HAPPY NEW YEAR!
After a year of building and creating, we have reset the survival and trusted survival worlds. Now, before you start freaking out, we saved the old worlds here in case you get nostalgic or whatever.
Trusted rank is a pretty exciting thing - it means that the staff absolutely trusts someone with powerful commands and access. Because of this, we'd like to once again recognize everyone who has earned that rank this year.
All trusted promotions in 2017:
- @minenash became a developer
- @HackerAttacker retired to join the USAF, and @Futsy took his place
- @Redempt retired from moderator
- @jomo retired from administrator
somehowbecame an administrator and web developer
Disclaimer: This might be edited later, so check in on it later if you want :P
New year, new small text
This is an announcement that we will be resetting both survival worlds on Janurary 1st, 2018. On the same day, we will be making those worlds available for download.
Also, starting on that day, we will be resetting both survival worlds every year on Janurary 1st. This will be done to hopefully make the worlds more enjoyable because there will be a clean slate to start with every once in a while.
Halloween = Christmas; 31 OCT = 25 DEC
@Dico200 has returned to his previous roles of admin and developer. Welcome back!
@LogalDeveloper is now (officially) a web dev :D
@Sckrob has sadly retired due to personal reasons. She may return to the team in the future.
Spawn Fix and Update
It was brought to our attention recently that crops in spawn could be trampled- this has now been fixed.
We have also changed our main spawn to its Christmas version! Here are some screenshots, courtesy of Logal:
I thought you were posting this PJ.
Amuck, amuck, amuck!
@LogalDeveloper's SSH keys were accidentally uploaded to the production server, so I guess he's admin now.
@Minhplays was too busy protecting the US, so he has been demoted to allow him to protect full time.
@Yummy_ has been allowed back onto the staff team on the condition that he disposes of his Shrek shrine.
- No one. D:
The website was updated again! All the information about the update can be found in this blog post.
End portals have been entirely disabled in the creative world, but nether portals have been kept enabled. However, nether portals will no longer be glitchy as heck when you enter one. Now you can make nether portal doors without the fear of getting stuck in a portal! However, if you come across an end portal that was created before this fix, please let a staff member know so we can remove it.
Spawn has been spoopified for the spoopy holiday that we all know and love, Spoopoween.
Check it out today with
/spawn! However, be quick, because the spoop will disappear sometime in November!
Big thanks to @PyjamaL1ama, @Pepich1851, @cobra063, and @Doomblah for spoopifying the spawn.
Our christmas spawn from 2014 is now available for download! It contains many memes and a lot of nostalgia for our older players. Grab a copy here!
Oh great, another one.
This update is definitely not as interesting or as big as Yummy's update from a while ago, however this update is mainly intended on fixing a bunch of bugs on the site. Here's a list of everything fixed:
- The donators link on the donation page now includes users with the donorplus badge.
- The staff link in emails no longer points to an invalid role.
- The Who's Playing page will no longer return an internal server error if the Minecraft server is offline.
- The donation page now shows PotatoKek as the server sponsor instead of the anonymous person.
- Email notifications will no longer be sent to people who used to have access to restricted subforums.
Even though this update was primarily focused on fixing bugs, here is a list of some things that were changed:
- We removed the privacy setting for showing your Skype to staff only on your profile. You either have no Skype on your profile, or it is public. To be safe, everyone's Skype has been removed from their profile, but if you are okay with your Skype being public, then feel free to add it back.
- There is now a Mastodon social link on the footer of the site, and also a link to the Tor Onion Service version of the site for convenience.
- Encrypted emails are here! If you regularly use PGP/GPG with your email, then head over to your notification settings on your account and add your public key. This will make all notification emails from the forums encrypted.
That's about it for this update. If you find any bugs, please report them in our Website problems & bugs subforum, and if you find any dangerous or exploitable bugs, then please report them in our Exploitable bugs subforum. Also, huge thanks to @jomo for helping me out with deploying this update and patching mail-gpg when it magically didn't work.
Of course the database migrations didn't run. Why should they?
Minecarts, minecarts everywhere
- @Redempt and @Yummy_ have retired from their moderator positions.
- @jomo has retired from his administrator position, but will continue to renew our redstoner.com domain and be there to help if something really goes wrong.
So I was a LogalDerp™ and accidentally deleted all entities in an 8 chunks radius in all worlds. We pulled out a backup and replaced the survival worlds so there should be no difference, but while we did this we also cleaned up the extra useless worlds we had, like
worldgen. Now we have all teh gigawamz available for other stuff like memory leaks.
We updated the server to Minecraft 1.12.1, so no more of that pesky duplication bug. With this update also came ModuleLoader v4.0, which came with many bugs and a couple of fixes. It also added clicky chat, or to better explain it, some plugins have shortcuts where you can click text in chat and it will do an action. An example of this is using
/lol search to find a lol, then clicking on the lol you want which will run
/lol id for you.
Logal stop writing these posts, it's getting annoying now.
🎶 wörk wörk wörkity wörk wörk 🎵
- No changes this month. That could be a good thing, but also a bad thing. ;)
- No one this month. :(
New Trusted Spawn
Images by @BrubriRedstone. Shaders used: Sildurs Vibrant Shaders v1.141 Medium
Trusted world now has a new spawn area! Check it out in person with the
/tr command in game. Thanks to @D0an, @M0dii, and @Sckrob for the hard work in making it.
We hope to have this update out relatively soon. Apologies for the delay, the administrators have been very busy with many things.
Who the heck hired Logal to write this post? It sucks.
Everyone is dead!
- @Sckrob is now full mod! :D
- @Yummy_ retired from his developer position.
- nobody D:
Creative spawn update!
Creative spawn got a complete rebuild! Check it out at
/cr or the blog post!
The website got a huge update! Amongst many additions, we have Who's Playing?, Dark theme (experimental) and a search feature! For more detailed information be sure to go check out the original post and thank @Yummy_ for most of the new features. He did a great job!
There now is a Redstoner Build Team, responsible for content creation for our social media. Currently @Ralp is the head of the Build Team, if you want to join or have any questions feel free to ask either him or me (@Pepich1851).
For several years, our creative world spawn has been comparable to a shitty orange tent. Even the likes of amateur campers and Glastonbury-goers would look upon it and laugh. However, that is no longer the case!
We have finally replaced the spawn with a much nicer-looking one, and we hope you like it as much as we do.
Here are some Fancy Shader Pictures™, courtesy of @Nemes:
@LogalDeveloper (Logal would like me to mention that all he did was move it over, but I think that he's worthy of some credit for that.)
And a special thank you to @uAreFabulous for building the amazing statues of the staff team!
Here is your Obligatory Small Text™, with a link to Continuum Shaders, the ones used in the above screenshots. Be warned though, they are quite taxing on hardware!
It's about time
Hey everyone! For the last two months, I have been working on the server's website (the one you're on right now ;P), adding new features and trying to make it a better place for users. The last few weeks, I've been spending hours on search algorithms, optimizing code, etc. almost to the point of insanity. But it was all worth it, because the day is finally here!
I will list here the features I have added and how they work.
UTC time option: for a few of these features, I added a new options page called "Website Settings" which is located in your edit profile page. This feature was put there. When enabled, every timestamp will be shown as an exact date (ex. 2017-04-29 15:48:24 UTC).
Header scroll: This option too is in Website Settings. When enabled, your header will move with you when you scroll on a page. This feature is still experimental, so do not report any bugs as we already know of them.
Dark theme: WARNING! This feature is still in development, and is not exactly the most pleasing thing at which to look. You may still enable it, however, in Website Settings.
Badges: I added a badge system to match the in-game system. Previously, only donor badges existed, but now there will be retired, lead, developer, and possibly more.
Who's Playing?: This feature will appear in the header, and is a page in which you can see each player on the server. This updates every time a player logs in or out, so it is a very accurate tool.
Necropost warning: To prevent necroposting in forums, I have added a feature that will ask the user to confirm that they want to make their reply even if the thread or last reply was created a certain amount of time ago.
Reverse replies: When in a thread, you can press the "Reverse Replies" button to, obviously, reverse the order of replies.
User search: In the users page, you may use the search bar to search IGN's and nicknames. The search allows you to only use a part of the name.
Thread search: honestly, this has so many functions, you can just try it out yourself. If you need assistance, just contact me or someone else who knows what they're doing.
I must give a big shoutout to @jomo, who worked with me to make my code as great as it could be when I was still learning the language, especially in thread searching. Thanks also to @LogalDeveloper, who spent hours testing and attempting to break my site. I couldn't have done it without them.
Please, please report any bugs or errors you find to the Website problems & bugs subforum, and any potentially exploitable or dangerous bugs to the Exploitable bugs subforum. I want to make sure your playing experience is as comfortable as possible.
This is not the only update that will be happening. There is still plenty of stuff to add (though I will be taking a break for a while). I will see you all on Redstoner!