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Title: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Jonne on March 08, 2019, 11:19:43 am
Hi guys,

Since I've been very busy with work lately, and don't have a lot of free time anymore, we're making some changes. We're shifting some level 5 responsibilities to admins, so they can take care of it, instead of having to wait for the level 5s. The following responsibilities can now be handled by admins (level 4):


We hope this will speed up some administrative tasks, and end up in less waiting time for players.

We are also releasing our admin policy (https://planbserver.com/Admin_policy.pdf). The goals of this document are the following:


We are asking for your feedback, thoughts and further questions, for example on things you think should still be included, so this isn't a final version yet. Once it's final, we'll integrate it in the website as well. We hope this document clears up a lot on how our staff team operates.

Now, while I might not have as much time anymore, the upside of this is that I do not have to depend on VIP purchases to fund the server anymore. So, we decided to make chainsaws and snipers available to everyone (using /saw and /sniper). We hope that a bit more of a level playing field will attract more people to the server. We will be lowering the price of VIP from 20 to 10 EUR. For the people who would still like to help out and donate, we've set up a Patreon: https://patreon.com/planbserver. We chose for this platform as it allows us to be transparent with the donations that are coming in, and it provides a lot of the paying options that were requested before. This is only for donations, this means you will not get anything in return.

As for the ingame updates, here's an overview of what has changed since the last update:

UPDATE 19 March:
Adding to the staff changes mentioned here already, we're also promoting 2 new level 5s: Nikola (https://planbserver.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1435) and Quido (https://planbserver.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=5). They will support us in managing the server. Their responsibilities are listed in the admin policy, so if you need anything from them, feel free to ask!
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Chetan on March 08, 2019, 11:43:28 am
Saw and sniper for everyone. Enjoy!

xD

I hope people now follow duty instead of licking clans to get free vip
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Cipher on March 08, 2019, 11:53:09 am
Nice Update Jonne and Server will be more popular because of this update. <3
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Air on March 08, 2019, 01:07:19 pm
Great job , more fair play :D (hopefuly)
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Ahsoka_Tano on March 08, 2019, 02:37:53 pm
It couldve been removed :(
Now Undercovers can go as newbies :/

Eh i suppose its a good update so far :D
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: MRT on March 08, 2019, 02:45:15 pm
Nice updates  :)
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Aking_Bhai on March 08, 2019, 03:11:16 pm
LOL sniper saw free lets go uc bois
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: GeneraL on March 08, 2019, 03:30:55 pm
Great!
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: (1)[H]nZ88 on March 08, 2019, 03:40:09 pm
Yey I can now change my forum Personal Text from "Nerfs VIPs every night in his dreams" to something else :D Years of wishing that either snipers and saws get nerfed or get given to everybody, it finally happened. I love it <3
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: SaFi_Bhai on March 08, 2019, 04:11:59 pm
Nice one
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Haunter on March 08, 2019, 04:16:24 pm
One of the most excellent updates of History!  ;)
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: LPCOLTER on March 08, 2019, 04:28:36 pm
One of the most excellent updates of History!  ;)
I will make a sniper kill montage killing all worthless VIPs now :DD
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Panal_Abeja on March 08, 2019, 05:26:26 pm
jajajajajjajaja sniper/saw free 

pd : plzz put a limit for the sniper bullets   :P
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: [DsE]Alaster on March 08, 2019, 05:50:00 pm
Great job Jonne Sir for this Update :D
Also Saw And Sniper for free makes vip useless though and what ya think lets be UC ;P
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Yash on March 08, 2019, 06:21:57 pm
I see Plan C coming 😶
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: [ThuG].Tonny on March 08, 2019, 07:30:24 pm
Very good! Thx for the continuous updates!
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Carg on March 08, 2019, 07:38:54 pm
I see Plan C coming 😶
More like Plan Carg
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Satvik on March 08, 2019, 07:46:10 pm
Excellent!!
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Bully on March 08, 2019, 09:04:30 pm
Fair play for everyone .gg
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Srex_Zangetsu on March 08, 2019, 09:18:00 pm
Lol nice to see something was actually done.Good job! *clap clap* But damn,I had to register here and nag all this time just to make y'all move forward xD oh well,I'm finally satisfied to a great extent and wish for more things to be done,but take your time,of course.
I'm extraordinarily glad that now I am able to return the favor to all those abusers who thought they would be untouchable forever hehe
I was also wondering,how did you come up with what to change?Was there some consultation with some admins here?Shouldn't there have been a poll or something?Just asking.
Again,thanks for the update,now the 'randoms' can play and have a chance to actually do something.Still,if you think VIPs should be somehow compensated,feel free to do that.If this isn't the case,give them sniper and saw on spawn and not with commands unless they need them.
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Carg on March 08, 2019, 10:00:26 pm
Lol nice to see something was actually done.Good job! *clap clap* But damn,I had to register here and nag all this time just to make y'all move forward xD oh well,I'm finally satisfied to a great extent and wish for more things to be done,but take your time,of course.
I'm extraordinarily glad that now I am able to return the favor to all those abusers who thought they would be untouchable forever hehe
I was also wondering,how did you come up with what to change?Was there some consultation with some admins here?Shouldn't there have been a poll or something?Just asking.
Again,thanks for the update,now the 'randoms' can play and have a chance to actually do something.Still,if you think VIPs should be somehow compensated,feel free to do that.If this isn't the case,give them sniper and saw on spawn and not with commands unless they need them.
VIPs already have sniper and saw on spawning.
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Maddy on March 09, 2019, 04:07:28 am
Awesome updates!

But don't you guys think there should be some limitations for level 1 players to use the VIP weapons in every map? Like only a few bullets or access to VIP weapons for once a map?
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Aceô on March 09, 2019, 05:08:31 am
Quote
Added /saw and /sniper for everyone (https://planbserver.com/forum/index.php?topic=5045.0)
This is what I'm waiting for and I think that it's time for me to play ptp now.
Great Updates for the server Jonne, keep it up.
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Rage on March 09, 2019, 10:34:24 am
Lol seriously ?? vip and saw for everyone so VIP is useless now, i tought it's only christmas everyone have sniper and saw but ok... gg


Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Lions on March 09, 2019, 11:20:32 am
Awesome updates!

But don't you guys think there should be some limitations for level 1 players to use the VIP weapons in every map? Like only a few bullets or access to VIP weapons for once a map?



No VIP should be Cosmetic nothing more... and jonne dosent need VIP donations the fund the server
anymore. Now everyone has equal chances weapon wise , and thatís how it should be itís 2019 anyway this game is old and why do you need to restrict lvl 1 ? How much advantages you need more ?
you already have fastskin stop being low life bitches and let other enjoy this game too
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: cobby on March 09, 2019, 01:12:18 pm
My dream became true(free saw and sniper)
-1 FOr maddy idea


+repulation Jonne keep it up ma bro pro. :) ;) ;D :D :-* 8) ::)
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Maddy on March 09, 2019, 01:13:56 pm
Awesome updates!

But don't you guys think there should be some limitations for level 1 players to use the VIP weapons in every map? Like only a few bullets or access to VIP weapons for once a map?



No VIP should be Cosmetic nothing more... and jonne dosent need VIP donations the fund the server
anymore. Now everyone has equal chances weapon wise , and thatís how it should be itís 2019 anyway this game is old and why do you need to restrict lvl 1 ? How much advantages you need more ?
you already have fastskin stop being low life bitches and let other enjoy this game too
You wanna say that players with level 1 do not enjoy the game because they don't have sniper and saw? No, its not like that. I dont think anybody really pays for VIP to fund the server, they just want to enjoy more features for which they have to pay.

I am not against of giving saw and sniper to everyone, just saying to add a limit to use them. Your point is totally irrelevant to what I said about the limits. Those who paid for these features should enjoy them in extra quantity as compared to level 1 because they might paid for it only.
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Lions on March 09, 2019, 04:52:23 pm
Awesome updates!

But don't you guys think there should be some limitations for level 1 players to use the VIP weapons in every map? Like only a few bullets or access to VIP weapons for once a map?



No VIP should be Cosmetic nothing more... and jonne dosent need VIP donations the fund the server
anymore. Now everyone has equal chances weapon wise , and thatís how it should be itís 2019 anyway this game is old and why do you need to restrict lvl 1 ? How much advantages you need more ?
you already have fastskin stop being low life bitches and let other enjoy this game too
You wanna say that players with level 1 do not enjoy the game because they don't have sniper and saw? No, its not like that. I dont think anybody really pays for VIP to fund the server, they just want to enjoy more features for which they have to pay.

I am not against of giving saw and sniper to everyone, just saying to add a limit to use them. Your point is totally irrelevant to what I said about the limits. Those who paid for these features should enjoy them in extra quantity as compared to level 1 because they might paid for it only.

There is no need to limit them. You already enjoy your stuff
Why are you so against equal balance... are you so insecure that you canít kill newbies without your massive advantage ?
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: iDanz0r on March 09, 2019, 06:06:39 pm
Special features for Vip are no more 'special'
Bad move.
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Tuco on March 09, 2019, 06:33:03 pm
Great job, Jonne. Thanks for the effort that you and all the admins put so that we can have a nice time here :D
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Menace on March 09, 2019, 07:32:38 pm
Lol seriously ?? vip and saw for everyone so VIP is useless now, i tought it's only christmas everyone have sniper and saw but ok... gg
More laggers with saw gg😎
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Crash on March 10, 2019, 01:01:59 pm
We bought VIP for tuning cars and blinking colours. Fuck that, unfair shit.
Gang wars and armor fights will be increased cause of /sniper and /saw for everyone. Delete my account here and in game please.
I'm leaving this.
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Carg on March 10, 2019, 01:12:19 pm
We bought VIP for tuning cars and blinking colours. Fuck that, unfair shit.
Gang wars and armor fights will be increased cause of /sniper and /saw for everyone. Delete my account here and in game please.
I'm leaving this.
At last some good news! They will definitely make me join the server again!
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: (1)[H]nZ88 on March 10, 2019, 03:06:52 pm
Fuck that, unfair shit.
Allow me to laugh in your face.
We bought VIP for tuning cars and blinking colours.
You seem to be forgetting free and unlimited Nitro and fast skins.
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Finisher on March 10, 2019, 09:09:12 pm
We purchased our VIPs to help fund the server we spent years playing on. Even back when beta skins didnít mean shit in lagshoot, letís not complain people
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Srex_Zangetsu on March 10, 2019, 09:45:26 pm
Lol,I knew you'd be bitching,Crash.If you can't really stand playing on equal grounds,sure,go.This server shouldn't be for statswhoring on new and average players who don't have ridiculous advantages that some guys with full pockets do.Now,I feel like the server is more lively.Everyday,at certain point in time,there are about 30-40 players on server,and the game is actually something balanced and fun.Now,for example,us 'randoms' can fight back you sniveling sniping cowards who turn to using op armaments once you cannot kill us fair and square.So,I don't think, few of you guys leaving is a huge loss.You still have certain advantages,you cannot appreciate them.Maybe I would be angry too,if I were in yer shoes,but see,I don't pay for games.Whatever the case.Maybe I could donate someday,though I'm poor and don't really have any means for that.Still,now I'm massively satisfied with how the server is doing,thanks to approving my suggestion,so,who knows.If I ever have $10 to throw away,might as well donate them here.But,seeing how this admin guy Jonne doesn't need funding,maybe there's really no need for that.Maybe he should give y'all some more advantages,but nothing too overwhelming.Actually donating to help the server is what a man does;a kid only goes for insane benefits.
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Deadman on March 11, 2019, 02:53:09 pm
Great job, Jonne. Thanks for the effort that you and all the admins put so that we can have a nice time here :D
Aye!
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: YoMama on March 13, 2019, 03:00:26 am
Even back when beta skins didnít mean shit in lagshoot, letís not complain people
Snipers were comparatively balanced then, as well.

  • Added /saw and /sniper for everyone (https://planbserver.com/forum/index.php?topic=5045.0)
While I still believe that snipers are overpowered, this is definitely a step in the right direction. At least now, half the server isn't getting shot to hell with them without any chance of fighting back.

We are also releasing our admin policy (https://planbserver.com/Admin_policy.pdf). The goals of this document are the following:

  • Letting players know what to expect from admins/mods (what they can do and cannot do): right now I sometimes see a lot of frustration if a mod doesn't do anything, or mods getting accused of things they can't even do.
  • Defining what we consider abuse and providing the proper ways to report for it
  • Letting players know how we handle their personal information
  • Letting players know how we pick mods/admins and what we base ourselves on

We are asking for your feedback, thoughts and further questions, for example on things you think should still be included, so this isn't a final version yet. Once it's final, we'll integrate it in the website as well. We hope this document clears up a lot on how our staff team operates.
I am often unimpressed with admins elsewhere, in SA-MP or in other games-- most are bad at their basic duties, have few personal skills, and are too drunk on their own power to leave much room for compassion. I've always thought PTP's staff is and has been, for the most part, exceptionally fair and competent. This is the cherry on top. Excellent.
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: LPCOLTER on March 13, 2019, 04:46:01 am
No sniper and saw for non registered players, ask them to register when they type /sniper /saw this would increase registered player count.
Just saying kudos!
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Quido on March 13, 2019, 04:50:05 pm
No sniper and saw for non registered players, ask them to register when they type /sniper /saw this would increase registered player count.
Just saying kudos!

One of the reasons this change was made is to reduce the number of new players who leave the game due to feeling the game is unfair against them. Making them register to gain access to the weapons that are deemed to be the most powerful would negate the desired effect that this change brings. It could be argued that players who are not willing to stay for a short amount of time to register and gain access to more features would not stay anyway but I don't think we should take that chance when the number of players who play SAMP and PlanB is not highest to begin with.
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: LPCOLTER on March 13, 2019, 09:26:35 pm
No sniper and saw for non registered players, ask them to register when they type /sniper /saw this would increase registered player count.
Just saying kudos!

One of the reasons this change was made is to reduce the number of new players who leave the game due to feeling the game is unfair against them. Making them register to gain access to the weapons that are deemed to be the most powerful would negate the desired effect that this change brings. It could be argued that players who are not willing to stay for a short amount of time to register and gain access to more features would not stay anyway but I don't think we should take that chance when the number of players who play SAMP and PlanB is not highest to begin with.
1- Not all people playing SAMP are as wise as you think.
2- Most of the new comers are from south asia and phil., I always see a sense of greed in them so they stick together to server
3- People should be given a proper notice to let them know new update whenever a non registered player is spawned. He/She would definitely register.
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Ahsoka_Tano on March 14, 2019, 12:49:49 am
When u connect and somebody adds an update, put it in front of ur face when u choose a class.
After that it wont appear again until new update, done.
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: GlennN on March 19, 2019, 07:31:24 am
Appreciate the new changes.  :)

UPDATE 19 March:
Adding to the staff changes mentioned here already, we're also promoting 2 new level 5s: Nikola (https://planbserver.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1435) and Quido (https://planbserver.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=5). They will support us in managing the server. Their responsibilities are listed in the admin policy, so if you need anything from them, feel free to ask!
Congratulations  :D
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Jonne on March 19, 2019, 11:56:07 pm
UPDATE 19 March:
Adding to the staff changes mentioned here already, we're also promoting 2 new level 5s: Nikola (https://planbserver.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1435) and Quido (https://planbserver.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=5). They will support us in managing the server. Their responsibilities are listed in the admin policy, so if you need anything from them, feel free to ask!
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: [ThuG].Tonny on March 20, 2019, 12:30:36 am
Great! Congratulations guys.
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Menace on March 20, 2019, 12:47:57 am
Congrats to you both!
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: LPCOLTER on March 20, 2019, 03:56:54 am
Congrats to you both!
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Maddy on March 20, 2019, 04:25:10 am
Congratulations guys!  :)
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Deadman on March 20, 2019, 08:17:28 am
And that's how Nikola broke that record. KEK
BTW CONGRATS for your new post Quido and Nikola  ::)
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Cipher on March 20, 2019, 08:29:23 am
UPDATE 19 March:
Adding to the staff changes mentioned here already, we're also promoting 2 new level 5s: Nikola (https://planbserver.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1435) and Quido (https://planbserver.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=5). They will support us in managing the server. Their responsibilities are listed in the admin policy, so if you need anything from them, feel free to ask!

:OOO
Congrats guys! Good luck for being level 5 admin Nikola and Quido  :D
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Air on March 20, 2019, 11:20:07 am
Congratulations  :D
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Magic on March 20, 2019, 06:46:25 pm
Congratulations  :D
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Cubey on April 01, 2019, 05:02:47 pm
Damn, we bought VIP only for one purpose! Use saw on top of the tower, NOW ITS RUINED!
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: [DsE]Alaster on April 02, 2019, 08:10:38 am
Damn, we bought VIP only for one purpose! Use saw on top of the tower, NOW ITS RUINED!
Well changed my mind after 21st March It's worst to give free saw and Sniper to all forever because it makes purchase of vip useless and you don't have anything for winter update.  :p
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: DemOlisheR on April 02, 2019, 08:35:47 am
Congrats to you both!
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: GlennN on April 02, 2019, 07:22:54 pm
Damn, we bought VIP only for one purpose! Use saw on top of the tower, NOW ITS RUINED!
Not if you're a pro :)

and you don't have anything for winter update.  :p
Who said?  ::)
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Srex_Zangetsu on April 05, 2019, 01:14:20 pm
Lol true,it's up to admins to give other extras for winter holidays.And again...VIPs weren't bought :3 they were a benevolent comepnsation for supporting the server financially.
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: [DsE]Alaster on April 09, 2019, 06:40:56 am
Damn, we bought VIP only for one purpose! Use saw on top of the tower, NOW ITS RUINED!
Not if you're a pro :)

and you don't have anything for winter update.  :p
Who said?  ::)
Well what's new update giving everyone free vip skins xD or Nitros

I see Plan C coming 😶
I agree
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Bingo on April 15, 2019, 04:10:52 pm
I see Plan C coming 😶
Hahahahahaha
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Punch. on April 19, 2019, 06:58:18 pm
UPDATE 19 March:
Adding to the staff changes mentioned here already, we're also promoting 2 new level 5s: Nikola (https://planbserver.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1435) and Quido (https://planbserver.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=5). They will support us in managing the server. Their responsibilities are listed in the admin policy, so if you need anything from them, feel free to ask!
oh no nikola porqueee
congrats boys :))
Title: Re: Staff changes and other updates: 8 Mar
Post by: Lohit_The_Noob[Ce4] on May 26, 2019, 03:04:26 am
Shet, I realized I didnt actually properly read this topic and confused it with the latest one. Anyways.

I mean no disrespect but..

Damn, we bought VIP only for one purpose! Use saw on top of the tower, NOW ITS RUINED!

Speak for yourself and your misconceptions. Also weren't you talking about "supporting" the server when you weren't able to purchase your VIP through paypal?

I see Plan C coming


Ooo where did I hear this again? : think:  ;D and whats deal with you treating the VIP like a payment when it was a donation Mr. Ex-moderator?

Lol seriously ?? vip and saw for everyone so VIP is useless now, i tought it's only christmas everyone have sniper and saw but ok... gg

Ironically I remember VIP who came from christmas period that are more GM friendly and less whory than non christmas period ones. Improving from this point and making it less chaotic will only improve the server. Fake swat.


Regardless,I don't get why jonne has to take shit from the people who he gave out VIP in goodwill and just because 'they' somehow have a massive misconception by not being able to read 2 lines worth of text and topics that have existed almost since the start of PlanB to improve the VIP on. Was 3 years worth of grovelling the server into the dirt not enough?


Also congratulations and thank you for the new head admins, I am really happy that two of the more active admins (and one that isnt Mr.Silent in general) are the new head admins. [No ill intentioned jab at anyone, just happy that Lvl5s wont be rarer than pokemons anymore and are from the main active admins). Good move jonne.