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WARPS!

Hey!  So I finally got around to setting up some warps, and a few other things!

So we have two warps set up.  endfarm will take you to the Enderman XP Farm, and Smelter will take you to the Smeltery!

To use either, just type "/warp "

HOWEVER!

Each warp costs you one diamond.  You must have the Diamond (in regular or block form) either in your inventory, your ender chest, or your vault (more on this in a moment).

If you only have diamond blocks in any of these locations, it will automatically convert a block into diamonds, then remove one for the warp cost.

I should note that using /home and /spawn are still free :P

SETTING UP YOUR VAULT:

Setting up a vault is easy.  What you need is one sign and a chest.  It can be either a single or double chest.

Place your chest, then put a sign either on the chest or above it.  On the first line, type "[vault]", as shown below:


Then click done.  If it worked, you should get a notice in chat that your vault was created, and your username should appear on the third line, as such:


DANGER AHEAD!

A note of caution, however.  We do not have a way to lock down a chest on this server, so anything in your vault can be gotten to. Might be best to hide your vault chest.  While stealing like that is considered griefing and would be dealt with appropriately, I still feel it best to avoid headache and just secure your vault to start with. 

Of course, contents of your ender chest are far more secure and still count towards your vault.  But they must be directly in your ender chest - contents in a shulker box within your ender chest do not count.

 


09 Feb 2019, 15:48 0 | 1
So - this week.  It's been a busy one!

Spawn Town Changes
We see some new construction - including a fish farm for all your nametag needs,  a new house coming together, and a hot air balloon!  The fish farm is for community use, so feel free to use it at any time.  It is a good source of enchanted books, nametags, and random fish. 

Also - on the nether side, I've setup a rudimentary nether hub.  It's really just a netherack cube with tunnels leading off, but it has stops that go to my survival base, the smeltery array, the nether proper, and the EnderMini Farm.  In speaking of end farms.....


The Ender Farm
Another project this week is a brand new end farm.  Need XP in a hurry? This will satisfy all your needs.  This is a design by gnembon and you can view the video that explains how it works here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckhe8ws-a4w



My Survival Base!
So I've also decided to jump into the fray and start building my survival base.  This beauty's exterior is about 1/2 complete - and inside I've only completed the storage room.  Any guesses to what it will be? ;)



Server changes
As far as the server itself, it continues to operate just fine. I've added a add-on to our live-map that will show your current home.  I also intend to add some warps - but I imagine warping there should enforce some sort of toll, and I'm still figuring out the details of that ;).

Otherwise, I'll see you next week or online!

~The Dark Psycho


04 Feb 2019, 18:21 0 | 2
Have you ever tried to connect to a website, and went "Is it down or is it just me?"  I have.

I try to provide as professional a service here as I can manage.  As such, I do have a monitor that will tell me when there is a problem.  I've turned that into a dashboard you can access by clicking "Server Status" above.

This is actually hosted by some one else, so even if the whole server (including website) is down, you can to go https://status.phenakism.com and see the status of both the website and the Minecraft Server!

Hope this helps you guys!

~Dark Psycho


21 Jan 2019, 16:47 0 | 1
Well, start of another week, but no server side changes to report.

However, I have created a new Super-Smelter Furnace Array somewhere on the server for you to use. 

Fruance Array

This bad boy has 46 furnaces, all setup to distribute the smelting load evenly.  I tested it after I finished it last night, and managed to do about a chests worth of glass in only a few minutes.

However, my goal is to give you a place to explore and find more than the default Minecraft world.  As such, I won't tell you where this is.  It's not *too* far away from spawn...I'll tell you that much.  The area it is in does have a nether portal, but no corresponding nether side portal for it.  Once that side is set up, it shouldn't be too far from Spawn, and in fact may be able to be integrated into a proper nether hub.

I still have some decorating work to do in the area it's in as well as the room itself, but the system is functional, so if you want to use it feel free too :P

Thanks,
TheDarkPsycho


07 Jan 2019, 14:26 0 | 3
Hey All! 

I hope you had an awesome Christmas, and are ready to get back to it in the New Year!

Not much has happened on the server as far as the Server Config the past week.  Just a policy change.

My goal is to encourage people to go out and explore the land, build bases, make farms, etc.  To this end I am continuing to build various buildings and places randomly around the server.  In these builds you'll find a number of my heads, name "god of insanity".  What are they? A bit of vanity? Yes.  Useful? Maybe.

Here's the deal.  I've setup a shop in the spawn town area, right next to spawn.  You can't miss it, it's just a larger version of my head.  Go in there, and once per week, you can submit a god-of-insanity head and a request for a miracle.  If I deem it awesome, I'll grant your request at my earliest convenience.

To make things easier, please include where you'd like your miracle delivered, and sign the book before submitting it. 

Happy hunting and building,
The Dark Psycho


31 Dec 2018, 17:01 0 | 3

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