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Zompocalypse Now, a 7 Days To Die gameserver

For a couple months, I’ve been playing the alpha of 7 Days To Die, and while the game is very much not finished, it is more fun than some gold master games I’ve played. What is it? I’ll probably do a write-up on it later but the quick and dirty is if you took The Walking Dead and made a Minecraft-esque survival game, you’d get 7DTD. More on that later.

One of the things I’ve been playing around with is worldbuilding. It has a random world generator that I used to create a game using the seed ‘World War Z’. That said, I’ve done a bit of customization. For example, the default world is 10,000 radius, mine is 1,000. The reason being, for something that only has generally less than 50 players on at a time, you don’t need something that big.

I’ve also added a handful of prefabs, most made by the community but a few by myself. For example, it includes:

  • The Walking Dead prison (by Laz Man)
  • Sewer & Subway system (by Slaan)
  • Mayan Pyramid (by Curbolt)
  • Stonehenge (by magoli)
  • Abandoned freight train (by Horst)
  • Baseball field (by Curmudgeon)
  • Pawn shop (by magoli)

Anywho, I figure I’ll redo it when Alpha 15 comes out (but after its stable), but, in the meanwhile, if you want to jump on, you can do so via the Zompocalypse Now page on Envul. I’ve been hit or miss with that working so you can also find it by going in-game and look for “Zompacalypse Now” in the modded servers (the lightbulb) — don’t forget to favorite it to make it easy to find. Or by simply using IP address ‘45.58.116.2’ and Port ‘11615’ at the bottom of that page.

Update: Online Map can be found here: https://cbsm.envul.com/view-7-days-to-die-map-8555/

Update (Sep 19, 2016): The Alpha 15 Experimental patch is currently out! When it goes to a full release for Alpha 15, I’ll be updating the server for that. I’ll probably include not just a bigger world (thinking either 1500 or 2000 vs 1000 it is now) but also a new world seed so it’ll be laid out different (and hopefully not an underwater city this time, heh). No real ETA on that since it depends on the a15e testing but, outside of a few big bugs, it looks like its going really well!

Shadowbane Virtual Gathering [Update]

This weekend we are having the virtual Fan Gathering for Shadowbane in the online world know as Second Life. If you missed the first announcement, I’d recommend reading it before reading this any further. Things have come a long way since that original announcement, mostly thanks to Sachant; she’s been hard at work making sure everything is thought of.

When will it be? Saturday, May 13th at 10pm Central (8pm Pacific and 11pm Eastern). I wish I had realized earlier that this is just after E3… I will actually be returning to Texas on Saturday but should be back well in time for the gathering. While originally we were going to have the gathering at DarkMoon, it has moved to Oblivion’s Roost in Inferno (LOC 37,115,24). This area is actually owned by Anshe Chung who is not only a well-known person in Second Life but also part of the original Shadowbane Community in the guild Braialla’s Presence (BP is now known as Blood Pact and adventures in the lands of Azeroth).

Snarl, the Nation Leader for Den of Wolves, has also been a huge help in getting this together. Just yesterday, he gave us a few things to borrow to make the gathering more festive… dance floors, lights, etc. It all looks great!

So far, the Shadowbane Group has 50 individuals in it. If you are planning on attending the fan gathering, I highly recommend downloading and installing Second Life as soon as possible so you can get a handle on the mechanics (its not that hard) and get yourself joined into the Shadowbane Group.

Once in-game, simply use the “Find” function and under “People” find AshenTemper Senior or Sachant Basiat and send us an instant message (IM) asking to join the group (or just post a reply on here with your name and I’ll add you next time I see it). The “Group” works somewhat like a guild and has its own chat channel so that you can converse with others to get hints, tips, etc. We’ll set you up with a few things such as good teleport locations (called Landmarks), some (virtual) Shadowbane T-shirts, and help you out as much as you can.

If you have any questions or comments, this is the place to do it!