The Ancient World – Age of Ruin is currently well under way and it is in need of your support. Membership & Donation portals have both been reopened in an effort to raise funds for a much needed server upgrade, as well as other ongoing costs.
If you missed Day 2 of Age of Ruin we have you covered! We streamed another 8 hours today.
If you missed the opening day don’t worry we have you covered! We streamed for 8 hours today.
The beginnings of Voyagers Wharf were ambitious indeed. With Lord Vaestian’s promise of a new Golden Age of Law, Order, Justice, and Commerce – TAW civilization was set to see a bright future.
But things do not always go as hoped. Over time, The Lord’s City was abandoned. The cities population dissipated as it’s once would-be citizens chose a life of banditry, villainy and wilderness pillaging over Vaestians promise of a new Age of Order.
The Lords powers diminished, the Ordinators disbanded and the magical barriers that once protected Voyagers Wharf and many other locations around the world began to disintegrate. Ships that were once used for transportation raised up their sails and set off either in search of different lands or to turn to a life of piracy. And the once vibrant city fell into disarray.
The Promise of a Golden Age was over.
Thus began the Age of Ruin.
List of Changes
Expect some of these changes when the server relaunches next weekend;
- Server Updating from Java 1.14.4 to 1.15.2
Be prepared for the relaunch by updating to the latest Java version.
- Travel Network Closed
As mentioned in the synopsis, fast travel through the use of ships will no longer be active. This includes any pre-existing portal network on the server currently. Fast travel will be limited to /spawn and /f home.
- Spawn moved
Spawn will be moved to the Chapel with the rest of Voyagers Wharf becoming a wilderness area. The Chapel is Vaestians final place of power.
- No Currency or Shops
There is no designated currency or shops in this new age. Trade will be the way to do business going forward.
- WorldBorder Removed
The WorldBorder that’s always kept TAW contained will be taken down for some time. You will be able to venture out beyond and generate new lands for exploration and resource gathering. With that said, we don’t recommend using these areas for anything permanent, as they will be trimmed back perhaps every few months, or until the eventual ocean expansion.
- WorldGuard Region Cutbacks
Many areas which are known to be WorldGuarded will have their protected status revoked – making them vulnerable to the effects of time, world events, and mortals.
See you all on Saturday February 22nd at 10am EST for the beginning of Age of Ruin.
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 to 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!
And that is everything. Thank you everyone for a wonderful year of TAW. We hope to see you in the next one!
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
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!
A 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!
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.
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.
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;
- Iron Ingots
- Gold Ingots
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
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.
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!
Our 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.