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Guess Who's Back???
July 2017 - Network Update
Yo peeps, we've had big things in the works for a while now! We're sure you've all noticed the release of Legacy Prison, which is a relaunch of our OG Prison map from back in the day. With it's launch come many bug fixes in the prison gamemode itself. Firstly, any bugs once in the map are now fixed and the TPS (Ticks per second) generally remains at an average of 20, which is the highest it can be! We're keeping as many original features as possible, meaning the gamemode should be as original as possible, though we have made a few subtle changes - though you'll never find them. Aside from what we AREN'T changing, we'll be releasing something for the players that prestige: a new donor rank and 300+ new minimal security prestige cells. We won't be announcing the specific details of their release, but it may align with the prestige-ing of a certain player by the name of omgitsalia. That's right boys and girls, Ali-A himself has returned for the Prison hype - and to give out diamonds, of course! He'll be recording at times, so chances are, if you're a Prison donor, you'll be seeing a few mobs randomly disappear from time to time. If you do, please keep in mind it's for Youtube and not to disturb him - for example, use a different farm until he's finish; this makes for a better quality video! Trolls aren't fun, and it may be fun to mess with someone, but attempting to mess with their work is a really rude thing to do and may get you banned... forever.
Aside from that, we've had some upgrades! We've tallied-up the amount of players the network can actually hold, so you'll see our max player count spike soon! We've also increased the speed between our data server and the server, so things'll be loading faster now, bans/mutes will load faster, and things in general will run a lot better than they once did! That upgrade alone also affects this forum, so it should also load better now! We've also had a few replacements in the network recently. The machine hosting Survival, Hub 1, and Skyblock recently had a hard drive failure, which is odd for RAIDed SSDs, but not unheard of, so we've moved those to a new machine. You should be noticing a few quality improvements in both gamemodes and the hub now! Since the old status page couldn't give details of what exactly was going on with the network, we've scrapped the old one (as nice as it was) and gotten a modern one that can report exactly what's going on with each gamemode and report expected maintenance! It's still in its beta stages, but it'll be updated regularly!
While we've had network upgrades in the background, we've also done things you peeps may have noticed. We recently remade our Discord server, which we encourage all of you to use as an alternative to Teamspeak. It available free of charge on all devices and can be used from any computer's web browser! You can access it by going to this website: https://discord.aliacraft.net. We've also remade our network logos and banners! While we use a dedicated artist for most of our content, we'd love to see what you peeps have to offer! Please feel free to create banners and artwork for the network, then post them in the Community Artwork section of the forum! The only thing we must ask is that you don't claim ownership of other's content. If you didn't create it, don't say you did, that's rude and will get you banned!
We have many more network updates in the works and on the way, so keep a lookout for announcements from the OPs team on this forum! All other announcements not specifically made by us are unofficial and are most likely fake!
We hope you peeps enjoy the new features, improvements, and things to come!
Earlier today an issue occurred where the entire network was lagging. Originally, this was thought to be an issue with our host, however I discovered it wasn't and restarted the Bungee Server (handles all connections to AliaCraft) and this has mitigated the lag across the network.
There was also an issue with monster spawners on Factions converting from their designated spawner type to the default pig spawner. This has also been mitigated. Please make me aware if there are any more issues regarding spawners on the Factions server.
Lastly, people have been losing perks on KitPvP. This has only affected a small minority of people, but its still an issue. If you have lost a perk on KitPvP, please inform staff, and we will try to fix it within 24 hours.
We've released a new feature on Survival that should hopefully add a new diverse aspect to the economy. In this post i'm going to run through exactly how fishing has changed and how you can get involved and make some money as well.
Fishing, the game mechanic itself, has stayed exactly the same; but the fish that you catch are completely different. Firstly, you will need to grab your self a fishing rod and make your way to an area with some deep water (you can use the new /warp fishing area). Then put your fishing rod into the water, when you catch a fish you will notice a message coming up in chat similar to this one:
The two main things you need to notice about this message is the length (12cm) and the type of fish (Anchovy). With this fish you can sell them in /fish shop or just collect them, it's your choice. The price that your fish will sell for depends on the length (the longer the length the higher the price) and the tier of the fish. There a four different tiers shown below:
Common - Shrimp, Anchovy, Croaker, Crab, Mackerel, Herring.
Rare - Jellyfish, Squid, Flatfish, Sea Bream, Sea Bass.
Epic - Clownfish, Pufferfish, Sea Turtle, Salmon, Black Drum, Tuna.
Legendary - Blue Shark, Pygmy Whale (When eaten will give you a key).
So yeah, that's it for the main fishing part. Expect more types of fish in the future with even more perks and rewards.
Now the second part is about the 'Fishing Competition', this is a competition that will start every 3 hours and lasts for 6 minutes. You can track the leader board using /fish top. When you see this message in chat you know the event has started:
At the end of the 6 minutes the top 5 people with the longest collected fish will get a reward:
1st Place - 100k, Legendary Key
2nd Place - 50k, Rare Key
3rd Place - 25k
4th Place - 15k
5th Place - 10k
So enjoy this guys, and hopefully lets see this rolling out to other servers soon!