New Server IP and Staff!

New Server IP

play.mcfriends.us

Over time, the server has grown to become more then a Fan Server and more of a server where players can come to hangout and play with their friends. We understand that we will still get a lot of “Fans” that come from Koz’s channel and we welcome them with open arms and hope they enjoy the server. The fan.mcfriends.us address will be discontinued as of  April 5th.

As we will welcome other server owners to our own server, we have decided to put a new policy in place. Server staff will help you as much as we can with plugin help. However, we will limit that help to finding YouTube links or other forms of help for you. We will not be able to  walk you through configuring a plugin for your server.

We are grateful for Koz and his channel, as well as our MCFriends that continue to stream and record on our private SMP server. We hope you continue to support them as they continue to bring in players to our public servers.

New Staff

We would like to welcome @hounddog2021 to our Moderator team! Hound is one of our Friend donors and has been a help to all the players on the server. He is a server owner himself and can help out with ideas to make MCFriends a better place!

@miniminecraft3 has resigned from is role as Builder, we are grateful for his help with multiple prison builds and help with the spawn.

@landaroo and @lowellsbmx are currently AFK staff, taking time for themselves. We hope to see their return soon!

 

Server Update – March: Part One

We have a lot going on this month, so I wanted to split the update post into two separate posts.

[Additions]

Ticket System:

  • Replacing the old report system
  • Create help requests, bug reports or player reports
  • DO NOT submit more than one ticket for the same issue
    • To comment on your ticket or to add more info use the comment feature
  • Click on tickets to have information displayed
  • Commands list:
    • /ticket View a list of available commands
    • /ticket create bug|help|report [player] Create a ticket
    • /ticket list|mine [page] View your own created tickets
    • /ticket open|view|check [page] Open and view the selected ticket
    • /ticket comment <id> <text>  Add a comment for a ticket

Agree:

  • Just a rules check system to make sure all players know the rules and guidelines of the server before joining
  • Players can be required to complete the process again, if a staff member feels the need

Unscrambler:

  • Fun word game that allows you to win in-game money for guessing the correct word
    • $100 for guessing first
    • $25 for guessing correctly
  • Use/unscrambler <play:quit> to start playing or quit

Hub Options:

  • New items located in your hot bar while in the Hub
    • Teleporter (Compass) allows you to quickly teleport to different areas of the server
    • Gadgets (Chest) has fun little features to play around with in the Hub
    • Stats (Paper) allows you to view stats from mini-games and more
    • Help (Book) … do we need to explain that one?
    • Pets (Bone) allows those with pets to quickly access their pets
    • Settings (Anvil) turns on/off certain gadgets from effecting you
  • New items are being added daily and ideas can be suggested to the Admin team

KitPvP (BETA):

  • New mini-game
  • Single kit for every player
  • Use/kitpvp <join:leave>
  • Multi-arena modes, scoreboards and time matches coming soon

[Removals]

Marriage:

  • But no one (except HelloLove and PimpedOutHobo) actually knew it was there…

[Changes]

UUID’s:

  • Almost all plugins now have full UUID support
  • Skript has been updated to support UUID’s
  • /staff still doesn’t support UUID’s
  • Server should be more stable

Messaging:

  • Now using Skript
  • New format, same commands

Ontime:

  • Now Skript Based
  • Shows basic ontime information, with more to come
  • KNOWN BUG: Players may have times that are off. This is partly due to name changes and some other errors that happened during migration. If this is the case, please create a bug ticket.

Shops:

  • Admin Shop and Player Shops in SkyCity have been discontinued
  • Admin Shops have been moved to world spawns, using villagers
  • Use  /shop when in SkyBlock or Survival to teleport to shop
  • Use /survival shop or  /skyblock shop  when outside of the world
  • Donors can use  /buy  and  /sell anywhere in the Survival and SkyBlock worlds
  • Visit the Merchant for daily “sales” on items

Announcer:

  • Still has the ability to silent
  • Special announcements may override your settings

[Bug Fixes]

  • Fixed “/kits” not working
  • Fixed many bugs relating to UUID’s
  • Fixed adminshop showing the next page button even if the next page was empty

[Staff]

Spy:

  • Has been reworked
  • Use /spy all to view all commands used
  • Use /spy social to only view social commands used
  • Use /spy me to view you own commands
  • Use /spy off to turn off command spying
  • Use /spy exceptions <player> to toggle between spying on specific players

Ontime:

  • Is now a combination of the old /info  command and the new /ontime command
  • Provides just as much information, if not more, as before

Ticket System:

  • Gives us the ability to help players without being online
  • Notified on login if there is a new ticket waiting
  • Commands List:
    • /ticket View a list of available commands.
    • /ticket create bug|help|report [player] Create a ticket.
    • /ticket mine|my [page] View your claimed/assigned tickets.
    • /ticket list|open [page] View a list of open|unclaimed tickets.
    • /ticket all|help|report|bug [page] View a specific list of tickets.
    • /ticket check|view [page] Opens the selected ticket at the selected comment page.
    • /ticket claim|assign [player] Claim a ticket for yourself, or assign it to another player.
    • /ticket status Set the status of a ticket.
    • /ticket comment <id> <comment> Add a comment for a ticket.

February Server Update

In addition to updating to 1.8 this past month, a lot of other things have been happening on the server that you might not have noticed. Here’s the lowdown.

  • Additions
    • Chicken Snowballs (Working Title)
      • Still in beta testing
      • New mini-game
      • use /cs lobby to get to the lobby
    • New Hub
      • Contains portals to get to all major areas of server
      • Using /lobby, /hub or /spawn will teleport you there
      •  Old lobby still exists, being repurposed
        • Use /skycity to get there
    • New Donator Perks
      • Gain 3 unlockable Items each purchase
      • Gain 500x money spent of in game cash
      • Gain money spent in mcmmo levels
      • Donator rank on website (COMING SOON)
      • Donator rank and access to donor channel in teamspeak
      • All kits have been changed (much, much better. Like diamond blocks better)
        • Use /kit and you will get the correct kit for the world you are in.
      • Individual Perks
        • Ally
          • Color codes in chat
          • 1.1x Exp McMMO
          • Daily Lootbag (small, /lootbag)
          • Reserved mini-game slots (last 3 – 5 slots)
        • Buddy
          • Extra Plot
          • 1.25x Exp McMMO
          • Access to /sellgui and /buygui
        • Chum
          • McMMO Cooldown Halved
          • 1.75x Exp McMMO
          • Daily Lootbag (medium, /lootbag)
        • Friend
          • Nick Names (/nick)
          • Skulls (/skull)
          • Extra Plot
          • McMMO Lucky Perk
          • Reseved Server Slots (last 10 – 15 slots)
          • Sidekick
          • Daily Lootbag (large, /lootbag)
          • 3x Exp McMMO
          • McMMo cooldowns thirded
        • Partner
          • 4x Exp McMMO
          • McMMO Arcane Bypass (repair)
          • Extra Plot
          • House In Lobby (coming soon)
    • Help Command
      • Big Thanks to Cougardog1054 for this
      • New GUI based help section
      • Feedback would be appreciated (that includes stuff that is missing or incomplete)
      • Use /help [section] to view
    • Merchant (Coming soon)
      • Get weekly “sales” on items
    • Dynmap
      • Map is back on the website
      • Still needs full renders for all worlds (in progress)
  • Removals
    • Removed the /sell command
    • Removed /bank command
      • use /recoverbank in survival or skyblock
  • Changes
    • Ally Rank
      • Ally is the new black, I mean Acquaintance
      • That’s about it
      • We just changed the name since it was too long
    • Lootbags
      • Donators are able to obtain lootbags daily
      • Use /lootbag to a lootbag
    • ShopGUI (coming soon)
      • Added to each world spawn
      • Use /buygui to purchase items on the go (donor only)
      • Use /sellgui to sell items on the go (donor only)
        • You must have the required items/money to do these commands
    • Other
      • Finished Balances and ultimates for Pvparena
      • Changed the buildings in spawn to a construction site
      • /list overhaul, Small format changes
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed large lootbags not correctly giving the right items
    • /staff and /list now correctly displays vanished players
    • Fixed death by none in PvPArena
  • Known Bugs
    • Players with new IGN will be told they don’t have an island
      • DO NOT create a new island
      • Wait for admin to come online and they can fix it.

Ontime Issue

I feel like I keep giving you guys bad news, but I at least want to keep you informed.

We tried updating to a beta version of Ontime, that would allow players with new names to keep their ontime data. Essentially it was Ontime that supported UUID. Well, we installed it and the plugin didn’t really work as planned. We tried to go back to the old version and it just messed things up even worse.

Bad news: Everyone is starting with ZERO lifetime record on the server.

Good news: We still have record of your time played on the server, in case you planned on applying for staff or if you just wanted to know.

We are slowing going to phase out Ontime and create our own custom version of the plugin (YES your playing history will be copied over).

Server 1.8 Update

We got some great news! The server is officially on 1.8!

What does this mean for you:

  • More stable server
  • Updated plugins
  • New commands and challenges in uSkyblock
    • /island ban “player” and protected animals
    • Challenges to be added soon!

What is the broken (mainly due to username changes):

  • If you changed your name you’ll need to get an admin to help with getting your island re-assigned to you. If you change your name after this, you should be fine.
  • OnTime has not been updated for UUIDs. We do have a record of every player’s OnTime and should be able to fix the times once it is updated.
  • SkyBlock perks are broken, these will be updated soon.

Other updates:

  • SkyBlock end and nether portals are now on /skyworld.
  • Dynmap is now active on the website
    • Still need to full render worlds
  • /bank has been retired, but you can still get your items.
    • Make sure you have an empty inventory.
    • Pick which would you would like your items and use <COMING SOON>.
  • New shops at world spawns
    • Removed /sell command
    • Players will be able to use villagers at world spawns to purchase items.
    • Donors will be able to use commands, instead of going to spawns.
  • New per-world inventory system will be added by the end of the month, allowing you to take items to/from player shops, drop parties and mini-game prizes.

Bugs:

  • If you notice any bugs that show UUIDs, please post it as a comment below!

We are super excited for this update and have been dealing with a lot of ongoing instability issues waiting on the chance to perform this update.  This will allow us to focus again on new development projects and bring back the Dynamic Map!

Enjoy the game!

-Koz, Dark, Joey and Coug

[UPDATE] SERVER DOWN FOR UPDATES

The server is currently being upgraded to 1.8. This process could take a while, please check back here for updates.

All times in EST

  • 9:30pm – Server and plugins have been updated. Server remains in maintenance mode for further updates.
  • 11:00pm – Converting Skript files over to UUIDs. This is a manual process and must be done to be compliant with username changes.
  • 3:30am – After working for who knows how many hours, the server is not where it needs to be to go live at the moment. We do not want to go live when something that could break and ruin gameplay for players.
  • Feb 8th
  • 1:30pm – Server still remains in maintenance mode due to Skript issues. Since Skript powers a lot of things on our server, we have to get this right. If we don’t get it right, players could loose items in their bank, lose unlockables and more.
  • 7:00pm – Dynmap is being added back to the server and should be on the website shortly.
  • 8:30pm – New way of converting Skript files is in progress.

All The New Things!

3dHi all! Most of you have probably seen me around the server, but I wanted to officially introduce myself. My name is Joey (aka: itismejoey) and I am the Social Engagement Admin.

Part of my job as the Social Engagement Admin is making sure everyone is able to stay connected and up to date on the server. Our most important piece of communication is our website and the old one wasn’t cutting it.

The site is 100% custom made for us, meaning no one else will have the same looking Minecraft site. We also have a matching Buycraft site, that we know will work a lot better then the old one.

Since this is 100% custom, some things from the old site will not be on here yet. One of those things will be the vote counts. You can still vote for the server, but at the moment we won’t be able to keep track, on the site, how many votes you have cast. Another thing is the server status, although the Buycraft site does have this feature, so you can always check that. One thing that we still have is the forum, which we will be adding fun new features for that as well.

As always, new things have bugs, so please let us know if you find any.