As I mentioned in an earlier post, Demeter is getting a new website. On the top of the website I would like to put a banner representing Demeter. As a result I will be accepting submissions for the banner. Any player who uploads a reasonably looking banner will get 7000 chips, and any player that submits a banner that is used on the site will get 50000 chips. If you want to check out the beta version of the site (nothing more then a skeleton of a site currently) go to web.demetermine.com.
After much work writing a program to calculate all of these prices for me it is finally done. Took the better part of a day it did but as a result we have relatively accurate prices for things! These new prices will hit the market when the server gets updated next. Every value of -1 that you see is an item that the shop will neither buy or sell at the moment. When multiple values are present they represent each of the damage values for the item. If you see a missing damage value or a price you think is incorrect and should be changed then let me know. Check out the source for the economy generator program here!
- Admin Asher
In order to make room for the future website we will be moving the server URL from demetermine.com to
As this is getting set up we will try to have both addresses working, with the server message stating to switch to the new URL. The reason for this is that there will be a website for Demeter soon and I do not want to host it on the same machine as the Minecraft server, if we do that then the Minecraft server will be slower because it also has to run a web server. But what are the benefits to this new website? No longer will you have to remember the map URL, just go to the map tab on the website. A complete up to date list of all the commands that can be run by the users will also be available. As well as a list of every item in the game and its current price in the shop.
While the website is being built and the new configuration is taking place I would recomend that you
Add both addresses as servers
That way you will always be able to connect to the server regardless of which address is active. After the website is complete it there will be three weeks before the new URL becomes the only URL and the website take over at demetermine.com.
- Admin Asher
P.S. We are currently testing the 1.5 bukkit dev builds to and hope to upgrade the server soon
A long time ago in a place far far away there was a land, and it was called The_Fey The mayor, old Feygrove, had a great many jobs But the most important was the vanquishing of mobs A great many mobs indeed Feygrove had slain The villagers lived happily under his reign Until one day, the most frightful of nights Did The_Fey find itself with no lights The great server was down and a bad feeling swept through the town It was the the feeling of terror for when the server came back, there was a chunk error not one, not two, not three, but four nothing this bad had ever happened before The good god Iggy issued that day That no more fear should be found in the land of The_Fey Then with the stroke of some keys plus a wave of his hands Feygrove found himself able to issue commands He had a new power, but he was not a cheater Feygrove was happy, as the new god of Demeter
Feygrove has officially joined the ranks of the admins! He will be taking care of all of the server management and listening to what people have to say about the server. To give a few example on who to complain to for different problems.
My claimed plots are messed up
The price for <some item> is wrong or non-existent in the shop
The amount of money I have is incorrect
The world map is not rendering or having rendering problems
The server is out of date
I want a new feature added to the game
This feature that was added to the game is broken
The server is down
One of the in game commands does not work
The code for the plugins is bad / needs comments
We will also be releasing updates for the server plugins this weekend, including a fix for item frames not being protected in regions, and explosions being able to destroy blocks that are in regions.
I have decided to not make the map high def for the time being. The reason behind it is that the old high def map was upwards of ten gigabytes of data (the world file itself was only 1.3Gb) and took three or more days to render. This new lower quality map is half the size of the world and can be generated in only a few hours. We are still working on a method to get high quality renders of individual plots if the user requests it. This is either going to cost in-game money or a small amount of real money to pay for the processing time. Most likely it will just cost in-game money.
After looking at the game map i realized that many of the regions have disappeared, I do not know what caused this and the only thing I can say is that those who lost regions during the update should reclaim them. Unfortunately these are side effects of the hard drive crash. If any other bugs or problems are found leave a comment or post an issue on github.
We are back everybody! New server hardware, updated plugins, new admins, the works. Remember though, with new stuff comes less stability. With that in mind, if you see any bugs or problems be sure to report them so we can fix them as quickly as possible!
(also for those few of you who had corrupted chunks in your regions we will give you enough in game money to rebuild, sorry about that)
The server has been updated and streamlined, however there were a significant number of errors that appeared when the old world and plugins were transferred over. So it may be a little while until the server is 100% online. After it is, all maintenance of the server will be transferred over to Lincoln and I will mainly focus on updating the plugins code to add new features and fix bugs. Ill keep you all posted on what is happening with the server as I figure it out.