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Removing Competitions / Eula Compliance

fergydanny

Owner
Staff member
Owner
Hey guys. as you can probably guess just from the title, we have taken the decision to remove competitions to comply with mojangs new EULA which is much more lenient towards server owners and only bans selling items that affect the competitive aspect of the game (competitions/pvp).


This decision was not easy and I truly believe in the grand scheme of things that it will help the server get better. For the last year or two since we've jumped on the payouts bandwagon, I've had to throw out resets faster and faster because when the focus of a server is competition, once the top players are ahead by too much, everyone else is discouraged from playing.


These quick resets have had a huge toll on the community and honestly, on me. Its a lot of work to put out resets, even more when you have a lot less time than before to do it. I find myself in a constant cycle of resetting the same three gamemodes, no time to work on new things or even host events.


These competitions have also tainted what the server once was, which is a place to just come to enjoy yourself and chill with friends. Instead we now have people backstabbing their friends just for a chance at a prize. I honestly never understood and probably never will why some players put so much emphasis on which server has the biggest prizes because at the end of the day, to be ranked in the top you usually have to put in as much, if not more than you make, and if its not you, its one of your team members taking the hit.


That being said, going back to having no payouts/competitions (factions top, island top, cell top, rebirth top) will allow us to reset less often which will be nice for the casual players who dont want to see their work gone after just 1-2 months every time and actually want to stick around for a long time.


It will give me more time to work on new stuff and higher quality resets since I wont always be on a strict timeline.


I know some of you will be mad (probably in majority the same ~5 people who have been winning all the competitions since the start) but I see this as a next step towards rebuilding the server to what it once was.


Finally, I will outline the specifics:


  • All competitions will have one last payout (for this week), this Sunday the 19th July at the usual time, 1pm EST.
  • Prison: Every consumable purchase made on prison between when its reset happened and this post was posted will be refunded in MM (since some probably have invested for the competitions).
  • Skyblock: This week was already mentioned as skyblocks last payout of the season so we are fine there.
  • Factions: Is ending in a week so this week is also already its last payout of the season.
  • All gamemodes will reset less frequently and we will attempt to work towards adding late game content on all gamemodes.


If there were a perfect time to do this transition, it certainly is now as two of our servers with competitions, including our biggest one are having their last payouts of the season this week. Which means that anyone that invested money into those for competition reasons will not lose anything, and as mentioned above for prison, we will be refunding your purchases back to MM and letting you keep the stuff for this season.


There might be further posts over time if more changes are needed to be compliant but for now this should be it. Thanks for reading and I hope you guys can understand/consider the points I made.
 
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fergydanny

Owner
Staff member
Owner
MM has been sent out for all the consumables purchased on prison from the 9 July to now
 

Winkminer

New Member
I look forward to understanding this better. Well done and for what it’s worth you have my backing. :cool:
 

Densityy

Well-Known Member
Honestly, coming from a player who competes for the prizes, all I have to say is that I couldn't agree more with your reasons for turning Momento into a casual server. I've lost friends at points to further my competitive edge which has sometimes proved pointless as I'm simply competing for money I could make quicker at a job IRL. I can't wait to play Momento more casually and since I got the 140$ I spent on prison returned, please keep an eye out for a giveaway coming soon :p
 

poppybear699

Active Member
Personally, I don't think this affects me that much so I hope this change really helps the future of the server

Question(s):
- So will topvoter be the only way to get mm balance? Or will it be removed as well?
- Will mm balance from voting come back?
- Are you working on the minigames?

Thanks for the replies!
 
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Th0m04

Senior Mod
Staff member
Senior Mod
Personally, I don't think this affects me that much so I hope this change really helps the future of the server

Question(s):
- So will topvoter be the only way to get mm balance? Or will it be removed as well?
- Will mm balance from voting come back?
- Are you working on the minigames?
For the first question, topvoter top will indeed be the way to get mm balance. As I believe Danny said the prices will stay the same and that'll mean it's gonna be a hot topic for those who want to gain mm balance.
For the second question, I'm not sure if Danny will add this back because it was easily abusable and people could gain a bunch of ad bal at each specific time.
For the third question, Danny has said one of the things he's gonna work on are indeed the minigames. 2 of the gamemodes right now are resetting soon and after that there is time for other things to work on. There will be less often resets so longer seasons.

I hope you got some new information to know. It'll be for everyone a new change and I think a lot of us are excited!
 

uhSecond

Mod
Staff member
Mod
Personally, I don't think this affects me that much so I hope this change really helps the future of the server

Question(s):
- So will topvoter be the only way to get mm balance? Or will it be removed as well?
- Will mm balance from voting come back?
- Are you working on the minigames?
This was discussed in the discord yesterday aswell. as far as I know:
1: you can still get mm balance from topvoter, and you'll also be able to get it with events.
2: Not sure about this.
3: he said he now has more time to spend it on different things such as minigames. so yes, he is going to work on minigames.
 

fergydanny

Owner
Staff member
Owner
Personally, I don't think this affects me that much so I hope this change really helps the future of the server

Question(s):
- So will topvoter be the only way to get mm balance? Or will it be removed as well?
- Will mm balance from voting come back?
- Are you working on the minigames?

Thanks for the replies!
1- Yes but we'll also have MM rewards for events when we get to doing those again.
2- Never going to happen, sorry
3- Not at the moment, kind of got stuck in the cycle of resetting the same gamemodes, after the new few resets (since they will be long term now), I will be able to resume work on minigames.