Introducing Staff Departments

Introducing Staff Departments

News
We introduced Administrative Days at the beginning of the year to streamline processes and ensure that applications do not get left out by tracking the progress and completion of all server administrative tasks. The effectiveness of this change can be seen in the large decrease in the number of complaints made relating to the timeliness of the processing of the applications. Regulatory Enforcement Action such as the Gardellia Abandoned Claims is also being carried out on a more regular basis - a major improvement over the previous arrangement where enforcement action was sporadically taken. New staff departments Recently, we have made changes to the administrative days and task processing where Staff Departments were introduced. Under the new arrangement, application and administrative task processing have been re-categorized to Staff Departments. Staff…
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1.13 Public Testing

1.13 Public Testing

News, Official, PSA
Hello! Following our previous review of a 1.13 update in December 2018, things have recently been looking up - many of the plugins since then have been updated and we have begun testing. Some of you may have noticed a new discord channel called "Test-Server" pop up in discord - and as many of you observant people have noted, yes it is our 1.13 test server. Open for public testing Testing on the server had been closed off to the public for approximately two to three days to ensure that the server itself is in operable condition. Now that we have ascertained that it is indeed in operable condition, we are pleased to announce that the 1.13 test server is now open for public testing. We would like to invite…
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Introducing train throttle

Introducing train throttle

News, Official, PSA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oYKDAQXT48 Trainthrottle is a new mode of train control for manually operated trains on the WolvHaven server. Unlike previous methods of train driving, the train operator applies power/brakes to the train instead of directly setting the train speed - allowing for a more realistic, fun and challenging experience. Train throttle was originally conceptualized in 2017 but initial attempts to turn it into reality failed. Special thanks to mopsistudios for spearheading the project & seeing it to fruition. Usage & Commands Enabling train throttle Spawn a trainClaim the train/throttle enable Disabling train throttle /throttle disable Throttle Controls Lime Wool - Increase power / decrease brakeRed Wool - Decrease power / increase brakeYellow Wool - Reset throttle to neutralOrange Wool - Set train speed to 0.4Gray Wool - Relaunch train. Only use…
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Replacement Shop Plugin Trial

Replacement Shop Plugin Trial

News, Official, PSA
As many of you are aware, our existing shop plugin is giving us a lot of problems and we have had to remove a lot of shops lately. We have also asked for any recommendations for a replacement plugin. After searching high and low, we have decided upon giving QuickShop a try. Please do help us test out the plugin and notify staff of any issues you face. We look forward to hearing your feedback. We apologize for the inconvenience many will face in the recreation of shops. However, as this is a trial, we recommend only creating a couple of shops until the all clear is given to go full-out. How to Create a Shop Place a chest on the groundHit the chest with the item you want to…
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Shop Issues

Shop Issues

News, Official, PSA
Over the past 2 to 3 years, we have been utilizing a shop plugin for trade within the city. However, as a result of some issues within the plugin, it has created severe lag zones within the city for all players. What are these lag zones and what is causing them? Those who are familiar with the current shop plugin will know that by default, it is supposed to only display the shop info or hologram when you are looking at the shop. Unfortunately, due to bugs within the plugin these holograms are often always displayed to players, causing severe framerate drops to these players. The current lag zones within the city are as follows (in order of severity) StalingradBella VistaDakota Xchange Attempts to fix have been to no avail…
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We are terminating the forums

We are terminating the forums

News, Official, PSA, Transformation 2020
The WolvHaven Forums - originally created to be the central hub for discussion has served its purpose well. The forums bonded the community through conversations and discussions that were posted there. However, like all things, it eventually must come to an end. Since the introduction of the WolvHaven Discord on the 23 January 2016, the function of the forums has been practically replaced with discord. Usage of the forums is at an all time low and there has not been any sign of its usage increasing ever since. Hence, we are taking the decision to terminate the forums. We asked you guys in a poll earlier this year to gather any concerns which you may have regarding the termination of the forums - and whether you even wanted the forums…
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Heads Galore!

Heads Galore!

News, Official, PSA
The custom head - an amazing way to add more details to your builds. However, we all know the pain of getting them. Requesting for an admin to place down a command block and then copy pasting a give command is tedious and rather inconvenient. That's why we've implemented a new plugin called HeadsInventory! The plugin allows you to easily get heads for use within the server from popular minecraft head websites such as freshcoal, mineskin and minecraft-heads! Note: Minecraft-heads linkage is currently broken. The plugin developer is working on a fix for this. But most essential blocks are available from freshcoal. Commands You can access these commands as long as you are a citizen or above! /headsinv cat: Opens the category UI. /headsinv category <name>: Display heads from a category./headsinv category all: Displays all heads from categories./headsinv search <searchterm>: Search for heads in the FreshCoal heads database./headsinv msearch <searchterm>: Search for heads…
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Architect Rank Reform

Architect Rank Reform

News, Official, PSA, Transformation 2020
Since its introduction in 2012, the Architect rank has been the primary aspect of the server to recognize the talents of individuals with good or exceptional building skills. As time goes on however, administration and management for the rank and its holders have gone haywire. Informal schemes introduced along the way without proper documentation such as the temporary architect scheme have caused dissatisfaction among current architects and have also led to some cases where temporary holders of the rank abused its powers to work on their own projects instead of the projects that were assigned to them. Hence, reforms to the architect rank are needed and will be coming soon as part of Transformation 2020. Criteria for architects to be revised The current criteria for architects are to be revised…
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Changes to ranks & immigration

Changes to ranks & immigration

News, Official, PSA, Transformation 2020
For a long period of time, applications for citizenship have only been approved by an [Admin] or higher. In addition, the performing of background checks was outsourced to the DIU which was not very consistent in ensuring all applications got processed as DIU members were not notified of new citizenship applications. This often leads to delayed processing as not all members of staff are always around to process the applications. In an effort to improve processing time and streamline the process, we will be reorganizing the roles & responsibilities for members of staff. To summarize, Helpers will now be tasked to perform background checks and Moderators will now be given the authority to approve and promote prospective citizens. Goodbye [Tourist], hello [Visitor] After 5 years since its introduction, the Tourist…
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