Skully

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    (iiMxRW) Refund Request

    @DeadMaster
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    Buycraft Halloween Sale

    until
    The Buycraft Halloween 15% off sale goes live for one whole week - no tricks, just treats!
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    IP Address Change

    Hello, this is no problem, you don't need preapproval for this at all. You should be able to join the server just fine.
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    Mute

    Mutes cannot be appealed. You can discuss it over Discord with the staff member that muted you however there are very slim chances it will be adjusted. Mutes are more than likely always valid.
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    Skyblock Island rollback

    Hi, Unfortunately earlier today we had an issue with Skyblock that resulted in a few chunks being corrupt. As a result, we had to rollback the server 24 hours. Please get in touch with me on Discord or create a refund request on the forums listing the items that you need provided back to you. https://forums.ultranetwork.me/index.php?/forms/4-refund-request/
  6. RECENT BOT ATTACKS Hi there, Recently I think we've all become aware that UltraNetwork has been the target for a series of bot attacks, now more than ever. I'm sure you all have questions and concerns regarding the server so this topic will serve as an explanation to the situation behind the scenes and what's been going on. What is a bot attack? To put it simply, it is when someone uses a client to send thousands of "bots" to a server at the same time, to overload the process usage and attempt to crash the server. The bots are client query connections sent to the server's IP address to act as normal players. They usually join with randomly generated names and stay in the server for as long as they can before being kicked for being idle or not logging in. They are mainly effective on cracked servers, because you don't need a Mojang account to join the server - thus a different username creates a completely new account. Why can't you just ban the bots? It's not as simple as that - bots join with a different IP address every time, using what is known as a proxy. You've probably heard of proxies or VPNs before. All they do is change your IP address. We can't just ban a bot by it's name or IP because it's constantly changing. Why is UltraNetwork being attacked? There is a variety of different tools and clients out there which are accessible and people use what they can for their own reasons. Personally I think it is sad and highly frowned upon to use such tools and bringing down servers for your enjoyment, revenge, or whatever other reason they may have. We have been experiencing bot attacks constantly, every single day for nearly a year. We've done our best to use plugins and tools to filter out as many bots as we can, though as we've seen recently - some newer bot platforms manage to slip through. The Solution There really is no way to resolve bot attacks except getting in touch with the creator of the tool or application, and agreeing on a server blacklist from them. Most services usually offer the ability to prevent their tool being used against a server for a certain price. Most bot attack tools get filtered out by our plugins and server protection, but a small minority can manage to slip through if smart enough, and if they're using fresh new proxy lists that haven't yet been discovered. It is extremely difficult to distinguish a genuine player from a bot before they even join and connect to the server fully. We will always be a target for bot attacks because we are a cracked server, it's as simple as that. The only thing we can do is try to negotiate with the tool creator or the person doing the attacks and come to some sort of solution. The last thing we want to prevent from happening is ultimately making the server premium only. While this will permanently resolve issues with bots, it will also reduce our playerbase significantly and that's something we are not willing to do. We care about the players and will do our best to provide our service to everyone. The future for UltraNetwork We will never stop attempting to keep UltraNetwork alive and running smoothly for our players, we are highly dedicated in providing an enjoyable experience on our servers to everyone - and that's exactly what we'll continue to do. The only thing we ask is for your patience in situations like these where we are the victim of another attack. These things take time to resolve, but at the end of the day they will be fixed and forgotten about within a week or so. For the time being, we have resolved the recent attacks and we should be reasonably fine for the upcoming future. Times like these are simply small hiccups in the road and we'll proceed past them gradually, UltraNetwork will continue to service and create an enjoyable environment for as long as possible. We'd like to thank our donators for being with us and our players for their patience. If you have any further questions, comments of concerns then feel free to ask below in the comments. Thanks for reading and playing at UltraNetwork!
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    [PRISON] Donators

    Donators are not greater or seen any more significant than regular players. All players are treated equally and given the same treatment within the server. When you donate, you are purchasing the perks that are available off the store, not a social level or class. It would be extremely unjust to implement this in-game as it is the primary source of communication between players, if you really want to do this then you can start a gang and use the gang chat.
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    cobblestone generator

    Hey, I don't understand what you mean. Are you asking why the generator makes iron or why it does not? It should be making cobble and iron, that is what it is intended to do.
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    I lost 4T

    I've refunded your 4T however in the future please use the according section for refund requests. https://forums.ultranetwork.me/index.php?/forms/4-refund-request/
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    Donator Rank Requests

    Done.
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    Donator Rank Requests

    If you have donated to the server before and would like to obtain the forum or Discord donator rank, comment with your account name below and we'll have it issued to you! Want to become a donator and get access to the exclusive Donator Tag and private Premium Hub? Donate today!
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    I'm GAMERMANA

    what
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    Filipino-Chat ingame

    As with all other requests for languages in the server, we need to see a substantial amount of players for the specified language in order to initiate creating a chat. If we create a new chat, we also have to translate all in-game chat messages, interfaces, provide forum support, etc. in order to maintain consistency. So far, our player base mainly consists of English and Spanish players, we have not seen enough players from the Philippines to result in a chat being required at this time though this may change in the future.
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    Donator Rank Requests

    Done.
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    I lost my pick.

    This is the incorrect section to request a refund. Additionally, we do not refund items lost at the fault of the player, please see our refund request guidelines for more information.
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    Easter Sale

    until
    EASTER SALE - GET 15% OFF ALL RANKS, UPGRADES AND BUNDLES! https://ultranetwork.buycraft.net
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    Monthly Top Voters

    MONTHLY TOP VOTERS Every month, we reward the top voters across each server as a thank you. It's simple to get involved in these rewards by going in-game to the server of your preference and doing /vote! You'll be issued your regular reward for voting but those who go above and beyond with dedication to voting for us regularly will be given higher tier rewards such as server ranks! To see this month's current top votes so far, you can use /sv top, your own personal vote count for the month is also shown in /vote. MONTHLY REWARDS Check out what you can win each month by simply voting for the server! The monthly rewards may be subject to change any time to be improved. It's possible to win twice in the same month on both servers, however you can choose which server your reward is issued on. You can check out the monthly top voters history by checking the top voting spreadsheet: http://bit.ly/UNTopVoters THIS MONTH'S REWARDS #1 TOP VOTER Gold Rank Voucher #2 TOP VOTER Iron Rank Voucher #3 TOP VOTER Coal Rank Voucher
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    i forgot my password

    Please see this topic for an answer to your question.
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    Donator Rank Requests

    You must be the donator in order to get the group, you do not get it if someone else had made the purchase for you.
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    Disconnected

    Hey, we were experiencing connection issues earlier today though it should be resolved now - try rejoin the server. If you are still experiencing connection issues then feel free to get in touch with an owner on our Discord server.
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    hello there.

    Hey man, welcome to the server!
  22. Hi there! I'm here to assist and give out some information to anyone who has previously applied to be a member of staff at UltraNetwork, or anyone who is interested. Being a part of our staff team is greatly rewarding, especially for those who strive to help others. The UltraNetwork Staff Team As the manager of the staff team, it's my job to ensure that we induct people with a genuine interest in helping other players, people who have a clean history and those who are known within the server for being generous and simply a down to earth person. There's alot of things that go into play when a staff member is being chosen, to this date we have received over twenty thousand applications, and less than twenty players have ever been accepted. We hold one of the highest standards you'll come across in any server and this is simply to ensure we provide the best experience for our players. At any given time, you can view who is in the staff team by checking the Staff Roster. (This is also available to visit from the navigation bar above the forums.) Joining The Team - Minimum Requirements Step one comes with getting passed the initial review, this consists of making sure you meet the initial application requirements, these are visible at the top of the application form itself though alot of people seem to completely ignore them. Half of the applications we receive don't even meet the minimum requirements and immediately get denied. You MUST meet the following requirements in order to become a staff member: You must be 13 years of age, or older. You must be fluent in English. You must have a minimum of 48 hours played on the server. (Check your play time with /pt) You must have not been banned from the server within the last month. You must be active. You must have experience on the server. You must be willing to use Discord. You must have a relatively clean punishment history. You must be present in our Discord server. Do you meet all the requirements? Good! Let's proceed. Joining The Team - Application Tips Question Responses The next part is to ensure your application is actually something that we'll want to read. We receive roughly five applications every day, so you need to do your best to ensure YOUR application strands out. Avoid writing generic sentences such as: "I want to join the team to help players" or "I am good at finding hackers". A more appropriate approach would be: "I strive to assist other players and gain personal motivation and a sense of achievement from helping and teaching newcomers." With a sentence like the one above, you've already demonstrated you're passionate about genuinely helping players and teaching new members in the community. When talking about your previous experience, it's important to mention your role in any other server you've moderated for, how long you were a part of the team and why you left. Evidence of being a part of a team is also quite strong to prove that you do in fact have previous moderation experience. Grammar & Language It's extremely important that you can demonstrate you have a basic understanding of the English language, along with grammar. This means putting full stops and commas where they belong. If you don't know what any of this means then I'm sorry to say you're probably not old enough to apply - you should probably get off Minecraft and go study for English class. Lacking grammar and showing broken English or incorrect sentence structures can result in denial because we require members who have the basic ability to communicate effectively and clearly, this comes especially important in a support and assistance environment like being a staff member since you'll be constantly answering questions. Activity Within Server We always look for key members who we know from the server, players who's names pop up in the chat every now and then. A plus if you're frequently helping players who have questions, this helps you stand out alot more. If you think being helpful only when a owner is online to slip past this will help you, it won't. We're online alot of the time, and primarily invisible to online players, especially myself. Asking About Your Application It is crucially important that you don't do this. You may be curious regarding the status of it, and this is normal but with the tons of applications received on a daily basis, we don't want to constantly check people's applications whenever they ask us. No matter how good your application may be, if you ask about it - we'll probably deny you since it displays your lacking patience. Applications are always reviewed, just be patient. In rare cases, applications may be left unreviewed for a week, though this only occurs in the event that we receive a large amount of them at once. Joining The Team - Background Check Your application itself is only the start of the process. If you get passed the basic application and we like what we see, the background check begins. This consists of the following: A basic check to ensure your application isn't copied from somewhere else. If we find your application is copy/pasted then you will be permanently denied from ever applying again so think twice. We double check to ensure the information in your application is true. This means a check of your actual play time, and player history. If you have been banned before then you have a lower chance of being accepted though this depends entirely on how many bans you have and how long ago they were issued. We run logs on your recent and previous chat history to see what kind of a player you are, and what kind of interactions you uphold with other players - do you come out as helpful, do you talk alot and do you use a decent level of English? The applicant is voted on internally by management and further reviewed by moderators and helpers - we get feedback from our current active staff members to tell us what they know about you. (Another reason why you should be nice and compliant to our staff. ) A final review to ensure all information provided and votes are genuine. At any point within this application if there are mismatches or any questions we may have, you may be asked to conduct an interview over Discord. A interview is extremely rare though if it occurs, you'll be asked basic questions regarding your application and about yourself. This can be done over text or voice depending on whatever you're comfortable with. That's it! You have all the tips and advice you need in order to successfully join the staff team! If you follow these instructions accordingly in your next staff application, you should see yourself being a part of the Helper Team in no time. You can apply to join the staff team here - https://forums.ultranetwork.me/index.php?/forms/1-staff-application/ If you have any questions at any time, feel free to comment below and I'll get back to you.
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    [Idea] Forums section

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    i was banned and it was a misunderstanding

    This is not the correct place to appeal your ban, please fill out the following form. https://forums.ultranetwork.me/index.php?/forms/6-ban-appeal/
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    Hi everyone isn't UltraNetwork so fun to play?

    Welcome, glad you're enjoying it!