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Eagleworld updated to Minecraft 1.6!

Hi, everyone!

This update was a long time coming.  My apologies to everyone that it took so long.  The Bukkit team recently released an excellent recommended build that works with 1.6.6 that solved a LOT of the bugs I was coming across in trying to update.  Either way, 1.6 is here, and it's stable!  You should find the server to be in a far better state than it was when I rolled out 1.5.

I am also very happy to say that very little functionality has been lost between 1.5 and 1.6, and that we have a bunch of new great stuff thanks to Essentials.  Things HAVE changed, though, so please make sure to familiarize yourself with the following:

1. The Global Shop is now a Local Shop

Unfortunately, for now, this is the best solution.  The person that took over SimpleShop has stripped many of the features that are compulsory for Eagleworld.  There IS another plugin I can use called BetterShop, but it doesn't have the full functionality, either.  So, LocalShops is our savior.  Here's what you need to know:

  1. SimpleShop is no more, so you can't use the Global Shop everywhere.
  2. The Global Shop is located at the Walmart in Capitol city.  There are two warps you can use to get to the Walmart: walmart and globalshop.  The second one plops you directly into the shop.
  3. Use the Global Shop as you would any local shop.
  4. Now, /lshop and /shop work with LocalShops.  Using either one is fine.
  5. ALL Eagleworld members now have access to /back to make using the new Global Shop easier.  However, only Artisans or better can use /back to teleport to their death location.

2. Bug fixes and new bugs

I believe the mass-majority of issues we had on the server are now good.  Here are things I know are fixed now that were previously problematic:

  • The area around the spawn point with performance issues is now okay.
  • Any nether issues as a result of the 1.6 upgrade are resolved.  Nether works as before.
  • The dynmap site issues are fixed and the dynmap works normally again
  • The CreativeStick server crash is now fixed, as well as other cstick bugs
  • Residual iConomy database bugs (that caused performance issues) are now cleaned up

There are plenty of other bugfixes I'm sure, but I am unsure what else occurred.

Here are some new bugs that I am aware of:

  • Possible TNT detonation issue...investigating
  • Possible spawn point lag issue...investigating

Also, please let me know if you do see any new bugs..I will update the blog accordingly.

3. Dynmap is back...and bad!

The Dynmap plugin was long overdue for an update, and it is finally fixed.  There are some new features to look out for, such as seeing player health/armor bars, and general performance improvements.  Also, the isometric view works again, and it is available for both the normal world and for the nether.  Please note that right now, it is not fully re-rendered, so that will be done during the early morning.

4. Promotions all around, and I'm listening to you on them!

Promotions are LONG overdue on the server.  And yes, I will be doing more this weekend.  I am sorry it's been so long, so I have automatically promoted a bunch of you.  I will give you your salaries/raises tonight:

Builder to Architect:

  • xcaboose22
  • jbkarate9

Architect to Artisan:

  • Archer665
  • Nonagrrl
  • ugonalose

Artisan to VIP:

  • MrKindLife
  • ZackBlaze164

VIP to Moderator:

  • openminded

Please note that if you are not promoted, DO NOT FRET.  I am still evaluating users.  These are just those that I knew were long overdue.  If you wish to plead a case for a promotion for yourself or someone else, I will welcome your opinions. I will not hold it against you if you ask for a promotion at this time (for yourself or someone else).  The server has been in a rough state for a while (as have I been), so I am not 100% in touch with every user.  That will slowly be rectified over the next week or two, but in the meantime, I am counting on you to speak up if you feel you deserve a promotion.


There's still plenty for me to do.  The blog will be updated with all the new commands and stuff over the next few days.  Feel free to let me know about promotions for you or someone else, as well as any bug information.  Tell me in-server or make a comment below!

Posted by EagleRock

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  1. New map sound sweet.

  2. Hey Eagle,
    I believe i deserve a promotion i have been working hard to create something that is starting to look like a small village. It would be a great help to be able to use new commands. I have been on the server for a while.
    Thanks jcox26

    • You were recently promoted to Architect, and you have not been active recently. Building a small village doesn’t assist you in getting a promotion. Showing trustworthy behavior over time is what gets you promoted.

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