Weekly Changelog | Week 32 Year 2020

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Pictured: The Faction Argost, from the mountains near their base.

Direction
This week, Direction focused on Individual Direction and Paperwork, specifically helping out the Game Department better communicate to the player base, and assisting in the training of new aspirants. A few new aspirants were also taken on, and the usual bout of Server Emails, and Project Assigning were completed.  Staff is still actively recruiting, so if you are interested in joining Tech, Quest, PR, Game, or World, please apply here! https://forums.massivecraft.com/forums/staff-applications.11/

  • LumosJared x3: Individual Direction and Staff Apps.
  • LumosJared x2: Changelog Structure and Paperwork.
  • LumosJared x2: Staff:Dept Updates and Staff Recruitment.

Game
This week, Game prepared and released the alpha version of the new factions survival map, Hadar, made by MonMarty, for public viewing at /tp Hadar. The Game 3s, Sir_Daragon, BlueChaos, and falconhand, worked on reformatting and updating various documents in the drive, such as training protocols for new aspirants and rank-ups. The Game 2s, qgmk, The_Fluorspar, TakeDown__, and Winterless, worked with the Tech Department to test nearly every plugin on MassiveCraft on version 1.15, a crucial step towards the 1.15 release. Issues were compiled and sent to Tech for debugging. Game also completed 45 player tickets, numerous help chats, Essalonia cleanup and restoration, naughty player investigations, and additional training for The_Fluorspar on his transition from Game 1 to Game 2.

  • The_Fluorspar x10: Extensive MassiveRaces bug-testing, Tickets, help chat, 115 plugin testing.
  • QGMK x11: Tickets, Plugin Testing, and Tech Assistance.
  • Falconhand x4: Tickets and Ban Appeals. 
  • Takedown x3: Tickets. 
  • BlueChaos x4: Tickets, Game Meeting.
  • Winterless x3: Afflictions and Misc Work. 

World
World were fairly busy this week, preparing for the coming weeks. Various event sites have been worked on, most for events this past week and this next week. A few clandestine bases were spruced up and re-purposed, namely the Kathar estate and the Primalist’s cave. Some new assets were built, including bo2’s for the future, and some new boats.

  • WaterDruppel x8: Summer Festival Decor and Clandestine Bases.
  • Patsie x3: Drullvall Estate, Summer Festival Build, and Summer Solsctice Build. 
  • Bunemma x10: Event Acting, and Decoration and Tickets.
  • StFeullien x6: Castle in Test Server.
  • JakePostonJake1 x14: Man o’ War, Boats, Medieval Weapons Pallet, etc.
  • LumosJared x2: Regalia Upkeep.
  • SpunSugar x7: Highland Festival Builds. 

Lore
This week, the Lore Department focused on a few upcoming race rewrites, as well as a large number of character sheets that required processing, and a noted increase in Discord Tickets. OkaDoka did some Roleplay Statistics Analysis gathering by reviewing a whole host of applications, the results of which can be viewed here. In addition, the Progression posts from the World System were written by Monmarty and BillyTheScruffy, with assistance from MantaRey. We’d also shoutout HydraLana for well over 30 points of lore writing this week. All the links to his stuff from this week can be seen in a spoiler tag below.

  • Lumiess x8: Lore Writing.
  • Arhbi x6: Character Sheets.
  • TheBioverse x6: Character Sheets.
  • Athelois x10: Tickets.
  • Bellarmina x4: Character Sheets, Tickets, and Race Update Lore Writing.
  • OkaDoka x12: Character Sheets.
  • WaterDruppel x4: Discord Tickets and Lore Processing.
  • Katiesc x6: Character Sheets.
  • MantaRey x5: Lore Progression Assistance and Racial Updates.
  • Birdsfoot_Violet x5: Tickets.
  • Messtro x10: Character Sheets and Calendar Maint.
  • HydraLana x35: Lore Writing.
  • Caelamus x23: Character Sheets.
  • Arhbi x6: Character Sheets.
  • LumosJared x10: Tickets and Writing.
  • Wumpatron x7: Character Sheets. 
  • Anarchizm x17: Character Sheets. 
  • BillyTheScruffy x17: Noble System Catch up Report. 

Quest
Quest this week focused on quest code writing and review. Specifically, Alj23 focused on writing quest code for a series of quest to soon be implemented into Essalonia. Some of these quest are ready for installation on the test server for initial playthrough and bugfixing. Additionally, continuing work has been done on research and compiling request for new quest rules that will aid in the immersion factor for player’s quest experience on the server.

  • Derpadillo x1: Quest Writing, Bugfixing.
  • Alj23 x3: Quest Coding and Documentation.

PR
This week PR focused again on our usual routine artist spotlights, social media upkeep, screenshots, and new player help. Along with that Miracle678 has finished his factions guide and FlossyBerryRene did some graphic work on it. PR also began the very early prep work for character cards so the next step could be taken.

  • Miracle678 x5: Factions Guide and New Player Focus.
  • Battlebrawn x3: PMC Upkeep and In-game Screenshots.
  • Seoulmate x4: Weekend Roundup.
  • Pixycandi x5: New Player Assistance and new Graphics Designs.
  • Hierophant x5: Player Spotlight and Event Assistance. 

Tech
This week, tech has been mainly working towards the 1.15 update. CS_Birb has been working on various projects such as the implementation of Prism as our replacement for Hawkeye and CoreProtect as well as various bug fixes on the server. FourThirteen has also been liaising with the Game department to test and configure new plugins for the 1.15 update. ItsLateKnight and XxXYaJrAbXxX have been contributing towards fixing more bugs from the last round of testing on MassiveRaces which will hopefully allow for another round of testing within the near future.

  • XxXYaJrAbXxX x17: Documentation, Game Meeting Advising.
  • FourThirteen x6: [[REDACTED]].
By | August 9th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Weekly Changelog | Week 31 Year 2020

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Pictured: @ForrestMoss ‘s guard character on a rainy patrol. 

Direction
This week, Direction focused on Individual Direction and Paperwork, specifically helping out the Game Department better communicate to the player base, and assisting in the training of new aspirants. A few new aspirants were also taken on, and the usual bout of Server Emails, and Project Assigning were completed. This week, we now have different members of each department filling out a more detailed summary on what each department has been up to, which will be included in Changelogs moving forward. In addition, benchmarks for Staff Recruitment have been set, so we are actively recruiting in all Departments with the exception of Lore. If you are interested in joining Tech, Quest, PR, Game, or World, please apply here! https://forums.massivecraft.com/forums/staff-applications.11/

  • LumosJared x3: Individual Direction and Staff Apps.
  • LumosJared x2: Changelog Structure and Paperwork.
  • LumosJared x2: Staff:Dept Updates and Staff Recruitment.

Game
This week, Game prepared and released the alpha version of the new factions survival map, Hadar, made by MonMarty, for public viewing at /tp Hadar. The Game 3s, Sir_Daragon, BlueChaos, and falconhand, worked on reformatting and updating various documents in the drive, such as training protocols for new aspirants and rank-ups. The Game 2s, qgmk, The_Fluorspar, TakeDown__, and Winterless, worked with the Tech Department to test nearly every plugin on MassiveCraft on version 1.15, a crucial step towards the 1.15 release. Issues were compiled and sent to Tech for debugging. Game also completed 45 player tickets, numerous help chats, Essalonia cleanup and restoration, naughty player investigations, and additional training for The_Fluorspar on his transition from Game 1 to Game 2.

  • The_Fluorspar x8: Extensive MassiveRaces bug-testing, Tickets. 
  • QGMK x33: Tickets, Events, Tech Assistance and bugtesting.
  • Takedown x2: Tickets and Resetiversary Events, as well as Event Assistance.
  • Falconhand x10: Tickets and Factions Events. 
  • BlueChaos x3: Tickets, Game Meeting.
  • Sir_Daragon x12: Forums Administration, Game Leadership. 

World
This week world worked on preparing for V6, and maintaining V5. Some of our members were busy concepting new buildings and boats in our 1.15 world, while others were focused on improving our current regalia through gardens, fleshing out the sewers, and restoring regions to their previous state. Some new projects were started, so expect some cool event sites soon 🙂

  • WaterDruppel x5: Clandestine and Interiors. 
  • Patsie x3: Dream Realm Build.
  • EdnaMode_ x6: Oberon’s Throne Build.
  • Bunemma x21: Event Acting, Building, and Tickets.
  • Pixycandi x4: V6 Testing. 
  • SnashuuPomaymay x7: Regalia Regions. 
  • StFeullien x6: Castle in Test Server.
  • JakePostonJake1 x15: Regalian Frigate 2020 Build and various Test build stuff
  • LumosJared x1: Regalia Upkeep.
  • SpunSugar x5: Dragon Build for Optimal and V6 Testing.

Lore
Like many weeks Lore Staff had some interesting stuff going on! Most reworks and changes to preexisting lore and systems. World System related news focused on the overabundance in application proficiency swapping going on. To tackle that players must now report their characters for “evaluation and recording” when necessary if they plan to get involved in progressions, more info on that in the Noble Announcements channel on the RP Community Discord. The Special Permission Form now offers a new feature called “Mix Race Configuration” for characters, more information can be located in the System Announcements channel. Cielothar got a large scale page update, including Cultural changes, new ‘sub races’. As well as whole Ability Overhaul, the same treatment to which the Avanathar have now received. The Alais Vampire bloodline has also been reworked considerably on a mechanical ability level. All changes to races, families, afflictions, and so on can be viewed on the wiki as of now! Keep track of announcement channels and pings, we will continue to keep you updated on all Lore related news through there!

  • Lumiess x8: Lore Writing. 
  • OkaDoka x3: Character Sheets. 
  • WaterDruppel x6: Discord Tickets and Lore Processing.
  • Carlit0o x3: Character Sheets. 
  • Katiesc x17: Character Sheets.
  • FireFan96 x8: Lore Sheets.
  • MantaRey x10: Lore Progression Assistance and Racial Updates.
  • Birdsfoot_Violet x17: Tickets.
  • Athelois x11: Hide and Seek Event, Tickets.
  • Bellarmina x4: Character Sheets. 
  • Messtro x10: Character Sheets and Calendar Maint.
  • Jonificus x3: HR chats and server health projects.
  • Fantuinn x19: Event Acting and Character Sheets.
  • HydraLana x12: Lore Writing.
  • Caelamus x22: Character Sheets.
  • Arhbi x4: Character Sheets.
  • Carlit0o x10: Event Assistance. 
  • LumosJared x7: Tickets.

Quest
Quest this week focused on quest code writing, and research for new quest features. Specifically, Alj23 focused on writing quest code for future quests to be be brought to Essalonia that will encourage survival world traveling and exploration, as well as research and brainstorming for new quest features that will help with quest immersion. Examples include possibly being able to lock a player’s POV momentarily, for interesting and immersive POVs while questing, as well as brainstorming new quest rules to expand the functionality of MassiveQuest.

  • Derpadillo x1: Quest Writing, Bugfixing.
  • Alj23 x3: Quest Coding. 

PR
This week PR focused on artists and factions spotlights of members of the community and a new player guide for faction members which will help new players get a better grasp on the server and allow game staff to more easily answer questions. We also made a draft of a competition for screenshots of the new world to bring more attention to Hadar. Additionally, we continued to perform the weekly upkeep of our social media platforms and an update on planet Minecraft.

  • Miracle678 x6: Faction Spotlights and Faction Competitions. 
  • Battlebrawn x3: PMC Upkeep.
  • Seoulmate x9: Weekend Roundup.
  • Pixycandi x32: Instagram passing 100 followers, Internal PR, New Players Assistance. 

Tech
This week tech has been working on various projects, CS_Birb has been working on a web app for integration with some of the new plugins coming with 1.15.2 as well as migrating information for backpacks (moving from Minepacks to MVanilla where Minepacks uses NBT and MVanilla uses DataItemStack for serialising information). TheComputerGeek2 has been working on MassivePvE where he has created the permissions and cleaned up some of the new features that have been introduced with 1.15.2. FourThirteen has been liaising with the Game department working on introducing and reviewing some of the new features for 1.15.2. ItsLateKnight has been doing plugin testing for any incompatibilities and bugs with some of the MassiveCraft plugins on the test server. Mcmann has been reviewing some of the code for Minepacks with the introduction of MVanilla now handling backpacks. XxXYaJrAbXxX has also been doing MassiveRaces development to attempt to fix some of the bugs within the Yanar race as well as internal documentation for the tech department.

  • CS_Birb x22: See the Full Report Below. 
  • XxXYaJrAbXxX x7: Quality Assurance on plugins.
  • ItsLateKnight x2: Quality Assurance on plugins. 
  • FourThirteen x4: REDACTED.

CS_Birb’s Full Point Report

By | August 2nd, 2020|News|0 Comments

Weekly Changelog | Week 30 Year 2020




Direction

This week, Direction focused on Individual Direction and Paperwork, specifically helping out the Game Department better communicate to the player base, and assisting in the training of new aspirants. A few new aspirants were also taken on, and the usual bout of Server Emails, and Project Assigning were completed. In addition, we’re trying a new means of summarizing Departments this week, with Game and Tech members @qgmk and @XxXYaJrAbXxX writing far more detailed versions of their respectively weekly reports. Expect all departments to make this shift by next week’s changelog!

  • LumosJared x3: Individual Direction and Staff Apps.
  • LumosJared x2: Changelog Structure and Paperwork.
  • LumosJared x5: Repository Updates and Direction Projects.
  • TheComputerGeek x1: Tech Reporting and Communication.

Game

This week, Game mainly focused on hosting the Resetiversary events. We are pleased with how smoothly they went, and we hear your pleas to make some of them into regular reoccurring events! We will be looking into working with Quest department to make The Gauntlet an open course with daily/weekly rewards for completion! In addition, another major round of testing was performed with the Races Project, and issues were compiled and sent to Tech Department for debugging. Game also completed 51 player tickets, numerous help chats, Essalonia cleanup and restoration, and naughty player investigations. Keep an eye out this week for a survey requesting your feedback on Resetiersary.

  • Winterless x5: Game Tickets in-game and PVP Tourney. 
  • Falconhand x6: Tickets and PVE testing. 
  • Takedown x14 Tickets and Resetiversary Events, as well as Event Assistance. 
  • BlueChaos x3: Tickets, Investigations, and Resitiversary.
  • Sir_Daragon x5: Forums Administration and Various Projects. 
  • The_Fluorspar x21: Extensive MassiveRaces bug-testing, Resitiversary, removing lag machines, and tickets.
  • QGMK x33: Tickets, Resetiversary Events, and catching flyhackers. 

World

This week, World began some Houses for V6, some minor V5 upkeep, and lots of new specific builds and updates.

  • WaterDruppel x4Dragon Temple District (/tp knightsquarter), Undercroft Market Decorations, New Orc Bars, and World Tickets.
  • StFeullien x2: Regalia V6 Houses.
  • Patsie x3: Delmotte Estate and Houses. 
  • LumosJared x1: Regalia Upkeep/v6 Common House Testing.
  • SpunSugar x8: Event Setup and V6 Testing.
  • EdnaMode_ x3: Oberon’s Throne Build. 
  • SnashuuPomaymay x15: Interior Decor and Event Setup. 

Lore

This week, Lore handled the World System, specifically the Noble elements within and lots of Roleplay Events.

  • WaterDruppel x6: Discord Tickets and Qadir Lore Racial Updates/Abilities Writing.
  • BillyTheScruffy x8: Noble System Management, Shakeups. 
  • Athelois x6: Hide and Seek Event, Tickets.
  • Jonificus x3: HR chats and server health projects.
  • MantaRey x9: Lore Progression Assistance and Racial Updates with Birds. 
  • Fantuinn x13: Event Acting and Character Sheets.
  • BetaInsomnia x24: Processings and Character Sheets. 
  • Wumpatron x5: Racials Pitches, Character Sheets, and RP Lines.
  • Arhbi x2: Character Sheets.
  • Eccetra x10: Discord Tickets.
  • Caelamus x26: Character Sheets.
  • Optimalfriskies x12: Roleplay Events.
  • HydraLana x30: Lore Writing.
  • Bellarmina x10: Tickets and Event Acting.
  • Birdsfoot_Violet x16: Tickets.
  • Messtro x6: Character Sheets and Calendar Maint.
  • Katiesc x14: Character Sheets.
  • FireFan96 x14: Lore Sheets and Leutz Fencing.
  • Anarchizm x13: Sheets.
  • LumosJared x6: Tickets.
  • Lumiess x8: Event Acting.
  • TheBioverse x18: Character Sheets. 

Quest

This week, Quest focused primarily on new quests for Essalonia!

  • Derpadillo x1: Quest Writing, Bugfixing.

PR

This week, PR focused on video editing, graphic design work for a few threads, and upcoming spotlight projects.

  • Anarchizm x10: External Server Scouting, HR Talks, and other tasks.
  • Miracle678 x8: Event Post Writeups, Editing an upcoming Factions Spotlight Video.
  • Battlebrawn x4: PMC Upkeep. 
  • Seoulmate x4: Weekend Roundup.

Tech

Tech this week has been covering a broad amount of projects. CS_Birb has been working on the implementation of the new block logging plugin and its integration into our plugins and website as well as implementing staff into the API for the polling website. He has also been testing MorePlayerModels between the different clients running on 1.14 and 1.15.2 with the server versions between 1.13.2, 1.14.4 and 1.15.2. Mcmann has also spent some time working to migrate Minepacks into MassiveVanilla. TheComputerGeek2 has been working more on MassivePvE for the new mob/animal types that are to come with 1.15.2 and creating a new tool for it to edit mobs that have already been spawned into the world. Derpadillo, ItsLateKnight and XxXYaJrAbXxX has also been working to fix many of the bugs that were pointed out by game staff in our first stage of testing for MassiveRaces.

  • CS_Birb x17: Internal Staff Fixing and 115.
  • XxXYaJrAbXxX x17: See the Full Report Below.
  • TheComputerGeek2 x30: See the Full Report Below.
  • ItsLateKnight x3: See the Full Report Below. 

XXXYajRabXXX’s Full Point Report

ItsLateKnight’s Full Point Report

TheComputerGeek2’s Full Point Report

Plugin change summary (some components likely will have their names adjusted):
Introduce CommandPvEManageModify, a tool for modifying mobs that have already been spawned
Updated MassivePvE to Kotlin 1.3.72
New modifiers:
lovemodeticks – apply the breeding ready mode for the target
age – age for creatures which recognize a form of growing up
agelock – lock the aging of creatures
adult – quick option for making an animal an adult
baby – quick option for making an animal a baby
pandagenemain – set the primary gene of pandas
pandagenehidden – set the hidden gene of a panda
phantomsize – set the size of phantoms
beehasstung – control if a bee should be treated as if it has stung something
beehasnectar – control if the bee currently has nectar on it
beecannotenterhiveticks – ticks until a bee is allowed to enter a hive
beeangerticks – how long a bee is to be angry for
beeflowerlocation – the location where a bee should expect to find its flower
beehivelocation – the location where a bee should expect to find its hive
swimming – attempts to force entities to enter a swimming state
foxtype – tweak the type of fox
foxcrouching – control if the fox should be crouching
foxsleeping – is the fox sleeping
patrolleader – is this raid capable mob a patrol leader?
canjoinraid – is this raid capable mob able to join a raid?

Fun example for the usage of CommandPvEManageModify,

/pve manage modify @e[distance=0..30,type=sheep] sheepsheared:True attribute:GENERIC_MOVEMENT_SPEED=2 name:<pink>NAKED_SHEEP

This would modify all sheep within 30 blocks of the command issuer to be unwooled, speedy, and named “NAKED SHEEP” and the name to be pink. The only part lacking tab completion is the target selector which uses vanilla syntax. The rest of it offers full tab completion and is able to utilize the same tools which are used for tweaking fresh spawns from the plugin.

By | July 26th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Weekly Changelog | Week 29 Year 2020

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Direction

This week, Direction focused on Individual Direction and Paperwork, as well as Staff Apps and Server Emails, and Project Assigning.

  • LumosJared x3: Individual Direction and Staff Apps.
  • LumosJared x2: Changelog Structure and Paperwork.
  • LumosJared x5: Repository Updates and Direction Projects.
  • CS_Birb x30: Direction work for the last few weeks.

Game

This week Game focused on lots of Tickets, some investigations into naughty players, and some helpful assistance into the 1.15 Update. In addition, the Races Project needed new testers, and the Resit-versary Events, as well as a Cup Event, was hosted this week. We expect the momentum of the Game department continues on throughout the rest of the Summer.

  • Takedown x5 Tickets and Resetiversary.
  • Sir_Daragon x5: Forums Administration.
  • The_Fluorspar x16: Helpchat, Cups Event Hosting, 1.15 Testing, Buycraft Additions.
  • QGMK x26: Investigations, Resetiversary Project, Cups, Races Testing, and Faction Misc Points. 
  • BlueChaos x10: Tickets, Investigations, and Administrative Project. 
  • Falcohand x4: Ban Appeals.

World

This week, World began some Houses for V6, some minor V5 upkeep, and a host of new temples at /tp knightsquarter!

  • StFeullien x2: Regalia V6 Houses.
  • LumosJared x1: Regalia Upkeep.
  • SpunSugar x8: Event Setup and V6 Testing. 
  • WaterDruppel x7: Dungeon Build for Finlaggan and the lovely Dragon Temples at /tp knightsquarter.
  • EdnaMode_ x5: Estates and Main Street Signs. 

Lore

This week, Lore handled the World System, specifically the Noble elements within and lots of Roleplay Events. 

  • Eccetra x22: Discord Tickets.
  • Caelamus x25: Character Sheets and RP Lines.
  • Mollymock x16: Character Sheets.
  • Arhbi x15: Character Sheets.
  • Optimalfriskies x19: Roleplay Events. 
  • HydraLana x5: Lore Writing.
  • Bellarmina x14: Tickets.
  • Birdsfoot_Violet x23: Tickets.
  • Messtro x13: Character Sheets.
  • Finlaggan x10: Perms and Sheets.
  • WaterDruppel x4: Discord Tickets. 
  • Katiesc x20: Character Sheets.
  • Athelois x10: Lore Tickets. 
  • MantaRey x6: Lore Progression.
  • FireFan96 x8: Lore Sheets and Leutz Fencing.
  • Anarchizm x33: Sheets.
  • LumosJared x5: Tickets.
  • Lumiess x9: RP Lines. 
  • BillyTheScruffy x18: Noble System. 
  • Jonificus x3: HR Talks. 
  • OkaDoka x8: Rewrite Work.

Quest

This week, Quest focused primarily on new quests for Essalonia!

  • Derpadillo x1: Quest Writing, Bugfixing.
  • ALJ23 x2: Began writing the first of three (or four) quests that will encourage players to explore around Essalonia via traveling by foot to complete these quests, and not using faction tp’s.

PR

This week, PR focused on video editing, graphic design work for a few threads, and upcoming spotlight projects.

  • Anarchizm x16: External Server Scouting, HR Talks, and other tasks. 
  • Miracle678 x11: Event Post Writeups, Editing an upcoming Factions Spotlight Video.
  • Pixycandi x8: Artist Spotlight and Graphic Design work.
  • Hierophant x7: Assisting with Event Announcements.
  • FlossyBerryRene x6: Artist Spotlight, Graphic Design, and Twitter Management.
  • Battlebrawn x3: Factions Thread and Misc Tasks.
  • Seoulmate x4: Weekend Roundup.

Tech

This week, Tech made substantive progress on the 1.15 Update!

  • ItsLateKnight x18: See the Full Report Below.
  • CS_Birb x20: See the Full Report Below.
  • XxXYaJrAbXxX x30: See the Full Report Below. 
  • TheComputerGeek2 x30: See the Full Report Below!

ItsLateKnight’s Full Point Report

CS_Birb’s Full Point Report

XXXYajRabXXX’s Full Point Report

TheComputerGeek2’s Full Point Report

Updating MassivePvE to better meet the current requirements for mob management (primarily within the context of PvE events) targeting Minecraft version 1.15. This consists of producing integrations with the MythicMobs plugin in order to allow MassivePvE to be used for coordinating event spawns, modify already spawned mobs, invoke skills defined inline via commands regardless of if they are managed by the MythicMobs plugin already. Also allows the use of pre written skills for arbitrary use from unmanaged mobs. Additional work towards this goal includes investigation of tab completion options for vanilla style entity selectors (unfortunately, appears to be rather limited in terms of options which would be clean to support), testing new functionality, learning what the current usage has been like for MassivePvE to understand why it was still being used and how to allow it to better serve the needs that it was being looked to for.

By | July 19th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Weekly Changelog | Week 28 Year 2020

Direction
This week, Direction focused on Individual Direction and Paperwork, as well as Staff Apps and Server Emails, and Project Assigning.

  • LumosJared x3: Individual Direction and Staff Apps.
  • LumosJared x2: Changelog Structure and Paperwork.
  • LumosJared x5: Repository Updates and Direction Projects. 

Game
This week Game focused on lots of Tickets, and some cleanup jobs in Essalonia. Ban appeals were also handled by the Game department this week.

  • Winterless x9: Tickets.
  • BlueChaos x3: Tickets and Essalonia Cleanup.
  • QGMK x27: Investigations and Tickets.
  • Takedown x4: Tickets. 
  • Sir_Daragon x44: Forums, Admin, Game Leadership, and Catch up Points. 
  • The_Fluorspar x23: Various Game Tasks. 

World
This week, World began some polling and groundwork for V6 of Regalia, while also cleaning up parts of V5 and handelling interiors. Castles and Estates were also worked on.

  • Bunemma x11: DecorEvent Assistance.
  • Patsie x6: V6 Build Testing.
  • SpunSugar x13: World Poll, Event Setup.
  • LumosJared x1: Regalia Upkeep. 
  • WaterDruppel x9: Estates and Interiors. 
  • EdnaMode_ x3: Estates. 

Lore
This week, Lore handled the World System, specifically the Noble elements within and updates to the Ailor. Lots of Character Sheets and Tickets were also handled, as is tradition.

  • HydraLana x10: Lore Writing.
  • Caelamus x15: Character Sheets.
  • Arhbi x9: Character Sheets.
  • TheBioverse x6: Character Sheets. 
  • Bellarmina x8: Tickets.
  • Birdsfoot_Violet x20: Tickets.
  • Messtro x9: Character Sheets.
  • Finlaggan x18: Perms and Sheets. 
  • Fantuinn x19: Character Sheets and Events.
  • WaterDruppel x5: Lore Processing.
  • Katiesc x18: Character Sheets.
  • Athelois x15: Lore Tickets. 
  • MantaRey x5: Lore Progression.
  • FireFan96 x9: Lore Sheets and Leutz Fencing. 
  • Anarchizm x22: Sheets.
  • LumosJared x5: Tickets.
  • Mollymock x15: Character Sheets. 
  • Anarchizm x27: Character Sheets. 

Quest
This week, Quest focused primarily on Bugfixes.

  • Derpadillo x1: Quest Writing, Bugfixing.
  • ALJ23 x1: Quest Roadblocking.

PR
This week, PR focused on Writers and Artists’ spotlights, as well as external Website Updates.

  • FlossyBerryRene x3: Writers Spotlight from Monday and Misc Tasks.
  • Pixycandi x29: Artist Spotlight and Screenshots and Catch up Reporting.
  • Battlebrawn x3: PMC Update.
  • Hierophant x5: Tickets.
  • Seoulmate x5: Weekend Roundup. 

Tech
This week, Tech made substantive progress on the 1.15 Update!

  • XxXYaJrAbXxX x9: MassiveRaces and Game Meetings. 
  • CS_Birb x32: See the Full Report Below.

It’s been quite a busy week for me Birb, so here’s some highlights…

  • The 1.15 Test Server is now live, and Staff are helping to identify any major bugs pre-release!
  • Some new features coming with 1.15! /rc prioritize and /nametagtoggle.
    The former will prioritize relation colours on staff members, so you can easily identify friend or foe. The latter will help make screenshots easier to take, and possibly provide you more immersion in RP, by hiding the nametags of all other players.
  • MassiveCore’s now signed off for the 1.15 update, with full support for the new item data.
  • MassiveLock bugs have been worked on and fixed, including some abberant behaviour with Iron Trapdoors (now also fixed in 1.13) and wonky handling of Redstone inputs.
  • A visual issue with the MassiveMoney and MythicMobs integration was identified and fixed.
  • The MPM plugin was updated for 1.15
  • Wonky name colours for players using 1.16 has been fixed in our test server. This fix has not yet been ported back to 1.13
  • Prism has been investigated as a viable replacement for Hawkeye and Coreprotect, with work ongoing.
  • AreaShop has been fixed up for both S1 and S3, updated inhouse to use either FAWE or the newest WorldEdit versions; Your Regalian rentals and Market stalls are safe.
  • A Discord API update broke our ticket bots this week. They’ve since been patched up and are now working once again. 🙂
By | July 12th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Weekly Changelog | Week 28 Year 2020

Weekly Changelog | Week 27 Year 2020


Direction
This week, Direction focused on Individual Direction and Paperwork, as well as Staff Apps and Server Emails, and Project Assigning. A few Projects to increase Staff Accountability while also implementing a rewards system was also designed this week.

  • LumosJared x3: Individual Direction and Staff Apps.
  • LumosJared x2: Changelog Structure and Paperwork.

Game
This week Game focused on handelling the Duping Investigation, lots of Tickets, and some clean up jobs in Essalonia. Ban appeals were also handelled by the Game department this week. 

  • BlueChaos x6: Tickets and Essalonia Cleanup.
  • QGMK x24: Investigations and Tickets.
  • Jaehaerys x1: PVE Event. 
  • Falconhand x11: Ban Appeals and Tickets.
  • The_Fluorspar x26: Catch Up Reporting. 
  • Winterless x2: Tickets. 

World
This week, World began some polling and groundwork for V6 of Regalia, while also cleaning up parts of V5 and handelling interiors. Castles and Estates were also worked on. 

  • Bunemma x10: Event Assistance.
  • SpunSugar x11: World Poll, Event Setup.
  • WaterDruppel x6: Estates.
  • Pixycandi x24: Interior and Estate Work and Catch Up Reporting. 
  • Patsie x3: Wedding Event Assistance. 
  • Jaehaerys x8: Castles. 

Lore
This week, Lore handled the World System, specifically the Noble elements within and updates to the Ailor. Lots of Character Sheets and Tickets were also handled, as is tradition. 

  • BillyTheScruffy x9: Character Sheets and Noble DM System Management. 
  • WaterDruppel x6: Lore Processing.
  • Eccetra x12: Discord Tickets.
  • Katiesc x4: Character Sheets.
  • Athelois x2: Lore Tickets. 
  • MantaRey x5: Lore Progression.
  • Messtro x5: Character Sheets.
  • Birdsfoot_Violet x7: Tickets.
  • Mollymock x20: Character Sheets.
  • Arhbi x3: Character Sheets.
  • OkaDoka x19: Ailor Updates and Sheets. 
  • FireFan96 x5: Lore Sheets.
  • Caelamus x12: Character Sheets.
  • Bellarmina x13: Tickets.
  • Lumiess x11: Sheets.
  • Anarchizm x18: Sheets. 
  • LumosJared x2: Tickets. 
  • Fantuinn x22: Character Sheets and Events. 

Quest
This week, Quest focused primarily on Bugfixes. 

  • Derpadillo x10: Quest Writing, Bugfixing.

PR
This week, PR focused on Writers and Artists’ spotlights, as well as a more substantive update to our Planet Minecraft Page. The Page can be viewed with this link!
(( https://www.planetminecraft.com/server/massivecraft-1064138/ ))

  • FlossyBerryRene x3: Writers Spotlight from Monday and Misc Tasks.
  • Pixycandi x29: Artist Spotlight and Screenshots and Catch up Reporting. 
  • Battlebrawn x3: PMC Update.
  • Hierophant x5: Tickets. 

Tech
This week, Tech started laying the groundwork for 1.16 and carrying on with 1.15, though the recent Duping Investigation demanded more attention than usual, slowing down 1.15 work ever so. Duping helps no one, folks!

  • XxXYaJrAbXxX x1: 1.16 Groundwrok. 
  • CS_Birb x18: See the Full Report Below.

By | July 12th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Weekly Changelog | Week 27 Year 2020

MassiveCraft 1.13 Update

Massive is currently running on 1.13.2!  We’ve completed our update and you may notice a few things have changed around here!

Changes:

MassiveCraft Marketplace:  Being released later on 1/25/20. Read about it here.

Decoheads: Decoheads are now 15 regals per head and are available to supremium members! There’ll be more additions to come soon with the 1.13 update. One of the many new things to look forward to.

XP Trading:  We’ve disabled XP Trading for now as part of onboarding recommendations from the Factions Discord. 

Chat Cooldowns:  Have all been shaved in half. Enjoy!

Hawkeye:  We’re going to be keeping some features of Hawkeye, but in addition, specifically for block logging, we’ll be utilizing CoreProtect, which adds a good deal of functionality to the process. Updates on how that works for players will be posted within the next day or two.

Portcullis:  This plugin has been abandoned for years. And as Birb said, it was a miracle it worked this long. At this point, we have no plans to attempt to fix it. But may look at other door plugins in the future.

Additions:  

Color Made Easy: The ability to /color to change wool and glass returns as a premium and supremium perk!

Vampire Plugin Returns: At long last the vampire plugin has made it’s return. Look forward to seeing it back among other new things that’ll give you a blast from the past. Documentation can be found here.

Mythic Mobs: New custom made mobs have been created by our wonderful staff and external help. They’ll be roaming your new survival world very soon, as we plan on slowly introducing these mobs today into tomorrow to gauge player reception.

New Survival World: Among the many things to look forward to with the 1.13 update, looking forward to a new survival map this week. This will include being able to claim multiple places in our new world! 

Resource Pack: A new resource pack with revamped blocks and even more creative opportunities!  

Faction Claiming Rules:  Sky’s the limit! (Well, your faction power is your limit, but you get the point.)  You are now allowed to have multiple claims for your faction. Actual claim rules still apply, so no snake claims, circle claims, etc.

 Still to Come:

Creative Back Online:  Creative will be back very soon. We want to see how the server performs with 1.13 and make some changes for greater creative opportunities there. (Free Deco Heads, everyone?)  

Head Drops: This is making a return over the next week or so. We encountered some bugs upon initial testing and we weren’t satisfied with the performance. So this is high on tech’s list to also roll out in the coming days.

Store Changes: New crates, expanded event times, and new events.

By | January 25th, 2020|News|Comments Off on MassiveCraft 1.13 Update

Weekly Changelog | Week 52 Year 2019

DirectionThis week, Direction focused on Individual Direction and a few new staff applicants. Some routine paperwork was completed over a chilled holiday week. 

  • LumosJared x7: Individual Direction and Staff Apps.
  • LumosJared x2: Changelog Structure and Paperwork.

GameThis week carried on with a few investigations and tickets. Essalonia Cleanup was a priority this week.

  • BlueChaos x3: Essalonia Cleanup. 
  • BlueChaos x1: Takedown Training.
  • Winterless x2: Trait Rework. 
  • Sir_Daragon x3: Tickets.
  • Sir_Daragon x2: Investigations. 
  • Falconhand x2: Investigations.
  • Falconhand x2: Tickets. 

WorldThis week, world staff focused on several Wintertide Events, for both interior decoration, event acting, and more. 

  • Patsie x3: Greygar’s Goldmine.
  • WaterDruppel x3: Kade Estate.
  • LumosJared x1: Regalia Upkeep. 
  • WaterDruppel x2: Tickets.
  • Bunemma x3: Interiors.
  • Bunemma x3: Events.
  • EdnaMode x1: Tickets. 

LoreThis week, Lore staff focused on new posts pertaining to the Nobility system, while FireFan96 completed the Knights Project!

  • MantaRey x7: Processing.
  • HydraLana x17: Sheets.
  • HydraLana x5: Wiki Reports/Maintaining Processing. 
  • Caelamous x14: Sheets. 
  • Rochelle x13: Lore System. 
  • Eccetra x15: Discord Tickets. 
  • LumosJared x8: Writing. 
  • Nesstro x7: Discord Tickets. 
  • Athelois x5: Sheets. 
  • Birdsfoot_violet x10: Lore Processing. 
  • Carlit0o x7: Sheets. 
  • FireFan96 x11: Knights and Various Writing.
  • WaterDruppel x6: Processing. 
  • BillyTheScroofy x7: Noble Management. 
  • BillyTheScroofy x10: Military System. 

QuestThis week, Quest Staff focused on the Wintertide Festival Quests. 

  • Zacatero x3: WinterFestival!

PRThis week, PR Staff focused on helping new players around the server, offering guidance as well as recruitment. 

  • Anarchizm x15: New Players and Introductions.
  • Anarchizm x10: External PR. 
  • Battlebrawn x4: PVP Tournament. 

TechThis week, Tech Staff (CS_Birb Specifically)1 focused on Item Migration; this means when 1.13 drops (An update post will come on this on Friday), we will have a seamless inventory change. No more trunk storage!

  • CS_Birb x20: 1.13 Plugin Development.
By | December 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Weekly Changelog | Week 52 Year 2019

Weekly Changelog | Week 51 Year 2019

Direction
This week, Direction focused on Individual Direction a round of new Staff Applicants. Goals for Direction will include further recruitment for the Staff Applications including a “New Years” announcement post concerning the state of the server. 

  • LumosJared x10: Individual Direction and Staff Apps. 
  • LumosJared x2: Changelog Structure and Paperwork. 

Game
This week Game added a carried on with their MythicMob project and various tickets. A finish to the SecretSanta project is the main goal for Game this week, as well as game appeals. 

  • Falconhand x2: Mythicmobs.
  • Falconhand x1: Tickets. 
  • Falconhand x1: Investigations. 
  • Falconhand x2: Ban Appeals. 
  • JoyShake x3: Secret Santa.
  • Winterless x4: Game Appeals. 
  • Jaehaerys x2: Tickets.
  • BlueChaos x2: Tickets.
  • Sir_Daragon x3: Tickets and Investigations.

World
This week, world staff focused on Dungeon additions, Bo2’s, and various Christmasy Regalia decorations. Next week, World will focus on doing the last edits needed for the Winter Festival and a few new hotspots. 

  • Patsie x1: Tickets, specifically canals and tree fixes in Regalia. 
  • Patsie x3: Greygar’s Goldmine.
  • Pixycandi x1: Interiors. 
  • LumosJared x1: Regalian Snow. 
  • Pixycandi x2: Ballroom Event Setup. 
  • EdnaMode x1: Tickets. 
  • Jaehaerys x5: Bo2’s.

Lore
This week, Lore staff focused on Character Sheets, a great big Government shakeup by @MonMarty, and various roleplay events and tickets. Next week, more Roleplay and Wintertide Events will follow. 

  • Athelois x2: Character Sheets.
  • Lord_Immortal x4: Character Sheets. 
  • Firefan96 x4: Tickets.
  • Firefan96 x3: Processing.
  • Katiesc x6: Character Sheets.
  • LumosJared x4: Character Sheets.
  • Birdsfoot_Violet x13: Character Sheets. 
  • PapidaCarrot x4: Character Sheets. 
  • Caelamus x15: Character Sheets. 
  • Nesstro x14: Tickets.
  • WaterDruppel x12: Lore Processing. 
  • HydraLana x50: Character Sheets. 

Quest
This week, Quest Staff focused on the Wintertide Festival Quests. Goals for Quest next week will be recruitment and implementing even more quests for the Wintertide Festival.

  • Derpadillo x7: Command Review.
  • Zacatero x8: Festival!

PR
This week, PR Staff focused on helping new players around the server, offering guidance as well as recruitment. Goals for PR this week will include finishing the Secret Santa management.

  • Seoulmate x9: Weekend Roundup and Ticket.
  • Hierophant x1: Tickets. 
  • Hierophant x2: Screenshots of the Gilded Orchid
  • Hieorphant x3: Roleplayer spotlight post
  • Hieophant x2: Wintery Willow Album
  • Battlebrawn x2: Twitter Management.
  • Battlebrawn x2: PMC Management.
  • Pixycandi x2: Screenshots. 

Tech
This week, Tech Staff focused on the 1.13 updates. Goals for Tech will remain the 1.13 update.

  • CS_Birb x4: 1.13 Plugin Development.
By | December 22nd, 2019|News|1 Comment

Weekly Changelog | Week 49 Year 2019

Direction

This week, Direction focused on Individual Direction and a slightly altered version of the Changelog. Goals for Direction for next week will include a few new Buycraft additions, a substantive post on 1.13’s progress and release plan, and recruitment of Team Members, as well as an overhaul to Staff Applications. 

  • LumosJared x5: Individual Direction with Lore Members.
  • LumosJared x2: Changelog Structure. 

Game

This week Game added a /recipes command ingame to link to the custom recipes page on the Massive website. Goals for Game for next week will include more MythicMob creations.

  • Falconhand x2: Learning and implementing a /recipes command.
  • Falconhand x4: MythicMob Creation. 
  • Falconhand x4: Ticket and Reviews. 
  • Jaehaerys x1: Tickets. 
  • BlueChaos x1: Tickets. 
  • Sir_Daragon x3: Tickets and Investigations. 

World

This week, world staff focused on new roleplay hotspots such as the Kade Estate, the interior of the new Market, and various Gardens in Regalia. In addition, on a new BO2 Jungle tree pack and an Oaktree pack. Jaehaerys completed 12 within the jungle pack and 24 trees for the oak pack.

  • Patsie x7: Kade Estate.
  • Patsie x4: Gardens.
  • Patsie x5: Tickets.
  • Jaehaerys x9: Bo2’s. 
  • Bunemma x10: Interior Assistance Decorating. 
  • Bunemma x2: Tickets. 

Lore

This week, Lore staff focused. Birdsfoot did some Special Perms work, specifically Adding Artifact Page & Inputting Data, Adjusting formatting on Silven page & adding character Apps, Adjusting Staff Perms for Mage, and Fixing Formatting on Spec Perm Thread. Goals for the Lore Department will include a replacement for the fallen RP systems and preparation for the Wintertide Festival.

  • TheBioverse x1: Character Sheets. 
  • MantaRey x1: Character Sheets. 
  • Katiesc x8: Character Sheets.
  • Havsbris x6: Character Sheets. 
  • Athelois x3: Processing.
  • Athelois x2: Character Sheets. 
  • WaterDruppel x2: Ticket with Marlo and others (long).
  • WaterDruppel x5: Lore Processing (Daenshore Article).
  • Eccetra x5: Discord Tickets. 
  • Nesstro x10: Tickets. 
  • Caelamus x14: Character Sheets. 
  • LumosJared x2: Character Sheets.
  • LumosJared x2: RP Event.
  • Bellarmina x2: Tickets. 
  • Birdsfoot_Violet x6: Special Perm and Tickets. 
  • Lord_Immortal x8: Character Sheets. 
  • Firefan96 x3: Tickets.
  • Firefan96 x3: Knights Page. 
  • HydraLana x6: Character Sheets.
  • HydraLana x6: Wiki Reports.

Quest

This week, Quest Staff focused on bugfixing and quest writing. Goals for Quest next week will be recruitment and implementing quests for the Wintertide Festival. 

  • Derpadillo x7: Command Review.
  • Zacatero x4: Command Review. 

PR

This week, PR Staff focused on helping new players around the server, offering guidance as well as recruitment. Goals for PR this week will include Secret Santa management and early Wintertide work.

  • Seoulmate x4: SecretSanta
  • Seoulmate x4: Weekend Roundup and Ticket.
  • Battlebrawn x4: Twitter Management. 
  • Anarchizm x8: New Players.
  • Anarchizm x6: PR Tickets. 

Tech

This week, Tech Staff focused on the 1.13 updates. Goals for Tech will remain the 1.13 update.

  • TheComputerGeek x12: 1.13 Plugin Development.
By | December 8th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Weekly Changelog | Week 49 Year 2019