Noobmas 2018 - Advent!  (Read 1214 times)

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Citebafla

Re: Noobmas 2018 - Advent!
« Reply #25 on: 12 Dec 2018, 12:29:10 »
Ah, right, I just had that happen, with the fireworks. It does help to know where in the building they are though. I maintain that it's REALLY not that difficult. If you're playing on Noobstown, and you've done the quest, it's really really not that difficult. I know everyone can't put in hours every day, but I know some of you who are complaining have spent a lot of hours on sometimes, so it's weird to hear how hard this is all of a sudden. :P

You're right, I did spend lots of time on Noobstown. For the past 6 years, it's been the only Minecraft server I've played on. There's always times that I don't play for a while of course, but I always come back. December has been one of those months where I always come back and try to make time to play because there always used to be the fun, easy, free advent chests that felt like a reward to all of those that spent time on the server to make it a nice place. When it gets taken away from you like this, and instead turned into a daily frustration with these chests, of course you feel incredibly annoyed by it. This will be the first time in years I won't hop on Noobstown in december, purely because of this advent.

Advent calendars are an old tradition. They're supposed to be fun and easy and a nice countdown towards Christmas. Save this type of hunt for easter egg hunt, not for advent.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advent_calendar

ItsLawrence

Re: Noobmas 2018 - Advent!
« Reply #26 on: 12 Dec 2018, 13:28:49 »
I'm sorry that some of you haven't enjoyed things as much as in previous years. I agree it has taken more effort this year than in the majority of the previous ones, based on the way that current quests work my expectation was that a small amount of time spent looking (essentially a new small quest/event each day) might be something enjoyable or fun to do; I'm sorry you've not seen it that way.

I agree with the way Wikipedia describes the common advent calendars; I'll highlight:
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Often the doors are distributed across the calendar in no particular order.
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If you consider the whole town the calendar then having to search for the chests is just on a bigger scale :P.

However to make it quicker and less of a search for those of you who don't want to do that I've added some additional warps for each of the future days (including today). You can now use /warp gift12, /warp gift13, etc (/warp giftN). all the way to /warp gift25 to jump right to that day's chest. If you don't want to cheat it and still want to search that's also fine; the warps are just a way to skip the search.

I'll definitely take your feedback on board and reconsider how we do it next year. Plus if you want to provide feedback on any of the other events we've offered please PM me or if you have suggestions you are welcome to post them in the Suggestions Board.

JoshuaTippy

Re: Noobmas 2018 - Advent!
« Reply #27 on: 12 Dec 2018, 20:51:50 »
i like having to find the chest instead of them all just all being in the same spot

Hyperspacechewy

Re: Noobmas 2018 - Advent!
« Reply #28 on: 12 Dec 2018, 22:00:31 »
Thanks for listening to us and finding a way for all to be happy Larry. Just goes to show how a good server does it. Happy holidays all.

Citebafla

Re: Noobmas 2018 - Advent!
« Reply #29 on: 13 Dec 2018, 16:20:27 »
I'm sorry that some of you haven't enjoyed things as much as in previous years. I agree it has taken more effort this year than in the majority of the previous ones, based on the way that current quests work my expectation was that a small amount of time spent looking (essentially a new small quest/event each day) might be something enjoyable or fun to do; I'm sorry you've not seen it that way.

I agree with the way Wikipedia describes the common advent calendars; I'll highlight:If you consider the whole town the calendar then having to search for the chests is just on a bigger scale :P.

However to make it quicker and less of a search for those of you who don't want to do that I've added some additional warps for each of the future days (including today). You can now use /warp gift12, /warp gift13, etc (/warp giftN). all the way to /warp gift25 to jump right to that day's chest. If you don't want to cheat it and still want to search that's also fine; the warps are just a way to skip the search.

I'll definitely take your feedback on board and reconsider how we do it next year. Plus if you want to provide feedback on any of the other events we've offered please PM me or if you have suggestions you are welcome to post them in the Suggestions Board.

Thank you for adding these additional warps! At least now everyone can enjoy advent the way they prefer. Time to bury my hatchet and enjoy the rest of december together.