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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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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.
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Changes to /shop, Phantom vendor, vote rewards.

Bottles (Other) and Cod (Food) have been added to /shop. Some spawn eggs added to Phantom vendor. Legendary items now available as rare vote rewards.

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Bottles were there originally but removed because of the insomnia potion mechanic, which essentially provided free bottles. Solly changed it so that insomnia potion bottles went poof when you drank, so they’re back.

In case you were wondering, the /shop comes with a huge config file that prices out pretty much everything in the game. Unless there is a reason to do otherwise, we use the recommended prices for items under the assumption that the plugin writers have put more thought and experience into it than we could manage ourselves.

Phantom Vendor

Zombie, fox and spider spawn eggs are available from the Phantom vendor for VoidCoins. If this mechanic works out the way we expect, more may be added in the future.

Rare Vote Rewards

There is now a chance that you will get a single legendary item as a rare voting rewards. If you end up with multiples of one item, you can reforge it at the Legendary Blacksmith.

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Towny Configuration Changes

Upkeep is up and tax-exemptions are gone.

Town upkeep is now $100/calendar day. We expect that because you can get up to $2000 from voting, this amount won’t be a burden. We’ll be raising upkeep a couple of times until we feel comfortable with the balance.

Mayors, assistants and co-mayors are no longer tax exempt. This will help you keep your books balanced. Besides, you can always embezzle from your own town.