tremor's blog

Dec
16

Lava buckets disabled, skybuilding near spawn disabled.

Just wanted to let everyone know that in a response to a very malicious attack on our spawn area perpetrated by GodOfWarBeta - we've taken the following actions.. some of which may be only temporary.   First, lava buckets have been disabled until we can be certain of a fix of rolling the lava INTO the spawn area from outside of it.   Second, we've created a big spawn air wrapper which stops building immediately outside spawn in the air.. an extension of the no-grief area.  This griefing by GoW came precariously close to reaching the shops...  if it had so that would have really sucked.  Don't QQ at the Pwn9 Admins for the loss of freedom that has now occurred, you're anger should be directed at the purpetrator of this action.

Dec
13

Pwn9 Minecrafting - How to get your stuff wiped by the admins.

YASMP is a competitive, pvp, survival server..  everyone is always looking to get an edge up to be the best... however, some people lean heavily on exploiting various glitches either with a plugin or sometimes within the game itself.   The most common glitches involve storing items.  More often than not an invisible and curious admin will find you out at some point.. or a fellow player will rat you out...  and all your stuff will get deleted. 

We think you should play for the fun of it.. go ahead, be competitive... but don't try to cheat the system.. it will only lead to disaster.  Here are some things the admins are always looking for and will lead to getting your stuff wiped.

Dec
11

Pwn9 Fantasy Football Regular Season has ended!

The Fantasy Football regular season has ended and the playoff brackets are set!  And Kmoore with a BIG victory over #1 ranked Tremor sneaks into the 4th and final spot for the playoffs breaking the 3 way tie of teams at 7-7 (atlantic enterpriser and desireableteamwow).  Atlantic Enterpriser only had to win their game to make the playoffs but a tough loss knocked them out.  In the cellar with a lowly record of 4-10 were the Steelers...   The playoffs first week schedules a rematch of #1 Tremor vs. #4 Kmoore - with a 30 point blowout victory at the end of the season over Tremor - the #1 seed with a number of injuries and players out, actually looks to be the underdog in this matchup.   The #2 vs. #3 playoff matchup is The really bad team vs. Phantastic, each with an 8-6 regular season record and both coming off nice win streaks.   For final regular season rankings and the playoff schedule, continue reading...

Nov
22

Introducing Classes on YASMP.

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and now in the holiday season, we want to give you a present.  For some time now YASMP has been an experience, potion and enderchest free Minecraft server.  Simple, old school..  but, after a while maybe a bit boring.

That's why are now introducing classes.  Like a VIP Donation, a Class donation will get you one of three class ranks (or all three if you choose).

Banker - Ability to create, place and use an enderchest. Store your favorite stuff safely!

Brewer - Ability to create, place and use a brewing stand. Make potions (if you can) - Netherwart is pretty hard to come by these days, you can only get it by killing zombie pigs in a nether fortress.  (Some potions have been removed - like invis)

Enchanter - Ability to collect XP while mining, create, place and use an enchanting table and enchant items. (Enchanting is currently at default, however we may limit some OP enchants)

Classes will be $20 each to help keep our server and website running!  But right now, as a holiday special we will make classes just $10 each.  Also, you don't need to be a VIP to get a class. Anyone can get a class added to their username!  Just go to the VIP page to sign up!

http://www.pwn9.com/VIPLounge

Happy holidays and look forward to seeing you all in-game for more fun!

Nov
15

YASMP Updates - Removed a few hated plugins.

YASMP is now on 1.4.4 - you can update your game client.  Also, we've tweaked some configs to do away with the much dislike falling dirt and cobble.  The anti-water-source bukkit should be gone as well.  We've kept the hardcore monsters because we think it's fun to see more charged creepers and blazes in the overworld.

We hope you'll continue to play and enjoy YASMP, always knowing that the Pwn9 team is in fact listening and here to server the players with their ideas and changes.

Make sure to take advantage of some of the great new features in YASMP like the /em (exchange market)

 

Nov
10

YASMP Returnz

YASMP is back on 1.4.2.  There are some big changes in-line with our on-going effort to be a unique minecraft server in the world of same old same old boring servers.. 

Biggest Change - Extra Hard Mode - Mobs are more dangerous, its harder to mine, harder to farm, dirt and cobble falls like sand... and much more. This hyperintensifies the survival experience - making the standard environment just as dangerous as other players now.

Coolest Change - The Exchange Market - Vips can sell there items on the virtual market, and anyone can shop it.. think of it as minecraft ebay.  good times.

Still the same - EXP is turned off.  Brewing stands cannot be used.  We may relax this rule in the future.

Oct
30

I'm On Top!

8 Weeks into Pwn9 Fantasy football and with a 5 win streak, me (tremor) is on top!!!  ohhh ya!!!!!  what now huh?     I'm not sure if supawiz is the pittsburgh potatoes or the steelers but one thing is certain..  fans of pittsburgh are not doing so well..    KMoore was on top for a bit but a 2 loss streak has really brought her down.    Heading into the 2nd half of the season though, it's still anyones game to win or lose!

RankTeamW-L-TPctPts ForPts Against

Streak

1.Tremor6-2-0.750756.12662.70W-5
2.Phantastic5-3-0.625819.10740.20L-1
3.DesireableTeamWow5-3-0.625795.72652.92W-2
4.KmOreos4-4-0.500789.20698.64L-2
5.The really bad team3-5-0.375736.06807.82L-5
6.atlantic enterpriser3-5-0.375687.44724.56L-4
7.Pittsburgh Potatoes3-5-0.375655.92730.94W-2
8.Steelers3-5-0.375524.28746.06W-1

 

Oct
28

Hurricane Sandy - Pwn9 Potential Outages

Our servers our located in the Philadelphia area, so there is potential over the next few days that some of our services may be slowed down or potentially even completely out as widespread power outages are expected.  Just a heads up.  I'll be running some backups and downloading critical information to my local servers in the event of the absolute worst scenario.

Good luck for anyone else in the NorthEast..  feel free to join me..  goin' surfin.