Another little update:
The server is now using BungeeCord. This was used in the past on this server to link together multiple servers. Those who have been here long enough may remember how that works. It linked a Hub server with Survival, Creative, Factions, and Minigames.
There have been alterations to that set up this time around though, as we no longer have a Hub server, nor do I plan to include one. The Towny server is the main (Hub) and any other server is connected from the Towny server.
What does this mean?:
This allows us to connect servers our servers together. Since we use a dedicated host for our server, we can create multiple servers on the same host. As of right now, there are three servers. One for Towny, which is the main server. Another one is our development server, and the third one is a small one running BungeeCord. When you join the server, you will connect to BungeeCord, which will then redirect you to the Towny Server. You will not be able to connect directly to any of our servers, as they only allow IP's from BungeeCord (local 127.0.0.1). You will still be asked to login to the server, but once you are logged in, you will remain logged in while in the network. For example, if I went to the Development Server for an hour, and then returned... I would be still logged in, so wouldn't have to log back in.The tablist was updated to reflect multiple servers, which means it will appear differently. This is not yet finished, so I have added a little work in progress sign at the bottom. This tab list will show you who is where, but I may change the layout to better reflect those changes.If you encounter any bugs, please inform me ASAP.Cheers,
This is just a quick update, but you can now join the server using different versions of Minecraft. This means that you don't have to be using the same version as the server, meaning that you should be able to join from 1.16 while the server is still on 1.15.2.To avoid too many missing blocks / items (which are shown as alternative blocks / items) I have limited the oldest version of Minecraft at 1.13. The oldest version may be changed as newer version of Minecraft come out, to ensure that you are not missing out on newer features etc. The idea here is to allow for older shaders / resource packs without having to wait for the latest update before you can use them again.
Nanolac:Will this update delete all buildings of existing towns? When the update does happen, will we be able to keep our inventory?
No, the existing world will not delete any existing towns, or inventory etc.
I carried out a small update on the server earlier as I work towards an upcoming major update. Since I can't really hide it anymore, I will go into a little more detail surrounding this major update, and what it means for the server.
A few people have already stumbled across this, but a new world has appeared on our Dynmap. This world is part of an upcoming major update, which will see a new Custom world added to the server. This world has a slightly smaller radius, but was pre-generated using EpicWorldGenerator. You can see more detail of this map looking on Dynmap here.
This was brought forward and installed on the server early. This feature means new people must register in-game, and is used to authenticate accounts on this website. This feature might appear to be more of an annoyance, but is hugely important to the server.
Another update which was brought forward is LWC. This protection plugin allows players to lock their chests, and other blocks such as furnaces, and doors for example. This plugin is designed to mesh with Towny, offering an extra level of protection for chests in areas outside of your town, or for those players who do not yet have a town. It doesn't protect player builds, and is aimed at only protecting chests from being raided.
Upcoming Features / Updates:
I won't give too much away here, but as a sneak preview for upcoming features in this major update... they involve the inclusion of a custom built spawn for the server. This is being built by a team of builders for the exclusive use of Minecrafting. This is still a little way off completion, but is an indicator of the direction we are heading as a server.
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