Just a heads up on copying builds.

It appears from some people that have had issues. Trapped chests will not retain contents on copy. be sure to empty any trapped chests into normal chests before copying.

Also some things can change oreintation when copied. Pistons, Furnaces among others.

If you want the building rotated this can cause issues with stairs being rotated into the wrong direction as well.

Keep these things in mind before getting your build copied.

Dynmap is back, for now.

So I was able to figure out how to get dynmap working for map1, I was tired of every moaning about it not being up.  It will render 1000 blocks around spawn, then the rest will be blank and render as it is explored.

For some reason none of the other maps work, and I am not very bothered by that for now.  So until we move to the new "server" instance I am not going to worry about the other maps.

Have fun everyone.

New World is up and running.

Lades and Gentleman, and thats saying something about some of you, the new world map is done and running.

We are starting the map as a new server to clear up some of the old files and configs from the fancy server.  MCMMO should still work fine, and we are ready to copy stuff over from fancy to main.  Any thing you are carrying in personal inventory will not

To access the new world server do /server main. Victum found a bug, for now we have to attach the new main world to the fancy server.  You can access it thru a portal in the warp room of spawn center.

It will remain this way for 1 month.  During that time we will be able to copy chests with inventory.  After 1 month we will be able to copy structures but chests will be empty.

To copy your stuff see the how to setup outside of the east gate of Arcadia.  When a mod/admin is on we can copy your stuffs.  Again remember personal inventory will not transfer.

We will only copy an item once, when give the OK to copy it will be removed from Charis if outside of the central hub.  If it is inside central hub the residence will be taken away.

UPDATE: One last thing, when we move to the new server. any WP/TP in the new map will have to be recreated.  That is part of why we are moving to the new server. There are a huge number of signatures in use, and no way to tell which of them are no longer needed.

Any questions about this process ASK! 😀

New world Map!

So if everything goes well, we will have the new world map up and running this Saturday 3-8-14.  Everyone at Mouse Lan will get a chance to see it tonight as we do some tweaks on it tonight, then get it loaded onto the main server tomarrow.

So now we need a name for that world.  Everyone start posting ideas for names in the comments here. and we will hold a poll for the final name starting on Monday, and ending next Friday.  So get those names into the comments this weekend!

Server issue.

The server was hardlocked this morning and I am not sure yet why that happened.  We had to use a backup file for runecraft but it is about 1 month old. Sorry about that. Also it appears the dropping out he bottom of waypoints again. Please be careful until we can get that fixed again.

Update: Glguy hopped on last night and waypoints are fixed again.  So everything apperas to be back to normal.

Ever wanted to build a world?

Well now is your chance. I would like some help deciding where the biomes will be on the new world map I am working on. So I have uploaded some 2d images of the new world. They range from the Tiny map at just 1024x1024 to a full resolution 20480x20480 picture.  Paint on them and include a color key so I know what colors you used for the biomes.  In the larger maps you will see black lines these are topographical lines showing altitude. Also the grass extends to 128 high, the stone to 160high as a general guideline for altitude.  Have fun and get the maps back to me.

Try to have submissions done before the end of the month.

List of Biomes - http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Biome - ignore terrain type biomes, like plateau and ocean biomes.

http://www.pdxmc.com/uploads/NewMap/mc18tiny.png - 1024 x 1024
http://www.pdxmc.com/uploads/NewMap/mc18small.png - 5120 x 5120
http://www.pdxmc.com/uploads/NewMap/mc18medium.png - 10240 x 10240
http://www.pdxmc.com/uploads/NewMap/mc18full.png - 20480 x 20480


Sorry about the down time.

Well having a motherboard and CPU fry at the same time doesn't happen very often.

We are running on a temperory CPU/Motherboard donated by Gasia right now, while I RMA the much faster CPU to AMD.

So we are getting back up and running, the main servers should all be exactly as we left them on Monday when the hardware died.  Let a mod or admin know if you discover any issues.

I also took the time to use some donated money to upgrade the server RAM, we now have a total of 32GBs

Massive change to server backend

We have updated to a new server management software, which will make it much easier to get servers back up and running if they crash or don't start for some reason.  But it is having a few issues with plugins on fancy, so this is to let you know what is going on.

Dynmap on fancy is offline for now.

To get to spawn points on Fancy do /spawns, this will bring up an inventory window that shows spawn points at the top of the screen. Click on the location you want to teleport to.

Let the staff know if you find any other issues.

Thanks, and have fun.

Area Protection on Vanilla.

We want your opinion so please vote.

We are going to get rid of plain and replace it with the currect Vanilla world. For area protection do you want Residence, Grief Prevention, or nothing and leave it wide open.

Let us know!

Update:  Glguy - Vanilla can be whatever the players on it want it to be. The reason to add an area protection plugin would be to remove the whitelist and get more players in. It doesn’t mean that we have to add any more plugins than that. It doesn’t mean that we have to use the set of rules that Plain had. I’d love to hear what people want from Vanilla. Switching it to spigot shouldn’t change gameplay per se; players shouldn’t notice that change.

Autocrafter and you!

New plugin added to the Fancy server tonight.


This was brought to my attention a few weeks ago, and I wasn't sure I was going to add it to the server. Autocrafter lets you use frames, dipsensers, and a redstone signal to craft items.  No longer will you have to spend hours creating the items you need for your fantastic builds.  Here is a basic tutorial on how it works. It can be powered by any redstone signal, so you don't have to keep push a button, or throwing a switch.

Charis is now 1.7.2

The Fancy server has been updated to 1.7.2 and all the new blocks are in to play with!

Let any mod/admin now if you run into any issues.  And keep in mind some plugins are missing, currently all the minigames are offline, and Nethrar has been removed per the vote!

UPDATE: Apparently Runecraft Teleports are bugged, be careful using them as you will probably spawn under where the teleport is.

Nethrar keep it or lose it.

So one thing that has been an ongoing issue for some people is nethrar, and what it does to teleporting of mobs.

We have the nethrar plugin for 2 things. It allows minecarts to travel into the nether. And also prevents crosslinking.

But it is keeping things like pig farms from working.

So lets take a quick vote, it ends Saturday at midnight, let me know what you think.

Newworld Test map.

A new world test map is up until Sunday night.  You can join it by doing "/server test" from any of the normal worlds.

Let me know what you think. Ignore the long grass everywhere. Special commands are available in the post below this one. Livemap is available at pdxmc.com:8123.

Update: Just going to leave it up for now.

Mouselan and something Special

For MouseLan, I have a MC Server up with a preview of the new game world I am working on for next year. Until Saturday at Midnight it will only be accessible to people at MouseLan.  Then it will go live to the internet at midnight Saturday so everyone else can access it, just ask what the local IP is.

What I want is people to take a look at it and tell me what they like an don't like.  This will, if I can make the change, make the new world even better.

There are a few special commands open to everyone that joins the server so that you can vew the world faster.

/creatve - sets creative mode
/tp - teleport ie. /tp (player) teleports you to that player
/tppos - teleports you to a position x y z
/tpahere (player) - as normal asks someone to TP to you
/flyspeed (1-10) - lets you increase the speed at which you fly