Welcome to the Creeper's Lab! We have multiple Minecraft servers and an active community, mostly focused on playing Survival mode. We also have special games, events and contests! 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. Register today!
It's time to take another step in the process toward 1.13 with the launch of a test world for it: Tasmantis! Point your 1.13.1 client to 184.108.40.206:25567 and give it a spin!
There are still a few limitations in place, but all core functionalities are in. For starters, you can view a map of this new world, which is primarily made out of oceans. Note that this is independent from the rest of the network: there is no linked inventory or supplies, but you can still enjoy the global chat. As such, everyone is starting from scratch! For the sake of having a legit test experience, no items will be randomly spawned - this is survival once again!
Among the current limitations:
- No FastCraft, ChopTree or chairs
- There's no private chat yet
- Trails are disabled
- Some staff features are still missing (yes, we can still kick/ban you!)
Tasmantis is not only a test instance - it will also be used as a resource world to get the new 1.13 content. You're anxious to get building and would like to get a head start gathering supplies? You can do this here! Once the network is updated, Tasmantis will be linked to it, and you'll be able to ferry your supplies back to the main worlds. It will be kept linked for a while, then eventually get retired once people lose interest. As such, I recommend not doing overly elaborate builds in it.
Please keep in mind not to store important valuables on your person or Enderchest in the long term: once Tasmantis links up to the rest of the network, your inventory won't carry over! It's better to have a storage place where you place your valuables in standard chests.
A reminder on this will be offered before the link-up happens so you can clear your inventory.
The main update
This is a prototype server being used to test the current versions of the server and plugins. Once all components are in place and I'm satisfied with the stability of it all, the main servers will be migrated over.
There are still some key elements that need work before the whole network jumps over:
- A vanilla glitch still exists where random chests get wiped during the world update process
- Some plugins haven't been reviewed by their authors
- I want to polish some new features before they go live
Only when all three of the above have been cleared to my satisfaction will we make the final migration.
Thank you for your patience!
A new UHC world has been launched for September. Accessible through the lobby as always, this new custom map might be familiar to those who who have attempted a skyblock challenge before. If you haven't... well, just be sure to watch your step or you'll quickly see what's down!
To go around some limitations, and in opposite to the usual, natural health regeneration is enabled. PvP is on, and the four usual targets are waiting for you!
As part of the new month, as highlighted by Sora last week, a new raid boss has appeared at the Hunter's Lodge. This new opponent, The Colossus of Rhodes, is meant to be attacked by groups of players at the same time (see: raid boss). From what I hear, this is one that you might need to hit for a long, long time to get a chance to win one of its multiple drops.
As a reminder, the Hunter's Lodge is accessible 24/7, and not only during Events Night, so you can visit whenever you please.
"Announcing the official launch of the Hunter's Lodge and Dragon Priest challenges!
In a special dual-launch, we have two new events accessible to players at all times, the Lemuria Badlands Hunter's Lodge and the End Arena - Dragon Priest Challenge!
For all who participated in the last Spiderdome science session, you will have collected some 'Shard' items. These items can be collected from unique mobs spawned in the Lemuria Badlands, by selecting a difficulty and then hunting for them. Find the mobs, defeat them, and collect their drops in order to trade for special loot!
Normally, a different raid boss will cycle at the beginning of each month- however, as we're nearing the end of this month, a temporary raid boss has been setup instead!
You can reach the lodge one of three ways:
1. By Overworld, you can reach it via a rail tunnel out of Halfway Grand Central Station in Lemuria.
2. By Nether, Southern Mainline, first sub-station: Eden Bay. Take the Lemuria Hub tunnel, and then the 'Hunter's Lodge' rail.
3. By TARDIS/Time Warp, the 'PvP & Battles - Hunter's Lodge' warp.
In addition to the Hunters Lodge, a new challenge has been setup in the arena located on Laurasia's main end island. Two merchants have appeared on the spawn platform, who are eager to trade for drops of Dragon Priests, which can be spawned with the button located at the bottom of the stairs up to the island. Be warned, there is no inventory safety in the End, even on Events Night!
To get to the arena, take the Northern Peripheral overworld rail out of Central, on Grand Central Station's top floor, to the Stronghold stop. Make sure to come well prepared and sleep somewhere!
Pay a visit to the Spiderdome this Saturday - August 11th, starting around 9:30 EST - for a special event!
We're doing SCIENCE! There are some new things on the horizon, and this is your chance to get a peak at some of them early. You'll be facing off against some new enemies, along with a chance to snag some fancy loot.
Don't forget to come prepared for combat. We'll be looking forward to
killing seeing you there!
Another month, another challenge world awaits! This month will feature UHC with a custom world generation. Your main goal: survive! You can also score 5 Merit Points for completing each of these objectives, if you dare:
- Crafting a bookshelf
- Crafting an enchantment table
- Access the Nether
- Pick up a blaze rod
This will be the last challenge with a fully customized world for a while at least, as the ability to generate them is going away with Minecraft 1.13. Enjoy it while it lasts!
Today, Mojang has released Minecraft 1.13, the Update Aquatic! I know some of you might be anxious to try it, but you'll need to stay on 1.12.2 to connect to the Creeper's Lab for the time being.
Some of you are aware already that this new game version includes a lot of technical upgrades, many of which break internal compatibility. The Spigot team estimates that the amount of changes is about the equivalent of 1.9 to 1.12, combined. This means that a lot of server plugins will need a review and updates before we can safely look forward. We have to wait for some plugin developers to refresh their code, while I'll have to take care of some changes of my own. As such, it's likely that this will need some time. Your patience is appreciated!
Keep an eye on this space for later updates!
I've expanded today the list of destinations where the news are propagated to include some of our social network channels. Most notably, you'll now get updates the moment they get posted on Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter as well! This is meant to complement the content that these pages contain, and not replace it. You can still look forward to fun images, videos and community updates as they come!
This enhancement means that you can now follow the news of the Creeper's Lab in seven different locations:
- The website
- The forums
- Using the RSS news feed
- In the #news channel on Discord
- On Facebook
- On Twitter
- On Tumblr
Additionally, we'll now make an effort to register the dates of all events in our Steam group. That way, if you're logged in to Steam, you'll automatically get a notification the moment that an event is starting!
To benefit from this, follow us on any and all of the platforms above!
On a related note, we're still in the planning stages for a Creeper's Lab newsletter, to be sent out by e-mail once a month or so. If you're interested in receiving that, please subscribe using the box at the top of the news on the website!
Rumors have been filtering through the forest for a while now, and it's time to pull the curtain: the Lost Woods are awaiting heroes to free them from evil!
Sora has prepared a large playable area named the Lost Woods. Strongly inspired by the Legend of Zelda series, this new game situated on Laurasia's overworld involves an adventure through its namesake forest, on a quest to gather items and eventually earn the Master Sword. What will you encounter along the way? New monsters! Treasures! Dungeons! Challenges! And more! Additionally, the completionists will want to search and find the 100 Gold Skulltulas that have been scattered all over the place.
It is highly recommended that you bring in plenty of food along with a few shulker boxes to store the various drops that you can earn while exploring. Armors and weapons are left at your discretion: many enemies will drop valuables, and there are a lot of treasure chests to be found to help you along the way.
Please note that, due to its nature, only one person may enter and move through the Great Deku tree at a time.
You are invited to come discover this next weekend, starting on Saturday July 14. To get there, visit the End of Time in the Assorted Attractions category, and go up a floor to the Halloween Town door. Exit the plaza to the East and follow the path heading North until you reach the limit of the woods.
As this place is massive and a single playthrough will require several hours, Events Night will be running all weekend. We'll open the doors at noon on Saturday and keep things running until the end of Sunday. This means that you won't lose your precious inventory upon dying, which is something that you might very well need to rely on! Additional play windows might be added later on based on your feedback.
Who's ready to stand as the Hero of Time?
After (re-)discovering the limitations from the old Minecraft Classic game mode, several people followed their inspiration to create various builds and pixel arts. In total, nine entries were judged and ranked to obtain the top three winners:
First place: IncognitoLens
Second place: Coneva
Third place: Castoh
They have earned respectively 50, 30 and 15 Merit Points. Congrats! You can now view the full list of entries on this page.
As a reminder, the Minecraft Classic simulation is still available a free build area until the end of the month, so don't hesitate to drop by for a bit of creative output!