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Plots is finally here! The Plots server gives you a place to build freely in creative mode in your own 50x50 plot! It has many features like decorative heads (/ehc), "secret blocks" (/blocks), driveable-anywhere minecarts, WorldEdit, and much more! To see everything you can do and use, including information to get started and command lists, check out the Plots Forum.

To celebrate the grand opening of Plots, PandaCraft is having a 50% off sale on EVERYTHING in the store! Except Sponsor. Once again, blame BuyCraft for that one. =P
New in the store are extra plots you can purchase for the Plots server. They'll increase your claim limit so you can go out and claim more plots so you have even more space to build! =)
Sale ends September 17th, so act quick!

The Build Competition is over the winners have been announced!


As part of the launch festivities, we're also hosting a Build Competition on the Plots server! Top three builds will win prizes, so be sure to give it a shot! Competition details:

Theme: Modern Build
Rules:
  •   Must fit the theme of "Modern Build". Click here for examples.
  •   Must be within a single 50x50 plot. You can unlink merged plots with "/plot unlink".
  •   Both the interior(s) and exterior of the build should be decorated. I.e. - Furniture, plants, decorations, etc.. "/ehc", "/banner", and "/blocks" should be helpful, here.
  •   The plot may contain multiple buildings, but they should all be part of the same overall build. For example, a shed next to a house, multiple houses/stores/etc. on one block, a store next to a house, etc.
  •   Do NOT copy another build, including those from tutorials. Your build must be unique and original to you.
  •   Do not include other builds on the plot that you don't want judged as part of the build.
Judging:
  •   Plots will be judged based on overall appearance by myself, Kissi, and any staff that volunteer to judge.
  •   The top three builds will be weighted based on preference by each judge and then I'll average all of them to determine the first, second, and third place winners.
Prizes:
  •   1st Place - Gold Title (/tags), your build featured in one of the Spawn Plots with your username somewhere on it, and a $30 PandaCraft Store coupon.
  •   2nd Place - Silver Title (/tags) and a $20 PandaCraft Store coupon.
  •   3rd Place - Bronze Title (/tags) and a $10 PandaCraft Store coupon.
Entering: From now until September 17th, you can build and enter into the competition. Once you've completed your build, reply to this post with your plot ID (/plot info) and you'll be entered into the competition. Judging occurs on September 18th and the winner will be announced the next day, September 19th!

Since the last announcement, the following have been added/changed/fixed:
  • Improved Crafters in Skyblock so they'll try each recipe for an item if one fails. This allows you, for example, to give a Crafter either Iron Blocks or Iron Nuggets to craft Iron Ingots. This also means you can properly craft bonemeal, now.
  • Fixed the website's "Store" link so it properly redirects to the store's page.
  • Balanced monster spawning in Towny. You should see more monster spawns than it used to have.
  • Blocked Gold and Aqua colors from being used in chat. They'll automatically convert to yellow and blue, instead. This helps prevent confusion with Staff's chat colors.
  • Added the ability to connect with 1.12.1.
  • Possibly fixed a connection issue to "play.pandacraft.org" that gave some players an "Unknown Host" error.
  • Added IP verification to the store. Now when you login to the store, it'll make sure your IP matches the last one you used in-game. If it doesn't, it'll give you an error letting you know to login to the server to update your IP and then to try again. This should help cut down on cases where malicious players purchase items under another player's name, chargeback, and then get that other player banned.
  • Also introduced playtime-based package unlocking to the store. Most packages are disabled for players with less than 2 hours of playtime. At 8 hours of playtime, every package is unlocked. Various packages unlock in-between. This should, hopefully, cut down on cases where players will purchase expensive items shortly after joining the server only to chargeback.
  • Updated the store to only display ranks higher than what you already have.
  • Updated all ranks and tags in Skyblock to the format present in Towny. Your existing ranks have been merged to the closest rank, rounding up.
  • Updated disguises in Skyblock to the format present in Towny. This means a disguise menu and more disguises per rank.
  • Ranks purchased will now apply to every server on the PandaCraft Network. Players' existing ranks have been synced across all servers.
  • Cleaned up the Skyblock permissions database, removing duplicate rank entries, unused permissions, empty player entries, and utilized regex permissions where possible to reduce file size. This reduced the permissions database to about 33% of it's original size and should help improve performance.
  • Old Rank Armor in Skyblock should update to the new names when you equip it. For already-equipped armor, just remove it and re-equip it to use it.
  • Old Rank Tools and Weapons in Skyblock should also update to the new names when you use them on something.
  • Updated the Furniture permissions to utilize a new format that lets me add furniture to existing packs for players who have already bought them. This means if you bought, for example, the Office Pack and I later add a Coffee Machine to it, you'll automatically get permission to craft and place that Coffee Machine.

What's on my to-do list? Join the PandaCraft Discord Server and you can see my list in the #to-do channel.



 
August's Sale is here! Until August 14th, Enjoy 40% off:
Since the last announcement, the following updates have been made to the server:
  • Server has been updated to 1.12. Any client version from 1.9 - 1.12 should be able to connect.
  • Upgraded the server hardware with a faster CPU, twice the RAM, and twice the SSD space.
  • When the server you're on restarts, you'll be teleported to the Hub server instead of disconnected.
  • The holograms in the Hub server will display when a server is restarting so you know when you can reconnect.
  • You can now harvest crops in Towny by simply right-clicking them.
  • You can now safely trade with other players in Towny with the command, "/trade (Player)".
  • Towny World Borders are now visible.
  • Spawners in Towny can only be mined if they were purchased from the store.
  • Added a new disguise system to Towny that utilizes a menu instead of commands.
  • Added more disguises to each rank in Towny.
  • Added the ability to register on the website in-game with "/register".
  • Added more benefits to the YouTube rank.
  • Added a 10% chance for mobs and players to drop their head in Towny when killed by a player.
  • Increased Monster spawn rates in Towny.
  • Trees in Towny will have gravity once you starting chopping it, which speeds up the process of cutting down trees and helps prevent floating tree tops. You can toggle this on/off for yourself with, "/treesfall".
  • Towny plugin updates:
    • Town mayors can use "/town say (Message)" to broadcast a message to all online players in their town.
    • Nation Kings can use "/nation say (Message)" to broadcast a message to all online players in their nation.
    • Town mayors can outlaw a player from their town with "/town outlaw (add|remove) (Player)". This will kick the player from the town if they're a member and prevent them from rejoining the town if your town is open to public joining.
    • You can use "/town outlawlist [town]" to view the town's list of outlaws.
    • You can use "/town war participants [page #]" to view a list of towns and their nations who are participating in War. The list will highlight enemies, allies, and capital towns.
    • You can use "/res set mode ignoreplots" to not see plot notifications when moving across plots in town.
    • You can use "/res set mode constantplotborder" or "/res toggle constantplotborder" to see plot borders every 5 seconds.
  • Fixed using McMMO in the VoteMine.
  • Fixed being unable to create a town, claim land, or claim plots during War in Towny if your Town or Nation is neutral.
  • Fixed ranks on the website not syncing with your rank on the server.
  • Fixed Parrot spawn rates in Towny Jungles.
  • Fixed Nether and End worlds not resetting every other week in Towny.
  • Disabled land reverting to it's original terrain when unclaiming it or deleting a town in Towny.
  • Disabled being unable to build or break in the Wilderness in Towny. As such, I removed the Mining world in Towny.
  • Disabled the vanilla Recipe Book auto-crafting feature due to duplication exploits. I'll re-enable it when the exploit is patched.
  • Lots of bug fixes.
Things I'm working on now: