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:
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Pixelmon Spark/Dark 1.8.3 Server
We realise that this server has not been kept up to date with the recent versions; the reason being that each subsequent release posed its own problems resulting in frustrating bugs and annoying glitches which we did not want to expose our community to.
However, we are extremely happy to say that we will be updating today the Pixelmon Dark server to the latest release of 2.4x
The server will be updating to the latest version of 2.4x at 7PM EST TODAY.
The Server has Successfully updated and is now running the latest version on Technic!~
We do not envisage a substantial amount of downtime and we expect people to be playing again fairly quickly afterwards.
Therefore, it is recommended that you update your technic modpack versions around 10 minutes before downtime. If you are not using the Technic Modpack and wish to install the mod manually, use this link to download the jar file.
“But what about our….?”
A lot of rumor and panic has been running around the usual rumor mill: “Will we lose our Pokemon?” “Will we lose our items and money?” “...our claims?” Let me be very clear with this update:
We are simply updating to the most recent version. We ARE NOT resetting anything for the time being. With that being said, the server is running on almost 6 months old now and it would not be unprecedented if a future reset was in the pipeline. As for now, it is not and nothing is set in stone, so sit back and enjoy the update!
We are no longer listed as one of the sponsored servers on the Modpack so it’s mega important you guys add us to your server lists as well as let everyone know how to do it! If you aren't sure how, Chickenman525 has very thoughtfully made us a simple guide to show you how to do it here.
It only takes a minute out of your time but it means a lot to us!
What’s new in this update?
Loads has changed since the last update!
Over 50 Pokemon have been added, over 20 New Mega Pokemon, and loads of remodelled Pokemon are looking great now! There is plenty of new content to keep you guys intrigued and up to date, and who knows maybe you’ll develop a new meta to beat your fellow trainers with!
(see the full changelog here)
New SideMods for Both Reborn and Dark!
Not only have we updated the Pixelmon mod itself; we have also implemented various new side-mods onto the server that should hopefully enrich the player experience!
That’s right, we have implemented a daycare centre! Simply chuck your useless level 9 magikarp in here and let it grow into a behemoth level uhm...20 one? It works virtually the same as the one in Nintendo games, you pay for how many levels it receives. Also! If you put 2 compatible pokemon at once in it has the opportunity to breed and can do 2 eggs at once! -not bad eh? This service is available to ALL players. No rank restrictions here :)
We are implementing a new automated tournament mod On the server and giving it a trial run. It has loads of different specification and different rules to keep it interesting. The plan is to have at least one tournament run every week with big prizes at the end of it. The good thing about this mod it will stop cheaters as an admin can simply enter in the rule parameters and it simply won't allow the player to partake if they do not adhere. More information on how to sign up for these weekly tournaments will soon follow!
A lot of you may have noticed around spawn that there are these weird glowy ring things. Similar to Pokemon Go, these are known as PokeStops. So make sure to visit them everyday to claim your rewards. Different pokestops have different rewards so it’s best to collect them all when you can. We will be adding in A LOT more pokestops to familiar places on the map so you better get hunting!
We are in the process of adding in an entirely new Pokebuilders mod that will enable people to edit their pokemon IV’s /EV’s , Nature, Growth, Stats for Tokens. We are still configuring the mod but it should prove quite useful to certain trainers out there who need to fine tune their pokemon they may of mucked up or for those finding it impossible to find a Adamant whatcha-ma-call-it. We will be putting certain limitations on what you can edit as we do not want it to be too overpowered. More details will follow soon in the next week.
Pokedisguises is (almost) back:
It’s been a while since the false start with the previous pokediguises mod. We have identified the issues with the mod and have sent it to our dev team to help iron out the issues and release a stable patched version soon. We are hoping as soon as a week before we can see the final results. For those of you who do not know what Pokedisguises is -it’s a mod that morphs you completely into a pokemon of your choice (as long as you have the collected the skin for that Pokemon) And you can Fly around as an Articuno making tremendous noise or slither around in the grass like a sneaky Ekans. THis one should be a lot of fun guys. Again, more details to follow further on in the week.
I’m pleased to announce that we have new additions to our staff team as well as a few promotions! Make sure to say hello in game to them and congratulate them on their achievement! In no particular order:
Raystriker - Senior-Mod
Its420 - Senior-Mod
Lucahhh - Moderator
Extrema626 - Helper
ImunchU - Helper
and Quetzui_ Helper
ancientshogun - Moderator
clucknorris - Helper
CrunchMc - Helper
Dayviddd - Helper
Without giving too much away, we are close to releasing a new Vanilla server! I wont say what it is, but it rhymes with "fractions" and trust me, it won't be as boring as those stupid math sums!
We have also been in the planning and development stage of a brand new Modded server which we are hoping to implement before Christmas. Speaking of which, Halloween is soon approaching and we are beginning our planning to ensure an action-packed and fun-filled Halloween! There will be events on our servers including massive giveaways of ranks, items, Pokemon, item kits and possibly even the odd shop token now and again. If you want to suggest any event ideas or competitions in anticipation for Halloween, please don’t hesitate to post your idea on the forums. Who knows? Perhaps your event idea will showcase as a special on our event schedule!
That’s about it from our end! We hope you have a lot of fun with these new changes, and we look forward to reporting our progress in our next report.
-TheNode Staff Team