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5 YEARS OF SENTINELCRAFT: Give us your ideas for improvement!


On June 13, 2013 (5 years ago :O), SentinelCraft openned to public for the first time. Since then, a lot has changed and it is fascinating to see the path that server has been taking, specially for me, who has been on the server since that moment. We are also proud to have a dedicated community that has grown throughout the years.

However, as you can imagine, plugins were added and/or removed and our current setup is not even close to what the server had 5 years ago. It is important to keep in touch with Minecraft updates, to maintain our community satisfied and enjoyed with their time spent here, and also, at the same time, grab the attention of new players that might become part of our strong community.

As you may know, Minecraft in general has been losing players. Also, a lot of members who were part of our community left because they lost interest or became busy with life (yes, some people have a life :/?). Thus, SentinelCraft staff is working hard to keep the community strong and to call new players onto the server to increase the server's longevity. We have recently updated new features and we are looking to update more... with your help!

Sometimes being part of staff bubble makes us unaware of some necessities that our members need or expect to have. For this reason, we ask you these questions:

  • What do you enjoy the most about SentinelCraft and where should we improve?
  • What do you expect of SentinelCraft in the near future?
  • Do you have any suggestions for plugins/features that are not currently added which might improve our player base?
  • If you are inactive, is there a server related reason for the inactivity that you want to share with us and, if yes, what would you like to see on the server so we can call your attention back?

You are, of course, not obliged to answer them. But if you do want to give us your opinion, please reply below or reply privately to me, via PM and we will appreciate your support ;D.

Share your thoughts and help us keep the server sailing on the right path, continuing its amazing and fascinating journey <3!

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Re: 5 YEARS OF SENTINELCRAFT: Give us your ideas for improvement!
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 12:24:04 AM »
What do you enjoy the most about SentinelCraft and where should we improve?
 - Previously it was the community, well right now it's still that, but it's a relaxing zone for me to escape to from my hectic life. It's not only sentinel but also other games.

What do you expect of SentinelCraft in the near future?

 - To grow and hopefull flourish back again.
Do you have any suggestions for plugins/features that are not currently added which might improve our player base?

 - I know this is gonna fall good/bad with a few people, but maybe add modded (nothing too heavy, but something like storage spaces, maybe defense stuff, and carpenter blocks)
 - Give flight back to Donators in end, nether (there was real money involved and that should give us an advantage over all players in every aspect)
 - If there is gonna be more minigames we need more people to play it, make a monthly contest to find out the best minigamer? maybe reward that person with flight in all areas (should be incentive enough)
 - This is not really a plugin, but we might need to broaden our advertising methods, I don't really see much new players, also starting as a new player there is a lot of grinding/digging/collecting to do to start (it scares a few people)
 - I know this is somewhat a SM exclusive but I have seen people request creative access as a member, maybe do it as a prize? Maybe even building contests in game, make a small town that is expanded by player build houses for people wanting to compete in that event. Ofcourse staff can remove ugly stuff
 - Make a channel in discord server public, it's possible with right perms and a bot that gives roles or a bit of tinkering with the @everyone role, that way we can help new people, and get them to stick around, while you are at it, make like Trade chats or Pvp chats or building chats with sub-roles for all of it
If you are inactive, is there a server related reason for the inactivity that you want to share with us and, if yes, what would you like to see on the server so we can call your attention back?

 - University (last year if I don't do masters)
 - Irl job that I have next to school
 - other games and slowly getting bored of minecraft without new content (hence the idea for modded)
 - developping own bot for discord

 - I gave a few ideas above how to win me back, I will never completely leave the server since I love it, but the game itself is on a low level right now so I just come for the community
« Last Edit: June 13, 2018, 12:36:22 AM by Eagler1997 »
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Re: 5 YEARS OF SENTINELCRAFT: Give us your ideas for improvement!
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 12:43:22 AM »
What do you enjoy the most about SentinelCraft and where should we improve?

-It was the community that made me fall in love with Sentinel. Probably by adding more activities to partake in, something that will refresh the server in a positive way.

What do you expect of SentinelCraft in the near future?

-To be honest I like Sentinel as it is. Although some change wouldn't do any harm, like for example I really like and influence the idea of adding new activities. I honestly expect some sort of reward or graditude towards players who spend large amounts of time on the server. This would only motivate people to spend more time on the server.

Do you have any suggestions for plugins/features that are not currently added which might improve our player base?

-Crate keys would deffinitely refresh the old rewards you get for voting that have been around for as long as I can remember.
Maybe even making them obtainable by donation.

If you are inactive, is there a server related reason for the inactivity that you want to share with us and, if yes, what would you like to see on the server so we can call your attention back?

-I've never really gone inactive for reasons other than minecraft just getting a bit dull. Although the new 1.13 changes should raise the player base significantly.Maintaining the community as a warm place, that is deffinitely number 1 on my list. Carrying on the tradition of Sentinelcraft of how things work.Creating and influencing events that may attract attention of old members.
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Re: 5 YEARS OF SENTINELCRAFT: Give us your ideas for improvement!
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 01:09:11 AM »
What do you enjoy the most about SentinelCraft and where should we improve?

Like most people have and will likely say is the community (especially the old community) it was great to just hop on and not do anything except talk to people. improvements would include things like a better voting reward system, maybe give things like mcmmo credits or like eagler mentioned vote keys.

What do you expect of SentinelCraft in the near future?

I expect an eventual 1.13 update of the server (i know this can only happen when plugins become compatible)

Do you have any suggestions for plugins/features that are not currently added which might improve our player base?

As Eagler also said "Give flight back to Donators in end, nether (there was real money involved and that should give us an advantage over all players in every aspect)"
Minigames are pretty great so maybe more maps for the popular ones (such as mob arena and parkour)

If you are inactive, is there a server related reason for the inactivity that you want to share with us and, if yes, what would you like to see on the server so we can call your attention back?

Mostly others games is the reason for server activity along with having found another server
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Re: 5 YEARS OF SENTINELCRAFT: Give us your ideas for improvement!
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 01:32:54 PM »
What do you enjoy the most about SentinelCraft and where should we improve?
Obviously the amazing community which is probably almost everyone's top thing. I met a lot of great people here and a lot of fun times were shared with others on this server. I think the staff did quite well, I really can't judge that because I've never been a staff on a server with more than 5 people, of course, there were some things I wish would've happened otherwise, but I guess everyone could say that for some things but it was nice overall.

What do you expect of SentinelCraft in the near future?
Probably that the staff does their best in getting players to stay on the server, because when I was still active every day there were always less permanent players and that was quite a big issue to me because I came online not just to do my business, but also to talk to others and create something with them.

Do you have any suggestions for plugins/features that are not currently added which might improve our player base?
I joined the server only because it wasn't so big and because it had towny. I get that it's bugged, but if it's one thing I'd want back it's that.

If you are inactive, is there a server related reason for the inactivity that you want to share with us and, if yes, what would you like to see on the server so we can call your attention back?
As I've said the towny plugin was really my favorite so losing that was a big minus to me. I know some people think I left because of SCBB2, so let me just use this opportunity to say that's not at all the reason. I had a lot of school work to catch up with and I also played way more League in my remaining free time. But there was one more thing. Don't get me wrong, this is not cause I got denied moderator even though I dedicated a lot of my time to the server and really felt like I deserved the position, it is because other people, who were on the server no more than once a week and had no knowledge of how the game and commands work even in their later days of moderation in which everyone dedicated enough could learn the basic things. I think they got accepted because they had a better relationship with the staff no matter the other qualifications, simply because in my opinion, there were none. I do not wish to say their name here, but if a main admin contacts me I will tell them privately.

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Re: 5 YEARS OF SENTINELCRAFT: Give us your ideas for improvement!
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 02:00:38 PM »
What do you enjoy the most about SentinelCraft and where should we improve?
Hands down the community, the server feels like one big family and I mat lots of great people here. and I can't really judge the current state of the server because of my inactivity
What do you expect of SentinelCraft in the near future?
Do you have any suggestions for plugins/features that are not currently added which might improve our player base?
Towny, it was one of the main reasons why I liked the server, and I would love it to be back.
If you are inactive, is there a server related reason for the inactivity that you want to share with us and, if yes, what would you like to see on the server so we can call your attention back?
The main reason for my inactivity is that I don't find the game as fun as I used to, but as I mentioned before I might be back If towny plugin works again
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Re: 5 YEARS OF SENTINELCRAFT: Give us your ideas for improvement!
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2018, 02:12:00 PM »
-What do you enjoy the most about SentinelCraft and where should we improve?

 As everyone has said so far it is the community and now I love the work put into restoring the server to it's full glory.

-What do you expect of SentinelCraft in the near future?

I expect some changes to be done,like adding some modded stuff or something similar to it.

-Do you have any suggestions for plugins/features that are not currently added which might improve our player base?

I would love to see more quests.

I would love to see some modded stuff on this server,because in my short experience with other servers they seemed fun just because of the mods they added to the server.

Also maybe adding something to about the guilds like some competition between,like having the option to go to war with a guild(idk what for sure but something that will make the guild compete with each other) I think that would make players join other guild and befriend with other players.

-If you are inactive, is there a server related reason for the inactivity that you want to share with us and, if yes, what would you like to see on the server so we can call your attention back?

I try my best to be active as much as possible,since I am going to college this year I might be gone for some days but never forever..
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Re: 5 YEARS OF SENTINELCRAFT: Give us your ideas for improvement!
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2018, 10:36:50 PM »
What do you enjoy the most about SentinelCraft and where should we improve?
It was the community, which seems to have drifted away from this server.

What do you expect of SentinelCraft in the near future?
An updated server

Do you have any suggestions for plugins/features that are not currently added which might improve our player base?
Get creative access for normal members. It would make a building contest a lot easier.

If you are inactive, is there a server related reason for the inactivity that you want to share with us and, if yes, what would you like to see on the server so we can call your attention back?
The community ended up being drained away after some changes. And when I left, the only ones who were playing were mod+. It looked like your staff was bigger than the playerbase. That alone looks very bad.
Also several promised done to the Hosters that got denied after Migas became the owner made me rethink my ways and how to entertain people.
The leaving of the community itself also made nearly all Hosters stop trying. We want to entertain people, host events for them to enjoy. It can't be done if the community is leaving, and several promises broken.
Building outside claims can be griefed. No rollbacks will be provided as in opposed to before. So anything we prepared for events could be griefed, or our place could be griefed.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2018, 09:00:04 AM by Aureus Lunae »
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Re: 5 YEARS OF SENTINELCRAFT: Give us your ideas for improvement!
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2018, 08:21:08 PM »
What do you enjoy the most about SentinelCraft and where should we improve?
I love the community. The town plugins and the no rules (No grief!). I wish that the server was up 2 date.

What do you expect of SentinelCraft in the near future?
That the server is up 2 date with the latest release. Even if that means less plugins.

Do you have any suggestions for plugins/features that are not currently added which might improve our player base?
Less is More.

If you are inactive, is there a server related reason for the inactivity that you want to share with us and, if yes, what would you like to see on the server so we can call your attention back?
I left the server because some private situations. The server was at that time not really active. I was most of the time alone online this had also an role in it. I played Minecraft after some of the update releases but didn't join the server then.