Tag Archives: Text Based Game

The Final Goodbye

Hey all,

The staff and I have talked about this and have decided that it’s time to end NewHopeMUSH.

The reason for this is both complicated and simple. Let’s focus on the truth. The truth of the matter is that people have lost interest in both running and playing this game.

When I lost interest, I took a step back and let Alias run it. He tried his best and found multiple people to help. In turn, they too lost interest. In the end, there is only one active staff member, besides Alias and myself, and that is Leia.

The truth of the matter is that it takes a team to get a product off the ground. We lacked the help to do that. In this way, the project failed to move forward.

I, personally, have learned from this. I believe the others have as well. As such, I don’t count this as a failure but, rather, a success. Learning something helps us grow.

If nothing else can be said for this adventure, let it be said we learned and grew from it.

I want to thank each and every person, staff or player, who has contributed to NewHopeMUSH over the years. Thank you for your time and your support.

Sincerely,
Jeffrey (Kimojuno).

Server Downtime

Hello all,

There was approximately seven hours of downtime today. This was due to an issue affecting the physical host that NewHopeMUSH resides on. Due to this, our provider had to take the server offline while they resolved the issues. This was beyond the scope of our ability to control and, unfortunately, due to security concerns, no prior warning was issued.

We understand that it is helpful to know when these things will occur but, unfortunately, we were unable to provide any notice due to the emergency maintenance.

As such, if there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to join us on our Discord at https://discord.gg/zhcCMFd

Thanks,
Kimojuno (Jeff).

Update Staff Post Listing

Voyager

Hello!

Welcome back!

We have a load of changes for you, the reader! For the potential player, staff member, and potential involved.

The Captain of Starbase 900 would like to step down. Meaning, we need a new Captain!

The Chief Engineer wishes to transfer to another starbase, so we need some one to step up!

The Chief Science Officer wants to change departments. Meaning we need a new experimenter in the lab!

Think you got what it takes? Think you know the position? Think you can handle it? Apply here:

IC Senior Staff Application

We also have a number of Staff positions open!

Are you a Reddit power user? How about Facebook? Got Discord power? Know Wikia?

We could use a helping hand with all of these platforms.

Know where to advertise for the game, where to find all the good RP’ers? We could use a recruiter!

Are you good at writing? Think you got mad pen skills? We want to challenge you!

Open staff positions: Builder&Coder, two Writers, Moderator Team, Social Media Administration / Moderation, and Game Recruiters. If you’re serious about it, join us in discord, and talk with us about how and why you should be made a team member today!

You can apply here:

OOC Staff Application

What  is expected of staff?

A single person may out for several roles at once. Don’t hesitate to admit you can’t handle something. I’d rather you decide to step down from a position you don’t favor then find out you’ve been struggling for some time. Like a single person may take charge of all of the social media, but decides Facebook is too much work in conjunction with Reddit and Twitter, but prefers Facebook, can let go of Twitter and Reddit.

I’d like a semi-formal division between Builder & Coder vs Rules & Mod teams. If only to keep the builders building, and the modders modding. Both Builder Team, and Moderator Team can have as many people as they wish. Moderation team should be kept to a respectable ratio to player base (Once up and running, and open for public play)

Writers keep players engaged. Idea on having three writers, (From **my** point of view.) is to have two main writers, and a tie break should there be a disagreement on something. How story flow should be, I’ll leave to writers… I can’t manage to write my own story in some decent flow style.

Recuiters I’d like to see a new ad or post on a weekly basis, maybe, depending on volume of places that can be advertised on. Active seeking of players would be the job.
Expectations of all* staff:

  • Respect towards other staff.
  • Respect to players.
  • A minimal weekly contribution to the community. IE:
    • Posts to social media
    • continuation of story
    • a newly built room | corrected code
    • new recruit ad.
    • Something!
  • To follow the same rules as non-staff.

Cardassian Union

The Cardassian Union has spoken with the three powers of the Alpha Quadrant and have managed to gain permission to join them on the station.

Things won’t be easy for members of the Union, as they attempt to once more take their proper position at the top of the food chain.

New Staff Member

Hey all,

Exciting news, we have a new staff member that will help us with building & coding! He has 20+ years of experience with coding and running MUSH games. Please welcome Fantom to the team!

Kimojuno.

Server Maintenance Completed

Hey all,

The scheduled maintenance from our host server is completed. This maintenance was required due to security concerns. As of 5:00AM Eastern Time, the server, game, and clients were back online. Everything should be up and running. If there are any issues, please let myself or a member of staff know.

Kimojuno.

MUSH Restarted

Hey all,

I had to restart the MUSH a few minutes ago. The downtime lasted less then a minute. I thank everyone for their patience. All should be good now. Remember the server will be rebooting tonight for the host server’s upgrades. That will be around 7:00AM UTC (~2:00AM Eastern).

Thank you,
Kimojuno.

Upcoming Server Upgrades

Hey all,

Our host server is upgrading the server due to discovered security issues possibly affecting the host machine. The server will be taken offline at 7:00AM UTC on January 19th, 2018. The downtime is expected to last no more then two hours. If we are needed for any reason, you can find us on Discord. The link for the Discord is https://discordapp.com/invite/zhcCMFd

I apologize for the short notice but these security concerns make it important for our host server to take these steps to ensure the security of our individual server and the data it holds. As always, I thank you for your patience and understanding.

Kimojuno.

New Staff Member

Hello all,

We have a new staff member! Please welcome Doctor to the team! He will be helping to building space objects and work on ASpace and helping us create new ships, space objects, etc!

Thanks,
Kimojuno.

New Staff & Staff Changes

Hello!,

There are a few staff changes to announce. Firstly, I am stepping back from my duties as Head Wizard. I have come to fully realize, and must admit, that I have not fully done everything I could to help this game. In truth, I wanted this game to be the best it could be, and I have come to realize I have not done right by this goal. As such, I am stepping back from the Head Wizard position and fully moving into the role of Head Builder & Coder.

From this moment on, Alias will be taking over the role of Head Wizard. It is my hope that with him taking the reigns that we can all come to experience what we all want from this game: Roleplay and Fun. I hope that we can all move forward and grow the game into what not only it can be but what it should be. Working together, I hope that we can all experience these things and that we can truly have fun. In truth, and I know I’m not the only one feeling this way, the game hasn’t been fun for a long time now. Let’s work together to change that.

Finally, I would like to welcome a new staff member: Leia. Leia will be working with both staff and players to design and play out new tinyplots. As such, she will quickly become one of our most seen staff members, as she works to help players have fun and roleplay more and more. Please join me in welcoming her to the team and helping her work together with all of us.

Thank you all,
Kimojuno.