This week, 3 events have been announced. In order of scheduled date(s):
Hyperion Open PvP Tournament - Sat. Feb. 15, @ 8:00PM EST
Strike PvP Event - Sat. Feb. 22
2020 UrbanMC Olympics - Various dates in March.
Development continues on 1.15, most notably with exploring the idea of altering some of the world's biomes and possibly adding some more structures. This is still in early testing and its success is as of yet uncertain.
What is a global event which is broadcasted all over the world, bringing thousands of competitors every four years with countries cheering on their competitors as they race to victory? Is it the World Cup? Is it the Asia Games? Is it the Commonwealth Game? Nope, it is the Olympics!
Welcome to the 2020 UrbanMC Olympics, an event aimed at uniting the server in a series of sporting events in celebration of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. The UrbanMC Olympics will be held throughout the month of March, allowing everyone to have the opportunity to participate in at least one event.
Individual towns will be allowed to enter the Olympics, representing their nations as they challenge each other to bring home the Gold, Silver and Bronze. Every nation will be allowed to enter 4 towns PER EVENT to ensure there is a chance for every nation/town to bring home a medal. Are you a part of a town who is not part of a nation? Do not fear! You will be instead representing your own...
February is a month of passion - be it for love, or in the case of UrbanMC, bitter fights to the death. On February 22nd, we will welcome you to the first Strike PvP tournament. In Strike PvP, there are five different PvP categories that you will have to be ready to play in.
The Five Categories to be Used in the First Event
This category is your normal PvP set. You will walk in with full god gear, god sword (with optional Knockback 2), god bow (or optional Crossbow), One fire resistance potion, three strength splash, three speed splash, and the rest as instant health. This requires potion management and normal combat.
Iron PvP requires aiming, survival, and outthinking your opponent. You walk into the arena with ONLY Iron Armor, an Iron Sword, Iron Axe, and 3 Gold Apples.
Debuff PvP is the same gear as Pot PvP except you will also receive splash potions of weakness, slowness, and poison...
As mentioned in another thread, we're going to try out this idea of a weekly update to discuss ongoing activities of the staff team. That said, this week:
Dukhan was approved as a world wonder. Check it out at /warp Dukhan!
Elytras were added to vote shop.
Donor kits have been switched to gold.
Silver has been hard at work on the test server. In his experiments, he has discovered that while bees won't naturally spawn in the current world, he may be able to create a plugin to override this roadblock. He's also continuing to work on the 1.15 update and the new siege war.
Do let me know if you like this idea and would like to see these continue.
Some changes are coming to the economy of UrbanMC.
Firstly, we're updating the server market. Most blocks' prices are going to double to encourage player markets to expand into the building industry. Grindable resources' sell prices are decreasing to varying degrees. As well, some new items are being added:
Bank Teller will sell you Notch Apples for 100 000 Gold.
Bank Teller will sell you Totems of Undying for 60 000 Gold.
Bank Teller will sell you Elytra for 80 000 Gold.
Swim shop will sell you Tridents for 40 000 Gold.
None of these items may be sold back to their respective shopkeepers. These prices may be adjusted over time. When an item is purchased at the bank teller, the cost will be withdrawn directly from your bank account. Shop changes will roll out early next week.
We are increasing town upkeep cost. Today it's 5 gold per plot. After tax collection on Monday, we'll be increasing it to 7. A week later, it will increase to 10. While this is a...