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LDShadowLady Server Donations
I noticed the LDShadowLady server has been going downhill lately and I really want to bring it back to life but I need your help. Every little thing you can do can make a HUGE difference. I have been playing on the server for 4+ years and it would break my heart to see it get shut down. I remember when it used to be packed with players and everyone was making towns and little shops.
If you can please donate to the server or spread word!
Hello AGAIN guys, today is the final stage to finishing the grand web update. The forums have now had the theme applied to them after much work to achieve a consistant feel between the site and forums.
There may be issues, and if you do come across them please let us know. We will give you a general run down of the changes and known issues below, unfortunatly many of them cannot be fixed as they are simply a limitation.
Before I list the changes/bugs I first want to explain what responsive is. Responsive means that the page reacts to the browser window being resized. This means that it can be viewed on Mobile Devices and desktops without looking too bad or breaking.
Unfortunatly the software we run is a little dated and are just beginning to delve into the responsive web. As such the existing software which is soon to be replaced, does not natively support responsiveness.
Why did I tell you all that? Because it is relevant to some bugs you might experience that won't stop functionality but might look a little weird. So without further ado here is a list of changes and known issues;
Changes: The sidebar on the main index page will hide itself when on a smaller screen, this is to prevent ugly wrapping of text and breaking of the layout. Don't worry it comes back when it detects there is room. The header will show a small menu when you are logged in on a small device, that way it doesnt break the navigation. Otherwise a full menu that is identical to the website now with the changes. All pages are now quickly accessible whilst within the forum. This includes the server status under the server menu at the top. Known Issues: Some text boxes are statically set by the software to be a certain width. As such if you shrink your screen too far they won't shrink with it. The Banner for 'similiar topics' is not formatting correctly (This is being looked into)
Don't forget, if you find a bug, big or small, please let us know so we can look into it. We will list and update known issues here as we get them and eliminate them.
Thank you all for your continued support, we are so lucky to have you as a part of this amazing community and we look forward to offering you more fun servers and interactions in the future. We truely hope you enjoy the website and forums update.
- Abyssal Gaming Management
Upcoming Server Updates
As many already know, we recently hid an announcement for a new Hardcore Server within the website and its new release. Here are some details that may or may not be available at the official server page;
First and foremost we have just added 5 additional screenshots of the biome generation algorithms to the server page so go check that out. Like now.
The Creative Server is another that will be revamped, although it may be a little bit after the Hardcore - The release schedule is not yet finalized. We are more than likely simply going to restart it from scratch, slap a new spawn on it and let you guys go nuts. Following suggestions from members, we are going to increase the MEMBER plot count to 2 instead of 1 and as such modify every rank above it by adding an additional plot to each.
SkyBlock has been forgotten for a while, it sees little traffic but will be restored to functional shortly after Creative is back up and running.
We are looking at releasing a Mini-Games and PvP Server where we will segregate the PvP Aspects from LDShadowlady and move them to their own server with their own resources. As much as we'd like to, we don't have any plans on making any major PvP match-types or the like in the future. We simply don't have the finance and network to maintain and design games to the standard of HyPixel and Mineplex.
On the other hand we are seeking to stay as traditional as possible in many ways. Our focus has always been on a hard game experience instead of an easy one, and a traditional experience where possible. That is without weird and funky mechanics like elevators and self building houses and those thingy-ma-jiggys.
As many know I constantly call out for suggestions, they are helping us shape how we change and design in the future. While we don't expect to become as large as HyPixel and other companies, we do want to treat our users more personally. Our decisions in the last LDShadowlady Update were fully backed by the majority of users playing on the server, as we treat all servers. We want the stakeholders to be the players and visa versa. Please post your suggestions in the suggestions forum, no matter how big or small. While we don't reply to or accept them all, we read them in detail and discuss them behind the scenes. Please don't be afraid to post!
The LDShadowlady Server... This has been a discussion recently amongst everyone. Something the staff has taken particular notice to.
We have seen chatter of a lot of people discussing potentially resetting the server. This is not something I have considered for a few reasons;
We originally wanted at least a year out of the current server There is still much of the map that has yet to be fully explored, secrets that haven't been found and discovered We know a lot of dedicated players don't want to lose their build yet again A full restart will require us fully looking at our plugins and perhaps removing some that are holding us back from proper 1.8 Operation. Having said that, it seems a lot of members have raised good points as to why a reset would be a good idea. The following is a general list brought to our attention by players;
The server is almost 8 months old and does not have any of the new blocks or functionality that the major 1.8 Release introduced to the game. After so much time, the map has become boring as most people have finished building what they wanted and feel too tied down to start again. In addition they would have too much money and blocks to start again in proper 'hardmode' as was originally intended. It would give us a chance to create new set of rules/plugins etc. that can be decided and discussed by the members of the server. In summary we are looking for a lot of feedback here, please have your say whether it be an opinion about the LDS reset or ideas and suggestions for the other servers and changes. We hope to have more information in coming weeks and look forward to hearing from you guys, the players.