of the post, feel free to use your creative opinion to discern what you think looks good. As a general rule of thumb, try to stick to using the default font (14pt Verdana, black) as much as possible, though it’s a good idea to accent a few important bits in a more prominent color or size.
At long last, we’ve come to the important bit of the guide. This is the part where you’re strictly recommended to follow if you don’t want people thinking you’re an idiot.
Of course, we could just answer the question posed in the title as “be professional”, but that really wouldn’t be helping anyone out, would it? You might not even know what ‘being professional’ means. So, here is a small list of things you should watch out for when dealing with clients and just acting around other people on the forums in general.
Act courteously towards other people, regardless of whether they’re paying or not.
Here's a small comparison for you: when you go to your local neighborhood cornerstore to cash in on a free soft drink deal, you still expect the employees to be courteous towards you even if you are not buying anything.
Similarly, regardless of whether your shop is free, paid, or mixed, you should never treat any client with contempt or with unequal regard, no matter what their price point is. Of course, when I say "treat with contempt", I don't mean something like not offering them the same amount of detail corrections as paid customers - you can put that in your refunds/alterations policy if you want that to be a thing.
Just remember to follow the golden rule - treat others the way you want to be treated.
Try to keep your posts simple and readable
What I mean by this is to avoid cluttering up your post with either unnecessary content and formatting or otherwise making it difficult to read.
For starters, you're going to want to try to use proper grammar and capitalization when posting. Nobody wants to read a post where Every Single Word Is Capitalized or none of the words are capitalized at all, nor do people want to read a post that has zero punctuation in it. Especially if english is not your first language, it's very helpful to have someone else - be it a friend or just someone nice on the Forums who's willing to help you out - to check over your grammar and spelling for you.
If you're one of those people who likes to use fonts or colors other than the default ones or sprinkle meaningless emoticons throughout your posts, try to refrain from doing that. It severly affects the readability of your posts and possibly your reputation with your clients. You are running a semi-professional (if not fully professional) business here, hence putting your client's readability and well-being in front of your own convenience.
Try to stick to a rigid timetable for requests
You should generally try to set a fixed schedule, say, two or three days per request, for clients' artwork. This way, you can avoid having people ask you when their artworks will be done, and will also facilitate with your shop schedule if you happen to have a fairly busy life. Although it's generally not a nice thing to be rushed by someone, this should minimize the chances of that happening, so both you and the clients should be better off with an estimated time of completion available.
Try to keep disputes outside of the thread
Obviously, you should try your hardest to avoid disputes altogether. However, sometimes disputes and quarrels are inevitable - say, a client is unsatisfied with an artwork no matter how much effort you've put into it and provokes you into lashing back. If something like that happens, try to keep it out of the shop thread. Take the initiative to contact the dissatisfied client elsewhere (Forums PM may be the most convenient), and settle the dispute there.
Even if you settle the dispute quickly and fairly on the thread, the posts will still remain and may affect the way future clients view you and your shop as a credible operation.
And as always...
Follow the forum rules
This one's the most important of them all, and should also be the simplest one to understand. Just remember - it may be your shop, but it is someone else's forum.
And there we go! That should sum up the guide fairly nicely. If you have any questions or any suggestions for this guide, please don’t hesitate to post it in this thread or PM one of your friendly neighborhood Show Your Creation moderators about it. We’ll be more than happy to help you out with it.
Jul 4, 2014Cm_Pulse posted a message on Killion Detention Center - Largest and # 1 Prison Server [UPDATED: 1.7.4]Posted in: PC ServersQuote from AmazingAMD
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I was banned for saying a link to a server in CLAN chat, which isn't mentioned in any rule set!!
I was demoted for absolutely no reason from Moderator on EGA.
I'm pretty sure Starzy hated me, for absolutely no reason. Funny how doing nothing but replying with common sense and trying to help someone can get you ultimately banned.[;/quote]
- No hacked clients, mods, or 3rd party programs
- No spamming
- No cussing
- No advertising
- No harassment
- No prison griefing or major griefing
- No exploiting, bugs, glitches, or loopholes.
- No buying premium items/services from webiste with in-game currency
Everyone knows the rules, but do not agree with them. I feel they are very harsh and signify an improper running of the server. What harm will telling someone to play on another server do? Make Mark lose money? I cannot think of something else.
If you disagree with the rules, just leave. All you're doing is wasting your time. Those rules don't mean that the server is poorly ran, it shows that they don't want people doing stupid stuff on his server.
Jul 4, 2014Markillion posted a message on Killion Detention Center - Largest and # 1 Prison Server [UPDATED: 1.7.4]Posted in: PC ServersQuote from henrypkp123
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I am loving how the wardens and staff or whatever they are, only reply to the stuff that isn't hard to do. I have seen no admins reply to the cause of someone being banned for some stupid reason. I myself was banned for "GoodBye" and i have no clue why. Just goes to show how much they really care about the server.
Post an appeal.
He has, and it was denied. They banned him for no reason at all, the only reason was that Mark wanted an extra $15.
That's cute and all but he actually isn't allowed an account unlock. Therefore no $15, but keep the rumor-mill up and running. Kappa
Mar 12, 2013gilkryst posted a message on Killion Detention Center - Largest and # 1 Prison Server [UPDATED: 1.7.4]...Posted in: PC Servers
Jun 2, 2014TheyCallMeRick posted a message on Killion Detention Center - Largest and # 1 Prison Server [UPDATED: 1.7.4]Posted in: PC ServersQuote from blabzeh
So a while back i was banned for donating on this server. they i took my money back so they banned me for fraud when they frauded me. Honestly i was mad now i think its dumb and there mad cuz i took my money back xD
Cool story, needs more dragons...
May 24, 2014jdue722blues posted a message on Killion Detention Center - Largest and # 1 Prison Server [UPDATED: 1.7.4]Posted in: PC ServersQuote from Jono1325
Just checking in and realized I missed a lot. New rules, Starzy quit, and stuff.
Well have fun spending your childhood in front of a screen!
Pffft, I'm spending my adulthood in front of a screen
May 16, 2014Skyblu10 posted a message on Killion Detention Center - Largest and # 1 Prison Server [UPDATED: 1.7.4]I'll post here in case some of you don't read the website.Posted in: PC Servers
This has been a tremendous 2 years with you guys, but I'm sorry to say my time has come. With the recent server changes as well as staff changes I cannot say I fully support the path Killion has decided to take. That being said, I believe it's my time to take an exit. Please respect the fact that this is the only information I'll be giving as for the reason I am leaving, and don't question or ask me for additional details.
I want to thank you all for these past 2 years, they've changed my life for the better. It's been fantastic and I've enjoyed every second of it. From the time I was first promoted to a Warden to the recent re-design of the prison, I've enjoyed working for and with you all. Killion's community is one of a kind, and I know I'll never experience anything like it again. Thank you all so much for being as kind as you were to me, and I wouldn't have rather spent this time anywhere else.
I'll miss you all, It's been amazing to be a Warden for you guys. I'll still be on Twitter and I'll check in from time to time.
Love you all,
May 16, 2014Skyblu10 posted a message on Killion Detention Center - Largest and # 1 Prison Server [UPDATED: 1.7.4]Both myself and Insomniac have decided to resign from our positions as Warden.Posted in: PC Servers
<3 you all.
May 16, 2014goldmarine9 posted a message on Killion Detention Center - Largest and # 1 Prison Server [UPDATED: 1.7.4]After a year and a half of being a Warden, I have decided that it is time for me to step down from the position. This is due to many reasons, all of which I would like to keep private, and I would hope the community would respect that.Posted in: PC Servers
The Killion community is one of the best I've seen in Minecraft and it has been a joy to be a part of it for the last few years, I would like to thank Mark and Starzy for all their hard work and for the opportunity that they presented me, and wish them both well in the future, as well as everyone else in the community.
Good luck to everyone, it has been a pleasure
May 1, 2014LCvideogamerP64 posted a message on Killion Detention Center - Largest and # 1 Prison Server [UPDATED: 1.7.4]Posted in: PC ServersIn-game Name: LCvideogamerP64
In-game Rank: My current rank is Citizen.
Age: I am 14 years of age as of writing this.
Timezone: (UTC-06:00) Central Time.
How long have you played on Killion?: I have been playing Killion since May 24th, 2013, or February 11th, 2013, due to the fact that I went inactive.
Have you ever been muted or banned?: I have never been banned or muted on any Evolution Gaming server, nor any server at all.
If so, why and for how long?: N/A
Why do you believe you're suitable for the Moderation role?:
I believe I am suitable for this role due to the fact that I am mature, kind hearted, and non-bias to people. I was also a Chat Mod of Killion Detention Center's sister server, Evolution Gaming: Arcade. I believe I can help players with their needs and questions, in game and out. I may be younger than other players, but do not let my age fool you. I can act older than I am when needed. I don't make immature comments. I am familiar with the rules and commands of the server, and believe I can be of use to many players. I understand that being a chat mod takes time and effort, and I am willing to provide it. I have been playing Killion for a decent amount of time, and I have grown fond of the community. It is a very lovable, interesting, and fun server overall, and every person makes it what it is today.
Extra Information: I do speak a foreign language, if this helps anything. (I know foreign languages are warns, but I thought I'd put this here anyways.) I am active on both the EG forums and the Minecraft Forums, as well as Killion itself. I realize that my application is not as long or written as well as others, but I put time and effort into making this. I hope to be a part of the Killion staff. If not, its alright, I understand. It is your choice, after all.
Thank you for reading,
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