So, as most of you are aware MBS has been going through some changes/updates/fixes since the Server Reset. Some of these changes a lot of you don't agree with. I'd like to start by saying this, just a couple months before the reset I held on to a few words @Ryan had said which made me love MBS just that much more.. He said "I love this server just as much as you guys do." regarding previous changes that some of you totally disagreed with. When you have a server owner who cares about the community, and the life of the server as much as Ryan does.. you just have to trust in his judgement when passing updates/fixes through. I've talked to Ryan many times, and know he truly would never do something that would corrupt the game play of the server.
Now @Kenny , I truly believe some of the community is toxic towards him for no reason. Since Ant0n resigned it put a lot of weight on Ryan's shoulders handling the development of this server. Kenny has been the one to take some of that weight off of Ryan by lending him a hand in all of the recent changes and fixes. For this reason, Kenny catches a lot of back lash and hate for this.
The only way this server is going to grow, and become a lot more fun is if you trust in the MBS Staff Team - and the changes they make to the server. Also, take into consideration that this is Ryans server - he owns it. So no, not ALL updates need to be polled by the community. If it is regarding fixes to the balancing of armor, weapons, drops, etc.. That is something that doesn't need polled. If it is something such as the Death Touched Darts and the status of them, then sure let's hear what the community has to say - which we did!
Now regarding the Death Touched Darts - and Voting , the final decision made which some of you are already aware of was Nex is no longer dartable. There were many options that could have took place, and we even polled it. Majority of the votes said to Remove Death Touched Darts completely! We didn't just listen to the people saying to remove them though, we took EVERY vote into consideration and found common ground. The one thing each voter had in common was to Leave things the same, and just make Nex undartable. This is one of more to come situations where we want to hear what the community has to say. & For the ones who still disagree, I hope you can find peace in the decision made and will continue to enjoy MBS for what it is.
For the people who disagree with the change of Raids. This is an example of something that didn't need polled. There was a serious flaw in the current formula. I can vouch for this because with team sizes of 10+ players, we were getting B2B2B2B loots! It was releasing HIGH TIER items into the game for little to no effort. Now it's going to take some effort to earn these higher tiered drops. Once again, this isn't something that needed debated this is something that was done to prolong the longevity of this game.
Our biggest issue we face as staff of MBS here lately is you guys as a community do not feel like you are heard, or your input doesn't matter. I assure you that your input is always taken into consideration. If you want to be heard more my PM's is always open, and there is a suggestions page right here on the forums. If you have this cool idea, or want to see something fixed - go to the suggestions page on the forums and post it for us to read. Kenny and myself are here daily reading new forum posts. Sometimes Ryan and Kenny don't reply to all of them, but that doesn't mean they didn't read them. 9 times out of 10 the things suggested are put on a "to-do list" because there are bigger things that need added or fixed.
Bottom line here guys/gals - There is still a lot of things that need fixed in the game. There is still a few bugs that need worked out. There is still content to be added. There is still balancing issues that will need to be fixed. You have to understand that there is only 2 people who is handling these things right now, and they have to balance their personal lives with their MBS life. Some things take time to fix, and I'm here to personally ask you all to please understand where most of these updates are coming from and that it isn't to ruin the fun in the game. It's to make sure you continue to have fun for years to come. I highly respect each and everyone of you in the community, and I hope that you guys can give the other staff members of MBS and myself the same respect in return.
Let me reiterate that IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS/CONCERNS/COMMENTS ... LET US KNOW! The only way we are going to progress as a server is if you allow us to make the changes and fixes, and give us ample time to do so. If you have any suggestions for the game, LET US KNOW in the suggestions page on the forums. I can assure you that I will personally look through every single one, and pass on the really good ones to Kenny or Ryan in the event they don't get to see it first.
Lastly, if you have a comment to make or a simple suggestion - and you claim it is just because you "want to be heard" , please do it in a professional manner. Do not read something and immediate jump to the offence "BLAH BLAH YOU DID THIS WTF BLAH BLAH!" No, that's what frustrates staff the most. We are people, speak to us as such. Let us know "Hey man, this doesn't quite work. Know if/when it will be fixed?" and you will be given an update on when it will be.
If you read through this entire post, and still have nothing but negative things to say - I hope you find peace in the changes/fixes that is happening to MBS and continue to enjoy the game like we all do. I have nothing but love for the entire server, and community and if you want to be a part of the server bettering itself then start by supporting the decisions being made, or comment on the ones you don't agree with in a proper manner.
Thank you all for your time, I hope you have a wonderful, safe Halloween!