Hello hello hello. I know it has been a while since the last weekly update, so there's a bit to cover.
This one is going to be a lot of reading, so sorry to those who loathe essays (I feel ya).
Here's what I am going to cover in this post: recent additions to the server, developmental goals, server event etiquette, staff and community changes. Then I'm going to address some recent concerns and questions: Nighta's promotion, what is happening to current/previous (discord) discussions, and why the server has been/is lagging.
Let's start off with recent additions to the server. Most additions to the actual towny server are posted in the Minor Changes thread. In fact, there was a restart last night with a few minor updates which will be in that thread after this one is posted. In changes to other things, the discord structure was recently shifted around and we added an improvements category. This category...
Better late than never. Both servers (towny and creative) have been updated to 1.15.2. We're still seeking out ways to add structures and biomes from 1.13+. As well, on other threads some more information has gone up with respect to the UrbanMC Olympics.
The UrbanMC Olympics are starting in less than a week and we’re kicking off the Olympics with the Opening Ceremony. We invite all members of the community to attend, with towns and nations interested in attending to comment down below their town name/nation name. ProfessorUtonium and EmmyChewy will be going around this week collecting all the banners of participating towns and nations so if you haven’t made one yet, make sure to start coming up with a design so you can cheer on with your town/nation spirit!
And of course, here are the dates of all the events:
This week, some shop changes, which you probably already know about:
Netherstars can no longer be sold. This is going to be temporary while we determine a new sell price.
Gunpowder can now be bought and sold at the Dungeon Master.
Prismarine crystals' and shards' buy prices have been halved.
Also, we're tentatively planning for some downtime tomorrow during the day while we update to 1.15. This may change, but we're hoping to be operational again before the evening rush. Your patience is appreciated.
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.