In this category you find the general news that does not fit into another category.
MassiveCraft is now updated to Minecraft 1.7.2
Find out what Mojang changed here: http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Version_history
Our resource pack is mostly updated and can be downloaded here: http://www.massivecraft.com/media
Optifine is however not updated yet. If you have FPS issues you should try setting graphics to fast and reducing your render distance in your client video options.
Please report bugs here on the forums: http://forums.massivecraft.com/forums/bug-reports.57/
Some features aren’t fully updated yet and will be fixed in a few days:
- Chairs are disabled.
- Signs can not be edited through right clicking.
- Footprints will not appear.
- Vampires will emit potion effects.
Enjoy the new flowers!
We have made a fix to MCMMO fishing. Your bite chance per tick is now buffed proportionally to your MCMMO fishing level. It’s 1% at level 0 and 5% at level 1000. You can check your bite chance using /bitechance. It does not matter what biome you are in or if you are in a boat.
Additionally you can’t hold a block in your hand when sitting down on a chair anymore. You will now place the block instead making roof building possible again.
For a while now, we have been playing around with the premium features, adding and changing where necessary, and a while back we came to the conclusion that the “diamond armor only for premiums” feature, was not up to date any more. We spent some time theorizing on how to evolve this feature where it would still be a bonus to premiums, but give some power back to the non premiums as well. We have spent a lot of time questioning both premiums and non premiums (though largely non premiums) and were happy to find that our conclusions enjoyed broad support among the premium population.
To summarize the change:
- We are allowing non premiums to wear diamond armor as well.
- We are granting premiums a 15% damage reduction modifier, that is effective everywhere.
What we hope this achieves:
- Happier non premiums as it is a move away from a threat of becoming pay to win.
- Non premiums now drop more loot if they die, making killing them more profitable.
- Non premiums will put up more of a fight in diamond armor, thus making fighting them more fun.
- Diamonds will get used up and destroyed more, hopefully increasing the price of diamonds.
- Diamond armor sets will become marketable as the purchasing population has increased.
- The price of enchantments will go up hopefully, as non premiums will be using them more.
- Non premiums will still feel a feature towards their PVP advantage is maintained, as their
protection bonus (while halved) is maintained and also applied to raids.
- Non premiums will have more courage to engage premiums because they will be on more equal grounds.
Today we are proudly announcing the release of 4 new premium features:
- Get 75 ingame silver per premium month
- Use /fix to repair 5 items daily
- MCMMO +50% experience gain
- Use the premium chat channel
Additionally we just gave all current premium members 75 silver each as a general thank you and compensation for already being premium this month.
Get 75 ingame silver per premium month
When you donate for one month of premium you will immediately get 75 silver. If you donate for three months you get 225 silver since 75 * 3 = 225. When we decided to implement this feature we had the role players in mind. As a premium role player you can now afford your house in Regalia without any extra hassle. No doubt the feature will be useful for others as well.
Use /fix to repair 5 items daily
The /fix command can repair any kind of damaged item. Enchantments and other item features are kept. You can fully repair 5 items daily.
MCMMO +50% experience gain
As a premium member you now level up 50% faster. This covers all MCMMO skills.
Use the premium chat channel
We have added a premium chat channel. Use “p:” or “/chat focus premium” to use the channel.
We just made a big server update. Here’s a list of what’s new:
- Support for the client mod MorePlayerModels2.
- Chairs should work again (yeah really, we are using a new plugin now).
- Signs can be edited through shift clicking.
- Ender Pearl usage has 15 seconds cooldown.
- Repair chainmail (MCMMO).
- Nerfed fishing bite chance so that it’s the same regardless of biome and boat (MCMMO).
We did however not update to Minecraft 1.7.2 yet.
The reason is the core server software, Bukkit/Spigot, isn’t ready yet. There are fake versions out there, 1.6.4 servers pretending to be 1.7.2, but they actually offer none of the new features since they are just 1.6.4 servers in disguise. The hackyness of the solution is however known to cause client crashes and since Optifine isn’t 1.7.2 ready yet we felt there just were downsides to use a fake version.
The great Harvest Festival comes to Regalia with great enthusiasm and has great events in store for everyone. There are quests, a dunk tank, fireworks and a whole variety of things to see and experience. Some of the events you will be able to participate in are:
- Firework shows
- Guess the Drink event.
- Kissing Booth event.
- Archery Competitions.
- Horse jumping race.
- Firework competition.
- Jousting Tournament.
- Creep Ball.
Events can happen at any time during the day/night, the easiest way to know when one is about to happen is to follow the broadcasts ingame. There will be broadcasts for the different events ingame in advance of the events to give everyone a chance to join in on the fun.
To get to the Harvest Festival grounds follow the purple line in the road in Regalia and it will lead you straight to it. We hope you join us and have an awesome time at the events.
The direct change is as followed: Server staff, and players who have at some point been rank 2 or above among server staff may not sell premium or in-game silver.
After much internal discussion, some policy changes were made with regards to staff members selling silver/premium and how we ourselves view the moral position of large in-game asset ownership. The reason why we chose to make this change, is because the vast majority of us agreed on a moral objection to the thought of selling server wares as staff. This also helps us to minimize the threat of corruption and staff bias. Server staff however, will probably still be seen actively buying premium with silver. There is nothing morally wrong with this practice we feel.
On a related matter, we have reduced the amount of money owned by two ex admins to more reasonable levels. The admins in question being x_sam_boi_x and Igel_son who owned 36,000 and 78,000 silver respectively. We have a multitude of reasons to explain why we chose to take this action. Both these ex admins have gained these large amounts of money through owning shops in the old SilverEdge spawn. Due to the proximity to the direct spawn of SilverEdge (the front of these ships was roughly 20-30 blocks away from the spawn building) both shops attained the vast majority of the shopping public back then. Both admins gained these shops when they were players and when the server’s market economy was effectively non-existent. In the months following them becoming server staff, it was often questioned whether they should own these shops, by both staff and players alike.
Many staff members (and players) felt owning these shops was a conflict of morals and interests for staff members, and have repeatedly attempted to make both admins distance themselves from the shops, with little to no result. The situation was “allowed” to continue by everyone because at the time, the market structure of the server was different. Many came to the conclusion that it was beneficial for the server to have an “admin shop” at spawn. In hindsight, this might have been practical when the server had a player limit of 100, but as competition on the market and transparency started establishing itself, many players felt it was unfair that both admins owned these shops.
Fast forward to today, we attempt to achieve complete and utter equality in our market scheme, favoring an open free market with little to no artificial intervention from staff (or players) to influence prices or limit the traffic of goods. We are however faced with these two ex admins now owning exorbitantly large sums of in game silver dating back from owning these shops. Because of the moral “grey area” covering this past shop management, we decided to bring the issue up again recently. After lengthy discussions, the most compelling argument presented was that both, given the current market structure and levels of competition would never have been able to assemble this much in-game silver if the situation was moved to now. In a way, the funds gathered from back in those days, are thus declared “dirty money”. Money that should technically not exist, or at least not in such quantity. We felt the actual value of the capital gained back then, is much less today.
As such, we have decided to lower the amount both ex-admins owned in an attempt to balance out the quota’s. We still thank both admins for the “admin market” they provided back then, but feel it’s more fair for the players if we take this step. The money will be sent to the faction “RegalianBank”. This faction is a non member permanent faction used to refund players who have become the victim of a server or database failure resulting in them losing money. Thus effectively, the money is being recycled to further benefit the player base to make up for the inequality it might have caused.
A Vexing Riddler has come to Regalia promising gifts to anyone whose intellect can outmatch his devious riddles, including hints to a spectacular event awaiting at the end. Can you outmatch this trickster and find his riddles hidden throughout Regalia? This quest is available for both premium and non-premium players, so everyone can participate in the fun that will test your knowledge of Regalia. From the market district to the Cathedral, from the spawn to the noble district, this quest requires players to traverse throughout Regalia while solving the perplexing clues and riddles given by the Vexing Riddler.
The Vexing Riddler can be found in the plaza, just outside of spawn. Right click on him to receive the quest. Each segment can be advanced by finding a Quest sign with the name of the quest on it.
Three new riddles appear each day. If you find a sign like the one above, make sure to return to that spot the following day to get the next set of riddles and a small prize, and continue on your journey to best the Vexing Riddler