Saturday, August 27, 2011

Preparing for 1.8 (Edited)

Hi everyone,

I relized that I haven't posted for a while. I've been too busy preparing for school and making videos, and of course... Minecraft. Which is what I'm going to be talking about (Surprise).

1.8 is coming out very soon, most likely early next week. From Notch's livestream and a video of someone filming 1.8, we know most of what will be in the new update. One of those features is the creative/surivival option. Wouldn't be great if Ops were to be able to have the creative mode while non ops got regular survival? I doubt that's going to happen (perhaps with a Bukkit plugin). But if there isn't a way to do half and half, I will probably stick with survival mainly becase the whole reason there is non-ops is so that they don't go on a lava/TNT spree. But, I am hopeful that a plugin will come along that enables a half and half funtionality.

Bukkit is usually good about updating very quickly (Example: They launched a version for 1.7 is just 15 min.!). But, with 1.8 being such a big update, they might be a day or two. So, if they are not quick, we will play on a regular Minecraft server for the time being (Read: No Mods). So don't come on the server and expect Bukit right of the bat.

That's all I really have to say. Just wanted to let you know. Here are the videos I was talking about from earlier.

PAX Livestream (With Notch playing + It's 52 min.)

An HD Look at the New Update (Only 3 min.)


- Aidan

Edit: I have figured out that ops will be able to switch between creative and regular survival mode. Thanks to Notch for adding this. It's just what I needed!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I'm Back!

Hello everyone,

I am on the way home from Alaska and I think the server's down. I don't know how long it's been down, but I'll ask someone soon.

The new contest started yesterday and this week is aircraft week. Build the best aircraft of any size or type. I look forward to many awesome entries. See my other post for more details on the contest.

- Aidan