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April 07, 2014, 12:05:43 pm by Koolio
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Update: Seems like most avatars are still linked (only a few got lost in translation) so just ignore this unless you are missing an avatar, which case read below.
If you could just go onto your http://kraftzone.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;area=forumprofile, and update you avatar "Choose avatar from gallery" and select "-Kraftzone", it will be in there somewhere ( )
Also if you are cracked, you can upload you skin, and it visit http://kraftzone.net/3Davatar/<username> and it will use your uploaded skin, works for premium players aswel it just gets the skin from mojang.
So I had planned to move all the 2d face avatars over to 3d ones seamlessly without this requirement to ask you to update you avatars, only there was 1 little thing I missed all the forum profile avatar links broke because SMF just forgets the last set avatar and wipes it when it can't find the avatar directory. Well derp if I had known it would have done that
My plan was to just rename the 3d avatar directory, to the same as the old 2d one (which both have same filenames for each player) but did not go as planned. It seems the forum noticed the missing avatar directory (I really should have disabled the forum oh well), inbetween me renaming the 2d avatar directory, and 3d directory to the 2d one, where the forum should have kept the same avatar links, and started loading the 3d ones.
Save me having to write some script to match forum account with minecraft username.
April 02, 2014, 11:30:23 am by Koolio
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Well hardly anything to report about last month it had been pretty slow as far as events and features on the server goes.
Aside from the huge server bug, that happened fairly recently and caused constant crashing the moment more than 1 player joined the server, this was a major bug in the spigot(bukkit) server. It was fixed in less than 30mins, however the repercussions of being forced into updating the server, have caused problems with two core plugins we use at Kraftzone. Many scripts I have written, use both plugins which cause some serious issues with server stability, neither plugins have active developers, and running a premium and cracked server complicates the matter with security issues that are tied in with backend scripts. That's just short description.
Recently joined the server? please read...
....during the short period of time after the server bug was fixed a small number of premium players joined Kraftzone, if you have joined Kraftzone recently using (22.214.171.124:25565 /or/ mc.kraftzone.net) please use /whatsmypass (now working again), write the password down, and connect to mc.kraftzone.net:25575 (this is the cracked lobby server), you should be asked to enter your password (from /whatsmypass ) it should work and that is all you need to do. However if you are asked to register a new password, please do that, as it is for your own account security to prevent anyone else registering a password on your own account. I doubt many will have been effected by this issue, however its worth mentioning incase it does effect you. If it did , then you just happened to join the server after the above bug was fixed. In future the running of the cracked server will just have to be shutdown until everything is checked to be working properly.
Unfortunately such a flaw has been because of relying on third party plugins, and its meant many other backend scripts at Kraftzone used to handle commands like /total have been broken down aswel, so I've been rewriting them into actual java plugins for the server.
For new registered players, the /rankup command is also currently down, just ask in chat that you need promoting to member once you have 20 votes. This is being worked on, when I finish the plugin it will work for members to /rankup directly to memberplus without needing to ask aswel. And many other improvements will come with it including long talked about vote points to perks feature I have been wanting to add for the server.
The good news is that it will mean the server will have less future problems with relying on third party plugins. So some of my free time is being taken up with doing that and will continue while I work on new plugins and finish the rest of the script to plugin porting. yay fun ( hopefully some fun custom plugins for kraftzone will come out if it in due time)
- Orestis7000 is no longer staff
- Pepsi is back to staff
Extacyy has retired, understandably the responsibility of being staff/support on a server is a volunteering role and as such we can only try to find those who at the time have the time to spare for it. I do thank them for helping out with the wiki pages and running a very active town. You can check his retired thread here http://kraftzone.net/forum/index.php?topic=1901.msg11574
This does mean that there is no longer any support staff at Kraftzone for the time being. While we have a good staff team to help out with most the issues players will need help with. I will be changing the permissions staff have based on the seniority. Effectively staff will gradually earn certain permissions towards support rank based on how well I can trust them.
Worldediting requests will be handled by myself for now, so just make sure you have clear instructions with what you want worldedit help with (ie mark out areas you want clearing), and make sure you have voted before requesting help. Helpers and Staff will be able to assist you in getting that sorted and informing me of what is needed should I not be actively around when you need help and have to go offline.
In-active towns will be wiped out this month, if you are a town assistant and the mayor of the town hasn't been active in the past month you need to let staff+ know so transfer of mayorship can be done. As I will be checking towns and when the mayor of the town was last active, when deciding if the town should remain.
Might also start getting any abandoned buildings and mychunk plots wiped out and land regenerated if they are no longer in use.
If you have any buildings that you want protected with WorldGuard, please ask staff as this is part of preparing the server for Minecraft 1.8 update
- New ingame command /ytm <playername> <youtube url> - this is a slight change to the youtube link you might have seen used in game by donators and staff to broadcast youtube video link and title information. Now all players can use it to message a video link to someone that is displayed in the same way.
- /tblocks - Just a helper command to let you know the procedure for buying extra town blocks.
I will be adding a many more helper commands just to help with the commonly asked questions.
April 01, 2014, 02:06:46 am by Koolio
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Thanks to all for voting in March
The following players will all get Voter+ rank for this month.
Total votes: 2609 (bad month in votes)
March 30, 2014, 11:47:15 pm by Koolio
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island or skyblock is getting a reset or replaced
I haven't decided which yet, but it was about time it got an update and a reset. So I've took it off while I check to see what other plugin options exist to handle it otherwise I will just update the existing plugin (which needed a config reset anyway and so not much choice in reseting)
also the 10,000+ player files were being checked to do the island level ranks.. so that was indeed a huge issue for lag when most of them need wiping out.
If you really want to see your island again, leave a comment I can upload the map and config files with your old skyblock island coordinates.
So the islands have been reset and we are using the updated version of the same plugin which has had some improvements like a menu system. So just do /island or /skyblock to access all the other commands.
February 28, 2014, 08:36:08 pm by Koolio
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So the biggest update for last month was the new server that was started...
It's very early days for it as server so if you got time, feel free to hangout on it and welcome the new players that join it. Voting would also help aswel
Server: mc.kraftwars.net or pvp.kraftzone.net
Connecting guide Check for detailed info on how to get on that server.
If you are Kraftzone connecting to mc.kraftzone.net you can always hop onto Kraftwars using /server war and to get back use /server main. Cracked players can use the portals on the lobby server to get to KZ or KW.
What is it about?: Well it's a factions server very different from Towny, and I do recommend reading a faction guide if you never played before.
- TNT is allowed
- It has a market place to rent a region protected store where you can setup a /chestshop.
This is a little different from Kraftzone and if it goes well, it will definitely have some of its features coming to KZ, along with the other planned features like an auction house.
Quick warps: /spawn, /pvparena, /market
And big thanks to Orestis7000 for helping with server buildings and the new Lobby server hub.
Existing Kraftzone donators will all get a special tier rank on Kraftwars soon as it is setup.
I will keep most the specific updates for KraftWars on its own website from now on, though there will be more integration of both game servers with possible cross server chat (hopefully with disable option), and some website changes to promote both servers.
Unfortunately not as many server updates for Kraftzone this month due to my time being spent on Kraftwars.
Early spring cleaning, inactive staff/supports who don't have time to play or vote much anymore.
- Miver is no longer support
- TheCrafters144 is no longer support
- Slyguy47 is no longer support
- Woombo23 is no longer support
- RedArrow is no longer staff
- Vinmeistr is no longer staff
- Pepsi is no longer staff
If you cannot volunteer the time in a staff/support position then step down on a good note as it leads to chance of still coming back when you can. This month was very disappointing to find that most of you let players on the server down big time not helping out at Kraftzone and next to nothing on reasons why, so sorry to have dismiss all of you.
Communication is important to me and if I don't hear anything from you as to why you cannot be active or even vote then I will have not much choice but to reconsider your position for other players who have the time to help out, and collaborate in building projects because they haven't lost interest in Minecraft and/or Kraftzone. It is now the basic rule for all staff and support at Kraftzone from now on, and I hope that anyone wanting to apply for Staff will see that it is not just a rank to get and forget.
For staff/support: 40 votes minimum per month (that barely takes 3mins in a day to do.) And should be able to spare at minimum 2hours a week active on the server
Promotions, thanks to you all for helping this month it was noticed
- Extacyy is now support
- Johnny is now staff
- Hadi is now staff
And a few new helpers to join us aswel...
- Minigame: CoD Zombies - /z join mondays it's like CoD Zombies, only in minecraft with bullets the size of snowballs We will have a new map for it pretty soon being worked on by Extacyy and IceAOS currently.
- New ingame command /topvoters <num 1-25> shows monthly voter rankings.
Daily events: 04/17/2014These events are scheduled based on the servers more popular player hours
Next day events: 04/18/2014
If you want to start an event and have it listed here you will need at least 3 or more players to attend the event that you will be organizing, For now ask Koolio.