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Jul
19
by vemacs at 3:55 PM
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7/30/15:
  • Updated and tweaked the chat filter, disabled grammar subsitutions
  • Implemented forcefield for Cerberus villager
  • Fixed TeamSpeak rank icons
7/28/15:
  • Updated everything except Factions to Minecraft 1.8.8
  • Probably fixed the last-second spectator join bug
  • Made AAC speed check more lenient
7/27/15:
  • Fixed yet another SG memory leak
  • Re-enabled AAC kicking for really obvious violations (like fastbow, etc...)
7/26/15:
  • Fixed SG memory leak
  • Created shortened links to pages on the website
  • Fixed SG stats saving
7/25/15:
  • Reverted AAC in SG and CB to Thursday
  • Implemented restart-less new games in SG
  • Fixed winner visibility issues in SG
  • Added grass, bush, tall grass to breakable blocks in SG
7/23/15:
  • Updated SG maps. This update should have gone through a while ago, but didn't.
  • Removed mob spawning in SG
  • Donation...
Jul
18
by vemacs at 2:07 AM
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Now that we've had shipped AAC on SG1-27 for about a week, and disabled kicking from AAC about halfway through, I want to know what you guys think about AAC vs NCP. Should we switch all lobbies to AAC, or revert back to NCP? Have you had any bad experiences with AAC after kicking was disabled?

I will use the results of this poll to determine what to deploy.

Thanks for flying VikkCraft.

Results: AAC is shipped on all SGs. I will be trialing it on SkyWars soon.
Jul
12
by vemacs at 3:56 AM
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I'll add stuff to this thread as time goes on for changes that don't warrant their own post.
  • Made server list icon a little thinner (7/11/15)
  • Removed boss bar from Survival Games, we're using above action bar messages instead (no more wither particles) (7/11/15)
  • Fixed TNT damaging blocks in Survival Games (7/11/15)
  • Fixed enchanting in Survival Games (lapis auto added) (7/11/15)
  • Fixed name tag coloring in Cerberus (7/12/15)
  • Fixed random flame particles in Cerberus (7/12/15)
  • Trialing new anti-cheat in SG1-27 (7/12/15)
  • Fixed deathmatch related issues in SG (7/12/15)
  • Possibly fix spectator visibility issues in SG (7/13/15)
  • Disable "combat log" kick in AAC for SG (7/13/15)
  • Trialing AAC on Cerberus (7/13/15)
  • Fancy new hub scoreboard (7/13/15)
  • Removed some intrusive gadgets after complaints (7/14/15) (currently setting up permissions)
  • Optimized player...
Jul
10
by vemacs at 5:06 PM
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Over the past few days, I've been upgrading the hub and SkyWars instances to 1.8.7. Since we don't have nearly as many developers (literally just me at the moment) or the budget of Kohi/Badlion to properly support 1.7 and 1.8 clients, our only option for fixing the anti-cheat and improving fairness for all players is upgrading to a proper 1.8 server and latest NoCheatPlus. Hopefully the SkyWars update today will improve PVP. SG and Cerberus are still on 1.7, that's why the anti-cheat is still bugged on those servers.

The current timeline for the 1.8 upgrade is as follows:
  • SG: Saturday, ~10PM GMT (done)
  • Cerberus: Saturday, ~10PM GMT (done)
Factions is in a slight limbo state at the moment. We're still determining what to do with it.

Thanks for flying VikkCraft.

Edit: Quick 1.8 hotfix has been applied. Expect some more SG updates soon™.
Jun
17
by Tuxx at 2:50 PM
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Hello Vikkcraft! A few changes have been made to the rules page, below is a list of the changes we have made.
  • Inappropriate language used in /msg or private faction chats is punishable
  • Profanity in your Minecraft name will result in a 30 day ban
  • 5zig mod is now on the allowed mods list
Although not much has changed I thought I would make a post so everyone is aware, remember if you think a mod should be allowed then make a suggestion here.

Thanks for reading!
Jun
13
by Maws at 8:28 PM
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Well, this may come as a bit of a shock to most of you, but I have decided to step down from my position as staff on the server. I just don't find Minecraft exciting anymore therefore I cant find that I will put much effort in which would be unfair on everyone, especially when there are Mods who are so committed and deserve the now empty position. Thanks to all of you for making it a fun year for me and its definitely made a difference to me as a person.

I would also like to thank everyone who helped me get the achievement of being the first "helper" to make it to Admin :p

Special thanks to these guys:
@HashtagGrime - Dont think he reads these anymore but introduced me to the idea of being staff.
@Tuxx - So committed to the server, does a great job as head admin.
@Kriken - Funny guy, played so much MC with him also a great player!
@Daquh - Cutest (better than @Diewer)...
Jun
01
by macreddin at 5:58 PM
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Big thank you to everyone who continues to submit clips, without the community these videos wouldn't be possible! And don't forget to submit your moments for the next episode by emailing them to[email protected]!



This thread will remain locked due to the communities inability to whip out the salt. Its just a video series for fun everyone, no need to get your panties in a bunch over it.
May
26
by Bucko at 4:56 PM
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Hello again Vikkcraft!

We have finished making these changes much faster than expected and the new staff application is now open! Here is a link: Click me!
Please remember to take your time while writing your application and make sure it's as detailed as possible. There will be lots of competition so try to be the one that stands out above the rest.

Over the last year and a half we've noticed quite a few mistakes that people have made when they've been applying. Here are some common ones:
  1. Some people simply don't write enough. One of the biggest questions on the old app was 'What skills do you feel you have that will help the team?'. People would only write a maximum of 20 words which is an auto decline.
  2. Only include necessary information that is relevant to the role that you're applying for. This is a moderation role, meaning that your app should not include about how you're good with redstone....
May
25
by macreddin at 5:09 PM
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Thanks everyone who submitted clips for this weeks episode and a big thank you to @Tuxx for helping me pick the top 5! (Since I'm crap at PVP :p)

I also included links to the top 5s YT channels this week, as many of you had requested. Enjoy!