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May 2018

The State of Plugins

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‘ello DMZers.

Today I am going to do a little talk about the state of plugins we use and where we are at as we get closer to 1.13.

As most everybody is aware, big updates (like 1.13) break a lot of plugins and require some time before we get the server upgraded due to our dependence on things like LWC, WorldGuard, CoreProtect, CraftBukkit, etc.  Some plugins are just outright abandoned.  As 1.13 approaches, you will notice some plugins changing over to newer versions (this happens all the time anyhow) and some plugins being replaced.  One of the plugins that is going to be replaced is GroupManager.

GroupManager is a plugin from the days of yore. It was a core part of the Essentials group that controlled permissions and ranks.  Sadly it was abandoned years ago but did receive bugfix updates over time.  The latest was when Essentials was abandoned and then picked up and renamed EssentialsX.  The developer of EssentialsX did a small update to GroupManager in order to get it working with the newest releases.  However things are not looking for for GroupManager and 1.13.  The developer has publicly stated that they are not updating the plugin.  In light of that news, we will be moving over to another permission plugin called LuckPerms.  I am transferring our current rank system over with and will be testing it locally before doing any server changes.

As we discover plugins that either wont be updated or will take some finagling and time, I will post an update here for all to see.

Stay tuned and get your build on! 🙂

DMZ: Tomorrow Never Dies

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‘ello DMZers.

This is a server related follow-up to dot’s post here.

As you can probably tell, DMZCraft was down intermittently at the end of the week last week. Due to some server wonkiness we had to switch off to get our dots (har har) in a row. But now it’s working! Yatta!

DMZCraft has moved into it’s new home: a server hosted with our new family member, MCNSA, by a very patient and kind gentle-father called Evil_k9 (he’s really not that evil, I swear). This server blows our previous host out of the water in terms of power and serviceability. As you log in you will see that the world is as it was and things are working again. Something different you will notice is going to be the addition of members of staff and regular players over the next few weeks and months. Staff additions are members of MCNSA that are part of a sort of team-up. Like the Avengers… or Justice League if you prefer DC.

Please note that this means we no longer need server donations for upkeep. Hence the DO NOT DONATE notification upon login to the server.

The upcoming 1.13 patch and server deployment will be a fresh start in a lot of ways.  We will get into the specifics as to what it holds for us in the coming weeks, so stay tuned and get your build on 🙂