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.
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!
Event: Dig, Lemmings!
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!
Mojang released today a new update to Minecraft, 1.8.4. This new version is compatible with all previous 1.8 versions, so you're free to upgrade at your leisure.
On a related note, I've already patched the servers against the exploit that was disclosed yesterday, so we don't have anything to worry about on that front!
Team9000's Minecraft server is now an affiliate of the Creeper's Lab!
Run by StTheo, this server has gone through several incarnations over time. This new affiliation means that the two communities are linked together in-game and through the chat, allowing more players to enjoy the company of others. Players of the Creeper's Lab can also go visit the Team9000 worlds (and vice-versa) through the TransHub in Central. Inventories are being kept separate.
Please note that the Team9000 side is running on its own side of rules and won't be managed by the staff of the Creeper's Lab. Only the usual "family friendly" norm will be enforced, since the chats are tied together.
If you want to learn more about this new place, I suggest that you read this forum topic.
Welcome, Team9000 players!
Considering that Avalonia (the survival island) isn't being used and that no one seems to be interested in hosting any projects there, it will be removed from the server in a month. No major structures have been built, so few players will be affected. To anyone who has chests or wants to claim materials from it, you have until April 15 to do so!
Additionally, Gondwana will be spun off on its own server, much like Rodinia is right now. This will free some of the load off the main server and make future maintenance simpler. The change will happen in the coming days and will only require a short downtime of that world; nothing will be lost during the transition, so you don't need to do anything. If you have last logged out in Gondwana, you will find yourself back in Laurasia. Just use the TransHub, as usual, to return to Keystone City and beyond!
Update: Gondwana has been successfully split up!