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Challenging New Dungeon and Quest World!

We’re excited to bring you Arach’n, the most difficult quest world and fight-for-your-life dungeon crawl massivecraft.com has ever known. In the dark of the temple and the ruined town that survives in its shadow, you’ll likely find only cruel, webbed death, but vast rewards also await any who rise to the challenge. Grab your very best gear, you’re going to need it!

  •  Combat-heavy RPG-style questing within the The Temple of Arach’n.
  • Solve puzzles, survive the parkour, and lose yourself in an immersive storyline.
  • 22 new quests of every level of difficulty. Click here for a listing.
  • Haul away money, special items, and extremely valuable gear.
  • Band together to defeat NPC bosses and waves of mobs.
  • Powered by MassiveCraft’s own MassiveQuest plugin.

Arach’n is as much a legend as it is a new adventure map. Never quested on massivecraft.com? Interact with NPC’s, fight, craft, choose your own path, and find your fortune in this new world, or visit Warrenord, which already features nearly 30 questlines.

Talk to the Ticket Seller in Regalia at /tp spawn to lose yourself in this tale. To keep your items on death and complete two additional side-quests, be sure to visit massivecraft.com/premium and learn about becoming a Premium Member.

Join massivecraft.com and see if you can escape the web of Arach’n! 

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Coundown to non-Premium release.

By |April 11th, 2015|General News|0 Comments
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Regalia House Rental Announcement

As most of you know, we’ve had technical difficulties using the house rental plugin for Regalia. Those have officially been resolved since yesterday, and we have gone ahead and set up most of the rental regions. This post will serve as an announcement to tell everyone when the house rentals will be enabled, and what the specific rules or limitations are.

First and foremost, house rentals will be enabled at 21:00 GMT on Wednesday the 4th of March. For those who have trouble converting the time, there is a widget at the bottom of this page which will tell you in how many hours the release will take place.

Secondly, house rentals will only be enabled for premiums during the first release. Premiums will have the ability to purchase housing before the release to non Premiums. The non Premium release will take place a full week after the Premium release, so at 21:00 GMT on Wednesday the 11th of March. This date may change due to the availability of our tech staff.

Some further points of interest:

  • We have a Tutorial on our forum to explain the new commands used for house rental.
  • There is a tech limitation to the amount of houses that can be rented. A non Premium can only rent 1 house. A Premium can rent 3 houses, though by rules may only own 2 at a time. They may “possess” a third for the purpose of resale, though such a property should be sold within at most 2 weeks of purchase.
  • The old Regalia housing rules apply. You may not alter the walls or exterior of a building. You may do with the interior as you please.
  • Several blocks and items are banned with a plugin from being placed in Regalia, meaning you cannot place blocks such as item frames, trapdoors, armor stands and more. We have made this decision to conserve FPS in Regalia.
  • While non Premiums cannot buy housing, they can still be added as “friends” by Premiums who have already bought a house.
  • Different districts will be staged with their release. Our first release is the common districts, which is all the housing (380 in total) within the city walls. The poor district will be put on sale at a later date (at least 2 weeks from now), and the rogue district and ship rentals will be put on sale at an even later date.

If you haven’t gotten Premium before, or if it is running out soon, now might be an excellent time to consider donating (again). Houses are much desired objects on MassiveCraft of which there are only 380 available, there is a realistic chance that all houses will already be bought up by premiums before the non-Premiums even get the ability to rent them. Remember, donating also gives you 750 Regals per month, the in-game currency. This is more than enough for two months of rent.

Coundown to Premium housing Rentals


Coundown to non-Premium housing Rentals

By |March 2nd, 2015|General News|1 Comment
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MassiveRestore for Fendarfell and New Ceardia

MassiveRestore will be activated for Fendarfell and New Ceardia 1 week from now.

The plugin has been used on the world Teled Methen. Since that worked really well we have decided to use MassiveRestore on Fendarfell and New Ceardia as well. On those two maps the restoration cycle will be 1 month rather than 2 weeks.

For those unaware of MassiveRestore it is a unique plugin, developed by us here at MassiveCraft. With this plugin world maps can be configured to automatically restore wilderness chunks. Chunks claimed by factions are left alone, but all other chunks are restored to their beautiful, untouched, grief-free, LWC lock-free, tree-rich, ore-rich, original state.

MassiveRestore has the base command /mr.
Read all about MassiveRestore here.

Coundown to activation

By |February 26th, 2015|General News|0 Comments
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Massive Merchandise

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MassiveCraft is teaming up with Teespring to produce a line of super high quality, screen printed soft American Apparel T-Shirts and Hoodies. Before they are made and shipped to you we need to meet a minimum amount of orders. This is where you, the MassiveCraft community, can help make this dream a wonderful reality.

We have three wonderful pieces of merchandise to offer at the moment and the list will grow over time. Please check out the online store and if you don’t buy one we hope that you would at least spread the word so that others can discover this awesome merchandise.

We feature two MassiveCraft Shirt designs made of 100% ringspun combed fine jersey soft, premium fabric. The new MassiveCraft round logo is used on a black shirt.

Additionally we have a zip up hoodie that is made from 50% combed cotton and 50% polyester. This hanes heavy blend full zip hoodie will keep you warm and is designed to last a long time. The MassiveCraft round logo is used on the back with the words MassiveCraft used on the front.

By |February 25th, 2015|General News|0 Comments

Regalia V2 is prepared for release!

MassiveCraft has released its official Regalia Sneakpeek Trailer! Watch it on our official Youtube channel, in 1080p! The video features nearly 3 minutes of Regalia footage, large scenery and all rendered in beautiful shaders with far viewing distance. Regalia is soon prepared for release, here are some of the highlights:

  • BuyRegion will be replaced by AreaShop as the new house rental plugin. This new plugin features options such as being able to sell your own property, adding your friends to your house, teleporting to your house, due payment warning and much more!
  • Regalia’s total house market has been increased twice fold with a total of 280 common Regalian housing, 80 Poor district housing and 15 island houses. More districts will be added at later stages!
  • Due to new restore technology from snapshot, gone are the days of disorganized and construction zone Regalia V1. Regalia V2 will always be in it’s prime state.
  • Regalia V2 will be “pre-released” for 3 days after initial release. This means the city is effectively functional, yet you cannot rent houses. After this 3 day period is over, premiums will have first picks at housing properties for a full week. After this week is over, non premiums can also rent house properties.
  • The Regalian wilderness is currently still empty, but will feature many expansions over the next months as more additions are added to keep Regalia interesting.
  • Regalia’s performance has been increased five times! New intelligent building techniques allow us to eliminate lag and FPS issues.

Regalia will be released within the coming days, along with guides on how to use the new rental plugin.

By |February 20th, 2015|General News|2 Comments
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New Donation Shop

We have launched our new and improved donation system. The web page is http://www.massivecraft.com/shop and the ingame command is /shop or simply /s.

The following improvements have been made:

  1. We use Dollars instead of Euros, since most players are from USA.
  2. We added 6 month (Save 10%) and 12 month (Save 30%) premium options.
  3. We added some new products that are completely different from premium.
  4. We added new commands such as /shop gui and /shop top.
  5. We added support for Mojang Name Changes!

IMPORTANT:
You should unsubscribe and subscribe again if you have an old premium subscription. If you subscribed after 2015-02-13 (YYYY-MM-DD) or pay in Dollars you are fine. If you subscribed before that or pay in Euros you should resubscribe.

The reason is the old subscriptions don’t work well since Mojang launched name changes. If you change your user name your old euro subscription will definitely break. Old subscriptions are also unstable and may occasionally fail even if you don’t change your name. This very seldomly happens but we strongly suggest you resubscribe if you have an old subscription.

By |February 20th, 2015|General News|2 Comments
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Mojang name changes live!

Hello everyone!

Mojang has released their name changing feature on their mojang accounts today, a feature that has been built up to for quite a while. Cayorion has spent many months preparing for this update, so the release and the functionality of the server would go as smooth as possible. Many are already enjoying the username change by switching out their embarrassing or old usernames that they wanted to update. Unfortunately, this change also brings a few problems with it, namely in the people who think changing to a very offensive username is funny, or think that will not be acted upon.

We at MassiveCraft have never taken proactive attempts to punish individuals with offensive or strange names, and we have seen a couple of them in the past. We reason now however that because players can change away from their offensive usernames, that we will no longer permit offensive usernames on the server. We are implementing a rule against names with an offensive nature, meaning names containing any words or meanings that could be interpreted as discriminatory, sexist, racist, vulgar or otherwise breeding an unfriendly environment, under the punishment of a permanent ban. Additionally, we will take pro-active attempts to avoid impersonation. Staff impersonation has always been a very serious matter. Attempts to mimic staff names will result in a ban. This also applies to players, if those changing their name to mimic a player are doing it to troll the original user, defame them, or otherwise troll them. We hope everyone will continue to enjoy this great feature by making cool and iconic names, not by using it as an underhanded method to troll others.

A quick summary of the rule implementation:

  • People with usernames that are considered discriminatory, religious, racist, sexist, vulgar or otherwise offensive as seen by the server staff will be permanently removed from the server.
  • Staff imitation trough the name change feature, or harassment/trolling of players through the name change feature will result in a permanent ban.

As per all the regulations, the final judgement on these matters will be made by the Game staff. If a game staff indicates your name is offensive, you are obliged to change it. Refusal to do so will result in your removal from the server, and in many cases you will not even be warned. This post serves as a warning.

Have a Massive day!

The MassiveCraft Team

By |February 4th, 2015|General News|6 Comments
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We are getting closer to Regalia V2!

Regalia V2 is coming ever closer, so here another teaser for what’s to come and some of the iconic things that used to be in Regalia V1 making their return in V2.

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Regalia V2 is much larger than V1. There are more streets, more places to get lost, and more things to explore. It is currently almost twice as large as V1, and still growing.

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Greygate prison is making its return as one of the few buildings taken from Regalia V1.

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Regalia features an all new Cathedral, redesigned to move away from real world religion designs and establishing its own religious architecture

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Regalia’s streets are completely dipped into a new architectural style, still retaining the old dark Imperial atmosphere, but adding a more warm overtone, and creating variation in the streets.

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The skyline of the city is more equalized, with important buildings sticking out. This gives a more realistic feel, and makes navigating the city by looking at the direction of tall buildings easier.

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Cute little areas are in abundance, like the new high district overpass.

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The all new tavern has had a thorough redesign, making the new building roughly five times as big as the current tavern. The building has a lot of its interior locked out, meaning we never have to rebuild the tavern, but just “unlock” new areas when the server becomes more popular and the tavern can no longer handle the traffic.

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Unique streets have become more frequent like the new Old willow square. The old willow tree also comes back in Regalia V2, yet larger and with more square around it. The housing around it in particular are made for player owned *roleplay* shops, with large windows.

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The new city has more greenwork overall, adding small parks and little green areas dotted between the houses to break the style.

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Regalia’s old Scholar district is back, complete with Scholar’s court and special housing for intellectuals.

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Regalia’s old Bathhouse is back, with non Human and Human pools for racial segregation.

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The Poor district has more atmosphere, feeling truly like a poor district or even a slum where the poorest of the poorest live in makeshift houses.

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Walkways are frequent, giving the poor district a truly unique feel away from the main residential areas in Regalia.

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The Dragon Isle, or Cute Island depending on when you would have gotten familiar with it, has had a face lift and has been placed back into Regalia, this time on the sea side. Now also with rent able boats and warehouses!

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The old canals in the city have disappeared, but the harbor district and the poor district mesh nicely into one another forming great transitions between the districts.

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Part of the old Park will be brought back, but with new innovative ideas. Housing will be meshed into the park, making available the much desired park housing with beautiful views and pristine location.

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The Imperial Palace will be making its return, more grand and luxurious than before, now as a full fledged event location with ballrooms and throne rooms.

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Regalia’s wilderness itself has become extremely expansive, while most of it is the same, there are some unique locations that are worthy of being explored.

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Regalia’s countryside will be filled with different locations as time goes by. Some more hard to find than others, after all we don’t want to draw attention away from the city, but certainly locations that one might want to visit from time to time simply for sightseeing.

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Making your own Tavern/Cafe/Restaurant in the new regalia is not permitted. However! Across the city, special shops have been made, unused or empty buildings which can be bought for a large lumpsum, to be turned into a tavern or cafe complete with arsenal of drinks and foods, as well as good location.

By |February 2nd, 2015|General News|2 Comments
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Changes to PvP Mechanics

Over the last week we have been developing an entirely new staff department known as the PvP department. Within this week, we have recruited members who will be responsible for developing and completing projects geared towards the improvement of PvP on MassiveCraft. More information regarding the role of this department can be found here.

We’ve made an excellent amount of progress in little over a week, and we will continue to do so. Below are the changes done that affect PvP in the last week.

Vampires: Disabled → Enabled
Vampires-Bloodlust Max Time: 00:30 Seconds → 00:60 Seconds
Vampires-Combat Strength: 100% → 125%
Vampires-Combat Strength in Bloodlust: 120% → 150%
Vampires-MassiveTraits: Enabled → Disabled
MassiveTraits-Fireball: 00:03 Second Cooldown → 00:05 Second Cooldown
Glitch-Sharp IV Axes: Not Allowed → Allowed
Glitch-Sharp III Axes: Not Allowed → Allowed
Glitch-Random Healing From Damage: Broken → Fixed
Glitch-Random Excessive Damage: Broken → Fixed
Bows-Skillshot Bonus: 200% at Max → 400% at Max
MassiveTraits-AxeExpert: 25% Bonus Damage → 15% Bonus Damage
MassiveTraits-AxeResist: 25% Bonus Defense → 15% Bonus Defense
MassiveTraits-AxeVulnerable: +25% Damage Taken → 15% Damage Taken
MassiveTraits-SwordExpert: 25% Bonus Damage → 15% Bonus Damage
MassiveTraits-SwordResist: 25% Bonus Defense → 15% Bonus Defense
MassiveTraits-SwordVulnerable: +25% Damage Taken → 15% Damage Taken
MassiveTraits-UnarmedExpert: 25% Bonus Damage → 15% Bonus Damage
MassiveTraits-UnarmedResist: 25% Bonus Defense → 15% Bonus Defense
MassiveTraits-UnarmedVulnerable: +25% Damage Taken → 15% Damage Taken
MassiveTraits-ArcheryExpert: 25% Bonus Damage → 15% Bonus Damage
MassiveTraits-ArcheryResist: 25% Bonus Defense → 15% Bonus Defense
MassiveTraits-ArcheryVulnerable: +25% Damage Taken → 15% Damage Taken
MassiveTraits-HarmStrike: Disabled → Enabled
MassiveTraits-HarmRevenge: Disabled → Enabled
MassiveTraits-ArmorPenStrike: Disabled → Enabled
MassiveTraits-ArmorPenRevenge: Disabled → Enabled

By |January 20th, 2015|General News|1 Comment
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PvP Emphasis

Introduction

We’re going to be taking a closer look at PvP. We have always been dedicated to improving the experience of our player base as a whole, but have recently realized the lack of focus on PvP.

To help with this issue, we have included a new PvP department of staff and will have the Tech department focus on actions that will improve PvP.

PvP Department

The PvP department is dedicated to the improvement of the player versus player experience on MassiveCraft. We will be recruiting additional individuals to work with existing PvP staff to do the following:

  • Playtest and make balance tweaks to MassiveTraits and MCMMO.
  • Host PvP tournaments and other events.
  • Guide the Tech Department in what plugins to develop/install.
  • Create tutorials regarding PvP on the wiki.
  • General development of the PvP community.
  • Promote healthy and friendly interactions within the PvP Community

A more in depth summary of what the PvP department’s responsibilities are can be found on our wiki here.

Recruitment to become a part of this department can be found here.

Tech Department

The tech department manages our Minecraft plugins and is going to give extra attention to PvP.

First we will focus on decreasing lag and improving TPS. This will make game play smoother and result in a PvP experience free from lag spikes. We have been working on that this week and will continue to do so for at least another week.

Then we will work on MassiveTraits. MassiveTraits is currently in beta and we yet plan on making many improvements and balance tweaks to the plugin. We have already removed HarmStrike, HarmRevenge, ArmorpenStrike and ArmorpenRevenge as a temporary quick balance fix.

We also have many ideas for the future we hope we will get the time to implement: Kit PvP, Anti Combat Logging, Duel plugin, Highscore system, better war system in Factions etc. Though as mentioned, the top priority is TPS and MassiveTraits at the moment.

By |January 8th, 2015|General News|2 Comments