We here at ByteCraft are pleased to announce our merger with KiteCraft! To all of our players, old and new, welcome and make yourselves at home. As we go through this, please feel free to talk to myself, Yjeez, Neofreak, Veritas, DalaChri, or Twililink if you have any questions or concerns.
Just to make this clear, here’s what’s up: all connections (to mc.kitecraft.net and kitecraft.net will now redirect to our server. Thanks so much for all the support, and I’ll see you online!
So recently, when I saw the post on the comments page, I figured I should address what’s going to happen with the server update and our items. Based on what I’ve seen and heard from everybody, I’m thinking that I’ll put up both the old and new–meaning pre-1.0 and newly generated-worlds for a week. During this time, please put anything you want to keep from the 1.7 world in your inventory.
At the end of the week, make sure that all your stuff in the new world is not in your inventory—once we update, I’ll delete all the inventory files from the 1.0 folder and replace them with the old, 1.7 inventories. Note that during this time, you won’t be able to take items back and forth between the worlds. Anyway, let me know in the comments if you have any questions, and I’ll see ya later!
Since we’re on a temporary map right now (and Abbadonsin already killed the Enderdragon), I figured I’d go ahead and wipe The End and take everyone there later tonight around 10:30 or 11:00 PM CST. If you’re interested, let me know in the comments, or I’ll wait another day or so. Also, if you’re one of the few who uses the site (hey, twili), it would be nice if you’d encourage others to as well—it really helps when trying to spread news around. Thanks, and I’ll see you online!
EDIT: Sorry, my WiFi went crazy last night, so no End.
That means time for Minecraft 1.0, and a refresh for the server. Later today, as soon as the new version is available (probably around 3:00 PM PST), I’ll go ahead and put up the new version of the server. Note that this will mean a reset for the world, but I will post the old world here in case you’d like to go ahead and download it.
With this update, you should know that we’re going to lose all commands, including /home, /spawn, etc, until Bukkit updates for the new Minecraft release. During this time, I will have a temporary map up since we’ll probably be griefed a lot while we wait for Bukkit.
Anyway, I should be on a bunch tomorrow to moderate, but probably go ahead and give a couple of people op (don’t ask me about it) so that the server doesn’t fall to pieces overnight. That’s about all that I can think of now, so go ahead and comment if you have questions!
Sorry I’ve been so quiet dead silent recently—I’ve had a lot going on with work and classes in the past couple of weeks. Anyway, to distract myself from working (and posting on here), I’ve been tweaking the server and the site! You’ll probably notice that Trusted can now use /quiz and /rights again, and we’ve got a new sleep notification system so we can keep track of who’s not getting in bed (me). Also, I’ve just added OtherBlocks, a nifty plugin that adds the ability to change the ways blocks drop. Here’s the list of new features you’ll see from this:
Stairs drop stairs (with the correct tools).
Ice has a chance to drop with a golden pick.
Grass has a chance to drop with a golden hoe.
Boats drop boats, and bookshelves drop bookshelves.
Glass drops glass.
Glowstone may drop glowstone with a golden pick.
Finally, leaf blocks now have a chance of dropping leaves, apples, or golden apples.
On the web side of things, there’s a useful little widget on the right side of the site now that shows the server status and player count—useful if you don’t want to start Minecraft to check. The donate page has also been updated to reflect the new perks and levels. Finally, the comments page has been revised to now include a more user-friendly, flexible suggestion system—head on over and tell me what you want!
I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what we’re going to to do with the new world and updates so here’s the plan:
For now, we’re on a temporary map (as in I’m going to wipe it) that will last until Bukkit and it’s plugins are updated. Then, we’ll generate a new world, with protections, etc. in place, and it will be the main world. However, the old world will be present for those who already played on it–not for new players. So basically, if you get griefed or die on this world, don’t worry about it.
Also, for the time being, all commands, including /home and /spawn are gone due to the update; they’ll be back once Bukkit updates. Anyways, if you have any questions, just comment on this!
UPDATE: The Bukkit team is taking a while on the update due to the huge changes in Minecraft with this update, but it looks like a stable build will be out tomorrow (9/21), so I’ll be updating the server either late tomorrow or sometime Thursday.
So I’ve been having a bit of an issue with donations since I first started dealing with servers, and it’s pretty silly, so I thought I’d let everyone know. If and when you donate to the server, please make sure to email me with the name and email you used to donate, along with your in-game name; otherwise, I have no idea who to credit the donation to, and that’s no fun for anyone. Anyway, that’s about it–oh, but I couldn’t think of a good screen for this, so here’s a shot of some endermen from the 1.8 preview! See you online!
I know I said several times to several people that I would make a post about what’s going to happen with the new update in a few days, but I lost my internet access (xP), so I kinda couldn’t. Anyway, I’ve finally found the time and the wifi to do it, so here goes.
With the 1.8 update, as with any update, we’ll have a temporary world until we can update Bukkit and restore griefer protection. So basically, we’ll just go crazy on the temp world–build stuff, destroy stuff, but most importantly, explore! With all the new awesomeness in 1.8, don’t forget to go find it all!
As for the state of the world(s) when Bukkit is back up, the staff and I haven’t really decided yet. Honestly, I’m all for just starting a new world and getting rid of the old, but it all depends on you, so give me comments! Or, alternatively, just /mail me, Veritas, eleljrk, or Sincorax in-game. But seriously, just comment. 😛
Anyway, that should do it until the update. See you all online!
Just wanted to let everyone know that we now have the live map set up, so check out all the building that’s been done! We also have a new Teamspeak server set up to allow in-game voice chat, and it really is an awesome way to talk with friends on the server, so feel free to join us online.
You can download Teamspeak here. Our server is not on the public list, so you’ll have to go in-game and run the /teamspeak command to find the server address and password. Oh, and for those of you who have been wanting a comments section, check this out. Registration is now (finally) working right, so go for it comment away! See you online!
EDIT: Since no-one was using it, and it’s a bit of a drain on the server, the map has been disabled.
Hey everyone, welcome to the server! I know that this probably isn’t the way you were hoping to discover your next server, but we’re always happy to have more people at ByteCraft, and I think you’ll find that our server is a fun, stable, community-driven place. Anyway, if you’re looking for rights, talk to myself, Emost, Josh, Veri, or one of the VIPs if any of them are on, and one of us will be glad to help you! If you’re reading this, go ahead and check out our rules page, and the player commands, though most are the same as KiteCraft’s. Anyway, we’re looking forward to seeing you all online. Peace.
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