Chilled out, friendly Minecraft server
Hold on to yer hats, minions! Crunchy's gone and got Itchy Dog updated to 1.9. He says he slaved away all day getting everything to work, but I could have done it in half the time if he'd asked for my help...
Now you'd think he would have got me up and running first as top priority, but nope; I ended up having to wait until he had security and chat running first. I mean, come on! Everybody knows I'm the main attraction around here, amiright?
Anyway, get your game updated and jump in cos I'm ready and waiting with insults, put downs and all my usual helpful little tips.
Alien and Lucca have been helping to get a new Spawn ready. There's a travel hub with portals to the other worlds, old spawn and a whole bunch of random teleports to specific biomes so you can easily find an out of the way spot to build.
There's also a small public farm, public crafting facility and a public mine with an elevator to level 12 and a lucky dip chest. The final part being built is a bonus loot area, but you'll have to find out about that for yourself.
There's a bit more work and testing to be done, then Spawn will be relocated. Watch this space...
The 1.8 server is now live. Depending on network settings, it may take a little while until you end up on the new server.
If you want to make it a bit quicker, connect to play.itchy-dog.co.uk (itchydog.itchy-dog.co.uk will still work once DNS changes go through)
Other changes: TeamSpeak is also on the new machine, so you'll need the password to connect first time, and an Op will need to add you back to your normal TeamSpeak group.
Getting help in game is changed; instead of using the /rep command you should now use /et open
For example /et open Message here
will create a help ticket and staff will be regularly notified. You and staff can view your help tickets and add notes to them, so it's a bit better for players as you can now see what is going on after you file for help.
Use /et list, /et reply <ID>, and /et info <ID> to manage and view your help tickets.
So all the shenanigans with Bukkit made for a slow tail end to the year, but things are looking up thanks to the guys at Spigot.
Itchy Dog is being prepared on a new machine at V1.8 and is almost ready to go live, so we can all get back to playing some Minecraft :D
The main map is being reset, but ChewToy and HotDog are staying just the same.