Halloween Announcement, Store Sale, Map Art & More!

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  1. Naskel

    Naskel Owner of CastiaMC
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    Hey everyone!


    Halloween is just around the corner and I hope you're ready for spooks and frights. Coming October 20th, an epic event created by our lovely content team, you will be able to explore the spooky tombstown mansion.

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    Store Sale
    We recently had some of our art work in the store updated and we are going to celebrate that by doing a 30% discount on all ranks and rank upgrades and 15% on the rest of the store!
    The sale lasts only this weekend! From September 28th and until the end of September 30th!


    Map Art Protection
    Many of you love to create fancy art work using maps. This is a long and tedious process and therefore it can be annoying if unwanted players are selling copies of your art work.
    Today we have added the ability to protect your map art from unwanted copies!
    Using /copyright <title_of_map> it will then save your map and only you, as the creator, can create additional copies.
    A copyrighted map will look like this,
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    Feature your items in chat messages
    We have upgraded our /show so now you can also showcase your items in all chat channels and private messages using [item] anywhere in your message.
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    For towny, this also means that you can now showcase your items cross server between towny realms.


    Elevators

    We have had lift signs as a builder perk for a while now, however today we are upgrading to elevators!
    Elevators are easy to setup, all you need is a redstone block and a note block for each floor you want to create. Elevators have to be directly above each other in order to work. You move up by jumping and move down by using shift while standing on the elevator block.
    Example of elevator floor
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    This does mean you have to replace all your existing lift signs with the new elevator setup but I can assure you that this upgrade is worth it.
    This has also been added to Skyblock and anyone with the rank Pegasus or above will be able to create elevators.


    Job Rebalance
    We have gone through some of the jobs and rebalanced some of the payouts to better even out the jobs and make sure the economy is balanced on towny.
    For Alchemist, it has received some heavy reductions in payouts for the cheaper materials and more rare materials have gotten slightly reduced.
    Farmer has also had a couple of changes. The payout for wheat have been nearly eliminated due to the high market value of Hay Bales. We know this might change the market value for hay bales and will of course make any changes to the payout if necessary.
    Carrots and Potatoes have been slightly increased in payouts to even out the different materials for Farmer.
    Hunter also had a couple of changes. The payout for dragons and withers were increased however the experience has been reduced.
    These changes were made with the current market value prices in mind. We understand that these changes might affect the market values and we will therefore monitor the jobs closely and make any appropriate changes. In the end, we are simply trying to make the jobs more balanced so the overall economy works better.


    We also fixed a ton of bugs and you can read the full list of recent changes here,
    https://www.castiamc.com/threads/update-log-28-9-2018.8514/


    Happy grinding,
    Naskel
     
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  2. AstridSpeckles

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    Oh this is so awesome!
    I choose a great time to start doing map art :D !
     
  3. Asheskille

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    I am ecstatic about the new copyright command for maps, as it is hugely beneficial for all the map artists out there and acknowledges the huge amount of work put into their art. I am also super keen for the halloween event!
     
  4. TheOrangeJuice

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    Hype!
    1. Halloween event! And the best part is that my exams end just right before it!
    2. Map art protection! Finally @Woolfeh can have a peace of mind! Watch out, you mapart thiefs! As an avid mapart collector, and having friends that do mapart, I understand the need for it!
    3. Are the elevators also a level 50 builder perk?
    4. Alchemist nerf --> Long-awaited, saw that coming all along.

    Also, nice picture, which I assume was drawn by Grump! :p

    Thank you Naskel and the content team for the great improvements!
     
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    Can't wait for the Halloween event its been fun to build and I hope everyone enjoys it on October 20th!
     
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  6. Naskel

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    Yes, elevators has replaced lifts and has been added to Skyblock as a new feature.
     
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    Interesting. Never thought that Hunter would be /buffed/.
     
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    The job rebalance looks good!

    Still have to run the numbers.

    Suprised about hunter aswell :p.
     
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    I honestly can't put it into words how happy I am about the mapart protection. Going forwards all my maps will be cheaper cos of it :)
    Art looks great for halloween, I assume the event will meet expectations! I hope I'll find some time to check it out.
     
  10. Classicalad

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    Nice updates, love a lot of them. Will bridge signs ever work again though on Atlantis?
     
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    Nice update... But poor farmer one of my main jobs .-. and now you get almost nothing from wheat.
     
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    The Elevators in Skyblock is going to be so great for my Island! Thank you for all these wonderful changes. :)
     
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    ...What if you don't like the elevator thing? My town doesn't need more useless things lying around, lift signs were perfect for the cramped areas. It's going to be even more cluttered now.
     
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    Nice
     
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    Welp, I hope I don't have to pay too much for hay lol.
     
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    What a great time to be a farmer.
     
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    Too bad boosters don't work rn lol
     
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    This is the perfect solution to problem that has been around for a long time with map arts.
     
  19. 3kDCRingo

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    I need some clarification - will lift signs stop working at some point, or will both elevators and lift signs be working?
     
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    Is there a way to lock elevators?
     
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