Server leadership changes 2020

Hello! SilverWolv here. Since the inception of the WolvHaven server in 2011, I have mainly been in charge of overseeing the overall running and managing of the server.

However, all things will come to an end, and I will be moving off to doing my studies in University soon and will no longer be as active as I was last time. As such, I have entrusted several individuals with the responsibility to keep WolvHaven operational well into the future.

Who are the new head-honchos?

Since 1 August 2020, two of the staff’s existing admins have been entrusted and given the power to make overall decisions concerning the server. A new rank has been created for these two staff members – namely the PSO(OPS) and PSO(PC).

PSO stands for Principal Staff Officer, by the way.

PSO(PC) – essentially the community manager

Jotch is now officially the server’s PSO for Policy and Community. His role is essentially the community manager and will be in charge of overseeing, identifying, and addressing any issues or disputes within the community in general.

PSO(OPS) – essentially the backend operations manager

Mopsistudios, on the other hand, is now the server’s PSO for Operations. His role is to oversee and look into the server’s administrative processes; such as application processing and regulatory enforcement.

DevCom – essentially the server’s technical manager

Nixholas has been appointed as the server’s new development commissioner. He will be in charge in overseeing the server’s technical aspects such as uptime and upkeep of plugins together with his appointed team of server devs.

What happens next?

Both Jotch and Mopsistudios were identified to take over the role as both of them have great strengths in different fields. Hence, it was decided to split up the role between the two of them.

Both Jotch and Mopsistudios will now hold the ability to make final decisions for the server, and also change the way new staff members are appointed, and decide the appointment of new staff members.

WolvHaven Celebrates Pride 2020

🏳‍🌈EVENT DETAILS:

🗓 27 June 2020, 2PM UTC
📌 Grand Parade/Boulevard, Fifth Haven

🎉PRIDE PARADE

A pride parade will be organised along the boulevard in fifth haven!

🌆CONTRIBUTE A FLOAT TO THE PARADE!

– If you have build rights in fifth haven, build on an empty float directly
– otherwise make a float in lab and ask a staff member/architect to transfer it for you!

Float Size: 9m wide, 16m long, 6m tall

🥳MAKE A SKIN FOR THE PARADE

Join in the festivities and customize your skin for the event! (mibu is hinting thats he’s doing drag)

🏙DECORATE YOUR GARDELLIA TOWNS

Get your gardellia towns and cities in with the festivities! Decorate and pride-ify your gardellia towns!

💬JOIN IN THE DISCUSSION

Over in # pride-2020 in the WH Discord

WolvHaven is going 1.13

As final testing on 1.13 has shown to be going well, with minor or no major expected disruption to the server experience, we are excited to announce that we are excited that we will be upgrading to 1.13.2 soon

As of now, the tentative date for this upgrade is expected to be on 5 May 2020, from 3AM UTC

Judging from our test server upgrade, this downtime is expected to last between 4 to 6 hours, with the server hopefully ready by 9AM UTC.

A final call to report bugs from the test server

We do not want to require a backup restore should there be any extreme bugs. Should a backup restore be required, all progress made on the server after the upgrade will be lost.

Feasibility status for upgrade

Sustainable
This means that the server can operate as it is, taking into consideration several minor bugs and/or issues that only affect minute aspects of gameplay. 

The following issues can be expected after the upgrade

  • Lifts using EElevators having weird sign placements within lift cabins
  • Lifts using ElevatorsV2 having weird glass pane door glitching, and iron doors being destroyed

Elytra Racing

I believe I can fly!!!!

What?

We are hosting an elytra race. Players will race against each other to be the first to cross the finish line. We are hosting a knockout tournament in which players will race and the winner will proceed to the next round. All participants will get $50 just for participation. 1st place will receive $10,000, 2nd place will receive $5,000, 3rd place will receive $2,500, and 4th place will receive $1,000. Afterwards we will all race together for fun. The tournament schedule will be announced on Saturday.

Where?

-556, 113, 1931 in the Laboratory world. You may practice at any time!

When?

At parliament time (2PM UTC) on Saturday, 25 March.

How can I sign up?

You can sign up by confirming your entry in the #events channel on discord.

What are the rules?

  • 2 players per race
  • Each match contains 3 races with 3 laps each.
  • Don’t fly when it is your turn
  • Only use non-exploding fireworks.
  • Have fun!

Citizen Rank Applications open from 13 March 2020

WolvHaveners voted in favor for the implementation of a new interim rank between the Visitor and Citizen ranks – called “Permanent Resident” (PR) in the January 2020 General Election/Referendum Exercise.

On 16 January 2020, the PR rank was introduced by executive order, mandating that new Visitors who have completed the Immigration Test be promoted to PR instead of Citizen, without any promotions from PR to Citizen until further notice.

Applications Open from 13 March 2020.

The new Citizenship application will open from 13 March 2020. Links to the application forms can now be found in the Ranks/Application Forms pages under the information section of the WolvHaven website.

Applications will be processed on a weekly basis, with results released every Saturday/Sunday.

Nominate your WolvHaveners of the year

The WolvHavener of the year award celebrates the achievements and contributions by recognizing citizens who are leading role-models for all. Their achievements serve as an inspiration and challenge us to make our own contributions towards creating a better WolvHaven.

Honoring a group of well-respected citizens who spark discussions, change, and action on issues of national interest, the award also aims to promote active citizenry through the recognition of WolvHaveners who have contributed significantly to the community.

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Parliament discord trial

As part of the growing effort to make Parliament more accessible to all WolvHaveners, we are trialing a “hard transformation” approach to revolutionize the way parliament works.

The trial from the 16 to 22 June 2019 will see parliamentary debates shifted to the WolvHaven Discord.

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Changes to server access

Hello! WolvHaven has always enjoyed the continued support of all of our members and we are very appreciative of that. However, the time has come WolvHaven to start to find new sources of income in order to stay online.

As a result, we, therefore, regret to announce that we will be charging a recurring fee for access to WolvHaven. All money collected from the fees will go directly to keeping our server online and further perks will be given to paying members.

Apart from that, we will also be announcing a brand new rank system but more on that later. Let’s get on with what most of you are wondering; what are the fees?

Fees and details

Standard Access Local WolvHavener

US$6.99 for 1 month

That’s US$6.99 a month!

US$13.37 for 3 months

That’s US$4.46 a month!

US$42.00 for 12 months

That’s US$3.50 a month!

  • Access to WolvHaven
  • Gardellia Build Access
  • Access to /tpa and all other VIP commands
  • Access to all existing Donor commands
  • Access to WolvHaven
  • All perks of the Standard Access Package
  • A [Local] tag
  •  Access to WolvHaven
  • All perks of Standard access and Local package
  • A [WolvHavener] tag
  • Access to additional cool fancy effects

*All members of staff will receive access for free

New rank system

As we are now charging for access to WolvHaven, we will be revising the ranks on the server. The new ranks are as follows

Rank Name Description of rank
[Guest] Default rank; for those on trial
[Member] Given to those who purchase the standard access package
[Local] Given to those who purchase the local package
[WolvHavener] Given to those who purchase the wolvhavener package
[Architect] Earnt through applying for the architect rank
[Helper] Earnt through helper applicaton or staff selection
[Moderator] Earnt through staff selection
[Admin]/[Owner] Earnt through staff selection

 

What about new citizens?

We will be revising the immigration process in order to ensure that newcomers do not waste their money to come onto a server which they will have close to no access to.

The rules test and background checks will be carried out before the new member can purchase a package. The purchasing of server access will only be available upon passing the tests.

Prospective members may wish to “trial” the server before deciding on buying server access. Therefore, we will allowing all newbies to join the server only for a week as a “trial” access period. However, they will only be given the [Guest] rank – the equivalent of the current tourist rank.

When will this take effect?

These changes are expected to take effect starting 1 June 2018. This means that the last day WolvHaven access will be open for all is on 31st May 2018.

All citizens are encouraged to purchase their access passes before 25 May 2018 to ensure a smooth transition into the new membership model and to ensure that they are added into the server whitelist when we close off to the public come 1 June 2018 at 00 00 hrs UTC.

For those who are unable to purchase the server access, we thank you for your support thus far and hope to be able to see you again when and if you do purhase access to WolvHaven and if you believed everything you have been reading so far, well let me remind you that it is the 1st of April and all of this is just an april fools joke. HAPPY APRIL FOOLS!