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    Lord_Verigan reacted in 09/01/2013 - YAMS 2nd Year Anniversary   
    Well, after about 3 hours of uploading, the video of yesterday's antics is finally done! I couldn't film the Walls event, because I had to leave, but perhaps another time eh?
    Anyways, here it is. It's 20 minutes long, not bad for 2 hours worth of event.
    Hope you enjoy

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    Lord_Verigan reacted in The Walls PvP Survival January 2013 #1 [OFFICIAL]   
    Thank you for all the hard work and fun activities you filled this day with, Darren! It was really fun to hang out with other members on the server by playing games with them! I look forward to next year too
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    Lord_Verigan reacted in So... this is me... as a Hobbit.   
    Its a normal thing to do, right? Dress like a Hobbit? This one is my try at Bilbo Baggins from the new Hobbit film (which is fantastic, by the by, and if you haven't seen it YOU SHOULD). But yes! If you lot wouldn't mind telling me what you think, I'll stick up a picture of my try and a picture of Martin Freeman as Bilbo. 8)


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    Lord_Verigan reacted in 09/01/2013 - YAMS 2nd Year Anniversary   
    [quote name='d8g4cnd24_h7' timestamp='1357782145' post='18183']
    I would like all the posts, but I get maxed out with positive views
    Didn't feel fair if I only liked some, and not others.

    @tuna, we can both be surprised by all the screenshots; I am sure everybody will post for us right guys?!!!

    You here post your pics!!!! and I am going back to like the other ones now such a sly fish I am
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    Lord_Verigan reacted in Might not be on...   
    Don't let them put You in a rut! Your devonHD, show them that you don't care what they say, be bigger than the bully, remember they are the weak ones if they need to put you down to feel good. We are here for you...if you ever need anything you know who to call
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    Lord_Verigan reacted in The Nether - Don't be greedy!   
    As you all know the nether portal is hidden somewhere within YAMS, the reasons for this are:[list]
    [*]So it gives you something to do, hopefuly it's fun looking for it, if you look for the clues.
    [*]So the place is treated with respect.
    [*]So theres a control on how much is taken from there so everyone gets something from there instead of people hoarding it.
    Well it seems some of you are ignoring the rules at the entrance to it, one part states "Dont be greedy rush mining the ghasts will get you..." and another at the end states "Again.. Only take what you really need dont be greedy."

    There is no need for you to go there and try and grab as much as you can get your hands on!

    The nether will still be there tomorrow and the day after, you should only be taking what you really need or at least an estimate. I don’t understand the people who are taking stacks at a time of glowstone and other stuff! Sure it's a dangerous place and you may only want to visit once.... but I don’t agree on collecting stacks of glowstone/nether brick and anything else for it to just sit in your chests. Fair enough if you are collecting for a community project but from those that I have seen doing it… it’s just sitting in their chests!

    So don’t be greedy and remember there’s loads’ of other people that also need items from the nether not just you. Maybe those that took a lot and are just hoarding it might like to donate it to a project that’s happening in YAMS?

    If this continues to happen, those that do it will not only be banned from the nether but will have those items taken away from them, so it will have been for nothing. So remember don’t be greedy, the nether will be there tomorrow.

    Thank you,
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    Lord_Verigan reacted in 05/01/2013 - January 2013 recruitment of CSO's   
    yea this has been said alot like tuna said good luck everyone who has/will apply
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    Lord_Verigan reacted in 05/01/2013 - January 2013 recruitment of CSO's   
    I know this has been said a lot but good luck all, and thanks for having interest in being a bigger part of YAMS
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    Lord_Verigan reacted in 05/01/2013 - January 2013 recruitment of CSO's   
    good luck all applying
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    Lord_Verigan reacted in 05/01/2013 - January 2013 recruitment of CSO's   
    Good luck everyone to everyone who has/will apply
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    Lord_Verigan reacted in Amazing Anamorphic Illusions on Paper!   
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    Lord_Verigan reacted in 05/01/2013 - January 2013 recruitment of CSO's   
    Next week YAMS will be 2 years old, our community has been steadily growing with new members since day 1. However we dont always grow, sometimes we loose players, this happens for a multitude of reasons, that being their personal lives are busy, not agreeing with the way I run this community or because they got themselves banned.

    I beileve it's time that we started promoting YAMS more again and work on having more active players instead of players that come on and then go away for months at a time, we do great things at YAMS it’s just such a shame that so much of this is not seen by people out there.

    Recently we have yet again been relying heavily on whitelist, normally because of a lack of staff on (thats not saying I want my current staff to have to be on 24/7, it's not fair on them) or becuase we have had trouble.

    With this said I do routinely take whitelist off, but every time I do it seems like the staff suddenly disappear at no fault of their own (lunch, dinner time, going out etc). It seems whenever I take it off, I end up being the only member of staff on the server and have had to do multiple tours all at once, now I dont mind doing the tours one bit but as admin I have loads of other stuff to do to, do I give a tour to a new person of fix a bug that’s been annoying current players? Trying to balance it all out can be quite stressful at times, so I end up putting whitelist back on until more staff come back on.

    Now most of YAMS is setup so if there is no staff on new players can still work things out (if they read all the signs) however I like the personal touch, it's not something you see at a lot of servers, someone greeting you and actualy helping you around, though some people say things like "what dont you trust me why are you spying on/following me" its not that at all, its more to help them out so they know exactly what to do and wont get in trouble later.

    Though a lot of players do eventual get themselves in trouble, this is mainly due to there not being enough follow up from CSO's. Once they have left someone in Sandbox they should regularly keep checking up on this player over the next couple of days or more ensuring they are doing well and understand the approval process, even help them on their houses if need be.

    So this should be happening but it doesn’t always happen as theres so many other things that need doing on YAMS too, not to mention the fact that people also like to play (I dont blame them) instead of feeling obligated they have to do yams work all the time.

    Anyway id like to get these things sorted and take whitelist off more, every day I see people join and get refused becuase of whitelist, we are in top 1-5 of various Minecraft Searches. Searches such as: Family friendly minecraft server, Family friendly minecraft servers, banned from minecraft and many more....

    So why not just take whitelist off and try and get them to sign up to the forums? Well as i said above it’s the amount of people with authority we have on the server; we still have various time zones in which no member of staff is on! We have of course various protections in place but as I said earlier I like for new players to be shown around and explained everything when they join. Of course this can be done by regular members if no member of staff is on but this doesn’t always happen or happens badly as they are missing the required training or don’t fully understand the rules themselves.

    It's just a shame that when I do take whitelist off we end up putting it back on a lot because of griefers and such. You try and be nice by allowing people to come on your server and they treat you, your staff and the server badly – it’s not nice for anyone. Safe to say these kind of people are always dealt with. It's just a shame you give them a 15 minute tour only to see them banned an hour down the line.

    Ok so enough rambling, it's time to recruit more staff so we can have whitelist off more often!

    Here's a little information about what a Community Support Officer job entails:

    [b]1. Greet new players.[/b]
    If you love to meet new people, you are proud to show them around this great server, help them find resources, give them building ideas, or just chat with them for company then you already have the most important skills.

    [b]2. Reinforce Server Rules.[/b]
    Are you familiar with the server rules posted in Spawn Tower? Do you encourage players to read or re-read them when they don't seem to know/remember how to behave? Would you feel comfortable muting players who can't seem to control what their fingers type in public chat? Can you handle the pressure of putting someone in jail when they get caught breaking the rules? Are you willing to investigate the reason behind the behavior and give them a second chance? Do you set a good example for others by just being you?

    [b]3. Report bannable offences to Mods/Admins.[/b]
    Occasionally there are times on the server when all the Mods/Admins are offline for a moment. As a CSO, it is important to document griefing by taking screenshots of the damage or the playerlist of people online at the time. Do you mind taking a little personal time to contain/clean up griefed areas? Do you feel comfortable posting in the forums, something along the lines of “I saw so and-so do such and such today and here are some screenshots of the damage along with locations."

    [b]4. Enjoy knowing that you are part of the reason YAMS is the best place to spend your Minecraft time![/b]
    Think about what you like most about YAMS and how to keep it being a place you visit to get a good dose of community spirit. We have such diversity here with people from many ages, interests, and countries. We might each have our differences but the best thing about all of us is that we have so much in common. We just have to get to know each other to find out what those common interests are and to introduce new ideas to share. That's what community is about, so if you would like to support the YAMS community, apply to be a trainee CSO.

    [b]5. Acceptable to job role change.[/b]
    Understand that from time to time you job role may change and you may be asked to help out on other things that are totally unrelated to what you normally do but that give a benefit towards the community. You may also get the opportunity to be in charge of a public building or specific Job.

    To apply, you must be registered on the forums in order to reply to this post (keeps it open and fair). Please give a brief summary of why you think you would be right for the job and what you can offer that others cant. Take a moment to look back over previous applications ([url="http://www.darrenstraight.com/minecraft/index.php?/topic/2524-09082012-august-2012-recruitment-of-csos/"]here[/url], [url="http://www.darrenstraight.com/minecraft/index.php?/topic/1951-01042012-april-2012-recruitment-of-csos/"][color="#0f72da"]here[/color][/url], [url="http://www.darrenstraight.com/minecraft/index.php?/topic/1047-01092011-october-recruitment-of-csos/"][color="#0f72da"]here[/color][/url], [url="http://www.darrenstraight.com/minecraft/index.php?/topic/127-24052011-cso-applications-for-june/"][color="#0f72da"]here[/color][/url] and an older one [url="http://www.darrenstraight.com/minecraft/index.php?/topic/54-12042011-community-support-officers/"][color="#0f72da"]here[/color][/url]) if you need ideas of what to say but please be original and bare in mind that a lots changed since them applications (dont just copy and paste we will know).

    Also it doesnt matter if you post now, or wait untill someone else posts, your post should be your words not someone elses and anyway your post is not the only part we base your application on, we will also base it on things such as your previous forum activity, severity of past crimes and how much time of course you have spent in game and when you are, are you helping the community.

    We want to know which assets you will bring to the staff team. Why you and not that other person?

    Good Luck!

    [b]Closing Date:[/b] 1 week from date/time of post.
    [b]Amount of positions available:[/b] undisclosed.
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    Lord_Verigan reacted in MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!   
    Or whatever. You know, that stuff 8p
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    Lord_Verigan reacted in Basketball arena [SUGGESTION]   
    I was thinking we could have a public Basketball arena? I used to have one in my house but i'm taking it down now. I have the necessary pictures of them, tips, and rules that we can put. If you say yes i can build it or send you the pictures, I was thinking one could be in each town and in spawn?

    Edit - You play with wools marking half court, three point, foul line, and marking good bank shot areas. You play by throwing the ball onto the ground and whoever gets it has the ball first and trys to shoot. You can jump and press q to shoot, or just press q.

    The ball is orange wool.

    The basket is iron bars in placed circular.

    omg everyone is downloading the images
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    Lord_Verigan reacted in YAMS Christmas Carol Concert 2012 [OFFICIAL]   
    [quote name='Captain_Marbles' timestamp='1355678311' post='17619']
    Slade - Merry Christmas Everyone

    Approved, please pay 10 diamonds to the the Darren Straight donation fund, thanks! Just kidding, good luck!
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    Lord_Verigan reacted in Minecraft Snapshot 12w50a   
    [*]Tweaked fireworks effect and sounds
    [*]Item entities are rendered as 3d objects in the world when in Fancy graphics mode
    [*]Items now show their enchantments when dropped on the ground
    [*]Added enchanted books to villagers and chests
    [*]Added “thorns” enchantment.When a mob hits you it gets randomly damage from the thorns enchantment.It can be cast on armor.
    [*]Added tool highlight when switching items in the hotbar
    [*]Added a notice/warning for users still playing on PowerPCs or Java 5 (Java 1.5)
    [b]Bug Fixes: [/b][list]
    [*]Corrected how enchanted books work
    [*]The mobs and items in 3D have bad lighting when you look and you stop looking
    [*]Various bug fixes
    [b]Notable bugs: [/b][list]
    [*]The player can enchant all items and blocks with an enchanted book
    [*]The language files are not updated
    [*]When you use a tool the highlight pops up again
    By the way.... I said this the other day to a few people, but better say it in public.... I claim the rights to have the one and only fireworks shop in YAMS! If anyone which to takes this of me... I'll happily let them to do... for a cut of the sales profits of course, you'll have to sign an agreement and of course I'll own more than 50% in shares in the shop so I have more rights! Nope I'm not evil at all just an honest firework business man!
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    Lord_Verigan reacted in Your Server Is My Life   
    [quote name='desto4253' timestamp='1297720420' post='20']
    Ok screw you forgot your shit

    I was just about to read your post, but in that case topic locked and ban still in place!
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    Lord_Verigan reacted in Please whitelist me.   
    As you already know you are already whitelisted, so welcome to the forums, I hope you enjoy it here, try not to get in trouble again! Please make sure you work on getting approved as its a nice house but you still need to interact with the community and explore more. Thanks.
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    Lord_Verigan reacted in Please whitelist me.   
    You are already whitelisted. You joined when whitelist was off and were added to the list. I saw you on last night

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