I’m shocked and appalled that I forgot about your blog before posting this Coder. That has (or will have) a lot of the answers I’m looking for. Sorry about that.
I guess that makes sense about needing client-side modification for additional blocks–the server can’t mandate what blocks do and don’t exist for a user’s local files. Kind of a bummer, but I didn’t really consider this something that would be deployed on the (or any SMP) server anyway. I don’t give my ideas enough credit to think other people will actually find them useful or interesting lol. I think my main goal is to provide a proof of concept while building some practical skills in Java and general coding.
Either way, thanks for the tips. I’ll be watching your blog for some more ideas and tutorials!