Command Block Noob

Well I spent all last night trying to get the mini story dungeon using the Spencer Mansion done. I think I’ve got the Keys plugin working, but unfortunately the key leaves the door unlocked and I don’t see an easy way to reset the doors. I may go with my son’s lever/button idea after all. At least I can make those available with the RegenChests plugin and then use a command block that removes the buttons and levers once the player completes the dungeon.

Speaking of which, I had finally finished the dungeon using the Keys plugin and was setting up a command block to set the scoreboard objective for the story higher (so that players can’t skip chapters). Well, I messed it up and made the player parameter string too long and it caused the Netty to crash me out. After that, I couldn’t get back on and kept getting the same error. Ultimately I had to roll the server back, which fixed it, but naturally meant all the work I did last night was erased.

This is why I’m considering my son’s idea since I have to start all over anyway. Too bad I don’t have better working knowledge on redstone, otherwise I could probably work up better door mechanisms.

Originally published on LiveJournal. Archived here on 09/13/2019.

Looking for a Plugin that Locks Doors with a Key

I found a schematic that is a replica of the Spencer Mansion from Resident Evil. This really made my day and I felt it would be perfect for one of my mini story dungeons. However, it just doesn’t feel right that none of the doors are locked. Not to mention that because of this, players could just skip to the end of the dungeon and miss out on the story part. I’ve tried the plugin Keys, but since it’s beta it kicks up a never ending repeating error. This plugin sounds like it’s exactly what I want though, so I’ll be keeping an eye on it. In the meantime, I have some players chomping at the bit to give this story dungeon a run and need to figure out an alternative. Right now I’m trying to figure out how StickyLocks groups work and hoping that I can just make the permissions “key items” that are stored on the player’s data rather than in the inventory. If I can make it work, then that’s what I’ll run with.

Originally published on LiveJournal. Archived here on 09/13/2019.

Using Schematics on a Server and Giving Proper Credit

There is nothing worse than finding an awesome build that you want to use on your server because it fits so well and discovering there isn’t proper credit given to the original builder. That happened to me with this epic tree house I found that I’m using on my server as our world portal hub. Continue reading

Taking The First Step Beyond Vanilla Minecraft

I hadn’t even planned to start using them until we started running into Netty Handler issues and lag on levels I hadn’t seen when hosting on my PC. However with that said, we also had more family members playing on the server. My sister and her husband had started playing along side their daughter. Continue reading

Finding CreeperHost

Sometime around the Sandbox event, the only ones able to log into the server were my sons and me. This was disappointing since the primary reason I wanted to keep it running was so the boys could keep in touch with Daddy while doing something with him even though he lived so far away. Continue reading