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The future of Poseidon

Keep discord server and forums?  

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  1. 1. Do you want to keep the discord server and the forums?

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51 minutes ago, yinmaester said:

What is retardation for 500, Alex

And on the board Jim we have

a. A fake developer

b. Deathrun

c. TTT

love u tho

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20 hours ago, Higashi said:

just put bat, jimmy and tyger in charge.

Jimmy & Tyger work on server developement, staff management and interest projects

Bat works on overal community communication, management and future projects that will attract more people.

3 partners that work with one another using various forms of communication such as discord, trello, forums and whatnot to not only communicate with eachother but also the community on updates and new platforms.

For your suggestion to be viable, the people you propose for management positions have to be interested in those roles, and from what I understand, this is not the case, aside from maybe Tyger.

Part of the problem is those that are in management positions, such as myself, are for one reason or another no longer interested or able to invest the time and dedication to get a community and playerbase going in an increasingly difficult, more time-involving environment. It's been a fun side hobby which I missed and came back to, but it's just too much effort and dedication for me to justify against uni, work, and a social life.

Suggest ideas away dude, but I would caution against suggesting and advocating for people to fill positions, which, upon proper enquiry, aren't actually interested in those positions.

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On 9/17/2020 at 12:22 PM, Malcolm said:

For your suggestion to be viable, the people you propose for management positions have to be interested in those roles, and from what I understand, this is not the case, aside from maybe Tyger.

Part of the problem is those that are in management positions, such as myself, are for one reason or another no longer interested or able to invest the time and dedication to get a community and playerbase going in an increasingly difficult, more time-involving environment. It's been a fun side hobby which I missed and came back to, but it's just too much effort and dedication for me to justify against uni, work, and a social life.

Suggest ideas away dude, but I would caution against suggesting and advocating for people to fill positions, which, upon proper enquiry, aren't actually interested in those positions.

I shot a blank in the dark with 5 minutes to spare before work, so maybe not my best idea that ive had. And I fully agree with you, I work with Tyger IRL and we both have obligations both inside and outside of work, with the only free time we have spent on games or fucking asses. I myself spend some time talking to US gmod managers and communitys since I can never truly give up TTT. While there are people who are not able to fill these positions because of their requirements outside of poseidon there are plenty of experienced managers, both past and present that can spend a certain amount of time each week to fulfill a certain project.

The reasoning for not branching out into another community is simply its alot harder to do if you dont have the resources at your disposal, e.g. developers, forum knowledge etc. This is why its essential to start with a pre-existing community instead of the harder to bring up community. Lantos has stated that he would rather sell it off than hand it over (I have the sc to prove it). And I disagree otherwise, which is why it was good to see Lantos striking a deal in the middle of keeping the servers up, still under his management, but also the management of others if they put in the dedicated time and earnt the right amount of money to keep the servers afloat.

We have dedicated people in the community and those willing to go above and beyond, they just need to step up and put their hands up, hell I had to annoy Tyger just to post. This is a stable community, with an active playerbase (That has been frozen) and a dedicated development platform behind it, just need people to put their hands up.

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8 hours ago, Higashi said:

I shot a blank in the dark with 5 minutes to spare before work, so maybe not my best idea that ive had. And I fully agree with you, I work with Tyger IRL and we both have obligations both inside and outside of work, with the only free time we have spent on games or fucking asses. I myself spend some time talking to US gmod managers and communitys since I can never truly give up TTT. While there are people who are not able to fill these positions because of their requirements outside of poseidon there are plenty of experienced managers, both past and present that can spend a certain amount of time each week to fulfill a certain project.

The reasoning for not branching out into another community is simply its alot harder to do if you dont have the resources at your disposal, e.g. developers, forum knowledge etc. This is why its essential to start with a pre-existing community instead of the harder to bring up community. Lantos has stated that he would rather sell it off than hand it over (I have the sc to prove it). And I disagree otherwise, which is why it was good to see Lantos striking a deal in the middle of keeping the servers up, still under his management, but also the management of others if they put in the dedicated time and earnt the right amount of money to keep the servers afloat.

We have dedicated people in the community and those willing to go above and beyond, they just need to step up and put their hands up, hell I had to annoy Tyger just to post. This is a stable community, with an active playerbase (That has been frozen) and a dedicated development platform behind it, just need people to put their hands up.

if some idiot buys poseidon ill suck their dick

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Should have probably checked announcements here before I went posting in the General Discussion,

I myself have been eyeing the server almost every evening seeing if anyone was on only to be sad to see the count at 0. 

I used to play Posiedon a lot back before this relaunch ,and during this relaunch I was pretty hopeful that I could get some of that GMOD magic back. Unfortunately as I said in my thread in general discussion, I think a lot of factors have contributed to the community withering away. 

 

Ultimately no project on this scale should have been undertaken in the first place without the right motivations to keep it moving, but I can understand that in these times its perhaps more difficult.  In light of a global pandemic in addition to a lot of other problems around the world, I personally believe that online communities in general have been degrading as people have been forced to shift their priorities to their real life interests and stresses.
 

I just wish that the community remains optimistic about a future return of Poseidon and that whichever Staff take it on board, do so considering the problems that have plagued this relaunch and can hopefully avoid a similar fate.  In my thread i made I gave a lot of my own ideas on what things could be looked into for a potential revival.

 I'd encourage any future readers to not be dissuaded by things being too difficult or that people arn't interested in Gmod or that it's not worth it. DarkRP is an amazing gamemode in an amazing game and Posiedon was a great community and if you are asking yourself if it's worth reviving or not then the answer should be a resounding yes every time. Ultimately passion to undertake this sort of project can't be given or taken away it has to be discovered for yourself and maintained by yourself, I believe in life sometimes you just have to be the lonely star that shines for everyone because otherwise you'll just live in darkness. 



 

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For what it's worth, I'd like to thank the staff, management and devs for putting in the hard effort to revive the Dark RP server in the first place. Even if it did not work out in the end, I did enjoy it while it lasted and despite this incarnation of Poseidon Dark RP not quite capturing the Gmod magic of the previous eras, it still left it's own special quirky moments in my memory.

I'd like to give a shout-out to the Union, Chinese Fish Restaurant, Apu-Bay, Mole-Men, Mafia, Crips, Bloods, Church of Hamad, Triton Autonomous Zone, Ottoman Empire, Armenian Embassy, Russian Embassy(before the Ukrainian Neo-Nazis burnt it down), Komanov Family then onto the individual level; Kellar Keemstar, Hamad Jamal, Edgar Komanov, Alexios/Aleksey Komanov, WALTER, Cringe Mango, Nick Bean, Nancy Higgins, Anne Tifa, Robin Banks, Joe Harrison, Herr Koph, Boy SIMPson, Malcolm Turnbull, Atticus Keane, Jimmy Mann, Ari Karyan, Majin Goo, Apu Pu, John Bowed, some dude who was rping as Elon Musk, another dude who was rping as an android with a voice changer and all the other various eccentric organisations and colourful individual characters, I encountered along the way for providing the server this year round with a diverse range of personalities, stories and RP that made it a more unique experience compared to the other servers.

While it's sad to see the server shutdown, I do not think it was a complete failure as it was always going to be an uphill battle to take on the established servers like Supremacy or Elitelupus. I'm personally impressed with how long the server lasted and how fun RP still occurred from time to time.

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I said I would continue my previous appreciation post, and I want to honour what I said. Adding to the list, I like to express my appreciation for:

@Nick Bean You are certainly one quirky chap Nick. The level of passion, enthusiasm, and character you brought to your RP could only be parrelled by very few on the server. A DarkRP server always needs 'doers', those who have the creative vision, and the capacity to inspire and direct others into creating truly immersive, enjoyable RP experiences. You were certainly a 'doer', and in my view an essential one when it came to propping up the server with quality RP in periods where it needed it most. You were and still are very underappreciated Nick, and I would like to do my bit in correcting that. Thank you for your contributions man.

@Yuki ? One word, cringe. Okay, maybe not one word; that would very off brand for me. One of the most hard-working and mature staff members I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Always provided quality suggestions, and was never shy from providing the management team with the much needed scrutiny and constructive criticism needed to keep us honest. It is only through vigorous debate, and in the intense scrutiny of various ideas that the truly good ideas become apparent. You made me, and the other members of the management team better managers, and despite some of the harsh and invariably frustration borne responses I've directed to you in the past, make no mistake, I appreciated and valued your input.

@Russian Spy Another adornment of Poseidon DarkRP. Like Nick, you regularly contributed to elevating the standard of RP enjoyed by those playing on our server. A server is nothing without it's players, and contributions like yours make it all so worth it, and all so hard when things are to be wound back. I've never seen someone with such diversity in their capacity to roleplay in various roles and in differing circumstances. Thanks for all the moments man, really appreciate it.

@Araxamas In the same vein as the other mentions I've made, you were an indispensible part of Poseidon's DarkRP experience. No person can claim to have contributed more to improving PoliceRP than yourself. You were an ardent advocate for the improvement of the RP experience on our server, and it was always reassuring, if not sometimes intimidating, to see players equally, if not more passionate about the server than myself XD. Another important cog in delivering quality RP on our server, much appreciated man.

@Friend Very amusing chap. Bit of a minge at times, bit of scammer, but always managed to provide me with something to laugh at whenever he was on. Your Apu-Bay antics were always a solid source of humour and enjoyment. I for one will never forget asking for you to deliver me poo on Apu-Bay, because as it turns out, I may be somewhat partial to potty humour, although no nearly as bad as @bat. Thanks for being a meme man, you were very amusing.

More to come. 

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