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09/01/2015 - YAMS 4th Year Anniversary


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darrenstraight

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Today our beloved YAMS is 4 years old which is great news, we have come so far and there's so much more that could be done!

 

Unfortunately however I also have sad news as it will more than likely be its last year, last year I asked everyone in The Future of YAMS post for their feedback on how we could progress with the server but feedback wasn't as forthcoming as I had hoped, I was hoping we could really change things, be less restrictive in areas and allow more freedom but I think a lot of people were happy with how things are currently.

 

From the feedback I decided to make some changes and renew the server for another year with the following conditions:

 

  •  I have downgraded from 2GB of RAM to 1.5GB, this shouldn't impact us much in terms of performance as we no way hitting the 2GB mark but will save a huge amount in cost.
  • I have downgraded the player slot limit from 24 to 16, this isn't a huge cost saving as it would have been by decreasing it to 12 but we had at least 13 players on at one point during the YAMS Anniversary so I certainly don't want to stop anyone from coming on due to a player slot limit. If we ever feel the need to increase I will do so if I can.
  • You the players of YAMS don't forget about YAMS and continue to come on and enjoy YAMS!
  • We celebrate our 4th year of YAMS in case there isn't a 5th. That is make YAMS the best there is:
    • Play our existing mini games and suggest new ones!
    • Enjoy taking part in world challenges and events and suggest new ones!
    • Suggest interesting plugin ideas http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins even if it's just for an event that day.
    • Overall be a part of the community and have fun. Don't think we have enough fun? Just suggest things in the forums and turn up when we do actually do the things you ask for!

 

However a year on and I don't think we have truly celebrated YAMS as it should have been, if anything things have got worse, there's hardly any players on any more and I haven't seen some staff on in over 5 months, it feels like people have given up which makes me very sad as so much love, time, money and effort has been put into YAMS! :(

 

I don't currently have anything planned event wise for this anniversary as I'm quite upset about how things have gone, doesn't help that the last few events I have done not many people have turned up if at all.

 

But if you would like to celebrate YAMS, please go ahead and celebrate, it would make me very happy! :)

 

We have all made friends here and had some great times with some of us even having the chance to meet in person, all the good that has come from YAMS should not be forgotten.

 

Remember YAMS always, because while it is "Yet Another Minecraft Server" it isn't just any old server, it is a family friendly community that brought joy to many peoples hearts.

 

Also Id like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported me personally or YAMS, from donations to helping me with feedback, it's all been appreciated.

 

Thank you everyone. :D

 

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I for one would like to celebrate! I understand many people now are starting to hit busy times what with Christmas, the New Year and now all of the mock exams coming up - but I'm sure if we all got organised we could pull something off! As for planning I'm hopeless! But I wouldn't mind doing a game or two again - I really enjoyed walls, maybe we could even load a few hunger games style maps? I think that would be amazing - we've never done it on the server before, unless there is some giant arena I don't know about tucked away in some far corner of the world !

I never played much for the game itself - more for the community, and that's what's made YAMS so special, so even if this is the last year - let's go out with a bang!

Whatever you decide to do Darren you have my full support - and thank you yourself for making YAMS a reality!
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I am proud to say YAMS has been a part of my life for the past 3.5 years! I have so many great memories here and got the chance to make so many friends from around the world. While it will be bad to see the server go, I agree that we should go out in the biggest way possible. I don't mind how others want to celebrate, even if we just want to play some mini games or mess around on the server, as long as we enjoy the server while its here.

 

Similarly to Luke, I lost interest in minecraft a while ago, but the community here is so close and awesome that I stayed. Seeing the server so dead recently has made me pretty depressed and I just wish more people came on :/

 

Thank you so much to everyone on YAMS, the players, the many staff members we have had over the years, and of course Darren. I can definitely say this is my favorite and the only minecraft server I play on, and I have made memories that will last for years and years to come. 

 

Cheers to year 4!

/Tuna


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I have an idea! Why not hold another Quintathalon? Since the last one, tons of new games have been added or changed (could even have color shuffle/TNT run). Also, this doesn't require much set up, the hardest part would be arranging a time when people would be able to participate. For anyone unaware the events done last time were maze race, PVP, spleef and boat race (we now have the super long course available to us). This time around the PVP place is a samurai dojo thing, and we also have color shuffle, tnt run, strike a light, lights out, chess and checkers. There are also some team based games like blocky, paintball, and capture the flag if we wanted to have a tournament type thing there. Again, this is just an idea, but if you would like to see an event like this feel free to voice your ideas and comment when you would be able to join us.


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While I'm not sure if anyone did anything for the anniversary, I hope you all cherished the moment in your own little ways!

 

4 years of YAMS is quite an achievement and I'm glad we have a way forward from here, progress with the new world is getting there so Id publicly like to thank all those staff members who have helped me out so far, its been a great help and is giving me that boost that I needed of hope that we can still make YAMS a place to call our home on Minecraft.

 

Best wishes for the future whatever it may hold.

 

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