We’re finally doing a homepage update! It took some time but it’s finally landed.
It’s been a crazy few months. For quite a while the news was not looking good, but we’re heading in the right direction once again. We don’t plan to let up anytime soon and have no intention to stop at where we are.
We, The Admin Team, believe our player base has a right to know what’s been happening and what we have done and continue to do to rectify it.
The server nearly ran out of donation money and we were discussing closing the server permanently.
Bladen, C3 and I had two choices. Say thank you for the 6.5 years and go our separate ways or take the time we had to try and turn our fortunes around.
Alongside our truly wonderful Staff Team we ‘bumped’ the server every day.
Bumping means to put Fantasia at the top of certain server lists to make Fantasia visible to potential new players.
We stayed online with a few other people hoping to get 1 or 2 people to join and stick around for a bit.
Not much happened in the first week of bumps. A few new players would join, most would leave shortly after.
Then something changed.
After about 2 weeks of ‘bumps’, ZePanther and his crew joined the server, boosting player numbers up past 10, giving the bumps that extra boost. Since then the server grew in numbers at a healthy pace. After all, a bigger amount of online players leads to a bigger amount of new players joining. More importantly, it causes quite a few to stick around and possibly donate to keep the server alive.
Within 4-5 weeks of daily bumps, Fantasia went from 7 to 30 players at peak times.
The majority of players would be new, and that’s what happened over the last 5 months.
However, the question you may be asking is ‘What are we doing to improve Fantasia?’
We plan to do many things, as well as continuing to keep the server running smoothly so that every player can enjoy Fantasia. However, I will mention major 1 new feature in this post.
Before we discuss that, I would like to remind players that we are actively looking for player feedback and other ways to improve the server.
If you fill out /qform in-game, not only will you get 1,500 rupees but we will also try to find a way to implement your suggestions in a timely manner.
Now, to the main topic: This is something we believe will be a wonderful addition to the Fantasia Network.
We plan to add a brand new rank to the donation shop; somewhat uncreatively called VIP7.
This brand new VIP rank will have many perks. We will list 3 major perks of VIP7 with many more already planned which will be revealed once we are closer to the release of the rank, along with pricing.
1. Extended Hotbar - No longer will you need to open your inventory to get to your precious items, just scroll through each line of your inventory never having to press E at all!
2. Decoration Heads - Ability to spawn in hundreds upon hundreds of custom decoration heads for your builds!
3. Fast Server Teleport - Quickly move from one server to another without going to Fantasia’s Hub with 1 simple command! An all time favourite command amongst current and former staff members.
Many more perks to be revealed soon!
So that’s it for the May 2017 Fantasia Update with the upcoming VIP rank being worked on and released soon and the Staff Team continuing to bump and increase our player base.
Although we still need plenty of donations, we are in a much better place than we were merely a month ago.
Thank you and keep enjoying Fantasia!
Bladen, C3PO15, Tiger_09
Your Fantasia Admin Team