- Aug 30, 2015
(We have taken your feedback on board and have been focusing on server activity and settlements over events.)
As we move further into our official release, we have many more updates to bring you. To keep in touch and help you guys see our progress and goals, we will continue to do these announcements each and every week. We will continue to post updates each week on (Saturday 7PM BST). We are also open to feedback & suggestions relative to the updates we announce.
This week we have more on:
Check out our updated planet minecraft page at:
https://www.planetminecraft.com/server/tale-of-banners-4161378/ (Tale of Banners - Serious Medieval Roleplay [NOW OPEN!] Minecraft Server)
We have been hard at work implementing various features and quality of life changes into the new location. New bandit camps have been added to the melting lands, as well as a woodcutting and stone mining area. The ruins of Valdarr call to you them, and call for a rebuilding of this once great land. You will be able to assist in their construction. The melting lands are here for you to call home!
Getting a House
If you would like a house in the ruins of Valdarr simply talk to Sten! He will tell you how to go about getting settled. Remember to speak to an admin to get a tract of land. If none are available don’t be afraid to use the help channel in our discord.
We have released a new dungeon inside the melting lands! It is ready and will be expanded upon in the future. Several mysteries await you inside the catacombs of mount Grelth! Thanks to our new staff we have been able to focus on fixing the many small glitches which have caused problems for players in these areas and can proudly say everything is now working 100%. We can now focus solely on adding more content instead of bug fixes etc!
We have fixed the brewing and smoking plugins to help consistent rp. Several items can be smoked using a smoking pipe, as well as several brewing recipes already added. The crooked walls tavern is open for business if you just want to use these plugins sparingly to see their results!
We have a player settlement currently under construction. Avalon, who’s mayor is Lethins. Due to unforeseen IRL issues Lethins will be busy for a time so an emergency election will be held.
This settlement is being constructed near the ruins of Valdarr, just out of the way of harmful avalanches but can be moved to the more fertile lands of the melting before it becomes official post-election. This is completely up to the acting mayor however.
We would like to also remind everyone we have another settlement slot open if you wish to start your own town!
Please keep in mind that to grow your settlements plot size you must follow our building guidelines found on the current settlement and building system here:
Just around the corner!
New quests and NPCs are planned to be added this week. (Visited Windspeak Abbey yet?) We opened the melting lands without too many npc’s inhabiting it, but as the blizzard has died down, more and more inhabitants will flood back into the mountains. Not only that but we are also working to add more hostile npcs to the environment with their own unique loot!
With new quests come new items! We will be working to add more and more themed loot and quest items as the server develops. We are working on a system and application for you guys to submit your own special lore items in the forums to be added to the official server canon. For now message either Lena or Verando with your ideas!
Food and Economy
The Melting Lands are made up of vicious mountain peaks and dangerous forests but also contain much fertile land. We are planning to shift food production to the player, dropping spawn chances for found food dramatically, we hope this will incentivise players to create their own farms.
We will be working this week to expand upon the existing dungeons. New dungeons will be added, although perhaps not finished this week. We will keep you all updated. In addition, past dungeons will be reviewed and portions previously locked down will be opened up for exploration and looting.
We are planning to expand the mines to include regular ores in very scarce quantities. We have currently run into some plugin issues that will need to be resolved regarding ore spawn percentage and location (clusters). Once those are resolved we will be adding the ores into the mines.
We are searching for plugins to fix fishing, as the one we were looking at has not been updated. We are also looking into potential plugins for farming and mining. If you guys have any ideas, feel free to let us know in player experience!
We are working on a new trailer for our server. Several new screenshots have been taken for the PMC page as well.
As we are still in recent release, your vote goes a long way in helping spread our server to new people!
We have updated our planet minecraft posting and want your help to keep it at the top! Your votes can help other people see our server and grow our community and staff to better cater to roleplay and storied experiences. This can also result in positive feedback that can help with constructive expansion of server systems.
We thank you all for the support!