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Discussion Another plugin contest

Comments in 'General Discussion' started by Gamecrafter, Sep 6, 2015.

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If there was a plugin contest, would you participate?

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  1. Darunia18
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    Words came from Shoghi, and Intyre mentioned above about being able to do some things on the forums, so I'd guess official.
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    Have a contest every time there is a PHP migration. This time it was: PHP 5 => PHP 7. :D
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    Things like this don't happen that often, and aren't usually as eventful as this one is. We changed APIs last time so we could have a faster and better PocketMine. It wasn't related to PHP version at all.

    Also, it's a great idea to hold off on the plugin contest until the next API so 1. it promotes the new API and 2. it isn't a complete mess like last time.
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    A monthly contest should be considered too.
    It sounds really fun and would add some more excitement to the forums + give people something to look foward to every month.
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    Monthly is a bit excessive. I'd say something like every year or two it'd be fun to have one, or have one to promote a big change or addition for plugins.
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    Yeah, probably, but waiting a year for something I enjoy would be torture to me lol.
    Maybe an unofficial one each month, with a few volunteers as judges and a grande official one annually.
    Just a thought.
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    You can still code outside the contest you know :p
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    Yes but a contest sounds like a fun, friendly competition that developers would enjoy
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    Have a contest every time there is a PHP migration. This time it was: PHP 5 => PHP 7. :D
    Easy. Have a official contest every time there is a major update(ex: 1.3 => 1.4, 1.5 => 1.6). And you can have an unofficial one every year during the summer.
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    The updates between 1.0 through 1.6 don't add enough differences to make it very eventful. These API updates are more for features added and not rewrites. The API change in early 2014 was so big because it changed how plugins were made altogether, and 1.x->2.0 will be a big change because of PHP7 and all the benefits that will come along with that.
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    Point made. I guess we're having a plugin contest because MCPE 0.12.0 came out? XD
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    No, it's because PocketMine is moving to API 2.0/PHP7 :p
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    1.6 => 2.0 They skipped 1.7, 1.8, and 1.9! :eek: Anyways we can have both official and unofficial ones. Unofficial ones can be held more often, while official ones mark an event in the PM community. :D
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    Very true very true. Anywho he decided to bump it to 2.0 because API 2.0 won't be backwards compatible with 1.x plugins. The number system isn't set up to count down until a big change. If so, we would be in MCPE Beta 1.0 by now. Instead, we're at 0.12 and going onto 0.13. Shoghi could've kept the API going to 1.10, 1.11, etc. It just needs to be bumped up to a higher number when backwards compatibility is no longer available.
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    So when 1.6 is ready all plugins will be tagged as outdated? :eek:
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    Yes, although it is easy to update them.
    No. It is PocketMine version 1.6. The API version is right now 1.13.0, and they are bumping it to 2.0.0.
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    I know it's easy to update. :p Yay, 2.0.0. What's the new codename?
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    ...I'm stupid. You're right. Forget everything I said earlier in this post...I made things a lot more confusing than it needed to be XD
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    You kinda confused me, I have no idea what we're talking about now. :(
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    I guess we can have an unofficial contest once a year during the summer, while an official one would mark more important events, like anniversaries. :D
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