Over the past week some of you have noticed that the images of our players on our web pages (Auctions, Vote Page etc) have been the generic Steve skin.
This was we thought due to Mojang’s skin server being temporarily offline. But it actually turns out Mojang has decided to end support for their online skin server and simply didn’t tell anyone until users made a bug report about it on their bug tracking website.
This is typical behaviour of Mojang. So anyway today I coded a replacement skin resolver which utilises Mojangs texture system (the same one that sends skins to servers for use in-game). This means our skins are now showing again on all our web pages.
While writing the new skin resolver code I also gave the skins a much needed resolution boost so they look nicer on ultra high definition displays and we’re now caching the skins on our own server which means they load a lot faster than they used to.
That’s all for this update, happy crafting!
Welcome to Player Spotlight! Here we will meet new and old players from our RENMX community! First up we have the lovely TheLenore!
Lenore is very well known throughout our server. Not only is she one of our moderators, but also a very genuine person! She loves to do many things that RENMX has to offer such as, build, gamble, sell, and of course… PARKOUR.
From personal experience Lenore is very talented in the art of interior design. Many of her builds she puts a lot of effort into, and they truly are a sight to see! Lenore is also one of the nicest people you can meet on the server. She always is willing to help and puts in hours that the rest of us can barely fathom.
Read her full interview on our forums here.
Just a quick update, we have added new protected regions to the end so that players can place the end crystals necessary to spawn an enderdragon. We’ve also added regions atop the columns so you can break the end crystals that heal the dragon when it’s spawned.
Today we’ve written and deployed a new custom feature that allows you to choose the colour of your name on our server. The command is /setcolour <colour name|rank name>
The way it works is you can only choose a colour that is equal or lower than your current rank. So for example Apprentices can only be Dark Green (Member) or Green (Apprentice). But a Legendary Crafter could be any colour except Aqua (Moderator) and Dark Red (Administrator).
So if you want more colours simply rank up and acquire them. Engineers, Architects and Artists are considered the same rank level and so they can switch between those three colours as they wish as-well as Apprentice and Member colours.
You can also hide your supporter heart by adding -h to the end of the command. For example /setcolour green -h
If you want to return to your actual ranks colours simply type /setcolour reset we hope you all enjoy the new feature.
There is one last thing. This feature costs R5 + 0.1% of your currently held rennies to use. So if you have R50,000 it would cost you R55 to change. If you had R500,000 it would cost R505 to change.
There is no charge for using /setcolour reset. We want this feature to help take some money out of the economy which is why we have structured it like this.
One of our longest-serving Moderators has stepped down today, Sammy_R!
As a server like ours is around for so long (this will be our 8th year operating) it is expected that many of our staff will move on as their lives change.
For many of our staff they joined while in high-school or college. We’ve said goodbye to many of these staffers over the years as their circumstances change and their time is spent more on their careers, families and friends.
Today we say goodbye to Sammy_R but we hope he will continue to visit as a player like many other previous staff members continue to do.
Thank you for all that you contributed to RENMX Sam!