TalentCraft

TalentCraft

Feb
06
Hello TalentCraft community! I hope that you have enjoyed January. I apologize in advance for the long delay between the last message and the latest message. The TalentCraft team has been hard at work on continuing to help finish this project. During the past few weeks we have been focusing extensively upon infrastructure that will allow for speedy development of the actual Minecraft servers in the coming weeks! Again, I would like to extend thanks to the TalentCraft Staff Team for their awesome building work!

MuelTheFox has been focusing extensively upon developing the Hub! His work has been awesome and together with ItsTheMom, we have finished all work upon the Hub and are now working on SkyWars! This is an awesome feat and I am very proud to be able to announce this today!

Thanks,

OwnageTechGeek
Jan
20
Hello TalentCraft community! I hope that you have been enjoying January! Over the past few weeks we have been completing very many changes! Specifically, I would like to elaborate after discussing another topic, the release date. The release date for TalentCraft is still unconfirmed. We are still working on deciding when we can truly be ready to launch something as groundbreaking as TalentCraft. Hopefully, this decision can be made in the coming weeks as we continue to see the progress developing.

TalentCraft has seen the addition of many features that we believe will define TalentCraft! The first of which is a hub that really shows how grand TalentCraft is! This hub has been designed and pondered over for quite a while!

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The second important thing that TalentCraft has developed is a newly colored scoreboard that we believe more reflects the goals and vision of TalentCraft. This shift in color should be easier to read, less painful to eyes, and overall provide a better more enjoyable experience for all players on TalentCraft.

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Another innovation has been the design of a custom server list design. This design includes the TalentCraft thumbnail which should add an additional touch of coolness.

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The final and my personal favorite design has been the TalentCraft "Boss Bar" which offers the TalentCraft join address to anyone who wishes to join.

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Thank you for all of your time, and have a wonderful remainder of January!

Thanks,

OwnageTechGeek
Jan
02
Hello TalentCraft community! I hope that you have been enjoying your winter break and holidays. Unfortunately, we were unable to meet the deadline that we set for the launch of the server of New Years Day at midnight. However, we believe that by delaying the server, we will be able to deliver a product far superior. While we could have specifically rushed the development of the server, we choose not to as we did not want to release something not of the highest quality.

On another note, several website bugs have been fixed including several text and registration related bugs that were preventing several people from registering on the website. In regards to the Discord, the Discord bot has been up for approximately three weeks straight using the automatic restart script that has been added, lowering the downtime of the bot. In fact, we have not found any noticeable downtime.

The server has gained several important features that are being so carefully designed! The first of these is the custom animated scoreboard for the hub servers! Other TalentCraft servers will in fact have other scoreboards allowing for other important information to be shared!

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The server has also gained a custom designed message of the day (MOTD) that really looks good thanks to MuelTheFox!

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TalentCraft also will have NPCs that will allow for joining servers! This will be in addition to the traditional compass style selector. We are in fact aware of the typo!

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We have decided to make the decision to differentiate ourselves from other servers by having a nether star selector instead of a compass!

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We have also setup an additional selector that allows for players to switch between the various hubs servers that will allow for redundancy of TalentCraft! This selector will use an anvil!...
Dec
25
Hello TalentCraft community! We have been working extra hard over the past few weeks, and even into the wee hours of Christmas Day. The first thing I would like to do is give a big thanks to MuelTheFox, who discovered a color bug with staff names on the website! Thank you again Muel! Secondly, I would like to inform everyone that we will hopefully be launching on New Years Day at midnight, for the beginning of the new year.

Specifically, I would like to talk about development on the Discord. We have added an automatic restart script to the custom Discord bot. This should hopefully lead to a more reliable bot, which according to our testing appears to have worked! We have already seen improvement in bot uptime.

The Minecraft server has been coming along very well! The custom commands have been implemented, however they are not in a stage to be shared yet. We hope to be able to share some pictures in the coming days.

Happy Holidays,

TalentCraft
Dec
10
Hello TalentCraft community! We have been progressing as usual. We have been working very hard on preparing the fundamental parts of the Minecraft server! We have many pictures to share with you! The first thing to come to TalentCraft is custom join and leave messages, which we believe will make the server look really cool!

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Additionally, the TalentCraft /help command has been further refined into our server colors. We believe this looks a lot nicer than the standard /help provided by the Essentials plugins. We hope these minor customization will offer the entire community a much more refined experience than other similar servers.

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Our server MOTD has received a major overhaul. We still have very much work to do however!

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TalentCraft has also received a custom designed broadcast message!

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Additionally, TalentCraft has received a custom clear chat command!

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Finally, TalentCraft has designed a custom in game join message!

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Additionally, TalentCraft has received a lot of various under the hood changes that we do not feel is necessary to announce individually. Thank you for your support and interest in our growing community!

Thanks,

OwnageTechGeek
Dec
05
Across the internet for the past few weeks you have been alerted to the alarming decision of the Federal Communications Commission to host a vote to rollback net neutrality protections that allow for smaller services such as TalentCraft, and many larger ones to exist. By repealing net neutrality, internet service providers will be permitted to have much greater control over the content you may be able to view, and the speed with which you view it. On December 14th, the Federal Communications Commission will vote to overturn this, removing the mandate on internet service providers.

It is important for all of us to make a stand and push that we will not stand for a restricted, internet that this rollback will cause. The only entity that can stop this is congress, who can pass a bill overriding the Federal Communications Commission. Internet service providers have already lobbied much of congress to have them not do anything. The only thing that can convince them otherwise, is a clear statement from whom they represent, that the people will not take the repeal of consumer protections lightly. Please stand up and write your elected representatives, and hope that net neutrality continues!

Thanks,

OwnageTechGeek
Dec
04
Hello TalentCraft community! We have been progressing as usual. The website has received many more clean up fixes that continue to make it look even more professional. At this time, we are still unsure of the launch date, it may have to be around New Years, but nevertheless, we are hoping to have it done as soon as possible so that you may begin playing as soon as possible!

Specifically, the website has had numerous cosmetic fixes allowing for the site to look a lot cleaner. We felt that these changes were necessary for us to continue making a good website! We have cleaned the border around the server status icon! The Discord has seen several behind the scenes changes. The bot now automatically reboots as to prevent previous issues with it crashing and being down. We hope that this is the end of all bot related issues.

However, in the next few days we will be finalizing the website and Discord. We have already begun work on the Minecraft server and have been progressing quickly. We have specifically working on a custom plugin that will be used to dispaly commands on TalentCraft! Here is a picture!

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Additionally, we have been working on implementing a custom DDOS system that will make all current stage attacks useless. It hopes to rely on the usage of a large amount of varying IP addresses, preventing a small attacker from even disrupting our service! This in part with our custom BungeeCord setup will make TalentCraft a very unique, powerful Minecraft server!

We have also had our first animated banner completed! We hope that you appreciate it!

If you have any suggestions on how we can improve the server, people let us know using the suggestion form located under "Application Forms" where you will be able to submit any suggestions as to how we should improve the server!

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Thank you...
Dec
02
Hello TalentCraft community! Unfortunately, I will be the bringer of bad news, which I feel that I am compelled to share. As you may have noticed, the server did not open as expected on December 1st. While, we were working towards this deadline and were on the path to meeting this deadline, I was struck with a very unfortunate situation.

Unfortunately, my dog of nine years, three weeks ago was diagnosed palliative nasal cancer, meaning that his life span would be only approximately three months. Unfortunately, when the testing came back, it was discovered that this form of cancer would be far more lethal, likely leading to the dog's death long before that time. This is due to the tumors position on certain blood vessels leading to nose bleeding, which cannot be stopped easily.

I, in light of the circumstance, and in full expectation that he may go the very next day, took the last three weeks as a time of saying goodbye, as a time of loving. It was time which I spent loving the very animal who I spent much of my remembered life with and would soon be forced to part with. While, I thought that I had three months, I am very glad that I took the opportunity to say goodbye before it was too late. Xenos had a wonderful Thanksgiving and birthday, but unfortunately died the day after his birthday.

Unfortunately, on Tuesday night of this week, a nose bled started, one which my family and I were unable to stop. We realized at this point, that it was best of us to do the humane thing in this instance. Xenos was a fantastic dog and will never be missed. While we never expected his death so quickly, we realize that he never had to suffer the excruciating death of bleeding to death nor dying with massive mental disorders (which he would soon develop as a result of the tumor.)

I am very sorry that we are forced to delay the opening of TalentCraft into the future. At this point in time, we are unsure of the expected time of launch. We will post an announcement...
Nov
20
Hello to everyone reading this in the TalentCraft community! We have been working very hard on the website! Previously, we recognized that the website was bare bones. While it does possess everything needed to make a successful website, we felt that it was necessary to make the website much more appealing to our players and community.

For this reason, we have added numerous features! The first of which you will notice is a background in place of the previous white background! Additionally, user tags have been tweaked to feel more modern! These are general updates. We have also made one more substantial website update which is cleanup of the navigation bar!

There is still small parts of the website to be refined, but for the most part, the website looks good!

We are finalizing the Discord simultaneously and hope to have both done in the next few days!

Thanks,

TalentCraft
Nov
07
Hello to everyone reading this in the TalentCraft community! Over the past two weeks we have made massive progress towards launching the server. We are currently on track for the server to launch in early December! We hope that you will be there when we do launch!

More specifically, our Discord server (http://discord.talentcraft.net/) is now complete with custom bots! It also allows for each and every person to get a free private voice channel! We hope that you will manage to enjoy this server as much as the staff team has enjoyed building it!

On another note, the website received several minor fixes such as grammar and spelling, but otherwise, remains mostly the same! Finally, development of the Minecraft server has begun as well!

Thanks,

TalentCraft
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