Crea Gaming...here goes nothing.

csj

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Let's get down to business. Creagaming isn't going anywhere for the foreseeable future.

It was decided by Management to cease all operations but this will no longer be the case and on behalf of the Management team I can only apologise. To be completely transparent Vice City was due to launch almost imminently before the closing down announcement, bugs were eradicated, new additions were complete as were mapping fixes. You're probably wondering how my name went from Blue to Grey to Red, after lengthy discussions with James we have come to the agreement that I will run the SA:MP Management portion of Crea Gaming with Burton 's help as Lead Admin. Rickles will tend to the forums as he did, whilst James will now occupy a backseat 'Founder' title to oversee the entire operation and lend his experience and insight when needed.

Chenko has worked wonders on Vice City in a short time, adding new exciting features plus robust fixes to underlying issues the script had. His efforts nor the SA:MP Tester teams will go to waste and it will be rewarded. I appreciate the work they have done as do the Admin and Management team.

In the next few days the structure of VIP will be changing, as well as this there will be some changes in the Admin team as we prepare for the imminent launch of Vice City - if you're interested in becoming a part of the team please do apply!

The two key problems that need addressing in the community

  • Toxic and defeatist attitude - if you read the announcement and felt some kind of disappointment, whether it was because you thought you weren't going to be able to hop on an MTG-esque SA:MP server one last time, chat on a forum with lost friends from the community we all once loved... or some other reason then it is your help and positivty we need in the community. From early on in Crea we've had a LOT of negativity, trolling and elitist behaviour. We are not MTG, nor will we ever be. Sure we may not get 150+ consistent players on SA:MP but if we have 50 active players at a given time that doesn't make Crea a 'failure'. Constantly dogpiling on the server and attacking the efforts of the admin team, active players or development team at any given moment possible isn't going to help anyone - so with that said, if you choose to be here just for deriving pleasure in trying to make the community collapse, just go.
  • Lack of forum activity - with an inactive forum it's likely the SA:MP server too will be inactive. This is something I am going to address straight away and you'll see changes starting from today and over the coming week. A lot of players have been banned for acting out - some of whom I am close with and know it was out of character and something caused by frustration, frustration that stems from mismangement, lack of transparency and communication. It'll be my priority to see that a weekly update is provided by either myself, Burton, James, Rickles or Chenko - the content of said updates will vary from in-game changes, to forum policy changes and more generally opening up conversation to the community so that you feel your opinion is heard.
Below is an image from Google Analytics showing forum user activity per day - each member being a 'unique' visitor. The highest peak we hit was on the official launch date of Vice City which unfortunately did not meet the expectations we had set. This activity can easily be regenerated and exceeded. We will be aggressively advertising to try and draw more members in - seeking English speaking members from Indonesian and Russian SA:MP communities as well as some other strategies being looked into.

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Making the forums a better place

SportsBook Add-on
Copied directly from the XenForo plugin description as it describes it better than I possibly could!

"Sportsbook allows your users to place wagers on outcomes of events with virtual cash/points/credits (either with built in Sportsbook cash or via 3rd party cash systems). There is also a Betting Exchange that allows members to place one on one bets against each other.


Key Features
  • Betting Exchange (Member vs Member bets)
  • Categories with Full Category Permissions
  • Multi Odds types (Moneyline, Decimal, Fractional)
  • Wager Limitations per usergroup/category
  • Bookie set outcome limitations per event/outcome
  • Bookies receive stakes on losing wagers
  • Watch Categories and Events
  • Discussion thread integration
  • User Criteria for Trophies, Notices, Promotions
  • User Permissions
  • Bookie Permissions
  • Moderator Permissions
  • Reactions
  • News Feed Integration
  • Profile Integration
  • Alerts
  • Virtual Cash System - Has its own built in virtual cash system as well as the ability to use external credit/point/cash systems.
  • Phrased for Translations
  • Widgets - Comes with 12 built in widget definitions for creating various types of Sportsbook related widgets"

This will be configured either today or tomorrow (21st/22nd June) - we'll be looking to create a Sportsbook Staff team. Perks of being part of the Sportsbook team include receiving extra credits for staking, this is all I can say about that for now as it is still being figured out.

Sports events we choose to setup are not restricted and will be tailored to the communities interest. Whether it's e-sports (CS:GO or LoL), Football or UFC these can all be setup. You will be able to use your Betting Exchange currency for VIP on our platforms, whether it's SA:MP or eventually Minecraft. We will also introduce some other cash-prizes outside of the Crea Gaming realm just to spice it up a little bit and add a competitive edge to this. If you're not familiar with this plugin it pretty much looks like the image below and is self-explanatory.



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Embedded Livestreams
(Again copied from the plugin description directly)

A plugin to feature popular streamers as well as streamers within our community looking to grow their audience.

"Do you want to set all your favourite streamers in one list? Set this easy with Twitch Plugin!

View of wide and small widget visible on main forum page:
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View of sidebar widget:
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Embed livestreams widget:
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Subpage for all listed streamers:
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Remember to set your own Twitch Token! You can get it for free here: https://dev.twitch.tv/docs/authentication/

With this plugin you can:

  • Set widget with list of your streamers
  • Set widget with slider (big avatars visible above forum nodes and wide areas)
  • Set list of streamers in subpage, add it in navigation it’s always domain.com/streamers link
  • Surn off all offline streamers
  • Change speed of sliding stream title

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In short we'll be looking to feature streamers that the community like as well as our very own members that currently stream. Whether you're on Crea SA:MP or Minecraft we'd like to help you grow your audience and in return hopefully bring in new members that are interested in joining in.

For the members that have been banned in recent weeks - we'll be setting up a Lazarus appeal scheme so that you can appeal your ban if you feel it was unfairly given. This is a one time thing and will only exist until July 1st as we look to clear up the community and forums and address any issues at the root.

If you wish to apply do so here. (Feel free to share this link with banned friends - https://form.jotform.com/201723528245351)

That's all I can say for now, if you have any questions just ask away but please remember what I said about how you present yourself on the forums. If you wouldn't say it to a friendly stranger on the street you probably shouldn't be saying it here. Be a little nicer to each other and the community will remain here and entact for MTG and Crea members to converse and enjoy the platforms we have to offer.


Thanks,
csj
 
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Techy

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MTG knows drama!
Cannot believe this is happening just like when rickles tried to close samp n risen came in clutch.
Hahahaha
Always knew some of Jordan rubbed off on me ;) might as well get him on 'er
 
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Fluxx

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Honestly, I only just re-discovered Crea this week while looking through my e-mails and I would've been lying if I said I was disappointed to learn it was going to be over before I even really got involved again. Toxicity and generally shitbaggery has been rife throughout the forums this week (and probably before) but I don't think that it's necessary to call it quits. I think this is a great decision.

On behalf of any members who are actually here to try and re-engage with old friends and feel a bit of nostalgia playing a game they once poured their life into, thank you to all involved and to those who will try and breathe new life into this project.
 

Adamant

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Embedded Livestreams
(Again copied from the plugin description directly)

A plugin to feature popular streamers as well as streamers within our community looking to grow their audience.

"Do you want to set all your favourite streamers in one list? Set this easy with Twitch Plugin!

View of wide and small widget visible on main forum page:
Screenshot_2.png



View of sidebar widget:
Screenshot_4.png



Embed livestreams widget:
1592063437753.png



Subpage for all listed streamers:
Screenshot_3.png



Remember to set your own Twitch Token! You can get it for free here: https://dev.twitch.tv/docs/authentication/

With this plugin you can:

  • Set widget with list of your streamers
  • Set widget with slider (big avatars visible above forum nodes and wide areas)
  • Set list of streamers in subpage, add it in navigation it’s always domain.com/streamers link
  • Surn off all offline streamers
  • Change speed of sliding stream title

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________​

In short we'll be looking to feature streamers that the community like as well as our very own members that currently stream. Whether you're on Crea SA:MP or Minecraft we'd like to help you grow your audience and in return hopefully bring in new members that are interested in joining in.
Your favourite twitch streamer is coming back.
 

smalls

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Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahshahahahahahaha

can we fire stevo he’s clearly a fucking cry baby bitch flaming everyone he doesn’t deserved admin plus he’s a fucking weab
 
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