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Re: Grail Test Server

by steve » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:28

What time are we starting?

afflatus wrote:We will be celebrating April 1st on the Grail Test server.

Nothing that happens on that day will get saved, so it's all rites reversed.
For those of you who live in countries not affected by British cultural imperialism, it's a day of practical jokes, pranks, pink fish, tricks and other variously fun or annoying stuff. Everything will be back to normal on Saturday.

The day will feature a Grand Rainbow Spork Hunt with a completely pointless prize for the finder of said item.

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Re: Grail Test Server

by afflatus » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:36

We started at 12 midnight US east coast time, so about 5am GMT.
BTW for anyone who hasn't been able to connect recently, the IP changed sometime last week.
Check http://servers.minetest.net/ for connection details.
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Re: Grail Test Server

by afflatus » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:41

For further information about things that won't help at all, see these useful pages ...

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/runcible_spoon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spork
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerf_(video_gaming)

Now you know ...
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Re: Grail Test Server

by steve » Sat Apr 02, 2016 06:56

Your Nerf link is not working.

afflatus wrote:For further information about things that won't help at all, see these useful pages ...

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/runcible_spoon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spork
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerf_(video_gaming)

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Re: Grail Test Server

by afflatus » Sat Apr 02, 2016 13:07

steve wrote:Your Nerf link is not working.

afflatus wrote:For further information about things that won't help at all, see these useful pages ...

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/runcible_spoon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spork
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerf_(video_gaming)

Now you know ...


Fixed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerf_(video_gaming)
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Re: Grail Test Server

by afflatus » Sat Apr 02, 2016 13:10

The winner of the Great Rainbow Spork Hunt was ....
<drumroll>
KillerRose !!!

Due to popular demand, the rainbow spork quest will stay in the game.

Thanks for a crazy April 1st everyone! The server is now back to normal.
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exploring the map

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Re: Grail Test Server

by afflatus » Thu Apr 07, 2016 08:27

The IP address changed again last night.
check http://servers.minetest.net/ for details

see you soon!
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Re: Grail Test Server

by afflatus » Sat Apr 16, 2016 19:09

Due to recent events I feel I should point out that Grailtest has a strong magical theme. It draws on inspiration from Tolkien, CS Lewis, George MacDonald, JK Rowling, Terry Pratchett and Arthurian legend. If you have a problem with that due to a religious or scientific background, much as I respect your choice, this is not the server for you.
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Re: Grail Test Server

by afflatus » Wed Apr 20, 2016 15:41

This is a due to a multiplayer network issue, which even the best Minetest devs don't fully understand.

More info here: https://github.com/0-afflatus/grailtest/issues/14
and here: https://github.com/minetest/minetest/issues/3307

If you notice that the server locks up when you log in, please provide details of the version of Minetest, or other client you are using, and Operating System you are running it on.
I am doing my best to resolve this issue, but frankly it is beyond my skills to fix.
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Re: Grail Test Server

by afflatus » Thu Apr 21, 2016 14:55

The server is down today - I'm taking some time out due to stress and the need to generate some income.
I have completely run out of money, as in, I have no idea how I'm going to pay my IP bill at the end of the month, so the future for the server is looking decidedly dodgy.

I'm working on some ideas, so please check back for updates.
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Re: Grail Test Server

by afflatus » Mon May 23, 2016 17:24

I'm taking the server down for a while. The latest version of Minetest engine appears to have some serious bugs which are causing lock-ups. This is affecting several other servers and it's no fun at all.

I apologise for the inconvenience.
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Re: Grail Test Server

by afflatus » Wed May 25, 2016 22:52

The server is back up, now on a properly dedicated server. This should improve things to a certain extent.
Check http://servers.minetest.net/ for details as usual.

We're making some progress on the lockups, still not fixed but some potential solutions are coming forward.
I apologise if anyone feels I have been ignoring them, the whole process of trying to work out what has been going wrong has been extremely stressful and exhausting and I've been close to giving up on the whole thing several times. I really appreciate the time and energy regular players have put in to making Grail Test as good as it is, even if I don't show it.
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Re: Grail Test Server

by Bobr » Sun May 29, 2016 21:23

afflatus is the best also does grails test have an irc if so what is it
 

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Re: Grail Test Server

by afflatus » Mon May 30, 2016 21:10

Grailtest doesn't have an IRC channel at the moment.
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Re: Grail Test Server

by afflatus » Sun Jun 05, 2016 03:08

We still don't have a proper fix for the stall glitch bug, but TenPlus1 has been kind enough to share the workaround he is using on Xanadu. So the server will still lock up for certain clients, but should automatically restart after about 5 minutes.

Part of the problem we're having is lack of information, so if you experience a server hang please post details of your OS and what version of client you use to play the game, plus tell me what you were doing at the time and if possible your location in the game - even if it seems unrelated to the crash. This may help to build a bigger picture of what is going wrong.

You can also post to the grailtest issue tracker about this or any other problems you may encounter relating to the game code - https://github.com/0-afflatus/grailtest/issues

Apart from the occasional hang-up the game seems to be running smoothly on the new server.
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Re: Grail Test Server

by afflatus » Sun Jun 05, 2016 15:17

Magic

In order to gain magic priv you must complete 4 Challenges and place these four items in a golden chest:
  • Rainbow Spork
  • Gem of Wishes
  • Cauldrom of Rebirth
  • Talisman of Power

Rainbow Spork
Find all seven coloured sporks and place them in a golden chest.

Gem of Wishes
Mine all these gems and place them in a golden chest:
  • 19 Amethyst Gems
  • 29 Ruby Gems
  • 39 Obsidian
  • 49 Diamond Gems
  • 59 Emerald Gems
  • 69 Saphire Gems
  • 79 Topaz Gems

Cauldron of Rebirth
Craft the following and place in a golden chest:
  • 49 acorn muffins
  • 24 hot unicorn soups
  • 12 bottles of mead
  • 49 bronze ingots

Talisman of Power
Craft the following and place in a golden chest:
  • 24 column blueprints
  • a grey hidden door
  • 49 stone runes
  • 49 gold ingots
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Re: Grail Test Server

by afflatus » Sun Jun 05, 2016 15:24

The six directions

North + Z, Earth, Emerald, Copper, Pine Wood
The staff casts a grow spell, the potion gives invisibility.

East + X, Air, Diamond, Steel, Apple Wood
Staff and potion give flight. This is the direction the sun and moon rise in.

South - Z, Fire, Ruby, Gold, Oak Wood
Staff casts Fire, Potion is an antidote. Ring and armour give protection from fire.

West - X, Water, Saphire, Mithril, Birch Wood
Staff casts freezing ray. This is the direction the sun and moon set.

Up + Y, Amethyst, Silver, Willow Wood
Staff and potion give fast speed.

Down - Y, Obsidian, Bronze, Spruce

Centre Topaz, Tin, Fir
Here and Now, healing.

Enchanting You can enchant almost anything with a gem in it. You have to wield the item and use the /enchant command. Power is increased if there are bookshelves, beech wood or other nodes related to the same direction as the gem you are trying to enchant.
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Re: Grail Test Server

by afflatus » Wed Jun 08, 2016 14:25

Significant progress has been made with the stall glitch. The latest fix appears to be holding, so fingers crossed.
If the server has frozen up on you previously, please log in and explore the location(s) where you have experienced the problem. This will enable me to confirm the fix.

If this problem is solved, the next thing I will do is get rid of the stupid name filter as it returns far too many false positives and is just really annoying.
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Re: Grail Test Server

by afflatus » Fri Jun 10, 2016 01:08

As promised the out-of-date no_bad_names has been replaced with ShadowNinja's name_restrictions mod.
I have also added treasure chests - only a few have been placed so far, but I have plans to include placement by mapgen. If you have built a suitable quest area which would benefit from added treasure, please /mail me in-game or mention it here with a clue to its location. This now makes the Rainbow Spork quest completable.
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