britishrcoming reacted in Minecraft snapshot 13w02a is now out!
They have just released the 13w02a snapshot! Here is the list of changes. [list]
[*]Textures for blocks and items now have individual image files.
[*]Improved [url="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Skeletons"]Skeletons[/url] - Now shoot from 15 blocks away, instead of 10.
[*]Improved naming (using the [url="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Anvil"]anvil[/url]) of containers and [url="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Mob_eggs"]mob eggs[/url].
[*]Mobs spawned from renamed eggs have the name of the egg.
[*]Renamed Chests and Trapped Chests will display their new name when opened in the top left corner.
[/list][*]Added and improved [url="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Death_messages"]death messages[/url]
[*]Player fell off a ladder
[*]Player fell off some vines
[*]Player fell out of the water
[*]Player fell from a high place
[*]Player fell into a patch of fire
[*]Player fell into a patch of cacti
[*]Player got finished off by Player/Mob using Weapon
[*]Player walked into a fire whilst fighting Player/Mob
[*]Player was burnt to a crisp whilst fighting Player/Mob
[*]Player tried to swim in lava while trying to escape Player/Mob
[*]Player walked into a cactus while trying to escape Player/Mob
[*]Player was slain by Player/Mob using Weapon
[*]Player was killed trying to hurt Player/Mob
[/list][*]Trapped chests now give off the redstone signal through walls
[*]Improved [url="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Hoppers"]hoppers[/url] and made them controllable by redstone
[*][url="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Hoppers"]Hoppers[/url] now stop leaking while powered by redstone
[/list][*]Updated language files
[*]Language files can now be updated via the background downloader (no need for a new Minecraft release)
[*][url="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Hopper"]Hopper[/url] crafting recipe now uses [url="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Iron_Ingots"]Iron Ingots[/url] instead of [url="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Stone"]Stone[/url]
[*]Trapped Chest is now in Decoration Blocks in creative mode inventory
[*]Added [url="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Block_of_Quartz"]Block of Quartz[/url], [url="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Chiseled_Quartz_Block"]Chiseled Quartz Block[/url], [url="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Pillar_Quartz_Block"]Pillar Quartz Block[/url], [url="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Quartz_Stairs"]Quartz Stairs[/url], and [url="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Quartz_Slab"]Quartz Slab[/url]
[*]Added [url="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Activator_Rail"]Activator Rail[/url], which activates TNT Minecarts
[*]Added [url="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Minecart_with_TNT"]Minecart with TNT[/url]
[*]Explodes more violently when it derails
[/list][*]Texture for [url="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Redstone_Comparator"]Redstone Comparator[/url] changed slightly
[*]Texture for Hopper changed slightly
[*]Changed the chests in abandoned mineshafts to [url="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Minecart_with_Chest"]Minecart with Chest[/url]
Bug fixes: [list]
[*]Fixed minecart sound getting stuck on long cart rides and getting bumby, choppy
[*]Fixed joining/updating servers taking very long
[*]Fixed clicking quickly in succession in GUIs ignoring clicks
[*]Fixed inactive detector rails giving redstone signals through solid blocks next to them
[*]Fixed an item duplication bug with the hopper
[*]Fixed cacti growing way too fast
[*]Fixed byte reading code sometimes reading the wrong bytes
Notable bugs [list]
[*]The [url="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Dispenser"]Dispenser[/url] is using the textures of a [url="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Furnace"]Furnace[/url].
[*]The inventory icon for the Furnace uses the side texture on all sides.
[*]The biome-specific tint for the side of [url="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Grass"]Grass[/url] blocks is not applied, instead showing the default side texture.
[*]A thrown Hopper item uses the textures of End Stone and Oak Wood Planks. (Fancy graphics only)
[*]Minecart with TNT only drops a Minecart when broken.
[*]Blocks may appear invisible and will render upon re-entering the world
[*]Baked Potato uses Potato texture.
[*]Potato uses Baked Potato texture.
[*]Door texture doesn't flip when creating a double door.
[*]HD texture pack bugs
[*]Held items and thrown items do not render properly on the side of the item.
[*]Enderman and Spider textures are white.
[/list][*]Skeleton continues to shoot mob after the mob has died.
You can download the snapshot at www.mojang.com It's the second post down.
britishrcoming reacted in Happy Birthday NamsCupcake
Since you are such a key member of our community I thought it would be nice to get you something for your birthday. I therefore present you with a drawing of you as your original avatar by Vendroma (My brother Tom)
A video of him drawing it will be up on his [url="http://youtube.com/user/vendroma"]YouTube[/url] channel shortly.
See you in Blockspace
britishrcoming reacted in Steam Sales
So the steam sale has started, what games do you want to pick up?
I picked up killing floor, rock of ages, guns of icarus, and the counter strike complete pack so far. I want left 4 dead 2 and awesomenauts.
Happy sales, and good luck!
britishrcoming reacted in Basketball arena [SUGGESTION]
[quote name='xXsiyrXx' timestamp='1356288753' post='17698']
would we use my design?
The sports hall will be a bit grander than your design, or at least I hope, no offence!
You also forgot the suggestion part to your title... ill add this in now!
britishrcoming reacted in 01/04/2012 - April 2012 recruitment of CSO's
This month it will have been a year since we first created the Community Support Officer group on YAMS and Iâ€™m pleased to say itâ€™s worked pretty well so far. So I want to continue to build on that and recruit more CSOâ€™s.
We have been relying heavily on whitelist for the past few months because of all the updates and because it helps us have a more structured community by having them sign up to the forums. However by doing this we are limiting the amount of players we get through our doors... every day I see players try and join the server and get refused, we are in top 1-5 of various Minecraft Searches.
So why not just take whitelist off and try and get them to sign up to the forums? Well itâ€™s the amount of people with authority we have on the server; we still have various time zones in which no member of staff is on! We have of course various protections in place but I like for new players to be shown around and explained everything when they join. Of course this can be done by regular members if no member of staff is on but this doesnâ€™t always happen or happens badly as they are missing the required training or donâ€™t fully understand the rules themselves.
Yesterday whitelist was of for most of the day. Iit got pretty busy with at least 16 new players joining, however not all of them were good and when I woke up I found out we had been griefed, luckily it had already been taken care of but still if we had more staff during them time zones it wouldnâ€™t have happened. You try and be nice by allowing people to come on your server and they treat your server like that â€“ itâ€™s nice for anyone. Safe to say they are now globally banned.
So this has promoted me to recruit more staff so we can have whitelist off more often!
Here's a little information about what a Community Support Officer job entails:
[b]1. Greet new players.[/b]
If you love to meet new people, you are proud to show them around this great server, help them find resources, give building ideas, or just chat them up for company then you already have the most important skills.
[b]2. Reinforce Server Rules.[/b]
Are you familiar with the server rules posted in Spawn Tower? Do you encourage players to read or re-read them when they don't seem to know/remember how to behave? Would you feel comfortable muting players who can't seem to control what their fingers type in public chat? Can you handle the pressure of putting someone in jail when they get caught breaking the rules? Are you willing to investigate the reason behind the behavior and give them a second chance? Do you set a good example for others by just being you?
[b] 3. Report bannable offences to Mods/Admins.[/b]
Occasionally there are times on the server when all the Mods/Admins are offline for a moment. As a CSO, it is important to document griefing by taking screenshots of the damage or the playerlist of people online at the time. Do you mind taking a little personal time to contain/clean up griefed areas? Do you feel comfortable posting in the forums, something along the lines of â€œI saw so-and-so do such-and-such today and here are some screenshots of the damage along with locations."
[b] 4. Enjoy knowing that you are part of the reason YAMS is the best place to spend your Minecraft time![/b]
Think about what you like most about YAMS and how to keep it being a place you visit to get a good dose of community spirit. We have such diversity here with people from many ages, interests, and countries. We might each have differences but the best thing about all of us is that we have so much in common. We just have to get to know each other to find out what those common interests are and to introduce new ideas to share. That's what community is about, so if you would like to support the YAMS community, apply to be a trainee CSO.
[b]5. Acceptable to job role change.[/b]
Understand that from time to time you job role may change and you may be asked to help out on other things that are totally unrelated to what you normally do but that give a benefit towards the community. You may also get the opportunity to be in charge of a public building or specific Job.
To apply, you must be registered on the forums in order to reply to this post. Please give a brief summary of why you think you would be right for the job. Take a moment to look back over previous applications ([url="http://www.darrenstraight.com/minecraft/index.php?/topic/1047-01092011-october-recruitment-of-csos/"]here[/url] and [url="http://www.darrenstraight.com/minecraft/index.php?/topic/127-24052011-cso-applications-for-june/"]here[/url] and older one [url="http://www.darrenstraight.com/minecraft/index.php?/topic/54-12042011-community-support-officers/"]here[/url]) if you need ideas of what to say but be original and bare in mind that a lots changed since them applications. We want to know which assets you will bring to the staff team. Why you and not that other person?
[b]Closing Date:[/b] 1 week from date/time of post.
[b]Amount of positions available:[/b] undisclosed.
britishrcoming reacted in Kony 2012
Anyone who has spent time with me on the server knows that I am very rarely serious but I am going to be now.
Those of you who know me a bit better know that I give my time to volunteer for a charity and have done for many years. I do this because I believe that little people can make giant differences.
I have seen this community do amazing things for no better reason that because it benefits the community. The incredible architecture of the old towns, the awesome birthday areas, the simply astonishing ark and little things like the community chests overflowing with items and going mining together just because we enjoy spending time together.
Who could have predicted I'd become friends with an 11 year old with shovel-phobia, a windows phone advocate from Wales, a Dr Who cosplayer and an IT Tech versed in SEO? Not to mention all the other incredible Yamsians!
The internet has drawn people together from many walks of life, all creeds, colours, races and religions and now it is time to use this sense of community for the sake of community. Not here, on the internet, but out there, in the real world where the consequences of our actions are far more real.
I implore you to watch this video, it is not comfortable viewing, if you don't find it distressing then you have a stronger stomach than me, but it is important: [media]http://youtu.be/Y4MnpzG5Sqc[/media]
Then do what the video says, share it.
 Whilst sharing it and raising awareness can only do good. Be sure if you are thinking of donating. Please read the post Steer links below and make an informed decision as with most things that have global implications there is more to consider than face value. [/edit]
If you are old enough to be earning money consider buying an action pack but this is less important. Sign the pledge, spread the word. Make Joseph Kony famous. In this era of communication and sharing there is no reason for anyone not to have a voice and no excuse for any atrocity to go unnoticed.
Give 30 minutes out of your day to watch the video and respond however you feel is appropriate. I have seen this community work and amazing is something we do on a daily basis.
See you in Blockspace
britishrcoming reacted in What happens when you give mario a portal gun?
This game happens
The game is called mari0 (the '0' being replaced with a blue portal) and I've been playing it all morning. The game was released a few days ago so is still under development but you can download it for free if you want to try it out.
[url="http://stabyourself.net/mari0/#download"]http://stabyourself....mari0/#download[/url] (doesn't require installation)
Tell me what you think
britishrcoming reacted in *Ughhh* BRAAAAIIINNNNNSSS - The zombie kind not our other admin :P
I quite like zombie stuff. There are some great zombie movies out there, Shaun of the Dead being one of my favourites, along with I am Legend, if you can call them zombies I've got Left for Dead 2 on my Xbox, and I think that's a brilliant game. So yeah, I think zombies are cool.
Nice to see you active on the forums again
britishrcoming reacted in Dropped/Leaked Warp Solutions
Everyone is known to drop warps even ones like home or spawn... we see it all the time. But some warps are used as reward for going somewhere or a privilege. so here are some ideas i have come up with in order to try and help with the dropping of warps.
A) instead of making the warp "/warp boats" we make the warp just "/boats"... now idk what we use for a warping system as there are TONS of plugins that do just that, but if it is at all possible we could do that. people could also spam a few other random words so that they may confuse people but that wouldn't really work well...
use a censor plug-in
This one is more likely to work though it would have to be tested along with seeing if it would interfere with any other plug-ins we have on the YAMS server. this could also be used to censor bad words on the off chance of someone saying what they shouldn't. i have a few ideas on how this could be implemented.
~ block the warp as a whole: such as "warp boats" but allow "/warp boats" this could also block mistakes such as .warp ,warp .,warp 'warp or ;warp this way if someone messes up it could either be blank or show up as *Warp Dropped* this way it could be logged as such and no one would see it.
~block the warp word: so the warp is "boats" the exclusion still could be "/warp boats" but instead of showing just *Warp Dropped* it could show .warp *Dropped* this would allow the logs to note that a warp was dropped and how. Downfall for this idea is it may not allow the warp at all as you are typing it separate and/or if someone guesses "boats" they would know that it is indeed a warp and then proceed with "/warp boats" though in logs it would be obvious that they did guess the word.
I did find one plug-in that looked promising:
again would have to be tested with all the other mods on and with theories but these are just ideas so that we can have warps and the YAMS staff doesn't have to worry about warps being leaked or dropped along with maybe some bad language!
also if your wanting to look at the list of bukkit plugins its a fairly small list but here it is:
hope this may help with this issue and if not i took a shot at it