We have added authentication to the server. You will be asked to authenticate about once a month, you will simply have to type in chat what the server asks of you and you will be able to play again.
Today is the start of a build event, unlike many of our other events this one will last multiple days. This means you’ll have multiple days to finish building which will allow the builds to be much more detailed and a lot larger than with our previous build event. On creative you will be able to enter a portal at spawn to go to any of four new temporary worlds. You will be able to claim one plot in each world and build anything you want in the style of that world.
The four styles for this event are Abandoned, Ancient, Fantasy, and Futuristic. You can make any building/terrain you want. Feel free to play to your strengths and be original. The winners will be chosen by members of the Event Leaders and the Staff Team. They will judge the builds based on how well they fit in with the style and the cohesion of the build
Please use /plot auto while in the world you want to build in to ensure people stay together since we might miss your build otherwise! Keep in mind you will need to follow all normal creative rules. Please don’t copy other people’s builds, if you are caught doing this you will be disqualified. If you suspect your build is being copied please contact us instead of confronting the player. Remember you can use worldedit, the plots are huge so I’m sure that will be appreciated!
Every player can only win one prize, they will get counted for where they are ranked highest. Everyone who participates with a build that has effort put into it will get a participation prize, this will get a unique prize that’s a downgraded version from the winner’s prizes.
You can compete in all the worlds if you want but you will only be able to win in one of them. The worlds will close at midnight UTC on the night from 16 September to 17 September
Note: If you want you can work together but only the plot owner will get recognition for it (they would be the one winning if that plot won)
We will be making punishments for chat offense display publicly. We chose to do this so that it’s very clear that staff is handling something and since it’s often perceived as more serious if there is an official message by the server for everyone to see. This does mean that people might try to respond to these messages. This is not allowed and will be punishable as well. If you see someone get muted or warned just move on, there is no need to comment on it.
Not all punishments will be public, they will only be viewable in chat if staff feels it’s something everyone in chat should be aware of (for example if there is an argument in chat we might choose to let it display publicly so people know to stop talking about it, an xray punishment would not be displayed in chat.) All punishments are still viewable on the website. Please keep in mind we still do not allow people discussing punishments in chat, any issues with punishments should be taken up with a higher staff member either through discord or through the support form.
We have expanded the world border in the survival servers from 22k to 25k. This means there are many new biomes and places to explore! We recognize that many of you are waiting eagerly for 1.14, and while we unfortunately cannot update the main servers right now, we hope this chance to explore more of the world will help alleviate the pain of not updating right now. We hope you enjoy!
Most of the players that will be reading this are not toxic. However, they have to deal with toxic players all too often. I’ve written this announcement to make clear what our stance on this is and what we are planning to do about toxicity. Our chat rules give quite a lot of freedom for people to discuss whatever they want. We want everyone to keep this freedom but there are people that abuse it.
However, our chat rules aren’t the only rules that affect what you can say in chat. As you will most likely have noticed while reading our rules is that each section has a catch-all rule. We will be enforcing these rules more strictly. In particular, the following two will be used to crack down on the excessive amount of toxicity: “Keep everyone in mind when you do something, and avoid behavior that would make others feel unwelcome or uncomfortable.” and “We do not allow any behavior that intentionally hurts others. Never do anything to purposely be upsetting, insulting, or annoying to anyone else on our services.” If you see players breaking these rules, please /report them or utilize the #help channel. If you don’t feel confident doing that you can always take a few screenshots and send them to a staff member directly. We will pull the logs and punish players even if we weren’t online while it happened. We want to take your concerns seriously and agree that the toxicity as of late has gone quite too far.
Since these rules are less black and white they are bound to be more based on opinion, if you feel you are being punished unjustfully in any way please do not discuss this with the staff member who punished you or start arguing about it in chat or Discord. Instead please submit an appeal, we can then review the punishment. If it was unjustified the punishment will be removed.
We are looking for community members who are interested in helping us moderate Altitude! We are opening applications for all servers. Moderator duties include: upholding the server rules and assisting players with using our services. Each moderator is assigned to one home server but is also expected to help moderate all other servers including creative and Discord.
Applicants should be friendly, helpful, and professional. Applicants are required to have been a member for at least 1 month, be 16 years or older, and play at least 7 hours per week.
Applications will be open for a week. To apply go to: https://alttd.com/apply
We are creating a Patreon minecraft server! It will be released at 6 PM UTC August 10 2019. This server will be close to vanilla survival gameplay and utilizes the new 1.14.4 release of minecraft. To play on this server, you have to become a patron of our server https://www.patreon.com/alttd for the amount of either $10 or $15 monthly. This server is intended for our more mature players, so they may continue to have fun and enjoy the server while also keeping the generally younger audience of the main survival servers happy. The features it will have are already listed on the website.
We have decreased the sell prices of some farmable items at spawn. It was much too easy to get money through mass farming things like sugar cane and this caused an influx of too much money into the economy. This reduction will help with better balancing the economy and improving player experience. In addition, poorly optimized farms for things like sugar cane reduced server performance, so we hope this change will allow the economy to become more balanced and lower the incentive to create giant, lag-creating farms.
We have installed FastAsyncWorldEdit on creative, this has much better performance than normal worldedit which means players can use it. There might be issues with it, if you find any please report them to us on discord. Depending on the issues we find we might remove worldedit again! And it’s likely limits will be placed to prevent people from lagging creative with it. If you find anything that you think might break the server please don’t report it publicly or spread it to others, this will only ruin the fun for other people and will get you and anyone using it in trouble!
1.14.4 could technically support 50 players, but only with redstone disabled, mobs limited and automatic items deletion (if they are on the ground). Based on this we will not be updating for now. If paper can fix 1.14.4 performance we will update, if not we will wait for 1.15 and hope Mojang delivers on the promise of an upgrade to Minecraft performance.