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  3. Zeemo

    Communal Modded, maybe?

    Hey there, it's me again, the only guy who suggests the same thing around this time every year, modded Minecraft. Somehow I haven't gotten tired of this yet. So what's this post about then? I personally still believe that modded Minecraft holds experiences still fresh to me, and many others. Hence I'm here yet again making this post in hopes of reviving the possibility of this community attaining a modded Minecraft server. If you want to play modded Minecraft so much, can't you just play it yourself? This holds true, however what initially lured me into this community was the appeal of multiplayer, and to be able to play multiplayer modded Minecraft amongst fellow Hatters is an experience that in my opinion, was too short-lived, and I will give as much as I can to enjoy it once again. But why modded Minecraft, and not just vanilla Minecraft? A vanilla server already exists, and the majority of Hatters, at least those that I know, are too tired of playing vanilla again, as it gets too boring too quickly. Modded Minecraft holds a virtually infinite list of possibilities and experiences that are so different from vanilla, it's as if you're playing a whole new game. There's something for every kind of Minecrafter to do, from magic, to exploration, to farming, to technology and to adventure. Oh and also building. So why hasn't there been a modded Minecraft server yet? The setup and maintenance of a modded server for Minecraft as compared to other games is much more tedious and demanding, in terms of time, effort and money. Hence there is a very low chance of it ever happening, if at all. If it's too much to handle, then why are you still suggesting such an idea? While there may be a lot of negatives, there are ways to circumvent at least some of them, the main reason of this post is to suggest ideas to make that maintenance and cost a bit less harmful. And so I'm actually suggesting some ideas this time, as opposed to just asking for a modded server every year. Ideas for player access Time-based whitelist This type of whitelist system works on the principle of only allowing people who have been a member of the community for a set period of time, such as been a community member since launch, or since 2017, and so on. This is similiar to Discord's system where you may only be allowed to access certain channels or allowed to speak after having been a member of a particular server for a set amount of time. Limited access whitelist This form of whitelist allows only certain names to be permitted access to a server, such as only staff or only certain roles. This may be useful if a server ever gets established, allowing a small list of trusted people or only active members to be allowed to try out the server, in it's alpha or beta stages of testing. Little Hat system The only tried and somewhat successfully tested system, the Little Hat system involves tagging every new member of the server to be given a Little Hat tag, thus only permitting Hatters or roles higher than that to be allowed access into the server. Promotion from a Little Hat to a Hatter may either be in the form of votes from community or staff members, or a quest-like system where the Little Hats must complete quests that may require going to a certain location, acquiring a certain set of items or completing a set number of quests and hence being promoted. Such a system prevents people who simply join the community for the appeal of a modded server by minimal effort and restricts access to those who are really looking for a community to play Minecraft with and thus enjoying the benefit of a modded server alongside vanilla Minecraft. Paid access Kind of on the fence about this one, one thing that makes this community what it is is the removal of perks, except for vanity (coloured names, trails etc), this allows everyone to be on the same level and does not give any more leverage to those who have donated or paid for something ingame. So the suggestion of something such as this is simply out of the question, and I'm only including it as it is still an idea that exists. It's as simple as it seems, pay to access a modded server, and hence enjoy the premiums of a modded experience you always wanted. Ideas for the server gameplay Using modpacks that already exist The usage of tried-and-tested modpacks allows for a more bug-free and less hassle experience, as these modpacks have already been tested and played by lots around the world, and are actively updated by dev teams through bug-report systems. This means there's already a set list of issues to watch out for and therefore doesn't require a set of people to always be around in case something goes very wrong. Limiting map size more strictly If the amount of players is going to be limited, then limiting the map size further is very much possible. This demands less server resources, as less of a world will be loaded at any point in time, therefore reducing running costs and allowing for better performance. Banning of certain items This makes some people sad, but it's needed to prevent a large-scale issue taking place that can cause corrupted chunks, or even worse, corrupted worlds. (Plastic Tank anyone, Redwood forests, or even freezing over the Nether?) Strict mining-only dimensions This is a very sucessful idea, and forces players to only be able to run their massive world-hole-creating quarries in certain dimensions, which allows the Overworld to stay realtively fresh and prevents the creation of mining dimensions by using those that exist solely for that purpose. (Deep Dark, Aroma1997's Mining Dimension mod) Plots of land Part of modded Minecraft's appeal is the vast ideas and possibilities to create massive skyscrapes or tiny cottages that may possibly invade the space of your neighbour or them invading yours. Plots of land make it so that there isn't any chance of that happening, and allowing the creation of little communities or towns with groups of people that can't exceed a certain plot number or size. Plots can be limited to a size of a few chunks, in any pattern needed. In conjunction with 5, mod-type restricted plots As the title says, plots can be restricted as per one mod-type only, such as magic or technology. This prevents one plot from being overloaded with 40 different mods and spreads out the mod count over several plots or chunks, improving server performance and not having a lot of entities all in one spot. Ideas for the server outside of gameplay A role dedicated to people who keep eyes on the server for when staff may not be around There isn't much need for this, you may think, but do remember that all staff are simply volunteers, and most certainly are very busy people who a lot of the time, aren't around 24/7 to tend to the needs of us the community. Hence the idea of a new role, which will be given to a few trusted people who have a little more time to spend on the server and can keep tabs on what goes on and report it to staff. This role may very well already exist, and can potentially be added into the Coordinator role, as they are people who act as a sort of medium between the staff and the community to bring us closer to the staff's viewpoints and them to our needs and ideas. An alpha or beta server to test things out should this go live The title is pretty self explanatory, a testing server to try out plugins to see how well they mesh together and work with the server and how mods play along with eachother is a good place to start. This gets any further bug-smashing that may need to be done out of the way, and gives a good idea on what parameters may need changing in order to provide a better experience. Using a dedicated host outside of the current A modded server is pretty taxing on computing resources, hence having it on it's own machine or it's own host outside of the current can prove to be a good investment. This of course, can potentially be much more expensive than sticking with the current hosting providers but there are purpose-built hosts that exist to cater specifically to modded Minecraft needs. Plus they often times have sales going on, so that's a bonus. So there you have it, a long and exhaustive list of all the ideas I could think of. These are most definitely not all possible ideas or suggestions. I would love to hear, and encourage those who read this to please drop your opinion, no matter what it may be. I personally want to see what the community thinks about this, and whether it's an idea to be welcomed or not. (Considering that it's been rejected since community launch till now, probably not too welcomed but oh well) Thank you so very much for reading, I look forward to your replies.
  4. Joshua_likes_pie

    Flash's Gauntlet: "Expedition to the Deepforge Fortress"

    You died
  5. Ready for some good old fashioned dungeon crawling? Well then boy howdy do I have something for you! Dust off your Minecraft Launcher if you need to because my painstakingly massive dungeon is raring to go! It'll be accessible on our Community's very own Minecraft server (see the "Servers" Tab here on the Forums if you need the IP and Password) Delve deep into a lost dwarven fortress teaming with hidden challenges and probably lore or something! Featuring damn tough gameplay, custom mobs, loot, bosses, puzzles and general frustration I'll wager. Ever hear of Dark Souls? Well, expect it to be tough like it at times! So don't come crying to me if it gets hard, because what's play-testing for challenge anyways? Jokes aside, the build is pretty neat and should provide some fun -cooperative- enjoyment to those that come play; including all of he RPG grinding you'd expect! Woohoo! The Expedition to the Deepforge Fortress begins, are you signing up? Please note! This Dungeon REQUIRES a Resource Pack to enjoy fully. The pack is called Conquest and can be found here: http://conquest.ravand.org/ (If link is giving you trouble be sure to just yell at me in text-form, thanks) Trust me. Vanilla textures do not give the Dungeon enough credit. I also highly recommend using Optifine if you don't already, its not required but totally worth it! Finally, I just wanted to say that unlike other Events this one is indefinite. If you can't be around specifically when it releases don't worry! The release is just that, a release, and will be a part of the Hatventures Minecraft Server at all times. I am planning on adding more, especially if people actually find it fun, so there may be expansions to the Fortress in future! That's it! Hope you'll give the dungeon a go but you won't hurt my feeling if its not your cup of tea. See you in the Fortress! P.S. Before anyone has trouble. Be sure to check EVERY villager trade when you meet Kingston. That is all.
  6. Flingbing

    Bedwars Shenanigans!

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    https://imgur.com/a/1WwsQRS Some photos from the event!
  7. clarinet_chick78

    Bedwars Shenanigans!

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    Sure lets go with that
  8. Flingbing

    Bedwars Shenanigans!

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    I'll poor it into the microphone for you - that's how teleportation works right?
  9. clarinet_chick78

    Bedwars Shenanigans!

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    you wanna get me the alcohol?
  10. Flingbing

    Bedwars Shenanigans!

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    I reckon this would make an EXCELLANT drinking game
  11. goat_s

    Goats' RP Pirate Party

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    Yarr! Ye scurvy dogs be wanting ta sail the seven seas, do ya? Ye be wanting all kinds o' riches, finding gold, singing songs, friendship...and murder of other crews! Har har har! Well then get yer sea legs ready to set sail with ol' Cap'n Goats, but yer to be making sure you are staying in character, because this be role playing pirates!! Of course only three sailors will be able to sail with Goats at a time, but I was planning to do two events kind of so people who are awake at different times have a chance to come in a play too! This is just to be a fun, short, impromptu role play event for us to have fun as pirates, so apologies if it is rough around the edges! I will be hosting/responsible for sending invites and starting both games with me in the party. If you want to have your own RP party also feel free to! If you don't have me on the xbox app please add me: faawngoats
  12. Flingbing

    Boss plugin

    I believe they're made using MythicMobs though as for stats I can't really say
  13. BileDuffy

    Boss plugin

    So is the boss plugin a custom plugin made for the server or did we get it from somewhere? Is there any infomation anywhere about the bosses? Like health? Thanks
  14. Flingbing

    Monthly Prize Pool Winners!

    Winners for the month of April 2018 are... 1st - Bobsquddle 2nd - Capgun 3rd - Blaineinabowtie Congratulations to our very first winners! This month we ran events in Planetside 2, Overwatch, Minecraft and Quiplash and Fibbage!
  15. Flingbing

    Monthly Prize Pool Winners!

    Good day Hatters! As many of you know with the new event system we are running in the Hatventures Community, attendance of Hatters to any Official Event will have their name placed into a prize pool, in which at the end of each month three winners will each win a steam gift card. (Blame P̶e̶n̶e̶r̶b̶a̶n̶g̶ steam for the unusual denominations) 1st - £14 2nd - £10 3rd - £4 Regardless of how many events one takes part in, their name will only be entered once. We encourage the planning of unofficial events on the calendar but we will not be adding attendees to the prize pool at this time. Winners each month will be announced on this thread and in Discord so keep your eyes peeled and we can't wait to play more games together in this fabulous community! - The Hatventures Community Staff
  16. clarinet_chick78

    Bedwars Shenanigans!

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    Come play the minecraft mini game bedwars with @Flingbing and myself! It should be pretty casual, and a lot of fun! If you haven't played before it's really easy to learn and we can teach you no problem! The server ip is mc.hypixel.net Hope to see you there!
  17. Pep

    Overwatch

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    Hey friends! Time for our Overwatch catch up! The retribution event will be done and dusted, so let's get into the casual quick play, arcade and custom games. I anticipate the changes to some heroes will be made live so let's see how they feel too! Join us in TS as well to join in on the fun! To join up if you don't have me already, add me with battetag Pepelo#11787 See you then! - Pepelo
  18. xplio

    Quiplash 28/04/2018

    I WASN'T EVEN THERE TO DEFEND MYSELF. WHAT IS THIS.
  19. Snaptraks

    Quiplash 28/04/2018

    That last one... I couldn't choose!
  20. Zuhpanda

    Quiplash 28/04/2018

    Good Day All! Yesterday we played some Quiplash! While there were some technical issues we got through most of them and had a lot of fun! I would like to thank everyone who attended! The game began with a certain theme, can you guess it? BUT we eventually moved on to other targets who, frankly, did not deserve such disrespect. And sometimes, we couldn't pick a target! We had a lot of fun at this event, and hope to get more people to join next time! Check the calendar for the next event later in May! -Zuh
  21. Emilykun

    Minecraft Build Battle

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    Thanks to all who participated in this event We all had a great time! Bonus builds for funsies!
  22. Zuhpanda

    Quiplash (and Fibbage?) WITH SOUND!

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    Good Day all! You've seen it streamed, now come play yourself! The two most popular games from the Jackbox Party Pack are here! You don't need to own the game, just an internet connected device like a phone or tablet! Quiplash: Can you survive in a battle of wits and wittiness? All you have to do is answer a prompt. There are no rules or correct answers. You just say whatever you want! Your answer will be pitted against another player’s answer in a head-to-head battle. Fibbage: Fool your friends with your lies, avoid theirs, and find the (usually outrageous) truth. Fool your opponents into thinking your bluff is true and you’ll rack up the points! But be careful, if you pick an opponent’s bluff, they’ll be doing a Fibbage fancy dance. If you don't get in on the first game, don't worry! Every game will refresh with new players! Hope to see you there!
  23. BloodMists

    Keep getting removed from server

    Okay, first, none of the log info you have here is useful, not blaming, just stating fact. In order to help, we need the log from right before/as crash is happening. What we have is nothing more than the basic startup list plus some text that showed up in the MC chat while you were logged in. Go to C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft (replacing User with your log in profile name for your PC) Find the folder labeled "crash-reports" and the reason for the crash should be within the first 5 lines, but copy the whole thing over into a spoiler just in case. It also may be helpful to post a screenshot of your current profile setting for the MC profile you are using. If what you have already given is all that exists in the crash log, I would recommend you delete and reinstall Minecraft entirely. That might fix it, or it might not. It depends on if the problem lies with the program or your hardware. I hope this can lead to a solution for you. Regards -Bloods
  24. Snaptraks

    Missile Wars

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    Missile Wars for Minecraft 1.8.9! The now old mini-game for vanilla MC, if you don't know about it there are plenty of videos on YouTube. It is a lot of fun!I will be hosting this on a temp server, and it is still slightly untested, so expect bugs, maybe lags. This is hopefully the first of a series of Missile Wars events, depending on how it goes, both technically and in popularity. I hope to see many people there!
  25. Pep

    Events! Events! Events!

    E V E N T S! really excited to play more games with all your hatters!
  26. Pep

    Minecraft Build Battle

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    Hey friends! A little last minute addition to the April event calendar, some Minecraft Build Battle! If you've ever played the build battle mini game on servers such as Hypixel, then you will be familiar with the general premise of the game. However, our version will run a little different than what you are used to (some of you may remember a similar casual build battle we had on the previous server). This build battle will be run on the Hatventures Community Minecraft Server (mc.hatventurescommunity.co.uk), in the creative world. Now this will be less about skill in building, and more about having fun with friends and using a bit of imagination. We will give you a theme and you will have 5 minutes to create something small that fits within the theme. Some themes we may give more time (10-15mins) to create your build. We will then look at everyone's creation and vote on each others for the best for each round (everyone gets to vote but you can't vote for yourself). There are no real prizes for this battle, just bragging rights and some in game money for each round. The real purpose is to get together and have a bit of a laugh at what we come up with. You don't have to sign up to join, just simply turn up on the minecraft server and join us in TS if you like as well! Thanks everyone see you on Sunday night (this may be Sunday afternoon or Monday morning for you, depending on your timezone).
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