It has now been somewhat over 3 weeks since we have launched the server, and we from the PDX Crew are very happy with all the progress that has been made.
On top of everything that we have released in the first 2 weeks of the server, we are now launching the Hub Update at 4:00 PM (BST) today.
This update focusses on making the hub a more fun place to hang out, by adding some new activities and finally allowing you to spend your hard-earned credits on some magnificent cosmetics.
Hub warps & Rollercoaster
We have added some new warps to useful locations in the hub server. The warps are located in the server menu.
The warps will bring you to the leaderboards and other hub activities. One of such locations is the rollercoaster, which you can now ride by clicking the button on the dispenser. Your minecaft will be despawned when you leave it.
Since the opening of the server, there has been an elytra challenge area in a somewhat hidden location on the hub.
Initially, it was impossible to aquire an Elytra, but by clicking the warp, one will be equiped automatically, and you can have a go at the ELytra challenge.
The elytra challenge is a flight track with 9 rings you need to fly through as fast as possible. Try to beat your best time without falling into the void.
When you are looking for one of the most relaxing things to do in Minecraft, you might be thinking off fishing.
Well... not anymore! When you warp to the fishing dock in the hub, you are given a fishing rod to fish with, but there's a twist.
Fishes prefer not to be caught, so when you catch a fish, it will try to escape. To catch the fish, you need to reel it in as quickly as possible by spamming your left mouse button (attacking). If you are fast enough, you may just be able to catch the fish. We also added some new fishes into the water, some are incredibly rare, hard to reel in, and weight a lot.
Try to catch bigger fishes than your friends do, and maybe you will be rewarded with a special hat.
Fashion on PDX? Girls do I have your attention yet?
You are now able to give in to your innermost desires of spending your credits faster than you can earn them.
We added 21 pretty cool hats to the new cosmetics menu (the emerald in your hotbar).
Each hat costs 500 credits, which is equivelant to roughly 8 hours of playing huner games, depending on how good you are.
We will continue adding new hats in future updates, so if you have a specific request, be sure to comment below.
P.S. yes I chose the nerdiest hat. what can I say?
Those hats are cool, but not very cute. Luckily, these tiny little companions are exactly that! SUPER ADORABLE.
We have added 3 pets into the cosmetics menu: pigs, sheep and wolves.
PDX pets are loyal, and will follow you. In fact, if you are too far away, they will sprint towards you like their life depends on it. It really will melt your heart 😁 .
Of course we are planning to add more pets, and more things to do with them as time goes on. You will eventually be able to name your pets, and maybe even teach them a trick or two.
Of course other changes have been added. Small things like game descriptions, visual improvements and bug fixes.
We wanted to port some pets from CCN to PDX, but as it turns out getting this to work on 1.13 was not so easy. I have spent quite a lot of time getting the new pet system to work well. But at least we will be able to add exclusive 1.13 pets in the future, and add some more advanced AI to the joyful creates that will roam though our hub.
What's next for PDX?
I would like to take a moment to point out that it has only been 3 weeks since launch, and I think that the amount of content we have released since than has been rather astonishing.
We still have a long way to go though, I have heard your cries for server advertising and seen the player count decrease to sometimes 0 players. It is quite sad for to see for all of us who are spending a lot of time working on the server.
But there is no need to fear, PDX is far from dead. We have been holding back on advertising because we want to release more content to the server, so all players can find something that they like.
That's why we will now shift our focus to new game-modes and features that will be helpful for us to advertise the server.
I will start working on the next game-mode and hope to be able to do the first beta test as soon as this Sunday, but no guarantees here. Treasure Trackers is still far from playable.
We will also add a VIP rank very soon, so you can help to support the server, and in return receive a colored prefix, double credits and some unique perks. Our hosting costs are quite high, and it would be great to lessen the burden on @EmtronVenger somewhat whilst we focus on advertising the server to a broader audience.
We need your help
Lastly, I would like to ask for your help.
We need to make the server as good as possible for when we launch our advertisement campaign, and we need your feedback.
Please make forum posts with your feedback on the server, so we can keep improving. And please play some games every now and then, so other players have the opportunity to enjoy the server. You can always ask players on plots or on the hub to join HG games, and there will always be discord where you can ask other players to play some games.
We know that sometimes the player count is quite low, and we are working on making hunger games more fun while fewer players are online. You will hear from us when we have more news on this.
In the mean time, you can use /votestart, use our public voice channels, and maybe ask if other players are looking to play some games. We appreciate seeing people play, and the feedback that comes with it.
Once we release treasure trackers, we will be working to advertise the server to as many players as possible.
That is all for today, thanks for reading.