New Features, New FreeWorld!
"You can check out any time you like.. but you can never leave."
So, with WorldCity opening up, and the staff undergoing some major changes.. I'm sure most of you have noticed everything that's going on. We gained a Chief, gained an Architect, and an Admin, all in the course of about two days. What does this mean for you, as a player? It means you should expect some fancy new changes. Over the course of the next few weeks, you're going to notice things changing quite drastically, for the better of FreeWorld. We'll be going a lot less laggy, we'll be gaining some new worlds, gaining some new experiences, possibly a few new plugins. That makes for one epic gaming experience for you, as a FreeWorld player. Lemme run over quickly what we may be adding, very soon. Like it much, you shall.
The Official FreeWorld Handbook!
"Little bit of humble, little bit of cautious."
Honestly, this won't be nearly as bad as it sounds. This handbook, this.. chalice of champions.. (HP reference anyone?) will be held high by the staff. I've worked since December with the staff and Marc, to whip together a serious, real-deal handbook. The OFH will be your go-to for all of the rules, in extreme details. If you ever have a concern about a rule, it'll be right in that book. Our goal is to have the OFH cover every single rule there can be, so that you're guaranteed to never get in trouble, so long as you follow those rules. Sounds good? Well.. to some, maybe. We have added a couple new rules, but they are mostly expansions onto the already existing ones. We also refined a few, and detailed a few, just to make sure they are not misunderstood for any reason. Speaking of rules.. I just want to reiterate something Marc has said.
Please do not stalk or harass other players' servers.
I'm being so serious on this one, guys. Advertising on other servers, going to other servers just to harass, not cool. Not at all. You want to know why we get shut down for a week? Someone decided to advertise on that one, "oh that looks puny," server, which really has an owner or a staff member that is incredibly defensive against their server, and is willing to put in a DDoS for us in the blink of an eye. Advertising on another server is a huge no-no, and I'm so against it, I'll make sure you're not only permanently muted on that server, but you're permanently muted on our server as well. We take this very serious. We wouldn't want people advertising on our server, so why should we allow our members to advertise on someone else's? It's rude.. it's nonsensical, and all the other complicated words I could use. This also goes for harassing other servers. I've gotten complaints over the past couple of days of our players harassing other servers. That is not something that should be happening. That is something that may lead to punishment on our server.
"I say.. the future is ours! If you.. can count."
So if anyone has taken a walk around FreeWorld, you might notice there is a new, (kind of ghetto looking,) building, right before the Colosseum. You'll also notice.. a ton of signs on the inside of this thing. What is it? This, my dear friends, is our /warp suggestions. And is our new go-to for suggestions that get tossed around. This building will be remade, very soon, and will be updated completely, each week. We'll be adopting a new idea that I.. "found".. and creating a Ready-Set-Go! suggestion style. This will show all suggestions which have been suggested and approved, (Ready.) It will show all suggestions which are being worked on, (Set.) And it will show all suggestions which are being put into place, or have been completed, (Go!) I'm really quite excited for it. Your voice is always heard in FreeWorld, and we're glad to make it happen for you. You can always mail me. Wink wink, nudge nudge.
"It's gonna get.. it's gonna get louder."
Some of you may have noticed lately.. I've been holding random PvP Tournaments at the PvP Bridge. These random "Official" contests are done every once in awhile, and may soon become more often. When? Well, when you let me know you'd like them to continue! For those of you who haven't been in one yet, the PvP Tournaments do not allow potion or gapple usage, it's just you, your armor, and your weapons, versus some random opponent, in a fight to the death, inside of a glass box.. on the PvP Bridge. Do you play for keepsies? Well, of course. You aren't required to return. For a list of all the winners so far, you can visit /warp pvphall and check 'em out.
Also incoming in WorldCity.. a possible new Parkour course? We'll discuss this at a later date.. but submit your ideas for the new course! We'll be glad to listen and possibly implement a new Parkour course style!
Hunger Games? MineZ? Skywars? Skyblock? Considering..
Drop parties, drop parties, everywhere. We may be adding this too. It'll be held by a random member of staff, at least once or twice a week.
And Build Contests? Will those ever return..?
March Build Contest!
"I just wanted you to know.. that you're the best."
We haven't had a Build Contest in quite awhile. So in these last few days of February, submit your ideas quickly! We'll be accepting ideas for the new Build Contest, beginning on March 1st. Your suggestions are due by the end of February, (2/28/14) and on March 1st, we will begin the new contest, to end by the end of March. And if it's a success, who knows? Maybe we'll have a new FreeWorld tradition that FreeWorld chooses our Build Contest for the next month.. ooooh. Fancy, right?
That's All, Folks!
"I'll be here all week. Heh."
Marc and I have been working hard to plan out the future of FreeWorld, and you'll be seeing these changes very soon. Hang in there, stay positive, stay patient, and stay free. We do so love our FreeWorlders, and we can't wait to bring these new changes into FreeWorld. It's going to mean a lot of time and patience, but we're determined to make FreeWorld an unforgettable experience. Something you'll take with you, no matter where you go.
Love, your Admin,