Minelink Network

Nov
28
by Byteflux at 11:58 PM
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Greetings!

As promised, the big announcement is here. Season 2 has more than run its course and it's time to prepare for the next season. (sorry, @Arden2)

Season 2 Recap

Before I get into any of that, I want to take a bit of time to run through some of the major events in season 2 which led to the map becoming stagnant pretty early on.

Basically a combination of duping, creeper eggs and crate keys ruined the map early on and led to many complicit factions being punished. One of our staff members went rogue and decided to exploit a dupe which could only be exploited with a staff account and everything eventually spiraled out of control.

Factions ended up duping wealth, crate keys and creeper eggs. Creeper eggs were a major source of the map's stagnation due to how easily accessible they were as a result of the duping. Duped crate keys were used to obtain even more wealth and creeper eggs, as well as...
Nov
24
by Byteflux at 4:43 PM
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Hello Minelink!

I'm sorry it's been so long since you've heard any official announcements. I hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving day (or if you aren't American, at least still having a great day).

I have an exciting announcement upcoming soon, but for now I'd like to take this time to announce the top voters for the last 4 months. We appreciate everyone who votes and especially appreciate those who continued to vote despite Season 2 being effectively a dead map now.

July

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August

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September

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October

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As a thanks to all those who voted during these months, we will be rewarding every one of the top 10 voters for each...
Sep
14
by Byteflux at 6:18 AM
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Hello!

It's been a while since the last update log. As of today's daily restart, a number of bug fixes and updates have been rolled out which should address a lot of problems.

Factions
  • Fixed a bug that allowed water-protected Obsidian to be dry shot if the explosion occurred outside of water.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented dry chests from being destroyed by creepers.
  • Added Beacons, Dragon Eggs and Hoppers to the list of blocks that can be dry shot. The following is a complete list of blocks that can be dry shot:
    • Beacons
    • Dragon Eggs
    • Hoppers
    • Mob Spawners
    • Chests (can only be dry shot with TNT)
  • Disabled randomized damage reduction. This is a vanilla Minecraft feature that randomizes the amount of damage you take based on your armor's combined protection. Disabling this feature means that instead of receiving a random protection bonus every time you get hit, you will always...
Aug
21
by Byteflux at 8:36 AM
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Hello!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I'm just checking in with a short list of important updates that I wanted to write about to make sure everyone is informed.

Factions
  • Water protected Chests & Trapped Chests can be destroyed by normal TNT explosions
    • This is a counter-balance to our previous update, where we made various fixes to creeper eggs, one of which made it no longer possible to spawn creepers between the gaps in chests. This means creeper eggs can't be used against water protected chests, but cannoning them should now be easier than before.

Cannon Testing

A lot of work went into updating the cannon server recently, a complete update of plugins and server software, of which the following are notable:
  • WorldEdit should now be considerably faster than previously
  • Fixed an issue...