Hello everyone. Today we've got a little update for ya. Mojang (the creators of minecraft) have released many new updates this week. The overall goal of these updates were to implement the number one most anticpated feature of minecraft sense it was in beta, and that is the ability for people to change there in-game name. In order to make this feature come true, a lot of changes had to be made. These changes are realistically going to throw off every single minecraft server in the world and the software it uses to run. Why is this? Currently, all plugins (our minecraft software/mods) are based off of a name system. The issue with this is if a person changes there name and rejoin a server they were playing on, they'd be treated as a new player, no money, no /homes, no user data. Obviously, this is a big problem! Mojang decided to switch to a UUID system (Universal Unique IDentifier). What is a UUID? Essentially it's a long series of hexadecimal numbers used in software to uniquely identify something. UUIDs will be used in Minecraft to identify minecraft accounts, rather than using your minecraft username.
Considering all of this, we're going to have to update almost all of our plugins. This may mean that the update will take longer than others. Please bare with us! Currently I am personally updating our server proxy to all 1.7 versions. I've also updated all of the servers to the new 1.7.8 software requirements. This is probably the most stressful update so far due to everything breaking.
A couple things to consider with these new updates:
- You need to have a Mojang account to change your user name
- You can't change your name to a name that is already in use
- Changing your name is free, but it will be limited to X per week or day
- Consider creating a Mojang account as you will have to login to your MC client with an email and password now rather than a user name and password
- Changing your name will throw your old name on the black market, and up for grabs by anyone
THE FUTURE OF PARADISEMC
As of lately we've kind of left you guys in the blue. What have we been doing behind seens? Well, we've been working on new gamemodes, as always. The big issue we're having is our developer is not in the same timezone as I, so it's hard to meet up and talk about things. We've taken action and have put out a Job Post for positions at the ParadiseMC Network. If you're interested, here is the link: http://www.spigotmc.org/threads/paradisemc-java-bukkit-development-tech-manager-postitions-open.15887/ - We're just as tired of waiting as you are, and we want to get the ball rolling again. We've also got a Prison server almost ready for release. We want to make sure that we get everything working before we release it rather than leave features out after we release. Other than that, we've been working on a couple optimization tweaks to improve our lag/latency issues.
If you're still reading, thanks a lot for sticking through this entire post! Please, please, please let us know what we can do to improve our network/what to add! Comment on this post and we'll attend to the issues or new features. Thanks again ParadiseMC community, and have a great day!
UPDATE: You will not lose items, ranks, homes, etc!