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So the past month or so I have been pretty silent, and some of you may have been wondering what the heck I am have been all this time. I can assure you I am still here, but just working behind the scenes. I have been carefully planning out the future of Gingy. As some of you are aware, when server first launched about a year ago, it was planned that there would be dungeons where you guys can fight bosses and get loot, but things quickly fell apart with lack of direction. Things were too rushed and eventually we had to put the entire project on hold.
The past month or so, our incredible staff team has been hard at work creating some fantastic content, which we will be releasing in stages. Today, we released 13 custom mobs, but that is only the beginning. Before I move further I would like to throw out there that I am thinking about removing McMMO completely. I know you are panicking and already searching for the poll so you can press VOTE NO, but please read...
Thank you everyone that has joined in the past week, and those that continue to play on Gingy. Our player numbers have finally began to pick up again after almost 6 months of slowness. I am certain that the summer holidays have something to do with it, but regardless thank you guys for choosing to play on Gingy!
I know that there has been some uneasiness about the performance issues recently. This is due to how unoptimized and buggy 1.14 was when it was first released. Chunk loading and unloading causes TPS to drop, and there is a lot of problems with entity lag. This forced us to do things like reduce view distance, reduce entity counts, increase RTP cooldown, and even disable some mob farms.
1.14.4 was released today, and we are only waiting for a couple plugins to update before we can switch. This is the last planned minor update for 1.14, so hopefully the performance issues that have been plaguing us will be fixed. If all goes well, we can try...
June was probably one of the biggest months for Gingy in terms of development:
Switched from Essentials to CMI bringing in a ton of new features and enhancements
Upgraded from 1.13 to 1.14
Added in donation perks for donors
Added in a time vote and weather vote system
Participated in an upcoming in-game minecon, cubecon 2019
Added in a brand new spawn
We are not done though, and we have a ton of new things planned, some of which will be described down below!
Major McMMO Update (Version 2.2)
A major update to McMMO is nearing completion. The lead developer nossr50 has been working full-time for the past 5 months on this update. It will feature either partial or complete rewrites to repair, salvage, excavation, fishing, and alchemy skills.
Custom Loot and Return of Bosses and Leveled Mobs
One of the biggest planned additions is going to be the return of bosses and leveled mobs. Bosses and mobs will drops things like...
With CMI now installed we now have a bunch of new additions to the server!
Spawners now have 30% 50% chance to be dropped from explosions. (TNT). So you can now find spawners in the wild and bring them back to your base! To prevent spawner farms from becoming too OP and laggy, I have put in a proximity limit to placing spawners. Spawners cannot be placed within 6 blocks of another spawner.
Totems can be consumed now. Which will give their effects for a duration of 2 minutes. Totems can still be held in your off hand like in vanilla minecraft. This feature has been removed, however if you die in the void while holding a totem, you will not lose items.
You can now create elevator signs that teleport you up and down. To create one, place a sign a type [Elevator] on the first line. (Not case sensitive) Place another sign with [Elevator] on the first line above or below it. Right click the sign and whoosh... you will be teleported...