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Aug
10
by Eliot at 7:19 PM
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Hi everyone, a second dedicated server has been ordered and should be setup soon. This will allow us to add more game types to the server. I am planning on adding the following games in the coming month.
  • One in the Chamber
  • Splegg (Spleef with and egg gun)
  • Paintball
  • Survival Games
  • More hide and seek arenas
  • Quake - Similar to Quakecraft
I will also be adding the following servers to the network:
  • Skyblock
  • Creative Plot
  • Kit PvP
The new dedicated server will allow us to expand more, and provide a better experience for our players. I also hope it will help attract new players to the servers.
On a second note with better hardware, comes increased running costs. This is why that now, more than we have needed before, we are requiring donations to fund the server's running costs.
To end off with, I would like to ask that if anyone has any server ideas, that they post them in the suggestions area on the forums. Please note we can't create...
Aug
07
by Eliot at 9:06 PM
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Hello everyone,

I have now added Hide and Seek to the network. You can access this by typing /hub and entering the portal, or by typing /server hideandseek.

The game starts with one seeker and all the other players as hiders. The hiders are a block, they have to hide themselves, you are told the block when you join the game, you stand still in the area you want to hide in and after a few seconds your block locks, and it looks like a normal block. The aim of the game is to hide from the seekers for the duration of the game!

This game is in beta, so please report and issues onto the forums, so I can fix.

The other games worlds will be up as soon as our second dedicated server is setup, which if done before this saturday, means I can start making more games worlds, if not then it will be a few weeks until they are setup since I will be on holiday from this Monday.


Thanks for reading, comment any questions.
Aug
04
by Eliot at 9:21 PM
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Hi everyone I have added some plugins to grant donators some extra perks!
Firstly I forgot to post a while back but anyone who is a diamond donator or more, can do /da toggle for disco armor.

I have now added the ability for you to have pets that follow you! This is for the King/Queen rank only.
/pet <type>
/pet remove
/pet name <name>
/pet ride
/pet hat
/pet help

You can have the following pets:
Wolf
Sheep
Cow
Pig
Zombie
Skeleton
Chicken

If you have any issues just comment on this, thanks :)
Jul
31
by Eliot at 9:03 PM
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Due to popular demand the nether will be set around tomorrow 1/8/13, at 7pm BST (GMT+1).
Jul
30
by Eliot at 9:44 PM
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A reset of the nether world has been requested by numerous users, please vote on the poll, to show your opinion on this matter.

I have been on the server less over the last few days as I am finalising some things for the Octopia Hosting company. I have decided to start my own hosting company, from which I can manually control octopia servers, and also sell servers aswell. I will post information on here soon.


Thanks
Jul
28
by Eliot at 11:42 AM
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Hi, there was some errors in the towny files this morning, so I had to rollback to a previous towny backup, which was yesterday at about 2 GMT, nothing will be rolledback in the world, just maybe people added to a town, or areas claimed.
Jul
23
by Eliot at 9:29 PM
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Hi everyone, I have now added the ability to send donations via postal order or cheque. We now have a mail forwarding address so I don't have to give my address out, which would only end up in spam and a security risk.

PLEASE NOTE IF YOU WISH TO PAY VIA POST WITH A POSTAL ORDER OR CHEQUE PLEASE ADD AN EXTRA £2 GBP ($3 USD) TO THE COST OF THE RANK
This is to cover the cost of cashing, forwarding the post..etc.

So if you wish to send a donation via the post, please follow these instructions.

Firstly if you are sending a cheque make it payable to "Mr E G T Smith".
If you wish to send a postal order make it payable to "Mr E G T Smith" as well please.

In the envelope put the cheque/postal order and a piece of paper with your username and the ranks you are buying.

Then send it to this address:

Octopia
118 Clive Street
Cardiff
CF11 7JE

When posting ask your post office for a certificate of posting, this is a free thing which will insure your letter, and if it gets lost...
Jul
21
by Eliot at 3:50 PM
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Now the Factions server is open, the hub server has started to take shape. The next server to be added will be MineZ. This is a zombie style survival game, based on DayZ.

No more new servers will be added until at least the 1st of August. This is due to the fact that we are going to upgrade our dedicated server to have more RAM, we currently have 16GB we are going to upgrade to 32GB, but until then I won't add any more servers other than MineZ.

This will result in the servers being down for a few hours while the upgrade occurs, but after that you will start to see lots more new features! :)

I have been asked a lot when I will start to put some YouTube video back on the channel. I had hoped to be getting daily videos out since a few weeks ago, but the recent developments with the hub server have left me no time to make them. If I could have some suggestions for videos I will try to make them (series, tutorials...etc).

Update on the skin competition: This has been cancelled due...
Jul
19
by Eliot at 12:24 PM
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The factions server is now up! To get there you can type /server factions, or go through the portal at spawn to the hub server!
Jul
18
by Eliot at 11:31 AM
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After some quite brilliant entries I have managed to decide on a winner. Now the winner fits the criteria exactly, some of the other entries did not follow it properly.

The winner is the the octopus logo designed by our very own Owner, Euan!

Now since he is already OP, he gets no prize! Other than the warm feeling he will get when he sees his logo being used :p

Thanks for all entries, and there will be a new competition soon! Most likely later today!