Apocalyptic Adventures, New voting kits for each server!, Permissions Fixed, A more secure APOC, 1.6.4 HUB, And much more!
Alright lets get into this! There has not been a massive update post on apoc in a long time due to the chaos going on behind the scenes and trying to figure out wtf to do on apoc. So lets get into it.
First of all lets talk about my new series of modpacks I have been working on. Apocalyptic Adventures goes above and beyond to give you the ultimate RPG experience in minecraft. Like hexxit? You wont after playing this! While this pack was inspired by hexxit in many ways the main reason for its creation was due to the lack of effort on technics end. For years I have awaited the release of Hexxit II only to find time and time agian their hype train is nothing but a lie. So i made this.
AA has a custom world generator, client optimizations, optimized shader pack, over 70 dimensions, and enough gear and enemy monsters to keep you satisfied for days if not weeks. The pack has a party system, chat system, cosmetic gear system, and much more. It also features custom dungeons, villages, interactible villager npc's, special bosses generated across the worlds and in special dimensions, and a improved The End and Nether.
AA was supposed to have quests and thats still on the table. I just need someone willing to work on making quests for the pack. If you want to do something like this please contact me via enjin PM. Thanks.
Voting on APOC has always been revamped over and over to satisfy the players in every way possible. It started out as a simple diamond per vote, to getting multiple items, econ, and exp per vote. To having an entire ranking system just for voters. And now I have cranked it up a notch more for voter kits and voter rank kits.
Voter kits will be like all those Pay2Win servers only less over powered and you dont need to pay for it. Its free, just vote! Of course we wont stop you from donating for them ranging from $5-$15 but the requirement from voting is very small. Tier 1 kits start out at 100 points Tier 2 is 200 and Tier 3 is 300 points. The point system will be setup to be 1 point per vote so people do not get confused by this. With this change all vote points on the website will be wiped.
Unlike the Pay2Win servers out there ours are shortcuts into the pack. They offer you a small amount of items, blocks, or machines to jump start your adventure into that specific mod. It is not intended to make it so BAM you beat the mod by getting the kit. No we want to avoid that. We will also not have any type of tools, armor, or weapons on any kit unless the server is strictly RPG based like Hexxit. We do not want to give anyone a huge instant advantage over other players. So this means you wont find any kits with modular suit upgrades, or quantum suits, or any type of extremely advanced gear that is end game content.
APOC has always been for the most part non Pay2Win. We offer ranks that give you pets, convenient commands, and even limited creative mode to aid you in building that sweet home of yours but block it so that you cant share items or have players get resources from breaking your placed creative blocks. Everything from every rank has been carefully thought out and tested.
Voter ranks will also get their Loot Kits. These kits will give ranks 3,6,9,12 their own kits which will provide 4 types of ingots x16 for each kit. The first starts out as vanilla and the other 3 go into server specific ingots until the last one goes into the rarest ores/ingots you can find on the modpack. These loot kits can be used every 48 hours.
Voting on APOC is about to change. A lot. The vote sites are like cockroaches with over 400+ listed vote sites on our vote page management of this is nearly impossible to do. So the network will be switching to a global ranking/permissions system which also allows for a global voting system. This will be primarily for the 1.6.4 and 1.7.10 networks. The older servers such as Tekkit Classic, Tekkit Lite, Hexxit, and Voltz will still have their own vote sites and will be separated from the rest of the vote sites on the voting page to make sure no one confuses them. Global voting will work like this. Every 1.6.4 server will have 1 vote page per site to vote on. So 1 listing on PlanetMinecraft 1 listing on MCIndex, etc. You will be allowed to vote for these 25-30 vote sites one time each per 24 hours. The vote will then count towards all servers on the 1.6.4 network. So it doesnt matter if you are on YCC or AGS you will get your reward.
Permissions on apoc is a nightmare. With 16 servers and over 40 ranks on the network it has to be setup easily so that changes can be made on the fly. So if Rank A needs permissions for this new plugin just slap the perm nodes in for that rank and all ranks inherit the permissions. Sadly even though this sounds easy a lot of permissions are scattered in the wind and not applied to ranks correctly and this all needs to be fixed.
We also need to fix the permissions and ranking system to be on a global scale not dependent on the individual server. This will greatly improve the convenience of voting on every server.
So if you guys find an issue with a permission (not having access to something you think you should) please let me know via enjin PM.
I am currently setting up APOC to be more secure and convenient in many ways. 1.6.4 will finally get that fancy bungee network i said i would make a long time ago but ran into some issues with my own networking equipment bottlenecking my progress with it. I have finally found a solution that not only fixes the issues of making and setting a bungee network up for 1.6.4 but also gives the entire apoc network better security.
The 1.6.4 network will be setup exactly like the 1.7.10 network. Hopefully better as time goes on. Basically this means inter-server communication. If theres no staff on 1 server but theres staff on another server well guess what? You can now ask staff from across servers to answer your questions or request help from them. Many staff on APOC are globals and if you ask a global on another server for help on yours they can hop onto your server and help you out!
This also opens up the possibility for mini games. No we cant have mini games on the modded servers but we can have mini games on the HUB of the network!
Overall I am working on a lot of stuff. From servers to modpacks to the website. All in all i am but one man doing all of this so it takes a lot of time to do the things i do. But I am planning on making a few more servers as things get finished around here so stay tuned for that!
Any questions, concerns, or suggestions please feel free to post them below in the comments or PM me on enjin.