Introducing: Creative Build Discovery - Coming November 8th!

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  1. Daphsquid

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    SUMMARY
    Creative Build Discovery (or CreativeBD) is our brand new Creative server that focuses on discovering and submitting creative builds while earning ranks in the process! Using our custom build submission system, everyone has the opportunity for their builds to be seen by the community. Along with that, we made it our focus to offer the most innovative building tools available today and ample building space to create anything your mind can muster!
    Sounds interesting? Continue reading for more details...

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    Hello Players,
    Today I am proud to announce a new beginning for Creative servers on Shadow Kingdom. Throughout the last many years of running our Creative line of servers, we have made it our priority to identify the issues that plagued the Creative community and worked on minimizing these problems. Creative Build Discovery addresses the inconsistencies with Creative ranking ladders, the lack of sufficient building space, and gives builders a reason to choose our server over the competition due to our all-new custom build discovery and submission system. Creative Build Discovery (or CreativeBD) pioneers a new type of Creative server that has never been attempted before by any Minecraft network.

    The typically expected name for this server would have been "Creative v4.0" if it were to match previous servers we have released. You may be wondering why we have not chosen that name to represent this server. The reasoning behind that decision occurred very early on when we began to plan out the major features we wanted to offer and improve upon with this release. Instead of tweaking and improving already-existing aspects of the server, we have, instead, done away with large portions of Creative v3.0 in place of our new and improved features. Calling this server "v4.0" felt all wrong because we believed that this server would be deserving of an entirely new branding.

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    THE RANKING LADDER

    The ranking ladder will be the largest change when comparing CreativeBD to previous Creative servers on the network. It's been known for many years that the ranking ladder on our previous Creative servers has been inadequate for one major reason: the impossibility to lay down consistent building standards that reward all building styles and give players a clear understanding of what's required to earn each rank. This issue has troubled our staff team for a very long time. However, we believe we finally came up with a worthy replacement for the previous building ranks.

    The new build discovery and submission plugin is a custom system planned and developed by Shadow Kingdom's own development team, and we plan for it to pave the way for a new line of Creative servers to emerge. This new system will allow the community to determine the building standards, reward virtually all building styles equally, and remove any and all ambiguity regarding what is required of you to earn the server ranks.

    HOW DOES IT WORK?

    When finished with a project, builders will have the ability to submit builds to the server through the '/build submit' command. The server will then prompt you to answer 6 quick questions about your build, including the build name, a short description, and any helpers. Immediately thereafter, our systems will intelligently begin to keep track of how many 'Visits,' 'Comments,' and 'Likes' your submission has garnered by all members of the community. Each of these three criteria will reward you a specified amount of 'Points' and provide you with a 'Point Total.' Each of the building ranks on the server will be rewarded for reaching a certain 'Point Total.'

    This new system will lay down concrete requirements for server ranks and allow the community to determine what a "worthy build" is, which will be an ever-changing standard that everyone on the server has the power to help shape.

    Check out our short YouTube tutorial by Major_Graft on how to submit
    your builds to the server using our new plugin!



    PLACES TO BUILD
    CreativeBD will offer a total of 5 public worlds; 3 of which are plot worlds and open to building for all players. No rank restrictions. Opposite to what we have done in the past, immediately upon joining, players will have the choice whether to build in Plots, Large Plots, or Mega Plots, absent from the worry of requiring a specific rank for building privileges or plot claim permission. Below is a full rundown of our public plot worlds, along with other worlds accessible to all players:
    • Plots - 101 x 101 plot world. All players may claim 1 of these plots by default.
    • Large Plots - 215 x 215 plot world. All players may claim 1 of these plots by default.
    • Mega Plots - 501 x 501 plot world. Plots in this world cost 250 Coins. All players may claim up to 10.
    • Spawn - Flat world containing the spawn. There will no longer be spawns in the main plot worlds.
    • Museum - Flat world containing high-profile builds with enough engagement numbers. (More info soon...)

    DONATOR PRIVATE BUILDING WORLDS

    Along with Large Plot access upon joining the server, we are also introducing donator private building worlds. Each player who holds a donator rank will be able to generate an entire private world for building, and even add non-donator friends as building helpers in their worlds! The size of these worlds will range from 500 x 500, for the 'Donator' rank all the way up to a stunning 3,000 x 3,000 for 'Cosmos' players. Each donator can generate 1 private world, and the border of the world will automatically expand depending on the current rank.

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    Other various changes and improvements on CreativeBD:
    • All-new spawn builds for MegaPlots, Museum, and the main server spawn.
    • Server upgraded to 1.13.2. (Will be updated to future versions when they become stable enough.)
    • Added the 'Arceon' plugin, which adds extra functionality to WorldEdit that is very useful for building.
    • Voting will now reward you with WorldEdit, Arceon, VoxelSniper, GoBrush, and GoPaint access.
    • The first 24 hours of /vote Building Tools is free when you first join! (No voting necessary!)
    • Modified the /shop command to reflect the changes to the voting system.
    • Better in-game /help and tutorial videos for building tools and other plugins.
    • Reworked donator rank features and perks.
    • Reworked building rank features and perks, (There are now 9 building ranks in total!)
    • Newly submitted builds will be broadcasted on the Discord server.
    • Custom /plot auto command (required since Plots and LargePlots no longer have spawns).
    • Removed "warp set" plugin. Each submitted build gets its own teleport command.
    • Removed MarriageMaster plugin due to low interest, (The plugin is now on Towny instead).
    • Added an extremely powerful "/build list" command for easy build discovery.
    • Newest build submissions will be broadcasted occasionally in chat.
    • Build billboard added at spawn to display promoted and new builds.
    • General cosmetic changes to server commands and colors.

    Beta testing and build transfer program:

    We will be releasing a separate thread for beta testing info. Please stay on the lookout for it!

    *Also, for the first two weeks of operation, we will be offering all players the opportunity to transfer one original build from Creative v3.0 to CreativeBD! Again, we will be releasing detailed information about how this process will work closer to the release date.

    What will be carried over to CreativeBD:
    • Donator Ranks
    • Staff Ranks
    • A build of your choosing (more info about this coming soon)
    Credits:
    • jstoeckm2 - jstoeckm2 has dedicated months of his time to make this release possible. Not only did he singlehandedly create the custom build system that runs on CreativeBD, but he also wrote the custom donator worlds system, as well as build the main server spawn. Without his dedication and passion for building, this release would not have been made possible. We are very lucky to have him! ♡
    • Arcaniax - Allowing us to utilize their exclusive building tools
    • BlueBoat - Builder
    • Daphsquid - Plugin and feature advising/setup
    • EyeOfXaos - Builder
    • KayozF5 - Server planning, plugin and feature advising
    • Major_Graft - Tutorial YouTube videos
    • Marijke2382 - Builder
    • Rsl1122 - Plugin development
    • sh1mrr4 - Plugin and feature advising
    • Swayy945 - Builder
    • Ultrabrain - Builder, plugin and feature advising
    Join us on November 8th at 12:00PM EST for the big release!

    Thank you,

    - Creative Build Discovery Team
     
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    GG guys, can't wait for release! This is gonna be epic. Sadly, gonna miss it.
     
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    Jst has always delivered truly awe-inspiring products, but I believe this may be his magnum opus.
     
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    I read maybe 10% of it, it sounds cool.
     
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    I'm hyped!
     
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    Hello hyped, I'm F4!
     
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    do you think you're cool with your fancy words
     
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