Just a little update on some changes we are making to the way we process Moderator Applications. Previously any hopeful applicants would be put in the Processing pile where I would have the hard task of deciding who I think would make for the best Moderator. However this is now not the case as we have a brand new role neatly slotted just below Moderator. Any people who we would normally have considered through the processing stage will now be able to help out even sooner as a Helper with the opportunity to become a Moderator if we like what we see.
Now I know a lot of you will have further questions regarding the new role so I have made a quick Q&A to hopefully address the main ones.
What will be expected of this new role?
Basically we expect them to be there to answer questions and generally help players out whenever possible. They will also help in moderating the chat by warning and temporarily muting any offenders. Helpers will be working closely with myself...
Following on from Vikkstar's original post, we have had further changes to the staff team.
The Dev position has been taken up by myself, and my Admin position has been taken by AndrewCFC.
Congratulations to Andrew on his new position, and thank you to him for his hard work and dedication that he has put towards the server.
Also, we are looking for new mods to replace Andrew so feel free to apply here if you're of the age of 15+!
This is my first forum post on here, it's a shame it has a negative slant to it.
Before I get into that I just want to say how wonderful it has been to have a Minecraft server with such a diverse community surrounding it, a place for my fans to play games. It hasn't been an easy process and is a constant battle to keep things running smoothly.
Recently our Dev MrWonanother (SheriffWoody) and Head-Admin Sabrine have stepped down from their positions on the team. They've been part of the server since it began and have both been a great help.
I wanted to set some time aside to talk about the infamous LAG and BUGS present on the server. Hopefully after reading this, you'll gain a closer understanding about the issues we encounter.
Relevant Quote: "A Small Leak Will Sink a Great Ship". Here's a quick FAQ to kick this off:
Why does VikkCraftSG lag?
Contrary to popular belief, VikkCraftSG and the servers do not lag. That is, they don't lag in the way you're probably thinking. Java is a very fickle environment to run minecraft servers on. Think of Java like a series of dominoes: if just one falls, they all do. You may have noticed that, from time to time, there are unexpected freezes during game-play. This is because if a server crash is substantial enough, it can bring down the entire JVM.
Why are there so many bugs?
When people don't post on the "Bugs" section of the forums, I am led to believe there are no bugs. Please do not assume that "someone else will report it", since, for...