1. Post #1
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    November 2011
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    The Ancient World has returned!

    Server IP: theancientworld.mcph.co

    Visit the Blog: https://mctaw.wordpress.com/

    Discord: https://discord.gg/f96Ckgp

    World Map: http://mctaw.updog.co/

    The Ancient World 1.10

    The New Lands
    https://mctaw.wordpress.com/2016/10/26/the-new-lands/
    New lands have sprung up around the world. These include many of the new Biomes introduced to Minecraft over the last few years that weve missed out on. This means new mobs, blocks, items, & gameplay! Finally!

    (an updated map revealing all new locations will be provided in a few weeks. Happy exploring!)
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  2. Post #2
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    July 2010
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    Can you give an approximation of how many "new lands" have been added?

  3. Post #3
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    November 2011
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    Can you give an approximation of how many "new lands" have been added?
    Over a dozen new areas are coming.

  4. Post #4
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    November 2011
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    New & improved Dagon Fel. Just one of big changes on the server;

  5. Post #5
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    November 2011
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    TAW is back online. Thank you for waiting.

  6. Post #6

    August 2012
    70 Posts
    Hello I would like to check out the server however I have been banned for the past 6 months by Meal. No reason for my ban to be so long for such a minor offence.
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  7. Post #7
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    November 2011
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    I'm sorry Jakeman I can't lift your ban right now.
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  8. Post #8

    August 2012
    70 Posts
    Understandable, just keep it in mind
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  9. Post #9
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    May 2011
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    You should either reduce the max power per player to 6, or adjust the penalty per death to like -4 eventually. (Should put a warning about it in the MOTD line before doing so for a while).

    but 10 max power per player with -2 on death is pretty ridiculous.

  10. Post #10
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    November 2011
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    You should either reduce the max power per player to 6, or adjust the penalty per death to like -4 eventually. (Should put a warning about it in the MOTD line before doing so for a while).

    but 10 max power per player with -2 on death is pretty ridiculous.
    It's been changed to -5 per death, to a minimum of -10 total power.
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  12. Post #12

    August 2012
    70 Posts
    The Terth Mill revived. You people just can't stay away.

  13. Post #13
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    November 2011
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    new trailer dudes

  14. Post #14
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    May 2011
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    Whatever you did with the spawn rates can make it nearly unplayable in some scenarios in which the server struggles to update your client while it's trying to send continuous data on all the mobs in the area.

  15. Post #15

    August 2014
    13 Posts


    Me and the Dwarves of Azangathol have established a small newbie area right off the boat at Orrostar! We've included a place for trees, wheat, sugarcane, sheep, and cows. Feel free to use it at will, as long as you make sure they're ready for the next player ;). Also, don't be afraid to PM me in game (XxOverAchieverxX) if you're in need of some better starting equipment!
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  16. Post #16
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    Whatever you did with the spawn rates can make it nearly unplayable in some scenarios in which the server struggles to update your client while it's trying to send continuous data on all the mobs in the area.
    a server ram upgrade might be what we need.
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  17. Post #17
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    November 2011
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    Port Orange Market =Now Open=

    There are 8 shops available for rent for only 1 Nether Quart a day, so be quick! You can rent a shop by simply right clicking its sign. Once rented, type /shop for setup instructions.

    https://mctaw.wordpress.com/2016/11/...rket-now-open/


  18. Post #18
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    November 2011
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    Towny (Poll)

    Last week I proposed a switch from Factions to Towny. I have a few motivations for this. First of which, weve only used Towny once before on the server during Age of Orrostar. From memory, the plugin worked really well for that age. Secondly, there isnt too much right now to tell this age appart from previous ages. Sure, we have brand new lands to explore. But mechanically, we are still playing factions.

    https://mctaw.wordpress.com/2016/11/04/towny-poll/


  19. Post #19
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    Towny (Poll)

    Last week I proposed a switch from Factions to Towny. I have a few motivations for this. First of which, weve only used Towny once before on the server during Age of Orrostar. From memory, the plugin worked really well for that age. Secondly, there isnt too much right now to tell this age appart from previous ages. Sure, we have brand new lands to explore. But mechanically, we are still playing factions.

    https://mctaw.wordpress.com/2016/11/04/towny-poll/

    Poll will say no but I still say yes either way maybe even as a trial for a week. Also wondering if mobs could be given a one for one quartz drop like how souls were? Or at least a little boost in mob drop rates of currency? Definitely enjoying playing with the new lands though! Maybe a future project should be fixing old areas biomes.

  20. Post #20
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    December 2013
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    mobs could be given a one for one quartz drop like how souls were? Or at least a little boost in mob drop rates of currency?
    I think this is a good idea. Not everyone has enough hard resources to convert to the server currency, and at the moment there are only two reasons people would even want to obtain currency in the first place (Ironheart plot rental and player shop transactions). Both of these have seen relatively little to no use, with my house being the only claim in Ironheart, and players seemingly preferring trading by word of mouth rather than chest shops.

    I know that Drakortha has recently opened up a market in Port Orange so we might get to see an increase in player chest shop usage in the near future, but only time will tell.

    An idea that might be worth consideration is the implementation of admin shops selling simple building blocks and possibly other resources as well (admin preference). This would give the server currency a more meaningful purpose, and in turn more incentive for players to use the currency in the first place.

    If you disagree, let me know why. Thoughts on this are also welcome, of course.

  21. Post #21
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    I 200% agree with admin shop, but also include rarities for high prices like sponges, or prismarine crystals so as to drive the market even more.

  22. Post #22
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    November 2011
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    Port Orange Bank & Currency Shop

    Today the Port Orange Currency Exchange has been converted into a Bank & Currency Shop.

    https://mctaw.wordpress.com/2016/11/...currency-shop/

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  23. Post #23
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    Port Orange Mall =Now Open=

    The interior of the Pale Dragon Inn at Port Orange has been refurbished into a new community mall!

    https://mctaw.wordpress.com/2016/11/...mall-now-open/


  24. Post #24
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    August 2010
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    What is this server all about? I can't find a description or statement about it anywhere on the blog.

  25. Post #25
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    July 2010
    2,744 Posts
    What is this server all about? I can't find a description or statement about it anywhere on the blog.
    Hard to explain, but most of it is building how you please, the map dates back to alpha and is as old as 2b2t's (VERY VERY OLD Minecraft server that has never changed maps)

    Gameplay wise there is a currency system, some roleplay but never is it required, events created by the admin Drakortha (these events are the only way to get rare items), Factions for item/build protection, and there is a pretty solid community of regulars that are always about and unlike most servers the older players are always willing to help. There are rules as well and they are enforced fairly well across the board so you don't have to worry about having a build griefed.

    If you want a better understanding I suggest just logging in (its on 1.10) and having a look around the spawn island, there are lots of signs detailing history and gameplay.
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  26. Post #26
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    November 2011
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    World Repairs Part 1 Biome Restoration

    Work has started to restore Biomes all over The Ancient World. Deserts are now deserts again, snow mountains are snow mountains, and beaches are beaches.

    https://mctaw.wordpress.com/2016/11/...e-restoration/


  27. Post #27
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    November 2011
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    The implementation of Towny on the server has begun!

    To create a new town, you will need 500 Nether Quartz. The current upkeep on towns is 5 Nether Quartz per chunk per day.

    https://mctaw.wordpress.com/2016/11/10/towny-is-on/


  28. Post #28
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    July 2010
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    World Repairs Part 1 Biome Restoration

    Work has started to restore Biomes all over The Ancient World. Deserts are now deserts again, snow mountains are snow mountains, and beaches are beaches.

    https://mctaw.wordpress.com/2016/11/...e-restoration/

    Yes this is what we've needed for so so long. Don't forget to make Sadrith a jungle and fix the oceans (eventually) I think once you have the biomes all set you should take a look at worldguards and maybe get rid of some of the insignificant ones or the worldguards that are redundant.

    Also maybe adding region tags to the islands, such as how sadrith says "sadrith mora (no pvp)" when you enter it.

    Getting way way ahead of myself but on topic of server overhauling and fixing up I'd love to see the square mainland coasts that are cookie cutter finally be addressed and somehow made more natural (maybe adding a beach line and smoothing? Or possibly some small coastal island chains and smoothing?) And I know you have loved the idea of keeping the new world separate but maybe it's time to add the new world to the map as an addition to the old mainland (I also know the perfect spot to put it and can show you) adding another area might seem odd but I assure you TNW would tie in super nicely to the current world.

    Now before I annoy you (probably already have) with all these ideas Drak, one last one, I'd love to see a team assigned to a port orange overhaul, we have some very good builders. Why not make a contest and open entry to a few players and give each player entering a spot at the port to make a building or overhaul a building (looking at you abandoned houses and kindfellow bakery) you could set some basic rules, standards and a deadline for the contest and even have a quartz prize or rare item prize for top 3 with mods as the judges and at the end all new builds stay provided they are finished and of decent quality. You could make a fairly large deal out of the contest also, posting adverts about it and such, get people hyped to build and improve the spawn.
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  29. Post #29
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    December 2013
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    quartz prize or rare item
    I'd do it for free. Assembling a TAW build team sounds like a good idea, though it might not be necessary.

    As I've mentioned before, a creative server would allow everyone to mix ideas into the pot of consideration. Multiverse is probably the best bet for making this happen.

  30. Post #30
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    July 2010
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    Friday means the weekends here and that means more rifts.
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  31. Post #31
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    August 2014
    56 Posts
    my builds
    sorry for large



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  33. Post #33
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    November 2011
    3,450 Posts
    bigass pictures
    Put [t(ag)][/t(ag)] around your images instead of [IMG][/IMG].

    Edited:

    Also, might I ask what texture pack it is that everyone on the server seems to be using?
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  34. Post #34

    August 2014
    13 Posts
    All of those pictures are using Conquest. Majority of the server either uses Conquest or John Smith, depending on which is more appealing to you.

  35. Post #35
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    November 2011
    1,412 Posts
    Support TAW & Get a Pet!

    Pets are available to all players who support the server with a small donation.



    https://mctaw.wordpress.com/2016/11/...taw-get-a-pet/

  36. Post #36
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    November 2011
    1,412 Posts
    The Port Orange Redux Competition!

    Hello everyone, I am very pleased to announce..



    https://mctaw.wordpress.com/2016/11/...x-competition/

  37. Post #37
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    November 2011
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    Earn Nether Quartz For Playing TAW This Weekend!

    For This Weekend Only, all active players will be rewarded nether quartz (currency) for active play (afking will not count).




    https://mctaw.wordpress.com/2016/11/...-this-weekend/

  38. Post #38
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    November 2011
    1,412 Posts
    The Port Orange Redux Competition Begins NOW!



    https://mctaw.wordpress.com/2016/12/...on-begins-now/

  39. Post #39
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    August 2013
    450 Posts
    Oh man it's been forever since I played on this lovely server, god I forget which age I actually played on. As long as Archwind is still around I'm still happy. Hey, maybe my secret stash still exists. I should check around.

    Update:
    Said Secret stash does exist, and the legendary Dirt Digger Diamond Shovel with it. Fortune has smiled upon me.
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  40. Post #40
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    January 2012
    5,936 Posts
    Is this server dead?