LiveJournal User Agreement Changes

I have an old online journal over there and this morning I logged into it to find out the User Agreement has been changed. One of the things that’s been added is the stipulation that they can delete the account if you haven’t logged in for 6 months.

Well, I guess I’ve put off transferring all the posts that are over there to here long enough. The site’s API is unstable so I don’t have the option of importing everything directly. So I’m going to do it one entry at a time and back date, tag, and categorized everything.

This is going to take a while.

The Kingdom of Agaricus – Minecraft Open World Adventure Server Map

I haven’t posted in awhile. Sorry about that. I’ve been working pretty hard on a map project. Even made a YouTube video of it for the map’s story prologue. I wish Spigot was compatible with 1.8 which will be released soon so I could add it to the family server as an RPG map.

http://youtu.be/BVR2YmEw8JY

In any case I have the project download posted over at PlanetMinecraft here.

Toad Family Server Relaunched!

It’s been awhile since my last post and I apologize for that. I’ve been busy starting the server over with a brand new map. We were suddenly having issues with spawning into a void like area and eventually getting kicked off the server for “floating too long” or some such thing. We had areas that had chunks missing – all the way down through the bedrock into the void. Even when downloading a copy of these maps, the errors/bugs/glitches persisted. I can only assume it was caused by all my tinkering and experimentation with plugins. I did a lot of installing and uninstalling of those plugins so it’s hard to say just what exactly was the cause. With that said, I had no way of repairing the damage. There was no choice but to restart the server with a fresh seed and a new server central. This time I decided we only needed three worlds: Survival, Creative and PvP. This covers all the play styles of our family.

Here’s a few screenshots of our new Server Central located next to a Mushroom Island in our Survival world:

Screenshots

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Haven Hearth – My Building Project for the July 2014 PMC Building Contest

Since July started, I’ve been working on this project for a building contest over at PlanetMinecraft.com. I’ll be tracking my progress here in this entry with screenshots until the end of the contest.

If you like what you see and the progress I’ve made so far, please show this contest entry some love and your support with a diamond on the PMC site! Continue reading “Haven Hearth – My Building Project for the July 2014 PMC Building Contest”

Covenant of Haven Hearth – edited again

May the light reach the darkness.
May the darkness embrace the light.
Never to be severed;
One can not be without the other.

May these gates forever open unto you.
May you be strengthened.
Come and be welcomed
Within this soul sanctuary.

May you rise within the twilight.
May you preserve the balance.
Come home to Haven Hearth
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Mini Dungeon Progress and a New First Spawn World

Here is the current to-do list for the mini dungeon:

To-Do List:

  • add more monsters/spawners – in progress
  • improve and strengthen the bosses [or monster groups] guarding the door locks – in progress
  • reduce amount of loot found (players shouldn’t be maxing out their inventories prior to unlocking second set of doors) – pending until next test run
  • adjust loot tables for chests – done
  • possibly add a /cr regenall command upon entry of the dungeon to ensure all chests are ready – unable to do
  • alternatively reduce cool down time on chest refills – changed my mind
  • remove some npcs – changed my mind and adjust npc trade lists – done
  • correct pig zombie aggression levels (shouldn’t be passive on spawn) – done
  • add herb mixing tutorial guide book – done

It’s still a lot of work left, but it’s getting there.


I’ve created a new home world for players to spawn in for the first time. It’s an InfinitePlots world, so this should make sure new players have a place to build their headquarters/home base/estate. It includes:

  • an NPC village
  • an apartment complex for those who don’t wish to build a home
  • a chat cafe for those who like to log in just to chat
  • a newbie to Minecraft tutorial
  • a tutorial on the server’s plugins
  • a player mall
  • the world tree portal hub has been moved to this world
  • a dungeon tower: “Toad Tower of Terror” designed for a team to run through

I still need to build a post office for this world and then it will be ready for use.

Screenshots of the Home World

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