So, with a lot of help from
@ChrizC, we have officially put today's unfortunate events behind us The server is live again and everything has been rolled back to about 3am PST. For future reference, I would like to point out that a griefing party is never allowed, and if people didn't automatically trash everything, we could have been back hours ago, but I digress.
With the server revival, we now have a new addition: a PVP World! This world has many special features that the others do not. The PVP world can be reached through the Hall of Portals Once inside, you will notice some key differences:
Separate Inventories and Enderchests from the main worlds
PVP is enabled (duh!).
Players drop their skull when killed (Also says who killed them and how).
Players leave an NPC version of themselves if they try to log out during combat.
Players are unable to teleport for a short while after being hurt or initiating combat.
So thanks to
@ChrizC, we've ID'd the problem, it was an error by
@Penguinchao. We now just need to restore the map back to the pre-anarchist state, which should be set within the hour. Thanks for the patience, and thanks ChrizC!
So, you might have noticed the server is down, and are wondering why. Well, something is bugged the hell out, and we have no idea what it is. It's so far caused TNT, PVP, and fire spread to be enabled in the main world, allowed people to mess with spawn, overridden this and that, taken a few commands from mods, etc. According to
@Penguinchao, the cause appears to be foul play of some sort, he and I are currently trying to figure it out and stomp it out. We've contacted
@Darq and he'll hopefully come help soon. When the server comes back, we're probably gonna do a 24 hour global rollback to reverse damage done by TNT/Fire.
Edit: Also, goes without saying that this delays the opening of the PVP world.
Edit 2: Here's what
@Penguinchao said about it below this post:
So, many of you know about the resource nether, but now we have a surface world equivalent!
This is a premium world, which will be available forever for a one-time purchase of 500dp! Access will never expire (Price will increase after one week from the release, but people who have already bought it will still have access).
6000x6000 blocks big
Almost entirely Extreme hills biome (emeralds will spawn everywhere)
Larger and more common ore clusters
4 Directional warps and 5 Wilderness Warps (new wilderness warps can be made when all the areas they lead to have been plundered).
Extremely large Villages
Witch huts are manually
Flat bedrock (only level 1, not scattered around 5 levels)
LB is still enabled so that xray tunnels we find can be traced
Shared inventory with the main world
TNT is enabled! <3 (you can find a booster in the server shop)
Will be reset upon depletion (which will likely be a...
Minecraft clients updated to 1.5.2 can now connect to the server!
As for the something personal.. I'm moving this Tuesday coming up, to somewhere with a very limited internet connection. My activity (both behind the scenes and on the server) is going to drop off dramatically because of this.
@Penguinchao has offered to do some of the housekeeping (updates, keeping the server online, etc) while I'm away, I have utmost trust that he will do an excellent job!
I won't be gone forever, and will still be making regular checks on DarkCraft to make sure Penguin didn't start a fire . Eventually, I may get a stable internet connection and have some time to be active again, but that likely won't happen until this winter. I hope you all have lots of fun without me!