ImagineMC Achievements 2019

Since I compiled the achievements in April of 2019, I figured that I’d compile them again, a year later. For bonus points I even put them into an excel spreadsheet and made a graph!

A few things to note. Atlantis was reset, so I decided not to include it because it would be lower than expected. Also I think something was wrong with the castle achievement since somehow it went down?

Pessimistics may see the overall decline of increase as a sign of slower server growth, however that would be inncorrect. Achievements can only be given once, so when they were first introduced both regular and new players were receiving them, VS only new players getting them now. Instead a better comparision would be to compare new rides. In 2018, Myan Mind bender opened and received 65 unique riders. In 2019 smiler opened and got 78 unique riders, meaning the server is either growing or holding steady.

Also, here’s a teaser for Revenge of the Mummy.

When will BTTF open!?

Apr 18 Update:

Today after some serious consideration we have decided that BTTF will not be returning as part of the futureland renovation. As previously stated, none of the current staff want to work on the ride, and we are not going to force ourselves to make something were not interested in, just because we feel pressured to. We know that many people will be upset by this decision. No amount of whining or complaining will cause us to change our minds.

Original Post:

TL;DR – Crap hit the fan. Things broke and people left. Idk.

It seems that every other guest that comes on the server asks me this question. I even occasionally get it on videos that are unrelated to Back to the Future. So I figure I’ll break down what happened, and why the renovation has taken so long.

  1. Quite some time ago, the TrainCarts plugin introduced improved cart speed physics. This improved how speeds are calculated and made for less awkward slowdowns, but it also meant that all of our existing ride audios were now out of sync.
  2. The TrainCarts Coaster plugin was released. This allowed for trackless rides, and so it made perfect sense to change over the ride to this system at the same time. However, this plugin makes cart detection much more difficult, and can be a bear to use at times.
  3. JsMovieGuy13 moved on. He was the 2nd builder on the project, and the creator of the star tours ride replica. About halfway through the renovation he moved on to work on other projects and servers.
  4. Wireless Redstone plugin discontinued. This plugin powered most all of the effects in the ride. About 14 in total. As of 1.15.2, the plugin still works, but we are making an active effort to remove it from all existing attractions.
  5. It was never “my” project. In the beginning it was builder Minifigjoe that created V1. Then JsMovieGuy13 and I worked on V2. While I helped significantly with both, they were the drivers of the project. As such after they both left, I lost motivation to continue working on the project.
“Ride Photo” to be used for Back to the Future

That being said, I still intend to finish it. I do not know when, although I’d like to say before 2021, along with a FutureLand mini-renovation.

The hive server

I’ve now completed the transfer of from our old host to what I’m referring to as “The Hive”. This new system will run this site, a new site, a MC control panel, and the ImagineMC server itself. This process has been long, laborious, and frustrating. Major props to Ayden Ranni for helping me with the complex backend work to make this all function. I’ve also fixed some weird formatting and duplication errors in posts and projects. Right now, a few images are still broken, and some formatting is a bit whack. If you find that any links or downloads are broken PLEASE leave a comment on that page saying so.

Cheers to us

Today is ImagineMC’s 6 year anniversary! I’m proud with how far we’ve come, even a year ago. So far all 3 of the new videos I’ve posted have preformed average or above average. Last night we had so many players on the server that it started noticeably lagging! We’ve also welcomed Missywho to our team and so far he has been a great addition to our staff.

If you had asked me 6 years ago if I would still be doing this now I would probably say no. I honestly didn’t expect for so many people to help with my little grass roots project, and am grateful to all those that have contributed.

If this continues then I think it will be a very good year indeed.

Revenge of The Grid 1.2 (no rest for the weary)

Update: March 6th 2020. After contacting ebay I learned I would be paying for return shipping, and they wouldn’t help with a dispute unless I got the item back. After haggling with the buyer I got him to agree to $15. It’s still $15 more than I thought he deserved.

Original post: Okay this is going to be a bit rant-y.

I’m already busy IRL with the server anniversary on march 8th, my college assignments, and trying to lose weight and take care of myself.

I recently sold the remaining parts of The Grid 1.2 on an eBay auction. The description read “This is not a complete computer, all items are used, included is an Intel i7-4770 processor, 16GB pc3 ram, Dell XPS motherboard and case. The Intel processor has never been removed and no pins are bent or missing. All ports and components are in very good working condition with exception to the FRONT USB connections which can be hit or miss.” I offered free shipping and it sold for $138, way less than I had hoped.

The buyer appears to be a reseller that will take it apart and sell the parts individually. That’s fine. But just hours ago he filed a return as “Defective or damaged on arrival”. In the comment he says “The motherboard is not usable. It has missing CPU fan receivers. I cannot put on OEM cpu fan on it. It has missing bios battery too. Please let me know if you want me to send the whole thing back or you want to refund for the motherboard. Thanks”

WHAT?! At no point did he message me with questions. I believe its a reasonable assumption that the bracket is not included if the fan isn’t but apparently that wasn’t obvious enough. The battery was 7 years old, and might of burst during shipping, hence my removal of it. Both parts can be replaced for $15. He later clarified that the motherboard itself is not the issue.

Now you may be wondering “Why don’t you refund him $15?”. I’m no math major, but looking at the conservative prices of these parts individually amounts to

  • $34 for RAM
  • $65 motherboard
  • $100 CPU
  • $20 case
  • $50 shipping (my personal cost)

He bought it for $138, so that comes out to an $131 difference counting shipping, $81 without. Either way -$15 he’s still ahead. I’ve reported this baloney to eBay and am now waiting their response.