I am also one of the vets taking a break.
I do log in now and then and continue to build on my property, this is the only vanilla themed server I play on, I also find myself playing less on other servers , or due to the EULA a couple of the servers I play on had to shut down
I had issues with the mob limit per plot, since people live with me, and having that many people living together means despawns. If the new server comes up I learned my lesson on having that many people living with or near me. I would prefer having bigger mob cap on the new server, because I actually like people living around me , but if that is not the case I will still be fine.
A bigger server would be nice I could run out to the goonies and live there not near anyone
The suggestion for plots in the nether is a good idea , plots in the end not so much so if you want the server to not have massive ender farms which are nice but not needed ...
Another suggestion would be more events such as the lottery, or the Halloween events. Or some fancy new ranks ( just titles) depending on veteran status. Or some earnable ones like digger or architect or land hog
( land hog would be me >< )
In reference to the person who posted above for the 16 x 16 plots, I have played on many towny servers , one that had that size of plots, and where tiny houses are cute and all( they really are adorable) it really affects building big, and if you had animals or a spawner there it makes it even more difficult to measure , especially on servers where mob limits are reduced.
Remembering past posts ( Just In case)
Remember the taxes thing that was mentioned and never was implemented ( not yet phew
) well take it from veteran on another server that charged per piece of land (mega build oriented) it works if you have a store which would means that the whole credit thing would have to be completely changed, and we would no longer be vanilla themed which is what makes this server so different from all the others Ive played on. And it works if you have an area that resets every so often for resource, but it will not work on a server that does not have one of those two things .... if you do not want the world to be a big dug out mess that is.
The guild idea was fairly expensive but also a credit sink that many people would not be able to afford without a better economy. It was a very good idea just very expensive. I liked the idea of the guild town spawn , and the credit sink so not everyone would want to have one however.
one last thing if you are scrapping the vanilla theme I would like something like mmco , or a store that is all I would ever need . and with the contest give prizes.
Also happy birthday mr !!!
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