Hello everyone! With 1.13 just around the corner a lot is about to change around Altitude. We’ve spoken a lot about our plans for 1.13 and Altitude, but there will also be some unplanned changes coming up. I’ve recently been thinking about the server and I’ve decided it’s not in the best shape. I’m going to be implementing some changes with the goal of strengthening the community feel around here and reducing our focus on being big and famous.
I think one of the biggest things I can do to fix the state of Altitude is to simplify things. I’m going to be tackling our rules soon, and Patreon has been changed (yes, again) to have three simple tiers now, all with the same perks. All Patreons will get a colored name on Discord, and a [P] tag in-game, as well as a sign on our Patreon tree in spawn. You can pledge $5/m, $10/m, or $15/m.
We’ve also just implemented a new chat filter on the server, and on Discord, that will hopefully simplify things in that department. Moving forward, almost all words will be allowed, except for a few slurs and a couple very inappropriate topics. The server will track usage of all of inappropriate language, but won’t step in unless usage becomes very excessive – just to prevent people from abusing it when staff aren’t online. Basically, you can use this language however you normally would outside of Minecraft. Additionally, there is a filter on the Discord now that will delete messages with the always-blocked words (slurs and very inappropriate topics).
One of the most requested changes on Altitude is for claims to expire sooner so that the abandoned homes can be looted and the land can be reclaimed. We’ve now implemented a 60 day expiration for all claims (30 days less than before). This means it is super important that you log in for at least a few minutes once in a while if you plan to be gone for a long time!
I’ve also removed the plugin that made explosion damage (Creeper damage) automatically regenerate because the plugin was no longer being maintained, and it was only a matter of time before it stopped working. Along with this change, I also re-enabled fire damage, to really bring back that vanilla feel (well, besides the plugins we have!)
Finally, our rules have been updated to reflect our new 1.13 policies! They are simpler, shorter, and there are fewer of them. Please review these rules at https://alttd.com/rules, because playing on the server means you agree to follow them! There shouldn’t be any surprising changes. Most of the rules have only been re-written to make more sense. The chat rules have been shortened up quite a bit, but I think the new chat rules, while pretty straight forward, encompass a lot of the same stuff as before.Our in-game survival guide, claiming guide, and website homepage have also been rewritten, so keep an eye on them too.
That’s it for changes thus far. As always, these new features are implemented while they are being tested so that everyone can share their feedback on them. If you have any suggestions please reach out!