Welcome to the new website! If you have already registered before, Please re-register. We apologize for any problems this has caused you. But it was the only way to push this update. However this is the ONLY time you will ever need to re-register for our custom website. Have fun!
Alright so I updated and tested factions. You'll all need to learn how to use it. Doing '/f help' will show you. Also, unfortunately vaults will be temporarily disabled. I saved the folder so your items are not lost! In the meantime donators can access enderchests in the donatorshop. Vaults will be back up once Tom can update the code. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Hello everyone. I'm going to be addressing a few things that have been happening and things that are going to happen in the near future. It may be a lenthly post, but all of the information here is relevant to you.
What Happened to Curtis?
Alright, some of you may know what happened to him in full detail, whether he told you himself or a rumor was spread. Basically, Curtis's computer was compromised over a period of time and during that time he made us lose a few thousand dollars in donations. Shortly before he was removed from staff, the individual who hacked him got into our domain account and transferred 'cursecraft.net' to his own account. I had to pay to get that back, as well as all our other domains linked to the account. Those were the main problems associated with Curtis, but there were a few more that I will leave out of this post. Kjweg12 and I were on the same mindset about Curtis at this time, and we figured that it would be for the best to remove him from the server so we can improve it without further complication. I know some of you are upset about this, thinking that we are not capable of maintaining a server but if we were not capable we would have shut it down completely. Our intention is to continue running the server as long as we can, assuming it is well populated. I've seen some people use their nickname priveleges to complain about Curtis being removed, thinking that it will change something; Curtis isn't coming back, no matter how many complaints we receive, we aren't accepting him back no matter what. Kjweg12 and I can manage the server completely fine without him. I'm sorry if this upsets some of you, but it is what it is.
Many players want a map reset, mainly because of the dupes that were found and abused. Both kjweg12 and I stand on the same position: we are going to reset the map. The map will be reset on August 31st, as well as the economy, McMMO statistics and inventories. A full reset will spark a new beginning to the server, and we plan to make it a good one. We are also reducing the map size to 12500x12500, allowing raids to be found easier and to enhance the server's PvP.
Coming Changes to PvP and Raiding
We have organized a few changes to PvP and Raiding on the server. Essentially, it will remain the same, but we are going to make it more fair for everyone. An old friend of mine and old coder, Wundark, is making us two plugins that will enhance PvP so it is based on your skill in PvP, not your wealth. The first of the two nerfs Enchanted Golden Apples. Many people bring a stack or so of them into PvP, and are generally granted invincibility if they eat them constantly. This ruins PvP. Enchanted Golden Apple effects have been reduced to:
- 5 seconds of Regeneration
- 45 seconds of Resistance
- Fire Protection for 5 minutes
- Absorption is the same.
This nerf may come with either confusion or anger, but it will improve PvP so you have more of a chance against others if you do not have access to this item. The second plugin allows us to put cooldowns on both commands and item usages. We will be placing cooldowns on commands like '/tnt', '/near' and '/back'. We are also placing item usage cooldowns on consumable items like potions and/or golden apples. These changes will allow PvP and Raiding to be more challenging for everyone, but at the same time give regular users more of a chance against donators, which has been an issue for some time.
Accompanying the map reset, I will be placing a new spawn I am working on in the new map. I won't release much information about it, but what I will tell you is:
- Nether style theme
- Four exits to warzone
- New designing
- Not as boring as the current spawn
Every once in a while we make changes to our staff list, whether it be an addition, a removal or a promotion. Since Curtis has been removed, we have one staff promotion due. One of our mods, zekedida, has been with us for a long time now, and we believe it is time for him to be promoted to an administrator. He has proven that he is both loyal and dedicated to our server, and since he has slowed down on PvP/raiding he is ready for a new experience on the server. His promotion will take place on the new map, and until then he will remain a regular player with the same permissions/ranking he has now. In addition to this staff promotion, we are going to be accepting a few more helpers for the reset. You can apply on this website under 'Other Applications' If we choose you we will contact you with an offer for a staff position.
We have noticed that over time, CurseCraft has been declining in population. I believe it mainly has to do with the problems with PvP and the dupes that have been abused, so we have been planning to purchase a few advertisements. A main one is the sponsored slots on minecraftservers.org. We are going to buy one for sure, and possibly a second for Borderland PvP if the prices are fair. We are getting the advertisement at the same time that the map reset is taking place. With the new plugins that nerf a few things and this sponsored advertisement, we expect that the playerbase will increase quite a bit to make it more fun for everyone.
Donation Coupon During September
It's this time of the year again... back to school! the majority of the server, even all the staff are going back to school once again. Boooo! It may suck like always, but it'll make Minecraft so much more enjoyable because we are given limited time to play. Knowing this, I will be putting a %15 off coupon on all donation packages, starting September 1st.
Mob Arena: Yes or No?
Ever since we removed the plugin for a few reasons, many players have asked if it is ever coming back. We want to hear from you! If you want Mob Arena back on the new map, tell us! If you don't, tell us why. Your opinion is valued, and we are only putting the plugin back on if the majority of you want it. If we do put Mob arena back in, the rewards won't be anything special; it'll be mainly for entertainment if you are bored. Also, it won't be back up the first day of the reset because of the influx of server intensity that is being created, but rather a few days after when everything is starting to slow down. Thank you all for your support! We hope to hear your feedback on this news post! :)
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