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Important Announcing Survival Diamond

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  1. NobleProductions

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    Hey everyone,

    Just under a year ago, @nedthefed and I joined the team here at MineSuperior to launch the very first Survival server onto the network. To call it a success would be a massive understatement, as it went beyond what we ever expected of it way back in October 2019.

    As you may know, the current Survival server runs on a base version of 1.12.2, and can generally handle many more players than the newer versions above it. With this in mind we knew that a lot of people would want us to upgrade to these versions, particularly 1.16 with the Nether Update; earlier this year we got to work to move our custom server software into the latest versions, and the release of Skyblock Empire was the first taste of a brand new server built from the ground up for this version. Its release has thus far proven to be a huge success, and this is where Survival Diamond comes in.

    What is Survival Diamond?
    Survival Diamond is a 1.16.3-based server built from the ground up for the latest version of Minecraft. We’ve taken what we’ve learned over the last year with the current server and applied appropriate changes to the economy and gameplay that we hope will meld much better in the long run. The overall core of the server will still be similar to the current Survival server, but with many changes made in a lot of places that should better suit the new version. Just like in our original announcement, this server will also have resets, but we won’t be planning them far ahead nor providing a timeframe (though they also won’t be anywhere near as frequent as other servers).

    What about the current Survival?
    The current Survival server will still be there as it has been, and will be receiving the apt name of Survival Emerald. In time, we would like to move this server to 1.16 alongside Diamond, and that is our intention eventually. We’ll have more to share on that when we get closer to the time.

    What major changes are happening?
    Overall, there won’t be much of a deviation from Survival Emerald in the core gameplay, but we will be implementing some new rules that will definitely change how the economy scales over time, as well as moving some existing systems into fully-fledged plugins to make them much more robust and allow for better features that are not currently possible. Below will showcase some of the changes happening with Diamond compared to Emerald.

    Starting Point
    Survival Diamond will be starting from the latest major update made to Survival Emerald, so features like chunk collectors, cosmetics, and much more will be there from release.

    Rule Changes
    Over the last year of Survival Emerald, we’ve learned a lot about how people like to design and build mega-farms that can potentially span multiple chunks. While we’re not against these types of farms, we want to ensure we can provide more of a stable experience for longer. With that in mind, we’ll be implementing the following rules specific to Survival Diamond regarding these kinds of major farms:
    • All players may only have access to and build one mega farm with a maximum size of 2x2 chunks
      • Alt accounts do not count as separate accounts in this case, they are still your accounts
    • Owning a farm with the intention of giving majority earnings to another account to bypass the single farm rule is not allowed
      • This will result in the punishment of both players and may result in the removal of said farm
    • Chunk Collectors are now mandatory for farms that take up excessive amounts of space, both horizontally and vertically
      • These are relatively easy to receive from voting, ranking up, and buying from the store
    • Hiding Chunk Collectors in range of another player’s farm without their explicit consent is not allowed
      • This will result in the removal of all profits, and also a severe punishment

    Nether and End
    Starting on Diamond, getting to both the nether and end will require the use of portals in order to get to each location. Unlike Emerald, you may now create nether portals in the overworld to take you to various locations in the nether.

    Likewise, with the end, you must find a stronghold in order to get there. For this, we have created admin claims over two strongholds that have full public access and container trust and will allow you to go to the main end island. For reference, there are a total of 128 strongholds in the world, these two included, so you’ll still be able to find your own strongholds.

    Land claiming will not be enabled in both the nether and end, as well as fly mode. Our main goal with this is to ensure that both worlds aren’t completely depleted of elytra and spawners within the first week due to certain people flying all over and looting them all. We’d like for this aspect of the server to be as fair as we can make it without impeding on other peoples’ gameplay. We’ll reconsider this down the line, but we’d like this to be in place for release.

    The nether will now have void damage if you go above the roof, with a similar damage scale as falling into the void in any world.

    There will be no official warps made upon release for the nether and end.

    Royal Rank
    Going forward, the Royal rank will become a seasonal rank (this will not apply to Emerald until it is moved to 1.16) to match the likes of Emperor/Deity on Skyblock, or Phoenix/Olympian on Towny, meaning they will only become available at specific holidays throughout the year.

    Rank Pricing
    We recently announced on Discord that we had updated the pricing structure for Survival’s ranks and rank upgrades. As mentioned there, the total price for all the ranks has not changed, but the upgrades between them have. We originally planned to change the prices for Diamond’s release, but the sudden release of the new store checkout meant we had to bring these changes forward. The rank prices you see right now for Emerald are what they will also be for Diamond.

    Player Warps
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    The player warps system we currently use on Emerald was both designed and created by me nearly two years ago. It was never designed to scale to the size that Emerald reached, and cracks have started to show in a lot of places. This month, we welcomed @Lew_ to the development team, who will be creating a plugin from the ground up to replace my original system and include some much-needed improvements, like a filter system. The new plugin is intended to be 99% the same as the current system but with a better backend and some new features.

    Join Messages
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    Introduced with the Royal rank and continued with the Stonks rank, people have asked us to allow them to toggle these messages. This is also another system that has been moved into its own dedicated plugin built exclusively for us. In this system, you’ll be able to not only toggle your messages on or off, but you’ll also be able to mix-and-match join message packs which will be randomly selected when you log in!

    Archery Range
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    Making its debut is our completely custom archery range! Build your archery skills at the range by either challenging yourself to a minute-long game where you must obtain the highest score you can. Get a high enough score and you’ll make it onto the daily, weekly, or monthly scoreboards. Not only can you challenge yourself, but you can challenge your friends to a 1v1 too, whoever has the highest score after 60 seconds wins!

    Changelog
    • Moved from base version of 1.12.2 to 1.16.3
      • Includes all new content from Minecraft 1.13 -> 1.16.3
      • World is pre-generated using 1.16.3, meaning Piglin Brutes are included in the nether
    • Added the ability for SellWands to be used on Chunk Collectors
    • Added a brand new buy menu
    • Added glow colours to /glow
    • Added RGB & HEX coloured names in /nc
    • Added /rankredeem menu to redeem all one-time-use rewards from your paid ranks
    • Nether portals may now be created and used in the overworld to go to the nether
      • This means the removal of the official Nether warp
    • Getting to the end now requires you to find a portal
      • Two portals are protected with admin claims that will allow you to go directly to the end
      • This also means that the end warp is now removed
    • Added the ability to sit (/sit or right-clicking valid blocks) and lay (/lay) in spawn
    • Nether roof now has void damage
    Survival Diamond will be releasing this Saturday, September 26th at 3PM ET! If you have any questions about this upcoming release, then make sure you join the Discord and join the Survival channels!

    Thank you all for reading, see you when the server releases this Saturday!

    - NobleProductions
     
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    Looks pretty good!
    ok on the 'end' portals - people could (once they find it) - right next to it or close by just do /setwarp theend (or whatever they name it) and be able to warp right there.. then warp to the end right?
    - What about minions? Do we get them?
    - Chunk Collectors - does this mean the manual part of going in and selling your items.. that's all removed now, and you 'must' use a sell wand on it?
     
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