The 1.9 Update to the server and some website updates for you all to mull over.

By: ToxicAirEvent on March 25th, 2016

As many of you have already seen the server has been updated to version 1.9 of minecraft and we started a new world. Those of you who bothered to save your schematics of builds in the old world can find them here.

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PAGE UPDATES:

Also since this was the combat update we’ve re-enabled PVP on the server. The rules and info page has been updated to reflect this as well as a few other small policy changes regarding land protection and how some existing rules will be enforced. I highly recommend you all read them.

Some other page updates you might want to check out is we added a Commands Page which list off all the commands that users have access to in the server. Ideally this will eliminate some confusion as to what all user, as well as donors have access to, and just serve as a good reference in the event you forget something. I mean it’s my own server and sometimes I forget exactly how to do some things between all the various plugins we have.

The commands page will be updated over time as we change plugins or if we realize we missed something that should be listed.

We also updated the Mumble and Discord page to consolidate the information into one page instead of being split across two pages. The old two pages still exist for legacy reasons to make the information easy to fine. The link the the Mumble and Discord page can now be accessed via the voice tab on the navigation bar of all pages.

Additionally we updated our Minecraft Server Voting Page with a more up to date list of sites we have votifier rewards enabled for. Also wrote a better paragraph explaining why voting helps the server grow and keep going. As always each vote you cast will earn you a reward. Currently every vote cast earns you 1 diamond. Which is nothing new since I’m pretty sure that has been the voting reward for over a year now.

Finally the Bans Information page has gotten a slight face lift. We’ve never intended for it to be anything super fancy but some of the formatting has been updated, an option to appeal bans on the forum has been added, and the navigation links have been brought up to date. If you didn’t already notice a link to the bans page has been added to the navigation bar at the top of the page as well.

FANCY NEW FORUM:

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We’ve got ourselves a fancy schmancy new forum everyone can use. So far I’m the only person posting there and I’ve set up a few introductory topics for everyone to discuss on a few things I’d like player feedback on for the server. The forum is also home to the ban appeals section and if you want a name prefix for free take part in our little contest we’re running. Hope to have some good discussions with you all on there.

DONATIONS ARE BACK:

We’ve revamped the donations page as well as all the rewards you receive for donating various amounts of money. All donations are now good for 3 months instead of 2 months. The 3 pricing tiers we have did not change. So more bang for you buck I guess.

Donations and your upgrade are still handled by BuyCraft so you can check them out and browse what you want via our buycraft store directly or select you ideal package and then purchase via our donations page.

CHANGES TO THE SERVER:

Finally the topic of discussion you’ve probably skimmed past everything else I did and worked on to see. What did we change about the server with the 1.9 update. Well here ya go. I’ll just make some bullet points so it is easy to digest.

  • uHome cooldown and warmup times have been increased by a few second each.
  • /tpa now has a 10 minute cooldown between uses.
  • Fixed and added FirstJoinPlus back.
  • OnTime, KnapSacks, EnderSpawn, Echopet plugins have all been removed.
  • Stats page is disabled until the plugin compatibility with 1.9 has been fixed.
  • Added a better /warp plugin so that you can easily get to spawn or community hubs we create in the future.
  • Update most of the other plugins to their 1.9 compatible versions as needed.
  • Changed some of the scoreboard, join, leave, and various other messages in the game.
  • Added the /ping command so you can see if you’re lagging. Low the number the better people.
  • We added a better auto message chat announcer to the server.
  • Fixed up the voting rewards and voting sites list accessible via the /vote command.

THE END!

Thanks for reading, and thanks for playing everyone. Collectively we are The Cool Table and everyone playing and helping to keep the server alive deserves a pat on the back. You are all awesome!