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Griefmas begins soon!

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by joshwenke, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. joshwenke Active Member

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    The time is here - for Griefmas! This post will detail the stuff we've got in store for Cobalt and the next few weeks as we wait for 1.8 to be released.

    Since 1.8 has taken so long to come out - we will start Griefmas soon. The official date has yet to be announced, but will probably be this monday (Aug 11). However, don't start griefing until you see a bunch of in-game and website announcements about it.

    What is Griefmas?
    Before map resets, Cobalt has a tradition of holding the "Griefmas" event – a period of a few days where you can grief and ruin the map without being penalized! We've only reset the maps once before (in 2012), but because of the 1.8 madness we're planning a full reset. This means that before we reset, you can have some fun!

    Chat rules still apply, but all world and building rules can be broken so you can grief and destroy to your heart's content!

    PvP will be enabled, all chests will be unlocked, and all land protection removed! (even the spawn)

    When will Griefmas happen?
    I'm not going to announce an official date yet because people are gonna start griefing and get banned. You'll know when it's time.

    How can I protect myself from Griefmas?
    By this point you've had ages to save your buildings. I recommend diamond armor and plenty of splash potions ;)

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    After Griefmas, we'll shut down for a few days while I take the computer in for an inspection to make sure everything's working properly. During that time, I'll finish up the website and server upgrades and launch a public beta of Cobalt v2.0! I've been mentioning the v2.0 for awhile – but it will contain so many cool things. Plus I have taken the time to re-write every plugin we've been using before.

    The public beta period will be from the time Griefmas ends to the time when I can safely upgrade to 1.8. During the public beta, it's your job to log on and report bugs. The bugs will be fixed for the final release.

    When I have updated everything to 1.8, I'll reset the beta after fixing bugs and announce the new version of Cobalt! From there on, all the servers will have a ton of cool new features. Plus, we're getting a brand new website and wiki. It'll be sweet.

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    For now, enjoy your last few days on the original Cobalt! We're about to take a huge step forward in innovation and fun :)
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  2. ArmedChimpanze Experienced Member

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    KNOWY, GET THE TNT!
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  3. Lord_Death_OMM Experienced Member

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    I WILL GRIEF MY FARM FIRST. NO ONE TOUCHY MY FARM.
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  4. OYA139 Experienced Member

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    Well, at least I never built anything that worth my protection since I can't keep it anyway xD
    --- Double Post Merged Aug 8, 2014, Original Post Date: Aug 8, 2014 ---
    Ill laugh if aton of new people joined on griefmas and got murdered instantly xD
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  5. knowingerty Experienced Member

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    I SHALL
    --- Double Post Merged Aug 8, 2014, Original Post Date: Aug 8, 2014 ---
    death traps. death traps everywhere.
    Josh will the spawn still be protected?
  6. Denon123 Experienced Member

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    Dear Lord. I shouldn't have given my 2 mil to Zcubed, and all my items to Wavecurl. I would dominate otherwise
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  7. joshwenke Active Member

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    [QUOTE="knowingerty" Josh will the spawn still be protected?[/QUOTE]
    I usually put a strong emphasis on protection, but no! Feel free to grief it ;)
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  8. knowingerty Experienced Member

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    I usually put a strong emphasis on protection, but no! Feel free to grief it ;)[/quote]

    LAVA TRAPS
  9. NeoHoltsky Experienced Member

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    I could have sworn there was a Cobalt 3.0 when 1.3 came out, but whoooooo, v2!
    Anyways, to anyone teleporting to spawn... expect to find a Neo fully decked out in Premium-level armor won in Moon's old contest, with the best sword and bow I can get my hands on, and a few Notch Apples + Potions. I'll be the one attacking you if I see you make any sudden movements. Good luck and have fun all, and don't rage too hard! ;)
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  10. OYA139 Experienced Member

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    Ill miss griefmas. Dangit
  11. TheLittleFiery1 Experienced Member

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    I'm just gonna stick to creative until Griefmas is finished... :p
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  12. boesball Experienced Member

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    The spawn will be blown up so much by me that you will fall into the void
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  13. joshwenke Active Member

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    Keep in mind that the timer on the top of the screen might not be accurate – so only begin griefing and stuff when you see RED ANNOUNCEMENTS in-game saying that griefmas is happening.
  14. lucytemple Experienced Member

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    I'll try and come on tomorrow - whilst by the pool to grief the secret party place you let me see ;)
  15. diva5 Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering, once P.V.P is enabled shall there also be item-loss, allowing griefing at /spawn, or even saving of progress after this event is over? As in if someone takes anything out of your chest, its gone forever.
  16. RyanAnnie Active Member

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    Josh already answered the spawn protection question a few posts up. ^ After griefmas we're resetting the map, which means even if you were able to keep your items safe/not die with them in your inventory, it won't really matter because it'll be gone with the reset anyways. :p
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  17. Hybridcraft2002 Experienced Member

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    Is money being reset as well?
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  18. joshwenke Active Member

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    see our other announcements
  19. iheartkittys456 Well-Known Member

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    :(
    dear josh.
    idont like the update or greifmas
    goodbye.kind of
    i was going to donate. byebye

  20. joshwenke Active Member

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    I am really sad to see you go. We've got a ton of cool stuff planned for the future, and the only way for it to happen is with a reset.

    If you don't like the idea of Griefmas, you can just not login for the next few days. Then it shouldn't be a problem and you don't have to participate.

    I hope you choose to stay with the community!
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