#MakeOSBGreatAgain

Discussion in 'Website and Server Suggestions' started by Tropicalll, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. Tropicalll

    Tropicalll Member God

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    This is a suggestion for when Cap actually starts being an owner. I remember back when Cap was like "oh yeah I won't pull a zachdiebold" I'm woke now.

    Advertisements- Put the money from donations to advertisements, so the playerbase will grow. Get a trailer made, get some YouTubers to re-upload it, record a series. ~$200+ (Not really needed, but would be good if you want to see a boost in players)

    ShopGUI+- Sick and tired of warping to Shop and running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to find items. /shop is a virtual GUI and allows the ease of buying and selling items. 1stGlitch I can provide you with the plugin and a config if necessary.

    AuctionHouse- Ditch floAuction and get AuctionHouse. Enough said.

    Island Upgrades- Make a /upgrades menu where you can upgrade things about your island; island size, team members, etc. I would suggest lowering the default island protection to 100x100, requiring users to upgrade if they want more space. I'm pretty sure OSB is like 1k x 1k default protection, which is insane. I can provide a AnimatedMenu config for this.

    Cobblestone Generator Upgrades- /generators allowed you to upgrade your Cobblestone generators. The higher tier you get, the higher chances of getting ores is. https://www.spigotmc.org/resources/customoregen.9532/. I can provide a AnimatedMenu config for this.

    Aesthetics- OSB in my opinion is bland. The messages are eh. Redoing the entire messages would please everyones eyes. Most of the messages are left default, except for the ones that show up in chat (ClearLag, floAuction, AutoAnnouncer, etc)

    XenForo- This isn't a server suggestion, it's a website suggestion. Enjin is stupid, it's ugly. Move everything over to XenForo, please and thanks. You can get a nulled license easily (which i totally don't recommend)

    Why am I making these suggestions? Why am I sounding so bossy when it comes to how OSB operates? Well, it's the fact that OSB has been the same ever since I've joined. We've had a few resets and updated to higher versions, that's it. Nothing "cool" has been added. Cool, we got some Fishing events, but who fishes anyways? These suggestions would make OSB an overall better experience.

    I know these suggestions will get denied, as pretty much every suggestion gets looked at once and never gets implemented.
     
  2. LookAtMrLee

    LookAtMrLee Member Overlord

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    Auction House is already on the server and has been for a while, but due to the 1.12 update a few of the plugins have been broken and are needing an update.

    Adding upgrades to the islands would not work with the current island plugin that is being used and trying to implement this would cause a lot of upheaval and a server reset for the easiest transition.

    We used to have cobblestone with chances of getting ores but I believe it was removed due to it being abused and people afking for hours.

    These are my personal opinions from when I was staff, obviously I don't have a say now but this is where I see things and how I believe most of the staff will see it too
     
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  3. Mariorox1956

    Mariorox1956 New Member

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    To be perfectly honest, I like the server the way it is. It's as classic as the original skyblock (see what I did there lol). I feel a lot of your suggestions are unnecessary to the skyblock experience. It's hard finding a traditional skyblock server these days anyway. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of servers that match what you're looking for. But hey, I've only been playing on and off since the Christmas event last year, so I may not have a strong vote in this, but I really believe the server's got enough going for it already. Advertising I agree with, though. While I do like smaller, community-driven servers, ours could use a bit more spotlight.
     
  4. Panteon

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    I know I'm not that active on here anymore but I thought I might as well just add my thoughts on this.

    The current shop is incredibly disorganised and all over the place. It looks like someone just built the room and someone else didn't put any effort into making the shop sort of... overseeable, I guess, which is basically what happened. Shaun just put things in random places and even back when I was very active on here I had trouble finding items quickly in the shop.
    I wouldn't use a virtual GUI for the shop because I personally prefer actual shops, but I'd make the shop more organised. Group similar items and put them all on the same wall, make the shop more open. Change the layout, because the current one is awful for a shop.

    As far as I know, OSB currently allocates 600x600 blocks to every island, which is still a lot. Most other skyblock servers I know had around 100x100.
    When I first joined, I really liked having more space, yet I still like this idea as it'd provide an incentive for players to invest more time into the server. I'd make the upgrades available for a reasonable amount of in game currency (knowing Cap tho, it'll probably become a donation thing).

    As someone with concentration issues, this is something that has bugged me since the day I joined OSB. The chat is incredibly confusing imo.
    I'd suggest changing all of the automatic announcements to have the same colour scheme (same prefix, same colour code for the message itself, same colour code for emphasising certain words).
    What also annoys me is the messaging. Please, I beg you, drop the prefixes from /msg. It's incredibly distracting, especially if someone has a custom prefix. Just have the player's IGN (or nickname) show up in /msg.

    I honestly have no idea why Glitch updated to 1.12 when half of the plugins didn't even support it yet and I think it was an incredibly stupid move. Players aren't going to get mad at you if you don't immediately upgrade, but they will if the server is broken.

    I'd also love if it staff actually started implementing suggestions from players. Spencer suggested MCMMO ages ago, staff said they'd add it, but up to this day nothing happened. If you keep doing this to player suggestions, you might as well just close this forum section.

    Anyway, just my two cents on this.
     
  5. LookAtMrLee

    LookAtMrLee Member Overlord

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    The problem with MCMMO is that there are too many glitches in it that haven't been updated throughout many of the updates. And adding it to the server could really mess up the current economy of the server.
    Panteon i do agree with what you have said about the shop suggestion. I personally don't like the shop gui thing and would not use it. But I do like what you have said about a redesign, but I know that this is not easy and could take some time.
    I also agree with the chat but again I know isn't easy and takes a while to get a nice balance
     
  6. Panteon

    Panteon Member

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    I didn't know MCMMO has issues with glitches, sorry. I don't even like the plugin. If I remember correctly though, some staff member said they'd add it and then didn't do it. That's my problem with it.
     
  7. Tropicalll

    Tropicalll Member God

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    McMMO has been updated a lot, and all of the dupe glitches, mcmmo boosting, etc has been patched.
     
  8. Borked

    Borked Helmet Wearer God

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    We have a lot of problems that should really be fixed on the server. Some of your recommendations are okay, but some aren't necessarily that great. The biggest problem is that the Head Admins have to pay for the plugins that cost money (ex: AuctionHouse), which leads to those plugins not being added. Staff should not have to spend money out of their own pockets to buy plugins for a server. The Shop GUI is unneeded, because there is no reason to add a whole plugin just so people don't have to type /warp shop. XenForo would be nice, but the license costs money, and Enjin has easier implementation into Minecraft. The staff team as a whole has decided we will not use OreGen, because several players have told us that it takes away from the experience. Also, advertisements just don't work. Back on Cap's old server, when Bashurverse had a more dedicated following, he advertised SkyUniverse. As far as I know, that advertisement ended up just being wasted money for the server. Also, no one does fish, you're right; however since the fishing plugin has been added, that has changed a lot. You can catch nearly everyone on the server fishing while a fishing competition is active, people love it.
     
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  9. fuZionz7

    fuZionz7 New Member Immortal

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  10. AmandaMarissa

    AmandaMarissa Good Noodle Retired God

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    We have implemented suggestions quite a bit but sometimes the suggestions are big changes that we can only make during resets or we just don't like them as a staff group so we decide not to implement them, which should be totally fine.

    Whoever told you that MCMMO was being added is a liar because we never agreed on adding it. I think Shaun had talked about maybe adding a few things before he left but we have always decided as a group to not have something like MCMMO on our skyblock server. It is offered on our skygrid server if you'd really like to play with it, but as Spencer and everyone has been told many times before, IT IS NOT GOING TO BE ADDED.
     
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