Saturday 31 August 2013

August Challenge - WaterSlides

Don't forget your entries to the August Challenge must be submitted by midnight tonight, see this post of details of how to enter:

Thursday 29 August 2013

6 Month Anniversary

The Tekkit Classic server is 6 months old  this weekend!

Remember to join us between 9:30am and 9:30pm on Sunday for a very special hourly freebie, the opening of the new Player Mall, judging of the Waterslide Challenge, a treasure hunt and more!

Rough schedule:

9:30am and 9:30pm - Special hourly freebie.
9:30am and 9:30pm - 6 x random giveaways.
10:30am - 10:45am Player Mall opening.
11:00am to 12:00pm - Treasure Hunt.
3:00pm to 4:00pm - Challenge Judging.

Player Mall Replacing Player Market

The Player Market at spawn has served us well for the last 5 months but after much feedback we decided it was time for some changes so we've completely redesigned it as the Player Mall, the new building will be moved into place on the site of the old one this Sunday (1st September) to coincide with our 6 month anniversary.

What stays the same?

Just like the old stalls the stores can be rented FREE for players of MEmber rank or above.

The basic rental rules are the same and there will still be free cake and unclaimed loot chests.

What's changing?

Instead of 21 player stalls the mall will contain 28 player shops.

Stores are much bigger than the old stalls (5x4x5), you could easily fit in 8 trade-o-mats if you wanted to, although the minimum is just 2 to give you more flexibility.

Stores can be heavily personalised, you can decorate the inside as you wish (covers are recommended for flooring and decorating walls etc) as long as the store is usable and not offensive to anyone.

You'll need to come up with a store name to go above the entrance, this can be whatever you want as long as it fits on 2 lines of a sign and again is not offensive etc.

What about my stall?

If you already have a stall then please clear your items from your trade-o-mats before Sunday morning, you will also be entitled to first choice on a store so please message DiggyWig or DigginChickin if you would like to reserve one.

We'll be clearing out any empty / out of stock stalls over the next couple of days to speed up the move, any items still in the trade-o-mats will be put in your inventory or in a chest at your home if you don't have enough space. If we clear out your stall we will send you a message to let you know and offer you a reserved store in the new mall.

Can I still rent a stall?

No. Stalls are now being removed as they are emptied in preparation for the mall opening, the mall building will be in the same location that the market currently occupies.

How long will it take to switch from the Market to the Mall?

The switch should take about 20 minutes.

Wednesday 28 August 2013

New Commands added for all players

Some of you already noticed you could do this but it is now officially included on the commands page, now available to all ranks:

 /region list

This displays a list of all regions that you either own or are a member of, if you own it a '+' will be shown next to it (on the left), if you are only a member then a '-' will be shown next to it (on the left).
Protection Stones are named after their coordinates, e.g. the stone for a region with the name ps173x-76y1514z could be found at X:173 Y:-76 Z:1514.

/region info

This displays information about the protected area you are in, but only if you are either it's owner or added as a member.
This information includes the regions name, coordinates of the protected area and a list of owners & members.

Monday 26 August 2013

I'm Back!

If you were wondering about the lack of posts recently it's because I was on holiday!

I'm now back and catching up with the backlog of admin stuff as well as my studying, see you all in world soon.


Sunday 25 August 2013

September Challenge - You Have Spoken!

For the second time the monthly challenge has been chosen by you from a selection of player submitted ideas, the voting has now closed and although it was very close we do have a winner!

The September Challenge will be... Pixel Art

I'll start working on the details and will post them here in the near future, thanks to everyone who voted, this is going to be another fun one to judge!

The other ideas submitted will be reused for the poll next month along with any additional ideas submitted, if you'd like to make a suggestion just drop me an email, skype message or in game /mail if you're a high enough rank, I'll need at least one or two extra ideas before I can put the poll together.

Free Golden Apples Ends Tomorrow!

Tomorrow the hourly free food changes from Golden Apples to normal apples so make the most of the golden ones while you can!

I can also confirm that to mark the 6 month anniversary of the server becoming open rather than whitelisted there will be an extra special hourly freebie on Sunday 1st September between 9:30am (the time the whitelist was removed) and 9:30pm, you are not going to want to miss this!

Tuesday 13 August 2013

Server Status Added To Website

I've added a little server status box on the right hand side of the website, it will update with the number of online players and server status every 10 minutes. 

It's pretty self explanatory, if the background behind the number of players is green the server is up and running.

Monday 12 August 2013

Free Golden Apples for 14 days!

As a little summertime bonus we decided to change the free cookies to golden apples for 2 weeks from today, so for 14 days you'll receive 2 Golden Apples once an hour!

Saturday 10 August 2013

Marble End & Weapons Mod Changes

I managed to get hold of a patch for Balkons Weapon Mod so I've made a few changes this morning...

Changes to all non-PvP worlds:

Knives are now banned.

Changes to Marble End:

Right-click is now enabled for knives, meaning that they can be thrown!
Javelin is now enabled.
Crossbow is now enabled.
Blowgun is now enabled.
Arrows are no longer given at the resource points.
Bread is no longer given at the resource points (wheat is instead).
Flint is now given at a couple of resource points.
Feathers are now given at a couple of resource points.
Wooden planks are now given at one resource point.

The addition of flint, feathers and wooden planks means that players can now craft the Javelin and Crossbow (including darts) but must also now craft arrows instead of finding them ready made.

The blowgun and poisonous darts are only available in the new addition to marble end... a second ship has docked (although the dock is a quite badly damaged) and it seems to be some kind of portable jungle, maybe something to do with oxygen generation? Or maybe just to manufacture a rather dodgy poison? who knows!

I've had to remove the protection around the spawn room in Marble End, however I've added signs asking that players do not kill in that room, anyone caught deliberately spawn killing (i.e. within that room) may be banned from Marble End.

I've also adapted the plugin that handles banned items to ban certain items in Marble End only that can be made using available parts but have no use there, i.e. saws, buckets, shears & beds.


Friday 9 August 2013

Server Down - Hardware Issue

The server is down due to what appears to be some kind of hardware issue, our hosting company is investigating and hopefully we'll be back up and running soon!

UPDATE: 19:50 - The problem appears to be resolved, the server is back up :)

UPDATE: 20:45 - The physical server has gone down again, hopefully not for too long.

UPDATE: 21:20 - The server is back up and hopefully will stay up now!

Wednesday 7 August 2013

September Challenge - Poll Added

I've just added the poll to decide the September Challenge, you have 17 days to vote but can only select one option this time so choose carefully!

Tuesday 6 August 2013

214 Bug Fixed

Some of you have already noticed that I've now fixed the '214 Bug' that caused all items with an ID of 214 to be uncraftable instead of just world anchors as intended, so you can now craft:

214:1 - Concrete
214:2 - Block Of Steel
214:3 - Infernal Brick

And no longer need to request these items from an Admin / Mod or buy them from the Admin stall in the market, enjoy!

Server Maintenence

I'm carrying out some extra server maintenance today which is likely to mean several extra restarts today (and one or two short periods of whitelisting), it should be all done by mid-afternoon.

UPDATE: 14:00 - All done :)

Saturday 3 August 2013

July Fountain Challenge - Results!

Votes have been cast and the results are in, thanks to Jav0330, tottot99 & apenhoofd67 for being the additional judges!

Here's the results...

1st Place: Lorir - Disco Spire
2nd Place: creed2324 - Reapers Spite
3rd Place: thesurvivalist98 - Survivalist
4th Place: Benbuddy22 & lucasmarbach - Hope Fountain

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone that entered, we'll be arranging the prizes for 1st & 2nd place asap!

Here's some screenshots of the winning entries...

Lorir - Disco Spire (1st Place & Most Impressive Feature):

creed2324 - Reapers Spite (2nd Place, Best Name & Most Interesting Use Of Materials):

thesurvivalist98 - Survivalist:

Benbuddy22 & lucasmarbach - Hope Fountain (Most Unique Build):

August Challenge - WaterSlides

August Challenge - WaterSlides

As promised here are some more details on how and when they will be judged...

Judging will take place on Sunday 1st September, sometime in the afternoon.

Entries will be judged by DiggyWig, DigginChickin and 3+ other random players chosen on the day.

Each judge will make a first and second choice, being selected as a judges first choice will get you 10 points, second choice will get you 5 points, all your points will then be added up to get your basic score.

As well as the basic score bonus points will be awarded for:

Best name - 10 bonus points
Most impressive feature - 10 bonus points
Most unique build - 10 bonus points
Most interesting use of materials - 10 bonus points

For the bonus points each judge will get to cast a single vote for each category, the entry with the most votes in each category will get the points, or they will be split in the case of a draw.

Once all the votes are in, I will add up everyones points and post details here, the winners name will also be displayed on one of the boards at spawn and images of the builds will be posted here and on the Technic Forums!

The winning entry will also be offered a choice of prizes!

Entries will be disqualified if they cause excessive lag or death of the judges!

To enter you need to send the name/s of the player/s entering, the name you have given your it and coordinates the judges should teleport to when judging. This information can be sent either by skype (DiggyWig or DigginChickin) or e-mail ( but must be received by midnight on Saturday 31st August for your entry to be included.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you all come up with!

July Fountain Challenge

The entries will be judged this afternoon at around 3pm UK time, if you'd like to be a judge (we'll need 3 player judges) then please be online at this time!

Thursday 1 August 2013

July Fountain Challenge

Just a quick reminder that entries for the July Fountain challenge need to be submitted by midnight (UK time) tomorrow!

For more details see...