The Hole in the Bukkit

As many of you are already aware, we may soon be in a world without Bukkit, the third-party version of the Minecraft server software. Yesterday, one of the developers for Bukkit announced the end of the project. This decision was quickly vetoed by Mojang, who revealed that they had bought Bukkit over two years ago. Dinnerbone, one of Minecraft’s lead developers and former Bukkit developer, announced that he would personally be updating Bukkit to 1.8, very shortly after announcing a prerelease version of Minecraft 1.8. Dinnerbone made it very clear that Bukkit will NOT be the official mod/plugin API that we’ve been promised for years, and hinted that the official API would be much better.

So what does this all mean? Well, the situation is still developing. The announcement from Bukkit was edited, striking out the entire statement and leaving us with cryptic messages such as “There’s more to come on this. Please stand by.” and “To be continued…” What we do know is that Bukkit will receive an update for 1.8, and Dinnerbone is currently working on it. However, anything after that remains unclear. Personally, I think it’s likely that Mojang will continue to update Bukkit until they release their official API. This will likely mean a complete restructure of the plugin system, forcing many plugin devs to rewrite their entire plugins with the new API. Will we lose a bunch of plugins? Probably. However the extent of the damages remains to be seen.

Meanwhile Spigot, popular Bukkit alternative (and all-around better choice, in my opinion), has yet to make an official statement, however they have stated that they “intend to continue Spigot for many Minecraft versions to come, whatever circumstances may unfold.”

The bottom line is we will probably be without Bukkit in the future, however we still have a while for events to unfold and things to change.

tmbmoddust:

A simple (but still good) build of mine from the-minecraft-blog core server, The Shining Valkyrie: a viking longboat

tmbmoddust:

The MINE nightclub, one of my personal builds, open nightly on The-Minecraft-Blog cors server, in the New Core City!

the-minecraft-blog.com

server ip: play.the-minecraft-blog.com

Home to the one and only Stripler!

tmbmoddust:

My beautiful home on The-Minecraft-Blog core server: the floating islands!
the-minecraft-blog.com
server ip: play.the-minecraft-blog.com

tmbmoddust:

My beautiful home on The-Minecraft-Blog core server: the floating islands!

the-minecraft-blog.com

server ip: play.the-minecraft-blog.com

tmbmoddust:

One of my personal builds in the New Core City: The New Core Credit Union! Lots of riches in that vault!

tmbmoddust:

The view from above the trade-in and nether/end portal area in New Core City!

tmbmoddust:

The view from above the trade-in and nether/end portal area in New Core City!

HEY MINECRAFTERS!

dustinrustin:

go follow my NEW Minecraft blog! http://tmbmoddust.tumblr.com/

i will be posting minecraft and the-minecraft-blog server related stuff on there!!

golonkaswe:

OPEN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Bob’s Chunky Cheese.

With our “life like” animatronics you can have a great dinner night!

Scare your children to death by giving them the first impression of a horrible world ahead while chewing on rubbery pizza and diluted soda!

this is fantastic

the-minecraft-blog:

It’s been a while since we did a formal server advertisement, so I wanted to post one on here. On Tumblr, we tend to attract more intelligent and mature players, so I’m hoping we can reach more people like that. What I’m asking of our 17,000+ followers is to either check us out, or reblog this post to help spread the word. We’re looking to seriously increase our playerbase, so join today!

Presenting The Minecraft Blog Core Server, a 16+ Bukkit Server with a focus on enhanced vanilla survival. We’ve been around for over two years, and have been the server of choice for many Tumblr users. Some of our features include:

  • Multiple worlds, including Survival, Creative, and PvP.
  • Arena modes like Capture the Flag, Spleef, and Paintball
  • Monthly build contests
  • Seasonal events
  • Sponsor perks
  • Huge hand-built city, New Core City
  • Custom resource pack
  • Zero-tolerance griefing policy
  • Self-repairing creeper damage
  • Friendly and professional staff
  • Welcoming and mature community
  • Dedicated website, forum, Teamspeak 3 server, and YouTube channel.

You can learn more about us by visiting our website, or by chatting with us on our Forum. So come by and play with us sometime. We’re always welcoming new, mature players, and we’d love to have you.

Server address: play.the-minecraft-blog.com

It’s been a while since we did a formal server advertisement, so I wanted to post one on here. On Tumblr, we tend to attract more intelligent and mature players, so I’m hoping we can reach more people like that. What I’m asking of our 17,000+ followers is to either check us out, or reblog this post to help spread the word. We’re looking to seriously increase our playerbase, so join today!

Presenting The Minecraft Blog Core Server, a 16+ Bukkit Server with a focus on enhanced vanilla survival. We’ve been around for over two years, and have been the server of choice for many Tumblr users. Some of our features include:

  • Multiple worlds, including Survival, Creative, and PvP.
  • Arena modes like Capture the Flag, Spleef, and Paintball
  • Monthly build contests
  • Seasonal events
  • Sponsor perks
  • Huge hand-built city, New Core City
  • Custom resource pack
  • Zero-tolerance griefing policy
  • Self-repairing creeper damage
  • Friendly and professional staff
  • Welcoming and mature community
  • Dedicated website, forum, Teamspeak 3 server, and YouTube channel.

You can learn more about us by visiting our website, or by chatting with us on our Forum. So come by and play with us sometime. We’re always welcoming new, mature players, and we’d love to have you.

Server address: play.the-minecraft-blog.com

8/17/2014 - Changelog

Core Server:

  • Updated perms for the rank changes
  • Reduced OnTime requirements for Iron, Emerald, and Diamond ranks
  • Upped server render distance to 8
  • Updated Info file to reflect rank changes
  • Sponsors no longer see server ads in the hub (effects new purchases and renewals only)

Blog:

  • Updated Donate and Commands pages for new rank changes

Webstore:

  • Updated information on Sponsor package
  • Removed Donor and Gold Donor packages
Slow night here on the Core Server. Come join us! All new players get a free diamond in their starter kit! If you’re up for something different, try the Melons vs. Pumpkins event!
Server Address: play.the-minecraft-blog.com

Slow night here on the Core Server. Come join us! All new players get a free diamond in their starter kit! If you’re up for something different, try the Melons vs. Pumpkins event!

Server Address: play.the-minecraft-blog.com

wetakescreenshots:

Aye Matey! This here is Grumble Bay! Tis only for the strongest pirate folk!
Ye be warned…

wetakescreenshots:

Aye Matey! This here is Grumble Bay! Tis only for the strongest pirate folk!

Ye be warned…

Rank Changes, The Follow-up

As I announced earlier this week, we have eliminated our Donor and Gold Donor ranks in an attempt to consolidate our paid ranks. All users who were a part of these ranks will find that these ranks have been removed from their account. Our Donation and Commands pages have both been updated for this new system.

To help ease the change into the new Sponsor-only system, we are offering coupons for free months of Sponsor for those who were once a part of the old rank system. If you were a Donor or Gold Donor, you may apply here on the forum for a coupon code. Donors get 1 free month of Sponsor, and Gold Donors get 4 free months.

In addition, we have also lowered the OnTime requirements for all our non-paid ranks. Iron rank now only requires 5 days of total play time, Emerald rank now requires 15 days, and Diamond rank now requires 35 days. We hope this will make achieving these ranks much easier.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this change, feel free to contact us on the forum or by email. Many concerns are already addressed in this Q&A post on the forum. We are interested in player feedback.

tmbcardiaque:

Rachel & Dustin enjoying a good sit in Melon World.

Why havent you started playing on The Minecraft Blog server yet?
Invite your friends!

Server: The-Minecraft-Blog.com
IP: play.the-minecraft-blog.com

tmbcardiaque:

Rachel & Dustin enjoying a good sit in Melon World.

Why havent you started playing on The Minecraft Blog server yet?

Invite your friends!

Server: The-Minecraft-Blog.com

IP: play.the-minecraft-blog.com

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