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!