‘Tis The Season!

‘Tis The Season!

It’s December, which means we can say “Happy Holidays!” and you’re not allowed to get mad. So, Happy Holidays! ūüéĄ   We’ve got some updates and changes to the servers that are worth mentioning, so we’ll go over those first. On the FTB server, we’ve introduced Mineworld, a dimension specifically crafted for quarry usage. Players are encouraged to move their quarries over to the new world, but there are no rules as to where quarries are put. If you still…

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Server Resources & World Anchors

Server Resources & World Anchors

Well, I guess this is a classic case of RTFM: when Drew and I launched the FTB server, we allowed Railcraft World Anchors because we believed it required the player to remain logged into the server in order for the chunks to remain loaded. It took us five months, but boy have we learned our lesson. World Anchors keep chunks loaded indefinitely for as long as there are ender pearls, but as server resources become more scarce, we must re-evaluate…

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Introducing Donor Status

Introducing Donor Status

Happy Thanksgiving to all of those living in the United States! When Drew and I made iPwnAge, our point was simple:¬†this is a hobby, not a job. We love running servers and building communities, and we hope that shows. In following this point, we have made sure that pay2win policies would never set foot in our rule book, ranks, or staff members. Whether you’re a millionaire, or someone who can’t do without $10, we want to make sure everyone has…

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Direwolf 1.10, And Why We’re Not Updating

Direwolf 1.10, And Why We’re Not Updating

When it rains, it pours! This week has been full of Minecraft updates, and FTB also sees some love. Direwolf has released an update for his modpack, built on Minecraft 1.10. While the modpack brings updated versions of many of our favorite mods, some have been removed from the pack, namely Twilight Forest, Bibliocraft, Ender Zoo, among others.¬†But that’s not the reason why we aren’t updating, the main reason is rather…complex. To put it simply, when Drew and I built…

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Llamas, Storage, Evokers! 1.11 is Here!

Llamas, Storage, Evokers! 1.11 is Here!

Good news, everyone!¬†As expected, Mojang released 1.11 today, available to download for all using the launcher. There’s plenty of changes, but here’s a brief overview Shulker Boxes have been added to the game as a means of portable storage. If you’ve played FTB before, think of these as a Bag of Holding, except that you need to place the block in order to access its’ contents. Combined with sticky pistons and some redstone knowledge, some have created automatic storage banks,…

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Personal Dimensions Update

Personal Dimensions Update

Starting today, all players ranked Trusted or above can now use RF Tools and Mystcraft for custom world generation! To ease server load, and to ensure we don’t place too much strain on the server, each player is being limited to a max of 2 RF Tools dimensions. At a later point in this week, Drew and I will evaluate server performance, and if we believe the server can handle more, we will allow more dimensions per player. This way,…

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Documentation + November = Docuvember?

Documentation + November = Docuvember?

Happy November everyone!¬†Hope everyone had a fun Halloween. One of the main gripes players have is the lack of information about server plugins, ranks, and commands. We agree: both Drew and I have been pretty lacking in¬†documenting commands, ranks, and other important server features. So this month, we’ll be primarily¬†focusing on getting as much information about the server written on the website. This includes tutorials, exactly what commands are earned at each rank, and “cheat sheets” for various plugins, like…

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A Very Haunted Halloween

A Very Haunted Halloween

Happy Halloween, everyone! EDIT: Due to game-crashing bugs, we’ve decided to delay the Haunted Halloween event to Tuesday, November 1st at 9PM EST. This decision was made to ensure the event goes smoothly, and all players have a fair chance at earning Halloween loot.¬†   The weather is getting pretty chilly on the east coast; just in time for a spoopy Halloween ūüôā A few updates have been rolled out for the holiday, as well as a planned event. First,…

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We Now Have Discord Server!

We Now Have Discord Server!

We’re proud to announce that the server now has a Discord option for those who like the Discord voice chat system. It features a Teamspeak bridge through Celestia, so those on the Discord or Teamspeak server can still talk with one another. Since the Discord server is in its infancy stage, some features you’re accustomed to on other servers may not be present. We plan to have a server bot (other than Celestia) to be added shortly. Any questions? Just…

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On Fixing FTB Bugs

On Fixing FTB Bugs

It should come as no surprise to anyone that FTB is buggy. It’s an amalgamation ¬†of 150 someought mods, all programmed by different people with different implementation styles with little communication amongst them. Putting them all together and expecting everything to work is akin to expecting the American congress to work together. In theory,¬†it should just work, but politics ruin everything. We’ve spent this past week squashing a lot of minor (and some major) bugs that should in turn make…

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