After posting on Reddit, I’m also posting here… After 5 hours of work and some inspiration I created this:
Inspired by a friend off EsperNet IRC, after reading the wiki.vg guide I produced this. It functions by sending the icon packets one after another to play this animation. The image given is not aimed to be an advertisement but an example.
I’ve uploaded the modified BungeeCord source I do this with at [https://github.com/MylesIsCool/MylesCord] with putting the frames in a /server-icon/ folder and a text file in that with one per line the animated text to show.
This works completely vanilla and looks as the GIF appears (though i’ve had to slow it down due to bad connection for clients). You can see this in action by adding the server to your server list.
I’d love to hear your feedback, the one you see was made as an example of how typewriting and scrolling would work. This also brings a dynamic server count but disadvantage is it’s a continuous connection & will show as offline.
I prefer people making their own because I had to spend about an hour reducing size and optimizing framerate otherwise it throttles peoples internet with how much they have to download. Perhaps in future though
This is insanely annoying and I hope this doesn’t get adopted by other servers (but, it probably will be)
By putting this in the wild instead of just discussing it in the IRC you have told everyone about it, and now everyone is going to be using it. This is basically like when I started doing random MOTDs (i don’t claim to have invented random MOTDs, but it seemed like a pattern) and suddenly everyone else did as well, but about 500x more annoying.