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Zorrothefox
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Fate of Towns

I am wondering about the status of three of our towns.

I have heard in chat that my good friend Corshot25 will not be able to log on to the server for 3 months.  I have also heard that internal_overide has declared his intention of quitting the server altogether.  I have not talked to either of them personally.

Although I have played here a long time (!) I never joined a town before.  A few months ago I joined Woodtown, one of Corshot's towns, and have enjoyed the experience very much.  (I also joined Burningham.)  I also have not paid much attention to what happens when a Mayor quits.  Of our four currently active towns (Woodtown, Intropolis, Burningham and Jerico) three are apparently going out of business either for a long time or perhaps permanently. 

Towns are a special kind of build.  If I build a massive mansion or a giant redstone machine and then vanish, well, it just sits there, so what.  But towns involve other people, not just the mayor.  Of course I am sure this issue has come up before, but I just haven't been watching.  What happens to towns in this situation?  And what happens to the inhabitants?  It is too bad that neither Corshot nor Internal made some provision for continuity, but when people quit suddenly either from circumstances or deliberately I imagine they seldom have or take time to provide for how this will affect other players.

I have heard that at least two other people are thinking of building towns or are building them.  Perhaps the answer is to all this is simple.  People migrate to active towns when an old one goes inactive. 

Three months is not forever, and hopefully Corshot will be back.  It is too bad about Inropolis however.  I don't really have any suggestions.  Anyone else?

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SMagicBaconS
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Towns

With people quitting, new towns will arise. Back in my day I was the first official mayor and I ran the only certified town on the server; until Xe made a town. It was a lot of stress, but I'm sure we will get by. Jc has a town still, dogdog01 is working on his, woodtown is still active and jerico is here too. Worst case scenario; ill reopen Magicville and do that alongside my usual Admin duties. Theres no need to worry about towns; they'll always be here :)

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xebright
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is it time for xeworld to

is it time for xeworld to reopen......?

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-Zebra

1999ajh
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Such as life, I suppose

For towns and even empires to rise to power and then fall is common in both history and the world today. Take my hometown, for instance; three hundred years ago it was one of the most important ports in the south of England, and now it's merely a little tourist town. cheeky

Where Woodtown, Intropolis and other cities may fall into disuse, others will rise. Heck, I've been to the newest region, and it almost looks like a town as it is. For towns to come and go is only natural, and personally I don't think we should worry about it. After all, things always change, right?

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-The Shogun

Corshot25
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It's been 5 days

I guess I'm missed that much already laugh. Anyway, WoodTown is not inactive, as I have managed to gain some free time this coming St. Paddy's day and over the Easter Holidays. I would also like to know who these new town-builders are. SkyIsle I fear has become inactive as the mayor, Shikoba_Sky, hasn't gotten any residents yet. I am currently trying my best to gain free time over the weekends, so don't be surprised if you see me thos week-end. Also, don't be surprised if you see me on only briefly on the weekends.

Don't lose faith in WoodTown!

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Sure look, be grand.

SMagicBaconS
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today Shikoba got 3 residents

today Shikoba got 3 residents!

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Browniesaurus
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Oh

I like the new site design! Now I can see who's playing without clicking again! Eventually, there will be a chat, and I won't even have to join the game! :D BrownieTown is now not open, and is not accepting new residents.

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Wash your creeper worries away, and just push play! My head is full of trees.

Corshot25
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Dammit! I really wanted to

Dammit! I really wanted to live in BrownieTown. It would have been awesome!!

 

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Sure look, be grand.

HyperRS
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Semi off topic

Semi off topic

Any good towns I can make a vacation home in? XD

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Browniesaurus
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Uh

VacationTown..?

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Wash your creeper worries away, and just push play! My head is full of trees.

HyperRS
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*scoff*

*scoff*

By that I mean not my main base house area thing, but somewhere to go and chill when I'm exhausted. Making a 60 wide dome of a base can be tiring you know.

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itsKateee
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Vacation Town!

Shikoba's SkyIsle sounds like a great place for you to check out. :)

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~ Kate

Corshot25
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VacationTown sounds fun,

VacationTown sounds fun, everybody loves vacations

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Sure look, be grand.