||Tis the season!||Dec 9, 2019|
Santa has opened the doors to his Grotto and is welcoming one and all to get some presents for him.
Just remember to bring your in game cash, being Santa ain't cheap y'know!
Our Christmas Ranks have also released and will be getting their kits along with the donor update in the next week or so.
We're running a little late, apologies!
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||Merry Christmas?||Nov 24, 2019|
Here comes the Donor Update!
In the next week we will be adding kits to ranks as well as an additional rank.
We will also be unveiling a secret donor perk too.
Christmas is a time of giving..
So we're adding three ranks to the donor store Snowman, Penguin and Santa!
All three will get kits as well!
Santas grotto will be opening up to everyone starting December 1st.
Throughout December everyone will have a chance at winning a Christmas Vote Crate key when they vote, Santa will be selling some items and his Christmas Vote Crate will give random cool presents!
Also we will be doing $80 of giveaways!
Two $20 Donor Store coupons and two $20 Amazon Gift Cards!
All you need to do to enter is Like and Share/Retweet the following posts:
Only four separate people may win (no winning twice!)
Winners will be DM'd on Facebook/Twitter to let them know they've won.
Winners will be live drawn 24th December!
Return of Ruins
Ruins will be returning to Phoenix by the New Year!
We've got some changes and ideas we want to implement in ruins, they're not final so no juicy details just yet.
However we can confirm they are returning and more info will be posted closer to the date.
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||A New Era!||Nov 18, 2019|
We've missed you!
It's been a couple of weeks now since Phoenix returned and I'm ever so pleased to have seen a decent amount of players return to Phoenix along with some new players.
One of the biggest worries reviving Phoenix was whether anyone would even join.
The possibility of just a few players joining to take a look then disappearing again wasn't very reassuring while working on reviving the server.
However, proven wrong!
Everyone was extremely excited to see Phoenix return, a peak of 30 players joined in the first 48hrs to check the server out and play on it again, whilst not everyone continued playing it was nice to see familiar faces once again.
Since the reopening we've seen 140 players at the time of writing and only hope to see many more, we've also seen some new players join and stay on the server. I extend a warm welcome to those players and hope they enjoy Phoenix like we all have for many years prior.
There's also zero plans to close Phoenix again, at least anytime in the near future.
Funding is not an issue like it was when we closed, our main focus is players.
We want to retain the current player count and increase it slowly.
It's all about that 1.14.4 look.
We're overjoyed to have been able to revive Phoenix as a 1.14.4 server, it's not been without many struggles as a lot of our plugins had not been updated in the time we were closed, we're still not 100% settled into 1.14.4 and there's still some work to do in order to get Phoenix back in full swing.
We also plan to remain at 1.14.4 for a while, currently 1.15 is in the works and is due for release some point in the next month or so.
We will not be updating to 1.15 for a little while until server software and plugins that rely on 1.14.4 have been updated for the sake of everyone involved!
You can read about the 1.15 changes here:
There is also 1.16 in the works, known as the Nether Update. This is due some time next year with no official release date announced. This too will not be updated to for a short while.
We will post an announcement on here when we have a confirmed date that we will be updated by.
How connect do I?
We've had a few users report issues connecting to Phoenix while using the p-n.ca hostname, although we are using SRV records which Minecraft does support, not everyone has been able to connect.
For those who are still struggling to connect please use play.p-n.ca to connect.
If you're using the actual IP to connect, please refrain from doing so. If we change providers or servers it may result in you being unable to connect if the IP changes.
Out with the old... In with the new.. plugins!
Okay, uh. Where to begin.
As briefly detailed above, we've updated to 1.14.4 from 1.11.2
This hasn't been an easy task in the slightest with many plugins having been discontinued or just not updated in the past 2 years.
In many cases we've simply had to just replace the plugins which has been rather annoying for everyone involved. A great example of this has been our Economy plugin we used a brilliant plugin named CraftConomy3 the plugin had many features even though we didn't utilise all of them, however we've had to settle for another plugin that has basic database support and is quite lacking in different areas and is really just a band aid approach as it just does the job.
As many have noticed we've had issues with the jobs plugin, which we're still working on sorting as we have to port the old config over. That is soon due to be done.
We also sadly had to wave goodbye to Spleef and MobArena as their plugins hadn't been updated, as if by magic we managed to find an updated version of MobArena that works on 1.14.4 although this required completely redoing our configuration (which we're still partway through) and even now we're dealing with ongoing bugs.
At the end of the day, the core feature set of the server is working again with small bugs being reported and resolved constantly to resolve the ongoing issues.
If you come across a bug then please report it in #support in Discord!
418 - I'm a teapot
Currently we're having some issues with the site which results in players being unable to log into the site and manage their account, this includes market signs and linked Minecraft accounts.
Although our website is a thousand times better looking and functioning since the days of Enjin it's still not perfect and I'm actively working on creating a new website to replace this, although you shouldn't notice much of a difference if all goes well!
That's about it for now!
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||Market Signs!||Jan 11, 2017|
As an additional perk for Market plots we've introduced custom signs!
Market signs can show almost anything, all you'll need is a bit of time to sit and create your market sign.
Things to note
Currently you must contact the dev team to have your sign added!
In the future we plan on adding an option for everyone to upload their own market signs.
When creating your sign note the colours you can use (See below)
take into account all plot signs have their plot number in the bottom left of their sign as can be seen on the screenshot above.
The plot number roughly takes up 15x30 pixels (Estimated)
Getting a market sign
You must meet the following criteria to have a market sign:
Providing you meet this criteria upload your sign to an image hosting website such as imgur and let staff know.
You will need to give staff the URL to your image as well as the market plot number.
Your plot number can be found in the bottom left of your current sign.
Use this image for a size template:
Due to the fact we use maps to handle this there is only a limited amount of colours you can work with.
Creating your maps in Photoshop/GIMP/Paint with full colours IS fine but you must be aware a few colours will be lost.
If you'd like a list of ALL colours you can find them here:
When I have chance I'll provide links to palettes you can import into Photoshop or GIMP.
If you choose to create your own palette you can convert a full colour image into the
map version image in GIMP/Photoshop - I strongly recommend using the dithering effect to get
the best quality out of the image.
I plan on creating a video showing this soon.
If you have any questions reply below :)
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||Happy New Year!||Jan 1, 2017|
Happy New Year!
Welcome to 2017!
The entire staff team would like to extend our greetings from 2017!
I'd personally like to thank everyone who has stuck with us for sticking with us.
2016 has been a difficult year for everyone and for Phoenix.
We've had some major ups and downs, however that was 2016!
It's time for us to start a new chapter and write a better 2017 for Phoenix.
From this point on the staff team plan on doing our absolute best to make our future better.
At one point we didn't know if we'd manage to hit 2016 let alone 2017!
But we've managed to make it here in one piece.
We've lots to do in our first few weeks in 2017.
Stay tuned to find out what!
Everyone enjoy your New Years Celebrations!
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||Welcome to the new Forums & Website||Nov 20, 2016|
|Welcome to the new Phoenix Forums and Website!
It becomes more and more clear to us that switching from Enjin is a more affordable choice.
Especially after the fact we can host our website on our own servers and use free software.
You will find everything you can normally access on our new website and forums.
There are a few features lost but most of these features we don't deem necessary.
If you find a feature missing that you found useful and would really like back, let us know!
Our suggestion forum is as ever the best place to suggest new changes for Phoenix :)
For those wondering, we're unable to transfer accounts over from Enjin.
Enjin accounts are not under our control sadly.
We do plan on keeping a archived version of our Enjin site at http://vintage.p-n.ca/
However we're having issues with that. We'll keep you posted.
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