Welcome to the Creeper's Lab! This Minecraft website and community are here for your enjoyment: if you're not already playing with us, please don't hesitate to join. Newcomers welcome!
You don't need to register to quickly join and look around our main survival server, but you will need to in order to play.
Based on some feedback gathered on the forums, I'm introducing something new to the Creeper's Lab: seasonal events! These events will happen a few times a year on a given theme, lasting an entire month each time and taking place in a different world suited for whatever is happening. Kicking off this series is a sand castle building contest!
The goal of this contest, as previously mentioned, is to build a sand castle. A new world has been generated with a large beach/desert area, giving everyone plenty of building space and materials to work with. No lots are being explicitely marked this time around in order to give the place a more natural appearance. You can use an area up to 20x20 in size, although you can do smaller if you so wish. Be sure to mark your area properly, and to leave a few blocks between your creation and others! You own your lot from bedrock to sky height.
Judges will visit each entry and determine how closely it sticks to the theme, the amount of details included and how well it looks overall.
Location and world
You can reach the location from Central, in a new teleportation point set right next to the TransHub and Nether portal. This new world is set to Normal difficulty. A very limited spawn area has been made, so be ready to defend yourself if you happen to join at night time! A map is available to better orient yourself.
While no lots have been drawn, your entry must be centered around the spawn area. If you decide to build too far away from the others, the judges won't see or consider your entry! You are free to explore this world to find supplies and build shelters; however, do not do any permanent structures as they might be removed at the end of the month. Keep in mind the goal of the event!
Your inventory will NOT transfer to this place, and likewise, you will not be able to bring back anything from this place. As such, you're starting anew! This is done to level out the competition (no one starts with a large supply of items), and to give something fun to do for those who like starting from scratch.
This contest is running for all July and begins now. This means that you have until July 31st, at 23:59 to finish your entry!
Prizes will be announced later this month, as I'm still working on the full details. Stay tuned!
See you on the beach!
Last night's event featured something new on the server: boat jousting, where players faced each other in naval battles trying to be the last person standing. The water layer was thin, with a full lava lake waiting underneath. Anyone who would lose control or get knocked out of their boats would risk falling in and burning!
Several rounds were fought. The first set involved pure PvP, while the latter segment involved various boat-riding mobs that would target the unsuspecting combattants as they tried to off each other! andromedea1, blu35p4rr0w, cmzangetsu93, ChargeDaCreeper, Meota, RoxasTheAwesome and xLordItachix entered the fray hoping to win, while others watched the ongoing event from the stands. After all this carnage, three winners emerged!
First place - cmzangetsu93: 100 levels to perform enchantments
Second place - xLordItachix: Eff IV, Unb III, Silk Touch diamond pickaxe
Third place - ChargeDaCreeper: ceremonial suit of gold armor + sword
Additionally, Meota was randomly picked as the lucky winner for a stack of poppies!
The new arena, the Mausoleum of Theodoric, is now available through the End of Time (PvP and Battles category) and will be opened during future Events Night for all your marine battling needs. Please note that the arena, although functional, is still under construction!
My thanks go to everyone who participated or joined in to watch the event, with a special mention to Skreelink for contributing the 100 levels and helping with the construction work!
Gather, everyone, for there is something new for you to try!
I've been working on designing a new event, the likes of which haven't been seen around here yet. While I'm keeping the key element under wraps for now, rest assured that this should be fun for both lovers of PvP and PvM (Players vs Monsters) and should make for some interesting watching as well. As such, everyone is invited to participate or simply look at the ongoing chaos!
Each participant is free to bring his or her own equipment, including weapons, armor and potions, for this rumble. Food and beverages will be provided to all who decide to attend!
This event will exceptionally take place next WEDNESDAY, June 10th, at 9pm Eastern time. To allow this special activity to run smoothly, Events Night will be turned on for a few hours!
Of course, as with any proper event, there will be prizes!
First place: 100 levels to perform enchantments
Second place: Efficiency IV, Unbreaking III, Silk Touch diamond pickaxe
Third place: Ceremonial suit of gold armor + sword
Random participant: a stack of poppies! Lucky!
So meet up at Central at 9pm, to be led to the right location and lots of fun!
See you then!
Mojang just released Minecraft 1.8.5 to fix some bugs, no new gameplay features being introduced. This new version is compatible with all other 1.8 releases, so you can upgrade at your leisure.
UPDATE: The same goes for the new 1.8.6 version.
I've done some corrections tonight to the player profiles on the forums. Most notably, some of the statistics were lower than expected, or completely missing. The new numbers now displayed should be much more accurate!
That was the most common noise by far in last night's digging event!
10 contestants and onlookers jumped in, blew themselves up and tore apart an island for over an hour trying to locate the three hidden End portal blocks. Eventually, our crew succeeded after using 5 stacks short of a double chest worth of TNT!
The following players earned prizes, too!
Sphenicus (assisted by Orist501): a Nether Star
DrCossack (assisted by xLordItachix): 5 diamond blocks and 5 emerald blocks
xLordItachix: a stack of gold/iron blocks
Thanks to all participants to joining us today, and to Skreelink for finding a new way for the player base to kill itself. We hope that everyone had fun!
Another weekend is coming up, we know that you like playing special events, so Skreelink has another one scheduled for you!
This time, the players will be regrouped in a special location with the goal of digging as fast as possible in order to unearth three End Portal blocks. Dig, find one, place a sign with your name on it, and you win! Using End Portals will ensure that no accidents happen, as they are indestructible.
Please make your way to Central before 10pm this Saturday 9th, and we'll lead you to the selected location.
Full story from Skreelink below. See you there!
Salutations, Vict- ...Miners....
So you find yourself, staring at your minecraft screen.. Just thinking, there HAS to be more to do...?
Well then, guess what.. I've prepared something for you! Just gather around for some...
That's right! I'm inviting you all to come dig with me! YOU CANNOT ESCAPE THE MINECRAFT MWUAHAH-... ehem.. yes, event.
I seem to have lost a few things underground, and I need you guys to help me out. This go'round there will not be mobs to hinder your way, this is a digging contest of sorts.
Digging? What's so fun about that? Anyone can dig... Well, yes, everyone can pick up shovels and go block by block at the dirt... HOWEVER.. Ye simple mortals have been blessed a simple power from the gods...
That's right, for this digging contest, everyone gets a large handful of TNT, thrown into an arena, and ignore safety procedure and signs! (Remember to always wear your safety glasses, ear plugs, and other safety equipment, children.)
We'll all gather at a special designated area of the wilderness and you'll be given a half-stack of TNT, a Flint & Steel, and a sign. After a countdown, everyone scatters and begins digging with said TNT to find 3 special blocks. When you find one, claim it by slapping a sign on it with your name and stand by it and wait for the others to be found. You CAN continue to dig, although you only have ONE sign, so you'll simply be helping others. Do be careful not to accidentally destroy your sign else it's free game!
After all three blocks are found and claimed, prizes will be awarded. Then we can all do some special stuff, maybe a race, some chicking, or some spleef.
Always keep in mind we have a bunch of other attractions besides just the events and their locations! Such as Battleship, chess, coasters, fishing spots (and contests!), and many more.
Check them out here!
Need help finding one? just ask! I dare you to Avoid the Rainbow!
To clarify a few points on top of this:
- You can keep any drops that you generate during the event.
- Since signs are auto-protected, they'll be safe from explosions... excluding your own! Be careful not to knock off your own sign!
- The prizes will be announced during the event itself.
- No portal blocks will be found below y=20.
We ran a special raffle tonight, and six of our players walked away with some items! As a reminder, raffles are periodically done during Events Nights to redistribute the items confiscated from banned players. Randomly picked players earn several valuable goodies, including tools, enchanted items and rarer blocks. No random cobble or zombie flesh to be found there!
The following six accounts have won items, and most have been delivered directly to the matching mailboxes in Nether Central's post office:
cmzangetsu93 (Grand prize)
We hope you'll enjoy your winnings!
Our fourth podcast session was streamed last Friday and is now available for download. This latest episode featured the smaller crew of Mikey_el16 and SoraThePumpking discussing the servers, the Team9000 link-up, events, and more!
You can listen to it at the following locations:
- Direct download
You can also subscribe to the RSS feed using your favorite podcasts app to automatically get notified of new episodes!
I'm introducing today something new: full user profiles for all players of the Creeper's Lab!
What you see above is a screenshot of my own profile. The basic information displayed for each player was already available through the forums, but easily missed. Most notably, you can see on this page someone's playtime on each server, when they were last online, along with any Minecraft name change they might have gone through.
Newly added are various gameplay statistics, such as the blocks most mined and placed, and various PvP-related data. Those curious to see the server-wide statistics can now consult the global stats section, also available through the website's menu.
You can easily access a player's profile through the search box now found right underneath the navigation menu on the website. You can enter a part or the full version of a current or past name, or even a forum name. As an example, someone trying to look up our colorful Merls could enter "Merls", "Salsa", "Henry_Jaime" or any other variation and find the same profile. As an added convenience, all player names displayed on this website now link to the appropriate player profile as well.
This update also adds proper 1.8 skin format to the forum display, so anyone who edited their skin when 1.8 rolled around will be able to see their characters with the extra layer added.
Please note that the statistics available in the profiles, besides server play time and first connection, are counted as of 1.8 only. The data format changed for the new version, unfortunately forcing the numbers to be reset.
I hope you'll have fun looking at your own information, and comparing your numbers with your friends!