Donor Ranks / Rank Purchases:
Alright first off lets start with the shop ranks. The global shop is the only shop right now until we finish the other shops 1 by 1. This way it avoids someone from buying something that is not completed and we end up having a hell of a time trying to get things fixed for you. The global shop is a TINY bit more expensive ($2.50/$5.00/$7.50 more per tank/tier) but it does cover the entire network and it is setup correctly.
The descriptions have been updated and I am still working on finding all of the commands for each rank to add those to the descriptions as well. I understand how a lot of people saw the ranks and thought "$30 for just this?" Well that is because only 1/4th of the rank was described. Now about 50% to 75% is described on there and hopefully soon it will be 100%.
The new ranks were a very big change. We went from 1 rank to 11. The purpose of this was to split the rank up into smaller, cheaper ranks and make it easier for someone to upgrade to another rank without emptying their bank account. Before you had 2 choices. $15.99/mo or $250 for perm. Now there is monthly ranks starting at $2.50 and permanent ranks starting at $10.00. The benefits are spread out a lot but this is to make it more affordable for people and to pick and choose what rank best suits your needs.
The rank prices have dropped. A LOT! Due to being able to split them up into tiers further splitting up the features per rank we can remove things like the plugin boosts, kits, personal worlds, etc and make it cheaper. T1 doesn't have anything i just mentioned. While T2 has plugin boosts and T3 has 2x plugin boosts, apoc set kits, personal worlds, etc.
Global ranks will no longer automatically setup personal worlds, this became a problem when someone bought a global rank with a personal world and every server had a world setup for them when they never even played on that server. Now you have to request the world to be created for you.
The features that make up the tiers will be also available soon for individual purchase without the need for a rank. This will make it so that you can get a apoc set, personal world, or plugin boost without the need of getting a rank on the shops.
Voter kits will soon be setup on the individual shops. These kits will be for purchase and free by using your vote credits you gain from voting. There will be 40 or more kits per server and will grant people a shortcut to advance in the mod through machinery and blocks. They will not include anything that will give you a instant advantage over others such as armor, tools, weapons, power suit upgrades, machine upgrades, etc. The point is to reward our voters for their contribution to the network with blocks that would help them advance in the modpack. I have no intentions of making this a "Click, Receive, Beat modpack" scenario.
We are mass recruiting staff and what this means is we are going to be less strict on the requirements. Currently you need to be 20hrs/wk for mod 30hrs/wk for admin and 35hrs/wk for deus. This is being reduced to 15hrs/20hrs/25hrs. However we still judge you based on the effort you put into your application so please be detailed and professional. Please answer every question accordingly and do not answer multiple questions with a single sentence.
Global positions are ONLY AVAILABLE for current staff! You need to apply, be approved, and let us see how well you can do your job before we can think about accepting a global position. If anyone has applied for global and got instantly denied, this is why.
Positions are open across the board for all servers. Mods, Admins, Deus Admins, Programmers, Youtubers, Streamers, Web Designers, Graphic Artists, etc.
Not all application pages are finished yet, if this is the case please use the server moderation application and explain what the application really is for in the comments section of the application.
Holiday Sale: 25% off Global Shop Permanent Ranks from 11/26 - 1/5!
Along with the massive reduction in prices for the ranks they are going to drop even more for the holidays. Get permanent ranks 25% off the current prices on the global shop starting at 11/26/15 to 1/5/16. I will work hard to try and get the upgrades setup for this sale as well.
Permissions have been an absolute mess lately especially with towny and factions. And i want to clear the air on some things that will be fixed soon. The towny and faction worlds should not be accessible until you are voter rank 3. This is achieved by getting the free lvl 1 upgrade on the global shop and voting for the server you are on. When you reach 25 votes your rank will increase. This is being changed to 15 votes per rank upgrade instead of 25. The 25 number was picked because we thought we would have much more vote sites to vote on, but as it turns out we barely have 10 per server. So this is being lowered to compensate for that.
SO! You CANNOT make a faction or town unless you have a donor rank that unlocks it or have a voter rank by voting enough times to unlock it. Anyone who has issues with now with accessing chests in factions or "cannot switch in wild" in towny. This is because you do not have the current rank that is needed to use those plugins.
This was done to encourage voting. Because not many servers are PVP based or have factions or towny we figured players could get a short start by playing PVE in sanctuary while voting for a few days to gain access to the PVP part of the server. This way they are prepared for whats to come. They got a home, gear, and resources to start their PVP adventure.
New Rank Plugins:
I am constantly trying to find more ways to improve the experience of my supporters on my network but keep it at a point to where it is not that overpowered from a normal player. I will be adding virtualpack, mypet, idisguise, morelife, and particle effects to the table soon. Some of these will not be available on older versions of minecraft but I will try my best to get as much as i can working across the network.
if you have any plugin suggestions for player or donor gameplay or benefits please feel free to comment below. This network was built on the communities suggestions.
Advertising / Youtube / Streaming:
Now a lot of people think we don't like people to record on our network, its the opposite. We encourage anyone to record, live stream, or advertise us anywhere on the internet as they see fit.
If you are a youtuber or live streamer and make a series about apoc on your channel or channels contact us and we can talk about adding your channels to our website for advertising and also talk about partnering up on youtube or twitch to do lets plays together.
APOC is more than minecraft, its everything. If you play a video game it falls under APOC's banner. We have people who play LoL, Diablo 3, Battlefield, Call of Duty, Starcraft, CS:GO, and many more. Just because our network hosts minecraft servers doesn't mean that's all we do. Ask around, find some people to play with. Join our steam group, come on teamspeak and play together with our staff and players. APOC is about bringing gamers together to have fun and meeting new friends.
Gaming Divisions: Expanding APOC out of Minecraft
The goal is to make gaming divisions where there is a division leader for a specific game. This division leader will recruit members for the division and will control their own teamspeak channel, forum, etc. I play a lot of video games myself whenever i have free time and i got friends who do the same. I want to make it so people do not feel obligated to play minecraft on APOC because we are a minecraft network.
If this goes through and we start getting people into these divisions I can see about getting servers setup for some of these games. I have plans on setting up servers for Ark: Survival Evolved, CS:GO, Terraria, Space Engineers, Starmade, Rust, GMOD, and more. But to do this we need people to run them and keep players happy.
if any of this interests you please contact me and we can talk about the future of our gaming divisions.
That's all the news i got for now, thanks for reading this far and i hope any questions or concerns were answered in this post. If not feel free to comment below and i can reply as soon as i can.
Don't forget to check our website out, vote, donate, apply for staff, or contact me about our future gaming divisions!
See you soon!