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Messages - Towelie

We seem to be losing players due to two things. 1. Less and less new players joining and 2. Old players getting bored and leaving.
We've collected some feedback and applied some modifications to hopefully at least slow down 2., but to my knowledge the only way to make 1. happen is to invest in advertising.

I wanted to run an idea by you. Should I spend ~$300 on ads (reddit, promoted slot, project wonderful ads)?

If everything goes right, we will get quite some new players and it will help us get known a bit.
If everything goes wrong, we won't gain much from spending the $300 and we'll end up risking our literal hide this month, risking not being able to pay bills.

I feel like this is something that we HAVE to do right now and I believe it would help. I believe what would help even more would be having a youtuber who would make a video for SFT but a) big youtubers are not found easily b) they usually charge large amounts, starting at $1000 for a video.

I am also open to other ideas regarding how to get SFT better known on the interwebs.
@Dpa1991 The little bugs look like lice to me but I could be wrong. I see the same thing (paduchi) when I'm around chickens in Romania.
We checked that, they look nothing like lice. They're smaller than grains of sand. Towelie says they look like Clover mites, but im not 100% convinced they're that particular mite. Regardless we appear to have gotten rid of them
If you bought the insecticide I recommended that was mites killer so they were some sort of mites.
Like I said, if you give me access I'll know. Don't want to speculate about what it may be.
Pocket Minecraft / Re: Owner!
Mar 22, 2017, 06:05 AM
@iLaxrv10 ty ty ty
5 -> Premium shop, anything you buy here will help us -> For the really generous ones, this is a monthly pledge you can help us with

We are currently in a weird spot - there are new projects in the working but Survival has remained largely the only providing server for SFT.
Pix 1.10 is going to be launched soon as well - currently we are in the spawn building phase (The server itself is ready for launch more or less, with the exception of a pstats plugin which is under development)
Seing as Survival's donations slowed down recently (always happens before Summer), we need your help to be able to optimally continue development on all these new projects (and not have to cut costs / cancel projects)

@Mrs_Ender88  - It would be awesome to see at least some of these events be brought back again. Pls try to make it happen, get as many helpers as you need (Managers+, etc) I am autorizing you as project lead on this one xD
Inactivity Board / Re: Inactive
Mar 20, 2017, 04:18 PM
Good luck!
Rust / Re: Rust Server Raiding Trailer!
Mar 20, 2017, 05:48 AM
Pretty awesome!
This set contains Zelda - Breath Of The Wild items and is now available!
You can also "Drop a SteveCo Crate for everyone" ->
Going to let it be a surprise what the set contains, I will drop a crate shortly!

Factions / Re: Please DnD!
Mar 19, 2017, 08:34 AM
Hope everything turns out well.
Bugs/Suggestions / Re: Bonemeal Glitch
Mar 18, 2017, 05:52 PM
Seems like a Minecraft or Spigot bug, nothing I can do on my end.
I have revamped /gui (tell me if you like it, stuff like calling for mods have been completely changed / made friendlier, added and re-ordered stuff and most importantly, the /gui now opens when typing /help (so by not making our players read a 20 page book (mind you that's still the first item in the gui so players can read it if they wish), we should hopefully retain more players.
General Discussion / Re: Pet Bird Assistance
Mar 18, 2017, 08:21 AM
aww :(
Tow- do you have any idea what the issue could be?
Nope, but should be able to figure out with some debugging
General Discussion / Re: Pet Bird Assistance
Mar 17, 2017, 05:59 PM
We're about to rescue a cockatoo and African green because their owner recently died and have been living in terrible conditions since. We're not sure how well that will work out considering we have school/work and cockatoos require a lot of attention. However, they can't stay where they are. We're hoping we'll be able to find them a better home but my parents think that we might end up just having them forever. It's hard to find people who will adopt 2 high maintenance parrots (they're long time buddies, I believe the owner didn't want them to be separated)
aw :D
Don't separate them pls.
@td998  - I can help over the weekend if you provide me with teamviewer / some other form of remote control.
Get your router's password as we will likely need that
General Discussion / Re: Pet Bird Assistance
Mar 17, 2017, 01:45 PM
Babysitting an African grey atm, he's cool. He talks and makes sound effects. However, some can get bored and start pulling out their feathers if they don't have enough attention. If you spend a lot of time away from home I wouldn't suggest it. Also, they live a LOT longer than cockatiels, so be prepared to put him in your will. Oldest African grey lived to about 100
aware xD
I will dedicate 3-4 hours / day to him (most of the time i'm home)
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General Discussion / Re: Please help us!
Mar 16, 2017, 06:13 PM
Also a huge FUCK YOU to paypal... Every time I responded to a transaction with legitimate information such as ip of buyer they instantly decided in their favor 30 seconds later. I think it's automated or something why fucking bother to ask me for details then
General Discussion / Re: Please help us!
Mar 16, 2017, 06:11 PM
can I ask about how much was charged back?
I was at work and couldn't see the exact sum when I originally saw the chargeback emails, however, after studying i can say it's somewhere in the ballpark of $250 + fees
hows that? ;)
Holy fucking shit batman, you are a hero!
General Discussion / Re: Please help us!
Mar 16, 2017, 05:46 PM
can I ask about how much was charged back?
I was at work and couldn't see the exact sum when I originally saw the chargeback emails, however, after studying i can say it's somewhere in the ballpark of $250 + fees
General Discussion / Please help us!
Mar 16, 2017, 04:39 PM
I was forbidden to make gloomy posts by @Dpa1991 but since we just got hit by the mother of all chargebacks (I'm talking hundreds of dollars in losses) we need your help to stay alive!
Please support us on Patreon or buy something from the premium shop
We never depended on your help as much as we do now, so please, if you can, donate.
NOTE: These were money donated ~10-15 days ago so already spent which means this made it harder for us to pay our upcoming bills which is why we need your help.
General Announcements / Re: How are things?
Mar 16, 2017, 04:28 PM
I think what sft lacks is not events hosted, but bigger games that need plugins (such as build my thing and hunger games).

However the constant problem with this is when we do open up such a minigame server just for it, it dies off after 2+ weeks because people get tired of it and it shuts down.

So my suggestion is why not create an independent world from the event world (but still hosted on the survival server) that would only host these big events. However after a certain amount of time, it gets replaced with another big event. For example, for 1 week players can play hunger games. After that it would be replaced with build my thing for a week and so forth.

That way, these mini games are always cycled around and entices more players to join and participate in these events. Even the same can be done for adventure worlds or whatnot to change it up.
Really like this idea and give it a +1. Might even attract some new players in every now and again (if you just advertise it's existence within the Survival description on voting pages). Could finally put into motion what I've been suggesting for quite some time and that being a mini-games server (where Minecraft servers are clearly thriving). You now have quite a decently sized dev team as well, where it isn't just Fear and darknuju and SFT has been needing something to help spring it back to life.
This came from another topic, still don't know why it's not looked into. It doesn't have to be just you (@Towelie) and @saywhat2365 looking into this kind of thing, let your devs do it. They're there for a reason, use the potential they have.
Devs all have projects currently.
I have Miner trying his hand at this, if it works out well, we'll get some dev support for it too.
from my personal experience in setting up a minigame server with just my friends its actually pretty simple its just a void world with boxes that have plugins running in just that area for each game and when theyre not being used they take very little resources
There is no supported way of running plugins per world, let along per area.
I'm a believer in "If you can't do it well, don't do it". A server with multiple minigame servers is indeed easy, but connecting all those minigames with a central token system, and each of it supporting that and having an in-game shop is harder. Also, a minigame server doesn't really get us votes or donations (maybe it could but I don't see how from cosmetics) and at this time it would only further segregate our playerbase. I'd like to keep adding/replacing minigames on survival first (Sabotage is coming back soon and seing that it was a big hit, I am hoping for it to be liked.