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Towny Next Generation Launch (MeepTimes #85: Reborn)

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by Adrian, Jul 16, 2021.

  1. Adrian

    Adrian Epic Staff Member Administrator

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    Welcome back to The MeepTimes, the monthly update to keep the community in the loop with what’s new, behind the scenes, and in the works.

    Towny: The Next Generation
    The brand new Towny world is out now. Join @ MeepCraft.com! Fight Mobs in the Dungeon, explore Space, forge the strongest weapons with magical enchants, explore the terrain, unlock game-changing skills, participate in hourly events, and ride vehicles in Towny today!

    The SkyBlock Update
    SkyBlock has received a big update including an overhauled shop, the end dimension, dragon fight, voting, spawners, and more! Read the full patch notes on the Discord

    1.17.1 Client Support
    Meepers can now connect with the most recent version of MineCraft!

    The Project: A New Era Of Meep!

    With the new update coming to Meep @Iatemyfriends decided to interview @Adrian about the development process and his thoughts about the new Towny world!

    What has you most excited about the development of Towny?
    Two things specifically have me excited about NextGen. The first thing that excites me is the fact that we were able to bring back so many old features which have were very highly requested by players, such as The Bank, Stocks, Dungeons, The 2014 Spawn, Airship, Creative (Soon), Supply Drop, etc while being able to add a special twist to those features, making it a memorable experience for old and new players alike! Secondly, the amount of unique content which is new to Meep and/or the Minecraft community makes gameplay stand out from other servers and game modes. The whole process has been about giving players something they can enjoy, and now that development is over we as a team are very satisfied with the product and cannot wait for players to enjoy the next generation of towny!

    You mentioned the entire reason for this update is delivering a product that players would enjoy; what do you think the players would enjoy the most in this update?
    Unlike past updates to Meep, this update has at least a little bit of something for everyone. Not everyone plays the game the same way, one of the beautiful things about Minecraft is that the player gets to chose how to play the game, and chooses their own story. We kept this same mindset when designing Towny. Allowing players to play the game the way they want to play creates gameplay that a broad audience will enjoy!

    Given that this is the largest update, what has been the most challenging part of the development process and how has that helped the finished product become better?
    One of the most challenging parts of development occurred during the planning & early development phase believe it or not. With an update of this scale, there are so many potential routes to go. We had a ton of ideas that ended up being changed, replaced, and/or removed, however, many gameplay ideas were built off of previously scrapped ideas. For example, the Perk Shop originated from our idea to readd Jobs. Another example comes from Dungeons, we had countless different ideas for iterations of dungeons ranging from the 2014 version to extreme dungeons, and even as far as a whole RPG quest world. Our current implementation is something of a combination of those ideas and it has personally been one of my favorite things to play during the Beta!

    How exactly does this update differ from anything that players have seen previously?
    Firstly, we listened and will continue listening to community input, suggestions, and feedback to make sure we are giving people what they want. Secondly, learning from previous updates, we have done extensive bug testing thanks to our Beta Testers! These are 2 factors that make this update unique.

    Bouncing off of that, what exactly have you learned from previous updates and how did that improve the development process?

    Aside from the above, there is a clear need to continue developing content after the update to keep a steady stream of players coming. We've made sure to develop the game mode and its plugins so that we can easily go back and make changes/improvements/additions. We have already started on the development of coming content such as Zombies and Creative as well! And additionally, we will be launching an advertising campaign!

    It sounds like this update will be a great breath of fresh air for Meepcraft and I for one am very excited to play NextGen! I can tell there has been a lot of effort put into this update as well as various new plans for future content as well, you guys ought to be proud of yourselves. I wish you guys the best of luck with rolling out the content and for future developments and will be happy to see all of the wonderful new changes!

    MeepTimes Contests
    In this section, everyone will get a chance to participate in a quick contest in each MeepTimes! There will be a 50,000 meeble or SkyBean prize given to the person with the best answer. To be entered, just reply to the thread with an answer! The winner will be paid with the release of the next MeepTimes.

    The contest for this issue is: Submit a photo of the Sunset/Sunrise that you took and you’re proud of. We’ll showcase all submissions in an album and feature the winning picture in the upcoming issue.

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    Say hello to the owner, @Fuzzlr !

    Welcome back @LordInateur and welcome @BooBear1227 , @EnergyAssassin , @Adrian as administrators

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    07/28/2021 amendment: Thank you to @Adrian for all of your work in the past 6 months whilst you've been an Admin. You will be missed. We wish you the best with your future endeavours and hope to see you around as a player!

    Get involved with the MeepTimes
    We welcome you to participate in the Meeptimes! Submit a cover photo or community event for a chance to get 25,000 meebles or Skybeans, To submit entries for the next release of the Meeptimes, send a private message in-game, over forums, on discord to @Adrian

    Happy Meeping!

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