Server Suggestions

Discussion in 'Announcements, Rules, News, and Alerts' started by DoctorFeuer, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. DoctorFeuer

    DoctorFeuer Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Now that we've established that at least some people use the forums, let's have a little chat.

    The server hasn't been very populated recently, with the most I've seen on at one time being 15 (this was just my observation once. I'm not on as much as I used to do to college work, so there could be more that I didn't see, but this is what I saw.) This makes me sad.

    That being said, if you guys have any ideas or suggestions on how to get more players onto the server or how to make people's time on the server more fun, I'm open to any suggestions. These could include event suggestions, fundamental server philosophies, advertising ideas, witch trials, etc.

    Hopefully we can get some more people on the server soon, and have everyone having a more enjoyable experience while they are on the server.
  2. KillerRedDragon

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    This may sound absolutely ridiculous, but bare with me.

    I propose that we have a server-wide event for most holidays, such as an Apocalyptic event for Halloween, where all of the spawns become apocalypse themed and we open up an entirely new server to host an apocalyptic world, with unique plugins adding things like guns, knives, modified zombies, scientifical-magicness, and etc.

    Or, for Thanksgiving, we could have an American Colonization event, where we take down the apocalyptic world and have the Build Team build a colonized New England, where players can play as colonists or the natives.

    Reading through all of this, it sounds like a lot of work... but if we advertise and such, it would be worth it... or at least within my calculations.
    Thanks! <3 <3
  3. MartinR

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    Well as we already know... Factions is the most popular server and has been ever since it was introduced, and I do realize that you stated that factions will be resetting after a new game mode is added, and that of course after Towny. Now I do not know just how hard it is to get things done but what I think would be a better call would be to reset factions much sooner, and make it more like it was 2 years ago. I think that could attract more attention, and I know this is out of your control but Tucker and Sonja actaully getting on to play and stream on their own sever would make it more interesting. Those are my proposals. :)
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  4. Ishaq

    Ishaq Active Member

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    The only way the server will be popular again is if Tucker or Sonja start playing. It's all well and good having new game modes, exciting features but how are you going to attract people to join the server in the first place?
  5. DawnDayz

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    I'm not saying that it's the only way the server will be popular again, but what Ishaq says is something to consider. A lot of people joined the server because it was Tucker's server. Since he hasn't been on for a while, the number of people being exposed to the server has decreased as well as the amount of people playing in the server. If anything, we can try to spread the word around that Sparkade isn't dead and is still fun through various platforms: streaming, YouTube, Twitter, ect. All/any event ideas can help promote that the server is still doing something to cater its players = giving it an image of it being a fun and responsive server. Involving Tucker and/or Sonja may be to far of a stretch, but it would be very beneficial to increasing the amount of players on the server.
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  6. mrmarkyboy

    mrmarkyboy New Member

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    First of all let me start by saying I have been playing factions a lot over the years and I have played many servers. But I do not want to come across offensive in anyway but the new factions you released wasn't very good. You need to make it more competitive by introducing like a cash prize for the best faction on there. You should also consider introducing obby in shop for about 5k a stack so better and bigger bases are made on the server. Next thing is the economy. I believe the best thing for economy is iron golems as they are easy to make money from but they are not an instant thing to get ( you have to grind to get it ) so maybe an inventory could sell for maybe 50k but igs sold for 2 mill, also the other prices need looking at as it is difficult for yourself to make a lot of money on sparkade as many may agree. Also to get more players maybe try and attract youtubers or streamers to it so they can advertise the server in return for a yt rank like most servers offer. Hoped this helped
  7. Denonsoulzaya

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    It honestly doesn't need to be just tucker/sonja to make the server popular, but advertisment. The only way I even knew about sparkade was I watched tucker back in the day. But for those who don't watch either it is not a server as talked about. Other popular servers that offer multiple minigames have 7-9k people on at a time. That said yes it is a popular server for youtubers which draw in many people who get addicted to the mini games but we can not over look the diversity that the server has to offer compared to sparkade. Currently the most popular servers on sparkade are creative and towny, factions is also popular but is dead due to no reset as many people claim. I agree with them but at the same time if we reset these servers to often why would we play them? Whats the point of grinding out just to lose it. I have come up with a few things to keep the longevity of these servers. As we have seen in these upcoming weekends we have our very own players throwing special events, costume contest in halloween tradition and a gladiator battle. Also we saw in towny beta the scavenger hunts that multiple people joined in on. If we can have more events like this with prizes worth the time and effort spent then we might be able to attract some of our older player base and even new ones. Now yes it is hard due to different time zones to pick a standard time, and we shouldn't cater to the UK or to the US but do some trials to see when we can get a big turn out for these events. My next point is school, I have seen stats saying the average player is 13-15 years old. This means that many are in school during the weekdays. Yet weekends are open times that many will stay up later than normal, if we take advantage of this it can also spark interest in the server. Holidays are big ticket items that should also be taken advantage of, by having special events like KRD mentioned then maybe some new faces will join. I have also realized there is some toxicity, not gonna point fingers but we aren't the happiest of people towards some. This is understandable but if we hold out a helping hand to those newer players that join then denying them then maybe the player base will grow.

    I will start streaming and post onto other forums(following guidelines) the server ip/ my twitch(which ill add server ip to when I stream on the server) so that potentially we can get more people.

    Hopefully my long and horrific grammar paragraph can potentialy help in some way, but I will think of new ways to help the server as time goes on. :)
  8. Denonsoulzaya

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    Also donor+ shops isn't a bad idea either ;) just gonna throw that in there also
  9. MartinR

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    It's a good idea but I think part of what slowly made sparkade less and less popular was the team behind it trying to always do new and creative things, no offense, and many of those times that new or creative idea didn't exactly work out and wasn't as fun as I would have hoped. Like I said, Bringing factions back to how it was a couple years ago where it was all the basic factions stuff and there wasn't like 7 game modes, 4 of which nobody plays, etc. And I dunno if you have ever played sparkade factions, but if you look through the forums, even though there is not a big player base on it, there is still a big fan base on the forums.
  10. EverlastingMerc

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    Completely agree with marky factions is this servers roots so should be priority in ky opinion. The setup of factions should be taken from larger servers or setup by players who have alot of experience on factions. Its simple keep up with other servers out there and new players will come. The latest factions have never had anything new and out of the ordinary. New plugins and features are essential to attracting players
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  12. Denonsoulzaya

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    Yes I agree it is the biggest but it burns out quickly is what I am saying, most of the game modes burn out eventually, and we still have those devoted to it but things like factions and towny and skyblocks all have a point of where it isnt as fun to grind out.
  13. EverlastingMerc

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    You must not play factions elswhere if you think it butns out. Factions only burns out if there is nothing new and interesting to do. Go look at cosmics factions theres tons of features on their server and hundreds of players. Sparkadr factions needs to be able to keep up with all of the other server out there if this server wants more players. Its not going to work if all the resets are is a simple map reset with small alterations it needs something totally fresh and unique.
  14. Denonsoulzaya

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    I started on factions, and you just said what I was saying. When a gamemode burns out it means there is nothing left to do, as faction has had, towny has had magic and other things go through it with fun plugins while faction has been bland. I am not saying Factions in a whole burns out its the support the server and staff puts towards it.
  15. Ishaq

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    Game modes wouldn't burn out if they were regularly updated. New features and plugins should be added every so often rather than chucking all the new features in on the reset.
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  16. EverlastingMerc

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    I agree factions is a gamemode which constantly needs updating
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  17. Denonsoulzaya

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    I agree all gamemodes should have plugins added and new features added and some unused ones taken, polls could help with that. A complete reset more frequent makes it less enjoyable. Like in towny an example being magic it made getting nether stars more important, if more plugins like that are added then trying to get all the items will maybe keep a gamemode alive longer.
  18. EverlastingMerc

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    In my eyes its not about obtaining items its more about totally new aspects of the game which is the main problem. Basic mc is practically what the last towny and factions resets were. There needs to be something totally new added or atleast new features. I suggested just a couple of plugins that could be added to factions a little while ago. There are any amount of new plugins that can be added which can bring new aspect of minecraft to sparkade but have never been added.
  19. MartinR

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    *cough cough* head hunting...
  20. EverlastingMerc

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    Exactly im not saying sparkadr should copy from other servers but it certainly needs to see what plugins other servers have and brring similar ones to this server
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