Introducing: Towny v3.0! Coming March 2nd, 2019!

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  1. Daphsquid

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    Hello Players,

    Ever since the original Towny v1.0 server, it has been our goal to provide the best Towny experience to our players. Our Towny servers have been the most popular, successful, and addictive line of gamemodes that we've ever released. In fact, if we never expanded Shadow Kingdom into Towny, we probably wouldn't be around today. So to begin this announcement, we would like to thank our community and staff for the continued support throughout these last (nearly) 4 years, because it is due to these users that we have the ability to provide this server to our community.

    With the recent Minecraft updates, a server reset was inevitable if we ever wanted to officially support 1.13(.x) and later versions. Instead of a simple reset, we decided to rebuild our Towny server from the ground up, taking into account the small details. Our goal with Towny v3.0 was more consistency, user-friendliness, and maximum enjoyment for the player.

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    The rest of this announcement will be highlighted features of Towny v3.0. There are far too many changes to cover everything in this announcement, but the most notable ones will be listed:

    Towny
    The Towny system that we will use on Towny v3.0 is much more realistic and friendly to players who do not have large income. We've reduced many prices, such as Town creation, so even new players have more of a chance to create their own civilizations and not have to rely on a mayor they may not trust. Currently, Town creation is reduced by 50% to $15,000 and upkeep starts at only $40! Yes, $40! Upkeep will be plot-based using the following equation: # of claims * 40. We can't wait to see how this new system is taken advantage of by the community!

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    VoteTokens
    Our brand new VoteTokens system will resemble Factions v2.0, may it rest in peace. VoteTokens will now be a physical item, which means that they can be traded using ChestShops or even /trade! Along with this change, the new TokenShop will now contain even more items such as LWCKeys and every possible "staff" tool. For the sake of consistency, all staff tools have been removed from all places on the server besides the TokenShop and VoteParty. This way, no matter where you receive your tool, it will contain a fancy name and lore!

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    AE Enchantments
    Due to the lack of support by the author of the old CrazyEnchantments plugin, we have decided to switch the server to a new system called AdvancedEnchantments. This plugin is much more frequently updated, balanced, and has minimal economy-breaking aspects. This means that we won't have to put whacky systems in place to keep the economy from becoming destroyed due to the enchantments offered. Furthermore, we have an extremely customized setup that's unique to our server only, including custom tiers and Magic Dust shops. This is definitely not a feature to skip out on!

    Player Marketplace
    We extremely overestimated the amount of Player Shops we needed on the previous server. On Towny v3.0, we're happy to announce that we will have only 14 Player Shops in total (8 small, 4 medium, and 2 large). Furthermore, these shops will be rentable in single-day increments, starting at only $400 per day, with a limit of 30 days in advance! It is our hope that these shops will be much more obtainable for all players, rather than a small portion of players with extra money to spend.

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    Rankup System
    On Towny v3.0, we've condensed the /rankup and /rankperks commands into a single, user-friendly command. We rewrote this entire plugin specifically for Towny v3.0. No more will new players be confused about what the ranks reward or why they can't skip ranks. It is all highlighted in a single GUI now. Please let these screenshots speak for themselves:

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    Treasure Hunt Game
    Using another similar system to Factions v2.0, we have implemented a fun Treasure Hunt game that will reward seekers with awesome items, such as extra scrolls, special items for AE Enchantments, McMMO experience, in-game money, helpful resources, and more! Every 6 hours, the Treasure Hunt game will begin. There must be at least 12 players online for this to occur (and Towny actually has a large enough community where these games should be fairly frequent). Thanks to our talented Manager, Kayoz, we have a very large 500 x 500 sized piece of custom terrain where these games will take place. We are still in the deciding phases about whether we want PvP to be enabled inside of this arena. Please comment below with your thoughts!

    Server Jobs
    Jobs are the most essential way to earn money on Towny v3.0. After extensive testing and tweaking, we've done our best to balance the Jobs even more than before, taking into account server settings and features such as mob spawn rates, AE Enchantments, and new 1.13 features! Along with these improvements, we are introducing two all-new Jobs: Chef and Netherworker! Players who join the Chef Job will be paid for creating craftable foods, while Netherworker will be paid for all Nether activities such as killing mobs and farming Nether materials.

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    Some of the features highlighted above are much too complex to summarize in a single paragraph, so throughout the next few weeks, we will be separately releasing some more detailed posts outlining these features much more in-depth so everyone can know what to expect upon release!

    Other changes and improvements on Towny v3.0:

    • Brand new spawn building, made by Jstoeckm2.
    • Server running the latest 1.13.2 version. Join using this version!
    • Reworked all Crates and rewards for all 4 Crates.
    • Reworked all Rankperks to make ranking up more desirable.
    • Upon ranking up, you will be rewarded with a customized "Rank Trophy" collectable.
    • Removed McMMO Credits system in place of McMMO experience coupons.
    • Added single-use Kits for Towny ranks (Barbarian, Guardian, Lord, Champion).
    • Customized the absolute hell out of CE(AE) Enchantments plugin. Much cleaner and aesthetically pleasing.
    • Added /prefix command where all players can change their prefix in chat.
    • New, custom and reworked /namecolor and /prefixcolor GUI commands.
    • Reworked custom achievements. Less of them, but more valuable.
    • Leveling up in your Job will reward more income than before.
    • Added Inventory Insurance (custom plugin!). Keep your inventory upon death for a temporary amount of time!
    • Players who have temporary /fly will safely be teleported to the ground upon login (custom plugin!).
    • Added a $200 reward for killing a player for the first time.
    • & much more!

    What will be reset

    • Towns
    • Balances
    • Inventories
    • Server Ranks
    • All Worlds
    • mcMMO Experience
    • Jobs and Jobs Levels
    What will not be reset

    • Donation Ranks
    • Staff Ranks

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    We'd like to conclude this huge announcement by thanking the amazing team who have worked very hard and in secret for the past 6 months, making sure that we delivered our best work. The Main world from Towny v2.0 will be available for download some time after the release of Towny v3.0. The date for this is yet to be released.

    Credits (alphabetical order):

    • @Daphsquid - Project lead, plugin advising, customizations, setup.
    • @Fira - Plugin/feature advising, server ideas and planning.
    • @JST - Building our new, stunning spawn.
    • @Kayoz - Building the 500x500 Treasure Hunt map.
    • @Matt - Wrote many custom plugins and features for Towny v3.0.
    • @pastelnarwhal - Modifying and writing our server Tutorial Room.
    • @Roesanna - Plugin/feature advising, server ideas and planning, Daph agitator.
    • @sh2mrr5 - Extensive plugin testing, plugin/feature advising, server ideas and planning.

    Thank you and we hope to see everyone online for the big release on March 2nd, 2019!

    - Towny v3.0 Team
     
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  2. FNPlayz

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    I am here and I am square.
     
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  3. endercrystal7

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    not first
     
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  4. FNPlayz

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    I'm also really glad the credits are in alphabetical order.
     
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  5. nxkami

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    might as well stop grinding now shit :<
    now i gotta do a whole lot of math
     
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  6. pastelnarwhal

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    58C7EEA8-FD4B-4471-BD66-9975A873C9C8.jpeg Included among the greats :D
     
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  7. Christian Santos

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    Im gunna have to start playing Towny too once it resets
     
  8. Faize

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    can we get an F in the chat for our fallen comrade
    also i guess I gotta play towny again
     
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  9. XiYen

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    Will backpacks be reset as well?
     
  10. sh2mrr5

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    Yes. Everybody will start from scratch on this server, similar to the least reset ^^
     
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  11. Christian Santos

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    Im actually getting hype for Towny, normally all i do is build in creative but since it is restarting i can get a group of friends on to have some fun in survival! I miss playing survival with a group of friends and just grinding the game
     
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  12. XiYen

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    Ah so the whole server will be reset then? Will our towny claims get refunded?
     
  13. FNPlayz

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    They won't since the economy will be reset as well.
     
  14. XiYen

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    I have 200 claims that I bought through the store, are those going to be refunded?
     
  15. FNPlayz

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    Ah, well I'm not sure about that.
     
  16. nxkami

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    he should be refunded dont u think
     
  17. Daphsquid

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    No, the individual Towny perks that were previously available through our store are unique to Towny v2.0. We are completely discontinuing that server after v3.0 is released. Think of it as a server being closed down (and replaced by a better one). We, unfortunately, do not offer refunds for anything purchased through our donation store. However, donation ranks (Donator, Sponsor, VIP, etc.) transfer through the entire network, so these will be carried to Towny v3.0, and any other servers that exist after it (hence, the word "global"). Our policy is that all perks will be active until the server doesn't exist anymore. In this particular case, Towny v2.0 will not exist after v3.0 is released.

    I hope this clears up some confusion!
     
  18. Christian Santos

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    GUAHAWHAAHAWHAH IM SO HYPE FOR NEW TOWNY!!!!!!
     
  19. nxkami

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    maybe like at least a small reimbursement? it just seems really unfair to him for purchasing a item from a store and discontinuing w/o a bonus or at least something in return
    it would also help to provide a link to the terms and conditions for my lawyer to review
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    after a bit of digging, im sorry Xiyen but you cant actually due anything bc im guessing the terms probably state smth along the lines of "we can terminate service at any time or smth" and since the loss is less than a significant amount of money if you brought legal action against it i dont think the case would be in your favor
     
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  20. Daphsquid

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    The store requires users to accept our terms before they checkout. It is very up-front about that (you can test this by putting an item in your shopping cart and attempting to checkout. It will not allow you to do so.). We do not offer refunds for items purchased on a server that we are discontinuing. In fact, we don't offer refunds in general. https://i.imgur.com/yMs0cET.png

    If you have any further questions about this, please email us at [email protected]. I will not be commenting or allowing comments regarding this matter any further on this thread because there is a much more appropriate place to voice any concerns you may have with our donation store or its workings.

    Best of luck,
     
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