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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!
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