The main thing required to keep a server alive and popular with new and old players alike is advertising. Currently the way we advertise is by posting and bumping our ads at www.minecraftforums.net, and www.planetminecraft.com. While these have been effective and popular ways of advertising and generating new members in the past it is slowly becoming obsolete due to the, very expensive to advertising on, server listing websites.
So in order to properly promote and advertise the server we either need more ppl posting and bumping ads daily on our current ads. Or we need to come up with new fresh ways to promote and advertise that does not include the major server listing web sites.
So I am looking for a team of 3 - 5 players that want to basically be CharlieCraft PR. If you don't know what PR is, it stands for Public Relations. PR ppl would make, promote, and bump our ads as much as they could, and basically deal with the questions of the general public outside of CharlieCraft.com
There are a number of ways to promote the server, but what I am really looking for are some fresh ideas on how to better promote the server that I have not come up with already.
What I would like a PR team to do:
Post ads in MC community forums like minecraftforums.net and planetminecraft.com.
Bump these ads at least once daily, or at least once every time you play MC on CharlieCraft.
Encourage existing players to bump these ads to keep them at the top of the forum listings.
Come up with new fresh ideas on how to promote the server, and get more players on.
Come up with realistic changes to the server features based on what is popular on other popular servers.
Communicate with the existing player-base to find out what the most important issues that need to be worked out are. (What features players want the most, what current features are dumb, and any issues players commonly have that have not been worked out or fixed.)
I can reward anyone willing to help, but those who really promote the server, and generate new consistent traffic to the server will be rewarded greatly.
Thanks for reading and hope you want to help!
Well the trader plugin is basically broken. It works on a small scale like when I make a single server shop, but when you allow players to have them is when the problems start happening. Basically what is happening is to make an NPC a trader you have to assign it specific traits. Well this is not working correctly because once you assign the NPC the trader traits the Trader plugin messes up the save function of the NPC plugin. I have attempted to contact the creator of the Trader plugin but he is basically MIA or just doesn't care.
Long story short I will be looking for a new plugin that will allow us to use Trader NPC's.
If you bought an NPC and:
It is still working. Please un-stock any items it has, and sign off on this thread so I know who I need to set up new traders with when the new plugin is up and running.
It is not working. Then please just sign off on this thread so I get you a new NPC when the new plugin is up and working.
The data center has confirmed that it should be resolved now. Please let us know if that is the case.
We are aware of the issues on the server currently, and are working hard to fix what is causing the problem. The issue is on the hosting companies end, and has me at their mercy for the time being. I am in contact with them throughout this process, and they are working hard to sort out these issues.
We will try to keep the server up as much as possible while these issues are being solved, but if you choose to play please understand that during this time you may experience lag, server restarts, and other issues.