Monthly Archives: August 2011

Updates:

Citizens.jar
PlugMan.jar
MapMarkers.jar
Spout.jar
LogBlockQuestioner.jar
LogBlock.jar
BaseBukkitPlugin.jar
LongGrass.jar
LogOres.jar
NoCheat.jar
properTime.jar
SimpleSignEdit.jar
ecoCreature.jar
CraftBukkitUpToDate.jar
LWC.jar
runecraft.jar
WorldBorder.jar
Achievements.jar
Stats.jar

* Moved Stats and Achievements to a mysql database on rollup (the database server).
* Moved LogBlock datebase to rollup.

* Teleporting (/home, /warp, /wxgo) is much faster now.

Plugin Updates

LogOres: a more sophisticated x-ray hack detector. Some neat features. It does some basic crunching on ore finds, figuring out average distance between finds, average time between finds, and some other things. Legit ore finds tend to be on the same plane, fairly widely spaced in time and space. Xray hackers tend to be closely placed, and on more varying Y axis.

http://forums.bukkit.org/threads/sec-admin-logores-v0-7-log-ores-to-look-for-cheaters-1000.25432/

Interesting stuff.

Todo list

Some things I’d like to do over the next few months:

1) Moar NPC shops. Probably will keep /shop, because it’s better for bulk items, but maybe we shouldn’t do bulk item transfers. It’s too magicky.
2) Blacksmith NPCs to replace /repair.
3) A “creative” mode has been on my list for a while. It’s sort of, kind of there already (gate to ‘creative’, it’s perma-day and no player damage), but there’s no infinite supplies because of trouble restricting /item to that world. Notch is allegedly introducing creative mode, so I’ll wait to see how that turns out.
4) Review and update addons. iConomy is like four months old. Wormhole XTreme revamped entirely.
5) Possibly introduce player classes.

Auctions

I recently checked up on the status of the iAuction plugin.

(seriously guys if you want a plugin, see if it exists or has been updated to work with the latest craftbukkit, anyone could have noticed that iAuction had been updated recently).

I won’t be installing it, because:

1) I like local shops. They give players something to build in their towns, and give people a reason to go to those towns. NPC shops are even better (once cough I make them work).

2) Spams chat. Mostly that’s fine, but the vast majority of auctions, people don’t care about.

3) Magic. It’s FAR too easy to transport tons and tons of stuff across the entire map. Your pockets are full of mountain, and you can just whiz it over to another person with a /auction command? It’s boring, it’s not “game”y. Some things SHOULD be hard. Even a little bit.