Announcement Content Update ~8

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Content Update
Number 8

Updates:
  • Inspect Blocks
  • Holograms
  • Resource Pack Loader
  • Professions
  • Other
  • Final Notes

Inspect Blocks
Something that an example version was made, but nothing ever concrete formed of was inspect blocks. The idea behind it, is that it is a block you right click that will spout out information -- sort of like an interactive sign that can take multiple pages. I decided to re-code this idea that I had months ago and it is now implemented in game.
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Holograms
Near the start of the server, there were a lot of things labelled with holograms. However, they caused an increasing amount of lag due to the way they were coded - and no real replacement could be found as for the holograms we wanted specifically, they needed to have a very short range of activation for herbs etc. to keep them as RP friendly as possible. So, I have finished coding a hologram component to our plugin which will allow us to create holograms for our personal use-case. You should start to see holograms being placed above coin pouches, herbs and inspect blocks.
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Resource Pack Loader
Due to issues with the previous (public) plugin to handle giving the resource-pack on join, where the issues stemmed from the fact it had to give a different one dependent on version, I re-coded the plugin myself and moved it in to our main plugin. So any issues with that, or the plugin breaking down every time we needed to update the pack should no longer occur, and if it does -- the fact I recoded it in to our own plugin gives me more flexibility to fix the issue.

The main feature addition to this is to dynamically update the resource pack provided in-game without having to restart the server.
A usage of above feature being used in-game
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Professions
Increased the gathering threshold needed to be logged via the abuse catcher.

Fixed the issue with mining sticks destroying both when you held two.

Other
Increased Steel Armour durability

Render distance increased on the server from 7 —> 10

Player view distance increased on the server from 30 blocks to 50 blocks


Fixed the issue where players could bypass mounts/rideable things with steel.

You can now toggle PMs off with "/msg mute".

Fixed "/sound". Now other people hear it nearby.

Fixed an issue where you could dupe steel ingots :/.

Expanded on the help message, fleshing it out more ("/help").

You can now evict trapped chests through the eviction plugin.

If you hold a horse token, you can type "/horsestats" to view the stats of the token.
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Final Notes
This week there was less content, or updates, than previous weeks due to the fact that adding three whole new modules (resource pack loader, holograms and inspection blocks) took a lot of time. I have shied away from touching professions much these past few weeks because the code of professions is really bad. As such, I have also started a re-code of the menus for it. To put that in to perspective there is around ~8000 lines of code just to make the menus and process what each button does when clicked for the crafting menus alone. Once I implement my recode, it'll shorten that number down to about 800 to 10000 lines of code for the menus. After that is done, I'll be much more happy to provide content updates for professions.

Thanks to @Shikeg0 for the horse stats idea.
Thanks to @AN_DR for reporting the stonemason dupe.
Thanks to @Celestine for reporting the fact trapped chests cannot be evicted.
Thanks to @Shinseki for reporting the sound issue.
Thanks to @Sir_Ridiculous for the idea for a mute message feature.
 
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How short is the range that you can see the holograms?
 
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forgot I did a thing for this update!
 

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