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Changelog

[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

Skyblock!

[Owner] Pugabyte posted Jun 20, 17  -  InfoNew

Bear Nation now has its fouth gamemode, Skyblock!

After a lot of beta testing, we are finally ready to release skyblock to you! 

Currently, this gamemode is only available to Member+ players and above. As we iron out the bugs and features of skyblock, this may change (as it did with creative previously). 

For those of you who don't know what skyblock is, it is a version of survival with lot more difficulty. You start off on an island floating in the sky above the endless void with only a small set of materials (and a delicious cow). You have to use Minecraft mechanics and something called "Challenges" to grow your tiny little island into an empire.

Challenges allow you to trade effort, skill, time and items for new items. For example, turning in 64 cobblestone, obtained by using a cobblestone generator for a while, will give you 4 leather (the first time). As you progress through the challenges, they get harder and harder, and the rewards get better, too.

Please make sure to read the Skyblock wiki as it has a *lot* of important information regarding the new gamemode. 

As always, you can access skyblock with the `/warps` menu or with `/skyblock`. Read the holograms or the wiki to help you get started.

Also as always, if you encounter any bugs, have any suggestions or just have a question, please don't hesitate to contact staff. We're here to help.

Enjoy!

Side note: The Skyblock Market and VPS are not yet released, but will be coming in the next few weeks.

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!) 

Adventure maps??

[Owner] Pugabyte posted May 2, 17  -  InfoNew

Oh, hi there! I have a nice surprise for you!
Bear Nation now has adventure maps! As of today, we are officially releasing the first map - named "Stranded"

What?!
You read me.

No, really. What are adventure maps?
Adventure maps are amazing, fun worlds that have a storyline and challenges to them. They are an adventure that you can take solo or in a group and face off against puzzles, riddles, and mobs as you uncover the storyline!

Oh, that's really neat!
I know, right? It's really just somewhere to go and something to do when you don't want to do survival. For "Stranded" in particular, the world has keepinventory on so that if you die, you don't lose anything. But you can't bring your own gear into it! It's a completely separate inventory.

Who can play?
Any member or above. This map was designed for solo play or small groups- We found that 1-4 players at once works best- but there’s no limit to how many can join.

But what happens if someone else completes it?
No worries! The world resets every 6 hours so that everyone can have a fair chance at getting the stuff inside and completing the story. It won't reset your inventory, just put puzzles and treasures back for the next person. Staff can also trigger more frequent resets by request if the situation warrants it

How do we get there?
Just use /stranded to get started on your adventure.

I left the world (or it reset, or I died), how do I get back to where I was?
Well, if you were smart, you used /sethome to add a home to where you were in Stranded before you left.

But I don't have any more homes!
Well, you could buy a few more from our donation store...... OR there are beds all over this adventure map. Since the time is always night, just sleep in any bed to create a save point. The next time you want to return, use /stranded again, and then simply use /suicide to return to the last bed you slept in on this map. Since KeepInventory is turned on you won't lose anything, just be moved to the last bed you slept in. Don't forget to sleep in beds or update your home location as you move around the world to avoid having to retrace your steps.

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