Patch 1.11 and Server Transfer

Well guys Minecon has come and gone which means new info has been released on Patch 1.11! As rumor suggested there will be some new world generated content added to Minecraft and that’s what we were waiting for.

Woodland Mansions

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This structure is generated in Forest or Roofed Forest biomes. The inner layout is randomly generated to make each visit to new Woodland Mansions interesting and unique. These structures bring with them new loot and mobs to the game. However, I will not be going in to detail on them as of yet.

The Woodland Mansion will be added as a dungeon of sorts. It has been categorized as an endgame challenge. This means its more difficult than your typical dungeon. (Example: The Ender Dragon fight is considered endgame.)


The official release date of Patch 1.11 is still unknown. There will be an up-to-date snapshot released this Wednesday and the Mojang team has suggested that they are going to get the full patch out as soon as possible.


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Is it worth the wait to postpone the server transfer?

Here is my opinion:

Considering that the Woodland Mansion is, so far, the only substantial world generated structure (The only other thing being end portals in end cities leading back to the main island.) I would have to say… No. I don’t believe this structure is worth the wait to postpone the server transfer.

Now this is not to say they couldn’t throw a few more things in before the patch is released, but its highly unlikely considering the Woodland Mansion is such a big addition on its own.

That being said, here are my other thoughts on postponing the server transfer:

Considering the idea that Mojang is going to try and get this patch out as soon as possible, it may still be worth the wait and I have two reasons why.

Land Generation

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Everyone knows when a new patch comes out the seed generation changes causing mayhem and irritation with land not lining up. If we transfer now in 1.10 and 1.11 comes out shortly after then our would is doomed from the start. We will likely not have explored that much territory and will end up with a lot of messy edges around our frequently visited areas.

Keeping Current

mc111-llamasTo deal with the above issue we could not update the server for a while which would avoid the land not lining up. But that means we would not be able to keep up with the current content for some time.

Beginning with a fresh patch means we have time to explore and not worry about land issues until the next patch. It also means we will have the most current content in our world.


That all said, my vote is to wait on patch 1.11 to release even if I feel the current content line up does not warrent the wait. Be sure to let me know what you think!

Until next time! 😀

~Sairune~

New World Preparation: The Beginning

Hey everyone! As you all know the Project: New World is under way. We have until the weekend of Minecon (September 24th-25th) to get set and ready for the transfer of structures. Ideally I would like us to be prepared for the transfer by that weekend in the event the patch goes live. There are no guarantees that 1.11 will launch that weekend or that it will be all we expected so I would rather be prepared! Speaking of…

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HyenasPreparedForWhat   Glad you asked!

Beginning now:

Resources

Think of it as spring cleaning! Now is the time to begin compiling your resources into one area. This will ensure that nothing gets left behind unintentionally. It will also allow you to see what you have and what you do not want or need. Keep in mind that there is no limit to the amount of stock you can transfer so don’t throw out all those cobble stones and spider eyes unless you really want to! 🙂

2016-07-21_21.16.59On another note, as I am gathering your coordinates, I will stop by your location with 12 large chests, 1 chest labeling kit, and 1 item incinerator. These items will be placed in an area of your choosing. Any items you do not use from the chest labeling kit you may keep or incinerate. Keep in mind once an item goes into the incinerator there’s no getting it back!

Coordinate Gathering

I would like to start compiling a list of everyone’s coordinates. This is just a general location check that will make assisting all of you much easier in the coming weeks.

These coordinates are for structures being transferred but also for inventory. So, if you are one that is not transferring a structure but plan on transferring your stock pile, I still need your coordinates. This will ensure quick transfer down the road and I will also drop off the above care package in an area of your choosing.

If you have more than one structure, or group or structures, to transfer please give them names so that we can differentiate between your builds at a glance of my list.

A Fresh Start

Every once in a while its nice to start fresh, clean the slate! If you do not have a structure or a stock pile you wish to transfer that’s just fine! I would still like to know to ensure no one gets left behind by accident.

Of course, you don’t have to start completely over. You are still allowed a Care Package consisting of your character inventory if you so choose. This includes supplies, armor, weapons, and tools. (This Care Package will not be collected until the point of transfer.) Use your time wisely! Just because you aren’t bringing that much over doesn’t you can’t make it epic! Enchant your armor, weapons, and tools. Think about what you would like to have getting started in the new world.

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To those of you who are just ready to frolic in a new land with not a care or an item in the world just sit back and relax. Join events at YVG City and dream about the New World to come!

Later on Closer to Transfer:

As we get closer to a new world there are a few things I would like to accomplish. For this phase and the transfer phase to go smoothly I will need your participation and cooperation, as well as, patience and understanding. Most of this will take time and some of it may not be easy but I will do everything I can to streamline the process.


Things to Know About Structure Transfer:

Structures

Shortly before transfer I will spend a day or more going over what structures and areas need to be transferred and gathering the coordinates encasing them. Doing this just before the transfer will ensure that any changes between now and then will be included in the transfer so play away!

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When it comes time for your structure to be analyzed I will need your undivided attention and a detailed tour of your area. This process, depending on the structure and/or number of structures you wish to transfer, may take quite a bit of time. When it comes time I will schedule an amount of time I think is reasonable with each player to analyze their builds.

Land Around Structures

2016-07-22_11.42.00Grabbing and moving entire biomes would be awesome! But it’s really not practical. My suggestion for you is, if you want to be surrounded by the same biome as before, you must choose a location that is the same biome on the new world.

Tunnels
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We all have your secrets…
especially our secret tunnels! Or 2016-07-22_11.27.01not so secret tunnels to our buddy’s bases or other areas far away. These tunnels, as wondrous and beautiful as they may be or how long it took to make is, unfortunately, irrelevant in the realm of transfer. Tunnels will not be transferred and here’s why:

  • Everyone is moving to a new world with new coordinates. Chances are these connected structures will not be in the same locations they use to be compared to others in the original world. Needless to say they just won’t line up properly.
  • Super long tunnels are great for traveling long distances and not having to worry about whats going on above ground. But these tunnels could be thousands of blocks long and run into the same issue of not lining up. Not to mention, if this tunnel was intended to be secret and not run underneath other players structures there is no easy way of knowing if the same will be true upon transfer.

In short, Transferring tunnels, short or long, is just impractical and will not be done. I hope you all understand and I am sorry if this causes you any inconvenience.


That’s all for now. I will make a more detailed post regarding the actual transfer process closer to the event of transfer. Be sure to hop on and start condensing your stock piles. It may be a good idea to get with me first about your coordinates so I can also provide you with the stuff I mentioned above.

Take care and have fun!

~Sairune~ 🙂

Land Ho! But What Do You See?

A very delicate matter has come to mind with the recent announcement of a new world. How do we want the world to generate its beauty? The customization of Minecraft worlds has come a long way from the old days but it really comes down to one question: Default biomes or large biomes?


I have come up with a list of pros and cons for both default and large biomes to hopefully make your decision easier. Here they are:


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As you can see there some pretty heavy Pros and Cons to both default biomes and large biomes.

My task for you is to take some time to weigh the options and maybe come up with a few Pros and Cons of your own. Feel free to discuss them in the comments section below or on the server with other players. I also suggest trying them for yourself. Make survival worlds (this will be more like playing on the server) in single player both default and large biomes and explore.

There will be a vote opening August 1st in the center of YVG City. This will be a majority rules vote.

  • Blue will represent Default Biomes.
  • Purple will represent Large Biomes.
  • Gray will represent No Preference.

If in the event no one has a preference I will choose. Remember to make your choice carefully! There’s no going back once the transfer is complete. (I would rather not have to transfer everyone more than once lol.)

That’s all for now! Have a great day. 🙂

~Sairune~

The Votes For A New World Are In!

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Thank you all so much for voting! Project: New World has been given the Green Light! Or in this case the Green Wool!

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Beginning Anew

In the next couple of months I will begin preparations for this project. I will need the help of everyone that is interested in bringing their structures to the new world. This will allow us to make the transfer quicker when it comes time.

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Resource Gathering

Mine and Harvest to your hearts content! Anything stored in regular chests will transfer with your structures. If you do not have a structure you want to transfer but you are concerned about having to gather resources again we will do a thing called a “Care Package”.

2016-07-19_13.33.26Care Packages will include every chest you wish to transfer. You will gather all your resources into a compact group of chests (as many as it takes) and we will put them into a small stone brick box and transfer it to your chosen location.2016-07-19_13.35.09

Your Character Inventory

Upon world entry you will have a fresh start! Anything you had on you (armor, weapons, inventory) will not transfer with you. No matter though. Simply put all these items in to a chest and they will be transferred to the new world.

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Build away! Your structures will not be copied until the transfer is under way. This means that you can add and remove all you want to your structures before the transfer occurs. This allows you to still play on the server while we wait on Patch 1.11.

Patch 1.11

There has been rumor that more world generated structures are coming to Minecraft in patch 1.11. As we are making this world change due to world generated items it only makes sense to wait and see. The patch will be announced in September as far as I know. Whether or not its launch date will be then I do not know. I will try to keep up to date and keep you all up to date on the what and when its coming out.

Well thats all for now folks! I will have a New World Preparation post for you soon! Until then look for other news and updates here on YouVideoGamer.com!

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~Sairune~  🙂

 

Considering A New World

2016-07-18_03.03.45A New World – With Your Old Structures

  • Why would we want to do that you say? I will tell you.

In recent updates to Minecraft a lot of biome based changes have been made. These changes include new fun and exciting structures which spawn only in specific biomes.

Being a long standing server we have already explored much of the land around all of our builds which means we are missing out on all these wonderful things. How? The land that has been explored will not generate these new structures forcing us to venture out further just to find them. This takes a lot of travel time and leaves us wishing that they were closer to home.

  • What could possibly be so great that we need a new world? Here are some of the changes.

Mesa Biomes0_10x-mine_shaft-abandoned-surface-entrance Gold-O-Plenty!! Gold generation in Mesa biomes far exceed all others. Where gold normally spawns at (Y: 32) and below, the Mesa biome will generate gold as far up as (Y: 79). In addition, Mesa’s now have a chance to generate abandoned mineshafts above ground with their mid point being around sea level.

Swamp and Desert Biomes2016-07-18_04.21.20 Fossils generate 15-24 blocks under ground in Swamp and Desert biomes.

Ice Plains and Cold Taiga Biomes 2016-07-18_04.47.25 Igloos now generate in Ice Plains and Cold Taiga biomes. Not only are they just cool little structures but they may also have loot!

The Nether2016-07-18_04.01.48 There is a new block called a Magma Block which generates through out the Nether on surfaces near the lava pools. They can be crafted, however, it is difficult to get the magma cream to make them. Any already explored parts of the nether will not generate these new blocks.

The End 2015-08-05_1308379238993 Do you remember the End conquest? We found the stronghold, we crafted the portal and we killed that blasted Ender Dragon. Whats left? No fun! We could technically respawn the dragon and it MIGHT generate the gateways to get to the end cities. I vote for EXPLORATION and LOOT!

Villages 2016-07-18_03.40.38 Villages now generate with biome specific materials fitting in with the land visually. Paths on grass are now generated as grassy path instead of gravel. Villages that spawn in water now have wooden plank bridges for their paths.

(Lastly, it is rumored that in update 1.11 there will be more new structures added to the game possibly under ground. This means the new world would not occur until after the next update.)


“BUT ALL MY STUFF!! ALL THOSE HOURS OF HARD WORK!!! ~CRYS~”


Not to worry! Dry your tears. I have a solution/proposition for you and I am willing to put in the time and effort to make you all happy.

There is a mod for Minecraft called MCEdit which allows me to copy and past structures from one world to another. Not only does it copy and paste the structures but it will also copy chests as well as their contents. Now you may ask: How can you possibly make this work smoothly? What if I still want to play on the server? With everyone’s cooperation and my plan you should be able to play on the YVG server until the day of the transfer. Here is my plan:


1.  Everyone must agree to the world change. If even one votes no or doesn’t vote the change will not occur.


2.  I want to know whether or not we want large biomes. (Large biomes can sometimes be an annoyance but when you have a large structure you want in a specific biome it comes in handy. Or if you just want to be surrounded by one type of biome.)


3.  Once the new world is ready you will be allowed on it through a parallel server. The soul purpose of this is so you can find the locations where you want your structures placed. (During this time players will not be allowed to settle in any location. Provisions will be provided for survival.)


4.  You will show me the structure(s) you want brought to the new world. I will spend time getting every important detail from you. (Keep in mind however copying entire biomes with these structures is unrealistic.)


5.  Once everyone has found locations and given me a list of what they want transferred both servers will come down for (I’m hoping) only 24 hours while I make the changes. (I haven’t decided how yet but this process may include the player whose structure is being transferred to ensure desired positioning.)


That is all the information about considering a new world I have for now. Take your time to think about this proposition. Please stop by the message board in the center of YVG City to cast your vote. This process will not occur unless the entire server votes YES. If you have any questions or would like to see a demo of structure transfer please let me know.

~Sairune~

The You Video Gamer Server and Website is back!

Welcome back! It’s been a while but I’m pumped and ready to Minecraft it up!

As most of you may know, the server has been through quite the travel and change of hands but has now landed in the care of Lippylaroo who has graciously allowed us to set up the server tower in his home to stay up 24/7. It would be great to see everyone back on and having fun!

Short and sweet but I hope to see you all around! 😀

~Sairune~