MegaCraft

Jan
25
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by BlueFusion12 at 2:29 AM
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Hello MegaCrafters, today I have something quite awesome to share.

I recently stumbled across the open source program Chunky, a Minecraft render engine that allows for the creation of photo-realistic images of Minecraft worlds. I immediately saw an opportunity to bring something truly amazing to the MegaCreative server: a way to create amazing shaders-like quality images of builds with only a command!

Enter, the MegaCreative Render Engine.

This system allows players to take "screenshots" of their builds through the use of the /render command. This will take the player's position data and send it to a modified version of the Chunky engine that will process and export the images. However, this process is quite processor-intensive, so each image takes 6-15 minutes to render. Thus, I have created a queue system that will place your build in a queue to be rendered.

Here is an example of an image we created during testing (more coming...
Jan
13
by BlueFusion12 at 9:09 PM
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Update to 1.8 is complete!

Minecraft 1.8 was released over three months ago, yet it is still not on MegaCraft. Why you ask? Let me tell you in a brief a way as possible.

1. Bukkit had some legal issues preventing them from making a new 1.8 build.
2. It took Spigot about 2-3 months to get a build ready for 1.8 available.
3. The initial 1.8 Spigot build was very buggy, so after testing I decided to hold back in the 1.8 update.
4. Now that Spigot is ready to go, I'm having some more issues with PlotMe. Since I need to update to a newer dev build of WorldEdit in order for it to work properly with 1.8, I also need to update PlotMe to function with it. However PlotMe has changed significantly since I lasted worked with it, so it took me a while to apply all the changes I had previously made.
5. Once PlotMe was ready to go, lots of tests are still not working properly and PlotMe still does has some unresolved issues.

As of now, I'm still...
Jan
04
by BlueFusion12 at 2:10 AM
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One of the favorite features that the old MegaCraft had was KitPvP. KitPvP is a balanced PvP game that gives players a set kit of items and armor. This was a great game for people to play when they were bored or wanted to test their PvP skills.

And now it's back!

Feel free to join the new KitPvP server via the MegaCraft Hub or by using /server kitpvp! Since this KitPvP is NEW, it also has a few new awesome features including...
  • Stat Tracking (kills, deaths, KD, server rank, skill rating, and more coming soon)
  • Automatic kit giving and auto respawning
  • Slight health regen after a kill
  • Player levels (earn levels by getting kills)
  • Random server targets that reward players for killing a certain player
However, much more is on the horizon for the MegaCraft KitPvP server, so stay tuned for some updates coming soon!...
Dec
28
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by The_Kadrek at 10:18 PM
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Hello! This thread's purpose is to give you all a more clear understanding of what we are expecting in builds for different ranks. So before you submit your plot for artisan when it is really just a dirt shack, read some of the requirements that are listed below. Also, as a side note, the decision of your plot is almost entirely based around the reviewer's opinion/perspective. I know that this means the grading system is not 100% fair to everyone because different staff review different plots, however, I trust that most of the staff have a fairly good idea of what we are expecting for each rank.

Novice
  1. Play on the server for 5 hours minimum
  2. Register for an account on the forums via /register in game
  3. Post on the forum for Novices called "Novice Information"
  4. Once all of the above is...
Dec
23
by BlueFusion12 at 2:41 AM
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Hey guys, I'm back with plans for yet another MegaCreative build cinematic!

For those who have yet to see the first one, check it out here:


Recently, we have had a lot of awesome builders join and create some really awesome constructions. In attempt to showcase these new builders and show what MegaCreative has to offer, I am going to be working on another MegaCreative cinematic.

If you want to have your build showcased, post a reply with some pictures and a plot ID and I'll consider it!

Thanks,
BlueFusion12
Dec
05
by JeqDoesMC at 5:18 PM
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Hey people!
I was wondering if you MegaCraftians would like to take a part of the Christmas build competition. Everyone is allowed to join, just build something Christmas themed and reply the plot number here! For the prize, winners will get free VIP for 1 month!

Gongratulations @jeremy_owner, you've won the free Vip for One month!!

Thanks to all other competitors, hopefully you had fun making those plots. There will hopefully be more events like this in future so maybe you will win next time!

Anyway, Merry Christmas everyone!
Nov
27
by BlueFusion12 at 2:12 PM
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It's that time of year again. People trampling each other in the most inhumane ways possible just to grab that newest game console for $15 off normal sale price...

Anyways, MegaCraft usually does a sale around this time for Thanksgiving to show thanks to everyone who has helped support MegaCraft in the past. Since MegaCraft is completely funded by the community, your support has helped us keep running for over 2 years and we could not be any more grateful!

Until December 1, all donation packages are 25% off.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this sale and helping to support MegaCraft in its future endeavors, feel free to visit: donate.mc-mega.org or click on the "MegaCraft Shop" tab above.

Again, thanks to everyone who continues to support all of the MegaCraft servers!

- MegaCraft Team
Nov
19
by BlueFusion12 at 9:52 PM
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Hello everyone. This post is something I would like community feedback on, so please read it and respond so that your voice can be heard!

Within the last few weeks, a lot has happened. School is slowing down for me, giving me more time to focus on developing for MegaCraft. Similarly, I have had a lot of new projects ideas for MegaCraft as well as other projects that are a continual process. However, I constantly find myself jumping from project to project, never really getting anything close to ready for production. I'm starting to feel like this guy...

Thus, the reason for this forum post. I would like to know what you guys think with what project I should prioritize my time with getting done. These are the following ideas/projects I am either working on or have done some form of planning for and a brief (lol not really brief) description of each:

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Oct
24
by BlueFusion12 at 1:15 AM
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The fully automated MissileWars server network is now live! Check it out at mw.mc-mega.com!

Hey guys, I got something pretty awesome to share with you...

For the last week, I've been working on a special server for Sethbling and Cubehamster's new minigame: MissleWars. This server will host multiple automated MissileWars nodes and can be played by anyone and everyone!

What is MIssileWars? Check out Sethbling's awesome overview of what the game is:


Meh you say? Get this: MegaCraft is the only server in all of Minecraftia that will offer this type of game on an automated mufti-server network! That's right! You can't get this anywhere else folks!

Anyways...
The launch date has been pushed back to tomorrow (Friday 10/24) and will likely launch later at night (around 9-10pm EST). Once it launches, I will post the IP on this post

IP: mw.mc-mega.com

Get excited! I know I am!

- BlueFusion12
Sep
22
by BlueFusion12 at 4:34 AM
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Grief on MegaCreative is hard to deal with, especially with many people have the power of WorldEdit. While there are measures in place to help counter grief (adding/trusting as well as the ability to only add/trust people YOU CHOOSE and even the plot saving/restoring system), griefing is inevitable. In the continued effort to help curb griefing, I have created yet another awesome MegaCreative feature: daily personal plot backups.

As of now, this feature is limited to Donators (Donator, VIP, Elite). This is due to the amount of time and resources it takes to save plots. During my initial tests, there are about 920 plots owned by donators while there are over 30 thousand owned by other players. It would likely take an entire day if not more to copy all those plots and save them into schematics, not even accounting for the necessary disk space.

This feature will automatically link into the exisitng schematic...