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The taxman has arrived at KaizenWorlds
KaizenWorlds now has the premium Factions Tax plugin which ads a new game dynamic and should help us get rid of old inactive Factions.

Taxes are collected once every 24 hours. The base tax for owning a faction is $5 and then $0.1 per chunk owned so a faction with a HUGE 500 chunk claim will cost you $55 a day. You can simply add money to the faction bank to cover that or tax your faction members to automate things. Members who have not logged on for 3 days won’t be taxed which will protect peoples money when they cant play for a while.

If you have any questions please speak to staff on the server or Discord.

I’m happy to report that the server player base is once more increasing. It’s still nowhere near the level of 3 years ago but moving in the right direction!


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Plugin updates
Just updated a handful plugins, all containing bug fixes!

Silk mining spawners
The plugin we had for mining spawners was not compatible with 1.12.1, installed a new one today that is. All spawners can be mined with a silk touch pickaxe.

Towny or Factions? Your input needed!
Hi. As you might have noticed the server goes into LOCK MODE every now and then. You will see “Towny lock safe mode” at the top in your chat. This happens when one of the many towny config files has a small error and the plugin is unable to read the file. As a safety measure and to prevent further corruption or griefing it will lock up the server.

Fixing these errors is not complicated, usually, it takes 30 min at most but if I’m not close to my computer it can take hours before I can fix it.

So, we are considering, possibly, to switch back to Factions. It does mostly the same things. Also, we would set it up in a more friendly way. Not for destroying each-other!

Please vote below on your preference.

Which player grouping and land protection plugin do you prefer?

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Your Help Needed!

Servers are more fun with more people on it. It’s that simple. Apart from donating which keeps the server up and running, there are also other ways you can help:

  1. Use the server banner as your signature on any of the many online Minecraft forums like PlanetMinecraft and Minecraft forum.
  2. Reply to posts on Minecraft forums with helpful comments while having the banner mentioned above.
  3. Vote for us! You can get a list of sites to vote at in game by using the /vote command.
  4. Invite your friends, family, colleagues and class members.

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Themed Buying And Selling
Having all of the shops in one area makes for boring gameplay, and for people without dedicated high-end graphics cards, it also means a serious drop in frames per second.

The original plan always was to have different shops for different regions, and now the server cities are nearing completing, we have started moving shops away from Sevendale. The first major one is a shop for nether related material. It is now to be found in the nether Sevendale station. The public nether portal is to be found up the stairs past the lumber mill.

New Shop Plugin
First we had QuickShops, which gave us nice floating icons above chests as well as signs on them. This was fine, however the plugin often lagged behind Minecraft releases, so we moved to Shopchests which was more up to date but did not feature signs on chests. In addition, we discovered last week that the chests would not work properly in the Nether.

While searching online for yet another alternative, we decided to grab a premium plugin, named ‘Shop.’ Yes, this was payed with our, already small, hosting budget but now we have a plugin that just works, is up to date, has all the features we want, and much more. Everyone can create shops that sell, buy, or barter items, and can choose how to display products between four display modes.

The 4 display modes for shops.

Staff can create gambling shops. the first one you will find is in Sevendale’s restaurant, ‘t’begijntje.’ For 150 in game dollars you can have a lucky draw which will randomly give you anything from dirt all the way to enchanted diamond armour, beacons, and that one thing you really want.

The lucky draw shop at t’begijntje restaurant in Sevendale.

The page with the shop plugin workings is available here.

Warp Plugin Has Been Replaced!
The outdated Pressure Warp plugin has been replaced with MyWarps, a newer plugin. There are no more pressure plates involved, unlike the old way of getting somewhere. Instead, people should now right-click on warp-signs to use them. The main ship at Sevendale has been redone, and other ships will follow this week.