As you all know, I've been fairly inactive lately. It's been a rough couple of months with regards to server activity and I apologize for leaving you all in the dark. Many of you probably saw this coming: I am resigning as owner of Minelink and Origin effective immediately.
The first thing I want to say is: don't panic. I am not leaving. I am just not going to be the owner anymore. I will be remaining on board as a full-time developer working for the new owner, @Aigar.
I am resigning as owner because I can't do everything on my own. We are small networks with very limited resources and it's hard for me to manage every aspect of the server and shoulder the burden of developing new content as well.
Aigar runs a network known as DREAM-MC, some of you may even know him from MineHeroes under a different name. I've worked with him in the past and he is the only person I trust to carry us in the right direction.
For the last couple of weeks I've been teasing you all about the new upcoming ranks. Now I'm proud to release them to you and I wanted to take this opportunity to go over them and explain the idea around adding these new ranks.
The following new ranks have been added to both the Buycraft store and in-game crates:
These ranks are specific to the factions server and do not transfer to the cannon server.
The intended design of these new ranks is to provide more utility for factions players at a lower cost than the global ranks. The amount of homes, vault rows and the quality of kits are all increased by comparison.
No, no. Not that time of the map. It's time for ChanchoBowl XIV, or the fourteenth 1v1 tournament that I've hosted. I've been hosting these tournaments for nearly three years. In those three years, 206 participants have been in ChanchoBowl. 9 of those participants have won one or more tournaments.
Any players that want to be in this tournament can enter. The participant limit is 64 players. Do not enter on two accounts. Doing so will result in both accounts being disqualified. I supply the kit. As with every tournament, we have a custom arena made by our WONDERFUL build team. @Sav made this tournament's arena. Unlike last tournament, mcMMO will be disabled. ChanchoBowl usually lasts a few days, so don't expect it to be done in a few hours.
It starts at 6:00 pm EST on Saturday 9/30. If this time doesn't work for you, since you're in a different timezone or have complications, there will still be some...
Reset will be on this upcoming Saturday, I know it's less than 6 days from now... we can't avoid that this time, but I do have some other good news with regards to our future reset schedules that I think most of you will agree with.
I wanted to quickly discuss how we plan to do resets in the future. First of all, beyond this reset, we plan to give a 2 week heads up for any new season. This will give us more time to circulate the reset announcement and trailer as well as build hype, hopefully leading to larger resets.
Together with the admin team, I've managed to draw up a complete reset schedule for Minelink from now until the end of next year. This means the reset date of every upcoming Minelink season is now predetermined way ahead of time and we plan to stick by that schedule as best we can.
Our reset schedule limits the lifespan of each season to...
Long time no update. It's a new month and we still haven't announced the top voters from July so I'm here to quickly do that as well as announce some other small updates and one regrettable piece of news, but first, I'm proud to announce the top voters for July 2017:
Thanks to everyone who voted, especially to all of you who vote on a daily basis. As our appreciation, the top voters for July will receive the usual compensation in Buycraft credit:
All the remaining top voters will receive $10 in Buycraft credit.
If you are one of the top voters mentioned above, please send me a PM on the forums to redeem your credit. Please remember that all Buycraft credit from voting applies only to the full price and not the sale price.