I'm sure everyone has been wondering what the foundation for Almura 3.0 is and what it will be about. Well here it is:
Almura 3.0 - Resurrected is be based on the story line where 5000 years have passed since Almura 2.5 - Origins came about. A world wide extinction level event (E.L.E.) has occurred and only a few from the previous civilization survived. The city shield which surrounded Asgard has completely failed and many areas of have begun to crumble and fall apart. Several areas on Asgard and within Almura Castle have been destroyed by fire, meteor showers and other unknown destructive events.
It appears that a few brave souls made it into stasis chambers before the E.L.E. and have awoke to find much of the hard work that they put into Almura for years is completely gone. All of the worlds known to exist within the Almura solar system which had been home to so many for so long have been completely wiped clean, no remnants of the previous civilization can even be seen upon the landscape. Asgard, due to the collapse of the city shield lays in ruin. Several core power systems remain badly damaged, the stargate system is completely offline and the crystal power systems are completely dead. Dockter has been working day in and day out to try and repair the city shield generators but thus far has been unsuccessful. Wifee continues to dig for artifacts that can try and explain what has happened and why the city shield which should have protected the planet failed. Zidane and Grinch continue to work on the power systems and the stargate network so that we can try and make contact with the previous worlds within Almura but have thus far been met with very little success. Wolfe's stasis chamber was located but its control console is damaged and we cannot revive her at this time. A new explorer managed to arrive on Asgard after a transporter malfunction from a previously unknown world which stranded a man known only as Kashike. Zidane and Grinch took him in and have been trying to bring him up to speed regarding the architectural layouts of Asgard to assist in the repairs. Kashike mentioned finding a second stasis chamber but the door is sealed and since we lack our core power systems have been unable to route enough power to that system to try and open the door.
I'll bet by now you've lost pretty much all faith in Almura ever upgrading past 1.7.10 by now... Sorry, but NO. Won't give up, its just taking longer than anyone had expected.... Between work projects, tons of stuff going on at home and with my own kids I've just been so busy as has the rest of the Almura Development team.
I've listed a bunch of mods that we are waiting on before we even have a remote chance of being able to upgrade to the latest version of Minecraft, version 1.12.x
We are slowly working through all the changes that Microsoft Mojang through onto us. Please stick with us!
Donations / Player Membership Changes:
As some of you may have noticed I removed all the donations based player advancements and memberships listed on our store. I've done this because the dynamics of Almura 3.0 are going to change so much I don't know how it is going to effect the game in general. So to be fair I've disabled all of them until after Almura 3.0 has launched. I didn't think it was fair to have a donation rank purchased now to just have it possibly disappear once Almura 3.0 actually launches.
We've taken the first step into getting our server migrated over to Sponge. One of our biggest problems has been getting rid of the Transporter bukkit plugin. Well I've modified the SGCraft mod to work for our needs.
The Transporter plugin is still active but will be eliminated soon. Everyone can build stargates with no restrictions. You will need to gather a mineral called naquadah. This new ore will populate in existing chunks so it is available everywhere.
For users who over use the /home command I recommend you get some stargates built. We will be soon limiting users to home specified home. The home command was never intended on being a teleportation command to every destination you could dream of.
As many of you know, Almura 3.0 has been a very long work in progress. Mojang completely changed the way models, graphics and pretty much all of the rendering works back in 1.8. Many of us on our team have been working tirelessly trying to get this update going. Within the past couple of week Zidane has made some break through progress on this process and we appear to be back up and running towards Almura 3.0 once again.
server will be ran in a SpongeForge 1.11.x environment.
a brand new user interface is being introduced into this version thanks to Grinch.
lots of work has been done on the crafting system including complicated food and drink recipes
will be including the following mods in the 3.0 distribution:
Carpenter Blocks (Hopefully, the developer is testing alpha builds)
Here's a few things that are in the planning stages and will hopefully be completed for the launch of 3.0:
brand new broker based economy system. You will purchase slots to place containers (chest) into a broker system. You will be able to visit cities/villages and players houses to purchase items. It will allow anyone anywhere to see what you have for sale.
brand new farming system attributes such as temperature killing crops, dry rot, and "dying in the field" because you didn't harvest them in time.
brand new farm animal attributes such as having a chicken lay eggs in a nest and wont wander off, removal of an animals ability to try and jump the fence they are standing next to. (We are already introducing the chance for farm animals to have "twins" if they are fed a certain type of feed.).
brand new model and block system. Since we are moving vastly into the future with Sponge our abilities to do special things with new blocks and internal systems like what we did with Cache has exploded. We will continue to introduce systems such as this.
Hello again, I pushed B129 this evening. Here's what is included:
- Added Salt ore and Salt chunks, salt ore will automatically generate in new chunks. - Added Glass Jar - Added Glass Cruet - Added the following crops: - Chives - Cilantro - Clove - Coffee Beans - Cumin - Dill - Peas - White Grapes - Peppercorn. - Added recipe to make Salt [shaker] (used in food recipes). - Added recipe to make Pepper [shaker] (used in food recipes). - Changed many food and drink recipes to include the usage of a Glass Jar and Cruets. - Added command /almura refreshskin to force a players skin to update. - Added Raw Marble and use this instead of Marble Ore in recipes.
- Fixed Thunder and Lightning storms, you should see and hear them again....