Hey guys, clearly as of recently MineSpot isn't living up to expectations for anyone, and as promised myself (Hammy) and the Management team will do our 100% best to fix this. We have quite a lot to update you guys on, lets get started:
Of course, the launch of prison was fantastic, we couldn't really have asked for a better response. Our unique features aswell as the way Prison was setup we think was fantastic. However it did have it's stressful flaws, such as multiple crashes per day. There is no doubt that the crashing of the server affected MineSpot as a server and did decrease our playerbase. Nobody wants to play on an unreliable server. However with the maintenance we have planned, we hope to fix every single backend issue aswell as update prison to provide players with the features that we initially promisd. We will also take any suggestions into consideration regarding Prison.
This gamemode was a flop. As many of you know MineSpot factions was a success in 1.0, however I think this is because initially we had a Prison playerbase. Unfortunatley due to the lack of players on Factions we have come to the conclusion that this gamemode will be shutdown, perhaps temporary. It is of course a decision that I don't want to make, but I have to do what will make the server have a more clean, and organised community, it's important for us.
So what is the solution?
We did try various advertising methods during the 1st month of MineSpot, however it turns out that was just a financial loss for MineSpot. So this results in us coming to the toughest method which is Streamers. We have organised for Twitch streamers to come on to MineSpot once per week for both gamemodes, we can assure that this will inflate the playerbase hugely over weekends, and over weekdays too. As mentioned earlier, I mentioned a maintenance, this maintenance will take place soon and will last two weeks, this gives us time to fix any flaws and to setup our new gamemode.. Skyblock.
Skyblock is a server A LOT of people have a keen interest in, and us, the Management team know we can do a very good job of this, infact we've already started. We would appreciate any suggestions for this gamemode, or for prison to be posted on the forums.
We hope you guys will enjoy what MS 2.1 will bring to you, and we are sorry we have to take this maintenance time, it's for the best and every decision we have taken we believe is for the best. Thanks -Hammy