The server has been pretty empty for the last few weeks, and we plan on taking it offline this weekend.
Now the question for everyone is, do we want a server reset or should we start a new server on a different modpack?
If the latter, what pack would you like to see?
We are pleased to announce the next server opening, which will be running the Sky Factory 2.5 pack.
From the official description: "It's skyblock like you've never seen it before! High tech mods, full automation, and chicken sticks! Sky Factory starts the player in the void with nothing but a tree and a single piece of dirt between you and certain death! Version 2.5 adds a variety of new mods to the pack and gives the player much more choice than ever before. Pick up your achievement book today and start your journey!"
You can download the pack from the Curse Voice Launcher or FTB Launcher.
We are pleased to announce the opening of our next server this friday! It will be our first 1.10.2 modded Minecraft pack made by a few of our staff members. It showcases some of the new mods 1.10.2 has to offer like Mekanism v9, Psi, and Chisels & Bits, while still giving you the option to fall back to some of your known favorites like EnderIO, Tinkers' Construct, Forestry, and Botania.
We also added a bunch of in-game books to guide you through the experience and familiarize yourself with the new mods on the block.
You can download the pack from the Curse Voice Launcher or Technic Launcher. On both you can find it by searching for "Principium".
For those that can't use or dislike either you can find MultiMC instance downloads here.
tl;dr the 1.10.2 pack is finally here and we are really excited about it!
As always, you can see the server map at map.stonebound.net/principium and possibly pick a spot where you would want to live.
See you on the server this Friday!
This month, for the first time, we have completely paid for the cost of the server off donations alone! We would like to thank everyone who has donated since the start of this month for contributing to this amazing milestone. Also a big thank you to everyone who has donated so far. We appreciate every donation we receive, and are happy that you all appreciate our hard work!
We are updating our donation benefits with an additional reward as well as a new requirement. As a reminder, you can view our current donation benefits here, and learn more about donating to the server here.
New donation perk requirement
While we appreciate all donations, we have had several users ask about our minimum amount. We've decided to require a minimum donation of $5 to be eligible for perks. You are still welcome to donate below $5, but there will be no perks available for users that do so. However, it is cumulative, so if you can only donate a dollar here and there, you can still get the donation perks once you donate $5 in total. This minimum requirement for perks is not retroactive, so if you donated below the threshold prior to this change, you do not lose your rewards.
New donation reward
We are introducing trophies as part of our donation perks, and with them are implementing a tiered system to reward users who have gone above and beyond with their donations. All rewards are cumulative, so you do not need to donate the amounts listed below all at once if you prefer to donate a little here and there. This perk is retroactive, and users eligible for trophies should have already received theirs. If you'd like to know how much more you need to donate to reach a certain perk, you can contact any staff member to assist you.
Each trophy will showcase the month and year that you hit the tier amount. Trophies are viewable on a user's profile on the website. You may also showcase your trophy on other websites, so long as you link back to Stonebound.
For members that have donated at least $20 in total.
For members that have donated at least $60 in total. Users that reach this tier have single-handedly paid for a month of server costs.
For members that have donated at least $180 in total. Users that reach this tier have single-handedly paid for three months of server costs.
As a reminder, Stonebound is owned and funded by Parzival, and run by volunteer staff members. We will never require donations to continue running the server. However, we greatly appreciate any and all donations we receive, and thank you for showing your support for what we do.
Well I planned on posting about this with the server launch and then forgot about it. We are changing how we deal with user created dimensions.
For those that are new to the community, the old system allowed unlimited dimensions for everyone.
The problem with that were loads of dead Dimensions that people didn't clean up when not used anymore. To avoid this problem, you can now only create one dimension at a time. If you want to make another one, you have to contact staff with your old dimension number and ask them to delete it; or if you want to keep it, give a reasonable explanation as to why you need two dimensions. To make your first dimension, everyone gets one Owner Dimlet when they have 30 minutes of playtime on the server. I have applied that to everyone already playing retroactively.
Note: for maximum compatibility set B:ownerDimletsNeeded=true in crackpackfolder\config\rftools\main.cfg
Q: Are any kind of dimensions allowed e.g. draconium blocks?
A: Yes and no, nothing is banned but they are forced void only so if you want draconium you have to go with draconium spheres.