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We do NOT know when the next MineCraft 1.5 update will roll around, but they said it would be in February, and this February ends in less than a week. So, just making a quick announcement: When 1.5 rolls around, instead of saying "do not update", I should let you all know that we plan to go into anarchy mode, so yeah, you *could* update when it happens.
Click the "Read More" link at the bottom of this post for some information!
For those of you who are new to YASMP (Joined on the current 1.4.x map), Anarchy Mode is something we do to let the players play on a VANILLA map, while the Admins/Staff work on the new 1.5 map and also while we wait for Bukkit server software and our important plugins update, which seems to be taking longer and longer every update... Anyways, everything in Anarchy Mode is allowed except advertising and hacking [xray, spammers, fly, chestfinder, forcefield, and everything else which is bad, m'kay?], which WILL cause you to get banned and then the bans carried over to the regular map.
This means that full on griefing, stealing, swearing, destruction, etc is allowed, and most of the time we wont clean it up. And there is also no staff, except for one or two OPs to ban the hackers and advertisers. The only part out of the entire map that would be protected is the spawn area.
For the rest of you, you should know that ArcticFox, iRaiNz, and HotDogSlim are all no longer admins, and TwilightRose (admin) has also gone MIA from MineCraft. So, if my calculations are correct, the only admins left is DreamPhreak, Tremor77, Supawiz6991, and maybe xMagicPie. And then on top of that, most of the moderators have also disappeared. Well, long story short, I am going to be thinking about new moderators for the 1.5 map. It is already too late to try to change your habits into being a good player, and I know how most of you are anyways.
Also, I will go through the ban list database (10,011 entries) and try to clean it up. Most bans will be removed (except advertisers and some other people that actually deserve it), all warns would be cleared, tempbans would be pardoned, and useless entries (like "PlayerName Unbanned: Max Warnings") definitely need to be deleted. HOWEVER, I know how some of you trolls are, I know some of you are going to try to spam/swear and get yourselves banned before the map shuts down, well just remember that I will take extra special care to make sure "idiot warns/bans" carry over, so dont waste valuable head-start time on the next map by being an dummy at the end of the 1.4.7 map.
I do not know if the anvils will be added on the next map. I made the poll to get the community's opinion, but ultimately, tremor has everything set up in such a complicated way that I dont know at all if it would be safe to unleash anvils.
Also, there aren't even any Bukkit DEV builds out yet, which means we are expecting a very long update wait-time. Because not only is it waiting for a WORKING version of the server software, but also our important plugins need bukkit code to update against, which means double the wait time.
Thats all I can think of for this post. If you didnt want to bother reading it all, then: tl;dr version: Read only the highlighted parts for a summary of this post.
Oh yeah, and I tried to make an Anarchy Mode image (above), but I dont know how well it came out, any constructive criticism please? Image will be used in future Anarchy Mode announcements.
I missed the Anarchy map, they're always great!
So, even spam is allowed? Cant wait!
If it isnt, please edit the post because i am looking to spam.
Idk if you would consider me as an MIA mod cuz I just do all my moderation from irc.
Wouldnt mind flying around anarchy again as a
decriminalized hacker op.
you called me a noob
You are a noob, noober.
I'm not totally MIA. Just mostly. I'd love to help with the new map, whenever it comes around. Pester me on xfire when you're working on it and I'll join. :D