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I have been hard at work with the plugins for the server. This news post will outline the progress that has been made since the last post.

Change-log:
  • Economy
    • Money has been added to the game.
    • Preparation for shops has been implemented.
  • Guilds
    • Ability for players to make guilds
    • Ability to add and remove players from guild
    • Ability to set a guild MOTD (message of the day)
    • Ability to transfer a guild.
    • Ability to disband a guild.
    • Preparation for guild banks
  • Hidden areas in map
    • Use TNT bombs to uncover secret rooms (similar to Zelda series).
    • Uncovered rooms contain better loot chests and unique mobs that drop unique items.
  • Mobs
    • Increased the hardness of enemy monster AI.
  • NPC's (non playable characters)
    • Added NPC's to the game.
    • Ability to interact with NPC to get a quest or perform a transaction.
    • Ability to track a NPC with the players "Menu Compass." Example would be to "track the closest merchant to the player."
  • Player
    • Fully heal player, restore mana, and stamina upon leveling.
  • UI (user interface)
    • Added level up message with firework effects.
    • Moved HP messages to the action bar from the chat box to clean up chat spam.
    • Moved Profession leveling messages to the action bar from the chat box to clean up spam.
    • Added "Tab Player List" text to top and bottom of the list, linking players to the MinePile website.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Lots of improvements to code and classes.
    • Fully commented every method and class with detailed information on how that code works.
    • Preparation for full quest and message multi-lingual setup.

Additional Information:

This version of the RPG plugin has over 18 thousand lines of code!!!

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The plugin is constantly being worked on. If you want to help shape the way it will turn out, then post your ideas in our forum! We are looking for talented people with great ideas!
MinePile: RPG combines the best features of all your favorite RPG games like the Diablo Series, Oblivion, Skyrim, and World of Warcraft. This has been an extremely fun and rewarding process. MinePile will feature a unique leveling system, clan/guild system, custom armor, custom weapons, many different professions, many different skills, a unique quest system, a unique player market, rent-able homes, different types of jobs, PvP elements, NPCs, a beautiful world to explore, and much more! A lot of time and effort has been put into the project to ensure a top quality experience. Everything is going to be custom programmed from scratch to ensure our custom features are unique to the Minecraft universe.
Video of everything covered in thread:

Item view from the fishing rod in the fishing profession.
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Item and chat view for the mining profession
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Item and chat view for the herbalism profession
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MinePile: RPG currently has over 10,000 lines of code!
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Programming punch card. This is how often unenergizer updates or backsup code on GitHub.
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The current map:
http://www.minepile.com/rpgMap01/
How to contact us:
Skype: OdinHF
Skype: minepile
MinePile is proud to announce our latest project, MP RPG!

MinePile RPG combines the best features of all your favorite RPG games like Diablo II, Diablo III, Oblivion, Skyrim, and World of Warcraft. This has been an extremely fun and rewarding process. MinePile will feature a unique leveling system, clan/guild system, custom armor, custom weapons, many different professions, many different skills, a unique quest system, a unique player market, rentable homes, different types of jobs, pvp elements, npc's, a beautiful world to explore, and much more! A lot of time and effort has been put into the project to ensure a top quality experience. Everything is going to be custom programmed from scratch to ensure our custom features are unique to the Minecraft universe.

Item view from the Fishing Rod in the Fishing Profession
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Item and chat view for the Mining Profession
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The MinePile RPG currently has over 3,000 lines of code!

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Programming punch card. This is how often I update/backup code on GitHub.
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A programming view of the main Java Class for the custom plugin.
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We will be posting updates every step of the way! Stay tuned for more!
EDIT: Build server recently brought back online to continue build development. IP at bottom of this post!

Hi everyone,

It has been a long time since my last post. I am sure you have noticed that the website keeps going up and down. And I bet you have also noticed that the server(s) have gone offline. Well hopefully I can clear up a few things and provide some insight about what is happening.

What happened to the server?
The server went down because the software we use to run everything was discontinued. See Bukkit gets a DMCA. Because of this, it is no longer legal to download and operate that software on your server. That shut us down immediately because we relied on that software to make our Minecraft community. However their is hope for us yet! Keep reading to find out more.

What happened to the website?
The website I intend to keep online for as long as possible. However I am a student at a university and I don't have a lot of money. The website goes down because their are months where I can't afford to pay the bill. It sucks but hopefully in the future we will be able to take donations to help keep the servers online.

What happens next?
Their is still hope! We are not dead.. or well.. I am not dead and I want to continue development on this project! I know we have the skills to make the most badass server known to date. I know we can compete with the big guys like HyPixel and MinePlex. I am currently waiting on the release of Sponge a new server software developed by many of the guys who worked on Bukkit. Sponge API has been released but the main build (server implementation) is not ready yet. Sponge is real (I have seen the code) and will allow greater features for our servers.

So what about Dark Tide?
I am sure everyone is ready for DarkTide and could care less about the mini-games. I want to program all the DarkTide stuff. I think it would be the easier and funner plugins to make. Remember that I can program everything custom for the server with the new server software Sponge. So when we come back I will focus on programming DarkTide first, then I will program every thing else.

Good news?
Well the good news is that I am here and I still want to make a badass server. We just have to wait for Sponge to release. When it is ready, then I can start coding everything. Except a lot faster this time because I am a much better programmer than when we first started.

Happy Holidays!
Hope all you out in the internet world are having some happy holidays. Keep's it real my friends. Dont drink and drive!

Alright that is all for now. If you have questions feel free to ask anything you like. I will answer all questions as I receive them.

Cheers,
unenergizer

I am proud to announce that the MinePile hub is now online and ready for access. It is public and anyone can join it. Right now it is featureless, but I am going to start coding the Hub's core features very soon. Also the mini-games are now publicly accessible. Many bugs still exist in the games, but they are ready to be played. Please post all bug's in the forums.
This thread is to keep track of what has been done for the mini-games. This thread is updated often.

Key:
  1. Finished games are in green.
  2. Games and maps currently being worked on are in orange.
  3. Games that are not started yet are in red.

Games:
  • Hot Potato
    • Map - Finished
    • Code - Finished
    • Description: Players pass the potato until it explodes.
  • Infection
    • Map - Finished
    • Code - Finished
    • Description: Play as a zombie or human. Be the last alive to win.
  • Last Mob Standing
    • Map - Finished
    • Code - Finished
    • Description: Play as different mobs, the last one alive wins.
  • Yard Work
    • Map - Finished
    • Code - Finished
    • Description: Cut down grass and flowers to gain points. The player with the most points win.
  • One In the Chamber
    • Map - Finished
    • Code - Finished
    • Description: Everyone starts with one arrow. Get a kill and get another arrow.
  • Wool Collector
    • Map - Finished
    • Code - Finished
    • Description: Sheer sheep until the time runs out. Player with most wool wins.
  • Spleef
    • Map - Finished
    • Code - Finished
    • Description: Destroy blocks under the player until they fall into the void.
  • Team Death Match
    • Map - Finished
    • Code - Finished
    • Description: Team combat. Team with most kills wins.
  • Musical Minecarts
    • Map - Finished
    • Code - Started, not finished
    • Description: Exactly like musical chairs. Person to get very last minecart wins.
  • Popcorn Floor
    • Map - Not started
    • Code - Not started
    • Description: The floor explodes underneath you. Last person alive wins.
  • Super Mine Challenge
    • Map - Finished
    • Code - Finished
    • Description: Mine as much ore as possible. Person with the most ore wins.
  • Parkor Race
    • Map - Started, not finished
    • Code - Not started
    • Description: Last person alive or first person to reach the end of the parkor wins.
  • Mob Murder
    • Map - Finished
    • Code - Finished
    • Description: Kill mobs and earn points. Person with most points win.
  • Minefield Race
    • Map - Not started
    • Code - Not started
    • Description: Race through the minefield. If you step on a mine, you start over.
  • Floor Runner
    • Map - Finished
    • Code - Finished
    • Description: Floor disappears behind you as you run. Last person alive wins.
  • Horse Race
    • Map - Not Started
    • Code - Not Started
    • Description: Race on your horse around a track. First person to complete laps wins.
  • Pirate Attack
    • Map - Finished
    • Code - Finished
    • Description: 2 teams, 2 pirate ships. Destroy the other teams ship. Last team alive wins.
  • Milk the Cow
    • Map - Not Started
    • Code - Not Started
    • Description: Person who drinks the most milk wins!
  • Bat Combat
    • Map - Not Started
    • Code - Not Started
    • Description: Your a bat, and you fight other bats to be the last bat flying!
  • Castle Crushers
    • Map - Not Started
    • Code - Not Started
    • Description: 2 teams against one another. Kill the other teams King to win!
  • Bomb Arena
    • Map - Not Started
    • Code - Not Started
    • Description: Bring a bomb to the other teams base to blow it up. Last Arena standing wins.
If you want to suggest a game, then please post them in the Server and Website Suggestions forum. If you want to discuss any of these games, make a new thread in this forum. This thread is for development notes only, no posting in this thread will be allowed. Thank you!
Hey everyone,

I wanted to pop-in and let everyone know I am still here. The server went down for about 2-3 weeks and the website went down for a day or two. I was late paying those bills. #brokecollegestudent #moneyissues

However, now that my living situation is sorted out I am ready to continue development of our kick-ass Minecraft service! Now this being said, a lot will change. The server needs to start earning revenue as soon as it can. We are going to release major game-modes 1 at a time. I didn't want to do this originally, but I am ready to start playing on the server myself and I don't want to wait any longer. We will also be making some major changes to the way some game-modes will work. These changes will be written down and released on the forums when I am ready to do so.

Mini-games will be published first a long with another game mode. Since the prison is already built and ready to be played on. I will probably release the prison server and the mini-game servers first. This makes more sense logically because they are basically almost already finished build-wise and code wise. I know everyone who is on here wants to play DarkTide. I wan't to play it just as much as everyone else. That being said, that game-mode I hold to a higher standard. The development build-wise is no where near finished and I am not going to release something that is junk. I take a lot of pride in building this server and when people play it I want them to know that they aren't just playing another server, but they are playing something that is special and took time to make.

If you are a staff member and you would like to continue helping me develop the mini-games, maps, and finishing the prison server map, then contact me via Steam, Skype, or on the forums. I look forward to finishing these game-modes and delivering a super-badass MC server.

Remember all who has helped will be recognized for their efforts.

-unenergizer
Server Owner and Programmer
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Thanks to @Teathy we have a new seed! The winner has been contacted via PM. Better luck next time guys!
Hello all you awesome people,

I have a few things I need to get posted on here to get the mini-games finished. This thread will show you the current features of the mini-games, features planned, games planned, and things I need help with in order to complete the minigames and move onto other plugins.

Current framework features:
Remember these are the current features. These are not limitations of the system. I am looking to expand this feature set and truly make it fully featured mini-game plugin. If you have suggestions that can add to this feature set, then please post them.
Planned features:
Some Planned Game Types (up to 10 minutes long):
  • One in the Chamber = Implemented
  • Little Pigs vs Big Bad Wolf aka Team Death Match = Implemented
  • Spleef = Implemented
  • Tag/Infection (infect other players) = Implemented
  • Hot Potato (he who holds the potato dies) = Implemented
  • Last Mob Standing (every player mob for him/herself) = Implemented
  • Frogger (old school frogger in mc!) first to reach the end wins.
  • Tron snake game (leave a trail behind the plalyer, if u hit it, u die)
  • Free for all (every man for himself)
  • Gun Game (gun upgrades ever kill)
  • Demolition Game (Destroy other teams base)
  • Parkor Race (exactly what the name implies)
  • Mob Shooter (players go up aginst mobs [other players]) - Maybe new team death match?
  • Musical minecarts - musical chairs remake
  • Red light, green light.
  • TNT Race - race over a tnt track that explodes behind the player.
  • Horse race
  • Pig race

Things I need:

Game ideas (with playtime under 10 minutes) which include but are not limited to kit design, available teams, game design, and score design. This section will include a form you can fill out that will help me program the games you create. If you want to improve on current or planned game ideas, then just fill out the form where your ideas need to be implemented.

Please fill out:
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Hello DarkTide fans,

We are in need of a seed for the DarkTide map. We are looking for seeds generated in single player with no changes to the way the world is generated. I will reward the person with the best seed $20 via PayPal or a SteamGame of less or equal value and $20 in portals (e-cash) when the server launches!

Directions:
  1. Set the world to creative mode.
  2. Do not change any other world gen settings.
  3. Spawn will be at x0, z0. When reviewing a seed please start at that location.
  4. Make sure the seed covers many biomes with no ocean size areas.
  5. Take a picture and upload it to our website when you...
  6. Send us the seed!

Remember: Your seed must be original! Also, we are looking for seeds that cover many many different biomes. Please avoid large water/ocean areas. Do not change world generation options. We will know the difference.

Post your seeds in this thread.

Contest end's once we have found the perfect seed!