Yes I know I’m being very blunt with it all, but we have to face it. PCB is, well, dying. I am writing this on behalf of myself, ItalianChild, and Mythbeast but I think we’ve all noticed the change in PCB over the past couple months.
We have great ideas, but don’t have the manpower or motivation to carry them through all the way. Events for example, we stared that as a way to get people to do stuff on the server. However, the last time we did an event was early February at the latest. And when we do have events, very few people show up. The only exception to that was the first event we did, Big City Build. I guess when talking about ideas I should also talk about the multiple cities we start but never finish. And yes, I am talking about BigCity, CorraVista, Mythcity, and plenty of others. Not to mention all of the other random projects that we start but never finish. This is partly because of lack of people, and people not working with one another.
Even the people that do come on and do work with each other, are dissapearing faster than we can replace them. Filipenis was a great member on our server. He was the BEST builder and worked the BEST with people, even (and I dare say) better than _Andy does. He left because he got tired of the community promising help but receiving none and the total lack of togetherness on our server. I remember in 1.9 when we all worked together to build the vanilla server from the ground up. This was one of our shining moments, people actually working together to build a city. This time however has long vanished, and even if we did have all of those people working on something in today’s server we wouldn’t have enough. There’s more people leaving PCB than there are people coming in. The admins said that we (we as in they) were going to start advertising on January 1st this year. We as OPs wish we could help in some way, however we feel quite neglected.
Our power is quite limited on the server, even as OPs. Almost everything we do has to be run through by a SOP or an Admin. We also have a lack of permissions (Inlcuding things like W.E., vanish, server restart, ect.) that would be useful to us and to others on the server because as of now, we have to wait for SOPs and Admins that are never on to show up and do it for us. However, the problem doesn’t all lie within the admins. Most of the OPs quite apathetic towards their jobs. Me and Ital are two of those OPs and there are probably others that would be glad to admit it.
We understand how hard it is to run a server, myth has first-hand experience with that, me and Ital can see it first hand here. However, even for managing a server, and we hate to say this, our server management is very poor. Our admins are never there when we need them, especially our leader Andy. This is a point in PCB’s life when we need a leader to guide us in the right direction to keep us from dying. We’ve already lost classic, and even tough it’s not as popular, we still lost it. And we really don’t want to loose this server entirely. We love it here. There’s no other server like it here on Minecraft. And we need to keep it around for all to see and enjoy. However at the rate things are going, we don’t think we’ll last past August. However, there are things that we can try to do in a last-ditch effort to try and keep PCB alive.
For those of you who found this TL;DR here is a short version of what we need to do as a community to keep us alive and prosperous. First we need to be a community. We need to stick to the things we plan, and help others with what they have already planned. Weather that be a long project, event, or a random big build we all need to stick together. Togetherness is the first part in reviving any community. Second, we as OPs need some more power to make decisions. Even if its a decision such as putting an ad for PCB up on a Minecraft forum, or making a video about PCB and putting it up on the web. Even simple things like this would give us OPs something to do, and would make at least some of us less apathetic towards our duties here on PCB. What you Admins need to do is trust in us OPs. Third, we need to advertize. Plain and simple as that. Fourth, we need great leader. A leader who can get us through these hard times such as _Andy, only around more.
Guys, we have plenty of issues here in the community. However, we believe that if we can do these things, we won’t die off. In fact, I believe that PCB could become a wonderful and prosperous server. The main thing we must do is work together, which isn’t too much to ask. Thank you for reading this lengthy message, from JetBirdie, ItalianChild, Mythbeast, and all other concerned members of PCB.