I have been testing CraftBukkit 1.6 this morning with the YAMS world to see what happens and I can confirm ocelots are a problem! The spawn rate of them is way too high. It's crazy!
Horses can be found in our current world (plains biome) but requires a lot of wild animal killing before you find one, this is because animals are persistent which means in theory they wont despawn (even unloaded chunks) and no more will spawn when the limit is reached. So you have to kill animals to allow for new ones to spawn!
I do have a command to kill animals (only works if chunk is loaded) and sometimes I use it to get wild animal count flowing again however it also currently kills horses, both wild and tamed... so animals in the plain biome will need killing manually if you want to see horses appear.
I spent a long time going around killing stuff and eventually nearly an hour latter I saw 2 horses, I stole the parent horse away from the baby and took him to spawn, the foal didn't follow. :O
I will keep you updated as always but for now we are staying on 1.5.2. Also 1.6.2 will be out soon so it's pointless updating now to 1.6.1, this release does fix quite a bit of the non bukkit bugs, like not being able to place signs on fences with text! :S
Stables are finished for now, me and kola had to alter some details as there was an issue with the slabs outside being used to jump the fences and also you could not turn properly inside because of the middle fences (I tested the world in 1.6). As an added addition we also added pressure plates to make it easier to get in. We will test further when 1.6 is on YAMS. :)
So a couple of you tried out my airport security earlier and gave feedback :D Thanks to you the skies of metropolis will be much safer! ;)
Others however somewhat failed security (looks at lord) :ph34r:
That's why when namscupcake made a wish in the indoor wishing well (inside the shopping centre) that she wanted to do another Metropolis world that I jumped on this opportunity to revive them. After all the first build challenge we did was a Metropolis, so seemed fitting that the next build challenge after so much time was another Metropolis.
I have consulted with nams and she has chosen (I wanted it to be her choice as its her wish) that this Metropolis (City) will be made from scratch in a new world using creative mode (last year we did it in survival).
Ok so basically I have setup a creative world where you "should" all work together to build a Metropolis, a city that could be out of real life. The city should have a road system and can include skyscrapers that reach the limit of our atmosphere.
There should also be some sort of public transport system. An example for this could be an underground rail system (styled on the London Underground) or an above ground one (like the Nolan Gotham City)
Tell everyone that you know to come and help out you only have 1 week. Let's make this better then last years.
Wait what happened last year?
Well it just so happens that I have reopened last years metropolis 2012 world as a view only world, you can find the portal at the bottom of the spawn tower in the build challenge section. You will not loose any items or experience levels by going to this world, just /home or /spawn to get out of it.
What about this years?
The portal for the current Metropolis is also down there too, just be aware to not take any items or experience levels with you that you don't want to loose as once in that world the only way back is to go into survival mode (/gm 0) and kill yourself.
Well I hope you all have fun, please use your imagination and creativity to it's fullest to build a wonderful city.
Thanks to nams for her wish, if you want a wish to come true visit the shopping centre indoor wishing well and make a wish too, this isn't the first wish I have made come true from there and certainly wont be the last...
Idea for an event I've been bouncing around for a few days now. It's a simple idea really--why not have a treasure hunt day? I was thinking we could either use signs or chests hidden all around Spawn and have a day where we see who can find the most the fastest. Then we can get together and be all jealous and boastful :D Lol, like I said, it's a simple idea, but sometimes the simple things can be the most fun :)
A well-ordered town in the West, we currently offer unrestricted views of the sunsets of YAMS. Once you have been set up with a plot and have built your home, join us in making Perivale the best place to live in YAMS!
Town buildings and attractions include:
The observation tower
The Post office
The Riverside pleasaunce
The Puzzle maze
Town plot regulations:
Materials for main outside walls:
All types of smooth stone materials. Not stone brick.
White stone slabs for detail such as corners / rims.
Materials for main outside roof:
Stone brick stairs and slabs.
White stone slabs
Smooth stone as extra detail.
Materials for other outside areas within plot area:
All types of glass for windows.
All types of fences, iron bars, walls for balcony rails.
Small amount of other materials for outside furniture such as lampposts, glowstone. seats, tables etc
Dimensions and plot sizes:
Your plot size is 14x14 this includes your house walls.
Do not build on or over the imaginary plot border marked in the 4 corners by fences and redstone lamps.
You must only have 2 levels above ground to your house.
You may have a pointy roof with an attic inside.
Basements are allowed, you will be encased in bedrock.
You can build over plot line by 1 block. If it's:
Slopped roof overhang using stairs or slabs.
One high row of leaves as a shrub around the house base.
Flowers + pots, ferns, vines, tall grass and bushes.
Signs, torches and trap doors flush against your wall.
Small window boxes at 4 or more blocks above ground.
If not sure just ask! Don't forget we have /modreq
Eviction / House removal due to inactivity:
If you are going to be inactive please tell us for how long by posting in the forums or leaving signs at house.
If you are inactive for months, don't take part in the community, break town rules or even just login and out to try and reset your inactive period we may remove your house and you will have to start back in sandbox! :(
If you would like to use any other material not specified here you must contact the staff member in charge of this town to have it reviewed.
We ask the above so all houses fit in nicely with the town style.
When asking for sandbox approval you do not need to specify which part of the town you want to live in, only the main town name.
When you are approved please move into the first available plot next to someone instead of going out of the way.
Ice rink should be built in snowheim is my personal opinion. I've always said that all towns should help each other out in builds this includes when someone mentions a build for one town which would be better suited for another town that it's built there, there's no reason why all players cant share ideas and resources!
Be a part of the community. Participate with others. Offer your unique talents to assist other players and they will likely offer you help in return.
Be polite and choose your vocabulary wisely, no swearing either spelled out, using asterisks or acronym abbreviations. If you are unsure about whether or not you can say something then just choose another way to express yourself.
Respect other peopleâ€™s property. Do not enter houses or check chests that are not yours unless it is clearly marked as being a public chest (quest, minecart, public farm and game chests etc). Everyone works hard to make impressive builds. Please do not destroy other user's creations.
Earn your belongings by working for them no stealing please, we will catch you.
Mine for your own materials. Do not steal or pick up other's dropped inventories when they die, unless you are asked to do so.
Anything that gives you an advantage over everyone else is considered cheating. No exploiting and/or hacking, including but not limited to mods/texture packs used for the following: Flying, Speed, Spawning, Cloning & X-Ray.
Use public transportation to get around or find hidden warp signs, no need to ask us to teleport you to places.
Do not ask for items to be spawned or for the time of day to be changed.
You are welcome to use potions, enchantments and ender pearls but please do not use them to break the rules or access restricted areas that you wouldn't normally be able to access. We dont want to take them away from you!
Do not wear inappropriate skins, we are a family friendly server.
Please do not use the YAMS Network in all its forms, to advertise or solicit any products, services, servers, funds or donations. This is not the place to advertise.
General spamming of server chat is not allowed. "Spam" includes, but is not limited to, repeating sentences and/or splitting short sentences into several lines unnecessarily.
Before being able to build you must complete a quest to show your enthusiasm in wanting to participate within our community. There is more information about this once you join.
In our current YAMS main world, we only build our houses along the sides of the 4 main rails (Blue, Green, Yellow and Red).
Along the rails there are side openings (stairs/paths), each side opening leads to a plot section where you can build your house. You should always take the first available plot section. If you don't like the look of that section, try a different rail, but always take the first available plot.
You should build a path from your house to the gravel path at the side of the tracks.
You should not build your house more than 30 blocks away from the rails.
You should also not build your house too close to the rails so others can build near you.
Your house should be no bigger or higher than 21x21x21 blocks, this includes your house, out buildings, farms, decorations, furniture, balconies and roof edges.
You may have a basement, but it must not exceed the perimeter of your house, or be more than 11 blocks down. If you encounter a cave it is expected that you will ignore it apart from lighting it up to prevent mobs spawning and carry on with your building.
If you encounter a Dungeon while building don't take the items or alter it, instead let a member of staff know, we will remove it for your convenience.
If you encounter a ravine under your house, please ignore it and build around it.
Be creative in your house designs, try and use a mixture of different materials that go well together rather than just using one block type.
You can always check out the demo houses for examples.
Try and shape your house, don't just make it tall and square.
No tree houses or trees on top of your house, they overgrow and overshadow everyone else.
No houses made of dirt, gravel, pumpkins, melons, TNT or sand.
No waterfalls or other such things on the exterior of your house, you can have showers/baths etc inside your house, just keep them tidy. We wouldn't want you smelling nowâ€¦
No lava falls or other such things on the exterior of your house, you can of course have lava trash areas etc inside your house just keep them tidy. We wouldn't want you being untidy now would weâ€¦
You can build on the edges of waterways but donâ€™t build your house fully over or under water, this is so we can still have boat races.
Farming structures are included in your allotted perimeter, and any animals must be kept to a minimum of two of each type. Breeding is permitted but must not be left overcrowded when you log out.
No floating sky buildings or unsupported structures
No mob traps as this is an unfair advantage and also lags.
Dont leave redstone clocks on as this causes lag for other players.
If your building is found to be unsuitable you will be asked to alter it, we will give you tips.
If you become inactive by not coming on in 2 months and taking part we may remove your structures to make space for new players.
If you build your house somewhere and then decide you would like to move you will need to contact Darren to discuss your plans before moving. Only 1 house per person.
If you decide you would like to construct a public building please post your idea in the community building project section of the forums.
Once you have picked a spot to build, make sure you type /sethome in chat to set your home location, so you can use /home to return there from anywhere else on the server.
We like to keep all worlds nice and tidy, please respect the environment and landscape by keeping it looking naturally tidy. Dont go around just randomly altering landscaped areas unless its where your house is being built.
Always keep it tidy, you may bonemeal around your house.
The only place you can mine is the mining world, you can find a mining portal in spawn.
Please remove entire trees, not just the bottom few parts of the trunk. Once you have removed all pieces of wood, the leaves will fall on their own. You should find at least one sapling from the dying leaves which you can then replant to grow a tree for future users.
If you find any floating tree tops or random holes in the ground please fix them, it's a team effort.
Gravity is unique in minecraft but thereâ€™s no need to defy it. Please do not build skybases or unsupported balconies and bridges.
Dungeons can be found all over in the mining world and while we donâ€™t mind your taking the mossy cobblestone, and items from the chests, we do ask that mob spawners be left intact for future use.
NPC Villages should not be modified in any world, you may take from the chests in the mining world but not in the normal world.
Pixel art, including statues and lettering is not allowed unless authorised my a Moderator/Admin.
The Railroad System is intricate and will take you everywhere you need to go. The tracks can only be altered by Darren for transportation purposes and are subject to change. Occasionally they do get griefed and we may ask for your assistance in replacing missing tracks. This is the only exception to the rule.
Mining world rules:
The only place in YAMS where you can mine is in the mining world.
You can find a mining portal in spawn town.
While there you can use /mvs to return to the mining hub and /home or /spawn etc to get out of the mining world.
Please act responsibly when in this world as per YAMS rules.
You should not build in the mining world, this includes but not limited to: Homes, mining bases, stairs, ladders, farms, mob traps, untidy markers and modifying NPC villages/witch huts/temples.
Try and keep the surface of the world nice and tidy.
No leaving random blocks around unless it's to cross over something or get up high. Remember keep it tidy.
No leaving floating trees around, it's ugly and lazy.
When making a mine shaft don't just dig straight down.
You may use TNT, however please use it sensibly.
Furnaces, crafting tables and chests may be used however leaving items in them is at your own risk no one else's. This includes world resets.
The mining world is the only place where you can take from NPC Village chests providing you don't modify the village.
If you find a stronghold please don't mine everything! It makes the place look ugly and is unfair on people who have never seen a stronghold. Take only what you really need and if you really want to be helpful tell others how to get there, after all when theres a map refresh there will be another chance to get more brick.
Nether world rules:
Hello fellow adventurer. Many people come here but not all have returned home. For this reason please do not set your home in nether and please abide by the rules below, they are for your own safety, pay attention! :)
YAMS server rules apply so please be good.
Strictly no building, death awaits those that do.
Mine away from the portal but not to far away.
Dont be greedy rush mining the ghasts will get you.
No really don't be greedy, only take what you really need.
Don't tell other players how to find the nether they must find it on their own just like how you did.
Creative world rules:
The creative world is not the main part of YAMS, it's an addition to YAMS so you can test your ideas out and show your creativity with others easier.
From time to time this world may reset.
There is also a plot expiry time of 2 months, so if you become inactive for 2 months your plot will be removed.
Each player is allowed one plot, you can however invite others to help on your plot by giving them permissions with a command.
This world should be treated with respect don't abuse our trust, remember YAMS server rules apply as we are a family friendly minecraft server.
Buildings should be family friendly.
You can not /sethome in this world as its not the main world of YAMS, we still want players taking part in the main world.
The only way home from this world is to die in lava or such. You will lose all expeirence levels and items you have on you so make sure you leave them at home.
You can find more information and commands in the creative world, for which the portal is located at the bottom of spawn tower.
Multi-person account rules
Any violations will be held accountable to the Minecraft account (username). This includes:
Accounts temporarily used by others (including but not limited to friends and family).
Any account that has multiple people actively using needs to inform an Admin, Moderator or CSO. If you fail to abide by this rule we will take it as your account is only used by you and no one else.
Each member of a multi-person account must have a separate user account on the forums if possible.
In cases of a multi-person account being responsible for a violation of the rules we may try to make contact with all members using the multi-person account to find out what happened in cases where the rule violation has occurred while the account is offline. We may waive this in cases of more serious rule violations.
Lastly you may only use one account on YAMS to play, if you get a new account and want to start using that one instead, please inform us straight away.
If you change your in game account name, please let us know on the forum as soon as possible. We will then change your forum name to match your new name.
It has recently come to my attention that text signs within minecraft are now causing an even bigger fps drop than before, with this in mind I have officially approved Optifine as one mod which can be used in YAMS as Optifine improves performance issues considerably, especially within spawn. Please respect this allowance, do not abuse my trust, do not use it to gain unfair advantage over others.
Please note that the rules above may not cover every eventuality and the YAMS staff reserve the right to take action against players as and when we see fit, and to modify the server rules without notice.