Two updates for the 9BitMMO client today in build 2055:
You can now press F6 to enable free camera mode to fly around -- great for taking screenshots/videos of your creations.
Use W,A,S,D to move normally. Q,E to go up/down. And hold shift to go fast.
Glitch Mode (experimental)
You can press F5 to enable Glitch Mode, which will every once in a while render glitch artwork correctly. This comes at the cost of a) much lower framerate, and b) making everything else render incorrectly. The long term solution is probably smaller blocks to do glitch artwork 'properly', but in the meantime you can get some nice renders using this technique:
It tends to work most frequently in the normal camera mode (no rotation mode).
Two issues fixed on 9BitMMO. First, sometimes the game would crash in certain areas due to underground objects. Second, sometimes transparent objects had a box around them. Both are now fixed.
Following up on some of the planned security improvements I discussed earlier, the backend now uses a new, more secure password hashing system (Blowfish with random salt).
In order to upgrade your account password hash, simply login normally to the website or in-game (anywhere you normally type your username & password). If you normally use Steam auto-login, you'll want to login via the website one time in order for your password hash to be upgraded to the new format.
Both 8BitMMO and 9BitMMO have been updated to support the new system.
As always, please let me know if you spot any new bugs as a result of this change.
The new =68 map is created and ready to go! Everyone can access it, regardless of level, via the telepad hidden away at the southwest of Root.
This map is more build-focused, and as such does not spawn mobs and has a totally flat terrain.
While everyone can view the map now, no one can build until their Landrush phase opens up. If you try to place before your Landrush slot opens, you'll get a countdown of exact time remaining. Here is the schedule for landrush:
- 1/6 - Ultimate Landrush ($500+ during Novemberbit)
- 1/7 - Super Landrush ($200+ during Novemberbit)
- 1/8 - Normal Landrush ($70+ during Novemberbit)
- 1/9 - Open to All
Our annual server fundraiser / mega-sale has just kicked-off... and it's the most exciting one yet! It includes a new landrush, possible doubleplat, and a variety of new items. There's even a 500,000 gold giveaway that's free to enter, sponsored by Kjh787.
New this year: most rewards can be gotten right away, including the mysterious 3D Test Glasses. What do they do?
Users of standalone desktop edition and 8bitmmo.net browser edition can now buy plat packs with credit cards worldwide via Stripe. This payment method is directly integrated (no manually copying plat tokens required), and even has an option to remember your payment details for future purchases. Best of all, any plat purchase via Stripe will credit your account with the new stripe hat!
Many players have been requesting this feature lately, so here you go: the Buy Box is now available! Now you can sell items without being online.
Place items in the box you want to sell. Another user can later purchase the entire contents of the box for a gold fee that you have set. You can later retrieve the fee from the box.
We have a new edition of the Offices of LOL & LOL, which Sage has masterfully rebuilt. Check it out at Root.
Please join me in welcoming four new mods to the community moderation team: Retsejnomis, Black_Jack, Shcky, and Marbelz.
Kyro is also voluntarily stepping down from the mod team to focus on real-life things. I thank him for his contributions over his tenure as a mod.
Finally, I'd like to add that it was intensely difficult for the existing mod team and myself to narrow down the final contenders for the limited mod positions. Don't fret if you really wanted to be a mod. There are a number of people being eyed for the next round.