I have some explaining to do.
To start off, I would like to apologize for the absence of higher staff. That is including me, and Anthony.
I know since this whole "Ownership" change of simply caused a major ruckus, and we did everything we could to help calm everyone down.
Then it seemed everything went downhill. Problems occurred, bugs were prevalent, and we were inactive.
I can go over a few reasons why. But to be completely honest with you, none of them are good enough to even consider using as excuses.
And I realized this.
So I decided to make a major change. A change only a few people can see thus far.
Changes that have been going on behind the scenes and out of sight of everyone on the server. We don't want to make sudden drastic changes, because we don't want to upset anyone.
But, we have been working and working and working. I'll get into that here in a minute.
I'm going to go over a few things I believe you all have the right to know as dedicated players of SimplyCrafted.
I know a big meme or inside joke within the server is 'we don't know what we're doing so we just get more and more staff.'
When in reality that's pretty far off. But still kinda funny when I see people mentioning it.
When we get new or more Staff, it's because we believe that specific person deserves it. And because they want it.
They applied for the staff position. And we carefully pick out particular people that we feel can make a difference.
So for the next while, Staff Applications will no longer be closed.
We will now be reviewing Staff Applications. So if any of you want to join our bandwagon of Staff, now's your chance!
We aren't promising you that everyone that applies or has applied will be receiving a Position, it means we are now looking to see who the next person is that can make a difference.
Staff Applications are now Open for the time being.
Well, since we were on the topic of Staff, ShadowMaster and SolarEmpire. They are now our Devs. For multiple reasons.
One of the main reasons, I'll get to in a moment.
But Shadow And Solar aren't people I just pulled from the street and asked if they wanted to be Staff on a Minecraft server.
They are very well qualified friends of mine.
They are some of the smartest people I know. And for what we are doing and working on. I need some help.
The Staff and I decided to give them Dev because though they are now apart of our Staff team. They are not going to be taking the place of a Staff Member.
So, I don't want anyone to worry about these two strangers coming on and bossing you around. That will not be happening.
Solar and Shadow are here to make everything go a lot smoother with what's going on. They are helping me help you.
But now onto the more pressing matter.
There are two names I can think of off the top of my head that probably won't believe a word of this.
But for the last few weeks, we have been working on something that we believe can boost the moral of the server, and over time, boost the player count and player base of SimplyCrafted.
It will not be an immediate effect. Because Minecraft servers are very hard to keep populated. Bigger servers have the funds for advertisements and extremely custom features.
Things like that are not cheap whatsoever.
We are trying to build our empire from the ground up. We unfortunately don't have the money to buy a fancy advertisement right now. But what we do have, is the desire to make a change.
But before we make any drastic decisions, we, the SimplyCrafted Staff Team would like to ask YOU. What would you like to see? What do you want?
Because we are listening.
Let us know, by either telling us personally, creating forum posts, or even commenting on this post alone.
As hard as this might be to swallow at first. We care about Simply now more than ever.
And we need your help to make it thrive.
To conclude this Post, I would once again like to apologize. I know some of you may not accept that apology right now, and that is perfectly ok.
I understand completely.
But that doesn't change the fact that I am very motivated to bring Simply back.
And once we get more details for you, I will let you all know what's going on in full detail. That will be released to you all very soon.
But for now, thank you for taking the time to read this. I know this may not sit well with everyone at first glance.
And that's perfectly fine.
We are doing this because we feel the same as you do.
We don't want to see Simply die.
We aren't going to let that happen.
That's a promise.
Give me a chance to prove that to you.
Thank you everybody for reading :)