Andrew2070 Posted July 3, 2016 Share Posted July 3, 2016 Overview: Greetings, fellow players & staff members. After hearing the tragic news that due to W.A's failure Post Blast is out, I had an idea. I came here with a specific solution to this and for the greater good of Modded CL. The decline across the Modded Servers is real and quite easily noticeable by anyone. The exception being the Tekkit server which is fairly popular and probably will be. However there is a easy, unbiased solution that can will be highlighted in this topic. General Issue: The Issue that we are facing is regarding server population across Modded MC Servers. DW20, SF2, W.A are all suffering from heavy losses in player population and donations. As a result, the community is losing funding and Modded Players are declining faster. This issue is mainly caused by the fact that many almost 40% of features are disabled. Although many are destructive or abusive, they can be used for other purposes as well. Many items, blocks and features are disabled/banned, and many players do not like that. A ModPack has a theme, and by disabling it's features you are also disabling it's theme. Popularity does not come from Youtube, it comes from the content provided by the pack. With only 60% of the content, and 40% disabled, the ModPack will slowly die/decline. Theme Issue: The issue of a proper theme is one that is probably dragging World Automation down. The theme is what makes a pack unique from the other 50,000 ModPacks that exist. We hear of many packs that are town based and are not meant for any sort of PvP. Thus i'm afraid to say all the Modded Servers are near identical to other's present. No one cares about the fancy spawn, everyone cares about the theme/content. Protection System Issue: The protection system issue is a result of the mod MyTown2 used on Tekkit/FTB/W.A. It is responsible for disabling the use of many features within a Town Claim and/or plot. As a result, player's cannot do what they want to do in another player's town or plot. It is agreed that this protects us from grief, but with 90% of the world claimed it's bad. Since you cannot use those features except in the 10% of the server that is not claimed. Thus the current Protection System only favors the weak, who cannot defend themselves. It takes the risk away from the game, and you login daily knowing your items are there. Thus players know that if they take a one week break they won't lose any items at all. In Factions for example, the risk is present while you are online and offline as well. Player's need to be online to have Faction Power and defend their land from raids. While staying offline, their Faction is open to anyone and defenseless as a whole. Which is why it requires player's to spend a lot more time playing than not playing. Disabled Features Issue: Across all of the Modded Servers, you will find that 40% of features are heavily disabled. As a result, you cannot interact, place, use or spawn a variety of items/blocks provided. Especially when some of the content is actually the reason player's play the ModPack. ModPack players decide on server's majorly based on the count of Banned Items listed. There was a point when Tekkit had 50-60 players on average because of near 0 itembans. No Disabled Items = More Features = More Content = More Fun = More Players = Donation. Yes, some of them have to be disabled I agree, but disabling should be done for extremes. Meaning items like Sacred Rubber Saplings, Industrial Craft 2 Nukes, Duping Items etc. Proposed Solution: I believe that we need to integrate a Factions protection system with more enabled features. This can be done by utilizing my ModPack, since it has a unique theme based on hard PvP. How many server's can you think of that use Factions and encourage PvP/Raiding/Griefing? Exactly, it makes us unique and offers player's a risk/adrenaline rush when they raid/raided. Post Blast: Benefits: -Factions: Less Disabled features, raiding, thrill, hard-core, PvP, Famous. -Features: More Features = More Content = More Fun = More Players = Donation. -PvP/PvE: Offers incentive to continue playing to advance yourself and your faction. -Magic/Tech: One of a few Magic/Tech combined packs that can work together. -Less Lag: Factions forces players to go far, and build small and underground. -Less Lag: The bigger laggy bases are often going to be targets, and destroyed. -More Planets: I am the only person to have 5 solar systems in my ModPack. Consequences: -HardCore: The crafting/progression is slow and hard, requiring more time/effort. -Raiding: Raiding is not meant for everyone, and it is not meant for rage-quitters. -Magic: Magic can be used to do insane things and is frustrating for tech people. -Guns: You can be easily killed if you decide to walk into the open area/wilderness. -Planes: Fighter Jets/Bombers can fly over and decimate a ground base easily. Conclusion (Tl:dr): My point is, scrap World Automation for a uniquely themed pack, like PostBlast. More Features/Less protection = More Players/More Activity = More Donations. Factions, combined with guns, planes, tech, reactors, magic and 5 solar systems. Now who would not want such an experience, or well how many of those packs exist? Truthfully, only one exists (Since i took the hour to implement 5 new solar systems). ~I just believe that we should create a modded server that focuses on PvP/Innovation. I mean does it not get boring for you to build build build, and then a wipe comes. It's a repetitive cycle where you don't really benefit, all you do is build not innovate. Post Blast would mean for people to innovate to create their own protection. They would not be able to finish all the mods/the entire pack without automating it. Meaning until they automate protection of their base, they can never really finish. Plus I have provided the means to counter every offense, and penetrate ever counter. Which is why the strategic balance exists, but you have to innovate to find it really. ~Thanks. ~Please Vote! ~FeedBack is appreciated. #Not a Hate post on World Automation. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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