Hi guys, since today (23rd of July 2019) marks the two year anniversary of the server I thought I would do a little appreciation post! Marking a few milestones we have recently hit and thanking the community for playing on GBCraft! We can consider this a sort of "State of the Server". I'll probably be doing these more regularly from now on to keep you guys up to date.
Some Cool Numbers
> We recently hit 100 Discord members!
> This month so far we have had over 200 unique player joins!
> More that 800 total collective votes for the Server this month
> Over 500 playtime hours recorded just this month!!
On top of those important numbers I'd like to thank everyone for supporting the server and helping make our community as friendly as it is. Whenever new players log on or even returning ones there's always a chorus of welcomes which I really appreciate. It feels great to know we've got a lot of super cool people playing on our server! Remember if you have any friends who play Minecraft be sure to invite them to check us out!
Obviously as this is an important date I'd like to announce some upcoming features (more details will follow in the coming days )
Upcoming New Features (coming soon)
> New player market with plots for players to rent and build shops on!
> PvP Toggle will make a return!
> Player warp system (players can set warps to their shops, etc.)
> Exciting new Wilderness spawn Design!
> More optimisation tweaks, increased performance, reduced lag.
Further down the Line.... (implementation will occur a little later down the road)
> Waypoints system
> Mcmmo (back again )
> Spleef fun minigame!
Finally, I'd like to welcome all the recent newcomers to the server! We have seen...
So I'll jump right into this update. We've just launched two new Player Ranks with fun features, permissions and commands. One is an addition to the player rank lineup and the other is a new High Tier Donor Rank! Lets take a look at the new player rank first:
So from that image you can see required stats and the new permissions. Do "/help veteran" in game to learn more and "/rankup" to level up once you meet the criteria. Veteran comes with a new kit, "/kit veteran" which includes diamond enchanted gear and more! I think the purple tag looks really cool and "Veteran" is a fitting title for players that stick around for >50 hours of playtime! A great way to reward our most loyal players!
Now next up is our new Donor Rank.
God marks our most high tier Donor Rank ever only for those that want to go above and beyond supporting our server and funding its continued uptime! It has all new fun rewards and perhaps our coolest Tag and Title ever! If you're considering buying this premium rank or any others visit our Store at gbcraft.buycraft.net . Do "/help god" in game to learn more about the ranks features and commands!
Wrapping up this update with a couple of bug fixes.
> We've patched an issue that didn't allow for you to create more than 5 chestshops. That has now increased to an infinite amount!
> PvP toggling issues are currently being fixed
> Server performance has increased dramatically
> A memory leak issue that was causing frequent crashes and reboots has been patched
Remember if you spot a bug to report it to me on Discord or here on the Forums...
I'm Happy to announce this months build contest! The theme for this month is Steampunk! Think medieval/ fantasy with a mechanical redstone twist! Look up on google for more inspiration. A poll decided the theme of this months build contest. If you want a say in contest themes in the future join the conversation on discord here.
How to Enter
To enter the Build Contest join our Discord at the link given above and submit high resolution images of your build to the "Build Contest" Chat channel. Near the end of the month all the builds/ entries will be counted up. Official closing date is 27th July.
Deciding the Winner
The winner will be decided by a democratic poll in the Discord Channel. Please Note you can't Vote for your own Build (obviously lol) So join the discord now in order to compete!
It wouldn't be a contest without a prize. The winner of the Build Contest will receive a $20 Store Coupon! So get building, can't wait to see all your submissions. Comment below if you're going to Enter! Any question ping me a dm on discord or the forums.