As I'm sure you're all aware, on the 4th of February the option to change your Minecraft in-game name will become available to every Mojang account (yes, that means you).
Dancraft has already prepared in advance for this update and we are partially compatible with this feature. Your rank and player data (inventory, etc) will be kept however due to a (major) schema issue we cannot accommodate balance transfers at the current moment in time. We'll be entirely adaptable to the new system when our "Colossus" update takes place (more about this below).
Coming soon to the Dancraft network is our progression to V3.8, otherwise known as "Colossus". The word colossus really only suggests one trait; enormous in size. We're bringing out a tonne of new features including an entire new core system, new servers (Factions and Skyblock) as well as patching a tonne of bugs and issues. Whilst I can't provide you with an assured arrival date, I can tell you that the server will be accessible before the end of February (most likely between 15th and 25th) and will be released on a Friday evening.
Whilst it may not sound as impressive as you'd expect, this is what we've spent most of our time working on over the past few months and there are abounding backend updates (lots of lag, dupe and crash fixes, yay) along with quite a lot of front end updates, I've outlined these below.
All new economy system, entirely by us and with full customization. Credits are now less scarce and can be used to purchase many different items (outlined below) and balances are less "laggy". Bugs such as negative payments and TPS dropping when shop signs are spammed have also been fixed.
The chat has changed a lot; it's easiest to explain in sub-categories:
- Format - the chat has been cleaned up and the formatting has been changed to a scheme similar to the one we used in V3
- Chat Color - if you're a Premium Member, you can now change their chat color, you can preview this feature on the server lobby
- Messaging - the messaging system has been re-written and players can completely disable the entire messaging system
- Mutes - you can no-longer message people whilst muted (as part of our new sanction system, outlined later)
- Announcements - we've reduced the amount of announcements there are flooding your chat
As part of our new aim to prevent abuse and rule breakers, our new combat logging system has been reworked and moderators are flagged to investigate accounts with high combat log counts.
If you're feeling lucky, you can now participate in our server lottery for $1,000 in-game money. The system itself is pretty self-explanatory; it's cross-server too!
Perhaps the feature I am most looking forward to seeing in action is our new artificial intelligence sanction system - oh yeaaah.
Whilst not entirely automatic - many client modifications will automatically be picked up on and a ban period based on your previous offences is automatically generated and issued. For example, those that abuse a bug and have already broken another offence high in severity will have a rather long sentence (of course there is a lot more complexity involved)!
We've got a new trails system arriving with up to 9 trails to purchase with credits. Be sure to check it out when the server is released.
Our new cross-server GUI scoreboard will provide you with much-needed basic information. Whilst it may seem modest, it has proven to be very useful and we're sure you'll all be thankful for it!
You can now purchase crate keys to open crates at server spawns (currently only Factions and Skyblock).
When used on a crate you'll receive an entirely random item in relation to the crate opened. For example, the resources crate might provide you with a bedrock block whilst the armor crate may grant a protection V chestplate.
There are a load of other nifty tweaks and features that you should discover on the day of release such as the new hub along with the new head leaderboard system.
I'd also like to let all Premium Members know that they should expect a lot of new rank perks.
We're bringing a much-needed revamp to both Factions and Skyblock. You can expect to encounter a multitude of new features such as three kits, hourly automated drop parties, feasts, an entire new shop system as well as new hardware specifications.
Hopefully you're as ecstatic for this update as we are!
The Dancraft Team
TL;DR: If you change your in-game name now, you will lose your in-game money. Also, an amazing update called "Colossus" (Dancraft V3.8) coming in a few weeks - be prepared!