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New Hub


Greetings everyone!

We have completely redesigned our hub, it is now much simpler, contains some cool images, and overall more friendly for all players. We want to take the time to explain the reasoning behind this!

Looking at the data, we noticed that a great deal of players actually don’t completely understand the concept of a hub. They walk around, and get lost, and don’t understand the item in the middle, despite the messages. Some players clicked on the house points NPCs, expecting something but got confused. Others played minigames, lost because they don’t fully understand it, left and never came back.

Most of our players walked around the hub to explore once, and then that was that. This huge world only became a one time thing that players noticed. Decorating it for seasonal things, like Winter, Halloween, etc. became a huge time consuming task.

This new hub has a space dedicated for the logo of the server, seasonal store advertisements, and a map of the world behind from where you spawn. It only contains one NPC, and that’s it.

We completely understand if you find this new hub a bit less cool, but it was designed to be a simple area that would act as a gateway. We will look into adding a parkour (or maybe enabling the old one) if we ever maintenance again for a long period. :)

We hope you enjoy this change! Thanks for reading everyone. We hope that you guys enjoy the rest of the year, and remember to continue to stay safe.
 

Comments

Palindrome

Notable Magician
Staff
Minecraft IGN: bluecherub
Honeybadger Dark Follower Staff Phoenix DD Editor DD Producer Scribe Intern
#5
Just happy they're working on improving the experience! I did the same thing my first day until Toby helped me jahsosbeksbeidvfd
 

Aurora

Potterworld Legend
Staff
Minecraft IGN: Invisibilia
Aurorlock Dark Follower Staff Phoenix Raven Vampire Werewolf Wizencouncil Class Helper S.P.E.W Sr. Prefect Sr. Poltergeist
#6
Epic, thank you <3
 

Psycho

Graduate
Minecraft IGN: Psycho
Phoenix Raven Werewolf
#7
I don't know, it's kind of disappointing as a hub experience because it's so damn small. I know you guys mentioned the data and how players didn't really interact much with the original hub and I understand that it was done to make it easier for new players to join too, but overall I just feel like it's a bit of a downgrade from something that looked cool to explore.
Imagine having another big update with tons of players waiting in a small hub..
 

Maxwheell

Notable Magician
Minecraft IGN: Maxwheell
Phoenix Serpent
#8
I don't know, it's kind of disappointing as a hub experience because it's so damn small. I know you guys mentioned the data and how players didn't really interact much with the original hub and I understand that it was done to make it easier for new players to join too, but overall I just feel like it's a bit of a downgrade from something that looked cool to explore.
Imagine having another big update with tons of players waiting in a small hub..
I don’t think this is really a worry at all tho like who really cares it’s a hub. And it’s not like a huge update happens every week
 

Deniz

Head of Community Management
Head Staff
Minecraft IGN: DenizTM
Aurorlock Dark Follower Jr. Developer Staff Head Staff Phoenix Serpent Vampire VIP S.P.E.W Store Manager
#9
I don't know, it's kind of disappointing as a hub experience because it's so damn small. I know you guys mentioned the data and how players didn't really interact much with the original hub and I understand that it was done to make it easier for new players to join too, but overall I just feel like it's a bit of a downgrade from something that looked cool to explore.
Imagine having another big update with tons of players waiting in a small hub..
Completely understandable, and definitely something we took into account when changing it. If another big update happens, we will most likely re-enable the old one during the maintenance, for the sake of exploration, nostalgia and overall a better time-consuming hub :) This one is simply meant to be a gateway for all players, since most players (who knew how the hub worked) only stayed in the hub for less than 30 seconds haha
 

Holly Hawthorn

Magician
Staff
Minecraft IGN: corainth
Dark Follower Staff Serpent Vampire Class Helper Performer
#13
the new hub definitely is a little less cool, but I completely understand the need for the change! the new hub is still interesting and fits its purpose well.
 

Trevyn Tomato

New Magician
#14
Greetings everyone!

We have completely redesigned our hub, it is now much simpler, contains some cool images, and overall more friendly for all players. We want to take the time to explain the reasoning behind this!

Looking at the data, we noticed that a great deal of players actually don’t completely understand the concept of a hub. They walk around, and get lost, and don’t understand the item in the middle, despite the messages. Some players clicked on the house points NPCs, expecting something but got confused. Others played minigames, lost because they don’t fully understand it, left and never came back.

Most of our players walked around the hub to explore once, and then that was that. This huge world only became a one time thing that players noticed. Decorating it for seasonal things, like Winter, Halloween, etc. became a huge time consuming task.

This new hub has a space dedicated for the logo of the server, seasonal store advertisements, and a map of the world behind from where you spawn. It only contains one NPC, and that’s it.

We completely understand if you find this new hub a bit less cool, but it was designed to be a simple area that would act as a gateway. We will look into adding a parkour (or maybe enabling the old one) if we ever maintenance again for a long period. :)

We hope you enjoy this change! Thanks for reading everyone. We hope that you guys enjoy the rest of the year, and remember to continue to stay safe.
how do i play?
 

Deniz

Head of Community Management
Head Staff
Minecraft IGN: DenizTM
Aurorlock Dark Follower Jr. Developer Staff Head Staff Phoenix Serpent Vampire VIP S.P.E.W Store Manager
#15
Try clicking the 'Play Now' button at the top of the page, it should tell you how you can join the server :)

If you need help in-game, please use /t create [question/issue] and a staff member will help you :D