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Hello everyone! I'd like to introduce CityRPG 4, a better CityRPG for Blockland. We're looking to recruit team members to help us create and host a unique new CityRPG.

The CityRPG 4 Team
Lead Development
Lake “LakeYS” Youngs

Administration and Creative Direction
Alexander “PunisherLex” Friedlander

Map Design and Building
TBD

Video Production
TBD

Testing
TBD



What is CityRPG 4?
CityRPG 4 is a new and improved CityRPG mod. CityRPG 4 is based on the existing CityRPG code, but it will be heavily modified, with portions of it rewritten entirely.

Why not make it from scratch?
Many developers have made previous attempts to write a CityRPG from scratch and fallen short. We want to avoid that. Rather than trying to rebuild the base yet again, we're going to focus on reworking and expanding what's already there.

What kinds of new features can we expect?
I won't name specifics just yet as it's all heavily WIP, but we have pretty expansive plans, both to overhaul and improve the existing game, and to add awesome new features. We will be taking feedback VERY heavily into account to make sure CityRPG 4 is the best it can be.

Will you release the mod?
Yes. CityRPG 4 is currently in a pre-alpha stage. Once it leaves pre-alpha, we will release it to the public. The entire mod will be open source on our GitHub.

When is all of this happening?
We're looking to host our first server sometime in early to mid august, and the first Alpha release of the mod will follow shortly after.

What will the build be like?
Our first run will be set on a tropical island city. There will be a little bit of backstory behind the island to be revealed. In the future, we are hoping to experiment with some themed CityRPG servers as well.

Is there a roadmap for the mod?
We have a roadmap on Trello, but it's currently private as it's a work in progress. We're planning to go public with it soon.


For the past 5 or so years of playing Blockland, myself and several friends of mine have been fans of CityRPG servers on Blockland. Around August of last year, I began working on a CityRPG server with the help of my friend PunisherLex. The original plan was fairly modest; we were going to host a simple server for fun, running on Ty's CityRPG with a basic map. I made a fixed up version of Ty's CityRPG (still available for download here) that we were going to host with.

In order to add in features of my own, I started work on my own branch of CityRPG, initially called CityRPG X. This was meant to be a small expansion, just polishing some things up, a little extra feature here, another feature there. As I continued to work through the murky code behind the mod, I started taking notes--ideas, issues, concepts, bugs, etc. These notes grew to overwhelming size very quickly, and I ended up moving to create a full-blown design document for CityRPG. Taking into account input from friends, players, and posts here on the forums, the outline for CityRPG 4 has grown to be much larger than I thought it would.

For the better part of the last 6 months, I've continued expanding these plans and working on the mod itself whenever I could. The goal now is to make this design I've set out for CityRPG into a reality. It's far from complete and there's still a lot of work to be done, but I think we're about far along enough to make a great spin on CityRPG and a fun server to go with it.


Applications for each position are listed below. Just fill one out and send it to me here on the forums via private message or down below in this thread. You can apply for more than one spot if you'd like, just fill out the info for each one you want.

Each spot requires some past experience to back it up. We ask that you provide your timezone for our convenience, but it won't affect your odds of being accepted. Applications will be accepted from now to Friday, July 19th, so apply soon!

Tester
Info: Tasked with helping us test the mod for bugs. Our first playtest will be the Alpha 1 test, and will take place over the course of a weekend leading up to the server's opening.
Your in-game name and BL ID:
Your timezone:
Your Discord username (if any):
Past CityRPGs you've played:

Administrator
Info: Should have past experience as admin or host on at least a few reputable servers. You will be tasked with moderating the server and the Discord. You will also have a say in project planning and testing.
Your in-game name and BL ID:
Your timezone:
Your Discord username (if any):
Past servers you've moderated or hosted:
Why do you want to help moderate our server?:

Builder
Info: We're looking for people that can help us design and build our cities. Must provide some screenshots showing your existing work. Builders will have a fair amount of creative freedom with the builds, and will have a say in project planning.
Your in-game name and BL ID:
Your timezone:
Your Discord username (if any):
Provide some screenshots/showcasing of your previous work:

Video editor
Info: Someone with experience making videos. We're looking for help creating trailers, feature showcases, city timelapses, and server recaps. Editor will have a say in project planning.
Your in-game name and BL ID:
Your timezone:
Your Discord username (if any):
Provide some of your previous video work:

Developer
Developers, we haven't forgotten about you. We currently aren't accepting help with coding the mod just yet. As soon as the mod leaves pre-alpha, we will have more info on how you can help out.

Graphic designer
We currently aren't taking applications for this, however we may have uses for a dedicated designer in the future. Stay tuned.


We want your feedback! This is a project for the Blockland community. If you have suggestions, criticism, or ideas for CityRPG, please don't hesitate to share it with us. We will be relying on feedback very heavily and every bit of it is greatly appreciated.

Thanks for reading.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2019, 10:33:59 PM by LakeYS »

Tester
Your in-game name and BL ID: 47602
Your timezone: CST
Past CityRPGs you've played: I played Clay Hanson's CityRPG and I remember shortly hosting a CityRPG3 server, with lots of broken assets of course.

Qauks Admin Application:
 *I know its late but I wasn't getting discord notifications*

Your in-game name and BL ID: Qauk 222721 (This is my new account my old one I forgot the password of but the ID was around 27132, I don't know if that's right though)
Your timezone: EDT
Your Discord username (if any): Qauk
Past servers you've moderated or hosted:
-Crowns Cityrpg (Mod)
-Orangeman3's Cityrpg and all of his other servers (SA)
-Servo2's (Mod for a few days before the server went down)
-Ive been SA on 2 other servers I forget the names of though
Why do you want to help moderate our server?: I wish to help moderate your server because I see a lot of potential in it. I have experience with moderating servers on Blockland and other games. I also just love the Blockland community and want to help keep new/old players engaged in the game, plus I love City RPG's and want to make sure its free of abusive players and cheaters. If I become a moderator on your server I can promise you that the game will be 2x better and easier for you. :)