TheCityServers is now releasing a new way to get prizes, just for inviting your friends to play! This will happen by having your friends stay on the server for periods of time, giving you points in order to buy OP stuff!
The new map is still in the works, and it will take us some time to finish. If all goes as planned, we should be releasing some time on the 18th. Here are some of the changes/additions/removals that will be put in place with the new map:
Resource Gathering skills will be much harder to level.
Combat related skills will also be harder to level, but not near as much as the resource skills.
Combat skills will be restricted to PVE only.
There are two new VIP levels (VIP+ and VIP++)
Things that will be cleared
The old donation system has been replaced with a new, more modern system.
Now that those changes are out of the way, here are some things that will be included in the map:
The market area will sell everything from armor to wool
Players will be able to sell items to the shop for coins.
New Wizard Tower
The wizard tower has been re-thought. This time, it is difficult to get to the top. Though, at the top there are some nice spells that will make the effort worth it. To get to the top, you must first complete a series of difficult and deadly jumping puzzles, one wrong move and you may just fall to your death.
Connecting to TCS servers has been redone. When you first connect to thecityservers.com, you will spawn in a smaller server with portals on all sides. This “hub” server will take you to all of our servers (MC-Creative and MC-Main will be accessible at release, more will come later). When you reconnect the next time, however, you will be placed in the last server you were connected to. This will allow players to only need one IP in their server list. Also, to get to another server, you can use the portal system to get back to the lobby, which can take you anywhere.
If players prefer, there are direct connect IPs that can be used in place of the lobby system that will take you directly to the server you wish to join. These IPs are, though they don’t work yet: mclobby.thecityservers.com, mcmain.thecityservers.com, and mccreative.thecityservers.com.
An exclusive creative server has been setup for players with the VIP++ rank.
The creative server will use a plot type land-claims system (the same one that’s on MindCrack). Players will claim their area with a golden shovel, and they will only be able to build in plots where they have access.
Players who play on this server will start with a certain number of blocks that they can claim. After some playtime, this limit slowly increases, allowing their plots to be re-sized to ever larger sizes.
As of today, TCS has moved from our old donation system to a newer, more modern system. This new system allows us to offer many more rewards for donating. Also, as of today, we have implemented more levels of VIP. The rank system of this donation software allows users who may have already purchased level 1 to buy subsequent levels as though they were just adding to their original purchase. But don’t worry, if you had VIP before, you have already been entered in to the new system as having purchased VIP.
To test the new system, the first five (5) people to use the coupon code TCS1 to get any level of VIP will get a 50% discount.
Players who have donated more than $10 and have reached one of the new levels (even if it was on the old Diamonds/Money rewards) have been bumped to the level they reached.
The new levels are as follows: VIP, VIP+, and VIP++. At this point, VIP++ doesn’t have tons of extra benefits, but I can assure you that benefits will be added as time goes on, and all changes made would apply to the people who had VIP++ before the change as well.
The newest version of minecraft, 1.5.2, was released a bit ago. The issue is, 1.5.2 does not have backward compatibility with 1.5.1 (the version our servers are running). So, if you want to play, don’t update! We, like usual, will be waiting for the Bukkit team to release a semi-stable 1.5.2 build before we switch. If you updated and you want to get back to 1.5.1, try this:
For those of you that don’t know, MindCrack is a large mod pack similar to Tekkit. MindCrack has many mods such as: BuildCraft, IndustrialCraft, Forestry, and many more. MindCrack is acquired by downloading the Feed the Beast (FTB) launcher from FTB’s Website. Through this launcher, you download the MindCrack pack from the packs list.
I am a fan! What is happening?
Well, I have finally taken the time to set one up! If you are a fan of MindCrack and you are a well respected/trusted member of TCS, you can apply for the whitelist by: (1) talking to an admin in-game, (2) using /modreq, or (3) talking to me (Zachar543) directly. All of these methods would work, but modreq may take the longest to get a response!
I’m sold, so how do I join?
Well, after you have successfully applied and been accepted, you can join the server with this IP: thecityservers.com:25570
How long will this server be around?
I will continue to update and keep this server around for as long as there is interest from the community. I hope that this server will give some players something new and exciting to do on TCS as the usual can get boring sometimes.
The 1.5 update is here (and I am late on the draw for this one), and we are NOT going to change maps. Though depending on a couple of factors, we may regenerate the nether as it is the only world type that has new ores.
If people so choose, a second map could be opened for those who would like a new map. This new map, if this is decided later, could even be used as our next map after we change off our current one (assuming we do not need to change maps for reasons such as: map corruption, new vital ores, etc.).
Please comment on this post to give your opinion about a second map!
What’s the Wait For?:
As with every update, we need to wait for Bukkit to update to the newest version of Minecraft before we update. While we wait there are two ways to play:
1) Downgrade your Minecraft back to 1.4.7 and play on the main server, or
2) I have setup a temporary server (running 1.5) with 16 slots for anyone to join and try out 1.5. This map will NOT be saved, so don’t expect your creations on the temp server to be available for a long time. The temp server will be taken down after we update to the 1.5 build of Bukkit.
Ya, we need your help again. We are in need of suggestions on what we should change, add, remove, or update to make our Minecraft servers (and TCS in general) better and more enjoyable. These suggestions can be just about anything! Plugin changes, PVP Rules, Maps changes, Economy changes, etc. If you happen to like the server as it is, a suggestion to keep the server “as is” works fine, too.
If you have any ideas/questions, please reply to this post with your them! We’d love to hear them!
We have successfully updated to 1.4.6! This means that you can now update your clients, and get on to the server. If you find any bugs, please report them using ./modreq in-game, and we will look over it to see what’s wrong. Thank you for your patience