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[Owner] Pugabyte posted Feb 18, 18  -  ChangelogCustomDevelopmentInfoNew

Hi everyone! It's been a long time since I posted one of these, so its a pretty big one. Make sure to join our Discord for much more current news and immediate support.

Server-wide

- Server updated to 1.12!
- /allrecipes - Turns off the "New Recipes" notification in top right corner
- /list and /who is now clickable and hoverable with QuickAction menu
- The world was expanded by 2,500 in every direction (for a total of 17,500)
- /concrete - Exchange your Concrete Powder for Hardened Concrete without having to use water
- Server updated to 1.12.1!
- Added a stopwatch
- Added measurement commands: /measure <1|2>
- /status [on|off] - Toggle an informational scoreboard on the righthand side of your screen
- You can now post dynmap links in chat (Thanks VanDerProtofsky)
- /chairs sit or /sit - Sit in a chair regardless of whether it has signs on the end (Thanks TheEpicScrub)
- Server updated to 1.12.2!
- /mutemenu - You can now silence different parts of chat using this simple menu
- /push [on|off] - Toggle collision with mobs
- /fixghostblocks - Use this when you have invisible blocks
- /alerts now pays attention to Discord Bridge messages

Survival

- /ps silktouch <on|off> - Toggle mining Protection Stone ores with Silk Touch. When enabled, it will give you a piece of wool that will act as a placeholder; when you place this wool, it will turn back into the ore without creating a Protection Stone field. Useful for decorating with ores.
- Four new warps, three by ThunderShock and one by Locklan/smithyau, plus one remade by Zizitt
- KillerMoney now supports all mobs
- DailyRewards rewards extended by 30 days; you now earn rewards for up to 60 days of consecutive playtime!
- After a vote of 26-0, we reset the end because it had become too raided to allow players to experience raiding their first End City.
- /mcmmoreset - Reset your maxed out mcMMO skills for special rewards found nowhere else on the server!
- /shops visits will show you how many times your shop has been visited in the past month
- DailyRewards now requires you to play for 15 minutes per day before allowing you to claim the reward. It will also detect and prevent players from using MineChat to increase their streak.
- Homes Menu update: A much cleaner, faster, less buggy menu with some super cool features such as changing the item a home displays as to make it easier to find it. 
- VPS update - New items, new prices, cleaner and faster menu
- The Shub, a hub for all things economy, with warps to all the public markets, tutorials and more
- The dog AI was fixed, making dogs useful again!

Minigames

- Always forgetting when Minigame Night is? Have KodaBear remind you on Discord! Use /discord mgnr ingame to set up reminders.
- Added clickable in-game messages to Minigames to allow you to switch to your team's voice channel during minigames.
- Added in-game team chat channels.
- New MinigameNews role on Discord to follow Minigame announcements. Use !subscrube minigames in any discord channel
- A new lobby minigame: Connect4! WakkaFlocka239 has helped us bring this classic game into Minecraft.

Creative

- WorldEdit sand sphere brush fixed. Use //br sphere sand -f

Skyblock

- Skyblock! See the original post for more information
- Skyblock opened to Members

Adventure Maps

- Re-enabled our adventure map, Stranded, after it being disabled for some time due to a server-crashing bug.

Discord

- Discord Bridge! Much like IRC, Discord now has a "bridge" to in-game chat. Complete with role colors, announcements, and more, you'll never miss a thing!
- Our tweets now send to #general on Discord
- You can now @mention players from in-game with their in-game name if they have their Discord and Minecraft accounts linked with /discord link
- Discord bridge now displays links to attachments in-game

Store

- Huge overhaul & moved off of enjin: https://bear-nation.buycraft.net/
- Disguise and pet packs re-arranged a little and lowered price
- Pet plugin changed but features remain the same
New perks:
- /itemname - Change the name of the item you are holding to whatever you type, with color and formatting support.
- NPCs - Fake players/mobs with many different cool tricks up their sleeves
- Firework Bow - A chance to launch a firework along your bow's arc.
- AutoSort and Prefix are now available for purchase for one month at a time
- Leroy Signal - A rainbow beacon! (Leroy summoning not guaranteed)

Events

- Ore Hunt (Congrats Maxtendo)
- 2 year anniversary! To celebrate, we created a history walkthrough (/warp 2y) and a screenshot album.
- Happy Birthday to WaffleJr, Pugabyte, JustSteveThings, Sukhy, Warrior_Tark, _leroy, and GoddessOfNyx
- Ore Hunt 2 (Congrats Warrior_Tark)
- Vote Reward 1: VPS Sale!
- Pugmas village #3
- Scavenger Hunt 2: Attack of the Statues (Congrats WakkaFlocka239)

Staff Changes

Promotions
- JustSteveThings to Minigame Moderator - 6/10/17
- TheEpicScrub to Operator - 6/29/17
- Locklan/smithyau to Moderator - 7/17/17
- GoddessOfNyx to Moderator - 9/8/17
- Linkinhood to Moderator - 9/12/17
- mrfishguy12 to Moderator - 9/19/17
- thepongodongo to Moderator - 9/19/17
- PochipX to Minigame Moderator - 10/4/17
- Warrior_Tark to Moderator - 12/6/17
- chopinliszt to Moderator - 12/8/17
- Camaros to Moderator - 12/30/17
- MinecraftKairi to Minigame Moderator - 1/6/18
- Pandatai to Operator - 2/17/18

Resignations
- powerade97 from Builder - 6/24/17
- WaffleJr from Moderator - 6/30/17
- Warrior_Tark from Moderator - 8/23/17
- smithyau from Moderator - 9/21/17
- Noahkiq from Minigame Moderator - 10/22/17
- Sukhy from Minigame Moderator - 10/22/17
- thepongodongo from Moderator - 10/30/17
- Pandatai from Operator - 12/11/17
- chopinliszt from Moderator - 2/9/18

Misc

- New domain (http://bn-mc.net -> http://bear-nation.net)
- All DJs were accidentally cleared from Dubtrack. If you don't have the DJ role, please contact a staff member so you can have permissions again
- New rule: Survival Rule #5: Be considerate of other and future players when exploring the worlds/raiding generated structures. This means please do not raid every end city or overworld village, or claim rare structures. This is a community survival server, everyone should get a chance to experience raiding their first Village, Jungle Temple, Ocean Monument and End City. (Created in response to End Reset)
- Events Survey http://s.bear-nation.net/survey/2018-events

Changelog

[Owner] Pugabyte posted May 24, 17  -  ChangelogDevelopmentInfoNew

As you have realized, the frequency of updates on the home page has significantly reduced, since we are now using Discord to announce most changes. Here's a summary of what's happened in the past 2 1/2 months:

Plugins and in-game features:

  • Our chat plugin has been updated, hopefully fixing the /r bug
  • /alerts have been completely re-coded, reducing the amount of bugs/compatibility issues it had with our chat plugin. If you have not used Alerts, check out the wiki - they are pretty neat!
  • Some lesser-known but useful commands, such as /playersearch and /swl, have been added to the auto-announcements
  • Added a /homes limit command to view how many homes you have set and how many homes you can set total. This is also available in the edit menu. Thank you to Pandatai for the suggestion
  • Added /cmodifyall command - use multiple arguments to allow all your friends to all of your LWC protections at once!
  • Added DailyRewards- a custom plugin that gives you rewards for logging in every day. Use /dailyrewards to claim your prizes. As your streak increases, the rewards become more special. Who can get to 30 first!?

Discord:

  • There is now a wiki page for Discord
  • Discord's #muted channel and the ingame channel Discord now bridge together - type /discord muted to view #muted -> in-game messages, and type /ch d to send in-game -> #muted messages
  • You can now link your Discord and Minecraft accounts together to gain access to a cool set of features such as voting reminders and Discord <-> in-game private messaging. Use /discord link or visit the wiki for more information.

Beta site:

  • The beta site has been moved back to it's original domain, https://beta.bear-nation.net, and has had HTTPS re-enabled.
  • Check out some of Bear Nation's amazing builds in our showcase! Huge thanks to Mr_Babyeater for spending multiple hours gathering the pictures featured in the showcase.
  • Have any suggestions for Bear Nation countdowns?
  • Also check out the More nav bar menu for some cool pages.

Events:

  • April Fools - We all had tons of fun being TheEpicScrub for a day, and preparing for our switch to Factions.
  • Easter egg hunt - Lots of people participated in the wonderful easter egg hunt and got some cool prizes. The eggs are still scattered around the warps, but the prizes have been removed. Feel free to continue to hunt for them!
  • As always, our minigame nights are tons of fun. The most recent minigame night, we were joined by VanDerProtofsky and a couple of his friends; shoutout to them for making the night pretty awesome! It was wonderful to meet all of you
  • Happy birthday to Filid, powerade97, Noahkiq and WaffleJr!

Misc:

  • Added an expirimental eu.bear-nation.net address for connecting to the server - if you are in Europe and have a slow connection, try using this address instead of the main address (play.bn-mc.net) and see if your connection improves. Please tell me the results so I can know if it is an effective solution! Huge thanks to VanDerProtofsky for providing the french server for this feature.
  • 1.12 is on the way- we expect to update pretty quickly after it's release.
  • What's this spooky "Coming soon" item in the warps menu? hmm...

For more up-to-date information and immediate support, please join our Discord! (voice not required!) 

As you have realized, the frequency of updates on the home page has significantly reduced, since we are now using Discord to announce most changes. Here's a summary of what's happened in the past 4 months:

  • Updated to 1.11.2!
  • PandaVaderkinz and ModernCreator have stepped down from their positions as Moderator. Thank you for your service!
  • powerade97 and JustSteveThings (ShadowSB) have been promoted to Builder. Congratulations!
  • We have launched a PvP arena for Survival. Read more about it here.
  • Creative is now open to Members (previously Member+ and above)
  • The space build contest, which was hosted last November, fell by the wayside and the winners weren't announced until late February. Oops? Better late than never. Congrats to Maxtendo on first, _leroy on second and 3stripesIII on third place! If you haven't already, contact me to receive your prize.
  • A new bot has been added to discord, named UB3R-B0T. He has some neat fuctions like reminders and .fact. KodaBear has also been given the ability to play music! Join the music voice channel and type ?play <song> in #bot-commands
  • /prefix checkmark - Anyone who has donated can do this command, which will make a checkmark appear before their name (and prefix if they have one). Thank you for supporting Bear Nation!
  • Rainbow Armour has been added as a donor perk. Check it out in the shop!
  • The skull donation command has been changed to /donorskull
  • /warps has been re-arranged.
  • There are a bunch of new trade sign things (You can sell enchanted books, potions, and arrows, as well as update your signs after your change your name) along with all of the new features listed in the post below. Read more about it here.
  • Koda now responds to IRC messages.

Lastly, deshizzle is hosting a build contest! The theme is amusment park attractions, and the prizes include donor perks, op armour, and more! Check it out here.

For more up-to-date information and immediate support, please join our Discord! (voice not required!) 

We've heard your calls for a change in our shops system!

 

Since the very beginning of Bear Nation (over 600 days ago!), there have been many ideas for improvement that have come our way. pentiii outlined some of the ideas for improving our shops system beautifully in his suggestion a few months ago. Since then, the Bear Nation staff have been discussing and slowly developing what I am proud to announce to you today.



First, we have two new player markets! Both built by our lovely powerade97 (with a little help from JustSteveThings), they provide a central location for players who don’t want to build their own shop structures.  Of course, those who want to build independently, and those of you who have already put considerable time and effort into building your independent shops are free to continue to do so in the survival world.

 

The Mall of Emporia

This modern mall contains 24 rooms that players can fully customize! Each shop has an area of 154 blocks.

 

Eastwell Plaza

A medieval town that contains 32 pre-built shops! Shop areas range from 84 blocks to 154 blocks.

 

Visit each with /shops list or with /mall and /plaza respectively.

 

We decided to build two different player markets to allow players to still have some freedom when designing their shop in an admin-controlled environment. While these are the only two that we will have for now, if you have any requests for a new style, please send them our way and we will happily consider them!

But that's not all! Not even close!



Shops list

As you have already seen, the /shops list has been moved out of chat and into a more organized menu. This menu now includes sub-menus for each of the player markets, which will contain a warp to the Mall or Plaza, as well as individual warps for each individual shop set inside of them. (For example, if you set your shop warp inside the Mall, your head will appear in the Mall sub-menu)



Shop description

You can now change the purple 'lore' shown under your name in the /shops list! With a max of 5 lines and 25 characters each, you can provide a quick description to show consumers what your shop includes and entice them to visit!

 

To edit your shop's description, use /shop desc.



Shop logging

Ever gone around to each of your signs to check if there's anything new to collect from them, or to check if they are out of stock? Find this tedious? *I can fix that!*


/shop history
- This command will print a log of every item that has been purchased in your shop since you last checked. For example, if someone buys $100 worth of dirt, this command will tell you `$100 was spent on dirt`. The log will clear each time you run the command.

/shop stock
- This command will show you what is out of stock in your shop; each item will stay on the list until you restock it.

Hopefully this will save you some time and frustration, as well as make it easier to manage your shop.



Tab completion

Forget what the command was? Type `/shop`, press space, and then press tab, and chat will give you a list of all the things you can do with shops!



Q & A

Q: Can I have more than one shop in the player markets?
A: No, only one


Q: Can I set a shop warp in a player market, and a shop warp at my custom shop in the survival world?
A: Not with `/shop set`. You may use a `/sethome` at your survival shop, however, if your shop in the player market does not contain a decent amount of actual trade signs, you may be evicted!


Q: Wait, evicted?
A: Yes, in order to keep your space in the player markets, your shop must contain items for sale, and remain in stock.  If your shop remains low stock or out of stock for too long, you will lose your lease and your items/stored profit will be returned to you. Additionally, if you have an independent shop in the survival world that remains out of stock for too long, your warp will be removed from the list until you begin stocking your shop again. 


Q: What qualifies as “low stock”?
A: If you only have a few trade signs, or an excessive number of them remain out-of stock for too long. There is not a hard-and-fast number, but will be at the discretion of staff.  You will receive one warning via our in-game postal system. 


Q: How can I customize my shop in the player markets?
A: In the mall, the existing quartz walls, roof and floor will be removed so you can completely customize your shop. In the plaza, you may not modify the existing structure, only furnish the interior and patio area.


Q: Anything else I should know about before requesting a shop in a player market?
A: Each shop may not have more than 10 entities (such as item frames and armour stands).

 

Have any more questions? Please don't be afraid to ask a staff member! We are always happy to help.



We greatly appreciate everyone who has provided us with ideas over time, and we really hope you enjoy this new system. As always, questions, bug reports and feedback are welcome and encouraged.

 

Enjoy!

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