Weekly Changelog | Week 37 Year 2019

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Direction
This week, Direction focused on Individual Direction and solving HR related problems within the Team. A new Crate is also entering its final stages that will have some useful items for roleplayers.

  • LumosJared x8: Individual Direction and HR, Crates.

Game
This week Game focused on the PVP Tourney, several smaller scale Survival reworks, and internal staff protocols, along with the usual helping of tickets.

  • Sevak x3: Documentation.
  • Winterless x3: Survival Announcements.
  • Lumbo x2: Game Event Creation.
  • Dragonn x4: Documentation.
  • Sir_Daragon x13: Processing and Events.
  • Falconhand x13: War Declarations.
  • JoyShake x4: PVP Tourney event.
  • BlueChaos x2: Tickets.

World
This week, world staff primarily focused on Regalian based world projects, both for static roleplay hotspots and event needed work.

  • Bunemma x7: Regalia Decor Project.
  • Patsie x4: Regalia Builds.
  • EdnaMode_ x6: Regalia Decor.
  • WaterDruppel x5: World Tickets.

Lore
This week, Lore staff focused on processing, Lore Systems, and DM Progression work, while preparing for the release of the Proficiency Update.

  • BetaInsomnia x19: Processing, Events.
  • Carlit0o x44: Processing and Sheets.
  • AntonVoron x4: WIS Event.
  • Tibertastic x20: Event and Sheets.
  • MantaRey x4: Sheets.
  • Finlaggen x20: Guild System.
  • LumosJared x13: Events, Storyweb System, Processing.
  • WaterDruppel x2: Lore Processing.
  • Rochelle x9: Sheets.
  • Athelois x5: Discord Tickets.
  • Caelamus x7: Sheets.
  • BillyThescroofy x13: DM Progressions.
  • Havsbris_ x4: Sheets.
  • Jonificus x4: Sheets.
  • Bellarmina x16: Event Acting and Redblock co work.
  • Wrongchat x4: Event Project.
  • PapidaCarrot x1: Event Acting.
  • HydraLana x20: Lore Processing and Writing.

Quest
This week, Quest Staff focused on dungeon coding and creation.

  • Kniferharm x4: Item Code and Creation.
  • Derpadillo x11: Dungeons. 

PR
This week, PR staff focused on holding PR events within Regalia, and external work on the Twitter, PMC, and in-game player retention projects.

  • Anarchizm x8: PR Events.
  • Battlebrawn x6: PR Posts. 

Tech
This week, Tech Staff focused on fixing some core issues with Hawkeye for 1.13 compatibility.

  • CS_Birb x5: Hawkeye Fixes.
By | September 15th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Weekly Changelog | Week 36 Year 2019


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Direction
This week, Direction focused on Individual Direction, HR, and a few new Systems to be released this week.
 
  • LumosJared x8: Individidual Direction and HR, and Lore Crates. 
  • SpunSugar x7: Individual Direction and HR. 
Game
This week Game focused on 1.13 Testing, Tickets, the Hunt Event, and Ban Appeals. Some structural changes are currently ongoing within the Department as well.
  • Winterless x4: Tickets and The Hunt Event. 
  • BlueChaos x3: Tickets.
  • Talantius x1: Testing. 
  • JoyShake x4: Morale Upkeep. 
  • Lumbo x7: Game Events. 
  • Jaehaerys x2: Event Hosting. 
  • Sephite x4: Ban Appeals. 
World
This week, Noble Estates and Regalian Hotspots like the Kathar Cistern dominated the World Staff’s time.
  • Pixycandi x4: Drachenburg Estate. 
  • SpunSugar x14: Estates and Regalia. 
  • Jaehaerys x2: Kathar Cistern. 
  • WaterDruppel x5: Event Assistance. 
Lore
This week, Lore focused on Character Sheets, an in progress revision to the Storyweb System, and the new Guilds System ran by Finlaggen, which you can join up with here
 
  • TheBioverse x26: Character Sheets, Tickets, Events. 
  • Eccetra x5: Lore Tickets. 
  • LumosJared x8: Processing, Writing, Progression. 
  • Caelamus x10: Lore Tickets. 
  • Jonificus x4: Lore Processing. 
  • BillyTheScroofy x13: Military Progression DMs. 
  • HydraLana x33: Lore Processing. 
  • Katiesc x2: Sheets. 
  • MantaRey x6: Lore Processing. 
  • WrongChat x10: Character Applications. 
  • PapidaCarrot x16: Lore Processing and Tickets. 
Quest
This week, Quest focused on Dungeons and Testing for Questlines in the Survival worlds. 
 
  • Grumpygirl314 x4: Dungeon Quests.
  • Kniferharm x4: Quests. 
  • Derpadillo x5: Dungeons. 
  • Talantius x3: Hidden Gem Testing. 
  • Falconhand x2: Stage Quests. 
PR
This week, PR primarily focused on External content on PMC and some graphics related work, as well as video projects.
 
  • Pixycandi x3: 1920’s Expansion and Graphics. 
  • Anarchizm x10: PR Players.
  • Seoulmate x8: Weekend Roundup.
  • SpunSugar x4: External Docs and Content. 
  • Battlebrawn x4: PR Posts. 
Tech
This week, Tech Staff focused on 1.13 testing.
 
  • Spectriel x2: Command Status Doc. 

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By | September 8th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Weekly Changelog | Week 35 Year 2019

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Direction
This week, Direction focused on Individual Direction, HR, and Paperwork.
 
  • LumosJared x8: Individual Direction, Systems, and Paperwork Redux.

 

Game
This week Game focused on 1.13 Testing, various tickets, and War trophies and systems.
 
  • Doraiky x15: Documentation, Hunt Event.
  • Falconhand x3: Keep and tickets.
  • Dragonn_ x1: Tickets.
  • Pomplemousse x3: Help Chats.
  • Talantius x1: Tickets.
  • Sephite x9: Tutorial.
  • Sir_Daragon x3: Tickets.
  • JoyShake x1: Tickets.
  • Lumbo x9: Moderation.
  • Winterless x2: HelpChats.
  • BlueChaos x1: Tickets.

 

World
This week the 1920’s AU dominated the time of world staff, but tickets were also completed and some backlogs were taken in.
 
  • Pixycandi x2: 1920’s Expansion.
  • Waterdruppel x4: Discord tickets.
  • Patsie x7: 1920’s AU build and Sanguine Estate.
  • Yigit x4: 1920’s AU Build.
  • Jaehaerys x4: World Ticket.

 

Lore
This week, Lore focused on lore tickets, progressions, and the introduction of new systems.
 
  • HydraLana x33: Lore Processing and Writing.
  • Eccetra x9: Tickets.
  • Waterdruppel x11: Discord tickets.
  • Carlit0o x18: Sheets.
  • Havsbris_ x10: Sheets.
  • Yigit x11: 1920’s Setup.
  • Katiesc x10: Tickets.
  • LumosJared x14: Systems, Sheets.
  • Caelamus x14: Sheets.

 

Quest
This week, Quest focused on Silverwind tweaks and various coding.
 
  • Grumpygirl314 x12: Dungeon quest coding, Dynmap hide for new players, and Misc Questie Things.
  • Derpadillo x4: Dungeons.
  • Falconhand x10: Writing Quest code for Cooking, an activity for Essalonia spawn. Also testing and bug fixes for the inital recipies.

 

PR
This week, PR worked on the 1920’s release and main site updates.
 
  • Pixycandi x2: 1920’s Expansion.
  • Anarchizm x4: New Players.
  • Seoulmate x8: Weekend Roundup.
  • Battlebrawn x6: All External website updates.

 

Tech
This week, Tech Staff focused on 1.13 testing.
 
  • RustyTrumbone x5: 1.13 Testing and MassiveHelp.

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By | September 1st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Weekly Changelog | Week 34 Year 2019



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Direction
This week, Direction focused on Individual Direction, HR, and Paperwork.

  • LumosJared x8: Individual Direction, HR, Project creation.
  • SpunSugar x6: Individual Direction, Paperwork.

Game
This week Game focused on 1.13 Testing, various tickets, and War trophies and systems.

  • Falconahand x4: Final 1.13 Testing.
  • Winterless x6: HelpChats.
  • Spectriel x3: Tickets.
  • Pomplemousse x2: Help Chats.
  • BlueChaos x3: Tickets.
  • JoyShake x1: Tickets.
  • ibeslupring x1: Help Chats.
  • Sevak x1: War Trophy Item.
  • Doraiky x13: Documentation, Hunt Event.
  • Sephite x9: Hunt Event and Documentation.

World
This week the 1920’s AU dominated the time of world staff, but tickets were also completed and some backlogs were taken in.

  • Patsie x5: 1920’s AU build.
  • Waterdruppel x1: Discord tickets.
  • SpunSugar x22: 1920’s AU and backlog.
  • Yigit x4: 1920’s AU Build.
  • Ednamode_ x4: Carnival Cistern.
  • Jaerhaerys x1: World Ticket.

Lore
This week, Lore focused on lore tickets, progressions, and the introduction of new systems.

  • MantaRey x7: Lore Processing.
  • Waterdruppel x1: Discord tickets.
  • Jonificus x3: Sheets.
  • TheVigilantWolf x5: Lore Processing.
  • TheBioverse x14: Lore Tickets.
  • Athelois x3: Lore Tickets.
  • BillyTheScroofy x6: DM Progressions.
  • Havsbris_ x6: Sheets.
  • WrongChat x3: Lore Tickets.
  • Caelamus x10: Sheets.
  • Eccetra x9: Tickets.
  • Yigit x11: 1920’s Setup.
  • HydraLana x30: Lore Processing and Writing.

Quest
This week, Quest focused on Silverwind tweaks and various coding.

  • Grumpygirl314 x13: Silverwind tweaks, Quest coding and code review, and Game Assistance
  • Talantius x1: Tickets.

PR
This week, PR worked on the 1920’s release and main site updates.

  • Ryria x8: Player Spotlight, Postings, Website Updates.
  • Battlebrawn x5: All External website updates.
  • SpunSugar x8: Direction and paperwork.

Tech
This week, Tech Staff focused on 1.13 testing.

  • RustyTrumbone x3: 1.13 Testing.
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By | September 1st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Weekly Changelog | Week 33 Year 2019

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Direction
This week, Direction focused on Individual Direction, HR, and Project creation for upcoming Rank 3’s.

  • LumosJared x8: Individual Direction, HR, Project creation.

Game
This week, Game focused on Tickets and the new Bounty System, which debuted on the forums this week.

  • Doaraiky x9: Blessed War and Investigations.
  • Dragonn x4: Documentation.
  • CnocBride x8: Bounty System.
  • Spectriel x3: Tickets.
  • ibeslupring x4: Tickets.
  • JoyShake x2: Teambuilding.
  • Tinnytine x3: Ticket training.
  • Sir_Daragon x2: Tickets.
  • Sephite x11: Tickets.
  • Talantius x1: Tickets.
  • Winterless x4: Investigations.
  • BlueChaos x2: Tickets.
  • Pomplemousse x3: Bounty System.

World
This week, World focused on world decor in Regalia, new estates, small changes to the districts, and street decor.

  • Bunemma x5: World Ticket.
  • Founa x14: World Decor.
  • Yigit x5: World Decor.
  • EdnaMode_ x3: Tickets.
  • Pixycandi x8: World Staff work.

Lore
This week, Lore Staff revised the new noble system, began a new update to character creation, finished the Metallurgy Project, and did a whole boat load of Character Sheets and Processing.

  • Caelamus x10: Character Sheets.
  • TheVigilantWolf x3: Character Sheets.
  • Havsbris_ x16: Character Sheets.
  • Eccetra x11: Tickets.
  • TheBioverse x20: Lore Tickets.
  • LumosJared x15: Metallurgy Project Finish.
  • WaterDruppel x5: Lore Processing.
  • Katiesc x7: Lore Processing.
  • BillytheScroofy x3: Lore Processing.
  • Yigit x8: Character Sheets.
  • HydraLana x22: Writing and Processing.

Quest
This week, Quest focused on Blessed War updates.

  • Grumpygirl314 x5: Quest Coding.
  • Kniferharm x1: Coding.

PR
This week, PR worked on PMC content creation and spotlights on players and factions.

  • Ryria x5: Player Spotlights and PMC content creation.
  • Anarchizm x12: PR Spotlights and Tickets.
  • Seoulmate x3: Weekend Roundup.
  • Battlebrawn x4: Ticket posts.

Tech
This week, Tech Staff focused on the 1.13 Testing Server.

  • Spectriel x1: 1.13 Test Server
  • RustyTrumbone x5: Tech Work.
  • CS_Birb x14: Forums Work.
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By | August 18th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Weekly Changelog | Week 33 Year 2019

Weekly Changelog | Week 32 Year 2019


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Direction
This week, Direction focused on Individual Direction, Paperwork, and keeping up with the rank changes within the team, as well as testing server functionality for the 1.13.

  • LumosJared x8: Individual Direction, Hr, Paperwork, Aspirants.
  • TheComputerGeek x15: 1.13 Testing Server Overproject.

Game
This week, Game focused on Tickets, Documentation work, and an update to the Voting Rewards, the announcement of which can be found here.

  • Doaraiky x17: Posts and Tickets, Voting Rewards.
  • Sevak x2: Ticket
  • Winterless x3: Tickets and Traits.
  • BlueChaos x1: Tickets.
  • Talantius x2: Tickets.
  • Sephite x18: Docs and System rework.
  • Jaehaerys x1: Tickets.
  • CnocBride x7: Tickets and Events.
  • Sir_Daragon x2: Tickets.
  • iBeslupring x9: Docs and Events.
  • Dragonn_ x1: Tickets and Voting.

World
This week, World focused on new buildings to be used in upcoming world systems, interiors on noble estates, manors, and restoration work for the Survival worlds.

  • Jaehaerys x2: World Restoration Work.
  • Yigit x5: Noble Interiors.
  • WaterDruppel x7: Redblock Interior.
  • Founa x4: Manor Construction.
  • EdnaMode x5: Tickets.

Lore
This week, Lore Staff released progressions, focused on several WIS battles, and a hefty Military Progression job from BillyTheScroofy. Magics were written by Finlaggen and MonMarty, a new rp system was cooked up by Carlit0o, and more wiki pages were released.

  • Yigit x18: Character Sheets and Processing.
  • Caelamus x13: Processing.
  • HydraLana x22: Lore Writing.
  • Athelois x3: Discord Tickets.
  • WaterDruppel x8: Lore Processing.
  • WrongChat x4: Character Sheets.
  • Arendan x17: WIS Battle.
  • BillyTheScroofy x30: Miliary Progression.
  • Havsbris_ x11: Character Sheets.
  • PapidaCarrot x8: Character Sheets.
  • Katiesc x11: Character Sheets.
  • Rochelle x15: Lore Processing.
  • MantaRey x5: Lore Processing.
  • TheBioverse x13: Character Sheets.
  • BetaInsomnia x10: Character Sheets and Processing.

Quest
This week, Quest work was spearheaded by Derpadillo’s quest writing and coding, and a few new quest aspirants were taken on board. If you are interested in joining the brand spankin’ new Quest Department, contact GrumpyGirl314 on the forums.

  • Grumpygirl314 x11: Training, Code Audit, and General Questie Things.
  • Talantius x3: Quest Documenation.
  • Derpadillo x21: Blessed War Quest Writing and Coding.

PR
This week, PR worked on Spotlights, external site changes, and new permissions to better make changes.

  • Ryria x4: Player Spotlights.
  • Seoulmate x4: Weekend Roundup.
  • Anarchizm x19: PR Posts, Pmc Updates, etc.

Tech
This week, Tech Staff focused on the 1.13 Testing Server.

  • Spectriel x1: 1.13 Test Server (!) Work.
  • CS_birb x20: MassiveShop and others.
  • RustyTrumbone x13: Tech Debug and Blessed War work.
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Weekly Changelog | Week 31 Year 2019


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Direction
This week, Direction focused primarily on Individual Direction, HR, and the overhaul of the Game Department.

  • LumosJared x10: Individual Direction, Aspirants, Ranks, Paperwork, etc.
  • MonMarty x20: Game Department Overhaul, Redesign of Rules and other systems.

Game
This week, Game staff focused primarily on tickets and restabilizing in the wake of the new Game Department changes, that will continue into the coming week.

  • Cnocbride x9: Tickets.
  • Doraiaky x14: Tickets, Factions.
  • Winterless x4: Tickets.
  • Pomplemousse x2: Tickets.
  • BlueChaos x1: Tickets.
  • Falconhand x5: Tickets.
  • Dragonn_ x3: Tickets and Help Chat.
  • Sir_Daragon x3: Tickets.
  • Talantius x1: Tickets.
  • iBeSlurping x10: Tickets.
  • Sephite x15: Event and Tickets.

World
This week, World primarily was spearheaded by WaterDruppel’s intensive regalia builds, decor edits to the remainder of the city, and some region decorations.

  • Waterdruppel x7: Flower Shops, various quickfire Regalian builds.
  • Pixycandi x4: Beer hall decor.
  • Yigit x5: Vanity Property.
  • Patsie x1: Willow Edits.
  • Bunemma x3: Special Region Decor.

Lore
This week, Lore Staff released several progressions, oversaw various WIS events, and continued to work through an uptick in CHaracter Sheets.

  • TheBioverse x23: Tickets, Writing, Processing.
  • MantaRey x1: Mini Progression.
  • LumosJared x15: Writing, Progressions, Storywebs.
  • Athelois x5: Processing.
  • Bellarmina x8: Character Sheets.
  • Yigit x16: Character Sheets.
  • BetaInsomnia x4: Tickets.
  • Katiesc x12: Processing.
  • Wrongchat x4: Character Sheets.
  • Apath x11: Character Sheets.
  • Jonificus x4: Character Sheets
  • Havsbris_ x6: Sheets.
  • HydraLana x32: Lore Writing and Technology en masse.
  • TheVigilantWolf x7: Character Sheets.
  • PapidaCarrot x8: WIS management and administration.
  • Eccetra x5: Discord tickets.
  • Caelamus x16: Character Sheets.

Quest
This week, Quest, a new department under the leadership of GrumpyGirl314, began working on final Blessed War quests, and quest coding.

  • Grumpygirl314 x14: Installation and testing of the FINAL Blessed War Quest, as well as End and Kit quests and general Questie things.
  • Falconhand x12: Quest coding.

PR
This week, PR picked up several spotlights, and intensive management and overhauling of their external sites, specifically PMC.

  • Ryria x5: Player Spotlights.
  • Battlebrawn x5: Twitter Management.
  • Anarchizm x21: Two high-rank projects with PMC work.

Tech
This week, Tech Staff focused on internal systems and the 1.13 update.

  • RustyTrumbone x15: Blessed War Tech overhaul.

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By | August 4th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Weekly Changelog | Week 31 Year 2019

MassiveCraft Rules Overview

Game rules on MassiveCraft are a continually changing set of parameters that respond to the needs of our players and the changing mechanics of Minecraft itself. This latest update reflects server leadership listening to the desires of the player base that continually engages in our community. More updates will be coming along very soon!

General Game Rule Updates

General Player Rules

A huge noticeable change here is that we want to empower the players to use the /ignore feature. Monica Lewinsky, the most character assassinated and e-bullied person in history, preaches the empowering use of an ignore feature to block toxicity out of your life. Players already have the means to block out people who aren’t worth paying attention to, and should not bother staff to pick up the fight for them instead. This means Staff can focus on the true harassment cases where the player has already taken the necessary steps to stop the undesirable behavior from reaching them. Calling someone a bad PVP’er is not harassment. Saying something mean every now and then is not harassment. Someone making an inside joke to make fun of someone is not harassment. It only becomes harassment when they find ways to circumvent the /ignore feature.

  • Do not harass players or attempt to bully them off the server. A player saying something mean every now and then is not harassment, you as a player can use the /ignore add <username> feature to not have to listen to it. If the player continues to work around this ignore to bully you, then it becomes harassment. PVP callouts in PVP chat are not harassment.
    • Punishment advisory:
      • Divert the argument with distractions when it occurs in public first, pertaining to public name calling and arguments that get too heated between players.
      • If a player says “Xyz called me a retard” tell them “Use the /ignore add <username> feature if you don’t like what the player has to say. If they circumvent this feature, then report them for harassment”.
      • If a player circumvents server features to continue harassment (/money, sending messages through friends, killing players with weapon names, using /mail etc) then staff will step in with a ~1 hour mute. More severe cases can be scaled up to ~5 days.
  • Do not engage in hate speech, racism, sexism, discrimination or other attacks on minorities in public channels, including PVP chat. PVP chat has a more relaxed moderation, but we will not tolerate intolerable behavior.
    • Punishment advisory:
      • Staff are able to determine whether a new player joining and immediately spamming racist slurs is ever going to be a good member of our community. If this is not the case, they may simply permanently ban this account.
      • If a player who is a member of our community suddenly starts using excessive racial slurs for example, needs ~a month ban.
      • If a player who is normally well behaving uses a racial slur in frustration or ill-placed black humor, they need ~a week ban.
      • Particularly for players who embarrass themselves and make a mistake, and don’t have a history of being racist, punishments can be moderated down to ~a 3 day ban.

There is no ban on political/religious debate anymore, but Staff will force a subject change if an intelligent exchange of opinions turns to aggravated mud flinging.

  • Do not misuse channels beyond their intended function. An occasional “funny comment” or “quip” in for example Trade chat is fine, but you are not to derail channels for a purpose they are not intended. Do not spill or create drama in public chats, or engage in excessive arguments that could be done in private message.
    • Punishment advisory:
      • Turn a blind eye to an occasional joke or added comment in a chat where it does not belong. Trade is for economy, recruitment is for faction recruitment, PVP is primarily for PVP related subjects, calls for PVP and PVP callouts/provocations.
      • Staff only step in when said occasional joke or side conversation about for example an auction turns into a conversation that is disruptive to the nature of the channel. This step in should be done through a “Hey guys, cut it out, this is a channel for trade and you’re derailing the channel”, or something to that effect.
      • If the players do not listen, warn them. If the players still do not listen, mute them for ~an hour.

Get rid of the instant warning culture. Players shouldn’t be punished for trying to be funny or accrue dozens of chat warnings for negligible offenses. As long as these channels are still usable 90% to their function, this is acceptable.

  • Do not “Doxx” players, or reveal private information on the server. Doxxing players is the intentional revelation of their real-life name, home address, or information that could reasonably lead to their real-life identity being revealed. Revealing information that is already known in the community, or easily google-able is not Doxxing.
    • Punishment advisory:
      • The principal standard here is to demand from the player to know where they got the information from. If the information source was easily attainable (Facebook, LinkedIn, Skype, Discord, Twitter, Youtube etc.) then this falls under “Player’s own security faux-pas”. We should not punish players for other players being careless with their information.
      • If the information did not take a reasonably simple process to discover, the player should be banned ~1 month. If Staff are “on the scene” faster and are able to prevent spreading of the information and the player cooperates to halting, the punishment can be moderated downwards.
      • The publication of home addresses, street addresses, PO boxes, or any such written addresses that could reasonably result in someone standing on the players front door however, is a no-no in any and all situations. A player offending should be banned for ~3 months.

We think internet security is an important matter, but ultimately, the player’s own responsibility also. If they make it excessively easy to find personal information about themselves on the internet, they should expect that this information will eventually reach Massive, and that people who speed up the process ought not to be punished for that. This remains a fairly flexible point however, so Staff discretion is used a lot.

  • Do not steal, copy, modify or re-use skins (or other content) belonging to other players without their consent. Also, do not use skins or builds that are clearly meant to evoke an erotic or racist sentiment.
    • Punishment Advisory:
      • Approach the player in PM and try to get them to pull the content. If they resist, forcibly pull the content where possible and ban them for ~5 days.
  • Respect the space and place of other roleplayers without forcing yourself into it. Ask before forcing yourself into a scene, and do not engage in OOC actions on the sidelines that make concentrating on the roleplay harder.
    • Punishment Advisory:
      • Defer to Lore Staff, usually a ~15 minute jail. Do NOT teleport the player to Regalia spawn without a warning or some form of PM discussion about what they are doing wrong.
  • Do not engage in inappropriate roleplay in public or with minors. Do not engage in excessively disgusting roleplay, excessively vulgar roleplay, meta-roleplay, god-roleplay, or any other such mechanics of fail-roleplay. Stick to our lore when roleplaying.
    • Punishment Advisory:
      • Have a sit down in PM with the minor explaining them that what they are doing can come back to haunt them in the future and that this kind of conduct is not acceptable.
      • Generally however, there is no legal basis for us to act, and people who engage in public ERP get told to take it to PM or take it Discord instead.
      • Nobody gets banned in the process, but there are a few exceptions. Scat-rp, Rape-rp, Creepy/Rapey-rp, Birthing-rp, Excessive-gore-rp, Excessive-vulgarity-rp usually result in a ~5 day ban, with the disgusting factor allowing it to be scaled up to ~1 month.
      • People who are obviously on Massivecraft to use Massivecraft as a means to get into contact with minors and then engage in inappropriate actions that constitute statutory rape, will be permanently banned from the server.
  • Do not use cheats, glitches, hacks, or modified clients to your advantage (including player radar!). Some mods are allowed, always double-check with staff before using one. This rule also covers misusing gameplay features, like staircase glitching or pearl glitching.
    • Punishment Advisory:
      • For simple staircase glitching/enderpearl glitching, jail the player for ~1 hour. If the player engaged in PVP kills while doing this, and got away, start refunding the players they killed with their lost items. If these items cannot be retrieved, start taking god gear/weapons from the PVP’er.
      • For more serious PVP related hacking, defer to the Cheat Panel for treatment.
  • The use of Autoclickers or Macros is not allowed, including Keyboard/Mouse features that are meant to give an edge during PVP are not allowed. The use of hacks or clients that give an edge during PVP are also not allowed. This rule also covers using afk-grinders for MCMMO.
    • Punishment Advisory:
      • Defer to the Cheat Review Panel for punishments.
      • For AFK-Grinding, reset the stat of the offending grind to 0 and ban the player for ~1 week.
  • Anything that is seen to cause lag on the server is not allowed, and will be removed by staff (this may also involve redstone machines). If you are unsure whether something causes lag, consult with staff. This also involves using flowing water to create mob grinders, auto-farms, afk-farms, or any other form of automation that is either unfair, or harmful to server performance. You should also keep passive mobs to 50 or less per chunk.
    • Punishment Advisory:
      • Delete or disable whatever is causing the lag, and /pm or /mail the player what you did and why. Try to get the player to understand that certain machines do cause performance loss for the server, but don’t just delete or destroy any redstone machine unless you know for sure that it causes issues.
      • Mob grinders are not allowed period, and should be disabled, with the player informed as to why. If the player rebuilds either the grinder or redstone engine that was deemed to cause issues, destroy it again and give them up to ~5 days ban.
      • If you can, allow the player to disable the machine and take the resources. Don’t just worldedit it to stone or air, removing one or two critical redstone pieces to disable an engine is not hard.
  • We do not force you to respect our staff, but we ask that you are patient and cordial with our Staff. If a Staff member mistreats you, make a complaint on the forum. Do not impersonate staff, waste their time, or backseat moderate.
    • Punishment Advisory:
      • Players who are hostile to staff can be denied service. At that point players mistreating them becomes harder to punish, as staff will not be picking up any tickets or reports from these offending players. Respect works both ways, players can give the staff a basic decency in terms of patience and kindness, and the staff will be willing to help the players. Staff are allowed to /ignore a player. Staff are allowed to block a player from receiving help if they are being hostile to staff.

Factions Specific Rules

  • Treat other players fairly in factions. Do not invite them just to kick and steal from them. Do not engage in scamming, and do not use the Factions plugin to ridicule or make them feel miserable.
    • Punishment Advisory:
      • Return stolen items as appropriately as possible. If you cannot, start taking god gear/weapons from the offending party. If you cannot, start taking resources from the faction storage/faction wallet or offending party’s wallet. Whatever is done, the victim should be compensated for more than was lost, but the offending party should not be punished beyond having stuff taken from them to compensate the victim.
  • Do not build server-theme unfriendly bases, flying builds are allowed as long as they look good and theme-appropriate, buildings should be built with a medieval or high-fantasy style to fit our server-theme. We ask players put some creativity into their builds besides just making a cobblestone box.
    • Punishment Advisory:
      • Compromise with the faction owner. Try to help them where possible with worldedit to make their base not look nasty or rule breaking, don’t just tear the whole thing down. Consult with World Staff with pictures in Staff Discord to see what could be done with inexpensive materials to make a base look decent. Contact the server owner in extreme cases.
  • Do not use Alternate accounts to artificially increase mob spawns in your area, spy on other factions and steal items, own multiple shops in /tp market, or use them to mass-farm quest rewards or other server-time rewards.
    • Punishment Advisory:
      • Ban the Alts permanently but take no action against the offending main account. If the offending main account is clearly repeatedly doing the same thing, ban them for ~a week. If alts are used to for example have a new market stall, just empty and un-rent the stall and do not compensate the offender. Confiscate quest rewards if possible, if not, start taking money out of the player’s account.
  • When a Faction makes peace with another faction, there is a 10 day truce. If both sides accept that peace, this truce is enforced by staff. Factions cannot be forced into a peace either way, but player should be flexible and compromise, even in warfare. If your enemy stops logging on, you can’t extract tribute from them anymore.
    • Punishment Advisory:
      • Any faction breaking the truce will need to compensate the faction that they are attacking in violation of the truce. If the faction refuses to give acceptable compensation, start taking their god gear/weapons and giving it to the victim.
  • Do not destroy other people’s builds, even if it is not claimed by a faction. You may “break and enter” by destroying a few blocks, but not take down whole sections. You may steal from unlocked chests, but not rip out materials from structures.
    • Punishment Advisory:
      • Try to compensate the victim from the griefer’s storage. If you manage to retrieve items, use creative to help rebuild the player’s damaged property. Players who are victims of griefing should not have to deal with additional strain from rebuilding the thing they already lost.
  • Within faction, Faction Owners are lord and master over buildings. They are allowed to destroy any buildings in their faction. That being said, owners should be kind towards their faction members.
  • Do not grief the surroundings of another faction by building ugly structures. You may use dirt pillars to help you raid, but only if you will clean them up immediately afterwards. You may also not build offensive structures either outside of a faction or anywhere on the map.
    • Punishment Advisory:
      • If a player has made an area ugly (including but not limited to dirt pillars, ugly pixel art or floating trees), teleport the player to the location and tell them they cannot leave until they clean it up. If they act hostile or refuse to cooperate, ban them for ~5 days.
  • Do not create Faction land or portal traps that a player cannot escape from, or use portals to create traps that a player cannot see.
    • Punishment Advisory:
      • If the traps managed to kill someone, compensate the victim from the killer’s pocket. If items cannot be retrieved, take god gear/weapons/regals and so forth. Destroy whatever trap caused the problem by adding a layer of sand or stone over it, do not destroy the whole structure. Repeat offenders will be banned for ~5 days for making such traps.
  • It is illegal to sell or buy Alts for faction power padding, and excessive use of alts to give large land claim is also illegal. Staff will allow some alt usage to add extra land claim as long as it does not become excessive. Confer with staff what is excessive or not.
    • Punishment Advisory:
      • Ban excessive alts but do not take any action against the main account. Forcibly unclaim chunks going from the outside inwards if a faction has used excessive amounts of bots. The general advisory for “excessive” is going above 7 alts to 3 players in a faction.
  • Alt factions are allowed, but need to have the letters AF at the end of their name or in the faction description at all times. They may be composed entirely of Alts. Daughter factions of bigger Empire factions are not Alt factions, as long as they have an active non-Alt member base.

Notice a big change in punishment guidelines for a lot of these things: Compensation and restitution. Generally speaking, it is more creative and more flexible to compensate the victim of an offense with material goods, than it is to just punish the offending player with a ban. The victim still wont get their items back, and the ban only provides temporary catharsis for justice. Only when the damage is undone, is justice done, so that should be the first step to engage in. Beyond that point, reverting a crime is usually sufficient, and the offending party does not need an additional ban or mute or jail unless they start becoming hostile. Players should be taught by material loss that mistreating players is not a good idea, since it will simply make them poorer in the process, instead of richer, rather than getting a period ban.

We hope these change in rules comes as a welcome and energizing change for our players. As we continue to update the server with new features and increased enjoyment, we thank the players for their patience and input on our work!

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Weekly Changelog | Week 30 Year 2019

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Direction
This week, Direction focused primarily on Individual Direction, HR, and pending large-scale Department redrafts. Stay tuned.

  • LumosJared x8: Financial Project and Individual Direction, Paperwork.

Game
This week, Game staff handled a variety of systems.

  • Sevak x31: Game Reworks and Systems.
  • BlueChaos x14: Speedrun and Game Meetings.
  • Sephite x20: Game Department Leadership Tasks, Meetings, Assistance, Investigations, Ban Appeals.
  • Falconhand x11: Player thread restorations and meetings.
  • Spectriel x12: Game system and leadership management.
  • Sir_Daragon x11: Game systems and reduxes.
  • Pomplemousse x5: Game Settings and tickets.
  • Doriarky x34: Game Tickets, Systems, Training and protocols.
  • Talantius x13: Game tickets and training.
  • Dragonn_ x20: Game Tickets and system moderation.
  • Siosie x14: Blessed and System rework.
  • GrumpyGirl314 x9: Game Olympic Preperations.
  • CnocBride x34: Game Events and Documentation.
  • TinnyTine x5: Tickets.
  • Winterless x12: Game Systems and tickets.

World
This week, World focused on petal court additions and esallonia spawn work, as well as working with staff for WIS events.

  • Pixycandi x3: Essalonia Spawn redux.
  • WaterDruppel x4: Petal Court redux.
  • Patsie x3: Url Cavern.
  • EdnaMode_ x14: PetalCourt redux.
  • Yigit x4: Essalona Spawn redux.
  • Founa x4: World assistance.

Lore
This week, Lore Staff focused on writing new lore additions, Silven changes, and lots of WIS and Military progressions and events.

  • Jonificus x4: Lore Writing and processing.
  • WaterDruppel x4: Lore Processing.
  • BillyTheScroofy x9: Military War DM Progressions.
  • LumosJared x11: Storyweb Events and Lore Writing.
  • Katiesc x14: Lore processing.
  • Havsbris_ x11: Lore writing.
  • Eccetra x10: Lore Tickets.
  • BetaInsomnia x10: Lore Tickets.
  • Yigit x24: Sheets.
  • Arendan x13: Lore Processing.
  • HydraLana x30: Lore Writing and Processing.
  • Athelois x2: Lore Tickets.
  • TheVigilantWolf x20: Sheets and Processing.
  • PapidaCarrot x14: Sheets and Processing.
  • Caelamus x10: Sheets and Processing.
  • TheBioverse x31: Sheets and System work.

Event
This week, Event focused on quest-related projects.

  • Falconhand x4: Multiple rewritings, syntax review, brainstorming.
  • GrumpyGirl314 x8: Cleaning up and final testing for Estel and Dragon quest lines.

PR
This week, PR focused on forum posts, roundups, and twitter management.

  • Pixycandi x9: Forum Posts and image work.
  • Seoulmate x10: Weekend Roundup.
  • Ryria x2: PR posts and threads.
  • Battlebrawn x4: PR twitter management.

Tech
This week, Tech Staff focused on internal systems and the 1.13 update.

  • CS_Birb x9: Internal System rework.

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Weekly Changelog | Week 29 Year 2019



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Direction
This week, Direction focused on Financial Planning, Individual Direction Meetings, and HR.

  • LumosJared x12: HR, Individual Direction, Financial Planning.
  • CS_Birb x9: Individual Direction over the last three weeks.

Game
This week, Game Staff focused on the End Project, Misc Tasks, Tickets, and a whole lot of system management.

  • MadamAries x3: Tickets and Misc Game Tasks.
  • Jaehaerys x3: End Project.
  • BlueChaos x7: Game Speedruns.
  • Siosie x9: Tickets.
  • GrumpyGirl314 x17: Game Staff Maintenance activities.
  • Spectriel x15: Game Dept. Leadership Tasks, Meetings, Training Overhauls.
  • Falconhand x9: Tickets and misc work.
  • Dragonn x9: Tickets.
  • Sir_Daragonn x9: Tickets.
  • TinnyTine x2: Tickets.
  • iBeSlurping x9: Various week 1 game tasks.
  • Pamplemousse x6: Tickets and misc work.
  • Doriarky x21: Game Speedruns.
  • Ethibas x2: Help Chats.
  • Cnocbride x35: Various miscellaneous tasks. Faction PR, internal procedure refinement and all round assistance.
  • Sevak x13: PVP and other Projects.
  • Winterless x13: Tickets and other Projects.
  • Sephite x29: Meetings with various staff members, project assistance, clarifications around projects, rules, procedures, etc.
  • Talantius x3: Tickets.
  • JoyShake x9: Tickets and Training.

World
This week, World focused on Regalian districts, as well as completing the Essalonia spawn and tickets.

  • Bunemma x5: Regalia Interiors and Hotspot Builds.
  • WaterDruppel x9: Regalian Interiors and District rehaul.
  • Jaehaerys x18: Essalonia spawn which has entered into its final stages of development.
  • Feodorvna x20: Various World work.
  • Mojaven x3: World work.
  • Patsie x12: Essalonia Spawn.
  • Battlebrawn x9: Twitter Management.
  • Timisc x9: Expanded the Daendroque District to have 4 new houses, along with street work and a new bridge connecting them to the main portion of the district.
  • Yigit x14: Finishing touches on the Essalonia Spawn. Foliage and greenery around the corners of the town, fixing up some exterior on the structures, adding streetwise decoration to make things look overall livelier.
  • EdnaMode_ x20: Tickets and Catch up Builds.

Lore
This week, Lore Staff focused on Half-Races, Dwarven Abilities, Noble and other DM systems, and Flashpoint work.

  • Rochelle x9: Sheets.
  • HydraLana x33: Lore Writing/Processing.
  • TheVigilantWolf x14: Lore Processing.
  • SupremeCripple x3: Tickets.
  • Eccetra x12: Tickets.
  • LumosJared x7: Lore Writing.
  • Infintaum x4: Lore Tickets.
  • Havsbris x8: Sheets.
  • Carlit0o x20: Writing and Sheets.
  • Arendan x21: Sheets.
  • Katiesc x12: Sheets.
  • MantaRey x12: Sheets.
  • Caelamus x11: Sheets.
  • WaterDruppel x4: Lore Processing.
  • BillyTheScroofy x9: Flashpoint preparation and brainstorming, assistance with noble related matters throughout the week

Event
This week, Event focused on Blessed War Quests and NPC installations.

  • Derpadillo x20: Blessed War Quest coding and implementation
    Events and Assistance.
  • Kniferharm x9: Massivespawn redux.
  • Lizmun x7: Event assistance.
  • Bellarmina x3: Tickets.
  • GrumpyGirl314 x5: Installing NPCs and regions into New Spawn for testing of Blessed War quests
  • Ryria x2: Event Assistance and Hosting.

PR
This week, PR focused on roundups and introducing new players into the server at spawn.

  • Anarchizm x6: Roundups and new Player Intros.
  • Seoulmate x6: Weekend Roundup.

Tech
This week, Tech Staff focused on the MassiveTranslate plugin and test server results for 1.13!

  • CS_Birb x9: MassiveTranslate Backup work.


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By | July 21st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Weekly Changelog | Week 29 Year 2019