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January 2015

Event: Kekekeke Wither Rush

Posted by Doctacosa on 26 January 2015 at 13:22 [Link]

Skreelink, Zoo Keeper and Master of the Withers, is looking to entertain our community once more! A new event is being prepared, with prizes awarded to the best contestants. This will happen during next Events Night, Saturday January 31st, at around 10pm Eastern time, at the Wither Pleasure Lounge. Please make your way a few minutes early so that we're all ready to begin on time!

Be sure to come in large numbers for our first post-1.8 event! Full details below, provided by Skreelink himself.


A quick and dirty wither event to keep the masses toned down and satiated. Since we know how players love to die for their wither overlord. It's also a kind of celebration on the merging of Laurasia and Rodinia, inviting Rodinia-only players to take a trip over to see what they've been missing!

Nothing too fancy going on here, and quicker than the last couple of events. It'll be similar to the opening of the Wither Lounge. Rounds will be 1:1 player to wither with a hidden twist. Equipment is bring your own. Prizes are, of course, keeping the star if you manage. This will be in the Wither Pleasure Lounge.

Afterwards, player vote: PvP or Nether Spleef tourney.
In spleef: There will be a wither to deal with as well as your opponent (no requirement to kill, no prize if you do, except in finalist rounds.).
In PvP: Doc or myself might be dropping mobs on you as you PvP.
Pick your poison. If there's only a few contestants (under 6 maybe), then rounds are 2 out of 3.
PvP will be in the lounge, Spleef will be at Coldstone Crematorium.

Tourney prizes:
1st: 2 diamond blocks + 2 emerald blocks
2nd: 1 diamond block + 1 emerald block
3rd: 3 units of each.
4th: 1 unit of each.

Merge succesful!

Posted by Doctacosa on 18 January 2015 at 21:51 [Link]

The merge of the Survival and Raw servers has been successful!

The world of the Raw server has been fully integrated, including its own Nether, under the name of Rodinia. As announced previously, the inventory that all players now access is the one from Survival, which is shared between the worlds as you travel. The two are still running in parallel of each other, so there are two different maps and two different IRC bots. Everything in-game should be seamless, though.

To reach BOTH servers, you must now use . Those looking to go back to Rodinia can walk through Grand Central Station, reach the TransHub to the right, and hit the portal marked RODINIA. That will drop you at the last location you were playing on. To return to the Survival server proper, travel back to Point Zero and use the teleporter located in front of the Nether portal, on the overworld. Both portals have a temporary appearance that will be improved in the coming days.

Please note that there has been an IP address change, so it might take up to 24 hours before you are able to connect. Again, is what you want to connect to!

If something isn't clear, don't be afraid to ask and we'll help you! :-)

Survival upgraded to 1.8!

Posted by Doctacosa on 11 January 2015 at 21:52 [Link]

Four months. It's been four months since the release of Minecraft 1.8. After some lengthy delays due to the implosion of Bukkit, I'm happy to announce that the Survival server has been finally upgraded to 1.8! Switch the game version in your launcher to 1.8.1, and join us for new adventures!

There are some important things to note about this upgrade:

- Trading offers retired

Pretty much all blocks in the game can now be obtained through standard gameplay, including the once elusive chiseled stone brick. As such, most trading offers in the Creeper Bazaar have been retired. Podzol has been kept due to its relative rarity. New trades might be added in the future as needed.

- Don't abuse pistons

This new version of Minecraft allows a lot of fun things to be made with pistons and slime blocks. However, complex machines are likely to slow down the server. As per our rules, please be careful of anything automated that you decide to build. The staff might ask you to turn it off, or will break the device entirely if it becomes a problem.

- Achievements

The achievements system has been disabled for the time being. Part of its internal workings is broken and the system is overdue for an overhaul. Several changes will be done on this front, but not for some time. You can look forward to new gameplay targets!

- Getting the new stones

The new stone types are not being retrogenerated in the current world, so you won't find andesite, diorite and granite unless you travel to new areas. Instead of doing so, I highly recommend that you wait for the server merge and get them from the Raw world, where they are plentiful. As stated in the previous news post, this will happen in a week, so you won't need to wait for long!

- Ocean monuments

Ocean monuments sometimes appear in Deep Oceans all over the world, including in already-explored areas. This means that you can revisit older areas to see if one has appeared. Otherwise, much like with the new stone types, you can wait for the merge to happen and get your blocks from the other world.

This is it! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reply to this news post!

Raw merge upcoming - get ready!

Posted by Doctacosa on 11 January 2015 at 20:58 [Link]

With the Survival server on a quick path to being upgraded to 1.8, Raw will finally be merged in to be accessible from within. This will end up with Raw becoming an additional world for the Survival server, reachable at any time. You will be able to freely move between the two, along with carrying items back and forth.

The merge will happen next Sunday, January 18th. It is important that you clear your entire personal inventory before then, including held items, worn armor and Enderchest content. Those will NOT be carried over, so they'd go missing next weekend. Everything else, including personal chests and the content of the bank, will be available as usual. As such, you can just remove everything on you, including your Enderchest content, and place it in a regular chest or two.

We're almost there!

Raw: all features are in!

Posted by Doctacosa on 8 January 2015 at 1:01 [Link]

As of tonight, The Raw Survival server now has the entire set of features that you might be used to have in Survival. Most notably, scuba pumpkins, quick tree felling and easier private messages are all in!

Now that this is done, Survival is closer than ever to moving to 1.8. A few tests remain to be done, but this shouldn't take a lot of time. Soon!

Beginning of the year updates

Posted by Doctacosa on 3 January 2015 at 0:51 [Link]

First of all, Happy New Year everyone!

Here are a few news tidbits to kick off 2015.

Podcast #02

Our second podcast session was streamed back in November, although I didn't get the chance to post it until today due to a few issues. This episode featured host Mikey_el16, SoratheEliteOne and myself taking about the servers, gaming news, chess, and more!

You can listen to it at the following locations:
- Direct download
- YouTube

You can also subscribe to the RSS feed using your favorite podcasts app to automatically get notified of new episodes!

Steam raffle

MagicMarker101, the manager of our Steam Community, is planning a raffle of video games amongst our members! The following five games will be distributed:

- DLC Quest
- Don't Starve
- Half-Life 1 Anthology
- Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

All you have to do to possibly win one of these is to be part of our Steam group! Winners will be drawn on January 10th, and you'll be contacted with information on how to claim your game.

As a reminder, we're also on Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, Tumblr, Twitch, Twitter and YouTube!

Cha0sQc maze

Cha0sQc has prepared another maze to test your patience and sense of direction! It's recommended that you get ready to spend some time being lost: the current speed record stands at 45 minutes!

The maze is easily reachable during Events Night using the teleporters network. To reach it and try to make the best score, drop by the End of Time, enter the Mazes category, and go through the door labelled "Cha0sQc's Second Maze". Bring food, and try to best everyone else!

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