Hello, everyone! Hacko here and I'm going to give you an update on everything.
Feature Week Feature week appears to have been a huge success throughout the PocketPixels community! Thanks to Mr. Khan, PocketPixels saw the following: - 9 new plugins/features. - 1 server reset. - A bunch of feedback/suggestions. - A bunch of ideas for the future.
Although all these plugins were for the Pixelmon servers, please don't fret as I have big news for the Vanilla servers in this post later on.
However, Feature Week may be over but it was the start of something greater. Many of the Pixelmon community are aware Pixelmon has ended it's development but this doesn't mean Pixelmon will end. The Management Team of PocketPixels have plans for the future and they started with Feature Week! We've increased our rate of development for plugins and are now adding many new features to our Pixelmon servers. I'll happily provide you with one of them: Red and Gold, Yellow and Blue may have this too, will be getting "Mob Worlds". These "Mob Worlds" will be a different world to the Pixelmon world where Vanilla Mobs will spawn. Players will access this world through a "portal" which will be in the spawn area.
We're still working on this idea but the portals plugin we'll use fully works and is read to go!
New Plugins As previously stated, we're increasing our development rate. We have many custom plugins to work on for the future and they will be liked very much so. I've also got a few plugins to talk about here which are custom as well.
PocketTokens: PocketTokens is a plugin, coded by Pagu, which adds the Move Tokens, Growth Tokens, Ability Tokens, Ball Tokens and the Hidden Power Tokens.
We've added a new token to the plugin. The token is called a 'Particule Token' and this token will allow you to apply particle effects to your Pixelmon. Your Pixelmon could have lava, smoke, potion, firework, explosion, heart, or many other particles of your choice!
TMTrade: TMTrade is a plugin, coded by not sharing, which allows you to trade your TMs/HMs with the server and you'll be given a random TM/HM back. The new TM/HM could be much better or it could be much worse. Who knows as it's completely random and picked by the server.
Trivia: Trivia is a plugin, coded by whose name won't be shared publicly, which randomly generates Pokémon related questions in the global/main chat for players to answer. Simple answer by typing the question's answer in chat.
If you correct and the first players to answer the question, correctly, you'll be given a prize and all prizes are different on the server you're playing on.
We have many cool new plugins to add shortly. I'll give you a small spoiler of one in the future: Dexranker. Please feel free to guess what this plugin does, I'd love to hear your guesses below in the comments!
Vanilla Servers I do admit, we've been focusing on the Pixelmon servers and many people will agree here. However, since the news about Pixelmon, we've been focusing a lot more on the Vanilla servers.
Since we've reset Prison, we've found many issues/glitches/bugs, which we expected, but we've also been fixing them quickly. Mr. Khan has been working hard with the Prison Admins to continue to develop our Prison server and once you've fixed other issues/made changes, we'll be adding new features soon!
Skyblocks. I've been working with the Admin on Skyblock to improve the server and we've got many of the bugs fixed. Some of them are issues with the 'askyblocks' plugin which I will be contacting the developer about.
However, I have good news. We are planning to reset Skyblocks completely and add new features to the server. Nobody's Build Team has been working hard on the Skyblocks spawn and we're going to be adding a lot of new features to the spawn: PVP, KOTH (King of the Hill), KOTL (King of the Ladder), a parkour map, and other things!
We're also wanting to add new challenges for players to keep them entertained but we're going to have to look into this first.
Moving onto Factions. Factions is planned to have a reset in the future. Mr. Khan and myself are planning to work on our Test Server to set everything up before going public with the server. We currently are unsure what to add because we haven't had much feedback recently so I am hoping this is going to kick-start the ideas and suggestions!
I finally have some very excited news for our Vanilla servers. We are hoping to release a new Vanilla server which is based around a gamemode which PocketPixels has never seen. As I write this, some of Saab's Build Team are working on building the "lobby" of the server. We've teamed us with VintageBeef once again to develop and host this new server!
Discord Server Some players may not be aware that PocketPixels recently opened a Discord server. Our Discord server allows players to interact with all network staff along with others who have greatly helped with PocketPixels. We currently have 625 total members.
We're hoping to host regular giveaways in our Discord but we're currently posting regular updates related to PocketPixels so it's worth joining. Here's the invite link for those who require it: https://discord.gg/sAjGkgj
Starting next week, 10th of July, we are starting a 'special' week which we're calling "Feature Week". Feature Week will be the week where new features and gameplay features will be released by the Management Team of PocketPixels to the public.
Each day will bring a new feature to our servers and all this is thanks to our development team with the help of the admin teams too. The first plugin will be released within the next few days so please keep an eye out for any threads related to this. You'll see the prefix[FeatureWeek]at the start of the thread name.
On a final note, I'd like to give a special thanks to Mr. Khan for overseeing this week and investing his time and effort into bringing all these features to PocketPixels.