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Spring Cleanup and Summer Plans

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  1. chickenputty

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    Hello Brawlers,

    I'll be explaining what we've been doing behind the scenes with the maintenance and our general plans for this summer at Brawl.

    • Maintenance Details
    Last Thursday the servers and website were down for maintenance. During this time, we migrated our main server and database server. Since we had these servers since 2014, it was quite the ordeal for us to move the data and services on them. In return, we reduced our monthly expenses, implemented a new and revised backed for the Minecraft servers, and we future proofed for things like self hosting MinecraftBuild maps.

    We appreciate the patience everyone provided as we kept the website and servers down for a full day. This allowed for us to ensure everything would run smoothly. At this current moment, all major issues have been resolved. There is only one minor issue with connecting to some servers which we will resolve tonight.

    Reducing Gamemodes
    In general, we are trying to slim down the amount of gamemodes we have. This is especially needed for us to be able to focus on developing and maintaining the most popular servers.

    Battle Royale Closed
    While this server was my personal favorite, we have chosen to go ahead and shut down the gamemode. With games like Fortnite that can be played on any platform, there aren't many players wanting a mode like this in Minecraft. Bigger networks have tried to implement the same style of game with no success.

    The most recent influx of players was thanks to a French video creator named Furious Jumper. We thank him for taking the time to make the video and actually credit us with the IP in the description. This is quite rare in today's Minecraft community. We welcome you all to check out the rest of our gun servers.

    BR itself will be kept around if we want to start it up for an event or contest. It isn't necessarily gone for life.

    Hardcore Games Temporarily Closed
    With no spoilers, we will be re-launching this gamemode this summer. Our attempts at minor updates and tweaks haven't been successful, so we have something else in store. We encourage all MCPVP veterans to stay tuned for more information about this.

    Raid Reset
    New map hype! Raid will be seeing a reset this month. We will have a thread posted about end of map events and reset date by this Saturday.

    Summer Events
    You cannot escape entertainment this summer. We're going to be lining up as many events as we possibly can. As long as players attend them, we will continue to host them. Leave your suggestions and ideas for events.

    Also, we will have giveaways on our social medias - so make sure to follow those.

    Conclusion
    There are a lot of things being planned for this summer. I'm trying to be as time efficient as possible while the staff and myself have the most free time. We won't be spilling the beans on everything we have in store, but we have a general theme we're following:
    • Improve current gamemodes, or retire them
    • Improve player retention
    • Improve the ability to AFK
    • Stay away from queue based games
    • More transparency and general updates​

    Thank you for reading and playing on our servers,
    chickenputty
     
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    #1 chickenputty, Jun 6, 2018
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  3. 0racle

    0racle Former Raid and Reports Manager

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    Raid reset hypeeeeeee. Looking forward to some of these strategies though, hope they will turn out well, definitely headed in a good direction, gj
     
  4. AnonymousGalaxy

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    Did someone say Raid Reset? :wink: #Hype
     
  5. pantey

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    5mans plz
     
  6. KadenLmao

    KadenLmao Well-Known Member

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    Raid: Change team name limit from 5-6 or 7. Create a NEW MAP (dont reuse an old one. players want something fresh). I doubt this would ever happen but make it 1.7 again. Best chance of getting a decent playerbase. Add weekly (or monthly) special events. it makes raid more interactive in a way. team member limit 10. Thats it for now

    Disagree
     
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    Team Name Limit is already set at 7 for ranked players.
    Without giving too much away we’ve addressed a majority of what you brought up.
     
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    As much as I loved dominating the gamemode and continuing to add to my collection of 24-karat golden trophies in the closet, I can see why BR was shut down. BR was good enough to be its own network thanks to @Signatured, but obviously that's a risky move for the MCBalls network. If it was less laggy during games with higher amounts of high octane, ruthless killers such as myself, and if the release was hyped up more (by "hyped up more" I mean if the public had more than a week's notice), then BR could have seen a lot of success.

    It's just a tragic story for BR overall. And since Battle Royale was the sole reason I exist on this server, I guess that means I'm closing up shop here as well.
     
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    Goodbye doc.
     
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    There goes that one set of p4 I had
     
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  12. DeadRhos

    DeadRhos Blips, Drips And Strips

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    Woo transparency!!

    For anyone who's unaware - the backend changes will make it MUCH easier for us to push out updates. Expect to see more in the future :smile:
     
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    Anyways, finally Jesus
     
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    Hype!
     
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    xGhale HG‘s Doom guy

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    just me then haha
     
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    Rip BR sad that it never got the popularity you wanted it to have. I actually liked the gamemode
     
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    Carnotauros Raid's Mod | Assistant Events Manager

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    Yeah, me too, but with Fortnite launching that game steals all the players :/
     
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    Nothing for WarZ? Ok.
     
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