New builds, breakable end portals and more! [Blog #12]

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  1. WelshAlex

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    Ewph, it has been a while since I made one of these - nearly 2 months! It was the holiday season though so forgive the wait.

    But that does mean there has been a whole lot of changes since our last blog, but before we hop into all of that I just want to acknowledge the factions reset which you can read about here. The reset went amazingly, we broke our player record hitting 1,164 players on the network at one time and have since been over 1,000 several times. This is incredible and we'd like to thank you all for the continued support over the past 2 years.
    Now let's hop into the updates:

    Build Changes


    We have a new hub! You may or may not have noticed but the hub is styled in a Red v Blue style, blue representing the non-PvP focused gamemodes and red representing our PvP gamemodes. As well as it being a new build you can now fly around on the 'Fly Pearls' and ride your pets if you have any using /pet ride!
    You also may have noticed we've switched maps on KitPvP, and we'll soon be switching again to a bigger version of our current map.

    Skyblock

    Quite a few changes here:
    - You can now mine end portal frames for those of you that are incapable of placing them correctly haha, you need an efficiency 4 diamond pickaxe to mine them!
    - We've expanded the Skyblock shop a little to give you access to some items not previously accessible like Beetroot and Podzol!
    - Fixed the Credit Rains on Skyblock, they now work and are a lot more frequent than before.
    - We've added more tiers to the cobblestone generator making it more difficult to reach the top level. We also reduced the sell price of ores in the shop.
    - We significantly reduced the value of blocks like diamonds on /is level - meaning it takes a lot more to be /is top giving players that don't want to cover their island in ugly blocks a shot of /is top.

    SMP

    - We've added voting crates to SMP. These were designed to give you items that are extremely difficult to get or impossible to get in the normal worlds.
    - You can now mine end portal frames for those of you that are incapable of placing them correctly haha, you need an efficiency 4 diamond pickaxe to mine them!
    - You can purchase up to 17 thousand extra claim blocks for SMP on the store for those of you with huge project ideas! Smaller claim updates coming to voting crates soon.
    - Added /xpbottle to the permissions pack on SMP
    - Added a /warp EndFarm letting regular players grind experience!
    - We'll soon be adding an Armour Stand disguise following a vote on twitter.


    LAG. THE NETWORK IS SO LAGGY!12!!?!

    Yes, we know. We're sorry. We've taken several steps to reduce this lag including:

    - Updating the software our proxies run on to make them lag less
    - Buying a 3rd proxy
    - Buying a dedicated server for classic factions

    Steps we are taking:

    - We're updating hoppers to 1.9 mechanics - this changes the behaviour of hoppers server side and reduces lag, you won't notice a difference.
    - We're optimising our pets plugin as it was quite laggy.
    - Improving the factions plugin's efficiency when making block checks.
    - Several other steps too complicated/boring for me to explain

    Staff Changes

    Boy has there been a lot of these, since the network blew up we've gained a lot of new helpers, promoted helpers to mods and mods to SrMods. We also promoted a SrMod to an Admin, making @nocookies4me the newest addition to the admin+ team.
    If you see any new helpers, mods, srmods or admins in game be sure to say hi and/or congrats!


    There's probably a lot more stuff I should've mentioned but it's hard to remember 2 months worth of changes, so errr, that concludes this blog! Hope you feel adequately informed, and if you don't I'm sure you'll tell me politely in the replies. xo
     
  2. ImHqro

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    first?
     
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    omg daddy welsh :eek::eek::eek::mad::mad:;)
     
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    lagggg!!111!11!







    seriously folks saying "LLgagag!11!" doesn't help the lag
     
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    Another skycade alert it is then...
     
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    kk kitpvp hitreg isnt on there so this thread is useless
     
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    Noone likes your posts alex.

    jk love u good work keep it up all that shaz <3
     
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    Last time i tried /xpbottle it said I had insufficient permission even though I bought the smp perm pack.
     
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    "- Fixed the Credit Rains on Skyblock, they now work and are a lot more frequent than before. "
    Thanks that's really helpful for the smp players
    but apart from that nice thread!
     
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    So is the /recipe command going to work anytime soon, because I absolutely hate the recipe book and would really like /recipe. This is in SMP BTW for anyone wondering. /recipe is supposed to be part of the perm pack.
     
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    I just wanted to congratulate everyone who got promoted. The lag has been very minimal (at least for me on the factions) Though anytime there are a lot of people at spawn it does seem to increase, I'm not sure if this is on my end or not...
     
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    Do /xpbottle all
     
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    Most important newz
     
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    Congrats <3
     
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    Party at pwarp museum tonight
     
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