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  1. misskoa
    Created by misskoa
    Aug 23, 2016 at 12:34 PM
    Here's a new thread series I'll begin each month (or every other month) of an updated list of our staff. Sometimes, like this thread below, will also attempt to seek others who are interested in joining our team, news from our team, and other staff related stuff.

    Before we begin...
    In the last two months, we've had unfortunately a lot of changes to our staff team. HollyBeth, TheStinkyBeaver, and most recently, Asacavanagh have left , as well as a few moderators.

    While it's sad that they left, it's just a normal thing that happens in a community, and especially in a Minecraft community. It doesn't mean the server is dying, it doesn't mean the Owner has went on a rampage and pissed people off, it's just what happens. People get bored, sometimes views change, sometimes Minecraft is just not their cup of tea anymore, and sometimes, running a server is a very stressing job. Whatever the case may be, it doesn't mean we're dying, it's just the normal part of running a community.

    I do want to say thanks to HollyBeth, TheStinkyBeaver and Asa for helping me over the past two years in running CraftBlock. They've been great owners and admins and without them, the server wouldn't be where it is today, so thank you guys. I appreciate it and goodluck to your next adventures. You're always welcome to come back too.

    New Admin!
    I'm pretty excited, as today Xomee, an old Architect and good friend, will join the Admin team with Bloebls, NintendoFrosty and me!. While she...
  2. misskoa
    Created by misskoa
    Aug 22, 2016 at 10:49 PM
    The forums is, well, broken. We've been ignoring it for a while, but not anymore.

    So, what will change is:

    • We're in the process of reinstalling forums (No data lost)
    • Resetting the theme
    • Re-installing addons, etc.
    • Going back to where it is now (where it's not broken)
    • Adding a secondary dark theme!
    So in the next few days the forums will look weird or even offline.

    Thanks.
  3. misskoa
    Created by misskoa
    Aug 21, 2016 at 1:18 AM
    Second time's the charm!

    For the past two months, I've been running a Discord that's for my League friends and other gamers. It's been a success and I've been able to actually learn how to run a discord. It was really easy to get friends to join it, unlike getting them to join the Teamspeak.

    Thanks to that success I've had with the discord I've ran for my other friends (Which I won't be sharing here), I've decided to try again with Discord for CraftBlock.

    Don't worry, Teamspeak isn't going anywhere. It'll remain as an alternative if you dislike Discord. But please give Discord a try, you'll love it for it's simplicity and easy to use and access.

    You can join the new CraftBlock discord with the following links:

    https://discord.gg/mTQdnt6
    Is the instant invite URL. You can also try:
    http://discord.me/craftblock
    Easier to remember URL.​


    Using Discord
    Discord works in the browser, or with a client. Using the client allows you to remain active in the Discord, and I promise it doesn't use much resources. You can sign up to Discord here: http://discordapp.com and download the client here: https://discordapp.com/download

    Why Discord? We have Skype, MC Chat, forums, and Teamspeak!
    For a community trying to grow, communication is important. Some prefer to type, some prefer voice calls. Skype is what is the most popular option, but we can agree...
  4. misskoa
    Created by misskoa
    Aug 18, 2016 at 12:53 AM
    Ugh. For the last month I have totally been MIA. I guess I just needed a break from Minecraft, which sucks. I'm trying to find my way back, but it's hard when I have League & Overwatch to play. I think I'm back though.

    How is everyone? How is the server doing?

    Has there been any drama lately? Any trouble?

    Have any feedback?

    I'm trying to update myself on everything and trying to get some motivation back. For now, I'm just saying Hi ^,^.
  5. Bloebls
    Created by Bloebls
    Aug 6, 2016
    Hey people!

    This post's gonna be all about ranks, but with special attention to one points that we would like to share with you guys and get some opinions or suggestions before actually making a decision.

    - The ambassador rank:
    This is a rank we've had for several years now, I guess we blew it into life when CraftBlock was made, tho I just know that it's always been there, since my first day on CraftBlock. (very well too, my first grief was recorded and dealt with by an ambassador, good old days)

    Anyways, lately however we've been questioning the purpose of the rank in our community and plugin-environment that we've had since our most recent reset. Before our reset we had a different organisation of the rank (we also had less ranks) and -for the people who don't know- the first rank ([builder]) was obtained by building a house, and having an ambassador or staff -but usually it was an amby- promote you.
    The other job of an ambassador was to keep the chat calm and help or assist people when there was no staff online.

    Since we have autorank, it defeats one of the jobs that ambys were around for, the promotion, or assistance with the forums (for rank applications). Also ambassadors only had the /kick command to clear up rude or disrespectful conversations or situations, so they weren't able to efficiently handle most situations.

    We think that ambassadors, in their current state, are not as valuable a rank as they were before. We think they are unfit to handle...