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Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Sheep and inferior Species!!!

The time has come!

Appropriate Music (ignore the national anthem...)

I will be looking to close SMP to revamp the server and upgrade to 1.12(.1 hopefully) some time within the next week (not over the weekend don't worry). During this time the server may be down for a couple of days whilst things are ported over and whilst we make sure it works. But during this time CMP and the Hub will both be up and accessible to all players. After the reset CMP these two servers will hopefully be accessible on both 1.11 and 1.12 clients whilst we sort out upgrading CMP, at which time they'll both be upgraded to 1.12 but more about that later down the line.

Due to conflicts with 1.12.1 some features might not be ready for release but these should be relatively minor points if any that won't affect the overall experience

I will make a raffle to pick the 3 initial towny mayors and let them know soon.

SoonTM

~Skegs c-:

Happyhunter123 You NEVER ignore the national anthem dear sheepy...

Hey folks!

So you've probably all noticed a lack of reset thus far mostly because it takes time to organise certain parts and one vital plugin still hasn't updated to 1.12 at this point. To make up for that somewhat I thought it would be a good idea to explain what new changes there will be when it does finally happen!

Towny: A brilliant suggestion by Oscar, adding Towny will allow more interaction between players and the possibility of making villages, towns, kingdoms, and nations with their own leaders, mayors, Kings/Queens, and other roles to help support the towns. This will end up being a rank perk but we're thinking that perhaps having a few players that want to own towns and are willing to open them up to all players to kick start the introduction of Towny. We may also have to resort to a raffle if many players want to do this. Have a look here for more info: http://towny.palmergames.com/towny/757-2/

New Plugins: We have a number of new plugins that will be added to the server, most are just cool little cosmetic things but a couple of them (like Towny) do change the gameplay aspect of the server. Here are how a few of the plugins work: menu to allow warps to certain areas through 1 command, show items in chat, custom polls in chat set by staff, colour item names in an anvil, teleport a horse with you to avoid those 10,000 block journeys, marriage (pff it looked fun ok), pet blocks (and heads), a replacement for echopets allowing access to all 1.12 mobs, the replacement of chairs with a sit/lay by command, random wild teleport, hotels, among others. 

Rank Changes: There will be a rank reset with this reinvention of SMP given the changes that are being made and the fact that ranks have been kept for at least 2 years now. Donors WILL keep their ranks but there will be a 3 week block on all kits to stop the problems faced in the last reset where some people were able to get diamonds and iron much, much quicker than others, which should make things a bit fairer. There will also be some changes made to obtainable ranks which includes changing the names, adding a few new ranks to help with the addition of Towny, introducing new perks for ranking up from the new plugins, and possibly reducing the requirements for each rank to compensate for higher number of them.

Hardcore: This is one of the bigger changes coming to SMP along with Towny. We'll be opening a hardcore world which will include the Disease and Thirst plugins. Disease and Thirst mean that you will have to contend with illness, injury, and the need to drink in that world only (not in the overworld). This world will be filled with mobs more dangerous than normal mobs to offer a challenge to CE gear, and there would likely be a penalty for dying (such as revoking access to the world again or lose money) although that's yet to be confirmed. This world would also offer the ability to introduce a bit of a storyline to what happened in it, although this may come later down the line, as well as offering the ability to expand this world and bring in new challenges.

Minigames: We'll be looking to add a number of minigames plugins to SMP including: survival games, one in the chamber, football (soccer if you speak Americanese), and spleef. These will hopefully be introduced over time as buidling arenas for them takes a while. Survivalgames, football, and maybe OITC should definitely be ready for the reset if there are no issues with the plugins.

The Fall of BCBot: I've saved the most shocking for last. The demise of BC Bot. Here is some appropriate music to listen to whilst you read. BC Bot has served us all faithfully for the last couple of years and now it is time to hang up the robotic hat and let the new oil take over (get it!? like new blood but for robots! I'm so witty). In loss comes new life, and that new life is BC Bae. With revamped messages, new colours, and a name that truly reflects the bae-ness of and pure love and affection shown towards the automated messages on the server.

That is your general explanation of what's yet to come, there are a couple of other changes that will appear but this post is long enough already. I'm still not going to give a definite date for the reset as there is still work to be done on the server to get ready. We will be taking words of love for BC Bot's obituary in the comments below.

~Skegs :-) 

Meekeh_ colors*
Brother_Oscar If BC-bot is royalty, this should be what is playing for it (him/her/shme?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q7V3rB...
Brother_Oscar "marriage".... This oughta be good. I can see the shipping now. single btw

SMP

Skegnas48 a posted Jun 19, 17

Hey folks,

Big thanks to everyone that voted on the polls that have been up on the website for the last 2 weeks about a world reset on SMP and potential SMP revamp (and how much of a revamp you'd want). The results are in and it seems that the majority of people want a world reset with some more major changese to SMP gameplay (the core gameplay of the server will still be survival, we won't be going crazy!).

I'm currently not going to release when any changes will be happening because I don't want to box staff in with a window that we can't meet if something isn't ready in time. So for the moment SMP will be staying as it is so do play on it still (there will be no changes within the next week or probably 2 for definite). Along with the world reset we'll be doing a rank reset as well (we have a list of donors, don't worry) as it's been about 2 years, if not longer, since they were introduced.

As for 1.12, we'll try to get that sorted at the same time but a lot of well known and relied upon plugins (for many servers, not just BC) are having issues after being updated to 1.12, so I will only be updating to the next minecraft version if I think it will be safe for player data and the server.

Hopefully I haven't forgotten anything but if there are any questions then feel free to ask in the comments below.

As one last thing, we will be revamping CMP next (though probably without the world reset) ;-)

~Skegs

Build Competition Results!

Ren3697 a posted Jun 7, 17

The long awaited result of the surprise buildcontest are...

***Drum roll please***

1st: Happyhunter123 - Steam game
2nd: Skegnas48 - Two from: a pet, particle or emote (on server of choice)
3rd: BL0ckWArri0r and TheThubGoof - a pet, particle or emote each (on the server of choice)

Do go and check out the builds if you can, they were 11/10.

Thanks all for taking part <3
~Ren

SMP, CMP and a world!

Skegnas48 a posted Jun 5, 17

Hey folks,

Some updates to make you aware of:

1. An SMP world reset poll is up on the right side of the homepage just above the YouTube icon. Please vote on this and let us know if you would like a world reset!

2. I have posted a thread in the forums about potential revamp to SMP, please take the time to read it over and vote on the poll, it is very important! c-:

3. Things seem very SMP-centric today on the website, so I wanted to just announce that we are looking into changing up the ranks on CMP. This is really, really early at this point (as in Ren and I came up with an idea yesterday), so don't expect anything really soon but just to show that we love you too, CMP.

4. We'll now be allowing certain emoji images in tags, check out the forums to see!

~Skegs :-)

Englian How about you reset the SMP world when the plugins hit version 1.12., huh?

**21/05/2017 UPDATE: This Comp has been extended until the 5th June**

Basically, was having a gander today and only like 1/3rd of you are anywhere near completion. Get your act together guys.

I have one more thing to try and motivate you: There will be prizes for top 3 builds. One may be a game. Who knows, really? Well I do but thats not really the point here. Just finish your builds.

Surprise Build Comp!

Starts: Tuesday the 9th May
Ends: Sunday the 21st May

Theme: National Identity/Culture

Can be undertaken in pairs or as a single pringle

(Plots are 200x200, will start off with grass floor but if you ask nicely I can change that for you but I will only do this *once* per plot.)

Hello, Hello, Hello fellow Brothercraftians!

I ken, I ken: "Ren, you're especially jovial today, this is strange. Please stop. I don't like it."

Well, in light of the fact that I am now officially free from exams for the summer (In your face everyone else, I win, nahnahnahanahnah) and the great mood it's put me in I have been persuaded by some members of the community to hold a last minute CMP build competition!

So, starting tomorrow (Tuesday 9th of May) you have ~2 week to build something surrounding the theme of your nationality!

As a more internationally-friendly way of celebrating Europe Day I want to know what makes you proud to be -insert nationality here-, I want to feel your patriotism seeping from every block you place, I want to be smacked in the face by the pride you have for your country and the love you have for your people. Any Brexit jokes will result in an automatic disqualification and I will kill you <3

Now, this is a pairs competition, and you can choose your pairs (I ken I joked about choosing for you but that's effort.) however if you want to take this on as a solo mission you do that. (Also Block, Thub you can pair together but I'll be judging you more harshly - I mean same goes for all BT ;) I'm not mean I'm fair.)

To enter, all you need to do is drop me a message either in game or on here (or just pop a comment on this post) telling me your pair and the nationality you are representing and I'll give you a plot.

It'll probably be Syn and I judging (So if you want to pander to the Brits go ahead... I mean not if you're not British... That wouldn't be *your* nationality... but still, giving us some tea and caek as I oversee may not go the wrong way ;) I mean... bribery is wrong, and you can't bribe SAs/CMs)

Also Keagie said he may join, so bug him about it if he's on - I wanna see the owner build. (Although he is busy with exams do don't bug him too much. That's my job.) (You can't just build a sheep Skegs, that's unoriginal. I want at least a popty ping and an ambiwlans. If we're lucky we may even see an in-game rendition of Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch. I'm counting on you Keagie. Blow me away.)

#Freeeedoooommmmm #ScotlandRules #WalesSucks #Don'tBanMePlsSkegs

~Ren

Scottish lesson of the day: Ken = Know (I had to put this in here because Skegs told me off)

Skegnas48 a Good news! I have twisted Ren's arm so that staff can use worldedit to get in the w/e custom blocks (i.e. 6 sided l...
MonkeyKing112 I WILL BE REPRESENTING THE AMERICANS SOLO BECAUSE AMERICAN DOESN'T DEPEND ON ANYONE ELSE /mute monkeh for caps
Brother_Oscar I'll take part as a pair if one of the other Americans wishes to do so.
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