The large majority of effort in 2019 was put into the development of uMod, which will be replacing Oxide and provide a much more flexible and extensive platform for plugin development and game server modding.
While the focus these past months has been mainly on the uMod core and related tools necessary for everything to come together, we do have a few tidbits we have been working on with the site...
We know that you are all eager to use the Marketplace and sell your work there, we're just as eager to get it launched! A lot of the functionality for the Marketplace hinges on uMod being released along with the tools necessary to make the Marketplace secure, easy-to-use, and reliable.
We've been working to involve some of our more dedicated community members in the plugin review process for plugins. This will help speed up the approval process and allow the Calytic and myself to focus on the other aspects of the project and website. It's easy to get burnt out, so we certainly appreciate the help!
There are still a few plugins that need some loving attention! If you are a currently an active developer in our community and you are interested helping out by taking over maintaining a plugin or two, take a look at the list of unclaimed plugins. If you have not yet submitted any of your own plugins that have been approved, you won't be able to claim any of these yet.
ADVERTISE WITH US
Currently there are 15 ad placement spots throughout the site, which can be found where the "Advertise with Us" or existing partner banners are located. Some of these slots are already spoken for, such as the ones currently showcasing Game Server Kings; but if you are interested in advertising with us to support the project, please contact us along with details about what you're looking for and we'll see what we can work out!
As many of you have already discovered, we do have a Discord! While we are planning to have the Discord linked/synced with our site eventually, you can for the time being join using this link. Keep in mind that this Discord is not instant chat support, but feel free to chat and get to know some of the community more.
We've had a few community members jump in and help with community support, writing guides, reviewing plugins, helping our in Discord, etc. We certainly appreciate the help! If you see one of them around, make sure to say thanks!
That's a lot of great news, impressive stuff.
Awesome stuff Wulf! Great work by you and the team.
Such an announcement! Thank you everyone for contributing to uMod in any way, including any plugin developers and etc :)
Really nice read.
A while ago I actually tried to find the discord link on Patreon because that is where I support you guys and Patreon sent me a mail about Discord link as a benefit, but I guess that isn't really set up or maintained.
I am excited to see what 2020 holds for UMod, especially TOML support. Super user-friendly, should help with guides as well. Excellent update Wulf :)
We appreciate your continue support, Oxide was a great mod and uMod is steadily becoming a great replacement
i love Umod and find its a great source for Rust plugins but i feel like by the time the marketplace is enabled rust will already be a dead game.
Good thing uMod is and will be for more than just Rust! ;)
It really needs postgres support.... mysql is sadly lacking in functionality...
and having worked with "Oracle" on large installations,
it's not a company I personally trust to "do the right thing".. the beancounters are an absolute menice....
That's something we can consider adding support for with uMod, not Oxide.
It is well worth is........ The Query capability on joins is way better.....
Question on the Marketplace when finished.. Any thought on how to handel when adding a plugin to the Marketplace and somone else adding a remake to the plugin section?