Weekly Changelog | Week 31 Year 2019

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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Weekly Changelog | Week 28 Year 2019

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This week, Direction focused on internal staff paperwork and a whole lot of HR and Individual Direction counselling with our 70+ staff members.

  • LumosJared x8: HR, Individual Direction, Internal Document Updates, Points Paperwork, and Recruitment.

This week, Game Staff, as usual, worked on a large variety of systems, but in particular, this week game department hosted additional events and teaked the war decs system.

  • Falconhand x12: Essalonia Rev and Tickets.
  • Sevak x13: Tickets and PVP Systems.
  • Sir_Daragon x10: Staff Training.
  • Anarchizm x3: Helping DM and act in the vampire event hosted by Optimal.
  • Jaehaerys x4: Speedruns and Factions.
  • Winterless 12: Tickets.
  • Sephite x16: System Guidance and leadership.
  • Doriarky x17: Faction Activity.
  • Siosie x3: Faction Restore.
  • Spectriel x13: Game Dept. Leadership Tasks and delegation, HR related tasks, Training Overhaul
  • TinnyTine x2: PVP System.
  • BlueChaos x2: Tickets and War Decs.
  • Talantius x6: Game systems and tickets.
  • Dragonn_ x13: War Decs and Game Systems.
  • Kniferharm x8: Hosted the Jumping Event and Game systems.
  • Pomplemousse x4: New Players Intro.

This week, World made great strides on their various rp and survial themed dungeons projects, while improving regalian districts and the palace, in time for an Imperial Court update.

  • EdnaMode_ x12: Tickets and Petalcourt and Dungeons.
  • Mojaven x3: Tickets.
  • Patsie x2: Dungeons.
  • Timisc x15: Palace work.
  • Seoulmate x8: Weekend Roundup.
  • Bunemma x13: Dungeons and Petalcourt.
  • Yigit x12: Essalonia Spawn.
  • WaterDruppel x10: Petalcourt and Dungeon Builds.
  • Jaehaerys x10: Assisted Yigit in the new Essalonia spawn on the test server earlier in the week which included building roads, terraforming, copying and pasting wall segments, 
    the creation of a gatehouse and more.

This week, Lore Staff primarily handeled Sheets and Tickets, but work was also done to redux the Storyweb System and better communicate with its leaders, as well as streamline successful operations in Storyweb, WIS, and Military Systems.

  • Caelamous x11: Sheets.
  • TheBioverse x23: Sheets.
  • Athelois x4: Discord Tickets.
  • Eccetra x8: Lore Tickets.
  • LumosJared x8: Storyweb Redux, System, Tickets, Writing.
  • BillyTheScroofy x12: Military Progression.
  • WaterDruppel x8: Lore Processing.
  • Katiesc x8: Sheets.
  • Papidacarrot x11: Lore Tickets.
  • Rochelle x2: Tickets.
  • Arendan x20: Sheets.
  • HydraLana x20: Lore Writing and Processing.

This week, Event focused on their usual long string of in-game event hosting, as well as adding Essalonia Spawn vendors that sell a variety of interesting items.

  • Ryria x11: Events and Assisstance.
  • ZiggyStarDusted x8: Tickets.
  • Optimalfriskies x8: Event Acting.
  • Derpadillo x2: Event tasks.
  • Wrongchat x4: Events.
  • GrumpyGirl314 x8: Blessed war quests, Essalonia Spawn Vendors.

This week, PR focused on Spotlight media threats and assisting new players in the system.

  • Anarchizm x18: Assisting new players and welcoming them onto the server. Offering them a proper guide.
  • Battlebrawn x6: Created, formatted and posted a World Spotlight thread with new screenshots and posted/formatted a Roleplay Review thread on behalf of an aspirant.

This week, Tech Staff knocked out all but the last steps of the 1.13 update, and fixed up MinePacks to ensure backpacks and all item transfers go smoothly in the upcoming update.

  • CS_Birb x13: Backups, Testing, Validation and Launch of the upgraded Minepacks version. This took time, as I *really* didn’t want to fuck up anybody’s backpack.
  • RustyTrumbone x3: Blessed War.
  • Derpadillo x4: Added sentiment analysis and performed/shared analysis with department

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By | July 14th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Weekly Changelog | Week 28 Year 2019

Weekly Changelog | Week 27 Year 2019

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This week, Direction focused on 1.13 primarily and Internal Paperwork.

  • LumosJared x7: HR, Individual Direction, June Project Wrap.
  • TheComputerGeek x21: Side Massive Plugin Development and System Wrapping.

This week, Game Staff focused on System related paperwork, restoration and administrative work, and training docs.

  • GrumpyGirl314 x26:  Essalonia restoration, regions, and general administrative activities.
  • Pomplemousse x6: Various Game Activities.
  • Ethibas x2: Training Documentation.
  • Sephite x9: Leadership.
  • Jaehaerys 14: Dungeons.
  • TinnyTine x9: Game Staff Work.
  • Doriarky x6: Faction Activity and Internal Docs.
  • Talantius x7: Game Tickets.
  • Spectriel x11: Game Dept. Leadership Tasks, Training Rewrites, various HR related tasks
  • Siosie x7: Game Systems.
  • JoyShake x2: Speedrun Training.
  • Sir_Daragon x4: Tickets.
  • Sevak x10: Write ups for PvP Tournament Massive Olympic sign up sheets and Massive Olympics scheduling and coordination.
  • Winterless x13: Hours of PVP restructure, various doc work.
  • Falconhand x3: Tickets, one restore and one Redstone legality question.
  • BlueChaos x3: Speedruns and Staff Docs.
  • Dragonn_ x13: Documentation, Speedrun, Team Building Assignments.

This week, World focused on a lot of new updates to Regalia and ongoing work with some to-be-released Dungeon RP Projects.

  • EdnaMode_ x7: Regalia Builds.
  • Patsie x4: Petal Court.
  • Mojaven x26: Petal Court and Estates.
  • Yigit x12: World Builds.
  • Jaehaerys x5: Essalonia Build.
  • Pixycandi x11: Regular progress with the elf dungeon thingy

This week, Lore Staff focused on Character Sheets and Processing. Tickets were also done in higher numbers than past weeks.

  • Apath x16: Sheets.
  • TheVigilantWolf x20: Sheets.
  • Arendan x23: Sheets.
  • Havsbris_ x6: Sheets.
  • LumosJared x9: Processing, Writing, Ops.
  • MantaRey x3: Sheets.
  • PapidaCarrot x12: Sheets.
  • Rochelle_ x12: Sheets.
  • BetaInsomnia x10: Processing and Sheets.
  • Athelois x9: Sheets.
  • Katiesx x6: Sheets.
  • TheBioverse x28: Sheets.
  • HydraLana x20: Lore Processing.
  • Caelamous x8: Sheets.
  • Eccetra x6: Tickets.

This week, Event staff focused on tickets and blessed war coding, as well as substantial quest code updating and training.

  • GrumpyGirl314 x16: Blessed War Quest Coding, Quest documentation, and torturing fellow staff members. 
  • Kniferharm x4: Event documentation.
  • Derpadillo x10: Coding, revising, testing
  • Bellarmina x3: Tickets.
  • Optimalfriskies x10: Event Writeup, Co-Hosting, Acting & Announcement.
  • ZiggyStarDusted x10: After training with Grumpy a few days back, I wrote out an entire dungeon that makes usage of the quest plugin to function to later be made to have code alongside it too.
  • Pixycandi x4: Cross-platform posts for Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook regarding our upcoming events.

This week, PR Staff worked on Twitter management and external post writing.

  • Seoulmate x8: Weekend Roundup.
  • AutoAmerican x2: PR writing.
  • Battlebrawn x7: Twitter Management.

This week, Tech Staff finally finished MassiveFactions internal updates, and development of chat based plugins.

  • TheComputerGeek x25: MassiveFactions completion!
  • Derpadillo x6: Continued development of detection and reporting of offensive comments in general chat.
  • RustyTrumbone x6: Tech and plugin implementations.
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By | July 7th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Weekly Changelog | Week 27 Year 2019

Weekly Changelog | Week 26 Year 2019


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This week, Direction focused on HR and various internal paperwork documents.

  • LumosJared x9: HR and Direction Paperwork Tasks.
  • MonMarty x43: June and Previous Projects, Paperwork Tasks.

This week, Game Staff focused on Essalonia Revolution’s wrap up, work on the Rift and regions projects, and internalized training projects. Work on the Dungeon System has also carried on.

  • GrumpyGirl314 x12:  Essalonia Revolution PVE mob spawning, Rift/regions work, and various PR/Admin documentation and assistance.
  • Kniferharm x5: PVE events.
  • Dragonn_ x7: Speedrunning and training.
  • Jaehaerys x11: Game Events and Leadership.
  • Siosie x5: Rank 3 Training.
  • Sephite x21: Game Leadership and Direction tasks.
  • Doriarky x23: Internal Paperwork and Staff Activity.
  • Spectriel x20: Various HR related tasks, Game Dept. Leadership Tasks, Training Overhaul, Blessed War Quests Coding
  • BlueChaos x4: Internal Documentation.
  • Talantius x8: Game work and Speedruns.
  • Kniferharm x5: Game Speedruns and additional work.
  • Sevak x13: Game Staff Internal Documentation.
  • Sir_Daragon x5: In-Game Assistance.
  • Cnocbride x4: Training and internal documentation.
  • Winterless x7: Game Staff Meetings.
  • Falconhand x14: Rank 3 Intro and Training.

This week, World worked on some upcoming roleplay and survival dungeons, as well as other spawn related projects.

  • WaterDruppel x7: Dungeon Nenya Builds.
  • Mojaven x1: World Tickets.
  • Pixycandi x8: Carl’s Project.
  • Jaehaerys x7: Essalonia Spawn.
  • Ednamode_ x4: Carl’s Project.
  • Yigit x15: Essalonia Spawn and other survival builds.

This week, Lore Staff focused on System Management, lots of progression posts, and spurring forward the WIS and Storyweb Systems.

  • Carlit0o x19: Character Sheets.
  • SupremeCripple x22: Sheets.
  • Caelamus x45: Character Sheets.
  • BetaInsomnia x14: Lore Writing.
  • HydraLana x10: Character Sheets.
  • Eccetra x5: Lore Tickets.
  • TheBioverse x22: Lore Writing, Various Tasks.
  • Jonificus x8: Character Sheets.
  • BillyTheScroofy x40: Lore Tickets and Otherwise.
  • Arendan x75: Character Sheets and Storyweb Writing.
  • MantaRey x12: Character Sheets.
  • PapidadaCarrot x35: Character Sheets.
  • Apath x5: RP Activity.
  • Finlaggan x4: RP Activity.
  • Rochelle x6: RP Activity.
  • Havsbris_ x6: RP Activity.
  • Arendan x2: RP Activity.
  • HydraLana x2: RP Activity.
  • MonMarty x55: WIS System Creation and RP Activity.
  • Athelois x7: Ticket Training.
  • Waterdruppel x8: Lore Processing.
  • Timisc x2: RP Activity.
  • Etrees x1: RP Activity.
  • Infinitum x3: RP Activity.
  • MantaRey x5: Progression Writing.
  • KatieSc x5: Lore Processing.
  • TheVigilantWolf x17: Lore Writing.

This week, Event staff started their first post-summer festival quests, as well coding for various game-related quest systems.

  • GrumpyGirl314 x8: Brie’s Tutorial book quest, Blessed War quest coding, and misc quest review and assistance.
  • Derpadillo x13: Quest Writing.
  • WrongChat x1: Event Acting.
  • OptimalFriskies x5: Event Setup and Writing.

This week, PR staff focused on bringing in new players and Factions announcement projects.

  • Pixycandi x12: Factions Announcements and Designs.
  • Battlebrawn x2: Event Acting.
  • Anarchizm x11: New Players.
  • Seoulmate x11: Weekend Roundup.

This week, Tech Staff worked on the Blessed War internal systems, and Massivecore, easily the largest and most complicated part of the 1.13 update, was completed.

  • RustyTrumbone x5: Blessed War and other Projects.
  • TheComputerGeek x10: MassiveCore Project Completion.
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By | June 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Weekly Changelog | Week 26 Year 2019

Weekly Changelog | Week 25 Year 2019

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This week, Direction focused on individual Direction amongst the staff and hosting meetings in preperation for Massive core completion, estimated to be completed tomorrow, with a rolling release within 2 weeks! 

  • LumosJared x7: Aspirants and meetings.
  • SpunSugar x2: Individual Direciton.

Game Staff focused primarily on training up the current members and overseeing an unusually large amount of tickets this week. Work toward the various Dungeons project, now undertaken by other departments as well, also occured. 

  • Falconhand x23: Rank 3 and system projects.
  • JoyShake x3: Speedrunning.
  • Talantius x3: Ticket and system training.
  • MadamAries x4: Event assistance.
  • Spectriel x23: Game Dept. Leadership Tasks, Training Rework, Tutorial Project management, Essalonian Revolution adjustments.
  • Sir_Daragon x6: General and help, tickets.
  • Siosie x8: Essalonia and other system managing.
  • Jaehaerys x13: Dungeons Quest.
  • Doriarky x13: Faction activity and training.
  • BlueChaos x6: Speedrunning and ticket training.
  • Sephite x18: Game Leadership, meetings, etc.
  • Dragonn x7: Speedrunning and ticket training.
  • Sevak x9: Massive Olympics and other topics.
  • Winterless x6: Rank 3 Projects and system management.
  • Kniferharm x9: Mobs and PVP system management.
  • CnocBride x1: Forum Streaming Applications.

This week, World focused on regalia builds and included here is some dated reporting on festival work. 

  • Bertramqaz x24: Various new map builds.
  • Patsie x6: Black Market.
  • Jaehaerys x3: World Restoration in Essalonia.
  • Timisc x8: Festival builds.
  • Mojaven x4: Wool Wars.
  • Yigit x3: World festival work.
  • SpunSugar x15: Festival work.
  • WaterDruppel x15: Summer Festival points.
  • EdnaMode x18: Tickets.
  • Bunemma x36: Completing tickets involving merging rents, changing wool colours, adding signs to notice boards, and other miscellaneous world questions.

This week, Lore focused on system management rolling out the WIS system. Lore writing and strides on the Metallurgy project were also taken. 

  • Rochelle_ x7: Character Sheets.
  • SupremeCripple x38: System Management.
  • LumosJared x6: System Manamgene.t
  • Havsbris_ x3: Storywebs.
  • BetaInsomnia x10: Processing.
  • Carlit0o x24: Character Sheets.
  • Eccetra x5: Tickets.
  • Athelois x8: Processing.
  • Katiesc x5: Tickets.
  • PapidaCarrot x7: Character Sheets.
  • HydraLana x10: Lore Writing, Metals, etc.
  • TheVigilantWolf x9: Character Sheets.

Festival wrapping and the occasional event in Regalia was the focus of event staff this week. Wools Wars also took center stage.

  • Bellarmina x8: House Bandit and Festival work.
  • Optimalfriskies x3: Event activity.
  • SpunSugar x9: Event work.
  • ZiggyStarDusted x1: Event acting and testing.
  • Ryria x3: Event Tickets and festival wrap ups.
  • Derpadillo x16: Wool Wars.

PR Staff focused heavily on external PR this week, including management of other sites and a few video projects. 

  • Seoulmate x6: Roundup.
  • SpunSugar x3: Onboarding.
  • RandomMinex x6: Video work.
  • BattleBrawn x3: Twitter Management.
  • KingPhoenix x7: PR system management.
  • Anarchizm x8: Guiding new Roleplayers onto the server from others and introducing them to Massivecraft. Working with new player base in General.

With a Massivecore completion coming this very weekend, and lots of external fixes to ensure a quick release to 1.13/1.14. 

  • RustyTrumbone x7:  Speaking with Game & Quest on details, implementing those specifics into actual code.
  • CS_Birb x7: MassiveShop and buy works. 
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By | June 23rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Weekly Changelog | Week 25 Year 2019

Weekly Changelog | Week 24 Year 2019

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This week, Direction focused on External Tech Recruitment concerning the 1.13 update and further tightened up security on internal documents.

  • LumosJared x14: Internal Paperwork, Recruitment, 1.13.

Game Staff underwent extensive training on their lower staffed members, assisted in chats as always, and made strides on Blessed War updates.

  • Falconhand x15: MassiveMobs updating and system updating.
  • Jaehaerys x13: Dungeons work and system updating.
  • Sephite x16: Meetings, Training, HR work.
  • BlueChaos x5: Speedruns.
  • Siosie x5: Rank 2 Competency.
  • Pomplemouuse x2: Help Chats.
  • Sevak x6: Factions.
  • Grumpygirl314 x12: Trainings and investigations; normal activities.
  • Winterless x6: Rank 3 Project Build.
  • TinnyTine x3: Speedrun Training.
  • Doriarky x14: Help Chats and other training.
  • Dragonn_ x6: Documentation.
  • Sir_Daragonn x21: Game Documentation.
  • Spectriel x29: Game Dept. Leadership Tasks, Event Assistance, Tutorial project, Feedback project development, various other projects’ management.
  • JoyShake x2: Speedrun Training.

This week World focused primarily on Regalia builds but also began side bo2 and decor work for upcoming projects.

  • Patsie x16: Wrailing Wrath build and other regalia work.
  • Yigit x5: Greygate Decorations and Regalia work.
  • Bertramqaz x24: Various new map builds.
  • WrongChat x2: Sand Castle builds.
  • Bunemma x5: Ticket Completion.
  • Talantius x7: Builds.

This week, Lore Department focused on maintaining their systems, the creation of a new system to be debuted this week, and lots of processing on culture writings.

  • Rochelle_ x11: Processing various lore articles.
  • Caelamus x21: Sheets.
  • HydraLana x30: Lore Writing all the pages.
  • Havsbris_ x3: Sheets.
  • LumosJared x5: Storyweb and Writings.
  • TheVigilantWolf x13: Sheets.
  • BetaInsomnia x8: Processing.
  • Athelois x3: Culture Processing.
  • Eccetra x5: Discord Tickets.
  • Papidadacarrot x1: Sheets.
  • Jonificus x8: Combat System Progression.
  • Katiesx x6: Sheets.
  • HydraLana x22: Lore Writing.
  • WaterDruppel x4: Processing various lore articles.
  • BillyTheScroofy x10: Military Progression DM and Lore 3.

The Summer Festival has wrapped this week, and the coding and quests and acting for it dominated Event Staff’s plate.

  • Grumpygirl314 x6: Coding, testing, and installation of quests for minigames & summer fest. Testing of spellcasting idea.
  • Ryria x7: Event Assistance.
  • Optimalfriskies x5: Documentaiton and updates.
  • Sebbysc x2: Event Acting and training.
  • Derpadillo x15: Blessed War and Other Quest related work.
  • Anarchizm x5: Summer Festival and acting.

PR Staff continued on several long-standing video-based projects as well as welcoming new players to the server.

  • Seoulmate x8: Roundup.
  • Randomminez x6: Video work.
  • Battlebrawn x2: Twitter Posts.
  • Anarchizm x9: PR website update + all internal formatting updates.

1.13 updates entered into their late stage status this week, along with updates to the Shop and Blessed War systems.

  • RustyTrumbone x11: Blessed War.
  • CS_Birb x21: Tech Shop Updates.

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Weekly Changelog | Week 23 Year 2019

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This week, Direction focused on recruitment and internal paperwork, as well as assisting in the 1.13 update.

  • LumosJared x9: Staff Apps, Paperwork, Internal Directories and Reports, Business Emails.

Game Staff Launched the Rift, gathered information and feedback regarding the dynmap hide trial, which is still not concluded, held PvE and PvP events, were working on the forum, updated the tutorial section ingam.

  • Sevak x9: War Declarations.
  • TinnyTine x1: Speedrun training.
  • Siosie x4: Training the peons.
  • Derpadillo x9: Quests and Wool Wars.
  • Pomplemousse x1: Events.
  • Talantius x15: PVE events and training.
  • Doriarky x9: Training and PVP tournament prep.
  • Sir_Daragon x3: Speedrun training.
  • Dragonn_ x7: Revolution PVE and tickets.
  • Spectriel x25: Leadership projects, PVE events.
  • Falconhand x15: Massivemobs documenation update.
  • JoyShake x4: Speedrun Training.
  • CS_Birb x23: Game Speedruns and Buycraft work.
  • Sebbysc x5: Event and Game documents.
  • Sephite x25: Documentation + Bounty Hunter plugin development.
  • Kniferharm x5: PVE Events and documentation write-ups.
  • BlueChaos x10: Tutorial and bounty books, game pve events.
  • Grumpygirl314 x20: Regions and other Wizardry for setting up and running the Rift/PVE Launch Event and PvP Tourney, team training, and misc other research and administrative work.
  • Winterless x8: Builds, Helpchat, Tickets.

This week World focused their efforts on tutorial updates, regalia hotspot roleplay builds, and spawn reworks.

  • Timisc x15: Hostesse Estate, and other builds in Regalia. Altalar district.
  • Bunemma x5: World work.
  • WaterDruppel x4: Lore Tickets.
  • Jaehaerys x19: Tutorial revamp and dungeon projects.
  • Yigit x11: Altalar and Essalonia spawn.
  • EdnaMode_ x11: Crimson HQ and regalia reworks.

This week, Lore Department focused on updating older lore, carrying on with the Metals Projects, and beginning work on a Combat System overhaul and RP System management.

  • Timisc x2: Varran Lore update and writings.
  • BillyTheScroofy x10: Sheets.
  • BetaInsomnia x8: Processing.
  • Havsbris_ x9: Metalitra writing and Sheets.
  • WaterDruppel x6: Processing Metalitra.
  • JarrettDacarrot x17: Sheets.
  • Jonificus x4: Combat System Overhaul and Sheets.
  • Apath x15: Sheets.
  • MantaRey x5: Sheets.
  • Carlit0o x5: Sheets.
  • Katiesc x3: Sheets.
  • Athelois x7: Writing and Sheets.
  • Caelamus x11: Sheets.

With the Summer Festival in full swing, coding and work on the existing quests and preparing more has dominated the Event Department’s time.

  • Grumpygirl314 x6: Coding, testing, and implementation of quests for SummerFest and Essa Rev, as well as logic building for Minigames automation.
  • Wrongchat x4: PR.
  • Bellarmina x7: Event acting for Summer Festival.
  • Anarchizm x3: Event acting for Summer Festival.
  • Ryria x3: Summer Festival Acting and events.
  • ZiggyStarDusted x2: Event acting for Summer Festival.

Lots of work on staff updating, as well as tech cooperation with external PR updating.

  • Pixycandi x7: External PR on Instagram.
  • KingPhoenix x5: Training and footage for trailer.
  • Seoulmate x8: Roundup.
  • Battlebrawn x2: Twitter Posts.
  • Anarchizm x27: PR website update + all internal formatting updates.

With 1.13 dominating the department’s time, there has also been a few inventory bugs that needed adressing.

  • RustyTrumbone x9: 1.13 interal plugin updates and prep work.
  • CS_Birb x2: Tech inventories bug fixing, and 1.13 update.

By | June 9th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Weekly Changelog | Week 23 Year 2019