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One Dot Nine – IT’S HERE!!!

What’s New

Altarboy

The good ol’ blue Altarboy rank is back. Once again you’ll see players progress from white Guest, blue Altarboy, and then yellow Priest. Remember to make the new folks feel at home 🙂

World Border

The world border will start at the 5k’s, and will grow by 1000 blocks to match the top number of concurrent players on the server. So if 10 players are on together today, the border will grow to 10k in each direction, but not shrink ever. This means if you want a world border to make it to 50k, you’ll need to encourage 50 people to get on the server together! Of course, the max border possible is still 60k in each direction.

Tiered Towns

Towns can achieve different tiers with different perks. You are encouraged to build your own settlements and actually make them look decent. Paths, fountains, common areas, and purpose-built buildings are encouraged. These requirements and perks are still under development, but should give you a few goals. Remember when you choose your location for a town, to give your self room for growth without bumping into any neighbors!

Tier 1:

  • Requirements:
    • Must have a “rule board”, this is entirely up to the town owner, can’t conflict with server rules
    • Town must have a “theme” (ie Western, Medieval, Beach), again this is entirely up the owner/mayor
    • Have at least 1 “public” building (i.e. Town Hall)
    • Have at least 2 primary residents (not including mayor)
    • Each player can only have 1 “primary residence” when it comes to counting towards town qualification
    • Must have a residence within the town that follows the rules/theme of said town
  • Perks:
    • Worldguard message when entering/exiting the town
    • A sign in the “Town Directory” at spawn (if you want it)
    • Worldguarded region that doesn’t count against your claim blocks
    • A potion effect within the town limits, such as jump boost, speed, etc.

Tier 2:

  • Requirements:
    • Have at least 3 public buildings, (Town Hall, Blacksmith, Bakery, etc) and 1 statue/fountain of some sort (not a thing like a public “mine” or “farm”, needs to be an actual structure”)
    • Have at Least 5 primary residents not including mayor
  • Perks:
    • Gets a warp at spawn that only members can use (or a /warp that only members can use)
    • Better potion/beacon effect within the region
    • Bigger WorldGuard Region

Tier 3:

  • Requirements:
    • A warp pad where people can go to/from spawn from within the town
    • Have at least 5 buildings and at least 1 “shop” that is run by a player inside the town ( i.e. emeralds for bread or the like)
    • Have at least 9 primary residents not including mayor
  • Perks:
    • Warp pad to and from spawn that anyone can use
    • 2 Potion effects within the region at the same “level” as Tier 2
    • BIGGER WorldGuard Region

New Donor Perk To Be Announced!

[FTB] Time For A Party!

A TNT Party!

Upon the scheduled reboot, at 2AM US Eastern time, April 1st, GriefPrevention will be disabled. TNT and redstone is free, courtesy of /kit BOOM

If you manage to build your own nuke, go for it. They are now un-nerfed! And *when* you manage to crash the server, just wait a minute or two for it to come back. Remember to get some screenshots and post them to the forums 😀

We’ll switch over to a brand new map Friday or Saturday… once you’ve had as much fun as you can take.

Oh and you can torrent the current map with this.

How To: Po8

Po8 is MCNSA’s home-grown economy plugin! Many of you may remember it fondly from a while back. While the concept is the same, the way it works is quite different.

1. Get Registered.

a. In game type `/po8 register` This is also what you will do if you forget your password and need to reset it.

You will receive a link just like this:

Po8 Register Link

Po8 Register Link

b. Click that link, Set your password.

Change your password

Change your password

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2. Get some Po8 credit!

a. Place a chest, or use an existing empty one.

b. Stick some diamonds in there.

Some diamonds in a chest

Some diamonds in a chest

c. Use the command `/po8 deposit` (or `/po8 d` for short)

d. Left click the chest – You’ll get a “Deposit successful!” message.

Deposit chest

Deposit chest

e. Hop back to the web interface, and click “View your Po8 inventory!”

Po8 Home

Po8 Inventory

f. Click the diamonds in your inventory, and the item info screen will show you the buy price and sell price per diamond. I’m going to sell my 16 diamonds to the shop, and the shop will pay me 11,942.44 Po8 for them.

Po8 Item Info

Now I have some credit!

Po8 Sold

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3. Auction some stuff!

a. Send some stuff to the P08 shop by putting it in a chest, and using the command `/po8 deposit`

I can even send my slightly damaged enchanted diamond sword! Don’t fear, if you’ve sent something you didn’t mean to you can get it back by using the command `/po8 withdraw` and click that chest again.

Po8 Send Items

Po8 Sent Items

Po8 Inventory Sword

b. From the inventory screen, click Auctions -> Create Auction

Po8 Auction

c. I’m going to auction my sword, and a stack of stone, because who wouldn’t want them both? I’ve chosen a starting price of 5000 – that’s the minimum it will sell for, and put in an optional buyout price. If someone hits that buyout price, they immediately win the auction. I’ve also chosen a duration of one hour. You can have it last up to 7 days. Your auction is summarized at the bottom.

Po8 Auction Items

d. If all is the way you want it, click Create Auction. You can see how it’s going by clicking Auctions -> My Auctions

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4. Bid on an auction!

a. Go to Auctions -> Search Auctions

b. I’ve left the keywords blank, and clicked submit. This shows me all the auctions available.

Po8 all auctions

c. Looks like Megleris is selling some cobblestone super cheap! And I just so happen to need some. so I’ll bid. Click the auction you want.

d. He’s set the buyout price at 32 Po8, and I want to be sure I get it, so I’m going to bid 32.

Po8 auction bid

All the cobble belong to me!

Po8 auction win

6. Get your stuff into the game!

a. This part is easy. Get a chest with enough empty space in it to fit your Po8 inventory. If there isn’t enough room in a single chest that’s fine too! You can withdraw multiple times into different chests until your Po8 inventory is empty.

b. Use the command `/po8 withdraw` and left click that chest!

Po8 withdraw

b. I’ve now got the items I didn’t auction, plus the cobblestone that I won from Megleris!

Po8 withdrawn

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Other Features:

You can send Po8 to other players just by knowing their in game name, from your inventory screen.

Po8 will send you messages if something happens on the site relating to your account. You can check it by using the command `/po8 messages view|clear`

You can check your balance in game any time with the command `/po8 balance`

Now Playing: FTB Direwolf20 1.7 v1.0.1!!

The world has been generated 10,000 blocks in each direction. We’re running the default pack, so no need to add, or enable extra mods. Though you might want to grab fast craft from over here. It’s meant to improve performance, and expected to be included in future packs. It is not right now because it is still experimental.

Overworld Map

Overworld Map (click to enlarge)

The exported full-size image of the map is 495MB! I’ll make that one available soon if there’s some demand for it.

Remember this pack is still early BETA. There will be bugs! Some of them crash the server, some crash your client. We’ll be banning the items that do this for now, and making them available again once they’re fixed. Known items are displayed by using the command /help banneditems.

How To: ProtectionCore

ProtectionCore is the GriefPrevention of Rainbow (the server mod we’re using). So, it’s the plugin you’ll need to use to protect your base.

Just like in GP, we’ve configured ProtectionCore to use a bone as its tool.

Step 1: Acquire a bone.

Got a bone

Got a bone

Step 2: Select a cube-shaped area. It has to be 3 dimensional, and a minimum of 5x5x5. I’ve used yellow wool to indicate the corners.

The whole area

The whole area

Step 3: LEFT CLICK to select position 1

Position 1

Position 1

Step 4: RIGHT CLICK to select position 2

Position 2

Position 2

Step 5: Use the command “/rg define <Region_Name>”

Define the region

Define the region

Note: We REQUIRE you to use your player name in the region name. This helps us make sense of things. You can do something like Evil_K9-Base, or Evil_K9_1, or similar. Regions WITHOUT a player name will be deleted, and you will be left without protection. Also, region names are case sensitive. “Evil_K9” is not the same as “evil_k9”.

You’ll see this if it worked correctly.

pc_rgdefined

 

Adding a team mate.

Step 1: It’s pretty simple. /rg player <YourRegionName> member <ThePlayerYouWantToAdd>

Again, the region name is case sensitive. It won’t work if you don’t use the same capital letters.

pc_playeradd

You’ll get a message like this when it works.

Did it right!

Did it right!

Do the exact same command to remove that player from your region.

Tips:

  • Set your border at least 1 block larger than whatever you want to protect.
  • Animals are not protected, build accordingly.

The Permanent Map has Come!

Bout friggen time, eh?

We really hope you appreciate all the work that has gone in to this thing! Thanks to makedpotato, BeefyJerk, BBonif, and Geo54321!

Welcome to the City of Belacus!

Welcome to the City of Belacus!

You’ll start inside this temple, and type /spawn to get back to it.

Find your way around back to the market area to get your ONE TIME kits.

Market Area

Market Area

There is a kit for mining, traveling, and farming. You can only get each kit once, so make sure you get it only when you really want it. Our intention is that you grab the Travelers kit, then go find a nice place to set up home. You can /sethome there, and then /spawn to get back and collect your Mining kit or Farming kit, however you like to start first. We’d sure be sad if you got all 3 kits at once, and then got killed on your journey and lost them all! 🙁

The Mining kit includes a stone pick axe, a stone shovel, and torches.

The Farming kit includes a stone hoe, some seeds, potatoes, and carrots.

The Travelers kit includes a stone sword, food, night vision potion, and speed potion.

 

Next, find your way to one of the docks around the city.

City Dock

City Dock

Boats are available from the Boat Dispensary. There is one on each of the large dock areas.

Boat Dispensary

Boat Dispensary

Then set sail and good luck!

These large ships will eventually transport you to foreign lands, but they’re still waiting on supplies!

Ship to the Medieval city

Ship to the Medieval city

Birds Eye View

Birds Eye View

Birds Eye View 2

Birds Eye View 2

Birds Eye View 3

Birds Eye View 3

New Moderator!

Please welcome Geo54321 to our staff as a moderator! Geo has displayed all of the traits we look for in a moderator: helpful, friendly, loyal, courteous, and very involved with our community!

View all of our current staff on the About/Staff page!