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Testing new things for the 1.8 update.

Discussion in 'CharlieCraft News' started by ntall1, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. ntall1 CCraft Team Admin

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    Whats happening on the server right now?

    There are lots of changes that need to be made in preparation for the 1.8 update. One major things is becoming complaint with Mojangs new EULA, and attempting to fix a few of the not so great things about the server.

    Heroes, and McMMo.
    As you all know we have been running McMMo for a while. I require Heroes to implement the features that will allow me to be complaint with Mojangs new EULA and still allow current donors to keep their existing perks. I was planning on running both heroes and McMMo, but they conflict with each other and create performance issues. So we have to choose one over the other.

    Heroes offers much of the same things that McMMo offers, but much more customizable. For now, I only have a basic setup, enough to allow me to test the things I need to test in order to move towards the 1.8 update.

    Currently I am just testing server performance with heroes installed, and the speed at which players level up with the current exp setup. Many of the skills available from heroes I do not have enabled, and will slowly enable them as the test goes on.

    Once heroes is all set up it will allow players to level up, gain skills that also gain in power as you level, increase power with weapons and items thru leveling, permissions, perks, rank upgrades and more.

    The Economy.
    I am not going to be making immediate changes to the economy, but expect to see changes after or just before the 1.8 update. I do not have great details on the changes I will be making, but do expect changes. The current economy does not work and needs massive changes to fix. I already have an idea I am working on, but do not want to get into detail until I have it all figured out.

    I just want you to know that I am aware of the current state of the economy, and this is something we are working to change for the 1.8 update.

    Here is an insider tip to prepare for the new economy. Save all your unwanted socket gems if they are slimeballs.

    New Map?
    Yes there will be a new map for the 1.8 update. No we are not getting rid of the old map. You will still have full access to all of your stuff.

    There are going to be new ores, and generated structures so we will have a new map for the update.

    Minecraft EULA changes and Donation perks.
    I have lots of changes to make to be compliant with Mojangs new EULA. This includes changes to donor packages, and how perks on the server are obtained.

    As of August 1st I will only be able to sell cosmetic upgrades, server wide perks, or fund the server thru pure donation for donations sake. Such is the will of Mojang. I will not have to take away perks players have already purchased, so if you see perks you want, make sure you get them before August 1st.

    Please leave feedback on your Heroes leveling experience so I can fine tune it. Remember also that not all skills are available, and I will be slowly adding them as the test goes on.
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  2. oogla SuperVIP

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    If there's going to be a new map for 1.8, how will we save our gems? Will the current map stick around for a while as well?
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    HEROES IS AWESOME
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    AND IM ACTUALLY VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS POST
  5. ntall1 CCraft Team Admin

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    New Map?
    Yes there will be a new map for the 1.8 update. No we are not getting rid of the old map. You will still have full access to all of your stuff.
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    Lol, *slaps head*.
  7. ShadedGaming SuperVIP

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    Lol i like that slimeballs hint, is that a hint for something charliecraft did a couple of years ago?
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    I do have a problem for Hero's. Once you get in the 10's, it's very hard to level up. Maybe it's just me, but it may be a bit better if you made it a little easier, at least until the 20's.
  9. ntall1 CCraft Team Admin

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    You got to level 16 in less than 2 full hours of game play. How fast do you think ppl should be leveling? The idea was that it would take about 4 - 6 months to reach level 100. Otherwise I would be basically giving out all premium perks for less than a weeks worth of game play.

    Anyway... the speed of leveling is something that we are testing, and will be adjusted depending on the data received.
  10. mijume Community Moderator

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    Its easy to level up when you dig soulsand
  11. King_Um SuperVIP

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    OH MY GOD YESYESYESYESYESOISFHBIAWEGHJAWFGBAWEIUGFREAGIUL YESSSSSSSSS downloadvfdhseht.jpg
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  12. ntall1 CCraft Team Admin

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    So, obviously heroes did not work out.

    There is a major performance issue with the plugin that I was not able to figure out the cause. Basicaly when there were more than 10 ppl online heroes would max out the java processes, putting the cpu under 100% load. When the CPU is under 100% load, the server lags. And it was lagging very badly.

    Stupid thing is the Heroes devs are always attacking the McMMo devs, saying that heroes is a way better plugin performance wise. Yet we can run McMMo without issue, and Heroes lags the server. Seems the devs are a bit biased.

    Anyway, we cant use heroes. So I will have to come up with a new lvl up system to grant permissions/perks to players as they level up.
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    i exicited for 1.8
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    You should take a vote for restarting the map. I think it would be cool to start over.
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  15. ntall1 CCraft Team Admin

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    There will be a new map for 1.8. Whether or not we restart the server completely, or keep this current map around along with the new 1.8 map depends on a lot of things. But one thing I know for sure is that we will be having a new map for 1.8 regardless.
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    hi my name is ablnch
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    For those of us who have purchased extra plots for our town via points through donation, if/when we do transfer to a new map, will we still keep the extra maximum that we've purchased or will that go away? Thanks.
  18. ntall1 CCraft Team Admin

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    As long as you do not delete your town when you decide to move to the new map you will not loose your extra plots. If you do, just write me an email, and I can restore them.

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