On my main server, I always enforce a golden rule: "If it's not yours, don't touch it." It's a very simple concept that we all [should] follow IRL, but for some reason it's become alright to do in video games.
IF this server goes theft-allowed, then what's to stop it from allowing full griefing? Once you allow a little, it's a slippery slope to allow a lot. Example: "This guy stole my diamonds, but since I can't find his storage, I'm going to blow up his house instead."
Being a free server with few resources and a very small and relatively inactive userbase, the best protections are really unfeasible. I can really only suggest that players stay vigilant and HIDE your storage as best you can. Use redstone and pistons, locks and doors....if this is just a random thief of opportunity, basic MC precautions should serve. If not...and the thief/thieves resort to full-on griefing, then that's a whole other problem. If we have a griefer in staff...
Is the whitelist cleaned and pruned of all the members who have been fired on a semi-regular basis?
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Apr 12, 2013It IS a shame....the entire point of this server when it was first established was so that staff could play in peace without the headaches and griefing that plague normal servers. On a private server, this should not be an issue, ESPECIALLY not one where the members are all supposed to be colleagues.Posted in: Off topic, testing and misc. chat
From experience, I can vouch for the LogBlock plugin. The problem shouldn't be bad enough that a protection plugin would be needed, but LogBlock can help to identify who caused the problem. It can note block changes and chest changes, and will give the date and the user. Best of all, because it doesn't change the gameplay, it's something that can be given to everyone. Even in cases where no theft or griefing has occurred, it can be nice to check a block to identify "whose branch mine it is," or "who built that house."
On the server I primarily play on, Donors and Staff can use it, and the tool assigned (for us) is the oft-neglected wooden shovel. A simple right-click with the shovel gives a chat-page of the changes made to that block. Every major update, the tech staff culls the logs back to like the last six-months.
Mar 8, 2013I will say, I do miss that Wedge generation. It makes for such wonderful variation. Epic render there, Ralex.Posted in: Off topic, testing and misc. chat
I may have to visit and make a cursory house in the new map, just for the fun of it.
Sep 21, 2012Posted in: Off topic, testing and misc. chatQuote from Beltir
well, I had made a post in A&M but we don't have access there anymore. TLDR I have no time and need to be making money, working on the forums meant I neglected something else I needed to do.
I know exactly what you mean. I made the decision that what little free time I was going to have would be for enjoying Minecraft, not policing idiots.
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Thank you, that is very ki- Wait a sec, where the hell is your Doozer avatar? D:
You're always welcome here Light.
The Doozer avatar went away when my skin changed. It's basically me in real life, dressed like a steampunky-Browncoat. The avatar was made by a member of the Veterancraft server, where I've been playing since June. There's an image of it in-game here.
Hehe, thanks, I think in some way I'll always be around, and I'll still pop in to the staff server every now and then.
Aug 16, 2012Posted in: Off topic, testing and misc. chatQuote from jamolnng
False you are on the deck of an airship, the bridge is where the ship can be commanded from. Even more correct you are on the starboard side of the deck
I stand corrected.:)
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was that just to show off your new avatar
Yes. More on-topic than what has been going on in this thread, though.
Aug 16, 2012I've just altered my avatar to match my new in-game skin. One of the guys who plays on VC does artwork, and made a custom paintings file for texture packs that shows some of the server players. This pic does show up in game, replacing the default "skull" painting.Posted in: Off topic, testing and misc. chat
Pimping not required. It's a cartoon me on the bridge of an airship.
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Apr 15, 2013Posted in: Off topic, testing and misc. chat
I'm still not terribly fond of this method either. You're still taking stuff from someone, and what if they had planned to use it next time they were on, but you were yet to repay them? This means they either have to wait for you to repay them, or they have to gather the materials again.Quote from Portadiam
Sometimes on servers I would take stuff but I always leave a note and repay as soon as possible with more stuff than I took.
To me, there is no reason you have to take from someone else without permission. Everything in Minecraft can be gathered by yourself, so either take the time to gather it yourself or ask the person that has it before you take anything.
Apr 4, 2013Okay.Posted in: Off topic, testing and misc. chat
The server is now up and is running 1.5.1.
Everything is updated and should all be the same, except it is a new world. A temp spawn exists so you can spawn in safety, although it has nothing.
The old world may be download from here (or this mirror)
There is a border of 5,000 blocks from the spawn and a world filler that is generating chunks out to cover all of that, so for now it may lag a bit more than usual, but means the render will be much cleaner and that it will not have to generate chunks later.
Mar 6, 2013Few things to mention:Posted in: Off topic, testing and misc. chat
The render is back up and located at http://staff.ae97.net/ I am going to be working on getting different angles since Wedge gen hides a ton of work on the server.
As for 1.5, I think we are going to restart the survival, and have this world available for download. We will not update to 1.5 until there is a somewhat stable build of Bukkit, which usually takes a few days to a week to get one that I would feel is comfortable to have running.
Nov 12, 2012Once I finish killing this vks node I have, I will push the server to 1.4.2. The builds seem to be stable enough to use and still give most of the 1.4.2 features, so it will be updated once I finish things (like backups and stuff).Posted in: Off topic, testing and misc. chat
I will also get the overviewer page back up when I can, which is why I am killing a vKS node.
Oct 9, 2012Too many problems....Posted in: Off topic, testing and misc. chat
I will be going though and do a massive update on every plugin and try to get ones that are completely up to date.
The homes one is actually VERY OLD (it was last updated before 1.8.1 was even released) and so I will be updating that one to a more recent one. I will convert the homes over so that they are not lost though and the commands will be the same for it.
The WorldGuard/WorldEdit combo is also dated, and so I will get those updated.
Craftbukkit is/should be up to date so it should not be bad there.
Apr 23, 2012Posted in: Off topic, testing and misc. chatQuote from LightWarriorK
Sorry guys, I was out this weekend. As I'm at work, I can't get online or to Mutiplay to add you atm, but if you see Beltir on IRC he can add you, otherwise I will do it tonight when I get home.
I'll get them in ~1 hour.
Nevermind. Got them all added.
Nov 19, 2011Five pics here.Posted in: Administrators & Moderators
A kamikaze Creeper guy.
Me besides an ender dragon.
Basic and Cashe doing some ****.
Basic and Danielle in our hotel room, oh and Fox hiding behind the computer.
Basic looking at a life sized Creeper. (It did not explode. :sad.gif: 0
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