September 2021 Changelogs – Updates to Voting, Competitions & Autumn Treasure! 🍁
September 30, 2021 10:13 am in Changelogs, Creative, PvP, Survival, Website. Leave a Comment
A new Autumn Treasure Chest along with a new winter competition, Part 2 released for the remade /vote update, new schedule system, armour stand issues, removing end crystals for PvP. Continue reading for much more!
Changelogs are posted live to our discord server in the changelogs channel, make sure you join our Discord server to be the first to see changes and other content!
- Shop S72 has been evicted hasn’t been stocked in weeks. Reminder for all shop owners to check their shop and use it as a shop and not as a storage, thanks.
Created Summer Treasure Chest 2021 Gave out keys to the winning Summer Treasure winners! Created giveaway for Summer Treasure Chest Created summer keys on store https://donate.piratemc.com/package/4662497 Added Missive for new Summer Treasure Chest Created chests with keys for staff to collect Updated Legacy Treasure missive & Removed Competition Missive Updated my dropkey script to drop Summer keys every 30m
- Fixed the name of the “British Musket” once you won it, it had “Gonna” between the “Muske” and the “t” I can only assume this was an accident in post, had the wrong window open when talking maybe? Anywho, if you want your
British_MuskeGonnareplaced with the actual
British Musketany Admin can replace your dodgy one with a proper one, or keep it up to you!
- Updated big animated /doors plugin
- Fixed end rods not rotating
- Gave the Gardener rank 2 new permissions:
- Visualize nearby claims, when you are flying shift+right click with a stick to show ALL claims nearby.
- Safe Spectate, this is a version of spectate that puts you back to the position you run the spectate command, it means nobody can be accused of using spectate to enter a vault as they wouldn’t be able to leave spectate in the vault! /spectate
- Gardener Rank is a temporary rank given out by Admins to help regenerate areas of the world, you gotta be super trusted & trained for this role!
- Tested the Gardener Rank with Taulov and EisenGraf
- MAJOR cleanup (regen) of the northwest /spawn area – much of the area has been unclaimed and regened! Fresh new land to build on!
- New schedule system
- I have enabled a new schedule system that allows me to do a few more things than my previous schedule system.
- You will be sent to Creative before the survival reboots. In the mornings at 10:30am GMT we have a survival restart.
- New action bar message counting down to reboot
- Auto sent to Creative instead of kicked
- At the same time 10.30am a Boss bar title will be sent to the Creative server that will auto send you back to creative when it hits 0.
- Bossbar countdown is 6 mins, which is roughly 1m longer than it takes the survival to shut down and start up again, when it finishes it should send everyone on creative to the survival server again.
- This will get shown to anyone that joins the server when the survival is rebooting, imagine being a new player and being sent to creative straight away during reboot! At least with this title it will tell them what is happening and auto send them to Survival after 6 mins.
- There is no way to check if the survivals back up before sending, so i’m hoping 6 mins is enough, if not I will just set it to 10 mins and you can use the command earlier if you wish.
- I have scheduled discord messages to be auto sent using the same system! At present these are sent to staff online into a staff channel.
- Set reminders for Treasure chest competition dates & due dates now that I have specific dates for Treasure Chest releases! Hopefully this will make them consistent!
- I will use this for setting due dates for reminders for people!
- Nerfed Smaug dragon respawn times due to complaints from people in #events that he spawns too often every 3 hours, so I’ve changed it to 00:00,06:00,12:00,18:00,24:00 via /servertime
- Updated the schedule system to reflect this.
- It seems an unknown cause removed armour stands in loaded chunks, I have done a deep diagnostics this morning and haven’t found anything out of the ordinary, even performing a few tests. This is bad news, it means there is no clue to what caused it.
I have removed both plugins required to run the dragon spawn event and we will have to see if any more vanish.
- Updated NPC plugin (Uses Armour stands for holograms)
- Updated Premium essentials plugin (Uses Armour stands for holograms)
- Updated armor stand limiter
- Updated the Bungee server & OS + rebooted the physical machine for patches.
Temporarily blocked placing armor stands for damage control while it takes more time to figure out what the cause is, it wasn’t the dragon plugin.
- /shop7 and /shop3 got moved from Popup to perm shops!
- While were in a quiet period of the year with little activity in the market, I have opened up /shop7 and /shop3 to all be perm shops instead of just popups! This means you can put effort into your shop designs at /shop7 and /shop3 now without the worry about them expiring!
- Changed s82, s81, s80, s79, s78 from popup shops to normal shops.
- Changed every shop at /shop3 from a popup shop to a fully fledged perm shop (If you want one, no buying to resell!)
- s34, s35, s36, s37, s38, s39, s40, s41, s42, s43, s44, s45, s46 Updated to a full shop!
- Gave Helpers And above permission to place armour stands to help me test vanishing armor stands so we can try and speed this up!
- Please give a HUGE congrats to @creatingwithkass on her promotion to Moderator!
- Welcome @lullaby93 to the Helper Team!
- Because @atalantaa asked gave permission to craft Halloween2020 fragments from the Tradesman for everyone.
- Buffed spawn-limits for water-animals mobs (Squids & Guardians) More than doubled! Approximate 65% buff
- Buffed Guardian Mob limit to 10 per chunk (16×16 blocks) & buffed elder guardian chunk limit from to 5 per chunk
- Added separate logging for entity cleanup for much easier analytics for whats being cleaned up.
- Trialling not restarting the proxy every day, I want to see how stable it is.
- Backdated entity limiter for some testing, no changes to entity limits.
- I spent a lot of time restoring armour stands for people if you still need yours done please make a note in #restore_armor_stands before the thread auto archive’s (On discord)
- Blocked 2 very naughty commands.
- Added /eisengraf
- LEGO added /guide eisengraf
- Created Autumn Treasure Chest 2021 – Until 21st December /warp cove
- Gave out keys to the winning Autumn Treasure winners! /crate claim
Created #giveaway for Autumn Treasure Chest
- Created Autumn keys on store https://donate.piratemc.com/package/4694089
- Added Missive for new Autumn Treasure Chest
- Added Autumn Treasure Keys to Vote chest! /vote
- Created chests with keys for staff to collect
- Updated my dropkey script to drop Autumn keys every 30m!
- Updated missives, removed notification about today’s date for removal of Legacy Crates, and removed summer treasure chest missive.
- Removed Summer Treasure keys from store
- Removed both legacy Treasure Chests HeadCoffer & DeadMansChest
- Restored a bunch more Armour stands
- Massively buffed the amount of low tier items you get in the Autumn 2021 Treasure Chest, even though this one was made a month in advance the entire staff team forgot to choose how many of each item you got! so it was still set to 1 of each item Thanks to Atalantaa for the penny dropping on this one!
- These were all 1x, now they are;
- Aztec Gold - x16
- Explosive Cannonballs - x4
- Kraken Carcass - x4
- Bone Trinket - x16
- Bombs Away - x20
- Feather - x8
- Ship Timber - x16
- Top Soil - x16
- Cursed Pearl - x8
- These were all 1x, now they are;
- Blocked an exploit
- re-added script that auto reboots creative if it goes down
- Vote Update Part 2
- Part 2 of my /vote update! part 1 I completely re-made the vote treasure chest! And there is still another part yet to be done!
- Updated Voting plugin /vote, Re-made all the configs from scratch as it was needed.
- Converted all the data from flat file to database, this took so long to complete that the last days worth of voting numbers would have been lost, this was required for preparation for future plans.
- Increased the required cumulative votes to get a vote key to 4, so a maximum of 3 vote keys a day can be collected now, in preparation for a whole new suite of prizes.
- Completely re-made the prizes for top monthly voters, ALL THE TOP 10 voters will all get a prize instead of the top 2! The top 3 voters will get a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Doubloon, and the 4-10 top voters will get a Doubloon fragment! This is in preparation for a new trader that will be created that will let you SELECT your prize by spending your doubloon token! and I will be creating a way to craft fragments into Doubloon tokens for all the 4-10 people, this means that the fragments will be able to be bought/sold/traded between players to collect to turn into full doubloons to buy an item from the Voting NPC.
- Rule updated Do not create fake shop signs to scam players
- Added: Breaking this rule may result in loss of ability to create shops
- Updated /rules
- Added 4 more /vote MileStones for the high end players (Make an extra 25k from just Voting!)
- 2500 votes for £2500 in-game
- 5000 votes for £5000 in-game
- 7500 votes for £7500 in-game
- 10,000 votes for £10,000 in-game (Now the top achievement)
- Updated the date that monthly votes are picked to be the 1st each month, not sure why it was set to the 26th/27th.
- Updated the way Top voters are posted to #giveaway each month!
- Added new /vote website Vote13
- Added new /vote website Vote14
- Updated the order /vote websites show based off their number.
- Added new /vote website Vote15
- Cumulative key reward increased to 5 votes to keep it at 3 keys a day (15 vote websites)
- I fixed the formatting for the Vote Doubloons that are won (all of them) so if you won one, you can trade it with me and ill give you a proper one.
- I changed the #giveaway message when someone wins the top voter the month, I found out its triggered when they log in thanks to LEGO So the discord message is only sent once they log in and their prize is scheduled and sent to them! This does mean that they may not be shown in order, and is dependent on when players log on to collect! Which also means, the only way for us to know who won, is to wait for them to log in LOL! I will talk to the developer for another way to do this.
- Removed the Summer graphic from Cove/Creative treasure worlds.
- Created a new competition graphic for Winter 2021 Treasure Chest item design competition!
- Graphic put up at cove on survival
- Graphic put up at /warp treasure on /server creative
- Winter Treasure Chest Competition!
- I created winter_treasure_entries with a Lot more information directly in the discord this time, and pinned that information for those that skim read the forum thread!
- I created a new competition forum thread for Winter Treasure Chest 2021 with all information and updated it based off the last competitions issues, I made some new graphics to explain 2 things people missed, that you need to submit 2 items and also you have to follow the color schemes for name & lore!
- Created Missive for the competition
- Posted announcement for the Winter Treasure Chest item design competition!
- PSA to Building and PvP around warps (Mostly south)
- After staff discussion among Moderators and Admins we have decided the warp south region containing trapbases is going to be unclaimed and regened.
- We are TIRED of your drama and consistent breaking of claim rules. This includes but is not limited to:
- Do not cause drama in public chats.
- Try to move away from the eyesight of spawn, warps, and other players before claiming & building.
- Griefing partially allowed in small quantities, but is frowned upon
- Box bases need to be built underground
- Do not contest or harass staff members over punishments.
- General chat rules/claim rules/common sense around claiming near other players
- I apologise that we haven’t been very united or clear on this issue but we have decided that it is best for our own sanity and the pvp style of the server if these bases near warps go.
- Lego will be working to construct an arena as a peace offering for PVP use near warps. I invite you to share your opinion on this area with him
- Around Warp South has been regened
- Any further pvp bases constructed in this area will be regened as well. Shoutout to _knoedel for all that griefing. Bad idea.
- Re-added Armour stands
- We still have no idea what caused armor stands to vanish on the 11th Sep 2021, I sadly cant resolve without reproducing, please use armor stands with caution, not storing valuable items on them!
- I found out its possible to set custom messages for using specific blocks/items in-game! So this is what I have done, I have allowed the use of Armour stands, but set a message with them to alert people to be aware not to store anything of value on them and use them primarily for display!
- Removed placing end crystals for PvP players via many suggestions from PvP players & a recent poll.
- Seems to be a bit of a hot topic for PvP players, we are aware that everyone wanted a damage nerf but there is no plugin and no setting to do this, what was possible was removing placing them like I did with armor stands with a custom message to explain why (PvP player vote).
- I took the main use case away from Minecraft when I made the dragon automated, I did this on purpose to make the entire use of them PvP/Decorative so we could do this, I set the foundations for another use case.We have already had deep discussions about many alternative unique use cases to re-purpose end crystals with a custom plugin, but its very low on the priority list at present.
- If this does not work out, we can easily revert the block at any time and it can be done live without a reboot required.
- My personal opinion is I liked the option to setup and kill OP players
- All End Crystal kills were recorded since 21st march 2021, there were 221 deaths to end crystals since then, sorry Bazurka this could have been a good Stat for you!
- Helpers and above gained access to bypass the /enchant limit and can also make invalid /enchants outside of vanilla on /server creative now, before this was limited to admins only, now its all staff!
- Build Leader Now inherits Helper role aswell as Builder and Captain so they can access areas like /warp private
- I also increased the “weight” for Build Leader.
- Moderator now inherit Media (Sea Artist) so you can now interact (Open any chest on /warp treasure on Creative)
- I also updated the weight of moderator
- Updated every single /kit example treasure items on Creative to have Winter 2021 lore ready for that competition
- Updated the text at the npc at /warp treasure to show the item color codes which is also in /treasure this NPC just runs /customitem which can be run from any server.
- I manually removed all the /plot done so we have a completely fresh /plot list done
- Added permission for Community Manager and Media to /plot continue plots in Treasure world to remove them from /plot list done and re-open them for people aswell as Build Leaders, Moderators and Admins to help players in #winter_treasure_entries and any future competition entries to clean up the list
- Updated the staff list for my online players widget on the website https://piratemc.com/players/
- Lots of changes, all recent Helpers & Moderators should now show up!
- Updated all my copy & paste Treasure Templates to say Winter 2021, so that they are quicker to create items for #winter_treasure_entries
- Updated PHP Version and website software.
- Big update to the videos page on the website, I was using some random plugin to manage videos in the gallery but it was cumbersome, slow and I couldn’t get anyone else to add videos.
- I have manually copied every single video into a normal website page and just embedded videos directly, this means any Media role that wishes to add/update videos posted in #media can now do so!
- By default youtube normal embeds are hideously slow, but I found another plugin to only load the youtube code once the videos been clicked on! Brilliant! this is now site-wide for all youtube videos.
- Removed the old chunky slow video gallery plugin entirely.
- My previous update for the gallery page that allows people to upload images themselves is suppose to support video but its broken! So until then we will have to manually update the video page!
- Added missing dpex81 videos to the Video page and gave them its own category!
- Added new Anti-spam plugin to try and stop those bot signups, never used this plugin before, so if there are any issues with the website, random things breaking report it! If it breaks viewing the website, sending forms, being blocked at work/school, certain words/parses/emails not allowed etc, then report it!
- We got mass attacked by a lot of bots creating 1000’s of spam groups, which brought in an extra 10,000+ hits a day to the website to the spam
- Manually deleted about 1000 groups & forums, we still have a ton of accounts that need cleaning up.
- Changed security plugin, it somehow made it worse & temp disabled Google login until I can yet again figure out what these assholes are doing to bypass the captchas/email activation for accounts. REeeeeeee
- Please satan give me a break.
- Re-added login again using your normal login or Google Login!
- The login page changed, I had to ditch having the login form on all pages when logged out and instead replace it with a button (doh)
- If any new security thinks you are a bot and sends you an email to verify you are a human, you can now verify this! The link wasn’t working before, but using the new button to login you shouldn’t have to do that at all.
- Updated all SSL certs for live maps, Live map back up.
- Updated vote page & Sidebar widget for Votes
- Updated Featured shop item on sidebar widget to Autumn keys (its been parrots for like 2 years )
- Fixed the sidebar widget having #12 and #14 the same URL, thanks Drbipper
- Gave out prizes for giveaway _Gores Cosmic_Raiders collect your keys!
made a new giveaway for 5 people to win 15x Summer Treasure Keys, the previous giveaway one of the winners got themselves banned!
- Added schedule for birthday discord message & pre warning to staff
- Added schedule for SMAUG discord message timer for 10 mins before for people that wish to be reminded.
- Moved the Smaug discord events to the events channel, not sure why I put it in general!
- Gave out prizes for giveaway
Kangy_Roo, WildWestReaper, EisenGraf, Cosmic_Raiders, DarkMatter51 collect your keys by logging in for at least 15m, the store will send them! Added one last giveaway for Summer Treasure Chest keys 2021 Be in it to win it!
- Gave out prizes for giveaway which timed perfectly for the last day of the Summer Treasure Chest!
Last_Word, EisenGraf, TobySF! Collect your keys by logging in for at least 15m, the store will send them!
- Check out the August 2021 changelog!
- Keep an eye on our Competitions forum for any upcoming competitions.
- Make sure to follow us on Discord for Announcements and Change logs live as they happen!
Big thanks to @bombniks for creating me the backbone for this blog post, he went through all my changelogs on discord and copied them in here for me to update (Some of them change quite a bit when we are doing catchup changelog blog posts!)
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Posted on September 30, 2021