What is Spout?http://forums.bukkit.org/threads/dev-sp ... 317.29259/
Spout is a plugin which basically allows me to enable mods which were previously client-side-only (SSP) to be server-side (SMP).
Things like adding new creatures, items, inventory management, HUDs, etc., are now possible to be implemented in the server with only minimal effort on the players' part (if any at all).
Previously, if I wanted to add, say, horses, to the server, I would require that each of you download & install a client-side mod, which has several steps to install (and is hard to explain for newbies or tech-unsavvy people), and I would have to require all players to make updates when I do. Pain in the ass! Not worth it.
But with Spout, it'll provide whatever mods/updates I implement, automatically.SpoutKeyCommandshttp://forums.bukkit.org/threads/misc-s ... 060.33029/
There will be situations where you (mostly, mods/admins) will need to type in a command to do a thing. This would allow us to bind certain commands to certain keys.
For example, instead of typing "/help", you can press H. Instead of typing "/tell venetia_macgyver" when you need to talk to me about server issues, you can just press ... I don't know, M or something.SpoutPlayershttp://forums.bukkit.org/threads/user-r ... 240.33445/
With this, I can set it so everyone walks a little faster. I can give you a cape if you win one. I can change rather long character names to be shorter/easier (like mine). I can set gag skins to certain people if they mess up, or I can give you a skin or name that you only use on our server, and not anywhere else. For instance, I can make your skin have purple clothes if you're on the purple team, or white clothes if you're on the white team. Pretty nifty!SignEditSpouthttp://forums.bukkit.org/threads/edit-f ... out.35220/
Instead of trying to perfect a sign by putting it up & taking it down 600 times, this will let you right-click it to edit. Plus, it will allow you to add colors ~ woo!SpoutWallethttp://forums.bukkit.org/threads/econ-s ... 185.29956/
Since we're going to have money, why not have a display which tells you how much you have? :)SpoutTradehttp://forums.bukkit.org/threads/econ-s ... 185.32432/
Trading items with ease, plus a GUI!CitizenSpouthttp://forums.bukkit.org/threads/mech-f ... 060.32594/
Yesss, now I can finally add NPCs, which have custom skins. Oh yes oh dear yes.