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The Future of Pixelmon 5.1.2

Watty Director posted Oct 10, 17

Hey everyone! It's that time of the month again, where we provide you with the latest news across our network! To start off with, we have just launched our new:

Fall Sale

Take advantage of our 25% Off sale across all of our online shops, but hurry! The sale ends on October 12th!


As we all found out a while back ion the 7th Of September when The official Pixelmon Dev team finally closed it's doors to any future updates and left us with the everlastingPixelmon version 5.1.2. While there have been many spin-offs of this Mod (some of which we are using on our network!) we still run this 5.1.2 server as it still seems immensely popular with the community. 

Questions I often hear are- "will it become stale?" or "Does it not become boring without updates?" And The answer to both of those questions is ultimately yes.

Now don't get me wrong, our Admins and the rest of the Staff Team here on The Node try to ensure a fun, active and immersive experience for the entire community with constant events, tournaments, competitions and new builds etc... Alas, there comes a limit  where a fresh ideal, or to establish new foundations to help re-invent or rather- re-envisage the tried and tested (and tired) Pixelmon Vanilla experience is required.

After weeks of planning and discussions, and innovative thinking- also involving the odd player poll along the way we have decided to rebrand our Vanilla Pixelmon into a more community and player "Townyesque" driven atmosphere.


What's Pixelmon Nations?

This plugin is more community and town orientated where each claim will have a "President" with other second in command patrons called "Ministers" and the rest of the population known as "Citizens". Depending on how many people join your nation is dependant on how many zones you can claim. Furthermore, the more zones = more taxes so make sure you have enough funds in your town bank or you may go bankrupt- It's up to the Town to ensure they pay their taxes in time or they will fall into ruin - thus losing their protection. 

What we have done is taken all the best parts from a Pixelmon Server and merged them together with parts of what you would expect to find in a Towny server. For example we have gotten rid of the Normal grief Prevention plugin and installed the "Nations" plugin. 

This is only the beginning of a whole menagerie of ideas we want to implement into the Pixelmon 5.1.2 server. We are also looking into the idea of developing more of an RPG feel to the server, perhaps adding in McMMO and other stat and game-play modifying plugins. There will also be the opportunity for faction wars, where rather than PVP we could have Pokemon Battles- Who knows? maybe you can join Team Magma and destroy Team Aqua once and for all! IF you have any suggestions , any at all please don't hesitate to leave a message in our forums!

As I said previously, we are looking to expand and build from the normal Pixelmon Vanilla experience and perhaps, develop a unique and interesting player experience that all will enjoy. Don't get me wrong, this is all very new to us here on The Node so do expect some bumps along the road, but im quietly confident and really excited to get the show on the road and get things rolling! To learn more about the Nations Plugin and how to actually use it click here to read the user guide!


Reset?

With all major changes there needs to be a stable blank slate upon which it is built upon. The Pixelmon 5.1.2 server has been running for nearly the whole year where the last reset was back in January. It is unfortunatley, time for a reset

This Saturday (14th of October) we will be doing a full hard reset.

The Reset will occur Around 12pm GMT (7AM EST)

- We anticipate the servers will be down for a substantial amount of time whilst we get things sorted. We endeavor to get it running as soon as possible! We apologise in advance for any inconvienence caused.

WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY RESET THE SERVER AND INSTALLED NATIONS.

This means all Pokemon, items, money and the map will be reset. Nothing will be kept leftover from the previous map. Of course, all purchases will be reissued so nobody will be out of pocket in that regard. I know this must be a disappointing revelation for a lot of you, but think about the exciting new changes, the new alliences you can forge, the new map, the new shrines and pokemon the different kind of gameplay and style being provided with this update will surely make it a worth-while and exciting reset and to think you will all be part of The Node's very first exploration into Pixelmon Nations!

-TheNode Staff Team

ShadowedFuzion $ Will the reset reset our vote and kit times? if not i will wait till the new servers up so i can get rewards then/
CrazyC787 $ Heres an idea: Make it so when all your pokemon faint you black out and get teleported to your home with your pokemon h...
Razer1227 An Idea what about First month of new reset just start with just gen 1 pokemon. Then add in another gen each month or wh...

TheNodeMC Fall Sale

Pr3d Owner posted Sep 24, 17

25% OFF EVERYTHING ACROSS ALL SERVERS

Hurry Now! Sale ends Monday, October 12th.


Keep an eye out for some limited-edition, themed items as well ;)

-TheNode Staff Team

August Community Update

Pr3d Owner posted Aug 15, 17  -  Community Update

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a fantastic summer and are gearing up to go back to school! To celebrate this wonderful (or terrible) occasion we are giving you a...

Back to School Sale

Take advantage of our 20% Off sale across all of our online shops, but hurry! The sale ends on September 20th!

 

New Servers

The last few weeks have been very busy here at TheNode, with the introduction of many new and exciting servers to our network:


Pixelmon Reborn

Introducing Pixelmon Reborn! This brand new modpack can be found on the Technic Launcher and has a great variety of brand new Pokemon including Palkia, Xerneas, Arceus, and more! To join, paste this modpack into your Technic Launcher: https://www.technicpack.net/modpack/pixelmon-reborn-official.1082021

Join at pxr.thenodemc.com or type /server reborn ingame


Skyblock

A new fun-filled adventure here at TheNode. This is not your average Minecraft survival. Instead of getting free reign over the world, you spawn on your own personal island floating in the void with limited resources and space. Using your Minecraft knowledge and a few setups we have provided you will grow your island to be the best it can be! This server has unique features like upgradeable ore generators, team islands, and more!

Join through the hub at play.thenodemc.com or type /server skyblock ingame


OP Prison

This new server is currently a very rough beta server with a basic structure setup, and we need your help with deciding what features to add or change! Give us your feedback in the comments or on the Prison Forums! This server includes A-Z ranks, prestiges and more!

Join through the hub at play.thenodemc.com or type /server prison ingame


AFK

Yup. It’s a box. To AFK in. You gain 1 point for each minute online, and points can be spent at our Points Shop over at www.thenodemc.com/points for rewards on any of our servers! These rewards will be regularly updated so keep an eye out! You will not be kicked from this server (except upon network reboot) so farm those points all night long while you sleep!

Join using /server afk from any one of our servers!


Towny

A new kind of server to TheNode network. No longer are you building by yourself using your golden shovel. Your objective now is to team up with other players and make a town. Will your town survive and thrive in The Ashen or will it perish like so many do daily? With a custom ranking system, jobs to make money, a unique plugin that adds in many modded features and more, this is our most ambitious project to date!

Join at tw.thenodemc.com or use /server towny ingame


Let us know your thoughts of these new servers in the comment section below, as your feedback will help make a great experience for yourself and others!


Milestones

As of this post, we have reach a new all-time record of players online across the network at 285 players! This is an incredible milestone that we never expected to see. Who knows what's next? 300? 500? 1000??? We thank every single one of you for helping us achieve these. We have been hosting special giveaways for each new milestone over at our Discord (www.discord.gg/thenodemc), so make sure you join us over there so you don’t miss out!

 

Website Update

Our wonderful Systems Administrator mrsalogo has given our website a fresh coat of paint and it is not only looking spiffy, but working smoother and more efficient than ever before! Keep an eye on the website, as we add more servers it will continue to change and evolve!

 

The Future

With our rapid expansions, we are planning to combine some of our website pages in the coming days. This means that all the information you will be looking for regarding Pixelmon, Pixelspark, and Pixelmon Reborn will all be available in one place instead of spread across three pages. We will also eventually be doing this with our vanilla Minecraft 1.12 websites as well (Prison, Towny, Skyblock). We are figuring out how to go about this while still allowing users to see only the information most relevant to them.

We are continuing to look into new servers to expand our arsenal. Let us know below what server you would like to see us look into next!

That’s it for this month’s newsletter. Make sure to keep checking here to keep up to date with all the latest news!

Thanks,
TheNode Staff Team

OdellBeckham0617 I like the fact that new Pokémon are able to be caught. And the fact that you get points for being afk. That'...

Good morning everyone!

As a few of you have heard by now, the Pixelmon development team has decided to end development for the mod. So what does that mean for us? Well, not much. The biggest impact to us will be that the server will stay on version 5.1.2. We will continue to provide both our Pixelmon and Pixelspark servers and we plan to do this for years to come! 

The biggest impact on you is you simply won't see anymore new pokemon added to the game unless some voodoo magic is figured out. That also means that our management team will be working tirelessly to add in new features to the servers to continue to provide everyone with an exciting new experience. 

So thank you to everyone who has supported us this far whether it be in voting, purchasing from our shop or just sending us a nice pm. You have helped us get to where we are today and we hope you continue to stick with us as we continue to grow :)!

Click here if you would like to see the end of development announcement on the Pixelmon Mod website

Thanks,
TheNode Staff Team

Maxxwell2014 MAGIC HAS GRACED US
kongespen Im still not The rank?
Wqchito Can you add chest shops and permissions to create warps? That would help :d

Now Introducing the Brand New Team Aqua and Magma Kits!

Both kits come with items upon purchase, a weekly kit, and a brand new "Aqua" or "Magma" suffix!
You can only buy one so the question is which will you choose? To expand the land with a intense drought? or to expand the sea with a mighty drizzle?

These kits will only be in the shop for a limited time so I'd suggest getting them while you can!

(A big thanks to Demonspawned for the art, if you like his style and want to see more feel free to check out his page! http://demonspawned.deviantart.com/)

Thanks,
TheNode Staff Team

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