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Recent News and Information (2/27/2019)
Posted by: Computerist - 02-27-2019, 09:57 PM - Forum: Announcements - No Replies

Recent News and Information as of Feb 19th-27th, 2019

There was a major issue across our platform which is now resolved. The reason why the network was offline was due to connection and transfer issues as we are now reverting back to a single server network. Skyblock has officially been discontinued until late this year (maybe even next year) due to it not being financially viable. Which means there is only Factions, for now.

The website was down due to multiple DDoS and spam attacks on our node, which has been resolved by our hosting provider.

In other news:

ALL BANS (EVEN THE BLACKLIST) HAS BEEN RESET. 2018 has taught me emotional intelligence and tolerance, it has made me much wiser and changed my objectives. I hope those who were banned have learnt something as well. Many rules/guidelines has changed, the politics/goals of Minecortex has drastically changed, and I believe people should be given the chance to redeem their self. And please, do not reopen old scars. Let Minecortex World War III (Summer of 2018) be the last of the wars. We always wanted peace, not war. Minecortex does not seek conflict, but we will never run from it. However, we will now try to actively avoid it because we've learnt that no one wins in war.

We want to bring back old features/plugins that the community enjoyed. Maybe even change up the gamemode to be half-factions half-survival/building, like the way we founded? Where tnt was disabled in claims but raiding was allowed? Everyone seemed to like it that way. If you want that let us know! Root for it on our discord. We have a poll going on discord. If you have any other suggestions, post it on the forums here or in #suggestions on discord.


Current future and state of Minecortex
Posted by: Computerist - 02-07-2019, 02:07 PM - Forum: Announcements - No Replies

Hello Minecortex Community,

I know many people here are wondering what the future/state of the Minecortex Network & Community is, especially since its a new year.


Its been a long time since we had an official announcement. I haven't been motivated to do much, especially after the constant gridlock I got in the first half of 2018. Where no progress could be made because of trolls/immature people who just want to fuck shit up; and refuse to cooperate, even by people who are suppose to be reputable but end up believing lies/deception and the professionally offended. Some of these folks were so bad, that I believe that some of them may have been paid by the DNC or CIA/NSA to practice psychological warfare and guerrilla/asymmetrical warfare tactics on me and my good loyal staff because they hate platforms that allow free speech. I know some of you think I'm joking, I'm not! I've seen some pretty weird ass stuff during my time as a network owner, stuff that would seem like the motivations of a spy agent, james bond villain, or someone trying to push a political narrative. Theres a whole list of strange stuff I could talk about in #general on discord if anybody wants. - - I took the second half of 2018 off and went on total vacation from anything involving Minecortex; refusing to do anything I didn't like for no pay. Especially after what happened in during the summer starting in June which caused me to have a nervous breakdown for an entire month. The first half killed all motivation I had because of how stressful and frustrated I was. It was so bad, I was giving serious thought to just shutting this whole project down completely or selling it to another community/server. The cyberattacks/harassment I've experienced were so bad that I had to relocate all our platforms to multiple locations/hosting companies around the globe to avoid tyranny and single points of failure. I also had to move the website to a bulletproof hosting provider in Switzerland. So yes, 2018 was a bad year for both me and Minecortex, this shit isn't for the faint hearted. And thats why nothing got done for an entire year. But I want to make 2019 better. Its a new year and its time for new things. I have healed and I'm feeling a bit optimistic.

Because of issues with my payment processors, we will be accepting cryptocurrency only. Until I can get the issue PayPal is giving me resolved. (Which may take a few months or a few days) Xsolla has also refused to do business with us, so we can't use that either. I will not publicly give the reason why I'm having issues with them, due to privacy and security reasons. All bills have been paid to 2020/2021, however skyblock may shutdown due to not enough players to justify the cost and maintenance. This does not mean it's gone forever, all data is backed up for if/when a large amount of members requests that certain things be brought back. If you wish to purchase something from https://store.minecortex.net/ via crypto, please contact me. This will take full effect on the morning of February 11th 2019, when paypal locks my account. So anyone that wants to make a purchase on our store with fiat currency better do it now at https://mcortex.buycraft.net/, while its still up. I will also be giving instructions on how to convert fiat to crypto, so people who aren't familiar with crypto can pay for something on our store.

I am graduating this year, I have to focus on school and getting legal papers together. I have to focus on career/job choices and my business plans. I know I have done amazing things for only one man with limited resources and options. But even I have my limits, I'm a human being with a life too. I would let somebody take over ownership & operations management while I go on hiatus, but all my friends who I would fully trust for the position and know their shit, such as Retired Co-Founder Eli are busy with irl stuff as well. So there are no successors to take over Leadership and Operations.

Note: This is not a resignation or shutdown notice, this merely means that development/progress has been 80% halted until further notice. This means that nothing more then simple operational maintenance will be done to ensure all servers/platforms are online and functional. Such as updating software, resolving connection issues, and essential services like purchase support. There will still be development however, it will be very slow.

Future plans for 2019 and going into 2020:
We will be expanding into other games such as Rust and rebranding Minecortex. I and many other people have grown tired of minecraft due to Mojang's refusal to cooperate with the server owners of the Java Edition community. They rather add things to the game that make it confusing instead of fun, such as the combat update that a majority of the community hated. I personally do not enjoy minecraft as much as I once did. Keep in mind that this does not mean we are removing minecraft as apart of our network when we do make the shift to other games. We just want to expand and officially have the title of "gaming community". I have always strived to make this platform unique but professional at the same time to be competitive with other networks/platforms.


Changes & Recent News:

  • Major Rules / Community Guidelines changes for those who haven't kept up to date with the rules. The rules are not as strict as they were last year and anybody who was punished for something not listed in the rules has the right to have that punishment/warning removed: https://minecortex.net/rules

  • Rank changes: https://minecortex.net/showthread.php?tid=4

  • Staff requirement changes. I have significantly lighten whats demanded from staff. Such as lowering the minimum time requirements from 14+/w to only 7+ hours a week. (For those who are staff, keep in mind that this is a minimum and you are highly encourged to go above it, especially if you want promotion.) https://minecortex.net/showthread.php?tid=8

  • We support our troops! In respect of all those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and Emergency Services, I have added a Veteran rank which is for Emergency Services and Military personnel only. Those who want this rank must positively-ID themselfs to me that they served or are serving via government ID. This rank has all the perks/features of the highest donator rank. If you lie to us or we discover you are stolen valor, you will be permanently banned.

  • Want to help us? But can't donate? Join the Minecortex Giveaway - Follow, Like, & Retweet for a chance to win one year of Emerald rank: https://twitter.com/Minecortex/status/10...0583733248 There will only be 4 winners.

Best of luck and Happy New Years,
Minecortex Leadership Team - Founder & Lead Director
~Computerist


What type of punishments and staff discharges are there?
Posted by: Computerist - 02-04-2019, 05:32 AM - Forum: Wiki & Information - No Replies

Punishments

Moderative Level Punishment
Verbal Warning

Lowest form of punishment. This is where a staff member tells/orders you to stop whatever it is you're doing and stop causing a problem. This does not go on your record.

Written Warning/Citation
This is where a staff member gives you a warning that does go on record. This is usually given for minor offenses.

Kick (Forcefully Disconnected)
This is an escalated level of the written warning letting the offender know they are close to harsher punishment and that they really need to stop.

Temporary Mute
This is the end result of multiple warnings for chat offenses.


Administrative Level Punishment
Temporary Ban

This is where a staff member gives you a warning that does go on record. This is usually given for minor offenses.

Permanent Mute
This is the lowest level of an administrative level punishment and can be done by 2nd class moderators but is usually decided by Operators and 1st class moderators. The situation in which we use permanent mutes is rare and unique.

Permanent Ban
This is where somebody has crossed the line and committed a serious violation of the Community Guidelines.


Terms of Service & Supreme Level Punishment
Shadow Ban / Anonymous Ban

This is where we've considered a user's actions serious enough and/or the user is dangerous enough to secretly remove them from our platforms with no further information provided as to why, how long, or even know they are banned.

Censorship
This is similar to a blacklist except they can still access most of our platforms, however they can't communicate with any users on any of the Minecortex platforms and is permanently banned from discord. This is the HIGHEST LEVEL of being muted. Users at this level are usually VERY CLOSE to being Blacklisted, aka close to jumping out of the frying pan into the fire.

Blacklist
This is the HIGHEST AND FINAL LEVEL of punishment the Minecortex can deal out. A blacklist is where someone is permanently IP, UUID, and Email from ALL of Minecortex Services LLC. This is only done in the most extreme situations and can only be enforced by the Owner and the Owner's Top Managers aka The Minecortex Administrators. A blacklist is completely non-negotiable/unappealable and is usually given to those who hurt Minecortex financially and/or reputationally.



Staff Punishments & Discharges

These are punishments staff can receive for breaking the Community Guidelines and/or the Staff Handbook:
A discharge is a full demotion and removal of ranks/permissions. Removed from the staff team.

Dishonorable Discharge
This is a very serious offense and includes the highest Administrative Level Punishment or TOS/Supreme Level Punishment. The Leadership Team considers a staff member's actions to be reprehensible, completely outrageous and unacceptable. A staff member has did something very serious and has to be permanently banned or even blacklisted. Things that can warrant this are: 1) Treason, 2) Leaking private information either about the network or a player, 3) Creating drama or rumors to ruin reputation of Minecortex, 4) Terrorist/cyber warfare type of attack against minecortex. Offenders of this will have a bad mark put on their record and our bad recommendation of them will be made visible to the world via our website and/or youtube. At this point they are considered an enemy of MInecortex Services LLC and legal action may be taken.

Bad Conduct Discharge
This is where a staff member did something bad but not seriously enough to warrant a serious ban. E.g.: Failure to do things correctly after being trained, Failure to follow orders, etc.

General Discharge
The Leadership Team deems the staff member unfit to be staff. Staff member didn't cause trouble or act up but is not fit to be staff in the eyes of Management. Things that would warrant this: Not being active, Failing training, Too many accidents, Community doesn't like you, etc

Permission Revoked or Demotion
Staff member is not performing well or has done something to warrant being moved to a lower rank.

Warning/Strikes
A strike is a point against their rank for failing to do something correctly or getting out of line. If a staff member receives 3-5 warnings/strikes/points in less then 2 weeks, they are fully demoted aka discharged.

Verbal Warning
This is where their supervisor/commander/superior corrects them on something or lets them know to stop something before it escalates.

(Not a punishment):
Honorable Discharge

This is what all staff members should shoot for at the end of their career. An honorable discharge is where a staff member respectfully did their job but has to either retire/resign because they feel they can't do the job anymore or irl reasons. Staff member received a good or excellent rating for their service time, by exceeding stands for performance and personal conduct, they will be discharged honorably. Honorably discharged staff receive the "Retired Staff Member" rank along with many retirement benefits. Good recommendations from us will be given to any employer they try to get employed at.


Official Wiki - How to play our servers
Posted by: Computerist - 12-08-2018, 04:31 PM - Forum: Wiki & Information - No Replies

Official Minecortex Wiki

About
The Minecortex Network (Minecortex Services) is a gaming network and social media platform that seeks to provide a fun, joyful, and free experience to its members.


Servers
Proxy - This server networks and manages all connections to the servers below.

Factions - This server is where the factions gamemode is played. This server has the most power out of all other servers on the network and can handle heavy computer processing loads. To figure out how this is played or its features, scroll down.

Skyblock - This server is where the skyblock gamemode is played. To figure out how this is played or its features, scroll down. (Discontinued for budget cuts, may come back next year!)

KitPvP (Soon)
Custom Gamemode (Soon)


Global Commands
Network Commands:
/server - Lets you connect to a different server on the network.
/hub, /lobby - Sends you to the main hub of the network.
/msg - Sends a private message to a player of your choice.
/r - Sends a message to the last person who you messaged or who you messaged.

Normal Commands:
/sethome  - Sets a personal/private warp at your current location that only you can access.
/home  - Allows you to teleport to the home you set.
/back - Teleports you back to your last known location or where you died.
/spawn - Teleports you to the spawn area.
/warp  - Teleports you to an administrative owned area of the server.
/tpa  - Sends a teleport request to a player.
/tpahere - Sends a request to a player to teleport to yourself.
/tpyes - Accepts the teleport request.
/tpno - Denies the teleport request.
/enderchest - Accesses your enderchest remotely.
/kit - Allows you to see and select a package of free items.


Minecortex Factions Wiki
Hello new comer, factions is a gamemode where players team up to compete and become the best faction on the server. The ultimate goal is to be #1 on /ftop at the end of the season to receive the $100 USD Buycraft FTop Prize. The prize will change to paypal money once this network is more popular. The season ends every 3 months when people ask/demand a reset.

Faction technical information:
  • All players have 100 faction power (/f power). You can increase your player's power by purchasing a power booster @ https://store.minecortex.net

  • All factions have a power cap of 3000. This means once your faction collectively has 3k fp, you will no longer be able to gain power. No matter how many players you add.

  • You lose 4 power points every time you die.

  • Exploits and glitches that ruin the gameplay such as the ender pearl glitch is patched. Also creeper eggs can't destroy obsidian, this is a cannon focused server.

  • You have access to 4 /sethomes and /enderchest. You can get more /sethomes buy purchasing a rank package @ https://store.minecortex.net

  • You can buy and sell items via /shop.

Faction Commands:
/f create - Allows you to create your faction.
/f join - Allows you to join a faction.
/f leave - Lets you leave your faction.
/f who - Lets you to see information about your faction or the information of another faction.
/f power - Allows you to see a user's power level.
/f map - Lets you see a map of all chunks around you that are claimed, wilderness (not claimed), warzone (admin claim), and safezone (admin claim).
/f invite - Allows the faction officer (or higher) to invite a member to the faction.
/f kick - Allows the faction officer (or higher) to remove somebody from the faction.
/f ban Allows the faction co-leader or leader to remove somebody from the faction and make sure someone lower can't invite them back.
/f perms - Allows the faction leader to change permissions for his/her faction.
/f owner  - Allows the faction officer (or higher) to prioritized privileges and access to a claim for a faction member of their choice.
/f chat - Allows you to cycle through different chat modes. (Truce, Ally, Faction, Public)
/f sethome - Allows the faction officer (or higher) to set the home of the faction.
/f home - Allows (whatever rank the faction leaders set) to teleport the the faction's sethome.
/f open - Allows the faction leader to open which will make it so anybody can join without an invite or close the faction.
You can see more factions commands via /f help


Features & Items:
Crates and Keys. You can access crates via /crates or /warp crates, to view the keys you have available to open a crate you can do /keys.

Money pouches are items which will give you a random amount of money between the ranges specified. You can either get these from crates or by purchasing some @ https://store.minecortex.net or using crate keys.

Custom Arrows. These items are unique arrows which have special abilities. Explosive, Fire, Lightning, and Withering.

Generation Buckets. You have the ability to make instant cobble, sand, and obsidian walls via using /genbuckets.

Chunk Busters. You can completely empty a chunk down to bedrock via a chunk miner. You can get these via crates, special events, or https://store.minecortex.net.




Minecortex Skyblock Wiki
(soon)


Support & Contact Guide
Posted by: Computerist - 11-01-2018, 06:44 AM - Forum: Wiki & Information - No Replies

Minecortex Support & Contact Guide
This post should guide you in the right direction to how to effectively receive support.

If you need help regarding a purchase or just general support. You can make a ticket/request on the forums here or on discord. If for whatever reason you can't used our support systems or you just feel uncomfortable using the normal support system for whatever reason, you can email the Support Team via [email protected] Keep in mind that emailing us should be seen as a secondary way of support.

Major Emergencies, Extreme Urgency, & Internal Affairs:  If your situation is very serious (E.g. related to Terms of Service, U.S. Federal Law, or Staff Abuse) or you feel that the support staff are being corrupt, abusive, or misrepresented your situation you can contact the Ownership Team (Top/Senior Management) directly via [email protected] It will take us awhile for us to respond as the Head Administrators are very busy men.

NOTICE:  Contacting the Admins (Owners/Directors) should be seen as a LAST RESORT! DO NOT EMAIL THE ADMINS BEFORE MAKING A SUPPORT TICKET/REQUEST OR EMAILING SUPPORT ([email protected]) FIRST. All emails sent to the administrators ([email protected]) are taken VERY seriously. If you contact the Admins being unprofessional or generally rude, you will be permanently suspended from contacting the Admins and communicating with our email service.


(If you see somebody violating the Community Guidelines on the forums here, you can report their post and clicking the report button at the bottom of their post)

Support Links:



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