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View the latest news from the Renegades Community written by the staff on our blog. Check this periodically to stay up to date with the latest goings on.

Deactivated plugins/features

Posted by on 11:28 am in Minecraft | 0 comments

Yesterday we deactivated a few things in our quest to track down performance issues. You may have noticed recently that the server has been incredibly laggy since we upgraded to 1.12/1.12.1.

We’ve found the cause is mostly Craftbook. The problem is Craftbook is not unloading things when players vacate an area so if you have a complex farm setup that makes heavy use of Craftbook mechanics or integrated circuits they never become unloaded and keep eating up resources.

Due to this we’ve found the performance of the server dropping down as low as 4 TPS when it’s meant to be 20 TPS at all times. This huge drop makes many things on the server not work like eating food, killing mobs and it makes mining very frustrating as blocks keep re-appearing after being mined away.

So we have started to deactivate some of the more intensive parts of Craftbook, we announced earlier in the week that we’ve disabled collectors, we have now also disabled pushers and crushers.

We’ve also been tracking down the cause of the random server crashing. To try and fix that we’ve been removing plugins that are throwing a lot of errors in our game console, one of which is ItemSlotMachine which is what powers our Casino. We do not know if this plugin will be making a return we’re still evaluating things.

And finally we’ve removed a plugin which allowed you to store things in bookcases. It had a 2% impact on tickrate which is quite high for such a basic plugin (even Towny only uses 0.14%) so we’ve removed it to help increase performance.

Thanks for reading, we know this is frustrating for people who’ve invested time into the farms that use crushers and collectors but the performance of the server is more important and until these bugs are fixed we’re going to be leaving these mechanics turned off.

Landmarks Contest!

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Landmarks Contest!

We hope you all had fun with the Restaurant build contest earlier this month.

This time we’re doing a Landmarks themed contest where you get to bring your favourite landmark to life!

To enter simply head on over to /warp contest get yourself a plot by pushing the button on the right of the contest board and build your favourite real life landmark!

The games we’re offering to be won are Soviet Monsters, Megapolis and Insurgency.

Soviet Monsters is Windows compatible while Megapolis and Insurgency are Windows and Mac compatible.

This contest runs from August 15th to August 25th and is open to all players to participate in on our Survival server.

Full Prize List

  • 1st place: R10,000 – Gold Supporter – First choice of a single game from the three available.
  • 2nd place: R5,000 – Supporter – Second choice of a single game from the two available.
  • 3rd place: R2,500 – The final remaining game.

We hope you all have fun with this contest and remember it ends on August 25th!

Restaurant Build Contest Winners!

Posted by on 12:57 pm in Minecraft | 0 comments

Restaurant Build Contest Winners!

Below are the winners for this contest as chosen by <3 Pri who was the overseer of this build off!


 

 

 
All three winners have been given their in-game rennies.

To receive your games please contact me and let me know which game you would like in order from most want to least want that way I can give them out as fast as possible. When messaging me make sure to leave your email address for the game gift to be sent to.

The games up for grabs were Running SausageRage and Goat Simulator. Goat Simulator is Windows, Linux and Mac compatible while Running Sausage and Rage are Windows only.

Ranged Collectors Disabled + Contest Extended 1 day

Posted by on 6:30 am in Minecraft | 0 comments

We’ve identified some serious performance problems with Ranged Collectors so we have disabled them temporarily until we can figure out a solution.

And due to various performance and stability issues we’ve had over the past several days we are extending the current build contest by 1 day.

Server updated to v1.12.1

Posted by on 5:47 pm in Minecraft | 0 comments

Just a quick note, the server has updated to the new version of Minecraft which was released today by Mojang. This update doesn’t contain any new features it’s merely a minor bug fixing update.

You will need to update your game to be able to connect to our server. Thanks.

Quicklinks for your convenience:

Restaurant Contest!

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Restaurant Contest!

We hope you all had fun with the Wild West build contest late last month.

This time we’re doing a Restaurant themed contest where you get to build your own restaurant!

To enter simply head on over to /warp contest get yourself a plot by pushing the button on the right of the contest board and build the finest eatery! – It can be absolutely any type of restaurant either a real one or one you make up!

The games we’re offering to be won are Running Sausage, Rage and Goat Simulator – We chose Running Sausage and Goat Simulator because .. they’re delicious sounding of course. And rage because well running a restaurant can be rage inducing when things aren’t going well (just ask Gordon Ramsay).

Goat Simulator is Windows, Linux and Mac compatible while Running Sausage and Rage are Windows only.

This contest runs from August 1st to August 10th and is open to all players to participate in on our Survival server.

Full Prize List

  • 1st place: R10,000 – Gold Supporter – First choice of a single game from the three available.
  • 2nd place: R5,000 – Supporter – Second choice of a single game from the two available.
  • 3rd place: R2,500 – The final remaining game.

We hope you all have fun with this contest and remember it ends on August 10th!

Shop plots expanded 2 blocks

Posted by on 5:57 pm in Minecraft | 0 comments

Today we’ve altered the depth of the main shops at /warp shop by two blocks enabling players to build all kinds of custom flooring including light up floors using redstone, glass or any other material.

We’re not increasing the price for the shops even though most shops are gaining 10-20% more area, we expect the new space will be used for flooring and not shop chests.

Enjoy!

New Feature: Daily Rewards

Posted by on 3:53 pm in Minecraft | 1 comment

New Feature: Daily Rewards

Today we’re introducing a new feature called Daily Rewards where by you earn things by logging into any of our four servers each day and the rewards get better the longer your streak runs.

For example on the first day you login you’ll earn an increase to Payme by R0.01 per minute. The second day you login you’ll earn R0.02 per minute extra. So each consecutive day you login you’ll get more and more money per minute.

If however you miss a day or don’t login, your payme benefit resets back to R0.00 and you have to start over.

We’ve also added a free betting reward where for every 10 days you’ve logged in you’ll earn a free bet which stacks with your other free bets. The way this works is, once you hit the 10 day mark you’ll receive 1 free bet every day after this until you hit 20 days, then you’ll receive 2 free bets per day until you hit 30 days and then you’ll receive 3 free bets per day etc

There is no limit so if you were to login to the server for 100 days straight you would be earning 10 free bets per day and an extra R1 per minute in payme!

This is just the beginning of our new daily rewards feature. We’ll be adding more rewards including ones you can choose from on login. We hope you all have a lot of fun participating with the new rewards system!

Daily Reward Commands:

/score View the daily rewards scoreboard
/daily View your current daily rewards and login streak

Jackerdelta is our latest Champion

Posted by on 12:21 pm in Minecraft | 0 comments

Jackerdelta is our latest Champion

<3 Jackerdelta is the second player to receive our new Champion status after being incredibly helpful and beneficial to the server.

Lending us his coding skills in our upgrade to v1.12 we were able to retain many of our custom features including Easter Eggs, Voting, Shops at spawn, Effects Cards, Mining Boosts and more.

Without his assistance we would likely still be on v1.11.2 even now. Thank you Jack!

If you’d like to become a Champion and see yourself featured here think about the ways you can contribute to RENMX that have a meaningful impact. From creating amazing easter eggs to being helpful to new players you could receive this honour and the benefits that go with it too!

Read more about our Champion system on our learn page.

Wild West Contest Winners!

Posted by on 12:00 pm in Minecraft | 0 comments

Wild West Contest Winners!

Below are the winners for this contest as chosen by <3 Pri who was the overseer of this build off!

All three winners have been given their in-game rennies.

To receive your games please contact me and let me know which game you would like in order from most want to least want that way I can give them out as fast as possible. When messaging me make sure to leave your email address for the game gift to be sent to.

The games up for grabs were Mad MaxStranded and Townopolis. All three games are Windows and Mac compatible.