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December 2020

Event: End of year party!

Posted by Doctacosa on 28 December 2020 at 23:35 [Link]

It's time for our last event of the year, right on New Year's Eve. Take it over, Coneva!


It's been a long year, hasn't it? Most of us stuck at home, with nowhere to go-- except into a game.. or two... or more. XD

And most definitely Minecraft was among them, offering adventure and travel right from our seats.

Creeper's Lab welcomed the integration of Bedrock into our Java servers, expanding our player base with a lot of new faces. In spite of the gridlock that the real world around us became, our beloved server became more active than ever.

So what could be better to welcome our newest players, and reconnect with old friends, than with a classic Creeper's Lab game night?!

New Year's Eve, starting 8 pm, (EST), join us for a special events night!

We will kick off the evening with several rounds of TNT Tag, where the winner will receive a special in-game award to show off back at their home base. Following this, feel free to join us in several special arena challenges and games, where the only loss will be the fun if you miss it. (There might even be some bonuses if you do participate.)

We will wrap up the event with a return to Townshend where, as our longtime players know, the boardwalk is loaded with 'larger than life' board games and activities!

Keep Inventory will be turned on in Laurasia for the event, and turned off when everyone goes to bed XD.

So grab your favorite beverage and come play with us for a fun filled Night to help us ring in the New Year!

See you in game!

Spawn fixes and how to use beds

Posted by Doctacosa on 23 December 2020 at 13:27 [Link]

The issue where you could respawn in the wrong location in various worlds has been fixed. To make sure that your position is set properly, it's important that you try to sleep in a bed across all servers that you're active on, at least once!

In recent versions of the game, your spawn is set whenever you try to sleep in a bed, even during daytime. Furthermore, to get phantoms to leave you alone, you only need to rest in a bed until the screen fully dims out - you don't need to skip the night entirely!

Event: Help Santa for Christmas!

Posted by Doctacosa on 20 December 2020 at 1:11 [Link]

It's been a long year for everyone, even for the jolly guy in red at the North Pole. Santa is getting ready to distribute his gifts, but he needs your help to make that happens on time! Kimonellos has planned out something to help you do just that.

That's the starting point of this event, which is entirely located on the Seasonal server, accessible from Central. From there, you need to complete a quest in three parts.

The forest
Mobs are roaming the forest surrounding the starting village. You need to venture out there to kill mobs and gather their drops. Two types of mobs are present, dropping various types of parts.

Santa's workshop
Bring the drops you have gathered to Santa's workshop, where you can trade them in to obtain gifts prepared by the elves. This is also where you can eventually cash-in your rewards.

The village
You can then bring these gifts back to the village and place them... under the Christmas trees, of course! Please insert one gift at a time to avoid overloading the trees. Once this is completed, you will obtain Christmas Points, which can be redeemed back at Santa's workshop. Getting enough Christmas Points might even get you some rare Merit Vouchers!

You can do this set of trades as much as you want to gather more Christmas Points and/or rewards, so you can try this for a few minutes only or play for several hours. Try to collect the whole set!

Note that you can use your regular inventory in seasonal then bring the rewards back to the survival servers, so pack in a shulker box or two to move items around! Head to Central's TransHub, right next to the train station and TARDIS in Central, to access the seasonal server.

This event begins NOW and will end on Christmas Day. Help Santa when you get the chance!

The wiki has its name!

Posted by Doctacosa on 19 December 2020 at 19:08 [Link]

After all the votes have been tallied, a clear winner has emerged, and our wiki now has its name: Creeperpedia!

As a reminder, the wiki can be accessed and edited by anyone: login using your Discord account and go! Everyone is welcomed to contribute to make this resource as complete as it can be. Plus, you can use the /wiki command in-game to run searches whenever you need to look something up.

December events & updates

Posted by Doctacosa on 16 December 2020 at 0:57 [Link]

We're having another month with plenty to keep you busy!

This Saturday, the 19th, right as Event Night starts, Kimonellos invites you for a Christmas-themed event that will run for an entire week. You get to do something different, then earn rewards for your efforts at the end! The full details will be posted as the event begins, make sure to be there!

Furthermore, with the likely cancellation of many New Year's Eve parties, Coneva has cooked up something to have some low-risk, high-energy fun. Get in-game at 8pm Eastern time on the 31st in order to participate; the teleporters network will be enabled for this special occasion! A reminder will be posted a few days before.

In Kenorland, Grindatron is still ongoing. There are no losers in this, only winners as every single point you earn is yours to keep, so be sure to enter! Starting on day 1, day 15 or day 30 only changes the amount of points you can possibly earn, as there is no catch-up to do.


Our Bedrock support is ever improving! Some of you have already noticed that placed heads now have their proper appearances, players can see their own skins and movement is more reliable overall. There is still some work to be done, of course, so you can look forward to further updates!

Vote for the name of the wiki

Posted by Doctacosa on 13 December 2020 at 17:26 [Link]

After taking in name suggestions for the past week, it's time to move on to the vote!

What should be the official name of the Creeper's Lab Wiki?

You can order the names available from your most favorite to least. The winning name will be unveiled in about a week from now!

Introducing the Creeper's Lab wiki!

Posted by Doctacosa on 6 December 2020 at 15:12 [Link]

After months of preparation, I'm happy to launch today the official Creeper's Lab wiki! You will find it at the simple address of https://wiki.creeperslab.net.

The goal of the wiki is have a detailed, comprehensive guide to what the Creeper's Lab has to offer. Areas, locations, items, everything can now be documented properly and by anyone willing to work on it. As of this writing, there are already 912 pages of information available!

You can access the wiki on the web and browse or search for what you need. You can also access the new /wiki command in-game to run a search! For example, you don't remember where the Zaros armor is? Type /wiki zaros, click the link (or type the short URL), then you can see that it's within the Shattered Sands area!

For the initial launch period, to save you from having to register a new account, you will be able to login and start editing by using your Discord account. Eventually, the plan is to be able to connect with the same information as our forums.

Everyone can read the wiki without having to do anything special. To start editing, click the Login icon at the top-right of the screen, then select Discord. Complete the login and you're in! Moving and deleting pages is reserved to wiki editors, which will be assigned over time. In the meantime, if you need something corrected, you can contact me.

I'd like to take a moment to thank both Exodio and StTheo for the amount of work that they put into the initial wave of content. StTheo added all of the then-existing science content, while Exodio set a framework for player builds across Laurasia.


Now, the name "Creeper's Lab Wiki" works, but surely we can name this something better. So let's have people submit names, then vote on them!

Fill in the quick poll with your suggestions for a name. In a week, I'll take all the valid entries and submit them to a community vote!

December happenings!

Posted by Doctacosa on 1 December 2020 at 1:50 [Link]

Advent calendar

Thanks to Twixxi's efforts, the Advent Calendar is making its return for a second year! For those not familiar with it, the concept is simple: go there, get a gift, and you can do so every day starting today up until (and including) Christmas! The rotation happens every day at around midnight, Eastern time.

This year's selection of gifts is a mix of favorites from last year with several new additions. This also sees the introduction of Loyalty Baubles! Every day that you visit the calendar, you'll get your gift alongside a token. You can then trade these to the new hut that's appeared in the Seasonal Park. Each item costs 5 tokens, and there are 5 possible items to trade for, so if you don't miss a single day, you can acquire the entire collection. You'll want to check these out for sure!

If you miss out on some items, every week, the Grinch will be there to cover you - for a price. However, the Grinch pledges loyalty to no one, and there will be no catching up on the extra rewards!

This is located in Central's Seasonal Park. From Grand Central Station, in the basement, use the Residential Line until you're next to the snowy park. Alternatively, walk West from the station, passing in front of the Community Centre then following that path to the North.

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Christmas cards

Once again, the Christmas cards are back! Visit the giant mailbox right next to the advent calendar, submit your mail address, and get a signed Christmas card in the mail from me, later this month! I'm sending these worldwide. There is a limited quantity available, and it's first come, first serve, so don't forget to do this early to secure yours!

If you can't get in-game, you can also use this special page on the forums to submit your address.

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New challenge: the Grindatron returns!

The advent calendar has you yearning for collecting more items? Well, you're in luck, for this month's challenge is the Grindatron!

This world, accessible in Kenorland through the lobby, gives you the target of a different block or item to find every 4 hours. Find the item in the required quantity, return it to the enderchest located at spawn (0, 0), and you're done!

The catch is, you have a limited amount of energy to complete the objective, so you need to manage your resources to complete this in an efficient manner. Each goal completed gives you a Merit Point, making this a great way to quickly build up a supply of them!

For the full details, see the news post for the last time this event was run.


At the Hunter's Lodge

This month, the Lodge is crowded as there is a total of four raid bosses available. The pilgrims + turkeys are still roaming around (those leftovers seem to last forever, don't they?), while they are joined by Santa, Sæhrímnir and... me, Doctacosa!! Do you have what it takes to defeat these and gather some precious shards for later trading?

A new type of shards has been introduced, the Syrup Shards, with new rewards for them and Scrap Shards. Plus, all of the previous raid boss items have been rebalanced and upgraded; to claim the updated ones, head to the Citadel and drop the current versions in the science workshop under the Post Office.

Not familiar with the raid bosses? The best way to learn more is by experiencing it yourself - gather folks, head to the Lodge and face the unknown!

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