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MRT 7th Anniversary Events Schedule

Hello all,

The MRT Server turns 7 years old this Saturday, July 13th!

Our lineup of special events for this anniversary is a bit lighter than previous years, but feel free to join in the fun:

DateTime (UTC)EventOrganizer
Saturday, July 134:00 pmAnniversary Stream BeginsFrumple
During streamOpening of Southern, Desert, and Savannah Line Extensionsgodzilltrain, sesese9, _HeavenAngel_
6:00 pmBig Brother 4 FinaleMinecraftYoshi26
6:30 pmMRTvision Screenshot Contest 4 Semi-FinalsMinecraftYoshi26
7:00 pm (or after all other events)Jackbox Games (Party Pack 3, 4, 5, and Drawful 2)Frumple
Sunday, July 147:00 pmFamily Feudchiefbozx and sesese9
TBDMLS Shovelers' Cup BeginsSkelezomperman and Valkorion314

Additional events or details about events will be added here as they become available.

Anniversary Stream

  • Join us on the server or on Frumple’s stream at https://twitch.tv/frumple for a series of in-game events including the opening of the Southern, Desert, and Savannah Line Extensions, and the semi-finals for the 4th MRTvision Screenshot Contest.

Jackbox Games

  • After the Anniversary Stream, keep watching the stream and play various party games with your fellow MRT members. We will be playing games from the newest Jackbox Party Pack 5, in addition to Party Packs 3 and 4, and Drawful 2.
  • All you need to play is to be able to watch Frumple’s stream at https://twitch.tv/frumple, and a mobile device or computer in which to input your own answers or vote on other people’s answers. Joining Discord voicechat for this is entirely optional, but greatly enhances everyone’s experience.

Family Feud

  • The form to submit answers is available in Discord #announcements. Please send answers and verification codes to chiefbozx by 4:00 am UTC on Sunday, July 14 (just after the Saturday/Sunday server restart).
  • The game itself will start at 7:00 pm UTC on Sunday, July 14 at the Vermilion Gregg Fyfe Theatricality Building. Please be in game and connected to Mumble voice chat a few minutes before the event starts if you would like to participate (a microphone is required for this event). “Families” will be determined on Sunday at the event. Spectators are welcome.
  • MBS will be recording the event for later broadcast.

MLS Shovelers’ Cup

  • This spleef tournament bracket begins on July 14th. For more details, check out the wiki page.

Thanks, and I hope to see you there!

Frumple


We are now on Minecraft 1.13.2!

Hi all,

This is a quick post to inform you guys that the main server has been successfully updated to Minecraft 1.13.2!

In addition, PVPArena is now back on the server and working with 1.13.2!

However, please be aware of the following known issues when playing on the server:

  • We have been experiencing occasional random restarts of the server of which we do not know the exact cause. These restarts happen without warning, but fortunately they appear to save all server data gracefully, so you shouldn’t have to worry about losing any recent changes. Staff are currently investigating this issue, so if you do encounter a sudden restart, please let us know immediately.
  • WorldEdit is working nominally, except in cases where schematics that were made with Minecraft versions older than 1.13 are causing significant lag when being pasted into the server. Please keep this in mind when asking for a schematic paste, and the staff member may postpone your paste if the TPS becomes too low.
  • Please note that several 3rd-party client tools and mods do not yet have versions that are compatible with 1.13.2. These include, amongst others: Schematica, Optifine for Forge, Replay Mod, and WorldEditCUI.

We have also opened the new map world! You can visit it by going through the portal at spawn. With the introduction of this world, the weekly dynmap render schedule has been changed to one world per weekday, with all renders starting at 1:05 am Eastern Time:

  • Mondays: Map World
  • Tuesdays: Lab World
  • Wednesdays: Old World
  • Thursdays: Games World
  • Fridays: Space World

The New World will continue to be rendered only twice per year in full, in addition to more frequent local renders upon request.

If you have any questions about the update, or would like to report an issue that we may have missed, please do let us know. Thank you all for your patience during this update, and we hope to see you on the server.

Thanks,
Frumple


We are updating to Minecraft 1.13.2!

Hi all,

After many months of waiting and testing, we are finally going to update the main Minecraft server to 1.13.2!

The update will begin at approximately 5:00 AM UTC (10 PM PDT / 1 AM EDT) on Monday, April 15th, about one hour after the server’s daily restart, and several hours after the end of the April GSM on April 14th. The update is expected to take at least a whole day or two in order for us to migrate our very large CoreProtect database and to ensure that there are no issues afterwards, so please expect the server to be closed on April 15th and 16th.

Be sure to keep an eye on Discord for announcements as the update is progressing. If the update ends up taking far more time or far less time than expected, then we will let you know. Beta server will remain open during the update, so feel free to hang out on there.

Also, be aware of the following plugin changes when we update:

  • EasyElevator has been removed as it is not compatible with 1.13. All EElevators will cease to work, and should be replaced with a Lift.
  • PVPArena has been removed as it is not compatible with 1.13. PVP matches will have to be run manually until PVPArena is updated or if we find a suitable replacement plugin.
  • VentureChat requires a reset of all player chat preferences in order to update. Players will need to restore some minor settings such as which chat channels they have joined.
  • BetterChairs has been replaced with Rifle’s Chairs, which has better 1.13 support. Functionality between the two plugins is roughly equivalent.
  • uCars seems to be working fine with 1.13, so no issues or changes are expected with this plugin.

Finally along with the update, we will be introducing a new “map” world to allow players to build map item layouts in-game. The world will be divided for each map in separate square plots, available on a first-come first-serve basis. The map world spawn will also have an archive of maps in item frames for easy retrieval and use. We would still prefer that players send map files to admins for upload, as that ensures that map will be stored in a more permanent manner on the server, but the ability to make your own maps in-game on the map world will be available as an alternate option.

If you have any questions about the update, feel free to email staff or ask them in Discord.

Thanks,
Frumple


Pre-Holiday Announcements

Hi everyone,

Here are some announcements as we head into the holiday season:

Upcoming Events

I will be organizing some official events and streams in the coming days. All streams can be viewed on my Twitch channel at https://twitch.tv/frumple.

  • Tuesday, December 25 starting at 5pm UTC: Frumple’s Obligatory Holiday Stream on the MRT. This will be a chill stream where I’ll go explore Christmas Island, open presents, and just hang out in voicechat.
  • Sunday, December 30 starting at 7pm UTC: Secret Hitler. We played this popular board game at the server anniversary earlier this year, so we’ll be doing it again for the end of the year. To participate, you will need to create an account on https://secrethitler.io and you will need to be able to speak in Discord voicechat.
  • Monday, December 31 starting at 7pm UTC: New Year’s Eve Jackbox Games. We’ll again be playing Jackbox Party Pack 3 and 4 (and Drawful 2) before we bring in the new year. To participate, all you’ll need is a web browser or mobile device that can go to https://jackbox.tv, and a way to watch Frumple’s stream. Joining Discord voicechat is recommended, but not necessary.

Godzilltrain is also running a Mini-Golf Building Contest. Members may compete in one of two brackets for 9-hole courses and 18-hole courses, and may build from now until January 31st. For more details, please check out the full rules of the contest.

In addition to the official events, there are a couple of events organized by members of the MRT:

  • The New Bakersville World’s Fair is running from December 22nd to January 5th, organized by FredTheTimeLord. To get there, take the warp from spawn. Further details can be found on the wiki page.
  • The 2018 Winter Olympics will be held from December 27th to 29th, held in the city of Waterville and organized by airplane320. Further details can be found on the wiki page.

Towns up for General Auction

Here’s a reminder that the next General Staff Meeting will be held on Saturday, January 12th at 7pm UTC. Please be sure to send any topics for discussion before January 10th.

Related to the GSM, we also have a number of towns that have become available for general auction. The towns are (with comments about the previous owner):

  • XW21 – ortem has been inactive for over a year.
  • T37 – BernCow has given up ownership of this town.
  • ES19/P33 – GoldenRet has given up ownership of this town.
  • Lowami (located at coordinates X = -6330, Z = 15010) – Halfy_Crafty has given up ownership of this town.
  • Wakehurst(located at coordinates X = -6815, Z = 11121) – Previously owned by FoxFoe and given to MojangChan, MojangChan has given up ownership of this town.

If you are interested in owning any of these towns, please send a request to staff explaining what you would like to do with the town and why you should own it, and we will consider it at the January GSM.

That’s all for now. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

Thanks,
Frumple


August 2018 GSM Results

Hi all,

The August 2018 General Staff Meeting has concluded and here are the results. As always, you can watch the public portion of the GSM on my YouTube channel.

“Belligerent Dissent” is now a warnable offense

Please read the publicly available version of this proposal here.

When a member of the server disagrees with a staff member, or disagrees about the rules or how the server is run, they may do so as long as they do it in a respectful manner. However over the past several months, we have had to deal with several members who take their disagreements too far and have engaged in what we have termed as “Belligerent Dissent”. This type of dissent includes:

  • Complaining publicly in a disrespectful manner about staff, the rules, or the how the server is run.
  • Arguing in a disrespectful manner with staff, about the rules, or how the server is run.
  • Complaining about warnings or bans issued to them, either in an aggressive or passive-aggressive manner.
  • Not accepting staff decisions that have already been deliberated and decided upon for quite some time.

Players who engage in belligerent dissent may initially be given a verbal warning from staff, who will instruct them to give their feedback in a more civil manner and/or direct them to forward their complaints privately to an administrator.

Players who do not heed the verbal warning from staff or repeatedly engage in belligerent dissent may be given formal warnings or bans.

These rules will be enforced effective immediately, and are now stated on the official Rules page. If you have any questions about this policy, feel free to ask any staff member.

Procedure for adding new PVP arenas

Effective immediately, we will now be accepting proposals from members to build new PVP arenas. If you are interested in building an arena, please read the new PVP Arena Regulations and ask one of the staff volunteers listed in that document for assistance.

Road Proposals

  • A proposal from shadowboarder to rename the A89 and A9 roads has been denied, on the basis that it would be too much work to redo all signage and labelling for these highways, and that the ward region boundaries may be changed in the future with the Epsilon expansion of new world.
  • A proposal from CodyHM to build a new A13 road to connect Seoland to Lalatown in the northern portions of the new world has been denied, on the basis that it is too close and parallel to the existing A1 road, and that the A13 proposal cuts straight through a mountain biome. We suggest that a B-road connecting Seoland to the A1 would be more appropriate.
  • A proposal from SkyjumperTalon and Cortesi to build a new A54 road from Grisville to Cactus River has been partially approved, only the portion from Grisville to Murrville will be approved for now. Future phases may be proposed at later GSMs once this first portion is complete. Also, this road will need to connect to the existing interchange east of Grisville instead of connecting to the town directly.
  • A proposal from CodyHM to update the A8 to the new Road Building Guidelines (specifically the removal of carpets) has been approved and completed.

Projects & Funding Proposals

  • A proposal from shadowboarder to construct the short Eden Canal to connect Grayzen to Lake Achowalogen Tachaksin has been approved.
  • A proposal from SkyjumperTalon to make a modification on how the MGA Season 2 Golf Tournament is funded has been approved.
  • A proposal from hvt2011 to construct a BluRail tunnel under the inactive town at C93 has been approved.

Property Auctions

  • A request from sesese9 to gain ownership of the town at P22 formerly owned by malbert911 has been approved.

MRT Line Proposals

  • The MRT Savannah Line proposed by _HeavenAngel_ has been approved. It will be located in the southwestern desert area of the map where it will connect with future extensions of the Western, Mesa, and Desert lines. Stations on this line will be prefixed with the letter “H”.
  • The MRT Valley/Island Line Extensions proposed by godzilltrain have been approved. Both lines will converge in Fort Yaxier and share the same alignment southward into the tundra biome, where they will eventually split off  and terminate at the Southern Line at two different locations. The routing for these lines can be viewed here.

Please note that building on the routes of these lines is now prohibited. Once the lines are finished, all stations will be auctioned off at a GSM

Premier City Reviews

  • The feedback for Premier City Reviews during this meeting can be viewed here.

Away From The Server

As a final note, a few staff members and myself will be away from the server from Tuesday, August 21st to Thursday, August 30th to attend an MRT meetup in the United Kingdom. While I am away, the remaining admins and staff members will be available to answer any questions and deal with any situations should they arise.

That’s all for now.

Thanks,
Frumple