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  [Resolved] Current Outage Status
Posted by: ataranlen - 05-15-2017, 02:42 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (4)

So as of ~2:15 AM CST our main router/modem combo gave up the ghost. AT&T will have someone out this afternoon to take a look at it.

Sit tight.

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  [Resolved] Extended Maintenance
Posted by: ataranlen - 03-13-2017, 03:40 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (5)

Thanks AT&T... https://twitter.com/MineTexas/status/841402501937127425

I had an appointment at 9am this morning. That appointment got cancelled without any notification to me. And they are now telling they cannot have a technician out until Thursday.

This means MineTexas is down till at least Thursday.

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  MineTexas is Moving
Posted by: ataranlen - 02-10-2017, 07:59 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (6)

Yes, you read that right. Well, not just MineTexas. I'm moving, and I'm taking MineTexas with me. I'm going to be extra busy over the next few months, as we close on a house, and actually move.

We're still going to be in Texas, just moving a bit more to the north. The only problem with further north is the lack of decent ISP choices. Right now we're using AT&T and have a gigabit connection (1000mbit/s) for $90/month. The best speed they offer is 45mbit/s over copper for $70/month and a 1TB data cap. While I'm not looking forward to the drop in bandwidth, it is livable. We usually consume less than 2mbit/s for all the servers.

Yes, it sucks, but we'll get through it. I'm going to see about a dedicated line for MineTexas or perhaps even look into co-location again.

As an addendum to this, I'm waiting on a new laptop to arrive. When that happens, I'll hopefully be able to put a bit more time into working on server stuff. I know a lot of you guys are waiting on things from me.

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  On Spigot 1.11 and Updating MineTexas Servers
Posted by: ataranlen - 11-17-2016, 07:50 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (8)

Well folks, it is that time of year again. Time for a major Minecraft update that we won't be upgrading to immediately. This delay is usually to benefit the players and myself from having to deal with new critical issues that typically arrive with such a release.

I've been following the Spigot development team as they have been working on the new 1.11 server, and things are looking great so far: https://www.spigotmc.org/threads/bukkit-...ed.193887/

I've already compiled the latest spigot and I'm throwing it onto my test server now. Throughout today and the weekend, I'll be checking plugin compatibility across our existing servers as well as updating them as time allows.

Upgrades will be as quick as possible, with a full backup of each server being taken before pushing the new spigot/paper server jar as appropriate and rebooting each server in turn. I'll be updating servers in the order in which they appear below, and progress will be tracked here.

Current 1.11 Upgrade Progress:
Anarchy - Upgraded
PVP
PVE
Hardcore
Skyblock
Arena
Creative
Rivendell

Servers that won't be upgraded for now:
Aberon
Nexus
Project Zombie

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  New Server: Skyblock
Posted by: ataranlen - 09-03-2016, 12:58 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (4)

Vanilla Skyblock has been added. You can create an island with friends. Try not to fall.

/skyblock in game, or skyblock.minetexas.com

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  Today is Our Six Year Anniversary!
Posted by: ataranlen - 08-23-2016, 10:48 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (3)

MineTexas has been running for six years, today!

Six years ago I was introduced to Minecraft and started hosting a server. We started out as a whitelist only server, with only dynamic DNS minecrafttx.ath.cx. Eventually we got a website up on minecrafttx.zzl.org, and started opening up to the public. As time went on, we expanded to a multiverse setup with PVP, Arena, and creative. Later we added Anarchy, Hardcore, PVE to the mix. We also picked up development of and added a few servers for CivilizationCraft.

To celebrate, I created a new promo code for use on http://buy.minetexas.com/ 'Happy6Years' will give you 50% off your entire basket. This coupon code is good through the 31st of August.

It has been a fun journey, thanks for playing Minecraft with us!

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  MineTexas is giving away a LEGO Minecraft Crafting Box
Posted by: ataranlen - 08-19-2016, 11:27 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - No Replies

If you don't see the entry widget, click here

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  Creative Plot World Reset
Posted by: ataranlen - 08-03-2016, 08:19 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (3)

In order to update to 1.10, I tried to convert from plotme to PlotSquared. This conversion process has been broken since 1.8, and is still not working in the latest version. So, I figured why not start over. It has been several years since the last reset on creative, and this gives everyone a chance to build fresh.

I apologize for any lost work. I will provide download of the old world for anyone interested: Download here

In addition to this reset, I'm reworking the permissions on this server to allow for the use of pets, additional creative plots, gadgets, trails, hats, and more.

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  Subreddit now open
Posted by: ataranlen - 08-03-2016, 07:59 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - No Replies

https://www.reddit.com/r/mctx/

nuff said.

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  Rivendell Reset Time: June 3rd, 6PM CDT
Posted by: ataranlen - 05-26-2016, 10:52 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (1)



Fun times incoming!

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  Rivendell Reset for Summer 2016.
Posted by: ataranlen - 05-09-2016, 11:53 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - No Replies

Rivendell just finished up, with Lightz as the victor for this age. 

The tentative plan is to reset the server closer to the first week of June to allow for the largest number of people to play right as summer vacation is starting. This will also give me a chance to fix some of the issues sitting in the backlog.

I'll have a countdown time up as soon as I know the exact time.

In the mean time, the Rivendell server will stay online in the current (finished) age till the new launch

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  Minecraft 1.9 Update
Posted by: ataranlen - 03-26-2016, 10:42 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (2)

Anarchy, Arena, Creative, Hardcore, PVE, and PVP have all been updated to 1.9

If you run into any issues on these servers, please be sure to report it so we can get it resolved.

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  Rivendell and Aberon Reset Time: 12 Noon, CST 2/27
Posted by: ataranlen - 02-26-2016, 02:39 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - No Replies



This age will bring the Modern Age into both servers.

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  CivilizationCraft 1.76 - The Modern Age, Upcoming Resets.
Posted by: ataranlen - 02-25-2016, 09:56 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (3)

This is what it looks like. Europe is 17 days away from victory on Rivendell. They have ten times the points of the next highest civ. It is time for a reset very soon! How soon? Well, I just started on the world generation task.

Both Rivendell and Aberon are in the process of generating the worlds.
   

There is a new official release of the Minecraft Server Plugin, CivilizationCraft, Version 1.76 The Modern Age. This update brings a lot of new structures, a handful of new gameplay changes, and a bunch of bug fixes.
One of the biggest changes to MineTexas CivilizationCraft is the Era system. This system revolves around the research portion of CivilizationCraft, with Era’s being achieved as the civ progresses through the era’s on the technology tree. The Era system adds one very important feature: the server has a “Highest Era” among all of the civs. Each other civ who is below the same Era as the highest Era Civ will receive a discount on the beaker and coin cost of all research projects they undertake.
The next major change is to the Anarchy time period when switching Governments. As of v1.76, the period of Anarchy is dynamic. The Anarchy Period is determined by the number of towns in the Civilization (2 hours per town). That’s the bad news. The good news are some ways to reduce the penalty: The Notre Dame Wonder reduces the penalty by 1 hour for all towns. The new Broadcast tower structure reduces the penalty by 1 hour for each town that has one. And finally there is a minimum of 10 minutes of anarchy.
This update brings back the colored relationship names above players’ heads to indicate their relationship to your civ: Ally, Neutral, Hostile, War, Outlaw.

Full patchnotes and downloads can be found here: http://www.minetexas.com/minecraft-civcr...nload.html

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  Faction PVP - New World!
Posted by: ataranlen - 01-16-2016, 02:48 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - No Replies

At the request of some of the players, I made the decision to go ahead and reset the Faction PVP server. Along with this reset, I'm switching up some of the plugins. Infernal Mobs are out, as are the unused ChestShops. The money dropped from mobs has been increased slightly, and we have a world border in place at 15k.

If you want to get a head start, I can grant a few people enough money to get a faction started.

Come play Factions with us: pvp.MineTexas.com

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  Upcoming CivilizationCraft 1.76 update
Posted by: ataranlen - 01-13-2016, 05:33 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (2)

I've been compiling a rather large list of changes for the 1.76 update. Here's one of the structures:

   

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  CivilizationCraft Tutorial - How to make a Camp
Posted by: ataranlen - 01-07-2016, 03:25 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - No Replies





This is the first video in a series of CivilizationCraft Tutorial videos. In this video, I go over creating a camp, and some of the basic functions and upgrades of the camp.

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  New Medieval Template set!
Posted by: ataranlen - 12-29-2015, 04:11 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (1)

While there are still a few structures left to build, this template set is mostly complete. 

Check it out here: http://www.minetexas.com/minecraft-civcr...lates.html

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  Rivendell Reset Time: December 13th, 12 Noon CST
Posted by: ataranlen - 12-12-2015, 09:14 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - No Replies

Holoska won last age, time for a new one! Lots of new stuff since the start of the last one.

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  Changes to the Anarchy Badges
Posted by: ataranlen - 12-04-2015, 02:17 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - No Replies

So tonight I decided to write a new plugin that could support what I really wanted to do with badges. I was able to accomplish this over a few hours of work. 

Most importantly, Anarchy Badges no longer expire!

There is a new '/badge' command

  • '/badge set [name]' to change your badge
  • '/badge list' to list all available badges
  • '/badge owned' to list just your owned badges
  • '/badge remove' to remove your current badge


This new plugin I wrote will allow me to do all sorts of fun things with permissions. I plan to add default badges, badges for plus (one exists already!), and a ton more badges. This will also let me add groups of badges.

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  MineTexas CivilizationCraft 1.75 Release
Posted by: ataranlen - 11-03-2015, 12:01 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - No Replies

Download on Spigot-Dev

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  MineTexas CivilizationCraft 1.74 Release
Posted by: ataranlen - 10-10-2015, 03:10 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - No Replies

If you're wanting to translate MineTexas CivilizationCraft, this is the version to start with! Look in the config.yml under "Language Configuration" for how to get started.

  • Server Translation support (Full Localization Support not planned)
  • Fix bug with wonders not granting upkeep perks
  • Fix a bug where Pumpkins and Watermelons would grow near world 0,64,0
  • Admin Civs will not regenerate Structure blocks (Signs excepted). Useful if you have a custom Spawn.
  • Fixed a bug where 'civcraft_ac_enabled: false' wouldn't fully disable the civcraft AntiCheat
  • Notre Dame, Globe Theatre, Colossus, and Colosseum now tell you how many towns they earned based on.
  • Lots of phrasing changes. Sorry @netizen539, your grammar needed some improving.
  • Fixed a partially missing attribute on the s_temple in structures.yml
  • Allow OP's to use Anvils. Useful for renaming items
Download now on our Civilizationcraft Downloads page: http://www.minetexas.com/minecraft-civcr...nload.html

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  Rivendell Reset Time: October 2nd, 2 PM CST
Posted by: ataranlen - 09-26-2015, 01:49 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (6)



Yup, It is finally happening. Are you ready? More info coming throughout the week.

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  MineTexas CivilizationCraft 1.73 Public Release
Posted by: ataranlen - 09-18-2015, 12:30 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (3)

This has been a long time coming, and here it is! The MineTexas CivilizationCraft 1.73 release.
Get it now from here:
http://www.minetexas.com/minecraft-civcr...nload.html

Contribute here:
https://github.com/ataranlen/civcraft/tree/v1.7_dev

Spigot dev page:
https://www.spigotmc.org/resources/minet...aft.12371/

I'm also selling the Atlantean, Elven, and Cultist Template sets. If you want to purchase them for use on your server, send me an email.

MineTexas Civcraft 1.73 Changelog

  • All 1.5 Changes
  • Requires Spigot-1.8.8
  • No custom mobs: Vanilla Mobs Only
  • Players Spawn with Soulbound equipment and a camp door.
  • Reduced War Cannon Firework chance to 10%
  • Reduced leftover blocks on demolishing a structure.
  • Reorganization of the Resident Perks menu. Added a permission based system for granting perks.
  • New Mob Grinder Structure: Craft mob eggs, put them in here for things.
  • Rework of the Temple: Now takes mutton and upgrades like a cottage.
  • Rework of the Trommel: Added Redstone to the drop chance, Added new Stone types
  • New Quarry Structure: input Pickaxes, receive blocks and ores
  • Full UUID Support
  • Attachables are in the Post Build Phase

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  New MineTexas Cafe Press Store
Posted by: ataranlen - 09-09-2015, 11:16 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - No Replies

http://www.cafepress.com/minetexas

Want to support MineTexas, your Texas Minecraft Server? A portion of all purchases from our Cafe Press goes to support the server.

If you would like to submit original artwork to be added to products listed in our store, feel free to email them to art@minetexas.com

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  On the return of Rivendell
Posted by: ataranlen - 09-01-2015, 07:29 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (1)

A lot of you have been asking a lot of questions about when the Rivendell Minecraft CivilizationCraft Server is going to come back. The answer is still the same: not yet. I've got a list of things to accomplish before I re-open Rivendell. It's not going to be a drastic as CivilizationCraft 2.0, but I'm trying to add things that make the game more fun. 

CivilizationCraft has so many directions in which it can go. I think the longer I spend on development, the more it will start to mirror the buildings and tech tree of the actual Civilization series games. Think along the lines of tech beyond the Industrial age, leading up to building the Space Shuttle, etc. I'm also looking into adding more "National Wonders" which will require one of a certain type of building in each of your towns in the civ in order to build it. I've also got plans like a "Mob Arena" wonder, several of you know what this is going to be.

The other thing is the main dev branch of Minecraft 1.9 is going to make a number of large changes to the way combat works. This is going to make things incredibly more balanced on Vanilla equipment. It will also make modifying weapons and armor that much more time consuming to balance effectively. 

I would also really like to get custom mobs add back in one form or another. This falls in line with the combat changes and the changes to custom equipment. I'm going to have to do some serious work on re-balancing crafting for this as well.

Hope this will tide you guys over until I can get a new version of Rivendell ready.

Oh, I'll also be looking for dedicated staff for Rivendell when it reopens.

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  The Fish Hatchery - New Civcraft Structure
Posted by: ataranlen - 08-27-2015, 01:29 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - No Replies

This is a new structure, coming soon to Aberon.

Wiki page (Under construction): http://wiki.minetexas.com/index.php/Fish_Hatchery

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Improvement Structure Fish Hatchery
The Fish Hatchery is a unique structure that replaces fishing by running hatchery pools to put their fishing poles into the chests. The Fish Hatchery consumes the fishing poles and in return will breed fish. The Fish Hatchery will breed different fish depending on the biome you build it in. If the storage chest becomes full the structure will jam and stop working until the storage chest is cleared. It is important that the Fish Hatchery's storage chest is emptied often or it will not function.

How does the Fish Hatchery work?
The Fish Hatchery is very simple to operate, simply select the fishing poles you wish to deposit them into input chests above Fishery Pool 1. The Fish Hatchery will then start breeding fish with them. In order to use the other pools, the Fish hatchery must be upgraded.
Currently, Enchanted Fishing poles do not have any affect on the Fish Hatchery.

Fish Hatchery Upgrades
As of Civcraft 1.8, you can now purchase upgrades to the Fish Hatchery. These upgrades allow the Fish Hatcheries in your town to activate more pools.
Fish Hatchery Pool

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  Snapshot 1.9 Server
Posted by: ataranlen - 07-29-2015, 07:58 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (3)

I decided I wanted to check out the new snapshot. So for the first time in a while, I'm running a vanilla snapshot server.

hugs.minetexas.com

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  [RESOLVED] Emergency System Outage
Posted by: ataranlen - 05-25-2015, 03:51 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (1)

CoServ lists an estimate of 6:15 PM CDT as an ETR. This time is a little over an hour out.

It seems the power will not be coming back up any time soon. I was planning to leave some servers online, but the Verizon interchange went down as well. This means it is not possible for the servers to be accessible at this time.

All servers are offline until the power can be restored.

Systems affected:
wiki.minetexas.com
PVP
PVE
Creative
Anarchy
Hardcore
Arena
Rivendell
Aberon
ProjectZombie
Mumble
Teamspeak

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  Aberon Civcraft Update for 5/24
Posted by: ataranlen - 05-24-2015, 01:57 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - No Replies

Hello Players, Just figured I would give you list of what changed in today's update.

Added Three new commands:
/camp location
/town location
/civ location
These print out the location of the camp/town hall for each command. The civ one prints the location for each town in the civ.

Moved /vote to /civ vote

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  Service Returns
Posted by: ataranlen - 05-13-2015, 05:45 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - No Replies

Sometime during the night, our ISP didn't renew the DHCP lease for our main IP Address. This, or course, caused all of our DNS records to stop working. 

The issue has since been resolved after a short bit of work this morning. All servers should be accessible again.

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  New Rule Clarification for Civcraft
Posted by: ataranlen - 04-28-2015, 04:57 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (6)

As an addendum to the ambiguous "Use Common Sense" rule, I'm adding this:

Alpha-Numeric characters only.


This means a-z, A-Z, 0-9.
Any new towns/civs with non alpha-numeric names will receive a new name as determined by my children.

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  New TeamSpeak Server
Posted by: ataranlen - 04-24-2015, 12:33 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (1)

http://www.minetexas.com/minecraft-serve...php?tid=24

TeamSpeak
ts.minetexas.com

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  Public Civcraft 1.5 Release for Minecraft 1.7.10
Posted by: ataranlen - 04-15-2015, 10:48 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - No Replies

Hello everyone.  Smile 


For those who don't know (how would you not know if you're here?), I've been developing on my own fork of the Civcraft 1.4 code. I'm finally ready to release a version to the general public.

Civcraft 1.5 Changelog

  • Reduced War Cannon Firework chance to 10%
  • Enable TNT During War Time
  • Added "Bridge Blocks" for War Time
  • Added Redstone to the Trommel
  • Reworked the War Cannon to not break until the Control points are all at or below 1 HP
  • Reduced leftover blocks on demolishing a structure.
  • Reorganization of the Resident Perks menu. Added a permission based system for granting perks.
  • Full UUID (Name changes) Support
  • Attachables are in the Post Build Phase
  • Camps are more Glitch resistant.
  • Added a civ.hacker permission to force bad players to use Anti-Cheat all the time
  • Fixed the upkeep tick
  • Fixed a number of Exceptions
So, without further ado, CivilizationCraft 1.5, for Minecraft 1.7.10, as last seen in Age 6 on the Aberon MineTexas Server

Civcraft 1.5 Download Page

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  Rivendell Reset Time: Friday, April 24th at 12 PM CDT
Posted by: ataranlen - 04-13-2015, 09:18 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (2)

As Enigma just finished Enlightenment, it is time for me to start planning for the reset on Rivendell. I'm setting it for the 24th to give the other Civs a chance to defeat Enigma during war time this upcoming weekend.

This new world will be a competitive server again, just as before. It will be running 1.8 again. I'll try and fix the world generation problems from Aberon (Missing biomes, etc).

In progress map generation: Coming Soon

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  Civcraft Update 4/10/2015
Posted by: ataranlen - 04-10-2015, 01:08 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (5)

I've updated both Rivendell and Aberon with the following changes:

Quarry added to Rivendell.
Quarry is now limit 1 per town
Quarry now produces Dirt as filler
Teleportation is now denied if you attempt to teleport into a non-allied civ's territory.
Camp's now build correctly. 
Just in case, added "/camp refresh" command to allow camp owners the ability to refresh a camp if it still gets broken.
Added more door types to the post sync build phase.
Added alternative crafting recipes for Refined Wood and Stone.

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Video New Civcraft Feature: Civ Message of the Day
Posted by: ataranlen - 04-03-2015, 07:34 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (1)

Leaders of Civs on the new Aberon Civcraft server, and soon on the Rivendell Civcraft Server, will be able to use new '/civ motd' commands to set the Message of the Day for their civ.

This MOTD will be shown only to Civ members when they sign in.


Code:
/civ motd add <message>
/civ motd remove

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  March Voting Drawing Results
Posted by: ataranlen - 04-01-2015, 09:35 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (2)

As per the Voting rules, Each vote counted as one entry into the drawing.

HighlyRatedIQ's name came up first in the drawing, he receives 1 month of MineTexas Plus.
cosxp drew second prize and got a week of plus.
DuckyWizard Wins a month of plus for having the most votes in march, 64.
MCMaster9001 Wins a week of plus for having the second most votes in march, 59.

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  New Civcraft Structure: Quarry
Posted by: ataranlen - 03-31-2015, 11:29 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (9)

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Get all your pickaxes ready! This new civcraft structure will be your best friend. Coming soon to a MineTexas Civcraft Minecraft Server near you!

Stat Value
Size 1x1
Tech Required Automation
Cost 10,000 Redbacks
Upkeep 1,500 Redbacks/Day
Hammer Cost 7,500
Hitpoints 100
Points 3000
Limit Per Town 1
Specials None

==Improvement Structure Quarry==
The Quarry is a unique structure that replaces mining by allowing miners to put their pickaxes into the Quarry mine for them. The Quarry consumes the pickaxes and in return has a small chance of generating Iron, Gold, Diamond, Emeralds and Tungsten Ore. The Quarry excretes cobblestone with a 1:1 ratio as a bi-product of the mining. Both the cobblestone and the precious minerals are stored in a single double chest. If the storage chest becomes full the structure will jam and stop working until the storage chest is cleared. It is important that the Quarry's storage chest is emptied often or it will not function.

===How does the Quarry work===
The Quarry is very simple to operate, simply select the pickaxes you wish to deposit it into the input chest. The Quarry will then start mining with it and sometimes, if you're lucky, precious minerals. 

===Mining Chance===
The following chances do not take into account the diminishing chance caused by a lower chance item being generated. The Quarry randomly picks a number between 1-10000. This number is then checked against the lowest chance item first.


Item NameChanceLevel Required
Dirt 100%
Cobblestone 50%
Other Stone 10%
Coal 2.5%
Iron Ingot 1% LVL 2-4 minerals
Redstone 0.75% LVL 3-4 minerals
Gold Ingot 0.2% LVL 2-4 minerals
Tungsten 0.09% LVL 3-4 minerals
Diamonds/Emeralds 0.04% LVL 3-4 minerals

== Quarry Upgrades ==
As of Civcraft 1.6, you can now purchase upgrades to the Quarry. These upgrades allow the Quarrys in your town to use higher levels of pickaxes: Stone, Iron, and Diamond.

Quarry LevelWoodStoneIronDiamondUpgrade CostTech Required
1 [X]       Free Automation
2 [X] [X]     10,000 coins Alloys
3 [X] [X] [X]   20,000 coins Efficiency
4 [X] [X] [X] [X] 50,000 coins Folded Steel

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  Aberon Reset Time set: April 3rd at 12 noon CDT
Posted by: ataranlen - 03-30-2015, 12:01 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (8)


I've set this time to allow the most players a chance to be online when the server does in fact reset. 
I'm in the process of getting everything ready for this launch on Friday, and I hope to have everything done before then. If something changes, I'll update this timer.

In progress map generation:
http://map.minetexas.com:8127/

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  Civcraft War Cannon Changes
Posted by: ataranlen - 03-28-2015, 03:38 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - No Replies

Since some players had issues with how war cannons functioned during the war time last week, I made some changes to how they will work this week.

The cooldown on Cannons has been increased to 60 seconds.
The Cannon takes 5 TNT to fire.
When a capitol or town hall gets damaged to 0 HP, a control point inside that structure will be set to 1 HP and then the structure will regain 50% of it's max HP. Once all the Control points are at or below 1 HP, the structure blocks can be destroyed with TNT/cannon fire.
And finally, I fixed the issue with cannon destruction of a capitol preventing players from spawning.

These changes will be implemented on Rivendell and Aberon before war time today.

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  Civcraft Atlantean Store and Bank Templates
Posted by: ataranlen - 03-25-2015, 11:08 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - No Replies

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Bank:
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Finally got these two built and exported.

Available now on Rivendell, coming soon on Aberon

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  ProjectZombie Joining MineTexas
Posted by: ataranlen - 03-22-2015, 11:28 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (2)

As I'm sure some of you have already heard, MineTexas will be hosting the ProjectZombie Minecraft Server.

This server will be a collaboration between the original PZ developers and myself. Due to life, the current lead developer is taking a break from hosting. He still wants to help out, though, as this has been his main project for the last four years.

You can check out what Jesse has to say on the handoff here:
http://projectzombie.net/home/m/9247716/article/2849035

Of course this means my already limited time will be split between Civ and PZ. As such, I will no longer be maintaining the Civcraft 1.5 branch for 1.7.10 and will only focus on Civcraft 1.6+ for Minecraft 1.8+. When Aberon finishes up this current round (soon) I'll be transitioning it to be a 1.8 server and hook it into the Nexus.

ProjectZombie is still a work in progress and need a lot of polish to be ready for the big relaunch. If you're interested in helping test, build, or develop, head here.

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  Changes to the Trommel on Rivendell - Civcraft 1.8
Posted by: ataranlen - 03-10-2015, 07:50 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (2)

You can now buy upgrades in your town to allow the use of Granite, Diorite, and Andesite in the Trommel.

Just something I'm working on tonight. Of course I still need to balance things out and there is much to do in the code still. This should give you an idea of how the Trommel is going to work soon, though.

Edit:

I just got this finished, tested, and implemented. The prices adjusted a bit.

Code:
   - id: 'upgrade_trommel_material_granite'
     name: 'Upgrade Trommel Level 2 (Granite)'
     action: 'set_trommel_level, 2'
     cost: 5000.0
     require_upgrade:
     require_tech: 'tech_masonry'
     require_structure: 's_trommel'
     category: 'trommel'

   - id: 'upgrade_trommel_material_diorite'
     name: 'Upgrade Trommel Level 3 (Diorite)'
     action: 'set_trommel_level, 3'
     cost: 10000.0
     require_upgrade: 'upgrade_trommel_material_granite'
     require_tech: 'tech_advanced_masonry'
     require_structure: 's_trommel'
     category: 'trommel'

   - id: 'upgrade_trommel_level_andesite'
     name: 'Upgrade Trommel Level 4 (Andesite)'
     action: 'set_trommel_level, 4'
     cost: 20000.0
     require_upgrade: 'upgrade_trommel_material_diorite'
     require_tech: 'tech_alloys'
     require_structure: 's_trommel'
     category: 'trommel'


Each of these upgrades allow you to put the respective stone types in the Trommel.
I won't be posting the adjusted rates, as they're pretty much the same as gravel.



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  Faction PVP and Towny PVE - General Store Upgrade in progress
Posted by: ataranlen - 03-08-2015, 12:05 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (1)

   

Sorry it has taken so long. I'm finally getting the General Store upgraded on Faction PVP.

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  Entire Network is down.
Posted by: ataranlen - 03-02-2015, 12:32 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (1)

I just got informed that our ISP is doing firmware upgrades this evening. The expected service restoration time is 7:15 AM CST.

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  Atlantean Camp Teaser
Posted by: ataranlen - 02-25-2015, 09:27 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (2)

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Not showing much yet, but here's a teaser of the Atlantean Camp Template.

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  New Server Box
Posted by: ataranlen - 02-23-2015, 01:39 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (11)

As some of you may already know, we're running on some pretty outdated hardware. I've placed an order that should help replace most of his hardware. I will be assembling a new server box later this week.

I'll be switching in some hardware from the old systems (such as the SSD's) to use as backup devices, but this system is intended to replace both of our current boxes.

For the Stats junkies, here's the full spec sheet:

  • 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 Haswell 2.4GHz 6 x 256KB L2
  • 1 x ASUS Z10PE-D16/4L SSI EEB Server Motherboard Dual
  • 1 x NORCO RPC-470 Black 4U Rackmount Server Case 3 Ext - OEM
  • 1 x Crucial 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM ECC DDR
  • 1 x Antec 80Plus Platinum PSU ATX 1000 Power Supply HCP-1000 PLATINUM
  • 2 x ADATA USA Premier Pro SP600 2.5-Inch 256 GB SATA III Synchronous NAND SSD ASP600S3-256GM-C
  • 2 x Noctua i4 CPU Cooler for Intel Xeon CPU_ LGA2011, 1356 and 1366 Platforms NH-U9DXi4

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  New Forum Theme
Posted by: ataranlen - 02-16-2015, 09:35 PM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (4)

We've got a new Responsive theme for the Forums to match the website. Let me know what you guys think!

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  New Civcraft Structure Preview
Posted by: ataranlen - 02-14-2015, 02:41 AM - Forum: News and Announcements - Replies (1)

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Let the guessing begin.... now!

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