TAW in 2020

As 2019 comes to a close we will be looking towards the future of TAW in 2020. Some notable changes are coming very soon, as well as many other things looming on the horizon.

The End of The Ancient “Worlds” (plural)
Beginning from the first week of January there will be a downsizing to the amount of worlds we have on offer on TAW. These worlds will be no longer hosted on the server; Creative World, Disorder World, Vanilla World, Dungeon Worlds, and Staff World. Most of these worlds were originally created in anticipation of an event that was to occur earlier in the year that never came to fruition. Without the event, they’ve seen very minimal use. Generally this is about cutting down costs as to keep TAW sustainable going forward into 2020.

Before January 7th these worlds will cease as we revert back to just a singular world. Worlds such as Creative will be available to download by request, and the Staff World will likely be hosted on a separate server or an instance within TAW so that staff may continue their work there.

This was a difficult decision for me to make, considering how many dozens of hours were spent working to make all of our worlds and systems work in sync with each other. A lot was learned, however. And hopefully one day in the future we can revisit The Ancient “Worlds” concept.

With that difficult announcement aside, there are a few great things coming to TAW in 2020 and onwards. Here are just some of the things I hope we can achieve throughout the next year.

An update do our online World Map
It’s been some time since we updated our online map render. This is due to our mapping software being out of date beyond version 1.12.2. I will be making efforts early in the year in having this updated for our purposes.

Updating to Minecraft 1.15/1.16+
It is likely we will be updating to 1.15 in the first quarter of the year. We also have 1.16 to look forward to in the near future!

The Ocean Expansion
This has been on the cards ever since the Aquatic Update was first announced. What’s held us back is the lack of 1.14 supported world editors. We are eagerly waiting for a stable release of the Amulet Editor so that the work necessary can be done. We are crossing our fingers that this tool will become available to us sometime in 2020.

Region Changing Events
Without spoiling anything, there were some region changing events planned for TAW in 2019 that didn’t yet see the light of day. These have simply been delayed, and may likely come sometime in 2020. Keep your eyes and ears open!

The Opening of a New Dungeon
Our Dungeon Masters have been hard at work these past months preparing a new dungeon challenge for you all to experience. More news will be announced as it nears it’s completion.

TAW’s 10th Anniversary
You’ve heard it correctly. July 2020 marks the 10th year since TAW’s creation. What might we do for this special occasion? We don’t have anything planned for the time being, but I think the event should be considered as a cause for celebration.

Hopefully with the addition of the Editor, an Ocean Expansion, and a World Map render update, we can have the TAW map looking better than ever for the occasion!
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And that is everything. Thank you everyone for a wonderful year of TAW. We hope to see you in the next one!

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TAW Xmas Party 2019 Livestream

Our Xmas Party for 2019 kicks off in just under an hour. If you cannot make it, do not fret. We will be livestreaming the event!

View the livesteam below

TAW Newsletter 16th December 2019

 

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A Voyagers Christmas
Saturday, December 21st at 7pm EST

  • Gift giving & receiving under the tree
  • Music and dancing
  • Lot’s of giveaways!
  • Join our discord voice channel for jolly chat

And as an added bonus..
During this event only, all players will receive the ability to rename or add lore to any of their items with simple commands. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by!

Gift of the monthA new Gift of the Month has arrived for the month of December. Only 8 of these are available from the City Pantheon. Get one before stock runs out!

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Changes to Pets

  • PVP Skill tree has been removed from Pets.
  • Pets can now be brought over to Disorder.

General Store Event!
The Hunt 3 has begun! Check the general store signs for more info! New holiday items are on sale @ The General Store! New decorative only gift boxes and the first part of a limited holiday armor set!

Updated TAW with 1.15 Support
Players with Minecraft 1.15 clients should now be able to connect to the server.

As always, please report any bugs or exploits to our staff upon discovery.

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Disorder Eruption | Event

A Volcanic Eruption has occurred on the Disorder World. The skies have been blanketed by Volcanic ash, causing complete darkness. Rarer ores can be found when mining around the Volcanic region, as well as rare nether mobs such as Ghasts and Magma cubes have been spawning close by.

Additional deposits can also be found in the surrounding area such as gravel and coal.

What’s Disorder? Learn more about it on the Codex Page.

TAW Newsletter 26th November 2019

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There’s been a few changes as well as new additions based on your feedback at our last Server Meeting. Meetings are held in-world every second Sunday. Come join us at the next one to provide your own valuable feedback and assist us in making TAW the best it can be! Our next Meeting is scheduled for Sunday December 8th, at 5pm EST. Mark it on your calendar, or Join the Discord to receive reminders.

Without further ado, here are some of the new changes and additions this week!

Changes to the Vote Shop
2 items in the Vote Shop have been changed.

  • x1 Diamond – Changed to x1 Emerald
  • x64 End Stone Blocks – Changed to x64 Lapis

General Store Changes
You can now buy from most of the vendors for a 20% price increase. These vendors contain limited stock dependent on when other players sell stock into them. These vendors are as follows;

  • Emeralds
  • Diamonds
  • Iron Ingots
  • Gold Ingots
  • Coal

Pets
It was brought to our attention that Pets have a level cap of 100, yet they only receive new abilities up until level 10. Beyond that, they don’t gain any new benefits except their respawn timer which continues to raise per level.

  • Reduced Pet level cap to 10

Pet Foods
It’s been difficult to find the proper information on what Pets eat what. To solve this all of the Pets and their diets have been posted on our forum. A link to this forum post is also included in the Pets codex page. View the page on our Forum.

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We have some more things coming in the next few weeks.

Disorder Reset December 7th
Disorder is scheduled for a reset on the first weekend of December. With it will be coming changes to it’s biomes as well as ores.

  • Coal Ore – Changed to Iron Ore
  • Iron Ore – Changed to Gold Ore
  • Gold Ore – Changed to Diamond Ore
  • Diamond Ore – Changed to Emerald Ore

There will also be a winter theme for the Month of December, and bonus Coal & Gravel deposits to find and harvest.

Xmas Event 2019
We will be organizing a Xmas event for Voyagers Wharf sometime in the next few weeks. Xmas tree, decorations, music, and giveaways!

next community meeting.pngOur next Community Meeting is scheduled for Sunday December 8th, 5pm EST at our usual location at Euloria. Simply be online at this time to become a participant and contribute your ideas and concerns in an open forum.

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A Gift from Revan

Gift of the month

The Gift of the Month for November has arrived in the form of a Blessed Pickaxe from Revan, God of Wealth himself.

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This Gift can be purchased from the City Pantheon. There are only 5 Pickaxes in stock!

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Disorder – Now Open! + Double McMMO XP Weekend on TAW.

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Our new PVP world DISORDER is now available from the lobby! Here is a recap of all the features to expect when playing on this new world;

Features

1.8 Classic Combat
Combat others using the classic Minecraft combat system of 1.8, mixed with the extra features of an updated 1.14 server.

Inventory Tranfers
Bring your best gear from TAW to use to your advantage. Dominate and return with the spoils of war.

Map Wipes
Disorder is reset on the first weekend of every month. Use this to your advantage for your chance to dominate.

Wilderness Spawning
Type /wild when you first join to be teleported to a random location on the continent. Begin building your base before you are discovered by others.

Enhanced TNT
TNT has a larger explosion radius and using enough of it has the ability to blast through Obsidian. Man those cannons!

PVP Statistics
Track your own and everyone else’s K/D ratio with the /pvpstats command.

Factions
Claim your base using Factions.

Double McMMO XP + McMMO PvP
Disorder will be running double McMMO skill gain at all times plus your skills will be PvP enabled.

..Speaking of McMMO XP

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McMMO skill gain will be doubled on TAW this weekend. Get online and take advantage of this limited time boost!

next community meeting.pngOur next Community Meeting is scheduled for Sunday November 10th, 5pm EST at our usual location at Euloria. Simply be online at this time to become a participant and contribute your ideas and concerns in an open forum.

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