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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
change at any time!

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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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Patch 5.4.1

Patch 5.4.1 has been released!​


This is a small patch adding mostly convenience features and some missing actions.
Highlights include:
  • Negative numbers are now rounded correctly.
  • There are now actions to manipulate lecterns.
  • /rs works in spawn.
  • The tab list is now sorted by rank.
  • Game Action: Generate Tree can no longer bypass plot borders.
  • The Jukebox gadget now uses the "Note block sounds" category.
  • ... and more!

Big thanks to our...
 

DiamondFire's 7-Year Anniversary

Hello everyone! It's DiamondFire's 7 Year Anniversary! The server has grown a lot in the past year. To those of you who are new this year, welcome! To those of you who have been here since nearly the beginning, a very special thanks to y'all. We wouldn't be here today without you!

Special shoutouts to the staff team for taking on the challenge of increased player counts and providing an excellent experience for players. Thanks to the efforts of our support staff, moderators, event planners...
 

New developers

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Hey everyone!

We are thrilled to announce three new developers who are now aboard the development team: @KabanFriends, @Vattendroppen, and @Reason. They will be working with each other to create new DiamondFire systems and features to be released in future patches. Make sure to give them a round of applause and to congratulate them!
 

Black Friday Sale

Update: The sale has concluded. Thank you to everyone who supported the server!​

BLACK FRIDAY IS HERE


From now until 11:59PM Friday (PST):

All ranks are 75% OFF. This makes Overlord $25 or less!

All plots and boosters are 50% OFF. This makes basic plots just $1 apiece!

There is also a Special Offer, limited to one per player: A massive plot PLUS a 2x booster for just $5.

Enjoy our biggest sale of the year, and...
 
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Patch 5.4 (plus a dev blog)

Patch 5.4

I'm happy to announce that Patch 5.4 has been released!

This update comes with a great new code feature. the dictionary data structure. Dictionaries hold key-value pairs, similar to tables. You can use them to store information and retrieve them with keys. With efficient lookup times and a variety of supported code actions, dictionaries should become a valuable tool in everyone's coding toolkit.

This update also introduces some new cosmetics for fun times...
 

Discord music session activity

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Hey everyone,

This upcoming Wednesday, I will be hosting a music session over at DiamondFire's Discord community server.

> Information

Times:
1:30 PM PST,

3:30 PM UTC,
4:30 PM EST.

You can convert the times using your own timezone by clicking here, or clicking on the Events tab over the Discord server. The community will be able to suggest songs or add them to the queue. Keep in mind that any NSFW or...
 

Emergency maintenance

Update: The server is back online.

FAQ
Here are the "Frequently Asked Questions"
  • Q: What happened?
    • A: There was a security incident where some DiamondFire services were breached. We took the server offline for around 4 hours to investigate the issue and take appropriate countermeasures.
  • Q: Did anything happen to my plots?
    • A: No. Your plots are all fine, as well as your tokens and other data.
  • Q: Is my data safe? Was...
 
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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...
 

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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