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Day 4: Player-led initiatives!

Posted by Doctacosa on 15 November 2021 at 18:57 [Link]

The Creeper's Lab features its survival experience first and foremost, but sometimes that might not scratch the itch. To give you some wider variety of play styles, we also have a variety of player-led initiatives, such the affiliated servers, events and building contests!

Miranda is run by Skreelink and has been attached to us for several years now. The main gameplay mode is still the survival you're used to, with one major difference: there is an item store right next to the spawn point, where you can get all the blocks you can carry for free! The only admission cost is a single iron ingot to open the door. There is also a level downstairs for valuables, at an extra cost. This makes Miranda especially suitable for large scale builds, as you can get a lot of blocks for little effort, thus giving you a chance to focus on the construction. Take a look at its map if you're interested in adding to it. Worth mentioning, today happens to mark the sixth anniversary of it joining us online!

The newest addition is the Sandbox, from GroovyBanana. Unlike others, this one runs in full creative mode, letting you do whatever without worrying about supplies or deaths. This is a great spot to prototype your newest creations while still enjoying the global chat link with the community. Do note that the Sandbox could be periodically wiped and reset, so this is best taken as a testing and development area.

Both are only accessible to players who have earned the Trusted status. They both aim to be available 24/7, just like the rest of the network, although they can experience short down times. If that's the case, get in touch with their respective owners for a quick fix!

On a smaller scale but also important are the various events run by the players! Anyone is free to schedule events at any time, although the most obvious time period is obviously during Events Nights. There are a variety of pre-made templates available to make the work easier. Anyone interested should look at the templates (or come up with their own thing), then post on the forums to request a time period.

Ever popular is our ongoing series of building contests. Once in a while, people are invited to gather in a single location to create something new based on a given setting. This led to a lot of nice neighborhoods and impressive sites to appear over the years! Any player is free to run their own contests, by following the guidelines and getting in touch with Doctacosa. We have a healthy sequence of building contests scheduled for the next few months, too, so be on the lookout for these!

See you tomorrow for something improved!

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