Rejoice with us, UMC, as we welcome two new moderators to our awesome Staff Team! The ever vigilant (I swear this guy types /modlist more in five minutes than everyone in the history of the server combined) voldemort12, has graciously stepped up to help out with modding duties! Likewise join us in welcoming the glorious builder extraordinaire Rezos, who has made the hard decision of leaving the Architect rank behind to help out the UMC community in a different way. Everyone on the staff team is very much looking forward to working alongside the two of you to help the UMC community grow and prosper in the coming year.
We also have a new and exciting builder rising to the rank of Architect. nighthawk57 has several amazing builds already under his belt, and we’re hoping that with the addition of the Architect toolkit his builds will continue to inspire others, and drop the jaws of those that lay eyes on them.
Congratulations to the three of you on your well-earned promotions. On behalf of the UMC community, thank you for the time and effort you’ve already put into the server we call home. We look forward to seeing where this new direction takes you all.
As you may have noticed, there have been some changes with chat. We now have a truly linked chat setup between servers.
Each server still has it’s own chat (/ch c), but we’ve added a Global chat along side of it (/ch g), to replace HubLink, as well as linked a few other channels, most of which don’t affect the general server population.
There are some formatting changes that have happened as well.
If somebody speaks on the same server as you, chat will appears as normal:
- [vip] rylinaux: This is a test message.
If somebody sends a message from another server however, the channel name changes into [channel:server]:
- [vip:S] rylinaux: This is a test message.
The server key’s are as follows:
- Freebuild: F
- Games: G
- Hub: H
- SkyBlock: S
The following channels are also linked:
As for regulations on how the Global chat will be used, let’s lay down some guidelines that are subject to change:
- Don’t: Use it for general chat
- Don’t: Use it as a means to talk to friends between servers.
- Do: Use it to greet people who’ve joined the Hub (it will be the default channel there).
- Do: Use it to ask for people to join a game (ie “SG game starting in 2 mins”)
- Basically just don’t use it for general chat and you’ll be fine.
Channels such as trade, help, etc aren’t linked – those are server specific.
Also, please remember to chat channels properly. Local for talking to friends, Trade for trade, Help for help, etc.
Sadly, one of our GMs has decided to step down from his post. We’d like to thank Sk8r2K10 for his time as a staff member, he’s been with us for two years – we’re sad to see him go. Not all is grim though, he will remain on the server as a developer and we hope to see him around from time to time!
It’s that time again, time to release the previous map as we move forward. The previous map lasted throughout 2012 and the better part of 2013 – countless man hours of hard work have gone into this map, I’d like to thank everyone who took part in this adventure.
As with previous releases of maps, if you run this with vanilla Minecraft you’ll run the risk of causing fires where people have places lava or fire too close to wool, wood, etc – make sure to keep a backup of this map just in-case.
Please join us in welcoming WolfAtTheDoor63 to the Architects! Wolf has many new and modern-looking builds around UMC. Soon we’ll have some of his structures up on ArchNet so everyone can ogle his majesty. So stay tuned!
Cheers and welcome Wolf, you’ll be a great addition to an already talented team!
My long sojourn through the cosmos is complete, I have come. My arrival shall signify change, a destruction of the old ways. Fear not, for in my grace and love I have tucked your world into a safe haven, where it shall await your return after my designs are complete. The rest is changing, altering, forever.
Rejoice, scions of mud. The time for your ascension has come.
I grow weary of travel, with naught but the stars and the cosmic dust as companions. Yet I am near. So near. Soon the waiting will be over. Soon my vision will be imposed upon your world, and all shall change. All are invited, all are welcome, you who have endured the long years of drudgery and hardship be welcome to my side. We shall meet, we shall ascend, we shall thrive.
The wait is nearly over young scions. Prepare yourselves.
For countless aeons I have voyaged through the mists and aether of the universe, searching for meaning, purpose, life. Galaxy after galaxy, world after world have passed beneath my gaze, yet my goals remained a mystery. Until now. I have found a world, little more than a sphere of dirt, lava, and water yet home to denizens of the most wretched design. It’s former leaders, ks07, rylinaux, andypandy89, require direction . . . a mother’s touch. Such shall I provide, for such is my nature.
Do not fear me, my wayward children, for I carry your salvation within my womb. I shall give birth to your future, and your future shall be glorious. Soon my young scions, I shall be amongst you and you shall know awe, terror, and love.
This is a heads up that sometime tomorrow afternoon or night we will have a small downtime of all services while more RAM is added to the server. This should not take very long, warning will be given in-game and on IRC before services are shut down.
This has been completed.