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New Spawn Eggs

The winners of the last spawn egg poll are slimes (30 VoidCoins) and zombified piglins (50 VoidCoins). You can buy them now from Winter in the Phantom Arena.

Pardon me while I go find a spider spawner to change to something else….

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Solidified Support Policies

We’re moving towards Open Beta. That means we’re cleaning up bugs and looking busy. One overdue change is that we have codified our policies for supporting our players and written up a web page where you can all admire our coherence and commitment.

Before I post the link here, I wanted to emphasize that we know that even though Minecraft is just a game, people can feel real-life stress over, say, dying and losing their stuff. During Alpha and Closed Beta we’ve been generous helping people get stuff back. We recognize that many of you are returning to Minecraft after a long hiatus and aren’t familiar with all of the tools. Also, we know most of you from somewhere other than VoidTree. If a friend asks us for help, we want to do what we can.

Writing down policies that we promise to stick to will ensure that we are fair to everyone, including ourselves and new players who won’t get the “friend treatment.”

The new Support Policies page is live here. If you want a refresher, it’s in the menu for easy reference, right under the Rules page. We encourage you to discuss these policies with us in Discord. See you there.

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Move Complete

We have finished moving for the third and (hopefully) last time. No more “out of memory” crashes. As a result, the cost of running VoidTree has more than doubled.

In expectation of this step up in life, we’ve configured the one-time payment platform Ko-fi for everyone who would like to contribute to VoidTree without having to manage a subscription.

As with our Patreon, supporters through Ko-fi get in-game prize kits that include VoidCoins, spawn eggs, and other prizes useful and silly.

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Pick Fixes

I would like to thank Blucas/Bluedummy who told us that the TAB can break bedrock. We just patched that out. But I have some good news.

Breaking bedrock is a powerful magic. Therefore we added to our plans a pick that will break bedrock but have limited uses. I’ve played on other public Minecraft servers with similar items, so I’m confident that it will be useful but not overpowered.

We don’t have a timeframe for this pick yet, but I’m hoping the coding effort involved is small enough for Solly to do in an evening.

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New Spawn Eggs

A few weeks ago we added three spawn eggs to the items for sale from Winter, the phantom arena vendor. We have a list of creature spawn eggs that we are considering putting up for sale. You get to choose which eggs.

What type of spawn eggs would you like to see in Winter’s inventory? Use this link to vote. Choose as many as you like and then click ‘Vote.’ The top two will be added to the phantom vendor inventory for players to buy with VoidCoins.

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Shop minigame enhancements

I think that virtual economy is the best Minecraft minigame ever. If you agree with me, you’ll really like the plugin we just installed.

If you have a chest shop, you’ve probably noticed that you get an alert whenever someone buys from it. You didn’t when you weren’t logged in, though. That’s just changed.

We’ve installed a plugin called Chest Shop Notifier that provides notifications of transactions when you log in, allows you to clear the transactions or keeps them around to check out later. If you sold something since your last login, you’ll get a message when you stop by. It will tell you that you can use the /csn history command to review your transactions. Typing /csn by itself will show you all the bells and whistles.

This plugin also does a bunch of stuff on the back end that will be useful to us later when we want to use information about goods that are bought and sold, so this is very exciting. If you’re into that sort of thing, anyway.

Edit: You can only see transactions since we installed the plugin today.

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New this week

We increased the town upkeep from $100/day to $200/day, and we have a new custom item to announce.

In honor of our good friend McAlmond, we announce:

Almond cake

  • 5 coins.
  • Single use,
  • Makes mobs peaceful to you and you peaceful to them.
  • Satisfies the same amount of hunger as eating an entire cake.
  • The effects end if you die.
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Voting Fixes, Buying More Town Chunks

In our ongoing mission to keep you informed whether you are paying attention or not, we’re updating you on the changes that came out of today’s team meeting.

We’ve pushed a fix related to time zones that should keep you from losing your voting streak. There’s always another bug, of course. But this should help.

To keep voting streaks fun rather than stressful, we extended the window to re-vote from 32 hours to 36.

Also, you can now buy more chunks for your town. The command is:

/t buy bonus <number of chunks>

The cost is $1000 for the first chunk increasing 30% per chunk to a maximum of $10000. Subject to change, of course.

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Own an Ender Blade? Read This.

Following some exciting unintended consequences, we removed the teleport ability from the Ender Blade while you are in the End until we can convince it not to throw you into the Void.

Temperamental, that Ender Blade.

Please remember that our custom items are in beta. Be patient while we clean up any problems.

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Chest Shop Count Available

Did you know that reading configuration files can be fun and profitable? Look what I found out how to do.

We added the count of an item remaining in a chest shop to the sign. C is the total item count. Q refers to the quantity that you are purchasing for the price on the third line.

The sign does not update to add C until the shop owner opens the chest.

Chest Shop sign with quantity included.