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New: Region Leasing, Sell All, Drop Parties, and more!

Discussion in 'Developer Ramblings' started by joshwenke, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. joshwenke Active Member

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    Over the last few weeks, our development team (including myself, itismejoey, and TonyMaster21) has been hard at work fixing bugs and adding new features to the Cobalt Network. Here's a list of some stuff we've worked on:
    • A great new Hub for the month of October, as well as a Halloween contest and a fun game (thanks In_Rainbows_)
    • Drop Parties are back! We have a brand new arena and several incredible new custom items you can win. Use /drop to see your drop party tickets or request one of your own. Use /gems to buy Drop Party tickets.
    • A new /sellall command to sell almost every item in your inventory!
    • A better AFK system which tracks how you interact on the server and can automatically set your AFK status, as well as reducing exploitability of farms. Because of this, we have decreased restrictions on auto farms.
    • Mob nets have been fully rewritten and released officially
    • Region leasing is now officially completed and in beta. You are free to test out leasing with a friend, but be aware that there may be bugs as we test it out. For information on region leasing, see http://cobalt-mc.com/wiki/regions/
    • A fixed /rewards system which will give you prizes for logging in faithfully each day. It can be used on each realm in Cobalt, so log in to each realm every day to get the full prize!
    • A better playtime tracker in /stats. This one is much more accurate. Previous play times had to be wiped, but this one will give you a better idea of how much time you actually spend on Cobalt. AFK time is not factored into this.
    In addition to these great new additions, we've also made significant progress on the Pets system, a bug-free Vaults system, and some new visual enhancements like a sidebar.

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  3. Ruslana Experienced Member

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    I forgot to post this before, but i tried the 'secret code' , and nothing happened! I got an 'unknown command' message!
  4. itismejoey Experienced Member

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    You need to use the code command.
  5. Ruslana Experienced Member

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    oh right! :D ... i tried it again today, and it worked! Thank you for the help.
    --- Double Post Merged Nov 15, 2016, Original Post Date: Oct 28, 2016 ---
    Leasing... A bit late since the original post.. but i leased a house to a player today (of 7 days) and it worked. I'll update this post when the lease expires to report on if there are any problems with the expiration.

    But one thing i did have a problem with, was the placing of a sign within the region to allow players to 'click-to-lease'. That sign wouldn't work for me at all!
  6. joshwenke Active Member

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    Thanks for the feedback! Definitely let me know what happens after 7 days, and pay attention to your balance on the 6th day so you can see the change in balance and make sure that works as well.

    Make sure you followed the instructions completely, and let me know if the region name is more than 16 characters.
  7. Ruslana Experienced Member

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    Will do...

    As for the sign, your Wiki says to place the sign in the region and write [region] on line one, or place the sign anywhere and write [region] on line one and the region name on line two... neither option worked for me (the region's name is ChurchView4, so is well below 16 characters!).
    --- Double Post Merged Nov 30, 2016, Original Post Date: Nov 16, 2016 ---
    As a follow on to trying out the leasing system, so far it seems to be working alright; but there are 2 issues I've come across...
    1. As mentioned about, placing a sign to allow a player to 'click' to lease - doesn't work for me.
    2. (see attached screen shot) Only a minor issue, but when I type /lease list to see the list of leased properties, the list shows duplicate entries for the same property. Screen Shot 2016-11-30 at 08.41.01.png
    --- Double Post Merged Dec 18, 2016 ---
    As a follow on to my above post, which suggests a glitch in the lease system, there is another...

    I leased a house to a player for 7 days.
    One screen shot shows the information you get when you do a /rg info ... RaimonZamora is the leaser (and I added his friend Zyzero to the plot so he could build there too).

    With the /rg info command you can clearly see that is says the property is being leased by RaimonZamora ... BUT ... if you look at screen shot 2, you can see the Raimon has not been online for over 30 days!
    ...so this property should not be still showing as leased anymore?! Glitch I think? Screen Shot 2016-12-18 at 23.02.43.png Screen Shot 2016-12-18 at 22.56.44.png
  8. joshwenke Active Member

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    30 days is not our cutoff date; 60 days is.

    Unless your lease agreement specified a time less than 60 days (which is totally acceptable to do–you just have to specify that your cutoff time is different than ours), there's nothing you can do about it. You'll have to wait until 60 days and then you are safe to remove the player.

    You will, however, continue to receive money from their balance until they can no longer afford to lease the region.
  9. Ruslana Experienced Member

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    I used the command /rg lease [price] [days] to set up the lease on the region/house (I entered /rg lease $100 7 )

    ...Does this command not over-ride the servers 60 day pre-set time period ? (which I didn't know existed until you mentioned it in the above post by the way!).

    That's a bonus I guess! But at the same time doesn't seem fair for the other player! The lease period was only supposed to be 7 days! To clarify... I get $100 a week for the 6 0day period, or forever until the players money runs out? (Cos again, that doesn't seem fair to them!)
  10. joshwenke Active Member

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    Leases are not meant to be temporary - they're meant to renew every set number of days. The player can choose to either cancel the lease immediately or not renew it. Since they agreed to your lease agreement, which should have stated something about how long the lease will last for, you're not doing anything wrong. Their balance gets cleared after 60 days anyway, so by that point it won't matter!

    If the player is really going to go MIA... that's their fault! You don't have to feel bad about anything.
  11. Ruslana Experienced Member

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    The lease agreement does say $100 for a period of 7 days.

    I assumed the lease would end after the 7 days ... so what you're saying is that actually it does not? It auto renews after the specified period? (Which in this case is 7 days) ... Do I have that right? I just want to be clear :)
  12. joshwenke Active Member

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    If it's been more than 7 days, then the player has opted to renew the lease for more than 7 days.

    Per the wiki: "A player can renew their lease, but if they don't renew then you the region is automatically put up for lease again."
  13. Ruslana Experienced Member

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    And how we are back to the start again! That was the point of my original post! The lease was only for 7 days, but the player in question has not logged on for over 30 days, but when you enter the region and type /rg info, the information you get on-screen says the region is still being leased!

    Unless a player the extend the lease, while the current period is running, for multiples of the original length?
  14. joshwenke Active Member

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    The player probably turned ON the auto-renew feature, meaning they knew they'd be charged every 7 days until they stopped it.
  15. Ruslana Experienced Member

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    Oh ok so :) Thanks for all the info Josh (and sorry for being a pain!)

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