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  • #42074

    Jon
    Keymaster

    As I put forth in my post on the ‘is the server down?’ thread, we are in need of a Nexus to install teleportation gates/platforms in. Firstly to connect the spawns, secondly to connect the old warps, thirdly to allow for expansion. I open this thread to aid in the discussion, and to keep the server down thread free for it’s original purpose.

    For reference, here’s what I said in the aforementioned thread:

    Transportation in a post warp world is a bit annoying, however since we went to 1.8 I have had in place a secret teleporter network spread between the spawns. Now that the fields are active I can make the warp network a bit more ‘visible’, and expand the networks reach. I have converted one of my structures into a Nexus that has gates to the four spawns, with the return gates hidden near each spawn, but the structure was never made to hold warps, and certainly not as many as we need. I have the coordinates for the old warp points on my computer and will slowly rebuild the network, ultimately adding gates to new locations as well. We have a unique opportunity now to build a new transportation network in the world, and so we will need to build a true Nexus hub that is well organized, and of the appropriate size to let people easily traverse the vastness of the server. So I invite all of you to begin discussions as to the location, organization and architectural flare of this new structure(s) and the gates within. All we mechanically need for a gate is a command block, a block on top of it, then a pressure plate, that’s it. Another point of discussion, each command block sends someone one way, only by making another gate on the other side do we have a two way connection. There is a design opportunity to make novel connections that aren’t simple two ways, however for sanity two way gates will probably be the preferred style.

    Head of Science and Technology for Nerdy Show.

    #43459

    Trent
    Participant

    Just a thought, but the old beta spawn building is rather large, and largely unused – a section could be hollowed out on the side opposite the blocked off market. Unless you wanted to get particularly fancy with the teleport pads it should be able accommodate whatever you need it to (and if you run out of room, you could hollow out one of the support legs for a stairwell and build an even larger area underneath).

    #43498

    Jon
    Keymaster

    You make a valid point, and I have in fact already hollowed out one of the legs to connect it with the subway system. It would be trivial to get people down below the feet. Although without world edit it will take longer to carve out the space. I also am going to make an area at the gateway for switching between survival and creative for those with the right privileges.

    Head of Science and Technology for Nerdy Show.

    #46849

    Jon
    Keymaster

    As a stop gap measure I have connected all of the spawns to my hub. To access the hub, simply go to where you would have normally spawned when the spawns were active, ie the top of gamma etc. there should be a pressure plate as well as signs around. Step on the plate and you’ll teleport to the hub, from there you can access the other spawns as well as the volcano island transit hub (located approximately half way between alpha and beta spawns).

    Head of Science and Technology for Nerdy Show.

    #46883

    Mjolnir
    Participant

    Why not build the Gate Hub under Gamma? There’s actually a HUGE shaft that drops down to near bedrock that’s the area of the Gamma complex.

    I’ll PM you a list of coordinates for locations that I regularly visit on the server as well as my new build’s location.

    MjollnirMK86 on the Server of Awesome. Formerly Polysics.

    "I'm just breaking the laws of physics. It's no big deal."

    #46921

    Jon
    Keymaster

    I don’t recall the specifics but the area under gamma has already been partially built in. While it’s true that I was the one that made that space, someone else started the buildings. Also warps need to be two way, so there needs to be some sort of a gate like structure that supports a pressure plate, block, and then a command cube below that.

    Head of Science and Technology for Nerdy Show.

    #46983

    Mjolnir
    Participant

    Well Cool Ranch has a platform for that, now. The other places, I provided, will have to be retrofitted, slightly. I’ll let you know.

    MjollnirMK86 on the Server of Awesome. Formerly Polysics.

    "I'm just breaking the laws of physics. It's no big deal."

    #47133

    Jon
    Keymaster

    Mjolnir, Your four warps have been activated.

    The Warp Nexus has been created with I think it was around 148 separate warp locations within, potentially even more in the future. The building hasn’t been covered yet, its basically just the basement sections that have been created. So it needs the first floor designed and built, as well as some coloration of the different basement floors to aid in navigation. Basically right now it could get super confusing for people as to which floor that warp they wanted to go to was etc. So if anyone wants to tackle that its near the Ghast building at Gamma. Specifically the floor identity problem.

    Also, if you have a place you want a warp at, like I said, build a warp pad (minimum 2 blocks safe below, 3 is better) and send me coords.

    I suppose I need to add warps to the other spawns in the nexus to increase ease of travel for those not used to the system… those will be special.

    Head of Science and Technology for Nerdy Show.

    #47298

    Wage
    Participant

    Interesting idea, and far less time consuming all-round than hoisting up yet another rail line. You could simply insert the warp plaza into the existing Gamma/Beta structure or cobble up another structure in the near-to-by, really.

    #48481

    Mjolnir
    Participant

    is there a system set up to not let new people to the server not use the warps? My friend is trying to use the warp at Delta and it doesnt work for her. It actually affects me and warps me to the receiving end’s pad.

    MjollnirMK86 on the Server of Awesome. Formerly Polysics.

    "I'm just breaking the laws of physics. It's no big deal."

    #48492

    Cap
    Keymaster

    @jon See above

    #48497

    Jon
    Keymaster

    Yeah, sorry I must have left the warp at new spawn with high level restrictions from before everything else was in place. I’ll try to modify it tonight or tomorrow morningish. Your friend’s items went away as per the insane level of magics I worked into the server to virtually eliminate griefing. A non member can do anything around spawn, but if they leave the island their items all get removed and they lose the ability to break anything.

    Head of Science and Technology for Nerdy Show.

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