As promised by the previous thread we have made changes to fences and a few other blocks. The following blocks will be destroyed by explosions within a 3 block radius with or without water protection:
Chest/Trapped Chest (smaller radius)
Because fences can now be destroyed even with water protection, they actually end up putting your walls at risk due to a potential air pocket created in its place from an explosion.
The reasoning behind this change is because these blocks are not considered full sized blocks they create issues with stacking sand (which is a necessary process in raiding more well fortified bases). They added a layer of impenetrable security which is not what we want on a raiding server!
I've created a nice picture for everyone to look at and hopefully understand:...
This is a friendly announcement to anyone who may be using fence walls currently.
Over the coming days we'll be implementing a change to nerf fence walls as a defensive layer in base design.
Fence walls have been used in base design due to their ability to break sand with guaranteed effectiveness making hybrid cannons useless against them. Because they make cannoning impossible, we're going to make adjustments to ensure that this is no longer the case.
We won't go into specifics, but keep in mind that the behavior of fences will change over the coming days and will no longer be as overpowered as they are now.
We are frequently asked what client mods are allowed to be used on the server and the answer is really simple, though people who choose to misinterpret or lack common sense might need more reminding.
Basically, anything that doesn't give you an unfair advantage over another player is generally allowed. A few good examples of allowed mods: Optifine, MapWriter, 5zig, bspkrs' mods (ArmorStatusHUD, DirectionHUD, and StatusEffectHUD).
Schematica mod is allowed for printing anything you need in-game from schematics saved on your computer. Whether that is a cannon, a base or a cactus farm, printing is allowed.
WorldDownloader is allowed for downloading chunks belonging to other factions so you can explore them in single-player. Using this is a great way to better plan raids so you know exactly where to position your cannon to get their spawners and chests.
Stuff that gives you an unfair advantage (really, use some common sense here) is absolutely not allowed. This includes...