Server Update Changelogs

Note that these may not be the most up-to-date. For the most recent updates, check the Discord.

(All post times are in UTC)

2024-06-04 14:30 - DaringShepard
Website updates:
- We've updated the Getting Started page on our website! The changes reflect many of the tweaks we've made to the server over the years, and it should hopefully be a lot more informative.
2024-06-03 16:04 - DaringShepard
Server updates:
- A new month is here, so you know what that means; a fresh and new resource world!
- The nexus has also been been rotated!

Canon updates:
- After finishing marking school exams, Princess Twilight Sparkle has gone through the mirror portal for a much needed break. (The Twilight Sparkle role is now available.) :dashsalute:

Staff updates:
- Ambrose is stepping down from the staff team due to inactivity. We thank you for your contributions to the community! :dashsalute:
2024-05-26 01:05 - DaringShepard
Canon updates:
- Rarity has returned to her boutique in Canterlot. Sassy Saddles is tangled up in fabric again! (The Rarity role is now available.) :dashsalute:
- Radiant Hope has now taken the latest train to a new destination, time for Hope to take a little vacation. (The Radiant Hope role is now available) :dashsalute:
2024-05-24 16:54 - DaringShepard
Canon updates:
- The Flurry Heart, Gallus, Pharynx, Shining Armor, Skystar, and Tempest Shadow roles are now available. :dashsalute:
- Starlight Glimmer has began her new awesome vacation! (The Starlight Glimmer role is now available.) :dashsalute:
2024-05-21 18:39 - DaringShepard
Server updates:
- The way hoppers function while being locked has been updated. Protection is now calculated on block placement instead of on inventory movement. If that sounds slightly confusing to you, it also is for us. :buzzbuzz: Anyway, in theory this should make hoppers a little less intensive on the server. Functionality shouldn't be impacted much (if at all) by this change, but do let us know if something isn't working like it did before.

Staff updates:
- Rarity is stepping down from the staff team. We thank you for all of your contributions to the community and build team! :dashsalute:
2024-05-05 01:23 - MoonlightRift
Thank you everyone who showed up to the fifth anniversary of BronyTales!

Just like always; the event items will be staying around for a while so that you have a chance to collect everything in case you don't have time today. They'll likely stick around for the remainder of the month, so don't feel pressured if you can't get on soon! A special thanks to everyone who entered the build, art, and writing contests, along with those who submitted questions! Prizes will be distributed to the winners and participants in the near future, so look out for that!

Thank you all, again, for everything. BronyTales wouldn't be here to this day without all of you! 💙
2024-05-04 19:01 - DaringShepard
The event has started, @Party Animals! You can head over to the event area by walking over to the hot air balloon next to the Ponyville Town Hall!
2024-05-04 18:05 - DaringShepard
Hey again, @Party Animals! Just posting a reminder that the Anniversary event will be taking place in one hour! We hope to see you there! :autumnsmile:
2024-05-04 04:45 - DaringShepard
Server updates:
- The mystical translation runes have been updated again! (Java players with 1.20.5-6 and Bedrock players with 1.20.81 should be able to connect now.)
2024-05-03 15:44 - DaringShepard
Final reminder that entries for the Time Capsule, Build Contest, and the Staff Q&A are due today at 6:00 PM @Party Animals!

See you all tomorrow (or at the following automatically converted time: Saturday, May 4, 2024 3:00 PM) for the event! :autumnsmile:
2024-05-02 22:51 - DaringShepard
Server updates:
- A new month is here, so you know what that means; a fresh and new resource world!
- The nexus has also been been rotated!
This was done yesterday, just forgot to make a post for it. My bad! :buzzbuzz:
2024-05-01 22:02 - DaringShepard
Hey again, @Party Animals! Just letting you know that you have two days left (up until Friday, May 3, 2024 6:00 PM) to submit entries for the Time Capsule, Build Contest, and the Staff Q&A! You can find the submission form for the Staff Q&A and Time Capsule here!:
2024-04-18 21:44 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- @*PrinceRadiance has been promoted from Guard to Moderator!
- @'Applejack has rejoined the team as a helper!
Congratulations to you both! :autumnsmile:
2024-04-16 14:01 - DataByte
Just a reminder to @everyone that the 5-year anniversary art submissions are due by April 20, 2024 7:00 AM (in 2 days). We still have five prize slots open and we haven't even starting judging yet! :derpiderp:
2024-04-12 17:33 - DaringShepard
Hey there, @everyone! We'd like to issue an important public service announcement regarding a few scams that're floating around on Discord. We'll go over some of the more common ones below:
1. Game scams: If a friend of yours or someone you know approaches you out of the blue and asks you to download a game they've made, there's an extremely high chance that person's account is compromised. Don't go to any sites or download any files they might ask you to download, otherwise your own accounts may be at risk.
2. Reporting scams: This is when someone contacts you stating that they've reported you either on Discord on a different platform. After a bit they'll usually have you add a person on Discord to continue the scam along. Neither Discord nor Steam does any of their support through Discord servers or DMs. If someone contacts you through DMs claiming to be support staff from Discord/Steam/etc., it's a scam. Don't give them any of your account details, and especially don't click any links they may send you.
3. Art scams: Accounts may approach you out of the blue to try to get you to commission art from them. While certain exceptions do apply, generally speaking an actual artist will never approach you for commission work. If you do decide to pay for the art, you'll likely end up getting something AI generated that isn't even close to what you paid for.
4. Verification scams: Scam servers may try to get your credentials via a fake Discord login page and/or QR codes. There are harmless verification methods like ours, but any servers that require you to login through a webpage should be considered suspicious.

If you notice any activity that's mentioned above, we recommend reporting the messages to Discord for spam. You can also contact our staff if you notice any compromised accounts on BT. While it's not entirely foolproof, we'd strongly recommend adding 2 factor authentication (2FA) to your accounts to help increase your account's security.
2024-04-12 17:47 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- Smolder is stepping down from the staff team. We thank you for everything you've done for both the community and the staff team over the years! :dashsalute:

Canon updates:
- @Applebloom (Applebloom) has arrived in Equestria! :abhappy:
- @'Mistmane (Mistmane) has arrived to assist in spreading beauty throughout the lands of Equestria! :autumnsmile:
2024-04-08 19:07 - DaringShepard
Server Updates:
- We've added 48 new songs to play in Jukeboxes! These songs can be found from the following mobs: (Note: All songs should have the standard 0.5% chance unless specified otherwise.)

- The Ink Spots - I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire
- David Bowie - The Man Who Sold the World

- CaptainSparklez - Revenge
- Vylet Pony - Antonymph
- Bluey - Theme

Ender Dragon: (50% drop chance)
- Lemon Demon - The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny
- Pokemon - Driftveil City

- Ribbit King - Conveyors and Canyons
- Ribbit King - Trees and Mammoths

- Katamari Damacy - Lonely Rolling Star

- Mass Effect - Elevator Music
- Mass Effect - Uncharted Worlds

Iron Golem:
- NieR - Amusement Park
- NieR - Kaine Salvation
- NieR - Pascal's Village
- Team Fortress 2 - Upgrade Station

- Electric Light Orchestra - Last Train to London
- Electric Light Orchestra - Telephone Line
- Electric Light Orchestra - Turn to Stone

- Spore - Electronik
- Zelda - Gerudo Valley

- Spiderman - Pizza Minigame

- Luna's Future

- Mario + Rabbids - Midboss Mayhem
- Mario - Wonder Flower

Wandering Trader: (50% drop chance)
- Animal Crossing - 5PM
- Cavetown - LemonBoy
- Cyberpunk 2077 - Never Fade Away
- Dragon Age - Orlais Theme
- Homestuck - Beatdown
- Johnny Cash - Wabash Cannonball
- Little Big Planet - Left Bank Two
- Little Big Planet - Pod
- Little Big Planet - The Factory of A Better Tomorrow
- Mystery Skulls - Money
- Naruto - Haruka Kanata
- Odyssey Eurobeat - Luna
- Ori and The Blind Forest - Light of Nibel
- Overlord - VORACITY
- The Sims 2 - Build a House
- The Sims 2 - Sim Builder

- A Better Way to Be Bad
- Open Up Your Eyes
- This Day Aria

Wolf: (5% drop chance)
- Bluey - Theme

- Call of Duty - Beauty of Annihilation
- Dead Island - Trailer
- The Cranberries - Zombie
2024-04-04 18:17 - DaringShepard
Server updates:
- A new month is here, so you know what that means; a fresh and new resource world!
- The nexus has also been been rotated!
- Continuing from the last update, some races now have custom hit and death sounds! Changelings have bee sounds, bats for Bat ponies, parrots for Griffons and Hippogriffs, and goats for Goats.
- We're open to adding sounds to other races, as well, though I've struggled a bit to find stuff that's not too annoying. If you have any suggestions, feel free to send them our way!
- And just as a reminder, you can use the /ps toggle command to toggle custom hit sounds on or off (only for yourself) if you find they're too annoying. These sounds are also controlled by the "players" sound category, so if you like them but think they're a little too loud you can just turn that setting down a bit! A new announcement has been added to the auto-announcer to help remind users of these commands, as well.
2024-04-01 17:49 - DaringShepard
Server updates:
- All classes now have hit and death sounds to match BlueyTales' new direction!
- In a few days once the April 1st shenanigans are through, we'll be swapping over the sounds for ones that are a little more appropriate for each race. Ex: Bee sounds for changelings, parrots for Griffons and Hippogriffs, bats for Bat Ponies, etc.
- $10+/month supporters and supporters who have cumulatively given $100 of support or more are able to set their hurt and death sounds to nearly any hurt or death sound in the game. The command for this is /ps set <hurt|death> <sound>. All valid sounds have tab completion options, but you can find the sounds listed on the following page for convenience: Running the command will tell you which sounds are and aren't valid.
- Custom sounds set from the command above will override any preset sounds your class may have, if you'd like to clear your custom sound back to the default you can use /ps clear <hurt|death>.
- Both the preset and custom death sounds can be toggled off or on again for yourself at any time by using the /ps toggle command, should you find they're a bit too annoying. All sounds are also controlled by the "player" category in your sound settings.
Enjoy! :buzzbuzz:
2024-04-01 14:18 - DataByte
Welcome to BlueyTales!
In our ongoing efforts to stay relevant and cool, we're rebranding BronyTales and moving away from the land of ponies to join the bluezers in the land of dogs!

- All races have been switched and are now dog breeds!
- Everyone can /bark /howl and /whine!
- Mysterious box next to town hall

Have fun out there and happy April Fools!
2024-03-25 22:16 - DataByte
Hello there @everyone! Guess what?
BronyTales turns 5 years old in a month!
The staff team is working to put together an anniversary event for this special milestone, and we would like your help!

First up is a writing prompt: “What BronyTales Means to Me”

Write whatever comes to mind! Have you made new friends? Learned new things? Found something here that influenced you in some way? Write it down and share it with the community! Submit your books at town hall at spawn by April 20, 2024 7:00 AM so we can include your response! All accepted submissions will receive a special participation item!

Secondly, an art contest, complete with cash prizes! Do you love playing on BronyTales? Do you have a mouse and paint program on your PC? Do you have a pencil and paper? Then we want YOU to show off some of your artistic expression! Create a drawing involving either our mascot, Novel Tale, doing something Minecraft-related, or of you and some friends hanging out on BronyTales, submit it in ⁠art-contest-submissions by April 20, 2024 7:00 AM, and get a special participation reward! Your art could even get included on our website or other promotional material!

During the five-year anniversary celebration event, we'll have a judging and a raffle: $30 for first place, $20 for second place, $20 for staff pick, and five $10 rewards to be given out at random to those who submitted entries!

*Artistic skill not required - we welcome all original submissions that fit the prompt! Submitting AI-generated art or writing will result in disqualification.

It's been a great five years, I'm looking forward to seeing what you share!
2024-03-18 22:47 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- @'Rarity has been promoted from Apprentice Builder to Builder!
- @Spike has joined the team as a Helper!
Congratulations to you both! :autumnsmile:
2024-03-05 18:47 - DaringShepard
Server updates:
- A new month is here, so you know what that means; a fresh and new resource world!
- The nexus has also been been rotated!
2024-03-01 01:06 - DaringShepard
Canon updates:
- @'SweetieBelle (Sweetie Belle) has just arrived from the train back to Ponyville! Turns out that they won't let a random filly into the train engine, so much for those conductor cutie marks. :sweetiehugs:
2024-02-23 22:26 - Kanade_Tachi
Canon updates:
- @Spike (Spike) has decided its time to make some waves and friends, welcome pal.
- With her presence straying away from her quiet cottage near the Everfree Forest, let's extend a heartfelt hoof to our dear friend @Fluttershy (Fluttershy)!
Lets give them both a warm welcome!
2024-02-17 03:20 - DaringShepard
Canon updates:
- @'Cadance (Princess Cadance), her heart as pure as crystal, has come to spread love and joy to all who need it. :cadancesmile:

Server updates:
- The Equestrian Royal Guard has significantly increased their presence inside the towns of Equestria. Royal Guards act as guides and are capable of giving you directions to points of interest around the towns they're stationed in. They also hold a variety of helpful information to answer some frequently asked questions you may have about the world.
- More guards will be deployed to other towns in the future. They're currently stationed in Ponyville, Canterlot, and Our Town. The Hive also has some set up, but you'll find that they don't feel obliged to be as helpful as the other guards just yet.
- The Bridge Cat can now be pet! Sometimes they like it, other times... not so much. You know how cats with the power to end the world can be. :buzzbuzz:
- Flying races have had their "glide" features tweaked. Instead of always triggering when you're falling, gliding should now only trigger when falling from larger distances!
2024-02-17 03:18 - DaringShepard
I'll avoid making any promises of stability this time, but at the bare minimum everything appears fine. Sorry again for the inconvenience, the issues weren't as problematic during testing.
2024-02-17 02:25 - DaringShepard
Reverted some previous updated, things appear stable again. Whitelist mode has been disabled, you should all be good to join now! Sorry, again, for the wait! :buzzbuzz:
Edit: Nope, still having issues. Working on it!
2024-02-17 02:13 - DaringShepard
The Minecraft server is currently experiencing some issues. Please bare with us while we try to fix them. We'll be keeping the server whitelisted for the time being. I'll post another announcement once everything's working again. Sorry for the inconvenience!
2024-02-14 06:01 - DataByte
- Added Chess960 (Fisher Random Chess) to chess game modes
2024-02-13 18:43 - DaringShepard
Server updates:
- The automated announcements system has received a large overhaul! The largest change is that they're now formatted in a way that's similar to a normal chat message in the global channel. Most of the messages have been rewritten, they should hopefully be a little more helpful!
- We've replaced the plugin we were using for shulker "backpack" functionality, functionality may be slightly different as a result!
- The tree felling plugin we used has also been swapped out. Functionality will also be a bit different, but it should have the same general feel as before. Let us know if you experience any bugs, weird oddities, or would just like to see something changed and we'll see what we can do! Mangroves are still disabled due to lag concerns, this should hopefully be fixed once the 1.20 update rolls out.
2024-02-09 03:27 - DataByte
- New chess mode added: Atomic Chess!
- Other minor chess plugin updates
2024-02-06 18:58 - DaringShepard
Server updates:
- A new month is here, so you know what that means; a fresh and new resource world!
- The nexus has also been been rotated!
2024-01-31 17:40 - DaringShepard
Discord updates:
- New emotes have been added!: :lunasalute: :rarecool: :raresmile: :raresurprised: :silverconfused: :silverexcited: :spitfirenoted: :spitfiresalute: :spitfiresmile: :spitfiresurprised: :spitfirewow: :sunburstsmile: :sunburstwave: :trixsmug: :twicool:
- We've organized our emotes! Certain emotes should be a little easier to find since they have mostly consistent naming now. :rarewash:
2024-01-25 19:02 - DaringShepard
Canon updates:
- The Great and Powerful @Trixie (Trixie) sets hoof in Ponyville once more for her otherworldly comeback! :trixparty:

Staff updates:
- @'Rarity has joined the team as an Apprentice builder! :autumnsmile:
2024-01-18 20:14 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- @*PrinceRadiance has been promoted from Helper to Guard!
- @RainbowDash has joined the team as an Apprentice Builder!
- @'Luna has joined the team as a Helper!
Congratulations to you all! :autumnsmile:
2024-01-18 00:12 - DataByte
- Changed command structure for starting chess games to /chess start [gameType] [opponentType] to make starting games more intuitive
- Added broadcast for "public" opponentType games
- Added timer info for game invites
2024-01-15 18:09 - MoonlightRift
Hey there, @Party Animals! We hope everyone has been having a great start to their year! :Autumn_yay:
Santa's sleigh was held a little bit late thanks to a clumsy mailmare accidentally dropping a box on their head, but the presents have finally been delivered! If you filled out a letter to Santa, you can find your present in the Hearth's Warming event area, accessible through a portal in the Portal Hub! It'll be sitting under the giant Christmas tree, with a sign with your username and your player head!

That's not all though, because there's still the player gifts! For those that submitted a gift of their own to give away, it'll be sitting outside of their house in a canon town. A list with all the coordinates for the gifts can be found at Town Hall! Do keep in mind, the coordinates may not be the exact position the chest is in, you might need to look around a little.

As always, thank you for sticking with us! Here's to another exciting year of BronyTales, and we'll see you again soon! :lunalove: 🎉
2024-01-11 16:55 - DataByte
- Fixed a chess pawn promotion bug introduced by the latest update
- Fixed chess stats game count
2024-01-10 19:40 - DataByte
Canon updates:
- The Fluttershy role is now available.
- Princess Amore has decided it was time to retire.

Staff updates:
- Kanbii and Dr Macchiato Brew are stepping down from the staff team due to inactivity. We thank you both for your contributions to the community! :dashsalute:
2024-01-09 14:18 - DataByte
Server Updates:
- Fixed the chess bots for the chess arena - can once again play with stronger bots!
- Also fixed an issue with the elo calculation for high win rate players
2024-01-05 21:03 - DaringShepard
Server updates:
- Kirin has been added to the end of the Nexus! A very large thank you to @Trixie for making the class happen! :autumnsmile: You can find out additional details for the race on the classes page on our website:
- A new month is here, so you know what that means; a fresh and new resource world!
- The nexus has also been been rotated! (This happened a day or so ago, just letting people know who don't already know! :buzzbuzz:)
2024-01-05 21:12 - DaringShepard
Hey again, @Party Animals Just a reminder that today is the last day to submit items for the Gift Giving Signups and the in-game gift requests! We'll begin taking a look through everything on the 7th. We'll still likely accept submissions up until that point, but we recommend getting your requests in as soon as possible!

There's no specific date in mind for when we'll start handing out the gifts underneath the tree and to your homes, but we'll be sure to keep you posted when everything's ready! :buzzbuzz:

And if you haven't seen it already, Kirin was just released! You can check #server-updates for additional details! :autumn_smile:
2024-01-05 21:03 - DaringShepard
Server updates:
- Kirin has been added to the end of the Nexus! A very large thank you to @justpink for making the class happen! :autumn_smile: You can find out additional details for the race on the classes page on our website:
- A new month is here, so you know what that means; a fresh and new resource world!
- The nexus has also been been rotated! (This happened a day or so ago, just letting people know who don't already know! :buzzbuzz:)
2024-01-01 08:00 - DataByte
Happy New Year!
2024-01-01 18:20 - DaringShepard
Server updates:
- The mystical translation runes have been updated again! (Java players with 1.20.3-4 and Bedrock players with 1.20.51 should be able to connect now. Sorry for the wait again, the proxy software only recently got an update!)

Canon updates:
- The Trixie role is now available. :dashsalute:

Staff updates:
- ScorchFirefly is stepping down from the staff team. We thank you for your help and contributions to both the community and staff team. :dashsalute:
- @*OpalineArcana has been promoted from Helper to Moderator, and @'Sunburst has been promoted from Helper to Guard! Congratulations to you both! :autumn_smile:
2023-12-31 15:12 - Pennyroyal_Tea
Canon updates:
- @'Sunburst (Sunburst) has returned to Equestria to continue his studies of the Magic of Friendship.
- Princess @'Celestia (Princess Celestia) has arrived, seeking a break from her royal duties in Canterlot and a chance to explore Equestria.
2023-12-24 21:27 - drcrazy547
Canon updates:
- The Twinkleshine, Pipp, and Adaigo Dazzle role are now available. :dashsalute:
- Princess Celestia has decided to spend an undetermined amount of time at the beach (of course, for important matters that a ruler has to attend to!) Please direct any new inquiries to Twilight Sparkle. (Princess Celestia is now available.) :dashsalute:
- @'SunsetShimmer (Sunset Shimmer) has set hoof on Equestria once again after her travel's beyond the mirror. :sunsetsmug:
- Zipp Storm has returned to her Equestria due to an emergency, as well as to revive The Wonderbolts! But stepping out from the darkness, it appears like the alicorn of fire, @*OpalineArcana, has arrived to enact her sinister plans! (Zipp Storm is now Queen Opaline and the role is open once again.) :cozypeek:
2023-12-10 00:39 - DaringShepard
Hey there, everyone! As some may have noticed we've implemented a few changes to the Discord to help keep spammers and scammers at bay. This is in the form of Discord's built-in feature to require new users joining our server for the first time to have a verified phone number linked to their account before they're able to DM non-friends on the server.

While other communities don't have this issue (I've used it in the past and it was fine), it's been noted that the settings don't quite paint an accurate picture when it states that all users with a role will be exempt from this requirement. Discord may be a little bit of a buggy mess, but we currently have no plans to walk this change back. Doesn't mean we won't, of course, we're just not planning on it at the moment.

This doesn't mean that you'll never be able to talk here again if you don't want to link your phone number for any reason, though, we're not here to lock our users out of the server. If you're a user who can no longer talk and you don't want to verify your phone number, please feel free to send a friend request to any of our helpers or above and we'll manually verify you so you can bypass the restriction. You may also consider sending a support ticket to Discord since their features clearly aren't working as intended. :buzzbuzz:
2023-12-09 17:35 - DaringShepard
Canon updates:
- The Cadance role is now available. :dashsalute:

Staff updates:
- @'Silverstream has been promoted from Helper to Guard!
- @PrinceRadiance has joined the team as a helper!
Congratulations to you both! :autumn_smile:
2023-12-05 21:55 - DaringShepard
- A new player town has been added to the upper floor of the portal room; Falling Stars Kingdom! It can be found just above the Hearts and Hooves day portal.
2023-12-05 20:24 - DaringShepard
- It's the start of the month again and the resource worlds have been reset once more!
- The caverns below the Everfree Forest have shifted! Seekers of the Nexus will find themselves facing a variety of different challenges! (The Nexus has been rerolled!)
2023-11-29 16:03 - DaringShepard
Server updates:
- A loud rumbling has been heard from the Everfree, seekers of the Nexus may find a large variety of different challenges this time around! (The Nexus has been rerolled!)

Staff updates:
- @farzpley has been promoted to the Head of RP and Event Coordination! :autumn_smile:
2023-11-12 01:19 - DaringShepard
Server updates:
- The roots beneath the Everfree Forest have shifted, and with that comes a new set of challenges! (The Nexus has been rerolled, this happened a couple days ago, I just forgot to post it, oops.)

Canon updates:
- The Starswirl the Bearded role is now available. :dashsalute:

Staff updates:
- TimelordTemp is stepping down from the staff team due to time constraints. We thank you for your all of your contributions to the server over the years! :dashsalute:
2023-11-10 22:48 - Chrysalis
Somehow, through a stroke of pure luck (and Chrysalis having really bad /roll luck :buzzbuzz:)
Friendship has prevailed! The sun has been freed from the evil clutches of the Devious Three!

Thank you to all of our kind users who participated, and thanks to our build team for managing to squeeze the absolute titan that is the sun cage design in the event area!
The area in which the rp took place is fully open for exploration!
2023-11-10 21:09 - Chrysalis
Hello there @Party Animals! Forgive the ping, but the above event starts now!
2023-11-09 04:22 - DaringShepard
Hello, @Party Animals! We’re here to declare that the sun thieves have been tracked by our faithful royal guards to a nearby cave. Brave heroes equipped with assisting the royal sisters in reclaiming the sun can rise up to storm the cave on November 10, 2023 at 4:00 PM. Hopefully, with Equestria’s brightest and strongest, we will vanquish them!

Best regards,
- Flash Sentry

The event will be run as follows; you'll select a group of 8 players from amongst yourselves to fight the villains head-on. You will then roll dice against each other. The best 5 out of 8 wins!

There will be multiple parties of heroes so everyone can have a chance to face the villains. However, we do have a few rules to help keep things fair and to make sure everyone can participate:
No meta/power gaming.
One roll per pony.
Any RP should be kept relatively short and simple.
The first run of the event is the canonical run, everything after that is for fun!
You may only fight the villains once, that way every pony has a turn.
Win or lose, please remember that everyone is here to have fun! (This includes the villains!)

We hope to see you there! :autumn_smile:

Image credits: Ca(OH)2
2023-11-06 23:45 - DaringShepard
- The resource worlds have been reset! (Sorry for the wait, I forget sometimes. :buzzbuzz:)
2023-11-03 18:08 - DataByte
Server upgrades are complete!
2023-11-03 14:31 - DataByte
Heey @everyone, quick note: I'm planning some quick server maintenance / hardware upgrades today, hopefully sometime in the next hour or two. Downtime is expected to be 30 minutes at the most.

In the meantime, have a muffin!
2023-11-01 17:45 - DaringShepard
Canon updates:
- The Autumn Blaze role is now available. :dashsalute:

Staff updates:
- Lily Stargazer, Cedar Equinox, Fidget, and p4r4_max are stepping down from the staff team due to inactivity. We thank you all for your help and contributions to both the community and staff team. :dashsalute:
- @majorsy03 joined the moderation team as a Helper! :autumn_smile:
2023-10-28 23:16 - DaringShepard
And with that; that's a wrap for this year's Nightmare Night!

We thank you all for attending and hope you had as much fun as we did! There is a bit more planned for the event, but due to unforeseen circumstances it has been pushed back to a later date. That portion of the event will be primarily RP focused, however. We'll keep you posted for updates on when that'll be happening.

As always; the event item chests will be staying around for a while so that you have a chance to collect everything. We don't have a specific date for that, however. The candy redemption area will also stay open for the foreseeable future *(though there's no guarantee the candy will be able to be redeemed forever!)*.

Thank you all, again, for attending this year's Nightmare Night! :autumn_smile:
2023-10-28 20:11 - DaringShepard
Slightly belated announcement, but the event is now live @Party Animals!

If you experience any issues loading chunks it may be worth installing the mod Bobby. This caches chunks so you don't have to keep loading them over and over again, definitely good for the times when the server's being a little slow! It comes at the cost of disc space, however, so please keep that in mind if you're running low.
2023-10-28 19:10 - DaringShepard
Just a reminder that the event will be taking place soon, @Party Animals! See you soon! :buzzbuzz:
2023-10-28 02:37 - DaringShepard
Canon updates:
- The Tirek role is now available.
- @artisticzach486 (Rarity) has returned from fashion week! Everypony's favorite fashion icon has returned!
2023-10-27 00:18 - DaringShepard
Hey again, @Party Animals! Just a reminder that today is the last day for you to submit your entries for the Nightmare Night writing contest! If you need a reminder for where it is, you can find the submissions box at the tree behind the portal to the Portal Room in Ponyville. Just go north from the town hall!

We'll see you all on October 28, 2023 at 4:00 PM! :autumn_smile:
2023-10-17 01:07 - DaringShepard
Server updates:
- New death messages have been added for tridents and explosions!

Discord updates:
- New emotes have been added to the server! :rockbug: :derpfacewing: :dashthink: and :pinkjoy:!
- A few animated emotes have also been added! :zippdance: :DerpDance: :DerpLoop: (they'll work if you have Nitro, but since I don't they likely won't work with this post)
- A sticker has made a return with a couple edits, it now has a wider use case and is applicable to everyone! (Sticker name: "Thank you")

Canon updates:
- Swimming from the mystic depths of the Celestial Sea, here comes @justpink (Silverstream)! :silverbean:
2023-10-13 19:02 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- @princess_amore_on_bt has been promoted from Guard to Moderator! :autumn_smile:

Discord updates:
- The shop advertising forum has been rebranded to #in-game-advertising! This change allows for advertising of far more than what was previously allowed, which includes (but isn't limited to) player towns! Since the forum is only for things in-game on BronyTales there are a few restrictions to what can be advertised, so be sure to read the guidelines before posting! #"In-Game Advertising Guidelines"
2023-10-12 01:10 - DaringShepard
- The mystical translation runes have been updated once more! (Connection with 1.20.2 should now be supported for both Bedrock and Java players. Sorry for the wait, our server software just got an update to support 1.20.2 clients yesterday!)
- The Robo minigame's resource pack has been updated to support the newer resource pack formats, it should be fully functional again! (If you've donated a dollar or more you can access this with the '/robo' command!)
- The classes/races page on the website has been updated! All classes that were previously not on the site have been added, a several more details have been added in many places, and the page now points you to the Nexus instead of the old temples to change your race. (A massive thanks to Owl Burst for the page updates!)
2023-10-11 18:13 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- Bure and Twilight Sparkle have stepped down from the staff team. We thank you both for your contributions to the community and staff team. :dashsalute:
2023-10-10 18:46 - DaringShepard
Hello, @Party Animals! Get out your costumes and spooky decorations, because it's once again time for Luna's beloved Nightmare Night!
Come join us in a celebration of all things spooky on Saturday, October 28, 2023 4:00 PM!

For this year's Nightmare Night we'll be hosting the following events:

🔸 Starting with a writing Spooktacular; submit your best scare yourself silly spooky story or best feel good ghost story to win a prize! The deadline for the contest is October 26, 2023. The submissions box can be found at the tree behind the portal to the Portal Room in Ponyville! Just go north from the town hall!

🔸 Following this is a Costume Contest judged by Princess Luna herself! Break out the face paint and grab your holiday best, because it's time to get spooky! Be sure to get your skins prepared before the event! As with our previous Nightmare Nights; all contestants are required to make their own submissions. Self-edits to existing skins you own are permitted, though you may commission others provided the artist is credited during the contest!

🔸 Finally, introducing a BronyTales' first; Night Court! Come see Princess Luna in pony and make one request. Perhaps it's a question about her royal majesty's night, or maybe you'd just like to share your candy?

See you all soon for 2023's Spooktacular Nightmare Night! 🦇
2023-10-06 17:49 - Pennyroyal_Tea
Canon update:
- Wonderbolts Leader @'Spitfire (Spitfire) has returned from her well earned break! 🎉
2023-10-03 05:45 - DaringShepard
- The resource worlds have been reset!
2023-09-28 16:22 - DaringShepard
- A new town has been added to the portal room, Kirin Korner!
- The depths beneath the Everfree have shifted once more, seekers of the Nexus will find themselves facing a few parkour trials with some puzzles mixed in-between! (The nexus has been rerolled!)
2023-09-28 01:36 - DaringShepard
Server updates:
- A new portal has been added to the portal room for the School of Friendship! This is an extremely faithful recreation of the School from the show by players, and we wanted to give it some official recognition!

Staff updates:
- Starswirl has stepped down from Community Administrator to helper. :dashsalute:

Canon updates:
- We've updated our canon rules! While it wasn't something we've recently enforced; canons are no longer obliged to come up with reasons for their race swaps, and may freely swap between races at their own discretion.
- @'RadiantHope (Radiant Hope) has returned from her visit to the frozen north!
- The local press tells of sighting @'Celestia (Princess Celestia) visiting the local café, ordering a milk-coffee with a thin slice of cheesecake. How scandalous!
2023-09-19 05:47 - DaringShepard
Canon updates:
- Since Princess Amore is revived, Radiant Hope has gone off to explore Equestria and learn more on medicine and healing magic! (The Radiant Hope role is now available, slightly delayed message, sorry. :buzzbuzz:)
- The Nyx role is now available.
2023-09-16 22:13 - Schlorgadorb
- RedHaze has left the staff team. Thank you for times and the memories!
2023-09-09 21:06 - DaringShepard
- The resource worlds have been reset! (Sorry for the wait :buzzbuzz:)
2023-09-05 18:44 - DaringShepard
Canon updates:
- A powerful tyrant and lord of darkness has found his way back into Equestria! All who hear the name @'Grogar (Grogar) fall and TREMBLE before his MIGHT AND POWER!
- Starswirl The Bearded has sent the Emperor Sprout back to the Maretime Bay. (The Sprout Cloverleaf role is now available) :dashsalute:
2023-09-02 19:38 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- @*Apple has joined the team as a helper! :autumn_smile:
2023-08-30 21:22 - DaringShepard
A loud rumbling has been heard from the Everfree, seekers of the Nexus may find a variety of different challenges with a focus on exploration this time around! (The Nexus has been rerolled!)
2023-08-29 23:27 - Pennyroyal_Tea
Canon updates:
- As the sun sets, the Night wraps Equestria in its calm embrace. Some find it dark and scary, afraid of the nightmares that might come to haunt them. But do not fear, ponies and other creatures alike, for the Princess of the Night, @'Luna (Luna), is back to guide you through the darkness!
- A bright light envelops the Everfree as a portal opens. When the light fades, there's two ponies in its place. It's the pop sensation, Princess @'Pipp (Pipp) and the slightly less flashy detective, @'Zipp (Zipp)!
(🎉 x2)
2023-08-26 22:47 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- Fidget is stepping down from build lead, but will still continue helping the team as a builder and guard. :dashsalute:

Canon updates:
- Lyra Heartstrings has mysteriously vanished from Equestria! (The Lyra Heartstrings role is now available) :dashsalute:
- The Sonata Dusk role is now available.
- Radiant Hope's efforts to bring @*Amore (Princess Amore) back were successful!
- @'StarlightGlimmer (Starlight Glimmer) has returned from her holiday at sires hollow!
2023-08-22 01:12 - DaringShepard
Canon updates:
- The Celestia role is now free. :dashsalute:

Staff Updates:
- @'SproutCloverleaf has joined the team as a helper, and @Cadance has joined the build team! Congratulations to you both! :autumn_smile:
2023-08-18 06:07 - DaringShepard
In addition to the above, a new room has been added to the current rotation of the Nexus! :autumn_smile:
2023-08-18 05:20 - DaringShepard
The caverns below the Everfree Forest have shifted! Seekers of the Nexus will find themselves facing a variety of different challenges! (The Nexus has been rerolled)
2023-08-15 02:44 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- @Bure has been promoted from helper to guard! :autumn_smile:
2023-08-13 02:41 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- rosie_eclairs is stepping down from the staff team until they have more free time. We thank you for your time and contributions to BronyTales! :dashsalute:

Canon updates:
- The Capper, Doctor Whooves, Fleur De Lis, Izzy Moonbow, Maud, Rarity, Sunset Shimmer, Thorax, and Vapor Trail roles are now available. :dashsalute:
- @'RainbowDash (Rainbow Dash) has returned from her Wonderbolts tour to make the server 20% cooler! :dashsquee:
- @*SproutCloverleaf (Sprout Cloverleaf) has arrived from the portal somewhere in the Everfree Forest to prove to everypony he has what it takes to be a sheriff!
- @Starswirl The Bearded (Starswirl the Bearded) has arrived in Equestria!
2023-08-11 14:10 - DataByte
Staff Updates:
- MoonlightRift has stepped down from staff. Thank you for everything! ❤️
Canon Updates:
- Princess Luna has disappeared on a long adventure somewhere else in existence to find herself. (Luna is now available.)
2023-08-02 20:18 - DataByte
- Updated website rp page to automagically update to match server roles :derpiderp:
2023-08-02 18:48 - DaringShepard
Canon updates:
- Starlight Glimmer has set herself on a journey to spread the wonders of friendship. (The Starlight Glimmer role is now available.) :dashsalute:
2023-08-02 14:32 - TimelyAlchemist
Canon updates:
- Twinkleshine has returned from a magical adventure!
2023-07-28 03:52 - DataByte
Attention all Bedrock Players!
(If that's not you, feel free to ignore the @everyone ping)

Good News! Bedrock is once again supported on BronyTales!

Nearly had to change the connection address, but figured out a way to make it still work with the regular version. Had to do some funny DNS juggling because Microsoft still has not added SRV lookups despite the issue existing since at least 2018
No guarantee it'll stay that way, we will have to wait and see how well this taped-together solution holds, but everything looks good so far! :happyderp:
2023-07-26 15:55 - DataByte
- Fixed connection spam resolved - will just disconnect users that have the issue instead of re-trying forever
2023-07-25 13:32 - DataByte
- Live map is back online!
- Server proxy derped, issues have been addressed and the server has had a stern talking-to.
2023-07-25 01:17 - Schlorgadorb
- Wanderers through the Nexus may find logic puzzles await their descent. (The Nexus has been rerolled!)
2023-07-24 14:56 - DataByte
Hi there @everyone!

The server hardware upgrade is live!

BronyTales is back online, now with spiffy new DDR5, 2x more memory, 4x more storage, 4x more CPU cores, and 5.5x better CPU benchmark scores, this server was made to party!

I'm still in the process of moving some services, including the live map and Bedrock support, but the main server is up and ready to play! No other changes were made to the server gameplay-wise - we're planning the 1.20 upgrade for another time. Thank you everyone who helped test over the last week and yesterday while the temporary server was up!
2023-07-24 01:39 - DataByte
Setup and testing is complete, server migration has started!
The DNS has been updated to point to a temporary server during the migration, but if isn't working for you and a dns flush doesn't fix it, try
2023-07-23 00:58 - Schlorgadorb
Canon updates:
- Quickly running off to catch her train, Sweetie Belle has left town with the rest of the crusaders to go on a very important, extended mission! (The Sweetie Belle role is now available)

Staff updates:
- DreamingPandas is stepping down from the staff team. We thank you for your contributions and wish you the best with your future goals!
2023-07-16 01:49 - Pennyroyal_Tea
Staff updates:
- MrMuertoExe has been accepted as a Helper! :glimheart:
2023-07-01 17:53 - DaringShepard
- The resource worlds have been reset!
- The depths beneath the Everfree stir once more! Seekers of the Nexus may find themselves a variety of different categories of rooms this time around. (The Nexus has been rerolled!)
2023-06-30 17:51 - TimelyAlchemist
Canon updates:
- Lord Tirek has escaped from Tartarus, planning his next big scheme.
- Lyra Heartstrings returns from the Human Realm!
2023-06-25 17:30 - DaringShepard
- Ender Crystals are now able to be locked with the '/lock' command.
2023-06-21 00:59 - Schlorgadorb
Server updates:
- The Nexus has changed again, cramped tunnels have opened up, and secrets lay within. The Nexus rooms have been rotated.
2023-06-17 19:17 - MoonlightRift
New canon:
- Stepping into the spotlight of the runway, Rarity returns to the land of Equestria to furthermore express her iconic fashion. :RariFabulous:
2023-06-13 18:52 - DataByte
Hey there everypony / @everyone!

BronyTales is going to Trotcon!

We’re going to be hosting a panel called “My Little Minecraft: Ponies and Magic” sometime at the con (time and date to be determined), and would love to see you there!

React here with a :muffin: and we’ll plan a meetup together, too!
2023-06-13 17:07 - DaringShepard
Server updates:
- Bedrock account linking is back online! Bedrock users should be able to join again, as well. Sorry for the wait!
- The roots beneath the Everfree Forest have shifted! Adventurers may find themselves lost in the maze-abundant rooms this time around! (The Nexus has been rerolled)
- The anniversary event area has been stored away for a later date and the skies above the Everfree are now clear once more!

Staff updates:
- ScatterClop is stepping down from both moderator and builder. We thank you for your contributions to community and wish you the best. :dashsalute:
2023-06-12 18:35 - DataByte
- New Discord server icons, curtsey of our own Lumi! (FuzzyStarlite)
2023-06-09 18:40 - DaringShepard
- The translation runes have once again been updated! (connection with 1.20 is now supported for both Bedrock and Java players)
2023-06-08 19:22 - MoonlightRift
`Hey @everyone. There've been some additional developments in the modding community's investigation into the malware distributed through CurseForge, and we thought we'd keep you all informed.

CurseForge are now confident that they have cleaned all infected files on the platform, scanned all the files, and have sealed the security breach to prevent similar files from being introduced again. They have also deployed a detection tool to prevent malware being spread like this in the future. For more detail, you can check their post here:

Modrinth have scanned all mods and plugins uploaded within the past 168 hours and have confirmed that none of them contain the malware, and have checked all mods uploaded to their site, finding no instances of the malware. This does not mean CurseForge or Modrinth are 100% safe, things may have slipped through the cracks, and the files have been found on other sites such as dev.bukkit! Chances are, they'll pop up on less safe sites for downloads as well. Exercise extreme caution should you choose to download any new mods for the near future, and check for viruses before and after every session with the tools below.

Overwolf / CurseForge have provided a list of mods, plugins and packs that were confirmed to be infected, so if you have downloaded any of these WITHIN THE LAST FEW WEEKS you should absolutely follow the next step. Two of these mods are in the modpack for the upcoming BronyTales modded server, and while we're fairly confident the pack is safe, you should run a scan to be certain! You can check the list here:

If you have concerns that your computer may be infected with the malware, the community has provided multiple tools to check any jar files you've downloaded for the malware. You should only need to run one of these, but if you want to be extra safe, you can try all of them. You can find a list of all the trustworthy ones here:
Overwolf's scanner: /
Web based detector:
Automated script you can run if you don't want to download a program (or manual detection methods):

I'm infected, what should I do? If one of the above detectors has found something, you should take IMMEDIATE action. If it only detects Stage0 files at this moment, delete any infected jars, and run another scan. If it has found Stage2 files, please follow the steps detailed here as soon as possible, your passwords, accounts, and more could be at risk!

More details on the malware can be found on the Prism Launcher website, and the Fractureiser Investigation github. Stay safe everyone, and we'll keep you all updated should anything else regarding this situation come out! |
2023-06-08 14:45 - MoonlightRift
Staff update:
- HeartwarmingFox is stepping down from helper for personal reason. The staff team thanks you for your contributions and wish you the best of luck with your future endeavors. :dashsalute:
2023-06-07 20:57 - DaringShepard
Hey there, @everyone! As you may or may not already know, there's been some issues regarding malware being distributed on CurseForge.
If you've downloaded anything Minecraft related from CurseForge in the past 3 weeks, you may wish to read further!
Last night several places started reporting that their files had malicious code in them, though this was primarily attributed to the modpacks by LunaPixelStudios. Later on it was discovered that more and more files also started to have this malicious code, you can find one of the current lists for those mods here:
It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you avoid using CurseForge for Minecraft mods for the next 24 hours, or until the situation has been fully resolved. CurseForge is also recommending not playing ANY modded Minecraft for the time being.
If you're concerned you may have been infected, CurseForge/Overwolf have released a detection tool:

If it finds anything, use the following page for instructions on what you need to do:

More details on the malware can be found on the Prism Launcher's website. Stay safe!
For even more information, this Github page has a fair amount, as well!:
2023-06-06 23:16 - TimelyAlchemist
Canon updates:
- Rarity is leaving to study fashion abroad. The fashion critics of Equestria egarly await what she'll do next.
2023-06-03 22:21 - TimelyAlchemist
- Capper has returned from a long voyage of great escapades. Welcome Capper back to Equestria from the lands beyond!
2023-06-03 18:03 - DaringShepard
- This one has been "stealth launched" for a little while now, but we're ready to fully announce that the image to map money sink that was proposed for the economy rework is live!
Image URL to Map Art import prices:
1x1: $50k per.
1x2: $75k per.
2x2: $125k per.
3x3: $250k per.
4x4: $425k per.
5x5: $650k per.

Specific math:
$50k + $25k per additional tile. (X * 25000) + 25000 X being the amount of tiles. Ex: a 5x5 would be 25 tiles, so (25 * 25000) + 25000 = 650000.

5x5 is the maximum allowed size. Ideally you'll want to shrink the images to the relevant size before submitting it to a staff member (ex: a 1x1 map would be 128x128px, 1x2 would be 128x256, etc). Guards, Moderators, and Administrators are able to help you with these transfers. You can also ask in #general-server-help and we'll get back to you when we're able!

Transparency is supported in images! You can use Armor Stand Editor's flint tool to make item frames invisible, which makes the image basically go flat against the block you put it on.

Images may not convert over to Minecraft properly, so you're entitled to a refund if you don't like how it looks. However, the image will also be deleted to keep space on the server for future images! :buzzbuzz:

- The canon applications form has been updated! Applicants are now able to enter their own custom "welcome" and "leaving" messages which will be publicly visible in this channel!
2023-06-02 00:19 - DaringShepard
- The resource worlds have been reset! :buzzwow:
2023-06-01 22:38 - TimelyAlchemist
Canon updates:
- Zecora has left for an expedition to find new herbs and potions. We wish her safe journeys and fruitful research.
2023-05-24 00:40 - TimelyAlchemist
Canon updates:
- SonataDusk and AdagioDazzle have returned from their long imprisonment. Only time will tell what they shall do next.
2023-05-22 02:38 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- The_King_Sombra is stepping down from Moderator to focus on real life. The team thanks you for your contributions to the community, and we wish you the best with your future endeavors. :dashsalute:
- Bure_Ya_Akili and MrMuertoExe have joined the staff team as a Helper and Apprentice Builder, respectively! Congratulations to you both! :autumn_smile:
2023-05-18 19:15 - DaringShepard
- A new room has been added to the Nexus! You can find it in the current Nexus rotation! :buzzwow:
2023-05-09 01:36 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- gizmodudedad, AnthoDT, dj560, LegoDevStudios/CloudburstSys, and sb0863 are stepping down from the staff team due to inactivity. We thank you all for your contributions and wish you the best of luck with your future endeavors! :dashsalute:
2023-05-08 22:26 - TimelyAlchemist
-Roseluck has returned to Ponyville after the Vanhoover Flower Fest and is excited to re-open her shop. Please give her a warm welcome.
2023-05-08 21:23 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- Kanbii has been promoted from helper to guard! :autumn_smile:
2023-05-07 19:20 - DataByte
Hey there everypony / @everyone!

We’re looking into upgrading our server!

This is something we’ve been looking into doing for some time now, especially since our current system is nearing its end of serviceable life for a Minecraft server of our size, and using a system from 2015 is starting to limit what we’re able to do. I’ve got most everything planned out for the upgrade such as the server, datacenter, routing, software and setup, etc (The new system is estimated to be nearly twice as fast as our current server!), all that’s left is to sort out the capital costs. Servers of this caliber aren’t cheap, and everything gets even more expensive when you add in the words “rack mount.”

Not including hosting contract costs, which would double, we’re looking at $5,000 for just the hardware.

This is where you can help!

For the next month, we’re going to be running a special fundraiser for server upgrades. Specifically, we’re going to be accepting pre-orders for merchandise we haven’t even made yet - buttons, stickers, dogtags, plaques, shirts, and maybe even more! I’ll even throw in a little extra for each package that gets sent out!

Check out what we have available on our website:

All orders during the fundraiser period will also count as donations for the server, complete with all of the cumulative perks!

If you would like to contribute in other ways, please consider submitting here:

Server updates coming soon, stay tuned! :happyderp:
2023-05-04 03:50 - MoonlightRift
Canon updates:
- Rainbow Dash made a decision to fly to the east on a long adventure. There will be plenty of thrill and hardships, but we hope she comes out the other side a stronger mare! (Rainbow Dash is now open.)

Staff updates:
- DawsonJ750 is stepping down from the staff team. We thank you for your contributions and wish you the best with your future goals!
2023-05-03 17:32 - MoonlightRift
Staff updates:
- MoonlightRift is stepping down from Head Builder, but will remain as a Build Lead. :woona:
2023-05-03 05:58 - DaringShepard
- A brand new room has been added to the current rotation of the Nexus! :autumn_smile:
2023-05-03 01:46 - DaringShepard
- The resource worlds have been reset! :buzzwow:
2023-05-02 18:16 - TimelyAlchemist
Starlight Glimmer has returned from her travels with Trixie and is ready to resume her duties to the School of Friendship
2023-05-02 00:18 - TimelyAlchemist
- Sunset Shimmer has returned from the mirror dimension. Give her a warm welcome upon her return to Equestria.
2023-04-30 00:36 - The_King_Sombra
Happy Anniversary to Bronytales! To celebrate, we had an art collaboration with BT's many skilled artists! Thank you to everyone for submitting their amazing art!

(Note: The art piece for Radiant Hope was actually done by Scartissue! Sorry for the mix up!
2023-04-29 23:36 - DaringShepard
Thank you all for attending this year's anniversary event, everyone! While there were a couple of technical difficulties, it was an absolute blast!

The art collaboration stuff isn't finished quite yet, but be sure to check back in this channel later for the results!

The entire team thanks you all for being around for the event, and here's to many more years of BronyTales! :autumn_smile:
2023-04-29 22:59 - MoonlightRift
Server update:
- Alicorn is now available through the Nexus. :lunawink:
2023-04-29 19:08 - MoonlightRift
The event has started @Party Animals, come celebrate four years of BronyTales with us!
2023-04-29 18:00 - DaringShepard
Hey again, @Party Animals! Just a heads up that the event will be taking place in one hour! (Or to be more specific: 6 days ago) We've gone ahead and got the events voice channel set up if you'd like to stop by and say hello, as well! :autumn_smile:
2023-04-29 17:49 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- Craftezern is stepping down from Apprentice Builder due to time constraints. We thank you for being a part of the team! :dashsalute:
2023-04-29 01:31 - DaringShepard
Hey there, @Party Animals! Just a reminder that the event will be taking place tomorrow at Saturday, April 29, 2023 2:00 PM, or 6 days ago! We'll be sending out two more pings, one an hour before the event and one when it starts! We hope to see you all there! :autumn_smile:
2023-04-27 21:14 - DaringShepard
- A new room has been added to the Nexus! You can find it in the current Nexus rotation! :buzzwow:
2023-04-24 22:47 - MoonlightRift
Staff updates:
- FuzzyStarlite has been promoted to Head Builder! :lumi_num:
- Pennyroyal_Tea has been promoted to Community Admin! :woonawow:

Congratulations you two! :LunaClap:
2023-04-21 20:09 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- RightOfParley is stepping down from the staff team due to time constraints. We thank you for your service to the community! :dashsalute:
2023-04-18 19:34 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- MHQ14903 has been promoted from helper to guard! :autumn_smile:
2023-04-17 04:03 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- ConductorFerrum and BarrothMudFTW have been promoted from guards to moderators! :autumn_smile:
2023-04-15 22:26 - DaringShepard
Reminder: Today is your FINAL DAY to submit your entries for the Building Contest, the Art Collaboration, and the Q&A! You can find the submission form here!:

No ping this time since we've sent out enough already, as-is. :buzzbuzz:🏓
2023-04-14 03:07 - DaringShepard
BronyTales is turning four incredibly soon, @Party Animals! We've been incredibly hard at work and are now ready to announce the full details for the anniversary event!

🌟 The build team has made a brand new area to showcase all that's happened within the last 4 years. Those that have been around a while may recognize a few things!

🌟 On display in the central area will be six (yes, six!) of the winners for the anniversary build contest! Winners will receive a unique prize in front of their entry with participants getting their own reward a day or so after the event's over!

🌟 The time capsule from 2021 has been opened! The items you've submitted this year will also be on display before they're retired to the time capsule to be opened at a future date.

🌟 Pinkie Pie's co-hosting a unique magic show with Trixie this year! With both of their creative energies in play it's sure to be a one of a kind show you won't want to miss!

🌟 You've got questions, we have answers! Once the event has concluded we'll be hosting a Q&A on the Discord to answer the questions you've all submitted this year!

We still want to keep some things like the area, itself, a surprise, so be sure to show up on Saturday, April 29, 2023 3:00 PM for the event! The team's excited to see you all there! :novelexcite:🎉

And don't forget; you have TWO DAYS LEFT to submit your entries for the Building Contest, the Art Collaboration, and the Q&A! You can find all of the associated info for that in this Google Form!:
2023-04-13 18:14 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- OurCaveSystem is stepping down from helper due to time constraints. We thank you for all you've done to help around the server! :dashsalute:
2023-04-12 02:00 - MoonlightRift
Server updates:

Magic Classes:
- Reduced TP cooldowns from 20 seconds to 10 seconds. ✨

Non-Magic Classes:
- Reduced TP cooldowns from 30 seconds to 15 seconds. 🐴

- Fly speed now starts at 2 (was 3) and goes up to a max of 6 (was 7) at level 5.
- The flight, levitation, and night vision spells have been disabled. (Flight and levitation are mostly redundant, removing night vision keeps unicorn mostly unique.)
- The blink spell distance has been reduced from 70 at max level to 55.
- Public release soon™️ :lunawink:

- Increased TPA cost from 5 to 6 to be more in-line with other magic classes. :buzzbuzzbuzz:

- Added /goat at level 1. Hooray for memes! 🐐

- Added /chirp at level 1. 🐦

- Added /chirp at level 1. 🐦
- Added the ability to eat sea pickles.

Crafting Tweaks: (Courtesy of VanillaTweaks:
- Blackstone can be crafted with basalt + coal/charcoal.
- Blackstone can now be used in recipes that require cobblestone.
- Coal and Charcoal and be crafted into black dye.
- Concrete Powder can be smelted into Colored Glass!
- Coral blocks can be crafted using coral tube and/or fan blocks.
- Droppers can be turned into dispensers.
- Dyeable blocks can be re-dyed.
- Gravel is now craftable with 4 flint.
- Ice, Nether Wart Blocks, and Wool can be "unpacked."
- Many recipes have been made shapeless.
- Name Tags can be crafted using 2 iron, 1 string, and 2 paper.
- Sandstone can be dyed red.
- Slabs can be made with just one block instead of 3. (Old option still works!)
- Stairs and Slabs can now be crafted back into their base blocks.
- The Brick block recipe has been changed to give you 4 brick blocks instead of 1.
- You can now craft 12 trap doors per recipe instead of 3.
- You now get 1 more bark block per recipe (4 total, was 3).
- You now get 4 more stair blocks per recipe (8 total, was 4).

Misc Changes:
- Armor Stand Editor has been updated, it now supports making item frames invisible and should hopefully run a bit better!

Gameplay Tweaks:
- Anvils can now be repaired with iron ingots.
- Bees no longer die when they sting. Gameplay is more fun than realism!
- Cat collars will now default to the orange color.
- Composters now allow bulk processing by sneaking.
- Conduit range has been doubled from 16 to 32.
- Copper blocks can now have their weathering stages sped up by using kelp!
- Cows now have a 1% chance to spawn aggressive.
- Creepers now have a 1% chance to spawn charged.
- Dispensers can place anvils.
- Dolphins now have a 1% chance to spawn aggressive.
- End Crystals can now be used as an anti-air weapon against phantoms, protecting the skies in a 20 block radius!
- Ender Dragons (respawned) will now always drop the full amount of XP.
- Endermen will ignore you if you're wearing a dragon head.
- Entities that can pick up loot will continue to pick up loot.
- Entities will now retain their name when broken (armor stands, boats, etc). Tile Entities will also retain their custom names AND lore (chests, furnaces, etc).
- Ever been stuck in a portal loop before? A setting we turned on should fix that!
- Evokers now bypass mob griefing (if they're ever spawned for some reason). This means they can use a spell to change the wool color of sheep!
- Farmland can no longer be trampled by mobs.
- Farmland can now be watered by having water beneath the soil.
- Farmland trampling is now affected by feather falling. (Safe for about 3.5 blocks!)
- Foxes can now have their "type" changed with tulips. White tulip = snow fox. Orange tulip = regular fox!
- Giants have had their AI re-enabled and will be hostile if they're ever spawned. Their damage has also been nerfed from 50 to a more sane 25.
- Glow Berries will now make you glow for 30 seconds.
- Iron Golems will now forgive you if you give them a tulip or heal them.
- Lapis will now stay in the enchanting table when you leave.
- Mending will now repair your most damaged gear first.
- Mobs killed by the cramming gamerule should no longer drop loot.
- Note blocks ignore blocks above them, and will continue to play, regardless.
- Parrots are now breedable by using any seed.
- Phantoms will now avoid players holding torches.
- Piglins now bypass mob griefing, allowing you to trade normally with them.
- Pigs will drop their saddles if they die.
- Polar Bears are now breedable with Beef.
- Sheep will now drop random wool if they're Jeb'd. They also bypass mob griefing.
- Shulkers (the mob) will spawn as random colors when spawned from shulker bullets. They can also be dyed by right clicking them with dye if you want to do that for some reason.
- Silverfish now bypass mob griefing.
- Skeletons can be converted into Wither Skeletons by using 8 wither roses.
- Slabs can be broken, individually, by sneaking.
- Snow Golems can have their pumpkin added back if you decide to take it away from them.
- Snowballs can now extinguish fires, candles, and campfires.
- Squids have decided that water isn't good enough for them. (They fly now?!)
- Striders will now give their saddle back if killed.
- The Wither will no longer play the spawn sound, globally, when spawned. No more jumpscares!
- Turtle egg trampling is now affected by feather falling. (Safe for about 3.5 blocks!)
- Villager Clerics will now farm nether wart.
- Villagers now bypass mob griefing, will now follow you if you hold an emerald block, and can also be leaded.
- Vines can be grown with bonemeal.
- Wandering Traders will now follow you if you hold an emerald block, and can also be leaded.
- Wolf collars will now default to the orange color.
- Wolves (untamed) now have a 5% chance to spawn rabid. Milk can cure them!
- Zombie Horses now have a 15% chance to spawn instead of Skeleton Horses during thunder storms. (Skeleton horses still spawn!)
2023-04-10 22:27 - DaringShepard
Hey, @Party Animals! Just letting you all know that we've extended the deadline for event submissions to be the following date: Saturday, April 16, 2023 00:00 AM UTC. This means that you have 5 days left to submit entries for this year's anniversary event! This goes for both the Build Contest and the Art Collaboration, please be sure to submit your entries before the deadline so the team can get everything sorted as soon as possible!

Here's the submission form if you need it!:

We still don't have a specific date narrowed down for the event, but we'd like to have everything ready by the end of this week. Stay tuned!
2023-04-10 20:56 - TimelyAlchemist
- Tempest Shadow has returned to Equestria by airship, please give her a warm welcome
2023-04-10 20:56 - TimelyAlchemist
- Queen Novo has returned from a long voyage and is ready to greet her subjects
2023-04-10 20:23 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- HayleeBop23 and SmileyRyMusic are stepping down from the build team. The team thanks you both for your contributions and wishes you the best for the future! :dashsalute:
2023-04-09 01:24 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- therainbooms and Void_Truth are stepping down due to inactivity. We thank you both for your service to the community and wish you all the best in your future endeavors! :dashsalute:
2023-04-08 19:19 - drcrazy547
- Terramar has left to return home to Seaquestria. (Terramar is now open) :RDsalute:
2023-04-08 00:06 - TimelyAlchemist
- Fluttershy has returned from watching the Great Dragon Migration, she'll have the animal sanctuary back in order soon. Just give he a few days, Spike's pet sitting was a bit of a disaster.
2023-04-05 17:46 - MoonlightRift
- A spell of great power has taken hold, and some of the worlds have reorganized their matter.. (The resource worlds have been reset!)
2023-04-01 02:40 - DataByte
Welcome everyone to the newly minted Business Training server! We recently decided to rebrand from a brony Minecraft server to become your one-stop-shop for all your C-corp and LLC business resource needs! We plan on hosting an accounting software seminar in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for that Teams meeting invite. If you don't get an invite and would like to attend, please notify your area manager who will get you the appropriate paperwork. Thank you for attending, and happy April Fools day!
2023-03-30 01:12 - MoonlightRift
Canon updates:
- Fluttershy is taking a trip to a secluded area of Equestria to meet some rare species of animals, but Rarity has returned to the limelight, ready to show BronyTales what true fashion looks like (and to take care of the animals!) (Fluttershy has become Rarity.)
- Starlight Glimmer has wandered off, on a personal journey to discover herself, we wish her the best of luck. (Starlight is now open.)
- Lyra Heartstrings is super busy answering questions about her sitting, so she'll be taking some time away! (Lyra is now open.)

2023-03-25 17:26 - DaringShepard
Server updates:
- Bats now drop apples sometimes.
- Cows should now properly drop milk buckets on occasion.
- All music discs have been fixed to use the new NBT values from the modern versions of the Music Box plugin.
- All music discs that were not previously in loot tables have also been added.
- Zombie villagers now have a 0.1% chance to drop sharpness 5, and their previous efficiency 4 drop has been upgraded to efficiency 5 at the same 2% rate it was at before.
- A new community portal has been added to the Portal Room: Creation Kingdom!
- A new room has been added to the Nexus! You can find it in the latest rotation.
- Forgot to post this the other day, but the translation runes have been updated! (The server now supports 1.19.4 Java and Bedrock clients)

Staff updates:
- ItsmeAurora has been promoted to guard! 🎉
2023-03-23 00:58 - DaringShepard
Economy Updates:
- Reduced the buy and sell prices of Dragon's Breath to 75 and 15, respectively. (Was 200 and 40)
- Added Suspicious Stew to Fungus Among Us. ඞ
- Cobwebs have been moved from Goober Emporium in the Hive to Sombra's Spoils in the Prison of Shadows.
2023-03-19 04:38 - ScatterClop
Good day, @Party Animals! As you may already be aware, the four year anniversary of BronyTales is coming up very soon! While we're not quite ready to give a definitive date for the celebration, or the exact details, there are a few things that you can get involved in right now!

- ✨ The staff team will be hosting another Q&A! Have any burning questions about the server, or it's future? Submit them and we'll read them out verbally on the day of the event!

- ✨ We're hosting another build competition. There will be six selected winners that will have their builds shown off in the limited time event area, along with a special item, exclusive to the winners! This contests theme is "Your favorite memory on BronyTales!" You can access the contest area with /warp anniversary-contest There are a limited number of entries, so please only enter once! Once you're done, don't forget to leave a sign with your username on it! They're due by April 13th, 2022 at 8 PM ET.

- ✨ We will be hosting an art collaboration! You can submit an image of your OC, either drawn by youreself, or commissioned/requested from someone else (credit MUST be provided.) The minimum picture quality we'll accept is 1000x1000 pixels. It is preferred if it is a transparent background (if it can't be done, that is fine, but it helps us SO much!) Be sure to save as a .PNG, that way the quality is kept, and the transparency! If the art isn't made by you, please DM @Sombra the name of the artist (along with saying it's for the art contest.)

- ✨ All the way back during 2021's anniversary, we buried a time capsule filled with items that belonged to players.. We'll finally be digging it up this year, AND we'll be burying a new one, filled with new items, this time with the players name, and a small message attached!

You can send your submission to any of these here:

We'll be back soon with more details of the main event. Hope to see you there! 💜
2023-03-19 06:12 - DaringShepard
Server updates:
- The Jobs plugin has been permanently disabled following the full implementation of the economy rework. Still some things to do, but they're non-critical for the launch.
- All towns have had some touching-up for the new shops implemented in the rework, and a few new buildings have been added.
- The Hive has had a larger visual overhaul for the interior. An entirely new area in the back was added, too! A few shops are located there.
- We've updated the Dynmap and have added all server/NPC shops to the markers category! These may be moved to their own category in the future.
- A new death message for falling has been added. Superheroes beware, gravity hurts!
- All announcements that contained information about Jobs or the old server shop have been updated with new information for the rework.
- The economy rework is now in full-effect! If you'd like more details about what's changed, please be sure to view our post in announcements:

Staff updates:
- ConductorFerrum and FuzzyStarlite have been promoted to Guard! 🎉
2023-03-14 05:41 - MoonlightRift
Canon leaving:
- Now renowned across all of Equestria for her incredible works of fashion, the fabulous Rarity has taken a step back to focus on her booming businesses. We wish her the best of luck! (Rarity is now open. Thank you for sticking around as long as you have.) :RariSleep:

2023-03-12 20:01 - DaringShepard
Hey, everyone! We're nearing the final stages of implementation for the economy rework and we'd like to go over a few things about the launch of it. A shorter summary can be found at the bottom of the second message. For the longer summary:

While some additional work still needs to be done, all of the planned server shops have been implemented in the canon towns across Equestria! All server shops have a unique symbol on the outside to indicate that it's owned by the server and not players, though the NPC inside should also be a pretty good indicator! To reiterate; there's still definitely some work we need to do for a few shops, but generally you can find most shops from the Dynmap or by simply exploring.

The Jobs plugin will be getting disabled in a week to give time to everyone to adjust to these changes. For a more specific date: Sunday, March 19, 2023 5:00 AM UTC

If you're not up to speed with the changes, here's how you can expect them to impact you:
- Money will no longer be earned just by doing tasks like mining, farming, or chopping down trees.
- In order to earn money, you'll have to sell your resources to the server via the shop the NPCs there, OR you can sell them to other players with chest shops!
- The server shop NPCs will always have stock, but you'll find that many of their prices aren't exactly fair. To get the best rates you'll likely want to seek out player shops, instead!
- Jobs' quest system will also unfortunately be going away, but we'd like to implement them in some other form later!
- Server shops are not designed to replace player shops. They're meant to compliment them and they (hopefully) will encourage more players to set up shops in key areas around the server shops! Most canon towns should get a little more traffic now.
You can find the prices of all the items located on the following spreadsheet:
There's an additional tab at the bottom called "Shop Locations - Revised" that will give coordinates and a rough map for most shop locations. It's a bit messy at the moment, but we'll tidy up the page and make it more accurate in the near future! After we've finished it, most shops will also be able to be found on the Dynmap. This spreadsheet will stay public indefinitely and we'll do our best to make sure it's always up-to-date.

Prices will continue to be adjusted as needed over the coming weeks, please be sure to contact us if you believe any prices are too high or low. Just remember; if it looks too good to be true it probably is! Diamonds are the only exception since we want to give them some value on the server, but their price may also be subject to change. Additional ways to spend money are also in the works, though they aren't ready for launch just yet.

If you have any questions about the rework, or would like to give additional feedback, please don't hesitate to do so in the proper channels! :buzzbuzz:

Shorter summary:
- Server shop NPCs are now live in all canon towns. You can find them by looking for a specific logo on the outside or from the Dynmap.
- The Jobs plugin is being removed in one week on the following date: Sunday, March 19, 2023 1:00 AM
- In order to earn money with the new economy you'll have to sell your earned resources to the server through server/admin shops OR to players with chest shops.
- The money sinks aren't online just yet due to technical difficulties. No ETA for when they'll be ready.
- Prices are subject to change in server shops as needed, they may be too low or high at the moment.
- There's still some work to do for a few areas of the rework, but we'll get it sorted soon!
2023-03-06 08:06 - MoonlightRift
Canon updates:
- A zebra shaman from lands afar, with wisdom and grace. Like a shining star, her presence a gift, to those who seek, with potions of healing, both strong and meek. (New canon Zecora)
- It's looking like the excitable 'Lil Cheese has finally run out of energy, and has returned home to relax for now! (Lil Cheese is now open.)
2023-03-01 23:32 - DaringShepard
- The resource worlds have been reset.
2023-03-01 20:04 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- Kanbii has joined the team as a helper!
- p4r4_max has joined the team as an apprentice builder!
- ScatterClop has joined the build team and has completed all of the prerequisites to be promoted to a full builder!

Congratulations to you all, and welcome to the team! :buzzwow:
2023-02-20 21:49 - DaringShepard
- Two new rooms have been added to the Nexus! You can find them in the current rotation. :buzzwow:
2023-02-19 01:26 - MoonlightRift
Canon updates:
- Having finally had enough making various trinkets out of shells, a young Hippogriff princess decides to grace us with her presence! Please welcome Princess Skystar! :silverbean:
- The esteemed player of the lyre, and award winner of the 'strangest sitting position' competition, Lyra Heartstrings has arrived! :LyraFloss:
- Looks like Moon Dancer is heading back to the library to continue her studies, farewell! (Moon Dancer is now open.) :Moondancer:
- With her dastardly scheme foiled, Queen Opaline has been launched into the stratosphere by the power of love, thanks to Princess Cadance! (Opaline is now open.) :crabrave:

Congratulations to our new canons, and farewell to those leaving. :LunaClap::dashsalute:
2023-02-15 02:02 - DaringShepard
Server updates:
- Dragons no longer experience a flight penalty in the nether.
- A new death message has been added for falling into the void. :woona:
- PvP death messages involving weapons now show what weapon the player was killed with.
- Trampolines can now use bedrock, beacons, and dragon eggs (you monster) as a base!

Discord updates:
- Three new emotes have been added to the Discord: :rainsing: :sombrashocked: and :discordsmile:
- One new sticker has been added: Fluttershy Excited!
- A new forum has been created on the Discord: #shop-advertising! Have a shop on BronyTales you want to advertise? This is the place to do it! :buzzwow:
- A new role has been created for game nights: @Game Nights - You can assign it to yourself in #special-ranks if you'd like to be pinged for when we have or plan to have game nights! It's the :video_game: emoji for the message at the top, we'll be adding a short description for the icon soon:tm:!

Staff updates:
- OurCaveSystem has joined the team as a helper, and Craftezern has joined as an apprentice builder! Welcome to the team! :tada:
2023-02-14 20:18 - DaringShepard
Hey everyone!

We wanted to follow up on the economy rework feedback form with you all, and we decided the best way to do so is to share most of the numbers and statistics with you all, so we made a blog post for it!:

Tl;dr, out of the 38 responses the changes had a 75% average approval rating! With that in mind we plan on moving forward with the changes after we work out a few issues. Assuming those are fixed, I'd expect the change to be implemented in a few weeks, max! Things can change, though, so don't hold me to that. :buzzbuzz:

If you own a store, we recommend gearing up for these changes as soon as possible. Here's a link to the prices you can expect to compete with!
If any of these prices look too extreme, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via #suggestions and request a change. We're still looking for feedback on specific numbers!
2023-02-13 20:35 - MoonlightRift
Canon updates:
- Everycreature's favorite little filly, Cozy Glow has returned, free once more to collect new friends! :cozybeat:
- Screwball has floated off to cause chaos somewhere else. (Screwball has dropped their role.) :dashsalute:
2023-02-07 18:46 - DaringShepard
Hello, @everyone! We're planning on making some large changes to how money's earned on BT and we're looking for your feedback on it!

To very shortly summarize: We plan on swapping out Jobs in favor of a system where you sell resources gathered to either players *OR* the server. You will no longer gain money just by only gathering resources.

Here's how the current system works:
Mobs: Kill mob -> $get bits$ -> get mob drops -> $sell to players$
Blocks: Break block -> $get bits$ and the block -> $sell to the players$

And the proposed new system:
Mobs: Kill mob -> get mob drops -> $sell to the server or players$
*(as of writing you'll still be able to get bit and head drops from mobs, too!)*
Blocks: Break block -> get the block -> $sell to the server or players$

As with all our large changes; we've made a form for you to fill out! This helps us know whether or not we've missed anything or if we need to make any significant changes before it's launched:

More information, including a FAQ, is also included in the form linked above! This is due to Discord's character limitations, unfortunately. But we'll also include it in a screenshot, below, for your convenience. We do recommend reading this fully before asking any questions and/or filling out the form!:
2023-02-07 06:55 - MoonlightRift
Canon leaving:
- Sunny Starscout has returned to her future to continue spreading the magic of friendship! :dashsalute:
2023-02-05 00:38 - MoonlightRift
New canons:
- While Rain Shine has went on a journey of magical discovery, it appears as if somecreature has moved into her village in her place. It's.. Queen Chrysalis! (Rain Shine has become Chrysalis.) :buzzbuzz:
- Bouncing into BronyTales, the young party pony Lil Cheese has arrived! :pinktada:
2023-02-02 05:06 - DataByte
- Resource worlds reset
2023-01-31 00:56 - MoonlightRift
New canons:
- Covered in glitter, Unicyclist Izzy Moonbow has appeared in BronyTales!
- From the cold of the Frozen North (and the hospitality of the Crystal Empire,) comes Princess Flurry Heart!
:izzywow: :flurrystar:
2023-01-29 23:21 - MoonlightRift
Canon leaving:
- Sunburst

Thank you for sticking around for so long! :dashsalute: :woonacry:
2023-01-23 01:25 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- Chako488 is stepping down from the build team. We thank you for your service! :dashsalute:
2023-01-18 20:55 - MoonlightRift
New staff:
- HeartwarmingFox is joining the staff team as a Helper! :lunagrin:
2023-01-17 20:53 - DaringShepard
- Added a new death message about the magic of friendship has been added for PvP melee kills.
- The automated announcements have been updated to display more accurate information regarding /nicklock times, the Nexus tip now points users to the Info Tent in Ponyville, and a brief note that player towns are in the portal room has been added.
- Speaking of player towns, we've added a few more to the portal room since they hit Village status with the Town Registry; New Raxulon and The Shadow Changeling Hive! Skyloft is also pending.
- /enchantinfo now properly displays conflicts for indestructibility with other special enchantments. Special enchantments have also had a similar treatment to make it more user friendly!
- :fluttereee: has been added to the Discord emotes pool.
2023-01-15 20:01 - DaringShepard
- Several new rooms have been added to the Nexus! You'll find a few of them in the latest rotation! :buzzwow:
2023-01-14 22:37 - MoonlightRift
@Party Animals, Hearth's Warming has ended! Thank you to everyone who showed up to this event, we beat our previous player record by TWELVE players!! We hope you enjoyed the event, we know not everything went to plan (as such is fate, a bit hard to playtest the experience for seventy six players!) We hope you love the new event area, the build team put a lot of work into it, and there's a lot of fun details to notice.

The three winners of the building contest are on display right in front of the portal, but some of the runner ups can be found around the event area as well! Congratulations to @GrayMane, @VaporTrail, and @HeartFang. We'll be distrubuting the participation award to all who entered later the contest later!

Fear not if you could not make it, this event area will be sticking around permanently, including the spleef section! You'll be able to play spleef with your friends at any time (3 players are currently required.)

Thank you for showing up, and we'll see you again soon! :woonalove: :pinktada:
2023-01-14 19:02 - MoonlightRift
@Party Animal The event is starting now!
2023-01-14 18:16 - MoonlightRift
@Party Animal Just an hour away!

Saturday, January 14, 2023 6:00 PM UTC
2023-01-13 19:06 - MoonlightRift
@Party Animal Can you believe it guys? BronyTales Hearth's Warming event, just a day away. Hearth's Warming Eve is in a day, woohoo! I am so happy about this information. Hearth's Warming! Just a day away, oh wow. Can you believe it? Hearth's Warming! Just in a day. It got here so fast! Hearth's Warming, just a day away!

A reminder that we'll be hosting our Hearth's Warming event tomorrow! Saturday, January 14, 2023 6:00 PM UTC (2 PM EST) We hope to see you there! :autumn_smile:
2023-01-07 23:12 - MoonlightRift
New canon:
- A fluffy cloud is approaching Ponyville, and Vapor Trail busts right through it, leaving her trail behind as she enters the world of BronyTales! :VaporBlep:
2023-01-07 06:23 - DaringShepard
- Changelings can now disguise as bats and goats at level 7!
2023-01-07 02:05 - DaringShepard
- The tab list has received some slight tweaks to improve readability. (Display names and levels are now on the left side instead of the right!)
2023-01-06 01:18 - MoonlightRift
- Part-time alicorn, Sunny Starscout is joining BronyTales from Equestria's distant future.
- SanteriSalovaara has been promoted to Builder!
Congratulations you two! :LunaClap:
2023-01-05 01:46 - MoonlightRift
Staff updates:
- ShadowTwinkle has been promoted to a moderator.
- FuzzyStarlite, SOCOM95, and Chako488 have been promoted to Build Leads!
2023-01-02 05:29 - DataByte
- Resource worlds reset
2023-01-01 21:40 - MoonlightRift
New staff:
- rosy_eclairs, ItsmeAurora and ConductorFerrum have joined the staff team as Helpers!
2022-12-31 04:29 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- BarrothMudFTW has been promoted to Guard! Congratulations! :autumn_smile:
2022-12-29 21:51 - DaringShepard
- Dripstone and some other assorted blocks from 1.17+ have been added to the McMMO experience pool.
- Assorted grammar tweaks were made for death messages.
- Banknotes can no longer be withdrawn but are still able to be redeemed!
- Geyser/Bedrock configs have been updated slightly. You may or may not notice some slight performance increases! We'll likely be tweaking these values until we reach something that performs well while also still having good visual fidelity for Bedrock players.

These have been implemented for about a week, I just forgot to post something about them, my bad. :buzzbuzz:
2022-12-28 19:53 - DataByte
- Music Box songs now use the jukebox/noteblock sound channel
- Proxy should now properly warn before a reboot (it broke somehow..)
- Proxy reboot pushed back to 4AM CST
2022-12-28 16:29 - DataByte
Fixed up Minecraft-Bedrock linking so you can do local account linking again. 🙂
2022-12-27 21:22 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- DawsonJ750 has been promoted to Guard!
- Navycobat, ScatterClop, and SOCOM95 have been promoted to Moderator!

Congrats on the promotions! :buzzwow:
2022-12-25 05:25 - DaringShepard
🎄 Hearth's Warming is here, @Party Animals! 🎄

Luna and her workers have been hard at work fulfilling your wishes this year, and they've carefully placed your gifts under the trees around the Town Hall in Ponyville! If you requested anything this year please be sure to check under the trees at spawn for your head and you'll find a chest locked to your name! These chests will stay under the tree until the 8th of January. If you're not able to be online before then please let a staff member know in general-server-help and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!

2022 has been an exciting year for BronyTales, we hope you stick around for 2023. If all goes according to plan, it's going to be a BIG year! A massive thanks to you all, our community, for being as awesome as you are. No matter what you celebrate, the team wishes you a happy Hearth's Warming. ❤️

And just a reminder: this is NOT the main HWE event! This is just for the gift requests. The main event is still scheduled for Saturday, January 14, 2023 7:00 PM UTC!
2022-12-23 23:34 - DaringShepard
🎄 Happy Holidays, @Party Animals! It's starting to look a lot like Hearth's Warming, and that means it's time for us to fully announce this year's Hearth's Warming event! 🎄

The event will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023 7:00 PM UTC, at a brand new event area lovingly built by our team! This winter wonderland village is sure to get you right into the holiday spirit! We also have return of the classics from our first HWE event. Both the sled race and spleef arena will be returning permanently for all to enjoy, receiving large gameplay and visual overhauls to go along with their launch!

As a reminder, build contest entries will be due two days before the event on the night of January 12th. We have added more spaces to make sure everypony can enter. You can access the build contest area with /warp hwe-contest!

Finally, your Hearth’s Warming present wish must be turned in TONIGHT to give Luna time to make and deliver them by Sunday morning! This is done by turning in a signed book outside of the town hall in Ponyville! Gifts will be distributed some time on the 25th outside in a nearby location, also outside of the town hall!
2022-12-20 21:22 - DaringShepard
New canon:
- Queen Chrysalis has mysteriously disappeared! Coincidentally, Princess Celestia is back from a short tea break (and needs to order more bug spray). :celestiahappy: :buzzfear:
2022-12-20 20:13 - MoonlightRift
New canon:
- Starlight Glimmer is making her way to the server, although she seems.. a bit different from how we remember her. :lunathink: :starlightbeam:
2022-12-20 05:22 - MoonlightRift
Canon leaving:
- Princess Pipp's has been dragged back to Zephyr Heights for Wishentine to prepare for an 8 hour long concert with her mother, we hope to see her return soon! (Pipp is dropping their role.) :dashsalute:
2022-12-16 21:43 - DaringShepard
- A new job has been added, brewer! You're now able to receive some money for crafting your potions. By default you should be in the job, but if you aren't you can use /jobs join brewer! A very large thanks to DawsonJ750 for the new job! :buzzbuzz:
2022-12-15 21:26 - MoonlightRift
New canon:
- Arriving from the Crystal Empire after a long trip, Princess Cadance is joining BronyTales! :cadancebeam:
2022-12-14 19:32 - MoonlightRift
New canon:
- Twilight Sparkle is making her way back to BronyTales, with her brand new book in tow! :twimerp:
2022-12-14 07:28 - MoonlightRift
Staff updates:
- FuzzyStarlite has been promoted to Helper!
- SanteriSalovaara has joined the build team as an Apprentice Builder!

Congrats you two! :woonawow:
2022-12-13 08:07 - DaringShepard
- Translation runes have been updated! (1.19.3 is now supported, Bedrock clients can join again, too!)
2022-12-08 20:32 - MoonlightRift
Good day, @Party Animals. As I am sure you are aware, Hearth's Warming Eve is almost upon us. There is still more that must be done before the rest of the festivities can be shared, however there is something that will be taking place before the main event!

✨ While perhaps not the most important part of the holiday, everycreature enjoys presents. Which is why, I, Princess Luna am most pleased to announce that I will be delivering presents this year. I believe the foals refer to it as... Santa? Regardless, there is a place just outside of Ponyville Town Hall, where you can leave a list of things you wish for Hearth's Warming. There are few limitations onto what may ask for, but be warned, those who are too greedy will get naught but coal.

It is my hope that I will be up to deliver everything everycreature wishes for, and I will return soon with more news for the holidays! :lunablep:
2022-12-07 21:42 - DaringShepard
Hello, everyone! We've implemented a new suggestions system utilizing Discord's forum feature! #suggestions is now open for all to use! We do plan on archiving the old suggestions channels in the future, but they will remain open for a good while to allow people to transition their old suggestions to the forums.

Please don't hesitate to resubmit any of your older suggestions, we'd be happy to take a look at them again! And if you have any suggestions for improvement, you know where to put it! :buzzbuzz:
2022-12-04 23:08 - MoonlightRift
- The resource worlds have been regenerated! :lunablep:
- The player list menu in-game has received a minor visual update! :woonawow:
2022-12-04 05:00 - MoonlightRift
Canon update:
- Prince Blueblood has been banished to another reality for treason. In his place, however, it appears Rainbow Dash has returned to BronyTales! (Blueblood has become Rainbow Dash.) :dashdab:
2022-12-02 01:54 - MoonlightRift
We've got another new canon!
- From the high society of Canterlot comes Fleur De Lis :woonawow:
2022-11-30 19:55 - MoonlightRift
- Hippogriff is now available through the Nexus. :silverbean:
2022-11-24 00:59 - MoonlightRift
Staff updates:
- BarrothMudFTW is joining the staff team as a Helper! :autumn_smile:
2022-11-22 18:45 - MoonlightRift
Canon leaving:
- Flurry Heart
2022-11-20 08:22 - Kanade_Tachi
Canon banished to Tartarus once again (Leaving)
- Tirek
2022-11-20 03:02 - DaringShepard
Canon leaving:
- Starlight Glimmer :dashsalute:
2022-11-20 03:02 - DaringShepard
Canon leaving:
- Starlight Glimmer :dashsalute:
2022-11-18 19:47 - DaringShepard
- The changes made to Land claiming times for the 1.19 update have been fully implemented! You may notice some messages from Lands saying users have been removed from your Lands. This is completely normal and is not a bug, and only impacts users that have gone well beyond our inactivity thresholds.

For a quick reminder of the change, we've included the numbers below. The format is in playtime = amount of time before removal.

For owners:
3 minutes = 10 days
1 hour = 30 days
3 hours = 60 days
14 hours = 90 days
2 days = 120 days
14 days = 200 days

For members:
3 minutes = 20 days
10 minutes = 50 days
3 hours = 70 days
14 hours = 90 days
3 days = 120 days
5 days = 160 days
2022-11-18 04:11 - DaringShepard
Server updates:
- The Info tent in Ponyville has received an overhaul! Many commands have been clarified and have more information associated with them. We also have a copy of the Nexus hint located inside now!
- Shulker boxes have had a slight tweak: they can no longer be opened directly in your inventory since this was deleting items. You can still open it if it's in your hotbar, however, by right clicking in the air with it!

Staff updates:
- bxttercups is stepping down from the moderation and build team. We thank you for all you've done for BronyTales! :dashsalute:

Canon updates:
- Cadance and Ember are now free. :dashsalute:

We noticed a strange portal open up in the Everfree forest. We're not sure what caused it, but we've got three new canons! :buzzwow:
- Popstar, Princess, and social media sensation Pipp (Natjo_) is joining BronyTales.
- A ominous alicorn has also stepped out of the shadows, Opaline (Kanade_Tachi) has arrived as well.
- We almost missed her, but lurking behind the new alicorn, Misty (drcrazy547) is here to make her mark.
2022-11-15 21:34 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- Major_SY03 has joined as an Apprentice Builder. :buzzwow:
2022-11-13 23:34 - MoonlightRift
We've got three new canons joining BronyTales!
- Pinkie Pie's all partied out, they've become Fluttershy (Vinyl_Pon3) :flutterooh:
- Thorax's brother has stepped into the limelight, say hello to Pharynx (DarkSpectre) :thoraxwow:
- Taking a break from studying, please welcome Moon Dancer (Ellgoid) :woonawow:

There's also three new members of the staff team!
- therainbooms has joined as a Helper.
- Void_Truth has joined as a Helper.
- DawsonJ750 has joined as a Developer.

Congratulations to both our new canons and new staff! :lunablep:
2022-11-11 16:58 - MoonlightRift
Canon leaving:
- Fluttershy :flutterpensive:

:woonacry: :dashsalute:
2022-11-11 04:07 - DaringShepard
- Earth ponies have gotten some new skills/spells!
Level 2:
Leap: Jump 1 for 30 seconds.

Level 3:
Leap: Jump 2 for 30 seconds.
Speed 1 for 60 seconds.

Level 4:
Leap: Jump 2 for 30 seconds.
Sprint: Speed 2 for 60 seconds.
Snorkeling: Water breathing for 30 seconds.

Level 5:
Leap: Jump 3 for 30 seconds.
Sprint: Speed 3 for 60 seconds.
Snorkeling: Water breathing for 45 seconds.

Level 6:
Leap: Jump 4 for 30 seconds.
Sprint: Speed 4 for 60 seconds.
Snorkeling: Water breathing for 60 seconds.
Intensify: Strength 3 for 20 seconds.

Level 7:
Leap: Jump 5 for 30 seconds.
Sprint: Speed 5 for 60 seconds.
Snorkeling: Water breathing 1 for 90 seconds.
Intensify: Strength 4 for 20 seconds.
Harden: Resistance 4 for 50 seconds.

- New death messages made by the community have been added for falling and the warden's sonic shriek!
- Blast Mining and Infernal Touch can be added to shovels.
- Sticks can now have artifacts added to them.
- Shears can now have telekinesis added to them.
- Soul sand and soul soil have a few new drops through excavation: 3 raw gold at level 15, 2 blaze rods at level 30, 1 ghast tear at level 45. All should have a 5% chance of dropping at their respective levels.
- The max amount of Lands you can be in at once has increased from 72 to 108.
- Shulkers can now be opened from your hotbar by right clicking with them in the air! This also works in your inventory, simply right click the shulker!
- Alicorn has had a new coat of paint for their title to make them more distinct from Hippogriffs.
- Hippogriffs can now eat raw kelp and coral fans.
- Volume of batpony's EEE has been reduced.
- Dragons can now use /roar!
- Assorted emotes have been added:
:pearlaugh: :thoraxconcern: :thoraxpain: :thoraxsmile: :thoraxwow: :thoraxyikes: :bugangry: :bugannoyed:
2022-11-09 23:18 - DaringShepard
New canon!:
- Thorax :thoraxwow:
2022-11-04 22:31 - MoonlightRift
Canon leaving:
- Misty

2022-11-04 22:10 - MoonlightRift
- All the canon towns have wrapped up their Nightmare Night celebrations for this year, hope everyone enjoyed!
2022-11-02 05:48 - MoonlightRift
New canon!
- Vinyl Scratch :vinyljams:
2022-11-02 02:35 - DataByte
- Fixed bedrock /linkaccount issue
2022-11-02 02:05 - DataByte
- Resource worlds reset
2022-11-02 00:19 - MoonlightRift
Canon leaving:
- Scootaloo
2022-10-29 20:25 - MoonlightRift
- New race: Hippogriff 🐦🐟
2022-10-27 03:56 - DataByte
- Batponies can now EEE
2022-10-26 15:56 - DataByte
- Fun UTF characters added to clubhouse channel names (Discord can still auto-complete for you, no need to memorize alt codes)
- Added Chess Club♟️
2022-10-26 04:08 - MoonlightRift
Staff updates:
- Navycobat has been promoted to Guard, and has joined the build team as an Apprentice Builder!
- SOCOM95 has been promoted to Guard, and has also received a promotion to Builder!
- FuzzyStarlite has been promoted to Builder!
- Sanybaby has rejoined the team as an Apprentice Builder!
2022-10-23 19:16 - DaringShepard
The candy hunt has officially begun, @Party Animals!

We have hidden candy high and low in all of the canon towns (all candy is also accessible to flightless classes)! There are two types of candy:

- User-made candy: Player candy item are custom trophy items that can not be used as currency for the end of the Nightmare Night event. You can only get one copy of these! These chests will stay around for 14 days after the event is over.

- Currency candy: This candy is used for redemption of items once the NMN event is coming to an end. This candy respawns every 20 hours and is unlimited! These chests will stay around for 3 days after the NMN event is over. Each town has at least one type of candy unique to it, these special candies will be worth more at the redemption area!

We would recommend saving up a bit of candy! You may be in for a treat to spend it on during the event! 🎃
2022-10-20 05:03 - MoonlightRift
Brand new canon joining BronyTales from a very different Equestria!
- Misty
2022-10-22 03:01 - DaringShepard
Hello again, @Party Animals! Nightmare Night is close at hand, and the team’s preparations are nearly complete. With that, we’re happy to announce additional details for the scariest night of the year!:

This year Twilight has invited everyone to a haunted mansion, located deep in a dark and spooky forest filled with all sorts of dangerous creatures sure to give you a fright! We’ve heard rumors that Twilight’s been on edge about some mysterious looming presence, but thus far her claims appear to be unfounded.

After Twilight has concluded showing us all around the manor, our wonderful judges will lead us to a stage where contestants will be able to put on a show of their skills to all of BronyTales!

On display at Pumpkin Hill, a haunted pumpkin cemetery, you will find the winners of this year’s writing and pumpkin contests, respectively. These winners will also have their own unique rewards to claim at their submissions. Rewards for participating will be handed out after the event has passed, please keep an open inventory slot if you entered!

We have a strong belief that at the depths of the manor’s lake lies untold riches which may reveal themselves towards the end of the event. We recommend saving up as much candy as you can for this, you’ll need it. The candy hunt will open for all on the 23rd, you will be able to find candy hidden in all of our canon towns!

The haunted forest eagerly awaits your appearance at this year’s Nightmare Night! And lest we forget, the event will be starting at Saturday, October 29, 2022 1:00 PM in 6 days!
2022-10-21 20:41 - DaringShepard
Friendly reminder that there are only two days left to submit candy! We'd also like to mention that entries for the Pumpkin and Writing contest are due no later than the 28th, the day before Nightmare Night! Be sure to get your entries in before the deadlines!

Since the event is nearing completion we'll likely have some more news about it later tonight! Stay tuned!
2022-10-17 19:02 - DaringShepard
- The Appleloosa Sand Sans Pit has received a major overhaul! It now features 5 layers instead of the original 3.
On the first layer: Sand, red sand, and gravel. Second: clay and mud. Third: Sandstone, terracotta, small smaller colored terracotta in smaller amounts. Fourth: All variants of colored terracotta. Fifth: All colors of concrete powder.

Additionally, the terrain and fence around the sand pit has been smoothed and is a little bit nicer to look at! :buzzwow:
2022-10-13 02:18 - MoonlightRift
- Many of the canon locations on BronyTales are getting in the Nightmare Night spirit!
Ponyville, Canterlot, and Appleloosa have all gotten some decorations for the season. The Changelings have the right spirit, but we think they got the holidays mixed up..
2022-10-12 17:37 - TimelyAlchemist
Canon leaving:
2022-10-10 23:58 - MoonlightRift
Canon leaving:
- Thorax
:dashsalute: :woonacry:
2022-10-10 20:48 - MoonlightRift
New canon:
- Dragon Lord Ember
2022-10-07 03:04 - DaringShepard
- We've made a blog post on our website outlining many of the changes we've made for 1.19! (Most updates already mentioned in this channel have been excluded. :buzzbuzz:):
2022-10-05 23:25 - MoonlightRift
- You can now put Unbreaking with Blast Mining tools.
2022-10-05 15:32 - DataByte
- Shutdown Notice Spam™️ has been fixed
- Pony flight derping while using the portal room has been fixed
2022-10-03 23:16 - MoonlightRift
Hey @everyone, in case you missed it, we brought the server back online yesterday, meaning BronyTales is now officially on 1.19.2!

There's been a lot of little updates to the plugins and server in general (too many to count, even!) You can check some of the individual changes and additions to the server in server-updates, but do keep in mind there's a lot more not included in there.

There are certainly a lot of bugs (:buzzbuzz:) that have popped up since the update, we've gotten through most of the critical ones (sorry to all the people affected by the lands bug, it should be fixed now!) but if you find anything that seems odd, make sure you report it in either general-server-help or bug-reports.

The Dynmap has also finished rerendering itself, so if you're looking for new chunks to build in, make sure to check it out:

Thank you all for your patience, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the update. Have fun! :woonalove:
2022-10-03 16:36 - MoonlightRift
New emotes:
- :lunablep: :woonalove: :lunaembarassed: :starlightbrow: :starlightisee: :starlightno: :starlightstare: :twiscrunch: :twiblush: :twimanic: :startrixhug: :trixboop: :izzysmirk: :buzzpain:
2022-10-03 07:34 - DataByte
- Pony flight now makes flappy sounds :derpymuffin:
2022-10-03 06:18 - DataByte
Server updates:
- Server is now on 1.19.2!
- Lands limits are now per-world
- Lands expirations are now tied to playtime - 1 hour of playtime yields 30 days of protection, 3 hours for 60 days, 14 hours for 90 days, 2 days of playtime to get the full 120 days protection, and a new tier of 200 days for 2 weeks of playtime
- Added modifiers to the /roll command (eg, /roll 1d20+2)
- Elytra now bind your wings
- Proxy server now reboots nightly
- Minecraft Bedrock protocol adapter set to check for updates daily
- Java versions of Minecraft below 1.16 will no longer be able to connect to BronyTales
- Colored signs now support hex codes (Example: "&#FF0000Hello" is "Hello" with RGB 255, 0, 0, also known as "100% Red")
- Some clouds are now powdered snow, so watch out where you land!
- Resource worlds reset with new terrain generation
- New creative world set up using regular terrain generation, accessible via the portal room
- Copper blocks have been added as trampoline power blocks
- Double-crouching while looking down enters crawling mode!
- New weather events!
- 20,000+ new heads added to /heads
- Teleport particles are now tied to your pony's magic color from your custom skin
- Heads sell levels disabled (they didn't do anything, anyway..)
- EcoEnchants updated - some enchantments were rebalanced, some were removed. Check the website for a full list of active enchantments:
- Player nametags can now be colored (donors)
- Music disks are now free in creative
- New Bug: Old sellable mob heads don't sell in the new update
- New Bug: Armor stands that were previously set with no gravity re-enabled gravity
- New Bug: Shutdown Notice Spam ™️
- Lots of other backend changes to support 1.19.2. Thank you DaringShepard, MoonlightRift, and everypony else who took time out of their days to provide feedback and test changes as we developed them and worked on fixing fires on Sunday
2022-10-01 20:29 - MoonlightRift
Canon change:
- Spike is now Trixie!
2022-09-30 20:32 - DaringShepard
- #mods-information has been updated to be up-to-date with current information and is significantly more informative! More changes may be made in the future as the need arises. :buzzbuzz:
2022-09-30 06:08 - DataByte
Follow up to the 1.19 update announcement, I'd just like to address a rather common concern regarding the new player reporting system and controversy: We've discussed this at great length and decided that our moderation system will remain adequate for all BronyTales moderation purposes. Player message tagging and client-based reporting will be disabled on BT for the foreseeable future.

How Mojang handles reports outside of BT will remain to be seen, but you will not need to worry about their management or failure thereof from impacting your account based on what you say while you are on BronyTales.
2022-09-30 05:24 - DaringShepard
Hello, @everyone! We're extraordinarily excited to announce that the long awaited 1.19 update is almost here! In fact it's probably closer than you may think, we'll be upgrading the server over the next few days!

In order for us to upgrade the server we'll unfortunately have to take down BronyTales for an extended period of time. We anticipate for the server to be down for at least 30 hours starting some time within the next 24 hours. It is possible that it may be done sooner, but it may take longer if we find any new issues!

We know you're all excited to see the new content as soon as possible, so during this time we'll be introducing our non-flat creative world for all to use! This world will be transferred over to the main server after the upgrade is complete.

Keep an eye on this channel for any further updates, and we hope to see you soon in 1.19! A massive thank you to the staff that helped, all the players who gave their feedback for many of our changes, and a special thanks to Derpy for his extensive amazing work on these updates. :glimheart:
2022-09-27 20:58 - MoonlightRift
Canon leaving:
- Trixie
2022-09-23 22:54 - DaringShepard
Greetings, @Party Animals! Since Nightmare Night is rapidly approaching we'd like to share some details of what we've got planned with you!

First and foremost, the date and time: Saturday, October 29, 2022 6:00 PM UTC* This is a bit earlier in the day than what we've normally done to hopefully be much friendlier to those in the EU!

Now, I'm sure you'd like to get to the details, and we would love to give them to you! But we still have a lot of work to do before we can reveal specifics. However, we do have a little bit to share with you now!:

🔸 We're excited to announce that we're doing our Costume and Scary Story contests once more!
- For the costume contest, all contestants are required to make their own submissions. Self-edits to existing skins you own are permitted, but commissioning other users in any sort of capacity is not permitted for entries in this contest.
- For the scary story contest, we ask that submissions be MLP related and that they make sense within the MLP universe! Entries for both contests must stay within BT's content guidelines! You can submit your books at the tree behind the portal room warp. You'll know the area when you see the orange and black banners! Books will be provided for free via a treasure chest at the tree. Please be sure to sign your books, otherwise the entry will be invalid!
🔸 Additionally, we're having a pumpkin building contest! The top 3 contestants will have their pumpkins on display in our event area! You can access it by using /warp nmn-contest! Since spaces are limited, please only take one to build your pumpkin! Be sure to leave a sign with your name, as well, so we know who built it!

More details will come in the next few weeks as we continue to iron out our plans and make them a reality! Stay tuned!

*This time has been automatically converted to your computer's local time zone! No conversions needed!
2022-09-23 16:02 - DaringShepard
Hello, everyone! In the near future we're looking to do some rebalancing to the custom enchanting plugin on BT, EcoEnchants. This is something that has been highly requested by the PvP community on BronyTales and was brought up several times on the big survey we did a few months ago. In its current state, the plugin has brought an extraordinary imbalance between the more casual audience and the super active players, something we're very much looking to address.

So, without any further waiting, please check out our proposed changes!

There is also a brief survey on the above document to let us know whether or not these changes are liked by the community. We are open to further changes, too, so be sure to let us know if there's tweaks you'd like to be made!
2022-09-19 19:55 - MoonlightRift
New staff member!
- Morindil is joining the team once again as an Apprentice Builder! :buzzwow:
2022-09-18 21:25 - DaringShepard
- Changeling's /change spell no longer drains your hunger while you're disguised!
- Dragon has had some food value tweaks for gems. Overall, they have had significant buffs to make them extremely viable as regular food sources, even nether stars have been buffed! Quartz no longer gives fire resistance due to the passive ability, so it now gives resistance 2 for 60 seconds.
- Some assorted death messages requested in suggestions have also been added!
2022-09-18 21:05 - MoonlightRift
We've got two new canons!
- The Great and Powerful Trixie
- Princess Flurry Heart
2022-09-17 02:14 - DaringShepard
Staff updates:
- RariSparkle is stepping down from Guard. Thank you for your time on the staff team!
2022-09-17 00:07 - DaringShepard
- Dragons now have passive fire resistance starting at level 1! We also modified some values in the config, so please report any oddities in bug-reports if you notice something's off!
2022-09-16 17:57 - DaringShepard
Canons leaving:
- Ocellus
2022-09-14 20:21 - MoonlightRift
New staff member:
- FuzzyStarlite has joined the team as a Apprentice Builder! :lumi_num:
2022-09-12 19:24 - MoonlightRift
New canon!
- Scootaloo
2022-09-11 00:12 - DaringShepard
- The pixel art world has had a size increase from 2500 to 3500!
- Two new music discs have been added: "Can You Feel My Heart" by @Penny, and "Panini" by @Eevii. Eevii has also updated their song "Old Town Horse." Thank you both for the songs! :buzzwow:
- Signs in the Ponyville server shop have been unlocked to reduce the amount of chat spam they produce.
- The amount of time needed to lock a nickname with '/nicklock' has been reduced to 7 days (was 10).
- :sunsetsmugcat: has been renamed to :sunsetsmug:.
- A new sticker has been added, :autumn_smile: doing the funny head tilt that we all love.
2022-09-09 05:33 - MoonlightRift
Canons leaving:
- Trixie
:dashsalute: :glimheart: :woonacry:
2022-09-06 23:40 - MoonlightRift
- Returning from her leave to get a rocktorate, please welcome our newest canon Maud! :woonawow:
2022-09-04 23:13 - MoonlightRift
New canon:
- @Blueblood :buzzwow:
2022-09-03 19:00 - Schlorgadorb
- The cult of personality is back. Please welcome StarlightGlimmer as a new canon!
2022-09-03 00:01 - DaringShepard
- We've made a big change to our home and shop rental system! We now have specific limits per town, this means that you're able to rent up to 6 regions! For example: you could rent a home in Ponyville, Canterlot, Appleloosa, The Hive, The Prison of Shadows, and Our Town all at once! You can use the command /arm limit to see specifics on the limits, and /arm info while standing in the region to see which "regionkind" it is!

- Additionally, we've made many changes to the prices and durations in canon towns:

- Prices have been adjusted: $400 for a large home, $250 for a medium, $150 for a small, and $250 for the shops.
- Rent time expanded from 20d/40d to 30d/60d.

- Prices have been adjusted: $1500 for a mansion, $1000 for a large, $1000 for shops, $750 for a medium, $500 for a small, and $250 for shop tents. Many houses have had a SIGNIFCANT price cut!
- Rent times are the same as before, 30d/60d.
- The Four Seasons Total Landscaping Hotel has also had some changes: $75 every 5 days for a room with a max time of 30 days, and the large room is $125 every 5 days with a max time of 30 days.

Our Town:
- Prices reduced from $250 to $125
- Rent time expanded from 20d/40d to 30d/60d.

- Prices have been adjusted: $850 for a large house, $500 for a medium, $250 for a small, and the price for tents has been left the same ($100).
- The rent times have also been adjusted, 30d/60d.

Prison of Shadows:
- Prices have been adjusted: $300 for a large home, $200 for a medium, and $100 for a small.
- The rent times have also been adjusted, 30d/60d.
2022-09-01 17:54 - DaringShepard
- The resource worlds have been regenerated! :buzzwow:
2022-08-31 23:53 - MoonlightRift
Staff updates:
ShadowTwinkle is stepping down from Apprentice Builder but will be remaining as a Guard. (They are currently on break however.)

:dashsalute: :glimheart:
2022-08-29 17:55 - DaringShepard
- Canons leaving: Cinder Glow
2022-08-28 23:26 - DaringShepard
The event is officially over! Thank you all for participating, and once again a massive thanks to Chrysalis, Ocellus, and Thorax for the wonderful RP! We hope you enjoy the permanent new addition to BronyTales! :buzzbuzz:❤️

Be sure to stay tuned for what other antics the bugs™️ have in store, there's sure to be a continuation of the roleplay some time in the near future!

We've also fixed the issues with the rent regions in the Hive, it had some bugs we didn't want in it! If you find any further issues please let us know in general-server-help and we'll get to it as fast as possible!
2022-08-28 19:24 - MoonlightRift
- Added the Reformed Changeling Hive! The Hive has its own group for renting homes and stores, meaning they don't take up rent slots that can be used for other canon towns! :buzzbuzz:
2022-08-28 18:01 - DaringShepard
The event is now live (though we'll be taking a few minutes to wait for folks to join), and the Changeling Hive is now open for all! It can be accessed through the portal hub by using /warp portalroom, and is to the right of the Canterlot portal! Come and visit, @Party Animals! :buzzwow:
2022-08-28 17:04 - DaringShepard
A reminder that the event will be starting, @Party Animals! See you soon! :buzzbuzz:
2022-08-28 01:21 - DaringShepard
Greetings, @Party Animals!

Our builders have been hard at work, and we have a brand new town that's almost ready to go! But to kick it off with a bang, we'll be having a mini roleplay-focused event:

Ever since the changelings have learned the value of friendship and creating an environment to let their positive emotions flourish, talking about their feelings and adapting the care and love of the ponies between one another, the hive has changed alongside its residence. Defeating Chrysalis and ending her cruel rulership over the changelings has left many questions... Unlike Nightmare Moon and Discord who have reformed and now live amongst ponies, the whereabouts of Chrysalis still remain unknown. However, many have speculated that a changeling of her caliber may not allow the hive to slip from her grasp so easily. Perhaps something may be happening tomorrow, at Sunday, August 28, 2022 6:00 PM UTC? The only way to know for sure is to attend, yourself!

A massive thanks to our @Apprentice Builders and @Builders for their amazing work on the Hive, as well as lovevanity (Chrysalis), realYuki (Ocellus), and SilverSnails (Thorax) for helping organize this event! Additional thanks to Chako488 for helping with the announcement! :buzzwow:

(And we also apologize for the short notice. Scheduling is hard! :buzzbuzz:)
2022-08-26 20:46 - MoonlightRift
Staff leaving:
- KapowsMinion (Helper)

Thank you for sticking around as long as you have! :dashsalute:
2022-08-26 20:01 - MoonlightRift
- We've replaced the join rules area that players experience when joining the server for the first time. Curious on checking it out, or need a refresher on the rules? You now can through the portal hub!
(/warp portalroom)
2022-08-25 00:27 - MoonlightRift
Canon Changes! :autumn_smile:
- Izzy Moonbow has become everyone's favorite Princess of Love: Cadance :cadancebeam:
- We have a new Ocellus :buzzbuzz:
2022-08-23 05:07 - MoonlightRift
Staff leaving:
- Natjo_ (Apprentice Builder)

Thank you for all the hard work you've contributed to the build team! :dashsalute:
2022-08-21 19:33 - DaringShepard
- Regenerated the resource worlds!
2022-08-21 18:29 - MoonlightRift
Canon leaving:
- Flurry Heart
:woonacry: :dashsalute:
2022-08-17 21:49 - MoonlightRift
New staff changes!
- MHQ14903 has joined the team as a Helper!
- SOCOM95 has been added to Apprentice Builder!
2022-08-17 19:58 - DaringShepard
- New canons!: Cinder Glow :autumn_smile:
2022-08-17 01:31 - MoonlightRift
Please welcome another canon! :woonawow:
- Gallus
2022-08-15 21:53 - DaringShepard
- The canon applications form has been updated! We've added in a ton of new information to help applicants on their way to getting a canon role! The roleplay prompt has also been updated to better show what we're looking for in an application. Enjoy! :buzzwow:
2022-08-11 22:50 - MoonlightRift
Yet another new canon!
- Terrarmar :silverbean:
2022-08-10 21:54 - MoonlightRift
Canon leaving:
- Rabia
Thank you for sticking around for as long as you have! :dashsalute:
2022-08-10 19:35 - DaringShepard
- New canons!: Thorax (Tarsus) :buzzbuzz:
2022-08-05 18:38 - MoonlightRift
We've got another new canon! :autumn_smile:
- RainShine :headtilt:
2022-08-05 17:05 - DaringShepard
- Canons leaving: Scootaloo
2022-08-04 20:21 - DaringShepard
- 2 new jobs have been added, Woodcutter and Farmer! To join these, use /jobs browse and right click to join them, you can join all 3! Additionally, the Miner job now gives you 2x the amount it did previously for ores, and the value of non-renewable stone (diorite, andesite, etc) has been multiplied by 5 (now 0.05 per). All the new jobs have quests for you to complete, as well! /jobs quests Massive thanks to @Penny for making these new Jobs! :buzzbuzz:
2022-08-04 19:34 - MoonlightRift
Please welcome our three new staff members! :autumn_smile: :trixparty:
- Navycobat (Helper)
- SOCOM95 (Helper)
- ArgyleStarshine (Apprentice Builder)
2022-08-04 18:50 - DaringShepard
- Canon characters can now use their character’s homes in our towns! These are free and don’t need renewal, all they require is that you stay active as that character! However, since these spaces are limited, if a canon does drop their role they will have 7 days to clear the house before it is reset for the next resident. Certain canons may also be able to have multiple properties/rooms, depending on whether or not it’s appropriate. (ex: Rarity would have both her Ponyville and Canterlot homes)

The housing code still applies to these locations, so please do not make any drastic exterior modifications to them!

We’ll be reaching out to canons over the next few days to get you all sorted! If you don’t hear from us and you know you should have an already built home, please contact myself or Luna. Enjoy! :buzzbuzz:
2022-08-04 05:40 - MoonlightRift
Canons leaving:
- RainbowDash
- Gallus (super late on this announcement, so sorry!)

Farewell to both of you and thank you for your time as canons! :glimheart: :dashsalute:
2022-08-03 22:08 - MoonlightRift
- NightyDream has joined the staff team as an Apprentice Builder!
2022-08-03 21:31 - DaringShepard
- Server builds (such towns and cities like Ponyville) now have markers on our live map! We've also added some additional markers for noteworthy areas such as server shops. You can view the new changes here!:
- Lands now display the color of their names on the Dynmap, too! You can use /lands rename <name> and stick any of the vanilla color codes in before the name. Ex: /lands rename &eLand
2022-07-28 18:33 - MoonlightRift
Please welcome a new canon:
- Scootaloo :scootsmile:
2022-07-27 17:00 - Schlorgadorb
Please welcome our new canons!
- PinkiePie
- Discord
- Screwball
A merry allotment of chaos has joined the server
2022-07-22 19:29 - DataByte
Staff restructure promotions:
- DaringShepard promoted to Head of Administration.
- TimelyAlchemist promoted to Community Admin.
- MoonlightRift promoted to Community Admin.
- drcrazy547 promoted to Head of Moderation.
- Pennyroyal_Tea promoted to Moderator.
- gizmodudedad promoted to Guard.
- RightOfParley promoted to Guard.
- ScatterClop promoted to Guard.
- Seriza_ promoted to Guard.
- RariSparkle promoted to Guard.
- ShadowTwinkle promoted to Guard.
- MLP_Smolder promoted to Guard.
- TheArkadies promoted to Guard.
- bxttercups promoted to Build Lead.
- PhoenixClan2 promoted to Build Lead.
- Chako488 promoted to Builder.
Congratulations on the promotions, everyone! :pinktada:

Staff leaving:
- Scarlettboo, Lef_Bug, Honeybun, Hierozaki, Astro
Thank you all for being staff on BronyTales and helping us make the server great! :dashsalute:
2022-07-22 19:07 - MoonlightRift
- Cadance has revealed her true self as Chrysalis (Please congratulate them on their new role!)
2016-02-06 03:44 - Kanade_Tachi
Hello, everyone! We’re making some changes to our canon system to make it a bit easier for established canons to be able to switch their roles. Effective immediately; If you’ve had a canon role for over 3 months you’re eligible to switch to other characters without having to drop your role and wait two weeks first. All character changes will still require applications, of course. This new change does not affect that.

Additionally, we’ve changed the inactivity time of most of the canon tiers to be a fair bit more forgiving:
- Tier 1: Active for a minimum of 1 week (was 2), inactive for a maximum of 4 weeks (was 2).
- Tier 2: Active for a minimum of 1 week (was 2), inactive for a maximum of 6 weeks (was 5).
- Tier 3: Active for a minimum of 1 week, inactive for a maximum of 8 weeks.

While it’s been a verbal policy for a while now, we’d like to officially state that all canons are allowed extended breaks that go beyond the previously mentioned times if you need them. This allows you to keep the role while being inactive for a longer amount of time, all you need to do is inform a staff member! But please keep in mind that if you’ll be gone for longer than a month it may be better to release your role so another user may have the chance to apply. It is not required, though it is the kind thing to do!
2022-07-19 19:55 - Schlorgadorb
- Tirek has manifested on the server. (Apologies for the late announcement)
2022-07-19 05:34 - Schlorgadorb
- Please welcome Celestia to Bronytales
2022-07-10 10:47 - Schlorgadorb
- please welcome our new TwilightSparkle !!
2022-07-03 03:12 - DataByte
- New local channel added for Minecraft-specific local RP: /ch lrp
2022-07-03 02:45 - DataByte
- Barrels and Shulkers added as valid chestshop containers
2022-07-02 04:34 - DataByte
- Resource worlds reset
2022-06-26 06:56 - Schlorgadorb
- Twilight Sparkle Canon is now available
2022-06-26 04:44 - Schlorgadorb
- PinkiePie had left their canon, and please welcome back Bea!
2022-06-26 02:25 - DataByte
- Added /warp portalroom as a shortcut to the portal hub
2022-06-26 02:01 - MoonlightRift
Thank you everyone for showing up to the Summer Sun Celebration! Peaking at 57 players, this is the largest event we've had since the release of Canterlot, for the last Summer Sun Celebration!

Despite some of the technical hiccups, we hope you all enjoyed the event as much as we did putting it together. A lot of planning and time was put into by the build and event coordination team!

The event areas can be accessed via a portal in Upper Canterlot, and while the Carnival is temporary, the PvP Arena will be staying around for you to enjoy.

2022-06-25 21:00 - MoonlightRift
Just an hour until the Summer Sun Celebration!

Hope to see you there! :autumn_smile:
2022-06-25 18:29 - Schlorgadorb
- Pipp canon is now available
- Please welcome FlurryHeart as a new Canon
- Seriza_ has joined the staff team as a Helper
2022-06-23 19:14 - MoonlightRift
Hey @Party Animal, we wanted to share a little more about the PvP event during the upcoming Summer Sun Celebration. In a special arena will lie a battle for the fate of Equestria itself! Two terrors from another reality with extraordinary power have come to claim our universe for themselves. You will be provided with special armor and weapons to fend off this threat. With a mix of roleplay and combat, we hope everyone will have some fun with this part of the event! See you then!

And have a little teaser to the arena, it might be.. a bit familiar. 👀
2022-06-21 04:50 - Kanade_Tachi
- Ocellus is now open for canon applications again, buzz buzz
2022-06-20 08:09 - Kanade_Tachi
- Hitch's canon role is now available again. Looks like the town could use a new sheriff
2022-06-15 13:58 - DataByte
- Server translation runes updated, 1.19 clients should be able to connect now
2022-06-14 14:45 - DataByte
Harmony Square in Ponyville has gotten a makeover!
The portals that used to circle the fountain have been relocated to a nifty pocket dimension! ^.^
2022-06-13 15:30 - The_King_Sombra
Hello @Party Animals! It's that time of year again; it's time for a Summer Sun Celebration! 🌞

Starting at Saturday, June 25, 2022 10:00 PM UTC* the team will be hosting the Summer Sun Celebration in Canterlot!

Interested? Great! We've got a lot planned this year for players to enjoy:
🔸Starting at the beginning of the event Celestia will raise the sun as is her historical obligation! (Though we're starting to think she's getting a little fed up with this.)
🔸After that Pinkie has pulled some strings and brought the carnival to town! We've got minigames, a haunted house, a roller coaster, and plenty more up our sleeves for the night!
🔸A PvP-centric event towards the end, more details to come when it happens!
🔸And to wrap everything up we'll be closing the event with the Grand Galloping Gala, hosted in the Gala room in the Canterlot castle.

We hope to see you all there, it's something you'll definitely not want to miss!
*Time is automatically converted to your computer's time zone. No conversions needed!

(Post written by Daring Shepard :buzzbuzz:)
2022-06-03 15:38 - Kanade_Tachi
Currently the ChestShop plugin isn't working properly, we apologize for the inconvenience and are actively working on a solution, thank you for your patience and understanding while we work on solving this issue. In the meantime we recommend not editing or changing any chestshops until we understand more about this issue.
(Edit: ChestShop's fixed now. 6/12/22)
2022-06-02 13:15 - DataByte
Resource worlds reset
2022-05-31 00:13 - Kanade_Tachi
bxttercups has been promoted to Moderator!
2022-05-29 10:39 - Kanade_Tachi
HayleeBop23 has joined the Staff team as a Jr. Builder!
2022-05-26 00:26 - Kanade_Tachi
The canon Lyra Heartstrings is now free.
2022-05-26 00:26 - Kanade_Tachi
The canon Sunny Starscout is now free.
2022-05-24 18:58 - Kanade_Tachi
@Cosmos has joined the Staff team as a Jr. Builder!
2022-05-21 07:10 - Kanade_Tachi
@CinnamonLightnin has joined the Staff team as a Helper!
2022-05-19 22:10 - Kanade_Tachi
- New Canon: CozyGlow has spawned in the world of BronyTales.
2022-05-18 01:54 - Schlorgadorb
- New canons: Silverstream and Izzy have entered the fray!
2022-05-15 05:02 - Schlorgadorb
- Celestia has returned to her throne, and is available as a canon role, once again.
2022-05-14 22:12 - Kanade_Tachi
DaringShepard has rejoined staff as a Helper!
MoonlightRift and sb0863 have been promoted to Head Builders!
2022-05-12 03:38 - Schlorgadorb
- An ethereal wind has blown under the ruins of the old castle in the Everfree.
2022-05-05 18:54 - Schlorgadorb
- Chrysalis canon role free
2022-05-05 18:11 - bxttercups
Dear friends,

It is I, Princess Celestia. I don't have much time, but I am sending you this scroll in need of your help. The CIS has invaded Canterlot and I have failed to protect our land by myself, therefore, this is an open call to all of you. Come to Canterlot, fully prepared, taking with you your most powerful weapons and armor. We need to put an end to this irruption. Consider joining the battle with your friends as well, for I fear the beasts are most powerful this time... Equestria and I require your assistance. I will not be able to stand beside you in battle, the CIS has captured me and I lay trapped within my own home.

Yours truly,
Princess Celestia, Ruler of Equestria"

Join us in clearing out Canterlot, the event will last all day long, the invasion is already ongoing, hurry! @Party Animal
2022-05-05 18:11 - Kanade_Tachi
- RariSparkle and ScatterClop are now Helpers!
2022-05-02 06:16 - DataByte
- Mystical Translation Runes Updated! (1.18.2 connectivity fixed)
2022-04-29 05:39 - Schlorgadorb
Hey hey, we have another new Canon: Amore
2022-04-25 07:25 - Kanade_Tachi
Natjo_ has joined the staff team as a Junior Builder!
We have a new canon: RainbowDash!
2022-04-25 06:51 - Kanade_Tachi
KapowsMinion has joined the staff team as a Helper!
ShadowTwinkle Has rejoined the staff team as a Helper and Junior Builder!
2022-04-22 19:15 - DataByte
Heartache / therainbooms resigned from Helper.
2022-04-16 21:19 - MoonlightRift
@Party Animal The Anniversary event is beginning now, you can reach the event area by the convenient blue box next to spawn!
2022-04-10 02:51 - Schlorgadorb
- New canons: Spike and Shining Armor!
2022-04-10 02:22 - Schlorgadorb
- Smolder is now a helper!
2022-04-09 21:11 - Schlorgadorb
- Sunset Shimmer canon role now free
2022-04-04 02:49 - DataByte
- Canons freed up: Spike, Starlight Glimmer
2022-04-02 20:07 - DataByte
- Resource worlds reset
2022-04-01 06:24 - DataByte
Hey @everyone!
Up is down, hot is cold, chaos is spreading!
Town Hall is inverted, Discord's throne has taken its place, and a new house crash-landed in the lawn. There's something.. odd about it. Have fun!
Happy April Fools!
2022-03-07 01:49 - DataByte
Resource World reset
2022-03-01 15:50 - Kanade_Tachi
- Autumn Blaze has stepped down as Head Builder. Thank you for all your hard work!
2022-02-28 17:35 - Schlorgadorb
- bxttercups has joined the staff team as a helper!
2022-02-01 00:44 - Schlorgadorb
- New Canon: Celestia (bxttercups)
2022-02-14 01:41 - ScorchFirefly
@everyone @Party Animal It's the season of love once more! As love lingers in the air, Princess Cadance has prepared a special little treat for Bronytales. Starting tomorrow morning, a week long Scavenger Hunt will open in Ponyville so you can grab some goodies for you and your special somepony. The event will be around until February 21th, so everycreature will have a week to participate.

Further information can be found at a booth next to the townhall. Have a wonderful Hearts and Hooves Day, and happy hunting!
2022-01-22 21:10 - Schlorgadorb
- Canon leaving: Celestia (ScorchFirefly)
2022-01-20 01:28 - Kanade_Tachi
- Canon leaving: Rainbow Dash (Kanade_Tachi)
2022-01-10 01:08 - Schlorgadorb
- We have new staff! TheArkadies is now a Helper and a Jr. Builder, and dj560 is now a Jr. Builder!
2022-01-07 04:40 - Schlorgadorb
- a new canon has appeared! Please welcome, Starlight Glimmer!
2022-01-01 08:45 - DataByte
- Resource worlds reset
- A dark and mysterious energy burst was detected emanating from the direction of the Everfree Forest. Not sure what that was about. :derpshrug:
2021-12-24 03:06 - Schlorgadorb
- Please welcome the new promotions on the staff team: MoonlightRift, sb0863, and The_King_Sombra have all been promoted to Moderator!
2021-12-20 22:45 - Schlorgadorb
- Canon leaving: Izzy ( Polar )
2021-12-18 02:38 - Kanade_Tachi
New Canon: Hitch/drcrazy547
2021-12-12 04:40 - DataByte
Hey everyone, just wanted to put a general PSA out there in regards to the log4j vulnerabilities and concerns going around right now.

BronyTales and all of its servers have been fully patched as of last night, as well as some additional safeguards put in place to prevent even unpatched Minecraft clients who connect from being exposed to malicious actors.

As far as personal protection for when connecting to other servers, if you're using version 1.18.1, you're already covered! Simply having restarting the Minecraft Launcher and downloading the update that gets pushed out is enough to fix it. I'm pretty sure there's already updates for the older versions too, as my launcher downloaded an update for 1.16.5 and I confirmed that the exploit does not affect that update, but the official article does not mention these updates. For more information on keeping your client secure on other servers, here's the Minecraft post with more information:

Thank you eveyone who brought this to my attention! ^.^
My Discord has been blowing up for these past few days
2021-12-11 08:11 - DataByte
- Server connector updated to support 1.18
2021-12-08 06:21 - Kanade_Tachi
Two canons have been opened for applications: VinylScratch and Octavia
2021-11-28 01:00 - Kanade_Tachi
- New Helper: Cadance/ RightOfParley
2021-11-24 06:47 - DataByte
- Canons leaving: Gabby
2021-11-19 23:48 - Schlorgadorb
- new canon: Izzy!
2021-11-15 03:44 - Schlorgadorb
We will be hosting a Thanksgiving Feast on Sunday the 28th of November, in the Ponyville Town Hall Lounge. (Ask for directions)
We'll start at 5:00 EST, and we hope to see you there.
2021-11-15 03:41 - Schlorgadorb
Happy Thanksgiving! You may notice a sign and some chests in the Ponyville Town Hall. Feel free to pick up a book and write down it what you're thankful for and drop it off in the drop box on the right. We'll be putting these into a blog post for everybody at the end of the month. If you don't sign the book, you can be anonymous, or you can sign it, and we'll give you credit.
2021-11-15 03:13 - Schlorgadorb
- new canon: Applejack
2021-11-11 03:09 - Schlorgadorb
- new canon: Zephyrina Storm (Zipp)
2021-11-06 21:37 - Schlorgadorb
- Lands update: You are now allowed to have 8 roles in your Lands, up from 4 previously. Feel free to grant varying levels of titles and permissions to your Land members.
2021-11-05 20:52 - Schlorgadorb
- new canon: Sunny Starscout!
2021-11-05 05:06 - Schlorgadorb
- new canon: Pipp Petals
2021-11-04 19:25 - Schlorgadorb
- new canon, Nyx! (Previously Shining Armor, or Rusty Renegade)
2021-11-04 18:52 - Schlorgadorb
- Fixed Lands bug. You can now recreate roles that have been removed.
2021-11-01 06:06 - DataByte
- Resource worlds reset. ^.^
2021-10-30 20:29 - Schlorgadorb
After you've wandered around Ponyville and Canterlot collecting treats, come to Canterlot Castle for a costume party!
2021-10-30 20:11 - drcrazy547
@everyone @Party Animal
The scariest time of the night has come, everypony! Trick or treating is here, be sure to wear your costumes, and most of all be sure to give Luna some candy! :lunawink:
2021-10-30 01:10 - DataByte
- New portal added to jump to the Prison of Shadows from the spawn (hint: it's hidden in a cave!)
2021-10-26 03:29 - Kanade_Tachi
-New Canon: Smolder/MLP_Prisma
2021-10-24 01:08 - Schlorgadorb
@everyone @Party Animal
No event today, but next week, YOU get to be the party planners! Everyone get your Nightmare Night costumes ready, we're going Trick or Treating!

October 30th, (next Saturday), we'll be wandering around Canterlot and Ponyville, collecting "candies" ponies have left outside their houses. If you have a house in Ponyville or Canterlot, and would like to give something out, sign up with this form:

Remember, everybody gets one.

We've pushed the deadline back a couple days, so if you haven't signed up, but want to, you have until Monday, October 25th.

There will be a Nightmare Night Costume Party afterwards (or concurrently), so come by to hang out!
2021-10-21 17:56 - DataByte
- Super magical translations runes updated!
(Server hasn't updated yet, but you can connect with Java 1.17.1 and Bedrock 1.17.40)
2021-10-20 15:07 - Kanade_Tachi
- New Canons: Flim & Flam
2021-10-19 02:32 - Kanade_Tachi
- New Canon: Fluttershy/Seriza_
2021-10-17 02:36 - Schlorgadorb
G5 Canon Update

On the first of November, we'll be opening up canon applications for G5 characters. For November only, and only for G5 canons, the process will be slightly different than normal canon applications.

As it is normally, if you want to switch to a new canon role, you need to drop any canon role you currently have, and wait two weeks before applying to another one. For G5 canon applications in November, we will only require that you announce your intention to apply for the G5 canon you want two weeks ahead of time. (That could be now)

If you are accepted for that role, and you already have a canon role, you will then have the opportunity to change roles. If you decline, the runner up will be given that opportunity.

If after being chosen, you decline the role, or if you were denied an application, you can still keep your old canon. This is to compensate for the expected difficulty in getting a G5 role. (There's only 11 named characters in the entire G5 movie, and we're anticipating lot's of people will be applying. This may not actually happen, but we're trying to prepare for it)
2021-10-17 00:53 - Schlorgadorb
- Canon leaving: Fluttershy
2021-10-16 23:25 - Schlorgadorb
- Canon leaving: Shining Armor
2021-10-16 20:32 - Schlorgadorb
@everyone @Party Animal
Today is the day when we rescue the Princesses! We're meeting at the base of the mountain in 30 minutes (We'll be sending out a TPA), bring your fighting equipment, today is when we fight Sombra! I believe in you, let's make it happen!
2021-10-16 04:31 - Kanade_Tachi
-Canons leaving:
Applebloom StarlightGlimmer
2021-10-16 04:01 - DataByte
- New club! Cooking Club
2021-10-12 01:34 - Schlorgadorb
@Party Animal
This notice is to all able bodied creatures of Equestria

On October 2nd, 2021, the Tyrannical King Sombra locked away the Princesses in a hostile takeover of power. He has kidnapped our rulers, dirtied our lands, and stomped out any festivities we may have had to keep our spirits up, and aims for us to be his hopeless subjects.

However, we will not stand for this! We have searched day and night, and with the help of our Mare on the Inside, we have discovered the location of the missing princesses, an ancient place called the Prison of Shadows. As well as holding the princesses, it appears that King Sombra has also shattered the crystal heart and stuck it inside, in an attempt to prevent his demise from the artifact.

However, we cannot do this alone. We need every hoof, paw, claw, and talon we can get in the upcoming fight! On October 16th, at 5 PM EDT, we will be storming the prison, finding the heart, and freeing the Princesses! This will be a dangerous task, so come prepared, and be ready to fight. Come time for battle, all those coming to fight will be provided a teleport spell to the entrance crystal. We hope to see those who can contribute there, to free the princesses, and liberate Equestria from this Tyrant’s grasp!

See you there

General Shining Armor
2021-10-09 21:52 - Schlorgadorb
@Party Animal Hurray! Nightmare Night is Saved! We found, not just the 40 cakes stolen from Ponyville, but a whole bunch more! There might still be some stuck in the trees though.

Thank you all for coming to the event! We'll see you all next week!
2021-10-09 20:24 - Schlorgadorb
@Party Animal Don't forget, the Cake Heist is starting in 36 minutes, meet under the Ponyville Clock Tower until we're ready to raid the Everfree for Cakes!
2021-10-05 04:03 - DataByte
Hey you! I have a letter here for a @Party Animal! That's you, right?

HEY EVERYPONY! I am here to interrupt your usual scheduled programming to bring ALL of YOU a SUPER IMPORTANT announcement!

It is I, Pinkie Pie! News Anchor of the day and WOWIE, I sure do have a doozy of information to give!

Our new Ruler, King Sombra, also known as “King Meanie-No-Fun”, has decided to CANCEL NIGHTMARE NIGHT! Slams Hoof on Desk That is right friends, they have went and decided we cannot celebrate the spookiest and treatiest day of the year! To make it all much MUCH more worse, they went and sent one of their Weirdie Minions to take our Nightmare Night Treats and DUMP THEM INTO THE EVERFREE FOREST! Not only is that SUPER RUDE, but that is also littering, which I think will be added to the list of felonies they have committed so far besides overthrowing the Equestrian Throne and imprisoning Celestia and Luna!

Gummy is on the scene within Everfree as the fiendish fiends dump our treats into the super scary forest of which some never return until like a day or two later because it is VERY easy to get lost!

Gummy, can you give us details on what you see?

Gummy blinks and snaps their jaws

GASP!! You heard it here folks, this is REALLY REALLY BAD!

Do not lose hope though, for we are going to defy Sombra and their Weirdies!
Come join the Everfree Raiding Party of Nightmare Night Treat Saving! It will not be easy and we may face adversaries brought down upon us by Sombra, but together WE CAN DO THE THING and SAVE NIGHTMARE NIGHT!

This is Pinkie Pie, News Anchor of the Day, bidding you a Good Night and Don’t Forget to Smile!

Oppsies and before I forget remember this is all going down this Saturday at 5pm EDT.
2021-10-03 17:48 - Schlorgadorb
- New Canon: Cealano!
2021-10-02 16:46 - DataByte
- ShadowTwinkle resigning from moderation to take a break
2021-10-02 05:20 - Schlorgadorb
- New Canon: Gabby!
2021-09-30 15:39 - Schlorgadorb
Tea with the Princesses starts at 5:00pm Eastern time on Saturday, October 2nd, in Canterlot Castle! See you there!
2021-09-29 01:55 - Schlorgadorb
The spooky season is upon us! Nightmare Night is coming very soon, and to commemorate the event, we'll be having an event every Saturday in October!

The first one is on October 2nd, where we'll have tea time with the Princesses in Canterlot Castle.

October 9th, 16th, and 23rd are all mysteries which will be revealed when the time comes.

October 30th is Trick or Treating in Canterlot and Ponyville! Make sure to bring your costumes and an empty inventory. We'll be having a Nightmare Night party afterwards.

If you want to sign up to give anything out for Trick or Treat, please sign up here:
2021-09-22 01:25 - Schlorgadorb
- New staff: gizmodudedad has been added as a Helper!
2021-09-20 12:14 - DataByte
Land claims have been restored! :happyderp:
This backup is from two weeks ago, so if you've made any changes to your claimed area this month you'll have to re-claim those areas.
2021-09-19 21:26 - Kanade_Tachi
CardGambit/ _kragon has been promoted to JrBuilder.
2021-09-20 02:43 - DataByte
Just to give everyone an update, the Lands data corrupted itself (again), and I'm working on pulling data from a backup that was taken earlier this month. It's taking a long time to complete, though (been processing for 7 hours and counting. It's a big dataset). It seems it's just the chunks that were lost, so the claim settings should be all there. I'll update everyone when it's done, but until then you can just re-claim for free, just like last time.
2021-09-12 03:28 - DataByte
(Channel Groupings have also been reordered so voice is easier to scroll to)
2021-09-12 03:27 - Kanade_Tachi
- Added the Drama club discord channel and voice channel for roleplay planning and discussion
- Added A second roleplay channel to the server text chat
- Added Drama Club role, use this for access to the channels!
2021-09-10 01:23 - DataByte
- Resource worlds reset
2021-09-09 16:19 - DataByte
We have a fancy new vanity url for the Discord!
2021-09-09 05:28 - Schlorgadorb
- New Canon: Trixie
2021-09-03 04:37 - DataByte
Staff updates: Kanade_Tachi has officially been promoted to Admin
2021-08-16 03:47 - Schlorgadorb
kingchris195 resigned from Helper
2021-08-16 03:44 - Schlorgadorb
- Canon Leaving: Applejack
- New Canon: Spike
(Apologies for the delayed announcement, this happened a while ago)
2021-08-16 02:01 - DataByte
Cute_Daisy42 resigned from Helper
2021-08-16 00:55 - Schlorgadorb
Sanybaby resigned from moderation. (Thanks for the spreadsheets!)
2021-08-09 03:41 - DataByte
DarkSpectre and FuzzyStarlite retiring from staff. Thanks for everything! :dashsalute:
2021-08-08 03:35 - DataByte
- Resource worlds reset :slight_smile:
2021-08-07 05:15 - Schlorgadorb
- Enabled thread making for all users on the #events and #suggestions channels.
2021-08-06 04:47 - Schlorgadorb
- Added /ponify toggle to turn the ponification filter on or off. It takes a bit of time to register, so please bear with it.
2021-07-26 23:48 - Schlorgadorb
- Canons leaving: Smolder and Silverstream
2021-07-22 04:29 - DataByte
- Canons leaving: Discord
2021-07-22 04:22 - DataByte
New Discord server icon by CyberBrony :happyderp:
2021-07-19 03:18 - DarkSpectre
- Canons leaving: Gallus
2021-07-18 23:35 - Schlorgadorb
Server Shop Now Open for Business!
We Buy, we Sell! Our prices are "competitive"!
Trade in those hours of mining stone for usable currency!
Located directly south of the Ponyville Town Hall (Take the left exit)
2021-07-18 23:34 - Schlorgadorb
- Server Shop Now Open for Business
- Slimes now spawn normally
2021-07-12 02:21 - DataByte
- New Canons: Starlight Glimmer (H1T0mi), Discord (therainbooms)
- Staff Leaving: Morindil
- Staff Promotions: DarkSpectre and Schlorgadorb as new community admins!
2021-07-08 04:52 - DataByte
- Daring Shepard resigned from admin. Thanks for all you have done to help out! :dashsalute:
2021-07-06 15:39 - DaringShepard
- New canons!: Applejack (gufuu)
2021-07-06 00:32 - DaringShepard
- New canons!: Rainbow Dash (Kanade_Tachi)
2021-07-05 00:47 - DaringShepard
- New staff!: Cute_Daisy42 (helper)
2021-07-04 18:32 - DataByte
- Resource worlds reset
2021-07-02 17:13 - DaringShepard
- Rental regions that gave back only 50% on unrent should now give the normal 80%.
2021-07-01 18:38 - DaringShepard
- New canons!: Cadance (RightOfParley)
2021-06-29 22:55 - DaringShepard
- New canons!: Sunset Shimmer (Valass)
2021-06-29 20:59 - DaringShepard
- A couple more houses are now available for rent in Ponyville! The apartments in apartment building are also now rentable.
2021-06-29 20:32 - DaringShepard
- New canons!: Chrysalis (Broodmommy)
- Canons leaving: Rainbow Dash
2021-06-27 22:06 - DaringShepard
- New staff!: therainbooms (helper)
2021-06-27 03:43 - DataByte
- Translation runes for 1.17 clients have been implemented. Also updated for the robo minigame.
2021-06-26 23:19 - DataByte
Server fire has been put out! Now I just need to mop up all of this spilled water...
Thanks everyone for helping test the connections while that was happening. Turns out only one of the corners of the server was on fire. A few band-aids and it'll be good as new!
2021-06-26 22:04 - DaringShepard
The server is currently experiencing connectivity issues. We're looking into a fix, but we currently do not have an ETA. We'll keep you posted!
2021-06-24 16:17 - DaringShepard
- Canons leaving: Sunset Shimmer, Cheese Sandwich, and Diamond Tiara
2021-06-23 23:12 - DaringShepard
- Rent regions will now give back 80% of the remaining time's worth of money when you go to unrent it, as intended. (This was done on the day Canterlot released, I just forgot to post it. Whoops. :buzzbuzz:)
2021-06-20 00:17 - DaringShepard
Thank you all for attending the Summer Sun Celebration and the Canterlot Debut!

We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did! We hit the highest amount of concurrent players (maxing out at 63!) we've ever had on the server, and without you that wouldn't be possible!

The scavenger hunt will continue for the next month, and you can find a hint book for that in the Castle on the top bowl, which is near the top of the mountain. Be sure to get these goodies before they go away!

We'd also like to thank all of our builders, past and current, who've worked on Canterlot. The announcement wasn't a joke, a lot of sweat and tears went into Canterlot, so please be sure to thank our builders for their incredibly hard and talented work! :heart:
2021-06-19 21:23 - DaringShepard
- Added Canterlot
2021-06-19 14:49 - DaringShepard
- Plugin removal: ItemsAdder
This plugin is responsible for the in-game emotes and such, but unfortunately it's caused many issues for a variety of aspects of gameplay. Some of these issues you may have noticed as a result of ItemsAdder may include (but aren't limited to): incredibly fast leaf decay, redstone oddities (especially with observers), and more.
ItemsAdder is much more than just an emotes plugin, it's meant to be able to add new blocks, items, mobs, etc. to the game. But that has a side-effect of messing with other aspects of the game, and unfortunately the plugin doesn't allow for us to disable these features, so we have no choice except to remove it, at least for now.

We've been looking for more lightweight alternatives to IA, specifically for the emotes, but we haven't been able to find anything that allows us to add our own. If you know of a plugin which would allow for us to do this, please let us know in #suggestions and we'll check it out!
2021-06-18 16:12 - DaringShepard
Maintenance is finished! You may now re-join the server! :buzzbuzz:
2021-06-18 15:03 - DaringShepard
Hello, everyone! The server will be going down in an hour (12PM Eastern) for some scheduled maintenance. No ETA on when we'll be done with it, but it shouldn't take us more than an hour. I'll make a post here as soon as we're finished. :buzzbuzz:
2021-06-16 21:04 - DaringShepard
- Canons leaving: Chrysalis
2021-06-11 15:52 - DaringShepard
- New canons!: Rainbow Dash (therainbooms)
2021-06-09 13:52 - Sanybaby
Something big is coming to BronyTales..
Something you’ve all been waiting for..
After years of planning..
Blood, sweat and tears.. (mostly tears)
The BronyTales staff team are proud to announce:

The Summer Sun Celebration!

What? Were you expecting something else? :trixwink:

Prepare yourselves for a whole new event full of fun! Exploration, royalty, new sights to see, fabulous designs, and other surprises we have in store!

As you may know, the Summer Sun Celebration is a day to celebrate the reign of Princess Celestia, and while it once marked the tragic fall of Nightmare Moon, we now celebrate the return of the Night Princess after a thousand years of banishment!
This day of fun includes a meet and greet with the Princesses, followed by the ever stunning raising of the sun. This will be followed by a scavenger hunt that will bring you around an all new environment. If you decide to participate in the Meet and Greet, please use roleplay chat when you are speaking to the Princesses (/ch rp).

Please join us on this momentous occasion on the 19th of June (this month!) at 5PM Eastern Time/9PM UTC!

We hope to see @everyone there!
2021-06-08 18:55 - DaringShepard
- New canons!: Silverstream (Natjo_)
- New staff!: Astrohunt (jr builder) and The_King_Sombra (helper)
2021-06-07 20:14 - DaringShepard
- New Canons!: Soarin (Soarin_Skies)
2021-06-07 17:29 - DaringShepard
- New Canons!: Surprise (SanteriSalovaara) and Gallus (FlutterWonder)
2021-06-04 12:32 - DataByte
- Canons leaving: Trixie
2021-06-03 23:36 - DaringShepard
- Canons leaving: Cadance
2021-06-03 00:00 - DaringShepard
- Staff Promotions!: Sanybaby (moderator) and maksiu55 (moderator)
2021-06-01 05:30 - DataByte
- New Canons: Octavia (iKandie)
- Resource worlds reset
- Updated bedrock translation layer
- Added new bugs, but also added a can of bug spray. Might work.
2021-06-01 02:23 - DataByte
Hi there y’all! Vaccinated with little to do this winter? Like going to conventions? Do you like meeting up with random people to play games and hang out? Do you like ponies? I have just the thing!

BronyTales is going to TrotCon! Well, some of us are, anyway.

Join a derpy server admin pirate captain and their trusty crew this December for TrotCon 2021! Some of the BT stuff planned will be staff-only, but otherwise we’ll be around at the convention doing convention stuff, as well as a time for a dedicated meetup! I'll bring chess!

P.S. React with if you also plan on attending!
2021-05-29 18:57 - DaringShepard
Have you ever wanted to be more for the good of Equestria? Do you feel the need to have some sense of excitement in your life? Do you want to protect the rulers of this great land? Then the life of a Royal Guard might be for you!

If you wish to be a part of the guard you'll first need to fill out a recruitment form, which can be found on our website at the bottom of the RP page ( ! Once filled out simply send your form, and once the training process begins simply make it through the training! Some may make it, however, not everyone will be fit for guard duty. Do you have what it takes? Apply today!
2021-05-28 14:33 - DaringShepard
- New canons!: VinylScratch (SharpiPlayz)
(A little late, my bad. But better late than never. :buzzbuzz:)
2021-05-18 19:25 - DaringShepard
- Canons leaving: Mina
2021-05-13 03:53 - DataByte
Hi there @everyone, important notice regarding the Minecraft server:

An update to the Lands plugin that happened today wiped out all of the claimed chunks for every land claim. The old data is unfortunately unrecoverable due to how it was updated. Your lands are still there, but the chunk data is gone.

All land claim costs have been set to 0 for the next month so you can re-claim your lands. Sorry for the inconvenience.
2021-05-10 22:18 - DaringShepard
- New staff!: Whimzymimsy (helper)
- Staff promotions!: Sanybaby (jr builder) and sb0863 (helper)
2021-05-01 20:09 - DaringShepard
- Canons leaving: StarlightGlimmer
2021-05-01 17:29 - DataByte
- Resource worlds reset
- Dragons can now drop rare end drops
2021-04-28 23:58 - DaringShepard
- New canons! FlurryHeart (Whimzymimsy)
2021-04-26 20:55 - DaringShepard
- New staff!: FuzzyStarlite (helper) and AnthoDT (jr builder)
- New canons!: Applejack (@Applejack)
- Staff promotion!: @AutumnBlaze (head builder)
2021-04-24 20:22 - DaringShepard
- Staff removal: HexxicBaggins
2021-04-20 20:59 - DaringShepard
- Staff leaving: NoctisLunar
- Canons leaving: FlurryHeart
2021-04-20 00:07 - DaringShepard
- Canons leaving: Gallus
2021-04-19 05:39 - DataByte
Blog update: AMA Results.
2021-04-13 01:46 - DaringShepard
🎉 With the anniversary of BronyTales coming up on the 15th, it's time for us to celebrate with an event! 🎉
@Party Animal
On the 17th of April, we'll be hosting the 2 year anniversary event! For the event we have planned:

▫️ A grand display of the top 3 inventions from the inventors contest!
▫️ A party area where some shenanigans will undoubtedly happen!
▫️ A potential appearance by a Great and Powerful unicorn!
▫️ A Q&A held by our staff team, here on the Discord!

All of this on a specially designed cloud park, commissioned by the princesses, and built by our fantastic build team! Coming to an Everfree Forest near you soon!

If you haven't already, feel free to submit a few questions for our Q&A here!:
2021-04-12 20:04 - DaringShepard
- New canons!: StarSong (SwivelSolstice) and Fluttershy (Cute_Daisy42)
2021-04-12 01:23 - DataByte
- Finished backend updates for completing 1.16.5 update
- Added a fun resource pack to import BT emoji into Minecraft! (more to be added soon, probably)
- Updated McMMO potion experience multipliers, should be easier to level now
- Reset the Attack_Monsters flag on lands, should fix mob farm issues
2021-04-05 18:11 - DaringShepard
- New enchantments added: Anger Artifact, Arborist, Aversion, Barrier Artifact, Introversion, Lucky Catch, Magnetic, Nautilus Artifact, Succession (may be removed later if it's too OP), Sweep Artifact, Villager Artifact.
- Enchantments: Now sort by rarity, and the colors have changed a bit. It's generally more appealing to look at now, yes.
- Sit plugin: /ride added. /lay will now try to center you on the block you're on.
- Lands: The ability to allow players to rent areas has been added! We'll be working on updating our tutorial page for that soon, but in the meantime, here's the wiki:
(Something to remember is that money is not refundable for these. And any block changes made by the user will be permanent. These rent areas do not reset like the Canon town houses do!)
- Netherite items, netherite armor, elytra, tridents, and shields have been made repairable and salvageable through McMMO. All except for the shields will require the max level repair/salvage skill.
- Added all vanilla music discs to the McMMO treasure table. Pigstep drops exclusively from soul sand and soul soil.
- A few new custom music discs have been added to the drop tables. :crab:

Due to an update to Lands, you may notice that you're unable to attack mobs in certain Lands. To fix this, an admin in the Land (or someone with sufficient permissions) needs to open the Land menu, click on roles, click on the role you want to edit (you'll likely need to do this for all of them), click action settings (green pipe), then enable "attack monsters" (the zombie head).
We're looking into a fix for this that will make it so you don't have to do this, but for now, it has to be done manually.
2021-04-05 17:52 - DaringShepard
- Jobs update:
We're in the process of completely overhauling the Jobs plugin to be more interesting! We're first starting with the Miner job, it has received a total payout overhaul, and now includes more blocks such as ancient debris. With this update comes three new Miner specific daily quests which can be completed for additional money! You can view these quests with /jobs quests, simply hover over them with your cursor to see a description as well as the payout info!

If you were in any jobs previously (aside from Miner, of course), you'll need to use the command /jobs leaveall twice to leave the former job you were in, then you can use /jobs join Miner or /jobs browse then right click on the pickaxe to join Miner.

All other jobs have been removed for the time being while we work on improving them! Some jobs, such as builder, will likely not be returning. Others, such as enchanting, may be merged into others to keep it simple. We've also introduced a (potentially unpopular) change that caps money earned through jobs at $5k an hour (money earned through mobs doesn't count towards this). This is to prevent any potential exploits which may occur during this process. We may increase and/or remove this cap at a later date!

As always, we're looking for feedback on these changes! If you have any suggestions for quests and/or improvements, please let us know in the #suggestions channel! Thank you!
2021-04-05 12:49 - DataByte
- Resource nether glitched and was trying to take over the server. Fixed.
- Updated bedrock translation runes
2021-04-01 02:50 - DataByte
- Resource worlds updated
- Server made a little derpier.
2021-03-28 01:57 - DaringShepard
- Canons leaving: Applejack, Discord, Maud, Nyx, Screwball, Spike, Tempest Shadow, and Vinyl Scratch
(I should have just done all of these at once instead of making 3 posts. Whoops. :buzzbuzz:)
2021-03-28 01:10 - DaringShepard
- Canons leaving: Octavia and Blossomforth
2021-03-28 00:54 - DaringShepard
- Staff & Canons leaving: Fluttershy/Selza_
2021-03-24 17:26 - DaringShepard
- New staff!: DreamingPandas as a Helper!
2021-03-24 02:31 - DaringShepard
- New staff!: Sanybaby as a Helper, and PhoenixClan2 as a Jr Builder!
2021-03-24 02:29 - DaringShepard
- Staff leaving: Salmon_Ruler, RippedZan, Snazzy_Lola, PieforLife, and Mastriff
2021-03-22 22:07 - DaringShepard
- New canons!: Blossomforth (SwivelSolstice) and Diamond Tiara (SpaceBlack17)
2021-03-17 19:27 - DaringShepard
- Canons leaving: Starswirl the Bearded.
2021-03-15 23:50 - DaringShepard
- New canons!: Starlight Glimmer (RainbowYosh)
2021-03-15 19:31 - DaringShepard
- Canons leaving: Rainbow Dash
2021-03-15 19:25 - ScorchFirefly
Hey @Party Animal On April 15th 2021 we here at Bronytales will be celebrating the 2 year anniversary of the server launch, and to celebrate the occasion we the staff have decided to give you the players a special opportunity.

If you, the player reading this, have ever wanted to ask us a question simply fill out a book and quill, sign it, then place it in the chest next to this. On the day of the anniversary we'll go through and answer as many questions as we can! Simply go to the tree outside of Town Hall in Ponyville!

There are rules you must follow:
1. You MUST sign the book for us to even consider it.
2. You may ask anything, but they must be appropriate.
3. You may ask as many questions as you want but note we are picking and choosing the questions we answer. So we may not answer all of them. We will provide 3 book and quills for you to use but if you want more questions you'll have to make more yourself.
4. If you want individual members, or certain members, of the staff to answer your question you must say so.
5. If you do not want your name read out loud when we answer these please inform us and we'll respect it.

So what are you waiting for? Get asking those questions!
2021-03-14 17:42 - DataByte
Staff promotions!
- @TwilightSparkle added to build team
- @Luna added to Helper team
New staff!
- @Mastriff joining the helper team
- @Hierozaki joining the build team
And maybe a blog update later if I can get some irl stuff done in time
2021-03-06 16:33 - DataByte
- Added cat to /change
- Buffed honey for changelings
- Buffed batpony flight
2021-03-01 14:59 - DataByte
- Resource End set up with a slowly expanding border, to finish expanding later today :)
2021-03-01 06:28 - DataByte
- Fight club reopened
2021-03-01 04:35 - DataByte
- Resource worlds reset
- Canons leaving: Silverstream, Scootaloo
2021-02-22 13:53 - DataByte
- Boats should no longer get your wings wet if it's not underwater
2021-02-22 00:48 - DataByte
- Updated Appleloosa inn rooms to classify as apartments
- Fixed sign protection bug that was permitting the attached block to be broken
- Added /tag [set] so donors can set their own tags and colors :)
2021-02-21 05:59 - DataByte
- new staff! kingchris195 joining as a Helper!
- added protection switching so you can /cpublic without unlocking first
2021-02-16 04:44 - DataByte
- added snapping for blocky disguises
- removed barrier from disguises
2021-02-15 03:18 - DataByte
- updated waterlogged check to ignore waterlogged floors
- fixed tab-complete for /spells with arguments
- fixed change clear from checking mana
(changes will apply after reboot)
- Canons leaving: Celestia
2021-02-15 00:29 - DataByte
- added /xpbottla all
- added /xpbottle [xp] [bottles]
- added shorthand spell commands to tab-complete (like /blink)
- added changeling
- added Adventure Guild for dice-based RP campaigns in #special-ranks
(the rules and procedures are still being fleshed out, for now defer to GMs)
- changed food modifier order, should give fake food boosts less often
- fixed lava not preventing flight
- lowered level 7 unicorn blink debuffs
2021-02-13 07:33 - DataByte
- Fixed the house limits so they actually apply like they should (use /arm limit to check)
- Added a community bulletin board where you can rent space for advertisements!
- Fixed an issue causing plugins to cause packet spam kicks
2021-02-12 01:09 - DataByte
Hey @Party Animal, do you have a special somepony? Or maybe just like to play games with a group of silly ponies? We have just the thing for you! and we totally didn't forget to tell you about it until just now, nope!

Hearts and Hooves (Valentine's) is this Sunday, and we have a fair set up for fun and games! Show up around 5 PM Eastern / 4 PM Central / etc for some laid back silliness!

:rose: Stone toss!
:rose: Dunk tank!
:rose: Scenic boat rides!
:rose: Sombra in a Tux! (maybe)
:rose: A bunch of silly ponies!
:rose: What else do you need? An invitation? You're invited!
2021-02-08 09:13 - DataByte
- New canons: Shining Armor
- Fixed Griffon flight ignoring the air quality
- Blog update:
2021-02-06 23:45 - DataByte
- New Staff: maksiu55 joining as a Helper!
- Promotions: Schlorgadorb and DarkSpectre upgraded to Moderator!
- Leaving staff: Divantae
2021-02-03 23:57 - Daring Shepard
- New canons! Rainbow Dash
2021-02-02 03:03 - DataByte
- Resource worlds reset
- Expanded end resource border
2021-02-01 02:12 - DataByte
- Increased lands area sub-region maximum from 16 to 64
- Lowered lands "support" chunks from 50 to 10
- Increased maximum single-member per-land claim size from 100 to 200
- Increased maximum member lands from 10 to 72
- Increased maximum lands per player from 5 to 10
- New canon: Autumn Blaze!
2021-01-31 04:11 - DataByte
- Fixed [item] issue
- Fixed client chat log spam
2021-01-30 06:42 - DataByte
- Updated /roll to also work from #server-chat and #roleplay-chat
2021-01-27 04:36 - DataByte
- Added /roll
2021-01-25 03:35 - DataByte
- Updated rules page:
- List of changes available here:
- Updated lands inactivity from 90 to 120 days
2021-01-25 02:17 - DataByte
Hey there @everyone! Series of some pretty big changes to announce, hot off the press!

~ We're increasing the Discord server rating! The changes primarily loosen the restrictions on animated blood, for example allowing Among Us and Halo type gameplay. Swears and sexual references are still not allowed. We are no longer requiring vetting entire webpages before linking (such as comment sections), but the primary content (video, news article, etc) must still adhere to the server's rating.

~ We're shutting down the Farlands. It was fun while it lasted, but it really wasn't everyone's cup of tea. We've got a new project being developed by @xnxanatorx that I'm sure will be a bunch of fun once we've got it ready, and will be actively maintained for as long as it garners enough interest.

~ Finally, we're introducing perks for server communities! I'm sure most of you may have noticed the registry at town hall by now, and I'm going to start going through those soon! Communities with a large enough playerbase will be eligible for builtin board access, mail drops, and even server warps! Here's how it works:
- Each player has an opportunity to sign the registry with their primary and secondary communities.
- Communities will first be tallied by the number of primary residents they have.
- Their size may be complemented by up to half of that number of secondary residents.
- This final number of residents will be used to determine the community's size

These are the current community size tiers:
4: Village. Server map waypoint and a place on the town listing. 1x2 map art.
10: Town. Mailbox for town mayor in Ponyville, lectern for a book. 2x3 map art.
20: City. Server warp in Ponyville. 3x4 map art.

Map art is based on 128x128 pixel size, and will be selected by and provided to the elected mayor of each community.
(These are subject to change, I have no idea if this might explode on me)
2021-01-23 08:26 - DataByte
- Disabled Farmhand enchantment for now due to a protections bug
2021-01-22 05:55 - DataByte
- Umbrum invisibility spell fixed
2021-01-21 06:09 - DataByte
- Rebalanced Intellect and Wisdom, brought up Wisdom xp gain
- Fixed melon food values. Apparently they've been broken for two years and nobody noticed.
- Mild buff to griffon health at the top level, reworked some food debuffs
- Tweaked batpony fly time and fly requirements
- Tweaked unicorn flight time
- Fun text replacements no longer ping Luna
- New staff! FuzzyStarlite joining the build team!
- xnxanatorx joining dev team for a future project
- Added a copy of this changelog to the website
2021-01-19 00:15 - DataByte
- Created a server monitoring service. My cellphone now makes loud angry noises if the server goes down for an extended period
- Found an issue on the Farlands server that was indirectly affecting the main server. The issue has been resolved and everything seems to be happy again.
- Fixed the guild NPCs in the Farlands
- Cleared out some particularly persistent parapets around the Farlands spawn
2021-01-17 21:26 - DataByte
- Disabled custom mob weapon death messages, seems to be causing Minecraft to panic.
2021-01-17 18:41 - DataByte
- Fixed issue causing villagers to not offer enchanted books
- Fight club closed until we can fix the armor dispenser
2021-01-16 04:03 - DataByte
- Added Umbrum and Griffon as attainable races
2021-01-16 01:21 - Daring Shepard
Thank you all for participating in the 2020(1) Hearth's Warming Eve event! Given we peaked at just under 50 players, I'd say it was a massive success! Thank you to everyone who participated, and everyone who made the event possible! Special thanks to Pennyroyal_Tea for massively helping out with the event area!

We'll be keeping open the scavenger hunt and the rewards until the end of the month! If you haven't already, you can access this area by using the Canterlot warp at the warp portals in Ponyville, then crossing the amazing bridge that we built (alternatively, you can use these coordinates and go there, yourself: x:-1022 y:70 z: -1640). Once you get to the snowy area, look for a beacon to start the scavenger hunt You can redeem the artifacts (not the trophies) under the tree with the star and lights on top!
2021-01-13 18:52 - Daring Shepard
- New canons: Sunset Shimmer and Gallus!
2021-01-13 08:03 - DataByte
- Fixed lag caused by hugs plugin - now 20x faster!
- New blog entry co-authored by HerbalHunter
2021-01-11 22:59 - Daring Shepard
- Indestructibility enchantment has been downgraded from Special to Legendary (still functions the same, just easier to get. Some bugs associated with this have been found, nothing *too* major).
- Enabled Force, an enchantment for bows and crossbows (basically Razor but for ranged stuff).
As always, please do let us know if you find any bugs, or overpowered enchantments!
2021-01-10 20:20 - DataByte
- Fight club no longer spams #server-chat
2021-01-10 10:26 - DataByte
- New secret fight club arena available in Ponyville!
- Fixed a super bad inventory issue. Pennyroyal_Tea, Wizard426, Lunexco, Flumina, Spinneret: Your inventory has been placed into a chest near your last logoff point. Sorry about that.
- Changed settings for Lands so land members can PVP now
2021-01-09 22:24 - DataByte
- New Staff! Snazzy_Lola joining as Helper
- Staff leaving: Torradeira
- #suggestions-discussion added
- New canons: Screwball
2021-01-09 16:56 - Daring Shepard
- The Market Street tents are now available to rent!
2021-01-09 16:25 - Daring Shepard
- Fixed the issue with enchantments not appearing (hopefully).
2021-01-09 15:45 - Daring Shepard
- New staff!: Schlorgadorb added as a helper, and MoonlightRift added as a jr builder!
- New canons!: Starswirl (the Bearded)
2021-01-09 06:01 - DataByte
- Fixed issue with eco repair glitching if using another anvil immediately after
2021-01-08 16:10 - DataByte
- Fixed a critical crash bug
- Added more bugs to fix later
2021-01-07 05:19 - DataByte
- Fixed nickname chat ping
- New lounge built for the town hall!
- Staff armor stands removed
- Donor perks for heads tweaked, now starts with a sign instead
- "Secret" tiers have been listed on the website, no longer a secret
- Less entities & heads at spawn, should make town hall less resource-intensive
- Enchanter's tent moved to the fountain, info booth moved to old enchanter's tent location
2021-01-04 13:06 - DataByte
- Staff leaving: Tantabus, M4ud_P1e
- Fixed rules ingame link code
- Fixed name hover code
- Fixed reboot notice
- Fixed nickname tags
- Removed furnace leveling plugin due to server incompatibility
- Fixed a few more backend things related to server update
- Added new Donor role in the Discord
- Purple supporter colors
2021-01-03 13:19 - DataByte
- Resource worlds reset
- Server backend upgraded to most recent 1.16.4 version and JRE 15
- Fixed repairing plugin issue related to update
2021-01-03 07:04 - Daring Shepard
- Razor has been nerfed. Multiplier decreased from 0.5 to 0.1, and the "base damage" has been reduced from 10 to 5. It should be noted that it's still *definitely* better than Sharpness, even with this pretty hefty nerf.
2021-01-02 05:58 - DataByte
- (Hopefully) fixed the hug command matching the first match instead of the closest match
2021-01-01 20:56 - DataByte
- Staff promotions: Pennyroyal_Tea as new Head Builder 🙂
2021-01-01 05:03 - DaringShepard
🎄 Introducing: The 2020(1) Hearth's Warming Eve event, @everyone! 🎄

On the 15th of January (probably around 5PM EST), we'll be hosting our official HWE event! We've got a few things planned for then:

~ A sled race! We've built a full track for people to enjoy, and there will even be rewards for finishing in the top 3! (We'll do a few warm up-rounds first, so everyone's on fair ground.) Participation reward is included!
:white_small_square:Spleef! A one-on-one tournament with a classical game of spleef! Winners will receive a reward, but there's also a reward for participating!
~ A scavenger hunt with a special reward at the end! This is different from the last one, and you'll only need to get one item from each of the chests! We've also included a book of hints on where to find these items!

We've also changed our Hub to be more festive! Many thanks to Pennyroyal_Tea and Morindil for that!

We'd also like to apologize for the delay with this event. We originally intended to do this around Christmas, but it's been a very busy month for us, so unfortunately we weren't able to fit it in. Better late than never, though!

In the future, we'll be using a new role under #special-ranks, @Party Animal, to ping users for our official events! So if you'd like to be notified of future events, please give yourself this role! To select it, just click the ":pinktada:" icon in #special-ranks, under the "about yourself" area!
2020-12-31 01:17 - DataByte
- New Staff! Salmon_Ruler, sb0863, Wizard426 joining as builders!
- Staff leaving: Mr_Some1, CaliChroma, 11th___Doctor
(Thanks for sticking around for as long as you have ❤️ )
2020-12-30 23:46 - Daring Shepard
- New canons: Tempest Shadow, Lyra Heartstrings, and Sweetie Belle
2020-12-25 20:30 - Daring Shepard
- New canons: Twilight Sparkle and Rabia
2020-12-25 10:03 - DataByte
Merry Christmas / Happy Hearth's Warming / Happy Holidays @everyone!

Ponyville had a rush order come through the post office last night. Some reindeer in a red suit asking for a ton of boxes to be delivered. Overnight express. Took forever. I'm tired now.

There are over a hundred new chests outside of town hall, with most of the names of recently active players on them and special gifts inside! If you didn't leave a note for Santa you might have been missed, but if you've been on in the past week you might have a chest anyway! Even if you don't, there's still a collector's item you can pick up for a limited time in the town hall. These gifts will be out for the next week before Mayor Mare needs us to clean it back up, so make sure to drop by soon!

Have a safe and happy holiday celebrations, everyone!
2020-12-25 01:03 - DataByte
- Fixed broken record drop rate in resource end
2020-12-24 01:43 - DataByte
- Disabled portal creation in creative
- Added protection to prevent holes through the creative map
- Minor updates to improve the Hugs plugin performance
- Disabled "Deflection" enchantment for now due to the potential to cause a server crash
2020-12-22 00:21 - Daring Shepard
- Reduced Preservation's armor values to a max of 20 per level (down from 24. It's still *definitely* better than protection.). tl;dr, mobs can damage you again, on occasion. May nerf further later, of course, but this seems pretty reasonable for now.
2020-12-21 23:53 - Daring Shepard
- Added the ability to use ``/myhead`` and ``/heads <playername>`` in the Creative and Pixel Art worlds
2020-12-19 20:07 - Daring Shepard
- Sleeping now gives 5 minutes of luck, 2 minutes of haste, and 2 minutes of regeneration. (Changed from 30 seconds of speed and 10 seconds of regeneration)
- Preservation's armor values have been increased from 5 to 24. This may be completely broken, so do let us know if it is.
- HeadsPlus no longer announces challenge completions.
2020-12-13 05:17 - Daring Shepard
- New canons: Octavia, Smolder, and Discord
2020-12-06 02:37 - DataByte
- Staff leaving: Evil_Pink_Slinky
- New Staff: PieforLife
- Canons dropped: Lyra, Twilight
- New canons: Cadance
2020-12-04 01:38 - DataByte
- Resource worlds reset :)
(they will open tomorrow morning)
2020-11-30 21:01 - Daring Shepard
- Enchantments should be working as intended now. If they're not, please let us know. (Shot Assist still damages armor on use, dev has been contacted about this.)
- New canons: Trixie Lulamoon and King Sombra
2020-11-28 19:43 - DataByte
- Fixed Illusion Aspect from not breaking down in grindstones
- Updated Bedrock compatibility to 1.6.100
- (May need to re-link your linked accounts)
2020-11-26 05:23 - DataByte
- Fixed ghost chestshop protections
2020-11-24 13:40 - DataByte
- updated mob tagging in farlands, should only activate for aggressive & neutral mobs
2020-11-22 22:11 - Daring Shepard
- All "artifact" enchantments have had their rarity increased from Epic to Special.
2020-11-22 21:05 - DataByte
Howdy @everyone! We’ve got some updates for y’all!

~ First and most exciting, we have some new custom enchantments to play with! Don’t need to do anything special to find them, just use an enchantment table like you normally would.

Some enchants are bugged. We’re still looking into those issues.

~ We've reduced the max chunk cost for Lands down to 500 bits today, down from 1000 bits. To compensate the users who have already spent money over that 500 mark, we're opening up a form which you can use to submit an application for a reimbursement.

Please note that these are going to be done manually, so it may take a while for you to get your reimbursement. But rest assured that if you file an application, and are owed a refund, you will receive that refund as quickly as possible!

The deadline for reimbursement applications is December 31st 2020. If you do not submit an application before then, you will not be reimbursed for your claims!

~ We're looking into making some minor updates to the website over the next week or two, and we would love to feature some artwork from the community! If you have some artwork you've made that you would like to see on the website, add it in #website-submissions along with any information such as the name you'd like attributed. It may just end up on our website!

~ Reminder that we do have an anonymous complaint form if you have any issues with the server or with staff and don’t wish to be identified:
2020-11-21 20:23 - DataByte
- Switched heads search option to use a chat listener instead of the anvil interface that keeps glitching
2020-11-21 05:44 - DataByte
- New enchantments to spice up your gameplay (will be applied after nightly reboot)
- Removed kill punishment from automod tempban
- Moved hug notifications spawned from commands to the action bar
New blog entry, semi-technical dossier on a recent project of mine:
2020-11-19 01:04 - DataByte
- Fixed optimized push limits, should push the correct blocks now (will be applied after nightly reboot)
2020-11-15 15:19 - DataByte
- Fixed the `/heads` search function, no longer panics
- Removed the chained lighting system
- Updated translation glyphs to support 1.16.4
2020-11-14 15:41 - DataByte
Blog update by Kanade_Tachi, recap of Nightmare Nights on BronyTales:
2020-11-14 00:40 - DaringShepard
A few things that should be made clear relating to the FarLands server.

FarLands is NOT an Anarchy server, and it never has been. While there are a lot of similarities, the server is a deathban server, meaning that there are rules that need to be followed.

As FarLands has a strong raiding and PvP emphasis, people with different playstyles have been clashing in game. While in game feuds are fine and rivalries can be quite fun for those involved, there are a few things we'd like to note relating to actions that have been observed on FarLands.

Conflict in the FarLands still falls under the broader BronyTales rules.

For example, deliberately targeting a player or group of players with the sole purpose of killing them to try and make them quit is not acceptable. This falls into the category of harassment, and will be actioned if we observe it happening.

Another thing to note is that the conflicts that you have need to stay on FarLands. If you think that people are taking their conflicts off of FarLands, then those issues need to be discussed. FarLands is a game after all. Everyone should be having fun with it, not just one side of a conflict.

Regarding Data and the development of FarLands.

Data has been really busy lately, which is why things have been slow on the server as of late. If you have Data level concerns, DM him directly. Otherwise, please use the channels in the reporting and suggestions category as is appropriate.

When you see Data on the FarLands, they are likely trying to unwind after a day of work, so please keep that in mind.

Thank you for reading this, if you have any further questions relating to the FarLands I will compile them for the next discussion I have with the rest of the staff team.

Have fun!
2020-11-10 07:39 - DataByte
- Added in more EliteMob functionality in Farlands - find the guild at spawn!
- Added chat separation for the default [F]arlands server chat, global server chat is still synced.

Also, general reminder that community guidelines still apply to behavior in the Farlands. Just because PVP and raiding is permitted does not give you permission to hunt or target players who can't defend themselves.
2020-11-08 16:53 - DataByte
- Capped farlands elite mobs to lvl 20
2020-11-07 03:18 - DataByte
~~forgot to mention~~ disabled soulbound enchant on farlands.
2020-11-07 03:06 - DataByte
- Reset resource worlds. (Experiencing an item pickup glitch right now in resource worlds)
- Fixed config issue that made batponies immune to the end
- Expanded borders in the farlands
2020-11-04 02:06 - Daring Shepard
- New Staff: DarkSpectre, Selza_, and Pennyroyal_Tea added as helpers
2020-11-04 00:00 - DataByte
- Fixed the ghost reboot issue. ~~typo. sorry about that~~
2020-11-03 06:25 - DataByte
- Increased border size for Farlands
- Fixed local chat syncing where it shouldn't have
- Fixed Farlands overnight ghost respawn
- Narrowed nether portal links on Farlands & BT
2020-11-02 02:39 - DataByte
Happy day after spooktober, @everyone!
An elderitch portal opened the day after Nightmare Night, and after examining it very closely (we threw in a muffin and it didn't burst into flames), we've decided to let everyone go in there and try out our new gamemode!

Without further ado, we have a DEATHBAN server!

This is a pvp free-for-all server for the most dedicated players who might be looking for something a little more challenging than the BronyTales wilderness. KeepInventory is off, phantoms are real, raiding is permitted, there are no protections, and when you die it takes a real-life hour to respawn!

Try it out with /server Farlands

May the odds be ever in your flavor.
p.s. - The Farlands is only accessible on 1.16.3
2020-10-11 15:32 - DataByte
Blog Update: Lands tutorial / informational by Daring:
2020-10-29 13:58 - DataByte
- Added fancy animations for crafting tables and chests (and more!)
- Added a `/sittoggle` command so you can disable your click-to-sit
- Added a `/crawl` command
- An ancient cavern fueled by Nightmare Night Candy has opened at the base of the Luna statue in the Everfree Forest - check it out before it closes!
2020-10-27 13:32 - DataByte
- Fixed Starswirl not reporting to the discord properly
- Stepping down from staff: dj560
- I am super tardy for this past weekend's blog post
- We have fun spook stuff planed for this week, starting tomorrow!
2020-10-19 02:28 - Daring Shepard
- New canons: Minuette and Applejack
2020-10-07 22:45 - DataByte
- Fixed donation chests not allowing registered users to modify the inventory
2020-10-07 18:46 - Daring Shepard
- New canons: Luna, Rarity, Fluttershy, and Nyx
- New staff: _Perna_ added as a Jr Builder
- Canons leaving: Star Tracker
2020-10-02 02:03 - DataByte
Welcome to the Month of Nightmares, @everyone!
We have several events planned for everyone on BronyTales every week leading up to Nightmare Night! (Halloween)

Scavenger hunt around ponyville that gets changed up every week - lots of candy to be found! Just look for the chests in particular locations that have an odd dark aura about them...

Costume contests, scary story telling, haunted mazes, and festive decorations!

More info available in the #events channel.

Happy Nightmare Night!
2020-10-02 00:26 - DataByte
- Resource maps reset for the month.
2020-09-29 04:47 - DataByte
Blog update: Final installment on the DDoS investigation from April
2020-09-27 20:34 - DataByte
- Server updated to 1.16.3
2020-09-13 00:14 - Daring Shepard
- Disabled the debuff from not sleeping
2020-09-11 16:59 - DataByte
Blog update: Second installment on the DDoS investigation from April
2020-09-08 04:16 - DataByte
Server is back up, still investigating a proper fix to prevent that particular error from taking it down again
2020-09-08 02:46 - Daring Shepard
Server is currently offline until further notice due to a technical issue. We'll let you know as soon as it's back online! Shouldn't take more than a day or two!
2020-09-06 23:40 - DataByte
- Disabled custom death messages due to a glitch causing all players to disconnect
2020-09-06 17:54 - DataByte
- Server updated to 1.16.2
- Added mystic translation runes to the server, so it can now talk with bedrock players! ~~And a dairy cow in Nebraska, somehow~~
- Replaced Areashop with ARM (please let me know if something isn't working)
2020-09-03 13:09 - Daring Shepard
- New Staff: 11th___Doctor added as a Helper!
2020-09-03 01:51 - DataByte
Staff changes I'm only now getting caught up on:
- Staff leaving: lokiodinson, 53pepper, Game_Log, InterrobangShy, HollyTamale, Kynrasian
- New Staff: RippedZan added as a Jr Builder
- Upgrades: mistercokehold8 is now also a Jr Builder, drcrazy547 has been added to Moderator
Still busy working on 1.16.2, so hoping to get that out sometime soon 🙂
2020-09-01 17:45 - DataByte
- Resource worlds have been reset
2020-08-27 19:49 - DataByte
Blog update: First installment into the DDoS investigation from April :)
2020-08-17 04:43 - DataByte
Blog update, Just general thoughts on community server stuff this time. General floof for the weekend posted at the end of the weekend instead of Saturday, oops
2020-08-04 03:31 - DataByte
- Fixed discord role sync
2020-08-04 03:22 - DataByte
- Finished the monthly reset of the resource worlds
- Old claims plugin has been removed
2020-07-30 01:25 - Daring Shepard
- New Canons: Sweetie Drops and Vinyl Scratch!
- Items in the creative world with NBT values (such as enchanted books) shouldn't delete themselves anymore.
2020-07-26 21:38 - DataByte
Blog update, this time regarding the Cadance/Koto drama that a lot of people have been asking about. should have posted this sooner, sorry it took so long
2020-07-25 18:27 - Daring Shepard
- Netherite axes can cut down trees now.
2020-07-18 22:52 - DataByte
- Fixed issue with legendary enchantments not being salvagable
(will require a full server reboot, so will not apply until tomorrow)
- Fixed an issue with some music disks not playing
- Fixed music disks playing different tunes if you held shift
- Fixed main world border, now goes out to the new terrain
2020-07-18 10:49 - DataByte
We're on 1.16.1 now! Quite a few mechanics and management changes we've been working on for a while rolled into this update. For a full list, check out #server-updates.

One very important one I'd like to point out for everypony: we're phasing out the old powercell claims and moving to /lands for build protection. Please make sure to re-claim your areas, as the old one will be removed soon. You'll be able to claim 4 chunks for now, but that number increases with more playtime

On a fun note, we have custom jukeboxes now, too! We don't have many songs yet, though, so if you'd like to help translate songs into NBS format, I'd like to add your songs to the server!

I'm off to bed now.. I haven't gotten to bed at a decent hour all week trying to get this done, and it's morning now.
2020-07-18 10:40 - DataByte
- Server updated to 1.16.1
- backend database engine upgraded
- #links-and-screenshots and #reference-images removed.
- Disabled custom snowstorms and lightning storms
- Added player information to chat! (Hover over the names)
- Added Lands plugin for handling claims - should be more reliable. Check it out! `/lands`
-- Everyone will start with 4 claims for now, this will go down to 2 once the old claims plugin is removed
-- More chunk claims become available for playing longer on the server
- We will be keeping the old plugin for a while just to keep stuff protected for a bit, but make sure you get your claims transferred over!
- Pegasi can now curl in their wings and canonball to the ground (hold down shift while falling)
- Bunch of new /heads added
- Added /pay
- New End generation implemented
- Pets now show their owners, and can be reassigned to other players with `/petm free`
- Fun music discs have been hidden around the map, carried by random mobs.
- You can also find disks in a global shop with `/musicdisk shop`, but be warned - they're pricey!
- Other rare drops added for some mobs.
- Worlds for Resource and Permament Nether and End have been created.
- The portals in Ponyville now go to the resource worlds for Nether and End.
- Phantoms will no longer be triggered by insomnia.
2020-07-17 14:30 - DataByte
1.16 upgrade in progress!
2020-07-10 12:41 - DataByte
- laZull resigned from build team
2020-07-09 13:43 - DataByte
Quick update on 1.16 update: current intention is to try to get all of the plugin work finished this weekend, with full upgrade possible on Sunday if it all goes well.

Reminder: the Nether and the End worlds are going to be RESET with this update! If you have any bases or resources in there, please make sure you've moved that out!

For the claims replacement, we're going with Lands. Both claims plugins will be operating at the same time for a week or two, and then the old system will be removed. If you have a lot of bits sunk into the old one, we will be working on refunds later that week.
2020-07-06 01:57 - DataByte
Difficulty changed to Normal (apparently never got changed months ago when it should have)
2020-07-05 19:18 - DataByte
- Di11i30 has stepped down from Developer
2020-07-02 04:06 - DataByte
Some general housework:
- `#spoilers` is now #show-spoilers to help clarify
- #discords-discourse added for more serious topics that might not be well suitable for general (linked to the Geopolitical Appreciation Society role)
- #links-and-screenshots and #reference-images are going to be archived as they're redundant to #off-topic and #minecraft-projects
- Anonymous mailbox created:
2020-06-30 03:36 - Daring Shepard
- Villagers no longer gain a tiny amount of XP when assigned to a job. You can re-assign them now!
- Villagers had a 10 minute restock timer minimum, it has also been removed.
- Enchanting now shows you the proper enchants.
2020-06-29 18:25 - DataByte
New canon joining us: Sunburst
Canon role opened: Spitfire
2020-06-23 18:54 - DaringShepard
Hello @everyone!

With 1.16 being officially released, I'm sure you're all wondering when BronyTales will be updating to 1.16!

The server will be updating once we have all of our plugins updated and tested for 1.16. Due to the number of plugins we have, it may take about a month for everything to be ready.

Beyond the 1.16 update, we're also changing how the End and the Nether works to mirror how the Overworld currently works. This means we will have both permanent and resettable versions of the Nether and End! This will allow us to reduce to challenge of getting rare resources native to those dimensions. We might do some special stuff with the permanent End and Nether worlds, so keep an eye out!

Regarding plugins, we're in the process of looking for a replacement for the claims plugin currently on BronyTales. We'll be sure to keep everyone updated on this as we know a good number of players have invested a significant number of bits into the current plugin. We'll keep you posted!

Other than that, the plan is to keep all of the current plugins and update them to 1.16.

We'll be working hard to get BronyTales updated to 1.16, thank you for your patience!
2020-06-23 01:22 - DataByte
- Increased mob limits
- HerbalHunter has stepped down from Helper
2020-06-12 19:41 - Daring Shepard
- Auto-fishers shouldn't trigger the anti-exploit plugin now.
- Items now drop instead of being deleted when triggered by the anti-exploit plugin.
2020-06-08 00:30 - Daring Shepard
Canon Removals:
- Fluttershy
- Cadance
Canon Addition:
- Pinkie Pie
2020-06-06 22:03 - DataByte
- Fixed keepinventory in resource world
- Switched backend DNS to old version, rare client-side glitches caused some people to not be able to connect on the newer version
- New Canons: Lyra and Celestia
- mistercokehold8 and Mr_Some1 upgraded to Moderator
- drcrazy547 added as a Helper
2020-06-01 01:11 - DataByte
Quick update because I seem to have forgotten to mention this to @everyone :
Resource world is going to start to get reset on the 1st of every month. This means that sometime tomorrow the resource world and everything inside of it will get reset. If you have stuff over there when it gets reset, that stuff will get lost.
2020-05-30 14:27 - DataByte
Added styling to Discord server categories ✨
2020-05-27 23:51 - DataByte
- zylentherolo resigned from Moderator
2020-05-27 02:55 - DataByte
- Tantabus moved to Moderator
- DaringShepard added as Admin
2020-05-27 02:54 - DataByte
Hiya everypony / @everyone !
Quick update for all y'all!

First up, anti-DDoS shields were upgraded and survived several waves without anyone getting affected, so we're in great shape there! We haven't had any more real attacks in the last month, either, so that's great too!

If you missed it before, the BT staff team is now going to try their hooves at putting a blog post together for every 1st and 3rd weekend. Have an idea for a blog topic? Drop it in the #suggestions box!
Blog is here:
I'm sorry for the plain look..

Next on the list, Square Horse Gaming (you know, that one MLP Minecraft community that's been around for a while) is going to be moving over here to join us at BronyTales! We've been working on this for a while now, including the modded server, and I'm honored to now welcome DaringShepard on board as our newest Community Admin! Daring has considerable experience working with server administration, as well as some exposure to MLP. Probably.

Lastly, there's another one of them PonyFest things going on this weekend. If anyone's interested, I think another Town Hall underground party sounds like fun :)
Have an idea for something we could do on Saturday? Drop it in #suggestions!
See ya there!
2020-05-25 03:35 - DataByte
- Chat color codes moved to be donor-only because it was getting confusing to keep straight (I knew I was missing something last week)
- added a lamp linking feature (added a few months ago, missed the changelog)
- fixed player nametags so they show nicknames again :)
- added a `/rules` command
- added a few more rules to the language filter, fixed an odd glitch with another rule
- Fixed non-mobs triggering the mob limiter
New Staff!
- Kynrasian and InterrobangShy are joining as Helpers!
- laZull is joining the staff team as a new Jr Builder!
Some staff changes..
- Removed ChromaticBunbun from Helper
- Removed King__Chrysalis from Jr Builder
- TimelyAlchemist stepped down from Admin to resume as a Moderator
New Canons!
- Rainbow Dash
- Flurry Heart
- Star Tracker (actually not a new one, I missed it earlier)
We've also changed the blog release schedule to every first and third weekend, as every week was a tad more ambitious than we could keep up with. Hopefully we can keep up with it this time 🙂
2020-05-09 04:41 - DataByte
My computer decided to delete the changelog I had been working on, so retyping all this all over! List of new stuff as of this past few weeks:
- New Staff HerbalHunter, Morindil, and DaringShepard joining the team!
- Returning Staffer Tantabus stepping up to the plate again
(I still have more apps to go through, as I haven't had enough time to go through much in the past week - sorry about that if you applied and haven't heard back yet)
- New canon role: Radiant Hope
- Put a bunch of Novel images on the website
- New plugin added to let people skip night easier
- New plugin to patch some vanilla bugs and exploits. Starting settings were a bit rough, but we've smoothed it out a touch.
- Reduced mob spawn rates (hopefully guardians won't kill the server now) with help from Di11i30
-Added the Rules Infractions table to the website! ~~Should have been done months ago, sorry about that~~
- We started a blog! Some staff and I are going to try to spin up some new content to put up there every week - check it out at
~~I'm a horrible decorator, sorry for the plain look~~
- DDoS attacks have been successfully mitigated *and* I have some very interesting findings. Stay tuned for the blog post! ^.^
- More coming soon!
2020-04-28 23:00 - TimelyAlchemist
Hey everypony. Just a quick reminder that advertising on this server is not allowed. If you get a message from anyone out of the blue advertising a new server or giving a link you didn't ask for. Please don't hesitate to let us know.
2020-04-27 04:10 - DataByte
New game released today just for donors!
Robo: The robot programming puzzler!
2020-04-27 03:27 - DataByte
2020-04-21 02:57 - DataByte
- New Developers! We officially have brought on Di11i30 and LegoDevStudios for helping keep our server in tip-top shape!
- New Builders! Thank you to torradeira, Pennyroyal_Tea, and lokiodinson for offering to help out!
- Made some changes to how the server handles attacks and it's holding so far. (More duck tape!)
- New canon roles awarded! We now have a Vinyl Scratch, Mage Meadowbrook, Stratus Skyranger, and Twilight Sparkle!
- Added music listening bot to the Discord (Groovy)
2020-04-12 22:38 - DataByte
Looks like some grumpy trolls don't like to play nice and threw some rocks at the server. Automatic shields are holding, but unfortunately they're a bit too strict and break Minecraft's auth methods. Again. I'm going to have a talk with someone at the DC and see if we can fix that.
2020-04-12 09:23 - DataByte
- Server updated to 1.15.2!
- Minor changes to reduce server load on the backend
2020-04-12 09:22 - DataByte
Server is back up and seems to be stable again!
Also, I also took the opportunity to update all of the plugins and the server is now officially on 1.15.2 on the backend!
2020-04-11 13:11 - DataByte
The main server is not cooperating, I have not been able to get any of the servers on it to make any connections to the account authentication servers all night. I've set up a backup server for everyone to mess around with in the meantime. Sorry for any inconvenience
2020-04-10 00:42 - DataByte
- Found and fixed a typo in the swear filter. Sorry about that, everyone that found it.
2020-04-07 04:13 - DataByte
- Added an AFK check to the sever, so we can free up some server space for other players when you're gone. Do note that afk machines will count as exploits, so please don't do that :P
- Sometimes mobs will get fun names, thanks to work by Di11i30
2020-04-05 14:46 - DataByte
Fun roles added! Check out #special-ranks to give yourself a few!
Also, Starswirl will now be handing out fun color tags to match your pony race in the server!
2020-04-04 16:05 - DataByte
So just to give @everyone here an update, Ultrality Minecraft is dissolving / put on hold for an indeterminate length of time. I have taken over operation of the old server and will be adapting it to better suit the BronyTales community starting sometime today.
The ponies are taking over!
2020-03-28 18:18 - TimelyAlchemist
35 players!
That's an academy record
2020-03-27 12:19 - DataByte
Hey @everyone, wanna go to a convention, but stuck at home?
I just found out there's an online one that's been set up just for this!
Pony Convention on Discord, Pony Fest
Big Jim (show writer), Peter New (Big Mac), Tony Fleecs (Comic book writer) and other assorted fandom celebrities have all signed up to host online panels :)
2020-03-25 03:00 - DataByte
Attention Developers!
I've had less and less time available to work on bugfixes and new features, and am in some need for a bit of help getting things done.
I've added a new staff role you can apply for: Developer
Join the team of awesome ponies and hippogriff working to make this server the best!
No special in-game permissions are provided with the role, but you can get a shiny tag + other fun benefits :derpymuffin:
This is primarily a Java role, but experience with MySQL, PHP, Javascript, HTML/CSS is a plus.
2020-03-21 23:48 - DataByte
Webserver for bronytales and all of the other sites hosted there went down for the last four hours for maintenance - they're all up now 🙂
2020-03-15 13:45 - DataByte
- fixed armor stand explosion protection - creepers can't break them now 🙂
2020-03-12 12:58 - DataByte
- spoopy is longer hanging out, sorry about that
- daily reboot now kicks to the Ultrality hub where you can watch the server reboot 🙂
2020-03-09 03:49 - DataByte
I'm sure some of you noticed some of these changes as they were being made - here's the full list for player-specific changes made recently:
- Changed Groovy’s prefix back to -
- Added the Creative Corner for member-created content
- Opened the #show-spoilers channel for all of your spoilery needs
- mistercokehold8 has been reassigned to Helper
- CaliChroma and zylentherolo have been promoted to Moderator
- Game_Log promoted to Builder
- Ansem5 removed from Helper
- Evil_Pink_Slinky and Mr_Some1 added to Helper
- Evil_Pink_Slinky and 53pepper added to Jr Builder
- New roles awarded: Pinkie Pie
- Added #server-rules channel for rule reminders and for discord-specific rules
- Updated server rules to better clarify disallowed topics, fixed section related to Unsolicited Server Advertisements: they are not permitted per our TOS, but was not properly clarified in the rules section.
- Added clarification for messaging members in private on discord: unless explicitly agreed on otherwise by both parties, all private messages must follow BT language and content guidelines.
- Clarified Tier 2 Canon ‘Antagonist’ category.
- Added a star tag for canon roles - just do `/tags` if you have a canon role!
- Removed the achievements plugin, as it was routinely showing up in lag reports.
- Added a daily reboot to give the server a kick every day, as it seems Minecraft really doesn’t like being up for a long time.
- Fixed `/c addmember` not saving the new members.
Now to finally take a nap! ^.^
2020-03-07 12:12 - DataByte
Seems the server decided to take a nap.
We've dispatched a knowledgeable pony to negotiate with it.
2020-03-07 00:24 - TimelyAlchemist
Hey everypony, just a quick reminder that there is no calling "Dibs" on canon roles. I've noticed a few people doing this over the past few weeks, so I figured that a friendly reminder would benefit everyone.
2020-03-01 15:12 - DataByte
2020-02-26 04:25 - DataByte
Messed around with windy blustery things. Please let me know if they still misbehave.
2020-02-17 04:01 - DataByte
Fixed LWC not locking brewing stands
2020-02-14 01:22 - TimelyAlchemist
Hey everyone! We're looking into the lag right now. I think we might have gotten one to many muffins stuck in the coolant this time. So we'll be sure to fix the issue and have everything running normally as soon as possible.
2020-02-09 03:01 - DataByte
Player updates!
We have an Applebloom and a Starlight joining our canon roster! ^.^

Additionally, zylentherolo has received a Helper promotion,
New faces with King__Chrysalis and Game_Log joining the Build team!
2020-01-25 13:50 - DataByte
Gave the weather gods a stern talking to. Hopefully it should rain a little less often.
2020-01-24 13:55 - DataByte
Magical translator added to let 1.15.2 clients connect to the server :)
(Still waiting on a few updates before the server can update)
2020-01-16 02:54 - DataByte
Hey everyone! Personal update for y'all this time:
I've been invited by the Minecraft plugin studio "Songoda" to join them and showcase some of the server plugins I've made and worked on at Minefaire in Dallas, TX this February 22nd-23rd!

They're covering my room and providing a large space in the main exhibition hall + 15 computers for anyone to walk up and play on. Feels a bit last-minute, but this is seriously awesome

So if any of you feel like stopping by and saying hello, I'll be easy to find!
2020-01-10 03:51 - DataByte
Server is back online!

Sorry about that, we had a bit of a problem with a firewall, as it turns out. All better now!
2020-01-09 02:48 - TimelyAlchemist
Hey everypony, there have been some new changes to the rules that we’d like to announce. Firstly, there has been a change made to the canon rules. We have added the following rules.

-In order to play a canon from an alternate universe, you must have the canon role.
-Do not set your username to a canon name

Additionally, we’ve had a few canon/staff changes recently:
We have a new Fluttershy, and Celestia and Cadance have been removed for inactivity.
ElJaUnCa and FinHarbour have been removed from staff for extended absence.
Tantabus has stepped down from all staff roles.

And some new faces!
ChromaticBunbun and zylentherolo have been brought onto the staff team!
2020-01-07 02:12 - DataByte
We're now on 1.15.1. You know what that means!
Also made the air a bit thinner in the nether and the end, so keep that in mind if you're used to flying everywhere
2020-01-07 02:11 - DataByte
Oh, and bees.
2020-01-07 02:10 - DataByte
- Name changes are now announced
- added pegasus fly distance to leveling
- made the air in the nether and the end a tad thinner.
- fixed /mctop
2020-01-04 04:16 - DataByte
- Fixed the issue that was causing some words starting with a 'b' to get filtered for no good reason
- Added a strong filter rule to better automod trolls. This also means that you can get tempbanned for using certain swears in private chats, so some of you should be more careful from now on. You know who you are.
I'll also be doing some testing and dev work this weekend to see how feasible upgrading to 1.15 for real is 🙂
2019-12-27 20:31 - TimelyAlchemist
Hey everypony. Sorry about today's accident. The server had a bit of an upset so we had to roll it back by a half hour or so. If anypony is missing anything, please let us know. staff will be sure to replace it. Btw the map stopped and the dynmap will be down maintenance for a little while. But it should be up shortly
2019-12-13 01:55 - DataByte
We're live on the Ultrality server network! :tada:
(That message has been sitting in my drafts for a week now. Derp)

Anyway, the Appleloosa Sand Mine has been opened!
Someone let Discord make the shipment order, though, so some of the sand doesn't look quite right..
Have fun y'all!
2019-12-09 05:06 - TimelyAlchemist
Hey Everyone ^^ I'd like to remind you all that now that we're a part of a network of multiple servers, if you get banned on one server then you're banned on all of them. So make sure to follow the rules on all of our connected servers.
2019-12-05 01:08 - DataByte
Also, TimelyAlchemist has been promoted to Admin-in-Training and will be taking on a more active role in directing server growth
2019-12-05 00:30 - DataByte
Exciting news everypony!

We’ve joined forces with a new server network called Ultrality!

Our server is going to be included as one in a group of other servers, including a Skyblock and Factions that you’ll be able to switch over to and back again whenever you want, without ever disconnecting! We are currently in the process of transferring all of our maps and data over and testing to make sure we can run all of our programs on this new server, and hope to be able to switch over services later this week.

You won’t have to make any changes to the server address - you’ll still be able to connect to the server with the same address and start up where you left off!

We’re still working out the kinks and figuring out how everything will work together, but we will try to keep you all updated

I’m sure we’re all looking forward to seeing the server on some modern hardware. Our poor 9-year old server has been faithful, but very overworked to keep up with our ever-growing server.
2019-10-01 13:15 - DataByte
- Added VPN validation to stem the proxy attacks we've had before
- Made parrot feet stickier so they should stay when you fly
- Fixed the command error that was happening when `/sethome` was used without a name
- Disabled head drops in the end until I can get a better solution to balance end farming (sorry about that)
2019-09-20 21:21 - DataByte
For all who wish to know, complications arose while trying to remediate the issues found on the Freecreatures' Guild server, and Sedge has begun attacking the BT community openly on that server. I can only hope that this can be resolved peacefully.
For more information, I have described it in more detail here:
And you may also view the original letter sent to Sedge here:
2019-09-18 22:43 - DataByte
It has come to our attention today of a number of issues with the Freecreatures Guild server community, and are working with the administration to resolve it. Due to the content matter, additional information can be provided privately by request only.
2019-09-17 14:58 - DataByte
Cali stepped down from the moderation team to focus on school. Thanks for sticking around, CaliChroma 🙂
2019-09-10 01:13 - DataByte
Re-enabled the repair plugin, now that I've had a chance to rewrite large sections of it 🙂
2019-08-11 18:49 - DataByte
Due to an issue with the explorer job, exploring while flying no longer pays income. Sorry about that!
2019-08-05 21:16 - DataByte
- The repair plugin has been temporarily disabled due to some memory leak that's causing lag if it runs for some time. Will be coming back once I have time to troubleshoot it.
2019-08-04 23:14 - DataByte
- Added #art-commissions for all you amazing art peeps. 😃
2019-08-04 22:44 - DataByte
- Added a new Claims plugin for protecting areas for yourself! Use `/c claim` to try it out!
-- (If you need help figuring it out, please ask!)
- The_Arcanum removed from staff for inactivity
- Currently looking into getting new hardware + hosting provider. We'll keep you posted!
2019-07-30 10:53 - DataByte
So XP bottles were still breaking, even after asking them to work really nicely, so we are using something different to store experience in bottles. Any xp bottles that aren't enchanted aren't going to work, so please let me know if you have any laying around!
2019-07-23 15:02 - DataByte
Server version has been updated to 1.14.4, along with performance improvements. Older versions will still be able to connect.
2019-07-23 15:02 - DataByte
- Ponyville and Appleloosa have been set up with a mob forcefield. Any unowned creatures will will get zapped! (No more pillagers!)
2019-07-22 14:27 - DataByte
- Changed xp bottle storage method, works for earlier derpy amounts in testing.
- Added 1.14.4 compatibility via protocol translator.
2019-07-18 14:07 - DataByte
The new website is live!
2019-07-11 12:55 - DataByte
- Fixed right-click to sit so that it now works when trap doors and signs are overhead.
- Nicknames now include an indicator for "levels"
`~` is for new names and temp nicknames
`*` for locked names (you need to have the name for 10 days to lock it)
`'` for special approved names, such as "RainbowDash"
- /nick (with no arguments) can now be used to clear your temp nickname if your main nickname is locked
- [item] messages should now get synchronized to the discord (but they will be missing formatting and enchantments)
2019-07-09 22:21 - DataByte
Discovered an error in the config for economy repair, so that's been corrected. This change will make economy anvil repairs more expensive, though, so look out for that 😉
2019-07-06 14:22 - DataByte
Curse of Binding now makes the item drop from your inventory on death, and vanishing makes them disappear!
2019-07-05 02:42 - DataByte
Race selection signs in spawn and temples have been fixed. Apparently they had been eaten, and config files are not muffin toppings.
2019-07-04 16:20 - DataByte
Rainbow is hosting a BronyTales Got Talent show, and wants YOU!
This was a fun idea that we came up with last night: Singing or minecraft-related skills to be performed in the new performance theater we built in the creative map while hanging out in voice chat!
To apply, post what you want to perform in #events along with any other information such as props or date/time you're available.
2019-07-03 12:08 - DataByte
Tantabus has stepped down from Admin to focus on real-life obligations, but will stay on as a part time Moderator and will still be around to be everyone's friendly neighborhood night terror, or whatever a Tantabus is.
2019-07-02 15:24 - DataByte
Anvils can now be used to add color in item names, and added a few tweaks to the pony race changes to hopefully fix inventory glitches on laggy connections. Also, server listing (server connection screen) now shows nicknames!
2019-07-02 15:21 - DataByte
Server has been updated to 1.14.3! :tada:
I've included a protocol adapter to allow older clients such as your modded 1.14.2 clients can still connect and play as normal. This also has the effect that you can connect with even older clients, such as 1.12.2, but you are not going to have access to the new stuff on the server if you do.
2019-06-26 16:05 - DataByte
Death messages are now synced to the discord chat in #server-chat
2019-06-25 13:46 - DataByte
Added a chat feature! You can use [item] in chat, and it will automagically show off whatever item you're holding in chat!
2019-06-24 18:27 - DataByte
Minecraft has recently updated to 1.14.3 - The server is still on 1.14.2 (as is the pony mod), but through magical magic, you can still connect to the server if you're using the 1.14.3 client :)
Some of the changed mechanics won't make their way onto the server until we've managed to get all of the pieces updated to the new server version, though.
2019-06-17 11:48 - DataByte
Added a nifty feature that I can easily add player heads to the /heads interface - let me know if you want your head added! 😄
2019-06-16 15:09 - DataByte
Added a few thousand more heads, and added a category just for the pony heads - also, creative pickblock now picks heads correctly 😃
2019-06-13 10:35 - DataByte
Few updates this morning: right-click to sit fixed, earth pony absorption nerfed and added a nifty fortitude meter, added a shield spell for unicorns + the ability to use /xp and /xpbottle (these use up glass bottles).
Also, herbivore races (like ponies) now have the ability to eat flowers 😃
2019-06-11 12:56 - DataByte
Also fixed /tpa for creative and pixelart worlds 😃
2019-06-11 11:32 - DataByte
Reworked the magic system for unicorns: Now you have a third energy bar that spells depend on for magic energy, which slowly refills if you have enough food. Spells at higher levels don't even use food directly, which means your magic reserve is now separate from your food level.
Also threw in a fancy flight exhaustion meter for pegasi, along with a flight spell for high level unicorns. 😃
2019-06-10 21:55 - DataByte
By a community member request, anyone who wants to share their pony OC to #introductions just may get theirs drawn into a server pic
2019-06-08 10:17 - DataByte
We had some trolls join the server yesterday trying to spread hate, and in the process we learned our management system was broken with a spigot server update in the past week. That has now been remedied, so we're good to go again! 😃
2019-06-05 18:42 - DataByte
Stone cutters have been sharpened. Don't step on them! 😉
2019-06-05 15:08 - DataByte
Pillagers and Ravagers have been added to the kill rewards table, and the chat spam for rewards has been removed
2019-06-04 22:34 - DataByte
Thanks to Abella, we have an image for our mascot! Novel Tale
2019-06-04 22:21 - DataByte
Server updated to newest build, and a few things broke. Fixed most that I found, but the fancy hologram for the buildworld is MIA until we replace it with an image or the plugin is fixed... Favoring the former, myself.
2019-06-04 21:04 - DataByte
Added #roleplay-chat as another discord-minecraft channel for roleplay purposes 😃
2019-06-04 19:34 - DataByte
A glitch deleted all entities in spawn areas, so if you lost something in ponyville, please let an admin know so we can fix it
2019-06-03 20:43 - DataByte
Pinkie resigned from Moderator, but will still be around on the server as her normal Pinkie self 😃
2019-06-03 11:05 - DataByte
Updated a dozen plugins + updated the server to be on 1.14.2 (non-hack) 😃
2019-06-02 19:00 - DataByte
Removed nether loot from fishing table and increased the chance of getting ghast tears from ghasts. Have been busy with lots of bugfixes and performance updates, but nothing game-changing.
2019-05-31 20:01 - Tantabus
The first dragon fight will start in 30 minutes (3:30 central time).

We have enough end crystals to fight the dragon an additional 8 times, so don't feel forced to join right now. I will be leading more fights throughout the weekends when players group up.
2019-05-30 17:27 - DataByte
Fixed `/lock` so now it works on horses (something went wrong and it hadn't been set up correctly the first time), fixed the tab playerlist so now it displays nicknames and pony levels correctly.
2019-05-29 12:34 - DataByte
The End has been discovered!
Gear up and join us on Friday as we go in to defeat the dragon!
2019-05-29 03:59 - DataByte
Pixel art world is now in permanent daytime, furnaces are now upgradable and can give bonuses to fuel and products, keep inventory added to resource world, and a few small bugs were shoo'd out to improve server performance.
2019-05-28 13:44 - DataByte
Also! We now have a public map available at
2019-05-28 13:43 - DataByte
Added some conditions to the right-click-to-sit feature to make it a little more bearable: holding shift, holding a block, if the stair is upside-down, if there's a block above it, or if you're standing below it, you cannot sit in a chair ;)
Also made a minor tweak to the teleports plugin to limit the number of chunk calls - should improve performance
2019-05-27 22:20 - DataByte
The old PonyConcordia creative map that Asciicat provided has been added! You can access it via a portal in the creative map - if you want to work on an old build of yours, or just want it in the creative map, feel free to ask an admin 😃
2019-05-27 16:52 - DataByte
1.14.2 just released today, and by the power of MAGIC you can connect to the server in `1.14.1` AND `1.14.2`
2019-05-25 18:39 - DataByte
Updated the teleports plugin with a patch to fix a minecraft teleport bug that would let you fall through a floor while the chunks are loading
2019-05-24 21:14 - DataByte
Server map generation is complete, and we are now officially on 1.14.1!
This update broke a bunch of things, so much that I'm sure I've forgotten something along the way. Anyway, these are the changes that have been made:
- LWC recoded for 1.14, added lecterns and barrels, fixed adjacent chest protections
- Areashop recoded for 1.14
- Recoded and added a few thousand heads to the /heads plugin
- Added /me to the chat channels plugin, added chat history on join
- Added a fancy tablist - the number after your name is your pony level!
- Added a recoded /bwb so you can save books you don't want to lose, easily make copies, and color text in books
- Added a new teleport plugin to handle /back, /spawn, /sethome, /home, /homes, /tpa, /tpahere
-- These commands now cost food to use, and unicorns have a slight advantage
- Added a few more fun death messages
- Towny decided to misbehave and make the server unplayable, so we had to send it to time-out
- HorseTools was severely outdated, and LWC can do the same thing now, so we put /ht out to pasture

========= And the biggest announcement? ===========
**Race selection temples are now in the main world, waiting to be discovered!**
Clues to their location are located in the book at the enchanter's hut in ponyville, for anyone looking to change their race 😃
2019-05-19 14:21 - DataByte
1.14.1 is on its way! We're working on getting everything ready to update, and we're so close!
2019-05-16 15:15 - DataByte
Resource world has been fixed so that pony magic can be used :)
Rentable region flags changed so that non-friends can use unlocked doors and chests
Fixed maximum rent time to 40 days - an error was allowing unlimited rent
Currently testing 1.14.1 to see how much is needed to upgrade. I've manually re-coded a number of plugins to get them to work, but still have another 8 to go before we can consider upgrading.
2019-05-14 11:39 - DataByte
Server Updates! 🎉
- Trees now fall! If you cut down a tree with an axe, gravity decides to pay attention.
- A new plugin that adds /heads has been added for all players.
- Pony effects no longer make annoying particles
- New resource world added, just for mining!
2019-05-04 00:57 - DataByte
As a stop-gap until I can get the teleports plugin working again, several simple plugins have been installed to provide everyone with /spawn, /tpa, and /sethome and /home
No eta on the full teleport plugin, but this will work for now 😃
2019-05-04 00:17 - DataByte
Shops are now available on Mane Street! 😃
2019-05-03 22:29 - DataByte
/hug and its counterparts has been updated so that the tab-complete gives you player names that you can hug, automagically!
Additionally, a player has been discovered to have been using xray for gaming advantage and was issued a 10 day account ban and item/level reset.
2019-05-03 02:29 - DataByte
The homes in Ponyville have been made rentable!
So far we only have houses on Mane Street and Apple Court, but we expect to add more housing eventually.
Note that keeping a house in Ponyville requires upkeep from 10-40 bits per day, which is a bit different than you may be used to - currently the max time is you can be away 20 days. You can buy a house and renew rent by right-clicking the signs outside of the houses, and sell it back to get most of your money back with shift+right click - selling will reset the house, so don't leave stuff in there!
2019-05-01 12:51 - DataByte
Teleports are officially broken, and next up on the list of things to build
I did however sneak in a fun update regarding player names 😃
2019-05-01 01:10 - DataByte
New Staff!
Helper: FinHarbour
Jr Builders: The_Arcanum, Woonaa
And apparently I am now officially Derpy, as ordained by the other administration staff, so... *derp*.
Note: We have not finished going through all applications that we have at this moment, so if you haven't been contacted then we are still going over it 😉
2019-04-30 20:19 - DataByte
Trampolines have been added! Put a Slime Block on top of stone, iron, gold, diamond, or emerald blocks to get launched into the sky!
2019-04-29 18:25 - Tantabus
Here is the server's website! Canon and staff applications can be submitted here. The server's rules are also listed.

Be aware that it is in a very early state, as such it may change as we add more functionality to it. If you have any ideas for the website, please state them in #suggestions.
2019-04-29 10:50 - DataByte
Our first round of players were approved for canon roles!
Luna, Fluttershy, Whooves, and Trixie!
Thankyou to everyone who applied!
2019-04-28 01:42 - DataByte
Added a favorite: /hug :D
Also bundled with this plugin I've included glomp, nuzzle, boop, snuggle, hoofbump, and nom because Igny.
We also had our first griefer today, who was using game client hacks and protested his tempban by destroying farms, killing pets, and goading staff, so he has now been permbanned.
2019-04-27 20:48 - DataByte
Just to clear up some confusion regarding the server:
We are in open beta, so anyone is welcome to join.
As we are in a 'beta' state, there are known issues and things that still need to be built, but the server is functional and playable.
2019-04-26 16:23 - DataByte
Train station portals are now set up, and nether access is functioning again 😃
2019-04-26 13:52 - DataByte
Added /jobs for methods to gain money, and now monsters also drop cash 😉
2019-04-25 01:09 - DataByte
Added /pvp for pvp toggle 😃
2019-04-24 13:06 - DataByte
We have finished reviewing all of the applications that were sent in, and I would like to officially welcome our new staff members!
Helpers: OkiePinkie
Moderators: CaliChroma, mistercokehold8, TimelyAlchemist
Builders: xXfluffycipherXx, Divantae
Junior Builders: mistercokehold8, cperlatus
2019-04-24 11:48 - DataByte
Rules update- We forgot to carry over a rule from the drafts to the official list on the website: Added the sentence "Players with a canon role are expected to maintain character in general chat. " to Canon Character Rules
2019-04-23 15:54 - DataByte
Unicorns now need to practice spells as one of their requirements to level up - thanks Fawn for the suggestion!
2019-04-23 05:03 - DataByte
Moved protections and a number of other database things to use a MySQL server database instead and started a full-map chunk generation task for the current world border. This should solve some of the latency issues.
2019-04-22 22:08 - DataByte
After several hours of intensive bug-fighting, the survival map is finally playable! If you haven't played since the update started earlier today, you will have to make your way through the rules and select a pony race before you can play. What's been added? McMMO, Towny, Trading (/trade), Bank Notes (/withdraw), HorseTools (/ht), Flesh->Leather Smelting, a Creative and PixelArt map (in the train station), and a fancy new server icon thanks to TimelyAlchemist.

Thankyou everyone for sticking around, and for everyone who helped find all of those bugs :)

We also have a (very basic) website up and running at with rules and links to forms for staff and canon role applications. Thankyou everyone who has applied already - we will get to you tomorrow at the earliest (It's been a stressful 13-hour rush to get this working and I need a nap).
2019-04-20 13:24 - DataByte
We now officially have a server name! As of this moment, we are now
insert drumroll here

You can now change your minecraft server to
(Please note that if we do move the server, the old address will not update - please change to the new one when convenient)
2019-04-20 13:12 - DataByte
Some chat filtering has been enabled, but there's always a chance that I've derped something and legitimate words are butchered, so let me know if you find one! ;)
Just a note, to crack down on players that might try to evade swear filters, t e x t l i k e t h i s will not be allowed. Sorry about that, Igny.
2019-04-19 13:09 - DataByte
Nicknames and chat channels are complete! Builders are still working on completing the initial spawn location for first spawn and the main map, and I will be trying to get a pony race plugin functioning in 1.13 today 😃
2019-04-17 17:14 - DataByte
Player teleports and /sethome added (permissions tier system yet to be implemented), Economy plugin, and pixel art and creative maps set up, custom ore distribution (equestria is diamond-rich, you know) ;), next to do is finish the main area, spawn, warps, and chat channels with nicknames
2019-04-16 10:32 - DataByte
Nether and End worlds created and now work for the map 😃
2019-04-15 23:25 - Tantabus
Currently, we're working towards releasing the suvival map within the next 7 days. At a minimum, we will have towny, a monetary system, nicknames, mcmmo (needs balancing), custom mob drops (needs balancing), sethomes, and player teleporting.

Regarding pony races, we will be working on adding them within a month. The reason for the delay is we are doing a lot of custom work to make our races different from all other servers before us.

Our release schedule will have features and plugins added as we complete our modifications to them.
2019-04-15 00:39 - DataByte
Server is currently undergoing construction. We were not originally intending to release this server for public access until August, so please forgive the dust.
Things that need done:
- Pony Race Plugin
- Economy
- Teleports and Warps
- Main Map generation
- chat channel

There will be a main town for Ponyville, and the rest of the map is planned to be a Towny-like survival map, with more RP towns added as the server grows