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Season 7 Suggestion
Suggestion for Major Update in Season 8 or before.

Preamble

As the title says, I'm posting a suggestion that would take place in Season 8 (or before) if players decide for it. Suggestion took a lot of different options, advantages and disadvantages into consideration, so please bare with me while reading through the suggestions and post your opinions on discord after you fully read through the suggestion and you understand it.

What is this all about?

This suggestion mainly focuses on changing server's Minecraft Software Ecosystem from PaperMC to Fabric. As we all know PaperMC is great since it's one of the highest performing forks for Minecraft servers - it's stupidly fast and offers an expanded API which allows us to easily and more confidently add various plugins which enhance your Minecraft gameplay on our server.
But to what extent and what cost is this good? Well, for good performance of the server you couldn't wish for anything better, however Paper can be quite annoying for redstone players and everyone who is making redstone devices that rely on server tick and timings. Because Paper changes timings more extensive duping devices are not possible, e.g. sand and concrete powder. Paper decisively disabled this kind of duping and left no settings to enable it due to non-official method of breaking blocks in game. However there is setting for tnt and piston duping since Mojang leaving it temporarily as a mechanic for automated mining and has to be provided no matter what. I'm also leaving link to the article where Aikar denied to include such dupe possibility in the config.

What is Fabric?

At this I'm introducing Fabric - lightweight, experimental modding toolchain for Minecraft. Fabric's API is also modular and makes porting faster as well as game instances leaner. It targets snapshots as well as release versions, allowing earlier mod updates and more informed community planning. Thankfully it's available for everyone to use just like PaperMC.

Suggestion time

Due to loads of different considerations I decided to post this suggestion where we would change PaperMC to to Fabric. I'm going to list all advantages and disadvantages. Please go through them and post your opinion. I am all down for the big change but it's not just up to me after all.

Advantages

  • Better Minecraft mechanics - lightweight and even faster than PaperMC,
  • Allows different type of farms and dupings,
  • Mods instead of plugins.

Disadvantages

  • We lose all of our plugins, including custom ones - most of them will be replaced with mods but it may not be the same as it was now,
  • Due to impossibility of plugin using some features might be lost (e.g. donator trail).
I understand that this will allow resource duping which technically is not a Minecraft mechanic and as a server director I know I should be cautious going down this route. However it is my job, among others, to draw the line on "OK, that's too much", that's why there will be new set of rules which takes only this problem into account.

Changing set of rules

If we proceed with changing server ecosystems rule 1.3 would need to be changed.

Current 1.3 Rule:

1.3 Technical errors and server exploits

Players are not allowed to take advantage of apparent server bugs or otherwise exploit technical oversights. Players found taking advantage bugs or technical oversights without notifying staff may be permanently banned.
Duplication glitches and machines that allow duplications are strictly prohibited unless they're approved from appropriate Staff. Approved duplications are Rail and carpet duping, TNT Quarries and NOTHING ELSE!

New 1.3 Rule:

1.3 Technical errors and server exploits

Players are not allowed to take advantage of apparent server bugs or otherwise exploit technical oversights. Players found taking advantage bugs or technical oversights without notifying staff may be permanently banned.
Duplication glitches and machines that allow duplications are allowed unless you're trying to dupe banned items. If you don't know what items you can dupe - please consider notifying and asking staff about it in !ticket. Better safe than sorry.
List of banned items:
  • Valuable items (diamonds, emeralds, netherite etc.),
  • Any type of gear or tools,
  • ETC.?
Every duplication machine is personal belonging and mustn't be used by anyone else unless machine owner specified or approved otherwise. Any machine that will be available for public use will be checked by staff for safety reasons!
Any duplicated item cannot be sold for money - only given for free if that is the owner's will. Market will be strictly regulated by staff members.

Even more advantages!

While one may find problems with disadvantages let me remind you that this brings new kind of options to the game and gameplay itself. I've had a little talk with some members of our community and they gave me set of new ideas. If we decide for this big change, obtaining blocks would be much easier and everyone with massive building plans could be a part of common storage system based at spawn.
Of course, if you want to grind blocks for your builds yourself, you're more than allowed to do so. But while you're deciding what you'll vote for don't take into consideration your evil, please. Some people may love building but they don't enjoy the grind for blocks or they simply don't have time for that. And we should give them a chance to show off on our server without forcing them into getting appropriate materials. At the end, not only would this bring joy to builders, but to redstoners too! Imagine some sort of mix between SciCraft server and HermitCraft = HydroSMP โค๏ธ

What does that mean for me?

Completely nothing. You'll still be able to join with your own game instance - that being vanilla, Optifine, Forge or Fabric. This will only affect server side (and my since I'll have to set it up from scratch not knowing everything by heart).
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