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, suggestion moderators, developers, and administrators, DiamondFire is thriving more than ever before.
In celebration of the anniversary, there's a 25% off sale in the store right now. Additionally, I'll be doing some giveaways during this Saturday's livestream! It'll start at about 11:30am PST and run for about an hour and a half. https://twitch.tv/jeremaster104
It's been an amazing 7 years running DiamondFire, and I'm looking forward to many more to come!
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 at spawn, as well as a variety of smaller changes and fixes throughout the server. Notably, the rank requirement for /plot whitelist has been dropped; whitelists are now available to all.
Be sure to check out /patch in-game for the full list of changes.
A Quick Dev Blog
Some of you may be wondering why this update isn't coming with full 1.17 support. While we want to support the new blocks and other features as soon as possible, and have completed a...
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 the existence of such a system honestly feels kind of forced.
I posed this question to many of you in the suggestions server, and the responses were overwhelmingly in favor of trying out the removal of the creator points system. As such, we will be disabling creator points for about 1 month, after which we'll either bring back CP or move on without it. During this time, you will not gain or lose any CP.
In place of creator points, we're looking to provide some more fun stats for you to...
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.
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 plots officially started in early June, and the dev team (especially @Owen) has spent a great deal of time working on it. We wanted to get a test on Node Beta as soon as possible so we could get feedback and analyze usage under more realistic player counts and usage patterns.
What we found
While the user feedback was helpful (many of you expressed concerns about build and code separation), another concern for us was the resource usage of the...
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:
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 across two days, Saturday December 19th and Sunday December 20th. Each day will begin at 9:00AM PST and will run no later than 12:00PM PST (3 hours per day).
Players will compete in teams of 4. Signups will be accepted in the #championship-signups channel of the official DiamondFire Discord. Due to time considerations, only 8 teams will be allowed to compete in the event.The 18 teams that are currently signed up will be allowed to compete...
Hello everyone! Welcome to the new DiamondFire website. It is still a work in progress, so let us know if you encounter any issues, please contact @Jeremaster , @Refriz , @K_Sasha , or @Daedalus . Enjoy the website!