It's been a while since I last ran a survey about the present and future of the Creeper's Lab, and so I decided that we were due for an update.
Just a few days ago, you gained the ability to use your accumulated Merit Points to earn various perks. What did you think of these? Do you have ideas on what else could be offered? What should be the next Big Thing™ that I work on? Here's a quick, straighforward survey with 5 questions for you to answer!
Answer the survey!
Your input is valuable, so thank you for taking the time to fill this out!
You might not be aware that you can vote for the Creeper's Lab daily! Voting for us helps us to be ranked higher on the Minecraft servers lists, making us more visible to attract new players. Want to help us in a way that's not too time-consuming? Remember to vote, it takes a minute or, it really makes a difference and you can do so daily! You can get the voting links straight on the website, or by typing /vote in game. Please do it as often as possible!
In exchange, for every day that you vote for us on at least half the lists, you get a Merit Point! And starting today, you get new ways to use these points, as I've overhauled the system to make it more interesting to everyone! You can type /points at anytime in-game to view your current score. You can then choose to cash-in a point to enable a useful perk:
/points flight during Events Night will allow you to FLY for 15 minutes. Get that tricky building done more easily!
/points xp will DOUBLE the XP drop of any mob located within 50 blocks of you! Great to repair items or prepare new enchantments. This lasts 30 minutes.
If you want, you can re-enter a command to extend your perk for another period of time. For the full details on how this works, I suggest you read the new page detailing how Merit Points work. New perks might be added in the future, too!
You can also choose to save your points for the end of the yearly cycle, on 30 June, to win various prizes. More on that later!
I hope that this is something that many of you will have a use for!
After a few months of planning and work, I'm happy to release today a brand new website for the Creeper's Lab!
The previous design had been in use for over four years, and I thought it was time for a renewal, going through each page one at a time. At first glance, you might think that nothing's changed, but that's definitely not the case!
The behind-the-scenes structure of the website was overhauled to a new, more modern system. Various sections have been reorganized, images with a higher resolution are now in place, and various elements are now easier to read through. Even the website's logo was tuned with an updated font. The ultimate goal of all this?
Proper mobile support! If you tried to access the Creeper's Lab's website before on a smaller screen, you might have noticed that it wasn't very mobile-friendly. Font sizes were all over the place, many links were way too small, and you constantly had to pinch-and-zoom to read anything. The main navigation menu was almost impossible to use too. This has all been remedied and throughly tested on various screen sizes to ensure that the site will scale properly. I did all this without sacrificing anything from the desktop experience, as too many redesigns tend to do nowadays.
This is something that I had been meaning to do for a while, both for the convenience of all mobile users as well as a personal exercise on how to properly support all devices without using dumb shortcuts. I found it to be a valuable experience overall!
Click around, see how it looks, and reply to this post if you have any comments or constructive criticisms! Likewise, if something looks oddly out of place, it's possible that I've overlooked something. If there's a problem, please contact me with a screenshot so I can make things better for everyone!