Depending on my RL restrictions, I will be updating the survival and creative servers to Minecraft Beta 1.6 on Tuesday night. The update will add all the normal Bukkit mods. They seem to have no problems we can't work around (hurrah!).
Note that we will be adding new rules relating to the construction of nether portals. The rules are
Nether portals can only be manually built in the real world.
No Nether portals are allowed to be manually built in the Nether.
Why, you may ask?
The simple answer is that you have no way of knowing where the resulting real-world portal may end up being generated if you make a gate in the Nether. For all you know, it may end up being built in the middle of someone's prize rose garden. Also I am sure you don't want to have to remove that many obsidian blocks to remedy your mistake. Furthermore, how do you know what was originally where the generated portal now stands.
Doesn't that restrict exploring using the gates to go somewhere new?
Not really. You just will have to go to the new area in the real world manually by foot or boat. Then you can make the portal and travel through to the nether to get to the portal back to starting point.
Yeah, but everywhere has been explored already on Survival.
Not necessarily. Wait for the update
So if you want to get from realworld place A to realworld place B using the Nether, you have to make a gate at A and B. You can't make a gate at A, travel through the Nether and then make a gate that you hope will take you to B.
Hope that is clear. It means that all the gates you have already made can be used and you can add new ones.
Oh, and the Nether is open territory. No-one will have areas as such, but try not to interfere if someone is obviously making a serious construction. Commonsense and politeness is all we ask for.
ps. You are allowed to repair existing gates in the Nether, as long as there is a corresponding real-world gate already constructed.
pps. As usual, I will post messages when the updates are complete, and change the http://www.theoldergamers.com/forum/...map-links.html
thread when the updates are being done.