The minecart plugin that we are currently using is being rewritten form scratch, and today the first Alpha version was released. They have tons of new features that can allow us some nice tweaking and hopefully also faster updates in the future.
I will have to wait until a proper version is released but it seems we will be able to continue with the current plugin and then upgrade to a better version. Stand by!
It seems that some people have an issue to display the forum when they are logged in, but when they log out, it works fine. Please check the following to help me fix this:
- Check if you CANNOT see the sidebar with the latest forum topics on the right side
- Tell me if you CANNOT access the forums.
- Tell me if there is a difference if you are logged in or not
- Tell me if there is a difference if you are using a different browser/computer.
With the help of Azkedar, we re-enabled the hunger games!
Check the hunger games help page for additional info!
There is now also a hunger kit to make a tree in case the seed is desert or ocean.
Azkedar wrote a plugin for me to reset chunks. Together with some coding I did, I can now warp to a lot, wipe all owners and members, snow-flags etc in one go and then reset it in another go. The really cool thing however is that I can now reset unlimited lots w/o having to restart the server. That means that I can handle now lot resets and therefore a higher user turnover much easier. Seeing that out map gets fuller and fuller (we hardly have any lots free in the empire that are 100% grass covered), it suddenly becomes an option to enlarge the map again to make space for more people….
Hunger games will be out of order for the time being. There is an issue with permissions that I cannot figure out. I will try to find the time to fix it ASAP and re-enable it then.
Minecart Mania sign commands are now re-enabled. Please try it out carefully. If you see that the server laggs or other strange stuff is happening, please stop using it and post here what you did, the coordinates etc. so I can go there and test it myself.
The essentials plugin was fixed, and XP buying is now re-enabled! Let’s hope that nothing else broke with this update
I have now – at least temporarily – disabled mob limits. Instead I have added a layer where one can see on the map all the player-controlled mobs. You have to switch that on on the layer icon so you can see them.
I hope to get a bit more transparency of the mobs being loaded even though players are not there etc. I hope to get a deeper understanding of the server load through this. Please note that this feature is only for me to be able to debug and will disappear sooner or later.
I changed the mob limitations again to be much more generous. If you want to participate in the discussion and evaluate / change the settings, please join it over at the issue tracker.
The minecart plugin was updated. If you had some issues before like elevator height limits or launch sign directions, please check it again, it should work now.
You can now add the [player] tag into a story and it will show the user’s name in the text.
We are having a bug in the shop. The issue arises if you try to withdraw items that stack but in other quantities than 64. To fix this, I need a list of all stackable items that stack in lower amounts than 64 in the format of
item-id => stacksize, item-id => stacksize, item-id => stacksize, etc
the command /ws help is now called /shophelp. While /ws help will continue to work, there is now no need ato use /ws <whatever> anymore anywhere. All commands now have their own text.
I made a new command: /website <username> . It will send the following message to the user (actually a /msg from you):
Dear <username>, you have just asked a question that is answered on the website. Instead of bothering everyone in game, please go there and look for the answer yourself: http://uncovery.me – Thats why we have it;
Hope this will be helpful for the endless questions and “please check the website” answers.
I re-enabled the minecart plugin except for the signs. I am waiting for a reply of the plugin author regarding the bug I filed.
There were some issues with MM, specially with the singcommands that basically crashed the server. When testing to restart the server, some issues of Minecraft connecting to the login server on top of it made it impossible to identify the issue properly.
So I removed MM for now and will test it tomorrow again to see where the issue is.
I have by accident found that someone who picked up the MM development released a new version 2 days ago! So I spent the last 5 hours configuring it – and it works now, after many restarts!
I changed the config a bit, so you might have to rebuild your stuff slightly. Most important change: All control blocks under the minecarts are now wool blocks. Old wool colors are the same all other blocks have been replaced by different color wool blocks. Also, powered rails now stop the cart if they are not powered. If they are powered, they accelerate it.\
See the Minecarts page for details please.
I re-wrote the way enchanted items are won in the lottery. You now have a 8% chance to win 1 item with 1 enchantment of a random level (1-max). So no more multiple enchantments. But you can win ANY enchantable item and ANY single enchantment that is possible for that item.
In the future, I plan to enhance it so that you can get on top of that a chance for multiple enchantments per item. Due to the fact that you can combine only certain enchantments on certain items, this is not so easy to do, so it is postponed for now.
Yes, this disables winning a super-enchanted item, but as a compensation the chance is now 8% instead of 3%, and the variety is much bigger.
It should now also be impossible to win snow golem eggs since they do not work anyhow. If you still get one, please let me know.
Since we have the courier software since some time, I forgot that we actually do not mention that anywhere. So I added now a page for the courier service.
Trying to always improve, we have now a poll to find out what you think about the shop:
Please answer these short questions to help us!