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      Shutting Down Salvage   03/05/2018

      Well...I've always hoped I wouldn't have to make this post, but I think it's time. Unfortunately, I'm going to be shutting down the server.  I just don't have enough time to bring you all the content you deserve.  It really does suck because I've put a bunch of work into the server, the website, and everything else that goes along with it, but it's time to accept it.  Besides not having enough time to develop what needs to be developed, the multiple $300 15-day advertisements, expensive premium listings, and other forms of marketing weren't really working for us, so it's hard to have the motivation to continue. What kept me going was you all, the players.  I loved the reactions I received after each update and the overall support for wanting to see us grow.  Many of you all have donated to help keep the server running, and it worked out for a long time, but we were just never able to get over that 25 online threshold.  Regardless, thank you to our generous donators.  We would not have made it this far without you all.  I must say it again...thank you. At one time, our community was strong and it seemed like only a matter of time before we would grow bigger, but something happened and that time has passed.  Other servers nowadays are just too far ahead of us with OSRS content that it's hard to compete.  Let alone, OSRS has snagged a bunch of private server players again because of how much content Jagex's team is pumping into it.  As a one-owner/developer private server, it's just too much to keep up with.  These other servers have entire teams on payroll thanks to their years of success.  It's difficult to measure up to these guys starting out by myself and not having enough income to support a few other developers. As far as the future goes, my vision is muddy.  I would like to think I'd be able to re-launch the server in the future once I have more time, but as a full-time employee of a tech company where I do software development 40+ hours a week, I'd like my hobbies/free time to not include programming.  If I do re-launch, you'll receive an email saying so.  Until then, I recommend checking out some of these other servers which I've been playing around on to try to spawn some ideas: Battlescape - It's a nice old school server with a ton of new OSRS features, but they do seem to pad their player count (I literally counted 35 people when it said over 100 were online). Survive-RS - This is a brand new server with a bunch of potential.  It's a survival-style take on OSRS, where there's zombies all over the place and you have to eat to replensih energy and scavenge for your equipment.  It's currently in beta, so there are some bugs, but the gameplay is very fun.  I see some similar qualities to myself in the owner as well. *Note, I was not paid to link these...I just enjoyed playing them. The website will be up until the middle of April and I'll be taking the server offline today.  Thank you to everyone who brought wonderful suggestions to the game and an awesome personality to the community.  Maybe we'll see each other again on another go around.  On behalf of the rest of the Salvage staff, thank you and farewell.   -Justin

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  1. Support Application: Mike (Gost) - 09/12/2017 In-game Name: Gost Total Time Played (provide screenshot): Have you, or are you able to join our community Discord server? I can join, I haven't joined yet. Have you, or are you able to join our community Skype chat? I can join, I haven't joined yet. Timezone: Central Time. USA. Age: 22 Staff Experience (Please do not disclose server names:) No staff experience. How many hours a day do you spend on Salvage? I spend anywhere from 3 to 6 hours, depending on the days that I work. What time(s) are you usually on Salvage? (e.g 3am-7am) I play when I have time at work, which my work schedule is Sunday through Thursday 11am to 8pm. I'll be on in that period if I have completed my work. Otherwise, I play usually from 10pm to about 2am, Central time. Are there any days that you are unable to play Salvage? Not usually. I can always get on, maybe for a smaller amount of time if anything, but I'll always be able to play Salvage. Have you ever been warned or infracted by a staff member on Salvage? (If yes, please explain.): No I have not. What 5 qualities do you feel you possess that will make you an exemplary Salvage staff member? 1) Honesty 2) Loyalty 3) Strong Leadership Skills 4) Love helping people 5) Friendly In 3 short paragraphs, why do you feel you are right for the position you wish to acquire?: Ever since I was younger, more or less in the 6th grade, I've always held a place in my heart for Runescape. It's a game that I love to play whether it's the actual Runescape or a private server. I have only played one other private server, I will not disclose names, but I did not feel welcomed, nor did I have a great time on it. But, when I joined this server I felt immediately welcomed, not only by Justin but also by other Staff members and in-game players. I absolutely love this server. Hoping that I promoted to a Support Salvage Staff member, I would like to say thank you for at least running down my application in thoughts of considering me or not. I wanna help people and sometimes have to put someone in jail for their wrong doing. This server is great, and I feel I can help make it a place where players want to spend their free time. I want to be able to help anyone that I can within the server. Spending my time in-game to help make this server perfect would be an awesome achievement not only for Justin but for everyone else, to have a flawless Salvage experience. Finding bugs, making sure everything works, testing them a million times, and so on. I hope I am considered for a Support position within Salvage, I have a passion for this server, and I will continue to play this server whether or not I get this position. It's a lot of fun and I know that I would be a great member to the team not only because I wanna help but because I love it. Thank you for reading this and I'll see you in Salvage. What do you hope to achieve if you are promoted?: I might repeat myself from the paragraphs above but I just want to help make Salvage is great server, I want to help other players any way that I can and hope that Salvage makes it's way to the top. If there is one rule you wish to change or address, what rule would it be? (Must answer) I don't know if this is a trick question but I would not change any rules, I have read all the rules multiple times, and there isn't one thing I would change. How do you feel about respect, loyalty, and rule enforcement as a staff member? Respecting a staff member is no different than respecting your boss at work, the staff want to make the experience of Salvage better for you, that's why there are rules, and rules keep the server or game from being cheated, making the play experience unfair for all players. Loyalty is a important characteristic because staff members should stay true to Salvage, not selling secrets to other servers or other players. and even just being an honest friendly character to everyone in game and the staff.