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Overlapping Particles 1.1.2 has been deployed

Squidwolf Syndicate: Overlapping Particles 1.1.2 has been deployed across the network, patch notes are available here.

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Overlapping Particles 1.1.2

Patch Notes for Overlapping Particles 1.1.2

26 September 2014 at 1200 GMT

Overlapping Particles 1.1.2: Patch Notes, released 25 September 2014

Critical

  • Stargate-cleanup has been activated and will go live after downtime on 26 September.
    In Overlapping Particles 1.1 we deployed the stargate-cleanup program whereby we simplified stargate address to materials which are easier to obtain such as clay blocks and wool. Another part of this program is that you can activate stargates from the HazelStore and a new area known as Interstellar Control will be debuted so you can spend your HazelCredit on making a connection to worlds you haven’t been to before.For more information on this feature, please read this Dev Blog.
  • Limited Creative mode has been reintroduced at the Hazel Tower.

Features & Changes

Technical

  • Squidwolf Server Network has been updated to Mac OS X 10.9.5 + OS X Server 3.2.1.
  • The old Squidwolf Store URL has been repurposed and will now redirect to backstory page.

Hazel Tower

  • Limited Creative (6 hours) is now on sale for 250 Hc.

HazelStore

  • Stargate activations are now on sale for the following gates:
    • At
    • Ender
    • Polaris
    • Edge
    • Flight
    • Home
    • Heart
    • Sirius
    • Detect
    • Star
    • Fruit
    • Magic
    • Time
    • Notchlantis
  • Gate activations cost £0.69 and have a 60 minute cool down timer.

Experience & Levelling

  • Due to issues with our new levelling system we have returned to the old exp system. As a result exp is not paid out for Wither once again.

Account Management

  • Any unpaid invoices will automatically have available credit applied to them.
  • Payment gateways now feature a picture instead of text.

Combat

  • We have added the ability to easily identify aggressive players on the map. Players are divided into three types which are Peaceful, Suspects, and Criminals.
    • Peaceful Players (White) – Do not lose exp on death, do not lose armour, keep 95% of their inventory upon death.
    • Suspect Players (Purple) – Lose all exp on death, lose all armour, lose everything in their inventory.
    • Criminal Players (Red) – Same as Suspects with added effects: Slow, slowdigg, weakness.
  • The following system is only applicable in the core worlds (Edge, Flight, February, Sky, Hurricane, Alive, Surface, Movement).

Fixes

Maintenance

  • Case #2624 – Correct Project Management Task links in Calendar
  • Case #2625 – Prevent next due date showing in emails for One Time and Free cycles
  • Case #2643 – Remove End-of-Life Google Checkout Gateway
  • Case #2686 – Ensure accented chars are not encoded when editing email templates
  • Case #2691 – Refresh config options pricing on cycle changes in ajax order forms
  • Case #2792 – Allow users to press enter to submit forms with configurable options
  • Case #2875 – Allow domain validation hooks to run using Ajax Order templates
  • Case #2888 – Improve logic around session persistence
  • Case #3049 – Only show default language categories in insert knowledgebase link popup
  • Case #3173 – Correct pricing display on comparison template only showing Monthly
  • Case #3209 – Add Domain Transfer Completed Email Template
  • Case #3242 – Allow existing IDN domains to be managed through LogicBoxes modules
  • Case #3244 – Require Unique Transaction ID when adding manual payment
  • Case #3267 – Correct Total Recurring showing for One Time addons on Comparison Template
  • Case #3548 – Fix date period shown on initial anniversary prorata invoices
  • Case #4025 – Ensure setup fee cannot be less than zero
  • Case #4208 – Fix intelligent search not working on Client Billable Items in Admin
  • Case #4210 – Mass Pay Invoices to ignore Separate Invoices configuration
  • Case #4322 – Show Success on Admin Contact Details Editing
  • Case #4325 – Update Late Fees to apply on the day not the day after
  • Case #4338 – Correct and Translate Credit Messages on Invoice in Admin Area
  • Case #4377 – Correct affiliate not shown when referral removed on first product
  • Case #4382 – Process Paid Invoice when adding Transaction from Billing menu
  • Case #4441 – Implement support for addon related merge fields in Mass Mailer
  • Case #4689 – Save affiliate checkbox setting when adding a new contact
  • Case #4690 – Remove Reset and Send Password link when subaccount not enabled
  • Case #4708 – Configurable Options Unlimited Setting Invalid with Minimum
  • Case #4718 – Invoice now always respects admin choice of gateway for display
  • Case #4721 – Remove pricing slabs when deleting client groups
  • Case #4730 – Remove pricing data when deleting a TLD
  • Case #4840 – Redirect to invoice on no payment gateway redirect
  • Case #4911 – Remove hardcoded subject in view email client template
  • Case #4917 – Fix bundle product links in boxes order form template
  • Case #4957 – Remove superflouous div tag in password reset validation page
  • Case #4966 – Remove references to chmod from installer errors
  • Case #4979 – Modify default invoice sorting to status desc. then due date asc.
  • Case #5058 – Add domain addons to Bulk Pricing Updater domains update criteria
  • Case #5058 – Add support for relative price increases to Bulk Pricing Updater
  • Case #5058 – Redesign and ajaxify Bulk Pricing Update Tool
  • Case #5077 – Perform Two-Factor Auth prior to re-hash check
  • Case #5079 – Handle quote characters in charts data appropriately for PHP 5.2
  • Case #5083 – Notify admins upon detection of admin directory configuration issue
  • Case #5096 – Update whois server for .ws TLDs
  • Case #5099 – Ensure Bulk WHOIS Update passes phone number on save
  • Case #5100 – Update change license key page to use new admin auth class
  • Case #5128 – Fix server connection test for existing servers

Modules

  • Case #2678 – OpenSRS: Send 0 year transfer period for .ES domains
  • Case #2716 – Enom: Improve error detection and handling
  • Case #3094 – Project Management: Allow removal of client association
  • Case #3095 – OVH: Correct legal type sent for admin contacts
  • Case #3443 – DirectAdmin: Update to obtain Reseller Usage Statistics
  • Case #3514 – PayPal Pro Reference Payments: Update reference after each success
  • Case #3695 – MaxMind: Improve error handling
  • Case #3976 – Optimal Payments: Improvements to 3D Secure logic handling
  • Case #4093 – WorldPay: Update test mode URL
  • Case #4321 – Enom: Improve error reporting upon invalid WHOIS contact info
  • Case #4386 – Boleto: Ensure all filates use the utf-8 encoding charset
  • Case #4720 – ResellerClub: Update privacy protection to use purchase-privacy parameter
  • Case #5054 – ResellerClub: Auto renew ID protection with domain if enabled
  • Case #5054 – ResellerClub: Update ID Protect toggle to use new purchase parameter
  • Case #5180 – PayPal: Add User Agent to PayPal callback requests

API

  • Case #3369 – CreateInvoice: Log auto credit application at time of creation
  • Case #4451 – SendEmail: Improve error reporting
  • Case #5094 – Add toggle setting for API Authentication logging to Admin Log
  • Case #5153 – UpdateClient: Prevent fatal error on clearing credit card

Exploit Fixes

  • Several exploit issues have been fixed, making our network a better place to live.

Inner Circle take to space!

Hey everyone! This is FlyingSquidwolf. I do not get to do many of these as most of my job revolves around the things front & centre, but I reckon there might be a second one someday. As Potion Forest grows in size more and more people with database experience are drafted into our ranks and my focus thus shifts elsewhere where it is required. Currently it is shifting towards announcing one of the features in the upcoming Overlapping Particles 1.2 update. The cleanup of stargate addresses!

The How

The functionality itself depends on two things, the HazelStore and the HazelCredit system.

Generic Gameplay

With Overlapping Particles we made it possible for you to acquire HazelCredit using standard gameplay mechanics. If you don’t already know you can now trade Lapis Lazuli Blocks for HazelCredit at Hazel Towers across the game world. We want you to explore the other worlds on Squidwolf Minecraft and we know that getting to some of these worlds just isn’t practical for most players.

Stargate Addresses

All Stargate addresses will now use a combination of just two block types, these are Clay Block and Wool. We are doing this because when we first introduced the gate system some of the gate addresses had ridiculous gate addresses which incorporate End Stone, Sponge, and other hard-to-get materials. The rebalancing of stargate addresses opens up the possibility for all players to travel among the stars to worlds which other players haven’t been to before. There will still be 38 different address “symbols” which you must decipher but we have massively narrowed down the scope of what they could be with this rebalancing update. Further down the line we will be seeding books which contain gate addresses onto the store.

Interstellar Control

Beginning with Confusion Illusion we will be adding a new building type to the core worlds of Squidwolf Minecraft. The Interstellar Control Room (ICR) will give you the ability to purchase a gate activation with your HazelCredit. The price point for this ability has not yet been decided but we are focusing on adding more value and power to the HazelCredit system over lowering prices for in-game items. This and the ability to manufacture HazelCredit yourself enriches the premium currency system in the game.

HazelStore

For those who are even lazier can use their real world money to activate stargates anywhere in the game. Each gate activation is the same as they are in the game and will cost £0.69 per activation. There is a 60 minute cool down timer between your next purchased gate activation.

Please be aware that there may be a chance your requested gate activation may fail if your chosen coordinates are already engaged, this encourages players to actually be at their chosen stargate rather than bashing buttons in a random fashion.

Overlapping Particles 1.1.1 has been deployed

Overlapping Particles 1.1 has been deployed across the network, patch notes are available here.

If you find any issues or bugs, please let us know!

Overlapping Particles 1.1.1

Patch notes for Overlapping Particles 1.1.1

Patch to be deployed between 1830 and 2359 GMT on 15 September 2014.

Critical

  • A Hazel Tower has been added to Fallside (Flight).
  • All Stargates have been redesigned with Bedrock making them indestructible.
  • All Stargate address have been made public on the Squidwolf Minecraft website.

Features

World Shaping

  • A Hazel Tower has been added to Colossus Valley (Edge).
  • A Market has been added to Fallside (Flight).
  • A Dragon port has been added to Colossus Valley (Edge) along with an additional terminal in Pumpkin Mall (Edge).

Changes

Forums

  • A Minecraft forums has been added.

Squidwolf.com

  • Shop has been removed.

Fixes

Ranking

  • Issues with some mobs dropping exp have been resolved.

Account Management

  • Minimum deposit amount has been increased to £20.00
  • We now accept Litecoin as a method of payment.
  • Demos of popular Squidwolf Hosting products are now available.
  • Threshold for withdrawing affiliate payments has been lowered to £80.00
  • Cloud Hosting documentation is now available.

Squidwolf Voice

  • A Magazine channel has been created.
  • A Nest channel has been created.
  • A Hosting channel has been created.

Localisation

  • Added a missing German translation when an Account Holder tried to create a new sub-account.
  • Corrected some Italian translations.

Miscellaneous

  • Links to services not currently available have been removed.
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