Hey Everybody, I hope you all had a good weekend. Seen as though it's Monday I thought I'd try brighten up your week with a suggestion. So unfortunately right now I don't have the funds, time or resources needed to create one of these huge mega proxy servers with all the fancy stuff that popular servers have today. But then I realised, there's already tons of these servers anyway and honestly that wasn't what ShadowBlox was originally about. ShadowBlox was about having a great community, socialising and building together. We started out as a purely creative server. We also added Shadow Battle which was tons of fun and eventually a survival side of but, lets be honest, it was never really that big. I figured why not go for that gap in the market and implement a simple creative server. This server would be mainly plots based however I'd also like to add Minigames to create a bonding social aspect of ShadowBlox. The friendships we made that have even lasted to this day is something I am very proud of! The advantages of this are: Plots are hard to grief therefore we wouldn't have to dedicated tons of time fixing griefs. Although running any server can be expensive. This would be cheaper to run as it is not as resource intensive. We can always expand in the future if the resources and funds become available. We can reunite the community. We can expand our community. It's fun! It's simple! We can do creative build competitions. It should help get the forums more active. This time round we have a forum from the start therefore it's easier to discover and implement exactly what you guys want! Countless more! To start out, for the worlds I'd probably have: A Lobby - This would be where Spawn is at and have portals to all the other worlds. WelcomeValley - This would have small plots for everyone. (Yes the name is a ToonTown reference) MainPlots - Where the longer term players can build. The plots would be larger. DonorPlots - A place for the donators to build but anyone would be able to walk round and look at the builds. The plots would be pretty large. Minigames - Obviously where the Minigames are set. We can add more worlds later as desired for example a freebuild world and flatlands. Maybe even a competition plots? I figured we could have a similar rank structure to on ShadowBlox originally. The ranks I would suggest right now in order are: Guest (Default Rank) Newbie (One Vote) Member (After you vote a few times) Settler (Some more votes) Veteran (For old ShadowBlox Players) Baron (Donation) Lord (Donation) Emperor (Donation) Supervisor (The staff rank) Owner (Me) Just want to make it clear from the start that I am a student in my final year of university. Whilst I am in school I also work at least 30 hours a week. I am also working on other projects outside of Minecraft for ShadowBlox which hopefully you will love! I also like spending time with my girlfriend. All of this means I might not always have tons of time to invest in this so please don't be mad at me if I am not online on the server all that much. I'll make sure everything is always working on the technical side but I'm going to need support from you all in building a community again and making new people feel welcome. I know you guys will do that! You're all awesome I will however answer emails and check the forum as much as possible. Side note - If you ever need me the best way to contact me is either right here on the forum or email me at email@example.com. I try and reply to all messages as fast as possible So yeah let me know if you guys think this is a good idea and what you would like to see so that we can start planning this. I want to use the forums so that you guys can all control the directions the server takes. Hopefully we can make this happen if there's enough demand. No promises though! I hope you all have a great week!