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  1. @TechnoGen101 I will say yes, and your account now has posting privileges. But, don't make me revert it :). -Grant
  2. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! From all of us at JAC Gaming- thank you! We are very thankful to have a wonderful community with some of the best players and staff. I know I am very thankful to have spent the last 4 years here at JAC Gaming, and hopefully 4 years from now I'll be posting a similar message :). Because we are so thankful (and because it's expected around Black Friday ), we are having an early Black-Friday Sale! 33% off of everything from now until 12:00AM EST Saturday. Just use the coupon code BLACK-FRIDAY at checkout. We might have more sales here soon for Cyber-Monday, but not as good as this one, so act fast. Thank you all -Grant
  3. We know a lot of you have either been dreading this update, or looking forward to it. For those of you who have been dreading it- come give it another try with your friends. We have set up a good assortment of plugins to make your gameplay experience simpler. Though the server is open to the public, there are a small number of official Beta Testers who, in addition to receiving updates and getting a chance to make an impact on the future of the mod, will receive some additional in-game goodies, normally reserved only for donators. If you are interested, you can apply here. Click here for a list: To join to you can use the latest version of the official Voltz Pack- 3.1.2, or you can use a pack that I have put together so that you can run the newest version of Voltz, without having to reset your pack to play 2.0.4. This pack is running on the Technic Solder API so it will always stay up to date with the latest updates to Voltz. For more information- or to download the pack, click the picture below: Whichever pack you choose- jump on and start testing! Regards, -Grant
  4. Wish I could go
  5. Love it- it's always Josh's fault. lol
  6. If your theme was not updated, you can change your theme at any time by scrolling to the bottom of the site, and clicking on the "Change Theme" dialogue in the lower left hand corner of the site. The available options are "Shift", and "JAC Custom". Regards, -Grant
  7. Francisco0002, Read ixBrandon's original post, and his first video on how to make an MFFS miner. To get it to move you'll have to be creative, it's part of the Voltz experience . Regards, -Grant
  8. STAFF CHARTER GENERAL RULES FOR LIFE You agree to the following sections from the "Hippocratic Oath" "I will [maintain] regimens for the good of my [peers] according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone... I will preserve the purity of my life and my arts... All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of my [position as staff]... which ought not to be spread abroad, I will keep secret and will never reveal." You agree to the Golden Rule, "[You] should treat others as [you] would like others to treat [you]." You agree to act with professional conduct in regard to your peers and other staff members. CHAIN OF COMMAND You agree to respect higher-leveled staff, and to, within reason, obey their instructions. You agree to respect the chain-of-command, which is: to resolve all disputes , when possible, directly with the involved person. If resolution is not possible, then involve the next highest staff member *directly* above you, and if resolution is still not possible, THEN you escalate to the next highest member, up to, and including the owner of JAC Gaming. Example: You have a problem with a moderator, you first approach the moderator and attempt to resolve your differences. If your attempt at resolution is unsuccessful, then ask an admin on your server to help you moderate your dispute. If this attempt at resolution is also unsuccessful, then ask a Sr. Admin or Manager for assistance, and continue up the chain as necessary. This means you will not go around publicly slandering ("bad-mouthing") someone on Discord or in-game. Slandering is not the way that problems are resolved. If you are heard (caught) slandering someone on Discord or in-game, then you may be warned or demoted. I leave this to each server's individual manager's discretion. Use the Chain of Command, it is the quickest way to deal with problems. JAC GAMING REQUIREMENTS You agree to work out disputes, when possible, directly with the involved party (see [Chain of Command]). You agree to attend the weekly staff meeting occurring every Friday at 20:00 (8:00 PM) USA Eastern Standard Time. You agree to be on Discord regularly. You agree to perform duties as assigned to you by higher level staff members. You agree, as a higher level staff member, to serve and to help those below you. You agree not to abuse (see [Abuse]) any powers or privileges assigned to you, whether in-game, or on Discord. You agree to act professionally and treat all players courteously (see "Gaming Etiquette"). ABUSE Abuse is defined as: giving items to yourself, friends or relatives, in-game, which are not available to normal players, or normally banned items (e.g. infinite batteries, infinite MFFS cards, bedrock, Pokemon spawners, etc.), using commands or functions not available to players for non-Admin or server related business, (e.g. using essentials commands or functions such as: thru, speed, fly, tp/tpo, socialspy, eco, vanish, or using WorldEdit, or WorldGuard in your personal house or base, or using commands to help your friends or relatives, etc) using Discord moderating functions when not warranted (kicking, muting, moving, or banning without cause or reason, adding or removing ranks or permissions without cause- this also applies to giving out ranks to friends or relatives or otherwise giving preferential treatment to anyone, and random audits will be performed on “staff” who appear to have gained rank in this manner), or giving preferential treatment or “perks” to any player for any reason whether in-game or on Discord. This list is not exhaustive, and there are rare exceptions to these rules (see [Trolling]). As staff, you are expected to use good judgement to realize where these exceptions lie and know when a particular action may be considered: inappropriate in the normal everyday course of action, very likely to be considered abuse by other staff or players, or may in any way shape or fashion tarnish the name of JAC Gaming. TROLLING We recognize at JAC Gaming that there are sometimes in life where you say, “It was just a golden opportunity- I just had to do it.” We realize this, and we want to encourage you to take advantage of those moments and have fun with each other- within reason (i.e. not at the expense of each other). For this reason, the following guidelines apply to trolling: Trolling in-game Unless you are trolling a friend that you know well, you must be on Discord- in the same channel as the person you are trolling. The person you are trolling must be “in” on the joke. This has to be gauged carefully. Is the person laughing with you while they are being trolled, or do they sound frustrated? Are they making remarks such as, “Seriously, stop!”? If you lose a player’s items while in-game, be prepared to be making refunds, apologizing, and kissing up to them. If a user is frustrated, or is asking you to stop, then you need to stop immediately. You will be held responsible if we lose a player to your trolling. If you are not willing to follow these guidelines, then do not troll. Trolling on Discord Trolling on Discord is usually simpler, and involves kicking users out of your channel, kicking users from the server, muting or jailing users, and banning people for a short amount of time. This is generally acceptable, as long as they follow the same trolling guidelines as in-game. Are they “in” on the joke? If they are frustrated, or they ask you to stop, then you need to stop immediately. Regarding jail and mutes, do not forget to unjail/unmute them. Regarding bans, if you are trolling a player, do not ban them for longer than 1-2 minutes, preferably a few seconds. If you piss off a player on Discord, be prepared to apologize. Again, you will be held responsible if we lose a player to your trolling. Again, if you are not willing to follow these guidelines, then do not troll. GAMING ETIQUETTE You agree to maintain a professional demeanor while you are on any server, whether you are "on-duty" as staff or not. If the server you are staff on allows you to play, you are still expected to help out with player's requests where needed. As staff, you are representing JAC Gaming, and you must ensure that you are representing JAC Gaming in a positive light. Because we are a family friendly community, with ages ranging from 5 to 60, coarse and vulgar language (see "Coarse and vulgar language"), is not permitted on ANY server, unless that server is specifically designated as an 18+ server. This designee must be declared in the MOTD, and must be presented to every player upon joining the server that they are joining an 18+ server. DISCORD ETIQUETTE You agree to choose and maintain a professional nickname on Discord which is devoid of coarse, vulgar language and talk. Humor is welcome, if appropriate. You agree to choose and maintain a professional description on Discord which is devoid of coarse, vulgar language and talk. Humor is welcome, if appropriate. You agree to choose and maintain a professional avatar on Discord which is devoid of coarse, vulgar language and talk, nude, lewd, or other graphically inappropriate material. Humor is welcome, if appropriate. You agree to, when possible, refrain from using coarse and vulgar language and talk to staff and players, unless the situation is appropriate. Soundbombing (dropping into a channel and blasting music, noise, voices, audio commentary, or anything auditory which is not wanted, warranted, or relevant to that channel) is NOT permitted. Streaming music, or other auditory information outside of the Music Room, or a private channel is NOT permitted- unless you are a manger in your own channel, or channel header, or you have the permission from the manager of the relevant channel. A situation is deemed appropriate for Coarse behavior (see [Coarse and vulgar language]) if: You are in the 18, or 21+ only channel, you are in a private channel, or you gauge that the conversation is comfortable, and welcomed by all the users currently in your channel. Upon a new user or users joining the channel, you must reassess whether all users are still comfortable and welcoming of the conversation. An example would be if a user swore, or if they made an off-color remark; this would be welcoming this type of talk. If all users are not comfortable with the conversation, then you must stop and refrain from inappropriate conversation and remarks for as long as those users who are uncomfortable remain in the channel. If you do not want to do this, then you may leave the channel, go to the 18 or 21+ only, or a private channel. COARSE AND VULGAR LANGUAGE Coarse and vulgar language and talk is defined as: swearing, cussing, off-color humor, crude remarks, put-downs, name-calling, comments of a graphic sexual nature and relentless teasing. The vast majority of swear words are considered inappropriate. The only words that are deemed appropriate under this clause are: "damn, ass, and hell."
  9. This End-User License Agreement (EULA) is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or a single entity) and JAC Gaming and its parent corporation, JAC Systems LLC, henceforth referred to in this agreement as "WE" "US" & "OUR" respectively. JAC Gaming is defined as a "Family-Friendly Community", and all staff will observe and respect this as laid out in [staff Charter]. Failure to comply with stated [staff Charter] can, and may result in loss of rank, or even removal or barring from the JAC Gaming community. STAFF CHARTER By checking the box, "I have read and agree to", you are certifying that you have read the "Staff Charter", and agree to observe and follow all guidelines as described in "Staff Charter" to the best of your abilities. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY You agree that any creations, modifications, edifications and improvements, defined in [Changes] on any resources, defined in [servers], become the permanent inherent intellectual property of JAC Gaming, except for appropriately licensed software defined in [Licensing]. Furthermore, we reserve the right to protect and defend our property from any and all threats or attacks, including those defined in [Cybercrime], whether intentional or accidental, direct or indirect, by limiting or removing your access, denying your use, deleting or removing your rank, or any other action that we deem necessary. CHANGES Changes are defined as, but not limited to: placing or removing blocks, placing or removing tiles, placing or removing entities, adding, editing, or removing plugins, adding, editing, or removing files, adding, editing, or removing folders, adding, editing, or removing computer or machine code, adding or removing schematics, or using licensed software such as "WorldEdit" or "WorldGuard" or other licensed software, to make, define, redefine, flag, add or remove members, add or remove owners, or otherwise modify a player, section, region, or world. SERVERS Servers are defined as any hardware device owned, leased, rented, or licensed by JAC Gaming which allows or accepts connections to or from a data colocation centre, or any software, or software platform running on beforementioned hardware. GOVERNANCE You certify and agree that you are at least thirteen (13) years of age and are able to be bound by the terms in this agreement, as set forth in the "Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule" (COPPA) 16 CFR Part 312, 1998 5 U.S.C. 6501-6505. By checking the box, "I have read and agree to the Staff Charter", you are agreeing that you are in fact at least thirteen years of age, and agree to be bound by the terms as set forth in this document. By checking the box, "I have read and agree to Terms of Service", you are certifying that you are at least 13 years old, have read these terms, and agree to be bound by these terms. Your position of staff is dependent upon your acceptance of these terms. If you do not accept these terms, do not click submit, and do not apply to be staff. If at any time you are, or were removed from your position as staff, or no longer wish to be staff, or left your position as staff at any time, then you will be governed by your prior acceptance of these terms or ex post facto: any intellectual property, as laid out in [Changes] which you previously surrendered as laid out in [intellectual Property] will not be returned to you, and become the permanent intellectual property of JAC Gaming. TERMINATION We reserve the right to terminate your position, or remove you from staff for any reason, whether explained to you or not. If you leave JAC Gaming for any reason, whether by termination or by your own choosing, you agree not to slander or spread libel about JAC Gaming. You also agree not to commit any acts of terrorism or other acts as defined in [Cybercrime]. CYBERCRIME You agree not to perform, or threaten to perform, any of the following actions, or attempt to perform any of the following actions, whether in whole or in part: attack, crack, hack, intercept communications not expressly intended for you, gain access or elevated access to any system as defined in [servers] for which you do not have authorization to access, gain access to any system or mobile device which connects to [servers], or restrict or deny any user or person’s access to [servers]. Any violation of this clause will result in immediate removal and barring of access from the JAC Gaming community, and actions will be reported to the proper legal authority. LAWFUL AGREEMENT As staff of JAC Gaming, unless expressly noted in writing, you are NOT authorized or permitted to make any legal decisions on our behalf. You may not make or enter into any legal proceedings on our behalf, or give presuppositions to a third-party that you have authority to do so, unless as beforementioned, you have been given expressly written permission. This written permission only applies to acts as defined in said written permissions, and does not give any implicit power or permission to any individual (except as those specifically defined in beforementioned written permission), and does not restrict our rights with regard to our intellectual property, or right to defend our property, whether physically, or legally. SUPERSEDENCE These terms supersede any prior agreement, conditions, notice, or Terms of Use previously entered into with JAC Gaming, and your agreement to these terms constitutes a retroactive agreement, effective upon the first day you became staff. If you decline or otherwise refuse to accept these new terms, then your position will be terminated immediately. LICENSING This agreement does not apply to third-party developed software licensed to JAC Gaming. Any patented, copyrighted, or licensed software remains the property of its legally rightful owner. WORLDEDIT WorldEdit, and WorldGuard are licensed under the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3), and remains the property of its rightful legal owner(s). INDEMNIFICATION You agree to indemnify and hold JAC Gaming harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party in connection with or arising out of your modification or improper or unauthorized use of copyrighted software, damage to you or your personal hardware as a result of using our [servers], your violation of any terms or conditions of this agreement, your violation of applicable laws, or your violation of any rights of another person or entity.
  10. We are definitely not making a tutorial for the "tunnel bore" that seems to be the popular rage these days. Come on TeamSpeak, and someone may help you making a small effective, and efficient one.
  11. It's an inside joke PokeCraft... that you would get if you played iDreams
  12. We Need Beta Testers here at JAC gaming to help test out and de-bug the new iDreams Voltz that Skuli has published on behalf of Calclavia. This modpack includes all your favorite things about Voltz plus a few extra fun things, which really take Minecraft gaming to a whole new level. Click here to apply now!
  13. Haha, that's pretty funny. So true!
  14. Believe this was just an offer from Friday through Sunday (easter).
  15. Tw1m Gaming, you need to reset your Voltz pack. Click on the little gear under the Voltz logo, click on- "Use Recommended Versions only", and then click on Reset ModPack. This will downgrade your client to the correct version. Thanks, -Grant
  16. VladimirT98, we will ensure that all who have donated while the server was down have their ranks by the time the server is fully operational.
  17. Tverik used caps- banned for life LOL -Grant
  18. Nice Brandon, love the new video. As for video quality, I think it was fine- considering that Minecraft in and of itself is not the highest quality.. lol. As for Taytotom's suggestion about the game being full-screen, it's true, your videos could be of just the game, but I don't think filming in maximized window mode was detracting at all, and in some cases you can get better FPS doing it in windowed... though it depends. Summary: Nice job mate, I'm envious of your setup. -Oh, one question, how do the force manipulator's work?