Spheres Returns!

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by bmlzootown, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. bmlzootown

    bmlzootown Plugin/Forum Administrator Staff Member

    Pretty much what the title says... Spheres has returned!

    I've heard countless pleas from players over the years for Spheres to return, so I've kept an eye out for a terrain generator that was up-to-date, and I finally found one that works with our setup.

    The old plugin handled things a bit differently. To put it in the simplest terms possible: the old plugin would let the world generate and then get rid of the unwanted bits until all that was left was spheres. The new plugin, however, does not allow the terrain to naturally generate, but instead uses algorithms similar to what Minecraft itself uses to generate custom land, and then it populates each chunk with specific features (flowers, water, trees, etc.). While I would have liked to use the former plugin, so that caves/mineshafts/villages/etc. could be found as well, doing so would cause severe lag.

    That said, I'm currently looking into modifying the plugin to see if I can manually add in some of these features in future spheres.

    In the meantime, have fun!
     
  2. SgtSpike

    SgtSpike Site Admin & Server Owner Staff Member

    This is really cool, thanks for implementing it bml!
     
  3. KittyAshlee

    KittyAshlee Builder Applications Moderator Staff Member

    I'm very excited just to finally be able to experience it <3
     
  4. RecoveryAngel

    RecoveryAngel Member Staff Member

    I've never heard of Spheres but it sounds cool. What is it? How does it work?
     
  5. Anfasa

    Anfasa Retired Moderator

    You have huge floating glass spheres, all containing mini biomes (plains, forests, nether, end, ice spikes, and so on). They are all linked with obsidian bridges, and you just go somewhere and claim one or a few spheres, and start building! :D
    It also has ores and a lot of different things. I suggest you try it out!
     
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  6. MsRowdyRedhead

    MsRowdyRedhead Cookie maker & sage Staff Member

    SWEET
     
  7. RecoveryAngel

    RecoveryAngel Member Staff Member

    Very cool! I believe that I shall as soon as possible!
     
  8. Cuddly_Creep3r

    Cuddly_Creep3r fight me

    Aw man, I always loved the spheres world! (Funny how I come back here for the first time in a while and one of my favourite worlds is back :rofl:)Gonna hop on and check it out now. Thanks for re-implementing it!
     
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  9. RecoveryAngel

    RecoveryAngel Member Staff Member

    I'm loving this world! Thanks for building it! How many "balls" can one person have?
     
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  10. Anfasa

    Anfasa Retired Moderator

    You can claim as many spheres as you want, as far as I know (well, maybe people would complain if you claimed 150). So don't worry, claim away!
     
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  11. DrMadFellow

    DrMadFellow I'm out, come find me elsewhere.

    You're doing a great job BML, much respect. <3
     

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