Empire Minecraft Timeline

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by xHaro_Der, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Here's a timeline of most major events that happened in EMC, most being pulled from the news section but some weren't.

    August 9, 2011 - Added live map - Many players have used the live map to find their way around the wild and wastelands, they have been a huge tool for players and have always aided in getting around. Without it we'd have to rely on writing down coords to find our way around those places
    August 11, 2011 - Added teleportation in town - You no longer have to walk to residences anymore, you can use /res [#], /home and /res [name]
    August 21, 2011 - The shop system was completely changed - There used to be a floating-item type shop system, how ever this update added the shop signs as we know them today
    August 27, 2011 - Added supporter rank - EMC probably wouldn't be running without supporters, as they fund the whole server. Also Utopia wouldn't exist without the supporter rank being added first
    September 15, 2011 - Added chat channels
    September 17, 2011 - EMC updates to Minecraft Beta 1.8
    September 17, 2011 - Added referral system - Many of our members who play today were introduced using the system of rewarding those who invite friends to play EMC
    September 18, 2011 - Added wilderness - This was later changed to be what we know as the Frontier today. Without it we'd be using the wastelands for everything including creations
    October 3, 2011 - Moderator applications are opened - This made way for new moderators and staff to be helping out with the Empire
    October 10, 2011 - Added rules and commandments - For the most part these are the rules you play by today, if they weren't added we'd have no rules
    October 11, 2011 - Added derelict policy - Apart from the amount of time before going derelict, this is the same derelict policy we go by today. If it wasn't added almost every server would be filled with residences that nobody uses and we wouldn't have any residences for new players without expanding town
    October 14, 2011 - Added daily rupee bonuses - You now get 100 free rupees per day and even more if you are a supporter, as opposed to getting one free rupee per 6 minutes of being online
    October 22, 2011 - Added new user tutorial - This is the /tutorial that all new members are directed to today. It was originally designed & built by Dark_Liz and AusQB (They were a huge help to make EMC what it is today, from the very beginning; sadly they are no longer around)
    October 27, 2011 - Wilderness, wastelands and nether reset
    October 28, 2011 - EMC hits 1,000 online players - This is a huge sign of achievement and growth for the Empire as a whole
    November 9, 2011 - SMP2 is launched November 23, 2011 - EMC updates to Minecraft 1.0.0
    November 25, 2011 - Utopia is launched
    December 4, 2011 - SMP3 is launched
    December 20, 2011 - SMP4 is launched
    December 29, 2011 - EMC hits 5,000 total members
    January 5, 2012 - Added chest locking - Prevented lots of griefing; without it if anyone found a chest in the wilderness they were able to take everything inside. With chest locking only the owner of the items is able to access the chest instead of a stranger
    January 28, 2012 - Added Square - Square is an extremely useful staff tool for moderators+ to sort through reports made through /report, view chat logs, give punishments etc. If we didn't have Square there would probably be a lot more rule breakers that wouldn't get caught. Plus it would be a lot more inconvenient for a staff member to have to log in game to give a punishment instead of just being able to do it from Square.
    January 24, 2012 - EMC hits 10,000 total members
    February 1, 2012 - SMP5 is launched
    February 16, 2012 - SMP6 is launched March 6, 2012 - EMC updates to Minecraft 1.2
    March 12, 2012 - SMP7 is launched
    March 24, 2012 - EMC updates to Minecraft 1.2.4
    March 29, 2012 - Added RTS (Residential teleportation system) - This is the system where TP signs under pressure plates teleport you places in residences. This modernized the general way we get around large buildings and made every player's life easier, for example being able to teleport to the 5th floor of a building instead of having to walk up 5 flights of stairs April 2, 2012 - SMP8 & SMP9 are launched
    April 10, 2012 - Empire.us now redirects to Empireminecraft.com - The redirect is much shorter and easier to type, most players now use empire.us and it makes life easier
    May 20, 2012 - Empireminecraft.com DDoS attack took out the websitefor 36 hours, a large attack was fired on the website (none of the game servers) however JustinGuy got it back up and got EMC a very high DDoS protection - As a result of the attack EMC now has DDoS protection which means it shouldn't go offline due to an attack
    June 18, 2012 - EMC hits 40,000 total members
    July 25, 2012 - EMC updates to Minecraft 1.3
    August 25, 2012 - An offer is made to players who own original dragon eggs to sell them to /shop for one rupee and in return once a new update is made they will be given 20 dragon eggs as a replacement - Added a lot more dragon eggs to the economy
    September 6, 2012 - Entity limit is put in place, 100 animals are allowed in a single residence before you may not spawn any more to reduce lag; the limit is 200 for wild - You can no longer have infinite animals on a single residence to have (for example) unlimited sheep to shear for unlimited wool; this also reduced lag
    September 18, 2012 - New ban policy, instead of appealing a perm ban and getting to continue playing as normal, getting perm banned and appealing means your account gets purged (reset as if you just joined the empire) - Bans are now taken more seriously and mean more than just a warning
    October 30, 2012 - EMC updates to Minecraft 1.4
    December 26, 2012 - A special 2012 Empire Firework is added to /shop to be bought for 20,000 rupees; it will be impossible to obtain them in the future apart from purchasing them from other players
    February 1, 2013 - Aikar & Maxarias are promoted to admin
    February 12, 2013 - The Empire Shop (/shop) is revamped and put into its own world as opposed to a 120x120 residence
    April 26, 2013 - EMC hits 60,000 members and 60k member items are added to /town for sale for a limited time - The new items are now EMC rares
    May 2, 2013 - EMC updates to Minecraft 1.5.2

    May 16, 2013 - Endertopia 2.0 is added as a massive enderman farm to Utopia; requiring a gold+ supportership to use
    June 16, 2013 - AlexChance, AZHamster and JackBiggin (teh hamster) are promoted to moderator
    June 18, 2013 - The survival update changed the way the Frontier and Wastelands work; it adds new items and new bosses to fight, even enraged mobs July 4, 2013 - July 4th celebration, 2 rare fireworks are given away for free with /promo and more could be bought at /shop for a limited time - Added new EMC rare items
    July 26, 2013 - EMC updates to Minecraft 1.6.2 "The Horse Update"
    August 30, 2013 - Added the Empire Wiki to the website for easy access to information on EMC exclusive features, also added a portable crafting table promotion item to /promo; more can be purchased at /shop for a limited time
    August 31, 2013 - Deathtomb8953 and Bitemenow15 are promoted to moderator
  2. Wow...that's very impressive. How long did it take to make that? :eek:
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  3. Uhm, it took around 4 hours to sort through all of the news section and put necessary details into this. :)
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  4. Wow, it's a large timeline. Good work on it! :D
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  5. Thanks ^_^
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  6. Thats awesome! :D Perhaps putting spaces between years would make it less chunked up, just a tip :p
  7. Sure, I'll do that when I get on my computer :p
  8. aaaaaahhhhhh, the memories :)
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  9. I remember basically every single of these events.
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  10. Dang....
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  11. Lol I just realized that we only recently started making welcome new moderator posts in the empire news section =P
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  12. Deathtomb8953 and Bitemenow15 never got a post :p
  13. true but I'm commenting on how you dont have other mod additions on your list
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  14. This list isn't just things from the news section. It's also things from other topics or things that I've personally seen happen. The other mod additions would have definitely been added if I had an exact date on when the promotions took place, which in this case I don't. :)
  15. wow this is soooooo crazy and yet disturbing (he must be a gamer if hes played that long)
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  16. you forgot: Dec 26th 2011 apamment joined emc :p
  17. I've only been here 82 days :p
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  18. oh sorry i misunderstood
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