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Discussion in 'MC-WarZ' started by JayOG, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. JayOG

    JayOG Ex-wArZ MoD (ง'̀-'́)ง

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    Hey,

    I was just casually stopping by and I have been told that a lot of the people who used to play WarZ left to play a new "player" ran server. I'm not here to advertise the server, but whoever is actually playing on that server, :thumbsdown:. All I gotta say. That's besides the point, there has been minimal communication between the staff team and the community and eventually, people started getting tired of not getting listened too and getting bhopped so they decided to leave. There was a lack of people actually moderating the server and those who did, well congrats. You are the ones who cared, but the rest of the staff team supposedly didn't care "enough?" I have always wondered what went through peoples mind when it came to moderating WarZ. Believe it or not, I was told by a couple ex and current staff members that they would of never touched the server cause they were scared of getting harassed by these players. :thinking: I kind of find it funny how they said that to this day... but that isn't why I'm here. I personally, like everyone else in the WarZ community, believe that THIS WarZ is the best version that is currently out. Except no one pays attention to it and no one is coming back because of that same reason. I'm just here to toss some ideas that SHOULD be listened too. With this "community" survey being conducted, this is prime time to listen to your community, as I am not a staff member anymore, I hope that I'm listened too as no one else is really proposing any ideas.


    Make Air Drops happen every hour


    This shouldn't be too hard to implement, right now, Air drops are based off how many people are on the server. My initial intentions when I brought it up/changed it, was to make it happen EVERY hour but somehow it flew over someones head and they made it so a **** ton of players had to be on. This can easily be brought down since it's a number change. Just lower the number of players that need to be on.

    Lower the prices of ranks
    Yes of course Brawl has to make SOME type of profit. I just think that lowering the prices for monthly ranks can easily bring in more revenue and encourage more people to buy them. This can produce a decent income still, since more people would most likely buy the ranks. I also boosted the stuff that some of the ranks got when spawned in. Some of the perks can easily be changed and can include more stuff. WarZ is at a point where it really needs some type of way to bring back players, and this is easily a start. As well as summer starting, this is a great opportunity to act.

    More staff members, or more moderation on WarZ
    This is easily one of the major issues on WarZ, actually I take that back. It's more of a server wide issue but at the end of the day this is about WarZ. As I stated earlier, there aren't many staff members that want to touch the server. I feel as if people were more reassured that nothing would happen to them, they would be more willing to get on WarZ and mod it. But at the end of the day, there will always be those people who stand out and want to make a name for themselves by messing with people. Just say **** it and have less lenient punishments towards those people. Doxing, ddosing, hacking should be more serious than it is now. To make a statement of course, you could easily bring down the alts to only 2 across accounts. If someone does not learn the first time, and get banned AGAIN, they will clearly have a third time. This will make it so people understand that they can not continuously get away with the same repeated hacking. As well as a ban wipe, it's one of the best ways to RESTART and give everyone a chance again. If something is done soon, people will see that staff actually care and will be more willingly to come back to the WarZ servers on Brawl. But as of right now, no interest is shown (besides @SoCool21's changes a couple months back) in messing with WarZ.

    More events, doesn't have to be very complex ones
    When I had permission to give out kits and warps to allow people to fight, we would top 50, sometimes 60 players on the server. This simple act brought in so many people because they had an opportunity to get gear and tp to a place where everyone was fighting. As well as casually giving out event items, this brought a lot of FUN to the server allowing for more people to want to play. These events don't need to be planned out over a month time period, they can be done in a couple days and can easily bring in players. It just comes down to who is willing to put in the time.

    Brawl is an amazing server that a lot of people enjoy but at the end of the day, many don't want to come back because the lack of moderation is insane, and the lack of WarZ specific staff. I know there is not much that the staff team can do about the lack of staff, but no one is going to apply to a dead server. These are just some suggestions and actions that can be taken to bring back life to the server. It doesn't always have to be boring, no one is trying and that's why nothing is happening. Just stopping by though :chuckle: hopefully something happens.​
     
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  2. SoCool21

    SoCool21 7 Year McPvPer

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    Brief response, since I'm too busy to write a more in-depth one right now. Will do so soon though.

    Definitely, if the community wants this then I plan on getting it added.

    It's not my place to explain why, but the ranks shouldn't change prices right now. The current pricing works, and atm it's one of the few things on the shop which works and makes us a good amount of money. Don't want to mess with that until we have better monetisation all round - I think lowering the prices of ranks may increase revenue but I don't know for sure, and we're better off just adding new stuff to the shop.

    ^ This

    We're not really getting any WarZ applications anymore so there's not much we can do, but when all the updates I'm planning for WarZ are added I'll be teaching staff how to moderate WarZ properly, so there'll be some moderation over there.

    ^^^^^ This

    Definitely will have events soon.

    I'll be releasing a community survey soon to get an accurate consensus on what people want (don't hold your breath for it though, since it'll take some time to do it properly, and I'm managing over 5 separate things atm). After the changes, I'll try and get a reset + week (or more) of free ELITE on WarZ. These are my plans and not official promises on behalf of Brawl, just to make that clear, but that's my personal gameplan right now.
     
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    Sn4x5 Ex WarZ Mod

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    Celezian Well-Known Member

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  6. tallscot

    tallscot sceptiiiiiii

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    Currently nobody plays WarZ, even on the bootleg server. Everybody pretty much quit, and the only people that do play are people that are perm banned on here (triple, some germans, etc.). a ban wipe and a temporary decrease in the price of ranks (just to persuade people to come back, something like a revival sale idk) would help but I honestly don't know if people would come back
     
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  7. JayOG

    JayOG Ex-wArZ MoD (ง'̀-'́)ง

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    It's up to the effort the staff members put in to keep players around :chuckle:
     
  8. tchuckraider

    tchuckraider Brawler

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    @Sn4x5 for admin

    Reduce perm bans (3+) to 3 months and reset all 3+ bans.
     
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  9. JayOG

    JayOG Ex-wArZ MoD (ง'̀-'́)ง

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    Reduce it to 2+ and 3 months, and yes, reset.
     
  10. Carsonn

    Carsonn Mostly decent crafter, in general

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    Considering the warz playerbase is generally teenagers who know how to cheat on a block game, it's hard for me to imagine a successful relaunch of warz that doesn't include screensharing. I don't think it will be worth the effort of detecting cheaters without screensharing via spectating and all that.

    The fact that staff have given up hours of their time trying to get footage of a single player cheating shows that the lack of a screensharing protocol is hurting the development of the server. Staff's time could be better spent on so many things other than sitting in /v watching someone run around.

    I like the ideas about changing punishments and the overall attitude toward cheating and rulebreaking, but I really don't think it will be possible to keep the server clean without screensharing :/
     
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  11. Communications

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    yeah fr what the ****s wrong with screen sharing, you shouldnt care if you dont hack
    i mean how the **** are they gonna find people that xray??
    and its so hard to become a moderator that no one wants to do it, therefore resulting in no one ****ing running the server
    at least 40 people played a bootleg warz for 3 months just because they were desperate for some ****ing staff

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  12. TTIP

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    Screensharing is a must. None of the Warz clients I am aware of would pass a proper ss. Also nobody cares about privacy.
     
  13. SoCool21

    SoCool21 7 Year McPvPer

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    Despite being strongly against adding screensharing, I'm going to be trying to get a screenshare protocol added to WarZ because of the huge demand from the community.

    I've said many times publicly that the requirements for staff have been loosened and have done everything I can to get some staff members promoted. I helped get a new trial system added to allow us to reduce our requirements and give applicants a shot even if we're not completely sure they'll be a good fit. I'm also doing some hack test stuff to get more JMods promoted to Mods and am trying to get more SMod promotions.

    Signatured hasn't worked at Brawl for about 2 years now (I have no idea why he still has staff ranks, but he's officially no longer developer and this has been the case for quite some time). Roke hasn't been a WarZ staff member since I joined Brawl 4 years ago and isn't really obligated to care about WarZ. Putty and I don't get paid for work on Brawl, so I'm not gaining anything personally if the server does well. Also, I could make a lot more money if I resigned from Brawl and spent the free time gained from that working on my own projects, and Putty probably could too.

    If you want WarZ back on Brawl, don't actively work against us. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    To avoid sounding like a broken record I'm not going to argue against screensharing here, especially since I'm going to try and get a screenshare protocol put in place on WarZ based on popular demand, but the main reason it's so hard to get Xrayers banned at the moment is lack of active staff (which I'm doing everything I can to fix, but this is limited, as I'm not the staff manager). It often just takes a 2-3 minute video to get someone banned for Xray, but no-one is doing any recording. Active staff members on WarZ would dramatically improve this issue.
     
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  14. Communications

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    i just did it for the meme i love you bro aggreed
     
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  15. SoCool21

    SoCool21 7 Year McPvPer

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    Welp, I fell for that bait pretty bad :v
     
  16. JayOG

    JayOG Ex-wArZ MoD (ง'̀-'́)ง

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    Looking at someone who knows how to properly hide xray is impossible, it's very hard and 2-3 min is usually not enough.
     
  17. Celezian

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    If they actually cared about money the server would be in a better state
     
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