Saturday 27 April 2013

More Details Of The Changes

Just to clarify... you have until 10pm (UK time) to have me transfer your data across, the new IP will then be announced shortly after this time and the new server will have the whitelist removed at around 10am (UK time) tomorrow morning.

Here's some more details of changes on the new server...

Protection Stones & Regions

Some of you may have noticed that the rank based stone limits were buggy and didn't always apply properly, these have been removed and all ranks will have the same limit again.

Because the region file was getting so big I decided to decrease the stone limit to 2 stones per player, BUT also increase the size of the protected area, they will now protect a 61x61 area sky to bedrock, meaning that the area covered by 2 stones  is actually significantly larger than the area that used to be covered by 4 stones (an area of 7442 blocks vs an area of 6724 blocks).

We've also decided to put a sensible size limit on VIP regions so that they don't interfere with other players exploration of the world, this limit will be 251x251 (an area of 63001 blocks), which is almost eight and a half times larger than a normal players maximum area.


By popular demand players will now be able to set multiple homes depending on rank as follows:

NewBuilder - 1
Member - 2
Member+/VIP - 4

This does however mean we've had to sacrifice the 'social' commands, such as 'invite' and 'public', but I think most players will be happy with the change.


There is now a challenge board at spawn and we will be running monthly challenges with big prizes for the winning player or team of players!

Jail & More Helpful Helpers

We now have a jail and Helpers will have the ability to jail and mute problem players until a Moderator or Admin logs in. This should greatly reduce the problems caused by excessive chat spammers and griefers when no senior member of staff is online.

Helpers will also be getting back the ability to view players inventories to check for stolen items.

Offline Mail

The ability to receive 'Mail' when they are offline will be given to all players to make communication from staff easier, players of Member+ rank or above will also be able to send mail to both staff and other players.

Asking For Help

All players will be able to request help from a Moderator or Admin using a simple command, this will hopefully help clear up chat and reduce chat spam.

That's pretty much it for the major changes, don't forget to make sure you get your stuff transferred by 10pm (UK time) tonight!