The Aphrodisia Festival was an annual festival held in Ancient Greece in honor of the goddess of love, beauty, sexual pleasure, and fertility: Aphrodite. she is regularly attended by few of her children, the Erotes, who are capable of stirring up passion in both mortals and gods at the goddess’ will.
Portrayed as both insatiable and unattainable, Aphrodite was born near the coast of Cythera out of the foam (aphros) Uranus’ castrated genitals created when they fell into the sea. Even though married to Hephaestus, she had affairs with all Olympians except Zeus and Hades, most famously with Ares, the god of war. She also had famous romances with two mortals, Anchises and Adonis.
The festival, Thesmophoria, was held during a month known as Pyanopsion (Puanepsion), in the lunisolar calendar of the Athenians. Since our calendar is solar, the month doesn’t exactly match, but Pyanopsion would be, more or less, October into November. In ancient Greece, this was the time of the fall planting of crops like barley and winter wheat.
As for the Festival plugin, while PMMP is a bit behind the official client updates, there was time to straighten out some issues and improve the current code. No big changes but plain debugging and mainingfull improvements. Enjoy!
What started as a small plugin project to execute commands on a certain spot has now grown and matured into a powerfull multi functional plugin.
The flag protection functions on it self are very usefull and a good selling point, especially now the area Sphere shape, priority and y-scaling have extended the many possibilites to use Festival area’s.
On top of that, in the core of Festival from the beginning, the usage of area event commands has unlimited hidden powers when combined with creativity and all other favourite command driven plugins.
With a lot of issues going up and down the Festival plugin is reaching for puberty with a new FlightControl option to disable the flight flag and it’s default functions. Genboy has taken a deep breath and remembered himself; if another plugin is used for flight control (ie. WorldProtector, Worlds, PCFly, BlazinFly etc.) there should be no problem also using a Festival area to give or take the users flight abillity with it’s unique area event command functions.
Together with a good working translation system, encoding any type of json, and Espanol and Polskie languages added and many more to come in the future, the plugin will become much easier to use for server owners.