Hey everyone,
It has been a while since I last did a personal thread of where Venom is heading and our plans. As most of you have probably seen I haven't been on much over the past month which has reflected badly on the whole community. My work effort definitely plays a big part in community involvement. After told I was having my internet upgraded I had technicians come out and upgrade my internet line but ended up doing the opposite and destroyed on of the terminal connections between the node and my home which left me without the internet for 2-3 weeks.

I'd like to discuss some of the current key points which are reflecting quite bad on venom. The first big one being the loss of community. We have promised features that haven't been released or even started on which is very disappointing. We felt like we had rushed the revamp when really we should have made sure everything was perfect before releasing to the public. We as a staff team think the network needs to undergo serious enhancements to bring back the enjoyment of Venom.

We have so many ideas we want to introduce but just not the stability to release them.
After months of buying ad slots and investing thousands, it appears that it just wasn't working for us. We want to focus more towards YouTubers and having public figures instead of just having a short period of an influx in players then dying back down to the usual amount of players. We've said this a lot in the past about hiring Youtubers, but it can be almost impossible to get into contact with them.
This is the reason we have promoted Aaron. He has many contacts with large Youtube network partners which we can easily benefit from. Not only has he started writing up contracts between Venom and quite large YouTubers but Improving the network is the biggest part we need to think about before expanding.

So here is what we have planned.
We want to close off Skyblock and Factions from public access so we can spend the appropriate amount of time to revamp it and bring something unique to you guys. We want to complete signing contracts for large YouTubers to get on board and help get Venom's name out there to everyone.
The hub will still be accessible as well as the cannon server, As for HCF release that will be going ahead as normal and will be considered a replacement for factions in the meantime.

I'm sure there are many questions floating around so feel free to leave them down in the comments below. My commitment and dedication to Venom has not changed and never will. I'd like to thank all those who still continue to stick around during these tough times as you are the real players!

Thank you everyone,
~ Venom Staff Team
Hey everyone,
Apologies on such a late thread, Been focusing on some upcoming features and simply kept delaying it. Expect a update log sometime this week and just a reminder the the Raid event is tomorrow. You can find the live countdown here: http://itsalmo.st/#raidevent
Please sign up in the registration thread to let me know whos gonna be competing!

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Here are the top 3 winners
1st place - $35 store credit
2nd place - $25 store credit
3rd place - $15 store credit!

Thanks everyone!

~ Matt | RoyalRaid
Happy voting!​
Hello,
I hate writing these posts because i feel like i've failed, but unfortunately we had some server complications just now. For some reason our plugins directory was moved elsewhere in our server location which forced things to start over writing themselves. We tried to salvage what we could but it caused more issues whilst corrupting player save files. As always we can thank our backup server which has saved us drastically. Backups are made every 3 hours which has saved us in this situation.

There has been no rollback on the map so any build changes you did will still be there, but we had no choice but to rollback plugins from 5h ago. Any changes such as faction claims, Sethomes, Auctionhouse, basically anything plugin related will be rolled back.

If you have any further issues please let me know and ill do my best to help!
This shouldn't effect anyone, only those who were on in the last 5 hours.

I sincerely do apologize as things like this on Venom don't happen often as much as some servers. It was just lucky we found the issue out now instead of 12 hours from now where things could of been a lot worse.

~ RoyalRaid