Cayorion

About Cayorion

The founder of MassiveCraft.

Year 2014 Week 47

Direction

  • MonMarty, Cayorion: (Monday) Individual Direction: Directing each other in the marketing of MassiveCraft, Factions development, documentation writing and book-keeping theory.

Info

no activity

Game

no activity

World

no activity

Lore

no activity

Quest

no activity

PR

  • Cayorion x6: (Monday) Factions – Working on the new Factions documentation.
  • Cayorion x7: (Tuesday) Factions – Working on the new Factions documentation.
  • Thortuna x1: (Wednesday) Factions – Feedback on the new Factions documentation.
  • Cayorion x11: (Wednesday) Factions – Working on the new Factions documentation and the 2.7 release.
  • Cayorion x4: (Thursday) Factions – Working on the new Factions documentation and the 2.7 release.

Tech

  • Cayorion: (Wednesday) Factions – We now have /f claim and /f unclaim again. I concluded this was better than /f set.
  • Cayorion: (Friday) MassiveCore – Fixed a bug where the file idnamecache.json sometimes had to be deleted for the server to load properly.
  • Cayorion: (Friday) MassiveCore – Removed the base command alias “mc” since it conflicted with too many other plugins. And improved command registration API where you supply the registering plugin.
  • Cayorion: (Friday) Factions – Improved the automatic player kick it’s now safer and less error prone. FactionDynmap homes will now be hidden for hidden factions.
  • Cayorion: (Friday) CreativeGates – Re-Added the micro-permission-manager and allow gate creation and use per default again.
By |November 17th, 2014|Weekly Changelog|0 Comments

Reworking Factions

Intro

Did you know that Factions is developed by Cayorion, the server owner here at MassiveCraft? Cayorion is usually busy coding unique plugins for us, such as MassiveQuest and MassiveTraits. The last month however he has been focusing on Factions. In this news post we outline the changes made, why they were made and what can be expected in the future.

Changes Made

  • The map Teled Methen was released (this actually has to do with Factions).
  • The expansion FactionsRestore was developed.
  • The expansion FactionsTax was developed.
  • The faction creation price was lowered from 2000 Regals to 100 Regals.
  • The automatic inactivity player kick was changed from 20 days to between 10 – 100 days dynamically depending on multiple factors.
  • The faction flag monsters is now configurable by faction leader.
  • The power was increased from 10 to 20 for normal players.
  • The power was increased from 20 to 60 for premium players.
  • The commands /f f, /f claim and /f sc were reworked and improved.
  • Fixed over 50 minor bugs and issues reported on GitHub.

Changes Explained

It all starts with FactionsRestore. On big servers, like MassiveCraft, world maps are quickly worn out due to intense player activity. Soon all trees are cut down, all ores are mined and ugly dirt pillars cover the horizon. FactionsRestore counteracts this by restoring wilderness chunks back to their original release state.

The recently released world map Teled Methen is the first to ship with FactionsRestore enabled. Teled Methen turned out exactly like we hope it would. The world remains beautiful, resource rich and factions settling there enjoy knowing they won’t have to move to a new map due to the current one wearing out. With this in mind we have decided that most future maps will ship with FactionsRestore enabled.

But what about factionless players? On maps with FactionsRestore you need a Faction so you can claim what you wish to keep. With this in mind we have made Factions more accessible. Lowering the creation price from 2000 Regals to 100 Regals has made creating a new faction affordable even for new players. To counteract inflation and add a new layer of diplomacy to the game Cayorion developed FactionsTax. Factions now have to pay a low upkeep cost per chunks claimed. To gather that money the faction leader may optionally configure a tax for the players in the faction, which is automatically paid once a day.

In order to quickly clear out inactive one player factions that never really gets used, we reworked the automatic disband of factions and automatic kick of inactive players. Such player factions will be removed after only 10 days. But if you are an old active premium player you will benefit from as much as 100 days which is significantly much more than the previous flat 20 days. Use /f p for more info.

But what about darkrooms? Darkrooms have up till now always been build outside faction territory since monsters could not spawn inside faction territory. Now they have to be built inside faction territory in order to not be restored by FactionsRestore. With this in mind we made the faction flag monsters configurable by the faction leader. Monster spawning can be toggled on using /f flag yourfaction monsters yes.

We also doubled the player power! On MassiveCraft you get 20 power instead of the regular 10, and premiums even enjoy 60 power! This makes it easier to claim what you want to keep in the new FactionsRestore era. We are also confident we can afford giving this to our player base. After all the MassiveCraft network runs on 10 epic rackservers.

Last but not least the commands /f f, /f claim and /f sc were reworked and improved and over 50 minor bugs and issues were fixed. /f f looks better and does not crash for big factions. /f claim and /f unclaim have been replaced by the far superior /f set which supports weird stuff like radius unclaim with circular shape and flood fill. /f sc no longer freezes the client and uses smoke particles to remain active even when the player moves around.

Epic Times!

Changes to Come

Our future plans are revised all the time and should be taken with a grain of salt.
That being said the plans for the near future for MassiveCraft and Factions currently looks like this:

  1. FactionsTax will do the first taxation 7 days from now. Make sure to fill your faction bank!
  2. New epic world maps are in the making. They will be released with FactionsRestore enabled. The next one will be a snow and ice one called “Jorrhildr”.
  3. Old world maps like Daendroc will eventually be removed.
  4. The commands /f perm and /f flag will be reworked to use sub commands like /f flag set monsters yes and /f flag show.
  5. The commands /f recruit, /f member, /f officer, /f leader, /f promote and /f demote will be merged into a single /f rank command like /f rank playername officer and /f rank playername demote.
  6. The commands /f enemy, /f neutral, /f truce and /f ally will be merged into a single /f relation command like /f relation set factionname enemy and /f relation list enemies.
  7. A few extra utility commands will be added.
  8. More expansion plugins like FactionsTax and FactionsRestore will be developed.
  9. The main factions documentation will be updated.
  10. Finally the plugin version number will be declared up from 2 to 3! Factions 3 yaaaaaay!

So in short, what should I do?

These five things should get you well sorted!

  1. Become premium! Because you like MassiveCraft (and the 30+ ingame benefits)!
  2. /f money deposit 1337! So your faction bank contains enough money for the new /f tax system.
  3. Move to Teled Methen (optional)!
  4. Test out /f sc! Remember to enable particles in your client.
  5. Type /f p to see your faction inactivty kick length!
By |November 6th, 2014|General News|5 Comments

Year 2014 Week 43

Direction

  • Cayorion, MonMarty, Thortuna, leversandpulleys, Gethelp, Thorodax x2: Week 42 Meeting
  • Thortuna: Individual Direction – awesomelawson in faction power research and what info we need and discussing results
  • Thortuna, Thorodax: Individual Direction at each other discussing gamestaff progress, new aspirants and how to better the teaching methods we have
  • Thorodax: Individual Direction – panic15 in regards to his improvements and development within the Game department and MassiveCraft Team as a whole
  • Thorodax: Individual Direction – Kimodo in regards to his progress and aspirations within the MassiveCraft Team, and how to achieve them.
  • Thortuna, Th3_Drunk_Monk: Individual Direction toward eachother how to improve the gamedepartment, future events and current issues.
  • leversandpulleys, imboring56: Individual direction toward each other regarding Quest departments projects and improvements.
  • leversandpulleys:  Individual direction – Terence29 regarding separation of duties.
  • Thortuna, leversandpulleys: Individual Direction toward eachother discussing how to spread information better in the direction department.

Info

  • awes0melawson x10: Roleplay Server search behavior investigation and conclusion documentation.
  • awesomelawson x8: Faction power research and statistics.

Game

  • Th3_Drunk_Monk, Alj23, Kidmodo, panic15, werewolfslayer x2: Week 42 Meeting
  • Gethelp x4: Warzone Upkeep and creation
  • Thortuna x6: Gamestaff assistance
  • Thorodax x4: Gamestaff assistance
  • Thorodax x3: Manual World Restores
  • Thorodax x3: Gamestaff Training with panic15, Werewolfslayer and Kidmodo
  • panic15, werewolfslayer, Kidmodo x2: Gamestaff Training with senior Gamestaff
  • Thortuna x3, Thorodax, Ryciera x2, _Omnomivore_ x2, Kidmodo, panic15: Moderation of PvE events
  • Gethelp: Restores in various worlds.
  • Gethelp: Email confirmation fixes for people
  • Gethelp x3: Gamestaff assistance
  • Thortuna x2: World restores
  • Thortuna: Handled a very long intricate ticket
  • Thortuna x2: War Declaration Upkeep
  • Jamescl x2: War Declarations
  • Th3_Drunk_Monk x2: War Declarations
  • _Omnomivore_ x3: Ban appeals
  • _Omnomivore_ x3: Player Reports
  • Thortuna, Jamescl x2: Moderation of Body auction.
  • Sevrish: War Declarations
  • Gethelp x4: MassiveTickets
  • _Omnomivore_ x2: MassiveTickets
  • Sevrish x2: MassiveTickets
  • Thortuna x2: MassiveTickets
  • Th3_Drunk_Monk: MassiveTickets
  • Jamescl: MassiveTickets
  • Kidmodo: MassiveTickets
  • werewolfslayer: MassiveTickets
  • Thorodax: MassiveTickets
  • panic15: MassiveTickets
  • Thortuna: HelpChat Support
  • Thorodax: HelpChat Support
  • Sevrish: HelpChat Support
  • Kidmodo: HelpChat Support
  • werewolflsayer: HelpChat Support
  • panic15: HelpChat Support

World

  • imboring56 x2: Week 42 Meeting
  • Th3_Drunk_Monk x3, _Omnomivore_ x4, Thortuna x2: Renovating spooky to fit the requirements so it can be used for the Massive Halloween Photoshoot.
  • Ryciera x4, feiooos x4, DjWingedHope x4, Kellock93 x3, Knyxor x3, leversandpulleys x3, _Omnomivore_ x3: Haunted manor decor.
  • leversandpulleys, Awes0meLawson: Caretaker’s quarters and entrance on Summerhouse in Warrenord.
  • Ryciera x2: Flavor texting the manor.

Lore

  • BabaManga, Feyona, Plecy, Green_Hood, Ryciera x2: Week 42 Meeting
  • Jared4242 x7: Character applications.
  • The_Shadow_King3 x2: Wrote Fletcher Wheat.
  • Shayin, Plecy, Jamescl x2: Processed Fletcher Wheat.
  • Jamster_W_Seadoo x2: Wrote Dragonflower.
  • Thortuna, Plecy, Shayin, Jamesicle x2: Processed Dragonflower.
  • Billy_Dont_Rage x2: Wrote Firegrass.
  • Green_Hood, Shayin, Jamesicle x2: Processed Firegrass.
  • Sven_Tu x2: Wrote Ruby Flower.
  • Green_Hood, Shayin, Jamesicle x2: Processed Ruby Flower.
  • Oxoman x2: Wrote Angle Bushberry.
  • Green_Hood, Ryciera, Jamesicle x2: Processed Angle Bushberry.
  • JakkDhread x2: Wrote Lady’s Shine.
  • Shayin, Jamesicle x2: Processed Lady’s Shine.
  • JakkDhread x2: Wrote Witchhazel.
  • Shayin, Jamescl x2: Processed Witchhazel.
  • Oxoman x2: Wrote Emperor’s Pride.
  • Levers, Shayin, Jamescl x2: Processed Emperor’s Pride.
  • Sven_Tu x2: Wrote Brightmoss.
  • Shayin, Feyona, Jamescl x2: Processed Brightmoss.
  • 0romir x2: Wrote Preater Stew Horn.
  • Shayin, Jamescl x2: Processed Preater Stew Horn.
  • 0romir x2: Wrote Eluhwa.
  • Shayin, Levers: Processed Eluhwa.
  • 0romir x2: Wrote Honey Ball.
  • Shayin, Levers x2: Processed Honey Ball.
  • 0romir x2: Wrote Empairina.
  • Shayin, Green_Hood x2: Processed Empairina.
  • Levers x2: Processed Vices and Virtues.
  • MonMarty x6: Rewrite for Vices and Virtues.
  • Levers x2: Processed Vices and Virtues.
  • Levers x2: Character Outline Template.
  • BabaManga: Storyline for Pumpkin Spiced Kaffee.
  • Ryciera: Storyline for Potat-o-Lantern.
  • Ryciera: Storyline for Cullen SKink.
  • Ryciera x2: Storyline for Starting a Collection

Quest

  • Terence29 x2: Week 42 Meeting
  • Levers x2: Festival PvE NPC’s (creation/implementation/tweaking during event)
  • Terence: Additional quality assurance and fixes for On The Hunt.
  • Terence x3: Quest lead, commands, implemention for Starting a Collection.
  • Ryciera, Terence: Regions, item frames, and NPCS for Starting a Collection.
  • Ryciera, Terence: General quest quality assurance for Starting a Collection.
  • Alj23: Commands for Pumpkin Spiced Kaffee.
  • _Omnomivore_: Implementation and NPC’s for Pumpkin Spiced Kaffee.
  • _Omnomivore_: Commands for Potat-o-Lantern.
  • _Omnomivore_: Implementation and NPC’s for Potat-o-Lantern.
  • _Omnomivore_ x2: Commands, Implementation, and NPC’s for Cullen Skink.
  • Terence29, Darkfarce: Quality assurance for You Were Used!
  • leversandpulleys X2, Awes0me_Lawson: NPC’s and regions for You Were Used!
  • Darkfarce x2: Storyline and commands for Snack Time.
  • leversandpulleys: Quest workspace, spreadsheets, project, and quest document cleanup.
  • leversandpulleys: Created the How to Use cmdurl documentation.
  • Terence29: Implementation and regions for A Golden Chance.
  • Terence29 x2: Quality assurance and fixes for A Golden Chance.

PR

  • Thortuna, Ryciera x2: (Monday) PvE event for harvest festival
  • Thortuna, Ryciera x2: (Wednesday) PvE event for harvest festival
  • Thortuna, Thorodax x2: (Thursday) PvE event for harvest festival

Tech

  • Cayorion x7: (Tuesday) FactionsTax
  • Cayorion x5: (Wednesday) FactionsTax
  • Cayorion x2: (Wednesday) Factions – Better database migrations.
By |October 20th, 2014|Weekly Changelog|0 Comments

Year 2014 Week 42

Direction

  • Thortuna, MonMarty, Thorodax, Leversandpulleys x2, spectec: Week 41 Staff Meeting.
  • Thorodax, Thortuna x2: Individual Direction unto each other about the progression of the GameStaff and it’s participants.
  • Thorodax: Individual Direction with new Gamestaff and urging them to use teamspeak and communicate throughout the gamestaff more.
  • Thortuna: Individual Direction werewolfslayer – How to handle stressfull situations, how to stay in control of the situation with chat management when one is the only staff online.
  • leversandpulleys: Individual Direction, Terence29, his progression within Quest department.

Info

no activity

Game

  • Th3_Drunk_Monk, werewolfslayer, Alj23, Panic15 x2: Week 41 Staff Meeting
  • Thorodax x2: Manual World Restores in Various Worlds
  • Thorodax x2: Training with New Gamestaff
  • Thorodax, Gethelp, _Omnomivore_, Jamescl, Th3_Drunk_Monk x2: Gamestaff Assistance
  • Gethelp: Updated All Warzones to comply with the New Faction Permissions
  • Gethelp: Manual World Restores in Various Worlds
  • Gethelp: Email confirmation change for people
  • Gethelp: Rank 1/2 ticket training with Shayin
  • Thortuna x2: World Restores
  • Thortuna x4: Gamestaff assistance
  • Thortuna, awesomelawson: Discussing the x3 overclaim rule and brainstorming possible changes.
  • Thortuna, leversandpulleys, Thorodax, Cayorion, Gethelp: Discussing faction changes and deciding upon power levels, perm default setting for new factions and minor tweaks to faction config.
  • Thortuna: Pushing staff to learn and do War Declarations
  • _Omnomivore_ x2: Ban appeals
  • _Omnomivore_ x2: Player Reports
  • Thortuna: Helpchat
  • Shayin: Helpchat
  • Kellock: Helpchat
  • Jamescl: Helpchat
  • Sevrish: Helpchat
  • Kidmodo: Helpchat
  • Alj23: Helpchat
  • panic15: Helpchat
  • werewolfslayer: Helpchat
  • Knyxor: Helpchat
  • Gethelp x3: MassiveTickets
  • _Omnomivore_ x2: MassiveTickets
  • Kidmodo x2: MassiveTickets
  • Th3_Drunk_Monk x2: MassiveTickets
  • Shayin x2: MassiveTickets
  • Jamescl: MassiveTickets
  • Thortuna: MassiveTickets
  • Sevrish: MassiveTickets
  • werewolfslayer: MassiveTickets

World

  • Knyxor x2: Icicle Bo2 production.
  • mojaveboogieman x4: Icicle Bo2 production.
  • imboring56 x9: Icicle Bo2 production.
  • Kellock93: Icicle polishing.

Lore

  • BabaManga, Shayin x2: Week 41 Staff Meeting
  • BabaManga: Story progression post.
  • BabaManga x2: Noble upkeep.
  • BuffyCreepSlayer x8: Wrote String Magic.
  • BabaManga, Green_Hood, Shayin x2: Processed String Magic.
  • Shayin x2: Criminal Roleplay PSA.
  • Indyfan98 x5: Wrote Ice Magic.
  • Plecy, Levers, Sight x2: Processed Ice Magic.
  • Feyona x7: Wrote Light Magic.
  • iHave4sight, Ryciera x2: Processed Light Magic.
  • Ryciera x4: Festival release.
  • BabaManga, MonMarty x2: New noble system integration.
  • BabaManga, MonMarty x2: Noble management.

Quest

  • Darkfarce, Terence29 x2: Week 41 Staff Meeting
  • _Omnomivore_, Leversandpulleys: Implementation for Makram’s Dagger.
  • _Omnomivore_: Quest lead for Makram’s Dagger.
  • Ryciera: Quality Assurance for Makram’s Dagger.
  • Leversandpulleys: NPC’s and activation for Chocolate Wafers and Fishy Fritter.
  • Alj23: Commands for Gwaeron’s Fried Dough.
  • Leversandpulleys: Implementation, NPC, and QA for Gwaeron’s Fried Dough.
  • Ryciera x2: Storyline for Starting a Collection.
  • Ryciera x2: Storyline for Starting a On The Hunt.
  • Terence29 x2: Commands and Lead for On The Hunt.
  • Leversandpulleys x2: Implementation, NPC’s, and QA for On the Hunt.
  • Leversandpulleys x3: Implementation, NPC’s, Regions, QA, and setup for Archery Range.
  • Ryciera: Regions and signs for Ghost Tour.
  • Leversandpulleys: Implementation, 6 NPC’s, and Regions for Ghost Tour.
  • Terence29, Leversandpulleys, Ryciera: Quality assurance for Ghost Tour.
  • Terence29: Quest lead and storyline processing for Ghost Tour.
  • Leversandpulleys: Storyline for Blame Someone Else.
  • Leversandpulleys x2: Commands and Implementation for Blame Someone Else.
  • Leversandpulleys: NPC’s, Regions/Signs, and Well site for Blame Someone Else.
  • Terence29, Leversandpulleys: Quality Assurance for Blame Somone Else.
  • Leversandpulleys, Ryciera x2: Harvest Festival quest project leadership.
  • Darkfarce, Leversandpulleys: Individual mentoring in quest writing and command revision for A Golden Chance.
  • _Omnomivore_, Leversandpulleys x2, Awes0meLawson: Quest implementation and NPC workshop.
  • Awes0me_Lawson x2, Leversandpulleys: Extended quest commands for You Were Used!
  • Awes0me_Lawson: Implementation for You Were Used!

PR

  • Ryciera x2: The Harvest Festival Begins! (Site, Forums, Facebook)
  • DjWingedHope x2: Images for “The Harvest Festival Begins!”

Tech

  • Cayorion x6: (Monday) Factions – Work on the implementation of new faction territory claim commands.
  • Cayorion x1: (Monday) Teled Methen Release.
  • Cayorion x1: (Tuesday) MassiveSharding – Fixed a memory leak.
  • Cayorion x2: (Tuesday) ECommerce Research.
  • Cayorion x3: (Tuesday) Factions – Work on the implementation of new faction territory claim commands.
  • Cayorion, Thortuna x2: (Tuesday) Factions – Design session for FactionsTax.
  • Cayorion x4: (Wednesday) Factions – Reworked /f f.
  • Cayorion x2: (Wednesday) Factions – Design session for FactionsTax.
  • Cayorion x1: (Wednesday) Factions – Coding on FactionsTax.
  • Cayorion x10: (Thursday) Factions – Coding on FactionsTax.
  • Cayorion x2: (Friday) MassiveMoney – Fix an incompatibility with ChestShops sometimes causing player money to be erased when buying something.
  • Cayorion x7: (Friday) Factions – Coding on FactionsTax.
  • Cayorion x4: (Saturday) Factions – Coding on FactionsTax.
  • Cayorion x4: (Sunday) Factions – Coding on FactionsTax.
By |October 13th, 2014|Weekly Changelog|0 Comments

Year 2014 Week 41

Direction

  • Cayorion, MonMarty, Thortuna, leversandpulleys, spectec, Thorodax, Ryciera, Gethelp x2: Week 40 Staff Meeting
  • leversandpulleys: Individual Direction, imboring56, maintaining rank and future role in Quest department.
  • leversandpulleys: Individual Direction, Luthein, regarding future role in Lore staff.
  • leversandpulleys: Individual Direction, Darkfarce, aspirant roadmap to success and team welcome.
  • Thortuna x2: Individual Direction, Alj23, how to gain rank, heriarchy and project increase for gamestaff
  • Thorodax, Thortuna: Individual Direction toward eachother how to better the gamedepartment, how to make workflow better and aspirant training discussion

Info

  • _Omnomivore_ x3: Info part of: Suggesting new premium crafting recipes.

Game

  • _Omnomivore_, Th3_Drunk_Monk, Shayin, Sevrish, Aleixandria, WereWolfSlayer, Panic15, Alj23 x2: Week 40 Staff Meeting
  • Gethelp x3: Created the gates for use in the new world
  • Gethelp: Email confirmation change for people.
  • Gethelp x3: Updated all warzones to comply with the new factions permissions.
  • Gethelp: Restoring land in the worlds.
  • Gethelp: Rank 1 ticket training with Kidmodo
  • Gethelp: Rank 2 ticket training with Sevrish
  • spectec x2: mcMMO Stat transfer post and advising of forum form creation.
  • Thortuna x4: Gamestaff assistance
  • Jamescl x2: Gamestaff assistance
  • Panic15: Gamestaff training with senior gamestaff
  • _Omnomivore: Gamestaff assistance
  • _Omnomivore_: Ban appeals
  • _Omnomivore x2: Player reports
  • Thortuna x3: War declaration upkeep and item handouts
  • Jamescl x3: War declaration upkeep and item handouts
  • aleixandria: War declarations
  • sevrish: War declarations
  • Alj23 x3: Suggested wiki law changes
  • Sevrish: Rank 2 ticket training with Gethelp
  • Kidmodo: Rank 1 ticket training with Gethelp
  • Kidmodo: Rank 1 command/ticket training and clearance by _Omnomivore_
  • _Omnomivore_: Rank 1 command/ticket training and clearance of Kidmodo
  • Gethelp x5: MassiveTickets
  • Th3_Drunk_Monk x2: MassiveTickets
  • _Omnomivore_ x2: MassiveTickets
  • Sevrish: MassiveTickets
  • aleixandria: MassiveTickets
  • Shayin: MassiveTickets
  • Luthein: MassiveTickets
  • Kidmodo: MassiveTickets
  • Thorodax: Helpchat Support
  • Thortuna: Helpchat Support
  • Sevrish x2: Helpchat Support
  • Kidmodo: Helpchat Support
  • werewolfslayer x2: Helpchat Support

World

  • Satisarah x2: Week 40 Staff Meeting
  • MonMarty x8: Dragon bridge renewal and house construction + regioning.
  • MonMarty (x2), Luthein: Graveyard housing pack.
  • Luthein: Graveyard construction.
  • Luthein, Pizzaroles: Built the Bridge Towers Appartment design.
  • Danywood x10: New Central church exterior.
  • Ryciera: Harvest Festival work.
  • Kellock93 x4: Teled construction.
  • Satisarah x3: Ghost ship conversion.
  • Satisarah x5: Teled construction.
  • Knyxor: Teled construction.
  • mojaveboogieman: Teled construction.
  • Jp1976: Teled construction.
  • Shayin x2: Teled construction.
  • Kellock93 x3: Teled Temple
  • Satisarah x3: Teled construction #2.
  • Knyxor: Teled construction #2
  • MonMarty, Plecy, Babamanga, Ryciera, mojaveboogieman: Spookify Regalia.
  • spectec: Reconstruction of griefed areas in Premium Lounge.

Lore

  • BabaManga x2: Week 40 Staff Meeting.
  • 0romir x2: Wrote Shadow Weed.
  • Levers, Shayin x2: Processed Shadow Weed.
  • 0romir x2: Wrote Fly Orchid.
  • Levers, Shayin x2: Processed Fly Orchid.
  • Sven_tu x2: Wrote Fireweed.
  • Levers, Shayin x2: Processed Fireweed.
  • 0romir x2: Wrote Modrá Root.
  • Levers, Shayin x2: Processed Modrá Root.
  • Oxoman x2: Wrote Spirit Cap.
  • Levers, Plecy x2: Processed Spirit Cap.
  • The_Shadow_King3 x2: Wrote Black Orchid.
  • Levers, Plecy, Shayin x2: Processed Black Orchid.
  • Ben_2025 x2: Wrote Mint.
  • Shayin, Feyona x2: Processed Mint.
  • 0romir x2: Wrote Chokeweed.
  • Shayin, Levers x2: Processed Chokeweed.
  • Sven_tu x2: Wrote Ogrebait.
  • Shayin, Green_Hood x2: Ogrebait.
  • Sven_tu x2: Flora QA and spreadsheet maintenance.
  • MonMarty, Ryciera, BabaManga, Levers: Worked on Race Format.
  • Ryciera, MonMarty, BabaManga, Levers: Lore staff meeting. Upyr discussion.
  • Plecy: Storyline for Aurane’s Haunting.
  • Plecy: Storyline for Chocolate Wafers.
  • Plecy: Storyline for Dragonet Apple Pie.
  • Plecy: Storyline for Crunchy Caramel Apple.
  • Jared4242: Storyline for Magebane Mints.
  • Jared4242: Storyline for Q’urebo Hairballs.
  • BabaManga: Storyline for Strawberry Tart.
  • Feyona: Storyline for Gwaeron’s Fried Dough.
  • Feyona x2: Storyline for Ghost Tour.
  • MonMarty x2: Made the Ur image work.
  • MonMarty, Ryciera, leversandpulleys, BabaManga: Lore lead meeting.
  • Plecy, MonMarty, BabaManga, Ryciera, leversandpulleys: lore friday meeting.

Quest

  • imboring56, Terence29 x2: Week 40 Staff Meeting
  • Ryciera, Levers: Implemented Aurane’s Haunting.
  • leversandpulleys x3: Quest staff wiki page.
  • leversandpulleys: Storyline for Archery Range.
  • leversandpulleys x2: Extended commands for Archery Range.
  • imboring56: Commands for One Small Favor.
  • imboring56: Commands for Arachnid Demise.
  • Alj23: Quest commands for The Well.
  • imboring56: Implementation for Chocolate Wafers.
  • _Omnomivore_ x2: Commands and revisions for Makram’s Dagger.
  • imboring56: Implementation, NPC Strawberry Tart.
  • imboring56: Implementation for Fishy Fritter.
  • _Omnomivore_: Commands for Candied Yanar Peaches.
  • Ryciera: Implementation, NPC for Candied Yanar Peaches.
  • _Omnomivore_: Commands for Dragonet Apple Pie.
  • imboring56: Implementation, NPC for Dragonet Apple Pie.
  • Terence29: Commands for Magebane Mints.
  • imboring56: Implementation, NPC for Magebane Mints.
  • Terence29: Quest lead for Aurane’s Haunting.
  • _Omnomivore_: Commands for Q’urebo Hairballs.
  • leversandpulleys: Implementation, NPC, QA for Q’urebo Hairballs.
  • Terence29: Commands for Crunchy Caramel Apple.
  • leversandpulleys: Implementation, NPC, QA for Crunchy Caramel Apple.
  • imboring56 x2: Commands revisions for seven Treat quests.
  • leversandpulleys, Ryciera: Individual mentoring in Quest implementation.
  • leversandpulleys x3, Awes0meLawson x2, Ryciera: Individual mentoring in Quest development.
  • leversandpulleys, Darkfarce x2: Individual mentoring in Quest writing, workflow, and commands.
  • Darkfarce: Storyline for A Golden Chance.
  • Darkfarce: Commands for A Golden Chance.

PR

  • Cayorion x2: Updated the recipe page with the new premium head recipes.
  • MonMarty x2, Spectec x1: News Post – Teled Methen Pre Release. Published on WordPress, Forums, Facebook and Google+.

Tech

  • Cayorion: (Monday) MassiveQuest – Created the OnConsume Rule.
  • Cayorion: (Monday) MassiveCore – Created a URL based macro command for staff members. Will be useful for running loads of quest commads.
  • Cayorion: (Monday) MassiveCore – Unfinished work on improving the server load speed by optimizing the database load and save algorithms. I estimate we could have a 5min restart instead of 15min when I am completely done with this project.
  • Cayorion: (Monday) Factions – Fixed a few reported but very minor bugs.
  • Cayorion: (Monday) Factions – Fixed player inactivity kick not working on some servers.
  • Cayorion 3x: (Monday) Factions – Improved automatic inactivity kick. How long time it takes for you to be kicked from your faction now depends on a few different factors. Type “/f p” to see your “kicktime”. Good factors include having played on MassiveCraft for a long time, having an old faction and being premium.
  • Cayorion: (Tuesday) MassiveCore – Improved the server startup speed through a database driver optimization.
  • Cayorion: (Tuesday) MassiveCore – Implemented 18 new premium crafting recipes suggested by _Omnomivore_. You can see them on the recipe page.
  • Cayorion: (Tuesday) Factions – Fixed a bug with the dynamic permission system where permissions some times would not be created.
  • Cayorion: (Tuesday) Factions – Fixed multiple issues from the open issue tracker on GitHub.
  • Cayorion x2: (Tuesday) Factions – Automated the 10 chunk neighbor rule. Allies bypass per default. See /f perm.
  • Cayorion: (Tuesday) Factions – Feature planning.
  • Cayorion: (Tuesday) World Configuration – Prepared Teled Methen for premium-view-only-pre-release.
  • Cayorion: (Tuesday) Wiki – Added the “Tales” namespace upon request from Ryciera.
  • _Omnomivore_ x2: Tech part of: Suggesting new premium crafting recipes.
  • Cayorion: (Tuesday) Forums – Installed the XenRio stream plugin.
  • Cayorion: (Wednesday) MassiveCore – Updated the particle effect system. This does for example fix a bug where player specific particles were visible to everyone.
  • Cayorion x5: (Wednesday) Factions – Updated the SeeChunk system “/f sc” so that it does not freeze the client, makes use of particle effects instead of blocks and is something you toggle on/off. Thus you can now walk around with SeeChunk active. If you for some reason want the old block pillar version it is still there under “/f sco” as in SeeChunkOld.
  • Cayorion x3: Factions – Researched particle color availability and concluded white particles like the ones we have in “/f sc” is the only proper way to go for now. Thus colored territory marking will have to wait till a later minecraft version.
  • Cayorion x2: Factions – Created specifications for new better claiming commands, these are probably next for implementation.
  • Cayorion x1: Fixed two permission bugs. The first one caused premiums being unable to access Teled Methen. The second caused certain premium features disappearing for staff members.
  • Cayorion x1: Updated the main website theme.
  • Gethelp x2: Forum form setup for mcMMO stat transfers.
  • spectec: Region correction for Premium Lounge PvP arena.
By |October 6th, 2014|Weekly Changelog|0 Comments

New Crafting Recipes

We just added these new crafting recipes to MassiveCraft:

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By |September 30th, 2014|General News|0 Comments

Year 2014 Week 39

Direction

  • Cayorion: Individual Direction – leversandpulleys, the future of questing and requested features.
  • Cayorion: Individual Direction – spectec, premium info center and what comes after.
  • Cayorion: Individual Direction – Satisarah, premium info center, Arach’n and MassiveQuest.
  • Cayorion: Individual Direction – Gethelp, premium info center and the game department.
  • Cayorion: Individual Direction – MarkehMe, advice and guidance for source code contribution to the Factions plugin.
  • Cayorion: Individual Direction – Ryciera, wiki tech progress, race trait suggestions, forum admin access and Facebook access.
  • Ryciera: Individual Direction – Plecy, Green_Hood, speak of points and how to maintain rank.
  • Thortuna, Gethelp: Individual Direction toward eachother discussing how to progress the game department and what we can do to improve.
  • Gethelp: Point assignments and collection from Ha5h
  • spectec: Individual direction with Alj23

Info

  • Ryciera x2: MassiveTraits page update.
  • Awes0melawson: Roleplay quality survey in general chat.
  • Awesomelawson: Player retention flow script development.

Game

  • Th3_Drunk_Monk x3: World restore about 50 chunks for removal of illegal buildings.
  • Thortuna x7: World restores in the worlds.
  • Thortuna x18: War Declaration cleanup and item creation
  • Jamescl x4: War Declaration cleanup and item creation
  • Aleixandria: Ticket training with new aspirants
  • WereWolfSlayer: Ticket training with Aleixandria
  • Aleixandria: Void invasion Event assistance
  • Gethelp x2: Warzones
  • Gethelp, _Omnomivore_ x6: Teleportation bug research and cleanup.
  • Th3_Drunk_Monk x3: Teleportation bug research and cleanup
  • _Omnomivore_ x3: Ban appeals
  • _Omnomivore x2: Player Reports
  • Alj23: Took Aleixandria on Rank 2 tickets
  • Alj23 x3: Suggestions for rulepage changes.
  • Aleixandria: Went on Rank 2 tickets.
  • Thortuna x4, Gethelp x2, _Omnomivore x3, Jamescl x2, Th3_Drunk_Monk x2: Gamestaff assistance
  • Aleixandria x2: War Declarations
  • Gethelp x2: World restores
  • Gethelp: Ticket training with Aspirants
  • Gethelp: Ticket assistance/training with rank 1 staff.
  • Gethelp x8: MassiveTickets Week 38+39
  • _Omnomivore_ x6: MassiveTickets Week 38+39
  • Th3_Drunk_Monk x4: MassiveTickets Week 38+39
  • Sevrish x3: MassiveTickets Week 38+39
  • aleixandria x2: MassiveTickets Week 38+39
  • Alj23 x3: MassiveTickets Week 38+39
  • Luthein: MassiveTickets
  • Thortuna: MassiveTickets
  • spectec: MassiveTickets
  • MDeeDub x3: MassiveTickets
  • Thortuna: Helpchat Support
  • panic15: Helpchat Support
  • Th3_Drunk_Monk: Helpchat Support
  • aleixandriaHelpchat Support
  • Sevrish x3: Helpchat Support
  • MDeeDub: Helpchat Support
  • Kidmodo x6: Helpchat Support
  • Shayin: Helpchat Support
  • Shayin x2: MassiveTickets
  • Gethelp x2: Bug reports
  • Gethelp x2: Bug testing

World

Aleixandria x2: Saturday event construction.
Satisarah x2: Saturday event construction.
Luthein x2: Saturday event construction.

Lore

  • Green_Hood, Ryciera, Levers, Plecy, Sight, Jared4242, Shayin, Feyona, Xskill x2: Lore meeting 09/25/14
  • Ryciera: Wiki maintenance.
  • Plecy: Chyga update.
  • MonMarty, Ryciera: Alorian map development.
  • Feyona: Character applications.
  • Feyona: Lore blurb simplification for MassiveTraits page.
  • Jared4242 x3: Character applications.
  • Shayin x10: Plantlife lore project management.
  • Shayin: Lore Q&A maintenance.
  • Oromir x3: Write Maedin’s Hand lore.
  • Levers, Plecy, Shayin x2: Processed Maedin’s Hand lore.
  • DrakeRome x2: Wrote Gwaeron’s Cane lore.
  • Plecy, Shayin x2: Processed Gwaeron’s Cane lore.
  • DrakeRome x2: Wrote Corpse Weed lore.
  • Shayin, Plecy x2: Processed Corpse Weed lore.
  • BabaManga: Noble thread upkeep.
  • Catcat1305 x4: Character applications.
  • Levers x2: Helped process Magebane.

Quest

  • leversandpulleys x2, Jackson413 x2: Quest Meeting Participation 

PR

  • Ha5h: Sitewide Improvements on MassiveCraft and Google+
  • Ha5h: Updated Homepage Slider with Warrenord Entry and Cloud Server
  • Ha5h: Updating Google+ Page with Warrenord Album and images by Cay, Levers and Spec
  •  Ha5h: MassiveTickets Page updated. Code Cleaned. Created Admin page for plugin.
  • Ha5h: MassiveHat Page updated. Code Cleaned. Added Server Owner Page for plugin.
  • Ha5h: MassiveBooks Page updated. Code Cleaned. Added Server Owner Page for plugin.
  • Ha5h: Custom Recipies Page updated. Code Cleaned.
  • Ha5h: CreativeGates Page updated. Code Cleaned. Added Server Owner Page for plugin.
  • Ha5h: MCore Page updated. Code Cleaned.
  • Ha5h: LWC Page updated. Code Cleaned. Added content tree.
  • Ha5h: MorePlayerModels Page updated. Code Cleaned.
  • Ha5h: McMMO Page updated. Code cleaned. New image created for plugin page. Nav updated with image.
  • Ha5h: Renting in Regalia Page updated. Code Cleaned.
  • Ha5h: Districts in Regalia Page updated. Code Cleaned.
  • Ha5h: Regalia Page updated. Code Cleaned.
  • spectec x3: Saturday server event hosting.

Tech

  • Cayorion x2: (Monday) Minecraft Softare Update
  • Cayorion x3: (Tuesday) MassiveQuest – Developed the OnImpactRegion rule.
  • Cayorion: (Tuesday) MassiveMoney – Do not allow giving 0 Regals.
  • Cayorion: (Tuesday) MassiveChat – Do not allow sending mail when muted.
  • Cayorion: (Tuesday) Premium Info Center hat booth NPC database hack for equipping the blocks.
By |September 22nd, 2014|Weekly Changelog|0 Comments

Groundbreaking New Quest World

After months of preparation, the writers, world builders, and quest designers at massivecraft.com are pleased to present you with a Minecraft experience unlike any you have ever known. Welcome to the quest world Warrenord!

  • Unique RPG-style questing on a breathtaking new map.
  • 20+ quest lines waiting to be discovered, and more to come.
  • Powered by MassiveCraft’s own MassiveQuest plugin.
  • Real NPC interaction and problem solving.
  • Craft, fish, fight, hunt for resources, and explore the island.
  • Make hard choices that send you down different paths.
  • Team up with your friends to defeat challenging NPC bosses.
  • Earn money and gain special items available nowhere else.
  • And so much more!

Come double cross bandits in their own camp and make off with the loot! Explore the island’s shipwrecks to recover sunken treasures. Find and feed missing kittens or delve into a subterranean dreamscape after stepping on some peculiar mushrooms. Break away from ordinary survival or adventure and enter MassiveCraft.

Take the purple and gray sailed ship at /spawn to start your adventure.
Join massivecraft.com and check it out now!

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By |September 16th, 2014|General News|1 Comment

Now 1.8 Compatible

MassiveCraft has updated and is now 1.8 compatible. You can log on using either Minecraft 1.7 or 1.8. Both client versions work.

Note that we are still running Minecraft 1.7.10. Enchanting is still the same, you can not make birch doors etc. The only thing that was added is the possibility of logging on with a 1.8 client.

As a side effect the /pet plugin had to be temporarily disabled due to bugs. We will add it back in as soon as possible.

  • Q: Should I update my client to 1.8?
    A: You can but we suggest you don’t. Good client mods like Optifine, Forge and MorePlayerModels are not updated yet.
  • Q: Why not actually update to 1.8?
    A: Bukkit 1.8 is not available yet.
  • Q: Was this update really necessary?
    A: Yes. Take a look at the daily statistics (http://www.massivecraft.com/stats-day). It seems a lot of people don’t know how or don’t want to downgrade their clients.
  • Q: So when will MassiveCraft actually update to Minecraft 1.8?
    A: The release date for Bukkit 1.8 is unknown. But as soon as it’s released we will update.
By |September 8th, 2014|General News|3 Comments

Year 2014 Week 37

Direction

  • Cayorion, Thortuna x2: Sunday Meeting Week 36
  • spectec: Sunday Meeting Week 36
  • Thortuna: Individual Direction Werewolfslayer
  • Thortuna: Individual Direction Tuxyz
  • Thortuna, Gethelp: Individual Direction toward each other
  • Thododax: Contact information gathering from new aspirants.
  • Thortuna, _Omnomivore_: Individual Direction toward each other.
  • Thortuna: Individual Direction MDeeDub
  • Thortuna x3: Reviewed the changelogs and compared them to the activity fixing any mistakes found.
  • Thorodax: Individual Direction Aleixandria
  • Thorodax x2: Individual Direction Panic15
  • Gethelp: Individual Direction Ha5h and point handouts.
  • leversandpulleys: Individual Direction Terence29.
  • leversandpulleys x2, imboring56: Individual Direction Quest Department.

Info

Game

  • _Omnomivore_, Th3_Drunk_monk, Alj23, Aleixandria, Jamescl, MDeeDub, Sevrish x2: Sunday Meeting Week 36
  • MDeeDub: Harvest Festival meeting.
  • Thortuna, Gethelp x3: Gamestaff assistance
  • _Omnomivore_, spectec, Thorodax x2: Gamestaff assistance
  • _Omnomivore_: Ban appeals
  • _Omnomivore_: Handled grief reports on the forum
  • Thortuna x3: World Restores
  • Gethelp: Warzone setup
  • MDeeDub: Ticket training with _Omnomivore_
  • _Omnomivore_: Ticket training MDeeDub
  • MDeeDub x2: War Declarations
  • Th3_Drunk_Monk, Jamescl x2: War Declaration Training session setup and completion
  • Th3_Drunk_Monk, Jamescl, MDeeDub, aleixandria, sevrish x3: War Declaration session.
  • Gethelp: Forum permission setup for the War Declaration session.
  • Gethelp: World Restores
  • Gethelp: Bug reports
  • Thorodax x2: Gamestaff Training with Panic15
  • Panic15 x2: Participated in Gamestaff Training
  • Th3_Drunk_Monk: Helpchat Support
  • Shayin: Helpchat Support
  • MDeeDub: Helpchat Support
  • Sevrish x2: Helpchat Support
  • Kidmodo x9: Helpchat Support
  • Gethelp x5: MassiveTickets
  • _Omnomivore_ x3: MassiveTickets
  • MDeeDub x3: MassiveTickets
  • Th3_Drunk_Monk x3: MassiveTickets
  • Sevrish: MassiveTickets
  • Thortuna: MassiveTickets
  • Shayin: MassiveTickets
  • Alj23: MassiveTickets
  • Aleixandria: MassiveTickets

World

  • JP1976, Mojaveboogieman, Satisarah x2: Sunday Meeting Week 36
  • IIIiNSANiTyIII: Harvest Festival meeting.

Lore

  • BabaManga, Shayin x2: Sunday Meeting Week 36
  • BabaManga x2: Ailor and Ch’ien-Ji intros.
  • Feyona x2: Qadir and Maiar intros.
  • Plecy: Dwarf intro.
  • Levers x5: Wulong, Ur, Mekett, Thylan, and Orc intros.
  • Shayin x2: Talar and Yanar intros.
  • Ryciera x3: Shendar, Allar, and Drowdar intros.
  • _Omnomivore_ x4: Tigran, Ersin, Q’urebo, and Crelin intros.
  • Xskill: Dakkar intro.
  • Plecy, DjWingedHope, Kammyboo, Ryciera, Panic15 x2: Lore meeting 09/09/14
  • TheBioverse: Lore meeting 09/09/14.
  • Ryciera x2: Wiki upkeep.
  • Ryciera, BabaManga, Plecy, Green_Hood, Levers: Harvest Festival meeting.
  • Ryciera, Shayin: Organizing lore plant writing.

Quest

  • imboring56, leversandpulleys, Terence29 x2: Sunday Meeting Week 36
  • Imboring56, Terence29: Harvest Festival meeting.
  • Terence29: Quest Storyline writing.
  • Terence29: Quest Pseudo writing.
  • leversandpulleys x4: Quest quality assurance.
  • leversandpulleys x3, _Omnomivore_ x2: Quality assurance Warrenord Quests.
  • leversandpulleys x2, Jackson312: Quality assurance Warrenord Quests.
  • leversandpulleys, Sevrish x2, aleixandria: Quality assurance Warrenord Quests.
  • Ryciera x2, leversandpulleys: Quality Quest assurance Warrenord.
  • leversandpulleys x3: Quality assurance Warrenord Quests.
  • leversandpulleys x2, Jackson413: Quality assurance Warrenord Quests.
  • leversandpulleys, Jackson413: quality assurance Warrenord Quests.
  • awes0melawson x3, leversandpulleys: Quality assurance Warrenord Quests.
  • leversandpulleys x3, _Omnomivore_, Alj23, aleixandria: Quality assurance Warrenord Quests.
  • mojaveboogieman: Quality assurance Warrenord Quests.

PR

  • Cayorion x3: (Monday) News Post – Now 1.8 Compatible, Published on WordPress, Forums, Facebook and Google+.
  • Ha5h: Uploaded new HD Images and posted them on the Google+ page.
  • leversandpulleys: Provided Images and gifs for upload on Google+.
  • Ha5h x4: Sitewide improvements on MassiveCraft Website (Google+ cover page, photo album, Premium Page currency box and graphics, point of interrest page.
  • Hash: Updated PlantMinecraft page 
  • Hash x4: Sitewide improvements of MassiveCraft Website (Sliders, WordPress update, Media page comparison slider, Premium Page layout.)
  • Ha5h: Sitewide Improvements on MassiveCraft Website (Homepage with three 3D blocks, Grammar corrections throughout pages.)
  • Ha5h x8: SEO review and changes to Google Webmaster tools for MassiveCraft and Sitewide overhauls

Tech

  • Cayorion x3: (Monday) Updated to Fake Minecraft 1.8
  • Cayorion: (Monday) Warrenord Bug Fix: Regular players cannot click item frames to advance past certain nodes.
  • Cayorion: (Monday) Warrenord Bug Fix: Several reports of new mobs (all skeletons?) spawning here and there near the town.
  • Cayorion: (Monday) Warrenord Bug Fix: When you crouch and right-click an NPC to get their character card, you shouldn’t be able to get it and/or their name comes up as a long UUID.
  • Cayorion x3: (Monday) Updated the forums.
  • Cayorion: (Monday) Updated TeamSpeak.
  • Cayorion x2: (Monday) Updated Wiki.
  • Cayorion x2: (Tuesday) Emergency Server Restart
  • Cayorion x2: (Tuesday) Server Update and Premium Pets are now back on the server!
  • Cayorion x2: (Tuesday) Emergency Server Restart
  • Cayorion x2: (Wednesday) Forums – Re added the missing logotype, removed CSS error, repaired forms.
  • Cayorion x3: (Wednesday) Fixed the memory leak creating the need for the emergency server restarts.
  • Cayorion x3: (Thursday) Packaged and released the latest open source versions.
  • Cayorion x4: (Friday) Fixed another memory leak.
  • Cayorion x4: (Saturday) Mavenized MassiveCore and Factions because public demand.
By |September 8th, 2014|Weekly Changelog|0 Comments