Hi all, Oscar here. This past week, from January 21st to January 27th, we implemented many new and exciting changes on the server, many of which enhance the playing experience.
To start, we began the process of switching the entire server (all files and players) over to a new host, which will ensure a lag-free environment with no random server crashes due to an incompetent host (looking at you, Skynode). This migration process took about 12 hours from start to finish, since we had to redo the upload process due to time constraints. We understand the impact that this has on our players, so we’re creating a “welcome back celebration” to celebrate this new milestone.
Next up, we have made several staff changes in the past 1-2 weeks. REV_XerX, who was an Administrator on the server, resigned because he felt that he was just a “glorified helper” with the permissions that he had. As a result, we’re once again opening our staff applications to new members, while also making changes to our permissions. We currently have a few candidates in mind that will ideally fill 2-4 staff positions on the server, which will ensure that a staff member is on almost 100% of the time. For more information or to apply, visit our forums by clicking here.
We’ll also be launching a building contest in our Creative Plots world in an effort to get more player involvement in that world. Essentially, a player will have a 64×64 area (1 plot) to build whatever they would like. The contest would run start on an upcoming Friday at midnight and will run for 48 hours. The dates and times will be posted on our Discord, Server, and Website within the next few days. All entires will then be voted on by players and staff alike in order to determine a winner. The winner would receive some very unique prizes, which will be determined soon.
Finally, many of our player have asked for this since the start of the server, and we’re finally getting around to delivering your wishes. Our Player Mall, which is where players can buy, sell, and exchange items, has sat vacant for almost 1 month. However, in the next few days, we’ll be setting up individual player shops inside the Player Mall so that buying, selling, and exchanging between players can begin. More information will be posted on our Discord, Server, and Website sometime this week.
As always, we thank you for playing on GryphonCraft. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to any of our current staff members (Deathwing1234rr, Nazelii, Oscar555, and TiberiumFusion) so that we may assist you.