World: Arcane Ender Maze

Mysterious and also very unusual world made of a huge maze. Dark place full of unpredictable endermans and full of rare rocks. Many warriors have died by falling in to the bottomless void. And yet the place is attractive to some, those are the treasure hunters. With the right set of parkour skills this can be quite a challenge.

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World: Metropolis of running death

A new gate has oppened into the future. The world beyond looks like a giant city striked by a great chaos. A deadly infection has turned all the living to dead and the streets are full of running zombies now.

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Location: Marketplace

The center of Prime City may be full of server-controlled shops, but players have their place as well. In the first place it is a great tent market beyond the city gate. And the richer ones can rent real shops in the new shopping district.

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Quest: Zombocalypse

No catastrophe will avoid Prime City this year, it seems. Spiders, blazers, even dragons… Now it's time for zombies. And because that's not bad enough, sometimes a thing worse than regular zombies appears - Undead giant, able to shoot fireballs and to kill with his bare foot. Noone know that to do with him, but the reward is high. Do you dare?

Dungeon: Slime Farm

There are rumors about a hidden Slime farm in the Inferno. Prime City has got its own problems now and there is lack of explorers. It means it's on the voluntary heroes. Are you the chosen traveler, who will manage to find the place?
Or is it just a myth…?

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Location: Pigman village

A inconspicuous village is hidden in Inferno, behind the Blaze bridges. Pigmans live in it and, contrary to popular believe, they are quite peaceful creatures. They also are quite good merchants - not only that you can buy nether material 33% cheaper, but you can also sell spider eyes for 2 crowns each. Pigmans value this ingredience.

Quest: Creeper Anomaly

A mysterious object fell from the sky in the desert not far from Prime City. It causes unpleasant anomalies - dozens of creepers are walking around and electrical discharges are frequent in the night. Creepers have atacked and destroyed the walls of Prime City and Sir Jameson decided to put reward for their cleanup.

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Quest: Arachnophobia

There was a danger hiding in Prime City's forrest, which now came out. Hundreds of spiders terrorize the Hotel's inhabitants and the shopkeepers. Back the home-defence up, because Prime City's people won't hold on for much longer, and help to push the spiders back. People say that Sir Jameson offers 2000 Crowns for 50 spiders ;) Read more..

Dungeon: Blaze bridges

The Blazers occupied a part of the Inferno and they transformed it to their liking. Heroes were annoying them often in the tower, so they created an underground bridge complex which offers them excelent attack point against uninvited visitors. However, they hide the valuables of their victims, which is a great temptation for even more volunteers to look into Death's eyes. Read more..

Dungeon: Bone swamp

Deep down in the Inferno, where the remains of ancient and huge creatures are decaying.. But not everyone knows, that these remains are creating a fertiliser for the rare Nether Wart. It is essential for the alchemists, but many adventurers payed with lives for the "red gold". Evil ghosts living in skeletons are haunting and protecting the place.. Read more..

Skipping version 1.5

Cca week ago I made a PSA about skipping version 1.5 which is really going to happend. It will be for the first time this is happening but it's happening for a reason...

Skipping version 1.5

Needless to say Gatecraft is going it's own way in comparison to majority of other servers. We're using many of our own plugins and their numbers and possibilities are still raising which means maintenance of the server is still more difficult. Everything is more complicated because there is still many external plugins which are usually connected to each other and they are set-up in a certain way in order to provide unusual approach and options.

So now when is a new major update of Minecraft going to be released it means numerous changes and editing of lot of the plugins which are needed to be updated. In the worst case we need find some alternative ways or even make a new ones. Many times in the past seemingly safe update brought many hidden bugs which were revealed at the time we couldn't rollback which led to some dark times of unstable server connection and took dozens of hours to fix everything up.

Now I am going to speak for myself - in my opinion version 1.5 doesn't bring anything epoch-making for GateCraft or at least anything as big as new custom system of skills and spells which I am currently working on and simultaneosly adding to the game. So if we skip version 1.5 it will give me much more time to work on new RPG update which is - like other exclusive plugins - essential for GateCraft unique experience.

What awaits us?

Current development is targeting RPG elements in the game which means skill system in a first place and spell system later on.

After spells there will be another re-work of Chaosphere world. This will bring many PvE locations focused on quests and XP or item hunts. Biggest attraction will be exclusive items (like armor sets) but also unique places to mine resources like netherrack or quartz.  But that doesn't mean this is going to be PvE only zone. On the contrary it's going to be great place for PvP players to make their frags.

Also you can anticipate expansion of virtual inventory of GateInterface which provides interactive interface without need to install new plugins. Thanks to the GateInterface it's possible to give players ablities (magic, skills) or execute certain commands (teleportation, home setting). Interface will eventually display informations about quests in progress, your shops, owned zones and so on.

Version 1.6 

But no need to panic. In difference to version 1.5 I think version 1.6 will bring some very useful elements for GateCraft - mostly horsies ;) And that's why I am going to speed up the process of updating as much as possible. Don't expect to run on the very first build of bukkit - I'm not a suicider. But I can promise you I will actively track it's development as well as development of all the other esssential plugins.

So all we have to do is pray for stable Beta builds as well as updated plugins so we can enjoy 1.6 as soon as possible. Until then keep your older version of the client.

 

Jonathan Gecko