Hello everyone! It has been a bit since I've chatted with you guys through this medium. AP English is getting the best of me right now, so I'll try to keep this post in layman's terms for now.
What's Going On? Personally: School has started for me and I've been working my butt off on school and other (non-Minecraft related personal matters) projects. This has resulted in a large amount of time that I could spend on the server throughout the Summer being slashed, and it definitely shows. (My online time for this week is less than half of what it was the week before, which was half of what it was the week before that).
Server: The server is in this bit of a stagnant state we seem to see before a major Minecraft version release. Our staff turnover rate has been pretty high as people are growing bored with Minecraft, and there has been a lack of a really big advertising push on our part. I am beginning to plan out some stuff for 1.8 that *should* bring some life...
So Invisibility and Swords are becoming all of the rage nowadays with PvP. This is not acceptable, it is a Bending server, use the elements as your primary fighting style. Now, I can't enforce this completely, realistically speaking, although I've tweaked a couple of things to help:
Being hit by a Bending Ability, or any sort of player attack, will take you out of invisibility.
You can no longer bend with weapons. (IE: Fire / Water/ Earth / Airbending will not work if you have a sword in your hand.)
Hello everyone! Just here to announce a premium change or two.
SALE: Based on how this goes, I may begin doing a monthly deal or such on our contribution store. We need contributions to stay afloat, once we run out of money in the 'war chest', we're done. The goal each month is $200, but realistically speaking we need a bit around $100 to stay afloat each month. We do have a bit reserved from months where we have performed extremely well, but that will eventually fade.
Anyway, if you use the coupon code 'August2014' (without quotes), you will receive 25% off any purchases $10 or greater in value (before you apply the coupon code). So, you could get 4000 DP for just a bit over $20.
PlayerTime and PlayerWeather are no longer gained through crowdfunding, seeing as these are completely client side, they can be purchased via /warp Premium for 75 DP.
Hello everyone, it has been a bit since I've posted an update here, as I've been tied up with a couple of other things. This thread is to catch everyone up on what has been going on / where we are moving in the near future.
I'll just get this part out of the way now, there have been a few Premium Changes.
New Premium: The ability to color signs can be purchased via the Premium Store in-game at /warp Premium. This costs 50 DP. You can use the generic Minecraft codes to color signs. (&cMessage) for example will create a red colored message. You can look up Minecraft color codes for more help.
Crowdfunding Changes: Zarichii has suggested a couple of changes to our crowdfunding system. I have made some adjustments to make them fit a bit better, but here are the crowdfunding changes.
$30 - PlayerWeather and PlayerTime become available to everyone for the remainder of the month. (This was previously at $50)
Finally, this project I have hinted at for over a month is available to the EtriaCraft Server. EtriaCraft has completely ditched the old Bending plugin in favor of a new one, developed by myself.
What is ProjectKorra?
ProjectKorra is a complete rewrite of the Bending plugin. The hope is that eventually ProjectKorra will cover more aspects than just the Bukkit platform, however, for now, it is just a rewrite of the existing plugin. This project is expected to last for a very long time.
Rumors have been swirling for a while now that the existing Bending plugin will be made completely private, with orion releasing no further updates. We haven't had any updates for about a year. With myself being the lead developer of this new plugin, I am more inclined to update it for the good of the server, quickly.
For a while now, a stance has been taken on the original Bending plugin that it was practically complete, and no more new features would be added. I put a lot into the...