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.

orig_da7999e2ef7c14c4aad4b664b59dab36

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:

NewForum

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!


The Upgrade to Minecraft Version 1.9 Will Be Thursday at 11pm.

By: ToxicAirEvent on March 9th, 2016

The Spigot Devs have finally got a stable build of Minecraft 1.9 up and running which will allow us to upgrade the server to version 1.9.

20110701_191542_136653

I’ve spent a few hours over the last two days making sure all our plugins work and in the event they don’t work we’ve dropped and replaced them for ones that do work. Minus a few exceptions in which no alternative could be found or we’ve deemed them no longer useful to the server for one reason or another. Those plugins are:

  • Knapsacks – Rarely used, not 1.9 compatible with lacking alternatives serving the same scope of interest.
  • EchoPets – Pets were also rarely used for those who could use them. A good alternative plugin is also yet to surface.
  • EnderSpawn – With the changes to how the Ender dragon is handled in Minecraft 1.9 a plugin to respawn the Ender Dragon every so often is no longer needed.
  • FirstJoinPlus – Never really worked as we wanted it to. Alternative or new plugin to handle this support may be added soon.
  • OnTime – Database and logging abilities have been broken for quite some time and often times did not save correctly.

THE WORLD WILL NOT BE SAVED BUT YOU CAN SAVE YOUR STUFF

The current world has existed for over 1 year and even knowing The Cool Table isn’t the most active server players over that amount of time can generate some impressive amount of data. Especially in something like minecraft. The overworld itself almost tops 14gb of data with The End and Nether totally up for another just over 2gb of data. Even when compressed the file for the entire world is absolutely massive. So here is your warning. You have roughly the next 24 hours to save what you can to the server.

We’ve given all users access to the //schematic command* which will allow them to save a schematic of any space on the map they’d like to retain for their personal use. We will save and upload all the schematics to our web server before the map is deleted. You can download and do as you wish with them from there.

*NOTE: In order to make sure you encapsulate your entire build into a selected area make sure you are familiar with the WorldEdit Selection Tools.

We’re sorry and realize this is not an ideal situation but it is all we really can feasibly do.

Please also note that the max number of blocks that can be saved to a schematic is 75,000. Any errors that occur in this we are not responsible for and we apologize.

If you have any questions or are encountering any issues with saving your land please either ask an admin on the server for help or join our discord server and send a message to either @toxicairevent or @haaammit (Trisha) and we’ll be happy to help you out.

FURTHER UPDATES

Once the new world is up tomorrow we have some other nice new features to this website and the server that we hope you’ll like. I’ll be making another blog post about them at that time explaining all of them. Hopefully it well help everyone both new and old enjoy the server a bit more.

-Thanks everyone.