by HiddenCloud at 3:15 PM
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Hello folks,

Server is going to shutdown within a week. It's been a long run, but server funds are running short and the server has been pretty much dead for a while now. It's been a good run and thanks to all the staff and players that helped keep the server up and running.

Have a good one.
by HiddenCloud at 9:57 PM
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Hello all,

It's been a long time without any updates. Players have been complaining for a while that they want a reset to happen. As the players decide what happens I have planned the reset. It should take place 25 june. Once the moment is soon I'll post a countdown.

We will update to the latest possible version of minecraft (not just compat, but the actual worlds will be regenerated). If you have any input regarding the reset, or an objection that for example we should not use the latest version but one before because of this and that.

The reset has taken place! Unfortunately due to compatibility issues (with legacy plugins and Bending) we could not go for 1.12, but had to settle with 1.11. Besides that if there should be some minor bugs please report them as we did not have the time to test every plugin.

Have a good one.
by HiddenCloud at 4:09 PM
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Hello everyone. As promised, we've moved to a better server. The server is located in Montreal, Canada and has an i3-2130 as CPU and 8gb ram. Latency should improve drastically for US players. We do our best to provide a fun and smooth bending experience for our players, however we are limited by the amount of donations and server funds. For our current player count, the server should provide a smooth experience for a reasonable price.

As for bending, we've always relied on player input for new changes to bending, so please report any bugs. If a feature or improvement is wanted (for example, that others have but we don't) then please comment and notify us. As regarding a reset, it's all up to the players, if there's a majority that agrees about one then we'll give atleast a 2 - 3 week notice before it's executed, with ingame announcements and on the forums. It's all up to you.

Thanks for reading.
by HiddenCloud at 12:03 AM
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Reset has sucessfully taken place. We've got a new map, new arenas and much more, join and check it out!

As a good start, we've worked a bit on Bending. First is a new attack, AirGlide, an air attack that lets the player use the much hyped elytra. Flying with AirGlide is easier than flying with the regular elytra, you'll get a speedboost when looking up so you can fly as long with it as you want.

Furthermore we've added a cool feature to tremorsense. Aslong as the attack is used and the player is standing on the ground, it'll give entities within 35 blocks range a glow/highlight, this glow can be seen through walls and even underground. Players will have a glow color in accordance with their element.

More updates are planned for Bending in the future, so stay tuned!
by HiddenCloud at 4:03 PM
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Hello everyone, it's been a while since the last post. We've worked on Bending, by adding more attacks, here are the updates summed up.
  • New attacks (AirBlade, FireShots, DaggerThrow)
  • Redone attacks (IceCrash, IceSpike)
  • EarthPunch now has improved aiming and stands still in the air before launching.
  • Fireworks on death are color of element player was killed with.
  • Fixes & Optimizations
  • Upcoming attack, Grapple for Chi. -COMPLETE
Any bugs with bending or attacks that do permanent land damage? Report it so we can fix it. Any other suggestions are also welcome.

Have a good one.
by HiddenCloud at 12:17 PM
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Hello everyone, I've finished selecting new mentors, this was the first round and especially for Factions there were a lot of good applications, but I can't always choose all, so I've selected some based on their timezone, experience with bending and their ability to help others.

  • Hiccup
  • Coolstare
  • Kirapink
  • Wexman6
  • Awesomistika
  • Ember
We've also hired a new helper on Survival, Emberstone. Survival could use some extra staff and we thought that Emberstone would be more useful on Survival as a helper than as a mentor. There clearly are less mentors on survival than factions, so I'm leaving the applications for Survival open, we might or might not hire a new mentor on there, after a week it'll be definitely closed. Factions applications are definitely closed.

As for the Bending news, we've finished redoing IceSpike and IceCrash and we have a new fire move upcoming for today, stay tuned!
by HiddenCloud at 2:52 PM
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Hello, the server has been moved to a new machine, our new host has a premium network with protection against future attacks. The new machine is located in NYC, but thanks to the improved network people in west-coast USA might even have a better ping, people from europe will definitely have a better latency. The processor (i7 3770) is also a bit better compared to our old CPU.

The planned features and new attacks are still being worked on!
by HiddenCloud at 10:08 PM
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Hello everyone, here's an update on recent events and what we have planned for the future. It's also the server's 3 year anniversary, it's been 3 years since I founded the server on my desktop pc and the server's had a lot of changes and updates since then, but most of all I hope that people will continue to enjoy playing on the server as that was my goal when creating the server, to create a fun and enjoyable Bending server.

Recent and upcoming Bending changes:
  • Air effects have been completely redone
  • AirBlast has been improved
  • EarthLine has been improved and buffed
  • Shockwave can now be instantly used using swing
  • IceSpike and IceCrash will be completely re-made.
  • New attack planned for air, fire and water
  • Earth defense buf reduced
  • Bug fixes
Recent server and upcoming changes:
  • Raw farmables have been added to the shops of survival and factions
  • New paintball arenas
  • New items to be...
by Ruan at 12:48 PM
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Hello, we've moved to a new machine. We had previously mentioned that it was located in Quebec, Canada, but we couldn't acquire it. We found a decent one located in New York, US. This was the closest we could get it to europe. This should improve the ping drastically for players located in the US, a down-side might be that players located at europe no longer have a ping of < 50ms. We did check out how much of our playerbase was located where and we found out that US had the greatest part of our player base and the other major locations were located in west-europe. People from west-europe should still have a reasonable ping, this is because usually european connections are much faster and better connected than those of the US. (blame verizon or comcast)

The machine has somewhat the same specifications, only the ram has been reduced to 16GB, this means we'll no longer be able to keep the server up for more than 4 days without restarting, this isn't a big deal as we'll just schedule...
by HiddenCloud at 8:13 PM
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Hello everyone,

The reset is near, we're almost done with all the preparations so we could pin down a date. It'll be around this time, I've tried to keep the time a bit reasonable for US players, so it should be around 7AM washington DC and 3 PM european time.

Here are some pictures of how spawn should look like. Bending in enemy territory is also being worked on and is likely to be ready right with the reset. All players will also be immediately teleported to a random place, to avoid people fighting on the edge of spawn. Blackmarket has also had some changes, checkout the topic of the thread 'Rethinking factions', farmables can't be directly sold but have to be somehow used for other items (like cake or cookies). Certain products are harder to produce than the others, the prices also fluctuate a bit, but changes can always be made. Additional info on the reset might be posted later....