First of all, I'd like to thank everyone who applied for a position as server helper. It's good to know that you care about the server and it's community!
Please welcome to the staff daylightnightmar, MaximumRose and Phrogie who have been selected to assist the player base with everything they need. Congratulations! I've sent you three a private message on the forums with detailed information.
Depending of the activity level on the server and the available free time of the current team, I might promote more people to this position without launching official requests as I did here. You think you might be interested in the future? Do you best to help others, and you might get picked!
As announced last week, an extra set of 50 achievements has been added today, for a grand total of a HUNDRED rewards waiting to be claimed!
This latest batch focuses less on the silly ("Creeper Wannabe - Blow yourself up twice") and more on high-value targets ("First Blood - Kill another player in PvP") and server specific features ("Sunset Ride - Ride the Transoceanic Line").
Just as before, there are three types of achievements: those that are known to all, those that become visible as you start working on them, and those declared only once they have been earned. Keep an eye on the list to see those already known, and try discovering what the others are!
Note that all the achievements marked with the Creeper's Lab logo, which involve visiting various locations, only count as of NOW. This means that, even if you already found the underground Super Mario level in the past, you won't earn Underground Jumpman until you visit it again.
If you're already active on the server, it's possible that you've already earned some of the other, new achievements. They'll be awarded to you the next time you login. This will probably cause an influx of notifications in the server chat in the first few days, then it will all go back to normal.
Who will top the leaderboard this time?
As the server's population grows, so do the needs of the players! In order to stay on top of things, we're looking for a few helpers to join the server staff.
To do so, a new Helper rank will be created. People taking those positions won't be server ops: instead, I like to think of them as community managers, mostly responsible with the well-being of the player base. Their duties will include:
- Greeting the new players and answering any questions they might have.
- Checking on new players to make sure they understand and follow the rules.
- Getting players unstuck due to server bugs (it happens!)
- As a last resort, kicking and/or banning troublesome players
On their end, ops will still be responsible for the above, as well as fixing server bugs, correct broken permissions, investigate ongoing issues, promote players to the trusted rank, and so on.
Interested? Please send me a private message on the forums! I'll be making a choice among the applicants in about 10 days (the February 23-24 weekend). Note that only established and active players will be considered for a promotion.
Thanks to those who will consider this!
Congratulations to WindRider739, who confirmed yesterday his top position on the leaderboard by claiming all 50 achievements! It took almost 6 months for someone to clear all goals, and with 4 people having over 40 of them, competition was tough!
To keep the challenge alive and to ensure that no one gets bored, a new set of 50 goals will be added in about a week. This means that there will be a HUNDRED ACHIEVEMENTS waiting to be claimed! If you want to get a headstart, try to earn right now as many of the existing ones as possible!