Monday, 16 January 2017

Jobs Improvements

Based on player feedback and recent plugin updates I've made several changes to how jobs work:
  • Starter pay increased from $80 to $100.
  • Maximum hourly increased from $206 to $292.
  • Maximum hourly exp increased by around 10%. 
  • Some minor pay amount tweaks to provide better balance.
  • Virtually all block placing penalties removed, this is now handled another way.
The changes mean that players can earn at least 25% more per hour, level up (and so increase earnings) slightly faster and no longer have to be mindful of what blocks they place whilst doing certain jobs.

I'm also trialling Job Bonus Time, which gives boosts to players at set times of day. For now only a single boost is set up but I may add more if it proves popular. Here's the details:
  • Between 6 am & 6 pm (UK time) on Wednesday & Thursday all jobs give double exp!
I chose those days and times as they are usually the quietest times of the week.


Down For Maintenance

As Monday mornings are usually quiet I've taken the server down for maintenance as follows:
  • Full backup.
  • Update 3 plugins to latest version (minor bug fixes only) and test.
This shouldn't take more than 45 minutes, as always I'll update here when done.

12:15 - All done, players can now connect again!