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)

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!
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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!

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2021-02-08 09:13 - DataByte
- New canons: Shining Armor
- Fixed Griffon flight ignoring the air quality
- Blog update: https://blog.bronytales.com/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-server-admin
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: https://bronytales.com/rules
- List of changes available here: https://bronytales.com/changelog
- 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)
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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 https://blog.bronytales.com/christmas-in-bronytales
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 πŸ™‚
2021-01-01 05:03 - DaringShepard
πŸŽ„ Introducing: The 2020(1) Hearth's Warming Eve event, @everyone! πŸŽ„

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!
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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!
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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.

https://bronytales.com/enchantments

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.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdeInCEoZofO7-Zaoh7PUwhbX-zNsaDQZYHna3aYv8y4RpydA/viewform

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: https://forms.gle/nGX5L9KFPLrzKzF8A
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: https://blog.bronytales.com/data-and-the-dinosaurs-data
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: https://blog.bronytales.com/nightmare-night-recap
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.
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/463078673852137478/772650975823265812/297475-thumb.png
p.s. - The Farlands is only accessible on 1.16.3
2020-10-11 15:32 - DataByte
Blog Update: Lands tutorial / informational by Daring:
https://blog.bronytales.com/lands-a-tutorial
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!
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/463078673852137478/761407992137646170/nightmare_night_luna_by_raikohillust_d84i4in-fullview.jpg
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
https://blog.bronytales.com/bronytales-under-fire-chapter-3-a-technical-problem
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
https://blog.bronytales.com/bronytales-under-fire-chapter-2-a-wild-ddos-appears
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 πŸ™‚
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 :)
https://blog.bronytales.com/bronytales-under-fire-chapter-1-trouble
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
https://blog.bronytales.com/a-dummys-guide-to-community-server-management
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
https://blog.bronytales.com/drama-blog-the-princess-and-the-art-thief
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! https://opennbs.org/

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.
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/463078673852137478/733998858333323284/1429.png
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: https://forms.gle/nGX5L9KFPLrzKzF8A
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: https://blog.bronytales.com/
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 πŸ™‚
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~~
https://bronytales.com/help
- 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 https://blog.bronytales.com/
~~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!
https://bronytales.com/donations
2020-04-27 03:27 - DataByte
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/463078673852137478/704171830159867991/robo_walk2.gif
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!
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/463078673852137478/698825303958618142/2259924.png
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
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/463078673852137478/698520523835047976/technical_derpyculties_vector_by_inkwell_pony-d4rpq7d.png
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
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/463078673852137478/693525310066524242/An_Academy_Record.png
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 :)
https://ponyfest.horse/
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.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctIpI_lwMawtS2usEr5jwPZcEf4M4F-bEclhUI2NU1Va0BAw/viewform
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 πŸ™‚
2020-03-15 13:45 - DataByte
- fixed armor stand explosion protection - creepers can't break them now πŸ™‚
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 πŸ™‚
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 β€˜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.
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/463078673852137478/685822129807294493/10898.gif
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
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/463078673852137478/683693064908439560/1974886.png
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!
BEES!
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 πŸ™‚
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 bronytales.com 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: https://i.imgur.com/YZBUtLn.png
And you may also view the original letter sent to Sedge here: https://i.imgur.com/X7T7RFF.png
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 πŸ™‚
2019-09-10 01:13 - DataByte
Re-enabled the repair plugin, now that I've had a chance to rewrite large sections of it πŸ™‚
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. πŸ˜ƒ
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 πŸ˜‰
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! πŸ˜„
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 πŸ˜ƒ
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 πŸ˜ƒ
2019-06-11 12:56 - DataByte
Also fixed /tpa for creative and pixelart worlds πŸ˜ƒ
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. πŸ˜ƒ
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! πŸ˜ƒ
2019-06-05 18:42 - DataByte
Stone cutters have been sharpened. Don't step on them! πŸ˜‰
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
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/463078673852137478/585597251989012481/Novel_Tale_Profile.jpg
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 πŸ˜ƒ
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 πŸ˜ƒ
2019-06-03 11:05 - DataByte
Updated a dozen plugins + updated the server to be on 1.14.2 (non-hack) πŸ˜ƒ
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!
https://derpicdn.net/img/2012/12/12/180345/large.jpg
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 https://map.bronytales.com/
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 πŸ˜ƒ
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`
**MAGIC!**
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 πŸ˜ƒ
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!
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/463078673852137478/579674919521091611/d4bunum-3d470fa4-8507-4eed-a8a7-c83f1140e339.gif
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! πŸŽ‰
- 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 πŸ˜ƒ
2019-05-04 00:17 - DataByte
Shops are now available on Mane Street! πŸ˜ƒ
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 πŸ˜ƒ
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 πŸ˜‰
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.

https://bronytales.com/

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 πŸ˜ƒ
2019-04-26 13:52 - DataByte
Added /jobs for methods to gain money, and now monsters also drop cash πŸ˜‰
2019-04-25 01:09 - DataByte
Added /pvp for pvp toggle πŸ˜ƒ
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 https://bronytales.com/ 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
BronyTales!

You can now change your minecraft server to bronytales.com
(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 πŸ˜ƒ
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 πŸ˜ƒ
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