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Several Premium features enabled to all players!

Following our recent posts regarding the server monitisation, we have implemented our first step towards making our Premium package EULA compliant. The chances are effective immediately, and have the following effects:

  • All MassiveTraits limitations have been disabled for non premiums.
  • 15% damage reduction for Premium has been lifted.
  • /wb portable workbench is now available to everyone.
  • MCMMO experience boost globally removed for premiums.
  • Faction power and regeneration has been set to Premium levels for everyone.
  • 750 Regals per month from having premium has been removed.
  • All money related commands have been made available to everyone.
  • Premium lounge has been removed.
  • /fix command is now available to everyone.
  • The Premium chat channel has been removed.
  • Creative Gates can now be built by everyone.
  • Cannons can now be built by everyone.
  • Horse armor can be crafted by everyone.
  • Name tags can be crafted by everyone.

As always, we will continue to work to balance out the losses of the Premium package with awesome new features and we hope that all of you will continue donating. The Premium package will continue to be an awesome set of features for any player wanting to donate to the server and receive something in return for it. We continue to work finding new awesome features like the recent pet feature, and several forum features that are currently still in the works. For those of you who haven’t donated yet, with what we hope is an improvement to the server as a whole, we hope that you will consider donating, especially now.

A new round of changes will be implemented within a week, we will keep you all fully up to date on every change we plan to make and implement.

The MassiveCraft Team

By |July 11th, 2014|General News|7 Comments

Regalian Market Shop Rework

What is this?
The Regalian Marketplace is being evicted. This means that in about 3 weeks time, on the 30th of July, all market shops in the regalian Marketplace are getting deleted. A new Market world will be introduced where the old one ends, meaning you will still be able to reach it with /warp market etc.

Why are we doing this?
The current Marketplace has been in place for over half a year, but it is becoming awkward in the current Regalia planning. We have also noticed an increase in the decrease of FPS in Regalia AND the market, as a result of all the chest shops. In order for us to allow future expansion of the market area and to provide better service for both the Market and Regalia, we need to move the Market to it’s own world. Additionally, the markets need a rework. We are planning on making the market stalls larger as well as more advertised. We want the market stalls to have more uniqueness to them, and to allow this we need to redesign the frames. 

Does this mean I will lose my shop?
Yes. Your rent region will be deleted on the 30th of July. You will not receive a refund for the cost of the shop rental. 

Can we reserve any new shops in the new world?
No, we believe it’s important to give new merchants a fresh start at the market. The release of the market world will be announced a week in advance in time, and will most likely be hosted after European dinner times and early afternoon American times. 

Is there anything I should do?
Be sure to clear out your shop before the 30th or cancel auto renew. We will delete anything we find inside the shops, no refunds will be made for anything.

By |July 8th, 2014|General News|1 Comment

MassiveCraft and Server Monetisation Pt.2

As promised last week, we would consult the Server Direction Staff about the steps ahead of us in changing our business model. We talked for a couple of hours and came up with some interesting ways to move forward to comply to what Mojang wants to see.

Our first step, is to gradually phase out Mojang EULA incompliant features of the Premium package. We are deliberately not saying anything on this matter, as we have not determined what features will disappear when. We can with a fair amount of certainty say however that most premium features will remain for the duration of the month of June. July should see the first features slowly being enabled server wide, or removed altogether.

Our second step, is to gradually phase in Mojang EULA compliant features into the Premium Package. This means both in game visual features, as well as out of game benefits. We can already reveal a couple of them:

  • An in-game pet system.
  • A forum Avatar banner.
  • Other Forum related benefits.
  • Other Teamspeak related benefits.

Many of these are still in the works, but we plan to bring many more awesome features to the Premium Package that are totally okay and will help players to individualize themselves.

Our Premium Donating system will not be altered. Everyone is encouraged to continue donating the way they did, as the system will be unaffected by our changes.

Our third step, is to gradually implement other methods of generating revenue for the server upkeep. These are still high up in planning, meaning we cannot put the details down exactly yet. We can however say the following:

  • Crowd funding projects in which players can help fund projects which take time and effort to finish. Think for example being able to choose what feature will be released on the server next with your donations.
  • Automated advertisement for factions/players on the server that can be bought with a slot based method.
  • Server wide benefits purchased by players and then given to all players while also announcing their name publicly.
  • Purchasable Wiki pages.

There will be no exchange effect for players. Players may continue to sell, buy; Regals, Factions, Items. We as a server however, will not sell anything. If any other news comes available to us, we will make it known immediately to make sure everyone is fully informed. Any changes will be thoroughly announced everywhere we can.

The MassiveCraft Team

By |June 16th, 2014|General News|0 Comments

MassiveCraft and Server Monetisation

In response to Mojang’s recent publication that addresses their stance on server monetisation and server hosting, MassiveCraft will be doing some changes to it’s business model. Obviously anyone can conclude from the message that some features in the MassiveCraft Donator Premium are going to change. We are not entirely certain on the direct changes however. Upon the earliest convenience, our Direction Staff will come together and start discussing the changes that will be moved forward to alter our business model.

We decided to publicize this message as we wish to reassure our players that MassiveCraft will continue to function exactly the way people have gotten used to it. In fact, with impending changes to our business model, we might even be able to make the game play experience on MassiveCraft better for everyone, including those who would previously be called non premiums. We have already pumped the long necessary hours into theorizing and researching our potential changes ahead of Mojang’s announcements, and are fully confident we can comply and improve our work.

We do however request the following from our player base:

  • Please refrain from fear mongering. Do not unnecessarily spread rumors or start screaming MassiveCraft is coming to an end. We have all our most talented staff members working hard on these changes, and are fully confident in their ability to make things even better than before. Remember, do not believe anything unless it is publicly posted on the website. Rumors are just rumors, nothing more.
  • Please do not make a decision and act until we have. We plan to fully inform our players of every change and every step we take to our new business model along the way. We want to continue MassiveCraft and improve upon the server just as much as you. We ask the players have some patience, and put trust in the server’s management. We are confident that we will not disappoint you, we hope you feel the same way.

We expect to have our next communication out by Monday, if not late Sunday. Our next post should detail the planned changes and every little bit of information you could need on the matter. We once more beg some patience from you all so that we can work on the changes and improvements without having to worry about reassuring our player base. If you have any further questions, please contact MonMarty as our internal PR spokesperson.

Have a Massive Day!
The MassiveCraft Team

By |June 12th, 2014|General News|6 Comments

Regalia Region Rental Change

From today onward, Regalia’s max Region Rental number has been increased from 2 to 3. This means that the rules associated with house/shop/cemetery rentals changes along with it. Effective from today, the following Rental Region rules are in effect:

Regalian Shops:

  • One shop per person, no exceptions.
  • Having a shop on your alternate account will result in the closure of both shops without a refund.
  • Using other players as fences is not allowed either. Violating this rule may result in a ban.
  • Separate faction members may own shops from collective teamwork, as long as the profits of the shops go to their respective owners.

Regalian Housing:

  • Two houses per account, Three houses per player maximum.
  • You may own one house on an alternate account as long as your main account does not exceed 2 houses.
  • You may own one house per alternate account, if you have two alternate accounts and one house on your main account.

Regalian Graves:

  • Regalian Graves are new to the Rental Region setup. You may own as many graves as you like.
  • Family Crypts officially function as a grave, meaning you can have as many of them as you like. However, some crypts are large enough to function as housing. If you choose to make your living inside a family sized crypt, the property effectively becomes a house, and will fall under the Regalian Housing regulations.

Regardless of what combination you choose, you may only own 3 regions per account, this is a technological limit we impose on everyone. Some examples of possible combinations on an account:

  • One shop, One house, One grave.
  • One shop, Two houses.
  • One shop, Two graves.
  • One house, Two graves.
  • Two houses, One grave.

Have fun with the new regions!

By |May 16th, 2014|General News|0 Comments

Year 2014 Week 11

Direction

  • Thortuna: Staff caretaking.
  • Thortuna: Directed Gethelp on the new report a player form.
  • yendor46: Directed Gethelp on forum permissions and how to make the report a player form live.
  • Thortuna: Project feedback.
  • yendor46: Project feedback.
  • yendor46: Direction Meeting

Game

  • Gethelp: Warzone setup
  • Gethelp: Staff ticket assistance.
  • yendor46, Gethelp, Thortuna x2: Handled ban appeals on the forums.
  • yendor46, Gethelp: Handled ban requests on the forums.
  • _Omnomivore_: Provided information on ban appeals.
  • Gethelp x3: MassiveTickets
  • Jamescl x2: MassiveTickets
  • _Omnomivore_: MassiveTickets
  • Tom1804: MassiveTickets
  • MinecraftSpartan: MassiveTickets
  • jadex224: MassiveTickets
  • yendor46: Helpchat support
  • Th3_Drunk_Monk: Helpchat support
  • Tom1804: Helpchat support
  • Jamescl x2: Helpchat support
  • MinecraftSpartan: Helpchat support
  • spectec: Helpchat support

Lore

  • Sven_Tu: Wrote Yang Tzu Isles Lore.
  • BboyMVB: Wrote the Drowda Lore.
  • Jared4242: Did 10 character reviews.
  • Jared4242: Wrote Seraph Lore.

World

  • Gethelp, Thortuna: World restore.
  • Gethelp: Cleaned out unrented shops in the market district making them rentable again.

PR

  • spectec x2: Player retention research and documentation
  • spectec: New hub description and discussion document
  • spectec: Warzone Article

Info

no activity

Media

  • yendor46: Forum Header background
  • Sahrotaar: New server client logo

Tech

  • Cayorion: restarted the server from his smartphone, while high on morphine
  • Gethelp, Thortuna, yendor46: Added a new form for report a player.
  • Thortuna, Gethelp: Set up a page for ban appeals in our staff documents.
By |March 12th, 2014|Weekly Changelog|2 Comments

MassiveCraft Chat Rule Change

Chat rules Change

After a lengthy internal discussion, we have decided to change our chat rules with regards to General and Premium chat. In recent trends, many players have made it a daily business to provoke and incite against staff through a various means of misuse of the general chat. This practice is destructive not only to the staff’s energy to deal with such things, but also sapping away from energy to help people who actually need help, due to the harassing nature of this behavior.

We also recognize that with the player number growth, moderating General and Premium becomes more unfeasible. It is already becoming hard to control the conversation topic with a couple of staff members towards over 100 players, and this will only become harder.

The basic idea of the rules change:

  • Minor chat abuses such as usage of hashtags are no longer moderated against in General and Premium chat.
  • General and Premium will now only be moderated for offensive content, described as racist, discriminatory, sexist, vulgar, or otherwise unwanted language.
  • General and Premium will not be moderated for English only usage; any language can be used, though it is recommended to use English to make yourself understandable.
  • Any other chat channel, such as Local, Help, Trade, Recruitment, will still be moderated like before, even for the usage of minor chat abuses such as hashtags or the usage of non English language.
  • Usage of offensive content, as defined by the second point, will receive higher punishments. Instead of regular small mutes or jails, we will start banning people for using offensive language and content in public chat channels.

We will not retroactively remove any bans, mutes or punishments handed against people for the rules which have been repealed now. If these were to submit a punishment appeal, we will judge and vote as if the rules were not repealed.

By |January 4th, 2014|General News|6 Comments

New Year’s Address From The Staff

As the year 2013 draws to a close, we collectively look back on all the things that happened this year, the progress made with the server, and the foundations laid for the future improvements. The past year was an extremely good year for MassiveCraft, seeing the implementations of the Sharding system, restructure and growth of the MassiveCraft Team, revitalization of the roleplay scene, implementation of the Questing system, and many more things of greater and smaller importance.

We look back on 2013 as a productive year, both with regards to the server’s improvements, as well as the new friends we have made, the overwhelming support and assistance from the community to shape the environment they play in. We as the staff are ever grateful, for those who contribute to the server in a productive and helpful way, but also to all the other players who do not voice their existance, yet choose to make MassiveCraft their first venue of entertainment. Upon the realization that nearly 2000 returning players choose for MassiveCraft every day, we are both humbled and proud, of our work, and energized to continue out work troughout 2014 and the time thereafter to come.

We hope we can all look forward, and move into 2014 with more determination and dedication to shape MassiveCraft into the best Minecraft Server we can. We personally extend our gratitude for all the players who have loyally stuck with MassiveCraft over the past year, as well as newcomers new to MassiveCraft. We look forward to meeting many new people, catering to even greater numbers of people, and broadening our spectrum of service that we provide.

We all wish you a good new year’s eve, stay safe with your fireworks, and enjoy the evening. Above all, we wish you all a Massive good, successfull and happy 2014.

With regards, 
The MassiveCraft Team

By |December 31st, 2013|General News|0 Comments

MassiveMoney is Here!

The plugin MassiveMoney has now been created by Cayorion and added to MassiveCraft.
MassiveMoney is a money framework providing a /money command and similar features.

Why?

The idea from this plugin arose from the internal debate we had during the implementation of the 75 silver for premiums a month. Many staff members were concerned for the stability of the economy, but despite the many wild conclusions and theories, nobody could really say for certain that the economy could go one way or another without proper analytical tools. As such, Cayorion started development of MassiveMoney, largely for statistical purposes.

Overview

  • Silver and Copper disappear in favor of the new coin, Regal. Regals are worth 10 copper.
  • Players can no longer accidentally send money to a non existant player. The system will refuse to send the money to a player who has never played.
  • You will be able to see your 9 most recent transactions of money. There are talks of giving Premiums a larger transaction history view, but for now the number is kept low to avoid database clutter.
  • We can scale up and down the economy at any time we desire.
  • We will implement graphs and statistics at a later stage that allow even players, to view how much money goes in and out of the economy on a daily basis, any of the financial tools needed for any prospecting financial broker.
  • All balance accounts will be automatically updated. Nobody will lose any money.
  • All ChestShops and Regalian house rentals in Regalia will be automatically updated to reflect the new coin. Nobody has to change anything. Chest shops outside of Regalia are not updated. It is recommended players take these down.
  • You can now add a reason to your transactions of money, which will also be visible in your transaction history.
  • The MassiveMoney plugin is an inhouse plugin, we are not going to release it for other servers to use.

Mob Drops

MassiveMoney has a built in mob drops system. These are the new money drops. With “0.1 Regals” we mean you have a 10% chance to get 1 Regal.

  • Ender Dragon: 50 Regals
  • Wither: 25 Regals
  • Giant: 10 Regals
  • Enderman: 0.5 Regals
  • Zombie Pigman: 0.5 Regals
  • Blaze: 0.5 Regals
  • Cave Spider: 0.5 Regals
  • Ghast: 0.5 Regals
  • Creeper: 0.3 Regals
  • Spider: 0.2 Regals
  • Skeleton: 0.2 Regals
  • Witch: 0.2 Regals
  • Silverfish: 0.2 Regals
  • Zombie: 0.1 Regals
By |December 7th, 2013|General News|7 Comments

Year 2013 Week 47

Direction

  • Cayorion, Thortuna: Direction Meeting

Game

  • Gethelp x3: 20 MassiveTickets
  • newarrior x2: 20 MassiveTickets
  • jadex224: 20 MassiveTickets
  • Sevrish: 20 MassiveTickets
  • Sevrish: Took aspirants on tickets
  • BigBellyBuddah: Active ticket aspirant
  • MinecraftSpartan x2: Help Chat Activity
  • Jamescl x2: Help Chat Activity
  • BigBellyBuddah: Help Chat Activity
  • Sevrish: Help Chat Activity
  • newarrior: Help Chat Activity
  • jadex224: Help Chat Activity
  • _Omnomivore_: Help Chat Activity
  • yendor46: Help Chat Activity
  • Bsavs: Help Chat Activity
  • Gethelp: Handled the ban requests on the forum.
  • Thortuna, Gethelp: Helped current staff with tricky tickets.

Lore

  • Feawyn x3: MassiveQuest Workshop Leader
  • BboyMVB: MassiveQuest Workshop Participant
  • yendor46: MassiveQuest Workshop Participant
  • PickAccess: MassiveQuest Workshop Participant
  • Jamescl: MassiveQuest Workshop Participant
  • MinecraftSpartan: MassiveQuest Workshop Participant
  • MonMarty: Etosil Meeting #2
  • Xskill: Etosil Meeting #2
  • BboyMVB: Etosil Meeting #2
  • Th3_Drunk_Monk: Etosil Meeting #2
  • yendor46: Etosil Meeting #2
  • MinecraftSpartan: Etosil Meeting #2
  • BabaManga: Etosil Meeting #2
  • Feykronos: Etosil Meeting #2
  • Jamescl: Etosil Meeting #2
  • newarrior: Etosil Meeting #2
  • BigBellyBuddah: Etosil Meeting #2

World

  • Gethelp: Restored a few chunks as part of resolving a help ticket.
  • Danywood x2: Building the HQ
  • MonMarty x4: Building the HQ
  • MrHappyTinkles x2: Building the HQ
  • Pickaccess x2: Building the HQ
  • MinecraftSpartan x2: Building the HQ
  • Bsavs x3: Building the HQ
  • JP1976 x3: Building the HQ
  • Th3_Drunk_Monk x4: Building the HQ
  • yendor46: Building the HQ
  • Feawyn: Building the HQ
  • Gethelp, Thortuna: Fixed the arena Siege and made it playable again.

PR

  • Cayorion: Promoted the chairs and bitechance changes on WordPress, Forums and Facebook.

Info

Media

no activity

Tech

  • Cayorion: Updated TeamSpeak server to latest version.
  • Cayorion: Helping yendor46 with Bukkit plugin development.
  • yendor46 x2: Created a plugin “BiteChance” that buffs the fishing bite chance proportional to the mcMMO fishing level, with bite chance per tick between 1% at level 0 and 5% at level 1000.
  • yendor46: To sit down in a chair you must now be empty handed. This way building roofs will be easier.
By |November 20th, 2013|Weekly Changelog|1 Comment