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Updated to 1.9
Published on 23rd March 2016
The main server is updated to 1.9. Obviously there will be bugs. Please report these bugs so they can get squashed!
Some planned changes in the near future are for a New End to better allow everyone to use the resources it has.
There have been many many plugin updates - I haven't had time to review all the new features in them. A key one - one that I know people have been asking for - is the ability to protect the new types of fences/doors in the 1.8 update. That's added now.
Published on 16th November 2015
Starting from now, beacons that been placed in survival mode are now breakable.
The new code logs the location of a beacon when you place it in survival mode and then allowed you to break it. There's a few flaws with how the new system works - some beacons will become blocked from being broken in some circumstances - however the new system is definately an improvement to the way beacons were previously blocked from being broken in survival mode.
Published on 6th September 2015
Today saw the release of a feature that allows players to change their settings in minecraft. Now players can choose to disable Leaf Blowing or enable Flux Mining, two features which fall in to the category of "some players want it, some players don't". Well from today, we no longer have to compromise! You can choose whether to use these features or not.
The major option though, is for donators. Finally, at long last, donators are able to set their own tags without assistance from an op. You can use colour codes to your heart's content, as well as a few formatting codes such as bold and italics.
All these features can be accessed by logging in to your octain website account, clicking on "view my profile" at the top and then selecting the "minecraft profile" tab.
Published on 6th September 2015
Here's the announcement for a few improvements we made:
- Armour powers are back! Type /ability in game to find out how to unlock your armour's potential! Thanks to gigosaurus for doing some major recoding of the plugin
- New spawn! The new spawn is much more friendly for new players. It's smaller, looks nicer and makes us look less like a minigames server. Type /spawn to get there or /hub to get to the hub, which has the old spawn nearby
Published on 13th August 2015
Congratulations to iamaminer and Shormu for taking up the responsiblity of adminship. Both players have with the server longer for years - in fact they have been around even longer than dddeeefff! We finally think they're ready to take on the role!
Edit 17th August: Shormu has been demoted for abusing admin tools for personal gain. Well done to the rest of the admin team for picking up on it incredibly quickly.
Published on 12th July 2015
The server has had a whole raft of updates. We're not on a more recent version of minecraft, and a load of bugs have been fixed just by updating the plugins.
I'm still experimenting with the plugins, but here's what is fixed so far:
- //butcher command now works for donators again
- Mob disguises for donators/supporters are back! Use /d (or /dis if you're an op)
- Server Icon of our glorious octopus is now visible on the server list
- When the server is starting up but you can't join yet, the MOTD tells you that
- Fixed console spam caused by craftbook (allowing ops to use console effectively
- There now appears to be a limit on the number of animals you can have in a small area (this was causing us lag before)
As for the mall, I have updated the plugin but the lag issue persists. I can now take up the issue with the developer in order to get the lag fixed
The bug with /givexp has also been reported to the people who make the scripting plugin that I used to make the command
Published on 20th May 2015
Apologies for the recent downtime on the evening (GMT) of the 19th May. The cause of the crash is unkwnown however at first glance it appears to be a power failure. Downtime would have been much smaller but there were a few concerns about a corrupted file. This issue appears to have resolved itself, however; please be on guard for any problems.
Some players, particularly those were online at the tmie of the crash, may find that they have lost their inventory, location and enderchest and that, when they join, the game will think they are a new player. There is no solution for this issue; no way to get your inventory back. Sorry for this inconvenience.
A support ticket has been logged with our hosts about the possible power failure. The company is known for its less-than-stellar support so we're not anticipating a great response out of them.
Further details will be posted when available
Published on 8th March 2015
You may have noticed that you have tried to go through a door in someone else's protected region and found you couldn't. You may have also tried using pressure plates and buttons, but to no avail. Well it wasn't always this way. A new version of the protection plugin (WorldGuard) came out and suddenly these things were blocked.
Today however, those restrictions are being lifted. WorldGuard will no longer block you from interacting with the following blocks:
- acacia door
- acacia fence gate
- activator rail
- bed block
- birch door
- birch fence gate
- burning furnace
- dark oak door
- dark oak fence gate
- detector rail
- enchantment table
- ender chest
- fence gate
- glowing redstone ore
- gold plate
- iron door
- iron door block
- iron plate
- iron trapdoor
- jungle door
- jungle fence gate
- mob spawner
- powered rail
- redstone ore
- sign post
- slime block
- spruce door
- spruce fence gate
- stone button
- stone plate
- trap door
- trapped chest
- tripwire hook
- wall sign
- wood button
- wood door
- wood plate
- wooden door
Note that other plugins may prevent you from interacting with these blocks! For example, our chest protection plugin will still correctly protect chests.
If you believe this adversely affects your protection, don't hesitate to contact an admin.
republished on 6th April 2015
We have taken the snapshot server down due to some technical issues.
All your builds are safe and, on request, we can transfer your stuff over to the main server!
Just join the main server and ask an admin for help!