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December 2013

Perk Derp: Double XP extended for the rest of the year!

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Testing today revealed that the double XP (which WAS tested, and WAS working) had somehow, mysteriously*, stopped. Troubleshooting today resolved the problem, and so the Double XP event has been extended for the REST OF THE YEAR!

And then on New Year’s we’ll have fireworks.

*let’s pretend it was one of those inexplicable glitchy computer thingys and not admin airheadedness, k? k. 

 

 

All kinds of little upgrades

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The social networking thingy should be almost usable* now, the dynmap is tentatively back online, some new pages have been added to the site and the navigation is undergoing a bit of a re-working.

 

*by “almost” I mean, it’s actually pretty cool, have a look!

Free Perk Weekend #2 is in progress, and other news.

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Edit: FPW #2 is now over! Thanks for playing! Stay tuned for next weekends free perk: Double XP!

Beginning midnight, 12/20 and running through Sunday night (EST), we are featuring “Heads ‘n’ Hoes” for your Minecrafting pleasure.

Heads means that not only will the chance of heads dropping be increased substantially, but player heads will drop as well! Collect the whole set, it’ll be a delightful weekend filled with slaughter. And remember, you can’t spell laughter without slaughter.

Hoes, means that your hoes are now much more useful implements of farming doom. You can now use them to speed-apply bonemeal from your inventory, and to harvest a 3-block-wide swath without disturbing any immature crops.

In other news:

  • New perma-perks: start looking for the Feller enchantment on axes (practically vaporizes trees), and the Fiery enchantment (smelt-as-you-mine) on picks.
  • If you lost anything in the world inventory merge, please advise a mod and you’ll be reimbursed.

New Recipes!

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UPDATE:

By popular demand, I’ve loosened up considerably on these, and re-created the screenshots in default as was suggested.

Multiple recipes did yield the appropriate amounts in testing, but the transaction may not give you the same feedback. Check your inventory; it’ll be there.

recipesAnd yes, the chiseled stone really is that expensive.

No Dice

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Edit 2: Server’s back up and everything should be working okay. Dot and Squid are looking into what happened and how to prevent it in the future! Thanks for your patience!

We’re currently experiencing some technical difficulties. I tried to jump start the server and it didn’t think that was a good idea for today. I’m off to work so hopefully Squid or Dot can revive ‘er.

Edit: We’ve (by that I mean Dot) been trying to get the server up and running but she’s being stubborn today. We’re doing everything we can to resolve the issue and we’ll let you know when everything’s back online!

The Gorgeous Map Preservation Project

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Or GMPP, is an initiative with a noble goal: to preserve the stunning visual integrity of this map, which is amazing. Sure, there are many maps with spectacular terrain in 1.7 Minecraft, but this one is ours. And due to my computer being a derp during terrain gen, there are areas where ugly old incompatible terrain poke through. The GMPP is something everyone can contribute to! Just look for areas of the map with jagged chunks of terrain that doesn’t belong, press f3 and take a screenshot with the coordinates. You can upload the images to imgur *or* make a gallery under your profile on DMZCraft’s little community network. Look forward to it being easier to find, I’ll fix the links right after I get done here. Or use the subreddit. Heck, we’re easy to get ahold of. Just let DrunkenJawas know where you’ve posted and he will go and wield his magic WE wand, and we’ll have this beautiful map restored to its true, just as Dinnerbone intended it.

I couldn’t let this go without some more map porn. Here, I’m documenting as Mr. Squiddles performs his magic on some amazing natural terrain, as he builds our new spawn.

Get Social!

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Hey guys, just a friendly reminder that we’re freaking everywhere. It’s pretty much the same content on all formats but posting things all over the place allows us to keep you up to date with what’s happening on the server no matter what medium you choose. So far we’re on Reddit, Facebook and Steam, Twitter will probably come too, as soon as we can find someone to keep it regular. Google+ can go fuck itself.

For best coverage, please join all of them so we can bombard you with lots of notifications whenever we post something on the blog! As for server news, we’re still trying to sort out a stable version of bukkit/spigot and are holding off hotfixing plugins until it sorts its shit out. We’re also looking at a pretty damn awesome stats plugin, but more on that when we actually get it configured and working for everyone. We’re also working hard on fleshing out the website and getting a commands reference for you guys so you know what’s up. In case you’re wondering, we’ve also added some rough guidelines for rank applications on the Ranks page, so you know what we expect of you.

Things are going pretty well on the player front (we hope), and most of you seem to be happy with the plugins we’ve chosen for you. Remember that we’d always love to hear about things you’d like to see on the server, be it plugins, events, or just general shenanigans! Drop us a line on [email protected] or via the contact form on the rules page if you have any concerns or queries deemed too private for general chat, and be sure to keep spreading the word about us to all your mates!

Stay crafty!

;D

Squiddums.