General News

Server Policy Changes

Today August 7, 2014,  we have decided to make a few policy changes. Additionally, we would like to clarify a few rules that have long been considered common sense, but may be confused by some.

Our first topic of change is in regards to Portal Traps. Not to be confused with Trapped Portals; where a player goes through and either instantly dies, or loses the ability to defend themselves. Portal Traps can be defined as a portal that is not visible immediately, completely out of sight, and therefore a player may unintentionally enter the portal. Originally, this design of portals was created for cosmetic means in order to keep a medieval look. However, its integration into PvP has become undesireable in popular opinion. Therefore, portal traps are no longer allowed when being used in a deceiving manner for pvp. You may continue to use your interior hidden portals for cosmetic means, but you must do this responsibly.

Collecting disarmed weapons with hoppers will now officially be punishable. This goes against the intended purpose of how disarm was originally changed for the better of the player base. As always, you may not abuse Minecraft mechanics to break changes implemented by MassiveCraft.

The worlds of Aloria have become quite inhabited. With this comes the issue of faction claiming. We have long since had the sixteen chunk rule. However, with the growth of our player base, we have decided it is time for a change. The distance will be reduced from sixteen chunks down to ten chunks. This means you may not claim any closer than 160 blocks from another faction. Additionally, you may not claim over actively used land or active LWC locks. We’d like to remind our players that they have access to tools in order to help protect themselves from breaking the rules. You may use /f map to check your distance from another faction. You may /he tool blocks to see if they’re actively being used/changed/lived in. You can then do /seen to see if the player is still active in case you find signs with a name.

Our final topic of clarification is in regards to houses in Regalia. We’re changing the housing rule, stating you may now own up to 3 houses per account, with an upper maximum of 4 over 2 accounts. Previously, this was was 2 houses per account with an upper maximum of 3 over 2 accounts. However, it should be taken into account that this raise is only for real estate. Meaning, if you already own 3 houses over 2 accounts, you are expected to sell your fourth house within a week. We have decided this to encourage people who want to start a real estate business.

These rules can be viewed on our rules page at:

http://www.massivecraft.com/rules

By |August 7th, 2014|General News|3 Comments

How Has MassiveCraft Changed You?

Since MassiveCraft’s humble beginnings as MCTeam.org, the mission statement of the server has always been to change lives. Whether it be through strengthened friendships created in our community, to education gleaned from allies and others with their respective specializations, we’ve adamantly stood by that idea to change the lives of those who frequent our server.

Now we want to hear from you. How has MassiveCraft changed your life?

Has it changed you for better or for worse? What kind of person were you when you started on the server, and what kind of person are you now?

Click here to tell us how MassiveCraft has changed you. Your story might have the chance to be published on the website or wiki!

By |August 3rd, 2014|General News|2 Comments

Massivecraft Is Looking For Video Content Creators/editors!

MassiveCraft is looking for Video Content Creators and editors. This means we need people who have skills with recording good content, as well as actual video editing, splicing video sections together and adding effects and what not. We categorize both as different, so we will give information on each individually.

MassiveCraft Video Content Creators
We are looking for Video Content Creators, meaning people who have a strong computer able to run Minecraft shaders at a comfortable 40 to 60 FPS. Additionally, said individuals should have a decent internet connection, as sharing raw video files could require uploading a gigabyte worth of video material. Good video content is worth Regals for us, and you will be given a position in the PR/Media department for your work.

Do you think you have the requirements for a Video Content Creator? Post on the forum Thread with the name “MassiveCraft is looking for Video Content Creators/Editors!” in the Server News section And submit some sample video recordings you have made.

MassiveCraft Video Content Editors
We are looking for Video Content Editors, meaning people who have good experience with video editing software. Said individuals should have already made several video edited submissions on for example YouTube. Good video editing means smooth transitions, complimentary commentary or audio, and no dub-step music covers. Good video content is worth Regals for us, and you will be given a position in the PR/Media department for your work.

Do you think you have the requirements for a Video Content Editor? Post on the forum Thread with the name “MassiveCraft is looking for Video Content Creators/Editors!” in the Server News section And submit some sample edited videos you have made.

A good example of a well made YouTube video that is well edited. 

By |July 29th, 2014|General News|1 Comment

Attention Current Market Holders

We will be implementing the new player market on August 2. Shops will be evicted in 48 hours from the posting of this announcement. All shops that have a current lease over 5 days will be refunded. There has already been a an announcement on the forums, website, and facebook.

Please take careful note that all items within the current shops will be removed without refund upon eviction. If you have questions feel free to contact a member of staff, but it would be a good idea to remove your items first.

Thank you

By |July 27th, 2014|General News|0 Comments

The Summer Festival!

The hot summer air lay stagnant in Regalia, hanging heavy over the dull, bored citizens. The children played in the dust, the merchants reclines in their shady alcoves, and the tavern was sweltering and quiet. The days went by flatly, nothing too noteworthy piquing interest.

Like a refreshing wave of icy cold water, relief and even excitement gripped the people: the Summer Festival is coming! Flamboyant posters announcing the arrival of the jovial event were tacked onto walls, littered through the streets, and handed to people directly. The people waited eagerly for the fairgrounds to open, and for the festivities to begin.

OOC
Hello all! After some careful planning and longs hours of work from your lovely MassiveCraft team, we’re happy to finally announce the Summer Festival! From casual roleplay to fun PvP tournaments, the festival will host a variety of fun activities for all the players of MassiveCraft.

When
July 21st – August 1st

Where
Go to /spawn and follow the purple carpet from there.

Events

  • Firework Show – 7/21
  • Guess the Drink Game – 7/22
  • Kissing Booth Event – 7/23
  • Play – 7/25
  • Body Auction – 7/26
  • PvP Tournament – 7/27
  • Guess the Drink Game (2) – 7/29
  • Kissing Booth Event (2) – 7/30
By |July 22nd, 2014|General News|1 Comment

Premium Character Card

We just added a new premium feature!

Use /char to specify your race, age, gender and other details in your character card.

TIP: Right click another player while sneaking to view their character card.

Click here to become premium:
http://www.massivecraft.com/premium

By |July 22nd, 2014|General News|0 Comments

We Are Now Mojang EULA Compliant!

The issue of server monetisation has emerged between Mojang, server owners, and players over the last month. Servers that use the Minecraft server software are not permitted to sell anything that Mojang has made. This was never fully enforced, and we have always had what we felt was a fair premium package. However, on August 1st Mojang will be enforcing their EULA towards all servers. We have been working over the last month to alter how we do things in order to become Mojang EULA compliant without degrading the player experience for MassiveCraft.

We want our players to know that the gameplay experience for MassiveCraft is the common denominator, and money is not. We enjoy spending our time finding ways to improve MassiveCraft in any way possible, and we feel that being EULA compliant is the best way for us to continue providing our players the experience they expect here.

As you may have noticed, we’ve made changes to our premium package that can be viewed on our premium page here, and has also been announced in the last news post here. These are the steps we’ve taken to become EULA compliant, among many others.

By |July 13th, 2014|General News|0 Comments

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

Name Format Change

We just changed how we format player names in chat and above player head.

The /friend system has been reworked. You will have to add your friends again. The new system is a one sided “favorites” system. Just add your favorite players using the /fav command. They don’t have to accept.

Use /rc [global|local|head=show] [on|off=toggle] to manage faction relation coloring. It’s off per default.

  • /rc displays your current settings
  • /rc g toggles relation color in global chat (for an epic rainbow experience)
  • /rc l toggles relation color in local chat /the l: channel (Useful in PVP)
  • /rc h toggles relation color above player heads (Useful in PVP)

Color is chosen from the first match in this list:

  • Staff: Aqua
  • Faction Member: Lime (only when faction relation color is on)
  • Faction Ally: Purple (only when faction relation color is on)
  • Faction Truced: Pink (only when faction relation color is on)
  • Faction Enemy: Rose (only when faction relation color is on)
  • Favorite: Yellow
  • Premium: Gold
  • Default: White

The following Badges are available:

  • Favorite:
  • Staff:
  • Premium:

With relation color you can see what relation you have to a player at once based on their color. Your faction Members will be Lime, your Enemies will be red, Allies Purple etc. Those you are neutral to will be white, unless they are premium in which case they will be Gold. Staff members are always aqua.

The nickname is now displayed last above the player head instead of first. The benefit with this is we now display 2 more characters of the nickname (14 instead of 12).

Health is now displayed in percent just above the head of players.

Questions and Answers

Q: Why are premiums gold instead of lime?
A: Because your faction members are lime.

Q: Will you please revert back to the old system?
A: No, you will like the system once you get used to it <3

Q: Do you listen to improvement suggestions for the new name format?
A: Yes, please do tell us here or on the forums. Note that “#BringTheOldChatBack” is not a constructive improvement suggestion.

By |June 19th, 2014|General News|13 Comments