|Time span||October 4, 2014 - December 26, 2016|
(2 years, 2 months and 22 days)
|Ending event||Expansion of the world to 36,000 by 36,000 blocks|
|Server host||SoYouStart (OVH)|
|Minecraft versions||1.6.2 - 1.11.1|
|MRT era chronology|
Delta (2023, planned)
Gamma is the third MRT era, spanning from the introduction of multiple worlds through the installation of the Multiverse plugin to the expansion of the New World from 20,000 by 20,000 blocks to 36,000 by 36,000 blocks, lasting from October 4, 2014, to December 26, 2016.
As the Old World became more crowded, the MRT staff began discussing at the January 2014 General Staff Meeting whether the world would be expanded or a new world would be added. The main issue with expanding the world outwards was that the new 1.7 update changed the way Minecraft worlds were generated. With the update, if the world was expanded, there would be disjointed biome generation between the original and expanded land. Ultimately, it was decided that the Multiverse plugin would be installed and a new city-building world would be created.
|MRT Candidate Seeds album|
On June 23, 2014, it was announced that Frumple had been generating new, random seeds for the New World. The MRT staff stated that the criteria for the "good" seeds included that the seed had a "significantly sized mesa biome", a "significantly sized snowy biome", "interesting water features", and that the spawn point was adjacent to a plains biome. The world settings were announced as being generated in Minecraft version 1.7.9, large biomes enabled, and structures turned off.
The Gamma server was opened to the public on October 4, 2014, with five new worlds being created: New, Lab, Games, Space, and Staff. The latter four worlds were created to prevent labs, games, and spaceships from taking up space on the New World, as it did on the Old World.
In mid-2014, the new server machine was purchased and the New World was whitelisted to MRT staff only. The MRT staff built the initial 11 MRT lines. The land surrounding spawn on the New World was flattened, with the exception of Central Park, and a grid was created for Central City. The spawn areas of the three other worlds were also constructed before the server was opened to the public.
The MRT staff decided to change the ranks system as the current system had little incentive to develop towns. The new rank system was thus created with the goal of incentivizing town development on the New World. After Member, a new 'Citizen' rank was added, being awarded to given to members who had built a home and a business. A 'Trustee' rank was added above Citizen, replacing the Old World's 'Trusted' rank. The rank had the same permissions as Trusted and required three endorsements from existing Trustees and for MRT staff not to veto the promotion during a 24-hour veto period.
New ranks between Trustee and Moderator were created and were achieved by building towns. Councillor and Mayor required players to receive two endorsements from MRT staff, while Senator, Governor, and Premier were awarded during General Staff Meetings. Each rank had build count suggestions that needed to be met to be eligible for promotion. Additionally, certain builds that were previously banned became rank-restricted. Initially, stadiums were allowed for Senators and above, while airports were allowed for Governors and above.
There were some proposals for a parallel ranks system for players who did not prefer to build towns, such as growing companies or building road infrastructure, but this never came to fruition.
|Economy Proposal document|
- new plugins - money, ucars
- project rebus -> keep the Old World somewhat relevant (airport old world ban lifted? - check when building on old world was prohibited)
- roads and wards (thomas proposal march 29, 2014 gsm)
At least 277 players became Members during Gamma. New countries that have members that were accepted from included Bulgaria, Iran, Latvia, South Korea, and Taiwan.[b]
The following is a non-comprehensive list of players that became members during Omega, taken from the Member List listed in alphabetical order:[c]
- Accessible to MRT staff only
- Location data was self-reported through member applications.
- Some players' usernames may not reflect their username when they were accepted for Member, as this list was taken from the Member List in September 2023. Alternate accounts are not listed.
- Currently banned