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Hello everybody!

The 1.16 update for Towny has been out now for just over three weeks and many people already had time to discover the new nether world, upgrade their tools and mine the new blocks. To give everybody a little extra reason to make full use of the new world and its materials, we have decided to have the very first build contest on our Towny server!

Guidelines:

Since building in Towny is a lot more work than in Creative, this competition will be very different from our normal CreativeDB Build Contests! These are the general rules:

  • Up to five people are allowed to work on the same build, a builder can only be part of one entry.
  • Only the people actually building it are considered (it doesn’t matter where you get your resources from).
  • All builds have to be in the new Nether world (the one for claiming).
  • Since the world is very new, already existing builds may enter the competition.
  • Submitted builds have to be original (no coying from others or tutorials)
  • There will be no specific theme (aside from building in the Nether).
  • There is no size limit, but keep in mind, that having only empty shells as buildings might cost some points.
  • Staff members may join the contest, but are then not allowed to judge.
Prizes:

What would be a contest without awesome prizes to compete for? All monetary prizes will be divided equally between the builders of the respective entry, item rewards will be handed out to every member of a team.
  • 1st place: $180 Store coupon, a unique trophy
  • 2nd place: $120 Store coupon, a unique trophy
  • 3rd place: $60 Store coupon, a unique trophy
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(My name serves as a placeholder for the respective winners :D)

Submitting a build:

To be considered for this competition, your build must be submitted by replying to this thread from now until Monday, June 14th. Your post has to include the following info:
  • What is the build called?
  • Who are the builders?
  • Which town is it part of?
  • A screenshot of the build.
  • How can we get there (e.g. a warp, town spawn or /modreq)?
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Hello everyone!

Congratulations to everyone who took part in our underwater contest! Judging was very difficult again due to all the amazing builds.

Everyone who took part now has 2 weeks to copy their build to the regular plotworld and submit it from there if they wish. The top three builds will be copied to the museum and can be submitted from there. Store coupons and build points will also be distributed over the next few days.

Here are the winners of the contest:

1st Place: Luminiscient (1000 points + $50 donation store coupon)
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2nd Place: Pizza_Hut (750 points + $25 donation store coupon)
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3rd Place: Ruben0_0 (500 points + $15 donation store coupon)
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4th and 5th Place: Mechagale and Abuilder (250 points)
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6th to 10th Place: JoeIsDaddy, Ultrabrain, ACepheidVariable, Xonic0 and KayozF5 (125 points)
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All finished plots (50 coins)

Thanks to everyone who made this amazing contest possible, hope to see you soon on the server.
Keep on building!

Kind regards,
SK Staff
Hello everybody!

As already announced, here is a more detailed log for the many things that changed with the 1.16.5 update! Please keep in mind, that some of these changes are quite significant, so we might adjust things depending on how everything plays out and the feedback we receive.

  • Addition of all 1.16-related blocks, items and mobs
  • A way to display a selection of hex colors: /hexcolors
  • A new namecolor command that supports hex colors: /namecolor <color>
  • Updated /trails with new effects and particles (e.g. wings)
  • A new resource nether world:
    • 8,000 x 8,000 blocks
    • Explosions are enabled
    • /fly is disabled
    • Accessible through /nether and /ntp
  • A new nether world for building:
    • 8,000 x 8,000 blocks
    • Claiming with Towny is enabled
    • /fly is disabled
    • Accessible through nether portals
  • Reset of The End world and Resource
  • /sell: Added all relevant new items and blocks
  • Crates/TreasureHunt/VoteParty: Upgraded special diamond items to netherite
  • MyPet: Added 1.16 mobs
  • Jobs and Quests:
  • Added new blocks, items and mobs (Netherworker, Farmer, Enchanter, Weaponsmith, Builder)
  • Replaced 21 old quests with new ones (mostly for Netherworker)
  • Adjusted the goals for MANY existing quests to be more appropriate for the respective rewards. Most quests will take longer to complete, some (e.g. killing witches) will be easier to finish.
  • Adjusted the overall job balancing to make jobs that require constant attention more rewarding:
    • Miner: + 10% income, - 10% experience
    • Digger: + 10% income, -20% experience
    • Hunter: -25% income from zombies/skeletons/creepers (due to new mob farms)
    • Chef: -40% income for cooking spawner-related meat (e.g. porkchop, steak, chicken), added (small) reward for crafting sugar
    • Fisherman: -15% income
    • Brewer: + 100% experience
    • Enchanter: - 30% experience
    • Netherworker: -35% income and - 50% experience from killing the Wither/Wither Skeletons
  • Towny:
    • Added bone meal and bee hives to farm plots
    • Reduced number of required residents to join a nation to 3