Hello everyone! It's been quite a while, eh?
Things have changed quite a bit over the last few months, and there's no denying that the traffic has slowed down and the player count isn't as high as it used to be however I'm hoping that in the coming weeks this will improve with some necessary changes. This is a long post, so buckle yourself in and maybe grab a snack!
Without going into too many details, it has transpired that Pr3d has stepped down from the Owner rank. His commitment to school and worklife has become paramount with little room for extracurricular activities. As many of you may know, the time, energy, and patience to run a community like this is incredibly difficult and time consuming. Pr3d has been the owner and founder of TheNodeMC for over 5 years and has had many successful (and some maybe not so successful :P) endeavors. We should all be grateful for his initial conception of TheNode and that it has been facilitated by him for many years. He will still remain with TheNodeMC as a 'Founder' ; a rank given as a small token of our thanks and recognition of his hard work and dedication to the community. Please don't hesitate to wish him your farewell or even just a message of thanks in Discord!
Watty (eww that guy)
As for myself, I will hold my hands up and admit I have no past experience being an Owner of a community. I do have over 4 years of experience in terms of managing one and I know the 'ins' and 'outs' of it's day-to-day running (so that should count for something right?!). I realise have some very big shoes to fill, and understand the importance and the burden running a large community like this is. Thankfully, I already have already enlisted 2 managers to help out: Mike5357 and shivachris2002. You all already know them well, and I can guarantee their professionalism and dedication from working with them in the past - Make sure to say hello to them in Discord!
Shiva & Mike
These guys are awesome; they will be 2 of the main Managers on TheNodeMC. They are well-versed and experienced in not only the running of day-to-day tasks of TheNodeMC, but also have technical experience enabling them to diagnose and fix complex issues that may arise. Shiva will primarily help manage the staff team and deal with inter-staff related issues and complex in-game issues, whilst Mike will be more behind the scenes implementing and tweaking new features, mods, and plugins whilst providing an experienced troubleshooting facet.
All of You!
Whether you guys know it or not, TheNodeMC wouldn't be running without you! Not only in a financial sense, but as a community in itself. Nobody likes playing on an empty server, and that's a self-perpetualising problem. What we need from you guys is your commitment and usual awesome personalities that come together and make TheNodeMC what it is!
SO please, if you are old, new, or just lurking, give us another go once we've finished renovations! Together, we can achieve an amazing and fun-filled atmosphere, bringing TheNode back it's old charm. I promise that we will all be putting in 100% effort to strengthen the walls of what we call home.
We are open to suggestions and ideas, or if you just want to pop by and say hello you can reach myself and my management team on Discord - https://discord.gg/TheNodeMC
Thanks for listening!
- Watty (Owner of TheNodeMC)