Timeline of BattlePlugins from creation to present. Evolution, changes, and upgrades.
September 2011 (Minecraft beta 1.8), BattleArena was created as the first BattlePlugin BattleGuilds was the second plugin, never publically released. Developed by (forgot name) BattleProtections was created (allowed users to claim worldguard regions, define regions, etc) ArenaPaintball was then created lDucks got hired as a developer at Battlecraft after creating the Armory. The Armory was a web interface which displayed trade town information, prices of items in the game, clan rankings, user rankings, a way to search for players/clans, etc. This was created with alkarin and was the first project that lDucks and alkarin worked on together, thus forming a completely homosexual love between the two. Yahtze founds Sovereign, a building server which was the sister server to Battlecraft (the PvP server) Yahtze and Latros founded a gaming company that owned Battlecraft and Sovereign, I forgot the name of it. This company lasted about 5 months, and then the two servers merged into Havoc, thus killing the parent company. ArenaSpleef created by Carbonfire, he was then removed from the development team and lDucks joined and finished ArenaSpleef BattlePunishments was created by lDucks as his second BattlePlugin More Arena-Plugins were created (There’s so many I can’t remember them all) Battlecraft changes name to Havoc - All plugins change from BattleName to hName BattleArena and BattlePunishments kept their names Havoc only lasted a few months All ELO tracking and statistics were removed from BattleArena, made into its own plugin BattleTracker December 2011, Battlecraft was given to lDucks and Lomaticc Saintx created ArenaTowerDefence, a game where people would build a castle with supplied materials and then attack the opposing team’s castle after the build period ended. alkarin remained as a developer and the server admin. BattlePlugins founded February 2012 when lDucks decided to allow alkarin to release his plugins to the public. Previously, Latros wanted to plugins to be reserved for Battlecraft so he didn’t allow alkarin to release them. I viewed it as a good way to get other people to see what Battlecraft has by having it on their own server. Battlecraft essentially became the beta environment for BattleArena, often running 3 - 5 versions ahead of the Bukkit/”public” version. BattlePunishments.com was registered and tracked all bans/mutes/and player statistics on a web interface (similar to mcbans) BattlePunishments was eventually killed, a few other BattlePlugins were born and died throughout this time. Obviously BattlePlugins is really just BattleArena at this point. First website was made and domain was registered in March(?) 2012. alkarin created a bunch of additions to BattleArena under the request of Kainzo for Herocraft. Battlecraft had a downward spiral starting in June 2012. Eventually closed in I think November Once it closed BattlePlugins really took off. alkarin began dedicating all his free time to developing it because he no longer had to keep the Battlecraft servers online (there were always issues, we had a very advanced operation going on) Site was remodeled very soon after first release. (early 2013?) we set up our first Jenkins and Maven server.. Started to use GitHub more and began official bug tracking via GitHub tickets Set up the IRC channels which finally brought back the feeling of community that Battlecraft had around the plugins. People were able to discuss the plugins and find other servers that used them. Statistic tracking happened at some point
** Throughout this entire time Yashua was around keeping the servers in tact, he still runs the servers that BattlePlugins uses (TS only at this point, used to run the webserver up until a few months ago when the server crashed and we bought our own)
This post was updated and reformatted on June 29, 2019 from the original Google Doc to adapt to the new BattlePlugins website and blog. -