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Dec 04 2013 11:51 AM | Artemu in Articles
After many long hours of work from both the Bukkit Team and the Mineguild Team - the server is finally ready to relaunch into 1.7 today.
Though much work still has to be done from both sides, the overall workings of the server have reached the point where they are now stable to support a thriving community of Minecrafters. With the reset comes much change, some that may be taken both negatively and positively by the community; but in the end all changes have been done to provide the Mineguild community with the best possible service and quality of gaming.
The first and foremost issue for me; was the problem with broken connections and timeouts in 1.6. From what I can see, we have managed to completely eliminate this; there are no more dropped connections being experienced anymore, and we hope that this will enhance your gameplay tremendously.
The next topic of the agenda is, how are you affected by the reset? To start off, we have completely reset everyones balances, inventory and chests. There is nothing left from our old map. In addition, all skills, exp and other related traits of your characters have also been reset. Overall the reset was much needed, as the map at the time was a year and a half old, one of the oldest maps to date in the Minecraft community. Though with the reset comes much needed open land, and best of all we are using the new Amplified Generator!
The rolling hills, and landscapes of the future will provide you and your friends with the best possible gaming around. Build mountain fortresses or sunken bunkers. The creativity of this lies in your hands. And when you ready, you can visit our world class, custom designed spawn which returns in this new iteration of Mineguild.
Finally onto second chances. Everyone who was previously banned from our server, has and will be given a second chance. We have reset our ban logs, and allowed everyone back into our new and exciting world. And though some people who were previously banned, may want to come back to wreck and cause harm - we feel that everyone deserves a second chance. But be warned, this doesn't mean we going to go lightly on griefers, if you break the founding principals of the server you will be banned!
Oct 25 2013 04:58 AM | Artemu in Articles
As many of you may have already seen, the 1.7 update will be released shortly. This means that we will start undergoing changes and updates to the server and its map. The updates will happen as follows.
- Once 1.7 is released, we will archive the current map. We will then boot up a Vanilla server for you guys to mess around on. The reason we wish to use Vanilla is because of the full map reset, and the fact that the software we run off will take a few hours to days to update, we going to give you a temporary world to play in.
- Once the 1.7 update is propagated to servers; we will begin the reset. This will consist of a few hours of down time, which will be required to move our spawn area to the new map.
- The architect and designer builds that qualified to move, will then gradually be transferred over to the new map during off-peak periods, as they will require the server to be whitelisted when doing so. There are a number of these, so they may take a few days to get across (note this will not affect overall uptime)
- During the reset it is important to note the following. All content will be reset, that means chests, money, /chest, etc the only thing players will retain is their ranks.
- Infinite players will temporarily have Creative Mode disabled for about the first month while we work on establishing an alternative solution. The use of creative items has long been a problem, and we want to establish a stable economy.
- All staff will be restructured. Applications will be required to be submitted again and all current applications will be automatically denied shortly for resubmission.
- I will update this post with more news shortly - please stay tuned.
Oct 03 2013 09:49 PM | Artemu in Articles
We seem to have picked up a bug recently, which has been causing some connectivity issues and dropping the client-server connection at set intervals.
I have been working on a fix, and the server "seems" to be stable! However, more testing is required.
If you still experience this bug, please post in this topic and I will investigate further.
Sep 15 2013 10:03 AM | Artemu in Articles
That time has come where I need to make an announcement with regards to some changes currently happening within the Mineguild community.
First off, things have been slowed down a lot recently - I have been moving and shifting around server hardware, and preparing some changes which are to come into effect on the Mineguild SMP.
- A map reset is in the pipeline, and will be done when 1.7 is released. No earlier.
- The bug with Worldguard is being attended to
- Server hardware has been reshuffled.
- Voting rewards are being given out, and voting credits can be claimed soon.
- Staff applications are temporarily paused. More staff will be hired at 1.7
- The market place is currently being overlooked at we planning to improve it.
- More soon...
Sep 01 2013 07:11 AM | Artemu in Articles
Welcome to a new month Mineguilders!
Today we are officially launching our newly revised voting system!
We previously tried to implement a voting system, that failed horribly - and have in turn learnt from our mistakes. It is therefore with great pleasure, that we introduce the newly improved system, 2.0.
Before I even start to explain, let me get your attention by telling you some great news! The top voter of each month will receive a free rank upgrade, and as we have already been testing our new system the last few days, I will start off by congratulating tommy4703, who is the first recipient of our first "Top Voter of the Month Award", and who is now decking a flashy new rank for free!
So you probably wondering how to vote, and it is actually very simple! Once a day, click the link on the right panel, under the pretty big blue diamond - follow each of the links, remembering to fill in your name, and claim your votes!
In addition to monthly rewards, we will shortly be announcing and launching our new voting panel, which will allow you to claim amazingly cool prizes like, disguises, flying abilities and cash! So stay tuned to Mineguild, and remember to vote daily!
(Each vote counts 1 voting credit.)
Jul 18 2013 06:56 PM | Artemu in Articles
We have added some new recipes to the server, which now enable players the ability to craft Horse Armour and Name Tags. Please reference the unique recipes below to create armour for your horses on the Mineguild Server. Please note that these features are available to Crafter+ rank
May 22 2013 06:54 AM | Artemu in Articles
Good Day fellow Guilders!
I have quite a bit of news I wish to convey over to all the great and wonderful players of out community.
As some of you may already know, Zomby6, a Server Administrator and Head of Staff resigned a week ago. Originally joining Mineguild in the beginning, Zomby has been a part of our community through all its up times and downs. He has been a great inspiration to the server, and to the players.
Due to the personal work load he is currently experiencing with his studies, he had to make the choice to leave us behind -- and although he will not be an active part of our community, you will still be able to see him online from time to time!
I wish him all the best for his endeavours in the future!
As per my previous announcement - it gives me great pleasure to announce that iiPoseidon will be taking over all staff related issues, and hiring. Any problems with staff, or issues related to such -- can now be directed to the (Insert Glitter) Server Administrator, iiPoseidon.
Yes ... the bug we have been trying to find for the last 2 months; has finally been fixed.
I must give a thanks to iiPoseidon for his great work, in digging out the bug report for this and finding the root of the problem! We can now officially confirm that this bug has been fixed, and I would just like to thank you all for your cooperation and understanding!
The new rules are taking slightly longer to get through than I originally announced. I must apologise for this, as it has to do with very limited time on my side due to my current work load; I will be getting around to these very shortly and an announcement will be accordingly made.
Stay tuned for some new build competition, and a few cool prizes soon [No more hints... hehe ]
May 05 2013 12:44 PM | Artemu in Articles
Please be advised that from 5 May 2013 12h00 until 12 May 2013 11h59 a document has been posted for public review.
The document in question is a set of new governing rules to the Mineguild community. These rules are currently under review, and as such we ask all our members to please be familiar with them, and any disputes, changes or additions must be addressed in the topic link below.
Please note that if your disputes are not posted about before the closing date and time, they can not be addressed. Please see to it that if you have any disputes that they are posted about as soon as possible.
Apr 16 2013 06:39 AM | Artemu in Articles
Good day fellow Mineguilders.
Unfortunately I have the dissatisfaction of bestowing bad news upon our community today, in that we have taken the decision to shut down the official Team Speak channel for Mineguild.
Though some of you use this service every day, and as much as we love giving you as many perks as we can - sometimes such decisions are necessary.
To give a brief explanation as to the reason for this decision - we have opted to shut down the service due to the continued abuse from older players with regards to sexually explicit discussions and other R rated topics. Mineguild is a Family Rated server, and we take pride in looking after our younger players. Parents bestow a large amount of trust on us and our staff to protect their children when online - and this is something we take very seriously. Since we are unable to provide the guarantee of safety to these people anymore that their children will be safe online, we therefore chose to discontinue our Team Speak services.
Please be advised that no other services will be affected by this termination. Mineguild will still continue to operate as per usual, and our forums will still be here to talk to each other. These mediums of communication are still highly monitored by our amazing team of staff, and we can guarantee that all content is filtered to the best of our ability ensuring that our younger players are always kept safe online from such content.
In light of the termination of our channel, I would like to more than welcome our players to offer unofficial team speak channels. But please note, that I can not guarantee that the content in these channels will meet up to our quality and standards and therefore any use of 3rd party communication does not fall into the jurisdiction of Mineguild or its staff. I would also like to point out that channels may be shared with players via Personal Message only, and not via our Forums or in the games Global Channel. We are currently in the process of revising our rules and regulations, and will include more specific rules to the use of 3rd party communication for our server.
Once again, I thank you all for your continued support - and hope that one day, I will have the privilege of reinstating Team Speak as a service to the Mineguild Community.