New Xeal: Update Thread

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  1. Tenelia

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    Introduction
    If you're reading this, then you should know that I'm working on a new server build with a bunch of old Xeal members. If you are keen to join us, please PM me to avoid spamming this thread. With that said, I will provide updates here on the server status and also maintain a "Quest Board" of tasks that you can complete to assist me in setting up the server.

    Server Status
    Server is active between 6p.m to midnight daily.
    It MAY be active all day from fridays to sundays.

    If you have no time, but you have money and would like to help speed up development, please consider helping me to pay for the monthly electricity bills at least! The cost of a McDonald's happy meal every month is very helpful as my finances are tight. If you're willing, I'll drop my paypal/etc details.

    Team
    Server Administrator
    : Just me. I'm currently looking at plugins and making sure they all work. I will not use any plugins that are abandoned. To ensure expandability, I am also setting up MySQL servers instead of using SQLite. I have not had time to set up permissions yet, so don't break the world by using commands recklessly. I'm working contract jobs from 8a.m till 8p.m. most days, so I cannot be free to babysit the server.

    Chief Builder
    : Pupu1134. Aka Darren. Minecraft is about building after all (: Feel free to coordinate on our with him. As you may know, this guy is the legendary crazy builder who made all sorts of crazy things with Old Xeal. He has admin permissions on my server, and also has extensive WorldEdit experience. Darren works in the Airforce taking care of planes, but he is usually free after 7p.m. He should be able to check his phone though.

    I highly encourage you guys to go crazy and work together on the new server. What my server needs is:

    1) Good Design. Ask yourself what you would like to know or experience if you are a new (or old) gamer on the server. Would it be cool to have water features and rollercoasters? Sure, but also make sure to communicate with the Chief Builder and myself, so we know to make sure that the chunk is marked as "no damage allowed". Perhaps you could also think about making a cool tower, where newbies can gaze out at the awesome things that you have built. What about a marketplace? Or maybe a "freebie" zone? All are things to consider.

    2) Good Builds. This is really simple. Making sure that players don't get stuck somewhere. Making sure that it is easy to navigate a place. It should look good and also be good to use!

    Quest Board
    Okay this gets exciting. We have a list of tasks to complete so that we can set up a good server.

    1. Investigate the use of Spigot VS Sponge VS Paper Spigot. You may share your findings here, or start a new thread to do so. If you accept this quest, you are expected to present your findings with sufficient technical depth and foresight. Each platform has its own advantages and disadvantages, but you must keep in mind that Microsoft and Mojang have been updating Minecraft rapidly, so your recommended platform must be able to keep up with these changes. They must also have good plugins.
    2. Party up with @pupu1134 to design and build up the new server Hub. I suggest you PM him for more details.
    3. Design new server concept. We are currently thinking of introducing elements of MMORPG, land ownership, countries, economy, and so on. If you have an idea of what might encourage a community to play AND stick together, sound out here!
    4. Need a bunch of fantasy folks to rebuild an epic underground concept. Inspiration:
     
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  2. Tenelia

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    Yes, the build is coming along fine... @pupu1134 and @Ninteen are having fun with TNT and making mountains.

    Just wish we can have more builders. Ugh.
     
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    I wish I could help out :(
     
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    hmm
     
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    Maybe I should ask Pupu to build his legendary spiderweb maze again...
     
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    Do i get the credits for doing the hub interiors and the houses part :(
     
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    Yes, you do! :D
     
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    Do I get credit for covering the bills? :(
     
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    I actually want to play after my O levels but I doubt my mom will let me pay ;(
     
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    A SNEAK PREVIEW
    http://imgur.com/a/3Il4B
    We are still working on our "New Xeal" and we hope that we can get more builders to help us. You may PM Tenelia for more information regarding the "New Xeal".​

    By all this updates, we deeply appreciate any effort made by the community to willing to help us!​


    Best regards,
    Ninteen.
     
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    If u want a police on the server or whatever just drop a text. Or I'll just apply or whatever. Text me ur paypal, i'll drop some dough on your nut.
     
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    Updates and Feedback Tracker:
    1. Lightings. Some areas are too dark. Hit F3 and make sure that the block lighting doesn't go below 7. Anything 6 and below is REALLY gloomy. Remember to drink milk. If you need to get creative with light sources, check out http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Light
    2. Scale of pathways, walls, and ceilings. Pathways are too tight in proportion to the height of our walls. If you need help in building arches, buttresses, etc, use the Fibonacci number sequence: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, etc. E.g. A wall that's 20 blocks high MIGHT be matched by a 13 block wide pathway. And the ceiling could have giant arches branching into the giant pillars. Dare to build BIG. Here are some inspirations for above ground and underground builds.
    3. Pathing. These areas in the screenshots have great potential to become wonderful plazas with wide sweeping stairs, thereby making it easier for players to run around. http://imgur.com/a/J9GSi
    4. Centralisation. Design server necessities like the Server Shop, Portal Room, etc just around the "Lobby". That prevents players from wasting time and running around too much. Our Dwarven Underground can become zones for player markets and etc... But obviously, we need to mark out the chunks soon. @pupu1134 and @IamTiong , please do so!
    5. Verticality. Instead of rapidly building outwards, do keep in mind that Minecraft chunks are really tall. Build up and down. We have a lot more space left in our current chunks...

    New Terms and Conditions to Join Us
    You need to be fine with us destroying builds and trying new things. If not, please don't join us as a builder.
     
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    Isn't that a mod...?
     
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    You mean checking block lighting?
    It is possible to check it by enable F3 debug menu and find debug info named 'bl' which stands for block lightning. That 'bl' will show you lighting at the block you standing on.
     
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    Bruh...
     
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    Wow. I'm literally stoked, especially on the remaking of Bay Nation,that's what really measures my sprains. I really look forward on your resurrection of Xeal ,@Tenelia,as an remark from a very long lost forgotten player :)
     
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    Woah Etho's still here!
     
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    Do I get credit for doing the... oh wait...