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Creator Points Removal Test (Patch 5.3.5)

Hello all!

Something we've been thinking about a lot is: is the creator points system good for DF? Way back when I added CP I was inspired by competitive online games and figured such a framework could be adapted to DF. As time has gone on though, it seems increasingly out of place in a creative and learning-focused environment. When you play a competitive online game, you expect competitive systems that compare you against other players. On a creative platform, you don’t expect that, and...
 

Admin team change

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Hey everyone!

We are proud to announce the return of @MrMine05 to the DiamondFire Admin team! He will be working with @Numero on events. He's got some awesome plans, and we hope everyone gives him a warm welcome back!

For more information on DiamondFire events, stay tuned here on the forums and at our Discord server under the event announcements.
 
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Dev Blog: Where we're at with world plots

Hi all! As many of you know, we began testing world plots on Node Beta yesterday. Through this, we gained a lot of helpful user feedback, as well as important information on the server resource usage patterns of the world plots system.

Background​

World plots have been planned for a long time as a way to make the server capacity more scalable as our playerbase grows. The system would offer better plot isolation and stability, as described in our previous dev blog. Development of world...
 

DiamondFire at Snap!con 2021

Hi all! I had the opportunity to present DiamondFire at Snap!con 2021, a virtual conference for computer science educators and researchers hosted by the University of California at Berkeley. Here's the video that was included in the presentation:

 

World Plot Testing & Feedback

Please note, you must be an overlord in order to access Node Beta.

World plots require a large rework of the inner workings of DiamondFire, and we want to make sure that we rework it in a way that all of you enjoy. We will be collecting feedback in #world-plot-feedback, reading missing content/bugs in #beta-issues, and most importantly making them enjoyed by everyone!

Channels are located in DFS.

Getting Started

All of your beta plots have been migrated to world plots...
 

Dev Blog: What's in store for the future?

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Please note that information shared in this blog is not final and may
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Hi all! Today we're going to talk about a big update coming to DiamondFire that we're currently working on. We'll be looking at what's planned and what you should be aware of regarding this update.

Background​

Currently, your plot is stored on a...
 
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A Look Into the "Deleted" Game Jam

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Hey everyone!

The most recent Game Jam hosted by the events team started on March 12th and ended on March 19th. The special theme throughout the event was "Deleted". And with the theme being quite vast, this allowed game creators to cook up some really cool and unique ideas that were voted upon by the community.

Without further ado, here is an insiders look at the last game jam!


Interviews
I interviewed some of the top winners of the Game Jam to give everyone...
 
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Excellence in Diamondfire - Episode 4: Deathrun

Hey everyone! It's been a minute since the last episode, but we are finally ready to release episode 4 of Excellence in Diamondfire. In this episode, we look into a Diamondfire classic: Deathrun by Wallygoozer. You can watch it here:
 

Plot corruption and compensation

Hey everyone!

Unfortunately, there was an outage today that caused some users to have experienced some degree of loss due to corrupted chunks. The development team tried their best to recover any data, so we are giving compensation for those who lost anything.

Compensation

Users who were affected by the outage and lost anything will be given:
  • 1x massive plot
  • 3x Booster that lasts for 3 hours

We sincerely apologize for this news, but we hope...
 

Website update!

- Website update -
Hey everyone! We are excited to announce that the website has been updated to a new software patch, which introduces lots of new features to the community who use the forums! The new features are now being utilized to help make the website an even more awesome place for everyone here.

Some of the new patch features that affects the community:
  • Profile banners​
    • Attach a fancy image to your forum account. This is currently...​
 
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Patch 5.3.1

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Hey everyone! Patch 5.3.1 has been released!

Here is a basic rundown:
  • A staggering number of bugfixes, ranging from crash exploits to weird infinitely-lingering gadget particles.
  • Plot names now support special characters from /chars pages 1-4. You may use up to 2 characters, or up to 6 if you have the Mythic rank.
  • Ender Dragons can now be spawned.
  • /locate messages are clickable again.
  • The actions and events...
 
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Admin team announcement

We want to give @Numero a big welcome to the admin team! He has shown extreme dedication to the staff team for several years, and is a well known member of this community. He will be taking @Refriz's position as an Events Manager, and Refriz will be moving to a position of Community Manager! Community Manager will be a position that serves as a better connection between the staff team and the community. He will take your complaints and work to make the server a better place. The...
 

Event Suggestions Discord server

Events Discord


Event Suggestions Discord


Hey everyone!

If you'd like to give suggestions related to events, please do so here! We have created a Discord exclusive for event feedback.

Interested? You can click here to join!
 
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Node 5

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Node 5 🌴

As you may have heard, Node 5 has been released, your local tropical paradise of minigame content creation - thanks to the amazing efforts of @Jeremaster, @Owen, and @Daedalus!

Every year, DiamondFire constantly expands in uniquely amazing ways. We got onto a great start this 2021 with CommandGeek uploading a video showcasing the network and the amazing things players can do with game...
 

5.3 Patch Notes

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Welcome to the 5.3 patch notes! A shortened version of these patch notes can be found in game.


Major Additions/Changes

There are some major code-related additions this patch! They are listed here.

Vectors
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"Committing crimes with both direction and magnitude!"

Vectors are a new code value...
 
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Merry Christmas!

Hi everyone,

On behalf of the admin and events team, we want to wish you a Merry Christmas! All of you are amazing, and this community continues to thrive and every year we are amazed by the creativity that you plot content creators bring. Stay safe, have fun, hang out with loved ones, and enjoy it while it lasts! 🎄


Best regards,
Administration & Events team
 

DiamondFire Tokens FAQ

With the 5.3 "Particle and Vector" Update right around the corner, we are releasing the last important set of changes to Node Beta: Tokens and Prize Tickets. Changes are being made to the main currency that you earn and spend on DiamondFire, among changes to the Shop.


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DiamondFire Tokens are a new currency that will replace the old DiamondFire Credits as a way to unlock in-game cosmetic features and plot content as a reward for playing. In practice, very little will change...
 

DiamondFire Championship

UPDATED 12/14. Updates in italics.

The inaugural DiamondFire Championship will be a competition showcasing players' skills across a variety of games on DiamondFire. Players will compete in teams of 4 across 4 different events. The competition will take place on December 19th and December 20th, the weekend after DiamondFire's 6-year anniversary. Read below for additional information!

The event will be broadcast live on twitch.tv/jeremaster104. It will take place...
 
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Disabling or deleting your account

Hi all, there is now a more efficient way to disable or delete your account. We understand that user privacy and the data we collect is important, and giving the freedom for users to take action is important. If you ever need to find this guide, it will be attached to the pinned forum guide.

Before, there was no way to do this besides direct messaging an administrator, so I established an easier way: If you're hesitant about our Privacy policy or want to leave, you can click...
 
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Black Friday Sale

The DiamondFire BLACK FRIDAY SALE has begun! This is our biggest sale of the year (by a lot). How big, you ask? Here's the rundown on this year's discounts:

ALL RANKS are 75% OFF. This means you could get Overlord for $25 USD with NO RANK. If you already have a rank, it could be as cheap as $8.75.

ALL PLOTS are 66% OFF. This means a massive plot will cost $5 USD. Five dollars. I'd say you should get one but given how rare this deal is...
 
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