Tekkit – Ambassador Elections

Hey guys, we have a pretty cool idea we would like to test out. We are adding a new rank called Ambassador. Only one person can be Ambassador at a time. This person is elected by other players (anybody can vote in-game). Elections will be held every 3 months. To start out, we are limiting it so that one person can only be ambassador two times in a row. However, after someone else has a turn, you are eligible to be Ambassador again for another two terms if that is what the players choose.

What does the Ambassador do? They are the voice of the players. The Ambassador will be given full access to our to-do list, and are allowed to reorder it however they want. This means that the Ambassador gets to pick what updates come first, whether it be bug fixes or new features. Note that the Ambassador cannot make up their own updates, only choose from the ones on our to-do list (which is 4 pages long at this point in time, so lots to pick from). However, the Ambassador may suggest updates to the staff team, and if we like them, we will add it to the list. At that point the Ambassador can move it to the top of the list. On top of this, Ambassador is given all the perks of the Divine rank for the duration of the term (no warp though). After the term has finished, the Ambassador will be changed back to the rank they had before winning the election, provided they are not re-elected.

How does someone get elected? Easily! To vote, all you need to do is /votefor <name>. For example: /votefor Arrexel. You can change your vote at any time. It is not finalised until elections close. All votes are private during the election period. Once elections are closed, we will post a list of the 5 players who received the most votes. Note, you can vote for anybody: ranks, staff and even yourself. Choose whoever you think will do the best job. Keep in mind though, just as in real life, politicians can not always be trusted. Candidates may lie to you just to get your vote, and end up using the rank for their own benefit. Vote carefully!

If you aren’t sure who to vote for, head over to the Tekkit – Politics section of our forums by clicking here.

Since this is our first run, elections will run starting today and go until the end of March. This way elections will line up perfectly with each quarter.

Loads of Updates (Pixelmon and Website)

After a lot of work, our webstore has been completely recoded. It now works beautifully on mobile devices and all desktop screen sizes. Please note all Pixelmon purchases made on the new store will be applied to the 5.0.1 server only. You can no longer make purchases for version 3.5.1.

As many of you have mentioned lately, our 50% off sale has been running for far too long. We completely agree. The 50% off prices of all items are now the new base prices. We have set up a system for a special deal that changes every month. To start out, VIP on both Pixelmon and Tekkit is only $1 for the month of February. Upgrading to the next rank up (VIP Crystal or VIP+) will be discounted as if you had paid the full $4.99 for VIP.

You can now purchase claim blocks and in-game money for Tekkit. In addition to this, we have added a new rank to Pixelmon 5.0.1- VIP Primal.

There have been too many updates to the Pixelmon 5.0.1 server this week to list. The vast majority of updates were bug fixes and missing permissions. The following weeks will come with many new features as the 5.0.1 server is becoming more and more stable. Make sure you check back often to see what’s new!

Tekkit – Prestige Tier 4 and World Anchor Price Change

Hey guys, today’s update has added Prestige Tier 4. Costing $1,000,000,000, Prestige Tier 4 will reward you with 10% of all money made in the server mine (/warp mine). The money is deposited directly into your bank account once per minute, and you do not have to be online to receive the money.

In other news…

  • The /sell price of World Anchors has been increased from $3,000,000 to $5,000,000.
  • All bank and hvlot messages now have commas in the prices, making it much easier to read.

Tekkit – High Value Lottery!

Today we have released a new feature, mainly for endgame players. The High Value Lottery is drawn once per week, every Friday at 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time. Each ticket costs $100,000. There is no limit to how many tickets you can purchase. Please note that the jackpot is taxed 10% to add a bit of a money sink to the game. For every ticket purchased, $90,000 will be added to the jackpot. To check out the new lottery system, do /hvlot in-game.

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Tekkit – ComputerCraft is Back!

We have applied several patches to ComputerCraft, hopefully fixing all bypass/server crash exploits. Initially, ComputerCraft will be restricted to the Pro rank or higher. However, after we have finished testing it with lots of real players, it will be available for everyone.

Tekkit – Several Bug Fixes/Improvements

Some minor updates on Tekkit over the last few days:

  • MkII crafting tables can now be broken in claimed areas
  • Ender Chests and Reinforced Doors can now be placed in claimed areas without issues
  • You can no longer obtain bedrock using the Catalytic Lens
  • You can now see how much other people have in their bank using /bankother <name>. Bank value toplist coming soon!

Loads of Tekkit Updates

Loads of Tekkit updates today, although most are small bug fixes and improvements.

  • Fixed /suicide XP dupe
  • Fixed minecart EMC dupe
  • Updated /stealable link
  • Set up automatic ground item clearing. All items on the ground are removed every 10 minutes, with a 60 second warning beforehand
  • /payday increased from 100$ to 500$ to account for recent economy changes
  • Migrated all /howto commands to our core plugin, and removed MyCommand. Should improve server speed slightly
  • EE2 items can no longer break vanilla chests. Prevents looting chestshops

New Homepage!

Hey guys, after quite a long absence (recently bought my first house and did a lot of renovations), I am back to doing regular updates. To start: a brand new homepage! From now on, all news will be posted here rather than on the forums.

Side note: the forum calendar now shows birthdays!