APOC has used the same "Supporter" rank system for 5 years. I believe it is time to change.
Back in 2013 i introduced yearly supporter which turned into permanent supporter in 2014. While many loved this because they did not want to pay monthly it was pricey and not everyone could afford it.
Last year i started up vote credits, where you could support the server by voting and if you voted enough for many months you could get enough points to purchase perm supporter. To this day no one has got any supporter ranks using their vote credits.
So how to solve the gap between perm supporter ranks and people who dont have $100's? Separate their features into smaller one time ranks.
Within the coming months i will be making 10 new one time payment ranks. You pay once and its your forever. The starting price on these will start at $15 and end at $350. These will in turn replace all supporter packages and those who have purchased permanent supporter before this will keep their ranks, perks, and everything they previously paid for.
The permanent P and G supporter ranks will be renamed to APOC Legion and APOC G-Legion for globals. The new ranks will be named based on medieval ranks from many different countries such as Baron, Duke, Count, etc. I dont want to have a ranking system where everyone being called a "hero" and "ultra" i want them to have ranks that actually existed in the world today.
So on top of all of this why is the last package $100 more then the current global supporter? Well i mentioned before about making "tiered" supporter ranks. This is kind of what i had planned, many ranks to choose from with different things apart from each other giving you a choice on what rank you want for what perks you want. Within the coming months we will have a new player ranking system as well. Giving players the opportunity to support the server by voting and playing to rank up and unlock parts of the server and get higher caps in things like claim blocks, mcmmo levels, lwc protections, economy cap, etc.
The new ranks will have both single server and global server ranks just like the P and G supporter ranks we have now. The G ranks will be named G-Baron, G-Duke, etc and these will effectively cost more money. The $15 pack will cost $30 effectively doubling the total cost of the ranks. This is nothing if you compare buying the rank separately for every apoc server, now were talking thousands of dollars your saving lol.
Along with these new ranks Jabba is working on new kits for all the servers. Including complete modded kits for Galacticraft, Big Reactors, IC2, Thaumcraft, Blood Magic, Advanced Genetics, and much more. We will also be making kits for Creative items as well, just make sure to put a sign on it saying you bought it so staff dont get suspicious.
Along with the new ranks, and the new server on TRPG. There is so much stuff being worked on TRPG you might as well call this a relaunch of apoc, once it hits other servers many will wonder if they are on the same network lol.
There will be new donator perks that will be added into the NEW ranks. Sorry but supporter has been getting constantly upgraded for 5 years, its time to put a stop to it. These new features include:
- Break spawners with silktouch on pickaxes.
- Change the spawner type with economy.
- Get yourself a pet to follow you around, and even help you defend yourself.
- Get items from breaking grass.
- Get a reserved player slot.
- Disguise yourself as any mob you want (Dragon, Giant, Wither, Players excluded)
- Get access to a kit specifically for your rank which gives you daily bonuses such as gear, food, economy, exp, etc.
- Get double rewards when voting.
- Exemption from all player rank limitations such as mcmmo caps, claim block caps, etc.
- Get your own virtual backpack accessible from anywhere.
- Get your own virtual crafting table, enchantment table, anvil accessible from anywhere.
- Access to the /hat command.
- Access to the /jump command.
- Access to the /powertool command. (Can be useful when protecting many LWC signs or jumping long distances.)
- Access to the /tpr (distance) command.
- Access to the Supporter World. (This world is for supporters only and is just like NewSanctuary, you can claim land, build, mine, whatever you want in a private world.)
- Access to the Supporter plots in the Creative world. (These plots are 4x bigger then standard plots.)
- Access to the Supporter plots in the Spawn. (These plots are 4x bigger then standard shop plots in spawn.)
- Access to WorldEdit inside plots and claims.
- And probably many more to come, as the TRPG server is nearing completion more stuff will probably be setup for the ranks.
Now with that said the monthly supporter ranks will continue to be a thing. Those with monthly subscriptions will continue to have your ranks and benefits and they will not change on the site or servers. However i do have plans on making Tier 2 monthly supporter ranks which will have all of the new features i just discussed.
Now onto the new plugins, i will list everything i have added to TRPG and plan on adding soon here, you can click these links to go to the bukkit dev pages and browse what they do, their commands, etc.
- WILL BE ADDING SOON LIST:
Remember the APOC Tech & RPG modpack server is APOC's flag ship. We do all of our testing, building, setting up plugins, features, everything new that's being setup on apoc is done on this server. If you want to see whats going on and whats being worked on please type "APOC GAMING" into your Technic Launcher in the modpack search and install our pack and dont forget to leave a like on our modpack here: http://www.technicpack.net/modpack/apocalyptic-gaming-tech-rpg.363244
The new spawn design is finished! Just need some people offering to help build some fancy looking arenas!
If anyone has any suggestions on any of this, like a plugin you would want me to add for donators, or something we already have that you would like to see added to the ranks. Let me know in the comments below.