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Development Diary #7 - Alpha and Guides
« on: July 08, 2021, 10:33:47 PM »
Development Diary #7

Moving day has finally been announced! We're set to transfer to bungee starting on the 26th of July, announced earlier this week on forums, and progress is looking swift and steady. If you missed this announcement, follow the link below for more information on moving day: http://sentinelcraft.net/forum/index.php?topic=10474.msg58982;topicseen#new

Progress, Progress, Progress!

Development on the alpha worlds has seen tremendous progress and hard work and finally is set for release. As you may know, bungee introduces a claimable nether and end, however along with this, we are also providing an alpha nether, and an alpha end, ideal for resource mining for example. In short, Alpha is ready for launch and is only waiting on the remaining servers to be ready now.
Changes include:
  • Alpha's overworld upgraded using a plugin called Terra; this makes your adventures through the world that much more interesting and allows customized and more visually striking biomes to form in the overworld. (You may have taken a peek at these in the discord voice chat channel). This is, however, limited to just the Alpha world, as Horizon will not be altered.
  • New spawn hubs for each of the alpha worlds; Yes, new respawn hubs have been designed by our awesome moderator MHGUforPresident, and his creations set a respawn point for each of the alpha worlds. Dying in these worlds will result in your respawning at the overworld hub. The overworld respawn point has a wonderfully decorated nether portal and end portal available; The portals are all connected, so that upon entering the nether, you will find yourself at the nether respawn hub, and going back through will take you back to the alpha overworld hub. This is the same with the end in alpha, in which you can simply enter back through the available portal and you will arrive back at the alpha respawn hub.
  • Ores removed from claimable nether; since this nether would be connected to the horizon, we have made sure to exclude ores to give you a clear nether landscape to claim and build on. Want ores? Head to alpha!

Law and Order: The Issues We've Faced!

Bungee runs on 8 servers, 7 of which are playable, and are all woven together with a magical string of config files, however, an issue arises with jail. On our current system, when staff jail you, you are sent to the jail in Fedgardia, underneath Fedgar's mansion.

What we have found with Bungee is that, since each of your 'worlds' (Fedgardia, Horizon, etc.) are different servers, the jail command cannot transport you to the jail in Fedgardia unless you're in Fedgardia, and staff cannot jail you unless they are in the same world as you are, which is why we have brainstormed an alternative.

Each server will receive an allocated jail. If in Fedgardia, in the event that you are jailed you will be teleported to the jail underneath Fedgar's mansion, like normal. If in Pern, the jail you are taken to is Pern's old jail. Jails are being set up in all the servers so that when jailing a player, they are sent to their respective world jail.


  • Some other progressions include:
  • Quests working in spawn; treasure hunt is now available again on bungee!
  • Pern ready for launch along with Alpha


Guides


Many aspects of bungee will be new, and tough to get used to, so the staff team has taken on the task to investigate these new plugins, and provide guides on how to use them. While there are more guides yet to be made, a few have already been completed, and these will probably be the first to be released during the transition.
Let's summarise each of these:


  • A guide to Global Market Chest, written by Joelle and Thorn, gives more information on the new auction system that you can look forward to; this includes a new GUI to navigate, but thankfully the guide provides accompanied screenshots to assist you in the different ways you could use the new auction house.
  • A guide to the Chat, Parties, Clans, and Friends, compiled together by Kuku, Barry, and Thorn, gives you a list of commands and information on the new chat systems and commands, as well as a list of commands. The guide discusses how to switch between different chats, creating new parties and clans, and managing them, as well as the new Friends system.
With just over 2 weeks till we move over to Bungee, the staff team is making the final touches needed for the long-awaited transition. It is important to note that, while the transfer will be a trying time for all members alike, staff are trying their best to keep the journey as smooth and as stress-free as possible; we will get through all this with flying colours!
« Last Edit: July 10, 2021, 09:24:35 PM by The Carrot »

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Re: Development Diary #7 - Alpha and Guides
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2021, 03:02:17 PM »
Awesome work guys! Thank you for your time in making this a smooth transition so we can all play nicely on Sentinel!


New spawn hubs for each of the alpha worlds; Yes, new respawn hubs have been designed by our awesome moderator MHGUforPresident, and his creations set a respawn point for each of the alpha worlds. Dying in these worlds will result in your respawning at the overworld hub. The overworld respawn point has a wonderfully decorated nether portal and end portal available


Moog this sounds really dope! I can't wait to see it, awesome work!


  • A guide to Global Market Chest, written by Joelle and Thorn, gives more information on the new auction system that you can look forward to; this includes a new GUI to navigate, but thankfully the guide provides accompanied screenshots to assist you in the different ways you could use the new auction house.
  • A guide to the Chat, Parties, Clans, and Friends, compiled together by Kuku, Barry, and Thorn, gives you a list of commands and information on the new chat systems and commands, as well as a list of commands. The guide discusses how to switch between different chats, creating new parties and clans, and managing them, as well as the new Friends system.

I'll definitely make sure I read those guides - I wouldn't want to be disturbing staff with 1000 questions, XD

As you may know, bungee introduces a claimable nether and end

Oh wow I'm not sure how I missed this. This freaking dope I can finally have a nether palace!
- Yours, Doc