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You’ve been hearing about it. You’ve been waiting for it. Now it is time that you learned.
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Over the last few months the entire MLMC staff has been less active on the main server and has told you “We are working on a lot of stuff behind closed doors.” While showing you nothing of what is actually being done. Well I will tell you there is a LOT of things that have been thrown around in rumors and assumptions between “reset,” “the staff is quitting,” “the staff is working on another server,” and “Flynn doesn’t love us anymore.” Well let me set all of those straight right now.
If you noticed, things have been out of place on the server. Thousands of neutral mobs spawning in completely unexplainable locations, other ordinary mechanics not working correctly, plots unclaiming themselves, lag happening while doing the most simplest of tasks, etc. Well we noticed it even before you guys did. It is an unwelcomed guest that happened when we moved to 1.8. Corruption. This happened when we had old version files and converted them to work with the new systems that 1.8 brought. To be completely honest, we knew it would happen. 1.8 brought radical functionality change to Minecraft at the file level. To convert them to a new type it is almost as hard as turning crude oil into potable drinking water. It’s pretty impossible. Unfortunately, that does force us to reset. We will, however be attempting to set up FTP links to download the old world so you guys can have it on single player.
So, with seeing that we got to work on the new world. All of us. And this time we had a different task in mind then we have had in all previous situations. We were going to change it. Change ALL of it. Our task was to take MLMC, burn it to the ground, and build it a new. New mechanics, new living, new economy, new everything. The MLMC staff has been stretched beyond the breaking point to brainstorm, design, develop, and implement the absolute, most gushing, bleeding edge that Minecraft can allow. We even scouted out and hired on 3 third party java developers that are all vastly acclaimed by the Minecraft universe for making some of the most widely impactful plugins and mods that the community has ever seen.
Long story short? It’s nothing that anyone else has.
Well what has been changed? Let’s start with what you know.
Forced PvP in towns:
You know we’ve gone up and down to find a way of using what we have to bring the best of both forced PvP in towns and no PvP in towns, but it has only been a hard fought up-hill battle with a heck of a bad time trying to make it fit. So what could we do? Radically change the concept. How can we have both and remain fair? Well you have to think WAY outside the box. Days. We’ve developed the MLMC week! 6 days per week with different sets each day. One day will be no town PvP the next day it will be forced on. Days last 20 minutes a pop. This allows a lull in raiding so our players can enjoy a time of freedom to build and mull around safely, as long as they keep an eye on the day of the week and don’t get caught. Using /time you will be able tell the day of the week.
There has been constant turmoil with magic spells. They can be OP, the system is old and clunky, and it’s incredibly tough for new players to understand and adapt to. Well we threw that crap out and got the best. The new magic system uses a single wand that you can craft. An actual item. Not any old stick you pick up. You gain new spells by throwing the wand on an enchantment table like any other item and use your XP and lapis to improve it and get more spells on the wand. And the spells….oh the spells. BLAST your enemy with a missile-like stream of color that detonates the area around them sending blocks flying everywhere, use a magic Laser to cut through an obstacle in your way, make a magical portal to the nether appear in front of you and vanish after you pass through to escape your enemies, or flash light magic through a distance to heal your quickly falling allies in the heat of the battle. There are so many incredibly diverse spells it will melt your mind! (That’s a spell too!) Also, your wand is imprinted on you! No one else can pick up your wand even if you find a way to lose it. Mind you, if you drop your wand and do not recover it. That spells a bad time for you. You will have to craft another and start over.
Some items in the previous video had to be removed for balancing issues. But not many at all.
Also with magic, you can craft certain items that will assist you in using your magic like Wizard’s Armor. These items offer magic related bonuses like additional mana, mana regen rate, magical power, magic resist, and other stats to aid you. The recipes available to you can be found in the Magic tutorial page here on www.ml-mc.com. This creates a simply outstanding new immersion in MLMC with spell graphics, advanced explosions with blocks actually rising up and flying off, regeneration, proper towny integration, and so many other beautiful features. You will love this guys and girls. It’s just amazing.
So we’ve had a whole world based on quests, we’ve had a world with only a handful of quests, we’ve had a world with a remote quest gathering location, none of that is good enough. We have always wanted to push for a fully immersive RPG-like environment that seamlessly works in conjunction with towny but has enough slide that players can successfully play either without needing to be exceptional at both at the same time. Enter the new Argyll. Argyll will now be our fully functional and progressive questing world. Dungeons, raids, storylines and the whole nine yards. But Terra will still be the spawn, market hub and fully functioning towny world. This way players can simply do /warp quests and BOOM you’re in the quest universe or do a quick /spawn and BOOM you’re in the market integrating with your smooth sailing towny world. Both using magic, and all the same mechanical features.
They are so boring. Seriously, what’s the point of vanilla mobs? Let’s burn that concept to the ground. This one took a heck of a lot of brain grinding to form a solution. I’m sure ALL of us miss Diablo Drops from back in the day and the bosses from the first Argyll world. Why don’t we take both of them and smash them together like a vehicle head on collision? Now, in any world, you will come across random mobs that have been transformed into bosses of ANY MOB FORM including neutral! These bosses come with massively unpredictable skills, abilities, drops, and combinations of all of the above. You never know what to expect. You could be tending to your chickens and one could scare the crap out of you by rushing you, blinding you, and then trying to eat your face! Or you could be passing through the countryside and then be suddenly strafed from above by a fully diamond clad skeletal archer riding a ghast in an OVERWORLD area! But that’s not enough. We want REAL bosses with purpose and deadly DEADLY skills and complex strategies to defeat for our PvE and RPG lovers! Well welcome back Mythic Mobs. We have some bosses on the quest lines that are more scary, flashy, and smart than anything we’ve ever used. And Mythic Mob bosses can randomly be buffed to become SUPER BOSSES! It’s endless fun.
The hardest hurdle to overcome. The Economy is always a massively volatile area that has always needed tweaks or had balance issues or those “honey pot” items you have to do to get the most gold. BURNED IT! You were scratching for single gold bits to pay for anything you could. 1 gold is now 10 gold. 10 is 100 gold. So on and so forth. This adds more varying prices and the ability to extend your wallet better towards what you want. It’s easier to make money too! The ore economy is now focused on Granite solely! It’s everywhere and easy to get. Giving a low reward per granite mined you can make A LOT of gold very easily by just mining away! I got roughly 1000 gold per 1 hour of very casual play alone with no other resource income and no other players. Quests render a good amount of gold too! Just about equal with the granite income it won’t matter WHAT you’re doing, you should be able to gain.
"But I can’t afford a shop stall to sell my items to make extra gold!"
FEAR FREAKING NOT THE TIME HAS COME!
ENTER MLMC TRADERS!!!!!!!!
You may now make your SELF a trader selling items out of your own INVENTORY that you priced to ANY player that right clicks you then go AFK and you can sit there and sell ALL DAY FOR FREE!!!!!!! It’s so easy its MIND BLOWING!
We’ve talked about it for so long and now thanks to the help of Hellghast, one of our third party developers and creator of the acclaimed plugin GUIPlayerShops we have it! And it’s exclusively for MLMC! It is a copyright a Medieval Lords™ and CANNOT BE FOUND ANYWHERE ELSE ON THE INTERNET! The power of the economy is in YOUR HANDS! For info on MLMC Traders and other economy features can be found in the Market tutorial here on www.ml-mc.com.
More that you don’t already know:
Well even with all of these. I, personally, am super insecure with how you as the player feel when you are playing on MLMC. At no point in time do I ever want to see players say “I’m bored” or “When is the next event? I need something to do.” I cringe when I see that. It means I have failed you, players. I haven’t given you enough to deal with in my server. So I need a persistent, complex, and dangerous addition to our gameplay. Through the work of another one of our third party developers, Hmmcrunchy, I give you my solution to your boredom.
This is an incredibly complex yet easy-to-use system that makes reaction to your unwise actions. Through doing any set series of events you can contract a disease. It won’t tell you the disease. It will tell you and show you the symptoms as you grow sicker and sicker. From getting flesh wounds from breaking blocks with your bear hands, to jumping off walls and breaking your leg, to getting Cholera from drinking unclean water, to getting the PLAGUE from being attacked by a zombie! All can be cured, all cures can be sold, or if you are truly a mastermind of PvP, you can learn to draw a disease from someone and WEAPONISE IT! The diseases aren’t ridiculously easy to get. You’re not going to choke every time you eat food but as soon as you aren’t thinking about it…BOOM your choking and your chat turns into “choking sounds” as you desperately try to find a helping hand that can cure you by simply patting your back. (Not kidding. They have to pat your back to get you to cough it up.) This allows endless entertainment to you all. Hospitals, doctors, field medics, PLAGUE BRINGERS. You can do SO MUCH with this! And I can’t wait to see you do it! A list of the current diseases, cures, and some other helpful Disease information can be found in its tutorial here at www.ml-mc.com.
You will see so many more aesthetic features once you are in the server that it will make you stand there and look at it for hours just to find out how the absolute hell it’s possible in Minecraft. And even with all of that, there is still so much more coming and constantly being developed. This time around is different for the MLMC Staff. Release of this world is not the end of development for us. There is so much more that will keep adding to this.
MLMC is FINALLY ready to retake its mantle and live up to its title of being the longest running production server in the world. The runner ups may be well known but they are light-years behind us. And they know it.
We are currently investigating an issue that occured over night. We will keep you up to date with any new information we get.
-12:23 it became apparent that a DDoS attack was performed against Medieval Lords a few hours ago. We are logging IPs and investigating into the attacker. We currently have the connection terminated until the situation is handled. We will be using the list of IPs to find and ban connections from several flagged addresses. If you cannot connect to MLMC after it is brought back up and it tells you that you are banned, contact a staff member and we will get your sorted out. This should not be a big issue but just to make sure we figured we would warn you.