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      LotC Community Meeting Minutes 01/22/17   01/23/2017

        LotC Community Meeting Minutes 01/22/17 [!] Arockstar28 opened the meeting.   What’s going on with the forums?   Tahmas: Tythus is handling the situation as we speak. It had been fixed earlier but as Tythus had other engagements, he had to step away. Thus, the attack resumed. Tythus will return and continue working on it later. There is no set time as to when they will be back up.   Can I expect the possibility of a frequent mandatory purge of staff teams to fight stagnancy and people just doing jack****? - Jonificus   Josh3738: These decisions are left up to the team leads. Some teams may be purged while others may not.   Why is the map so big? Why was mobspawning turned on? Why do you still keep it on? - Combine   Teegah: The map is large as that is what the community had requested. Mobspawning is turned as it contributes to; The minas economy. Killing mobs have a chance to drop minas. Items for Nexus crafting: Drops necessary for crafting certain items are only given by killing mobs.   How much money do admins actually cut from the donations? Was Tythus’ college paid by LotC?- Chaotikal   Tahmas: Admins receive nothing from the donations. Any funds collected from the server go back into the server. And no, Tythus’ college education was not funded by the server.   Is there any other race being planned for the future?  - Dewlox   Lore Team representatives: No.   501warhead: When it comes down to it, the addition of races will only be considered if it is practical for the server as a whole. In order to implement new ideas that may be considered, it must be submitted the same way as any other lore - through lore submission and review of the LT.   Axios storyline? Will there be a new race implemented/introduced in the next map? - Z3m0s   RideTheSky: It’s going to revolve around a giant chicken. There are currently meetings ongoing in regards to the Axios storyline. The LT is helping with the process and things are still in the works.Things are not being written down or released as the need for confidentiality is necessary to ensure the community is introduced to it at the same time.   What happened to the chapters of Axios? - Nug   LeoWarrior14: The chapters of Axios were started by Benbo (the previous LT lead) but he has since left.   RideTheSky: Benbo took all the documents concerning the chapters of Axios with him as he left therefore there is nothing left for the LT to build upon. Tsuyose wished to continue but seeing as how there was nothing, the Devs needed to remove it.   How long does it take for a charter to get a response? - Adam_barnett   Arockstar28: Ever has appointed certain GMs to handle charter distribution as well as stating that the times to obtain a charter will be shortened. However, they may still take up to a week to be approved.   Who let a trial GM, not even on the war team, arockstar28, make a worldedit on sand during the height of fighting, in a laggy open field skirmish war claim, which inexplicably crashed the server? -Harold   Josh3738: Present members of the war team determined that it would be an interesting dynamic to add to the war claim which unfortunately caused issues along the way.   Gusmarzku: The idea of a bomb was requested by numerous people.   501warhead: The worldedit was not the cause of the crash. There are several mechanisms set in place on the server that prevent WE from interfering and crashing the server.   Addition to previous question: If this was to happen, why were both sides not informed? -Harold   Arockstar28: The underlying reason was it that the bomb was to be a surprise.   Why did the warclaim get allowed to carry on? -Harold   Gusmarzku: There was no reason to not continue it. As well, Admins and GMs came to the decision to keep going.   Did the warteam agree that the war claim should be voided and redone? -Harold   Gusmarzku: No. The war claim continued as by agreement with Admins and GMs, as stated previously.   Did the warteam agree that this worldedit was even a good idea during the middle of the battle? -Harold   Gusmarzku: Yes.   Who made the decision to allow the war claim as valid, when staff incompetency was the main contributing factor to the crash? -Harold   Josh3738: Once the server was back up, the war claim was still playable. Therefore, as the war claim was still playable, there was no reason not to continue and no reason to void it.   Crashing during an open field skirmish is, historically, a voided war claim.  Why was this one allowed? -Harold   Josh3738: Once the server came back up, the server was capable of continuing its operations so there was no reason to void it.   Why is the ET so large? - FuryFire   RideTheSky: The ET is large as it consists of both actors and builders alike. Seeing as how the actors are trying to interact with as many players of the server as possible, time zones come into play. Recruiting ET members who can accommodate and create events for certain time zones is essential. At this time, the ET is looking for players in the Pacific time zone.   The team is also large at the moment because it allows the ET to be stricter on what it is they want. Considering that the community is large, a large team is also needed. However, the ET management is in the works of sizing down the team. Seeing as how they have no quota, the need for activity is the primary requirement for ET and such is taken into consideration when taking on new members.   Are donations keeping up with the monthly and yearly costs? -Wendigo   Tahmas: The server is up and running, so yes.   501warhead: The Christmas sale helped exponentially with the revenue of donations. It should be noted once again that donations always go back to the server and that the Admins do not receive anything. A warm thank you is extended to anyone that helped contribute to the server during the holiday sale.   Any plans to upgrade the server box/host or have you already? -Wendigo   501warhead: Currently the server has more than 64 GBs of RAM and is running very well. While optimization is being sought after, there is no need to place any more expenditure in upgrading.   What’s the max run time we have with the current reserves of money (did the server need personal funds)? -Wendigo   501warhead: While personal funds have been used in the very distant past, they have not been for a long time now. Our current revenue of donations sustains our run time for the moment and donation savings maintain our run time into the distant future. As for the max runtime, that is unknown.   Current and future plans going forward A) Bring in new players & B) Player retention? -Wendigo   501warhead: There is currently a project in the works to help integrate new players into their respective player bases. Getting to know the other players and establishing a sense of community is necessary for player retention.  A majority of the players here have remained as they have established friendships and relations with other players. Therefore, catering to the newer players is essential.   RideTheSky: The AT and ET are working on a project where a new player will spawn in, immediately be immersed into roleplay with a veteran member, and will essentially be introduced into the appropriate player base.   In the past, this flopped as the players were all introduced to the human capital. So the prime idea is to showcase the diversity of the server to the new players and allow them to choose their own path.   Future plugins? -Wendigo   501warhead: Integrating new plugins takes a lot of time and because of this, along with the possibility of the plugin failing, there are no announcements in regards to releasing new plugins. However, at the moment there is a fast travel overhaul underway as well as an instance dungeon plugin. There may be new skills being worked on, but it is uncertain. There are larger projects in the works that the server will be notified of in due time.   Is anything being done concerning the voting websites? The information is outdated and some websites no longer work? -Wendigo   Tahmas: It’s all Ski’s fault, blame him.   Gusmarzku: I’ll do it.   501warhead: Tythus needs to configure the voting settings as the issue may lie within the registration on the voting sites. It’s up to him at this point.   What benefits have been seen, if any, from emerging the LT and MT? - Cybermarzku   Tahmas: The MT is now able to have more control and work more effectively with the lore pertaining to magics. The MT is also now able to vote on what magics they wish to see implemented.   JaxOff: There is more cooperation between both teams but there is not a significant amount of improvement.   Bokermon: With both teams being together in the same chat it helps a lot, communication wise. It’s not perfect, but it’s better. The MT now has more say in what it is they think will be an improvement/detriment to the magic found on the server.   1.8 pvp when???? - Flurgh   Teegah: Just this past friday there was a meeting between the Devs and some PvPers discussing said issue. During this meeting, swing timers as well  as plans concerning PvP were discussed. Also, there are currently three players on the server who have swing timerless weapons. These weapons were permitted during PvP combat and the Devs observed to see what the results were. The issue arises with the fact that, without the swing timers, there is a hit delay and no possibility of combos.   Assassin of Awesome: Removing swing timers isn’t as easy as it seems. There are problems with it.
        When are we getting rid of the two other inactive islands, that aren’t Tahn? - Kinslayer   Tahmas: This is being evaluated. The activity as well as events done on the respective islands are always being monitored. It cannot be said when or even if the islands will be removed. This is to be discussed among the Admins.   501warhead: Removing the islands will result in less space for new settlements that wish to separate away from the main capital cities. However, the problem still exists that new players will find themselves on these inactive islands and only be confused as to where they are. More will be discussed.
        Open Question Period   Magic Plugin?  

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  2. Articulate and straightforward, I can see him driving the LM team in the right direction. +1
  3. Whitelist application has been accepted, player is now whitelisted in game.
  4. fine choice +1
  5. I want my prot set back for some big pvp. All honesty a compensation would be nice
  6. I think 3 months would be more reasonable. But this is just my opinion. Everyone makes mistakes and first time offenders should be given leeway. Permanent bans should become have more scrutiny after the second attempt if this is your main concern. I won't get too into it now but I find that one year is far too heavy of a sentence for the first time offenders. In any case, I believe some permanent bans should entirely be lessened to extensive temporary ones. This is because is temporary banning even used that often anymore? It seems staff are quicker to permanently ban someone without leaving any room for improvement. But this is my own personal observation and I have no other comments.
  7. I like to help... hmmmmm *rubs chin* good idea though, I like.
  8. Great idea! i say +1 and i encourage the players of lotc to help revolutionize our food industry! [!Adamc2000 calls dibs on Farfolk dishes <3 !]
  9. Accepted.
  10. Today
  11. Accepted.
  12. Perrin is a good man with bad ideas. Or a bad man with good ideas. +1 No actually he's a very well versed player on a numerous amount of topics and has been around the block longer than your average wench, I couldn't really think of many people who have enough experience and knowledge on the server who can also provide a great rhetoric. +2
  13. Denied
  14. Application Title Format: [Contributor] Playername Minecraft name/s: Blad, BobyBigPlays Age: 21 Timezone: EST Skype/Discord: Yea you have it What is your availability: Most likely about 8 hours a day, though gym time is usually somewhere in the middle of my day so there is that. How would you improve how the Game Team handles things? You can usually tell if someone has ulterior motives on a minecraft server that are in a position of power. Its good to call people out respectfully on these issues and allow them to defend themselves, it can only go two ways after that. If you could add one thing to the Game Team, what would it be? Restrictions on Admin influence on the various other teams within LoTC, I feel they have too much say into things that can easily be handled by the team already there. Why do you wish to contribute to these discussions? Been here since 2011, I believe my experience of being on the server and being banned numerous times works in my favor when it comes to discussions about the server. I also wish to see if this role will actually contribute to the server or not as it just seems like a small group of players able to give feedback in a more enclosed space with staff present. What would you ideally wish to work on if you were a member of the Contributor System? (A brief statement on what you would like to discuss and take part in. Ex. War, Villainy) I was in an Old warclaim team chat at one point, I'd like to contribute to the system which is the actual backbone of the server. War, conflict and its progression. Villainy? No such thing. What topics of discussion would you like to raise? (List a few topic headings and descriptions as to what you would like to discuss) Warclaims, Eventlines and Overtuned numbers on a 'balanced' pvp system. List some of your worst traits: I cuss too much, and dislike children. What specific parts of the server and or Staff are you most interested in? The dynamic roleplay lead mostly by conflicts and warclaims. Link a good song:
  15. Aight, yall wanna get spanked
  16. yeah
  17. thoughts about me
  18. MC name: EdgyMagey (formerly vortigonade) Character's name and age: Evelangéline Avern, 90 Character’s Race: Elf Link to your accepted magic application: What magics do you desire to teach?: Telekinesis Summarize the Lore of this Magic: One of the most basic yet useful magicks, the idea behind telekinesis is fairly simple. It's applying force on still objects to manipulate them. By manipulate, I mean make an object move, or a moving object slow down. This is done by altering the gravity around the target object, much like pulling it using strings from one point to the other. Telekinesis, as all other voidal magicks do, requires connection to the void prior to casting, as well as a 'tell'. It also requires continous concentration. If the caster's concentration is interrupted, the object they were applying force on no longer withstands the force. Higher tier telekinetics can remain concentrated on some situations which would distrupt a lower tier's concentration, yet to a limit. A telekinetic gains gradually increased power as they train their magic. A higher tier telekinetic can manipulate objects much heavier than a lower tier, and with much more speed and accuracy (Also more objects at once.). A master telekinetic can lift up to 300 kilograms of weight, this amount increasing by additional 5 kilograms for each real life week after mastery time. A telekinetic cannot move fast as they remain casting. They'd be walking really slowly if they were lifting a heavy object, to remain concentrated. Higher tiers do have a higher move speed, yet they can't really run or anything. Telekinesis also makes its users fatigued physically when casted, with higher tiers suffering less fatigue from larger objects. Telekinesis cannot manipulate living beings, since their form constantly changes, even when they breathe. And liquids for a similar reason, since it'd be impossible to concentrate on a single or a few points to exert force on (for example) water, and push it around. Some red lines: - Manipulating living beings, - Manipulating water, - Passing the lifting limit, - Ignoring fatigue. Write up a lesson that your character would give to a student. (Do note, we will be contacting aspiring teachers for a quick interview, to try to better gauge your knowledge and understanding): Eve and her student would be in the Caliphate tavern yet again, seated down in front of each other, with Eve playing with a mina coin in her hand. "I'm going to repeat how this works again, then I want you to go ahead and do it." Eve shifts her eyes from the coin to her student. "The key point here is concentration. If you can't remain focused, you will lose connection and the thing you carry will drop down. " The student nods slowly. "Alright, so. Keep in mind that you /can/ do this. You just need to believe you can, and then imagine the mina rising slowly. Remember, imagine a similar pulling force of thr ground's pulling the mina up, but a little stronger one. Tug the mina with your imaginary strings. Now, are you ready?" The student gulps softly, nodding again. His left eye twitches for a short moment. "Good." Eve places the mina slowly on the table, leaning back on her chair. The student's eyes remain on the coin, his eyebrows furrowing as beads of sweat aplear on his forehead, the mina slowly starting to rise up with a magical force. "Don't push yourself, now." The student lets out a sigh, the mina dropping back onto the table. "Great!" Eve chirps. "You've done well. Keep the mina, and continue lifting it, start moving it a little around when you feel like you can." Do you have a Teacher App you are dropping, due to this app? If so, link it: Nope. Do you agree to keep the MT updated on the status of your magic app by using the Magic List Errors topic?: I do indeed. Have you applied to teach this magic on this character before, and had it denied? If so, link the app: No, other than when I dropped the TA.
  19. Right so I've waited 18 hours for a response and it's drawing closer to the time. Following a collective discussion with the War Team and Management as a whole, we've decided to permit this WC if you can supply a valid supply line on the grounds that the Casus Belli is valid as a Pillage and has always been separate from the Courlandic Conquest, and have not sworn under Courland. This makes them an independent group reaching for their land back. However, the Warclaim will be pushed back to next Saturday (6th May) due to time constraints and setting up the Warclaim proper following this decision. Apologies for any inconvenience, and the War Team will pick it up from here.
  20. What is a Game Moderator? The Game Team is designed and faceted to moderate anything and everything relating directly to the in-game medium that is Lord of the Craft. The Staff of LotC is split up into different Teams in order to adequately encompass all aspects of the server which require moderation. Game Moderators are taken on board to interact with the Playerbase directly on a day to day basis to assist in solving problems, dealing with conflicts and upholding the server rules and regulations which they assist in constructing. They are tasked with assisting the Playerbase with issues that arise; though they too are one with the Playerbase. The rules and regulations created by the Team collectively are still enforced upon themselves, and are bound to the very same rules as everyone else. How do I Apply? On the Game Team, we have two different systems which we put in place. First and foremost is the Trial system. This is a system we employ to grant GM PEX to players in order for them to become direct Game Moderators following a Month's trial. Designed and implemented to ensure that Accepted Applicants are well versed in the commands, the protocols we employ and are fully aware of the guidelines we follow, 'Trials' are tested during their period of service (one month) to determine their co-operation and versatility on the Team. At the end of their Trial Period, they are assessed and evaluated based on their contributions and attitude before and during their trial. Secondly, we have the Contributor system. Designed for people who wished to be involved in the discussion, provide feedback and contribute to projects, a Game Contributor can be chosen from anyone to become a member of the team. They are interviewed and added into the main chat, and the chat of their specific interest (ex. Villainy, Economy) and are immediately able to begin working alongside us. Contributors do not receive any PEX, and instead are simply members of the Team without the full weight that a Game Moderator may feel with the work-load expectancy. Note: We expect you to meet a high standard, and continue to uphold said standard during your tenure on the Game Team. If you fall below expectations, you may find yourself subject to removal. - Do not allow this to discourage you, however, as you are always more than welcome to try once more and prepare yourself for the Trial again. Trial Application Minecraft name/s: (List the username of your main, and any alternate accounts) Age: (Your age in whole years. Must be at least 14.) Timezone: (State your Timezone. Ex: GMT-6) Skype/Discord: (Both are required. You will need Discord to be in the chats and for interviews.) What is your availability: (Tell us how many hours you can spend on the server daily, and between what times.) Tell us an issue you currently experience on the server: (If you’re experiencing problems on the server at this current time, please state what they are.) How do you feel individual GMs should present themselves?: (In your personal opinion, how should GMs communicate with the Playerbase, how should they act?) How do you feel the GM team collectively should present itself?: (In your personal opinion, how should the GM Team be led? How should the Team operate?) Please list three players who will vouch for you: (Ensure you contact these people first and let them know you are putting them down. We will then contact these people to get a feel for how you are as a person.) What is your relationship with the members of the current GM Team?: (Do you particularly work well with specific members of the current team? Have you had disagreements or disputes with certain members in the past, how do you believe this will affect your role:?) What are your finest and worst traits?: (Shoot for two or three of each. This part is to have you analyse yourself.) Tell us about your time on Lord of the Craft: (This is the most detailed part of the application. We want to know what your progress has been on the server. Have you been on any staff teams? Where have you predominantly played? What aspects are the most memorable to you, and why?) What parts of the server are you most interested in?: (What is it about Lord of the Craft that compels you? Is it the Lore of the server, the development and plugins?) Other than yourself, who of the current applicants would you like to see on the GM Team?: (Who, out of the current applicants, do you feel would make a good GM?) Link me a good song: (Don’t cheap out on me.) Contributor Application Minecraft name/s: (List the username of your main, and any alternate accounts) Age: (Your age in whole years. Must be at least 14.) Timezone: (State your Timezone. Ex: GMT-6) Skype/Discord: (Both are required. You will need Discord to be in the chats and for interviews.) What is your availability: (Tell us how many hours you can spend on the server daily, and between what times.) How would you improve how the Game Team handles things? (Explain or state how you would personally expand upon the handling of situations.) If you could add one thing to the Game Team, what would it be? (This could be anything from a rule to a policy, try and dig deep.) Why do you wish to contribute to these discussions? (Silly question, though expand on why you are interested.) What would you ideally wish to work on if you were a member of the Contributor System? (A brief statement on what you would like to discuss and take part in. Ex. War, Villainy) What topics of discussion would you like to raise? (List a few topic headings and descriptions as to what you would like to discuss) List some of your worst traits: (Shoot for two or three of each.) What specific parts of the server and or Staff are you most interested in? (What is it that compels you? Is it the Lore of the server, the development and plugins?) Link a good song: (Don’t cheap out on me.)
  21. As the Ascended Loreholder I'll confirm that Sug is familiar with the lore and qualified to teach.
  23. This charter application has been denied.
  24. Claaaaaaaimed. Shoot me a request on Skype, my username's sparklexarkle.
  25. i fix it and change it to a cookie <3 now what you say? =3
  26. A quick update because I've been super busy with life and stuff, but I edited the main page! Removed the concept of caretakers, now just pm any ET/LT/GM and it'll do ^^ So I'm finally done with the Haelunor build! I call it the Amberwoods because of a plant known as the blazing fern, which gives off the illusion that the forest is set ablaze. Here are some snapshots of it! And @The Pink Lion's favourite (and also mine) BEAVERS
  27. Gahnaak lazily reads over the missive before dismissing it "Mi've got biggur tingz tu worreh about den throwing goboz into firelakez."
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