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Hey, everyone!

Just another quick update to keep everyone in the loop.  I've been working on the server the last few days, trying out the various mods and plugins that are part of the Tekkit mod.  So far, I really like what I see.  I think this adds so much to the game that it really can't be ignored at this point.  So far, reception has been extremely positive.  However, I still need people to help test! The map we're using right now is not going to be saved, so there is no harm in playing around with the mods and seeing what's good and what is not.  If you want to join and have not been whitelisted yet, all you have to do is ask me!  You can do it however you like (AIM, Twitter, Facebook, a blog comment, etc.).

Latest Decisions

So I've decided what plugins we were used to have been staying/going so far:

Installed Plugins

  • Tekkit Mod Bundle (includes IndustrialCraft, BuildCraft, ComputerCraft, RedPower, and more)
  • Esssentials (for warps, kits, protections, and all that fun stuff)
  • GroupManager (for permissions)
  • CoreProtect (for anti-griefing protection ala BigBrother or HawkEye)
  • LWC (for chest protection)

Plugins that will NOT be installed

  • TownyMod (no need for it anymore, really...if mobs become a huge issue I can use WorldGuard or just disable them entirely)
  • CreativeStick (new plugins and Creative Mode supercede its abilities)
  • MultiWorld (I'm sticking to one world for simplicity and lack of worry about updating)
  • WorldEdit (hell, with all this Tekkit crap, who needs it?)
  • iConomy (I am trying to avoid an economy this time, but Essentials has its own economy if needed)
  • BetterShop (Essentials provides chest shops if needed)
  • LocalShops (Essentials provides chest shops if needed)

Plugins I have not made judgement calls on yet:

  • Dynmap (I'd like to do this, but only if it's not too much of a pain in the ass...a Dynmap-free server is better than no server at all)
  • EssentialsEco (Essentials' Economy program - includes all we need for the economy, but I feel like the Tekkit mods provide what's needed for this...IndustrialCraft even has a recipe for coins!)

Things we need to test

The big thing I'm concerned about is the ability for the big four Tekkit plugins to work, now that I have GroupManager installed and locking down the server.  I do not know if I have configured it correctly to bypass the no-guest-build security.  Please test the following:

  • IndustrialCraft automining
  • ComputerCraft automining (especially the turtles)
  • BuildCraft's ability to move stuff around (especially with pipes)
  • RedPower

If there are problems, please let me know.  I may have to make these plugins have OP privileges to the server, which I would really like to avoid.  But, if necessary, I'll do it.

Anyway, keep up with the suggestion and comments...looking forward to what you have to offer to Eagleworld!

Posted by EagleRock

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  1. Okay I have a suggestion that I would like to see. Somehow encourage the development of organized towns/cities. Some kind of rank system or a competition to see who can have the best town.

    • Good ideas. That was originally what I was trying to do with Towny, but it didn’t pan out as I would like.

      First off, we all know collaboration definitely helps you along, as having a communal area to do stuff will definitely help out. For example, if towns have shared power and shared workshops, imagine how much faster you can build up resources. Instead of you having to have your own set of appliances, you could quickly move on to bigger and better things (QuantumSuit, anyone?)

      But besides that, I’m thinking more along the lines of giving good collaborations (be them towns or whatever) spawn points, subway stations, high speed rail to and from it, maybe a highway or two, and an expose on the blog. Some recognition for all the hard work.

  2. id like to test if you could white list me not sure how long i can come on for

  3. there better i logged in lol

  4. Alright im a nub so bare with me but tik servers require there own client?

    • Yes. You can get the Technic Launcher (which is basically the minecraft client with a bunch of enhancements like mini-maps, item lists, and the client-side plugins for all of the high-tech plugins) from http://www.technicpack.net. You can run the custom Technic Pack version of Minecraft along side the vanilla version, so there is no conflict when Minecraft gets updated and all that.

  5. Pete if you get some free time find me on skype and help a nub out. I would like to understand it more before I make a judgment call on it.

    • No problem. I’m at work right now, so I can’t Skype until later tonight. If you want, you can catch me on AIM during the day, as I can stay logged into that at work. I think you’ll find Tekkit has a lot to offer, even if you’re not into the high-tech stuff. For example, there are a bunch of new types of blocks which could be used for decorative purposes, as well as scaffolds and super-strong Construction Foam which both make building easy. Also, the construction foam can be painted to any of the Minecraft dye colors, too!

  6. Is it alright if I go and play on the Tekkit server?

    • And can I add you on Skype as well?

    • You are now whitelisted! And yes, you can add me on Skype, but I’m not giving out my ID publicly on the blog. I’ll pass it on to you on the server.

      • Hey eagle! I’m not sure if you remember me, but if you do, you’ll know that I’ve caused some problems on the server before. But I’m bored, looking for a small tekkit server, and have matured enough to think you will let me back. I’m glad to see that the server is still going, even if the direction has changed. Notify me as soon as possible on the possibility that I can be whitelisted on the tekkie server. You can add me on Skype, but I don’t want to post it on here, so I’ll try to find a way to get my name to you.

        • Hey,

          Yes, I remember you well. You were in fact permabanned, but I will give consideration to your request. I will discuss with my mods and admins, but only after tekkit is fully rolled out. I’ll be in touch.

          • Well thanks for the consideration. I knew there would be some consequences for the shit I pulled back then. I already have the technic pack and have used it pretty frequently. Hope to talk to you soon!

  7. I started setting up a Test site around coordinates 0,0 to be easy to find. Nothing fancy, just some simple things to test stuff. Having a IndustrialCraft Miner and some very basic BuildCraft Pipes. I’ll try to mess with BuildCraft and ComputerCraft some more tonight but anyone can feel free to set up examples. Pete, let me know if there are other things you want tested.

    Tips I’ve found for people new to these mods:
    1) Caution using the Alchemist stone to turn Dirt blocks into Sand blocks.. you never know when you’re standing over a cave
    2) I recommend not burning an Alchemist Tome in the Alchemist Tablet. It will unlock every possible recipe on your Tablet which has made it very confusing to use.

    So far everything works great and I love the new mods. I hope we don’t resort to turning off all monsters though, I can’t wait to go on a rampage with some of this new armor and weapons!

    • Oh I almost forgot, LWC looks like it is defaulting to Private on chests/signs/furnaces (I think it was the otherway before but I can’t remember). Not really a big deal with way, but as a word of caution LWC doesn’t look like it works on any of the new mods storage devices (probably expected). I don’t think we’ve had issues with stealing in the past but you might want to use caution with what you store in an Alchemy Chest / Electric Furnace / etc.

      • Yes, LWC does not work with the Tekkit mod creations. You will need special protections for that equipment. Luckily, there are some protections options with ComptuerCraft (e.g. password protected locked doors and stuff) that can help. However, your important stuff that absolutely cannot be stolen shoudl go in a standard vanilla chest which can be protected.

        I would like to test to see how the creeper explosions work with the new equipment. Essentials will “rebuild” stuff after the explosion as before, but I fear it might mess up stuff (e.g. power in a battery box, etc.). If we can test that, that’d be perfect.

    • Yes, I am going to keep the monsters enabled. I disabled them earlier on before I had Essentials installed, which can restrict creepers and endermen from destroying stuff. I have to test creeper explosions with the new circuits and stuff. I am enabling monsters today for further testing.

  8. My main computer has apparently been having problems and is off at the shop. I am using an old laptop that can barely run Minecraft as is and I won’t be able get on for a bit.

  9. When a steam engine gets overheated and blows up, it blows up like tnt and the damage doesn’t reset

    • granted it did take a long time to get it to the point that it blew up :p

    • I think it might be possible to disable that explosion, or edit the power of it at least. It could be toned down to just a creeper size explosion, so it couldn’t be used as a griefing tool.

    • That’s fine, and as intended. I would like there to be consequences for not running engines properly. And, if you are thinking about griefing someone’s house with an engine, that would be grounds for a permaban. Luckily, the explosion is easily reversible, so it won’t be a huge issue anyway.

  10. Edit: combustion engine, steam engines don’t overheat XD

  11. I was also wondering what update that the server is running on, whether its 1.3.2, 1.3.1, or 1.2.5. Or even something before that.

    • Pfft. Stupid me. I posted a comment up above instead of at the bottom of the thread.


      “Hey eagle! I’m not sure if you remember me, but if you do, you’ll know that I’ve caused some problems on the server before. But I’m bored, looking for a small tekkit server, and have matured enough to think you will let me back. I’m glad to see that the server is still going, even if the direction has changed. Notify me as soon as possible on the possibility that I can be whitelisted on the tekkie server. You can add me on Skype, but I don’t want to post it on here, so I’ll try to find a way to get my name to you.”

    • It’s the latest version of Tekkit. If you go to the website and download the Technic Launcher, it’ll automatically download the latest build.

  12. I forgot how quiet it can be on this server sometimes… 2 days without anyone on dynmap

  13. Anyone seen open? heard he got promoted at work and now does not much but work sleep and eat… guy has to be around here somewhere :P rumor has it.. he got tekkits or something installed.

  14. I am getting the logo popping up and nothing else, when running from jar. might be work vpn. I was working last night on other machine.
    will try it after work tonight

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