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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Hello Sweetie

I know, I started this and never update. Mo Creatures has caught up with vanilla minecraft 1.12.2, so we have cement now, yay! (and parrots, llamas, and a bunch of other junk, plus the flying glitch is fixed now.) I'm getting ready to work on something horrifically pink. In the meantime, here are some screenies of random stuffs I got over the last month. All pix click back to the official server page.

First off, my player shop renovation started this week. I'm a terrible showoff. I'm sorry, I just can't handle all that gold disappearing into server sell. It needs to shine! If you get on the Mo Creatures multiplayer server, this is at /warp YabloVH.


I have an open air shop that I'm experimenting with for mobs, like using a combination of magma blocks, soul sand, and cobwebs, but they're still slipping across the border. The surprised look on this husk's face when it suddenly got stuck sitting down in a boat... 😁 Anyway, players can't defend themselves on my shop claim, so I'm trying to find ways to show how useful my items are for defense. I could be boring and just close it all in, but the ambiance is pretty awesome like it is.


Server buy and sell are out in the open, too, but there's no mob griefing around spawn so I'm perfectly safe. (Wait, wonder if I can fix the code on my shop claim for that, I'll hafta check.) This lioness wants to EAT ME, haha. Sometimes zombies hug me while I sell stuff. One time a manticore butted me around like it wanted me to pet it, but it was really trying to bite me.


The time I bought a player head and looked like a creeper behind Beffles. Bef has a town/clan, btw, so newbies can get quick temp housing. Anyway, server sells player heads where you can have admin custom grab a head off a place like this and then keep the heads around like masks to wear.


Thanx to the claim moves from Haven, I have several sheer cliff cuts to play with. Others might become murals, but this was my first instinct. (I should fix that to look like the original symbols on the show.) Doctor Who fans know what this means. I think another player on MoC has done some Doctor Who builds, too.


This grab was pure accident, never had my screen freeze just like that before. The way the clay (now called terracotta) was cracking as I worked on breaking it out kind of looks like a molecule or a map or a cave painting or something. I wonder if all the blocks crack the same way? Maybe some have easter egg cracks that look like pictograms or something. (Starting conspiracy theories is a hobby... lol.)


THIS. First of all, please ignore that first line of chat, that person was having a bad night, but was reminded that Mo Creatures is a family server. The chat a little further down is unrelated and got really funny. Totally went Skynet there. (Tell me you know what 2001: A Space Oddessy is.)


And I just accidentally did a Doctor Who / Terminator smash in this post since Hello Sweetie is said to the Doctor, and Matt Smith played both the Eleventh Doctor and a T-5000 Terminator hosting Skynet. Here's a youtube vid, click that if you need more info.

Anyway, survival, player towns and shops, flying pets of all kinds, PVP arena, games and events, player chat in game and on discord- get your downloads for multiplayer server and jump in. I don't get a discount for saying this because it's free to join in. 😊

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Moving Mo Creatures to Valhalla

all screenshots link back to the moc website
Per my last post, this is what claim smashing looks like. I love it. I've got over 75K blocks (surface area, works out to about 19.25M bedrock to sky blocks) all together side by side, just waiting for me to terraform. This property contains 2 whole separate villages, all my material wealth, and a giant cash crop. It is also /clan home for my clan.

This is a celebrity among us. Kratos (Blood) writes the code, and recently we helped beta test a brand new Grief Prevention plugin- "A definitive all-in-one solution for protecting your servers and worlds against griefers, trolls, bullies or malicious players. It works out of the box and fully integrates with your permission plugin, although we strongly recommend the latest version of LuckPerms due to some bugs with other plugins."

Kratos testing Churist's player shop
We began the new 1.10 upgrade on a custom biome world called Haven, which I've written about a few times, but have been moving all summer to a new server world called Valhalla.


The server shops are nearly ready for the new economy, and the maze races and other events have already begun. They've also got a cool zoo coming along, displaying the cool creature pets, aquatic animals and fish, and bugs available in game. A zoom in below is tiger and cross breed on the left display, a wyvern in the center display (purple grass), lions further beyond between those, and much more.


The Mo Creatures staff are really awesome. I've been around a few forums and chats in fandoms, and I'm impressed at how well staff handle this gaming site, with players of all ages from all over the world. My friend Riv, who I call Kai in some of my older posts on Pinky blog, is one of the mini-mods now. This is on the /spawn wall near the instruction signs.



Moderator SarcasticPig made this cool staff poster.


The staff teased us this week with a fake server shop.


My favorite thing to do on Mo Creatures is organize (I'm weird), and I'm really good at doing the boring work while other players have fun building and collecting pets and going on hunts and killing each other in the PVP arena. Since I'm good at that stuff, I made a big player shop because I wind up with way too much of everything, so I sell it cheap for other players to use.


It helps that I've worked in a real store, lol.


I'm not sure if my prices will be changing when the server economy comes back up, but for now, everything is like a dollar store, lol.


Other players have shops too, but I think mine might be the only one that's dangerous, MWAHAHA. It's an open air shop, and I've been attacked myself several times by mobs spawning around me while I'm working. Shopping can't be boring if a person is buying on the run, right? 😁


This is me and my fairy horse, Smoak. I labored for the necessary breeding ingredients and Riv provided the horses. Riv has a really cool stable packed full of all kinds of horses and flying pets.


Almost forgot to mention the pool party! SarcasticPig built the most magnificent pool and invited everyone over. I thought Kity's swimsuit was adorable.


And of course we all wound up being chased by zombies just like in a scifi movie, it was awesome. I couldn't tell if TwentyOne was supposed to be a nudie or wearing a suit, and I apologized at one point for swimming up his butt going up a waterfall.


I've been dealing with internet issues for a few days, so I was very lucky to catch the big Haven wipe in person.


Me on a typical day. I look like I'm coming in on lunch break.


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Apart from Mo Creatures, I have done singleplayer and realm, but nothing else. I'm a super noob acclimating to server life, and it fills a sweet niche for me while I continue working on nerve fail recovery. This vid is about a year and a half old, from Riv's realm. I've never shared any of the vids I've gotten on this build publicly until now. Kai did all this, which I think is brilliant and quite a lot of effort, and since Kai/Riv is now a public mini-mod, I think it's cool to share what got me started on my own journey into minecraft and on into Mo Creatures with Riv. I love the creativity that minecraft inspires, and I've come to love the Mo Creatures server and the players who share their days there.

Monday, June 19, 2017

ok, I lied

Evidently I shook the world over that last post because this, lol. 😆


Not sure who all I rattled, but it's all good because THIS.


That entire village encased in a glass dyson dome moved INTACT over to Valhalla, the new server world with grief proof golden shovel claim. That means the custom terrain inside went along, too. This next is the old Haven view. I intend to continue my economics mockery with emerald blocks, and eventually this will be a tiny little Emerald City.


There's actually a funny story behind this village. On the Mo Creatures server, players are supposed to keep 250 block distances from other player claims. I was nice and let players claim near me because I was claimed out, and like who cares what happens off my claims, right? Till this guy starts asking for fence handouts, and of course I'm loaded because I strip mineshafts, and I swear I must've given him at least 8 stacks of fence. I didn't notice until later that two whole sides of my village claim had been claimed around and fenced with MY fence. At first I was like ok, cool, looking more metro here. Then it dawned on me that fences only a block apart can be jumped... Clever. And very, very sneaky.

I have no idea what the motivation was, but because another player was around my village so much, it got mobbed and I lost most of my villagers to zombies, thank you very much. Obviously I needed to control mob spawns AND access, but how? After a bit I thought what the heck, I have 2 double chests popping with glass blocks, may as well just seal it up. It took a few hours, but every bit of that, except for a small area filled by an architect, was done manually. I dug all that sand, smelted all that glass, laid all those blocks.

I noticed that player stopped logging in shortly after I did that. If he ever logs back in before Haven gets wiped, I imagine he'll be a little surprised to see his fence surrounding  a big crater now. Unless that was an alt avatar account for someone who is openly already known as someone else and already knows. It's just sweet that in the end I won, you know? That village now sits next to another village I claimed on Valhalla, and no one can ever do that to it again.

My giant wall claim also got moved already, and I manually moved my Thunderbird monument, so all that's left now is my main Yablo estate, because I stripped out all the smaller claims and condensed the material wealth. All we're waiting on is regen while the servers are down for work. I'm loving that my estate looks war-torn, and I'm going to keep it like that and say it survived the apocalypse. It'll be cool having all these original custom terrain builds all together on a big new claim, and I can't wait to terraform it all out into one big Yablo area. I was smart when the very first custom resource world was around, grabbing everything I could that is usually difficult to procure, and then I got enough money going with a big punkin farm to be able to buy even more cool stuff, so I'm going to have some real fun making Valhalla my home.

Sorry no more pix yet, but it is already starting to look really cool, plus player stores are up now and the market is being reconfigured and a new PVP area is being built up, and it's exciting to see everyone working together on this. I think my initial reaction mirrored others, but after a couple days cool down I could see that the flaw was in the spin. Bridging coherent communication between different insider job levels and player awareness is probably the hardest part of live server hosting with several layers of ongoing interaction, so going forward, I hope to facilitate a little by sharing more of what PinkyRobot (discord) / YabloVH (minecraft) is doing on MoC. At this point in time, those of us on the outside wait while those on the inside sweat over the code and loading work. Time to get a little housework done irl so I'll be ready when the server comes back up in a few days. 😎